Stories for July 2015

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Wednesday, July 29

      

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, July 20 Grangeville - Medical Whitetail Dr; Medical White Bird; Fire Zumwalt Rd; Trailer riding on rim Hwy 13/UTL; Mental Problems G'ville Salmon Rd/NRR; Kooskia - Agency Assist KMO Rock Rd/NRR; Non-injury Accident Hwy 12/RT; Citizen Dispute Red Rock Rd/NRR; Suspicious Person hanging around Kidder Ridge/NRR; Riggins - Abandon Vehicle Whitewater Wilderness; Medical Main St; Citizen Dispute Seven Devils Rd/UNF; DUI arrest of 64-year-old Pollock man/ARR; GPD - Welfare Check City Park; Non-injury Accident Main St; Runaway Juvenile E North St.

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Nail-Bitten

The Grangeville city softball league season is rapidly coming to completion, with nine game nights left on the schedule before the tournament.

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Fall steelhead season set to open Aug. 1

Starting Aug. 1, anglers can take home steelhead like those they’ve been catching and releasing this July. The steelhead harvest season opens on about a two-mile stretch of river from its mouth to the Highway 12-95 Bridge in Lewiston, also known as the Memorial Bridge.

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Sports...in brief

Sage-grouse season up for public input; Pick up controlled hunt tags by Aug. 1; Raspberry Festival fun run coming up Aug. 2; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Preseason football events scheduled; Volleyball set to begin at GHS Aug. 14; Volleyball set to begin at GHS Aug. 14; Kids football camp to be held Aug. 10-11

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Community...in brief

Kooskia Days to host softball; Queen clinic set for Aug. 1; Free CB clinic set Aug. 1, offered by amateur radio club; Kiddie’s Carnival part of Kooskia Days Aug. 1; GCF opens grant cycle.

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Sophia Anne Nielsen

Jesse Nielsen and Laurel Henry of Grangeville are the parents of a daughter, Sophia Anne, born July 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed six pounds and 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

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4-H kids fare well in annual horse show

The 2015 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Grangeville Border Days arena. Forty-six 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. Judges for the show were Shyla Lisenbee of Farmington, Wash., and Cindy Samson of Pullman, Wash. Alyssa Frei of Havre, Mont., was the trail class judge.

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Just Being Neeeeeeeiiiiggggghhhhhhborly

Horses lined the fence in this field on Old Highway 7 outside of Grangeville. They were looking across the road at a field with two horses in it, communicating through whinnies and blows.

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Kamiah Library sets reading activities

This past week at Kamiah Community Library’s “Every Hero Has A Story” Summer Reading Program, participants learned about “Environmental Heroes” Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir’s efforts to expand and protect wilderness areas. Kids rotated through different activity stations for knot tying, animal tracks, using a compass and National Parks trivia.

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Family Race

It was a cool day for the annual Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See Sunday, July 26, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville. Here, sisters Taylor and Colby Canaday participate in the pair sack race. For results see sports.

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Huckleberries are few and far between

Harvest is progressing well on the Camas Prairie. On the average, most farmers are reporting yields are down from what they usually are. Haying is winding up on the west side of the prairie. It was cold this morning when we were out picking raspberries. The berries are almost finished also.

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Elk City Days activities planned

Elk City Days is fast approaching. Hope you all can make it for the celebration. Don’t quite know how long it’s been going on, but I have photos of a horse race down Main Street when it was on July 4 back in 1917. Don’t even know if it was called Elk City Days back them or an Independence Day celebration. I also have a photo of a drilling contest.

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Blood drive on tap for Aug. 11

“Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8.

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Kooskia Days slated for weekend

Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho.

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New Sign

Idaho Forest Group in Grangeville has new office space plus a new sign in a newly landscaped area on U.S. Highway 95.

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Fire Danger: moderate to extreme in region

This week, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests report fire danger in the uplands is listed as “moderate,” and the Salmon River Canyon area as “extreme.” To prevent wildfires, the USFS says use your ashtray; don’t throw a cigarette out of the window of a vehicle.

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Crazy Days, new faces

It’s Crazy Days time in Grangeville! Look in this week’s Shopper and Free Press for ads on what stores are participating and “Go Crazy” shopping downtown Grangeville!

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Regional news

Aggressive dog killed in Lewiston; Commission to bring archaeologist; Schools consider arming staff; Laws up for council vote Aug. 19.

