The getaway driver in May’s US Bank robbery in Cottonwood will spend more than two years in federal prison.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The getaway driver in May’s US Bank robbery in Cottonwood will spend more than two years in federal prison.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County voters made a good showing at the midterm elections: 60.55 percent (5,773) of total registered voters participated in the Nov. 4 general election, according to official results.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Investigation continues into a Saturday evening incident that resulted in misdemeanor charges against three 18-year-olds.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Thou shalt not steal? Disobeying the eighth commandment remains the top criminal problem in Idaho County.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“Basically we’ve been giving away bulk water free for years,” said Grangeville Public Works Director Jeff McFrederick.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On Friday, Nov. 14, the Grangeville FFA Chapter traveled to Moscow to compete in several District Career Development Events (CDEs,) which were organized by students in the University of Idaho College of Ag and Life Sciences’ Department of Agricultural and Extension Education.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
What costs $7 to deliver halfway across the world (or maybe all the way across the world) and brings priceless joy? A box full of goodies through Operation Christmas Child, of course.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Adams County Health Center will be hosting public events next Tuesday and Wednesday for the insurance marketplace.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Bright yellow and orange walls, a paradise welcome and an inviting place to relax are all part of the new Aloha Laundry at 817 Cunningham Street. Bob and Carolyn Haning opened the new business last week and are still putting the final touches on it.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
As participants worked through grading the magnitude and frequency of hazards and potential disasters in Idaho County, coordinator Brad Tucker, Northwest Management Inc. (NMI), joked on the emerging trend that incidents here are of high risk and occur rather frequently.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie edged a bigger school’s junior varsity squad on the strength of Shayla VonBargen’s clutch foul shot with six seconds left in a 61-60 melee last Thursday night, Nov. 20.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) Trail Ranger and Trail Cat Programs, funded by registration stickers for off-highway motorcycles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), together maintained 2,482 miles of trail last summer.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Elk City has been rocked in the last week and a half by the death of three of its residents – Rolph Olson, Robert Roy and now Ralph Crocker. We, as a community mourn with the families and friends, and offer our prayers for comfort. After all, God is a God of all comfort.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May your day and weekend with family and friends be filled with joy, laughter, thankfulness and lots of good food! And with Thanksgiving just finishing up, Christmas season is here!November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho’s infamous Nez Perce National Forest supervisor Brazell, responsible for proposing to dispose of 30 square miles of national forest land to an Oregon development/real estate company, is up to it again.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The American people sent a message Nov. 4, putting Republicans in control of the Senate and boosting our majority in the House. Now, it is our job to show that we can govern so we can restore the shaken confidence of our constituents and put the greatest country in the world on the right track.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s Hailey Sullivan beat McCall’s Lexi Tinney off the dribble and fought through this foul to make a short-range basket late in the Bulldogs’ 50-41 victory over McCall last Thursday night, Nov. 20, at GHS.November 26, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Meetings start this week to take public comment for proposed revisions to Idaho County’s plans for handling natural and man-made disasters.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
How many of you juniors and seniors here have a plan following graduation?” Jared Everson asked students at Grangeville High School.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County’s agriculture industry is showing profit, and the small family farms continue to become fewer, according to statistics released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
“...in the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence...” — Adam Smith, 1759November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood’s Prairie High School graduate David Swisher was either in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time, depending on how one looks at it.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Marissa Kennedy, a sophomore second soprano at Grangeville High School, is among students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming who have been selected to participate in the 2015 NAfMe All-Northwest performing group.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Residents of Clearwater, Stites and Harpster and any other community are invited to a Thanksgiving historical dialogue/skit Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Clearwater meal site, 158 Main Street, Clearwater Baptist Church, at noon.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A photo of a handwritten letter from a father to his daughter’s school has been circulating through Facebook again.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Everyone has a woman in his or her life. Mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, girlfriends, best friends. That’s why breast cancer is everyone’s business.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Brrr! With the arrival of wintry weather, fleece jackets and gloves are a popular apparel choice.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Relay For Life of Clearwater to Salmon Rivers committee will hold an informational meeting today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., at the new Aloha Laundry at 817 Cunningham Street. The purpose of the meeting is to recruit new event leadership volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A “Fall Social/Reflections/Family Read Week” Celebration is set for Grangeville Elementary Middle School Nov. 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the library.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
