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Three recent incidents in Idaho have displayed irrational, dangerous and harassing behavior exhibited toward coaches and referees.

On Jan. 22, a soccer coach from Eagle who coaches 10- and 11-year-olds was the recipient of an anonymous, threatening letter that contained racial slurs aimed at his players. The letter read, “It’s because of liberals like you that our state is full of (racial slur) and (racial slur). Your (racial slur) boy made the soccer field unclean by stepping on it. You are no better than the trash families you have, you are trash. Be careful how you coach one day you may upset the wrong parents or families. The Juniors are a joke. Quit now before the whole state hates you. Be careful.” Eagle police are investigating the letter as malicious harassment.

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Located on the banks of “The River of No Return” and surrounded by several different national forests is the quaint town of Salmon. With a population of 3,112, this little town isn’t Idaho’s smallest. However, its remote location makes this place truly feel like its in the middle of nowhere. It’s easy for people to overlook how truly incredible this town is. Salmon contains many qualities that make it one-of-a-kind and although it can take a long drive to get to it, it’s totally worth the journey.

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 Playing excellent defense, the Sun Valley Youth Hockey (SVYH) U-19 girls’ hockey team won last weekend’s tournament hosted by the Salmon Lady Rapids with an unbeaten 5-0 record and 17-4 goals-against.

     It took a shootout goal by Sydney Roberts for Sun Valley U-19 to slip past Missoula (Mt.) Lady Bruins 3-2 in Sunday’s tournament championship. Goalie Evi Johnson (27 saves) held off Missoula.

     Earlier in the final game, Roberts (a team-leading 5 goals weekend) had scored another goal for a 2-1 Suns lead, after Daisy Buxton converted a Taylor Nelson pass for Sun Valley’s first score. Waverly Winterer’s third-period goal for Missoula tied it 2-2.

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Randal Stoker grew up on a small family dairy farm in the Magic Valley area of Southern Idaho. He was taught at a very early age how to appreciate the beauty of farm life and an appreciation for hard work.  As a third generation dairymen, Randal learned early from his father how to milk and tend to cows and calves and all about dairying.  He was also involved in 4-H and FFA and learned much about agriculture and the satisfaction of raising prize Jersey cows.

Randal and Carol have been best friends ever since middle school where they first met. In their early years of marriage they invested in their own small Jersey herd and marketed the milk in the Magic Valley.  Carol, a small town girl, learned the value of hard work and the benefits of farm living as she worked right along with Randal milking, processing and marketing their milk. Randal’s extensive background in the Dairy industry has included Idaho State Dairy Inspector, Dairy Cooperatives, Cheese processors, a degree in Agriculture Economics at Utah State University and for the past 16 years He has been employed as a Dairy Marketing Specialist with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services in Washington, D.C.  Always longing for and missing the West, they were grateful to return to their native state of Idaho in 2014, where he continues his employment with the USDA. Since their return, and in preparation for retirement they both have been actively engaged in the startup of their sheep cheese operation.

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SALMON — There are figures in every small community that represent many of its virtues and all of its citizenship.

Charles “Buzz” Wing, of Salmon, was such a man and his unexpected death this month, at age 55, has left a gap larger than the Idaho mountain town where he was born and which he called home.

Buzz was a son, brother, husband and father and he was more than that. A 29-year veteran of the Salmon Volunteer Fire Department, Buzz married his second wife, Luann “Boo” Robie, in Montpelier in 2000 while the pair was attending fire school.

On Nov. 1, the day Buzz died, he would have marked his 29th anniversary working at the Lemhi County Road Department, where he recently had been promoted to assistant supervisor.

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North Fork, Idaho: The Salmon-Challis National Forest Road Crew will be blasting rock on the Salmon River Road today,Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Crews anticipate the road will be closed from approximately 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The temporary closure is needed for public safety. Forest visitors should keep in mind that the closure could take place as early as 8:00 AM but no later than noon. The location of work is approximately 24 miles west of North Fork, near Dutch Oven Creek, which is located between Pine and Panther Creeks. For project specific information, please call Jay Winfield, District Ranger at 208-756-5247.

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