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Sunday, August 30



SUNDAY: More rain in the forecast, but fires surged before yesterday's fell

The western area of the Motorway Complex received a tenth of an inch of rain yesterday, Aug. 29. Far to the east, the Powell-area Jay Point and Boulder fire areas received hundredth of an inch of rain. Much of Idaho County received similar amounts, according to the National Weather Service, which estimates an 80 percent chance of more rain today across much of the region.

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Saturday, August 29



SATURDAY: stranded rafters escorted down from French Creek

Yesterday, fire managers and the Idaho County Sheriff's Office escorted 70 rafters by pilot car from French Creek down the Salmon River Road to Riggins. The rafters had been stranded by closures due to the Tepee Springs Fire, which has grown to nearly 49,000 acres and has burned northward from its origin southeast of Pollock all the way to the Salmon River east of Riggins, primarily on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land. "Boulders and other debris falling onto the road have hampered additional efforts to transport recreationists and the roadway is currently blocked," the BLM reported Saturday morning. "Transportation efforts to move rafters to Riggins will resume once the roadway is cleared and deemed safe for travel. The Tepee Fire continues to threaten Forest road 246 at French Creek, a road that was initially utilized to escort rafters down to McCall."

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Friday, August 28



FRIDAY: Dixie-area Noble Fire forces evacuations in Cook Ranch, Mallard Creek

An area closure is related to the rapid spread of the Tepee Springs Fire will shut users of the combined Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests out of an south of Grangeville for safety reasons. From the southern border, the Salmon River, from the forest boundary east to French Creek, the closure area extends north for approximately ten miles. This closes the southern segment of the Grangeville-Salmon River Road 221.

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Thursday, August 27



Wednesday, August 26

 

Syringa still under threat of wildfire

While the Municipal Complex fires near Orofino, Greer and Reubens are said to be 85 percent contained, and while Clearwater Complex command has made definite progress against the fires in the Kamiah area, Motorway Complex command reported 28 of the 29 blazes in its charge remain uncontained at last check and Selway Complex command was still setting up its shop in Elk City.

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Area wildfire results in canceling Friday public meeting, delay of Race Creek Bridge replacement

The public-information meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Riggins Community Center to discuss the Race Creek Bridge replacement project on U.S. 95, has been canceled due to wildfire south of town and the use of the community hall by fire-fighting personnel. The replacement project itself, which was planned to begin Sept. 1, also will be delayed by the fire.

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Awana starts Sept. 9

Are we ever going to be rid of this smoke? I don’t remember any time that it was this bad. Let’s all pray for rain to put out the fires.

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Prairie ag ed program flourishing

Don Curry looked at a mound of rocks, dirt and weeds at the far end of Prairie Junior Senior High School and had a vision. At the beginning of summer, that vision became a reality.

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‘Keeping our humor up’

Last Friday afternoon, as the hills just west of Syringa on U.S. Highway 12 were smoking and periodically bursting with flare-ups as part of the Motorway Complex, the Schwartz family was out protecting access to their ranch just across the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

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Run Through

Grangeville’s fall sports teams have been preparing for the upcoming season, all of which officially open this week.

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CV v-ball opener reset to be at Lapwai

Clearwater Valley’s volleyball season opener had been set for Thursday night, Aug. 27 at CVHS, but has been changed to be played at 6 p.m. that night at Lapwai High School instead.

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Bledsoe is new PA at Syringa Clinic

Physician assistant Todd Bledsoe has made a full circle. The Clearwater Valley High School graduate is one of the newest faces at Syringa Clinic. “It is good to be back,” he smiled.

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IRU policies led to catastrophic wildfires

Thank you Idaho Rivers United and organizations like yours for protecting our environment and our way of life. Thank you all for suing the Forest Service and the BLM and creating the conditions on our national forest and rangelands that allow for catastrophic wildfires.

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Education moving in right direction

Students all over Idaho are returning to classrooms with high expectations for the new school year. Our job as educators, parents, policymakers and citizens is to ensure they have high-quality opportunities to pursue and support to succeed.

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Tuesday, August 25



GHS grad makes full circle, takes principal position at GEMS

A new face in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal’s chair is actually a familiar face to GEMS. Although Dr. Susan Anderson only taught at GEMS for one year previously to taking the helm from outgoing principal Alica Holthaus, she has been a part of Grangeville for many more years.

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Monday, August 24



MONDAY: Gains made, but many communities remain on alert

While the Municipal Complex fires near Orofino, Greer and Reubens are said to be 80 percent contained, and while Clearwater Complex command has made definite progress against the fires in the Kamiah area, Motorway Complex command reported 28 of the 29 blazes in its charge remain uncontained and Selway Complex command is still setting up its shop in Elk City.

