A Meridian woman is set for sentencing this fall for involvement in May’s US Bank robbery in Cottonwood.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Inattentive driving is a suspected factor in last Thursday’s single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Matthew K. Seubert, 26, of Greencreek.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Never underestimate the power of a grassroots newsletter. After all, it’s what got legislative assistant Rebecca S. Cotton from her D.C. office to Grangeville.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Anger is a suspected factor in a vehicle accident last week that resulted in a minor injury, a neighborhood power disruption, thousands of dollars in utility damages and the arrest of the driver on multiple misdemeanor charges.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Gross sales were up 13 percent from last year for the Idaho County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, totaling $272,866, though animal numbers were down.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Falling out of the sky isn’t a circumstance for enthusiasm. Unless you’re held in check by 350-plus-square feet of nylon parachute. Then that’s a time to be cheering.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Next Tuesday, the Grangeville City Council will be considering approval of the proposed $5,426,922 fiscal year 2015 budget.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Craig Gehrke has spent more than 30 years in a land-conservation career — working to set aside more wilderness in Idaho for The Wilderness Society and focusing on forest and range management issues on public lands. But Gehrke recently learned firsthand about the potential for implementing conservation measures on private lands — on his family’s ranch near Cottonwood.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville resident Joseph P. Chmelik was transported for medical treatment following an Aug. 18 accident on Glenwood Road.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sunday, Aug. 17 Grangeville – Injury one vehicle accident Glenwood Rd/RT; VIN Butcher Creek Ln/NRR; Suspicious people Hwy 7/UNF; Credit card fraud Dasenbrock Rd/RT; Injury one vehicle accident Hwy 14 MP 13/RT; Kooskia – Barking dogs Mattoon Rd/NRR; Civil standby ...August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Outgoing Grangeville City Councilor Brian Lorentz was recognized for his service at the regular Aug. 18 meeting with a pen desk set, featuring an antique water meter. Lorentz was appointed to the council in late 2004, was elected to the seat in 2005 and won re-election in 2007 and 2011.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With Labor Day weekend coming up, one U.S. Highway 12 corridor campground remains closed.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I am not an equipment junky. I am usually not one to trade off what I have for something new every time some great hunting tool hits the market. I can immodestly brag that I still have the same rifle, knife and even wife that I started out with 55 years ago; however when it comes to optics that’s a whole different bowl of fish.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Two years ago, Harvard researchers found a link between two motor neuron diseases: Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) — and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which threatens the life of tiny Oakley Smith.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Kamiah Barbecue Days annual Art Show and Sale will be Aug. 29-30.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital & Clinics is hosting a stroke awareness presentation Wednesday, Sept. 17, 12:15 – 1 p.m., in the Syringa Hospital Northwest Annex conference room.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission (ICHPC) will host a public meeting to present the citizens of Idaho County with information about the countywide Preservation Plan to be developed throughout the summer and fall.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend …be safe! Most of you will celebrate the ending of summer and the beginning of fall Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, with trips, picnics, rodeos, rafting, boating, resting, reading, sleeping or even working! Then it is back to work and school on Tuesday, Sept. 2!August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Tackett’s Saw Service in Grangeville was honored for “50 years of outstanding service as a Honda Powersports dealer.”August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been working to revise our land management plan (forest plan), which provides strategic direction for the forest for the next 10 to 15 years.August 27, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Immigration, national debt and public lands issues were among the concerns raised by attendees at last Friday’s town hall meeting, hosted by U.S. Representative Raul Labrador.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
People will be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane … and the public is invited to join them!August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Real Life Ministries has once again eased the burden of Grangeville parents — and will even extend that blessing to Kooskia-area parents this year.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Kamiah Barbecue Days annual Art Show and Sale will be August 29-30. The Barbecue Days show officially opens with an Artists Reception on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5-7 p.m. Cookies will be provided.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Your Health Idaho is getting closer to launching its own technology platform and in the next few days it will start setting up accounts for the more than 76,000 Idahoans who enrolled in an exchange plan last year, despite the continual delays by the federal government.