Challenger Shauna Hillman of Wallace will face off against incumbent Shannon McMillan of Silverton in the May 20 Republican primary election for District 7A Representative.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sexual abuse charges from two counties have netted a McCall man – at the least – nearly two decades in prison. At an April 14 sentencing hearing in Second District Court, Benjamin N. Main, 37, was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 25 with the Idaho Department of Correction, and to pay $525.50 in court costs and a $5,000 civil penalty to the victim in this Idaho County case.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“I think being rodeo queen really boosted my self-confidence,” said 1996 Grangeville High School graduate, Amy Aiken Farris. “I was never afraid to try and once I got past the fear of public speaking ... well, let’s just say I am not afraid to talk anymore,” laughed the now-wife of Jeff Farris and mother of two.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sts. Peter and Paul School will be tops in technology now thanks to a recent grant. School officials applied to the E. L. Wiegand Foundation for funds to help update computers and additional technology at the Sts. Peter and Paul School.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s track and field squad marked out the top boys and girls scores last Friday, April 25, at the Lewis-Clark/Nez Perce Games behind nine first-place boys finishes and four first-place girls finishes.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
If the Riggins Gun Club — once a 32-member outfit — can’t find more members, the area may misfire on a golden opportunity to establish a permanent hub for shooting sports: shotgunning trap or skeet, sighting in hunting rifles, or passing all the how-tos to the next generation. At stake, according to Rodger Laughlin, one of the club’s last two members, is a long-sought chance to acquire the shooting grounds north of Time Zone Bridge, two miles north of Riggins, which is presently owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
How would you like the Grangeville City Pool to handle hours, days of operation or offerings? The Grangeville City Council will be taking public comment at its regular meeting, May 5, on patrons’ opinions for facility operations this season.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Our attorney general comes up short on facts-on the federal lands, the Land Board and “Ottercare” Obamacare. His short-sightedness demonstrates his lack of understanding of constitutional issues and how out of touch he is with the need for jobs in our rural counties.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Supplemental schools levies will be held in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Riggins May 20. The state of Idaho has failed in funding its public schools. Yes, public schools cost Idaho about $1.3 billion in 2013-14, the largest part of the state’s $2.8 billion budget – but Idaho simply needs to do a better job.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will hold a candidates’ forum on Saturday, May 3, noon to 3 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Center (north of town on the truck route).April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It has been our pleasure to have met Abbie Hudson some 20-plus years ago. We have always been impressed with Abbie’s organization skills, her honesty, and her thoughtfulness to others. Abbie has great work ethics and especially loves to work with numbers.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Did you miss news about Patriots’ Day? Monday, April 21, is the day set aside in some states to remember what happened but it was on April 19 in 1775, when about 70 men stood armed on Lexington Green as more than 800 British troops descended on the town en route to Concord for the purpose of seizing a cache of arms known to be stored there and arresting two outspoken proponents of American independence: John Hancock and Sam Adams.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Governor Otter does not seem to understand that Idaho should avoid all government intrusion in our schools, medical decisions and our lives. He has let federal “money” influence him to cooperate with the federal government. These bribes look like money, spend like money, but it’s borrowed and has to be paid back by our grandchildren.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Set for Thursday, May 1, Idaho Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that will benefit 660 causes across the state.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Meet The Tribune night will be held Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Oscar’s Restaurant. This is a chance for people to come out and speak their minds and meet the gang. On hand will be Butch Alford, Nathan Alford, Marty Trillhaase, Craig Clohessy (city editor) and Grangeville’s own Kathy Hedberg. Stop in, visit with the Trib people and have them buy you a cup of coffee.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Public comment is currently sought on the draft environmental impact statement on the Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project (CRVR), set to be published this month in the Federal Register.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A convicted sex offender has been charged with a felony alleging inappropriate physical contact with an 11-year-old girl.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An undertaking started more than a decade ago is coming to full fruition. The Patriots Wall at the Harpster Community Building will be dedicated May 18 and now includes the names of Harpster area veterans from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict. “This was started by Don and Esther Morrow in 2002,” explained community volunteer Jan Adams.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Eighteen players with the Orofino Men's Association took back the traveling trophy with their three top low gross and net scores totalling 444 points at the men’s exchange golf series against Grangeville and New Meadows last Sunday, April 27. Grangeville (447 points) and New Meadows (490) fielded 18 and 11 golfers, respectively. Pictured are the Grangeville men.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Traffic Offense Hwy 95 MP 185 NB; Injury Accident Hwy 95 MP 222 N; Animal Problem Fairview Road & Hwy 13; Utility Problem Hwy 95 MP 240; Kooskia: Vin Inspection Hwy 12 MP 68.5; Agency Assist Hill Street; Alarm Selway Road; Extra Patrol Hill Street Extension; Welfare Check Kooskia Area; Juvenile Problem Bridge Street; Riggins: Abandoned Vehicle Georgina Drive; Lost Property Riggins Area; Traffic Offense Hwy 95 MP 195 NB.