Stories for May 2014

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Wednesday, May 28

    

At-risk acres to receive treatment

Federal planners may soon be more able to deliver on the old vision of conservation the first national forester, Gifford Pinchot, wrote of during the Forest Service’s early days: “where conflicting interests must be reconciled the question will always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.”

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QRU yard sale set for weekend

The Liberty Quartet will be in concert Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Freedom Bible Fellowship located 1115 Idaho Street, Kamiah. The quartet is a traditional Southern Gospel Quartet and is a ministry based in Boise. The event is free and sure to be inspiring and enjoyable.

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AmeriGas open house is June 6; Mountain View Dentistry makes move

A story on CNN.com may have caught your eye: A CNN 10 Dare to Go places includes Idaho as its No. 4 destination to visit. That’s some great publicity! The story is a little cliché with its “Honey, forget Bora Bora; let’s go to a potato farm!” But hey, we all know Idaho is more than potatoes.

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SM, CV hospitals promote charitable ‘Starfish Project ’

“I believe most people know that story about the little boy who threw starfish back into the ocean to save them and the man who told him it wouldn’t make a difference since there were miles and miles of beach with starfish all along it; but the boy responded it would make a difference to this one as he threw it back into the ocean,” said Gary McEwen, Physical Therapist for St. Mary’s Hospital and Wellness Director for both St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley hospitals.

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VBS set for June 8-12 at GGT

Vacation Bible school at Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle will begin Sunday, June 8, 6 p.m. and run through 8:30 p.m. each night through June 12. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals” and ages 3 through grade six are invited for Bible stories, games, music, snacks and crafts. A program is set for the evening of June 12.

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Food bank gardening class set

A community gardening class is set for Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m., at the Camas Prairie Food Bank – the corner of Florence and North St. by Les Schwab.

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‘Kick Your BootCamp’ to start June 3

Kirstin Jensen, University of Idaho Extension, and Gary McEwen, Grangeville Physical Therapy, will be starting the sixth summer session of “Kick Your BootCamp” on Tuesday, June 3, from 6 – 7 a.m. at Lions Park. Classes will be run every Tuesday and Friday mornings through Aug. 29.

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Honoring Veterans

Despite stormy skies, scouts with Grangeville Troop 555 were out in force last Friday, May 23, placing American flags, and replacing worn out ones, at the graves of veterans buried at Prairie View Cemetery.

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Generous donations for the food bank

Camas Prairie Food Bank sends a huge thank you to Kristin and the Grangeville Post Office, postal carriers and postal patrons for generously donating to those less fortunate in our area.

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Parents’ support truly appreciated

To the parents of our students at Grangeville High School: Thank you to all of the parents and/or patrons who helped with the recent Staff Appreciation Luncheon served at school.

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Opportunity for well-rounded education

The Grangeville High School students and staff wish to thank all of the patrons who support our schools through passing the recent school override levy for the 2014-15 school year.

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A vision for change at SHC

Syringa Hospital & Clincs (SHC) is commemorating a “Diamond Jubilee” year in 2014. Any healthcare enterprise or organization that’s been in existence that long owes a huge debt of gratitude to those who created, sustained, and adapted it to meet the constant necessity of change.

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Call Log : Idaho County Sheriff

Kooskia: Suspicious Pine Avenue; Cow Problem Hwy 162 MP 13-14; Abandoned Vehicle Woodland Road; Theft Front Street; Embezzlement South Main Street; Traffic Offense Fort Misery Road; Juvenile Problem West Street; Riggins: Theft Pollock Road; Elk City: Trespassing Hwy 14 MP 33...

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Call Log :Lewis County Sheriff

RP advised of a scam. Someone claiming they are with Blue Shield Insurance asking to verify DOB and name over the touch tone phone. RP called Blue Shield to verify that they were calling her and they advised that it is probably a fishing scam. RP just thought Leo should know...

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‘Student-athletes of the year’ Vander Esch, Ulmer feted

Adding yet another honor to each of their respective stables, Salmon River’s Leighton Vander Esch and Prairie’s Kyndahl Ulmer were both recognized by idahosports.com, which picked a boy and a girl out of each classification from among 50 nominees based on academics, community service, leadership and athletics.

