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Dumped cigarette butts apparent cause of grass fire

A small amount of acreage was burned in an apparent negligence-related grass fire at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Johnston Road (south) Wednesday morning, July 1.

Idaho County Free Press publisher McNab to retire

Klement to start Oct. 1

Idaho County Free Press publisher Andy McNab today announced he will retire Sept. 30, and his job will transition to Free Press advertising director Sarah Klement starting Oct. 1.

SGA class of ’65 gets together

Cottonwood News

Happy 4th of July to all of you. However you spend it, be safe with fireworks and have fun. A great way to celebrate the 4th is to come to Greencreek for all-day fun. With breakfast, lunch, auction and street sports, you are guaranteed a good time. Fun for the younger set are the kiddie rides. I will make my gooseberry pie again this year.

Kooskia bans fireworks due to fire conditions

Don’t light that fuse in Kooskia!

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‘Old Glory’ all new for Main Street

Grangeville’s Main Street will have a fresh red-white-and-blue look come July 1.

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Accidental cause speculated for South Fork Café fire

Stites restaurant destroyed; draws multi-agency firefighter response throughout region

Initial speculation is an accidental cause for last Friday night’s structure fire that destroyed the South Fork Café on Stites’ Main Street.

Getting serious about waste County plan to rework system

The Idaho County Commission is continuing to get serious about reforming the way solid waste disposal works on the Camas Prairie.

BLM moves to sell 22 acres at Elk City to Idaho County

Public comment on a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to sell about 22 acres of land is being accepted through July 20.

Fire danger ‘very high;’ fireworks prohibited on national, state lands

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) advise the fire danger is currently ‘very high.’ Citizens are reminded that fireworks are prohibited on national forest and State of Idaho lands.

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Eimers scholarship will benefit GHS seniors

A memorial scholarship fund in the name of Bill Eimers has been set up for the benefit of Grangeville High School seniors. Eimers was born and educated in Grangeville.

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Highsteppin'

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Border Days 2015: Tips to get you through it

Whew! Hot enough for ya? What a way to start off the week going into Border Days.

Forest collaboration needs federal support to be model of the future

There’s growing consensus that something must be done on federal lands to improve the health of our forests and rural communities. To that end, collaboration is commonly touted as the model for resolving controversial issues in federal forest management.

Protecting free speech includes the unpopular

Letter: Tom Reilly, Mt. Idaho

The PC crowd (most of the political left and now some on the right) are fond of applying what I refer to as “selective outrage.” The target of their scorn is based upon personal biases and political winds

Appreciate hard work by Kids Klub crew

Letter: Mike, Pam & Tate Johnson, Grangeville

A big shout out and many thanks to Kristi, Cindy and all of the Kids Klub crew through the years for providing a place for Tate to be after school.

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Winchester Queen To Reign July 4, 5

The 2015 Winchester Open Rodeo queen is Faith Lenz, 14, daughter of Dennis and Megan Lenz of Clarkston.

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Jentges to serve as Greencreek grand marshal

Tony Jentges may have traveled across the world, but in many ways he is right back where he started from.

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Idaho County 4-H Day Camp draws in kids

Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held on Wednesday, June 24, at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood.

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Casting At Castle Creek

Enjoying the weekend along the South Fork of the Clearwater, at Castle Creek Campground off State Highway 14, last Sunday, June 28, were Kelly Byrd and J.D. Beman of Moscow.

Camas Prairie Insurance buys Seyers’ business

After 29 years in the insurance business, David and Donna Seyer of Seyer Insurance are ready for a break.

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