Meeting dates are set for public involvement in revising the Forest Plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. This is a continuation of meetings held from last year for public input on how to manage national forests.December 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and the year 2013. I got a bag of coal and 50 pennies from our Christmas scavenger hunt, which is exactly what I wanted (and deserved). Here’s to a new year with less debt, better health, more money, more time, less government, higher hopes and clean slates for us all.December 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Christmas lighting contest results are in. Business: first place is the Wilderness Eatery, second place is Elk Creek Station, and third place is Elk City Saloon. Residence: first place is Chris Thompson for the second year in a row, second place is Benny Thompson, and third place is Jake and Lacey Chaffee.December 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
On a sweltering Saturday in Boise in June, Antiques Roadshow made its first- ever trip to Idaho. Part of Roadshow’s eight-city summer of 2013 production tour, it was a festive, memorable event with about 5,500 ticketed guests gathering at Expo Idaho’s indoor facilities to escape the heat and receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles by specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.December 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
An upcoming retreat at Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, set for Feb. 3-7, iconographer Father Damian Higgins will guide retreatants through this particular prayer process.December 30, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Reporter’s note: I put a call out on Facebook last week asking area residents for the most memorable Christmass and received a handful of great responses. I had been thinking of many great Christmases I have had, made wonderful not just by gifts but by the people and events in my life.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
“Merry Christmas,” shouted Santa Claus as he entered Grangeville Health and Rehab (GHR) last Thursday.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Americans are making considerable progress in their overall health, and Iaho’s not doing so bad either, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6 percent from the 94 million people who traveled last year.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
The decision to attempt a takeoff with a gusty tailwind with a thunderstorm in close proximity to the airfield was determined as probable cause of a 2012 airplane crash that claimed the life of the pilot.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Monday Morning – All Stars: Diane Balch-165-438; Bookworms: Deanna Mortenson-171-399; Flower Power: Connie Workman-153-447; Jolly Jokers: Alta Clark-180, Sharon Spruell-414; Misfits: Brenda McRoberts-179, Connie Smith-491; Spare Change: Terrie Helmich-164-437.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
The Payette National Forest is pleased to announce the release of Earl Dodds’ book, “Tales from the Last of the Big Creek Rangers” in electronic form. The book is available online at the Payette National Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/payette/learning/history-cultureDecember 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
While snow continues to pile up at Snowhaven and Cottonwood Butte, both local ski areas need quite a bit more of the white stuff before they’ll open. For updates on conditions at these and other facilities, check online at skiidaho.us.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
If you’re looking for a great family outing during the holiday season, why not plan to come out to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM's) Mineral Ridge boat launch or trailhead and view the bald eagles along the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene?December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
It ended on an uncontested dunk by Salmon River’s Leighton Vander Esch, but the second half on Thursday night, Dec. 19, had already seen Prairie leading by as many as 18 points late in a 66-55 Pirates win.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
A year following the approximate $6.1 million donation through the Orrin Webb estate, the Grangeville community is seeing improvements in infrastructure, buildings and programs, as well as plans for more good works down the road.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Since it is the most wonderful time of the year, I thought I would offer a few bits of trivia this Christmas: • The Christian church fixed Dec. 25 in 440 AD as the day for the celebration of Christmas.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
An important event for my family is the annual Christmas tree hunt. Up in Idaho’s Panhandle, it can mean a day-trip as far as you can get down a logging road or a short walk beyond your backyard.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
On Dec. 9 Hold Your Horses 4-H club held its annual Christmas party at Mr. and Mrs. Brown’s house. The club created and sent 112 Christmas cards for veterans this holiday season. We had a gift exchange, and held elections for 4-H offices.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Guests/Presenters: : Linda Arnzen, James Zehner & Deanna Hall-tax cancellation requests; Doug Giddings-cell phone reimbursement request; Kathy Ackerman-chalk board in District Courtroom; Jim Chmelik-agreement between Elk City Alliance and Snowgroomers; Debbie Evans, Eric Hasenoehrl, Joyce Dearstyne & Julia York-Framing Our Community grant application for Phase II; James Zehner & Ron Funke-solid waste fee discussion.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Remember, according to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho workers receiving financed extended unemployment benefits will receive their final payment for the week ending Dec. 28 under federal legislation that discontinues the program at the end of the year.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
New ISP e-mail subscription service informs public on Idaho sex offender registry changesDecember 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
When Jennifer Mills got serious about running as a teenager during the early 1990s, she launched herself into the routine with the relentlessness of a distance racer.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
MERIDIAN – Timothy M. Sokolowski was one of 21 to graduate from Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Patrol Basic Academy no. 177 on Dec. 13. All Idaho peace officers are required to complete a 10-week basic academy in order to be certified.December 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Many forestland owners, particularly those with small acreage, are seeking information on how to keep their trees healthy and on track to provide enjoyment for years to come.December 22, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Have you thought what it might be like to not have your favorite foods for Christmas dinner? Many area residents are counting on the Camas Prairie Food Bank to help make those simple dinner meals come true.December 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Kooskia: Juvenile Problem Pine St; Welfare Check Ridgewood Dr; Riggins: Vandalism Slate Creek Rd; Fire Seven Devils Rd. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Grangeville: Non-injury Accident Hwy 13; Kooskia: Suspicious Hwy 12; Parking Problem Spruce Rd; Riggins: Loose Cows Slate Creek; Fraud White Bird Ridge Rd; Fire Barn Rd; Traffic Hazard Hwy 95.December 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff...December 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Christmas is almost here and once again the myth of Santa Claus is being promoted and pushed on impressionable little children everywhere.December 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