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Faster, Farther

With the school year rapidly drawing to a close, GEMS students spent last Friday morning, May 23, running, jumping and throwing at the Grangeville High School track.

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Sports...in brief

Native football all-star Shebala to play in Texas; Golf tournament to benefit GHS b-ball coming up; June 14 is Free Fishing Day; 25th White Bird Rodeo on tap; Big Water Blowout coming; Riggins run set

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Ready For Service

Grangeville Police Officer Wes Walters (right) and his dog, Taser, are presented a certificate by GPD Chief Morgan Drew for completing 80 hours of controlled substance canine training through the Idaho POST Academy.

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Fun run slated June 18

St. Mary’s Hospital will be sponsoring a “Fun in the Sun Looped til’ you’re Pooped” fun run on June 18.

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Challenge to ‘pay it forward’

The crack of rifle shots completed honors given from a grateful community in Grangeville on Memorial Day, echoing tributes held in communities and at cemeteries across the county.

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Wednesday, May 21



Election: Hudson gets GOP nod; levies, revenue bonds pass with voters

Unofficial Tuesday night election results have Abbie Hudson as the Republican pick for Idaho County Treasurer over incumbent Deanna Hall. In regional school levy votes, patrons in districts 242, 243 and 244 were across the board in approving these requests. Bond measures in both Stites and White Bird passed voter approval.

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May 28 outage four hours on Elk City line

Avista customers on the Elk City line will be affected by a planned four-hour power outage next Wednesday, May 28, to conduct damage replacement. Approximately 638 customers – including the Dixie, Orogrande and Newsome Creek areas — will be affected by the outage, which starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes to 11:30 a.m.

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US Bank robbers caught; charged

Less than two days after allegedly robbing the US Bank in Cottonwood, two suspects were arrested Sunday morning at a Lewiston motel. With the pair — Ricky A. Fisher, 35, of Nampa, and Jennifer L. Balfe, 19, of Meridian — currently incarcerated in Grangeville, Idaho County is working with federal investigators on how charging will proceed.

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Love Life Walk: Man walks to ‘honor the gift of life’

Steve Fugate has logged more than 36,000 miles by foot in the past 15 years. “I was on my first walk along the Appalachian Trail when I got the news I lost my son … to suicide,” Fugate said. He stopped at Big Dan’s Barbershop where Dan Gautney cut his hair last Thursday, May 15.

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Lower Clearwater River salmon season closes

Chinook salmon harvest on the Lower Clearwater River was closed at the end of fishing hours (8:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 16. The closed section extends from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge near Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge.

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Stettler appointed to Kooskia City Council

Martin Stettler was duly appointed to the vacant Kooskia city council position at the May 13 meeting. He will serve until the next general city election. Stettler received his certificate of appointment from (right) Mayor Charlotte Schilling.

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PHS softball squad KO’d in semifinals

Horseshoe Bend’s Brittney Elliot navigated Prairie’s lineup as no southern pitcher has in a decade, shutting the Pirates out of the state championship game by a 10-0 score during the 1A softball semifinals last Saturday, May 17.

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June 14 is Free Fishing Day

Saturday, June 14 is Free Fishing Day, the one day each year when fishing license requirements are suspended. All other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.

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Sullivan qualifies for NAIA finale

Megan Sullivan, a 2012 graduate of Grangeville High School, has qualified for the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 22-24.

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Generosity shown in food donations

The employees of the Grangeville Post Office would like to thank all who helped in any way with our 2014 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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Forest fires are all about the money

I met with the forest supervisor and it is my personal opinion that our forest will burn and there is nothing that the general population can do about in any way, shape or form.

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Helipad: no thought to public input?

Two thoughts on the proposed helipad come to mind. First, is an area with cement blocks, a chain link fence and a 24-hour lit windsock what we want visitors seeing as they enter an otherwise attractive and vibrant Main St.?

