Stories for March 2015

Subscribe

Wednesday, March 25



Chinook fishing season to open April 25

The Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and rules for the earliest of Idaho’s chinook salmon fishing. The seasons and rules approved by the commission are based on a projected sport harvest of approximately 11,700 adipose clipped chinook salmon in the Clearwater, Snake, lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers.

March 25, 2015 9:05 a.m. read more..
       

Easter egg hunt is Saturday

In driving to Bible study before 7 a.m., I had to stop because the elk were in the road on Elk Creek and they took a little time to decide if they wanted to move or not!

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Track & Field: Lindsley eyes Hill’s school record

If spring has sprung early across the region, it seems to have sprung best in Grangeville. While much of the squad spent last week on a band trip, several of the Bulldogs distinguished themselves at the Lewiston Invitational last Saturday, March 21. Two seniors — Drew Lindsley and Kaleala Bass — not only staked out some of the best marks seen anywhere in Idaho’s 2A classification, they also added their names to the Lewiston Invitational’s record book.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Bowmen set 23rd annual shoot dates

The Camas Prairie Bowmen will hold their 23rd annual “Spring Fling” 3D shoot May 16-17, with a trophy shoot that Saturday and a fun shoot that Sunday at their range south of town.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Friends of NRA banquet slated

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

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Youth baseball registration opens

Grangeville Youth Baseball registration forms were available March 23 at GEMS, with final registration set for April 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the GEMS library. This season will run May 26-July 2.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Pathfinders serve 48

The Idaho Pathfinders served 48 people — including fishermen, campers, ATVers and UTVers — at their annual hamburger ride March 15.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Kubs Launch

Reigning 1A shot put champion Brooke Eades (right) ramped up her senior season best to 37 feet, 2.5 inches last Saturday, March 21, at the Lewiston Invitational. She placed third in a field that also included shot putters from Walla Walla and Pullman.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
     

SMH gets new ambulance

Thanks to a $102,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, a $5,000 donation from St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and a $1,500 donation from the Berklund Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital was able to purchase a new 2014 Chevy G4500 diesel ambulance priced at $146,341.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
   

Roll-off bin ready for yard waste

The annual Cottonwood Community Cleanup roll-off bin will be at the corner of Idaho and 2nd South Street (near the city shop) until May 1 for inert waste such as yard waste, branches and clean out the garage stuff. It is not intended for household trash, hazardous waste or animal waste.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Pretty in Pink

Fruit trees are in bloom at the Killgore orchard near the Hammer Creek Bridge south of White Bird. The first day of spring was last Friday, March 20.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
   

Senator should strive to be correct before babbling on

My cousin, Sen. Nuxoll, boycotted a Senate invocation by a non-Christian and justified the decision on her false premise: “the fact that our entire legal system was based on the 10 Commandments.” As a lawmaker, the Senator should strive to be correct before babbling on about the derivation of the laws that went before her.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Sen. Nuxoll: Held head up and boldly said...

Senator Nuxoll stuck her head up and boldly said we are a Christian nation founded on Christian principles, and that in our chambers of government we should not endorse the beliefs of foreign gods.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Sen. Nuxoll: admire, respect her resolve

America home of the brave and land of the free, I want to believe that it still exists; regarding Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll’s being criticized for so-called not honoring a Hindu priest.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Our founders were not men who lacked faith

In a recent letter to the editor a challenge was made that we were not a nation founded under Judaeo / Christian principles and a lesson in civics 101 was offered. Unfortunately it was incomplete.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Sen. Nuxoll: don’t apologize for the truth

Over the years, in reading the letters to the editor, I have observed some things. The less a person knows about a subject the more vitriolic they are inclined to be. When someone exposes their unwholesome lifestyle the viler they tend to become. The Christian seems to be the only one who is not allowed to live according to the teachings of their Holy Book.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Let offenders learn, grow from mistakes

Across our desk came notice of $30.5 million being made available from the U.S. Department of Labor in “Face Forward” grants. The program helps youth between the ages of 14 to 24 in communities with high poverty and high crime rates with occupational training and credentials that, according to the program, “help them open the door to career success.”

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
      

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Wednesday, April 1

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 1, 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.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
   

GHS Students Of The Month

Students of the month for February at Grangeville High School were (L-R) Skylar Herman, Matthew Payne, Ethan Herman and Taylor Wilkins.

