Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) and Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) both reached their respective finals with wins on Saturday morning at the 2A state wrestling tournament.February 28, 2015 6:10 p.m. read more..
Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) and Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) both reached their respective finals with wins on Saturday morning at the 2A state wrestling tournament.February 28, 2015 6:10 p.m. read more..
Michael Wilson put up 20 points in a crucial stop on Grangeville's road back to the 2A boys basketball state tournament. St. Maries claimed the north's top seed by winning the district championship earlier in the week, but GHS extended its season with a 60-35 victory over New Plymouth Saturday afternoon.February 28, 2015 1:40 p.m. read more..
Orofino nicked Grangeville twice in the final three meetings between the Central Idaho League rivals, but only the last one counted -- and after falling to the Maniacs earlier in the tournament, GHS took the 2A District I-II consolation playoff 47-40 to set up a meeting with District III's third best team, New Plymouth, at 1 p.m. MT in McCall, Saturday, Feb. 28.February 27, 2015 10:35 p.m. read more..
Seven lead changes during the first half signaled a close game, but for much of the contest, Lapwai stood firmly in control of the 1AD1 District II boys district title game Friday night at the LCSC Activity Center. During the short stretches when the Pirates' shots were falling, Prairie evened up the game -- but a bit of treachery in the Pirates' shooting touch combined with timely shooting by the Wildcats allowed Lapwai to sustain scoring runs up to double-digit leads early and late in the game.February 27, 2015 9:47 p.m. read more..
Kamiah's Zach Wilkins (152) and Grangeville's Shaydn Wassmuth (195) both aced their state wrestling competition, and will wrestle as two of the area's eight remaining medal hopefuls tomorrow.February 27, 2015 4:58 p.m. read more..
New $300 infraction included for failure to scoop the poopFebruary 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating an individual’s claim to tens of thousands of dollars found at a Keuterville-area property last month.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Eagle attorney Christ Troupis will be the featured speaker at this Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greencreek Community Hall.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The H&H Mining Company’s dredging during the late 1930s and early 1940s rearranged Crooked River, leaving a two-mile legacy of “meanders” that the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests now intend to undo. Public access to the area will be limited for up to six years after the work begins, during which the mine tailings will be moved to make way for 64 acres of wetlands in the floodplains astride more than 10,000 feet of channels slated for reconstruction.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Clearwater Valley nine carried the 1A District I-II team title last Saturday, Feb. 21, in part on the strength of a strong finish by Tyler Morrow. Individually, one of the day’s best results belonged to Prairie’s Dally Ratcliff, who won the district title at 132 pounds.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie’s 1AD1 state tournament featured one hotly-contested game — the Pirates’ title game against Lapwai last Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Ford Idaho Center. But even that one cooled a bit after the Wildcats began to pull away behind four double-digit scorers.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
On Monday Idaho’s Senate voted to approve the allocation of more than $3.5 million from general funds to reimburse Idaho schools for the cost of new broadband Internet contracts extending through the current fiscal year. The measure also returns more than $5 million to the general funds that had been set aside for now defunct Idaho Education Network contracts.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
This Sunday, March 1, a seminar on grief will tackle the question of “Why.” This is set for 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 N. Mill Street in Grangeville. The session includes a 40-minute video featuring experts on grief, plus a brief discussion of the topics covered in the video.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 4, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for the “Little Princess Tea Party” presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty. This event will be held Sunday, March 15, at the Cottonwood Community Center which is located at 506 King St. in Cottonwood.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A fund-raiser bake sale for Lively Livestock 4-H Club horse project is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to noon at Asker’s Harvest Foods entrance. A large selection of cookies, breads, brownies and other sweets as well as gluten free products will be available.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
2014 saw the Salmon River Art Guild introduce a show and sale of miniature artwork for less than $50. This March Miniature Madness Show was a success, the Guild announced its second annual show set for Saturday, March 21, at Hoot’s Café just South of White Bird. This is a members only show offering art in sizes 11 x 14 or smaller.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The 4-H Club Crazy Critters will be sponsoring a spaghetti feed for Ellie Turney of White Bird. This is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m., at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center. Dinner will be by donation and those who know the Turneys are asked to bring a card of encouragement.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s 21 degrees this morning as I write this, not a cloud in the sky, and the geese are either coming or going all day and all night along the Lochsa and at the confluence. They fly in flocks of 30 or 40 at a time (excuse me, it’s called a gaggle if they are on the water).February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