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Jammin’ Time

Hundreds attended the Idaho State Bluegrass Association Spring Jam at Kamiah’s Lewis-Clark Resort. Friday night prior to open mic time, groups of musicians spent time jamming together, as this guitar and mandolin player are seen doing here.

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Call Log : Idaho County Sheriff

Grangeville: Found Property Ctwd Butte Rd; Kooskia: Property Damage Trenary Rd; Agency Assist Tribal Police Lantama Lane; Domestic Dispute Rock Rd; Suspicious Ester St; Riggins: Animal Problem City Park; Elk City: Citizen Assist Forest Center...

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Medical - 79-year-old male with breathing problems. There is a dead colt under the trestle. RP believes subject trapped one of her cats and it now has a broken leg...

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Colorful Camas

Purple Camas Lily is thriving on the prairie, especially in and around Grangeville such as seen here on Fish Hatchery Road.

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Kinder Klub sign-ups set

The Kinder-Ready Klub is currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. It is open to any pre-K student and runs from 11:15 a.m.

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Father to present on Pope John Paul ll

Father Mariusz Majewski, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Grangeville, who is originally from Poland, will present a two-part presentation about the life of newest Catholic Saint, John Paul II. This is set for Thursdays May 22 and 29, 7 p.m., at the church.

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Retiring The Flag

Boy Scouts from Troop 555 in Grangeville fold a retired flag at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union Thursday, May 15. Scouts are (L-R) Ben Lothspeich, Cody Creutzberg, Bladen Farmer and Jarom Farmer.

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White Bird activities, field trips planned

Contact Kathy Stefani if you’re interested in joining her this Friday night for the Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Whispering Pines Association of Churches. Held at Red River (old Forest St.), dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the event ends at noon on Saturday. Cost is $25 but there are numerous sponsorships available. Call 839-2220 for information or to catch a ride.

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Bank robbery puts town on the map

Cottonwood is now on the map! An amazing daylight bank robbery took place on Friday afternoon, May 16, at the U.S. Bank. As soon as I heard about it, I rushed to the window to see if the robbers were galloping by on their horses with the money sacks flopped across the saddle. I didn’t see a thing. I guess I watch too many western movies.

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Graduation is Friday

Salmon River High School graduation will be held this Friday May 23, at 7 p.m. in the SRHS gym followed by a cake and punch reception in the SRHS multi-purpose room honoring our 2014 graduates, Audrey Charlton, McCoy Hale, Megan Long, Thomas Meade, Nolan Richerson, Dalton Silva, Fred Taylor, Leighton VanderEsch, Tyrel Walker and Terrun Zolman. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the celebration.

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ECVFD in need of support

The VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring the annual, Giant Taco Feed on May 24, 5–7 p.m. in the VFW kitchen, $7 donation for all-you-can-eat. This is to benefit the fire department.

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Watch for madness on the Lochsa River

Watch out for Memorial Day Madness on the mighty Lochsa River. The boaters are lined up for miles to hit the water as it rises to maximum height; it’s a good thing and a bad thing, but everyone is ready!

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Co-valedictorians to be honored at SRHS

Salmon River High School in Riggins will hold its graduation ceremony Friday, May 23, 7 p.m. Mountain time. Honored at the top of the class will be co-salutatorians for 2014 Nolan Richerson and Leighton Vander Esch.

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American Legion celebrates birthday, honors heroes

Grangeville American Legion Post recently celebrated its 95th Birthday of the American Legion, the world’s largest Veterans service organization. The American Legion was established after World War I with a purpose to support veterans and their families.

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Fish Fair set for Kooskia

Kooskia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fish Fair on Saturday, May 31, as a fun day of fishing, games and competition.

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Kids quilt class set; Enneking is EOM

A Kids Quilt Camp for children 8 and older is set for Monday through Friday, June 9-13, 9 a.m. to noon each day at Home Grown Quilts and will be instructed by Jody Hoogland. Each student will make his or her own tumbler quilt.

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County answers Funderburg’s victim’s complaint

Attorneys for Idaho County, Sheriff Doug Giddings and Undersheriff Jim Gorges have filed a request for a jury trial and a point-by-point denial of plaintiffs’ allegations in the civil suit following from an illegal sexual relationship between then-ICSO deputy Daniel Funderburg and a Kamiah-area minor teenage girl.