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Crazy Haired Kiddos

Students at Noah’s Ark Preschool in Grangeville celebrated crazy hair day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Grangeville - Rocks in rd Harpster Grade; Rockslide Hwy 14 MP 11-15; Suspicious person Rieman Rd/NRR; Kooskia - Medical Hwy 12; Medical Toll Rd; Motorcycle complaint Ping St/NRR; ...

March 25, 2015 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, March 24



Thursday, March 19



Scheduling note: GHS to open against Genesee

The Grangeville baseball squad will throw out its first pitch of 2015 at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Asotin. The Bulldogs will be playing Genesee at the Asotin Tournament, which will also be the site of two Saturday games.

March 19, 2015 7:48 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, March 18



CV sets softball facility fund-raiser

A “Glow in the Dark” fun run 5K is to be held Saturday, March 21, at the Heart of the Monster Historical Site between Kamiah and Kooskia off of State Highway 12, to benefit the CV softball squad.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Friends of NRA Banquet slated

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

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
     

Organizations: Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Hill opened the March 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Gail Hart led the dinner prayer. Guests this week were Linda Wyman and Penny Wilhelm from Senior Medicare Patrol.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Hospitals expand Telehealth program

St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals are two of four community hospitals in North Idaho that now provide a higher level of care for patients experiencing stroke as part of the telemedicine program offered by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center; the other two are Bonner General Health in Sandpoint and Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Friday filing deadline for district elections

Filing deadline is this Friday, March 20, for declarations of candidacy for upcoming board elections for schools, hospital, library, water and sewer, and highway districts. Filings are due by 5 p.m. with the respective district clerk or secretary.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

Nuxoll not elected to determine which religions acceptable

We’d like to thank Dave Rauzi and the Free Press editorial board for their succinct appraisal of Dist. 7 Senator Sheryl Nuxoll’s recent display of ignorance and intolerance. Religion is a personal matter. Most politicians know this and are wise enough to steer clear of the subject. Not Nuxoll.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
       

Thanks to community for continued support

Throughout the four years I have attended Grangeville High School (GHS) it has been an honor to be given the opportunity to expand my education through higher level classes and other means offered here.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Spring clean-up set for Kooskia kiosk

If you love driving by the beautiful landscaping at the junction of Highway 12 and 13, better known as the Kooskia Kiosk, join them on March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to do some major spring cleaning.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Art show, sale set for Saturday

We enjoyed another great meal together at the hall last Sunday. There was a huge turnout, as always. If you missed it, you missed out! There were so many people volunteering, keeping everyone’s plates full of goodness. The Old-Time Fiddlers kept us entertained while we ate.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Mardi Gras is March 21

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is sponsoring the “Mardi Gras” on March 21 at Cottonwood Community Hall.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Junior high ladies tops in basketball tourney

The Salmon River Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Clyde Hirst, Kelly Thompson and Jeff Joyce for putting the new salmon sign made by Trickwood on top of the Visitor Information Center above the Riggins City Park. It looks very nice and matches the carved salmon that hangs over the park bench.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Egg hunt is March 28

Sunday, March 22, Tom Moore, pastor of the Baptist Church, will be presenting a slide presentation of his recent trip to India where he has ministered for the last 17 years. He taught counseling at the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in south India and then went to Nagaland in the northeast corner of India. Food/snacks will be provided that are of Indian origin.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Students learn ‘roller coaster physics’

Why don’t the cars of a roller coaster fly off the track? Why don’t the passengers fly out of the cars? How high can the first hill of a roller coaster be? What laws of physics will determine how many hills, curves, and loops a roller coaster track can have? These were just some of the many questions eighth grade students in Mrs. Michelle Barger’s science class had to answer while doing a computer generated roller coaster simulator at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
   

Prescription med abuse growing, not quite perceived as a problem

Forget what you know about shady characters in back alleys dealing dope. Idaho’s pressing drug issue – misuse and abuse of prescription medications — comes with the face of a friend or family member, is more accessible than alcohol or other mind-altering substances, and the perception by many is “What’s the problem?”