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Active Network, the company that provides Fish and Game's online licensing system, experienced technical difficulties Wednesday, Aug. 6, due to the large volume of transactions involving leftover tag purchases and was forced to shut down.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce Tribe was “surprised at the tone and unusual nature of the letter” it received from the Idaho County Commission last month; that’s how Nez Perce Tribe chairman Silas Whitman put it in a reply the county received from the tribe on Aug. 12.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Pastor James Ekwang from Uganda will be ministering this Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., and Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m., at Abundant Life Ministry.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Gary and Judy Porter with Rid’n for the Cross Ministries invite everyone to Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship which will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — August 15, 2014 Cattle Market Comment: Active market on all classes; 399 head sold. Idaho County Fair Sale, Saturday, Aug. 23. No sales Aug. 22 and 29. Feeder Sale, Sept. 5. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 230 to 260; 400-500 lbs, 220 to 245; 500-600 lbs, 225 to 245; 600-700 lbs, 210 to 235; ...August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) investigated two damage and injury vehicle accidents on Sunday, Aug. 17. Information was limited as crash reports were not completed as of press time.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Donna Utter, author of a new book, “Re-Tracing Sarah’s Wagon Train From Kansas To Washington 115 Years Later,” will be presenting this book at the Kamiah Valley Museum, 518 Main Street in Kamiah at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The St. Mary’s Hospital Diabetes Support Groups are going to be starting their new fall session.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
This is the very last column of the summer. Next week at this time, the kids will be in school. Wednesday, Aug. 27, is their first day back. How crazy is that? This summer just flew by! There’s still time to go for that boat ride and jump in the river though.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Marlene George writes, the “VFW Wilderness Post 8311 and its Ladies Auxiliary would like to express their appreciation to Elk City and surrounding communities for their support during Elk City Days at the auxiliary breakfast, the post concession stand, and the auxiliary scholarship auction.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Anyone concerned with an elderly parent or grandparent living alone, there are Kirby vacuum salesmen that if let into their home will not leave until your loved one buys it at an absorbent price, often calling ahead offering a free carpet shampoo.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital has grown and changed to keep up with changes in our community and in health care. Grangeville General Hospital opened its doors in 1939, 75 years ago. In the 1980s, the patient wing along Main Street was added; in the 1990s the emergency department was added; and in 2006 the Idaho County Nursing Home was acquired from the county and remodeled into a primary care clinic.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s good to be reminded that our opponents are not necessarily our enemies, and just because they oppose us doesn’t mean they are moral degenerates.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s that time of year for area residents to plan their Wednesdays to include the Bicentennial Historical Museum’s Brown Bag Program.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The South Fork of the Salmon River Road will be temporarily closed for road work from Sept. 3-18.August 20, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Forest engineers announced they will be inspecting three bridges in the Main Salmon River area which may cause some delay in traffic flow. The delays will be about an hour at a time or less.August 19, 2014 4:15 p.m. read more..
Delays, potential highway closure are possible along U.S. 12 near milepost 96 due to the Johnson Bar wildfire.August 13, 2014 1:51 p.m. read more..
Cause is undetermined for last week’s aircraft crash in southeastern Idaho County that claimed the lives of two Utah men. The NTSB is investigating the incident.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A fire first reported Aug. 3 on federal ground about one mile southwest of the Johnson Bar Campground took four days to grow to 400 acres, running down into both the Goddard Creek and Elk City Creek drainages; last Friday, Aug. 8, it sprinted south, jumped Goddard Creek and expanded by almost 800 acres.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Miss Lookingglass 2013-14 Dana Sotomish will lead the Chief Lookingglass celebration this weekend at Kamiah at the Wa’A’Yas grounds in town.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Kiwanis Club will be holding its First Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament Aug. 23, at Grangeville Country Club. Registration for the four-man scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with tee off at 9 a.m. Cost, $40, includes 18 holes of golf, lunch goodie bags, and the chance to win prizes.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School senior Addie Lutz is organizing a fun run fund-raiser to benefit the “Families of SMA,” a charity dedicated to fighting spinal muscular atrophy: “the number one genetic killer of children under two...a progressive neuro muscular disease that affects one in 6,000 to 10,000 children worldwide” according to Lutz’s parents, Brad and Genny.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a restrictive season for sage grouse.