Stories for June 2014

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Wednesday, June 25

   

Baby diagnosed with rare disease: Funds sought to help with care expenses

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.

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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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Party for Aiken set for June 30

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.

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Olympian to speak in Grangeville

Silver medal skeleton Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace, sister of Dr. Jared Pikus from St. Mary’s Hospital, will speak in Grangeville Monday, July 21, Pioneer (City) Park, 6:30 pm.

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Top-down policy no longer GOP norm

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.

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Area ‘news’ gets exciting

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.

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Idaho Democrat chances good in November because candidates good

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.

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Community program needs long-term focus

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.

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Teats featured artist for show

Gloria Teats is the featured artist for Border Days July 204 at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College Street, 1 to 5 p.m., each day.

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Salmon River Joint School 243 seeks trustee

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.

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Long May She Wave

The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association held its 51st annual Spurs and Spokes Non-motorized Parade Saturday, June 21, in Kamiah.

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Taylor lands LEAP rafting guide gig

Salmon River High School 2014 graduate Fred Taylor will be joining LEAP, an Oregon-based mental health nonprofit. He will be guiding lower Salmon River trips for Orange Torpedo Trips.

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Mutton Bustin’ entries sought

Mutton Bustin’ at the Winchester Open Rodeo will be held July 5-6. As many as six top placers will qualify for the Lewiston Roundup Championship Sept. 4. Camas Prairie basketball camp slated July 7-10.

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3-on-3 b-ball tournament set

The second annual Grangeville Border Days 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held for five age brackets at 9 a.m. July 5 at Cottonwood’s elementary school.

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Rollicking Romping Rodeo Run

A saddle bronc rider hung on as his bucking horse bounded around in the center of the arena during a well-attended session last Saturday, June 21, at the CVRA Rodeo — Kamiah’s 51st. [We’ll publish complete results when we get ’em. -AO]

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Kamiah crash victim trapped for hours until Saturday rescue

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.

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Old-Timer Stops By

Aviation enthusiasts came out of the woodwork last Wednesday, June 18, when this 1955 Grumman HU-16C Albatross flew into the Idaho County Airport at Grangeville for a short local visit.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Friday, June 13 Grangeville: Rocks in road Hwy 95 mp 231 WB Hill; Disabled Vehicle Hwy 95; Extra Patrol Service Flats; Arrest of 18-year-old Grangeville man for DWP; Theft Substation Rd; ...

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VFW-CAP Meet Up

Former Cottonwood resident Frank “Bud” Schober awaits his lunch at the Veterans Home in Lewiston last week.

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‘Mad Scientist’ visits

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.

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American Legion picnic is June 29

Riggins Summer Reading Program will begin next Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins City Library for kids, age 2-6, with Librarian Susan Hollenbeak. Reading will be held each Tuesday in July ending July 29.

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Baseball memories

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.

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Tuesday, June 24



James Baldwin, 87

James Baldwin, 87, of Kooskia, Idaho, died June 17, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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Wednesday, June 18

  

Second arrest in June 9 murder; inquiry ongoing

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.

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Shakedown

Just one bull rider completed his ride during the 25th Annual White Bird Rodeo, and this young man — pictured Saturday, June 14 — fared as well as most.

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Call Log : Idaho County Sheriff

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...

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Terence Leo Duman, 66

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.

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Free Fishing Day draws 50

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.

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Chinook harvest below Vinegar Creek to close

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.

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Sports...in brief

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 1

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Market Report: June 11 & 13

Market Report SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — June 13, 2014 Cattle Market Comment: Light test on feeders, slaughter cows and bulls steady; 369 head sold. Next sale, June 27. Feder Sale, July 11. Steers: 200-400 lbs., ...

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This and That 4-H

This and That 4-H Club held its June meeting on June 11 at the Super 8 Motel. The spring livestock show was discussed and announced to take place Saturday, June 14.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores Von Bargen opened the June 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance while Joyce Forsmann followed with the dinner prayer.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

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.

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TOPS

TOPS #283, a weight loss group in Grangeville, recently celebrated a loss of 44.5 pounds by the group during a seven-week period.

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Obama carbon rule hurts Idaho

Last week the EPA issued its new carbon rule, which requires power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005. Obama’s new rule is undemocratic, massively expensive, and it treats Idaho unfairly.

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One last election thing...Importance of your precinct committee

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.

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The call of the trail: Idaho beauty

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.

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Consider attending informative class

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.

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The truth of drug treatment revealed

In the late ‘80s the MMPI test that the local social worker had given me indicated that I had clinical depression. Because I admitted to smoking marijuana regularly I was sent to in-patient drug treatment.

