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Riggins, Grangeville, Kooskia: Multi-hazard planning public meetings start next week

Public meetings will be held next week in Riggins, Grangeville and Kooskia to providing information and take comment on Idaho County’s updating its multi-hazard mitigation plan.

Helipad demo waits on council approval

Grangeville’s Main Street may feel the blast of rotor wash within the month as part of a demonstration being planned by Syringa Hospital in its efforts to develop a helipad adjacent to the facility for air transport of critical patients.

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Mock crash a grim lesson

The scene was grim at Grangeville High School Friday, April 10.

Seats contested in May 19 races for hwy districts

Board positions for two highway districts will be contested in the upcoming May 19 elections.

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Salmon River Jet Boat Races 2015

The annual pilgrimage of jet boats to Salmon River country is set to go this weekend, and the river looks ready. Despite a mild winter conspiring with an early spring to rob the low elevations of much of their typical snowpack, the Salmon River was running at about 11,000 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 13.

County objecting to Crooked River Valley rehab project

The Forest Service’s Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation would dramatically reshape a valley marked by mining five miles west of Elk City, and the Idaho County Commission is objecting.

IPU Commission taking comments on annual fixed cost adjustment

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comment on an Idaho Power Company proposal to increase rates for residential and small commercial customers by 0.35% as part of the company’s annual Fixed Cost Adjustment (FCA).

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Report emphasizes need for early childhood education

Idaho County highest in state for preschool enrollment

Less than 54 percent of Idaho’s kids are ready to read when they enter kindergarten, a new report, Building Stronger Foundations, outlines.

Helicopter demo will help answer lingering questions on SH helipad proposal


Next Monday, the Grangeville City Council will be hearing a proposal for a helicopter demonstration at the proposed Syringa Hospital helipad site on Main Street.

On May 7, Idaho Gives; will you?

It’s fair to say that we live in a fairly conservative state, where the values of independence, freedom, and self-reliance tend to shape public policy.

GYB sign outdated; needs a better place

Letter: Gladys Harris, Orofino

I took a back way into Grangeville last week and I saw this sign on the hill. It was for the Grangeville Youth Baseball, but I almost missed that as the sign is pretty peeled up and faded.

County residents have say in helipad issue

Letter: Linda Orville, Kooskia

Syringa Hospital’s helipad idea is a long time coming. Out in the back country when you’re running stock or a four-wheeler, the working person here in Idaho County has a little more ease knowing there’s going to be quick access to a hospital, much the same as someone in town would have.

United States not a ‘Christian’ nation

Letter: David Bearman, Kooskia

Jefferson said that his religious freedom contribution to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, crafted by George Mason prior to June 12, 1776, a month before the Declaration of Independence was signed, was “…..meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

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Tempus Fugit: April 15, 2015

A look at the history of Idaho County.

Jet boats roar into town this weekend

Riggins News

Hey, it’s the weekend for Jet Boat Race 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce here in Riggins on the Salmon River this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17, 18, 19!

Derby winners named

Elk City News

The VFW Auxiliary and Post wish to belatedly thank Holly and Marty at the Wilderness Eatery, Jessica Montgomery at the Elk City General Store, Cheryl Sims at the Elk Creek Station and Café, Jamie and Mike Edmondson, Elk City Hotel, Benny Thompson and Missy Osborn, Becky and Tim Chaffee, and all of the other volunteers who spent time at the school. Their support made the annual Easter egg hunt a success.

Williams spruce up town sign

Big project finished up last week, the Lowell sign on Highway 12 has been spruced up and rehung by Victor and Cindy Williams. Dave Shindel, Steve and Ann Ryan and Rick and Stephanie Moore also worked on the project.

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Blankets For Babies

These blankets will be given to the new mothers when they have their babies at the hospital...


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