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Whitewater Action

Recreationists were enjoying a rafting trip north of Riggins near Chair Creek on the Salmon River last Wednesday, July 22.

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Hot and bothered about nature being nature

Spotted Owls are sluts. Polar bears, not so much. There is probably no good explanation why anybody would spend money to buy a newspaper to learn such drivel. But we are sure glad you did. And keep it up. Despite what all those self-help gurus claim, some habits -- like buying newspapers -- are good.

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IDL opts for helicopter logging

Despite an injunction that has prevented the use of Forest Road 652 by log trucks, logging of a state land timber sale near Lowell now appears ready to start in time for the Idaho Department of Lands to net $500,000 to $750,000 for the state schools endowment. The Idaho Land Board last week gave approval for logs from the $2.5 million Selway Salvage timber sale to be transported off-site by helicopter, reducing the public’s profit by as much as $1.5 million compared with hauling the logs by road.

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Farmers’ Market sets activities

In celebration of Idaho's Farmers' Market Week as proclaimed by Governor Butch Otter, the Grangeville Farmers' Market will be hosting some special events.

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Casting for Recovery: Women with breast cancer learn to fly fish

A parade of men, pink boas decorating their trucks, made their way down the narrow road toward the Flying B Ranch the morning of Sunday, July 19. These net-wielding, pole carrying, vest-clad men were met with whoops, hollers and cheering. Fourteen women were paired with these river helpers – and some were even greeted with a good-natured “dance dollar” poked in the pocket of their fishing guests as the duos met for the first time. They soon made their way to the pond on the ranch and began Casting for Recovery.

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Six vie for Idaho County Fair queen

Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building. Candidates for royalty are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Abigail Stowell of Grangeville, Davi Murphy and Hailey Williams of Kooskia, and Kortney Sims of Elk City.

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Claire, Henson ring in final summer concert

Despite a storm that dropped buckets of rain and blew down tree branches throughout Grangeville just more than an hour prior to Shook Twins performing at Pioneer Park July 23, the concert ended up being well attended by nearly 200 people.

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Sports cuts likely for MVSD 244

“I would like to have anyone who says our coaching policy is unfair here right now,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes. “This is not easy and it’s never fun to cut kids. No coach likes that.”

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Friday, July 24



FS assigns 42 firefighters to Center Ridge

The Center Ridge fire approximately three to four miles southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station was reported at 12:23 p.m. Thursday afternoon and met by aerial attack from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire had grown to 10 acres by Thursday evening, and has since grown to 23 acres. The Forest Service has 42 people working the fire today.

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Thursday, July 23



Fire burning southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station

The Center Ridge fire approximately three to four miles southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station was reported Thursday afternoon and met by aerial attack from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire is currently 10 acres, and the Forest Service is checking smoke reports, including one at Buford Flat. "Aircraft are working it, and we have people on the ground," fire information officer Rae Brooks said.

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Weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for west central Idaho County until 1:30 p.m. July 23. At 12:48 p.m. doppler radar tracked a strong thunderstorm over Grangeville moving northeast at 35 miles per hour. Pea size hail will be possible with this storm. Impacted locations include Grangeville and Fenn, and torrential rainfall may lead to flash flooding. Mud and rock slides are possible due to extreme runoff. This storm may intensify.

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Wednesday, July 22

       

Winners’ Row

The Grangeville Country Club again saw tournament action this past weekend during the annual Couples Tournament, a two-day Chapman-format tourney.

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Clifford Baldwin, 69

Clifford Baldwin, 69, of Lewiston, Idaho, and formerly of Kooskia died Friday, July 17, 2015, at his Lewiston home.

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No meal at Clearwater Aug. 5 due to VBS

Lewis County 4-H and FFA will have a Horse Show on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 8 a.m. Public is invited and they will be able to enjoy bareback, fitting and showing, equitation, English equitation and trail classes just to name a few.

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Cross-Country team participants sought

Fun, food, hugs and smiles were enjoyed by all who attended the “original” Prairie High School class reunions of nine years (1962-1971) which was held on July 11 at the Cottonwood City Park.

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Music flows through draw

I really don’t have much to write about these days. It seems like everyone is busy, fishing, boating, working or tending to the gardens.