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Sunday, August 23



Saturday, August 22



SATURDAY: "Syringa is safe this morning"

With an organized operation already in place, Friday's Red Flag winds fueled no repeat of the crisis that struck Kamiah the week before. The view from the River Dance Lodge this morning was "Syringa is safe." Yesterday's evacuation -- including the Level 3 (mandatory) evacuation in the community of Syringa and Smith Creek -- remains in effect.

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Friday, August 21



FRIDAY: Red Flag winds expected at 10 a.m.

Yesterday, the National Weather Service in Missoula yesterday issued a Red Flag warning that takes effect 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT today, across the region, including the Palouse, Hells Canyon, and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The Weather Service is anticipating gusty winds and low humidities, with southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour gusting to 30 miles per hour. Minimum humidities of 14 to 19 percent are expected.

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Thursday, August 20



THURSDAY: “Super Scoopers” have arrived; Clearwater Complex reorganized

Air resources available today include two CL-415 “Super Scooper” Canadian air tankers stationed at the Lewiston airport to support fire suppression efforts in northern Idaho. Clearwater Complex fire information officer Mike Cole said the "Super Scoopers" will be using Dworshak Reservoir for a water source. Cole said these aircraft may be seen working in the Kidder Ridge area today.

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Wednesday, August 19



Level 2 evacuation notice in effect for Woodrat Fire

UPDATE, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. -- The Idaho County Sheriff office is asking residents in and around the community of Syringa and the Smith Creek Road to be aware that erratic fire behavior is such that the need to evacuate may be necessary.

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DEQ issues statewide air quality advisory

Smoke impacts from wildfires have prompted the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to issue a statewide air quality advisory. This advisory is in effect through 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at which time conditions will be evaluated again on a county by county basis. As of Wednesday, Aug. 19, DEQ is listing the Grangeville area in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category as PM2 levels were reported at 101.

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Clearwater Complex remains under stage 2 evacuation

UPDATE, Wednesday, Aug. 19 -- All of the Clearwater Complex area remains in stage two evacuation status. Residents are allowed to return at their own risk and should remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings and be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice.

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WEDNESDAY: Clearwater Complex firefighters bracing for Friday

Cooler temperatures occurred overnight with higher humidities. Weather today however will be in the 90s with a relative humidity in the teens. Light winds of six to 12 miles per hour are expected out of the west, northwest. A cold front will be moving through the area on Friday bringing with it a chance of thunderstorms and high winds. Firefighters are taking advantage of the lower temperatures and lighter winds to reinforce fire lines before Friday. This is important for crews to try and stay ahead of wind driven fire activity.

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Kamiah fires: Where to help

An abundance of local support has popped up throughout Idaho County and beyond for locals displaced by fires. In addition, citizens want a chance to help donate to those people.

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Sports...in brief

Youth football league picks up Aug. 25; Youth football league picks up Aug. 25; Volleyball jamboree slated Aug. 25; GHS football season to open Aug. 28; Second Salmon Run slated Sept. 12; Idahoans win all eight Super Hunt drawings, raise $142,500

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Yarbroughs lose home, Cloningers come close

There are many stories of destruction and loss during a tragedy such as the Clearwater Complex Fire. Here are two of the stories of Kamiah area couples whose lives changed in the matter of minutes Friday, Aug. 14.

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Kooskia Library to raffle quilt

Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will hold a quilt raffle to raise funds in support of its programs. Kooskia Library patron Becky Schultz made and donated the quilt which can be seen hanging at the library. It is queen-sized and has two matching pillow shams.

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St. Mary’s providers receive awards

Three local physicians recently obtained “five star awards” for their service. St. Mary’s Hospital contracts with the Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to conduct interviews about health and wellness issues.

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Krush sweeps weekend tourney

The Kooskia Krush have won this one before, but not quite like they did last week. Brew Crew came within a foot of dealing Krush a loss on the last swing of the winner’s bracket semifinal, but a long out settled into the glove of the Kooskia team’s tallest player, who went to the fence to save a two-run home run and preserve a 14-13 win. The rematch in the final tipped decisively toward Krush, which led the championship game 6-0 and won it 21-11.

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Early week storms spawn Friday catastrophe

From outer space, above the thunder clouds that brought 2,500 lightning strikes to the area on Monday, Aug. 10, the story of the Clearwater Complex fires looks like one flash in a regional news storm: one emergency among others in the state, one among nine separate disasters FEMA has declared in Washington, Oregon and Idaho since that night.

