Geology for Rock Hounds Class

Learn basic geologic principles for the layman and rock hunting enthusiasts

Club members -free.  $10 Non-members.

When:  Saturday April 8 from 1-4 P.M.

Who: Jeff Tetrick, SFCC Instructor

Where: Oldtown Rotary Park, Old Diamond Mill Road, Oldtown Idaho

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Stratton Elementary Craft Fair

Gifts   *   Food   *   Crafts   *   Late's   *   Santa

The Rock and Gem Club Club

and more than 80 other vendors

will be at the

  • Stratton Elementary Annual Craft Fair
  • Saturday, December 5th
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National Geocache Day is Sunday October 11, 2015

What is the difference between a geocache and a EarthCache? EarthCaches don’t have physical containers, but instead bring you to a unique location and teach you an earth science lesson. To make the find, you’ll have to check the EarthCache’s description and answer questions based on where you are. Photo courtesy Pend Oreille County Museum – Research Department

September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 News.  The next meeting is October 7 at 6p.m.

ON THE TRAIL OF THE ICE AGE FLOODS; EASTERN WA GEOLOGY

ON THE TRAIL OF THE ICE AGE FLOODS; EASTERN WA GEOLOGY
Kalispell Wellness Center.

Saturday, October 3, 2015; 2 p.m.
Dr. Gene Kiver, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Washington University will present the geologic background of the Pend Oreille River valley and the effects of the Ice Age Floods in the Pacific Northwest. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC.
More Information: Gene Kiver 360.299.2759

Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests Update

092915tower1Saturday, September 20, 2015, 7 am.

Please remember parts of the Colville and Idaho Panhandle National Forests are still closed to the public for the safety of all. Law enforcement officers are patrolling closed areas and violators may be cited. Please check with local ranger districts for more information.  The Tower Fire, along with six smaller fires, comprises the Kaniksu Complex. The other fires are Onata, Baldy, Grease Creek, Hall Mountain, Slate Creek, and South Fork Creek Trail. The total acreage of all fires in the complex is 26,120 acres with 80 percent containment as of 6:00 pm, September 19, 2015.

Tower Fire Update

As of 4 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, all of the Evacuation Alert Levels associated with the Tower Fire in Pend Oreille County and Bonner County are hereby lifted. All Forest closures, road closures and burning restrictions remain in effect.

 

Tower Fire Wildfire Information

View Tower Fire Wildfire web site

Last updated: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:15:37

Incident is 10% contained.

Level 3 Evacuation Order for Big Meadow/Squaw Valley area

North Hwy 57 corridor, including the Nordman area now at Level 2 Alert

This is effective at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29

The Pend Oreille County and Bonner County sheriff departments have issued a Level 3 Evacuation Order at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, for the Big Meadow/Squaw Valley area. Strong winds have led fire managers to make the recommendation.

A Level 3 Evacuation Order means leave immediately to a safe area. Listen to local media and watch for emergency personnel who may be coming by to give further instructions regarding the evacuation.

A Level 2 Evacuation Alert has been issued for the north Hwy 57 corridor, including the Nordman area. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready at a moment’s notice.

This corrects the earlier notice that stated that the south Hwy 57 corridor was elevated to a Level 2 Alert. It remains at a Level 1.

NOTE: All fire perimeters and points are approximations.

PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE WOODS AND OUT OF THE WAY OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS

Due to the current forest conditions and wildfires in the region, the USFS is asking everyone to…PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE WOODS AND OUT OF THE WAY OF THE FIRE FIGHTERS.  Thank you!

picture01Kaniksu Complex (tower fire)

Come visit our booth at the Pend Oreille County Fair…

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http://povn.com/pocofair/