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Wednesday, November 25

  

Lands management topic at Kamiah meeting

“Is the question whether we can afford to manage the lands, or can we afford not to manage the lands at a state level?” questioned Doyel Shamley. CEO for Nevada-based Veritas Research Consulting, Shamley spoke to more than 50 people in attendance at last Saturday’s Nov. 14, Idaho County Farm Bureau annual meeting in Kamiah.

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Pirates' win streak ends in Pocatello

For a few brief seconds, from the idahosports.com webcasters’ vantage, Prairie appeared to have struck first last Saturday, Nov. 21, at the 1AD1 state championship game. But from the officials’ vantage, Valley’s defensive line had somehow kept PHS standout Jake Bruner out of the end zone.

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Sports...in brief

Bruner tops WPL awards; Steelhead fishing still going strong; Nonresident/second tags could sell out; Trout limit reset, Free Fishing Day dates set.

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Bulldogs finish strong

Last time the Bulldogs won a football championship, the title game proved a bit of an anticlimax. That championship established Grangeville’s place among the best teams in the classification — a status GHS has maintained with stout playoff performances in the years since. Only the certainty that comes with taking a title had escaped the Bulldogs. After whipping Aberdeen 42-12 last Saturday, Nov. 21, none of the 25 teams in the 2A classification can escape it: the Bulldogs are the best.

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Scorecard

Football, girls basketball, trapshooting, bowling results.

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GHS hosts financial aid night Wednesday, Dec. 9

Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the GHS library, 6 p.m. Courtney Robinson from Lewis Clark State College will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms.

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Medical account set up for Emperor to help pay for surgery

Local resident Trudie Emperor was diagnosed with a lump in her right thyroid in October. She had a biopsy and was scheduled for pre-op in Lewiston when she was told that without lack of adequate insurance coverage she would have to come up with $7,000 for the surgery.

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Riggins bazaar to be held Nov. 27, 28

The Annual Riggins Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in the multipurpose room at Salmon River High School.

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Arnzen awarded CIAA scholarship

Jacey Arnzen earned the Central Idaho Art Association 2015 Scholarship Award. She is presently attending the University of Idaho majoring in Advertising and minoring in Art with a goal of working as a graphic designer. Arnzen stated she always had a passion for art and sees it as a venue for impacting society.

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Anniversary: Heath - 50 years

Mike and Marlene Heath of Stites will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house potluck this Saturday, Nov. 28, at the White Bird Community Hall at 6 p.m.

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Cottonwood: KCs selling Christmas cards

The Cottonwood Saddliers and 4-H Club is sponsoring the lighted Christmas parade on Sunday, Dec. 13. Lineup will be at the Catholic Church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 5 p.m.

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Tempus Fugit

10 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 23, 2005 •GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Democrat Darcy James announced this past week she will run in 2006 for District 8A Representative. This is her second bid for the position representing Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis and Valley counties currently held by Ken Roberts (R) of Donnelly.

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Lowell-Syringa: Hunters go home

Best recipe for the Thanksgiving turkey yet, heard it on Saturday Night Live, “Just stick the bird in the oven ‘til it’s done.” Then, of course, there are 501 versions for pumpkin pie, and one read “if you use real pumpkin you will have to add more spices.”

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


White Bird: Bus available for trips to Grangeville

Once again our little town is blanketed with chimney smoke and the ground is covered in leaves. Next thing you know it’ll be 100 degrees outside again. But right now, we are thinking about Thanksgiving and all the many blessings we have to be thankful for. I hope you all get to spend some time with your families and friends this Thursday.

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Running against the wind

I am 29 years old, but I have been around public policy long enough to know that it is easier to oppose an idea than to build policy that improves lives. Why? Two reasons: • Opposition is faster: Less accountability to the public, to staff, and to partners; • There is no silver bullet: No policy solves every aspect of every complex problem.

