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Slides, debris result in closures on county, USFS roads

Idaho County reporting closure on Cedar Creek Road due to Thursday night collapse; problems on Big Cedar, Cove Road. Nez Perce-Clearwater Reporting two forest roads closed on Moose Creek Ranger District due to slides and debris.

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Higgins to return to Kamiah as superintendent

Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district.

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Community walks start April 1

The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).

Lt. Governor declares Idaho, Lewis counties in state of emergency

State to "provide resources and assistance wherever we can"

Acting Governor Brad Little declares two states of emergency; Idaho, Lewis counties declared disaster areas

Runoff from heavy rains fill pool at Jerry Johnson rec site

On or about March 17, 2017, the upper (largest) hot spring pool at Jerry Johnson recreation site, located along Highway 12 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was completely filled with silt and debris from heavy rains and high runoff.

Court Records: District/Magistrate

Records

Idaho County District Court: Judge Gregory FitzMaurice, Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Records

Dispatch Log: March 13 - March 19

Organizations

Grangeville Senior Center March 13 – pledge, Stanley Modrell, prayer, Shirley Crane; free dinner, Helen McLean, meals at site: 71 with 31 home-deliveries;

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CIAA celebrates founding member Eddie Olson

50th Spring Show in May

In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Eddie Olson. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.

Good legislative effort continues for sexual assault victims

Editorial

Good work continues for sexual assault victims, as Monday saw unanimous passage of House Bill 146 that addresses untested rape kits in the state.

Salvage Idaho’s forest family

Guest Opinion

An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once lived and loved.

Thanks to patrons for their levy ‘yes’ votes

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of the students and staff of Clearwater Valley Jr/Sr High School, I would like to thank the local patrons who voted yes on the recent levy.

Where to find ‘big’ money? The FAIRtax

Letter to the Editor

So, President Trump, you are looking for some really big $$$ (in the trillions) for the infrastructure, military and a wall. Here are some ideas.

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Bulldogs win opener at CV

Baseball

Clearwater Valley handed opening day starter Keiran Owens a 7-0 lead two innings into the Rams’ first game of the season. But in the course of hosting Grangeville, CV’s bats went quiet last Tuesday afternoon, March 14.

Young GHS squad tastes Vollmer Bowl

Track & Field

For so many Grangeville track and field athletes, the competition last Saturday, March 18, was their first.

Loughran doubles; Pfefferkorn, Rives open on top

Track & Field

The Clearwater Valley boys placed third as a team behind Deer Park and Troy last Saturday, March 18, and the CV girls took fourth behind three out-of-state teams.

Estimated 600K juvenile Kooskia hatchery chinook lost to mechanical failure last Friday

Approximately 600,000 juvenile spring chinook died at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery during the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, when power to the water recirculation system was lost.

Sports...in brief

Chinook fishing set; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Youth baseball sign-ups slated; Turkey Federation banquet coming up; Softball clinic slated; Grangeville places third in shoot-off.

School levy election draws less than third of voters

‘Disappointed in the turnout’ says board chair

“I have to say I was a little disappointed in the turnout for one thing,” said school board chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia. “I was really hoping to have a better representation.”

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Cottonwood’s Bent Hinge offers DIY fun

Cottonwood’s latest brick and mortar business combines custom-designed products with fun. The Bent Hinge recently opened at the corner of Main and King streets. Serena Lockett offers personalized products, such as T-shirts and mugs. And on Friday evenings, Lockett opens her doors for a do-it-yourself workshop.

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