For the first time in many years, Missoula Children’s Theater, Inc. was brought back to the Clearwater Valley this past week with the performance of Aladdin on Saturday, Feb. 21.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
“Those guys can shoot,” Bulldogs coach Skip Hall said of the Orofino squad after the Maniacs posted a second successive win on the GHS boys basketball court last week.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The river otter harvest quota of 20 otters for the Clearwater Region was reached at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. The otter season for the entire region closes 72 hours after the harvest quota is met. As a result, the otter season for the entire region will close at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Prairie High School’s girls basketball teams coached by Art Dorval were recognized by the Idaho High School Activities Association last Saturday, Feb. 21.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12, in Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Idaho Transportation Department’s 2nd District. It gets no respect. The last time it got respect, Captain Meriwether Lewis had something to do with it.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
There seems to be a continual push for enacting moral laws to protect us from ourselves. Consider those who fight to establish anti-gun laws.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The State of Idaho and Optum are working together with one goal in mind: to transform the outpatient mental health and substance use system to better help people reach recovery and ensure that valuable tax dollars are used effectively.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual Budget and Economic Outlook report shows that, absent action, the United States continues to remain on an unsustainable fiscal path with the national debt expected to grow by $9 trillion during the course of the next 10 years. According to CBO, the cost of the interest payments alone on the debt are expected to rise by 5.6 trillion, which would account for roughly 13.5 percent of total annual federal spending.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has named Ed Schriever as the department’s new Deputy Director of Operations. Schriever has been an Idaho Fish and Game employee for 31 years. He started in 1984 as a fish culturist at the Grace Hatchery and moved up through the ranks serving seven years as the Clearwater Region’s Fisheries Manager before becoming Fisheries Bureau Chief in 2008.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Exodus Wilderness Adventures reported the Salmon River is “in excellent shape and has great visibility” at the outset of another week of strong steelhead fishing.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville is the fourth safest city in Idaho, according to a report by SafeWise.com, a community-focused security organization. According to statistics compiled from the FBI’s recently released Crime Report, Grangeville reported the fewest violent crimes: .31 per 1,000; and property crimes 10.94 per 1,000.February 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Before the Pirates found the range, the sheer volume of their shooting overwhelmed Liberty Charter. Once Prairie found the range, the defending state champions shelled the Patriots into submission, 60-25, during the first round of 1AD1 state tournament play.February 19, 2015 8:42 p.m. read more..
Grangeville's 2A girls basketball tournament first round begins today at 3 p.m. MT at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise. Prairie's 1AD1 girls basketball tournament first round begins today at 8 p.m. MT at Columbia High School in Nampa.February 19, 2015 7 a.m. read more..
The Pirates are safely through to the state tournament.February 18, 2015 8:38 p.m. read more..
Jennifer Pollan and friends will be walking for a cause near and dear to her on Feb. 21.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Pro-wolf environmentalists are taking to court the federal agency tasked with killing problematic wild animals, alleging the Department of Agriculture’s APHIS Wildlife Services arm has “never examined or disclosed the effect of its activities in combination with recreational wolf hunting and trapping conducted by the public.”February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Valentine’s Day Hometown Barn Dance at the Kamiah American Legion Hall drew 81 people Saturday night, Feb. 14, and raised just more than $2,500 for ICARE (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort). Started in 2008, ICARE serves the Clearwater River communities, providing benefits to area cancer patients who are actively undergoing treatment. Since its formation, ICARE has helped a total 142 people with a total $64,300. Information about ICARE is available by calling either 476-5971 or 476-7148.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
“I’ve always felt like Oscar’s was in my family – even after my family didn’t own it anymore,” said Mike Asker. Asker’s parents, Bill and Bonnie Asker, owned and managed Oscar’s for years and then sold it to the Pearsons who were friends of the family. Two years ago it sold to friend Tom Sommers. “It became evident that Tom wasn’t really a restaurateur,” Asker said. “It all came about kind of suddenly but I made the decision Oscar’s needed rescuing.”February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Arts’ Annual Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Gallery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person and will include a sushi bar, Asian inspired soups and salads and edamame. Reservations are recommended with limited seating available. Call 983-2595.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Kids Klub, Inc., again sponsored Missoula Children’s Theater in Grangeville Feb. 9-13 with a performance of Aladdin Friday, Feb. 13. Nearly 60 kids from public, private and home schools participated in the play. Here, during dress rehearsal Friday afternoon, Victoria Williams and Mindy Fredrickson, Keepers of the Book of Answers, look to satisfy a question.