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Wednesday, July 30

  

Fire: Forests respond to small blazes

A small fire was found at Burn Creek on the Salmon River Ranger District at 2:50 p.m. last Monday, July 28, and brought under suppression by a 20-person initial attack crew and fire engine. As of Tuesday morning, firefighters were “removing heat and fire from the large logs and continuing to mop up hot spots and stump holes.”

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Lochsa land swap stagnates WPT to subdivide, sell 80 acres

About a mile and a half east of the Lochsa Lodge, Western Pacific Timber has a “for sale” sign and about 80 acres up for subdivision and developed. Located near Forest Service Road 111, the land is a tiny portion of the company’s holdings in that area, but the sale would be enough, in WPT attorney Andy Hawes’ words, “to keep the lights on.”

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Wilks Pest Control on the job in region

“It’s a very rewarding business,” said Mel Wilks, owner of Wilks Pest Control. Along with taking care of bothering animal or insect problems, “you meet an awful lot of nice people.”

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Stadtmiller’s abuse sentence upheld

In an amended judgment of conviction, District Court Judge Michael Griffin has upheld his original 2012 sentence for a Grangeville man convicted in a felony sex abuse charge.

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NICI escapees get 2-5 years added on

It’s back to prison for two NICI escapees who last week earned themselves a minimum incarceration of two years for their flight last month from the Cottonwood facility.

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Nominations open for FSA committees

Nominations are open for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Nomination forms for the 2014 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. Elections will take place this fall.

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Kooskia Days big news for weekend

Big news for the week is Kooskia Days! Beginning on Friday, Aug. 1 and ending on Sunday Aug. 3, this is a celebration of all things. Kooskia: softball games, talent show, parade, show and shine, bingo, beer garden, arts and crafts, street dance, royalty and on Sunday, Church in the Park. There will be lots of pretty girls, horses, food, fun and games. Go and support the efforts of the chamber and all those volunteers and organizations that make this possible. This happens only once a year and we have all been waiting for this event. Enjoy!

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Sweet Silver

Olympian Pikus-Pace visits Grangeville, thanks locals for their part in her success.

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Notes from the Idaho County Commission July 22

Guests/Presenters: Molly Terhaar-Claims; James Zehner-911 Mapping Software Agreement; Randy Doman-Fire Mitigation Bids; Will Runnoe, Mike Cirallo, Bob Johnson, Sarah Foster, Robert Gentry & Dan Fabbi-Pittsburg Fire Briefing; Gene Meinen-ITD Project Agreement; James Zehner & Deanna Hall-Roll Clerk/Computer Room Position; Kirk MacGregor-Public Defender Contract; Kirk MacGregor & Adam Green-Prosecutor’s Budget; Jerry Zumalt-Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant.

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Kids play ‘Simon Says’ weather game

This week for summer reading the theme was about weather. Kim Frei stepped in as substitute leader and did a great job. They learned all about rain, snow, and other information about the weather.

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Hot Summer Nights event a success

Wow! What a sizzling hot weekend in Riggins at the 22nd annual Hot Summer Nights! There were lots of people both nights helping to make this event such a wonderful success with the features from the Canyon Camillions, to the talent show, to the car show, to the games and music!

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Community meeting is Aug. 1

It’s hard to believe that this summer is flying by so fast. There are still so many things that I want to do before the kids have to go back to school. I’ve heard the phrase, “I need a day between Saturday and Sunday,” but I need a month between July and August!

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Horse show draws 34 participants

The 2014 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 26, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena with 34 4-H members participating in the show to complete their 4-H projects. Judges for the show were Bobbie Chambers of Cottonwood and Kim Bixby of Grangeville. Jill VonBargen of Nezperce was the trail class judge.

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Celebrate Recovery meets weekly on Fridays

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, Bible-based approach for men and women to share, study, pray and take the necessary steps to experience a better, sober lifestyle, meets Friday nights in Grangeville.

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Grief recovery program begins Monday, Aug. 4

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A new session of the GriefShare grief recovery program begins Monday, Aug. 4. GriefShare is a nondenominational faith-based program that helps participants on their journey from mourning to joy. Registration is $15, including weekly DVD seminars and a workbook.