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Sign up by May 28 for Grangeville Spring Cleanup

Spring cleanup for the City of Grangeville will be May 26-30. The city crew and equipment will be available that Thursday and Friday (May 29-30) to assist homeowners with the removal of items not picked up by Walco, Inc.

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Road Work

Beginning May 21, three roads on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District will undergo dust abatement. The work will temporarily impact travel on an 11-mile segment of Selway River Road 223, from milepost 7 to 18.7.

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Market Report: May 4 & 15

Market Report SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — May 15, 2014 Next Sale Friday, May 23. 275 head one iron mixed yearlings, 650 to 750 lbs.; 15 mixed pairs. Annual Farm & Livestock Equipment Consignment Auction Saturday, June 7.

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Monday, May 19

   

Friday, May 16



Wednesday, May 14



Ready to land Hospital discusses helipad plan with council

Main Street traffic in Grangeville plans to move into the third dimension. Officials with Syringa Hospital met with the Grangeville City Council last week on their proposal to develop a helipad at the former Ernie’s Steakhouse corner site on Main and South C streets.

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Track & Field: One hurdle remaining

The Grangeville boys and girls teams won their respective regional team titles last Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at the 2A District I-II track meet held at Kootenai High School. The 1A regionals, held at the same time and place but scored separately, saw the Kamiah boys place third, while the Prairie girls and boys placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

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Farm Safety Day set for May 31

A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day for children ages 5 to 11 is being planned for Saturday, May 31, at Nezperce, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several local as well as national sponsors in conjunction with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation are sponsoring the event.

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Golden area access remains disputed

As revealed in the Forest Service’s April 30 response, the federal and local governments are in agreement on one point in a lawsuit over Golden-area road closures: the Forest Service does not recognize “Idaho County’s claim to control and ownership of the Buckhorn Creek Road System.”

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Commission to meet May 15 in Lewiston

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will consider proposed seasons for chinook salmon fishing on the South Fork Salmon and upper Salmon Rivers as well as changes to limits on kokanee salmon in Lake Pend Oreille during a meeting on Thursday May 15.

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Corner deli open for business

Food opportunities in White Bird just got a little bit brighter. Steve and Lynn Kernutt opened “Lonnie’s Corner Deli” last week. The business is located on Main Street to the right of the stop sign upon entering town.

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Umpqua, Sterling banks merge

Note that I made a mistake (one of several last week) when I stated in a photo caption that Umpqua bought Sterling. The companies actually merged. Here’s a blip from September 2013:

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Market Report: May 9-13

Cattle Market Comment: Active market on all classes. Slaughter Cows and Bulls steady to higher; 224 head sold. Next sale - May 23. Already consigned, 275 head, one iron 650-750 lb. calves, 15 mix pairs. Steers: 200-400 lbs., 185 to 210; 400-500 lbs., 185 to 205; 500-600 lbs., 180 to 205; 600-700 lbs, 180 to ...

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Trust IDT, IDFG to manage their areas

Thank you for having the courage to publish an honest, sane editorial [April 30 issue] about the farce of trying to label the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers “endangered.”

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Bradbury was here; where was Rauzi?

Your editorial [May 7 issue] about the district judge’s race properly notes that “if you can catch a candidate at a local forum, that’s really the best option to measure up these men.”

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Vote for those who support principles

Primary election time is here, May 20. Please give your vote to the following contested candidates who best support the Republican principles of lower taxes and less government: Deanna Hall, Shannon McMillan, John Eynon, Chris Troupis, Todd Hatfield, Lawrence Denney, Jim Risch, Raul Labrador, Russ Fulcher and Jim Chmelik. Please also support our school levy.

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Hall: Has honesty, integrity for the job

On behalf of Deanna Hall, I have known her all of her life; she is my sister. There are two words that describe her: honesty and integrity. If you don’t want that don’t vote for her; she has both.

