Investigation into human remains discovered in Lewis County

Investigation is under way into human remains discovered in Lewis County last week. All of the remains located appear to be weathered and aged, according to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Remains will be analyzed by forensic anthropologists and dental specialists to determine age, sex, race, and physical characteristics to assist law enforcement in their identification. Read more...

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Sponsored content: Winterizing the garden - Preparing roses for winter

The summer garden debris is cleared out, the yard raked and raked again of leaves, and tools are winterized and stored. What did I forget? How about those roses? Winter weather across much of Idaho County can put the challenge to rose bushes to survive and thrive. So, what should you be doing to help those through the winds, frosts, freezes and snowloads our region can throw at them?

November 15, 2017 12:22 p.m. read more..


Sponsored content: Hot springs tours: Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

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. So … go soak your head! And the rest of yourself in a dip in Jerry Johnson Hot Springs.

November 15, 2017 12:21 p.m. read more..


Sponsored content: ICL&P adopts smallest rate increase in co-op’s history

If you attended your annual meeting on Nov. 2, you heard a lot of information about your cooperative, including an upcoming rate increase this Jan. 1. It’s never easy to raise rates, because our members are our owners, but costs continue to increase. We work diligently to make sure that you receive safe, affordable and reliable power at cost. This, after all, is the cooperative way.

November 15, 2017 12:19 p.m. read more..


Sponsored content: Cooking for residents an enjoyable experience

“I love the elderly. Just visiting with them and getting to know them is worthwhile,” she said. Bruegeman has worked at GHR for two years and before that was a property appraiser for 14 years. Before that, she and her husband owned a restaurant for a decade.

November 15, 2017 12:16 p.m. read more..
  

Sponsored content: Diabetes awareness month: Learning to control the disease

“When people are diagnosed with diabetes, it can be confusing and scary,” said Wren. “Almost everyone knows about diabetes, but it can be difficult to understand. We explain not only what the disease is, but how it progresses and, most importantly, how it can be controlled.”

November 15, 2017 12:08 p.m. read more..

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Maurice Vincent awarded Quilt of Valor
99-year-old Maurice Vincent of Grangeville was honored with a Quilt of Valor by the Camas Prairie Quilters Dec. 7, 2017, at Meadowlark Homes in Grangeville.

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Winter recreation maps available

With snow accumulating in the high country, the Salmon River and Red River Ranger Districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests want to remind forest vi...

December 11, 2017 10:23 a.m. read more..

CV-Kamiah co-op wins Griswold again

Two years ago, it was Ian Anderson. Last year, it was Kieran Owens and Alfredo Gonzalez. Last Saturday, Dec. 2, it was Carson Morrow and Peyton Whipple who, by p...

December 6, 2017 9:41 a.m. read more..

Community



Lewis takes on Ida-Lew position

If not for an internship while in college, Gavin Lewis’ life may have taken a completely different direction. As it is, Lewis is the new economic development director for Ida-Lew Economic Development Council.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Griffis trains in mountain medicine

Dr. Danny Griffis, a family physician at Syringa Hospital and Clinics, was recently awarded a diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) through the University of New Mexico. The Diploma in Mountain Medicine is an internationally accredited program that has set the standard in advanced training for medical providers in austere backcountry settings for the past 20 years. It consists of 50 hours of didactics in mountain medicine and rescue and 18 days of practical hands on training in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado during both summer and winter conditions.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


4 Weeks Of Christmas: Week Two Winner

Christon Medley of Grangeville, an employee of Idaho County Light and Power, was winner of the 4 Weeks of Christmas giveaway’s second week. She received a $250 gift certificate to B&B Bargain. See this page or go online to enter by answering questions for next week’s prize of a $500 gift certificate from Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


It's Your Business: Santa to be at Bell Equip. in Nezperce Friday

Don’t forget: Syringa Hospital & Clinics is sponsoring a Senior Holiday Luncheon at The Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, this Friday, Dec. 8, noon, the regular lunch time. A three-course meal and sparkling cider will be served tableside by SHC staff. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are appreciated and will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. •

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Opinion



Firefighter shortage a life or death matter

Home heating fires are popping up on regional and national newspaper pages, but the “story behind the story” is not what could have been done to prevent these, but whether someone will show up to put out the fire in time. Or at all. Check out Lucky Brandt’s plea in this week’s letters page. He’s a longtime Kooskia firefighter raising such a warning, and also a call: Idaho County needs more volunteer firefighters.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Developing a skilled work force through registered apprenticeships

Not too long ago, St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood found itself in need of a medical lab scientist. After searching eight months for a qualified applicant, hospital officials worked with their local Idaho Department of Labor office to develop a registered apprenticeship program. Today the program is working so well St. Mary’s plans to set up a second apprenticeship for the same skill set.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Local volunteer fire departments need more help

The point here is all local volunteer fire departments need more help. We do the best we can with the people we have, but the time seems to be coming when no one will respond to someone’s fire. More property damage will result, and lives may even be lost for lack of volunteers.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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