Stories for June 2015

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Wednesday, June 24

  

Lions’ Cage

The Grangeville Lions Club has added a batting cage to the facilities at Lions Park, complete with a pitching machine suitable for little league practice.

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Etiquette advised

A new educational video — Angler Etiquette: Fishing with the Crowd — is now available on Idaho Fish and Game's website

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Some CVRA local entries still open

The 52nd Clearwater Valley Roundup Association Rodeo is set to go at 5 p.m. June 27 and at 1 p.m. June 28, but to get in on the action, locals need to call 935-5821 to register.

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CVRA queen tryout scheduled June 26

The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be having the 2016 rodeo queen tryouts during rodeo week, at 6 p.m., June 26, at the CVRA rodeo grounds on Hill Street.

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Controlled hunt drawing results online

Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing.

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Pirates Party

A new six-team Babe Ruth Baseball league brought together teams from the area as far south as McCall, and the young Prairie Pirates won the year-end tournament.

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First Tee

20 youngsters turned out for the First Tee youth golf camp last week at Grangeville Country Club.

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Taking the circus for a ride ...

It all came and went last Sunday, Father’s Day, summer solstice, first day of summer, Idaho County taxes due, highwaymen biker meet at Johnson Bar campground, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus in Kooskia, big controversial Selway River Timber Sale, and record-breaking water levels. Did we survive up here in Lowell and Syringa?

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Dixie sets celebration

The Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is in the planning stages and will take place July 18-19. I will keep you all updated as to the plans.

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Haying a month ahead of schedule

COTTONWOOD — Haying is in full swing on the prairie and even in the Westlake area. This is about one month earlier than usual. The odd weather this spring is the cause of it.

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Saturday workshop on reducing WUI fire risk

Property owners interested in better protecting their structures and lands from wildfire are invited to a June 27 workshop, “Reducing Fire Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface,” in Grangeville. This free Saturday morning workshop at the Syringa Hospital Soltman Center on Main Street runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is sponsored by University of Idaho Extension Clearwater County Office.

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Fire destroys crashed semi, scorches hill

No injuries were reported in a chip truck accident south of Lucile last week that caused a minor 2.2-acre wildfire along a U.S. Highway 95 hillside. The semi-truck was destroyed and a portion of the trailer was damaged.

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White Bird Area Recreation District: board in place

The wheels are turning in White Bird. The election held in November 2014 that area residents voted “yes” on to form the White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) – the only recreation district in Idaho County – is up and running.

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Idaho labor dept. warns on benefit filing scam

The Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) is investigating a scam in which Idaho jobless benefit claimants – and possibly others – are being asked to provide personal banking information to an out-of-state organization to initiate or complete claims.

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Lolo Pass Visitor Center to host fun runs June 27

The eighth annual Mountain to Meadow event will be held on June 27 this year. This scenic run, organized by Discover Your Northwest, will begin at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (elevation 5,225 feet) on U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana border.

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Spirit And Skill

Members of Victory Karate of Grangeville participated in Saturday’s June 20 Shiai of Champions tournament held in Orofino, receiving six first-place awards, five second-place, two third-place and one fourth-place.

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Donald G. King, 73

Donald G. King, 73, of Grangeville, Idaho died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, Wash.

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KCPC sets meetings for June 29

Kamiah Community Partners Coalition (KCPC) will meet at both 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 5:30-8 p.m., on Monday, June 29, at the Kamiah Welcome Center on Main Street.

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Food drives set for Kamiah, Kooskia

Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay For Life and Emergency Feeding Outreach (EFO) are joining together to have two canned food drives for the EFO Food Bank. Both will be held Tuesday, July 7.

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Elk City Wagon Road Days set for July

The Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is a historical trip down the wagon road where supplies were hauled to the gold fields in the Elk City area beginning in 1895.

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Why removing the old Manning Bridge?

I saw in a recent issue of the Idaho County Free press where the U.S.F.S. was going to replace the Manning Bridge, which is located up the Salmon River upstream from Riggins, and was constructed in 1924 and is still being used daily.

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Would the real threat please stand up?