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Back Country Horsemen meet Monday, Aug. 4

The next North Central Idaho Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 4, at Ed and Donna Perrine’s home just outside of Grangeville. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Call Perrines at 983-2433 for directions.

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SO to hold community yard sale

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Idaho County Courthouse located at 320 West Main Street, Grangeville. This will be open to the community.

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Clearwater Baptist to host VBS

Clearwater Baptist Church will host its vacation Bible school Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m. to noon each day. Youth will meet in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. For details call Pastor Bill Horn or Nelda at 926-4058 or Alice at 935-8161.

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American Legion plans picnic for Aug. 3

Grangeville’s American Legion Post No. 37 and Auxiliary Unit is having its annual summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 3, at Lions Park near the restrooms, 1-3 p.m. This is an old-fashioned potluck and those participating should bring a dish to share and a lawn chair.

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Summer blood drive set Aug. 14 in Kooskia

The summer blood drive will be held in Kooskia on Aug. 14, 1 - 6 p.m., at the Valley Bible Church. Donors must have I.D., eat a good meal leading up to the donation and drink plenty of water. Call Madison Fisher at 451-5876 to schedule or with questions.

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County to tribe: pay your garbage bill

In May, the Idaho County Commission discovered a mountain of uncollected garbage bills which have been piling up since 1987 on account of a flaw in the county’s billing system. Last Thursday, July 24, board chairman James Rockwell sent the Nez Perce Tribe a letter requesting payment of more than $327,000 and asking the tribe to budget more than $19,000 per year to cover garbage collection on tribe-owned property in Idaho County.

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Wilderness wolves win a reprieve

Faced with a legal challenge by conservationists and an imminent hearing before a federal appeals court, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (“IDFG”) has abandoned its plan to resume a professional wolf-killing program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.

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Sports...in brief

GHS football parents meeting slated Aug. 7; ‘Raspberry ’ fun run goes Aug. 3; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; ‘Riggins Salmon Run’ fun run set to go Sept. 13; City softball showdown scheduled; St. Mary’s Hospital golf scramble set; JAKES Day all set for Aug. 9.

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Wood Chips

Terry Wood chipped this one just past the No. 9 hole on the final night of men’s league play July 23 at Grangeville Country Club.

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Bar None

These are the all-around winners of the Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See held last Sunday, July 27.

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Controlled tag purchase deadline coming up

Big game hunters who were drawn in controlled hunt drawings for deer, elk, antelope and bear have only until Aug. 1 to purchase their tags. Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeited.

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Gearing up for Aug. 8, 9 celebration

Hello, dear friends. We want to invite you to a reunion. Elk City is celebrating its 152nd birthday. We would like anyone who has ever lived, worked, attended school, visited, fished, hunted, mined, logged or had friends or family in the area, or would like to get to know Elk City to come on Saturday Aug. 9, during Elk City days. Share your stories, photos, letters and history with each other. Meet old friends and make new ones.

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Chemicals at fault for bee die-off

This is in response to a letter a couple of weeks ago wondering about the lack of honeybees. Honeybees are dying at an alarming rate due to the deluge of highly toxic pesticides being used. These agrochemicals are not only being doused over millions of acres of farmland, but they are also used in our neighborhood for lawns and gardens.

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Address issues of underage drinking with clarity

Through the years I have heard dozens of excuses about why adults don’t want to address the issue of underage drinking but none of the lame excuses can explain away the high-risk behavior that results in too many deaths. How many kids have to die before the adults of this county find a correlation between alcohol and dead children?

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FS plan would open forests to clearcuts

Forest Supervisor Brazell of Lochsa Land Exchange infamy is at it again. I encourage those who enjoy recreating in their national forests who missed the USFS meeting last week in Grangeville to submit electronic comments on Brazell’s proposed Forest Plan revision at fpr_npclw@fs.fed.us.

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Zero tolerance of rape

Injustice is alive and well in Idaho. Month after month, Idaho has made national headlines for willfully ignoring the sexual abuse and rape of people in prison and in the university system.

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e-Fairness at issue: Good, bad for Idaho?

