A boulder fell on the highway, delaying traffic and reducing traffic on U.S. Highway 12 to one lane on Monday afternoon east of Lowell. The Idaho Department of Transportation reported the delay is near milepost 134 approximately 58 miles east of Kooskia, between Bald Mountain and the Colgate Licks Rest Area.
In the battle of the Bulldogs -- Grangeville versus Genesee -- Michael and Michael (Stevens and Wilson) had big nights for the victorious hosts.
It could be up to a week before vehicles can be allowed north of Hells Canyon Park. Idaho Power crews are removing a 60-yard-long section of boulders and rock, and clearing additional unstable material from the cliff above the road.
Jeniann Bowers and her daughter, KayCee K., are trying hard to turn a love of reading and writing into a full-time business.
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
For Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran, the big standout for the year, which will carry into 2015 and hopefully beyond, is the partnerships and coordination with other entities to improve public safety.
A familiar face will take a place on the Syringa Board of Trustees.
Governor “Butch” Otter appointed Grangeville attorney Gregory FitzMaurice last week to the position of second district judge, effective immediately.
After the host Lumberjacks stumbled to score just three points during the second quarter last Saturday, Jan. 17, Grangeville’s boys had a bead on the Central Idaho League’s top spot. But St. Maries dialed in on the bottom of the net during the second half and shot its way to the league lead, 55-50, with a win in the Lumberjacks’ CIL opener.
Student embodies political passion
Symbols mean something different to everyone who looks at them. They are matters of opinion, but when widely-shared, symbols can unite communities as large as nations around a shared sense of values. When enshrined in law, mere symbols can shape what about our society will stand the test of time.
Public turnout at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis Capital for a Day event showed lots of folks had questions for their governor and public officials.
Letter: Ken Harvey Orofino
Idaho, Tennessee and Indiana are the last three states that allow forced annexations.
Letter: Darcy James Boise
We have just been through a season of generosity. Many of us stretched our Christmas budgets to buy toys for needy children, festive foods for struggling families, coats for the homeless, and so on. And we were happy to do so.
Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia
Syringa Hospital delivers professional care. Caring, “everybody knows your name” care. Unfortunately, my family uses their services regularly. We appreciate them. Still, there are issues.
Letter: Carol Yalbuw Grangeville
Thank you so much for the wonderful and professional front page of your Jan. 14 issue of the Free Press. There is not one picture or story of a criminal (They’re our heroes?) or of a suspected (but thus immortalized as guilty) criminal.
Letter of thanks: Kim Peterson Blood drive chairperson
I would like to thank everyone who donated blood or volunteered at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Jan. 8. Special thanks go out to Anne and Dave Fraser and Ace Home Center for donating the use of portable heaters and the Trinity Lutheran Church and Gamma Beta Sorority for providing the delicious cookies.
Baby takes flight for life on birth day
Ashlynn Shanae Moore and T.J. Rhoades were surprised to learn their daughter was Idaho County’s first baby of 2015. They were even more surprised at the events that followed their daughter’s birth.
Idahoans who end their education in high school can, on average, expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state’s 2013 high school graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year program. Why are Idaho’s high school students not going on to college or other postsecondary education programs?
The Idaho State Tax Commission started processing 2014 Idaho individual income tax returns yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 20, the same date the Internal Revenue Service began processing federal returns.
The 52nd annual Ground Hog Feed is set for the Clearwater IOOF Hall Sunday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This all-you-can-eat home-ground and seasoned sausage, eggs, pancakes and beverages, is available for a nominal fee. In addition, bulk sausage will be sold at the door.