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Rodeos and summer community festivals are still months away, but young women are currently representing these organizations as reining royalty.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Our Dist. 7B Representative Paul Shepherd recently came under fire for proposing the state make a custom license plate featuring the Orofino Maniacs logo, a portion of sales ($12) from which would benefit their schools.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Planned Parenthood has initiated plans nationwide to install what are called “web cam” facilities in all of the states. In Idaho, we have convincing evidence that they want to implement web cam facilities in our state, as they have already done in Iowa. If this becomes a reality, web cam abortions could be done here.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
I received an e-mail from my sister-in-law, Dawn Kennedy-Haeder, outlining the visit from the Varsity Blue Choir, to my brother, Dewey Haeder. Again, this group has shown compassion and grace to visit my brother and to serenade him for Valentine’s Day, as he and my sister-in-law struggle with his medical and physical decline. Thank you, Varsity Blue and Mrs. Stefani, for your touching and generous gift of time and music, and a quote from Dawn’s e-mail: “When he was awake later, I asked him if he had been awake enough to hear the choir. He whispered ‘Oh yes,’ and smiled again. Then he began to hum.”February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Regarding Ms. Perdue’s letter [Feb. 11 issue] of living within budgets, I think she needs to look a little deeper into what takes place with road maintenance. She may be an authority on equipment maintenance and snowplowing but that is not all the districts are responsible for.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The weather has been excellent for baby calves. We had our first one Saturday. I see a few around on other farms also. The trees are starting to bud out, and flowers are poking through the ground. The pussy willow is blooming, too. I think they call this “spring fever.”February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Salmon River School District will have elections for three of its five board of trustee zones — zone one, two and three — May 19. Zone one is the zone north of town, zone two is the zone west of town and zone three is the zone in town. See the district website for a detailed map of the board of trustee zones.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Went down to Boise to attend a House committee hearing on HB51 designed to restore Idaho’s small dredging industry. Last year, at a similar meeting, a retired scientist from EPA testified. He was all for dredging as the process helps clean up our rivers and streams and does not discharge toxins nor harm fish. Dredgers testified that when they stir up the bottom of the streams with their process, the fish swim around eating what is brought up. The turnout was smaller this year but some of the same/similar evidences were presented. It was voted out of committee to the House floor where its future is uncertain. Sure hope it passes.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s been a good week. Kayakers and catarafters are on the Lochsa. It’s up to five feet plus with the warm weather, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with questions about the level. The snow is all gone from Lowell and Syringa, and the sun is high in the sky today. It’s for sure we still have some cold days ahead before summer; I’m not planting my tomatoes just yet.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Chocolate Fantasy in Kamiah on Saturday is one of the premiere events in the area. All things chocolate will be present from chocolate lasagna to double chocolate brownie torte and everything in between. This is always a beautiful program and you will have missed a wonderful time if you miss it. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition is presenting this at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street in Kamiah. There is an auction, prizes, entertainment, and a beautiful array of chocolaty foods. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Do support this group who does so much to help youth in our community.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville – Citizen dispute over property Rice Creek/CIV; Abandoned vehicle Pittsburg Landing/UTL; Possibly house burglary Rice Creek/NRR; Citizen dispute/threatening over property Deasy Dr/NRR; Dead deer in rd Hwy 7 MP 7/NRR; Kooskia – Goats destroying property Hwy 13/NRR; Subject driving on suspended license Woodland Rd/NRR; Suspicious activity with mail Tinker Creek Ln/NRR; Dispute between roommates Hwy 12 MP 69/NRR; Harassment Dyche Rd/NRR; Abandoned vehicle Big Cedar Rd; Fire Rupp Rd; Possible prowler North St/UTL; Riggins – VIN Hwy 95 MP 215; Burglary arrest of a 57-yr-old Kamiah male Main St/ARR; Elk City– Burglary Main St/RT; Vandalism of house locks Sweeney Hill Rd/RT; GPD – Dog not being taken care of N Hall St; Citizen dispute over contact Main St; Medical West North 2nd St; Agency assist on interview for stolen vehicle N Junction; CPD – Ambulance transfer; Agency assist on locating subject Main St; Reckless driver Hwy 95 & Main St.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Feb. 9 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Alta Clark and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. The free dinner came to Cory Stowers. There were 70 meals and 30 takeout meals served. Nickel bingo winner was Roberta Gibbs and blackout winners were Alta Clark and Mary Purdy.