When it comes to a federal law allowing out-of-state tax collectors to reach into the pockets of Idaho’s online merchants, by a 52-32 percent margin Gem State voters have a resounding and simple answer: Just, no! That’s just one of several findings from a statewide poll released by National Taxpayers Union and R Street Institute.

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Thursday, July 24



Wednesday, July 23



Bridge project funds locked in; work starts 2015

Funding has been locked in and a Boise-based contractor will be carrying out the nitty-gritty details of engineering a replacement for the aging Manning Crevice Bridge, with planners pushing back the anticipated start of construction to late next summer.

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Two Bear Air helicopter demo introduces rescue option to county agencies

At 250-feet-per minute, Dawson Gorges, 14, of Kooskia, was hoisted in short-order to a Bell 429 helicopter hovering over the grassy slope at Snowhaven Ski Area. As much as it was a demonstration of the helicopter and crew’s ability to recover individuals quickly from back country areas, it also introduced to those in attendance – search and rescue personnel from across Idaho – a new option to draw upon when the race is on to reach a lost or injured person.

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Pittsburg Fire update: Crews holding at 8,000 acres

When lightning struck a few miles north of Pittsburg Landing 10 days ago, it hit a sore spot for locals who lost property when fire surged over Pittsburg Saddle seven years ago. That fire – the Poe Cabin Fire – claimed more than 58,000 acres and no fewer than two residences as well as much private timber and stored hay.

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Grangeville, Elk City areas July 28 outage to last three hours

Avista has scheduled a three-hour shutdown on the entire Grangeville Substation for next Monday morning, July 28. Crews will conduct maintenance work from 2 to 5 a.m., scheduled to impact customers the least amount as possible, according to construction manager Jeff Scott.

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Sept. 12 deadline to renew CSP contracts

About 200 Idaho landowners signed up for CSP in 2009 The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that participants from the first year of the Conservation Stewardship Program can renew their contracts now through Sept. 12.

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Online one-stop for growers to get burn permits

Idaho growers now can go online in one easy step to obtain a crop residue burn (CRB) permit from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL).

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Karate Class

Pictured is the recent class photo for most of the students and staff for the Goju Shorei Karate Klub.

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Oh So Close

Margie Gortsema nearly holed out her second shot on the Par 3 No. 9 last Sunday, July 20, at Grangeville Country Club’s annual Couples Tournament. She and her husband, Ken, wound up with the best two-day net score in the top flight.

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Board discounts second tag prices

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the price of unsold nonresident deer and elk tags to be sold as second tags. The following discounts will be available to resident and non-resident hunters purchasing second tags in 2014.

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Consider rural residents when deciding on helipad

I wish to comment on the subject of the helipad for our local hospital. Many years ago my husband had a horse accident on the lower part of the ranch. It was 10 hours before we found him and had there not been a helicopter available at that time he may not have made the trip by ambulance to the hospital.

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Football camp set Aug. 11-12

A Bulldog Football Fundamentals Camp for kids third grade through eighth grade is scheduled to run 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-12. Cost is $30 each for all kids from any schools in our area.

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Kiwanis to golf

The Grangeville Kiwanis have set their first annual golf outing for Aug. 23; contact GCC, 983-1299, for details.

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Garden sells summer produce

Looking for some salad toppers, something to finish off that pasta sauce, or maybe veggies to can in preparation for winter? If you’re without a garden of your own or looking for other types of produce, check out Camas Garden west of Fenn.

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Reading program offers ‘far out’ fun

Prairie Community Library summer reading participants joined in with volunteers this week to explore Far Out Space Fun! After the welcome was given, all of the children gathered to play a solar system info game.

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Task force works to improve abuse response

When someone has experienced an assault and reaches out for help, they should receive attention from law enforcement, health professionals, advocacy services, and the justice system that puts victim safety first.

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Relay for Life weekend a success

There have been several large events this week, and it is as if everyone wants to take a week or so off before we start again. The Wagon Road Celebration was a great success, and the Friends of the Wagon Road would like to thank all who helped and especially all who braved the heat to participate. The Relay for Life exceeded their expectations and has set the mark they must meet or beat next year.

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Dixie, Elk City days upcoming

Dixie Days are Aug. 2 and 3. Begin your day on Saturday with fresh baked goodies starting at 9 a.m. There will be a silent auction so if you have something to donate call the number below.