The Lewiston Tribune featured an article on June 17 concerning a big rock on Salmon River that weighs 420,000 pounds and might dislodge, roll down, and cause harm to roads, bridges, etc., below.

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Corral Dust

Border Days news, gossip and dirty laundry (OK, we’ll keep it clean. And fun.)...

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Swim passes available

Grangeville City Hall has a number of swimming lesson passes available for those who would like them but may not be able to afford them.

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Thursday, June 18



Wednesday, June 17

     

Right Time For A Swim

Summer fun is in full swing along the Salmon River. Friends gathered for an afternoon swim in the heat of the day last Friday, June 12, at Skookumchuck south of White Bird off U.S. Highway 95. Pictured here are Adalei Lefebvre, Abbie Frei (in tube) and Jenna Denuit with Cameran Green in the back.

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Regional news

Wasden announces fraudulent charities; Faulty warrant ends LaCrosse pot case; Former city clerk sentenced to prison.

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Market Report

June 12 report from Cottonwood Livestock Auction; June 10 report from Lewiston Livestock Auction; June 16 report from CHS Primeland of Grangeville.

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Slichters are fair grand marshals

“I appreciate the Idaho Highway Department,” said Evelyne Pickett when she and her husband, Joe, who live just North of Riggins, recently visited the Free Press office. The two witnessed the planning blasting work on the U.S. Highway 95 below their home a couple of weeks ago. Evelyne wrote about it while Joe took photos. To read more on this, log onto www.idahocountyfreepress.com.

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Corral Dust: A Border Days Column

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. It will include all the Border Days news, gossip and dirty laundry (OK, we’ll keep it clean. And fun.) If you have news for “Corral Dust,” e-mail it to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

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Open house meetings start June 23 on Forest Travel Management Plan

Informational sessions to also take public comment on the Nez Perce National Forest Travel Plan will begin next Tuesday. At meetings set for June and July, forest staff will present information about alternatives to be in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and answer questions.

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Defending principle despite the duress

In the first of this month, an issue of the U.S. Observer, which contained a front page article disparaging our firm, was apparently distributed to every mailbox in Idaho County.

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White Bird Days, rodeo set on tap

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. In today’s world, sadly, not all men who reproduce are there for their children. So, if you are lucky enough to have a real man, who is a real dad in your life, make sure you appreciate that and let him know how much!

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Veterans, families invited to event

There will be a wine and beer tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the gazebo in the orchard at Idaho Banana Company located at 1120 South Main Street in Riggins hosted by The Two Ladies Antiques. An antique show and sale will be ongoing in the orchard as well and will continue throughout the weekend of June 20 and 21. Anyone with antiques or vintage items as well as dealers is invited to join in on the fun. Space is available for you to sell your wares… call 628-3254 to reserve your space. Everyone is invited to stop by.

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Crooked River a learning process

We learned quite a bit in participating in the comment and objection process with the Forest Service in relation to the Crooked River “project.”

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Area libraries set programs for all ages

Kamiah and Kooskia libraries have several summer programs for all ages. Both facilities have many things to help entertain your children this summer. Books, tapes, computer and reading programs will keep your children engaged through the summer and help give them a jump forward when school starts again in the fall. Visit this summer and feel free to offer to volunteer.

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Midnight

Midnight, a mystery play was performed Saturday, June 13, 2015, by senior/teen drama members of Grangeville Centennial Library’s Drama Club/Readers’ Theater Group. The performance was held at Real Life Grangeville. The play was entirely the creation of drama club members and focused on the investigation of the attempted murder of an unliked family patriarch. Pictured here, (L-R) the maid (Lily Goodman) chews out Alexia (Anastasia Bearden).

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Couple ties the knot at campground

News comes from my iPod this week. Its screen is cracked like a spider web, but that’s another story. It has been a busy month of June, but between Internet problems and record-breaking heat, the daily life upriver has been anything but normal!

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Music festivals set for Weiser

The third annual Weiser Banjo Contest at the old Intermountain Institute in Weiser is this weekend. Saturday, June 20, from 2-5 p.m. will feature bluegrass-style music and banjo jokes with open style and banjo accessories contest from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, from 2-5 p.m. will feature old-time style and tall tales with banjo plus fiddle style and hog calling from 6-9 p.m. Last year’s banjo contest at Weiser was another big success so the location will be the same – the beautiful lawn under the trees at Beardsley Hall. An indoor venue will be used if weather is inclement. We appreciate the generosity of Mike McEvoy who owns the contest lawn and graciously allows us to use it again.

