Public wastewater improvement projects in Stites and White Bird are among 17 proposals seeking funding through the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Candidates for Idaho governor and lieutenant governor, A.J. Balukoff and Bert Marley, respectively, visited the region last week on a communities’ listening tour.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Could a resort local option tax be a revenue generating option for the City of Grangeville? Councilor Shelley Dumas introduced this topic to the council at its meeting last week with the intent to start discussion on whether to pursue a potential new funding stream to address both lean and strained city budgets for public projects and infrastructure. “I think this is something that could work for us,” Dumas said.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Trustees for Mountain View School District 244 made the decision March 17 to stick to the status quo for 2014-15. Board members voted at their regular monthly meeting to request a one-year $2,663,246 supplemental levy – the exact same amount as last year.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time for spring cleaning. Gather unwanted items and join the Cottonwood community yard sale which is set for Saturday, May 17, and is being organized by “The Clowns” Relay for Life team.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Guests/Presenters: Deanna Hall-request for solid waste exemption, cancellation; Nadine McDonald-Juvenile Probation Officer opening; Ray Hammell-request for delay in tax deed; Will Runnoe, Jeff Cartwright, Judy Culver-BLM pending issues; Mike Cook-engineering agreement amendment; Robert Simmons-pollution policy, solid waste update; Kathy Ackerman-Fair Housing Proclamation, Pay Port Agreement, Canvass of Election; James Rockwell-Regence Insurance issue.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A girl for whom the White Bird Rodeo was her first rodeo, Dakota Matson, 16, of Nezperce, was crowned queen of the 25th Annual White Bird Rodeo last Saturday, March 22. Daughter of committee members Delbert and Dee Matson, she always helps “get ready for the rodeo and other functions at the rodeo grounds,” she wrote.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s Hospital will host a workshop on April 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The program is to teach how to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse. Called “Stewards of Children,” the program is for anyone who is concerned with the health and safety of children.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Chef Rod Quick will present the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life dinner and silent auction “Le’ Beef For the Cure.”March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Although the calendar confirms it is officially spring, there remains a foot or two of the white stuff on the flat, shaded or northern aspect areas around town. The meltdown slowed a bit this past week as nighttime temperatures have been in the single digits (trying real hard to get to zero). However, that’s a good thing if you like to fish for big fish. The river drops and clears up a bit, and it’s “fish on.”March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
From customized shirts and aprons to water bottles and towels, Imprint Graphics has it all. The store, located at 158 East Main Street, Suite 3, is a cozy haven that offers a plethora of gift items as well as easily-personalized items such as tea towels, shirts, onesies, tote bags, aprons, bathrobes and pillow- cases.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2014 spring-season chinook salmon fisheries on Thursday, March 20. Fishery managers are anticipating a large increase in the number of salmon returning to Idaho compared to last year’s numbers. Early projections indicate around 80,000 hatchery and wild salmon will make it to Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Idaho.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Jared R. Ambrose, 33, logbook not current to last change of duty status, $196. Victor D. Heinrich, 53, motor carrier - permits - fail to obtain overweight or oversize permit, $211. Gayla M. Blankenship, 56, failure to display plates or stickers on vehicle, $67.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Well, it’s officially spring and things are starting to green up, but it is coming pretty slow due to the cold weather. A few farmers are getting in the field. Most of the baby calves are here. It’s fun to watch them race around or play king of the mountain. They are just like a bunch of kids when they get together.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to lift the length restriction on steelhead in the Clearwater River for the remainder of the 2014 season effective immediately. The change will allow Clearwater anglers to keep steelhead longer than 28 inches as long as they have evidence of a clipped adipose fin.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, with funding assistance from the NRA Foundation, will be offering a one-day basic handgun firearms class on Friday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grangeville.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Are you interested in learning to work on your finances? Instructor Bobbie Christensen will present “Building Your Financial Portfolio” Monday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Super 8 Conference Room in Grangeville. This is sponsored by Super 8 and Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach Center.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Bowling Camas Lanes (March 17) Monday Morning — Flower Power: Barb Frei-193-513; Misfits: Brenda McRoberts-202-522; Spare Change: Sharon Spruell-167-442; All Stars: Cheryl Meeham-139-383; Jolly Jokers: Alta Clark-178-433; Bookworms: Deanna Mortenson-183-478.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Several candidates for state offices will meet with the public at an event set for Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., Super 8 Motel in Grangeville. The event is sponsored by Integrity in Government PAC (Marge Arnzen of Cottonwood, treasurer).March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The 2014 “all star youth hunt” at the Flying B Ranch in Kamiah featured well-behaved kids, dogs, pheasants and weather, Idaho Fish and Game senior conservation officer George Fischer said. “We had twenty of our top students from Riggins, Grangeville, Kooskia and Kamiah.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s team scores at the Lewiston Invitational last Saturday, March 22 cast shadows not to be overlooked, for lurking within their collective places — fourth for the girls, sixth for the guys — were outstanding individual showings.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