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On ‘edge of seat’ about fires

“Fire, fire everywhere and not a drop to drink.” I am on the edge of my chair as I write this as there are 20-plus fires in and around Lowell and Syringa.

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Riggins schools to begin Monday

It’s fair time. “Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair” opened this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 19, with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Fiddlers to play at KOA Aug. 23

Our entire areas are feeling the effects of all the wildfires. Many businesses are either closed or on modified hours due to air quality and many people are staying home to protect their property and livestock.

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Levy: School needs your help, support

Considering the rich and vibrant history Kamiah schools have in producing talented, productive, and highly-contributing people who are working and living all over the globe, it’s disheartening to hear that a levy jeopardizes educational programs for students.

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Idaho County Fair 2015: Fairgrounds camping popular tradition for many

A long line of cars and campers line the streets leading to the Idaho County Fair, winding like a caterpillar. “When that cable across the driveway hits the ground Saturday morning prior to the fair, campers are already lined up anticipating on getting a spot with hook-ups,” said Idaho County Fair board member Tony Schumacher, who is in charge of RV parking. “For me, this is the official start of the fair.”

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Swim Season Swum

The Grangeville Dolphins Swim Team (pictured above) finished their season with a home meet Saturday, Aug. 15. (Left) coaches, lifeguards, volunteers and team members cheer on a young swimmer to finish a relay event. For updates on Grangeville Swim Team, check out the Facebook page. The swimmers were coached by Calen Long and Emily Kaschmitter among additional parent volunteers.

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Tuesday, August 18



Monday, August 17



Sunday, August 16



SUNDAY: Kamiah-area fire remains command's top priority

Nearly 800 personnel are now working the Clearwater Complex, which now exceeds 52,000 acres in size. Three Incident Management Teams are currently assigned to the Clearwater Complex and are based in Kamiah, Kooskia and Craigmont. The Lawyer Complex, which exceeded 20,000 acres yesterday, remains command's top priority. In order of priority, the Clearwater Complex team is managing the Lawyer, Lolo, Fisher, Syringa and Pilot Knob fires.

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Saturday, August 15



Clearwater Complex management organized

Public Meeting: There will be a public meeting at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon at The Life Center, 4432 U.S. Hwy 12, approximately three miles east of Kamiah. Incident personnel will be available to provide the most recent information available concerning what has happened on the fires today and what the plan is for managing all fires in the Clearwater Complex.

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Lawyer Complex grows to 32,000 acres

The Lawyer Complex fires totaled 12,981 acres as of 9:20 p.m. last night, having surged through 2,300 acres of the outlying areas around Kamiah proper, driving many residents from their homes.

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Friday, August 14

 

IMTs on station: "Absolutely unprecedented in IDL history"

According to FEMA, the Lawyer Complex was immediately threatening 650 homes in and around the community of Kamiah. Approximately 600 of the threatened homes are primary residences while others are secondary homes. The fire was also threatening a power substation, two medical clinics, an assisted living facility, two water treatment plants, a sewage treatment plant, city hall, a police station and a senior citizen center. Additionally, the fire threatens Clearwater watershed, salmon and steelhead spawning areas and the Nez Perce Reservation. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations were issued for approximately 1,200 people.

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Thursday, August 13

 

Lawyer Complex grows to 3,700 acres

Wildfires burning in the Syringa and Pilot Knob areas of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been folded into the new Clearwater Complex. The Clearwater Complex includes dozens of the fires sparked by lightning since Monday, among them the Lawyer Fires near Kamiah, the Fisher Fire north of Craigmont and the Lolo Creek Fires southeast of Weippe. Two Type 2 teams will manage branches of the complex. Lightning strikes were reported on the forest again Thursday afternoon (Aug. 13) and evening, along with new starts.

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Wednesday, August 12

  

Suction dredgers defy EPA permit, again

Two of the three years since a federal requirement purported to close Idaho County’s major river drainages to suction dredging, Shannon Poe and the American Mining Rights Association have suction dredged in the South Fork Clearwater River. The issue veered in a stranger direction late last month, when a Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests employee gave some dredgers “notices of noncompliance,” only for the Forest Service to turn around and tell the Lewiston Tribune “it will take no further action and instead will move forward with a process that could open the river to limited mining next year.”

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Worth The Weight

Juniors McKenzie Kennedy and Sophie Bush — pictured the morning of Aug. 11 working with medicine balls — are two of the half-dozen Grangeville girls who have put the new weight room to good use so far this off-season.