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A deli-owning Romeo and Juliet? An unsuspecting, dreamer of a King Arthur? How about a female Sherlock Holmes or a city-wise, scratchy voiced Daae in the Phantom of the Opera?February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Eagles and Aerie 539 were busy Monday, Feb. 2, doing what they do best: Giving back to the community. The lodge was able to give $1,000 to Grangeville Mountain Rescue (GMR).February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Scott and Anna McNab of Denver, Colo., are the parents of a son, Graham William, born Feb. 13, 2015, at 5:12 p.m. at a hospital in Denver. He weighed eight pounds and one ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, Madeleine, 3-1/2. Grandparents are Andy and Lynda McNab of Grangeville and Walter and Diane Holbrook of Phoenix, Ariz.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The runner-up in last year’s 2A tournament, Ririe, may be the favorite to win the title this year. While Ririe is seeded on the other side of the bracket, the Grangeville girls likely will face a tough matchup during the second round whether or not they find a way past first-round foe Wendell.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley’s Trey Pfefferkorn found a lane to drive and scored two points on this play during the 1AD1 District II tournament play-in game held on Presidents’ Day afternoon last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. Potlatch grabbed an early lead, blunted the Rams’ charge during the second quarter, and held on to win 56-45. Bracket play began after the Tuesday, Feb. 17, print deadline with top-seeded Prairie preparing to play the Kamiah-Troy winner this afternoon, Feb. 18, at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. Prairie, the 2014 1AD1 state champion and the WPL’s 2015 regular season champion, will open at 7 p.m.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Potlatch ended Clearwater Valley’s boys basketball season with a 56-45 win over the Rams in the 1AD1 District II boys basketball play-in game last Monday, Feb. 16 in Kooskia. But if the district tournament goes the way the Loggers went during their regular season finale against Prairie last Saturday, Feb. 14, the rest of the league’s teams may find contentment in playing for second or third place.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The local gold-picking community got a boost last Wednesday, Feb. 11, when a house committee deadlocked on whether to stop Rep. Paul Shepherd’s latest bill, which aims to exempt suction dredging from federal laws under which the Environmental Protection Agency forbids suction dredging in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie ran into a buzz saw in its district title matchup against the team most observers favor at the outset of the 1AD1 state tournament. But as the only team in the tournament to have played a close game against Lapwai this season, the Pirates may be primed to force a rematch in the classification’s biggest game.February 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
“Females are the foundation, but bulls are our business”February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It was the lure of a Publishers Clearing House (PCH) prize windfall: $2.5 million. Instead, it turned out to be a scam that cost a Grangeville-area woman more than $19,000.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The proceeds of a “Hometown” barn dance set for Valentine’s Day night will go toward helping local people battling cancer. The dance is set for this Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Kamiah American Legion Hall. Cost is $15 per person and doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation last week called on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch trumpeted the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 with a press release last Thursday, Feb. 5, coinciding with the legislation’s introduction to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bill reprises some provisions of a 2014 bill which the Senate voted to kill at the amendments step of the legislative process.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
State hammers ‘past employee’ who shot research elk illegally last yearFebruary 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Preregister by Feb. 17; topics on production, managementFebruary 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A Clearwater woman was injured following a rollover accident on Old Highway 7 last week north of Grangeville. Linda Walter was transported to Syringa Hospital and then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. Patient status was unavailable.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
SRS funding loss will also affect Cottonwood Joint School District 242 in a big way, according to superintendent Rene Forsmann.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Two Kamiah fishermen died from hypothermia last week after falling through the ice at Winchester Lake. David Kries, 79, and Roger Ward, 73, were flown to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston last Friday, Feb. 6, where they were pronounced deceased.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Dogs may get the run of the east side of Grangeville Lions Park, pending an ordinance change to be considered by the city.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville police continue to investigate last week’s vandalism spree across multiple west side blocks that left vehicles and buildings tagged with spray paint.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s no secret the end of SRS (Secure Rural Schools) funds will have a large impact on rural schools, but just how dramatic this picture will be is déjà vu for Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Beginning Feb. 17, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor’s Office, located in Kamiah, will change office hours to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho residents who don’t normally make enough money to file an income tax return can still get a refund of the grocery tax credit for 2014. The tax credit, which offsets the sales tax on groceries, is $100 for most Idaho residents who aren’t required to file an income tax return, plus $100 for each of their dependents. Residents age 65 and older get $20 more.