American adults are eating better, making better use of available nutrition information, and consuming fewer calories coming from fat and saturated fat, consuming less cholesterol and eating more fiber, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service; Changes in Eating Patterns and Diet Quality Among Working-Age Adults, 2005-2010.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville residents: Would you be in favor of adding a half-percent tax on sales within the city? What if that meant additional revenue to improve city services? Extend city pool hours? Or (just name your particular municipal project here)?March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie’s first baseball season in recent memory began with a blast March 17 against a Clearwater Valley squad guided by a new hand. CV’s bench boss, Josh Bradley, has a group of 16, of whom 14 have been regulars with his Babe Ruth and little league squads for years.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As the season rolls around again for standardized testing in our schools, let us remember a few things. First of all, we all understand there has to be some standard of measurement so we as parents and a society can make sure our kids are indeed learning.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Area track and field athletes (as well as softball, baseball and tennis players) jumped in to their seasons last week. Pictured is Grangeville’s Madison Brown, who finished in the top seven in both long jump and triple jump at state as a freshman last year. She covered a meet’s best 32 feet, 5.5 inches in the triple jump March 18 at Kamiah – a bit short of her personal best.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s Amrit Singh and Sts. Peter and Paul School’s Ethan Bonn each qualified for the state of Idaho National Geographic Bee. Both are in the eighth grade and will compete at the April 4 event in Rexberg.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
After working with and benefitting from the results of her hard work, I strongly recommend Abbie Hudson for the position of Idaho County Treasurer. She is extremely well-versed in bookkeeping, has the highest work ethics, pays the strictest attention to detail and already has a background in this arena. To get the most for your tax dollar, vote for Abbie on May 20 for Idaho County Treasurer.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sentencing is set June 17 in U.S. District Court for a South Dakota man on a federal negligent endangerment charge resulting from an incident in Kamiah earlier this year. John Wilhelm Myre, 55, of Garretson, S.D., pleaded guilty March 18 to the charge, investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Abbie Hudson is the best person for the job of Idaho County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Abbie was my mentor the first year I worked in the Idaho County courthouse, so I know firsthand the knowledge she has of county affairs and her ability to supervise those working with her. Abbie has 18-1/2 years experience with Idaho County and I had the privilege of working with her for almost 14 of those years.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Thank you to Grangeville Health & Rehab for helping us with a last minute transport. We were able to assist a patient in need who otherwise would not have been able to get out. We appreciate your help to go above and beyond to help our community.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On Wednesday, March 12, 62 Grangeville student musicians traveled to Moscow to participate in the district II solo/ensemble festival. Students prepared a variety of performances, both vocal and instrumental, from solo to quartets. Adjudicators from both University of Idaho and Washington State University scored instruments in their field of expertise, woodwind, brass, percussion and vocal.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Power reported 1,156 of its customers in Riggins and New Meadows were affected by an approximately three-hour outage last Thursday, March 20. A malfunction in an underground cable disrupted power at 2:50 p.m. (MT), and power was restored at 6:11 p.m.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last Thursday, March 20, adopted the 2014 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf. The new seasons include an increase in tags for elk and deer controlled hunts, as well as expanded wolf hunting and trapping seasons.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Last week, the Grangeville student body raised more money than any other school in District II for One Dollar for Life, an organization which uses student donated funds to build schools and birthing centers in third world countries.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
All community veterans and their families are invited to the American Legion Post 37 celebration of the American Legion’s 95th birthday and Community Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 29, 6-8 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center.March 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Warming weather in the Pacific Northwest always brings with it a renewed threat of tick paralysis in animals and people. Tick paralysis is a somewhat uncommon but potentially fatal disease that can affect virtually all warm-blooded land animals.March 20, 2014 4:45 p.m. read more..
A Salmon River School District 243 bus driver was cited for inattentive driving following an accident last Thursday, March 13, involving seven children.March 19, 2014 10:12 a.m. read more..