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Tuesday, November 24



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Wednesday, November 18



Main Street Lights

That sign the holidays are getting closer: the annual decorating of Grangeville’s Main Street lampposts. Volunteers were out last Friday morning, Nov. 13, putting up 50 new lighted Christmas garlands, assisted by an Avista crew. Among those helping last week included (pictured) Jane and Craig Spencer.

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Hunting camps report ‘good luck’

Wind, rain and snow on the mountains all around us brings the chill of winter upriver. Shots ring out this time of year in the early morning as light, just enough for a good shot, presents itself.

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Savages on way to play-offs; Footballers play in Kibbie Dome Nov. 21

Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for winning the two playoff games for their right to play for the State Football Tournament Championship in eight-man football. The Salmon River Savages will play the Deary Mustangs in the Kibbie Dome Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. (PST)/8 p.m. (MST) for the State Championship! Go, Savages! If you can drive up to the game and cheer them on, go!

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Tempus Fugit

10 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 16, 2005 •GRANGEVILLE – GEMS eighth grader, Linsey Sullivan, has been chosen to travel to Holland in 2006 with the People to People Student Sports Ambassador Program.

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Birth: Zachary Amos Robledo

Isabel Temes and Shawn Robledo are the parents of a son, Zachary Amos, born Nov. 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

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Birth: Nya Larae Medley

Ty and Makaila Medley of Riggins are the parents of a daughter, Nya Larae, born Nov. 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Onthank to speak at Encouragers meeting

Cynthia Onthank will speak at the Encouragers Thursday, Nov. l9, 12:10 p.m. The no-host luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., at Oscar’s Restaurant, 101 E. Main in Grangeville.

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Lowell QRU Christmas auction, party set for Dec. 5

Lowell Quick Response Unit, which covers medical and trauma calls on Highway 12 from MP 80 to MP140, the Selway Road and all campgrounds and back country in between, is going to have their annual fund-raiser potluck, raffle and auction at the Wilderness Inn, Lowell, Saturday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m. The unit is all volunteer and does not charge for its services.

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AARP safe driving course set for Saturday, Dec. 12

An AARP Smart Driver, one-day, six-hour course, is set for Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Soltman Center, 604 W. Main Street. Preregistration is recommended by calling instructor Earl Barnes at 983-0383.

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Events set at Kooskia Library Nov. 17, 20

Public and school libraries across the state are celebrating Idaho Family Reading Week Nov. 15-21. Celebrations are planned to encourage parents and caregivers to read with their children and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Dolores VonBargen opened the Nov. 10 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer. Guests were Bobbie Schmidt and Fred Vogel. There were 51 meals served with 20 takeouts. Isabelle Kaschmitter won the free dinner. Hilda Nuttman and Norma Schumacher each shared a joke with the group.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Nov. 9 meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Barbara Essen. The free dinner came to Marlene Hicks. There were 63 meals and 41 takeout meals served.

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Solid waste site sought, County Dumpsters are overloaded

Disposing of solid waste has long been one of the county’s biggest expenses, and one of its biggest headaches. For half a year, Idaho County Commissioner Mark Frei has been working on sorting out the problem, and he’s closing in on a way to reform how Grangeville-area residents get rid of recyclables, garbage, junk and debris.

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Schools prepare for the worst ‘Hope for the best’

With a rash of school shootings across the United States – and recent incidents hitting closer to home in the Northwest – it’s no doubt parents may question the safety of their children locally. “Our number one concern is the safety of all our students,” said Grangeville High School Principal Steve Higgins.

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New Idaho area code ‘986’ to be used in 2017

State regulators recently approved a 16-month plan for Idaho’s second area code to be implemented in late 2017. An hour after the Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued its order approving the plan, the agency that contracts with the federal government to administer the nation’s area code numbering plan, Neustar, issued Idaho’s second area code: 986. The second area code will be issued only to new telephone numbers beginning in late 2017. Idaho is one of few states that still has one area code, “208” issued in 1947.