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Incident base set up at rodeo

I’m writing this week, just to make sure that everyone knows that White Bird is still here. There hasn’t been a whole lot going on.

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Encouragers to meet July 24

Klarey Ewing, Driana Linabary and Alysan Hansen, leaders of a girls’ discipleship group, will share about the group at Encouragers’ 11:30 a.m. luncheon Thursday, July 24, at Oscar’s Restaurant.

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Sign up now for Youth Salmon Camp Aug. 11-13

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is calling for youth ages 9-17 to participate in a 3-day (Aug. 11-13) workshop/camp to learn about chinook salmon life history and issues impacting their survival in the Clearwater River drainage.

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Collins family reunion set for Aug. 2 at Lapwai

Friends and relatives of the Collins family from the Stites and Harpster areas are invited to join in for a potluck lunch at noon at Spalding Park near Lapwai. For information call Connie Collins McLeod at 509-751-9722 or Karen Collins Teft at 983-0565.

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Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See set for July 27

The Triple Bar Drill Team’s annual O-Mok-See is set for this Sunday, July 27, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m. with events beginning at 9 a.m. This is open to all ages with cost at $4 an event or $20 for the day. Ribbons and trophies will be given out for winners in a variety of gaming events.

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Tuesday, July 22

  

Friday, July 18



Thursday, July 17



Pittsburg Fire: Closure area detailed at White Bird meeting

The team in charge of fighting the Pittsburg Fire claimed its first success Thursday afternoon, as "operations appear to be successful in the Highrange Creek drainage." But they also noted fire growth along the southwest perimeter of the fire as well as potential for windy weather overnight.

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Wednesday, July 16

   

U.S. 12 deadly for two motorcyclists

A North Carolina motorcyclist died Monday afternoon after losing control on U.S. Highway 12 west of Powell; a Priest River woman died in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 12 at Kooskia last Saturday, July 12.

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Drowning victim pulled from Selway

The body of drowning victim, Frank A. Blackeagle, was recovered from the Selway River last Friday, July 11, the day after he had been reported missing during a fishing trip.

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Wild Blue Yonder

Skies above Grangeville were abuzz with air traffic Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, for the third annual Warbird Weekend, held at the Idaho County Airport.

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Music Fun In The Park

The Grangeville Summer Concert Series kicked off at Pioneer Park last Thursday, July 10, with Wanigan, a progressive bluegrass band from the Lewiston-Clarkston area.

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Stoplight acts as noise meter at SMH

Did you hear Cottonwood has its first stoplight? This is located in the hall of St. Mary’s Hospital and serves as a noise meter which lets staff and visitors know if they are getting too loud.

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Regional news

Disorderly man shot in foot by civilian; One pilot dies, another survives; Meadows Valley residents react; Wastewater upgrade will provide water

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Chamber to host meeting July 24; it’s ‘Selfie’ time

The Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly meeting on July 24th in The Gallery, commencing at noon. Carla Wilkins, LCSC Outreach Coordinator, will inform about what programs are available and what the Outreach Center can do for business.

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County lawsuit on hold as rec groups negotiate

Since last December, local governments – Idaho County and Clearwater County – have been in federal court, suing the Forest Service concerning the Clearwater National Forest’s travel management plan, which bans off-roading and bans common vehicles from some existing routes.

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B-29 Flies Over

En route from Coeur d’Alene to Boise, Fifi, the only flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress, did a flyover of Grangeville last Thursday, July 10. The historic bomber circled town twice before continuing its trip south.

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Wagon Road celebration on tap

The Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is this weekend. The parade will begin 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Clearwater, everyone is welcome to attend, and parade entrants are still needed, and will receive a free hamburger lunch for being in the parade.

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Thanks for donations

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department wish to belatedly thank all of the people who attended the giant taco feed and/or gave donations.

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Salmon Run upcoming

The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River” – will be held Sept. 13 in Riggins.

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VBS set for Elk City

All children up to sixth grade are invited to attend vacation Bible school at Elk City Baptist Church next week.

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KCPC obtains substance abuse prevention grant

The Idaho Office of Drug Policy has awarded Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Grants to 11 communities throughout the state. Recipients of these grants include Kamiah Community Partners Coalition, Kamiah.

