Lolo Pass Visitor Center would like to invite employees, friends and families up to the pass this weekend for a variety of activities.June 26, 2014 3:16 p.m. read more..
Testimony presented during Monday’s preliminary hearing for accused second-degree murderer Jason A. Godwin suggested stolen firearms may have been a possible motive for the June 9 shooting death of Kyle A. Anderson.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
June 10 forever changed the lives of Jeremiah and Jenna Crane. Jeremiah, a 1995 graduate of Grangeville High School and 1999 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, was caring for his 4-month-old son, Isaac, when the infant became unresponsive. Jeremiah revived him and the family went to children’s hospital where Isaac was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
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.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Frozen Potato Express is coming again this year. The Idaho Food Bank Truck will be at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center parking lot Thursday, June 26. Cases of frozen potatoes will be given out between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Three of your elected officials propose to legislate away up to 39,000 acres in mostly Latah, Idaho, Clearwater, Benewah and Kootenai counties where thousands hunt, fish and recreate every year on public lands.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As the so called ‘centrist’ Republicans decry the ‘gridlock’ at the recent state convention (purportedly caused by the deep divide within the Idaho State Republican Party), taxpayers should be rejoicing that finally top-down policy is no longer the norm in the Idaho Republican Party.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I didn’t write last week, because there just wasn’t much to report. We did have a good White Bird Days celebration. Families and old friends came into town and got caught up with one another. That’s always the best part of it. There was a good parade and rodeos. Other than that, I didn’t hear about any of the winners of the different events.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Travelers planning to drive over Hells Canyon Dam June 25–27 should prepare for significant delays while crews repair communications cable on the bridge leading to the dam.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho voters are presented with a clear choice in November: Idaho Democratic candidates who are committed to honest, open and well-managed government or the old regime of Republican politicians whose 20 years of power have devastated our economy and our education system.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
When it comes to community empowerment, we’re right in line with the old adage of “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” Unless he doesn’t like sushi — then you also have to teach him to cook.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Salmon River Joint School District No. 243 is looking for a patron living in Zone 3 — mainly encompassing the town of Riggins — to serve on its board of trustees. This opening comes at the heels of the resignation of trustee Carolyn Drollinger, which was effective June 16.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Robert Stoll is a retired civil engineer who was looking to find a safe and productive place for his investment funds in the mid-1990s. He saw an advertisement for a cattle ranch in Hells Canyon, and it intrigued him.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Twenty years ago, Hetty Dutra ventured out on the proverbial thousand-mile journey from Wallowa Lake, Ore. to the Bear Paw Mountains in Montana. This year, she is once again tracing the path taken by the non-treaty Nez Perce during the war, which broke out in White Bird during June 1877.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into last week’s four-vehicle collision, in which a Grangeville woman was injured.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The body of Joseph ‘A.J.” Gray, who drowned in a June 8 rafting accident, was found south of Lewiston last week.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
An injured Kamiah motorist was trapped for hours until his rescue off a steep embankment last Saturday, June 21. George W. Garrett, 48, was transported by MedStar helicopter to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment of unspecified injuries. As of Tuesday, June 24, he was listed in the ICU in fair condition.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On Thursday, June 19, “Mad Scientist” Dr. Stingleflurp (a.k.a. Joseph Halligan) visited the Prairie Community Library to share his favorite story, “The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School,” and do a few experiments with the children who were participating.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Speaking of Baseball… Sorry that the photo didn’t get in the article last week. I was having server problems and it was late getting in. Here it is. The Buster Mine crew and the town of Elk City were serious baseball players. Dixie had a team as well, complete with uniforms! In fact, the Dixie Community Hall and Chapel has one on display. It would be great to find ones for the other teams! Apparently, the teams would travel, even out to Grangeville. The Buster Mine and Mill sits above Elk City on the hill a little ways past the present day Forest Service. I’ll share a photo of it next week.June 25, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Groundwater nitrate concentrations within the northern part of Idaho County rank 14th in priority in the state, according to a draft ranking document recently released for public comment.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A covered drive-through entrance, the loss of longtime trees and a helipad designation were the main hot topics at a June 12 Syringa Hospital meeting.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Last Friday’s arrest of an Oregon man pulls more pieces together for Idaho County investigators as they continue witness interviews and inquire further into the as-yet undetermined motive behind a Kooskia man’s murder earlier this month.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Authorities have identified the victim in last week’s Salmon River drowning incident as John R. Portello, 54, of Orlando, Fla.