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St. Mary’s 50-year party

Ribs, balloons and people, oh my! It was a party for all generations as St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated 50 years July 15 with a barbecue at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.

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Shook Twins to perform Thursday

“I came to the park at 4:30 to make sure these guys were all here and doing OK,” Grangeville Arts member Jane Spencer told the crowd at the Thursday, July 16, concert at Pioneer Park.

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Market Report

Cattle Market Comments: Very active on all classes of Feeders and Stockers...

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B-Ball Camp Draws 90

The Camas Prairie Basketball Camp held July 6-9 drew 90 area boys and girls of grades three through nine.

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Firefighters monitoring blaze near state line

Eleven firefighters are monitoring a new lightning-caused fire near the Montana state line in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, roughly 20 air miles from both Hamilton and Darby – approximately 48 miles due east of Lowell, or 45 miles northeast of Elk City

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Preseason football events scheduled

The GHS player combine will also be held Aug. 6, at 5:00 p.m., with gear handout to be finished at that time. GHS football parents are to meet coaches at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in the high school gym.

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Thursday, July 16



Wednesday, July 15



Montana couple found safe

Search efforts are under way to find Tom and Sharon Miller of Deer Lodge, Mont., who went missing following a drive on the Nez Perce/Lewis Clark Trail.

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Storms douse Blue Fire but new blazes may follow lightning storm

Between Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest recorded 2,527 lightning flashes, at least 84 of which reached the ground. Amounts of recorded rainfall with these storms varied tremendously across the reporting area, from trace amounts to almost two inches over the last 48 hours.

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Selway Salvage work delayed as suit under way

A federal judge has ordered work on the Selway Salvage timber sale delayed while a lawsuit goes forward. At issue is whether Forest Road 652 is open for hauling timber; from the Swiftwater Bridge, Forest Road 652 crosses private land to reach state endowment land which is near the Selway River. Last Friday, July 10, U.S. District of Idaho Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the work not to go forward. The lawsuit was filed by Idaho Rivers United (IRU) on May 19 and a footnote in one of the filings referred to its rapid progress as “a fire drill” but as of Monday, July 13, it remains unclear how long it may take to resolve.

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Don't Burst His Bubble

Friends and family gathered for a community time of sharing, recreating and just plain visiting at last weekend’s Stites Days, held Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. The two-day event featured activities including a parade and horseshoe tournament. Activities for kids included games, as well as a bubble blow. Here, Zander McFee of Lewiston grows an exceptionally large soap bubble, rippling with rainbow colors, at Stites City Park.

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Regional news

Motorcycle injury crash on U.S. 95; Harvest outlook not good after heat; UW medical student works in Cottonwood.

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In The News

‘Payback’ possible motive behind vehicle burglaries; RV dump station facilities reopened, wastewater projects completed; Interpretive display on historic first smokejump at USFS office through July 31

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SMH receives new colonoscopes

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently donated more than $77,000 to the hospital to help fund the new colonoscopes. These new high resolution Pentax Medical i-series scopes improve visualization and polyp detection when performing colonoscopies. Through screening, a normal (benign) polyp called an adenoma can be removed before it becomes cancerous. Screening can also detect colorectal cancer early — when it is most curable.

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Dogs dumped; Brown Bags canceled

You can give blood through the Inland Northwest Blood Center whose mobile unit will be at Asker’s Harvest Foods in Grangeville, 415 W. Main Street, Thursday, July 16, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Elk City Community Hall to come down

Time is running out for the Elk City Community Hall. But even though it’s slated for dismantling, hopes are portions of it will continue on in a new facility as yet-to-be conceived.

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More than levy at issue in Kamiah School District

It’s an interesting case of déjà vu as we look across the fence to our neighbors in Kamiah as they struggle across the issue of school funding; specifically, the merits of passing a $325,000 supplemental maintenance and operations levy.

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Doing better as land stewards

Idahoans know firsthand wildfire’s devastation. The most recent example is the Cape Horn Fire near the resort town of Bayview on Lake Pend Oreille. Hundreds of residents were evacuated last week and six homes destroyed.

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Gay marriage legal but can’t change fact...

I and three other women from Grangeville have just returned from a Missouri Lutheran Women’s Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. I want to share the closing remarks of one of the key speakers, Dr. James Lamb, executive director of Lutherans for Life.

