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Discounted second tags go on sale Aug. 1

Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk.

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Chip seal sweeping starts Sunday night

Residents in the Grangeville chip sealing project area may hear industrial traffic starting Sunday night, as the city sweeps up excess rock from the week-long project.

Maine expands gun rights while Idaho lawmakers balk

Idaho lawmakers should take note of what just happened in Maine. Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill that will let Mainers carry a concealed weapon without a permit.

Hot and bothered about nature being nature

Spotted Owls are sluts. Polar bears, not so much. There is probably no good explanation why anybody would spend money to buy a newspaper to learn such drivel. But we are sure glad you did. And keep it up. Despite what all those self-help gurus claim, some habits -- like buying newspapers -- are good.

Sports cuts likely for MVSD 244

“I would like to have anyone who says our coaching policy is unfair here right now,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes. “This is not easy and it’s never fun to cut kids. No coach likes that.”

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Claire, Henson ring in final summer concert

Despite a storm that dropped buckets of rain and blew down tree branches throughout Grangeville just more than an hour prior to Shook Twins performing at Pioneer Park July 23, the concert ended up being well attended by nearly 200 people.

Raspberry Festival slated for Sunday in Cottonwood

In the mood for some fresh-grown raspberries? The Raspberry Festival is an annual fund-raiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and is set for this Sunday, Aug. 2.

Six vie for Idaho County Fair queen

Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building. Candidates for royalty are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Abigail Stowell of Grangeville, Davi Murphy and Hailey Williams of Kooskia, and Kortney Sims of Elk City.

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Casting for Recovery: Women with breast cancer learn to fly fish

A parade of men, pink boas decorating their trucks, made their way down the narrow road toward the Flying B Ranch the morning of Sunday, July 19. These net-wielding, pole carrying, vest-clad men were met with whoops, hollers and cheering. Fourteen women were paired with these river helpers – and some were even greeted with a good-natured “dance dollar” poked in the pocket of their fishing guests as the duos met for the first time. They soon made their way to the pond on the ranch and began Casting for Recovery.

Dixie Days on tap for this weekend

The annual Dixie Days event will feature a variety of activities for its 104th annual celebration Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.

Volunteers make ‘Casting’ event a success

In a world where political disagreements, shootings and general mayhem seem to be everyday occurrences, it’s often easy to overlook the good people do.

Knapton is new Lochsa/Powell District ranger

Brandon Knapton will be joining the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forests Aug. 3 as the new Lochsa/Powell district ranger.

Farmers’ Market sets activities

In celebration of Idaho's Farmers' Market Week as proclaimed by Governor Butch Otter, the Grangeville Farmers' Market will be hosting some special events.

Colorado motorcyclist injured in US 12 accident

A Colorado motorcyclist was injured last week in a crash along U.S. Highway 12 seven miles west of Syringa.

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IDL opts for helicopter logging

Despite an injunction that has prevented the use of Forest Road 652 by log trucks, logging of a state land timber sale near Lowell now appears ready to start in time for the Idaho Department of Lands to net $500,000 to $750,000 for the state schools endowment. The Idaho Land Board last week gave approval for logs from the $2.5 million Selway Salvage timber sale to be transported off-site by helicopter, reducing the public’s profit by as much as $1.5 million compared with hauling the logs by road.

Oregon motorcyclist injured in Monday collision

An Oregon motorcyclist was injured in a Monday collision with a vehicle south of Lucile on U.S. Highway 95.

Thursday storm may have been factor in fire that destroyed Battle Ridge home, outbuildings

Last Thursday’s storm that pounded the region with rain and lightning likely contributed to igniting a structure fire that destroyed a Battle Ridge Road home, garage and adjacent outbuilding.

Raccoon mischief results in Kooskia-area outage; zaps power to 1,018

A curious raccoon survived to tell a shocking tale … at the expense of more than 1,000 Avista customers left without power for nearly nine hours last week.

Music, festivals run into weekend

Kooskia Days starts Thursday

It’s a busy weekend ahead with the 62nd annual Kooskia Days celebration set for this weekend.

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Whitewater Action

Recreationists were enjoying a rafting trip north of Riggins near Chair Creek on the Salmon River last Wednesday, July 22.

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