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Area farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are invited to attend a morning tour of the prairie area grain industry and a hosted breakfast, set for Tuesday, July 1, starting in Nezperce.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Monday, June 9 Grangeville: Traffic Offense Hwy 95; Civil Standby Ironwood Rd; Citizen Dispute Canyon Rd; Assault Lightning Creek Rd; Kooskia: Suspicious Hwy 13; Threatening Overlook Lane; Fraud Hwy 12; VIN Kettle Crk Rd; Missing Person Kamiah (Tribal); Explosives Hwy 13; Runaway Juvenile; Extra Patrol; Injury Accident Hwy 12 MP 120 (ISP); Auto Theft Longbluff (unfounded); Domestic Dispute Three Bear Lane; Vandalism Kidder Ridge; Traffic Offense Hwy 13; Suspicious Hwy 12; Suspicious Jefferson St; Homicide Toll Rd...June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Terence Leo Duman, 66, died Nov. 17, 2013, at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born July 16, 1947, in Cottonwood, Idaho, to Dominic and Clara (Pat) Duman. A service will be held at the Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery on July 5 at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow directly after the service at the Community Hall.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Free Fishing Day kids fishing derby held at Wilkins Pond last Saturday June 14, brought out volunteers from the Wilkins Family, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management-Cottonwood office and the local Lions Club chapter.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
At the end of fishing hours on Thursday, June 19, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will implement closures to the harvest of both adult and jack chinook salmon in the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge Upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge and from the mouth of Short’s Creek upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
2015 Border Days Queen tryouts slated; 3-on-3 b-ball tournament set; Mutton Bustin’ championship entries sought; Self-defense course offered; Softball tourney sign-ups sought; Border Days entries opening; Super Hunt drawing complete; 10-year-olds can hunt under rules effective July 1June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Several forest roads are open to the public on the Salmon River and Red River ranger districts through Aug. 22 for personal use firewood gathering.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
If the cell phone towers are down, the landlines are down, power is out, and the Internet is out, how will you ask for help?June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The June 9 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. The free dinner came to Wanda Pilant. There were 57 meals and 30 takeout meals served. The nickel pot came to Delores Kindall, Marie Pettit and Jeannette Chelini. The blackout winner was Dolores Kindall.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
When checking through your May 20th ballots you may have noticed on your way an unheralded – and uncontested – race: precinct committeeman. The lack of interest in this race is a shame, as this is a good spot to start for those political enthusiasts to become more involved in the process and in starting a political career.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The influence of fine scenery, the presence of mountains, appeases our irritations and elevates our friendships.” Fortunately, in Idaho, we have many opportunities to benefit from fine scenery and reflect on historical, nation-shaping events that took place along Idaho’s trails.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Recently, I attended the two-hour class presented by Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, learning how to protect children from sexual abuse. Fred and Renee Stevens did an excellent job of facilitating it, and they will be presenting the material again in the next few months.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Greetings growers and buyers! Riggins Farmers’ Market will be open each Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Idaho Banana Co. in the Orchard on South Main Street. Hope to see you there tomorrow, June 19. New vendors are welcome. Remember, locally grown and homemade items.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Hey, baseball lovers, plan to come and play or watch the game between the Forest Service and town folk during Elk City Days. It will take place on Friday night at 6 p.m., Aug. 8. Wouldn’t it be great if you had uniforms like in the photo accompanying this article!June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Bicentennial Museum will host a program at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Duchess Sophie Chotek in Sarajevo. This double murder sparked WWI.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Community Briefs for June 18 edition. Entries sought for Border Days parades GRANGEVILLE — Anyone interested in being in the Border Days parades July 2 (2 p.m.), 3 (2 p.m.) and/or 4 (11 a.m.) should fill out the entry form in this week’s paper or call Dave Stearns no later than Monday, June 23. Parade lineup is 45 minutes prior to the parades at Baker Truck Service on North C Street...June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The McGregor Company, one of the largest independent fertilizer, agri-chemical, and equipment dealers in the Pacific Northwest, has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning alleged violations of the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act at its Nezperce pesticide repackaging and refilling facility. The settlement included a $24,720 penalty.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Five Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative customers were without power for three hours last Wednesday, June 11, when as the result of a vehicle crash, electrical distribution equipment was damaged.June 18, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Runway repair runs Monday through Wednesday, June 16-18, on the east end of the Idaho County Airport runway. A partial shutdown will be in place, however, normal operations do not expect to be affected.June 13, 2014 11:51 a.m. read more..
