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‘There are different ways...’

County, Dist. 7 candidates hit questions at GOP forum

GOP candidates for Idaho County Commission and District 7 legislative positions attended a political forum in Grangeville, one of three organized last week by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee.

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‘One more layer of federal bureaucracy is not what we need’

260 miles of Salmon River face new regulations under old law

Under an old law, Salmon River users – including mining and agricultural interests – will soon have to contend with a permitting process they haven’t faced before.

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NICI Warden Lynn Guyer breaks free: Guyer retires after 30 years with IDOC

It’s full circle for Lynn Guyer. The 52-year-old Cottonwood man, who started his career 30 years ago as a correctional officer for North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) at Cottonwood completes it at the same facility, retiring from the warden position at the end of the month.



    Bulldogs thump PHS, PHS blasts CV


    On a day Prairie had to save some pitching for a double-header later in the week, the Bulldogs worked a slew of walks and lowered the boom on the Pirates on the basepaths, winning 15-5 on April 19.

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    Grangeville holds home meet

    Restored track proved fast for some runners

    If you look at the season Trey Pfefferkorn has had in the 100-meter dash, his run at the GHS track last Tuesday, April 19, stands out. He was clocked at 11.37, which converts to 11.64 — which ranks among the Top 10 1A performances on the list kept by athletic.net.

    Overdue mushroom hunters unharmed after night outdoors

    Three Clearwater Valley residents were unharmed after spending the night outdoors after not returning from a mushroom hunt last week.

    Woodrat roads open, IDL advising caution

    On April 20, the Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands, in Kamiah, opened the gates accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land to public use, ahead of the scheduled Memorial Day weekend opening.

    Migratory game bird hunting seasons set

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday April 21, approved seasons and limits for all ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, doves, and crows for 2016.


    Bowling and trapshooting results.

    CV, GHS face off


    The Grangeville and Clearwater Valley tennis teams faced off last Thursday, April 21, and both teams are set to enter the home stretch of the regular season this week with a rematch April 28.

    Sports...in brief

    Moose, sheep and goat applications due; Rodeo season starts next month in Riggins; Softball camps slated; Bowhunter ed course to run April 30-May 1; Babe Ruth baseball sign-ups set April 27.


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    Training for the future: HOSA students fare well at annual state competition

    Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) members from Prairie, Grangeville and Nezperce high schools recently fared well at state competition in Boise. The state event was held April 6-8 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel.

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    KHS kids all qualify for nationals

    Seven Kamiah High School students gave up their spring vacation to attend this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference April 6-8 in Boise. There were more than 800 students and approximately 30 schools throughout the state that attended the conference and competed in scholastic events.

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    Tar Wars Winner

    Wyatt Strauser, fifth grade, of Grangeville Elementary Middle School, is shown with his poster he drew for Tar Wars, a tobacco–free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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    Student’s photo makes it to national competition

    Grangeville High School sophomore Hailey Russell took top honors at the state of Idaho PTA Reflections arts contest.

    Salmon River schools seek new community reader board

    To better communicate to the community of Riggins and its patrons, the board of trustees at Salmon River Joint School District 243 has given the district permission to pursue the possible replacement of the current reader board on U.S. Highway 95 with a new electronic reader board at the same location.

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    Clearwater Valley students tour university

    The fourth and fifth graders at Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School were funded through a private donation from Jeff and Debbie Markin, and the Brandt and Coulter families, for a day trip to Washington State University March 9. The tour was organized through Cindy Held at the WSU Visitor Center.

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    Somewhere In Space

    Eighth graders in Mrs. Barger’s Science at GEMS class have been working on their presentations on space.

    Temous Fugit

    90 YEARS AGO APRIL 29, 1926 •H. Rothwell, present sheriff of Idaho County made the announcement he will be candidate for re-election on the Republican ticket in the August primary.

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