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Wednesday, October 30



Meetings set locally for public collaboration on forest plan revision

Upcoming meetings are set in Grangeville and Orofino for public collaboration on forest plan revisions for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (NPCNF). This is a continuation of meetings held during the last year to hear from the public on how they would like to see the national forest managed.

October 30, 2013 8:11 a.m. read more..


Six types of instability send bullets off-course

There have been numerous in-depth articles written on bullet stability. These detailed scientific pieces generally addressed the various dynamics that affect the flight of the bullet. I found quite a bit of the formulae presented in these treatises to perhaps be appropriate for an advanced astrophysics class but slightly beyond what the average hunter or recreational shooter wants to know.

October 30, 2013 8:06 a.m. read more..


Area football roundup

Salmon River 56, Tri-Valley 0 RIGGINS — Salmon River picked up its ninth win of the season — and its 15th in a row dating back to last season’s 1AD2 title run — with a thorough trouncing of Long Pin Conference foe Tri-Valley.

October 30, 2013 8:05 a.m. read more..


Bench Press

The Bench Press (as in the column by Idaho County Free Press sports/outdoors editor Andrew Ottoson, not the workout routine) offers up an occasional take on local high school sports and should not be confused with any activity that causes a physically fit person to sweat. If reading the Bench Press causes you to sweat, it might be time to go outside or something, maybe walk the dog or ride a bike or hike in the woods or take up jogging. Speaking of which, it’s probably time for Andrew Ottoson to quit referring to himself in the third person and maybe go outside or something.

October 30, 2013 8:04 a.m. read more..


USDA issues CRP rental, direct payments; ACRE payments

USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments, 2013 direct payments and 2012 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed by several weeks due to the lapse in federal funding.

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Grangeville Police drug takeback

Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew displays a collection box containing an estimated 15 pounds of prescription medications collected during a four-hour period last Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Dame good! Grangeville clocks Gooding 24-17

Last time Grangeville met Gooding, the Bulldogs may as well have pitched a tent in the Senators’ end zone — they took a 14-0 lead and scored 48 points in a playoff rout at the Kibbie Dome in 2011.

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Steelheading continues

The steelhead harvest season is open on the Salmon, the Little Salmon, the lower Snake and on the Clearwater River, where limits have changed.

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Snowhaven “Ski Swap” slated

Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area will host a ski swap 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Grangeville High School Cafeteria. Check-in times are set for Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Equipment will only be accepted during these times.

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Obamacare’s forced fine is extortion

Webster’s dictionary defines “extortion” as: “1. A. The act of extorting, or getting money, etc., by threats, misuse of authority, etc: Sometimes the exaction of too high of price. B. The legal offense committed by an official who extorts.”

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Hoping Bulldogs do it again this year

I was proud to see the 2013 GHS boys’ basketball team win the Idaho State Championship again. I remember watching the 1973 GHS team win in Boise, when whoever could, got on a school bus and drove down in one day and came back after the game.

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Lochsa legislation gives opportunity to be heard

We would like to commend senators Risch, Crapo and Congressman Labrador for their Sept. 30 decision to intervene in the ongoing Upper Lochsa land exchange between the Forest Service and Western Pacific Timber.

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Idaho’s core values measured in public education funding

Aristotle famously said that if you really want to understand what a state values, observe how it spends its money. In an age in which politicians of every stripe declare, or at least feign, commitment to the “future of our children,” the universal yardstick for measuring the authenticity of their words can be measured in their support for education.

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Of course, business is important, but...

Is your candidate pro-business? A better question to ask is whether he or she is pro-labor. The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry (IACA) is pushing this week prior to next Tuesday’s, Nov. 5, elections that voters consider candidates with strong business backgrounds.

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It's Your Business

Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.

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Call Log

Monday, Oct. 21 Grangeville: Theft Frontage Rd; Suspicious Cottonwood; Suspicious Cottonwood. Kooskia: Theft Lee Rd; Animal Problem Glenwood Rd; Welfare Check Clearwater; Assault Highway 12 WB; Suspicious Highway 12; Suspicious Appaloosa Dr. Riggins: Suspicious Main Str; Suspicious Highway 95 South.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Monday, Oct. 14 Traffic offense - Yellow farm truck tailgating vehicles. Trespass - Via radio 2103 stated he was out on Fischer Road looking at a possible trespass issue. No other information given to dispatch. RP would like to speak to an officer about his neighbor making sexually suggestive calls to his girlfriend.