“I want a House Leadership that reflects the best of our Conference” Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) said, announcing his candidacy today to serve as House Majority Leader.June 13, 2014 11:25 a.m. read more..
Achievements boost PHS’s Cochran, co-valedictorian, to West Point postJune 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Search efforts were scaled back, as of press time Tuesday, for a presumed drowning victim from a weekend rafting accident. Joseph “A.J.” Gray, 35, of Coeur d’Alene remains missing following a Sunday, June 8, incident.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Longtime White Bird resident, Keith Ray, was chosen to represent the community during White Bird Days June 14-15 as the grand marshal.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Animal Ark is aware that dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are being offered for sale on Craig’s List, Facebook and other social sites for a “re-homing fee” of up to $150.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
After my letter to the editor last week, I received an e-mail from Mr. Cladouhos showing a prettied up drawing of the proposed new hospital entrance with the question, “How do you feel about this?” My response is still a negative one. A paint job and a few posies do not camouflage poor design.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I’m concerned about our senior citizens. Why is it when a senior puts in an application for a job that they are more than qualified for they are turned down? Is it because they are seniors? Is it because they are over qualified? Are we uncomfortable with a person in their senior years working or is there another reason?June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It took Dixie Johnson, in last week’s letters to the editor, to point out what’s important in plans to revamp the hospital.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
News is kind of sparse here lately. Some commercial mushroom harvesting permits have been sold but the “rooms” are not ready yet – too much snow still up there. This time last year, the town was bustling with the buyers and the pickers.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A Cottonwood man is listed in fair condition following a Sunday evening runaway vehicle accident west of Elk City. As of press time Tuesday, Elvin J. Swisher was admitted to care at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A new custom-built fire escape now adorns the outside front of the 108-year old IOOF Hall in downtown White Bird. Members of the Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge 13 meet here twice a month upstairs in the historic wooden building that was originally constructed in 1906.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A district judge has dismissed a lawsuit initiated last year by Walco, Inc., against Idaho County and Simmons Sanitation of Kamiah, that was seeking at least $1.2 million in alleged damages for not being awarded a contract for public solid waste collection.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“My little sister came and grabbed my arm when we were at the park and she said, ‘Come on! It’s important! Come see!’ and I was like, ‘I will in a minute!’ but she dragged me over there,” said an animated Ruth Smith in Mrs. Denham’s classroom, May 21.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Historic Preservation Commission will host a public meeting to present the citizens of Idaho County with information about the countywide Preservation Plan to be developed over the course of this summer.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2015 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
More than 40 dancers from the Camas Prairie, Nezperce, Craigmont, Clarkston and Lewiston areas participated in Shirley’s annual dance competition held Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. The event was held at Shirley’s Dance Studio in Clarkston.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Saturday, June 14, is Idaho’s annual Free Fishing Day.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
While others aimed right at heart of the Lake Creek rapids on Saturday, June 7, this group took a relatively cautious line — but, in part perhaps by their guide’s design and in part because of the Salmon River’s strong flow, not all of the soaking thrills were avoidable.June 11, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Jason Andrew Godwin, 48, was arrested Tuesday, June 10, with second-degree murder in the shooting death the evening prior of fellow Kooskia resident Kyle Aaron Anderson, 41.June 10, 2014 4:45 p.m. read more..