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Watch Those Fires

Emergency service providers advise caution when implementing outdoor burning. Between March 1-13, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office has reported 10 instances of controlled burns getting out of control that required fire department response.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Rainy, warm February affects Idaho, regional snowpack

As a region, the Clearwater River Basin remains close to average for precipitation, according to the February statistics from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Statewide, precipitation for the month was about 50-90 percent of average for most of Idaho; the water year-to-date precipitation is 70 to 105 percent of average.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Easter information sought

All Easter information, including egg hunts, services and breakfast, needs to be to the Free Press by Friday, March 27. This will ensure April 1 publication.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Donkey basketball set for March 25 at CVHS

Donkey basketball, sponsored by the CVHS FFA, is coming to Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley High School Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Prices at the gate are $9 for adults, $7 for students and $5 for children K-6.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Bingo set for Tahoe QRU

Tahoe Quick Response Unit is hosting Bingo Friday, March 20, 6:30 pm. A $5 donation gets the player 20 games. Due to the cash prizes, only those 18 and older can play. Join at 786 Leitch Creek Road, Kooskia. For information, contact Irene Fineout at 926-4783.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

Glamour Girls

Cottonwood Community Hall was packed last Sunday, March 15, for the annual Little Princess Tea Party, presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Weight room remodel fund-raiser begins

The GHS Booster Club is raising money to purchase equipment to update the high school weight room setup, to make it current and safe. The fund-raising project’s completion is July 1, with the Bulldog Boosters committed to matching funds, “so we have a much better chance of completing the project,” GHS head football coach Jeff Lindsley said. “This is a big deal in terms of improving all of the GHS sports programs.”

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Purses still sought, auction open to everyone

The Grangeville YWCA Purse Auction to benefit local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will be held Saturday, May 2, 4 p.m., at The Hangout, 603 Front Street, Cottonwood. There is no cost to attend the fund-raiser; however, pulled pork sandwiches, salad and drink will be available for $10 per plate.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


CV students focus on CPR skills

If you walked to the end of the corridor at Clearwater Valley Elementary school last week, you may have been surprised to see students mummified in bandages or you may have heard the tune of “Staying Alive” wafting down the hallway.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Kubs off to a strong start; G’ville opens Friday at Asotin

The Kubs have a roster 13 deep and hopes of qualifying for the district tournament — and they have two games already in the book to boot. Kamiah opened with a 9-6 win over Troy last Thursday, March 12, and banked a 20-8 win over Timberline last Friday, March 13.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Court remands Clearwater National Forest travel plan

Environmentalists have long pressed the Forest Service for tougher motorized recreation rules, but their partial victory in federal court last Thursday, March 11, will now force the combined Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests to reconsider a plan to force drivers to stick to designated routes.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Bowmen set 23rd annual shoot dates

The Camas Prairie Bowmen will hold their 23rd annual “Spring Fling” 3D shoot May 16-17, with a the trophy shoot that Saturday and a fun shoot that Sunday at their range south of town.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Manning bridge construction near Riggins planned for fall

This fall, a crawler crane will roll through Burgdorf, north-bound, then on to French Creek Road, then down the dozen or so switchbacks that descend toward the Salmon River, then west to the Manning Crevice Bridge, where it will stand opposite an outrigger crane. Together, these cranes will help raise a replacement for the span originally constructed in 1934. By next fall, they’ll be ready to remove the old bridge.

March 18, 2015 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, March 17



Douglas W. Schroeder, 54

Douglas W. Schroeder, 54, of Kooskia, Idaho died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho.

March 17, 2015 11:29 a.m. read more..
 

Darvon Fleury, 73

Darvon Fleury, 73, of Kooskia, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston.

March 17, 2015 11:28 a.m. read more..


Wednesday, March 11



Wildlife Services remove 19 Lolo Zone wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game completed a wolf control action last month in northern Idaho’s Lolo elk zone near the Idaho/Montana border to improve poor elk survival in the area. USDA Wildlife Services specialists killed 19 wolves through aerial control in February. During the last five years, six other agency control actions in Lolo zone removed an additional 48 wolves.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Pirates Repeat State Victory

Prairie’s Bryson Higgins and Calvin Hinkelman and coaches Teal Bruner and Kevin Chaffee celebrated the Pirates’ second consecutive state basketball title following a 54-50 win over Lapwai in the 1AD1 Championship Game last Saturday, March 7, in Nampa.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Legislation allowing for REAL ID extension application

Last Tuesday the Idaho Senate passed a bill intended to ensure Idahoans will continue to be able to use their driver’s licenses for entry to federal facilities that require REAL ID compliant identification. The bill, which allows the Idaho Transportation Department to apply for a Federal REAL ID compliance extension from the Department of Homeland Security, now needs only the governor’s signature.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

What’s The Buzz?