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Bees swarm CVES

Clearwater Valley Elementary School was swarmed with bees the last week of school in May but not the letter grade — but the insect.

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Room For A View

A break in the clouds following a rainstorm in May provided a fresh, illuminated look for the hillsides from Dewey Saddle Road outside Grangeville.

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Amateur Radio Field Day set for Kamiah

Public demonstrations of science, skill and service will be part of a national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise set for Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, at Riverfront Park in Kamiah, organized locally by members of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club in Idaho and Lewis counties.

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Jace Easton Key

Jason and Sheila Key of Grangeville are the parents of a son, Jace Easton, born June 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

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Eoff — Houghton

Bryon Marshall Eoff and Amanda Marie Houghton, both of Grangeville, Idaho, were married May 2, 2015.

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Community...in brief

Potato Express to be in Grangeville June 25; County Democrats picnic, auction on tap for June 28; Idaho County Fair royalty contestants sought for 2015-16; Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for June 17; VBS set for Cottonwood; Stites Baptist has new pastor, sets activities; Ridge Runner Fire Department to host luau; 80th birthday celebration set for Remacle.

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White Bird Days set; Lowe is queen

White Bird Days will be held Saturday, June 20, with the cowboy breakfast at the IOOF Hall, 7 to 10 a.m. Hotcakes, ham, eggs and a beverage are part of the meal.

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Sports...in brief

Golf fund-raiser coming up June 20; Border Days local books open now; CVRA rodeo local entries open June 17; Winchester Rodeo to feature ranch bronc riding this July 4-5; Camas Prairie b-ball camp to run July 6-9; Swim team’s home meet slated Aug. 15; Border Days royalty set to try out June 30; CVRA queen tryout scheduled June 26.

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Lolo Pass Visitor Center to host fun runs June 27

The eighth annual Mountain to Meadow event will be held on June 27 this year. This scenic run, organized by Discover Your Northwest, will begin at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (elevation 5,225 feet) on U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana border.

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Free Fishing Lessons On Line

The 27th Annual Free Fishing Day event Saturday, June 13, at Wilkins Pond saw youngsters catch some trout with support from the Grangeville Lions Club, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood office.

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Steee-rike!

Two more weeks of summer youth softball games are slated to be played between Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia and McCall teams. Pictured is umpire Randall Miskin, who called both of Cottonwood’s games last Thursday night, June 11, at Kooskia.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, June 8 Grangeville - Suspicious person walking by rd Hwy 95/NRR; Courtesy ride given/NRR; VIN McKenzie Crk Rd;/NRR; VIN Ferdinand/NRR; VIN Madison St/NRR: Theft of vehicle River St/Civil; VIN Denver Rd/NRR; Agency Assist ISP Hwy 95/NRR: Val Verde TX Warrant arrest of 37-year-old Grangeville woman/ARR; VIN Hwy 95/NRR; Theft Truck Rte; Kooskia - Lost firearm Woodland/RT; VIN Esther St/NRR; Traffic Hazard Woodland Rd/NRR; Non-injury Accident Stites/RT; Found Property Hwy 13; Threatening City Park/NRR; Reckless Driver Hwy 12; Riggins - Deliver Message, Unknown location; GPD - Stoplight out; Disorderly WN 6th; Theft of services Main St business; Medical WN 2nd St; Barking Dog Scott St.

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Organizations

Big Cedar Homemakers; Cottonwood Senior Citizens; Grangeville Senior Citizens; Lively Livestock 4-H.

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Dams to spill to boost juvenile fish migration

This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will transition to summer operations for fish. Beginning on June 16, the Corps will begin summer spill for fish at Columbia River dams while the lower Snake River dams will start on June 21.

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Trail bridge to close for work

The Salmon River Ranger District will be temporarily closing one of the bridges that access trails in the Rapid River drainage. In particular a bridge located on Trail No. 113 on the main stem of Rapid River will be closed beginning June 20.