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Government: Idaho County Commision

Guests/Presenters: Janie Fluharty-Kidder Ridge and Idaho Forest Group lease agreements; Paul Boehmke-Jail exhaust fans; Steve Wagner-request for Executive Session; Mike Cook & Gene Meinen-Salmon River Road options, Manning Crevice Bridge, American River Culvert replacement, Airport Trust, purchase of storage tank for de-icer; Kathy Ackerman-Court Records Storage; Deanna Hall-Ag solid waste cancellation; James Zehner & Marie Lerandeau-IBM printer repair/replacement; Jerry Zumalt-Fall Creek/Buckhorn Bridge Disaster Declaration.

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Court Records

Dwaylon M. Dillars, 32, POE - vehicle - over length violations, $206. Timothy J. Green, 47, motor carrier - vehicle - over length violations, $271. Philip A. Demeritt, 53, driving - turning left and failing to yield right of way, $90. Jocelyn P. Jaszkowiak, 21, failure to register vehicle annually, $67. Thann E. Shira, 31, failure to register vehicle annually, $67. Tara Rose Mendenhall, 27, failure to use vehicle safety restraint, $10.

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Winchester Rodeo Queen

Rachel Kelley, daughter of Mark and Debbie Kelley, Grangeville, has been chosen Queen of the 2014 Winchester Open Rodeo.

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Monday, October 28



Jan Schnider

Jan Schnider, 71, longtime Camas Prairie resident died Oct. 21, 2013, at the Pacific Health and Rehab in Tigrad, Ore.

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Bill Williams

Bill Williams, 81, died Oct. 23, 2013, at his Kooskia, Idaho, home.

October 28, 2013 9:51 a.m. read more..

Thursday, October 24



Wednesday, October 23



Wilma Darlene Stanton Lambert

Wilma Darlene Stanton Lambert, 73, formerly of Kamiah, Idaho, died Sept. 5, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho.

October 23, 2013 9:55 a.m. read more..
 

Albert Givens

Albert Givens, 87, of Lucile, Idaho, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at a Boise hospital.

October 23, 2013 9:51 a.m. read more..


Dorothy Mae Pickering

Dorothy Mae Pickering, 80, of Rexburg, Idaho, formerly of Kooskia, Idaho, and Issaquah, Wash., died Sept. 13, 2013.

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Gone Diggin’

Pictured is Addie Lutz with a dig during Grangeville’s last tune-up, a win over Prairie last Thursday night at GHS, which had the Bulldogs primed for district tournament playoffs. The tournament began after the Free Press print deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Moscow.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


It's Your Business

Do you wonder what’s going on with Idaho County businesses? Are you curious about area trivia? Looking for upcoming activities? Lorie Palmer’s weekly “It’s Your Business” column is a mix of all those and more. Read it each week for news on local establishments as well as personal reflections on what makes Idaho County such a great place to live and work.

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Government shutdown aftermath:

This nation, and even the world, has witnessed the humiliating debacle of the United States Congress using a self-inflicted wound to make fools of themselves and to damage the image and standing of the United States Government; in a doomed effort to change a law (Obamacare) that was enacted into law, signed by the President and approved by a conservative Supreme Court.

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Common Core needs close examination

Obscured lately by battles over Obamacare and debt limits, the issue of the pending and, in fact, already adopted national Common Core program is still in dire need of close examination by parents and concerned educators of our local children.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Kooskia Saddliers Queen

Kooskia Saddliers Queen, Hailey Russell, 14, of Grangeville, was chosen Saturday, Oct. 12, to represent the Kooskia Saddliers as their queen for the 2013-14 year.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
 

Idaho County Republicans

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee met Oct. 15 at the Super 8 Motel. Leader for the Dave Ramsey Program, John Menough, reported that at present there are 10 to 12 total attending the weekly Dave Ramsey Programs at the Adult Learning Center for LCSC in Grangeville.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Court Records:

Ryan Alan Perry, 35, DUI, $770.50, $200 restitution, driver’s license suspended for 1 year, 15 months determinate time, 84 months indeterminate time. Michael W. Parrish, 59, exhibition or use of deadly weapon, disposition withheld. Steve L. McKheean, 31, grand theft, $500 restitution, 3 years determinate time, 3 years indeterminate time; possession of controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, $780.50, $500 restitution.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Call Log:

Grangeville: Cow Problem Highway 95 MP 222 and 215; Kooskia: Animal Noise Leitch Creek Rd; Theft Ridgewood Dr; Suspicious Spruce Str; Civil Standby Ping Str; Missing Person Lochsa Area; Disorderly Elk City Wagon Rd; Riggins: Missing Person Unit 18; Traffic Offense Highway 95 SB. <strong> Tuesday, Oct. 15

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Monday, Oct. 7 Cow problem - 2 black cows right in front of Hutchinson’s. RP states fire in attic of her house. Tuesday, Oct. 8 Yesterday about 1500, RP hit a deer with motorcycle. It took off. RP went to hospital. Wednesday, Oct. 9 Swift driver following Volvo fluctuating speeds from 45-55, pushed car into oncoming traffic during unsafe pass. Turned onto Meade Road. Intrusion burglary alarm entry/exit at front door. Baker Truck, small car in front of him slowing to 25 slamming on brakes almost ran him off road.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
 

Regions hunts start slow

Most Idaho Fish and Game check stations around the state reported more hunters participating this year than in 2012 for the October deer hunting season opener.

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Nice Elk!

Lisa Zumwalt of White Bird got this gigantic cow elk on Oct. 15.

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Bench Press

Brian Lorentz broke through for first place with just one miss among his week seven picks. If it hadn’t been for Cincinnati’s win over Detroit — which seemed to trip up almost everyone who entered — he’d have hit a perfect score.

October 23, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Eye on the Ball

Community youth soccer teams in Cottonwood (65 kids) and Grangeville (70 kids) competed together for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Cottonwood City Park.

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Area football roundup

On a night Troy whipped a league foe, Prairie made short work of a non-league foe, setting up a Pirates-Trojans showdown for the Whitepine League title this Friday night, Oct. 25, at Troy.

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Grants support elk habitat, wolf management

Grants and funding provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will go toward the reestablishment of healthy elk habitat and populations, and directly bolster wolf management practices in Idaho.

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Top honors awarded to Hill, Hall at banquet

A crowd of about 400 turned out to honor the best athletes, coaches and teams, as named at the seventh annual Warrior Athletic Association’s high school awards banquet, held at the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center last Wednesday night, Oct. 16.

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Early lead goes for naught at LCSC

The Prairie High School volleyball team tore into Troy with a vengeance last Monday night, Oct. 21, leading the first game of its district tournament match by 20-14 before Troy cycled into its most potent formation.

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KHS HOSA invites public to wear pink

On Friday, Oct. 25, everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of October being breast cancer awareness month. Kamiah High School students, who are a member of HOSA, (Health Occupations Students America), are encouraging member of the community to participate.

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Friday, October 18



House fire in Elk City

Firefighters arrived Wednesday, Oct. 16, to find the Ralph Crocker residence in Elk City fully engulfed. The fire was reported at 5:08 a.m. at 357 Main Street in Elk City. See the full story in Wednesday's edition of the Idaho County Free Press.

October 18, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, October 16



Organizations

On Sept. 12, a work party was held at the club repeater site on Kidder Ridge.

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Court Records

Mark D. Johnson, 32, lewd conduct with child under 16, $1,540.50, $5,000 restitution, 5 years determinate time, 5 years indeterminate time, retained jurisdiction; charge 2, lewd conduct with child under 16, $5,000 restitution, retained jurisdiction.

October 16, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Call Log

Elk City: Missing Person Moose Butte Rd; Grangeville: Vandalism Highway 95 MP 256; Vandalism Saddle Ridge Rd; Kooskia:

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Core standards not an improvement

Most parents perceive our local school board as being precisely what its name implies, a local entity that functions solely within our child’s school district.

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Letter of thanks

Last spring the communities of Slate Creek, McKenzie Creek and Twin Bridges decided to pursue getting our dumpsters back, after they were all removed when the county hired a different garbage hauling company. We held meetings with the commissioners, and reached an agreement that they would allow that to happen, if we put up the cage that was required to contain the dumpsters.

