Stories for April 2015

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Wednesday, April 29

 

Senator weighs in on session

In a post legislative press release Dist. 7 Senator Sheryl Nuxoll identified decreasing federal overreach, protecting the rights of Idaho’s citizens and ensuring fiscal responsibility as her primary concerns this year. Nuxoll also weighed in on some of her top priorities.

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Lindsley to play at Carnegie Hall in June

Sts. Peter and Paul School eighth grader Paige Lindsley will receive a rare opportunity this summer. Lindsley has been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Spring Soccer Season Wraps Up

Grangeville has seven teams with a total of 77 kids participating in the spring youth soccer program organized by the Boys & Girls Club of the Lewis Clark Valley.

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Ki Ron Hadfield, 52

Ki Ron Hadfield, 52, of Riggins, Idaho, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his home in Riggins. Services are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Dean's list

University of Idaho Cottonwood: Frank M. Spencer, Agricultural & Life Sciences...

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Kooskia’s CVE school to host book fair May 4-8

Clearwater Valley Elementary will host a Scholastic Book Fair on May 4 through 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (3 p.m. on Friday). Funds raised will help purchase books for student use in the library and classrooms.

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Banquet coming up

The Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA will host its 12th annual banquet and auction fund-raiser on behalf of the National Rifle Association Foundation. The banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Greencreek Community Hall.

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Tennis: Net Positive

Grangeville’s Marie Hauger played well for Grangeville as she and Rebecca Kaschmitter topped a Clearwater Valley tandem last Thursday night, April 23, in Grangeville.

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Swift Swipe

Grangeville’s Austin Parks and teammates carried a 9-2 lead into the top of the fourth last Thursday night, April 23, but ultimately fell by a 24-11 final score. Parks stole home during the contest; pictured is his reaction.

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Rodeo is this weekend

Ya’ll come on down to Riggins to the 67th Riggins Rodeo sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association this Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

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Kamiah yard sales are Saturday

Once a year the city of Kamiah has a City Wide Yard Sale. It is always a fun time for those who enjoy yard sales. Scattered all over town, (there is a map) jillions of yard sales, starting around 9 a.m. Bring lots of bags to put stuff in and money.

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Stick horse race set for Riggins Rodeo

There will be a stick horse race at the Riggins Rodeo grounds for kids ages 3 to 10 this Sunday, May 3, sponsored by The Tourist Trap, Whitewater Market, Main Street Hair and Gradient Shift.

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Cottonwood Community Yard Sale slated for May 16

Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s time for spring cleaning. Gather unwanted items and join the Cottonwood Community Yard Sale set for Saturday, May 16. This is being organized by “The Clowns” Relay for Life team.

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Plant, bake sale set for May 8

Valley Garden Club will host its annual plant and bake sale Friday, May 8, on the sidewalk in front of Clearwater Valley Marketplace (formerly Pankeys) in Kooskia, 8 a.m. until sell-out.

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Enroll for Kinder Ready Club

Parents of next year’s pre-K students are invited to enroll for Kinder Ready Klub. KRK is located at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, junior high wing, in the Kids Klub room.

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60-year reunion set for July

The class of 1955 will have its 60-year reunion at the City Park Gazebo at 2 p.m. July 3. Contact is Cocoa Anderson, P.O. Box 257, Elk City, ID 83525, or 842-2466, or chocolateelk@yahoo.com.

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CIAA art show set for this week; Chapman to judge

The Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) 48th Spring Art Show is set for Thursday, April 30 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Friday, May 1 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Saturday, May 2 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Bicentennial Historical Museum located at 305 N College, Grangeville, lower level gallery.

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GOP obsessions on three issues

Chief of Forest Service Tom Tidwell and his legislative colleagues indicate they are interested in close collaboration managing the people’s forests.

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EMTs are looking a little grayer these days

As firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) rushed about at Saturday’s mass casualty drill in Kamiah last Saturday, one observer made the comment that the EMTs are looking pretty gray.

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Idaho is sixth in economic outlook

Idaho is No. 13 in the economic performance rank and No. 6 in the economic outlook rank, according to the newest edition of Rich States, Poor States, released recently by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

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Softball: Pirates pop McCall, Troy

The Pirates had 10 wins under their collective belts before a 3-0 loss to Genesee sent them for a loop. Prairie stumbled to a 15-14 loss to Asotin on April 21, allowing the Panthers to score nine runs during the fourth inning of that contest.