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Applications due Dec. 15 for ground water grants

The Idaho Water Resource Board invites cities, school districts and smaller agricultural water users to apply for a Ground Water Conservation Grant by Dec. 15 to help reduce ground water consumption in local areas. A total of $200,000 is available for the grants this year.

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Ambulance benefits from generosity

Thanks to Idaho Power, the Weiser Ambulance District is $3,400 richer in resources that will not only benefit the efforts of the Quick Response Unit, but will be an asset to the community as a whole in time of emergency.

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Kooskia man, Paul, dies in SH13 crash

Kooskia resident Tommy D. Paul, 72, died last week in a vehicle accident on State Highway 13. The crash was reported at 1:59 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 11, at milepost 17.2, approximately five miles south of Stites, according to Idaho State Police.

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Montana woman dies in Thursday US 12 crash

A Montana woman died in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 last week on Lolo Pass. Gail L. Hill, 56, of Stevensville, died at the scene last Thursday, Nov. 12, according to Idaho State Police.

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Land exchange hearing to be ‘more riveting than football or politics’

Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, Grangeville will host Senator Risch’s hearing on the Lochsa Land Exchange (LX). It will be more riveting than any football game or political debate. It will be a national test case to determine if our society can prevent corporate America and the fuzzy thinking politicians from callously privatizing huge chunks of our irreplaceable public land.

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Sen. Risch hearing on Nov. 24 is a setup

Please take videos of your national forest visits for your great grandchildren to view. They will be interested to see what an undeveloped, wild, naturally functioning forest ecosystem was like before the national forests were privatized.

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‘One big fraud’

The Lochsa Land Exchange zombie once again rises like a cadaver from the grave. This time, the deal appears to be a legislative end-run around the good management of the Forest Service and the people of Idaho County by incorporating all the worst options that shut it down last time.

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Generosity shown locally toward veterans

I would like to thank the businesses for their generosity towards veterans on Veterans Day. While there is turmoil and chaos throughout our country as well as the world in general, often events such as Veterans Day are overlooked or not given the appropriate amount of attention.

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Erwin James Willey, 82

Erwin James Willey, 82, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at his home. Erwin was born Sept. 29, 1933, at Fromberg, Mont.

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‘Village Shoppe’ opens on Main Street

Maryann Gulotta knows what it’s like to be a business owner. And she likes it. She and her husband, Michael, owned a Christian book store in New York for 17 years prior to moving to Idaho. For the past several years Michael has served as pastor of the Christian Reformed Church.

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Quilts of Valor awarded to Mackie, York

The creative Sew Help Me Quilters were at it again, designing, making, and awarding two more Quilts of Valor for two of our veterans here in Elk City (see photos). The quilts were presented at the VFW Veterans Day dinner on Nov. 11.

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Umpqua accepting sharing tree wishes

Thanksgiving dinner will be served Nov. 26 free at the American Legion Hall. The Upper Clearwater Valley Ministerial Association, made up of area churches, is hosting the luncheon. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This will be a show of solidarity in the community that has been through so much in the last several months.

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Ranching, hunting can be allies, beneficial to each other

Idaho County Free Press “Ranchers and hunters can be great allies, as well as great antagonists,” said Roy Kinner, Grangeville Senior Conservation Officer. Hunting season is upon us. While many ranchers enjoy hunting themselves, this time of year can be viewed as an opportunity or detrimental.

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Edna Marie Roeper, 89 Cottonwood, Idaho

Edna Marie Roeper, 89, of Cottonwood, Idaho, passed away Nov. 12, 2015, at Life Care Center in Lewiston, with family members by her side. Edna was the last surviving member of the immediate Joseph and Mary Mader family. The fourth of seven children, Edna was born in Keuterville and moved with the family to Cottonwood at the age of 2. Edna attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from St. Gertrude's Academy in 1944.