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Tragedies used to restrict gun rights

Tragedies used to restrict gun rights On the matter of banning guns.... The only condition on which I would support government banning private people’s weapons of self-defense is that no persons be armed.

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Shutdown, flowers and police tasers?

Yesterday, United Action for Idaho (UAI) was to demonstrate at the Idaho Capital, asking for a cease-and-desist order to the state’s Congressional members to stop the shutdown and pay the nation’s bills, and as part of that they were to lay flowers on the statehouse steps representing all Idahoans who have been impacted by the GOP’s negligence and obstructionism.

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Passing the time

More than 40 kids participated in pee wee basketball camp, sponsored by Kids Klub and Michelle Barger, last Friday, Oct. 11, at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School gym.

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Community Briefs

Happenings in your community: Pumpkin carving contest is Oct. 20 in Kamiah Syringa Hospital & Clinics to hold flu shot clinics...

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Christal Derrick turns 99

Christal Derrick will be celebrating her 99th birthday Oct. 22. Her family will celebrate with her and they welcome cards and well wishes.

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Week six: Doughty first, Lorentz second

You had to be perfect to win the $20 gift certificate this week, and Micheal Doughty went 12-for-12 with his entry, separating himself from a five-way tie for second place at 11.

October 16, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


It's Your Business

Moonlight Madness hits the Grangeville Merchants this Thursday, Oct. 17. Check out the ads in this week’s Shopper and Free Press for details and support our Grangeville businesses!

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Carving contest is Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1-4 p.m., the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual pumpkin carving party. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

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Football roundup

Salmon River had run the table prior to last Friday night’s bout at previously unbeaten Council — a team the Savages had pegged as one of the contenders for the Long Pin Conference title.

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Wednesday, October 9

 

Week five: Roberts, Stowell win with 10

Our Week Five winners, David Stowell and Gideon Roberts, were among four who tied at ten correct picks apiece. That’s a bummer for Mike Connolley and Terry Schlieper, but no worries, fellas — we’ll be handing out gift certificates through Nov. 13. I’m glad to have another month to keep firing picks, even though I’m coming off my worst week to date with five whiffs.

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Minimal county impact from shutdown

The federal government shutdown – due to a budgeting impasse hinged partly on raising the debt ceiling and funding Obamacare – moved into its second week Monday, and its impacts for Idaho County so far have been minimal.

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One arrested, one sought ...

Investigators allege an Idaho County couple was involved in multiple summer burglaries through the region, stealing property and also credit cards that were fraudulently used to purchase fuel and high-end tools.

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Court Records

daho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Speeding: Chris B. Cocallas, 62, 70/50, $90. Dale E. Wilson, 55, 65/50, $90. David H. Gaines, 62, 63/50, $90. Jay S. Krutulis, 41, 61/50, $90. Tobias J. Wilbur, 24, 59/50, $90. Stephanie N. Padilla, minor, 60/50, $90. Clayton R. McFarland, minor, 60/50, $90. William W. Ratigan, 65,

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Call Log: Idaho County Sheriff

Monday, Sept. 30 Grangeville: Suspicious King Str Cottonwood; Injury Accident Highway 95 MP 262; Auto Theft Shear Str; Kooskia: Traffic Hazard Highway 12 MP 115; Theft Pleasant Valley; Riggins: Traffic Hazard Highway 95 MP 170; Traffic Hazard Seven Devils Rd; Traffic Offense Main Str. Tuesday, Oct. 1

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Lochsa Land Exchange: After stall, trade receives congressional support

Although three members of Congress signed off on a letter last week declaring the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange essentially dead in its current form, no obituary need be written for the controversial plan to acquire approximately 60 square miles of scattered private timber holdings in north eastern Idaho County.

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Common Core to prove ineffective

One hears much about the new “Common Core” proposals coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, and before concluding all is well, a careful look at the facts should be undertaken.

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How the USFS should tackle fires

I see on the news where some areas are experiencing floods and mud slides, especially below burned areas. The pitiful part is these fires should have been put out if our federal fire managers were doing their jobs instead of managing them for financial gain.

October 9, 2013 6 a.m. read more..
    

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