Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Silver Valley sports recap




Osburn man injured in logging accident










Residents find alligator in backyard pool: Some Florida residents woke up to an uninvited, scaly guest in their backyard swimming pool: a 7- to 8-foot-long alligator. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Lithia home on Aug. 30. The Hillsborough County Sheriff?s Office posted a picture of the submerged alligator on Twitter, adding that the ?apprehension of this trespassing suspect should be interesting.? Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trappers arrived a short time later and captured the large reptile. No injuries were reported. ? Associated Press


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Life Flight utilized to transport patient

By CHANSE WATSON Managing Editor WALLACE ? Logging can be a dangerous profession, especially if things don?t go as you planned. Emergency Crews from Shoshone County Fire District No. 1 (SCFD1) and the Shoshone County Sheriff?s Office responded to a call up Dobson pass Sunday morning for a report of an injured male. By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter Charlotte Binkoski, SCFD1 fire fighter/ EMT, told the News-Press the 27-year-old male sustained injuries to his left shoulder and head when he felled a red fir that had a tamarack tree leaning against it off forest service road 424. ?When the patient realized the tamarack was falling in his direction, he went to move out of the way, but got his right leg stuck in other branches,? Binkoski explained. See ACCIDENT, A8 Photo by JOSH MCDONALD The McConnell Hotel once stood in this location. Now it is just a basement foundation full of bricks following Friday morning?s demolition.

After the fire

Imagine that it's any other day. You are at your regular job, when you suddenly begin to not feel well. You make the choice to finally head home and as you step outside you notice the air is smokier than usual, which is probably why you aren?t feeling well. You know that the air is smoky due to fires burning around your area and you?ve seen on social media that a fire Photo courtesy of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK The main Sperry Chalet building was quickly engulfed in flames and burned into the night on Thursday. Firefighters continue to protect the surrounding structures. Glacier National Park?s Sperry Chalet succumbed to a deadly combination of high winds, hot weather, low relative humidity and steep terrain that pushed the Sprague Fire to the north and east Thursday evening, causing the fire to more than double in a day to 4,646 acres. But the story of exactly how the fire had just occurred in the town down the road. You get in your car to head home and as you pull out of the parking lot, you notice there is also smoke coming from a building just a few blocks away. See FIRE, A8

?Valiant? effort couldn?t save Sperry Chalet

overtook the historic, two-story stone building has yet to be told. Glacier Park issued a press release Friday afternoon, saying firefighters on scene first observed fire activity at the chalet coming from the interior of the building that contained guest rooms and staff housing. See CHALET, A9 Emergency crews and volunteers move a gurney to transport the patient over to the Life Flight helicopter. Photo by CHERI MCKINNON

Ensuring the kids are prepared

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter OSBURN ? It?s an unfortunate reality that sometimes kids start the new school year without any or all of the supplies they need. Thankfully, our local superstore is making an effort to help. Representatives from Walmart in Smelterville dropped off school supplies last week to some of the local elementary schools in the Silver Valley. The supplies were part of an effort from Walmart that allowed shoppers to buy specially assembled bags of supplies based off the varying needs of the boys? and girls? lists for each grade. With costs of new clothes, school supplies, and other school preparation needs on the rise, any help the community can provide is welcomed by the school administrations. Several of these bags of supplies were donated to the kids of Pinehurst Elementary School. PES principal Mike Groves weighed in on how important it is for these students to have the tools necessary for class at the beginning of the year and why this system?s anonymity makes it a win-win for the school. ?It's very important that we have these supplies available,? Groves said. ?Every year we have parents who enroll their kids and ask if there's help with school supplies. It's a great way to make sure kids are ready for school and more importantly not embarrassed by not having enough supplies.? See KIDS, A9



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