Riggins

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Idaho Highway 95 will remain closed in both directions at Sheep Creek near Riggins, after a rockslide covered the road and left the remaining hillside too unstable to safely reopen the road.

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Idaho Fish and Game just reopened steelhead fishing along the Clearwater River after dismal returns last year. Closing fisheries for a season helps grow fish stocks which is important for ecology and ensures future seasons will be very fishable. 

But what happens in small towns whose economies rely on fishing? We talk with Roy Akins who owns Rapid River Outfitters in Riggins, along with Lance Hebdon of Idaho Fish and Game. 

Boise National Forest Fire Prevention Technician Jessica Kearney-Reeves

7/31 UPDATE: Several large fires continue to burn across Idaho. Firefighters are hoping to get a handle on them ahead of change in the weather expected to set in Wednesday. The forecast indicates temperatures will cool slightly, meaning more bearable conditions for firefighters as they battle blazes. However, the cooling will bring a chance of thunderstorms and winds which could help spread flames and spark new fires.