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Probert: J-Bar fire salvage project decision to be withdrawn

Earlier this month, a federal court ordered a preliminary injunction in the civil case over the Forest Service’s Johnson Bar Fire Salvage project. The order stopped salvage logging near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic rivers, which was set to begin as early as May 16. Now the salvage logging project is being withdrawn.

Tempus Fugit - May 25, 2016

•CANFIELD – Governor Ross and Lt. Gov. Mix visited the Canfield country. The community feels it has commissioners on the job. They were able to interest the governor in this section.

Irene L. Schaffer, 89

White Bird, Idaho

Irene L. Schaffer, 89, of White Bird, Idaho, died Saturday...

Roy T. Siggers, 77

Grangeville, Idaho

Roy T. Siggers, 77, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Feb. 22, 2016

Jim Tuning, 74

Soldotna, Alaska

Jim Tuning, 74, of Soldotna, Alaska, formerly of Woodland, Idaho, died peacefully...

Riggins News: Graduation set for this Friday night

My Sweet 16 quote of the week is actually the quote of the SRHS Class of 2016, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Salmon River Graduation for the class of 2016, Morgan Bieren, Hannah Cornforth, Alex Diaz, Beau’D Hopkins, Ethan Mead, Diah Saputia Galland, Victor Schmidt, Ryan Simonson, and Rylie Travis, will take place this Friday May 27, at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Salmon River High School gymnasium. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend this graduation and celebration as well as the reception to follow in the multipurpose room.

Elk City: Taco feed to help fund ECVFD

Memorial Day services will be held at the bridge in Elk City on May 29 at 1 p.m. Let’s get out and honor our veterans. As reported last week, the Elk City VFW Auxiliary and Post is again sponsoring the giant taco feed to benefit the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department on May 28 at the VFW kitchen from 5–7 p.m. The charge is $8 for all-you-can-eat tacos.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Long Camp car show to be held on June 4

Kamiah library is gearing up for summer activities. Registration is currently taking place for the summer reading program for K-8. If you would like to register your child in one of their programs call the library for information. They are also actively seeking new, local writers to participate in the Montana Book Festival’s efforts to promote new writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. If you, or someone you know, has an interest in writing, visit their website at

Cottonwood News: Memorial Day services set for Ferdinand, Keuterville

Save the date: Calling all Catholic Men. The 19th Inland Northwest Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held on the weekend of Oct. 21-23 at Camp n-sid-sen on Lake Coeur d’Alene. This retreat will feature Dr. Tom Curran as our retreat master.

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Marimba Madness

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Students try their hand at newspapering

This spring, the students in Mr. Tosten‛s second and third-grade class at Clearwater Valley Elementary School decided to squeeze one more thing into a busy schedule. One student, Autum, first suggested the idea of writing a newspaper.

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Music Makers

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Battle of the Books: Students take reading to a whole new level

Fourth and fifth graders battled it out at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in May. It wasn’t a typical battle but a battle of wits and skill … it was the “Battle of the Books.” “We have been very excited to be able to offer this program this year, thanks to a grant from Grangeville Community Foundation,” said GEMS Principal Dr. Susan Anderson.

Kooskia Library sets variety of events

The Kooskia Library has a variety of events and programs scheduled. A book sale is set for June 11, starting 8 a.m., at the Kooskia Community Center. Used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks, 25 cents. At 11a.m., the $1 bag sale starts. To donate books, drop them off at the library. No magazines. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.

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Births: May 25, 2016

Tyson and Anna Stowers of Prescott, Wash., are the parents of a daughter, Rylee Rae, born May 12, 2016.

River conditions stall search for missing women

Car involved in crash located

River conditions continue to hamper search efforts for two University of Idaho students who are presumed drowned following a vehicle accident into the Salmon River last week.

Community Briefs: May 25, 2016

The summer reading program kickoff party at Grangeville Centennial Library is set for Friday, May 27.

Grangeville sets Memorial Day programs

Memorial Day services and activities are scheduled for Grangeville for this Monday, May 30.

Body of drowning victim, Despain, found at Stites

Missing for more than a month, the body of drowning victim Burke Despain, 64, of Kalispell, Mont., was found at Stites last week.

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Cottonwood paraprofessional named outstanding educator

A Prairie Elementary School paraprofessional was beyond surprised when she was honored Wednesday, May 18, with the spring 2016 Lewis-Clark State College Division of Education and Kinesiology’s Outstanding Educator Award.


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