Latest stories


Tease photo

Idaho auctions second Good Neighbor Authority timber sale on federal lands

Syringa-area cut to net $2.2 million

The State of Idaho auctioned another U.S. Forest Service timber sale today as part of a state-federal partnership to increase management activities on federal lands in Idaho.

Tease photo

Planned Avista power outage June 27 to impact 650 customers

Affected: customers in Elk City, Red River, Dixie and Orogrande

Planned outage needed as Avista performs upgrades on June 27; Avista to perform maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in and near Grangeville

Tease photo

Middler day camp on tap for July

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will sponsor a Middlers Day Camp for kids ages 10 through 13.

Tease photo

Earthquake reported in western Idaho County

USGS marks magnitude 2.5 wobble

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.5 earthquake at a depth of about 3,300 feet centered 18 miles west northwest of White Bird and 22 miles southwest of Cottonwood.

Tease photo

Riding High

The Clearwater Valley Rodeo Association’s Sunday in Kamiah last weekend, June 17-18, included a 73-point saddle bronc ride by Clancy Glenn — which was good enough to win the event.


Golf results.

57K enter Super Hunt drawing

Winners in the first of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been drawn. brief

Hunter ed courses on offer this summer; Lochsa River chinook fishing opens June 22; Youth golf clinic scheduled for July; ‘Capped’ elk resident tags on sale July 10; Softball clinic set; Trout info offered.

Tease photo

Pacific Cabinets Inc. names Casey Forsmann as GM

Steve Frei, current President and CEO, recently announced Casey Forsmann has been named general manager of Pacific Cabinets Inc. Forsmann was previously the operations manager controlling both the engineering department as well as production.

Tease photo

Corral Dust: Two Shiznits food trailers; drill team celebrates 60 years

This year’s Border Days rodeos are all night rodeos, which seems to be crowd pleasers. Rodeos are going to be July 1, 2 and 3, all at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 2, will be family night, there will be a “no alcohol” seating section available. On Monday, July 3, it’s a “Pink Out the Stands” night. The Border Days Committee is raising money to support local cancer charities. For everyone wearing something pink the committee will donate $1 to a local cancer charity.

Tease photo

It's Your Business: Kooskia splash pad to open June 24; Ferdinand clinic gets new veterinarian

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (Kamiah/Kooskia) will present the new splash pad at Kooskia City Park this Saturday, June 24, noon. Wear your swimsuit, get a hot dog and see how the new splash pad works!

Clearwater Valley News: ‘Christmas in July’ vendors sought

Ever heard the term “ham” radio and wondered what the heck it is? The Three Rivers Amateur Radio club wants to show you at their field day on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. They will have three radio transmitters and temporary antennas at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park and encourage the people to stop by and check it out beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday ending at 11 a.m., on Sunday. This technology has been around for 100 years but can now work in conjunction with smartphones or tablets. It can be set up almost anywhere as an independent communications network. For information call David Brainerd at 926-7886 or visit

Elk City News: Library’s summer reading program to begin today

The first day of summer ... what adventures await you? Maybe books will take you there if you can’t go yourself – like to Alaska with a young Irish girl during the gold rush called “Staking Her Claim,” or climbing Mt. McKinley with the first Alaskans to do it called “The Sourdough Expedition”, or growing up in the remote Alaskan bush called “Born on Snowshoes.”

Tease photo

Lowell / Syringa News: Circus members take to the river

It’s like a circus around here, oh wait, we did have a circus around here! The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus members went rafting on the Lochsa with Marty and Dani Smith at Three Rivers Rafting. They also enjoyed the company of circus friends Mike and Lara Smith, of Lowell, and Jay and Kristin Stewart visiting the Smiths from Cape Cod.

White Bird News: White Bird American Legion to host Cajun crawdad feed Saturday, July 1

Well, is everyone as tired as I am? The weather held and we had a great weekend of fun, games, dancing, parade, rodeos and a lot of visiting. Now that our big weekend is over, there isn’t much going on as it’s the end of the month already.

Cottonwood News: Haiti team seeking donations

Finally, a nice summer day! It officially begins today, Wednesday, June 21. I was about to give up on summer ever getting here. It must be camping time! Let the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer begin!

Riggins News: Kids can learn to kayak in July, August

My quote of the week is “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only a few have the same friend in all stages of life.” You know who you are. Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build, Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak will begin next Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. They will meet again Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help. Thank you to John and Jennifer Llewellyn and Riggins Whitewater Market for donating bookmarks and magnets to the summer reading program.

Tease photo

Whizpops Whimsey Dance

A warm Sunday evening, June 18, made for a pleasant setting to the kickoff party for the Grangeville Centennial Library’s annual summer reading program. Along with games, activities and hot dogs, the event featured music by The Whizpops from Missoula. Entertaining as well as educational about animals, the music got kids up on their feet to dance and swing.

Tease photo

EhCapa Equestrian In White Bird

The EhCapa queen leads bareback riders over the bar during their performance at the White Bird Rodeo during Father’s Day weekend June 16-17.

Grangeville Farmers’ Market to open July 1

Saturday, July 1, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will kick off the 2017 season, in Pioneer Park on East Main Street in Grangeville. All vendors will be set up by the 9 a.m. start time.


Archive by year

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


Information from the Free-Press and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)