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Taxpayers who want to file both their federal and state income tax returns online for free should visit the Idaho State Tax Commission website at tax.idaho.gov and click on the “Free individual income tax e-file” link (under the “Quick Picks” section).February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Could you qualify for a reduction in Idaho property taxes? According to AARP research, just less than half of the more than 55,000 Idahoans eligible for a reduction in their property taxes actually apply for this discount.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s well-known to Whitepine League basketball fans that the Pirates attack the rack relentlessly, generating an excitement heightened by how little margin for error the baselines at Prairie’s gym afford sprinting players to stop short of the literal brick walls.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie, Grangeville, Clearwater Valley/Kamiah, Orofino and McCall wrestlers met at CVHS last Thursday night, Feb. 5, for a tune-up before the regional tournament that will thin the field before state.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Led by Central Idaho League "player of the year" Hailey Sullivan, the Grangeville girls reached the District II tournament finale by way of a 64-35 win over Orofino.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Lumberjacks came to town with the league's only unbeaten record, but the Bulldogs pulled into a tie atop the Central Idaho League standings with a 50-40 afternoon win last Saturday, Feb. 7.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Summit Academy students and staff gathered on Jan. 28 after lunch to wish foreign exchange students “Cocoa” Maria Jose Garcia and “Nachi” Maria Ignacia Garcia “Adios” for their return to Chile, South America. The two arrived in September 2014.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
2014 saw the Salmon River Art Guild introduce a very special show and sale of miniature artwork for less than $50. This March Miniature Madness Show was such a success, the Guild announces its second annual show March 21 at Hoots Café just South of White Bird.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A variety of would-be travelers set up stations at Centennial Evangelical Free Church last week and shared about faraway places.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
As reported in the news, Corporate RadioShack has filed Chapter 11. How does this affect our store in Grangeville, Idaho?February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
“My name is Mrs. Glenda Buthelezi. I am a South African and a financial consultant working with a financial institution. I am contacting you to partner with me to secure the funds ($34M) kept in the custody of a bank in South Africa by one of former associate of the late president of Libya who is now deceased.”February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Spring Soccer through Lewiston Valley Boys and Girls Club deadline is Feb. 12. Instead of signing up at the school parents need to sign up directly though Valley Boys and Girls Club website. Boys and girls grades K-9th grades are eligible to play, no tryouts. Players must turn 5 years of age by May 11.February 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) that proposes a comprehensive program of restoration activities within the Clear Creek drainage, located in the Moose Creek Ranger District.February 5, 2015 12:53 p.m. read more..
Salmon River's district tournament offers the Savages two potential pathways to state.February 4, 2015 11:04 a.m. read more..
While Idaho County made great strides in the economic and business sectors in 2014, many challenges lie ahead for the coming year. “The most pressing economic issues for Idaho County in 2015 include housing, workforce and commercial real estate,” said Melissa Bryant, economic development specialist with Ida-Lew Economic Development Council, Inc.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Sections of road would not receive snow plowing or dust abatement, preventative maintenance would decrease, employees would lose hours or even jobs.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
An auspicious week for the Pirates completed a perfect run of eight games in January. For the Prairie High School boys, who hadn’t allowed 40 points since Dec. 31, Grangeville proved the strongest competition they’ve seen in weeks. Still, the Pirates prevailed over the Bulldogs by 17 points, 57-40, on Jan. 27 — matching the smallest margin of victory PHS has faced since meeting out-of-state competitors in Coeur d’Alene in late December.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Forest Service officials have discovered recreation site damage at Fish Creek, a popular site for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers on the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forests.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Twenty or even 10 years back, three-dimensional printing may have seemed like the subject of science fiction novels. Grey’s Anatomy fans may have seen medical implements made on a 3D printer on the show at the Seattle Grace Hospital in recent years. That type of printing is no longer simply a fantasy.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
With his felony case now bound over to district court, Billy J. Ellenberg remains in jail, awaiting trial this spring on the charge he shot fellow Kamiah resident, Joshua B. Anderberg, early last month concerning a matter of stolen tools.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
It’s important for state agencies to understand and respect differing points of view. But when a few advocacy groups try to grab headlines by skewing Idaho Fish and Game scientific wolf monitoring data in ways that simply aren’t true, it’s also important to set the record straight.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