For the upcoming May 20 primary elections, the Idaho County treasurer’s position is the sole local race being contested. Candidate filings closed last Friday, March 14, and incumbent Deanna Hall and Abbie Hudson, both of Grangeville, filed on the Republican ticket. The victor in the Republican primary will face Michelle Perdue, who filed as a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 general election. All three are from Grangeville.March 19, 2014 10:12 a.m. read more..
Members of the North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee were recognized for their achievements last week by Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Rick Brazell.March 19, 2014 10:11 a.m. read more..
Sentencing is set this spring for a Cottonwood woman convicted at trial last week for theft of thousands of dollars in state Medicaid overpayments.March 19, 2014 10:10 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Legislature’s State Affairs committee took a month to advance state Rep. Paul Shepherd’s Feb. 6 proposal to nullify Environmental Protection Agency regulations; it took a week for the Resources and Conservation committee, of which Shepherd is a member, to send House Bill 473 to the House floor. But when it came to the House floor yesterday, Tuesday, March 18, Resource and Conservation committee chairman Lawrence Denney moved to retract it, preventing a vote of the full House and leaving a whole class of Idaho County river users – Salmon and Clearwater small-scale suction dredge miners – high and dry.March 19, 2014 10:10 a.m. read more..
Recent studies have shown that beekeepers are losing approximately 30 percent of their honey bee colonies each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, up from historical norms of 10 to 15 percent overwintering losses experienced prior to 2006.March 19, 2014 10:08 a.m. read more..
Teachers and counselors are encouraged to apply to attend the five-day educational “Sustainable Forestry Tour” in North Idaho June 23-27. Space is limited and application deadline is March 31.March 19, 2014 10:06 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley Junior and High School (Kooskia) Eighth Grade 3.9-3.5: Harmony Edmondson, April Thomas, Grace Ann Denham, Shanna Sherrer, Carson Morrow; 3.4-3.0: Michael Routh, Kelly Haukedahl, Bethany Ilam, Emma Lyons, Samuel Ward. Seventh Grade 3.9-3.5: Chloe Miskin, Jarrett Nuxoll, Mikaela Herrick; 3.4-3.0: Jade Dutcher, Kevin Hill, Ty Dominguez, Liberty Edmondson, Tyesha McAlister. Sixth Grade 3.9-3.5: Christian Fabbi, Hailie Roy, Wilder Cross, Tate Pfefferkorn, Alicia Reuben; 3.4-3.0: Billy Bramlett, Isaac Wilson, Melanie Gianopulos, Courtney Harada, Tyce Pfefferkorn, Lane Kuykendall, Kalysta Calzadillas, John Loughran, Jasmine Tatu,March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County Fair royalty (queen Holli Uhlorn and princesses Marie Munger and Emily McHugh) put on the annual Little Princess Tea Party in Cottonwood Saturday, March 15. More than 80 little princesses attended for an afternoon of snacks, crafts, goodie bags, photo sessions and a wave and walk session with not only the ICF royalty, but also the royalty for the Lewis County Fair: queen Katy HaightMarch 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Cattle Market Comment: Slaughter Cows and Bulls $5 to $10 higher. Feeders and market active on light test; 283 head sold. Next Sale, March 28. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 190 to 215; 400-500 lbs, 190 to 210; 500-600 lbs, 185 to 205; 600-700 ls., 170 to 185; 700-800 lbs.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
If you’re reading this, then it means you survived the epidemic of spring fever that swept through our town last week, and a very crazy moon. I hope everyone got a chance to go out and soak up some sun. The flowers are starting to bloom and everything is getting greener every day. Enjoy! It’s springtime on the Salmon River.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Top of the morning to ya…. May you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Harpster community group has been busy cleaning up the three-mile stretch on Highway 13. A group from the community spent most of the day picking up trash form alongside the road and down by the river. They even had some visiting volunteers who were staying at the RV park. Just doing our part of “keeping Idaho beautiful.” Thank you to all those who worked so hard, great job!March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Once again an opportunity presents for making an interesting observation. On its third determined try, the whopping Kamiah school levy has passed. Another demonstration of pure “democracy in action,” I’d say — democracy having been cynically defined as “two wolves and a sheep meeting to decide what’s for dinner.” (In this case, 56 percent of the people arbitrarily deciding to shear an opposing 44 percent.)March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A rock slide on the Main Salmon Road blocked travel for approximately two days last week. The slide occurred last Tuesday, March 11, near milepost 21, according to Gene Meinen, supervisor for the Idaho County Road Department, and involved rocks in size up to 35 by 15 feet. Boulders were broken to a size that could be handled by a front-end loader and stacked. The county road crew and a private contractor took 12 hours to clear the slide, reopening the road at 8 p.m. that Thursday, March 13.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Rory L. York, 68, of Peck, died last Wednesday, March 12, following an accident north of Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12. Reported at 9:03 a.m. at milepost 55, according to Idaho State Police, York was driving a 2012 Toyota Scion westbound when he drifted off the right hand side of the road, struck a tree and rolled into the river. York was wearing a seat belt.