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Play Ball!

The boys of summer are in full swing for Grangeville Youth Baseball rookie league.

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Farmers’ Market set to begin

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.

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Library open all summer

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!

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‘Highwaymen’ are on the Selway

Official start to summer is this weekend. Better start to dry up a little so we can get sunburned. Also property taxes in Idaho County are due on June 20, save up, smile, count your blessings, and be kind to your neighbor.

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Program to discuss beginning of WWI

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.

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Community Briefs

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...

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When Two Worlds Meet

Visitors from India not only visited Dog Bark Park June 12 but also had the opportunity to tour the Don Tacke farm near Cottonwood.

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McGregor Company’s Nezperce facility nets $24,720 penalty for pesticide violations

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.

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Tuesday, June 17



Kyle Aaron Anderson, 41

Kyle Aaron Anderson, 41, of Kamiah, Idaho, died June 9, 2014, near Kooskia. Private services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.

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Friday, June 13

 

Wednesday, June 11



NICI escapees caught in Clarkston

Two escapees from North Idaho Correctional Institution are back in custody, awaiting arraignment in Idaho County for their alleged flight from the facility last Wednesday morning.

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Helmets In The Haystack

River runners steered a wide variety of watercraft around and sometimes through the “Haystack Wave” in the Lake Creek Rapids east of Riggins during the Big Water Blowout last Saturday, June 7.

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Hometown Heroes

Cash and Carry participated in phase 3 of its Hometown Heroes promotion with Western Family Foods.

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PHS grad wins award

Rachel (Rehder) Gibney, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Valley View in Boise, was named Life Care Centers of America’s company-wide Director of Nursing of the Year on May 19.

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Expand, improve escape notifications

We’re pretty helpful around here to give a hitchhiker a lift from point A to point B; maybe they’re broken down, or just between jobs and a means of transportation. At least, that’s their story.

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Ways to help out local recycling

Recycling patrons and volunteers, you are making a difference! With your dedicated support, in the past four-and-three-quarter years more than 2,457,000 pounds have been diverted from the landfill to be made into new products.

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Posies do not camouflage poor hospital design

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.

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Turned down due to being a senior? Or another reason?

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?

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USFS making jobs ... for themselves

I have always heard of prescribe burns made by the Forest Service. Well this year I got to experience it firsthand as they did it right behind my house and my personal opinion is:

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Bible schools set locally

Lots happening at Emmanuel Baptist. Aaron Michael Weil will be live in concert at Emmanuel Baptist church on Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. (located at 404 Foster in Cottonwood).

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Pottenger, Bovey earn ‘Honor Star’

Congratulations to John Pottenger and Ross Campbell for earning their Wastewater Collection Operator Class 1 certifications. John and Ross work for the City of Riggins and are doing a great job! Thanks, guys!

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CVRA schedules workday, queen tryouts

This is the week for the Valley Garden Club’s second annual flower show called “June is Bursting Out All Over.” The event will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 1-5 p.m., at Lewis and Clark Resort, 4243 Highway 12, near Kamiah.

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Awards and Scholarships

VFW Voice of Democracy: Ana Pauley, Adrianne Nuxoll; VFW Student of the Year: Jacob Farmer; Idaho County Sheriff’s Department Cadet Award...

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Cottonwood man in fair condition after wreck

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.

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USPS employee sentenced

Former Grangeville Post Office employee Mari A. Mort, 46, of Grangeville, was sentenced last Tuesday, June 3, in United States District Court to three years of probation for embezzling public funds.

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Court Records: June 11

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Nicholas R. Smith, minor, vehicle equipment - muffler not in good working order and/or excessive fumes, $67.

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New White Bird IOOF Hall fire escape a community effort

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.

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Search ends for Holley

A Native American, Eddie Todd Holley, 50, of Weippe, was hitchhiking to Boise when his family reported him missing to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office late last month.

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Author shares love of storytelling with Kooskia kids

“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.

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eCybermission virtual project:

What’s an eCybermission? Ask several Grangeville Elementary Middle School eighth graders in Mrs. Bea Edwards’ class and they just might have an interesting and enthusiastic answer.

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Border Days info sought

All information regarding Border Days events that are to be included in the Free Press Border Days special section in June need to be in to the news department no later than Monday, June 16.

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Community Briefs -- June 11

aClass of ’79 reunion set GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School class of 1979 will host a barbecue potluck at 503 South B Street Saturday, July 5, 1 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and condiments will be provided...

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Fair royalty sign-up deadline is June 30

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.

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Area dancers tap away with top annual competition prizes

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.

