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Storm brings 27 fires to North Central Idaho; drone incursion disrupts Rattlesnake Creek operation

Storms brought moderate lightning overnight igniting multiple fire starts in the area. Currently 27 fires have been reported and firefighting resources from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Department of Lands, Nez Perce Tribe, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and pre-staged interagency resources are coordinating initial response, the Forest Service said in a news release Aug. 18.

August 19, 2018 8:53 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Amy Hall enjoys job as CNA

“I enjoy my job and having the flexibility to help my dad, too,” she said. “This is a good place to work.”

August 17, 2018 11:21 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: How to get a military or veteran ID card

A military ID card or dependent ID is a valuable card, which can unlock a variety of valuable benefits, such as health care through TRICARE, education benefits, and access base facilities, including the commissary, base exchange, MWR centers and other support agencies.

August 17, 2018 11:08 a.m. read more..

Sponsored content: Think smarter when watering, caring for yard during the heat

Now well into the dry heat of an Idaho County summer, your lawn may be showing the strain – and brown — of the season. But just dumping more water onto the ground may not be the solution. Think smarter on how better to maintain your yard in August.

August 17, 2018 11:07 a.m. read more..

Hot August Loops roping event pays out $35K

“This was the largest breakaway jackpot payout for the northwest so far in the 2018 circuit standings,” Hot August Loops organizer Renee Duman of Two Bar V Livestock Ranch told the Free Press Monday, Aug. 13, of the Aug. 4-5 pro sanctioned roping event.

August 15, 2018 6:48 a.m. read more..

Opioid Crisis: Community weighs in at info event at Kamiah

The statistics are staggering. “In 2014, there were 86 opiate prescriptions for every 100 persons in Idaho,” stated Dr. Peg Gehring, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. That may mean one person could have four different prescriptions, she said. But that many is too many, and Gehring wants to see that change.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Commission takes up bridge concerned in gold haul route

Concern for a bridge – mainly, for who would be liable for injuries and repairs if it failed under freight weight – is expected to hold up new Orogrande-area gold digs for a month or more while Idaho County researches road history details and prepares to enter an agreement that may involve residents and the company now leasing the old Friday Mine.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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