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to our Salmon River Junior High Lady Savages as the Long Pin League Champions at the Council tournament. Way to go, Payton Branstetter, Miranda Hofflander, Sofia Branstetter, Jordyn Pottenger, Lotus Harper, Emily Diaz, Crystina Jeffs, Sierra Bovey and Chevelle Shepherd! Kudos to Coach Brandon Ratcliff and Mike Shepherd! This team had a very successful season with all wins, no losses! They, too, are back to back 2013 and 2014 League Tournament Champions. They will have played their last away game Tuesday at Cambridge. Thursday, March 20, is their last home game starting at 5 p.m. with Tri-Valley. Go, young Lady Savages!March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I am writing this letter of support on behalf of Abagail Hudson. I have known Abbie for 32 years. She is a very responsible and a trustworthy person. She has worked for Idaho County for the past 18-1/2 years. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the financial responsibilities of the job will serve the county in a most advantageous way.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, with funding assistance from the NRA Foundation, will be offering a one-day basic handgun firearms class on Friday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grangeville.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Break-up load limits are posted on the county roads, you can see the “pavement” from one side of the road to the other, the creeks are filling and the cacophony of tweets and twitters are filling the mornings. Something is happening! It’s the transition into mud season!March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I just wanted to let everyone know that Abbie Hudson is running for Idaho County treasurer. As the election days are coming nearer, I wish to get people to take a closer look at Abbie and why she is the best choice for Idaho County.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho State Police and local law enforcement agencies have increased high-visibility impaired driving patrols this week, to run through this Saturday, March 22.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Spring has sprung, what I see here in Lowell is not green grass, it’s not the sun shining overhead and locals basking in it with a fish on the end of their hook, it’s not butterflies and tulips, or robins finding worms and singing from the tree tops, it’s not tank tops and bikinis on our beautiful bodies, or even shorts and flip-flops, none of those things are happening in Lowell.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We would like to give Walker’s Jewelry, Pizza Factory and also Syringa Thrift Shop, Laurie, and her volunteers a thank you for their help, willingness and donations to Hope House Ministries of India. They donated sweatshirts, caps and long-sleeve flannel shirts for the two Indian orphanages that we are visiting in April. Through their generosity, we are able to clothe approximately 175 children in remote areas of India. Without their kindness, we would not be able to help these children. Thank you again, and I pray that God will bless you and your efforts.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Fraud Fish Hatchery Road; Citizen Assist Mountain View Road; Traffic Hazard Mt Idaho Grade Road; Kooskia: Property Damage Adams Grade; Welfare Check Woodland Road; Traffic Offense Hwy 13 MP 23; Runaway Juvenile Ridgewood Drive; Riggins: Traffic Hazard Hwy 95 MP 197; Traffic Hazard Big Salmon Road; Traffic Hazard John Day Creek Road.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A special note of thanks to the Varsity Blue Choir who took time to go to my brother, Dewey’s home to sing to him. Dewey has been such a special person in my life, but I suspect he has been a special person in the lives of many people in Grangeville as well.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
To help get kids excited about fishing and help build a new generation of anglers, Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailers will soon be making appearances at fishing holes across the state. Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, the trailers are stocked with fishing information and basic fishing equipment that can be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Fish and Game staff will also be available to answer questions and help those new to the sport.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
People came in by the droves for the annual White Bird Joe Wilson St. Patrick’s Day Sausage Feed breakfast Sunday, March 16. A breakfast of sausage, pancakes, eggs and beverages was served, friends visited and the Old Time Fiddlers entertained for the event.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Although some of the Common Core State Standards have had negative light shed on them, in Joe Tosten’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School second and third grade classroom, the math techniques are making kids think.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet Wednesday, March 26, 9-11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Child care is provided. All mothers of preschoolers (age birth through kindergarten) are invited. Contact Jenneane Musegades at 451-6236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Josh Crosby will perform a concert Saturday, March 22, at Clearwater Valley High School. Tomorrow’s young business owners would like to say thank you to area veterans with this concert. Proceeds will go toward eighth grade graduation expenses.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE — The current session GriefShare meets every Monday from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street in Grangeville. Contact leader Charlie Sims at 983-1108 or email@example.com.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Soprano Elizabeth Nuxoll will be giving a free vocal recital Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., in the Monastery of St. Gertrude Chapel at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. Bill O’Brien, guitar instructor at Idaho State University, will also perform. Carol Gibler will play the piano.