Returning with the warmer weather and clear skies is the familiar buzzing sound of cropdusters, such as this one seen making runs over fields just west of Grangeville last Thursday, March 5.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Regional news

McCall council rejects project; Port commissioners approve agreement; New pilot’s lounge is completed at Orofino; Houseboats evicted from Dworshak; Cleanup to hit benchmark soon

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Market Report

Market Report SALES YARDS Cottonwood Livestock Auction — March 6, 2015

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Riparian restoration workshop set for Kooskia

Idaho Soil and Water Conservation District, along with Idaho Department of Lands and Natural Resource Conservation Service, is hosting a free Riparian Restoration Workshop Thursday, March 19, at the Kooskia Community Center.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

CV, SM get $100,000 for telehealth program

Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics have been chosen from hundreds of programs nationwide to honor their creative efforts to improve health. They are the national winners of the 23rd annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Bodine is new PTCCU chair

David Bodine was recently elected chairman of the board of directors at Pine Tree Community Credit Union. Bodine assumes the position from Jerry Zumalt who is standing down as board chair, but will remain on the board.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Fund set up for Mundt twins

A recent CTIA and Nielson study shows that the number of text messages sent each month increased by 840 percent between 2007 and 2012. People, particularly those under 35 years old, prefer texting over any other form of communication, especially in confrontational situations (http://www.statisticbrain.com/text-message-statistics/ CTIA, Nielsen).

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

Ashamed of, for Nuxoll for Hinduism remarks

Senator Nuxoll refuses to apologize for her unfortunate behavior and remarks about the Hindu religion being false. Leaving aside such legitimate questions as common decency, courtesy, tolerance, or a kindergarten level of good manners, there are other issues this raises.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Enough exercise: keep your cans for home

When we moved to our new home on the Old White Bird Highway seven year ago, I made a commitment to keep the litter picked up between our house and Highway 95, a two-mile stretch. The first year I picked up 12 feed sacks full of cans on my first run.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

KCPC will host public meeting March 12

The Old Opera House Theater in Kooskia will be hosting the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Much of the music is original compositions and they will also be playing and singing many of the classics. This band is the 2014 Western Music Association’s, Best of the Best Harmony Award. Tickets are available at Graves Nursery and Thrift for $12 each.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Lulu is back home

News this week is brief. Two calls for the EMTs from Kooskia and Lowell/Syringa — one on Sunday, March 1, preparing for Lifeflight transport for Elaine Landry from the Selway River Road Bridge landing spot, and one next morning, Monday, March 2, for Dani Smith, transporting to hospital by ambulance.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


St. Patty’s Day breakfast is Saturday

It feels like spring is here. This morning the robins are playing all over our yard, so you know it’s true. That means it’s time to get up out of hibernation and start stretching.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

‘Jungle Book’ set for March 20

Can you believe the beautiful weather we are having? It’s great for all the little calves to have the nice warm sunshine. Good time to get out in the yard and start getting things shaped up.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Jet Boat fund-raiser is Saturday

Get ready for a night of fun this Saturday, March 14! Grab a friend and brush up on your gaming skills. All proceeds benefit the Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins and the Salmon River Joint School District 243. Meet a racer, win big and bid bigger! There will be lots of great auction items and door prizes!

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


EIS comments due by April 11

Important notice concerning the Crooked River Rehabilitation project: The draft EIS has been published and the 45-day window comment period has started. The notice was published in the Feb. 25 edition of the Lewiston Tribune. That makes the comments due by April 11. Get your comments in by then.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Tempus Fugit

10 YEARS AGO MARCH 9, 2005 •GEMS eighth grader Katelynn Inman won the 20th annual Inland Northwest Regional Spelling Bee in Lewiston. She won a trip to Washington, D.C., a dictionary, spelling books and a $100 savings bond.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
    

Simonson — Serrano

Louie Serrano of Spokane, Wash., and Jolene Simonson of Grangeville announce their engagement and plans for an upcoming wedding in Coeur d’Alene. He is the son of Hope Serrano of California. He graduated from high school in Santa Ana, Calif., in 1975, and is retired.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Schwartz — 50 years

Tom and Gladys Schwartz will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house on Sunday, March 22, from 1-4 p.m. at Assumption Parish Hall in Ferdinand.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Sports...in brief

Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat trophy hunts available; Spring turkey season fast approaching; NWTF banquet slated; Tri-Parish boys placed second at Hallisey; County SAR gun show slated next month

