New $300 infraction included for failure to scoop the poop
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating an individual’s claim to tens of thousands of dollars found at a Keuterville-area property last month.
Eagle attorney Christ Troupis will be the featured speaker at this Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greencreek Community Hall.
The H&H Mining Company’s dredging during the late 1930s and early 1940s rearranged Crooked River, leaving a two-mile legacy of “meanders” that the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests now intend to undo. Public access to the area will be limited for up to six years after the work begins, during which the mine tailings will be moved to make way for 64 acres of wetlands in the floodplains astride more than 10,000 feet of channels slated for reconstruction.
The Clearwater Valley nine carried the 1A District I-II team title last Saturday, Feb. 21, in part on the strength of a strong finish by Tyler Morrow. Individually, one of the day’s best results belonged to Prairie’s Dally Ratcliff, who won the district title at 132 pounds.
Speed and mechanical failure were cited as factors in a Monday, Feb. 23, log truck accident on Mt. Idaho Grade Road.
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual Budget and Economic Outlook report shows that, absent action, the United States continues to remain on an unsustainable fiscal path with the national debt expected to grow by $9 trillion during the course of the next 10 years. According to CBO, the cost of the interest payments alone on the debt are expected to rise by 5.6 trillion, which would account for roughly 13.5 percent of total annual federal spending.
The State of Idaho and Optum are working together with one goal in mind: to transform the outpatient mental health and substance use system to better help people reach recovery and ensure that valuable tax dollars are used effectively.
Letter: Carol Schmidt Camas Prairie Food Bank Grangeville
Camas Prairie Food Bank Board and volunteer staff thank all who have helped us, this past year, continue to serve those needing food assistance in our area.
Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville
There seems to be a continual push for enacting moral laws to protect us from ourselves. Consider those who fight to establish anti-gun laws.
Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia
The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12, in Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Idaho Transportation Department’s 2nd District. It gets no respect. The last time it got respect, Captain Meriwether Lewis had something to do with it.
Letter: Steven Wassmuth Grangeville
Call me the “Valentine’s Day Scrooge” if you wish but something last week made me wonder why this had to happen.
It's Your Business
Have you seen the 2015 Get Acquainted special section published by the Idaho County Free Press and Shopper? You should have received your copy inserted in today’s Shopper.
Kamiah area; ICSO seeks info
Information is sought on a series of mailbox vandalism incidents in the Beaverslide, Caribel, Kidder Ridge and Woodland areas that occurred Sunday night and Monday morning, Feb. 22-23.
Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 31, celebrating its 59th anniversary since its inception in 1956 by 14 Grangeville employees of P.L (Prairie Land) & H.P (Haener Planer) Company.
Grangeville is the fourth safest city in Idaho, according to a report by SafeWise.com, a community-focused security organization. According to statistics compiled from the FBI’s recently released Crime Report, Grangeville reported the fewest violent crimes: .31 per 1,000; and property crimes 10.94 per 1,000.
The Syringa Hospital Board has two vacancies that need to be filled.
Exodus Wilderness Adventures reported the Salmon River is “in excellent shape and has great visibility” at the outset of another week of strong steelhead fishing.
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has named Ed Schriever as the department’s new Deputy Director of Operations. Schriever has been an Idaho Fish and Game employee for 31 years. He started in 1984 as a fish culturist at the Grace Hatchery and moved up through the ranks serving seven years as the Clearwater Region’s Fisheries Manager before becoming Fisheries Bureau Chief in 2008.