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Confused on USFS letting some fires burn

As usual, I am confused as to what the U.S.F.S. was doing when it announced in the 1990s to let some fires burn if they were not threatening private property, because they wanted to put fire back into the management of our forest, especially in the wilderness.

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Clearing smoke on fire, public lands

I was wondering who appointed the East Coast environmental cartels the kings of our lands. I believe local people care more about the true health of our forests and will do a better job of managing them because clean water and air and access and jobs matter to our families. So let’s clear up the smoke around wildfire and our public lands.

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WIC makes annual adjustment to Idaho income guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) implemented new income guidelines effective July 1, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases. This is an annual adjustment.

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USFS, tribe, youth team to rescue tadpoles at Collette Mine

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest employees partnered with Nez Perce Tribe staff members and Forest Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) crews earlier this month to capture and transfer tadpoles from the Collette Mine site to a millpond near Musselshell Work Center. The forest is preparing for a riparian restoration project to correct mine tailings sedimentation and erosion problems into Lolo Creek. The old Collette Mine site involved dredging and resulted in artificial ponds. Sensitive toads and frogs have been breeding in the ponds since the 1970s; the tadpoles in the ponds now needed moved before the restoration work begins.

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Exploring the Outdoors

Roy Kinner with Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows a group of Kids Klub summer outdoor camp participants antlers. Kinner showed the kids a variety of sheds found in the outdoors.

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$844 raised at taco feed

The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department and the Elk City VFW Post and Auxiliary wish to thank all of you folks who attended the giant taco feed which benefits the fire department as well as the entire community. A total of $844 was raised and the entire amount goes to them. The fire folks are indebted to the auxiliary for putting on this event every year and, of course, to all who attend.

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Yard sale on tap for thrift store

Second Hand Treasures Cottonwood Yard Sale is July 18. It will be held in the grange building on Main Street in Cottonwood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many new items have been added so come and see — lots of toys, books, games, puzzles and things of interest to kids. They are doing Christmas in July, so lots of decorations, etc. Other items include twin beds, a crib that makes into a junior bed, electric range, small chest freezer, dresser with a mirror, two nightstands, two TV tables, bookcase, assorted tools, fishing poles, and an electric handicap chair mounted on the wall for getting up and down stairs. Proceeds go to Summit Academy. Arnzen Drug, Purses Galore, Pure Elegance and possibly more downtown businesses will have sidewalk sales.

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Wagon Road celebration is this weekend

The Elk City Wagon Road History Museum is celebrating its second year anniversary in July. It is located in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The little town of Clearwater, four miles off Highway 13, between Grangeville and Stites, is also celebrating its annual Elk City Wagon Road observance this weekend, July 18-19. See the Free Press article for details.

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Hot Summer Nights slated for July 24, 25

It is time for Hot Summer Nights in the Riggins City Park, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Hot Summer Nights promises to be filled with lots of exciting activities including the sizzling car show, the famous talent show, kids’ games, visiting, and lots of dancing. There will be food booths, a beer garden, and combo waterslides, sno cones, face painting and games for the kids both days. Just $5 per person or $20 per immediate family each day… children under 6 are free. Plan now to attend.

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Thorncreek Express

Carson Sass plays his banjo during the first in the Grangeville Summer Concert Series held Thursday, July 9, at Pioneer Park. He and his three older brothers made up Thorn Creek Express. More than 250 attended the event. This Thursday’s concert, July 16, will feature the band, Working Poor, out of Lewiston.

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Kamiah Library sets activities

Kamiah Community Library kicked off the first week of its Summer Reading Program on July 8 with the theme of “Heroes of the Future – Coding is a Superpower!” Kids in attendance from ages 4-12 learned why computer coding is a good skill to have for the future and the basics of algorithms and debugging with several activities – graph paper programming, peanut butter sandwich coding, and a coding app called Lightbot on the branch’s iPads. A list of free coding resources for kids is available at the library.

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Walyer, Hieb celebrate birthdays

Andy Walyer celebrated his 92nd birthday July 11 at a family dinner with his wife, Bev, and their daughter and husband, Lee and Cathy Tumelson. He received lots of birthday cards from family and friends, and is thankful for all life has brought him in his long, happy life.

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Olivia Rose Barger

Rodney and Lauren Barger of Grangeville are the parents of a daughter, Olivia Rose, born July 2, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed six pounds and 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins a brother, Carson Barger, 5.