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A hometown barn dance with chili and pie contests is set for Saturday, March 22, at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah. The event is set to begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., and music and dancing at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes dinner. Chili and pie contest is $5 per entry.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Walk For Life in Grangeville will take place this year on Saturday, May 10. The planning committee will meet this Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the Hope Center (next to Crema Cafe at 111 N. College St.). Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Nancy at 208-507-1253.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 47th Annual Spring Show is set for April 30 and May 1- 3. The show is hosted by the Bicentennial Historical museum located at 305 N College, Grangeville. The show will be held in their basement level gallery.March 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Emergency personnel were already enroute last Saturday evening to a one-car injury crash and subsequent fire on the White Bird summit when a second vehicle coming onto the scene lost control and overturned, seriously injuring the driver. As of press time, Randy A. Latimer, 61, of Grangeville, was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. The other victim, Jeremy R. Kannenberg, 28, of Boise, was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville where he was treated and released.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“What did you like best about studying China?” Catherine Smith asked her class of homeschooled fifth and sixth grade students.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE – Parking access for persons with disabilities is proposed to improve in downtown Grangeville. Next week, the Grangeville City Council is tentatively set to review a proposed ordinance defining a “downtown area,” as per ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements, as a first step for establishing additional parking locations for the disabled.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“You should be safe and secure in your home,” said Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran. “If not, that has to change.” While the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault are nothing new, what has changed regionally is how those issues are being addressed. Specifically, efforts are better coordinated through a multi-agency task force with community advocates, law enforcement, medical services and criminal prosecution working to provide support and services, and to spread public awareness on the problem of abuse.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Have you been to Annie’s Saloon in Grangeville? Whatcha mean there’s no such place? It’s on Bing maps, and the Internet is not wrong; Wikipedia says so. If you have a little downtime for some Internet surfing, bring up the Bing map of your community. In a geeky sort of way, there’s some fun to be had, such as finding where you live. Or you can try to guess the time of year, even the month, the aerial shot was taken (hint: That looks like the fireworks stand in Asker’s Harvest Foods parking lot).March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Corruption and dishonest proceedings do occur among public officials, it is a known fact, yet many ignore this issue. It is well-known and well-hidden because people are afraid both of reprisal and of the social revolution that would come from exposing the truth. Also many can expose the truth, and become the victim of retaliation when nothing comes of the issue.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On March 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Idaho Water Conservation District, with the help of Idaho Department of Lands and the Forest Service, will hold in Kooskia at the community center a workshop to help landowners identify and eradicate noxious weeds. Sounds real benign enough. However, this is not a voluntary program.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) recently launched the fourth annual educational program called Cattle are Amazing which is developed for Idaho’s K-6 grade youth. The program includes lesson plans covering beef production and a related drawing contest. It is designed to be a fun and creative program that can be used to educate students about the importance of agriculture.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
University of Idaho Extension will present “Keeping the Legacy Alive: Working Together for a Better Future” beginning Monday, March 17, in Lewiston. This is the only time this course for area farmers and ranchers will be offered in 2014. U of I Extension, in cooperation with the Idaho Barley Commission and the Western Center for Risk Management Education, will sponsor the workshop.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Vander Esch – 93 points – sets scoring mark, powers Salmon River’s championship driveMarch 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
No 1AD1 tourney foe stood toe-to-toe with Prairie’s big boysMarch 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Does your child need to have his teeth cleaned but you are without any type of dental insurance? Nelson Family Dentistry in Grangeville has some appointments open Friday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the Give Kids a Smile program. Children kindergarten through sixth grade without any type of dental insurance can get a free exam, x-rays and cleaning. Call 983-2422 right away to set up an appointment.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Jane Spencer, president of the Syringa Hospital Foundation, recently presented a check to Cindy Daly, director of nursing, for a new integrated hospital communication system. Daly thanked the Foundation board for quick action which came just as the old system was failing. She stated that the new system will improve patient safety, patient-to-staff, nurse-to-doctor, and staff-to-staff communication. She expects the system to enhance productivity, decrease response times, streamline workflow processes, and increase both patient and staff satisfaction.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville City Council has put the chill on an ordinance penalizing improper snow removal and is instead relying – for now – on public education to address this seasonal annoyance.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