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The “Esto Perpetua” award will be presented to seven individuals and one organization for outstanding accomplishments in preserving and promoting Idaho’s heritage at the Idaho State Historical Society’s (ISHS) annual awards celebration on Thursday, June 12, 5:30 p.m., at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With the help of the parents and local individuals and businesses, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 37 will sponsor five girls this summer to Syringa Girls State which will be held at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa from June 15-20. The delegates from Grangeville are: Kaleala Bass, Abigail Cartwright, Kennadee Connor, Addie Lutz and Taylor Wilkins.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Jack and Arlene Hubbard, long time Salmon River residents, have been chosen as the 2014 Riggins Rodeo Grand Marshalls and will be leading the Parade on Sunday, May 4, followed by the 2014 Riggins Royalty Queen Cassie Chandler and Princess Phoebe Rupp. Jack and Arlene will be honored Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at the Riggins Rodeo; Cassie and Phoebe will be helping in the rodeo arena as needed at the “66 years of Heroes and Legends,” the theme for the 2014 Riggins Rodeo.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Can you believe that today is the last day of April already? I sure wish we could slow this big world down a bit. Joe Wilson will be celebrating his 96th birthday on Saturday. There will be an open house at his place on Slippy Creek. Stop in and say hi and wish Joe a happy birthday.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The public is invited to attend a Meet and Greet for Russ Fulcher, candidate for governor, this Saturday, May 3, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. Continental breakfast will be served. Mary Adler of Grangeville is sponsoring this event.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
This fall, the Forest Service will be working on the Fenn Pond site along Selway Road No. 223 to improve the fishing there. Funding and assistance is being provided by Idaho Parks and Recreation (IDPR), Idaho Fish and Game and the Valley Cats Snowmobile and ATV Club.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie’s Krystin Uhlenkott received the hand-off from Shayla Vonbargen a few strides earlier than Troy’s 4x100 anchor and added a couple of strides to the Pirates’ lead at the finish at the Whitepine League championships last Monday night, April 28, at Lapwai.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Last week’s wet weather kept area softball, baseball and tennis teams from playing their scheduled games.April 30, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An 1890s home with a lot of history recently got a facelift – but it has retained its original style. “I wanted to maintain the historical look of the home while updating and repairing everything,” said Jim Moody of All-Around Realty in Grangeville. He and wife, Susan, own the home and have worked with a friend to prepare it to sell.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The arrest and subsequent federal conviction of an identity thief can credit its start to an alert victim and an initial Grangeville Police Department investigation. “She was a pretty vigilant victim who was paying attention to her accounts, and got things going,” said GPD Officer Mike Quintal.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County voters in five mail-out precincts can expect to see their ballots in their mailboxes shortly. The Idaho County Elections Office will be sending ballots this Friday, April 25, to the Big Butte, Joseph, Lowell and Slate Creek 1 and 2 precincts. These five areas total 360 voters, which is 3.9 percent of Idaho County’s 9,307 total registered voters. To be counted, ballots need to be mailed in or hand-delivered to the elections office in Grangeville before or on the day of the primary election, May 20, by close of polls at 8 p.m.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Inattentive driving was a factor in an April 13 rollover crash in which a Kamiah man was injured. William J. Hartman, 23, was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville where he was held overnight for treatment and released the following day.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mayor McClure has proclaimed Monday, May 5, as Arbor Day in Riggins. City officials invite everyone to gather at the city park at 10 a.m. for the planting of a nice, new tree in the park for all to enjoy. Mayor McClure and the City Council have designated Monday, May 5, as “City Pride Day” encouraging everyone to pitch in and help spruce up our town for the summer season. The city will provide garbage bags for trash collection.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s spring. Housecleaning time – particularly in Boise. Current leaders in Boise seem to have forgotten that they work for us – we are their employer. They seem to think that they work to make Washington, D.C., bureaucrats and other out-of-state interests happy.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., to talk with our congressional delegation about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to sportsmen in Idaho. I am writing because U.S. senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch deserve a thank you for stepping up on behalf of this important source of funding for conservation.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The current Idaho County commissioners chose Dee Hall to fill the void in the treasurer’s office, after Dee volunteered for the challenge.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Syringa Hospice will provide a six-week session on Reconciling Grief. Classes are facilitated by Cindy Higgins, LSW, and Janet Anderson, bereavement counselor, and are held each Wednesday beginning May 7 and continuing through June 11.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Community Foundation Board of Directors will host a dessert celebration Thursday, May 1, to honor Orrin and Eleanora Webb’s generosity to the community. The event will be held at The Gallery from 7-8 p.m.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The April 21 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. A guest was Judge John Bradbury. Doreen Endsley got the free dinner. There were 67 meals and 42 takeout meals served.