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2007-08-31 21:05:56

By KATHIE DURBIN A development in a riparian area directly above Husum Falls appears to violate the buffer required under state shoreline rules and the river's management plan. Rafters ride Husum Falls on the Lower White Salmon River on Thursday. A five-mile stretch of white water above the falls is part of the 7.7 miles Congress designated as a wild and scenic river in 1986. Top: Signs of development. Land along the lower White Salmon is in high demand for recreation and retirement...

2006-01-27 08:15:38

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Mary Smith used to consider it charming when she saw the occasional mule deer traipsing through this small Idaho town. That was before herds of the long-eared animals native to this remote mountain region began camping out in her yard, eating everything in sight. "They practically ring the doorbell," Smith said of the bucks, does and fawns that have laid waste to thousands of dollars of landscaping. Smith's experience is mirrored in...

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William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

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