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Wednesday, April 22



Council denies Syringa helipad demo request

Takeoff was denied for a helicopter demonstration at Syringa Hospital’s proposed Main Street helipad location. From here, the matter continues for deliberation at next Tuesday’s April 28 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) meeting, which will make its recommendations on the proposal for final determination by the Grangeville City Council.

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PCS Laser connects generations with QR Coding

Imagine walking through a cemetery of your ancestors and being able to learn more than simply a date or name. QR Coding, and, specifically, PCS Laser and Memorial out of Lewiston, has made that a possibility.

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Prom Runway

Grangeville High School’s 2015 prom, with a Las Vegas theme, was held at the school Saturday, April 18.

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Riggins Rodeo books open through April 22

Books for the 67th annual Riggins Rodeo are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through today, April 22. The rodeo will be held May 2-3, with admission for adults $10, for children ages 7-12 $5 and kids ages six and younger free.

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Bowhunter course slated April 25-26

The Camas Prairie Bowmen and the Idaho Fish & Game will be hosting this year’s Bowhunter Education class at Grangeville Elementary-Middle School on April 25-26. Class time is 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon that Sunday. To register, students should go to fishandgame.idaho.gov and click on the Hunter Ed logo (bighorn sheep) at the bottom of the page.

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Big game booklets out this week

The 2015 and 2016 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochures arrived from the printer and should be available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices this week.

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F&G board to meet in Lewiston

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19-20. A public hearing is slated for 7 p.m. May 19 at the Clearwater Region Fish and Game office at 3316 16th Street.

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Probert, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, talks with chamber members

“I feel the great need for more transparency. For quite some time now the Forest Service has had very limited activity within the community,” said Jerry Asker at the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting April 16. “In the past five years there have been some very unpopular decisions in Grangeville made by the Forest Service and I feel proper communication could have changed the feelings.”

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Classical musicians to perform at monastery

The Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood are pleased to welcome The Wilson-McVey-Hillyer Trio for a performance on Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m., to celebrate the day the community was founded in Idaho nearly 106 years ago.

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4-H party draws 200

The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held on Saturday, April 18, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Nearly 200 4-H members and their families and friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to participate in this youth development program. This event is also the kickoff for Idaho County 4-H Week.

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Grangeville Seniors

The April 13 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Roy Powell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. The free dinner came to Ted Kleinsmith. There were 49 meals and 32 takeout meals served.

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GCC Gets New Waterworks

Aaron Williams of Aera Excavation helped complete the installation of a new pump at Grangeville Country Club on Tuesday, April 21.

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Kamiah VFW

On Sunday, April 12, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lyons-Dahl Post #5407 of Kamiah presented their annual sausage breakfast fund-raiser at the post home in Kamiah.

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Idaho County Democrats

Saturday, April 11, the Idaho County Democrats cleaned the roadsides along Highway 12 between Kamiah and Kooskia. About a dozen people braved the weather to do the semi-annual cleanup.

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Cottonwood Seniors

Agnes Forsman opened the April 14 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. There were no guests this week. There were 51 dinners served with 14 takeouts. Theresa Entrup won the free dinner.

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Community yard sales set for May 2

The Doumecq Highway District will be changing their regular meeting nights from the second Friday of the month to the second Monday of the month. The meeting time will remain the same, 6 p.m., and it will continue to be at the Doumecq Highway District shop/office.

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Summit screening set for April 28, 20

The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts is open now until April 30. Anyone interested in applying for controlled hunts can apply at Fish and Game offices or license vendors with a credit card by telephone or over the Internet.

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Enough whistle pigs to go around

As spring sets in and the days get longer on both ends, the return of critters follows in sync. Certainly early mornings have become quite vocal with the cacophony of fine feathered friends sharing gossip, the drumming on wood instruments to get a rise from carpenter ants, and the crack of .22s making “go-downs” go down.

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KYRO baseball deadline is April 25

If Long Camp Saturday Farmers’ Market and swap meet is beginning, can summer be far behind? Grand opening is April 25, free vendor space, located on Highway 12 near mile marker 68. Bring your spring plants, Idaho arts and crafts, bakery treats, collectibles and yard sale items. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Connie at 935-7922.

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Wedding Day Shoot

Sunny, warm weather and trees in blooming pink set the backdrop for wedding photos taken at the Kooskia Kiosk on U.S. Highway 12 last Saturday afternoon, April 18.

