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Hospital employee arrested for false bomb threat to facility

A Grangeville man faces a felony charge for making a false bomb threat last week that resulted in a lockdown of Syringa Hospital and disrupted services for more than three hours.

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High school sports schedules, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Monday night football: GHS JV footballers to host Orofino

The Grangeville High School junior varsity will host Orofino Monday night, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., at GHS.

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Friday Night Results: Week 4

Prairie thumped Clearwater Valley 64-8 behind rushing touchdowns on each of Lucas Arnzen's first three carries. In Grangeville, GHS rolled the Lake City JV 42-14. In Kamiah, the Kubs crushed Potlatch 58-6.

Gun range land transfer moves forward

H.R. 5040, the Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act, which would establish a county-operated range on 31 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land near Riggins, passed committee last week, according to a release from the office of Rep. Raul Labrador.

GHS girls soccer meeting set

GRANGEVILLE -- Organizers will meet with those interested in establishing a 2015-2016 Grangeville High School girls soccer team at the Oscar's Conference Room at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29. Sign-up sheets are located at GEMS, GHS, and SPPS. No soccer experience is necessary.

Bomb hoax scare at Syringa Hospital

Investigation under way; no motive, suspect as yet

(SEPT. 25 UPDATE) - Investigation is ongoing into Thursday’s bomb threat hoax at Syringa Hospital with no leads at present regarding a suspect or a reason.

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Update: Johnson Bar Fire burnouts to conclude Friday

Johnson Bar Fire personnel on Thursday completed part of the last of the burn outs command has planned in order to consolidate control of the fire's western edge.

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Heavy rain, wind gusts may hit region today, Friday

NWS: potential for damage, power outages

Heavy rains and wind gusts are forecast starting today for the North Central Idaho region, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula.

General election: Nov. 4 -Absentee voting under way; commission seats contested

Elections? Already? In-person absentee voting started Monday, Sept. 22, at the Idaho County Courthouse for races to be decided in the Nov. 4 general election.

New life for land exchange: WPT delivers Lochsa plan to legislators

Western Pacific Timber (WPT) delivered an Upper Lochsa Land Exchange proposal to the offices of Sen. Jim Risch, Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Raul Labrador last Monday, Sept. 22.

Law enforcement warns impersonation scams making regional rounds

Scammer reveals call trick to CPD police

Scammers try many techniques to trick potential victims out of their personal and financial information, such as posing as representing a governmental agency. But those tricks can come to a halt if they unknowingly try to scam a law enforcement officer … such as recently with Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran.

District 244 seeks trustee for Zone 2

Once again, a job move has thwarted the efforts of Mountain View School District 244 to retain a board member.

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Autumn Whitewater

Unseasonably warm temperatures are providing good conditions for whitewater rafting enthusiasts to continue to enjoy Idaho County rivers. Last Saturday, Sept. 20, a group of several rafts were navigating the Salmon River near Lightning Creek Rapids.

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Four in a row: Kubs’ scoring streak continues

A famous boxer supposedly said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Clearwater Valley’s designs for slowing down Kamiah took a hit 15 seconds into the game last Friday night, Sept. 19.

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Quilt show set for this weekend

Get your projects completed, it’s time for the biennial quilt show. Entitled “Forever Free,” the ninth show will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, 400 South Idaho.

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Unclear why no season on lower Salmon River

Letter: Dan Coburn Cottonwood

A hope and a prayer? Biggest salmon run since 1939? Letting the folks on the Snake have six fish per day? Great.

USFS destroying forest, economy

Letter: Leonard Wallace New Meadows

Whatever happened to forest management? In the ‘60s, you could see a long way in the forest, now you are lucky if you can see 100 feet. In the ‘60s we were logging the old growth, the economy was strong, and jobs were plentiful.

Weathermen are wrong because they aren’t locals

I read this article in this small local paper about this person talking about how those who forecast the weather are never right.

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