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The Adams County Record Food Continued from front page ly fashion. The efficiency of the organizers' operatiqn was noted by visitors who traveled up to help with the distribution. "The (Idaho Food Bank) delivery driver said this tioned that observing the spirit and sense of unity with which the vol- unteers conducted their work was tremendously inspiring. "The way this all comes together, with each per- one quickest distributions he'd seen at any of their 33 distribution points," said Audette Russell, President of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Russell also men- of the smoothest, son using their own tal- ents and abilities to lend a hand, it's like a river, everyone just jumps in and goes with the flow," Russell said. "I have to give credit to God. He's helping to meet the need iiii here." This distribution was a special event made pos- sible by Thrivent and was a supplement to the monthly food distribu- tions that Loaves and Fishes has been con- ducting for months. The regular distribu- tions will continue on the third Thursdy of each month. Thursday, April 9, 2009 Accident Continued from front page accident, and in doing so, caused a handful of small fish to fly out of the top of the tank that carried them and onto thehighwayl where they flopped around amidst the chaos, before the driver and some onlook- ers scooped them up and returned them to water. The accident raises questions about bicy- cle safety and the laws ers. According to Sheriff Rich Green, bicycles are considered the same as motor vehicles when it comes to using city, county anti state roads. This means that a bicy- clist has as much right to the road as a vehicle does,  and also must obey most rules that apply to vehicles. Bicyclists should be cautious," however, that govern bicycle rid- when riding in areas of Bighorn Sheep Continued from front page Management Plan (LRMP). Cooperators working with the Forest Service IDT are the States of Idaho, Oregon and Washington and the Tribal govern- ments of the Nez Perce, Shoshone-Pauite, Shoshone-Bannock and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. Many of the individuals rep- resenting these coopera- tors are from the fields of veterinary science, wildlife and land man- agement. They pro- vide technical expertise complex issue to Forest Supervisor Suzanne Rainville. The final decision, to be officially released as the Record of Decision, will be made by the Forest Supervisor. The FSEIS will contain a selected alternative along with the amendment to the Forest Plan and will contain the direction to be used in implementing the alternative. The plan is to release the Record of Decision by the end of 2009. The Payette NF is in the process of contract- ng wlth. seience special- SK jra Hop00 Hea00 ad I0:$0 am Adams Co00,H00 *. F, Be R 00fil 2009 * Page 14 heavy congestion, such as (relatively speaking) the downtown corri- dor of Council at mid- day. It should be noted, however, tlat while it is perfectly legal for a bike to ride down Illinois Avenue, it is NOT legal for the bicyclist to use the either sidewalk adja- cent to the road, per city ordinance. ists to develop a quanti- tative' risk analysis and disease spread model to be used for the FSEIS. Forest staff will also be updating and refining the population and habitat models used in the draft with the new research and data that has been gathered since publica- tion of the draft and its related documents. The Forest will also be working with economists to look at the effects of having Bighorn Sheep populations on the Payette and the effects of domestic sheep livestock grazing on,'the Payete. Analysis contained "in the DSEIS will also be reviewed and updated if necessary during the summer by the IDT and Forest Service Staff. Since the release of the draft document PNF staff have met with state and federal elected officials, state agencies, school groups, civic organiza tions, the governor's office, and the tribes in an effort to explain the various alternatives dis- cussed and seek feed- back on the proposed management direction under the preferred alternative. In 2003 the FEIS for the Payette LRMP was appealed by a group of organizations and indi- viduals arguing that the environmental document and direction in the Forest Plan did not ade- quately address the issue of disease transmission between domestic sheep and Bighorn sheep in the Hell's Canyon area and the PNF In 2005 the Forest Service Washington Office found merit in the appeal and reversed this one issue, finding the PNF not com- pliant with Federal law. The PNF was directed to conduct an analy- sis of Bighorn viability on the PNF and to con- duct a compliance check with the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area Act, supplementing the FEIS and amending the Forest Plan. The release of the DSEIS in the fall of 2008 was the result of work begun in 2005 to meet these requirements. The complete set of documents and- science information can be found on the Forest's website at blip://www.fs.fed u s/f r4 /payete//p ublica- , The public may call Pattie Soucek, Forest Planner at 208-634-0812 or Laura Pramuk. Public Affairs at 208-643-0784 for more information.