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Lynx on Lookout

Crema Café in Grangeville was recently visited by a 60-pound lynx with a temperament “calm like a little old man,” Chelsea Pratt-Banta said. She snapped this photo on April 15.

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SB 1067 came with federal bribe money

On Friday, April 10, at around 2 a.m., the House voted to hold S1067, which purports to “improve the enforcement of American child support orders abroad.” The committee did the right thing by tabling the bill.

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Apparently, USFS does not want fires put out

Yes, The U.S.F.S. is systematically and scientifically destroying our forest and our way of life in the state of Idaho. They do controlled burns that destroy the duff on the ground, which is needed to protect the ground from drying out quickly and will help hold the moisture and will in turn allow the moisture to go into the ground, instead of running off.

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Rodeo royalty selling donuts

What! No big event going on in Riggins this weekend! Well, we do need time to clean up from the super exciting jet boat races and the amazing fireworks to get ready for Riggins Rodeo next weekend! Come on down to Riggins for cowboys, cowgirls, dust, sunshine and rodeo action.

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Tuesday, April 21



Judy Danner, 57

Memorial services for Judy Danner, 57, who died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at her Kamiah home will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at the Life Center, Hwy. 12, Kamiah. Pastor Kelly Lineberry will officiate.

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Wednesday, April 15

  

Helipad demo waits on council approval

Grangeville’s Main Street may feel the blast of rotor wash within the month as part of a demonstration being planned by Syringa Hospital in its efforts to develop a helipad adjacent to the facility for air transport of critical patients.

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Salmon River Jet Boat Races 2015

The annual pilgrimage of jet boats to Salmon River country is set to go this weekend, and the river looks ready. Despite a mild winter conspiring with an early spring to rob the low elevations of much of their typical snowpack, the Salmon River was running at about 11,000 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 13.

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2015 Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 scholarship offered to local students

For the sixth year the Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 of White Bird is offering scholarships to its area seniors. This is open for high school and home school seniors who have a future plan in attending a technical school or university in the fall. The main stipulation is the recipient live in the 83554 zip code area.

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On May 7, Idaho Gives; will you?

It’s fair to say that we live in a fairly conservative state, where the values of independence, freedom, and self-reliance tend to shape public policy.

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GYB sign outdated; needs a better place

I took a back way into Grangeville last week and I saw this sign on the hill. It was for the Grangeville Youth Baseball, but I almost missed that as the sign is pretty peeled up and faded.

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County residents have say in helipad issue

Syringa Hospital’s helipad idea is a long time coming. Out in the back country when you’re running stock or a four-wheeler, the working person here in Idaho County has a little more ease knowing there’s going to be quick access to a hospital, much the same as someone in town would have.

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United States not a ‘Christian’ nation

Jefferson said that his religious freedom contribution to the Virginia Declaration of Rights, crafted by George Mason prior to June 12, 1776, a month before the Declaration of Independence was signed, was “…..meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

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Jet boats roar into town this weekend

Hey, it’s the weekend for Jet Boat Race 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce here in Riggins on the Salmon River this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17, 18, 19!

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Derby winners named

The VFW Auxiliary and Post wish to belatedly thank Holly and Marty at the Wilderness Eatery, Jessica Montgomery at the Elk City General Store, Cheryl Sims at the Elk Creek Station and Café, Jamie and Mike Edmondson, Elk City Hotel, Benny Thompson and Missy Osborn, Becky and Tim Chaffee, and all of the other volunteers who spent time at the school. Their support made the annual Easter egg hunt a success.

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Williams spruce up town sign

Big project finished up last week, the Lowell sign on Highway 12 has been spruced up and rehung by Victor and Cindy Williams. Dave Shindel, Steve and Ann Ryan and Rick and Stephanie Moore also worked on the project.

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Legion post 37 honors locals

On March 28 at the Eagles Hall, a crowd of 50 celebrated the American Legion 96th birthday with a banquet, cupcake candle-lighting ceremony and awards to outstanding community members.

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Saw Sharpening 101

Dave Crousser (not pictured) recently provided a class on saw sharpening for Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. Students, some of whom are pictured here in the hands-on class, learned a variety of ways in which to safely sharpen their saws.

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One For The Bulldogs

Grangeville’s Katelyn Fogleman slid in ahead of the tag during Grangeville’s 12-9 victory over Clearwater Valley last Friday, April 10. The win, Grangeville’s second over Clearwater Valley this season, featured Grangeville’s first four batters all scoring during the first inning.