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Community...in brief

Idaho County Recycling seeks volunteers for centers; Idaho Master Gardeners at farmers’ markets; Idaho Master Gardeners at farmers’ markets; CIAA artists bring home awards from the Wallowa Festival of the Arts; Sydney Andrews to attend Writers at Harriman; Kooskia Library to raffle quilt

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Kooskia’s Opera House announces ‘reunion’ play

“Sometimes when you are living an experience, you don’t even realize the lovely impact it will have on your whole life and personal memory bank,” said former Kooskia resident now living in Lewiston, Cheryl Tousley. “Directing and watching Oklahoma! at the Kooskia Opera House was one of those experiences for me.”

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VBS slated for Stites Baptist

Stites Baptist Church will host a vacation Bible school program Monday through Friday, July 27 to 31, 9 a.m. to noon daily, for children ages 4 through grade six (just finished grade six).

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Anniversary: Martin — 60 years

Jean and Jerry Martin celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 1, 2015. The couple’s 1955 wedding took place in Grangeville, where they spent more than 40 years of their lives. They currently reside in Liberty Lake, Wash., and will be commemorating their anniversary this summer during a cabin vacation in Montana with immediate family.

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Anniversary: Wayenberg — 50 years

Bruce and Judy Wayenberg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5 while taking a river cruise from Berlin, Germany, to Prague, Czeck Republic. They are both retired teachers from Grangeville.

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Engagement: Johnson — Loveland

Kristi Lynn Johnson of Harpster and Cory Brice Loveland of Donnelly are engaged to be married Oct. 3, 2015, in Ola, Idaho. She is the owner of Drafting Solutions and he is the owner of Big C’s Fencing, both located in Harpster.

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Sports...in brief

Hunter ed/bow hunter combo course slated; North Fork district trail reopens; CVRA 4D events set July 17, Aug. 14; F&G board to Meet in Pocatello in July; Couples golf tourney to run July 18-19; Comments sought on proposed bear baiting rule changes

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Volunteers sought for Clearwater River cleanup Saturday

The Clearwater Management Council (CMC) is in need of volunteers to help with the annual Clearwater Cleanup Day. This year’s event will be held beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 18. Volunteers will scour the shoreline and islands for trash and other unsightly debris that takes away from the overall experience of floating the Clearwater River.

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Boise team wins Knights of Columbus tournament

The Knights of Columbus sixth annual Golf Tournament, “On a Swing and a Prayer,” was a success again this year. Dodging rain showers, 11 teams teed off at 9:15 a.m. last Saturday, July 11. The four-person best ball scramble tournament saw two teams tie at 25.

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IlaVaye Anderton Grammer, 75

IlaVaye Anderton Grammer, 75, of Harpster, Idaho, died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at her home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Organizations

Cottonwood Senior Citizens; 4-H Crazy Critters 4-H Club; Grangeville Senior Citizens

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Recent storm sets back Camas Prairie harvest

After an early start and a quick dryout due to several 100-plus degree days earlier this month, harvest was all set to begin three weeks to a month ahead of schedule. But recent storms have set back many area winter wheat producers.

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Cattle, crops working side-by side

“Open range disputes between crop and cattle producers could be an issue in our area,” said Jonathan Rosenau, Idaho County state director for Idaho Grain Producers Association.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — July 10, 2015; GRAIN MARKET GRANGEVILLE (CHS Primeland) July 14, 2015.

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Wednesday, July 8



Border Days 2015: wrap-up

Despite some high temperatures during the annual Border Days celebration, friends and family gathered at events each day, making the best of the heat.

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Agencies, Idaho Rivers United file arguments in Selway suit

A lawsuit over the use of a road near Swiftwater Bridge continued at warp speed last week, with the Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), and Idaho Rivers United (IRU) all filing arguments as to whether or not the court should put a state-land timber sale on hold.

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Smith honored with local ‘Good Neighbor Award’

Lenette Smith of Battle Ridge is a recipient of the Good Neighbor Award. She and her husband, Carroll, have built their home at the top of the ridge with a beautiful view of the breaks of the Southfork of the Clearwater River and the Camas Prairie beyond.

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County airport project delayed to 2016

Money in hand, not assurances, talk. So with federal grant funding not a sure thing for the approximate $8 million Idaho County Airport runway reconstruction project, all those involved have agreed to postpone the work until 2016.