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Dolores G. Seubert opened the April 15 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. She also gave the dinner prayer. Guest this week was Alta Clark of Grangeville. There were 45 meals served with 19 takeouts. Dina Nuxoll won the free dinner.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Notes from the Idaho County Commission April 15. Guests/Presenters: Commission-Stites Road Project Bid Opening; Bette Polack-Designation of Polling Places; James Zehner-Ag Solid Waste; Janie Fluharty-Idaho County Recycling Update; Gene Meinen & Mike Cook-Salmon River Road; Skip Brandt-SRS Funding.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Kimberly Sue Keller, 49, inattentive or careless driving, $200, $120 restitution, 12 months probation, 20 days in jail, 20 days suspended; drug paraphernalia - use or possess with intent to use, $250. Kody A. Davis, minor, controlled substance - possession of marijuana, $200.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Littering Yellow Bull Rd; Sex Offense Butte Dr; Kooskia: Theft Loloyn Lane; Animal Neglect Weeddmark Way; Parking Problem Pine St; Traffic Offense Stites; Traffic Offense Hwy 12; Citizen Assist Fall Ave; Traffic Offense Hwy 95; Suspicious Hwy 12; Harassment Stites; Traffic Offense Lukes Gulch Rd; Riggins: Civil Standby; VIN Hwy 95; Elk City: Suspicious Orogrande.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Dr. Sam Couch is sharing his Ukrainian egg collection with the library for the Easter season. In the Ukrainian Catholic heritage, pysanky are decorated eggs with symbols representing new life associated with spring, resurrection and Easter. He also included a few of his sugar egg collection. Some of the eggs are grouped together with a particular theme. Even the colors have a certain meaning.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We had the most beautiful Easter weekend. It’s always nice to see those people who only come around once a year for the egg hunt. Connie and Bill Shuck, after 30 years, are retiring from organizing the Easter egg hunt. We all just want to say thank you very much for giving so much of yourselves to our little town. I noticed that someone lost a kite and it’s hanging in a tree by the churches.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Things are very quiet here in Elk City. One visitor last week commented that it was like a ghost town! Welcome to spring in Elk City. Saw a truck with two snowmobiles leave town Sunday. Don’t know how the snow is up higher for snowmobiling, but the fishing along the river seems to be going good.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Massive amounts of chocolate cream filled Easter eggs have been eaten upriver this past weekend; we had sunshine and green grass on the big day, as well as colored eggs hidden between the stacked rafts and catarafts. It was a mighty fine day along the banks of the Lochsa.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will hold a candidates’ forum on Saturday, May 3, noon to 3 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Center (north of town on the truck route).April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Meet Republican candidate for Idaho Attorney General Chris Troupis at two events on Tuesday, April 29. A no-host breakfast is set for 8 a.m., Oscar’s Restaurant in Grangeville. A no-host lunch will be held at Rodonna’s/Country House, noon to 1 p.m., in Cottonwood.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Lewiston Livestock Auction — April 16, 2014 Cattle Market Comments: Steady to strong on all classes; 1,232 head sold. Next sale April 30 at 10 a.m. Steers: 300-400 lbs., 223 to 259; 400-500 lbs., 200 to 225; 500-600 lbs., 200 to 221; 600-700 lbs., 187 to 208; 700-8090 lbsApril 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach will offer the class Introduction to Herbal Salves and Tonics. Sisters Agnes Reichlin and Carlotta Fontes will offer the course at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Registration for the eighth annual Idaho Family Camp is now open. They will be holding family camp at Camp Cascade again this year located just south of Cascade, in the mountains, with camping and cabins available. Register early to be sure you can attend; space is limited. The entire family is welcome and there are activities for all ages. Contact them at www.idahocampcascade.org/ for information.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As Idahoans, we have an opportunity to change leadership in our state this year to have a significant and positive impact on our lives, families, and businesses. Russ Fulcher, candidate for governor, has the vision and leadership to elevate Idaho to new heights in economics, land management, education, and health care.April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Does the current AG Lawrence Wasden really believe voters in North Central Idaho are so grossly uninformed as to believe the ignorant statement he made to the Lewiston Tribune on April 3?April 23, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to the Grangeville Lions and a host of donations the Camas Prairie Food Bank’s community garden will have at least another 16 garden beds this summer.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to one of the wettest two-month stretches ever seen by Clearwater River basin water scientists, the drainage’s snowpack grew to about 35 percent above normal as of April 1. That’s despite starting the water year with four consecutive below-average months of precipitation, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s monthly water supply outlook.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Haven’t received your tax refund yet? There’s a chance it might not be coming. The Washington Post recently reported on several taxpayers who are being held responsible for some very old debts. Mary Grice of Maryland had her refund of nearly $3,000 taken – without notice — to pay for a supposed overpayment.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Despite spotty overcast night skies, clouds cleared intermittently for good views of Tuesday morning’s April 15 total lunar eclipse. This is the first of four back-to-back total lunar eclipses – an eclipse tetrad – that will happen during the next 18 months. The eclipse started around 11 p.m.