I will start by quoting words of wisdom from one of America’s great leaders, Ronald Reagan, “Millions of individuals making their own decisions in a marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government.” Your Health Idaho is just the type of marketplace.December 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
More than 60 entries for the annual PTA Reflections arts contest graced the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Library Nov. 21.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Monday, Dec. 2 Grangeville: Communications White Bird; Fish and Game White Bird; Vin Inspection Denver Rd; Non-injury accident Highway 95 MP 253; Non-injury Accident Highway 95 MP 249.5; Suicide Attempt Main Str; Non-injury Accident Highway 13 MP 9; Traffic Hazard Highway 95 MP 252; Disabled Vehicle Highway 95 MP 230.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Aluminum cans: Do you drink beer in cans, not bottles? If so, you’re halfway there. Once the cans are empty, rinse them out, flatten them and bring them to your nearest recycling center in Kooskia, Grangeville or Cottonwood.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
International organizations like the United Nations (UN) cannot deny American citizens the right to bear arms. We must protect and preserve this constitutional right.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Al Bolden, a tired and angry Christian, wrote in [Dec. 4 issue] to say he will only patronize businesses that wish him Merry Christmas and not Happy Holidays.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
10 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 10, 2003 Grangeville dominated the CIL all-league football team awards. Brad Mundt was named the CIL offensive player of the year, while Patrick Kaschmitter was named the CIL defensive player of the year as a sophomore.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Effective immediately, high schools at Grangeville and Clearwater Valley are opened to the public Monday through Friday mornings, 6-7:30 a.m., for walking exercise.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Even with one of their gunners out injured, five Bulldogs hit at least one three-point shot.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Guests/Presenters: Mike Mager-Grangeville Rural Fire District annexation; Deanna Hall & James Zehner-cancellation requests; Mike Ayers-solid waste cancellation request, trespassing concerns; James Zehner-Quit Claim Deed from Reynold Allgood; Mike Cook-BLM letter.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Wayne MacGregor got an early Christmas present this year. He weighs 54 pounds and his name is Hamilton.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
“I love how Mrs. Stefani tells you — and you agree – you want to sound like a college band. Now let me let you in on a few secrets that separate you from professional musicians,” John Clayton told the Grangeville Elementary Middle School seventh-and eighth-grade band students.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County Orchestra will be performing in the sanctuary at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is free; however, donations will be accepted as this is a benefit to help local area students in the form of two scholarships that are awarded each spring at Grangeville and Clearwater Valle High schools.December 11, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Area school districts are seeing ups and downs with enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Forest Products Commission recently announced winners of the 19th annual Forest Products Week Essay Contest.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Members of both the Grangeville High School Concert Choir and Varsity Blue Choir will combine to sing at the University of Idaho annual Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 13.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to an evening gathering of light on the shortest day of the year, Saturday, Dec. 21.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street, will host an Advent Soup Suppers and Services Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, with the soup supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (free, but donations are accepted) and the Advent service from 7-7:30 p.m. (service is casual).December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Breakfast with Santa will be at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church Saturday, Dec. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, for hot chocolate, cookies and aDecember 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Encouragers’ Christmas party, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m., will features Christmas music by local artists and a white elephant (article in good condition) gift exchange. Items may also be brought for the Camas Prairie Food Bank.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Saloon and Cafe will be closed on Christmas Day this year, but will still be taking reservations for Christmas parties and special events. Reminder: They are also closed Mondays and Tuesdays until May, and open at 11 a.m., Wednesday through Sunday.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
I have received four copies of the Free Press insert advocating for local retailers asking that we shop locally during the coming months. Fair enough, we do most of the time already.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
A good friend of mine went to the U.S.F.S. office in New Meadows and asked the ranger how come there were no loop trails for ATVs like there are for motorcycles.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Your headline article about the URM credit card situation, on page one of the Idaho County Free Press released Nov. 27, contained damaging misinformation when you included Riener’s Grocery in the list of affected businesses.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
For the past five years many members of the general public, various organizations, and public officials have come out in opposition to the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange (ULX).December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
Recently, the Idaho Department of Education sent a memo to all district superintendents, principals, charter school administrators and Testing Coordinators that addresses Smarter Balanced assessments and student data privacy.December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
“My grandpa owns B&B Bargain so I’ve basically been there a lot,” said Grangeville Elementary Middle School eighth grader, Wyatt Perry. “But I got to see maybe there are some things I might not like about that job – like crabby customers.”December 4, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
A search is under way just outside of Idaho County for a small airplane with five people on board traveling from an airport in Baker City, Ore., to Butte, Mont.December 2, 2013 3:17 p.m. read more..
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