Latest Lemhi County, Idaho Stories

2009-05-30 13:36:48

Twenty families in a roadless wilderness in Idaho say they've convinced the U.S. Postal Service to keep bringing their mail via airplane. Service to the scattered residents on the Salmon River costs about 10 times the average cost of delivery -- $46,000 a year for plane service as the Postal Service faces a $6.5 billion budget deficit, The New York Times reported Saturday. The families reside in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness -- the Postal Service's sole remaining air route...

2009-02-06 07:20:00

OUTDOOR DEFICIT DISORDER (ODD) is a rapidly growing disorder quickly becoming this country's #1 problem affecting our youth. BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Children today prefer watching TV, playing video games or talking on their cell phones rather than going outdoors and exploring the wonders of nature. This lack of interest and knowledge about our environment has far reaching negative ramifications. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-09-08 21:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007, TDD: +1- 202-514-1888 WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abner J. Schultz, a resident of Lake Havasu, Ariz., was sentenced today in federal court in Pocatello, Idaho for a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to unlawful dredge and fill work along the Salmon River, the Justice Department announced. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill for the District of Idaho ordered Schultz to pay...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 31--Blowouts create new Middle Fork Rapids Heavy thunderstorms earlier this week along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River sent a bunch of debris crashing down several tributary streams, creating three new rapids on the wilderness river. The U.S. Forest Service says the river is still open, but floaters should scout the new rapids. --At mile 13.1, just downriver from Sheepeater Camp, an unnamed creek on river right flooded and the river is backed...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 22--What are the two most-asked questions of California State Parks officials? "Where can I go to take a hike?" and "Do you have a trail map?" Now the answers can be found on a new trail guide available on the state parks Web site: parks.ca.gov/trailsearch/. The guide is organized by region to make it easy to find a close-to-home hiking opportunity or locate a never-before-discovered state park to visit. More than 150 hiking trails are...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'