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held on Saturday, April 12, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 200 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to participate in this youth development program. This event is also the kick-off for Idaho County 4-H Week.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As unbelievable as this may sound, your U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe, is going to straighten Crooked River. That’s right. Straighten it. We’re $17 trillion in debt but have millions of dollars to straighten rivers. Historical rivers. Natural rivers.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Thinking globally and speaking up locally, kinda like those crazy olde-tyme hippies used to suggest. I wonder if Idaho County’s taxpaying voters realize how many hundreds, or even thousands, of Idaho County dollars commissioners Skip Brandt and Jim Chmelik spent so they could keep playing an active “Indian-hating” role in the North Central Idaho Jurisdictional Alliance?April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I hope that everyone has received and answered the latest Republican brainwashing survey that is meant to save us all from immediate disaster at the hands of President Obama.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Vin Inspection Fourmile Lane; Suicide Attempt Grangeville Area; Non Injury Accident Lukes Gulch Road; Kooskia: Citizen Dispute West Street; Welfare Check Airport Road; Traffic Offense Red Fir Road; Cow Problem 2nd & East Street; Theft Hill Street Alley; Traffic Offense Crane Hill Road; Riggins: Vin Inspection South Main Street; Animal Problem Hwy 95 MP 198.5.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne William E. Carlson, 78, DUI, $850, $440, driver’s license suspended for 90 days, 24 months probation, 45 days in jail, 45 days suspended. Dean D. Scott, 42, driving without privileges, $400, $200 suspended, 12 months probation, 2 days in jail.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Monday, March 31 RP would like officer to pick up bad check. RP claims he received call from Rapid Recovery a collection agency in Illinois stating that they would be issuing a warrant for his arrest for passing bad checks in 2010. He does not know how they got all his information and wants to make an official report.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Some extra class time and studying has led Daniel Sigler to a lateral move in his career. Sigler, a Primeland serviceman, completed his Certified Crop Advisor accreditation and during the next year will train as a field agronomist for Primeland.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On March 12, the Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze presented an award to a local biologist for his outstanding service to fish and wildlife conservation on public lands. The award was presented during the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Colorado.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Do you have plans for Easter dinner? The Hangout in Cottonwood will host its annual free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. The menu will consist of ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and a dessert.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Have you noticed the hearts down Main Street sidewalks? Syringa Hospital and Clinics’ Wellness Committee commissioned the Grangeville Senior Fun Night Committee to paint the hearts in preparation for the Heart Walk. Seniors and helpers did this Sunday, April 13.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Hold Your Horses 4-H Club Senior horse bowl team came away the winners of the 2014 District 4-H Horse Bowl Contest held Saturday, April 12, in Coeur d’Alene. The Hold Your Horses 4-H Club Junior Team placed second in its age division.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA’s annual event will be held Friday, May 2, at the Greencreek Community Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets must be purchased prior to the event.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time for spring cleaning. Gather unwanted items and join the Cottonwood community yard sale which is set for Saturday, May 17, and is being organized by “The Clowns” Relay for Life team.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Chef Rod Quick will present the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life dinner and silent auction “Le’ Beef For the Cure.”April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 47th Annual Spring Show is set for April 30 and May 1- 3. The show is hosted by the Bicentennial Historical Museum located at 305 N. College, Grangeville. The show will be held in their basement level gallery.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the upcoming school year will be May 1 and 2. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The screening program for 2014-15 kindergarten students will be held April 24 and 25. Any child entering kindergarten (must be 5 on or before Sept. 1) should call 935-4012 to schedule an appointment.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Center For Discovery after-school program is hosting a family luau dance and fund-raiser.This is set for Cottonwood Community Hall Saturday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be roasted pork, twice baked potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower salad, ceasar salad, applesauce, and dessert. Tickets are $45 per couple and sixth grade and younger eat free, 7th to 12th graders are $10 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance because of a limited number.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Monday, April 21, 3:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church, Sandy Staab the “Chess Guy,” will be starting a semester of chess instruction for students ages 6-18. Homeschoolers or public/private school students are welcome.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society in Craigmont recently announced they have a sixth Esto Perpetua award winner in their group. Janene Benjamin Alley was awarded the 2014 honor by the Idaho State Historical Society for her contributions to and preservation of the history of this area.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Last year inmates from the Idaho Correctional Institution in Orofino ran an American Cancer Society Relay for Life within the prison walls; raising $300 mostly from inmates for the American Cancer Society. This year they are planning another event, bringing inmates and prison staff together again with the theme of “The Aloha” Relay for Life.