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Bud’s PowerSports grand opening set for July 18

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Beth Boehmke with US Bank in Border Days parade July 4.


Ken Lefsaker with Grangeville Builders

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, ranking Idaho second in the nation.

“After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, Idaho’s reputation as a state welcoming of small business has been affirmed,” said Jon Lieber, chief economist for “Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Idaho had a strong showing across the board, winning accolades from small businesses in every category that we asked about.”

In recognition of Idaho’s real GDP growth, Commerce Director Sayer said, “Idaho continues to build on our strengths. We are gathering sustainable momentum, but are we satisfied by our progress? Not yet – we will continue to move the need and accelerate the growth of our state’s economy.”

Mini Village at 1306 King Street in Cottonwood is now selling home brewing products. Stop by or call 962-3369.

A/C units are on sale at Lindsley’s Home Furnishings in Grangeville. Supplies are limited so stop by now, 113 East Main Street, or call 983-1040.

Bud’s Saw Service in Cottonwood has changed its name to Bud’s PowerSports and is now open for business at 106 Airport Road, one mile south of Cottonwood on U.S. Highway 95. A grand opening is set for Friday, July 18. Stop by or call 962-3211.

This from the American Automobile Association: “During the course of five years, nearly 4,000 teen drivers and passengers between 13 and 19 years old have died in traffic crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Teens are involved in more crashes per mile driven than drivers of any other age group. Drivers ages 16 and 17 are involved in about seven times as many crashes per mile driven compared to drivers in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.” That’s an average of seven teenage fatalities each day. Yikes. Be safe, teens!

Brenda Hewlett, FNP from St. Mary’s Hospital will be in the Elk City Clinic on July 29. If you would like to make an appointment contact the Cottonwood Clinic at 962-3267

Jacobs Oil, Inc., in Grangeville has had a facelift. Located at 410 North C Street, there’s a new lighted canopy and updated 24-hour pumps — all open to the public. Check it out or call 983-1680 for details.

Ron Mauer is the June Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital. He was hired in December of 2013 as St. Mary’s plant operator. He attended high school in Dayton, Wash. Prior to coming to SMH he was a contractor and a firefighter for the forest service; he continues to be a volunteer firefighter.

When not working he enjoys hunting, fishing and taking on home improvement projects; he is currently working on fencing off some pasture land. He currently lives above Peck with his wife, Mitzi, son, Ben and daughter, Cheyenne.

Did you know Kamiah Community Credit Union has free checking, VISA check cards, on-line banking, bill pay and mobile banking? Check them out at 303 Main Street in Kamiah or 201 Rivers Loop in Kooskia or call 935-0277.

Signature Salon, located at The Gym, is accepting walk-ins as well as appointments for hair styling, manicures and pedicures. Call Alyssa at 507-0789 or Brittani at 553-2672.

You have probably noticed Idaho Forest Group on U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville has torn down its main office building. They will be constructing a new main office complex. Keep your eyes open for details.

Thanks to Jackie Doyle at Umpqua Bank for the pen July 3. I came to the egg toss ill-prepared that day!

It’s a busy weekend. Maybe we’ll see you out and about for Warbird activities in Grangeville, Stites Days or Nezperce Prairie Days!


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