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Rule change before council allowing dogs some park space

New $300 infraction included for failure to scoop the poop

ICSO investigating ownership claim of cash found last month

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating an individual’s claim to tens of thousands of dollars found at a Keuterville-area property last month.

Troupis to speak on Common Core at Lincoln Day event

Eagle attorney Christ Troupis will be the featured speaker at this Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greencreek Community Hall.

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Making It Straight: Forest Service to rearrange Crooked River

The H&H Mining Company’s dredging during the late 1930s and early 1940s rearranged Crooked River, leaving a two-mile legacy of “meanders” that the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests now intend to undo. Public access to the area will be limited for up to six years after the work begins, during which the mine tailings will be moved to make way for 64 acres of wetlands in the floodplains astride more than 10,000 feet of channels slated for reconstruction.

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State runs Feb. 27-28 at Pocatello: Wrestlers ace district tourney

The Clearwater Valley nine carried the 1A District I-II team title last Saturday, Feb. 21, in part on the strength of a strong finish by Tyler Morrow. Individually, one of the day’s best results belonged to Prairie’s Dally Ratcliff, who won the district title at 132 pounds.

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Logs Spilled, Driver Unhurt

Speed and mechanical failure were cited as factors in a Monday, Feb. 23, log truck accident on Mt. Idaho Grade Road.

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Still needed: responsible budgeting

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual Budget and Economic Outlook report shows that, absent action, the United States continues to remain on an unsustainable fiscal path with the national debt expected to grow by $9 trillion during the course of the next 10 years. According to CBO, the cost of the interest payments alone on the debt are expected to rise by 5.6 trillion, which would account for roughly 13.5 percent of total annual federal spending.

Embracing new approaches to achieving recovery, resiliency

The State of Idaho and Optum are working together with one goal in mind: to transform the outpatient mental health and substance use system to better help people reach recovery and ensure that valuable tax dollars are used effectively.

Your generosity has blessed our community

Letter: Carol Schmidt Camas Prairie Food Bank Grangeville

Camas Prairie Food Bank Board and volunteer staff thank all who have helped us, this past year, continue to serve those needing food assistance in our area.

True morality isn’t legislated; takes inward heart change

Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville

There seems to be a continual push for enacting moral laws to protect us from ourselves. Consider those who fight to establish anti-gun laws.

Can ITD Dist. 2 get some respect? How about a crosswalk?

Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia

The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12, in Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Idaho Transportation Department’s 2nd District. It gets no respect. The last time it got respect, Captain Meriwether Lewis had something to do with it.

Next year, send your affectations to home

Letter: Steven Wassmuth Grangeville

Call me the “Valentine’s Day Scrooge” if you wish but something last week made me wonder why this had to happen.

Get Acquainted 2015 hits the newsstands

It's Your Business

Have you seen the 2015 Get Acquainted special section published by the Idaho County Free Press and Shopper? You should have received your copy inserted in today’s Shopper.

Mailbox vandalism spree hits

Kamiah area; ICSO seeks info

Information is sought on a series of mailbox vandalism incidents in the Beaverslide, Caribel, Kidder Ridge and Woodland areas that occurred Sunday night and Monday morning, Feb. 22-23.

Pine Tree hosts 59th annual meeting

Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 31, celebrating its 59th anniversary since its inception in 1956 by 14 Grangeville employees of P.L (Prairie Land) & H.P (Haener Planer) Company.

Grangeville is Idaho’s fourth safest city says new SafeWise report

Grangeville is the fourth safest city in Idaho, according to a report by, a community-focused security organization. According to statistics compiled from the FBI’s recently released Crime Report, Grangeville reported the fewest violent crimes: .31 per 1,000; and property crimes 10.94 per 1,000.

Syringa board has two vacancies

The Syringa Hospital Board has two vacancies that need to be filled.

Salmon River steelhead biting; Clearwater catch rates popping

Exodus Wilderness Adventures reported the Salmon River is “in excellent shape and has great visibility” at the outset of another week of strong steelhead fishing.

IDFG promotes fisheries manager

Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has named Ed Schriever as the department’s new Deputy Director of Operations. Schriever has been an Idaho Fish and Game employee for 31 years. He started in 1984 as a fish culturist at the Grace Hatchery and moved up through the ranks serving seven years as the Clearwater Region’s Fisheries Manager before becoming Fisheries Bureau Chief in 2008.


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