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Hildegarde Elizabeth Miller, 73 Cottonwood, Idaho

Hildegarde Elizabeth (Reichlin) Miller, 73, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Cottonwood of cancer. Hildie was born Feb. 17, 1942, to Frank and Agnes Reichlin and was raised near Keuterville with nine siblings. Her dad passed away in 1950 when she was 8 years old. Hildie married Clifford Miller July 21, 1958.

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Robert G. Gehring, 86 Cottonwood, Idaho

Robert G. Gehring, 86, was born on July 6, 1929, to Ted and Inez Gehring at their family home in Keuterville, where he grew up. He attended Pine View Elementary School and St. Gertrude's Academy High School. Bob was drafted into the Army in 1951, and was stationed in Georgia and California and served in the Signal Corps. He was discharged in 1953.

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Mercedes Triana Garcia, 45 Cottonwood, Idaho

Mercedes Triana Garcia, 45, of Cottonwood, Idaho, passed away Nov. 10, 2015, at the Hospice House in Hayden, Idaho. Mercedes was born Dec. 8, 1969, in Key West, Fla., to Edward and Julie (Carreno) Garcia.

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Sports...in brief

Information about a trapper education course, upland bird hunting opportunities and the Snowhaven Ski Swap.

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Pirates repeat travel plan, hope to repeat championship

The Pirates made it there and back again, and they’re getting ready to go there again. That turn of phrase could apply equally to two treks. One would be the yearlong trip from the 2014 state championship to this year’s title game, during which the athletes involved also won a 1AD1 basketball title. The other would be last week’s the multi-day journey from the Camas Prairie to Malta — which neighbors the Utah state line southeast of Burley — where the Pirates knocked out Raft River 44-30 last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14.

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


Savages find a way all the way back

A fumble return moments into the 1AD2 semifinal showdown between Lighthouse Christian and Salmon River put SRHS behind the eight-ball — but not quite literally. The Savages stuffed the conversion attempt, regrouped, and struck back — all the way back to the championship round, which they had last reached in 2013.

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


Offense carries GHS to 2A title game

Last time Grangeville played for the state title, the 200-yard rusher was the name of the Bulldogs’ ground game, and the GHS passing attack played off the rhythm of Justin Robie’s bruising runs.

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

Thursday, November 12



‘To hear from Idahoans’ on Lochsa swap

Gov. Butch Otter is set to attend a meeting about the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange later this month in Grangeville, Sen. Jim Risch’s office noted among details released last Thursday, Nov. 5. Details as to time and place weren’t final when the senator announced the meeting last month, but Risch’s office confirmed it will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the GEMS gym.

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Wednesday, November 11

 

Veterans Day events planned

A variety of Veterans Day events are set for today, Wednesday, Nov. 11, including the following: Cottonwood •Cottonwood Joint School District 242 will present a program for veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., in the Prairie Elementary School Gym. All veterans and their family members are invited. Parents and the public are welcome to attend too.

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U.S. Army Band to perform with GHS students Thursday night

Idaho’s 25th Army Band will be performing alongside the Grangeville High School students Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., in the gymnasium. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Also performing will be both Varsity Blue and Concert Choir and the Grangeville band, performing joint pieces with the 25th Army Band.

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Jacob Ray Holcomb

Todd and Amanda Holcomb of Craigmont are the parents of a son, Jacob Ray, born Nov. 6, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. He joins a sister, Grace Ann Kaschmitter, 5.

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American Legion to meet Nov. 14

The Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 37 will meet at Oscar’s Restaurant Saturday, Nov. 14, noon for a no host lunch followed by a business meeting.

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GHS FFA adopts Christmas family

Grangeville High School FFA will adopt a family again this year for Christmas. Last year everything from food to gifts and wrapping paper was purchased locally for two families. Collections will begin Nov. 30 and end Dec. 18.

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Delays expected on Tahoe Road

Forest visitors can expect delays on Tahoe Road 286 starting at the Forest Service boundary to Lytle Cow Camp, the entire Forest Service road. Delays will likely last until Nov. 15. Two crews are currently working near the Forest Service boundary and moving further out the road installing culverts. The area would be best avoided, if possible, but the road will be open every evening and on the weekends.