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Hope everyone will have a happy Easter and remember the reason for the holiday. We had a short meeting and discussed it would be fun to do some Harpster trivia to see if you would know the answers to some historical questions regarding Harpster.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As the Easter season approaches, many people around the world understand, at least a little bit, that it is the time of year of the Jewish Passover as well. It was this time of year when Jesus gave His life for us on a cross so we could be reconciled to God.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Happy Easter to everyone Sunday! May you celebrate with family and friends and feel the joy of life. Time to get to the riverbanks for the 30th annual Jet Boat Race this weekend, April 18, 19, 20, right here on the Salmon River in Riggins with 16 teams signed up already…. nine U.S. boats and seven Canadian boats. Racing teams gather every spring for the annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins for its three-day event.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley High School girls softball team will be playing at Fenn Field near the Kooskia Elementary School on Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. against Orofino; Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. against Kendrick; Friday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be hosting the 51st annual Kamiah rodeo on June 21-22. This year’s rodeo will feature a new main event, ranch bronc riding, sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Riding Association. Other main events are sanctioned by the Idaho Cowboys Association (ICA). ICA books will open June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
During basketball season, one of Prairie’s powerful rebounders presented a matchup problem between the lane lines, and last Saturday, April 12, proved superior height is no disadvantage in the lanes marked out for sprinters at the annual “Border War” featuring the small schools of Idaho and Washington.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As of April 13, more than 4,600 spring chinook salmon had been moving upstream at Bonneville Dam. Early season forecasts suggest a return strong enough to allow for harvest of around 4,800 hatchery fish in the Clearwater Basin, 5,900 on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, and 700 in Hells Canyon.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An agreement forged by Idaho Department of Fish and Game staff and the local landowner is set to maintain access to popular fishing holes.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Dolores G. Seubert opened the April 8 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mariel Arnzen gave the dinner prayer. There were no guests this week. There were 40 meals served with 14 takeouts. Norma Schumacher won the free dinner.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Estimates put potential revenue for Grangeville around $300,000 annually from a half-percent local option tax (LOT). But funding is just part of the discussion for the Grangeville City Council on the merits of adopting a new tax to address public infrastructure needs.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Don’t take the spring weather for granted, advise state officials when it comes to fire. “Even with all the moisture out there, it’s drier than people think,” said Dave Summers, resource supervisor/fire warden for the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Maggie Creek Fire District.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Trapped for hours in an overturned vehicle, a Kooskia man was treated for injuries suffered in an April 3 accident on east Toll Road.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Reigning 2A state champion Malad out-played the Pirates at the four-game Glenns Ferry Tournament last weekend, April 11-12, but the Pirates — 1A runners-up last year — handled the rest of the competition well enough to win. North Fremont imploded during the bottom of the third inning last Friday, as PHS ran off 15 runs to stake out a 23-0 victory.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Having combined to throw more than 200 pitches in a sweep of their April 8 league games against St. Maries, Grangeville aces Jasper Sabatino and Alex Koberstein were in the field for home games against Kendrick and Asotin while resting their arms for a trip to Orofino (which was played after the print deadline on Tuesday).April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Racing fans will line the banks of the Salmon River this Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, to take in the sound and spectacle of jet boats topping out at more than 100 miles per hour.April 16, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s like Groundhog Day: The same thing keeps happening over and over. Patrons in Mountain View School District 244 were greeted with an automated call Wednesday morning voiced by Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal Alica Holthaus, April 2, 7 a.m., stating Grangeville schools would be starting two hours late. “As people probably suspected, it was another bomb threat at Grangeville High School,” said superintendent Kent Stokes.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With candidates for several state offices making a campaign stop together, Idaho County officials, local Republican leadership and GOP rank-and-filers from surrounding counties nearly filled the Super 8 conference room last Wednesday night, April 2. Meanwhile, stopping in Lewiston, incumbent state attorney general Lawrence Wasden reportedly, per the Lewiston Tribune, described them as “fringe members of his party running primary campaigns.”April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Last year, for the first time since their establishment in Idaho during the mid-1990s, the number of wolf packs documented in the state declined from the prior year count. Despite documenting nine new packs, per official numbers released last Friday, April 4, the pack count dipped 16.4 percent from the 2012 year-end count of 128.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Amrit Singh did what no other Grangeville student has done in the 26-year history or the state geography bee: He won two years in a row.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Considering what he does for a living, Jim Brouwer had an appropriate way to describe how he got involved in law enforcement. “Actually, it was quite by accident,” he said.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County will be allocated $7.017 million this year, part of $300 million-plus to be paid nationwide through the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, April 15, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Kamiah Masonic Lodge is once again hosting a free Easter breakfast Saturday, April 19. Join friends at the Masonic Lodge to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the upcoming school year will be May 1 and 2. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A variety of Easter services will be offered at Trinity Lutheran Church: Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Coffee/fellowship 10:30 a.m., Bible classes for children, tweens/teens, and adults 11 a.m.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
