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Border Days 2017: July 1-4 Schedule of Events

The 106th Grangeville Border Days is July 1-4 (Saturday through Tuesday), with each day loaded with events.

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Border Days Rodeo organizers honor one of their own: Lee Woods

“He got dared to get on a bronc and he got hooked”

“He loved to be a part of it, his friends always entered it, and he was always so happy to do what he loved with the people he loved. It’ll feel a bit more special, and like he’s still there.”

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Splash pad dedicated at Kooskia City Park

Frazier: "He really has served this community well"

“Have a great time. Be safe,” exclaimed Scott Garrett, CEO for Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU), as water jets shot off at the new splash pad for more than a dozen excited bathing suit-clad kids waiting to jump in.

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Sickels to run Shiznits booth as part of culinary degree

“We are happy to have him here – he’s been great help, and we are excited to give him this experience,” said Sheila Arnzen. Arnzen spoke about Justin Sickels, 2016 Grangeville High School graduate, who will be running a Shiznits food booth downtown during Border Days.

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Holliman retires after 29 years on the job; Open house set for this Friday

After 29 years on the job, Arnell Holliman is calling it quits. Holliman will retire from Cash and Carry Market this Friday, June 30. Friends are invited to stop in from 1 to 4 p.m. to visit and for refreshments.



    Tourney Time

    The local Babe Ruth league’s season-end tournament began with wins by Clearwater Valley and Grangeville last Monday, June 26, at CVHS. Play continued Tuesday, and the tournament will likely conclude with the final at 7 p.m. today, June 28, after an elimination game at 4:30 p.m. Pictured, CV put up big innings early during an 18-7 win over McCall.

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    Golf results.

    Elk, deer weathered last winter better than 2010-11

    Turns out Idaho’s mule deer fawn mortality wasn’t as bad as feared, but still the second-lowest winter survival in nearly 20 years.

    Second chance drawing set

    Hunters have a second chance to draw a Super Hunt tag for the upcoming season.

    Salmon River fishing ‘excellent’

    Idaho Fish and Game fishery staff biologist Brett Bowersox recently informed anglers “fishing in the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers around Riggins was excellent this past week.”

    Sports...in brief

    Winchester rodeo runs June 30-July 2; ‘Capped’ elk resident tags on sale July 10; Youth golf clinic scheduled for July.

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    Border Days Rodeo draw fills up

    Slack 10 a.m. July 1, shows 6 p.m. July 1-2-3

    The Border Days Rodeo is once again set to run July 1-2-3, 6 p.m. each night, and organizers are anticipating cowboys competing throughout the region will once again make the journey to Grangeville for a chance at a chunk of $13,800 in added money.

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    New Views For July 4 Border Days Firecracker Fun Run

    Route change this year to protect runners’ safety

    The Firecracker Fun Run will go off this July 4 as it has for years, but will pop a bit differently this year.


Latest blogs

    Prairie Pulse

    Season not a complete wash out

    GRANGEVILLE – On the baseball diamond I am lucky if I don’t strike out. With pen and paper, I’ll admit I haven’t been “to bat” much writing about the game. But sometimes, whether you’ve been on the field or not really has little influence on the outcome. So, I decided ...

    Political Broad

    Sixth Amendment outlines courtroom trial expectations

    The crux of the issue in the Sixth Amendment is ensuring a defendant receives a fair trial. The amendment touches on how quickly the case is brought before the court, the makeup of the jury, and access to counsel. The following is a transcription of the Sixth Amendment to the ...

    Prairie Pulse

    Hinterlong volunteers with ‘cream of crop’

    COTTONWOOD – Wednesday mornings begin early for Jay Hinterlong. Recently I met him at 7:30 a.m. to head out to Northern Idaho Correctional Institution and pick up two prisoners. The drive consisted of instructions and a review of the day’s plan, and one thought kept playing in my head. Johnny ...

    Political Broad

    Fifth Amendment preserves our right to due process, and more

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/apr/03/73054/ Like the First Amendment, there is substantial information packed into the Fifth Amendment. In this section, our founding fathers have addressed issues such as double jeopardy, due process and eminent domain. It also provides citizens the right to remain silent, or not implicate themselves. The following is a transcription ...

    Prairie Pulse

    Group works toward encore for Kooskia Opera House

    http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/users/photos/2017/mar/31/72987/ True to any theatrical performance, the fate of Kooskia’s Old Opera House reads like a script still in the writing process. Setting the scene: The Old Opera House sits on Kooskia’s Main Street, a two-story building with a century-long history. Originally built in 1912, it was purchased by George ...

    Political Broad

    Fourth Amendment addresses search procedures

    Following on the heels of the Third Amendment, and enforcing the notion that “each man’s home is his castle,” the Fourth Amendment has been the basis for many opinions regarding appropriate law enforcement and governmental procedures. Again, we are looking at an individual’s right to privacy and freedom from governmental ...

Neighborhood Experts


    Residents and visitors: Border Days awaits you


    Are you ready? This Saturday, July 1, kicks off Grangeville Border Days. Whether a local or a visitor, this event is for you.

    Fixing the broken refugee program

    Guest Opinion

    To be clear, we support America’s refugee program. But it needs to be modernized to keep pace with the security challenges of today’s world.

    Mussel fight worth the investment

    Guest Opinion

    We understand that Idaho is a conservative state, but preventing this species from destroying our waterways is worth the investment. It will be far cheaper to spend the money now on prevention than to deal with the consequences later.

    Factors are many in healthcare crisis

    Letter to the Editor

    Healthcare crisis, rising costs and gross malfeasance are the result of demand outstripping supply while regulations distorted free market forces. Adverse selection bias created by Obama’s subsidies and exchanges allow the 20 million uninsured ‘free healthcare’ where increased demand caused premiums to soar.


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