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Sports...in brief

White Bird Rodeo is this weekend; Lindsley throws long; Riggins-area salmon season heats up; women's shooting clinic slated; Winchester, CVRA rodeo books open June 16; Fun run goes next Wednesday; Border Days looming, books open June 23.

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Fortin Summits St. Helens

Grangeville native AJ Fortin, an avid mountain climber, sent a photo of himself taken on the afternoon of June 5 at the Mount St. Helens summit.

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Summer Sets In

Grangeville’s City Pool was bustling for swim team practice Tuesday morning, June 10, as about 50 kids took instruction from coach Megan Johnston and assistant coach Calen Long.

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Hill ride raises $4,200

Spotless weather for the “Just for the Hill of it” challenge bike ride last Saturday, June 7, brought out riders from across North Central Idaho to White Bird.

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Careful Cruisers

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.

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Tuesday, June 10

  

Cheryl Stevens, 56

Cheryl Stevens, 56, of Kamiah died Friday June 6, 2014, at her home. The funeral service was held Tuesday at First Apostolic Acts Church. Interment was at the Kamiah City Cemetery.

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Wednesday, June 4

  

County drops charges: Federal trial set in bank robbery

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.

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Juvenile dies in collision near Pollock

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.

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Idaho County Democrats

The Idaho Democratic Party met Tuesday, May 27, at Oscar’s to elect officers and celebrate this year’s slate of state, federal and local candidates.

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Fun run fund raiser slated

St. Mary’s Hospital will be sponsoring a “Fun in the Sun Looped til’ you’re Pooped” fun run on June 18. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with the race beginning at 6 p.m.

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Snorkeling course offered

The LCSC Outreach Center is offering an introduction to snorkeling and scuba diving course June 28-29 from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. each day at the city swimming pool. The course — not for certification, but to learn the basics — costs $42.

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Big Water Blowout coming

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.

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Bucket List Bear Hunt: Swansons host Wounded Warriors

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.

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Market Report: May 28 & 30

Lewiston Livestock Auction — May 28, 2014 Cattle Market Comment: Steady on all classes with light test on feeders; 1,273 head sold. June 11 is Feeder Sale. Steers: 300-400 lbs., 220 to 230; 400-500 lbs., 210 to 230; 500-600 lbs., 200 to ...

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Nez Perce Tribe awarded $199,978 by EPA for brownfield cleanup

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.

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Elk City Wagon Road committee to meet June 7

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.

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GHS class of ’69 reunion is July 5

Grangeville High School’s class of 1969 will host an all-class reunion Saturday, July 5, noon, in the combined yards of Joyce Vessey and Lois Goehring on Hall Street.

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Three at top of GHS class

Three students will graduate at the top of Grangeville High School’s class of 2014: Alex Nuttman is valedictorian while Alexanderia Rockwell and Phillip Walters will serve as salutatorians.

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DYW Donation

Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF) presented a check to the Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of the Camas Prairie organization Thursday, May 15.

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Busy Bee

This busy bee was – well, busy in the canola fields on Fairview Road in May.

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Exploding targets banned

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.

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Team Willis tops tourney

The low gross posted by Alan Willis, Marty Willis, Mark Vanderwall, and Chad Hill won the GHS boys basketball benefit golf tournament held last Sunday, June 1.

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CVRA Rodeo local entries open June 16

The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be hosting the 51st annual Kamiah rodeo on June 21-22. Entries for local events open June 16-18, 3-9 p.m. PDT. Call Jody Brown at 935-5821 to enter.

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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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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The May 30 meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stanley Modrell and the prayer given by Tom Helmick. Guests were from the Riggins Senior Center.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the May 27 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also gave the dinner prayer.

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Bike challenge set for this Saturday

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.

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Big Water Blowout here

The 16th annual Big Water Blowout River Festival is this Saturday, June 7, right here in Riggins! Celebrate summer and experience Idaho’s biggest water!

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Car show, parts swap is this weekend

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.

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Blood drive set for June 10

It is time once again for the Cottonwood Blood Drive, scheduled for June 10 at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Call Brenda Kaschmitter or Cheri Holthaus at 962-3251 to schedule an appointment.

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Birthday party success

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.

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Quilting Kids

Mrs. Murdock’s 3rd and 4th grade class is pictured with the six baby quilts they made.

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Faith Briefs - June 4

Encouragers to meet June 5; Musician Weil to perform at Stites, White Bird, Mt. Idaho, Cottonwood; VBS set for Emmanuel Baptist...

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Pastor's View: What is our most important pursuit?

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.

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Pastor’s View: Let Jesus be a world changer

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.

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Your Health Idaho: Health exchange: right, from the start

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.

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