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Celebrate Recovery won’t meet until July 25

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, Bible-based approach for men and women to share, study, pray and take the necessary steps to experience a better, sober lifestyle, meets Friday nights in Grangeville.

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Outdoors...in brief

Fire breaks out in Hells Canyon; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; Couples golf tournament coming up; Little Salmon River season closes July 27; Fall chinook seasons set

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Right Backhand, Right On

Dawson Palm, visiting his Krogh and Frei cousins who live in the Grangeville area, finished No. 8 on the Lions Park disc golf course with a flourish Monday afternoon, July 14.

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Court Records

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville: Medical Hwy 95 N; Citizen Dispute over gas Hwy 95 MP 240/NRR; Kooskia: Theft of personal items Maggie Creek/RT; Theft of batteries and car bumper Ridgewood Dr/RT; Theft Battle Ridge Rd/RT; Cow in road Hwy 12 MP 76/NRR...

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Kids Klub camp goes off

Kids Klub, Inc., hosted a variety of summer camps that ran from the end of school through the first week of July.

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Thursday, July 10



Flights, displays at Warbird Weekend

The third annual Warbird Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, at the Idaho County Airport, featuring historic aircraft, plane flights, aviation exhibits and related events.

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Wednesday, July 9

     

Idaho employment continues at record high

Businesses hired at or just below their May average for the past five years, maintaining Idaho’s steady economic recovery and driving the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate below 5 percent for the first time in nearly six years.

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Gildner to present lecture on baseball

The Idaho Humanities Council will offer four public lectures at the College of Idaho, July 13-18, exploring the theme Baseball in American Culture. The evening public lectures are part of a weeklong institute for Idaho teachers exploring the history of baseball and the many facets of the game that make it our National Pastime. The talks are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Langroise Recital Hall on the College of Idaho campus in Caldwell.

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Hand's Up

Evan Miller rocked on “Rip City” right out of the gate, but lost his grip before the buzzer sounded last Friday afternoon, July 4, at Border Days Arena.

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Swim meet set

GRANGEVILLE — The swim team’s home meet is set for Aug. 2; an away meet at Nezperce is scheduled for July 26.

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Free physicals on offer Aug. 6

Free physicals to meet high school sports and Boy Scouts requirements are being offered at Syringa Kooskia Clinic, 022 North Main Street, from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 6.

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Youth golf camp coming up soon

A golf camp for youth ages 7-18 is set to go 9-11:30 a.m. each day July 14-17 at Grangeville Country Club for $25, or $7 per youth daily. Contact GCC, 983-1299 or 983-0016.

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Wolf board filled

Gov. Butch Otter has filled out the new Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board with three appointments: Hamer rancher and former Idaho Cattle Association president Richard Savage, Carl Rey of Meridian, and former Idaho Fish and Game commissioner Tony McDermott of Sagle.

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Controlled hunt rule change in process

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to hear from the public about a proposed rule change to allow the Fish and Game Commission to designate specific unlimited controlled hunts as "first-choice only" during the controlled hunt application process.

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Veteran’s Advocate will be in Grangeville July 15

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a Veteran’s Advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, July 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).

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Idaho County GOP sets meeting, potluck in

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 15, 6 p.m. (PT) at the Riggins City Park. The meeting will include a potluck dinner. The committee will furnish meat, plates, tableware; bring a salad or side dish. A special guest will speak about Riggins and Salmon River history. The public is invited to attend.

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Bud’s PowerSports grand opening set for July 18

Recently Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho Commerce Director Jeffery Sayer welcomed the news that Idaho’s small business owners gave Idaho an A+ in overall small business friendliness in a nationwide survey, according to Thumbtack.com, ranking Idaho second in the nation.

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Sgt. Slichter has been an inspiration

I would like to give a shout out to a professional member of the community: Sergeant Joe Slichter. He has been an excellent example of the National Guard, showing such qualities that complement others in the service. In my time dealing with Joe, he has shown professionalism, integrity, and a definite regard for my future.

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Dist. 7A House race:

Jessica Chilcott sees the need for balance in the state legislature in rising above partisan stagnation and reaching compromises to find solutions.