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Jones’ hangar burns

In case you haven’t heard, Curtis Jones’ hangar burned last week. Fortunately he was able to save his airplane, camper, four-wheeler and truck but everything else was a total loss. Please pray for him.

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It was a quiet Fourth of July

Not one single firecracker was set off in Lowell this 4th of July, and no parade, no birthday celebration or Independence Day party of any kind. It was 104 degrees upriver and has been for weeks.

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Fultons celebrate 75th anniversary

Debbie McNamara, daughter of Diane Thach and Marvin Thach and granddaughter of Doug Crump, is the mission chief for the Women’s CISM Basketball Championships 2015.

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Kamiah car rally rolls in July 11

Nezperce will have their Prairie Days this weekend. This is a fun event, very children friendly, parade and events for all the family. This has been an iconic event in this town for many years and one of the best little parades in our area.

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EPA must not undercut water projects

The importance of having clean water cannot be overstated. The fact that we can turn on the tap in most places of our country and know that the water we drink will not make us sick happens because communities across our nation invest in the infrastructure necessary to ensure high water quality.

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Area fire danger puts restrictions into effect

With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout parts of northern and central Idaho, local land management agencies have implemented additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all land in the Coeur d’Alene and Grangeville Dispatch areas and Zone 4 of the Payette Dispatch area.

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Sports...in brief

Chinook season goes on; Comments sought on proposed bear baiting rule changes; Couples golf tourney to run July 18-19; F&G board to Meet in Pocatello in July.

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Border Days bull rider scores 2015’s top prize

As the only Border Days bull rider with a qualified ride to his name, Grangeville's own Bo Marek cashed one heck of a check this year. His score of 77 points on the back of bilious bovine River Rock wound up being good for more than $2,200, and Marek earned every penny.

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County has low tax burden

Where you live can have a big impact on which types of taxes you have to pay each year and how much money you spend on them.

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Sunday, July 5



Border Days rodeo to continue Sunday at 2 p.m.

As the only Border Days bull rider with a qualified ride to his name, Grangeville's own Bo Marek stands to cash one heck of a check this year. If his score holds up -- 77 points -- Marek will have earned every penny.

July 5, 2015 9:29 a.m. read more..

Wednesday, July 1

  

SGA class of ’65 gets together

Happy 4th of July to all of you. However you spend it, be safe with fireworks and have fun. A great way to celebrate the 4th is to come to Greencreek for all-day fun. With breakfast, lunch, auction and street sports, you are guaranteed a good time. Fun for the younger set are the kiddie rides. I will make my gooseberry pie again this year.

July 1, 2015 8:27 a.m. read more..
      

Chinook season continues in South Fork Clearwater

The South Fork Salmon River closed to chinook salmon fishing last week, but chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream of the Orofino Bridge, South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Lochsa, Snake, upper Salmon, and Boise rivers.

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
      

WIC adjusts income guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) implemented new income guidelines effective July 1, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases.

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Harold Fincher, 92

Harold Fincher, 92, of Riggins, Idaho, died June 7, 2015, in Riggins. He was born Aug. 20, 1922.

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Wolfrum here to check pets

Veterinarian, Kimberly Wolfrum, will be coming to Elk City on July 7. She will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call to make an appointment at 553-9283.

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


City ready for Fourth celebration

The Riggins skies will be sizzling with colorful beauty and the quiet night filled with loud booms with fireworks bursting in air from the Riggins City Park this Saturday, July 4, beginning at dusk.

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Some like it hot ...

Hot, hot, hot — if we had sidewalks we would fry an egg on it! Big family reunion this past weekend and not one single complaint about the heat or the dust or life in general!

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
           

Corral Dust

For several decades in past issues, a column entitled “Corral Dust” ran. In honor of the upcoming Border Days season, we have decided to revive this old standby.

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Casting At Castle Creek

Enjoying the weekend along the South Fork of the Clearwater, at Castle Creek Campground off State Highway 14, last Sunday, June 28, were Kelly Byrd and J.D. Beman of Moscow.

July 1, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

Protecting free speech includes the unpopular

The PC crowd (most of the political left and now some on the right) are fond of applying what I refer to as “selective outrage.” The target of their scorn is based upon personal biases and political winds

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