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Operation Horses & Heroes: Veterans seek, find help at Grangeville ranch

'It’s a way of paying it forward'

Spending time with horses – and each other — proved a big help to veterans from across the country whose military service took them around the world and brought them home with little thought for the transition these men and women are making to civilian life. Operation Horses and Heroes was here to help.

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City’s largest chip seal project starts next week; clear streets

It’s the biggest chip seal project ever to be conducted in Grangeville, and it starts next week. An estimated 238,000 square yards of city streets will be completed in about a two-week period by contractor Herco of Lewiston. Just less than $500,000, the project will stretch north to south from the truck route to Harrison Street at the city limits, the bulk of work to be conducted on multiple blocks north and south of Main Street between Idaho and Meadow streets.

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Clovis’ open Pine Street thrift store in Grangeville

Area thrifters have a new place to seek treasures. “Sissy’s Thrift” recently opened at 212 Pine Street (formerly Backstreet Treasures). “This has been a dream of mine for at least 10 years,” said Rhonda Clovis, who, along with her husband, Craig, owns the store.

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Taxiway closures scheduled to maintain aircraft activity

'This will be an inconvenience to pilots, but the runway remains open'

Construction work currently under way at the Idaho County Airport will put completion to last year’s multi-million-dollar runway and taxiway reconstruction project. Fixed-wing pilots will still be able to use the facility, though a west end portion of the taxiway will be closed for this phase of work, set to last 10 days; and the east end will be closed for improvements tentatively starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, and last about a week. Taxiway work was broken into two phases so aircraft could still use the facility.

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Idaho County Fair: Get ready now to enter those exhibits

The Idaho County Fair premium book 2017 is out and that means it’s time to do some planning. Have you been thinking about making jam? Trying out that prize-winning cookie recipe? Maybe you want to highlight that portrait grandma painted or the quilt you made. What about the vegetables or flowers you’re growing?

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Commissioners consider doubling county’s city residential solid waste fee

In addition to tentatively supporting a new tax on property within the county road and bridge department’s jurisdiction, the Idaho County commissioners last Tuesday, July 25, raised the prospect of raising county solid waste fees by five percent for the coming year.

News

Sports

    Grangeville football squad’s trip to Boise a big hit

    Football

    Grangeville’s annual football camp trip to Boise last month was “really, really good,” coach Jeff Adams said July 24. “Especially defensively.” “It’s always awesome,” Adams said. “This time we got some really good information. We had most of the squad go down.”

    Scorecard

    Golf results.

    Raspberry Festival 5K run set for Aug. 6

    Registration is open for the 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk that kicks off the day of family fun at Raspberry Festival on Aug. 6.

    Two-day Clearwater Region hunting, fishing expo scheduled this August

    Idaho Fish and Game is hosting the third annual two-day “Fish & Hunt Idaho Expo.” This event will be held Aug. 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club Shooting Range at 27007 Tom Beale Road near Lapwai, and Aug. 26, 8-4 p.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

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    Forming Up

    The wrestling gym at GHS was packed last week, when competitors from across the region came to Grangeville for a camp taught by instructors from the NCAA Division I level.

    What to know about bull trout fishing

    They’re big, they’re hard fighting, and they’re one of Idaho’s most overlooked trophy fishing opportunities, but many anglers are still confused whether they can target bull trout for catch-and-release fishing. The short answer is yes.

    Women’s flycasting course set

    Kelly Creek Flycasters and Idaho Fish and Game wil co-sponsor a women's fly fishing clinic that includes classroom sessions at the Fish and Game office on 16th Street, Lewiston, casting lessons at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds on Burrell Ave, Lewiston, and a weekend fishing trip on the North Fork Clearwater River.

    Volleyball officiating job opportunity offered

    Anyone 18 years of age who is interested in becoming a volleyball official through the Idaho High School Activities Association in District II may plan on attending a rules clinic at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Lewiston High School.

Community

    MVSD 244 hires new superintendent

    Mountain View School District 244 board voted this week to hire a new superintendent.

    Organization News

    Records

    - Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens - Crazy Critters 4-H

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    Dancing To Oldies: Girls dance at Thursday Summer Concert

    It was a night of feel-good “oldies” with the duo Jon and Rand at Pioneer Park during the Free Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 20 in Grangeville. The event is sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

    Kamiah board vote to try four-day week with 2018-19 year

    Kamiah loses tribal grant funding for coming year

    Still one year away, Kamiah Joint School District 304 will soon join the ranks of Orofino, Salmon River (Riggins) and Craigmont schools. At the July board meeting, trustees voted 3-2 in favor of going to a four-day week in the 2018-19 school year.

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    Taxiway closures scheduled to maintain aircraft activity

    'This will be an inconvenience to pilots, but the runway remains open'

    Construction work currently under way at the Idaho County Airport will put completion to last year’s multi-million-dollar runway and taxiway reconstruction project. Fixed-wing pilots will still be able to use the facility, though a west end portion of the taxiway will be closed for this phase of work, set to last 10 days; and the east end will be closed for improvements tentatively starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, and last about a week. Taxiway work was broken into two phases so aircraft could still use the facility.

    Neglected car safety tragic for kids, pets

    'Decision to choose perceived convenience over safety can have tragic consequences'

    “Drivers may think they can leave children and pets unattended in a vehicle while they complete a quick errand,” says Matthew Conde, public affairs director for AAA Idaho. “The decision to choose perceived convenience over safety can have tragic consequences.”

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    Albatross Stops Over For Engine Repair

    This Grumman HU-16 “Albatross” was parked at the Idaho County Airport last Friday, July 21.

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    Operation Horses & Heroes: Veterans seek, find help at Grangeville ranch

    'It’s a way of paying it forward'

    Spending time with horses – and each other — proved a big help to veterans from across the country whose military service took them around the world and brought them home with little thought for the transition these men and women are making to civilian life. Operation Horses and Heroes was here to help.

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

Opinion

    Economic development starts, driven by local chamber of commerce

    Editorial

    Today’s view is more often looking outward to solve our problems. Economic development is one such area that we look to others – politicians, non-profit cooperatives, paid consultants — to address and solve. But the first and best tool lies at home: your local chamber of commerce.

    Modern media believes government is the solution for everything

    Guest Opinion

    After reading Andrew Ottoson’s article last week [July 19 issue] I am reminded of a quote from Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Address: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” But that was in 1981, the year Andrew Ottoson was born. This brings to mind another Reagan quote: “I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”

    Don’t understand Idaho’s one-party system politics

    Letters to the Editor

    What is happening to this country that was developed of, by and for the people? Elected officials no longer want to learn what the people wish on important bills involving huge numbers of the public. Let’s take eliminating Obamacare for example.

    Resemble pigs running to the trough for government handouts

    Letters to the Editor

    When push came to shove, we now find that there is a large number of Congress members who think that socialism is still the way to go with the “new healthcare plan.”



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