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Update: Johnson Bar Fire burnouts to continue Friday and Saturday

About 150 firefighters with a local Type 3 organization are in place for burnout operations on the Johnson Bar Fire, which has consumed more than 11,000 acres so far. The burnouts will continue Friday and Saturday until the fire is tied into the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

Update: Freezeout Ridge Fire tops 3,200 acres

A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. MT Friday, September 19, at Salmon River High School, 711 Aces Place in Riggins.

U.S. 12 delays, closures possible Sept. 19-21 due to Johnson Bar Fire containment efforts

Potential delays or closures are possible on a section of U.S. 12 Friday (Sept. 19) through Sunday (Sept. 21) due to Johnson Bar Fire containment efforts east of Kooskia

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Freezeout Ridge Fire approaching 2,800 acres, threatens Jackley Lookout

Community meeting set for 6:30 p.m. MT Friday night, Sept. 19, at SRHS

The Freezeout Ridge Fire west of Pollock, 11 miles southeast of Riggins, was very active yesterday.

Kids’ tennis shoes sought

Women — mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 15, noon at the Soltman Center. St. Joseph radiologist Dr. Luke Grauke will speak on breast health. This is for all ages and the event will include refreshments and silicone breasts to see and feel.

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Gordon hits hole-in-one

The final club tourney for the season at Grangeville Country Club saw a small field turn out for the annual Agri-Timber two-person scramble this past weekend, Sept. 13 and 14.


High school football Week Two, and bowling results.

Decoy animals help IDFG spotlight the violators

Fish and Game is taking aggressive action to catch and prosecute people who spotlight game animals. In areas where conservation officers suspect spotlighting or other suspicious activity near roads, they are using "artificial simulated animals" to bust unlawful hunters. Artificial simulated animals, commonly called ASAs, are life-like figures of deer, elk and other game species, complete with moving parts.

Pigskin Prognosticators: Reporter’s picks brick, Courtright’s win

Week 2

We don’t do prizes in the office, but I found out this week just how valuable bragging rights can be. While Lorie and Nona each picked nine games correctly, the lowly sports guy muffed eight.

Arthur L. Glover

Kooskia, Idaho

Arthur L. Glover, 82, died Aug. 16, 2014. He was a long-time resident of Kooskia, Idaho. Due to family circumstances, the memorial that was planned for Oct. 4, will be Sunday, Oct. 12, at noon. It will be held at the Glover home on Crane Hill.

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Glenn L. Stone

Stites, Idaho

Glenn L. Stone, 76, of Stites, Idaho, died Sept. 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, from a subdural hematoma.

Edith L. Anderson

Grangeville, Idaho

Edith L. Anderson, 71, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her home in Grangeville.

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William Harlan Litchfield

Dayton, Wash.

William Harlan Litchfield, 70, also known to his friends as “Wild Bill,” passed away peacefully at his home in Dayton, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2014.

Virginia Manes


Clearwater Baptist Church in Clearwater will host a memorial service on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the life of Virginia Manes who died several years ago.

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Kevin W. (Thumper) Kaschmitter

Cottonwood, Idaho

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, the Lord called and Dad, Kevin W. Kaschmitter, 57, answered the phone. The conversation was brief and he was guided home.

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Lynn Burton

Grangeville, Idaho

Lynn Burton, 60, passed away Sept. 14, 2014, in a motorcycle accident involving a vehicle in Grangeville, Idaho.

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Mary Margaret Chiles Hutchison

Grangeville, Idaho

Mary Margaret Chiles Hutchison, 90, born Aug. 17, 1924, in Knox County, Ohio, the youngest daughter of the late Lawrence and Ida M. Chiles, passed away Sept. 13, 2014, in Grangeville, Idaho.

Court Records: Sept. 17, 2014

Erik James Rose, 35, drug paraphernalia - use or possess w/intent to use, $500, $250 suspended, 6 months probation.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Sept. 8 Grangeville – One vehicle non injury accident Hwy 95 MP 235/RT; Kooskia – Injury one vehicle accident Hwy 12 MP 70.5/RT; Trespassing Battleridge Rd/NRR; Domestic verbal dispute over mail Main St/NRR; One vehicle non injury accident Ridgewood Dr/RT; Assault Main St/RT; Automobile theft Rock Rd/NRR; Dispute between roommates Clear Creek Rd/NRR; Riggins – Medical Hwy 95 S; GPD – Parking problem Court St; Subjects in vacant house S Boulevard; Fire N State St; Reckless driving Main St; Disorderly female South C St; Recovered stolen guns E South St.

Bass runs fourth; boys place seventh

Grangeville’s top cross-country runners each showed more than a minute of improvement since running the 2.6-mile course here last year.


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