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Sponsored content: Solar eclipse: Protect your eyes with proper solar filters

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979. Within the path of totality, you can safely witness the two or more minutes, when the moon completely covers the sun, with the naked eye.

Sponsored content: Lush green grass:Lawn sprinkling systems help

That’s not uncommon. It’s hard to maintain consistency using lawn sprinklers dragged around and set up from place to place. Is enough water being used, or are you overwatering? Is your entire lawn receiving the same coverage, or are sections being missed due to home and landscaping obstructions? Are you watering at optimum times, or are you catching it as you can?

Sponsored content: Athletes and injuries: Routine adjustment can help

Experts estimate that 90 percent of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential. All National Football League (NFL) teams rely on Doctors of Chiropractic in varying capacities, and 77 percent of athletic trainers have referred players to a chiropractor for evaluation or treatment.

Sponsored content: From volunteers to employees: Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation is a way of life for local Farris twins

For twin sisters Macenzie and Micaela Farris, juniors at Grangeville High School, GHR has been a way of life.

Sponsored content: H.R. 3144 protects salmon and affordable hydro power

There’s good news for the Northwest and the federal hydro system that powers it: Key members in the Congressional delegation have stepped up to declare the value of affordable, renewable hydropower to our economy and way of life. They’re as-serting their rightful authority over the eight federal dams that serve families and businesses in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.

Sponsored content: Majestic vistas: Take in view of Seven Devils

Tires get us to places we have to go, and more impor-tantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see. Get a view of one of Idaho County’s most majestic vistas, the Seven Devils.

Sponsored content: Online auctions: Internet marketing can work for you

Looking to buy a used backhoe, tractor, riding mower or ATV? Check out GOBIDTODAY.COM, where auctioneer Kyle Musick and his wife, Ashley, are helping sellers around the region move farm equipment and estate items.

Sponsored content: Controlling your message: Who are you again?

Your customers are always paying attention. So, as a business owner, you need to ask yourself, “What are people noticing about me and my business?”

Sponsored content: Hitting the “dusty” trail: Dry weather can cause debris to clog air filters

For motorized trail riders, the heat and dry soil are part of what makes the outdoors great – even though it can be hard on machines.

Sponsored content: St. Mary’s nurses: Everyday heroes in the health care field making a difference

Nurses have one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs out there. They are some of the most dedicated professionals in the health care field, provid-ing comfort, respite and necessary care to those who fall ill.

Fish and Game commission to meet Aug. 25 in Boise

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Friday, August 25 at Fish and Game’s Headquarters office, 600 S. Walnut in Boise.

Hunters plan for warm weather

Early season big game hunts have started and hunters are already in the field to take advantage of what looks to be another great season. But with daytime temperatures reaching the mid-90’s and the high risk for wildfires, Idaho Fish and Game encourages early season hunters to plan ahead and keep these weather-related precautions in mind.

Fish and Game closes steelhead harvest to protect small run of fish

An extremely small number of steelhead returning to Idaho so far has prompted Fish and Game to reduce the bag limit on adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead to zero – closing all rivers to harvest for the fall steelhead season.

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Skillz uncrushed in softball finale

The summer softball season came to an end last Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Skillz holding off Kooskia Krush 19-17 in the trophy game.

Sports...in brief

Fall soccer sign-ups offered this week; Squires to be honored Sept. 1; KHS sports complex to be named; SuperHunt draws 24K entries, nets $164K.

Idaho Travel Council announces annual grant awards

During its meeting held in McCall the first week of August, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted more than $5 million in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

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It's Your Business: ACE updates lawn center; Pizza Factory orders new salad bar

Tonya J. Kennedy, MMC of City of Grangeville (clerk), has earned the designation of master municipal clerk (MMC), which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc.

In the News: Aug. 16, 2017

Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year have still not been signed in Mountain View School District 244 as the Aug. 8 mediation meeting did not see the two come to an agreement. “We want what’s best for our kids, and we appreciate our teachers and what they do,” said Mike Dominguez. “My hope is that we can come together and talk this through and come to an agreement.” Negotiations will continue this Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Crazy Days

Shoppers spent time downtown Grangeville last week, Aug. 10, 11 and 12, for the annual Crazy Days sales. Here, Irwin Drug set up its sales on its Main Street sidewalks for easy access.

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Hauger lets the dogs out: Raises money for Animal Ark through senior project

“I really love working with animals, so I thought, ‘why not do that and help out locally while doing my senior project at the time?’” said Marie Hauger. Hauger, a senior at Grangeville High School, has worked this summer for Animal Ark Lost and Found. Melinda Hall, a longtime Animal Ark volunteer and organizer, was her mentor. “Marie did a great job,” she said. “She is so sweet and has a great attitude. I have really been blessed by her.”

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