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Title company: Prairie adds another basketball championship to its books

Already ultimate victors in basketball, baseball and football, the Prairie class of 2015 boys last weekend added a second basketball championship to the records of their high school times. A half-dozen multi-sport, multi-champion PHS seniors are slated to graduate, and by way of wins over Ambrose, Valley and Lapwai at the 1AD1 tournament March 5-7, they staked another claim to fame.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Bulldogs test Firth, fall to Declo

Jake Stokes’ late layup kept Grangeville’s hopes alive in the consolation final, but Declo prevailed 52-47 in overtime last Saturday, March 7, at Capital High School. Earlier in the tournament, GHS survived the second round last Friday, March 6, and downed Melba 49-42 with timely scoring during the fourth quarter.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Summit KO’d by Carey, Logos

Summit Academy won its first ever-district championship to go with the Whitepine League lower division’s best regular season record, but the Patriots’ state tournament run was ended early by WPL rival Logos last Friday, March 6.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Edward Uptmor

Edward Uptmor, 94, a lifetime resident of Keuterville, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Leland (Lee) Mark Gunter

Leland (Lee) Mark Gunter, 61 died March 9, 2015, at his Clearwater, Idaho, home. Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Cora B. Earp

Cora B. Earp, 87, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Betty Rutledge

Betty Rutledge, 87, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at her home.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Patty J. Knight

Patty J. Knight, 82, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Court Records: District/Magistrate

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne Mark N. Paradis, 45, inattentive or careless driving, $452.50, 12 months probation.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, March 2 Grangeville - Disabled vehicle Twin House Rd/NRR; Medical Hwy 13 MP 7; Reckless driver WB Hill/NRR; Lewis Co FTA Warrant arrest of 38-year-old Moscow man/CAA; Kooskia - Possession of paraphernalia cite of 58-year-old Kamiah woman/CTR; Medical Selway Rd; Medical Hwy 12; Injured Horse Harrisburg Rd/NRR; Scam Main St/RT; Domestic Dispute Main St/NRR Verbal; Juvenile Problem Stites; Disabled Vehicle Woodland Rd/NRR; Agency Assist Lewis County Stolen Vehicle; Agency Assist KMO; Elk City - ATV Crash; CPD - Burglary; GPD - Business alarm Hwy 95; Parking Problem Main St business.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Organizations

Dolores VonBargen opened the March 3 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. Guests this week were Mike Schumacher and his caregiver, Kathy Beauchamp. There were 43 dinners served with 12 takeouts and six frozen dinners. Edna Forseth won the free dinner.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

‘Punch Hole’ Clouds

An unusual “punch hole cloud” formation was seen over North Central Idaho and the Inland Northwest Feb. 18, caused by ice crystals from jet exhaust falling downward through the sky, the National Weather Service said.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Community...in brief

CVHS sets this Thursday, Friday for musical; Sausage feed set for White Bird this Sunday; Relay kickoff to feature Jason Schuster; Students to travel to Moscow for District II competition; Red Cross blood drive set for CVHS March 13; Author Greg Gerot to sign book in Kooskia, Kamiah; Clearwater luncheon set for March 18; Goldman wins award at Jazz Festival; CHS Harvest for Hunger walk/run set is March 21;

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Scorecard

Boys basketball state tournament box scores, bowling and trapshooting results.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Cat In The Hat Story Time

Thirteen children and six adults attended last Wednesday’s March 4 Dr. Seuss story hour at the Grangeville Centennial Library.

March 11, 2015 6 a.m. read more..

Tuesday, March 10



Thursday, March 5

  

Wednesday, March 4



Lawrence Messenger, 95

Lawrence Messenger, 95, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho.

March 4, 2015 11:09 a.m. read more..
        

