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‘The state needs to measure progress’ - Crabtree

Election 2016: Dist. 7 Senate - Crabtree, Meyers race for state seat

Years spent in various leadership positions have led the way to where Carl Crabtree (R) is headed: the Idaho State Senate. “I’ve spent my life working with people as well as bringing groups together that traditionally may not have gotten along or had very little in common,” Crabtree said. That knack for working with people has guided Crabtree’s life and career.

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Platform to address issues, more responsive - Meyers

Election 2016: Dist. 7 Senate - Crabtree, Meyers race for state seat

From education to economics, District 7 is faced with a complex set of issues, according to Ken Meyers. “There are a lot of things we need to be focused on,” he said, “and we have a platform here to focus on them,” within the Idaho Legislature.

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Student input large part of MVSD dress code policy update

“I am asking for a change to the Grangeville High School dress code,” GHS Principal Steve Higgins told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting. Higgins said questions and concerns from students and parents caused him to delve into the policy.



    Salmon River on to state; Prairie, Grangeville face play-ins

    Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game last night. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 at Bonneville, where the Savages will play the District IV champion -- either Lighthouse Christian or Carey -- in the first round.

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    GHS ‘hungry’ as playoffs open

    Bulldog of the Week

    Regular season sweeps by both Orofino and St. Maries had the Grangeville girls “hungry” for playoff wins over their Central Idaho League rivals.


    Football, cross-country, karate and bowling results.

    Savages lock up Long Pin Conference title

    Football roundup

    With a two-game lead in the standings after their 42-14 win over Council last Friday night, Oct. 14, and with one game left on their schedule, Salmon River has secured the Long Pin Conference title.

    Sports...in brief

    Serrano sets Camas Lanes series record; Winchester leads annual night shoot; Nov. 16-17 meeting slated in Lewiston.

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    Muddy Masterpiece

    Bulldogs maul Maniacs 21-6

    Pity the coin-operated laundromat washers and dryers.

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    Fogleman, GHS focus on Friday

    When a well-timed blitz forced the St. Maries center to make a no-win decision, the only blocker with a chance to make the play had to ignore Grangeville sophomore inside linebacker Justin Fogleman, who shot into the backfield, tackled the opposing quarterback and shut down a threatening Lumberjacks drive early on last Friday night, Oct. 7.


    Bowling, running, football, cross country, rodeo and soccer results.


    Organizations: Oct. 19, 2016

    Agnes Forsman opened the Oct. 11 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens

    White Bird News: Cribbage tourney to begin Oct. 29

    With all this rain, does your lawn look like a lake or is it greening up like spring again? I have seen some horns but not many stories to report, although we did get to help some friends of ours on the eighth pack his out. Got a nice 7 x 8 but was rather small in the body. At least there’s meat in the freezer!

    Riggins News: Pinehurst Quilters to hold quilt, craft auction Saturday

    My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.” Quilt and Craft Auction by the Pinehurst Quilters is this Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Doors open at noon for browsing time. Refreshments will be available; there is a chance you could win a door prize.

    Cottonwood News: Cattle dinner on tap for Saturday at Ferdinand

    Congratulations to Stephanie Jungert and Brandon Anderson who were named homecoming queen and king at Prairie High School. The junior class float won the float competition and the senior class won the spirit competition.

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    TIMES PAST: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

    •GRANGEVILLE - Binding arbitration has ended between Idaho County and its solid waste collection provider, Walco, Inc., with an increase in the base rate - up 20.8 percent - and a requirement for regular tonnage collected reporting.

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    Blessings For The Beasts

    In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Father John Gathungu offered animal blessings for the pets of Sts. Peter and Paul School students Oct. 4. Father Gathungu is the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville.

    Elk City News: Trunk-or-Treat set for Halloween

    The Dixie Diggins Newsletter is out and is full of the news of happenings in Dixie this past summer. The newsletter expressed their (Dixie’s residents) appreciation for the support of the surrounding communities. Dixie Days is the only fund-raiser for their Community Center. The letter also details information on other happenings around town and with town folks. Email me if you want to find out how to receive this newsletter.

    Kooskia / Kamiah News: Carve pumpkins at Riverfront Oct. 23

    Here is the second best thing that could happen to a pumpkin, and it is happening in Kamiah on Oct. 23, noon to 3 p.m. Guessed what it is? Pumpkin carving. Yep, the 11th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and you won’t want to miss it. Kids of all ages are invited, but must bring an adult, and they can make their own Jack-O- Lantern. Write this one down and bring the children to the Riverfront Park in Kamiah and enjoy some quality time with your kids.

Latest blogs

    Prairie Pulse

    Florence history scripted like a western movie

    During last week's blog about the Gold Point Mill and the birth of Elk City, I discovered its link with the long gone city of Florence. I should reiterate the fact that I moved to Idaho two years ago in September; so the history of Idaho County is new to ...

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    Gold Point Mill discovery, or so it seems

    ELK CITY – The trouble with researching history online – and fast to boot – is that invariably you get information incorrect. On Oct. 12, I published a photo from our files that was not identified in our records. I scoured the internet hoping to connect the photo to a ...

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    Riding the rails in Idaho County

    Last week I wrote briefly about the emergence of stagecoach lines in Idaho County, primarily between Lewiston and Stites or Lewiston to Grangeville. There are numerous tales to revisit, far more than I care to deliberate over without fear of boring the reader. However, I do promise to return to ...

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    The lure of a stagecoach route

    Prior to moving to Idaho, I lived in southwest Kansas, Garden City to be exact. If you care to take a gander at a map, you will find the location of Garden City to be about 58 miles northwest of Dodge City, Kansas. Anyone who watched television between 1955 and ...

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    Golden not altogether lost, as thought

    COTTONWOOD – Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” I have often felt there were times in my life where I sensed the man upstairs had a sense of humor. That events evolved in a manner just right so as to bring a spark ...

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    On the trail for Golden, Idaho

    GOLDEN – I began my search for information on Golden, Idaho, online as I typically do with most of my research. I thought surely I would find at least the basic information – when the town was founded, population, etc. Zero. Nothing located on the Idaho State Historical Museum site, ...

Neighborhood Experts


    Idaho’s Constitution Doesn’t Need HJR 5

    Guest Opinion

    HJR 5 ignores the will of the people as expressed just two years ago. More importantly, HJR 5 threatens to permanently invade the Executive and Judicial Branches of Idaho’s government, disrupting the balance and separation of powers contemplated by Idaho’s founders.

    HJR 5 allows Legislature to keep killing bad regulations

    Guest Opinion

    Other states envy Idaho’s unique regulatory review process. Idaho’s regulatory review process has spared businesses unnecessary expense and requirements. It has stopped agencies from creating new hassles and hardships for taxpayers. It will continue to do so if HJR 5 wins approval of voters Nov. 8.

    Hold Your State Government Accountable, Vote Yes on HJR 5

    Guest Opinion

    By voting “Yes” on HJR 5, you will be securing the ability to hold politicians accountable, protect Idahoans from excessive regulations, ensure your voice is heard and hold our state government accountable to the people it serves.

    GOP needs to own dissent regarding Trump candidacy


    We must disagree, in part, with our county Republican friends in their disassociation last week with Senator Crapo for his decision to rescind his endorsement of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.


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