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Recounting recent road work

The spring rains have been loosening rock in the mountainous areas, and as I understand it, the Idaho Highway Department decided to have a “planned rockfall” and clean-up in order to help keep the highway safe.

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Tuesday, June 16



Idaho keeping public school timber sale on track despite lawsuit

The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) and Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) are standing by the U.S. Forest Service and moving forward with plans to auction an Idaho County fire-burned timber sale that is expected to bring in approximately $1.6 million for Idaho’s public schools, despite efforts by a neighboring landowner and an environmental group to thwart completion of the sale through litigation against the federal agency.

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Friday, June 12



Wednesday, June 10

   

Appreciation for help with my new book

I want to express my deep appreciation to the staff at the Grangeville Senior Center for allowing me to present a copy of my recently published book, How to Live Long and Like it, to George Vrieling, Jr. in memory of his father, George Vrieling, Sr.

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Mobile food bank in town Thursday

It’s definitely summer-time in White Bird! We have sunburns, air-conditioners blowing, sprinklers running and ice tea on the porches. I haven’t been brave enough to jump in the river, but who knows; maybe I’ll have my yearly baptism before this article even comes out!

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Summer sports camps under way

Riggins Summer Sports Camps sponsored by ASK and coached by Paula Tucker will be held at Salmon River High School. Basketball camp is this week June 8–11. Volleyball camp will be held June 15–17. Outdoor camp will be June 22–25. For information contact, ASK 628-2770.

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Fourth of July events set

Fourth of July is only three weeks away with sizzling fireworks once again blazing the skies here in Riggins. The Salmon River Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 4th of July fireworks and funding $1,500; donations from the public are needed to help fund the remaining $1,500 for this event. The big event will be held in the Riggins City Park.

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PVBC sets activities

Pleasant View Baptist says “sorry for the delay” to the town kids on the Friday night movie. (Mrs. S. had an engagement in town). We will have the Friday night movie this Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Popcorn and snacks are free of charge, but once you come, you’re asked to stay to the end.

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Distinguished Young Woman

Tianna Leitch of Nezperce was crowned Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie for 2016 at the Saturday, June 6, program in Grangeville ($1,000 scholarship).

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Kaitlyn Ann Bowen

Tynisha and Bradley Bowen of Kamiah are the parents of a daughter, Kaitlyn Ann, born May 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed six pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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ILCCA Trail Ride, potluck set for Sunday, June 14

The 2015 ILCCA Trail Ride and Potluck is this Sunday, June 14, behind Keuterville at the Mader ranch. Trail ride for horse riders and ATV riders will each begin at 10 a.m., and following will be a potluck dinner with all-you-can-eat beef hot dogs for $2. Bring a potluck dish, your own beverages and table service.

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Community...in brief

Art show set for White Bird Days; Flower show set for June 11; AARP class set for June 13; Blood drive slated for Thursday; Tennis camp set for June 23-25; County Democrats picnic, auction on tap for June 28; Kids can play free disc golf; Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for June 17; WB library to host Duck Derby; VBS set for Cottonwood; Stites Baptist has new pastor.

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Lions Donation

The Grangeville Lions Club supports local youth programs, as Lion Rodney Barger presented a check to Kids Klub executive director Cindy Godfrey on May 22. Pictured are: (back row, from left): Barger, Godfrey, Kristi Keeler and Roxanne Croston; front row, Joshua Abbott, Ava Lane, Luke Stark, Carson Barger, Sara White, Tyra Levebvre, Kaleb Bailey, Kameryn Beman, Blake Earl, Adam Dreyer, Tevyn Baldus and Jenna Denuit.

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At The Car Wash

Grangeville High School junior McKenzie Kennedy was one of about 16 girls who held a car wash to help fund the Grangeville girls summer basketball program. The car wash was held at Rae Brothers Sporting Goods Saturday, May 30. Money raised will go toward tournament and league fees.

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Invasive weed, Whitetop, making rounds in state, county

A pretty ground cover of white flowers? Think again, say state noxious weed officials, as chances are way better than average you are actually seeing an infestation of a particularly bad invasive, noxious weed known as Hoary Cress, which goes by its common name of Whitetop.