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ICLP has ‘interesting, resilient’ year

“As President [Ernie] Robinson said, it has been an interesting year, but it has proven that your cooperative is resilient,” said Jake Eimers, general manager for Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative.

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Big Cedar Homemakers

On Oct. 14, 12 members of the Big Cedar Homemakers club and one guest, Lil Britton, met at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse, called to order by President Kris Perry.

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Grangeville Senior Citizens

The Nov. 2 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Jim Myers. Guests were Linda Wyman and Brigit Luebeck. The free dinner came to Dick Artley. There were 56 meals and 48 home delivered meals served.

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Pirates hold off Oakley’s best shot

Prairie made a few mistakes against one of the 1AD1 level’s tougher squads out of southern Idaho, but before Oakley scored three return touchdowns last Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, PHS had a lead locked in on the way to a 42-22 quarterfinal victory.

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Salmon River flattens Kendrick

Salmon River defeated Kendrick handily despite yielding the opening score by way of an unusual turnover. After the rough start, the Savages rattled off six consecutive scores and won 48-20 last Saturday, Nov. 6.

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Crafty Bowl Work

Mr. W. Evans of Clearwater again sold his wares at the Harpster Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 7. He has been making items with a scroll saw as a hobby, using a variety of different woods, for about four years.

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Fall Chore

Marc Dickinsin was busy raking leaves on Hill Street in Kamiah Saturday, Nov. 7. Brilliant colors shone along the river and through town as the day offered a little breeze to help bring down some of the colorful piles.

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A Bazaar Time In Kamiah

St. Catherine’s Fall dinner, bazaar, craft fair and Bingo was held Sunday, Nov. 8, at the church hall in Kamiah. Many area residents showed up to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a variety of activities including kids games, a raffle and silent auction. Here, women look over for sale bazaar items.

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Adding To The Beauty

This young girl gets the special face painting treatment at Saturday’s Riggins school carnival. The Salmon River PTO sponsored the Nov. 7 carnival, held at the Salmon River High School gym.

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GCF awards more than $3,500 locally in current grant cycle

“On behalf of Mrs. Stefani and Grangeville High School, I thank you for this grant award,” said GHS band president Dylan Canaday. Canaday accepted a grant of $300 from the Grangeville Community Foundation at its 2015 grant awards ceremony Thursday, Nov. 5, at The Gallery. In all, nine grants, for a total of $3,748, were awarded.

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Harpster site joins Samaritan’s Purse group to collect gifts for children in impoverished areas

This month, ALACCA Bible Camp will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Idaho County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

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Craft Fair Is Nov. 14

The 2015 Kooskia Arts and Craft Sale will held at The Outpost and The Old Opera House Theatre Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Thanksgiving potluck set for Nov. 22

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Thank you veterans for your service to the United States of America! You have given your dedication and lives to us… so this month of November, especially, we are giving honor to you as well as every day of the year.

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VA Health Care System is a ‘big mess’

Dave Myers served two tours of duty on helicopters in wartime Vietnam. A year ago, he became very ill following a surgery done at the VA Hospital in Spokane which turned into peritonitis with diabetic complications.

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Help decorate downtown Grangeville Nov. 13

Grangeville’s <strong>Umpqua Bank</strong> on Main Street is collecting hats, gloves and coats for those in need, through Dec. 1. A special emphasis is on the hats and gloves this year. Drop items off in the bank’s collection box. 983-0600.

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Turkey, Bingo on tap for Nov. 15

The annual Rebekahs turkey dinner and bingo will be held this Sunday, Nov. 15. Bingo starts at 10 a.m. and dinner begins at noon. Bring your quarters and your appetites. This is one of the Rebekahs biggest fund-raisers for the year. Support them because they support you. You all know what great cooks they are, so you won’t want to miss dinner.