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Track & Field: Grangeville seniors top Moscow, Lapwai meets

Last week was quite a week for Grangeville senior Kaleala Bass. Last Saturday was quite a day, as Bass won two events at the Moscow Invitational hours before she was named the small-classification girls track and field “athlete of the year” at the North Idaho Sports Banquet at Coeur d’Alene. A strong performance at Lapwai last Thursday, April 9, might have been even better.

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Bowhunter course slated April 25-26

The Camas Prairie Bowmen and the Idaho Fish & Game will be hosting this year’s Bowhunter Education class at Grangeville Elementary-Middle School on April 25-26.

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Riggins Rodeo books open through April 22

Books for the 67th annual Riggins Rodeo are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 22. The rodeo will be held May 2-3, with admission for adults $10, for children ages 7-12 $5 and kids ages six and younger free.

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Friends of NRA Banquet slated

The Camas Prairie Friends of the NRA will host its 12th annual banquet and auction fund-raiser on behalf of the National Rifle Association Foundation.

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2A Baseball: Bulldogs top Asotin for fourth win

Behind seven strikeouts by Austin Parks, the Bulldogs reversed a bit of early-week misfortune that cost them a league game against St. Maries last Wednesday, April 8. After a rocky couple of innings for the fielders behind him against McCall last Friday, April 10, Parks found his groove and finished off the Vandals 14-4.

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Volunteer anglers boost steelhead hatchery

More than 100 volunteer anglers were recruited to fish the South Fork Clearwater River from Stites to Mount Idaho by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, with assistance from the Nez Perce Tribe, to help catch and collect adult steelhead from the South Fork Clearwater River for hatchery spawning needs.

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Gobblers In Season

Grangeville’s Taryn Godfrey, 11, shot her first turkey April 10. She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Godfrey.

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Tuesday, April 14



Judy Danner, 57

Judy Danner, 57, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at her Kamiah Home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.

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Doreen F. Warden, 84

Doreen F. Warden, 84, of Grangeville died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Monday, April 13



Wednesday, April 8



Grangeville to meet St. Maries at Lewiston

Instead of driving all the way to St. Maries, the Grangeville baseball team -- as had been scheduled for the afternoon of April 7 -- the Bulldogs will meet the Lumberjacks today, April 8, at Clearwater Park in Lewiston. The teams will play two games, with start times set for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Accidents:Sleepy driver cause for Sunday crash

A Minnesota couple was treated for injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon along U.S. Highway 12. Krisandra A. Defrance, 18, and Zachary W. Schulte, 24, both of Alexandria, were transported to Syringa Hospital. The pair was admitted overnight for treatment and released on Monday, April 6.

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Ribbons bring awareness to victims of assault

“Thank you for what you’re doing,” said an unidentified teary-eyed woman who pulled over on Grangeville’s Main Street Thursday, April 2, as members of the Idaho County Domestic Violence Task Force hanged awareness ribbons on lampposts.

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Almost There ...

This young lady was intent on reaching an Easter egg at the Cottonwood City Park Saturday, April 4 – she finally had to shake the tree to get her treasure.

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IDFG works on ‘fish trap’ at confluence

The rivers are starting to rise, the trees are leafing out, the geese are honking all day, turkeys grazing and wandering looking for bugs and food, and it’s bear season, too. Casey Smith and his crew are coming the end of this week for some serious bear hunting; he said last year there were five hunters with tags, five bears in the back of their truck going home to southern Idaho.

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Love and Logic classes slated

The Lyons-Dahl VFW Auxiliary and Post members will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their facility at 3376 Tamarack Road, Bethman Addition in Kamiah. It will cost you $6 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and under. For information call Cathie Orr at 935-7925.

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This and That 4-H

This and That 4-H Club held its last meeting on March 11 at the Super 8. The major upcoming event will be the annual 4-H party to be held April 18 at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

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Rough Riders 4-H Club

The Rough Riders 4-H Club held their third meeting on March 18. We had 5 birthdays. We are still looking for ideas for the trail class at the horse show.

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Crazy Critters 4-H

On March 23, Crazy Critters 4-H meeting began at 6 p.m. Our attendance for the evening was nine members, three leaders and two visitors.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the March 31 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Gail Hart led the dinner prayer.

