BOISE COUNTY -- A Meridian woman drowned after trying to save another woman in a rafting accident on the Payette River Sunday.

Chief Deputy Dale Rogers with the Boise County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Tracy Ruby was with three other adults and two children Sunday afternoon when another woman fell out of the group's boat.

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1st place Ryan Casey: 2:17 

2nd Place Tyler Bradt: 2:18

3rd Place Miguel St. John 2::18.x

Top 8 finishers were within several seconds of the leader.  

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** updated ** Officials in central Idaho say a rafter is missing and presumed drowned after an accident on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  

The Custer County sheriff's office reported

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isnuStorm after storm moved through the Pacific Northwest and Idaho during March. Periodic heavy rain and snowfall caused avalanches, mud slides, small stream and field flooding, and dangerous travel conditions at times. The highest March monthly precipitation totals in the 30-year SNOTEL record occurred

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HR 2578 proposes to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to inundate part of the Merced River in California. The proposed legislation would modify the Wild and Scenic River to allow for the expansion of Lake McClure behind the New Exchequer Dam. If passed, this will be the first time that a Wild and Scenic designation has been eroded to make room for development. The Merced is the river that flows through the Yosemite Valley,  though the affected reach is miles downstream.

Now is a good time

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