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FRIDAY: Salmon River works over Sho-Ban

Prairie girls lock up state tournament berth

After the Salmon River boys take on non-league Sho-Ban tonight, they'll have two regular season games remaining, both against teams at the top of the Long Pin Conference standings.

Ferdinand workshop set Feb. 9 on soil health

NRCS presentation on implementing the carbon cycle into farming operations

Marlon Winger, Soil Health Specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be participating in a workshop in Ferdinand next Tuesday. On Feb. 9, he will talk at the Soil Health Workshop at the Assumption Parish Hall, 514 Maple Street in Ferdinand. Winger’s presentation will cover implementing the carbon cycle into farming operations along with the available tools to measure soil health.

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THURSDAY: Grangeville girls' regular season wraps up

It's senior night for the Bulldogs, and at 6 p.m. the GHS girls are hosting Moscow, which won the first meeting of the teams 44-9 in January.

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Grangeville Senior Fun Night Raffle Winners 2016

29 Day Raffle

See the winners here!

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Burglary suspect arrested at storage units

Grangeville man charged with felony

UPDATE - Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Grangeville resident Barry R. Kretschmer, 33, was arrested this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 3, for burglary in connection with thefts from Gortsema’s Storage.

WEDNESDAY: Grangeville to host CIL wrestlers

Kamiah girls to meet Troy for district b-ball tournament opener

At the Lewis-Clark Activity Center in Lewiston, the No. 5 seeded Kamiah girls will face No. 4 Troy in the first round of the 1AD1 District II girls basketball tournament, which will send two Whitepine League teams to state, and possibly three.

TUESDAY: GHS tops Orofino

The Grangeville girls outpaced and ultimately outscored Orofino 66-39 behind McKenzie Kennedy's 19-point night.

Girls basketball tournaments set

The state basketball tournaments are just around the corner, but local contenders will first face the winnowing wind of their respective district tournaments.

Presidents Day Weekend snow jamboree slated

This Presidents Weekend, Feb. 13-14, Meadows Valley will be hosting a two-day Snow Jamboree for snowmobilers of all ages. Based at the location of C&M Lumber, 3625 Walker Lane and Highway 55 in New Meadows, activities and events are planned for all.

Groups seek grant to add ADA accessibility to Elk City’s new motorized recreation trailhead

Framing Our Community and the Dust Devils ATV Club are planning to add ADA access to all of the facilities at the new Elk City Trailhead constructed in 2015. This trailhead will provide year-around shelter, bathrooms, and fire pit and informational signage to recreationists in Elk City that is accessible to disabled veterans, senior citizens and others.

OHV rec group’s ‘working relationships’ proving productive

A motorized recreation group — well-known in other counties — is coordinating with the Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) to propose and implement the Gem Trail, a 243-mile route from Avery to Elk City with several key stops in Idaho County: in Kamiah, Kooskia and Elk City.

Sports...in brief

Apply now for bear, turkey controlled tags; Campground hosts sought for 2016; Two more hunter ed spring courses on tap; Camas Prairie FNRA banquet set Feb. 12; Salmon River Gun Club to host first meeting Wednesday.

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Recycling in Idaho County

Cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum, as well as discarded electronics products...

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Improving your fishing game

Rae Brother’s Sporting Goods hosted a steelhead fly fishing clinic last Saturday, Jan. 30...

Rally draws opinion for schoolling options

School choice; Education Week at Capitol

During "Education Week" at the Idaho State Capitol, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra requested a 7.5 percent increase in the public education budget over last year, for a total request of $1,577,904,100. Idaho's eight colleges and universities presented their budget proposals to the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee and updated the education committees on their activities.

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Getting ready to dig? Call 811 first; Avista reps speak at chamber meeting

More than 25 people showed up for the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting where they welcomed representatives from Avista Utilities. Regional business manager for the Lewis Clark region, Mike Tatko, regional account executive Jayson Hunnel, new Grangeville district manager Jeff Schwendener, and local office receptionist Holly Cox all attended the meeting.

It's Your Business: Oscar’s to be closed month of February

Note that last week’s story on Bear Claw should have stated he worked for a total of 19 years in a muffler factory in Wisconsin. I had that interview on Monday and hurriedly wrote the story when I returned and noticed the next day I had missed that fact.

Veteran’s advocate will be in Grangeville Feb. 9

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St. in Grangeville.

Tempus Fugit

•Melanie Hawkins is the new owner of Rae Brothers Sporting Goods. She took over the store in December. Hawkins, her husband, Stan, and children, Hallie, Caleb, Emily and Elena live in Grangeville, moving from Keuterville more than two years ago.

RIGGINS NEWS: RES fifth graders collecting pop tabs

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “The greatest gift is not found in a store, but in the heart of a true friend.” This is so true! Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop - Riggins, is sponsoring a fund-raiser for Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign selling handmade conversation hearts made of reclaimed wood for $3 each which will be available this week during its winter hours, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All monies raised will go to Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign. Get on down to the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop to buy your “wooden heart” and help Areona.

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