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DEQ seeks comment on mine contamination

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a draft plan to address soil contamination at the former Silver King Mine in Blaine County. The property, west of Smiley Creek, is contaminated with metals from historic mining activities.

Nominations deadline extended for STEM educator of the year

BOISE — The Idaho STEM Action Center has extended the nominations deadline for the 2018 STEM educators of the year award, officially known as the INDEEDS Awards, to 11:30 p.m. June 17.