Bill to remove grocery tax introduced

Among removing the grocery tax, the bill would cut individual income taxes by half a percent for all brackets, slash business income taxes for large corporations from 7.4 to 5 percent and eliminate the grocery tax credit. “This particular option really reflects the best policy of Idaho,” said Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton, who sponsored the bill. “It helps families and it helps bring in business by reducing the tax rate.” Read more...

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Sponsored content: Spinal health: Good nutrition and hydration

The discs in your cervical spine, between the vertebrae, and in your lower back serve as a cushion or shock absorber and add about 25 percent of the length of the spine. Degeneration of these discs result in a decrease in the height of spine and a person’s overall height.

January 17, 2018 11:14 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Idaho County Light and Power talks about future.

One of my favorite quotes has always been, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Yet sometimes remembering our history with the goal of repeating it can actually be a good thing.

January 17, 2018 11:10 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Winter maintenance: Schedule routine service now

All too often, we put them away without realizing that the fuel is going to age, the winch cable is tangled up, and there are remnants of food and supplies from the last ride. These are all recipes for disaster.

January 17, 2018 10:51 a.m. read more..


Kamiah ends CV’s season

A run during the second quarter Wednesday night, Feb. 14, put the Kamiah boys in charge, and they went on to close out Clearwater Valley 51-42. Kamiah will play ...

February 15, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

Adkison aims at state tourney

Grangeville’s Chase Adkison — already small-town famous for his baseball exploits with a Lewiston American Legion team last summer — has been making an impact fo...

February 14, 2018 7:43 a.m. read more..

Salmon River bounced by Deary

Salmon River misfired on two point-blank jump shots – either of which would have given them a one-point lead with less than a minute left in their play-in game S...

February 14, 2018 7:42 a.m. read more..



Mulching business going full-force

Do you have overgrowth in your fields or on your property that needs cleaned? Some underbrush you may like to reduce before fire season? Eli Rad is your man. Eli Rad, Rad Mulching and Fire Reduction, LLC, has been a co-owner in the business for the past decade and recently became the sole owner.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Community efforts address health of forests, rural communities

When it comes to forest management, controversies about forest fires, litigation, clearcuts, and agency gridlock often dominate the headlines. But behind the scenes, Idahoans are writing several success stories that don’t often make the news. That’s a shame, because when the timber industry, conservationists and others work together, the results are good for Idaho.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Another way to look at NICI carolers

In the Free Press, for three weeks, I have read emotional letters over the Christmas caroling done by “residents” at NICI to “residents” at the assisted living homes in Grangeville.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Carbon monoxide: avoid injury, death; take precautions

Kooskia Fire and Ambulance have responded to at least five incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning in the last two years. These resulted in two fatalities and twelve patients transported to a hospital. Some of the exposures were quite serious with effects lasting for a significant period of time. These could have resulted in additional fatalities in a relatively short period of time.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Why perpetuate the criminal stigma?

I have been disappointed and disheartened by the recent letters to the editor with the unkind and, in my opinion, unwarranted comments about NICI’s community service program.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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