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3Rivers Amateur Radio Club

At the March meeting, the club decided to operate in the June ARRL Field Day from the Kamiah City Park. Bob West presented the Field Day plans at the city council meeting on March 25th. The city council voted to waive the park fees and to declare the week of June 21 - 27 as amateur radio week in Kamiah.

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Big Cedar Homemakers

On March 11, 14 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club met at Judy Daugherty’s house with one guest, Lori Counts. The group chose Sept. 18 as the date of this year’s Navajo Taco Feed. Jo Hinds and Irene Finehout are in charge of entertainment this year. If you would like to participate, contact Irene at 926-4783.

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Book focuses on historical airstrips

The second volume of Richard Holm Jr.’s “Bound For The Backcountry” set holds out a rare public account of the private people who pioneered air travel in the canyon country that lends the land so much of the remoteness Idaho County people enjoy.

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31st annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races slated April 17-19

The 31st annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races will be held April 17-19. Before the Show and Shine Boat Show on April 17, four classes of jet boats will take to the water for a day of preliminaries, with two race days to follow, April 18-19, with six laps per boat starting that Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Teen movie set for Friday

Pleasant View Baptist Church will show their monthly teen film this coming Friday night, April 10, in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m.

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MOPS meets April 9

Moms of preschoolers (MOPS) will meet this Thursday, April 9, to enjoy socializing, learning, encouragement, and a meal while the kids enjoy supervised activities and learning on their own.

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CV conferences on tap

Student led parent/ teacher conferences will be held April 8 and 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School.

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Mardi Gras event deemed a success

The St. Mary’s Hospital Mardi Gras event which was held March 21st was deemed a success by organizers. “I have to admit I was a little worried, our ticket sales were slow at first, just like past years, but the week prior to the event they picked up,” commented development coordinator, Cheri Holthaus.

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Education alone won’t drive civic participation

Let’s set the scene for you on public participation with your local government: Imagine multimillion dollar budgets being discussed, tens of thousands of dollars being authorized for expenditure on infrastructure projects, and changes proposed in zoning ordinances.

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Bracket Busters

The eighth-grade Grangeville boys played in the Missoula Spring Fling last month and placed first in their bracket.

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Firewood, mushroom permits available

A permit is required to gather firewood for personal use on national forest land. Permits are $5 per cord with a minimum of four cords ($20) and a maximum of 12 cords. The permit is valid from the date sold until March 31, 2016, on national forest land in northern Idaho and national forests in Montana as well as Bureau of Land Management land.

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Bowhunter course slated April 25-26

The Camas Prairie Bowmen and the Idaho Fish & Game will be hosting this year’s Bowhunter Education class at Grangeville Elementary-Middle School on April 25-26.

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Frei proposes "rights of conscience" alternative to county insurance

The first policy initiative authored by Idaho County Commissioner Mark Frei would offer local government employees an alternative to the Affordable Care Act insurance Idaho County presently provides. For each employee who both opted out and qualified for membership in a "health sharing ministry," the county would send money directly to a "non-insurance, non-state regulated program that does not guarantee payment of claims." But Frei's resolution to create this "rights of conscience" alternative was tabled Tuesday, April 7, in order to allow time for an employee meeting "sometime in the next two weeks," Frei said.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Interstate purchase of a dozer for $25,500 Sept. 11, 2013 from Rock and dirt.com/dozer never delivered. It was agreed that the deposit of $25,500 would be refunded if the sale was cancelled by seller or buyer...

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Deer in town

Ah, spring! The time when winter dormancy transforms to renewed life and its associated sounds; the gurgle of the creek, geese honking (or is it arguing), robins twittering, turkeys gobbling (proposing to any gal that will respond) and that stupid woodpecker beating its daybreak staccato chorus on my bedroom wall.

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Communion servers sought

Grangeville YWCA is holding a fund-raiser on May 2. It will be the first annual Purse Auction and dinner. It will be held at The Hangout in Cottonwood starting at 4 p.m.

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Crooked River rehab a first-class boondoggle foisted on residents

Last week, Mr. Philip Jahn took issue with our commissioners for “losing touch” for becoming more interested in historic preservation within the proposed “Crooked River Rehabilitation Project” than in the jobs and economic impact it would have on the county. My response to Mr. Jahn: “Hogwash!”

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Tuesday, April 7



Shirley L. Kimmel, 85

Shirley L. Kimmel, 85, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Wednesday, April 1

    

Hand In Hand At Kooskia

Members of the Mountain Dewers Square and Round Dance Club moved to the call at their regular dance, held last Saturday, March 28, at Clearwater Valley Middle School in Kooskia.

