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GPD investigating trailer fire connection to burglaries

UPDATE: Wednesday, May 27: Investigators are actively working an early morning trailer fire incident that may be related to additional crimes at this location and in the area.

County election largely a no-show

It was low voter turnout for elections in Idaho County last Tuesday, May 19.

Scheduling conflicts result in year postponement for airport’s annual Warbird Weekend event

Due to scheduling conflicts for pilots and available aircraft, organizers for Warbird Weekend have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s event, resuming the normal schedule for 2016.

‘Win-win’ on project to create firebreaks at Harpster

Idaho County has long sought federal dollars to fund work to create firebreaks in between Harpster and the Golden Hills, Idaho County Fire Mitigation Department head Randy Doman said last Thursday, May 21. With a grant now in place, work began Monday, May 25.

ITD plans $2.5-million-plus projects at Grangeville, U.S. 95 starting in 2016

Several million dollars of state highway projects are planned for Grangeville tentatively next summer.

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Elk City author highlights stories on long-lived for health book

Everyone seems to be interested in living well,” said Jim Heckathorn, 81, of Elk City, speaking last Friday, May 22, at the Grangeville Senior Center, about his new book, “How to Live Long and Like It.”

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GHS launches 49 seniors: ‘You are Idaho’s greatest resource’

“In full disclosure, I saw the list of potential commencement speakers and, in spite of the fact I was nestled comfortably at the bottom of the list, here I am,” joked Grangeville High School teacher Matt Elven at the class of 2015 graduation May 22.

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Waiting For Takeoff

A vintage T-28 Navy trainer ...

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Veterans In Passing

Monday, May 25, marked Memorial Day commemorations locally and across the nation with ceremonies recognizing the sacrifices made by U.S. armed forces personnel and their efforts that continue today.

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Grad Gifts

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Rep. Labrador’s renewed efforts good; need to be more inclusive

Good effort by Congressman Raul Labrador who remains persistent on his proposal to allow state and local management of federally managed forests.

Helipad decision: Where we go from here

The Syringa Hospital Board is disappointed that our request for a conditional use permit for a helipad across Main Street from the hospital has been rejected by the City of Grangeville.

Restoring forest health, jobs

As many of us in Idaho know firsthand, poor management of our national forests has devastated forest health and rural economies.

Reasons for failure of Kamiah schools levy

Letter: Carol Asher, Kamiah

A response to Superintendent Fred Mercer (and the Kamiah School Board): Although I voted no on last week’s school levy measure, I do feel (believe it or not) some genuine empathy for its proponents — considering their expressed needs, and how hard they had worked, hoping it would pass.

Attorney Anderson a working-class advocate

Letter: Ford Elsaesser attorney at law, Sandpoint

Grangeville and North Central Idaho lost one of its true gems with the passing of Ken Anderson.

Letter of thanks: Community helped to serve local food bank

The Grangeville Post Office would like to thank the community for helping us deliver more than 1,300 pounds of food to our local food bank.

Court Records: May 27, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

May 4-17

RP advised white Dodge pickup with excessive speed southbound at MP 280. RP advised ex-husband just drove past her house.

Reeling Them In

Students were out in sudsy force last Saturday, May 23, putting soap and water to work for a GHS Tennis fund-raiser, held at Les Schwab Tires.

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Tempus Fugit: May 27, 2015

A look at the history of Idaho County.

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