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Rough Riders 4-H Club

Rough Riders 4-H Club members met June 25 at the Grangeville Border Days Arena for an organizational meeting followed by a horse project meeting. Those present included president Rachel, Kortney, Bella, Micaela, Hailey, Macenzie, Colby, Kayla and Emmy. Leaders Debbie Kelley and Lisa Canaday were present along with several parents.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the July 1 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance. Joyce Forsmann gave the dinner prayer. Larry and Karon Schlieper of Kamiah have returned — welcome back. There were 41 dinners served with 16 takeouts. Donna Barnett won the free dinner.

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Hot Summer Nights set for July 25, 26

Sign up now for the 2014 Hot Summer Nights Talent Show to be held Friday, July 25, beginning at 7 p.m. with $1,500 in cash prizes for three divisions of amateurs only, 1-youth 12 and under, 2-non-theme, and 3-theme… no bands... sign up for one division only. All talent show sign-ups need to be in by Wednesday, July 23.

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IOOF Hall gets wired

Once again, I sit here at my computer wondering what to tell you all this week. I guess I need to get out and about more, or you guys need to start shaking things up.

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ECWR event is next week

Freedom Bible Outreach will host this week’s soup canteen at the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, located at the corner of 7th and Hall Street in Kamiah, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This week you will enjoy barbecue beef on a bun with trimmings.

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Quilt show is Aug. 9

Brenda Hewlett, FNP from St. Mary’s Clinic, will be at the Elk City Clinic on July 29. Call 962-3267 to make an appointment.

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VBS activities set for week

VBS, Vacation Bible School, began Monday, July 7, and runs through Friday, July 11, at the Salmon River Community Church from 9 a.m. to noon daily with the tremendous Texas Team of Teens leading the way. There’s still time for your kids to go Thursday and Friday.

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24-7 shadowing began with threat

After the psychologist had directed me to make a threatening statement to the police in order to get treatment, the police began shadowing me. They did not press charges for what I actually did – make an unspecified threat – but instead used it as an opportunity to conduct a 24-7 campaign of the most personal and malicious kinds of harassments that the resource-laden intelligence community could contrive.

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Wednesday, July 2

         

Archeologist takes Esto Perpetua Award

On June 12, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Archeologist David Sisson of the Cottonwood Field Office, along with Dr. Loren Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University (OSU), was presented the 2014 Idaho Historical Society’s “Esto Perpetua” award for their efforts to evaluate and preserve the archaeological resources along the Lower Salmon River.

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Big Cedar Homemakers

On June 11, nine members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club met at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse with three guests, Laureen Raff, Marjorie Raff and Caroline Bailey.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The June 27 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer by Shirley Crane. The free dinner came to Margaret Knapp. There were 61 meals and 29 take-out meals served.

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Idaho County Democrats

Sunday, June 22, the Idaho County Democrats held their annual picnic and pie auction at the home of John and Laurie Andrechak, on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

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Cottonwooders Top Tourney

The 11-team Little League Live Arm Tournament finished on June 24 with the Pacific Cabinets' team from Cottonwood taking first place. Pictured are (from left):

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Pool Crew

Staffing Grangeville City Pool for the summer of 2014 are lifeguards (back row, from left) Wyatt Thanstrom, Olivia Kennedy, Emily Kaschmitter, Kara Reilly...

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Most facilities open for summer

Wild and scenic rivers, lush forests and mountain vistas make the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests a natural choice for July 4 visitors. Here’s the latest on the forests’ facilities:

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Border Days Rodeo: 320 set to ride

As ever, it’ll start with a bang. This year, the 103rd Border Days Rodeo is set to feature “a few more than last year,” committeeman Brad Arnzen said. “The pros are up a bit and the amateur events are full.”

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North Central Idaho Back Country Horsemen to meet July 7

The next North Central Idaho Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting will be held Monday, July 7, at Jo Hardy and Robin Herrman’s home just outside of Grangeville. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Call Jo at 983-0070 for directions.

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Sangster to sign book at GCL Thursday, July 3

Author John Sangster will host a book reading and signing at Grangeville Centennial Library Thursday, July 3, 5:30-7 p.m. Sangster’s book, Salmon River Fire- 30 Years an Idaho Firefighter, is available through Barnes & Noble and through local businesses.