Idaho County voter turnout in last month’s elections was 12 percent less than in the 2012 primary.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Federal prosecutors have taken over in charging an Idaho couple for last month’s US Bank robbery in Cottonwood. Ricky A. Fisher, 34, and Jennifer L. Balfe, 18, are in federal custody in Kootenai County, set to appear for jury trial on July 22 in U.S. District Court of Idaho.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
County residents interested in the future of Syringa Hospital and Clinics are invited to a town hall meeting set for Thursday, June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center on the truck route.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho State Police is investigating Monday’s two-vehicle crash two miles south of Pollock that killed a juvenile male and injured two other people. As of press time Tuesday, identification of the victims was pending notification to next of kin.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“We are really excited for this event and think for our first year we are doing great,” said Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie program co-chair Kim Johnson.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Big Water Blowout River Festival organizers will mark their 16th year on June 7 with what they always do: offering discounted whitewater rafting trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to anyone willing to brave huge flows over Class III and IV rapids upstream of Riggins.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The 20th annual event “Just For the Hill of It” is set for Saturday, June 7.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Lucas Swanson family of Powell hosted two Washington State Army veterans for a very special bear hunt this past weekend. Prior to becoming an Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer, Swanson completed a tour with the U.S Marines. It has been a goal of Lucas’s to give back to soldiers who have given so much to protecting our sacred American way of life.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s one of history’s secrets: The first time anyone ambitious enough to pursue such a bold idea thought to hold a rodeo here.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Work is under way to resurface the Award Bridge on U.S. Highway 95, eight miles south of White Bird at milepost 216. The project also involves paving the approaches to the bridge, which was built in 1969.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce Tribe was recently awarded $199,978 by the Environmental Protection Agency for brownfield cleanup. Grant funds will be used to conduct at phase II environmental site assessment, which will include soil vapor sample screening and groundwater monitoring well sampling at a 38.9-acre site on the northern boundary of the Nez Perce Reservation in Orofino.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A Lewiston woman received minor injuries in a May 27 two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Johnston Road north of Grangeville.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“At CenturyLink, our vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities,” said Jim Schmidt, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Idaho and southeast Oregon.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Wagon Road committee will meet Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Potluck lunch follows. The Wagon Road committee works to preserve and promote the historic wagon road from Clearwater to Elk City. Interested people are welcome.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Winchester Open Rodeo will be selling high quality western hats as a fund-raiser to support the rodeo. There will be adult, men and women’s hats, kid’s hats and fun hats of various colors.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Hole-in-the-Wall Art Show is set for July 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (July 3 show ends at 4 p.m.).June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Fizz! Boom! Read! It’s time for a summer full of reading fun at Grangeville Centennial Library.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
After our recent bank robbery, I felt it important to recognize the efforts of many people, businesses, and agencies that worked together to put a quick end to what could have been a long crime spree.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A ban on “unpermitted explosives” aimed at exploding targets was signed on May 20 by USFS Northern Region regional forester Faye Krueger. According to the Forest Service, exploding targets caused 16 wildfires in the western states during the past two years, costing taxpayers more than $33 million for firefighting.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I read in the paper, “Tribal leaders cite fed mismanagement for healthcare woes.” I’ve also been reading lately about the poor care our veterans are receiving from the VA.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I’ve lived here for 39 of my 29 years. You’d think I’d know by now, that White Bird Days doesn’t always fall on the third weekend of June. It does, however, always fall on Father’s Day weekend, which all but every six or seven years is the third weekend. This year it’s not.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Long Camp R.V. Park is hosting this new event, “Classics on the Clearwater,” featuring antique auto parts, swap meet and car show. It will be held Saturday, June 7, at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Long Camp Park on Highway 12 at mile marker 68 near Kamiah.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
When you are loved in your community, it shows, big time. Carol Doherty, Teresa Enos and friends arranged for a birthday party for Ralph Crocker’s 68th birthday. It was a surprise event, held at the community park, and more than 60 townspeople attended! Everyone brought something to eat and enjoyed the huge cake Teresa made for the occasion.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Depending on whom you ask — this questions is met with a variety of answers. In order to be as productive as possible, “getting-things-done-gurus” tell us that having a vision and methodically executing it is what should drive us.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
There are a few events or inventions in each generation that are truly world changers. To affect your family is one thing, to affect your neighborhood or city is another thing, but to affect the world is another thing altogether.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Seven months after Your Health Idaho began operating, there are still myths and misunderstandings circulating about our state-based health insurance marketplace. Speaking as president of the Idaho Association of Health Plans and a member of the board of directors for Your Health Idaho, it’s time to set the record straight.June 4, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
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