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78 finish White Bird Hill ride

Of the 83 riders who registered for the annual Syringa Hospice Just for the Hill of It Bike Challenge, 78 finished the June 6 race from Hammer Creek recreational area to the top of White Bird Hill.

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Salmon seasons closing

The North Fork Clearwater River will close to all chinook salmon fishing the end of fishing hours today, June 10. In addition, all sections of the lower Salmon River downstream of Vinegar Creek will close to all chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Thursday, June 11.

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Familiar foes on the docket for Whitepine League

The rippling consequences of the failure of a school levy in Troy are already being felt more than 130 miles to the south, as the Whitepine League bastion’s plans to visit Riggins for a Zero Week game at Salmon River High School may not hold up this August.

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Grangeville’s Guards

Staffing Grangeville City Pool for the summer of 2015 are lifeguards (back row, from left) Sophia Bush, McKenzie Kennedy, Camron Killmar, Olivia Kennedy, Taylor Wilkins, Sarah Fischer; front row, Teresa Nummi, Jon Asker, Emily Kaschmitter, Wyatt Thanstrom, Noah VonDomelan, Katie Higgins and Ciarra Benton. Not pictured: Allycia Sonnen.

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Deer hunting ‘Wildavore Workshop’ slated

Adults with a desire to learn big game hunting skills and participate in an actual big game hunt are invited to take part in an upcoming workshop tailored to give them the skills necessary to become successful hunters. The four-day Wildavore workshop – hosted by Idaho Fish and Game – will be held Saturday, July 18, Saturday, July 25, the evening of Friday, July 31, and conclude on Saturday, Aug. 1.

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Thrills, Spills Mark Rafting Season’s Opener

Many of those who passed through the Chair Creek rapids north of Riggins caught a big wave, but a few quite literally hit the Salmon River last Saturday afternoon, June 6, for the Big Water Blowout — an annual celebration of the start of the local rafting season.

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Sports...in brief

Border Days local books open June 15; Youth golf camp set to run June 15-19; Register youngsters for White Bird Rodeo local events today; CVRA rodeo local entries open June 17; Basketball camp sign-ups due June 12; Softball league organizing.

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Harold M. Fincher, 92

Harold M. Fincher, 92, of Riggins, Idaho, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville, Idaho.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Tuesday, May 26 Grangeville – Possible DUI Tolo Lake/NRR; Theft of backpack Hwy 14 MP 14/RT; Abandon Vehicle 2nd St/NRR; Theft of ring Cottonwood Butte Rd/NRR; Kooskia – Non-injury Accident Hwy 12 MP 70/RT; Stalking Ferguson Rd/RT; Medical Riverside Ave; Vandalism Winter Ave/NRR; Timber theft Harpster Dr/NRR; Threatening Thenon St/RT; Verbal domestic Hwy 12 MP 67/TRA – Tribal Police; Vicious dog Ridgewood Dr/NRR; Riggins – Citizen Assist Main St business/NRR; Found aluminum fishing boat Fiddle Creek/NRR; GPD – Domestic Dispute WN 6th St; Custodial Interference South E St; Vandalism South E St; Vandalism North D St; Vandalism EN 7th St; Shoplifter Main St business; Lewis Co warrant arrest of 18-year-old Kamiah man W Main St; Possible missing person, subject located and OK Gville area; Suspicious male subject S Idaho; Juveniles put tires in road N 5th & C St; CPD – Juvenile Runaway 2nd South St; Fire Junction St.

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Market Report

June 9 reports from Cottonwood Livestock Auction and CHS Primeland of Grangeville.

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Regional news

Ground squirrel tests positive for plague; Meadows man pleads guilty; Royalty candidates sought for fair; Nezperce Hotel turns 100 in June; Wasden announces stopping charities.

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Suit seeks to stop USFS road use to reach sale

Morgan and Olga Wright are suing the Forest Service to stop the use of a road that crosses their property to reach state land where the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has proposed to cut nearly seven million board feet of timber.

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Organizations

Cottonwood Senior Citizens; DAR, Alice Whitman Chapter; Grangeville Senior Citizens.