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Is there any hope?

If you watch any news, you most likely were not able to escape the terrible images of Coptic Christians, dressed in orange jumpsuits, lined up before their captors, minutes before they were savagely killed.

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Border Days 2015 dates announced

The Grangeville Border Days 2015 celebration dates have been announced: July 3-5. Border Days is on Facebook and online at grangevilleborderdays.org/.

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Blaze destroys UTV

No injuries were reported in a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed a UTV on Mager Lane just south of Grangeville. Cause is undetermined but it may be possibly electrical related, according to Assistant Chief John Sangster, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD). The fire reported originated under the vehicle seat.

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Women’s self-defense class set April 4

Judy Porter, a senior black-belt instructor with Victory Karate Klub, is offering a six-hour women’s self-defense and awareness seminar Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Gym.

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Masonic Lodge Easter weekend breakfast set

The Kamiah Masonic Lodge is again hosting a free Easter weekend breakfast on Saturday, April 4. Join friends at the Masonic Lodge to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m.

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Syringa survey will go to locals

In 2016, significant amounts of money will be awarded to Idaho communities through the Idaho Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

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Les Schwab chili winners; GHS drill set

King’s in Grangeville will host a “Bunny Hop” Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stand on an egg each half hour and if your number is called you will win a $20 Kings gift card.

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April rainbow trout stocking schedule slated

Personnel from Fish and Game's Clearwater Hatchery will be releasing more than 10,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at five regional locations during April, including Robinson Pond (Kamiah) April 6-10 and Long Gulch (Riggins) April 13-17.

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Winter ends, roads opening up as conditions allow

Winter 2014-15 snowmobile trail grooming and ski trail grooming across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest has come to an end. Due to low snowpack, snowmobile and ski trail grooming has ended early this season.

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Six-week team shoot sign-ups open April 7

Sign-up and practice for the Grangeville Gun Club’s annual six-week spring team shoot on April 7, and shooting starts April 14. The kitchen will be open, and the costs are $25 per team (sponsor fee) and $36 per shooter (target fee).

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Arrests made, citations issued during emphasis patrols

The Idaho State Police District 2 participated with the Idaho Transportation Department and local law enforcement agencies with high-visibility education and impaired driving enforcement patrols March 15-22. Additional patrols were paid through federal grant funds to make District 2 highways and roadways safer.

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Preparing for fall city elections starts now

Don’t let people mislead you with their defeatist talk; you can make a difference. And it all starts in your city government. It’s not quite that time, yet, for filing candidacy petitions for open city council positions.

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Nezperce mayor pays visit

The mayor of Nezperce was in Lowell for a visit. Steve Bateman was just checking out the spring thaw. He and his wife, Cathe, and daughter, Cherry, are summer dwellers along the river and it was nice of him to come up and say hi!

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Prove to skeptics this site is a good idea

Since SGH is flush with funds, how about a very public trial run on the proposed helipad site? EMT Spencer can wheel an actor-patient, in the cold, across the rough Main Street surface, street roped off, to the helipad site.

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Easter egg hunt, services set for area

Happy Easter week to you! There are Easter services going on throughout this week here in Riggins as well as the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday and Easter services Sunday.

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Antiques store now open for the season

Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s spring! We had all our tents and camping gear ready to go for the following day, getting a sunburn while doing it, just to wake up to lightning and cold rain.

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Books sought for April 11 Kooskia library fund-raiser

Clearwater- Elk City Wagon Road committee will meet Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The museum will be open and there will be a potluck following the meeting. All are welcome as plans are being made for the summer activities. Questions, call Suzanne Smith at 926-4278.

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Decisions affirm our govt. rooted in Bible

I read with interest Wayne Wimer’s March 25 letter to the Free Press, in which he asserted that the United States Supreme Court has never ruled, specifically, that “our entire legal system” is based on the Ten Commandments.

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Refreshing American spirit is still alive

Raised in Wyoming and Idaho I was exposed to tough, salty people. Most were homesteaders who had to look to themselves to survive. No time for silly arguments of color, political correctness.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville – VIN Kacey Ln; One vehicle injury rollover accident Hwy 95 MP 232.5/RT; Injured deer needing put down Hwy 14 MP 15/TRA – FISH & GAME; Kooskia – Domestic dispute verbal ...

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