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Support these men to protect rights

We are fearful of what is happening in our federal government. The best we can do for our federal government is elect state candidates who stand for state sovereignty and individual rights against the federal bureaucracy.

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25th White Bird Rodeo on tap

The ICA books for the 25th annual White Bird Rodeo, Friday and Saturday of Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 13-14, will open June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 845-2051.

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Big Water Blowout set

RIGGINS — 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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Flowers For Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day were flower and vegetable plants, provided last Thursday, May 8, by the North Idaho Correctional Institution horticulture program. Inmate Josh Campbell (left) delivered plants to Meadowlark Homes and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation, along with program director Liz Clark. This is the second year for the program that grows produce for the NICI kitchen and facility staff, and provides vocational training for inmates. Pictured here receiving plants for Meadowlark were caregivers (L-R) Kathleen Clary and Marian Johnson.

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Send-off For Singh

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students gave a grand send-off to eighth grader Amrit Singh last week. Singh will represent Idaho in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C., this week.

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On To State: Pirates Win District Title

Prairie’s upstart baseball team dominated the 1A District II tournament held last Thursday and Friday, May 8-9, at Lewiston’s Airport Park, allowing just two runs to two opponents during their run. Thursday starter Tyler Hankerson (holding trophy) defeated Troy 3-1 and Friday starter Clark Bruno (fifth from right) defeated Clearwater Valley 11-1.

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Vitals to be taken at Wilderness Inn in Lowell

To recognize National EMS Week, May 18-24, the Lowell Quick Response Unit will be at the Wilderness Inn in Lowell to take blood pressure, pulse, glucose reading and other vital signs free of charge to anyone on Sunday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Dance recital is May 18

Shirley’s Dance Studio’s Grangeville dancers will host their spring recital Sunday, May 18, 3 p.m., at Grangeville High School’s cafetorium.

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Clearwater Cemetery workday set May 16

A workday for the Clearwater Cemetery is set for Friday, May 16. A budget meeting will follow at 1 p.m. at the IOOF Hall. This is a change from Saturday because of conflicting schedules.

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Auto parts swap meet set for June 7

Mark this event down on your calendar, also this is a heads up for all of you who need or have old car parts to sell, or would like to take part in this event. I do hope this becomes an annual event, being the owner of several classic and almost classic cars, some of which are for sale.

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Wolves kill elk in town

There have been five reported elk kills by wolves around town. Someone was staying at the hotel and heard wolves howling very close to town. He was a little shook!

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‘Savage Pride’ day set for May 15

Savage Pride Day is tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, as designated by the City of Riggins. The Riggins city officials and city staff are proud of the accomplishments of all our Salmon River athletes.

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Yard sales are Saturday

Father Meinrad, chaplain at St. Gertrude’s Monastery and St. Mary’s Hospital, celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest last week. Everyone who knows and loves him wishes him well.

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GCF awards local educators

Grangeville Community Foundation hosted its first Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award celebration at The Gallery May 1.

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Evans Honored

Keith Evans was presented a plaque by Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes Thursday, May 8, for his seven years on the school board.

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Tops at Silverwood

The Grangeville Middle School 7/8 Concert Band took top honors at the Silverwood "Music in the Parks" Festival Saturday, May 10. Entered in the middle school concert band category, the band performed two pieces, placing first.

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Brudie: work ethic, commitment to justice

I am the prosecuting attorney in Kootenai County, and I am writing to encourage voters to re-elect District Judge Jeff Brudie. Judge Brudie has, in addition to his normal duties, volunteered his time as a mediator in criminal cases here...

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Brudie: nonpartisan, record is impeccable

I retired a few years ago after having practiced law for almost 34 years in Lewiston. I have known both Judge Jeff M. Brudie and Mr. John Bradbury for several years. They are running for district judge in the 2nd Judicial District. Here are but a few reasons (there are many) I am voting for Judge Jeff Brudie on May 20: ...

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Hillman: will be effective representative for Dist. 7A House

I am writing this letter in support of Shauna Hillman for Idaho State Representative from District 7. Although I currently serve as mayor of the City of Wallace, which is part of this far flung geographical district, I am writing this letter of endorsement as an individual...