For the fifth year the Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 of White Bird is offering scholarships to its area seniors. This is open for high school and home-school seniors who have a future plan in attending a technical school or university in the fall. The main stipulation is the recipient live in the 83554 zip code area. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 23.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“My father died in 1976, and thereafter I felt a strong desire to gather the precious experiences of his life,” said Tom Weber in the introduction to his book, “The Christmas Doctor: The True Story of Dr. J. P. Weber,” published by AuthorHouse in 2013.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
GOP candidates for Idaho County offices have been invited to speak at the Idaho County Republican Central Committee next Tuesday, April 15. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel, and the public is invited to attend. Contact Marge at 962-3519.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Anyone interested in receiving a certification for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course is invited for this informative class to be held April 12 at Soltman Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes all materials. Preregistration is required and can be done by calling Syringa Hospital & Clinics at 983-1700.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce Tribe was among the recipients awarded funding through $48.1 million allocated through the 2014 Farm Bill designated for agricultural health projects.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood Livestock Auction — April 9, 2014 Back to Grass Feeder Sale, Friday, April 11. Lewiston Livestock Auction — April 2, 2014 Cattle Market Comments: Steady; 410 head sold. No sale April 9. Special Feeder Sale, April 16. Small Animal Sale, April 30. Steers: 300-400 lbs., 200 to 221; 400-500 lbs., 200-224; 500-600 lbs., 190 to 203.50; 600-700 lbs., 185 to 203.50; 700-800 lbs., 150 to 170; 900-1,000 lbs., 137 to 150. Heifers: 400-500 lbs., 176 to 191; 600-700 lbs., 150 to 190; 700-800 lbs., 148 to 160;April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
April 15 is the last day to submit applications to your county assessor for a reduction in your property taxes.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Locally owned and managed Pine Tree Community Credit Union will host an open house Tuesday, April 15, to unveil the newly renovated and expanded office to Idaho County residents. The office is located at 230 E. Main Street.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
While North Idaho residents fully utilize the Free Press’ editorial pages as a forum to discuss local—and national—issues and elections it is important for the editor of this page to maintain a sense of fairness and openness and to allow for as many different voices to be heard.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA’s annual event will be held Friday, May 2, at the Greencreek Community Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets must be purchased prior to the event.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Gail Ludvigson, a new full-time missionary to the Dominican Republic, will speak today, Wednesday, April 9, 6 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grangeville.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Beginning last year, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) and I held a series of in-depth hearings on how to reform our broken housing market.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to Riggins own John Pottenger and Ross Campbell for receiving the “Rookies of the Year” award from the Idaho Rural Water Association with 300 in attendance. John and Ross were really surprised. It is quite an honor to be recognized for dedication and hard work in their field. Each of the men received a beautiful engraved trophy along with a custom embroidered jacket. Nice job guys!April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Even though Easter Sunday isn’t until the 20th of this month, there will be an Easter egg haunt on April 12 at noon at the Elk City School. Special Easter baskets and lots of decorated eggs have been donated by individuals and businesses in town, but it is being sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary. For questions or information, call Missy at 842-2394.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mark this on your calendar, the Kamiah Masonic Lodge, located at 709 Main Street, Kamiah, is once again hosting a free Easter breakfast on Saturday, April 19, from 7-10 a.m. Join your friends at the lodge to enjoy a delicious free breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Donations are gratefully accepted which will help them to continue their good work. Contact Greg Johnson, 935-0840, for information.April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The White Bird Chamber of Commerce donated $600 back to the community from proceeds of the 2014 Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day Sausage Feed held March 16. Two checks — both for $300 each — were presented to the White Bird Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13, and the White Bird Quick Response Unit (QRU).April 9, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Population growth is down in Idaho County for 2013, according to U.S. Census estimates. But what’s the story behind the numbers? Kathryn Tacke, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, broke out the details.April 2, 2014 8:50 a.m. read more..
Population growth in rural Idaho is up, but not in Idaho County, one of 21 counties in the state to lose population last year.April 2, 2014 8:49 a.m. read more..