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Stopping wave of area drug use

We know there are drugs in our town. We know these create problems in our town. We know people and neighborhoods who are affected by all of this in our town. We love our town. We hate to see any problems that negatively affect our town.

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SMH to sponsor ‘Angel Tree’

St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be sponsoring a Christmas “Angel Tree” for families in need of help getting through the holidays. Families in need are encouraged to call Stacie Jackson at 962-2326 (days) or 962-3201 (evenings). She will confidently record child’s name, age, gender, clothing size and gift request. Gift requests should not exceed $25.

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Tobacco tax proposal a short-term, lazy fix

Who isn’t for making an Idaho college education more affordable? And if you do that by bumping up the price of a pack of smokes, who’s to care? After all, it’s a dirty habit, it’s bad for your health and, well, who likes those smokers anyway. Right?

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Veterans Day dinner set

A salute of grateful appreciation to all veterans for their service to our country. Remember the community Veterans Day dinner at the VFW hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. For those of you interested in history, check out the book or book-on-tape, Unbroken. I haven’t seen the movie but, even if you have, the book is so well-written with much more detail than a movie could possibly have, that it is worth the read.

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Geology program to be held Saturday

On Saturday The Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will be hosting a program on the Geology of Idaho, presented by Dr. Bart Stryhas. The program is free to the public and will be in the Kooskia Community Center at 1 p.m. Come and learn everything you always wanted to know about Idaho’s unique geology.

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Tuesday, November 10



Thursday, November 5



Lochsa Land Exchange meeting slated Nov. 24 at GEMS

Gov. Butch Otter is set to attend a meeting about the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange later this month in Grangeville, Sen. Jim Risch's office noted among details released today. Details as to time and place weren't final when the senator announced the meeting last month, but today Risch's office confirmed it will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the GEMS gym. The meeting will include remarks by Risch, Otter, Idaho County Commissioners, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Western Pacific Timber, the Nez Perce Tribe and others. Panels will include retired Forest Service chief Dale Bosworth, "Stop the Swap" organizer Ray Anderson, representatives of the Idaho Recreation Council and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and retired Palouse Ranger District ranger Blake Ballard. The agenda allows 60 minutes for comments from citizens, who will be afforded the chance to talk for two minutes apiece. Risch will accept written comments through Dec. 11.

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Wednesday, November 4



Scorecard

Hunter success photos, football, bowling, trapshooting results.

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PHS advances; Salmon River postseason to open Saturday

For the second time in as many seasons, Prairie barged into the 1AD1 quarterfinal round with a lopsided win over Wallace. A year ago, PHS hung a 54-point margin of victory on the North Star League’s champion; last Friday night, the Pirates torched the Miners 72-6.

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Olsen, Barela and Tidwell place highly at state race

Last week, the Clearwater Tribune reported the hospitalization of Elvin Pfefferkorn — long-time track and field coach, who has also coached Clearwater Valley’s nascent cross-country team. Noting Pfefferkorn’s illness, CV activities director Kolby Krieger previously told the Free Press that it’s fair to say junior Cole Olsen has “kept the team afloat” in Pfefferkorn’s absence.

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Sports...in brief

Survey under way; Hunters encouraged to complete big game reports soon; Steelhead catch picks up: 10 hours per fish on the Little Salmon.

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Court Records

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

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County organizations make plans, work

On Oct. 26 the meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Stan Modrell and the prayer was given by Orville Biggers. The free dinner came to Linda Orcutt. There were 73 meals and 47 takeout meals served.

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Harpster: Locals collect gifts for impoverished children

This month, ALACCA Bible Camp will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Idaho County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

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State sells Timber Sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a sale on Oct. 30 at Kamiah. Lower Lolo Fire was sold to Blue North Forest Products, LLC.

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Stryhas to present program in Kooskia

Saturday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m, the Kooskia Community Library will host Dr. Bart Stryhas presenting the Geologic History of Idaho with special emphasis on local geology of the Kooskia area.

