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Genesee secures top seed

Preps Beat Journal

Kamiah fell out of the playoff picture with a narrow loss to Lapwai a couple of weeks ago, but Genesee ought not overlook the Kubs tonight.

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Lutz, GHS girls finished ‘proud’

Bulldog of the Week

Outside hitter Kate Lutz — one of the team’s senior leaders — described Grangeville’s volleyball season as “lots of fun” as well as a growing experience.

Scorecard

Football standings, bowling, trapshooting results.

Prairie ascends to second in WPL

Football roundup

Prairie faced a long drive and must-win situation last Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14 — and they faced a 14-12 deficit early on. But after Wallace returned a fumble for a touchdown against the PHS offense, the Pirates defense held the fort, allowing no more points in the course of a 66-14 Prairie win.

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Playoff-bound Bulldogs on bye week

Orofino supporters were left righteously salty over a holding penalty call which undid a two-point conversion run, which would have tied the game with 13 seconds left last Friday night, Oct. 13, at GHS.

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IDFG seeks public help with poaching case

Nearly all of a large bull elk shot and tagged on opening day in Unit 14 was left to rot off Slate Creek in what Idaho Fish and Game district conservation officer George Fischer called an unusual case.

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Idaho looks to book coho records

If you’re fishing in the Clearwater River for coho salmon, or catch one while you’re steelhead or chinook fishing, the IDFG offers this hint: The state catch-and-release record is wide open because this is the first coho fishing season since the catch-and-release records started in 2016.

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Steelhead harvest season opened Sunday, Oct. 15

Harvest season for adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead opened Sunday, Oct. 15 on the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers.

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Snowhaven ski swap slated Nov. 17-18

Snowhaven will again sponsor a ski swap Nov. 17-18, at the National Guard Armory.

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Bolan is new Ferdinand veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Bolan’s parents may have never expected their daughter to end up in Idaho, but that dream was in her head long ago. “I always wanted to live in the mountains,” she smiled. Bolan is the newest member of the Ferdinand Veterinary Clinic.

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Beckman joins GHR as administrator

A familiar face has taken over at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. Ryan Beckman is the facility’s new administrator. “I grew up in these halls, running around here when my parents worked here,” he smiled. He is the son of Bob and Betty Beckman of Grangeville.

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It's Your Business: The Habit offers ‘Coffee & Canvas’ class

Sign up now for Learn to Dance: The Nightclub Twostep with Jeff and Carla Wilkins, presented by Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. This is set for Tuesdays Nov. 7 and 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. Call coordinator Carla at 208-983-2164 or e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

Correction: Oct 18, 2017

In a front page report last week (“Giddings unfazed: State rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County,” 1A, Oct. 11) the Free Press reported an inaccurate date. As reported, Idaho County public records include two voter registration cards signed by Giddings. In fact, these are dated Jan. 17, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015, and they reflect her changes of address that year. However, due to a Free Press error, the original article inaccurately stated the day the January 2015 card was signed. The Free Press regrets this error. — A.O.

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Cottonwood News: Fall lecture, Brats and Brew on tap

Tickets for the Prairie Community Library Brats and Brew this weekend are available at the Library, phone number 208-962-3714, and at the Cottonwood Community Credit Union. Advance ticket price is $25 per person, or $30 per person the evening of the event. Tables of eight may be reserved with purchase.

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High School Career Fair

Students from schools all across the Camas Prairie took part in the Oct. 12 career fair held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event was sponsored by Ida-Lew in cooperation with business, organizations, colleges and individuals throughout the region. (Top, above) Walla Walla Community College and Wells Fargo were among two participating entities. Students not only received information and personal face-time with participants, but were also given a variety of prizes and received a free lunch.

Clearwater Valley News: Ringers and Singers start holiday practices

I woke up early to the sound of silence on Sunday, yes the dreadful silence of another power outage when the refrigerator and freezer stopped. We fired up the camp stove and made coffee and eggs on the porch. Thankfully this was a “short” outage of only six hours. Nothing like the weeks long power outages in Puerto Rico, I hope things will improve there soon. Good news for the Elk City Wagon Road and the town of Clearwater. The Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest awarded a contract to improve the driveability of the route, while maintaining its historic character. The successful bidder is Flash Excavation of Harpster. Great to see a local contractor get this job. The improvements will make it easier for people to travel and enjoy this historical route.

On My Honor? Decision effectively ends scouting

Editorial

As the movie gangsters might say, “You are dead to me.” This month, the Boys Scouts of America announced girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn Boy Scouting’s highest honor of Eagle rank.

Riggins News: PTO carnival set for this Saturday

My quote of the week is “Good things in your life give you happiness. Bad things give you experience. The worst things give you a lesson. The best things and people give you great memories.”

While politicians exploit problems, Idahoans solve them

Guest Opinion

Our national forests are at risk from beetles, wildfire…and the U.S. Congress. While forests have evolved with fire and insects, it’s not clear they’ll survive attacks from misguided politicians. One thing about busy fire seasons is we all breathe the smoke. It’s unhealthy and miserable. But we shouldn’t let it blind us. And politicians shouldn’t use it as an excuse to sell snake oil.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Gardiner recovering from foot surgery; big birthdays

We have some nice big bucks hanging from the cabin decks, so the hunters are having good luck early in the season. Our electricity was out for 12 hours during this last weekend. I hate it when that happens; telephones out, too!

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