This Sunday is the Joe Wilson’s Saint Patty’s Breakfast! Come to the IOOF hall between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for some of the best pancakes, eggs and sausage made. The only thing I can think of better than Sunday breakfast, is Sunday breakfast when someone else does the cooking! This is a community event, sponsored by the White Bird Chamber and some of the proceeds of this breakfast will be donated to the White Bird EMTs in memory of Ada Wilson.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their fourth consecutive state championship title in the last two years. This team of boys has earned two state football championships and now two state championship basketball championships! Great job, team, coaches and parents! The three state tourney games they played were exciting, especially the final game that kept the players challenged and the fans on the edges of their seats.… oh, wait…. most of the fans were standing and jumping up and down cheering!March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Every once in a while someone comes up with an idea that is inspired. This is such an idea. Dottie Newman of Kamiah contacted Donna Stanley of Montana to implement the Princess Project in our area. The Princess Project allows any student from Kamiah, Kooskia, Greencreek,March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Do you have extra time, space and love? A stray animal could benefit from your assistance. “Animal Ark is in desperate need of volunteer foster homes for rescue dogs and cats in Grangeville and in the Camas Prairie area,” explained volunteer Mary Ann Davidson of Grangeville.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Youth ages 6 to 19 are invited to showcase their talent Saturday, March 15, at The Life Center in Kamiah, 4432 U.S. Highway 12. Cost is $45. Orientation starts at 9 a.m. with competition beginning at 10 a.m. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and those 5 and younger free. For details call Nate at 819-9115. See More events in your Community here...March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Kindergarten screening will be held Friday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the primary building at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Parents/Guardians of next year’s kindergarten students are asked to schedule a screening appointment and pick up a registration packet at the GEMS office during the week of March 17-21. Call 983-0400.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Farm Bureau has teacher mini grants available for projects they would be otherwise unable to complete. This grant is aimed at the teacher to help with ag-related materials for the classroom. Applications must be submitted by March 15. For information or an application form contact Jeanne Arnzen, 962-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Monday, March 3 Grangeville: Attempt to Locate Keuterville; Theft White Bird; Non-injury Accident Hwy 95; Rocks in Rd Hwy 162 MP 6 & 9; Road flooded Main St Ferdinand; Flooded Rd Substation Rd; Kooskia: Natural Death Church Canyon Rd; Suspicious Hwy 12; Rocks in Rd Hwy 12 MP 62; Disorderly Lukes Gulch Rd;March 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A 61-mile stretch of U.S. 12 will close at 4 p.m. PST this afternoon (Wednesday, March 5) because of the potential for avalanches, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.March 5, 2014 8:47 a.m. read more..
Main Street turned into a river Monday evening as rainfall coupled with snowmelt overwhelmed both Cottonwood Creek and city storm drains. As of press time Tuesday, no flood damage was so far being reported by downtown businesses from the March 3 event, according to Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
And the race is on. Filing opened Monday, March 3, for candidates seeking open political offices in Idaho. Prospective candidates have just more than a week to file petitions by the Friday, March 14, deadline.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County youth will become a little better at protecting their noggins this year. The Idaho 4-H office will enforce the statewide rule of every county’s horse 4-H club member wearing a riding helmet during any horse-riding activity.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Kamiah Joint School District 304 patrons will head to the polls Tuesday, March 11, to decide on a $650,000 supplemental levy for the 2014-15 school year.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Chimney fires can be a shocking surprise for a homeowner, and as well a potential danger in spreading throughout the structure. So far, nine have been reported in Idaho County this year, and more are likely to occur as we weather the ongoing cold and snow of winter. Dick Straw of Straw’s Power Vac., Inc., recommends an annual inspection of your chimney, and – depending on how often you use your fireplace – a cleaning every year or so to remove creosote and soot buildup.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Instructor Rachel Burrell is bringing Pilates back to Groaners. The first class is free and will be held each Wednesday, beginning March 12. Classes will be held at noon and will last 45 minutes. The Pilates classes are for all levels and are included at no charge with a gym membership. Everyone is welcome to attend, just drop in at Groaners and get the class schedule and visit with manager Cindy Nelson or call 983-7070. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Sentencing is set this spring for a White Bird man who was found guilty last week on felony charges resulting from a 2012 firearm assault incident. Tommy D. Cole, 56, is out on $5,000 bond awaiting sentencing on April 14.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Movies such as “Mean Girls” and “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” may portray the popular homecoming queens as the snobby, nasty students, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth for the year 1994 at Grangeville High School. According to everyone who knew Dawn Arnzen then and knows the young wife and mother now, she is “one of the nicest, most genuine people you would ever meet.”March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