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Kamiah game day planned

Kamiah Community Library will again participate in International Games Day on Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the library at 505 Main Street.

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Author to speak in Kamiah

Dana Lohrey will speak on the early history of Kooskia at the Kamiah Welcome Center on Main Street Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.

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American Legion meets Nov. 4

Grangeville American Legion Post 37 will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at the Idaho National Guard Armory.

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Kooskia craft fair is Nov. 14

The 2015 Kooskia Arts and Craft Sale will be held at The Outpost and The Old Opera House Theatre Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Turkey dinner is Nov. 15

The Rebekahs turkey dinner will take place Sunday, Nov. 15. Bingo starts at 10 a.m.; dinner will be served starting at noon, until all gone.

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Kooskia Saddliers dinner set

The Kooskia Saddliers Thanksgiving dinner is set for Saturday, Nov. 7, with setup at noon and dinner at 1 p.m., at the Kooskia First Presbyterian Church off Broadway Street.

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Veterans need thanks through understanding

Honoring our veterans isn’t a problem around Idaho County -- recognizing their service and duty, and in living our lives to honor their daily gift of freedom. But as important, we need to find a way to show that sentiment in a practical way.

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Kooskia’s Umpqua collecting food; WB chamber sets meeting

Mark your calendars: Pets Pictures with Santa will be on Saturday Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Acres Nursery in Grangeville. Cost for a 5 x 7 color matted photo is $10. Pet owners are also invited to bring in dog and cat food, wet and dry, litter and monetary donations. For questions call Melinda at 983-5832.

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Carnival set for Saturday

Riggins school carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO is this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room.

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Veterans dinner set for Nov. 11 at VFW

Don’t forget the community Veterans Day dinner at the VFW hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. They will be serving pork roast, mashed potatoes and salad. If you would like, bring a potluck dish to go with the meal. Quilts of Valor will be presented to two of our veterans after the dinner. Winner of the Patriots Pen contest may be announced if there are entries.

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Homemakers are selling fresh swags

The Big Cedar Homemakers are now taking orders for their fresh evergreen Christmas Swags. The proceeds from these beautiful swags benefit the Tahoe Quick Response Unit, the Ridge Runner Fire Department and our local 4-H club. You can place your order with Gayle Tucker at 926-4931. Order deadline is Nov. 6.

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Credit union is first in scarecrow contest

It looks like fall is here, time to get your snow tires on. The calves are weaned and are doing very well. It isn’t even too noisy around here. It is time to clean out your garden if you have not done it yet.

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‘Yellow Pages’ in the works

We’re officially headed into winter. The clocks have turned back, the ghosts have gone, the leaves are falling and we’re thankful for the unknown blessings that are on the way. There was a great turnout at the Silver Dollar for the Halloween party. For those of us who missed it, you can always go on Facebook and see pictures, because what happened yesterday will be on Facebook today.

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Locals participate in LCSC 'Work Scholars' program

The Lewis-Clark State College Work Scholars Program was featured during the Idaho State Board of Education meeting in Lewiston Wednesday, Oct. 21. LCSC Work Scholars, including three from Cottonwood and Keuterville, were among the 11 students featured in a Student Poster Presentation at the meeting where students interacted with Idaho State Board of Education members, administrators from other Idaho colleges and universities, and member of the press. Their presentations examined the work they are doing and how their experiences will help shape their future careers.

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PHS girls net second v-ball title in a row

The hustles and heavy hits — the signature plays Prairie’s players delivered throughout the season — continued throughout the playoffs, resulting in a second consecutive 1AD1 state title for a group Pirates fans won’t soon forget.

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Bulldogs eliminate Vandals

Mid-way through the regular season, the Bulldogs posted a one-sided win over McCall-Donnelly on their home field. They delivered a similar beat-down last Friday night, Oct. 30, winning 48-21 and ending the Vandals’ season during the first round of the 2A playoffs.

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