I would like to bring awareness to a problem that I am seeing quite a bit in our local area. This issue is regarding pets that people are trying to re-home. My family believes in pets as family members. We don’t take them in on a whim. Our family is blessed in the fact that we are rural and have the luxury of room to let our pets run. A lot of homes are in town and need to be aware of, not only the room they have, but their neighbors also.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The annual St. Mary’s/Holy Cross parish dinner is set for this Sunday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Keuterville Hall. The community of Keuterville, rich with history, is tucked away in the foothills of the Cottonwood Butte.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A seminar on “The Journey of Grief” will be held this Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. Seminar participants will learn helpful goals to set on your journey of grief, how to deal with those who try to rush you through your grief, and how long the journey of grief typically lasts.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Senior Center Dollar A Month Club will hold an election of officers and board members Tuesday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. All members are urged to attend.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Kooskia Saddliers will meet Saturday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., at the home of Elaine Pearsons, 02 Front Street, Kooskia. For questions contact president LeAnn Nelson at 926-7391; vice president Louise Haukedahl at 926-7778; secretary Debbie Needham at 926-7022; or treasurer Candy Throop at 935-0676.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The next session of “Let’s Talk About It” at the Grangeville Centennial Library is set for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. This will be held at the library, 215 West North Street, Grangeville. The current book is Far Away Places by Tom Spanbauer with scholar Wendy Green.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue select choir is now taking orders for Valentine serenades to be delivered Friday, Feb. 13. In person serenades are $20, phone and student serenades are $10. Check with Taylor Wilkins, Kaleala Bass or Lexy Walters for song choices.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
A hometown barn dance is set for Kamiah, Saturday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee recently met to discuss Idaho’s economy. Idaho’s cattle industry continues to increase the economy, bringing in an estimated $2.47 billion in cash receipts in 2014. That is a 29 percent increase throughout the previous year.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Jan. 26 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Roy Powell and the prayer was given by Shirley Crane. Guests were Maurice Vincent and Ken and Kathy Carpenter. The free dinner came to Thomas Satre. There were 72 meals and 37 takeout meals served.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Those who are interested in selling their wares at the Grangeville Farmers’ Market this year, or would like to meet some of the vendors who already sell, are invited to stop by the Soltman Center in Grangeville, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital, this Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Free Press readers may notice a new name from time to time in the pages of Idaho County’s oldest newspaper. Jeff Myers is a senior studying journalism at the University of Idaho who will be graduating in the spring. He is currently working as an intern sponsored by the McClure Center and will be covering the 2015 Idaho Legislative session. A selection of stories that pertain to Idaho County will appear in the Free Press.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
The Syringa Thrift Shop Auxiliary Committee met Jan. 19 and voted to grant $13,600 to Syringa Hospital and Clinics. The Kooskia clinic will receive $4,100 for a high/low exam table along with an additional $1,000 for privacy curtains for the recently expanded Kooskia PT area.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
During the next few months, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be collecting public input and ideas for fishing rules that will be in effect from 2016 – 2018 and also asking where anglers need new or better access facilities.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Well, the first month of 2015 is already history. Crazy! A year that seems to me should be in a futuristic sci-fi movie is right here, right now. I guess I’m getting old. That stinks, because I heard old age doesn’t last long, and guess what, neither will 2015. Each day is a gift. Practice some random acts of kindness, give someone a compliment and make somebody smile. Today is the day you could make a positive difference on this planet. You’re running out of time.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Tahoe QRU’s weekly community chat room is back beginning on Friday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. until noon at their facility on Leitch Creek. “Donut Fried-days” is open to the public to come and join the talk, games, coffee and donuts — great people and excellent donuts and goodies to go with a hot cup of coffee.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville – VIN Old White Bird Hill Rd; VIN Lone Pine Rd; Misconduct Whitetail Dr/NRR; DUI arrest of a 78-yr-old Lewiston male Whitetail Dr/ARR; Lewis County Warrant arrest of a 38-yr-old Cottonwood male East St/ARR; Kooskia – Abandoned vehicle Woodland...February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
At the North Central Idaho Elks District Hoop Shoot held at Lincoln Middle School on Jan. 31, contestants representing the top free throw shooters ages 8-13 among more than 3,000 who competed at the school level had their day at the regional level. Six students represented the Grangeville Lodge competition and five of them placed. Four placed first in their division, and each of them qualify for state-level competition.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
Less than five minutes into Friday's 49-20 win, Grangeville had a point total it would take Coeur d'Alene Charter most of three quarters to match.February 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
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