Idaho County Fair kicks off today in Cottonwood

This year’s grand marshal for the fair is Jeannie Fitch of Riggins. “One of my first memories were the huge vegetables my father-in-law, Woody, entered and won purple on,” she recalled. “The next is the super pigtail contest; my daughter, Julie, won longest pigtail her first year. She entered every year and won in different categories. Fun memories!” Read more...

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Sponsored content: How equine assisted resilience coaching helps military men and women

Active duty military and veterans may be interested in an upcoming program July 27-28 that brings participants and horses together for a variety of activities, starting with simple care and grooming and including use of the horses for therapy and personal growth, known as equine assisted resilience coaching. The full days are filled with opportunities for learning and ample time for participants to bond with others who have shared similar experiences from their military careers.

July 24, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..
 

Sponsored content: SMHC: Students learn home alone safety and more

St. Mary’s Hospital will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, 25, 2018, at Prairie Elementary School. Registration deadline is July 20, 2018.

July 24, 2018 3:14 p.m. read more..
 

Sponsored content: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day is June 24

Thanking Vietnam Veterans — unsung, unseen American Warriors across the nation, Americans are uniting in community to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Without thought of rehashing the war or rewriting history, this commemoration is firmly set on honoring those who bore the pain and price of the war. When asked, these veterans answered the nation’s call. Some fought the war in a distant land of which most had never heard, while others were assigned to support the effort from different locations around the world. Vietnam veterans bravely pursued the objectives established by our elected leaders, yet returned to a society in turmoil. Few wanted to hear their stories, share their hardships, or understand their problems. Most Americans did not separate the warrior from the war, and wanted the veterans — a reminder of the war — to simply disappear.

June 20, 2018 10:21 a.m. read more..


Sponsored content: Rodeos: A western sport favorite

Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

June 20, 2018 10:18 a.m. read more..


Sponsored content: Work is a family affair for Farris

“This is my family here – all these people here are more than residents: they are my grandpas and grandmas,” said GHR Activities Director Amy Farris. Last year, Farris became a certified activities director, solidifying what she loves to do at GHR.

June 20, 2018 10:13 a.m. read more..

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Riggins News: Come see us at the Idaho County Fair

My quote for the week is the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health for better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. I believe in 4-H for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Blood drive is Aug. 28

We have started taking our young pheasants out to where they have brush for cover and water handy for drinking. They seem happy to be out and do a lot of exploring. It was fun raising them. The blood drive is coming up on Aug. 28 in Cottonwood from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: Bikers wed in 100-degrees

Lots of weddings upriver this month. They had a big wedding at Syringa last weekend. ROW hosted a fabulous gala of events at River Dance Lodge, along the Clearwater River. Next weekend Three Rivers Resort is in the wedding business at the confluence of the Lochsa, Selway, and Clearwater, something about converging and joining two humans into one, I think! O’Hara Campground on the Selway had a biker wedding last Wednesday, 2 p.m. – it was 100 degrees!

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: American Legion working on park

This week is the Idaho County Fair. There are all kinds of activities going on throughout the week, with the parade on the 18th. Come see what the community kids have been doing and help support them. Jeannie Fitch from Riggins has been chosen grand marshal and will help with some of the activities at the fair and will lead the parade on Saturday. Congratulations, Jeannie! You can read her whole story in the fair premium book and Free Press special fair section.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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Supporting all parts of opioid fight

Opioid abuse has crept into all parts of our country, destroying lives and requiring a range of skills and professions to fight it. There are big glimmers of progress in this effort, and we must continue to get all the needed tools in place to help those who are working hard to protect American families from this destructive problem.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 
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