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Marking four decades of operation, North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) invited the public on campus last week to showcase its efforts to help positively redirect convicted felons away from criminal behaviors.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grab a lunch and head over to the local museum for Grangeville’s Brown Bag program.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The aroma of a familiar fruity scent fills the woods. The noses find the bushes before the eyes do. However, once the eyes adjust, it’s purple berries as far as the eyes can see.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The earnings from Idaho’s endowment trust lands and funds – which we oversee as the Land Board – totaled $330 million in fiscal year 2014, a record achievement that is relieving citizens of part of the cost of funding important functions of state government and putting Idahoans to work...August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“It was our mistake, not the tribe’s,” Idaho County Commission chairman James Rockwell said last Monday, Aug. 11, of 28 years of garbage fees the board failed to collect...August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly board meeting at The Gallery Thursday, July 24, with about 20 people attending. Several items of business were discussed including obtaining new Christmas lights and garland for the downtown light poles.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Food service in schools can be a tricky business. Ask Maureen Burney who manages the Chartwells program for Mountain View School District 244.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We are smack dab in the middle of our fifth fire season. Hopefully it’ll be done soon. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. The summer is coming to a close. School starts Aug. 27. For me, this summer has just gone by in a blink. I can’t believe we’ve already got to start thinking about a routine. Yuck.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Inch by inch, row by row, Lester helps makes this garden grow.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Friday, Aug. 15, hypnotist Don Spencer will be performing at the Riggins Community Center at 7 p.m., with guest ventriloquist Dakota Spencer. Dakota was the winner of the 2014 Terry Fator Scholarship from Las Vegas and joins his father, Don, the “World’s Fastest Hypnotist.”August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Loose dogs Sherwin St Fenn/NRR; Reckless driver Hwy 95/NRR; Extra Patrol; Disabled Vehicle Pine Bar/NRR; Fire Pellet Mill Hwy 95/NRR; Agency Assist NPCO/NRR; Kooskia: Deer vs vehicle Hwy 12 MP 69.5/RT; Dogs chasing mules Red Fir Rd/NRR; Welfare Check Battleridge Rd/NRR; Domestic Dispute/UTL; Theft Hawthorne Ln/NRR; Pedestrian in road/TRA Tribal; Fire Hwy 12 MP 116/TRA FS; Suspicious item Selway River/UNF; GPD – VIN N B St; VIN Washington Ave.August 13, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Congressman Raúl Labrador will take questions at an Aug. 15 town hall meeting in Cottonwood.August 8, 2014 12:19 p.m. read more..
A public meeting about the Highrange Fire will be held at 7 p.m. in White Bird at the Odd Fellows Hall.August 8, 2014 9:41 a.m. read more..
Highrange Fire command has scheduled a public meeting for 7 p.m. tonight in White Bird, at the school.August 6, 2014 5:19 p.m. read more..
Sawdust continues to smolder at Rocky Canyon Pellet Company following a Monday evening fire that destroyed its main production facility and damaged adjacently stored product. Owner Lot Smith initially estimates a half-million dollars in damages as a result, hitting the wood pellet fuel manufacturing facility at the worst possible moment, he said: the start of their season.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Local schools will benefit from the generosity of the Nez Perce Tribe this coming school year.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Ominous clouds move through the area every August, but last weekend an especially cruel twist of lightning struck fire into an area stoutly defended by a local fire crew just three weeks ago. Though the Pittsburg Fire eventually swelled to 8,000 acres, an interagency command credited a Salmon River Ranger District crew’s initial attack with stopping the fire’s advance below Highrange Ridge.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sitting in my office this past week, grateful that I have an office here in the wilderness, a guy walks in and I asked him, “How ya doin’?”, he replies, “Livin’ the dream.” It brought a smile to my face, and so from now on I’ll use that as my comeback, I am livin’ the dream, and here’s what was in my dreams this week!August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With the theme of “150 Years Plus and still going strong,” Elk City Days are set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
How are your tax dollars spent? Specifically, how much money are local retailers being paid through participation in the food stamp program?August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville – Cows in rd Hwy 95 MP 240/NRR; Vehicle parked blocking rd Hwy 95 MP 236/NRR; Theft of tools Country Court Dr/RT; VIN Cemetery Rd/NRR; Disabled vehicle blocking Hwy 12 & Poor Farm Rd/UTL; Kooskia – Agency Assist/Tribal Police w/ report of intoxicated & disorderly male Depot St/TRA – Tribal Police; Probation violation Carlisle Ct/TRA – Tribal Police; ...August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Overlay projects at locations south of Grangeville and north of Ferdinand on U.S. Highway 95 that are expected to be completed Sept. 5. Expect up to 15-minute delays.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Producers in Idaho County are eligible for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Summer remains in full swing, but area city governments have fall on their minds as they craft operating budgets for fiscal year 2015.