You like Idaho County, right? For the most part, that’s why you live here, work here, play here. So, do you think all that you enjoy about North Central Idaho happens for free? Well, apart from God’s nice touches on our mountains, rivers and prairie … nope. Someone (a whole lot of someones actually) has to work to make things happen or keep them from happening.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The family is the basic unit of society, the most local unit of government. Parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents may delegate this responsibility to whomever they trust. From the founding of our nation, parents have chosen the type of schooling that best fitted their children’s needs, based on personalities, family lifestyles and beliefs. The schools in our country were varied, having different aspects of education. No school was exactly the same. Choices of education ranged from public, private, parochial, homeschooling, to tutoring.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We need to stop Senator James E. Risch’s intentions of legislating the corrupt Upper Lochsa Land Exchange. We don’t have to trade tens-of-thousands of acres of valuable public lands to obtain the Lochsa lands. The 39,000 acres of checkerboard land owned by Western Pacific Timber can be purchased through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Congress created the fund for this type of situation.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Association’s Larry Ramos farewell concert was a huge success, except for the weather, everything went better than expected. We could not have pulled this off without the help of many, many people and businesses too numerous to mention here. You have our heartfelt thanks.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. the Monastery of St. Gertrude will present the Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir, conducted by Michael Murphy and assistant conductor Ken Grubbs.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s Trinity Lutheran Church has set a couple of upcoming classes. “Single Sexuality after Separation or Divorce” will be discussed March 9. The DivorceCare seminar will be held Sunday, 4-6 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street, Grangeville. DivorceCare provides help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Each video-supported session is self-contained, so participants can begin anytime.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah has a variety of activities set. These include worship services each Sunday at 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and social time.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Ourselves, money, our weapons? Do we feel God owes us? After all I’m a nice person. Really! I’m not. You know I really don’t know how to love or like people. I need the Lord to help me love others. When we receive His love then we are full to give it to others. He helps us to forgive, to love, to trust, to comfort. He is amazing.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Mazy Lynn Leachman, 23, unlawful entry, $750, $500 suspended, $4,686.50 restitution, 12 months probation, 90 days in jail, 45 days suspended. Christopher S. Reisdorph, 27, unlawful entry, $750, $500 suspended, $4,686.50 restitution, 12 months probation, 60 days in jail, 45 days suspended.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Non Injury Accident Grangeville Salmon Road; Fish & Game Grangeville Area; Vin Inspection Keuterville Area; Disabled Vehicle Hwy 95 MP 241; Cow Problem Hwy 95 MP 260; Kooskia: Domestic Dispute Sears Creek Road; Trespassing Glenwood Road; Threatening Hwy 13 MP 26; Nez Perce County Warrant Arrest of a 44-year-old male Hwy 13 MP 24; Theft Cochran Drive; Citizen Dispute Quail Lane; Riggins: Trespassing Hwy 95 S.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Suzanne and Sonja are at it again! They must like to work hard or is it that they are committed and believe in their mission – seeing that the VFW Post has incoming funds with which to work. They are putting on a fund-raising dinner for St. Patrick’s Day on March 15. When you attend you will not only be helping out the Post but will be treated to a dinner of traditional corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, bread and dessert. Donations accepted for the meal. RSVP at 842-2392.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
It’s time for prom and your daughter doesn’t have a dress to wear. What do you do? Thanks to a group of local volunteers, a solution to this problem is becoming a lot easier than a trip to Spokane or Boise. The Princess Project is an international program that has expanded into Idaho. It is open to all teen girls from the area including Orofino, Weippe, Pierce, Kamiah, Kooskia, Stites, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Nezperce, Winchester, Craigmont and Greencreek. Local people donate previously owned formal dresses which are then given to local girls for proms and other formal dances.