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Urge to help fix mistake

I have supported the Republican County Commissioners on almost every one of the issues affecting Idaho County, the land exchange being the latest...

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Monday, April 28 Traffic offense, misc. cite for DWP. Tuesday, April 29 State Commission called reporting a 50-60 gal. diesel spill. Stated teams would be out in the morning to get it cleaned up. Wednesday, April 30 Information - will be burning and has contacted the tribe burning services. RP advised a silver Chev Silverado is on Hwy. 162 and is swerving between the lines and running cars off the road. Thursday, May 1 RP states subject is at her residence and just held a knife to her throat and threatened her. Suspect is driving a white Ford Bronco and had the knife but threw it out the window. One vehicle accident - subject hit a deer, non-injury. White pickup Chev Silverado is left of center at a high rate of speed. Not willing to sign...

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Call Log : Idaho County Sheriff

Monday, May 5 Grangeville: Disabled Vehicle Hwy 95 MP 241; Traffic Hazard Hwy 95 MP 241 SB; Theft Day Road; Disabled Vehicle Hwy 95 & Pineda Drive; Kooskia: Theft-Automobile Jefferson Drive...

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Court Records: May 14

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Maddison N.Tabor, 23, driver’s license - fail to purchase or invalid, $200; failure to appear for misdemeanor citation, $200. Angela A. Guerrero-Ochoa, 45, resisting or obstructing officers, $200, 6 months probation, 20 days in jail, 19 days suspended...

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Soccer’s End

Grangeville’s Emilio Barela (with the ball) and Toby Paige Yocum had Asotin to contend with during the May 3 championship game of the Boys & Girls Club of Lewis Clark Valley fifth and sixth grade soccer tournament.

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Wednesday, May 7



Hall: Smartest investment for our vote

One and a half years ago our Idaho County Commissioners appointed Deanna Hall to fill the vacancy of the Idaho County Treasurer position. Their decision was sound then and remains so today.

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MVSD seeks $2.6M levy: Vote set for May 20

Patrons will go to the election booths May 20 to help keep Mountain View School District 244’s programs on tap for the 2014-15 school year. The levy request of $2,663,246 remains at exactly the same amount as last year, which will leave taxpayers coming up with the same amount which is a little more than $3 per thousand of assessed value after homeowner’s exemption. For example, a person whose home is valued at $100,000 would pay approximately $300 for the year.

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Jail time ordered, prison suspended in court theft case

Jail time and a suspended prison sentence were ordered for former Idaho County Deputy Clerk Lindsay N. Greig, sentenced last week for misuse of public funds. At the May 2 hearing, District Judge John Stegner ordered Greig serve a minimum of one year and a maximum of three with the Idaho Department of Correction on this felony charge.

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FOR THE TIGHT SPOTS

When there is work to be done in the underbelly of, say, a grain silo or a sawmill, someone has a job to do. But for the work to go forward without raising eyebrows at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, someone has to know how to respond to emergencies that might trap workers in confined spaces. And not just any rescuers will do.

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Forum draws candidates for state, Dist. 7 offices

Solutions that returned the focus to citizens and local control, whether on federal lands, education, and needs to improve state management and agency transparency were among the themes addressed at last Saturday’s candidates’ forum at the Grangeville Senior Center.

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Mitchell seeks Democrat nod in contested May 20 Senate race

“We need a candidate who will bring people together and get things done, rather than just vote no,” said Nels Mitchell, emphasizing the need for discussion that leads to progress, and criticizing Republican incumbent Senator Jim Risch for his obstructionism.

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Primeland under UFO attack?!

It started with the appearance of a cone-shaped object perched atop the CHS Primeland grain elevator that has since snaked down multiple metal tubes to adjacent bins. But the threat this will end badly like some action movie – an alien machine striding through downtown firing its death ray – is premature.

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Expect delays through May 9 on U.S. 12 near Lochsa Ranger Station

Motorists can expect 15-minute delays on U.S. Highway 12 between Pete King Road and Bald Mountain (near the Lochsa Ranger Station) due to road work by the Idaho Transportation Department. Crews are working on the bridge deck drilling cores to perform a foundation investigation. Width limit is 14 feet, and vehicle length limit is 128 feet.