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mountain View School District 244’s board has a new face. Trustee Randy Bartlett of Elk City was appointed by the board to replace Keith Evans of Clearwater who resigned earlier this year due to a move.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Many Idaho hunters are optimistic about taking a deer, or maybe even two, this fall. Three consecutive mild winters across most of Idaho are resulting in unusually high numbers of mule deer and whitetail deer. Survival rates have been higher than average in five of the last six years.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Waterfowl hunters in Idaho have a chance to comment on proposed 2014-2015 duck and goose seasons during an upcoming open house scheduled Friday, Aug. 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Jason Huff and Trent Brown extended their winning streak at the annual Walt Luman Memorial 2-Man Best Ball last weekend, Aug. 2-3, at Grangeville Country Club, but only by way of a tiebreaker against the only other team to win the tournament in recent memory: 2010 champions Lucio Morales and Travis Gibbens.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
System maintenance will necessitate a planned three-hour outage for Tuesday morning, Aug. 19, affecting about 2,400 Idaho Power customers from Riggins to New Meadows.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) booked a boom year in fiscal 2014, which ended June 30: 347 million board feet valued at more than $72 million was harvested on endowment trust lands the agency manages.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A little upkeep can make a huge difference. “We’re just trying to keep our properties looking good with what we have,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Kamiah Barbecue Days annual Art Show and Sale will be August 29-30.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Community Foundation recently announced the 2014 grant cycle opened Aug. 1st. GCF will accept applications for Grangeville projects until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Grant guidelines and 2014 GCF grant application forms are available for download on the GCF web page.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The 1949 graduating class of Grangeville High School will host a time of visiting and remembering for their 65th reunion. They will meet Sunday, Aug. 10, Grangeville’s Pioneer (City) Park at 4 p.m. All who graduated near that time is also welcome to join.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Post 8311 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will offer a sausage, pancake and egg breakfast during Elk City Days Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 to 10 a.m. In addition they will provided hamburger and hot-dog concessions starting at 11 a.m.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Registration for Grangeville High School is set for Aug. 18-21. Seniors register Monday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to noon; juniors register Monday, Aug. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Sophomores are set to register Tuesday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to noon and freshmen who attended Grangeville Elementary and Sts. Peter and Paul schools last year will also register Aug. 19, 1 to 4 p.m.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An open house is set for North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood recognizing their 40th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ceremony taking place at 1 pm. Tours of the facility will be available.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Orchestra will present the last in the Grangeville Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Grangeville’s Pioneer Park. The orchestra features six violins, cello, bass, guitar and harp.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
If you were ever a student at the Big Cedar School, east of Kooskia, you are invited to attend a gathering for an evening of reminiscing about your school days. They will meet in the Big Cedar schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m. on Aug.13. Refreshments will be provided by the Big Cedar Homemakers. For information contact Kris Perry at 926-4979. It is real important for all who ever attended this school to attend this meeting. Much of the history of the school and the area is in your head. Meet with others, exchange stories, recollections and memories, and help record this beautiful school’s history.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Harvest started on the Camas Prairie this week. It seemed like all of a sudden it was in full swing. Eric Wassmuth was putting his new combine to the test. It is a New Holland with a 36-foot header. It seems to be doing a good job and makes short work of a field. Yields are good this year.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Riggins community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! The blood drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room, 1102 S. Main St., Riggins, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The men and women of our Armed Forces face many challenges as they protect our nation. Because of the unique challenges they face and solemn sacrifices they make, Congress must support the needs of service members both on the battlefield and upon their return. The recent exposure of the mistreatment of veterans seeking assistance through the U.S.August 6, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A fire burning west of White Bird is currently less than one mile from homes and is backing down into Getta Creek.August 4, 2014 5:36 p.m. read more..
Cause is undetermined at this point for a Monday evening fire that destroyed a pellet production building at Rocky Mountain Pellet Company just outside Grangeville.August 4, 2014 9:32 a.m. read more..
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