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho absentee voting applications are available on-line. If you are a registered voter in Idaho, your can access an absentee ballot on-line at www.idahovotes.gov/clerk.htm , click on “voter registration and information,” then on “absentee ballot.” Print your ballot, fill it out and submit to the appropriate site. Ballot application must be requested at least six days before the election and must be delivered by mail or in person to: Idaho voters, Idaho County Elections 320 West Main St, Rm 5, Grangeville, ID 83530 or Lewis County, Lewis County Courthouse, 510 Oak St., Nezperce, ID 83543. Absentee ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day. Be sure and vote either in person or by absentee. You can’t be heard if you don’t vote.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The winners for Prairie Elementary/Jr. High spelling bee are Garrett Crenshaw, first place, and Brylee Wood, second place. Garrett will now compete in the regional spelling bee in Lewiston on March 8. Way to go! Congratulations to the Lady Pirates basketball team who are 1A Division I State Champions. We are so proud of you. Good luck to the Summit Academy boys’ basketball team who are off to state.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We got a little more snow last week and it brought a few laughs for me and my friends. There’s a group of people who live around Cottonwood, who come down here for church every Saturday. After church they always bless me with their presence at Canyon House. We were sitting around the table looking out the window and watching the wind blow the snow up! Those prairie folks thought it was pretty funny, that when you’re at the bottom, everything goes up from here!March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Spring ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday, March 8, as Sunday, March 9, begins Daylight Savings Time. If you get somewhere an hour ahead of time, you will know you forgot to set your clocks!March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Lowell and Syringa, just up the highway from Kooskia, on the banks of the Lochsa and Clearwater Rivers, first week in March, this ace reporter decided nothing was coming in as far as news, so go on out after it. Friday, put on my boots, gloves, scarf, hat, jacket and ski pants, up the Selway River I walked. No trucks, no fellow walkers, no snowmobiles, not even a jogger. Spotted four turkeys and about 25 geese. Saturday, same routine, only it’s raining so took umbrella, same four turkeys and some cougar tracks, no sign of the geese. Sunday, and this time it’s snowing to beat the band, the wind is blowing and it’s a whiteout. No other living human being out and about, no turkeys, no geese, and the cougar must have been heading out of town, no more tracks. Even a cougar sighting or attack would have given me a reason to get up the next day. But nothing, I was “one with the earth,” and the earth was frozen and cold as well as this reporter, I mean ace reporter.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The University of Idaho recently announced winners of the 23rd Annual High School Art Competition sponsored by the College of Art and Architecture’s Art and Design program. The theme for this year’s artwork is “STEM to STEAM” Adding the Arts to STEM. Among the winners was Tyler Hankerson of Prairie High School who received an honorable mention.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School graduate Leah (McCulley) Steinbruecker is pictured here with her grandmother, Doris Bowman (holding her great-granddaughter Jovie Ann Steinbruecker and her mother, Laura Smith. The photo was taken at Leah’s Grandpa Glenn Bowman’s 88th birthday party at Laura’s home Feb. 22.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Approximately $17,000 in gross proceeds were raised from the Feb. 24 Larry Ramos Farewell Concert with The Association, according to coordinator Carolyn Haning.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Cattle Market Comment: Slaughter Cows and Bulls, $4 to $6 higher. Feeder cattle, $5 to $10 higher; 535 head sold. Next sales are March 14 and 28. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 185 to 210; 400-500 lbs., 175 to 198; 500-600 lbs., 165 to 200; 600-700 lbs., 160 to 185; 700-800 lbs., 148 to 175; 800-950 lbs., 151 to 163; 950-up lbs., 130 to 135. Heifers: 200-400 lbs., 175 to 103; 400-500 lbs., 170 to 200; ...March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
School children had the chance to learn about transportation through music when the band Buffalo Hump Syndicate put on the program “Americans on the Move.”March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
GOP officials seeking local and state offices this election season will be speaking at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday, March 8, in Greencreek. Sponsored by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee, the event will be held at the Greencreek Community Hall starting at 5 p.m. with social hour, dinner and auction at 6 p.m., and presentations at 7 p.m.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Two Idaho County teens were convicted last month for a series of break-ins and property damage committed last fall in Grangeville. As part of a plea agreement, Kody A. Davis, 19, of Stites, and Austin J. Wolff, 18, of Grangeville, each pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property. Additional felony charges of burglary (two counts) and theft by receiving/possession stolen property, all misdemeanors, were dismissed.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As five early lead changes would suggest, St. Maries put Grangeville into a bit of a wobble during the first quarter of the 2A District I-II title game last Thursday night, Feb. 27. But as the big run the Bulldogs delivered with a state berth at stake would suggest, the reigning state champions are capable of strong defense when they play balanced basketball.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With three state titles — a football title, a basketball title and another football title — to their credit since the autumn of 2013, Salmon River tacked on a 1AD2 District III title with a cutting victory over Ambrose last Thursday night, Feb. 27.March 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
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