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USPS food drive set for May 10

More than 76,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance through Your Health Idaho during the state’s first open enrollment period. Although open enrollment wrapped up at the end of March, Idahoans who experience significant changes in their lives may qualify for a special enrollment period. Call 1-855-YH-Idaho.

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Poll workers: Helping us vote

The indicators are all around us: mailboxes brimming with campaign material, candidate forums and signs springing up along the highway and in front yards. It is election season once again.

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Hit The Deck

Along with emerging crops, spring brings in agricultural aerial shows. Friday evening, May 2, a crop duster was flying the pattern west from the Idaho County Airport, across Day Road, making low altitude field passes.

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Lonnie’s Corner Deli opens this Friday

Welcome, welcome May flowers! I’ve been anticipating a lightning and thunderstorm. Maybe we’ll have one before this article even comes out. There’s nothing better than God’s springtime celebratory fireworks!

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Patriot wall dedication set

May is finally here and so many things to celebrate this month: Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. There is another one we are celebrating that is just for our community, and that is the Patriot Wall dedication ceremony.

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Plans firming up for Elk City Days

Plans for Elk City Days in August are firming up. Since the town missed celebrating its 150-year-anniversary in 2011, thought it would be good to have a reunion of anyone who has lived, worked or recreated in Elk City in the past.

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Major rafting, great weather

News short and sweet. Major rafting weekend last Saturday and Sunday, everyone had a great trip, the Lochsa River was 5-1/2 feet and rising, the sun was out 80 percent of the time, the lunch was great and everyone was happy. What’s not to like?

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Blood drive on tap for May 13

Valley Garden Club will have their annual plant/bake sale on Friday, May 9, on the sidewalk beside Harvest Foods in Kooskia. Sale is from 8 a.m. until noon, or until everything is sold. There will be locally grown perennials, asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, gloves, cookbooks, raspberry and strawberry plants, a great variety of cakes, pies, cookies and cinnamon rolls, just to name a few. All proceeds are used to promote gardening in communities in our area. Their plants and goodies are all priced to sell, come out and support this busy group. May 10 is the date for the Spring Book Sale! Used books of all kinds, as well as CD’s and DVD‘s, will be available at bargain prices. Book sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Kooskia Community Center.

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Annual rodeo brings crowds

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers! Mothers are known to bring special happiness to the hearts of all who love them. Sunday, May 11, is the day you can show your mom your love with a card, a gift, a phone call, dinner, or just sitting and visiting with her. Never miss an opportunity to tell your mother how much you love her.

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School concerts upcoming

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. I hope you have a special day. Prairie students will soon be presenting their spring concerts for your listening pleasure. The Prairie Elementary concert, featuring students from grades preschool to sixth grade, will be Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. in the Prairie Elementary gym.

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Scorecard

Trapshooting Grangeville Gun Club Spring Shoot (Week 3, April 29) Teams: Columbia Grain 654, Old Farts 634, Partsway 626, River Runners 615, Lefties 614, Motley Crew 602, Quality Heating 591, Shiznitz 586, Baker Truck 580, Columbia Grain JV 567, Central Idaho Properties 548, Orange Crush 544, Camas Gravel 483...

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Open Season

The Riggins Rodeo marked its 66th year as well as the start of the local rodeo season last weekend, May 3-4, with regulars ranging hundreds of miles to compete for the prize money. Pictured is Richard Lion of Homedale tussling with “Miss Riggins” during last Sunday’s saddle bronc.

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Disc golf class offered May 28-29

Disc (Frisbee) Golf is a rapidly growing sport with 55 courses in Idaho. A beginner class for those who would like to play the new (free) disc golf course at the Lions Park is on offer May 28-29 through the LCSC Outreach Office.

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Hunter ed course offered for adults

A certified hunter education course for adults on offer through fishandgame.idaho.gov is set to run 6-9:30 p.m. this Friday and 8 a.m. to conclusion on Saturday, May 9-10. This class is designed for adults older than 18 years of age. Register online. Contact instructor Pres Funkhouser, 926-4424.