GEMS students make ‘snow’ in experiment

“Since the weather wouldn’t cooperate and give us a big snow day, in January, we decided to make our own,” said Mrs. Dixie Schwartz, second/third grade teacher at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Mossman tours capitol

Rep. Dan Rudolph took time to show one of Idaho’s youth the inner workings of the Capitol recently. University of Idaho student Raymond Mossman of Nezperce toured the capitol building as part of his personal education.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Summit Academy pushes the limits with ‘Chem’ cars

With only two weeks to spare, the chemistry class at Summit Academy rallied in the “Chem E Cars Challenge.” Discovering different types of chemical reactions, the students built, advertised and showcased their model cars on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


CVHS sets March 12, 13 for school play

Clearwater Valley High School will present “The Wizard of Oz: Young Performer’s Edition,” Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, 7 p.m., each night in the CVHS cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each at the door.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
          

Give Kids A Smile

Drs. Harrington and Schaff at Mt. View Dentistry in Grangeville saw more than 50 kids Feb. 19 through the Give Kids A Smile Program.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Preparing For Caring

A time sensitive emergency simulation event was held at Soltman Center, sponsored by Syringa Hospital, Friday, Feb. 27.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Recycling options available in area

Recycling for cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans is available at Idaho County Recycling sites in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia and Riggins The Grangeville site is open Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., on Day Road north of U.S. Highway 95.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

Faith Briefs: March 04, 2015

Grief Seminar on Guilt and Anger is Sunday, March 8; ALACCA men’s retreat set for March 13-15; Men’s breakfast set for March 7 at Nazarene church...

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Raffle prize focuses on local history

The Welcome Center at St. Gertrude is giving away a basket of goods made at the Monastery including “Our Story,” the recently released collection of first-person histories that celebrates Cottonwood’s sesquicentennial.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Showing Christ’s love through action: Cristo Vive dinner focusing on raising funds for camp

How do locals show the love of Jesus Christ? Through action. More than 100 people attended the third annual Cristo Vive Valentine fund-raiser dinner Feb. 14 to benefit Cristo Vive. Cristo Vive means “Christ Lives” and the organization’s goal is to “provide children and youth with disabilities and their families an opportunity to experience the love of God and faith in Christ through a fun and engaging camp experience.”

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend

Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 8, and ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed or you will sure be late getting to church or wherever you plan to be Sunday morning.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Help through Amazon.com

As many of you know, the Elk City Area Alliance holds in trust various properties in Elk City including the airport, medical clinic, park and public restrooms, and community hall.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Join for ‘Backyard Bounty’

Mike and Joan Mount of Green Things Nursery in Orofino, will again host the Backyard Bounty meeting at the Welcome Center in Kamiah on March 20.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Summit sports teams faring well

Summit seventh grade girls participated in a volleyball tournament held at Prairie Elementary School on Saturday. Summit won the championship and was undefeated for the day.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

You’ll See ’Em In The Woods

“On Feb. 28 our latest graduating class of Grangeville hunter education students was certified,” district conservation officer George Fischer said. “Fifteen students entered the ranks with the privilege to be called ‘Idaho Hunters.’ A big attaboy to lead volunteer instructor Kevin Asker, who coordinates the class, volunteer instructors and conservation officers. This was an outstanding class of students. The future looks bright for conservation and hunting, and not only because they are wearing orange.” Among those pictured — students, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers, and volunteers — is new Riggins-area officer, Dennis Brandt.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Board to meet March 23

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Boise on March 24. Commissioners will set seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, mountain lion and wolf, as well as spring Chinook salmon.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


IDFG schedules big game online chats for Wednesday

Wildlife managers with Idaho Fish and Game are in the process of crafting seasons and rules for the 2015 big game hunting season, and they want to hear from those interested in providing input. They are also proposing to convert the big game season-setting process from a one-year cycle to a two-year cycle for white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Lapwai snags district title with Prairie upset

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, Feb. 27, at the LCSC Activity Center.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
 

Sports...in brief

Wilson, Arnzen named to “all-star” roster...Sullivan qualifies for NAIA Indoor nationals...IDFG prepares for 2015 chinook season...Spring bear controlled hunt draw complete

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Art contest extends deadline

Students in grades K-12 can express their love for aviation through artwork during the annual aviation art contest sponsored by Idaho’s Division of Aeronautics through an extended deadline of March 31.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..


Relay kickoff to feature Jason Schuster

Jason Schuster will headline the Clearwater to Salmon Rivers Relay for Life kickoff event Friday, March 20, at the Old Opera House Theater in Kooskia. The show starts at 7 p.m.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
  

GHS concert is March 10

With the Disneyland trip just around the corner, the Grangeville High School Music Department will present a concert Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., in the GHS Cafeteria.

March 4, 2015 6 a.m. read more..
        

Tuesday, March 3



Doris Derr, 65

Doris Derr, 65, of Fenn, Idaho, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

March 3, 2015 3:55 p.m. read more..
CLOSE X

Information from the Free-Press and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)