In the Idaho County area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family Christmas tree. Permits are required for each tree you are going to cut. Permits are $5.00 each and are limited to three per family.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Historic views of Idaho County’s early 20th Century back country life are available for public view online through the University of Idaho.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
For the second week in a row, Prairie overcame a slow start. For the second time this playoff season, Prairie dominated a Thursday night game. For the first time since winning the 2008 eight-man football championship, the Pirates advanced to the 1AD1 title game.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
With temperatures below freezing for the fifth week of Cottonwood Gun Club’s six-week night shoot, Riener’s Grocery maintained its cumulative team scoring lead (1,033) with Winchester Gun Club (1,005) in second and Quality Heating (1,003) in third.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has elected to choose education over restriction concerning the use of Conibear and similar body-gripping traps in Idaho. Use of these body-gripping traps came into question after the two dogs were killed last year in Idaho. The Commission feels these are isolated incidents.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Winter’s first snowfall took motorists for a ride last week, resulting in numerous crashes, including one incident involving four vehicles that escalated when an Idaho Transportation Department snowplow slid into an Idaho County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Fish and Game will mail out more than 100,000 postcards reminding hunters to file harvest reports on their deer, elk and pronghorn hunts. Though most deer, elk, and pronghorn hunts are closed now, a few hunts are still open; especially late archery and muzzleloader hunts, as well as white-tailed deer hunts in northern Idaho. Hunters are required to fileNovember 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The final week of the picks contest was rough on all the pickers.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley, a year removed from a 10-12 overall record last year, returned to the floor last Saturday, Nov. 15, and thumped visiting Nezperce 48-31. Paced by senior guard Savannah McHone, who scored 20 points, the Rams led by four after the first quarter, by eight at halftime, and by double-digits the rest of the way.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Several deer and elk have been shot and left to waste in the Clearwater valley this fall. All of the cases started with calls from concerned citizens, and investigating Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers found some evidence at the scene, but they still need help to solve these crimes.November 19, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Good Neighbor Award was recently given to Elayne and Pat Murphy of Battle Ridge. Walking into their one-acre-plus yard is like walking into another world containing spacious open gardens with a cottage garden-style feeling to them.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Years ago, when our school got shut down, I told all of you that I would never refer to our school as anything other than, “the school.” Even when the city rented it and turned it into city hall for a short stint, I still refused to call it anything else.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Dustin Rinker, son of Eric and Wendy Hook and senior at Carroll College who reached the all-time rushing record during this 2014 season which is Carroll College football program’s 100 year anniversary, will play his last home game this Saturday. Eric and Wendy will host a tailgate party at 10 a.m. at the college this Saturday, Nov. 15.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Families in Grangeville, Harpster, Clearwater, Fenn or White Bird may now sign up for the Tree of Sharing.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The City of Grangeville reminds residents to make sure their home address numbers are prominently displayed to ensure prompt response by emergency service providers, municipal work crews and for package/mail delivery.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Speed was a factor in last week’s single-vehicle rollover crash in which a Grangeville woman was injured.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
This is directed to those citizens who were aware of the promise by Risch and Labrador related to legislating away up to 39,000 acres of public forest lands in Latah, Clearwater, Idaho and Benewah counties and then voted them back into office to accomplish this.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I am proud to be a Democrat in Idaho. I am proud to be an advocate and practitioner of our values and platform: social and environmental responsibility, education reform and advancement, fair and equal human rights, strengthening the family framework through decent wages and schooling opportunities.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
But we’re going to risk it in this instance because this week’s election makes it somewhat timely. That, combined with the fact that the politician to whom we spoke is not running for office, makes this all a bit more interesting. During election season, politicians are always pressed for time — halfway out the door they just walked through — so there is little opportunity to really discuss what’s happening.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Residents of Clearwater, Stites and Harpster and any other community are invited to a Thanksgiving historical dialogue/skit Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Clearwater meal site, 158 Main Street, Clearwater Baptist Church, noon.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
In Grangeville, it’s a common belief that the 2012 and 2013 Class 2A title games may well have been played at GHS — that no one other than the Bulldogs gave repeat champion Declo a game during either title run.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
There are no ghosts, but for much of the first half last Friday night, Nov. 7, Prairie must have been wondering whether more than their memories haunt the Kibbie Dome. Every bounce — including three PHS fumbles recovered by Oakley during the first quarter — seemed to favor their foe.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
North Fremont had no trouble with Bear Lake on Halloween Weekend, but gave away a “trick-or-treat” game on Nov. 8, allowing Grangeville five late touchdowns — and a 49-28 quarterfinal win.November 12, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Starting in the mid-1990s and continuing until last week, Troy and Genesee put together an impressive run: 12 of the past 18 class 1A division titles. But Prairie will mark 2014 as the year when a senior-led squad directed by Whitepine League “coach of the year” Cheyenne Hudson topped both the league and the state.November 5, 2014 10:19 a.m. read more..