Cooks at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center’s nutrition program had an icy reception Monday, March 24: A walk-in cooler greeted them. “Actually we’ve had it for a while but it’s now installed and working great,” smiled cook Joyce Forsmann.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 47th Annual Spring Show is set for April 30 and May 1- 3. The show is hosted by the Bicentennial Historical Museum located at 305 N College, Grangeville, the show will be held in their basement level gallery.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
President Rachel Kelley called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. at the GEMS Community Room. Those present were Rachel, Kortney Sims, Kayla Creutzberg, Micaela Farris, Emmy Williams, Macenzie Farris, Colby Canaday, Iseyda LaCombe, Bella Klapprich and Hailey Russell. Emmy led the Pledge of Allegiance and Kortney led the 4-H Pledge.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The third meeting of the Crazy Critters 4-H Club was held Monday, March 17, at the Thanstrom residence. There were 11 members and six visitors present. At the meeting the club game for the Idaho County 4-H Party which will be held at the Cottonwood Community Hall on April 12, and plans for 4-H week, were finalized.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Dolores G. Seubert opened the March 25 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Clark gave the dinner prayer. Guests were birthday guests as well as the Old-Time Fiddlers who played for all of us. There were 65 meals served with 14 takeouts. Edna Forseth won the free dinner.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
At the April meeting we will be making final plans for the Riggins Jet Boat Races coming up on April 18-20. Everyone should bring their radios and program the frequencies we will be using for the safety communications for the race. One ham for each safety boat as well as several on shore duty are needed.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The March 24 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer by Shirley Crane. Guest was Charlie Gibbs and the free dinner came to Charlie Gibbs. There were 51 meals and 32 takeout meals served. Jokes were told by Larry Clark and Dennis Long.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A diesel fuel spill has been cleaned up following last week’s semi-truck accident on U.S. Highway 12. The driver, Johnny M. Campbell, 55, of Missoula, was uninjured in the Thursday, March 27, crash reported 52 miles east of Kooskia, according to Idaho State Police, that blocked the eastbound lane for 5.5 hours.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Recycling for cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans is available at Idaho County Recycling sites in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Kooskia.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The objection process is now open on the proposed Newsome Creek Watershed Road Restoration Project. Objections will only be accepted from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Trips to India for the past five years have brought local pastor Brent Ewing to a place of deeper understanding – and love.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Wool growers’ recent shot at reversing a Payette National Forest decision to close domestic sheep grazing allotments missed the mark, a federal judge ruled last month. That shot may also have been the wool growers’ last shot at a reversal, as Idaho Wool Growers Association President Harry Soulen told the Associated Press that in weighing an appeal “we’ve got to study this before we make that decision one way or another.”April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
India is in the hearts and minds of more than one Grangeville church body. Bob Helena will lead a team to Hope House Orphanage in Lonavale, India, April 5-18. Helena will be accompanied by his wife, Terri, as well as fellow Grangeville Church of the Nazarene member Cynthia Onthank and two others from Spokane and Meridian.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests are issuing commercial mushroom permits again this year at all forest offices starting April 1. There won’t be a commercial mushroom picking season on the Salmon River Ranger District (Sheep Fire) this year for safety, with roadside hazard tree salvage logging ongoing.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A year-end poll of high school basketball coaches, published in the Idaho Statesman last Sunday, put 13 area athletes among Idaho’s best, naming all-1A senior hoopers Leighton Vander Esch of Salmon River and Kyndahl Ulmer of Prairie ‘player of the year’ in their respective divisions. Vander Esch is headed to Boise State to be a preferred walkon with the football squad.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests are looking for campground hosts for the 2014 season. Hosts are needed generally Memorial Day through Labor Day with a weekly schedule of Thursday through Monday, including holidays. The season length and work week may vary by site.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Steelhead and fishermen alike were still piled up at the South Fork Clearwater River “Snag Hole” last Saturday, March 29. For Idaho Fish and Game’s most recent steelhead harvest report, 143 South Fork Clearwater River anglers were checked, reporting 634 hours spent fishing to catch 129 steelhead (of which 122 were released), for a rate of five hours per catch.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A family country dance at the Country Center one-quarter mile outside of Stites (former auction center) is set for Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m. A potluck with ham furnished is set for 4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds will continue to help sponsor another upcoming dance. All are invited. Call 926-0914 for details.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Wagon Road committee will meet Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall with a potluck lunch following. The Wagon Road Committee works to preserve and promote the historic wagon road from Clearwater to Elk City.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Children registering for kindergarten at Grangeville Elementary Middle School will receive a free book as part of the Grangeville Centennial Library’s “Get a Jump Start on Reading @ Your Library” program.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