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Cottonwood, White Bird community projects awarded grants

Nearly a half million dollars in Idaho Community Development Block Grant funds were awarded in May to community projects in Cottonwood and White Bird. In Cottonwood, $150,000 will go toward a community center improvements project, and in White Bird, $300,000 will benefit a wastewater system project.

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Quilts of Valor distributed to veterans

Did you now that <strong>Asker’s Harvest Foods</strong> is now on-line? You can order your food on-line and it will be shipped directly to your door! Log onto askersharvestfoods.cmainstreet.com. Just shop, click and save. Know that Asker’s also has home delivery. Pick up a sheet in the store or just call your order in if you are unable to get out.

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IDOC sets job fairs

The Idaho Department of Correction is holding three job fairs this month to fill openings for correctional officers.

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Corral Dust: A Border Days Column

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. It will include all the Border Days news, gossip and dirty laundry (OK, we’ll keep it clean. And fun.) If you have news for “Corral Dust,” e-mail it to lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com.

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Forced coverage ... and now rates rising

I see health insurance rates are going up dramatically. Let’s see. The government forces insurance companies to cover everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions or the ability to pay and rates go up. Who would ever have thought of that?

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We need USFS but not it’s managing forests strictly for money

Yes, the U.S.F.S. is being paid to destroy our forests, with their controlled burns, which do more harm than good except it does provide them with jobs at taxpayers’ expense. All that a controlled burn accomplishes is to burn the needles and other duff off the ground, laying it barren so the rainwater will run off instead of soaking into the ground as it would have done if the duff was there, which in turn helps keep our ground water supply up.

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Wednesday, June 3



Chinook season to end June 7 in part of Lower Salmon River

Sections of the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge upstream to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp and from the Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins) upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek will close to all Chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Sunday, June 7. Chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream from the Orofino Bridge and the North Fork Clearwater; as well as the South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Lower Salmon from the Hammer Creek boat ramp to the Lake Creek Bridge, Little Salmon, Lochsa, and Snake rivers.

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Crapo visits county officials

“The issue isn’t public safety, it’s about ownership and unloading federal management onto the counties,” said Gene Meinen, supervisor, Idaho County Road Department.

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Commissioners discuss solid waste

At the outset of the budgeting season for the 2016 fiscal year – with the Idaho County Commission to hear each department’s budget request during the weeks ahead – the board will begin considering a new idea on how to keep a lid on solid waste costs in the future.

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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.

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Schumacher Signs

Prairie’s Kayla Schumacher signed a letter of intent to put her basketball skills to work paying for her education at the next level.

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Flower show is June 11

The third annual flower show, sponsored by the Valley Garden Club will again be at Lewis Clark Resort, 4243 Highway 12 near Kamiah, on Thursday, June 11, with public viewing from 1-5 p.m.

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Mobile food bank rolls in June 11

It’s definitely starting to feel like summertime in the canyon! The kids have been floating the creek and fishermen are swarming the river. There are all kinds of things going on now.

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Blood drive: June 9

The warm weather is upon us and the kids are in their last week of school. It’s graduation time for the seniors. Congratulations to all of you as you go off to seek your fortune.

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Thanks for elk statue

Perhaps you have noticed the magnificent new horseshoe sculpture of an elk at the west gateway to Grangeville.

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White Bird Rodeo books open June 8

The White Bird Rodeo main event books will open June 8 for call backs June 9 through the Idaho Cowboys Association office, 845-2051, or online at enterup.biz.

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As Maine goes, so should Idaho go

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of listening to a speech by a governor who really wants to make a difference by embracing, fighting for and implementing conservative, free-market principles.

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Border Days local books open June 15

The 104th annual Grangeville Border Days Rodeo is set to run July 3-5, starting at 6 p.m. that Friday with 2 p.m. shows slated both days that weekend. Slack time events will go at 10 a.m. July 3.

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Thomas speaks on grace, sharing

“What are you working for?” asked Pastor Steve Thomas at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Sunday, May 24. “Some people think you can work for God’s favor … but we are saved through faith, by mercy and through grace.”

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Entries sought for Idaho County Fair royalty 2015

The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2016 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair.

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