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Wilson headed to Carroll College

With football season just around the corner, the Bulldogs have their work cut out for them — without one of the players they’ve relied on most heavily the last four years.

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Wolf trapping to remain on halt in wilderness

In January 2014, in response to a lawsuit brought by EarthJustice on behalf of four other pro-wolf groups, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) abruptly pulled a wolf trapper from the wilderness. Last week, EarthJustice released a letter it received on Aug. 5, in which the U.S. Forest Service said Idaho Department of Fish and Game had informed the federal agency IDFG “does not intend to conduct any wolf control actions” in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.

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Sports...in brief

Volleyball set to begin at GHS Aug. 14; GHS football season to open Aug. 28; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Second Salmon Run slated Sept. 12; Vander Esch getting noticed at BSU; Youth football league picks up Aug. 25

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Leonard Brown, 71

Leonard Brown, 71, of Kooskia, Idaho, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur D`Alene.

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Sorting For Gems

Main Street was packed with more than several hundred people Saturday, Aug. 8, for the annual Elk City Days parade, featuring entries by local organizations and businesses.

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Lewiston men injured in Aug. 4 rollover into Lochsa River

Two Lewiston men were injured last week when their pickup rolled off U.S. Highway 12 and into the Lochsa River. Among the bystanders who helped at the scene was was Kelly Brooks of Atlanta, Ga., who was bicycling in the area and witnessed the crash and, with a companion, Donn Gibbs, also of Atlanta, and recovered a dog also believed to have been involved in this accident.

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Idaho County hazard plans available for review through Sept. 14

“Things change over time,” said Jerry Zumalt, Idaho County Emergency Management coordinator. “There are new ways of identifying threats, and prioritizing them in different ways. And as the science evolves, we can apply these to the threats and hazards that exist.”

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Testimony supports self-defense; felony dismissed against Ellenberg

With the evidence supporting a self-defense claim, an aggravated battery charge has been dismissed against Billy J. Ellenberg, 52, of Kamiah. “Based upon the evidence and witness testimony,” said Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor, “I did not feel I could prove the case without a reasonable doubt.”

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FSA employees honored

Idaho County Farm Service Agency employees were recently recognized for their extra efforts in completing the new Farm Bill Programs.

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SBA loans available in county

Small, nonfarm businesses in 13 Idaho counties and neighboring counties in Montana, Oregon and Washington are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Vote for champion ‘pig kissers’ now

Three local men are vying for the honor to kiss the grand champion pig Aug. 22 at the Idaho County Fair – “And you can help decide on the winner,” said Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman.

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Why are you replacing old Manning Bridge?

In the Aug. 5 issue of the Idaho County Free Press was a front page article stating that the Manning Bridge project was going to start this fall as planned, and the old bridge would be removed ...

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Kamiah school board: give us accountability

Lewis and Idaho County property taxpayers: How many of us receive those annoying telephone solicitations. Some of us have even received calls from a local group asking why we did not vote on the recent failed school levy “304.” Wonder where they got that list of names?

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Laying ground for state management

There’s a growing consensus that our system of federal land management is broken. It is not protecting forests, waters and range and it’s not sustaining local and regional economies.

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Kooskia Library to raffle quilt

Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will hold a quilt raffle to raise funds in support of its programs. Kooskia Library patron Becky Schultz made and donated the quilt which can be seen hanging at the library. It is queen-sized and has two matching pillow shams.

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Tuesday, August 11



Update: Type I team en route to Kamiah

A Type II incident management team is en route to Lawyers Creek Canyon approximately three miles west of Kamiah, where lightning caused more than two dozen fires in the area yesterday. Across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, more than 100 fires have been confirmed.

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Friday, August 7



Thursday, August 6

 

Task force battling fire in Maggie Creek

Anticipating possible problems arising from drought weather and thunderstorms, firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands, the Bureau of Land Management and the Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association were joined in Kamiah by a 20-person Canadian Type 1 hand crew yesterday. At about 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, they were called to action on a fire on state land in the Idaho Department of Lands Maggie Creek supervisory area. Maggie Creek area manager Zoanne Anderson said a crew from the Orofino prison was on station last night, and the interagency task force is set to attack it again today.

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Wednesday, August 5

  

‘Worst harvest in 27 years’ in county

The Idaho County Commission declared a drought disaster at the Tuesday meeting, Aug. 4, and informed Gov. Butch Otter’s office that local crop yields – including hay, barley, canola and wheat have been hit with heavy losses.