ALACCA Bible Camp at Harpster will host a work weekend, organized by Orofino Community Church, Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19. There will be tasks of all sorts that will help to prepare the property for the summer camps. Those who plan to work should let camp staff know by calling Kim Wolfe at 983-1188 or e-mail email@example.com.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Elk City VFW Wilderness Post 8311 Ladies Auxiliary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. Applicants must meet the following criteria: •Be a current or former Elk City student, either by attendance at the Elk City Elementary School, enrolled in online courses, or home-schooled as a resident of Elk City, for a minimum of one full school year.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Calling all high school junior girls from Craigmont, Nezperce, Cottonwood and Grangeville: Get your acts together. Literally.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Angela (Merritt) Martinez, daughter of Barry and Shirley Merritt, has received an award for “Staff of the Year” at Polk Community Living. Angela works for Polk Community Living with physically and mentally challenged adults in Independence, Ore., which has more than 800 employees. Congratulations, Angela!April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Along with spring, comes the annual Beer and Wine Tasting Benefit for the Elk City School and Community Library. The event will be Friday, April 11, at the Elk City Laundromat starting at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per couple or $7 if you don’t have a date. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a silent auction will be held. All proceeds go to assist in the operation of the library as well as to supply it with books. Donations for the silent auction are an important part of this effort. If you have anything you could donate, contact Savannah Tow at the Elk City School at 842-2218.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Happy April! What a beautiful spring we are having! It’s absolutely wonderful. I love it when everything is so green and new life is blooming all around us. The trees are blossoming and creating us some nummi goodness. It won’t be long until we are pulling apricots from their branches and good ole Salmon River tomatoes from the vines.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
So now we have April upriver, and the real cure for cabin fever is sunshine. Get out, get moving, get your boots and garden gloves on, get on your game, (whatever that means) we are free. The Wilderness Inn is open for breakfast and lunch, Cougar Canyon is open during the day as well, we have construction going on and gravel being delivered. The bulbs are sprouting (not sure if that’s the right garden term, but sounds good). It’s finally spring in Lowell.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
In the interest of full disclosure, I live outside Grangeville and will ultimately have no tangible impact on a LOT [Local Option Tax] if it goes to a vote. (David Rauzi editorial March 26). That said, we are frequently informed inflation is negligible, “excluding the volatile food and energy sectors.”April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On the day after March 31, a Power-Point presentation was given to a group of concerned citizens on the proposed Tolo Lake Cutoff of U.S. 95. Citing safety and cost benefits, the Idaho Transportation Advocates Association have, for years, urged the construction of a bypass that would directly link the White Bird summit to Fenn, saving four miles and developing a safer route of travel. Their cost-benefit studies illustrate that the new bypass would pay for itself in less than 15 years. Eagerly endorsed by the trucking and recreation vehicle industry, the proponents quoted the report illustrating a savings of more than a million a year in fuel conservation alone.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I have known Abbie Hudson since 1982. I know with all her different positions in the courthouse that she has the knowledge and skills to do the job. I feel the people of Idaho County deserve the person who will best serve them. In these hard economic times, gaining interest on money is very important and Abbie is up to that task plus more.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An AARP Armageddon? Tone down the hysteria involved in news reporting of our graying population and let’s focus on what we need to do to meet the future – and in some cases, present – challenges of our growing group of older folks.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Market Report SALES YARDS Cattle Market Comment: Light test on feeder cattle; Slaughter Cows and Bulls, steady to strong; 186 head sold. Next Sale, Back to Grass Feeder Special, April 11. Cows: Boning, 93 to 101; Feeder, 90 to 110; Breaker, 85 to 92; Canner/Cutter, 78 to 90. Bulls: 110 to 126; Baby Calves, 240 to 375 per head. Stock Cows: 1,200 to 1,560 per head. Pairs: 1,520 to 1,760 per pair.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests continue to work on developing its Forest Plan that will set the course of management for the next 10-15 years. The next public collaborative meeting is Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. in Orofino at the Forest Service office (12730 U.S. Highway 12). The topics covered at this meeting will be wildlife resources and review of fire and fuels, air quality, recreation, and scenery resource topics presented at the February and March meetings.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Recreation managers at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have struggled during the past 10 years to keep campgrounds, cabins and lookout rentals open without raising fees during a time when budgets have significantly declined resulting in staff and service reductions.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Grangeville City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Grangeville City Hall. Set for discussion during the meeting are public hearings on an alley vacation and two right-of-way issues, and a first reading of the downtown ADA parking ordinance.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for April 30, 5-8 p.m., at The Gallery. A “shop until you drop” event will be held with a variety of local vendors and treats to boot. Stay tuned for more details later this month and remember this will be a great event from which to order Mother’s Day gifts.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Making sure cattle use their feed efficiently is key to affordable beef and sustainable businesses, said University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill, whose book on that topic was published last fall.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho set aside $150,000 for the 2014 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program which funds projects that demonstrate new ways to conserve resources on agricultural lands. Pre-proposal applications are due to the Idaho NRCS State Office by April 25.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Applications are currently being accepted by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and are allocated to the state to be awarded through a competitive grant process. Applications are due to ISDA by Friday, April 11.April 2, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
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