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Food drives set for Kamiah, Kooskia

Emergency Feeding Outreach (EFO) Food Bank of the upper Clearwater Valley and Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life have joined together for a canned food drive for the EFO Food Bank.

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Idaho County 4-H Day Camp a success

Idaho County 4-H Day Camp was held on Wednesday, June 25, at the Idaho County Fair Grounds in Cottonwood. More than 50 4-H members participated in games and workshops throughout the day.

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Elk City Days scheduled for Aug. 8, 9

News from Elk City is pretty sparse. Guess everyone is planning and getting ready for Elk City Days events, vacations, etc., or just waiting for the rain to stop and summer to begin.

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Basketball camp is next week

Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Have fun with your family and friends, and remember “Freedom isn’t Free.” We have to work at keeping the freedoms we have or they will be taken away. Fr. Paul will have a Mass at 7 a.m. at St. Anthony’s in Greencreek on the 4th of July. What a great way to start the day.

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Hot Summer Nights ready to roll in July 25

Happy birthday America, Friday, July 4! Whether you fill your day with rodeos, parades, picnics, BBQs, hiking, rafting, sleeping, or celebrating and visiting with family and friends, remember we live in a free country because of men and women who have fought for this freedom for us.

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Farm Bill advancing forest health

Making up approximately 39 percent of Idaho’s land, forests have an important role in our quality of life and economy in Idaho. Environmentally, our forests are central to air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and they are resources for recreation.

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Border Days 2014: New to town? Well, you should know...

The old town gets a little busier during Border Days, what with all our returning kids and friends showing up for reunions and some general holiday malarkey. For all the homegrown folks – and for us somewhat seasoned transplants from elsewhere – we’ve got the unique characteristics down for this rural Camas Prairie town (and all our rural neighbors in Idaho County).

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Firecracker Fun Run to go July 4

Preregistration for the annual Firecracker Fun Run is now closed, but organizers will take entries (fee $13) at the Elks bingo stand at Main and State streets from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

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Chinook harvest restricted on Little Salmon

As of June 27, harvest of chinook 24 inches or longer is no longer allowed from the mouth of the Little Salmon upstream to the Pollock Bridge at milepost 190 on Highway 95. Anglers can continue to harvest jack salmon (those less then 24 inches) in this river section. Anglers may keep up to four adipose-clipped jacks per day.

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250 enter rodeo

The 2014 Winchester Open Rodeo has more than 250 contestants signed up to compete July 5-6.

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Public service announcement from Doumecq Highway District

Commencing immediately and until further notice, the Silver Bridge across the Salmon River two miles south of White Bird will have a temporary weight limit restriction in effect until the necessary repairs have been completed. For information: 839-2438 or 839-2351.

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State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, June 27, at Kamiah. Expulsion, located six miles east of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber, LLC.

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Nominations open for FSA county committees

Nominations are open for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Nomination forms for the 2014 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. Elections will take place this fall.

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‘Better together ’

Sometimes we hate to admit that we are better together. We like to think we are very independent and we highly value independence.

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Kids’ camp sponsored by Gospel Tabernacle

Miracle Mountain Camp, sponsored by Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle at Tollgate Ranch, begins Monday, July 16, for ages 8 to 12 years old. Sign up now. For details call Joyce Wikoff at 983-1047.

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VBS scheduled for Stites

It’s Vacation Bible School time and Stites Baptist Church will be hosting “Agency D3 – Discover, Decide, Defend” from 1 Peter 3:15, from July 7–11.

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VBS set for Kamiah July 21-25

Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 21-25, 9 a.m. to noon each day, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah.

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White Bird VBS set for July 14-17

“Agency D3” Vacation Bible School will be held at Pleasant View Baptist in White Bird, Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17, 9:30-noon for kids just entering first through sixth grades.

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Timely rain keeps region’s crops on track

Boosted by this spring’s rain, area crops are on track – and many are in excellent shape, according to University of Idaho’s Lewis County ag extension agent Ken Hart. Winter wheat crops are doing “about average,” Hart said Tuesday, July 1.

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