Stories for September 2013


Wednesday, September 25


Tuesday, September 24

Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores G. Seubert opened the Sept. 17 Dmeeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Joyce Forsmann gave the dinner prayer. T

September 24, 2013 3:40 p.m. read more..

Fall switch has been flipped

Well, it looks as though ol’ Mother Nature has flipped the fall switch. The cool weather has been welcomed by some and not so much by others, (me). It really bummed me out that the river was so muddy the last couple weeks of hot days, and we didn’t get to go swimming. Now she’s just too cold. I’ll be counting down the days until next summer.

September 24, 2013 3:15 p.m. read more..

Expecting workable garbage contract; got a mess

I was pretty unhappy with Walco when they pulled their stunt several years ago and held us up for more money in the middle of their contract. But I figured the commissioners would rectify things and set us up with a workable garbage contract.

September 24, 2013 3:13 p.m. read more..

Megaloads by Megaships?

There has been a great deal of talk about the megaloads. Back when they first began no one had anything negative to say about them.

September 24, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..

Tell us how government has helped out

I’m curious: What charities, churches and compassionate citizens have relieved government of the burden of farm subsidies? How much has your family received in farm subsidies in the past 10 years? The total for Idaho County in that time? Please tell us how government has helped out – I’d really like to know.

September 24, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..

Common core not all bad

Idaho aligning with Common Core State Standards is not an all-together bad idea. After all, if we don’t have a common set of expectations for all students, how will we ever have equity in education?

September 24, 2013 3:01 p.m. read more..

In The News...

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will sponsor Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University this fall.

September 24, 2013 2:53 p.m. read more..

It's Your Business

The Salmon River Inn is once again open in the same building on Main Street. It has the same name with new business owners, Mike and Melissa Blimka, who are leasing the building. They are featuring most of the same popular sandwiches and pizza as some of you remember from days gone by with a full bar but in a non-smoking environment. They will be open Thursdays-Sundays 4-10 p.m. Kids and adults alike are welcome to eat and enjoy the new games and pool tables as well as take in the ambiance of Frank Mignerey’s photographs.

September 24, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..

Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors essay contest

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho recently announced an essay contest encouraging students with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces to reflect on what their service means to them.

September 24, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..

Unemployment climbs

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point in August as total employment dropped to its lowest level in nearly a year. Last year, Idaho’s August unemployment rate was 7 percent.

September 24, 2013 2:26 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, September 18

Judge stops loads

A U.S. District Court ruling last week held the U.S. Forest Service to account to enforce its jurisdictional authority concerning oversize shipments through the U.S. Highway 12 corridor. This effectively halts further planned oversize load shipments by Omega-Morgan from Kooskia to the Idaho/Montana border (mileposts 74-174) until the federal agency has conducted its corridor impacts study, tentative for later this month, and consulted with the Nez Perce Tribe.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Human trafficking book sellers?

There has been an issue going around lately involving traveling sales. Now, this issue has had officers throughout the area rushing to respond, supporting each other and protecting society. I’ve done a little checking and would like to help decrease the Facebook stories and the many rumors just a touch.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Questioning county ‘common sense ’ comparisons

Dear Commissioner Rockwell, only a politician would point to past fiscal responsibility [Sept. 11 guest opinion] to justify your future irresponsible spending. Only a politician would attempt to compare Idaho County’s budget to the worst mess in world history, the federal budget, and call it “common sense.”

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Correcting a few minor letter details

Please allow me to correct myself on a few minor details. In my letter last week, as I wrote from memory to the editor, I made several mistakes. No. 1. I should have said “empty casings” not magazines. No. 2. CNN Anchor MacGregor should have read NBC’s Gregory.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Up to ITD to decide how easement used

Isn’t it about time that the megaload protesters tried to get a better understanding of the Highway 12 situation? I am speaking of the rights of easement holders through another person’s property. I was taught (real estate broker 35 years) that only the easement holder determines the burden to be put to the use of the easement. The property owner has nothing to say about what passes through the easement over their land so long as the easement boundary is not violated.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Magic will not fix Idaho’s economy

Gov. Otter is desperate to make us forget what has happened to Idaho’s schools and Idaho’s economy under his watch. To a crowd at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the governor declared that Idaho’s economy “is in great shape.”

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business

Are you looking to start a business in Idaho? You may be in luck because the Gem State has been named as one of the easiest places to start one.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

WSU offers online forestry classes

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.

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Football Picks week #2

Week two: Courtright, Schlieper nab prizes Week two is in the books and Lee Courtright — who just barely missed a win in week one — took first prize last week with another nine correct picks. We had a four-way tie for second place this week, and Terry Schlieper out-drew the crowd for second prize this week. (Come pick up your prizes at the Free Press office, guys.)

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

Kamiah Pool open six days a week

Ever thought of being queen, and all the duties and obligations connected to the honor? Saturday, Oct. 12, the Kooskia Saddliers will have their monthly meeting at their arena on the Toll Road, on Clear Creek, at 10 a.m., and tryouts will be held for queen. Also, the Saddliers have been looking for acreage on which to move their operations. If you know of land that is available for sale or

September 18, 2013 6 a.m. read more..

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