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Second-grader from Lewiston wins holiday card art contest

This image of birch trees on a winter night was created by a second-grader, Benicio Avila of Lewiston, who goes to Orchards Elementary School. It's been selected as the grand prize winner in the State Department of Education's 2012 Holiday Card Contest, and will be featured on cards sent to schools, districts and others; the young artist also will receive a certificate and copies of the greeting card to share with family and friends. “We are so proud of Benicio Avila for being selected as the statewide holiday art contest winner,” said Joy Rapp, Superintendent of the Lewiston School District. “His artwork is unique, and he has already developed his own style. His card is an amazing example of art work as a creative form of expression.”

Idaho Supreme Court rules Lewiston stormwater fee an unconstitutional tax

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled against the city of Lewiston in a lawsuit challenging the city's stormwater utility fee as an unconstitutional tax because it wasn't authorized by the state Legislature. The lawsuit, brought by the Lewiston School District, Lewis-Clark State College, Nez Perce County, the Port of Lewiston and the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District, was successful at the District Court level, but the city appealed; the high court now has upheld District Judge John Bradbury's ruling invalidating the fee. You can read the court's unanimous decision here, which was written by Justice Warren Jones.

Llama on the lam in Lewiston

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A llama is still on the loose in Lewiston. Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Madison says they still haven’t identified the owner of the llama, which has been helping itself to neighborhood gardens and shrubbery for just over a week. Madison says if an opportunity arises, officers will try to safely and humanely bring it in. KLEW-TV reports the sheriff’s department is seeking information on the owner of the pack animal.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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