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Elk City News: Slide meeting draws large crowd

Free Press / Jamie Edmondson
An elk calf was recently attacked and killed by wolves.

Free Press / Jamie Edmondson An elk calf was recently attacked and killed by wolves.


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— We are now on day 27 of the slide of 2016!

As you all know by now, the meeting on Thursday was well-attended with an estimate of 150 to 170 people attending. Dave, from the Lewiston office of ITD, the contractors, WesCo and Jim Chmelik, our county commissioner, all were there. There were other state and federal agencies that were present including Homeland Security and BLM, Cottonwood. The consensus around town in the days following the meeting was that no one learned anything new. But all those attending from out of town made it out alive!

There are still some more serious questions that need to be answered. We have an e-mail tree going and if you would like to be included, e-mail me at The Elk City Area Alliance has also put up a bulletin board in front of the community hall next to the post office for your convenience. Consult that for ongoing news and information. There is some activity down at the slide with some big equipment moving rock including a drilling rig.

The other concerning news is wolf activity close into town. Three nights ago, wolves took down a yearling elk calf just north of town near Tim’s barn where the elk hang out (see photo). The carcass was right on the road and the wolves have been back each night since then. Not just one wolf but a pack. They have been heard howling in the morning while it is still dark near the kill. What if you or your kid had been there when the wolf pack attacked the elk – would it have been you or your kid instead? There was also wolf activity on Saturday up Swell Creek on Mike Shawley’s place. The tracks leading onto Rice’s place then up through the woods to where the elk gather every day.

Bible study starts March 28

There will be a new Women’s Bible Study starting Monday, March 28, for the next nine weeks. It is a study through the book of I Peter. We will discover that “Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, the apostle challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and helps readers discover what it means to experience living hope in Christ.” It will be held at the Elk City Baptist Church at 7:30 a.m.

We respectfully demand those responsible for putting this foreign invasive species here come and get them out of here – now! As a result of this experiment, our moose are gone, out elk herd diminished, the deer not so prevalent, businesses affected… you name it, it’s been happening here in spades.

Kids – plan to go to the Easter egg hunt on March 26 at the school at 11 a.m. Be sure to bug your parents!

Don’t forget the community Easter dinner is in the works for Easter Sunday, March 27, from 3-5 p.m. at the VFW Hall.


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