Tuesday night unofficial election results show a GOP sweep in the Idaho County Commission race, with Dist. 1 incumbent Skip Brandt and Dist. 2 newcomer Mark Frei receiving the voter majority.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A successful rancher wears many different hats; businessman, bookkeeper, diplomat, truck driver, veterinarian, mid-wife, laborer, equipment operator, mechanic, nutritionist, leader, tracker, welder, horseshoer…the list goes on and on.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Forest Service is proposing harvest of an estimated 4,000 acres of timber out of this year’s Johnson Bar Fire, a project strategically designed to both remove dead and dying trees as well as reduce the likelihood of sediment reaching area streams.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Katie L. Shippey, 17, of Clearwater, reported missing Oct. 25 showed up at a friend’s house in Kamiah last week in good condition, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. No further law enforcement involvement is warranted.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School will participate in College Application Week during the week of Nov. 10-14.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land this Friday, Nov. 7. Entrance roads will be closed at Suttler Creek, Wilson Creek, Harris Ridge, Kidder Ridge, Glenwood Meadows and Woodrat Mountain. Closures will remain in effect through May 2015.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) is seeking a representative for District 2 in North Central Idaho to serve on their advisory council. Application deadline is Nov. 12.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Forgive me last week for saying it is Luke Manifold who is an assistant coach at Mt. Idaho Gymnastics. That should have said Sam Manifold. Luke is my oldest daughter’s age so it was stuck in my mind. Sorry, Sam!November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville: Intoxication Fenn/NRR; Horses in rd Lukes Gulch/NRR; Lost Camping Gear Snake River/RT; Elk City: Harassment Main St; Assault Hillcrest Dr/NRR; Kooskia: Medical Woodland Rd; Natural Death Wild Plum Lane/RT; Medical Hwy 13; Missing Person Maggie Creek/Subject returned/NRR; Trespassing Rabbit Crk Rd; Warrant arrest of 43-year-old Stites man/ARR; Welfare Check Tommy Taha/NRR; Welfare Check Dyche Rd/NRR; Riggins: Citizens Assist City Hall/NRR...November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Fundamental changes are happening in our health care system. Idaho hospitals are striving to attain better health and better care at lower cost, which will benefit all Idahoans.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
A week or so ago staying inside my house without venturing out was my best option. The air was filled with fields burning in addition to forests burning, making breathing painful. The reasoning that “farmers have their rights, we have always done this or we were here first,” just doesn’t have its place anymore.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Attention hunters: Seems like it’s getting a little more crowded out there in the woods every year. Here’s some numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau that might explain that.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
I am deeply upset that the paper did not report on the recent United States Supreme Court decision.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Though the Bulldogs were eliminated on the first day of play at state, coach Kelcey Edwards counts Grangeville’s trip to the 2A volleyball tournament as a positive experience for a team that will return players at most positions next year.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
ALACCA Bible Camp in Harpster will again be the host site for an Operation Christmas Child packing party Saturday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Donations for the boxes are currently being sought and may be dropped off at ALACCA or at the Grangeville business of Bob and Cristy Facey: Grangeville Auto Diesel Electric, 304 N. Hall Street.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Speedy Foundation and Optum Idaho have partnered to deliver free mental health first aid training throughout Idaho.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
We had two pickers tie for the top prize this week, and nearly everyone else was tripped up by the whooping Tom Brady put on Peyton Manning this week.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Doctor Jim Dardis knew what he wanted to do with his life from a young age. “I still remember in first grade writing on the board that I wanted to be a doctor,” he said. “And my family said they remember me saying it before then.”November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Kooskia Saddliers will host their annual Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Kooskia on Broadway Ave. Setup is at noon with the dinner at 1 p.m. Following the dinner will be the meeting and election of officers.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
The Annual Fall Dinner and Bazaar is Sunday, Nov. 9, at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 7th and Idaho Streets in Kamiah. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., for those interested in playing bingo or viewing the items in the silent auction and country store.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Elk City VFW Post 8311 Ladies Auxiliary scholarship program applications for 2015 are now available.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
American Legion Post 37 will have the November monthly meeting today, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Idaho National Guard Armory. Plans for Veterans Day and holiday activities will be discussed. All community veterans are welcome. For information contact Adjutant, Morris Bentley at 983-5535.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
On Oct 11 and 12 several club members participated in the simulated emergency test for the state of Idaho ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service). Each hour of the 24-hour exercise, communications were established with stations throughout Idaho.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Agnes Hill opened the Oct. 28 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. Guests were the Old Time Fiddlers. Also Jeanette Chelini and Amy Ratcliff came over with Mary Purdy. Amy is Mary’s daughter.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Before Max Cawley recovered a Nampa Christian player's fumble midway through the first quarter of Grangeville's 47-13 first round victory last Friday night, Oct. 31, the Bulldogs and the Trojans had traded possessions.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
Stops were hard to come by for both defenses on a night the teams combined to score a Franklin’s worth, but Kamiah’s offense cashed in on runs by Parker Whipple, Ryker Grimm and Taylor McAlister to give KHS its first playoff win since the state championship game two years ago.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
If you are a horseman and have an interest in participating in interesting events in our area and belonging to a group who maintains many of the trails for your horse-riding pleasure, then you might be interested in the North Central Idaho Back County Horsemen.November 5, 2014 6 a.m. read more..
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