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Streak snapped: Gibbons, Morales win

The last time anyone other than Jason Huff and Trent Brown won the Luman, before last weekend, was all the way back in 2010. A year ago, Huff and Brown held off a late surge from Travis Gibbens and Lucio Morales to claim the de facto tournament championship with the lowest overall gross score.

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Coho seasons on the agenda

Although fewer coho are expected to return than last year, Idaho Fish and Game and the Nez Perce Tribe are expecting enough to provide a tribal and non-tribal sport fishery proposed to start Sept. 1.

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Sports...in brief

Kids football camp to be held Aug. 10-11; Volleyball set to begin at GHS Aug. 14; Preseason football events scheduled; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Hunters asked to comment on proposed waterfowl seasons.

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Court Records

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

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Albert W. Leeper, 80

Albert W. Leeper, 80, of Riggins, Idaho, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. Cremation services are pending under the direction of the Heikkila Funeral Chapel in McCall.

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Quilt entries sought for Kamiah show

Members of the Central Idaho Quilters’ Guild are making plans for their 20th Annual Quilt Show to be held in conjunction with Kamiah’s 79th Annual Free BAB festivities. The show will again be held at St. Catherine’s Church located on Idaho and 7th Streets in Kamiah. Show hours are Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Scorecard

Kooskia Saddliers O-Mok-See; Walt Luman Memorial Tournament.

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Seconds to be drawn Aug. 15

The application period for unclaimed deer, elk and pronghorn tags (for hunts starting after Aug. 15) runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.

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Monastery celebrates jubilarians

On Saturday, July 25, the Monastery of St. Gertrude, along with numerous family friends, celebrated the golden jubilees of Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Margie Schmidt, and Sister Elisa Martinez. The three sisters made their First Professions as women religious 50 years ago on Aug. 14, 1965.

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Kenyan priest joins local parish

“I am happy to be here – there are so many familiar faces,” smiled Father John Gathungu. Gathungu recently stepped in to fill the pulpit as priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville. He will also provide Mass at White Bird and Nezperce. He replaces Father Mariusz Majewski who was called to the Catholic Diocese in Coeur d’Alene.

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Appaloosa horse club to hold Thursday dedication at Indian Post Office

Last summer, the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club (NPApHC) completed a project with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail (NPNHT) to locate, reopen and mark 2.2 miles of historic Nez Perce Trail and redo one mile of the Trail from Moon Saddle to Indian Post Office, which is located along the Lolo Motorway Road 500, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

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See old friends, make new ones at Elk City Days

Hope you all are prepared for Elk City Day! Have a grand time, seeing old friends, making new ones, eating to your heart’s content at the various food booths, enjoying the parade and the logging show, etc.

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Join fun at Saturday yard sale

Hard to find anything happening after a weekend like last weekend. With Kooskia Days, Raspberry Festival last week and Elk City Days coming up, we all need a rest.

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GHS track closed through Aug. 15

If you’re looking to take a walk on the Grangeville High School track, don’t. At least not now. Today, Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 15, the GHS track will be unavailable to the public.

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Trustee queries investment in Kooskia Clinic

“I do not feel we can get the numbers up in the Kooskia Clinic if we do not have the providers there consistently,” emphasized Syringa Hospital trustee Dick Tucker of Kooskia. Tucker spoke to the board at the regular meeting July 27.

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Bass to join Vandals, tackle heptathlon

The list of all the track and field state medals Kaleala Bass won during the course of four years competing in Bulldog blues begins in 2012, her freshman year, when the quartet of Sheyenne Stewart, Hannah Baker, Bass and Megan Sullivan each ran a quarter-mile of a school record 1,600-meter relay at the last meet of the season.

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Softball squads tangle, as usual, at Kooskia Days

The Diehard Sports Association sponsored an old-fashioned Home Town coed softball game as part of the Kooskia Days celebration on Friday evening, Aug. 1, at Kooskia City Park. Twenty guys and gals from Kamiah, Kooskia, and Stites showed up to form two teams — along with lots of supportive spectators.

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Tags on discount through August

Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk. The price does not include the $1.75 vendor fee.

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37K chinook forecast, season set Sept. 1

Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a fall chinook salmon fishing season to open Sept. 1 on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers, and Idaho could see its second-ever sport fishing season for coho salmon on Sept. 1 pending commission approval Aug. 11 in Idaho Falls.

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Saturday, August 1



Discounted second tags go on sale Aug. 1

Idaho Fish and Game is offering a discount for big game hunters who want more hunting opportunity. Through August only, resident and nonresident hunters can buy remaining nonresident tags as second tags for discounted prices of $199 for deer and $350 for elk.

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