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Bowmen’s annual Spring Fling hits May 17-18

The Camas Prairie Bowmen archery club will host its annual “Spring Fling” 3D archery shoot starting at daylight on May 17-18 at the club range located three miles south of Grangeville on the Grangeville-Salmon Road.

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Chinook run looks strong

Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries managers are forecasting a strong chinook salmon season in Idaho after recent increases in the number of fish being counted in the Columbia River, including one day’s count of 17,409, the 17th-largest single day count ever recorded.

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Swim team sets fund-raiser

Grangeville Swim Team will be holding a potato bar 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at the Eagles Hall to raise money to cover the costs of the upcoming season and to pay for new lane ropes.

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Hells Canyon boat launch rebuild funded

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area received $62,000 from the Oregon State Marine Board this month to start planning reconstruction of the Hells Canyon Creek Boat Dock and Ramp on the Wild and Scenic Snake River.

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Softball: CV knocks out G’ville

Both teams faced a possible one-and-done post-season when Grangeville played Clearwater Valley in the 2A District II tournament preliminary last Monday afternoon, May 5. The CV girls extended their season by a day — at least — with an early win over GHS. But on account of a 12-2 loss to Orofino later that day, the Rams needed to win two in a row after the Tuesday print deadline to keep their season going.

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Baseball: Sabatino’s start lifts GHS

Bulldogs ace Jasper Sabatino delivered an exceptional start for Grangeville in a critical situation last Monday night, May 5. To force a rematch with an Orofino squad that has handled the Bulldogs by the collar in three games this season, Sabatino struck out 13 to secure a 3-0 win over St. Maries.

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Call Log : Idaho County Sheriff

Grangeville: Traffic Offense Hwy 13; Kooskia: Theft Main St; Custodial Interference; Theft Hwy 12; Welfare Check Bird Lane; VIN Beaverslide; Theft Falcon Ridge; Suspicious Pole Yard; Missing Person; Weapons Offense Lukes Gulch Rd; Riggins: Citizen Assist Island Bar.

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Court Records: May 7

Joshia Q. Montgomery, minor, driver’s license - fail to purchase or invalid, $200; failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance, $131.50. Dale Lynn Hemerick, 47, driving with expired driver’s license, $101. David .L Cobb, 21, possession of controlled substance, $600, $200 suspended, $120...

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Chmelik: promotes individual freedoms

I am writing in support of Jim Chmelik and his efforts to promote individual freedoms and accountability in government. Jim has always promoted a philosophy of multiple use of our natural resources.

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Hall: office efficient, active in community

I spend a lot of time working in remote places – interior Alaska, the Aleutians, lots of places where there are no roads and very limited access. One of the first rules you learn when you begin working in places like these is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Doesn’t matter if you think you can make it work better. Doesn’t matter if you think your way of doing it would be more efficient than what’s there. It’s always a mistake.

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A few things to get ready before election

Before you know it, the May 20 primary elections will be here. Unless you’ve already voted absentee, you’re still kicking around the “who” and “why” of your choices, so here are a few things to help you get ready.

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In Memory ...

The Knights of Columbus placed crosses at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish and School. The crosses represent babies who have been aborted.

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Free car care needs assessment set for May

Motorists looking to ensure their vehicles are ready for the summer driving season are invited to a free car care needs assessment on Saturday, May 31, in the Pine Tree Credit Union parking lot in Grangeville, 9 a.m. to noon.

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Casual isn’t always cool

When I was in the third grade up in Pierce I casually inserted a love note into the pocket of a red coat worn by a ravishing beauty in my class.

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Kamiah-Pierce Forest Road 100 closed

Forest Service engineers have closed a portion of the Kamiah-Pierce Road 100 at milepost 22.7 due to a crack in the surface. A site inspection by the engineers found the ground has shifted causing an upheaval and sag in the road surface. Until further investigation into the cause of the movement in the roadway is completed, it will remain closed.

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