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Evening Report – Mon., Aug 30, 2021 – Moscow Mountain On Fire

  • Fire on Moscow Mountain Starts Near Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve.
  • Colfax Fire Chief Jim Krause Dies of Apparent Heart Attack While Fighting Wildfire.
  • Some Idaho School’s Going On-Line Only due to Covid Outbreaks.
  • Eastern Washington Rural Hospitals are Unable to Send Patients out for Higher Level of Care due to Crowded Hospitals.
  • more.

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WIND IS BLOWING THE WILDFIRE ON MOSCOW MOUNTAIN TOWARDS THE EAST. THE FIRE IS BURNING ON THE SOUTH FLANK ON THE WEST END OF THE MOUNTAIN. VIEWING THE FIRE FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK, THE SMOKE IS IN A LINE HEADING WEST, INDICATING THE FIRE IS STILL SPREADING.

VIDEO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS ONE HELICOPTER AND TWO AIRPLANES DROPPING WATER OR RETARDANT ON THE FIRE THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON. KRFP OBSERVED WATER TRUCKS HEADING OUT MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD HEADING TO THE FIRE.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE EVACUATION IN PLACE ON IDLER’S REST AND TWIN ROADS. OFFICIALS ALSO ASK PEOPLE TO STAY CLEAR OF THE AREA AS FIRE CREWS WORK THE AREA. IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE AS WELL AS CREWS FROM OTHER FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE PALOUSE.

THE DAILY NEWS (WEBSITE) REPORTED 100 TO 120 FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE SCENE, AND TWO HELICOPTERS PLUS FIVE AIR TANKERS WERE DROPPING RETARDANT ON THE FIRE.

THE CITY OF MOSCOW POSTED THE FOLLOWING ON LINE:

***UPDATE*** The evacuation area has been expanded to all properties north of 3830 Mountain View Road. Please evacuate the area immediately.

**UPDATE** Those displaced by the fire or affected may go to the Latah County Fairgrounds where the Red Cross is available to help.

*UPDATE* Crews on scene have asked that drones not be flown in the area as aircraft are assisting with response.

**Immediate evacuation for Idlers Rest and Twin Roads due to wildfire**

Structures and significant land is currently burning, all are being evacuated immediately.

Moscow Rural Fire Department, Moscow Fire Department, Pullman and Whitman County fire crews are all on scene. The fire is not contained and those on Idlers Rest and Twin Roads are being asked to evacuate immediately. Emergency responders are asking that people avoid the area AND DO NOT FLY DRONES near the fire.

Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown.

This post will be updated as more information is available.

RED CROSS CREWS PLAN TO STAY AT THE LATAH COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS TO UNTIL 9 P.M. HELP EVACUEES WHO NEED ASSISTANCE. RED CROSS DISASTER PROGRAM SPECIALIST AUTUMN GIBSON SAID THOSE WHO SHOW UP AFTER 9 P.M. SHOULD CALL THIS NUMBER FOR ASSISTANCE: 800-272-6668. THAT’S…

IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE REPORTED ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE RURAL FIRE CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE NEAR THE NATURE PRESERVE. THE FIRE STARTED NEAR IDLER’S REST ROAD AND WAS FIRST REPORTED AT 2:40 P.M. IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS INCIDENT COMMANDER MICHAEL McMANUS TOLD THE DAILY NEWS THE IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE IS THREATENED, BUT FLAMES HAVE NOT ENTERED THE RESERVE AS OF ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. THE IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE INCLUDES AN ANCIENT CEDAR GROVE AND HIKING TRAILS.

FIRE OFFICIAL SAID AT 6:30 P.M. THE FIRE HAD BURNED 75 ACRES.   They said at least two structures had burned, one of them being a house.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE PALOUSE RELEASED THIS STATEMENT: If you need help with any pet supplies please call us at (208)883-1166, and we will offer what we can. We have pet food, carriers, kennels, blankets, bowls, etc. If you have resources for displaced livestock or large animals please let us know, and we can direct people your way.

 

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Evening Report – Thu., Jun 27, 2019 – Washington Voting

  • Washington to Proceed with New Voter Registration System for Primary Despite Problems.
  • Idaho Cannabis Coalition has Signature Hiccup at Secretary of State’s Office.
  • Former Colfax Police Chief Plans Wrongful Termination Suit.
  • more.

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Morning Mix – Fri., Jul 27, 2018 – full program

  • Pullman School District $2.5 Short due to McLeary Legislation.
  • 106 Year old Whitman County Public Service Building in Colfax Structurally Unsound.
  • Bike Share Company Pulls Back from Memorandum of Understanding with UI, UI will continue to search for bike share partner.

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Evening Report – Monday, May 22, 2017 – Education Standards/AT&T Strike

  • Special Idaho Dept. of Education Committee Releases New Science Standards Proposal
  • AT&T Strikers Picket at Palouse Mall in Moscow
  • FEMA Approves Disaster Declaration for Latah County & 7 Other Northern Idaho Counties
  • Washington Candidates File Before Last Friday’s Deadline
  • Sanders Campaigns for Democrat Rob Quist, Who’s Running Against Greg Gianforte for Montana’s Single Congressional Seat; Special Election Set for Thursday


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Evening Report – Mon., Jun 20, 2016 – False Refugee Rape Story

  • False Twin Falls Refugee Rape Story Goes Viral
  • Oil Train Protesters Block Trains in Vancouver, WA
  • Idaho Democrats Hold Convention in Boise
  • Washington Democrats told to Unite Behind Clinton at Convention in Tacoma
  • UI President Chuck Staben Presents 10 Year Plan
  • Decision to be Made on Future of Palouse River and Coulee City Railbed between Pullman and Colfax


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Evening Report – Tue., Jun 16, 2015 – Ft. Russell Historic District

  • Moscow Historic Preservation Commission to Hold Open House on Expanding Fort Russell Historic District
  • Spokane Council Member says Rachel Dolezal told Police Oversight Search Committee Father was Black Oakland Police Officer
  • Colfax City Council hears Pros and Cons of Colfax to Pullman Recreation Trail
  • Moscow Council Approves Bucer’s Beer and Wine Garden for Public Right-of-Way on Main Street


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Evening Report – Tue., May 26, 2015 – Moscow Arts

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  • Olympia Police Shoot Two Unarmed Black Men
  • New USFS Northern Regional Forester Leanne Marten is WSU & UI Graduate
  • Landowner Group Plans to Oppose Recreational Trail Between Pullman and Colfax


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Evening Report – Wed., Nov 26, 2014 – Colfax Trail

  • Officials Say There May be Legal Impediments to Possible Pullman-Colfax Bike/Pedestrian Trail
  • Idaho Rivers United Concerned About Dredging’s Impact on Salmon & Lamprey; Is Part of Lawsuit
  • Idaho Correction Dept. Director Reinke Resigns
  • Thousands March in Seattle & Portland against Lack of Ferguson Charges
  • Washington AG Says Permission Not Needed for Police Body Cameras


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Evening Report – Wed., Aug 14, 2013 – Megaload Court Date Set

  • Judge Sets August 29th Date for Injunction Request by Idaho Rivers United & Nez Perce Tribe in Megaload Case
  • Moscow Reservoir Feasibility Study Update
  • Paradise Path Task Force Considers Disbanding
  • Pullman Considers Pedestrian Path Between City & Colfax


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KRFP Evening Report – Wed., Jul 14, 2010 – Kearl Cranes

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