Stories for October 2015


Friday, October 30

Wednesday, October 28

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Oct. 23; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Oct. 21; Grangeville Grain Market (CHS Primeland), Oct. 27.

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Idaho child poverty rates remains at 19 percent

Idaho remained unchanged in 2013-14 in its child poverty rate which remained at 19 percent, the same for Idaho County, while several states including Mississippi, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Arkansas and Montana all saw declines in children who fell at or below the federal poverty rate. By comparison, Alaska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Hawaii, Vermont and Minnesota all saw increases in their child poverty rates.

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Talkin’ About Old Iron, Golden Times

Grangeville hosted members of Chapter 14 Inland Northwest Crawlers of the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club (ACMOC) for a two-day weekend event, Oct. 24-25. More than 23 people attended, including participants from Montana and British Columbia, and visited area collections of Don and Charlotte DeArmond, and Ted Billups (pictured talking in center). ACMOC members gather to talk shop, as well as to encourage interest in old Caterpillar machinery. Chapter 14 president is John Hahn of Craigmont.

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GHS grad tours world, starts business

“I would rather own little and see the world, than own the world and see little of it.” — Alexander Sattler LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Standout Grangeville athlete and scholar Kylie Brown Chenn has quite literally been around the world since her 2011 Grangeville High School graduation.

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Oct. 12 Kooskia - Agency assist with interviews Harpster area/NRR; Neighbor dispute Woodland Rd/NRR; Hunters trespassing Larradon Dr/TRA – FISH & GAME; Dead deer needing picked up Hwy 12 MP 71/NRR; Medical Crane Hill Rd; Grangeville - Reckless driver Hwy 95 MP 247/UTL; Riggins - Welfare check North Salmon River Dr/UTL; Welfare check on overdue hunters, subjects located & OK Allison Creek/NRR; Elk City - Medical Bullock Ln; GPD - Property damage South D St; Medical West Main St; Medical North Idaho Ave; CPD - Medical Foster St; Loose dog Bash St; Vicious dog Hogan St.

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Tuesday, Oct. 6 Violating no contact order. RP advised of a hunter on family’s land and there are no hunting and no trespassing signs on the property. RP would like an officer to head out there and take a look. RP is heading out that direction to check things out as well.

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Savages top Tri Valley

Canyon Harper scored three touchdowns during a 20-8 win over Tri Valley last Friday, Oct. 23. All of Harper’s scores came during the second half. The win kept Salmon River atop the Long Pin Conference standings.

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Bulldogs brace for first-round foe McCall

A tough-as-nails Sandpoint squad took a steady-as-she-goes approach to the season finale last Saturday, Oct. 24, at GHS, and took down the Bulldogs 47-12. Beyond the roster — Sandpoint’s side of which was printed in fine point, like the disclaimer on an insurance contract, so as to include all 56 upperclassmen on the squad — the mismatch wasn’t evident at the outset.

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Prairie, Salmon River on to state

Prairie’s bid to defend its state title cleared a key roadblock with a win over Lapwai last week, but the Pirates had one other bit of business to attend to before turning their attention to the likes of Butte County and Oakley. PHS took its second consecutive district title with a five-set win over Troy (22-25, 25-23, 25-12, 23-25, 15-9) on Oct. 21 at the LCSC Activity Center.

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Five locals qualify

Clearwater Valley’s Cole Olsen placed second at the 1AD1 boys regional last Thursday, Oct. 22, with a PR time (16:59) he attributed in part to the heightened competition.

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Youth Soccer

Idaho County Youth soccer players had their end of fall games Saturday, Oct. 17, at Lions Park.

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Mass Band

More than 200 junior high students from schools throughout the region gathered at Grangeville High School for Mass Band Oct. 21.

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Tina Marie Robinson

Dennis and Carey Robinson of Grangeville are the parents of a daughter, Tina Marie, born Oct. 24, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. She weighed seven pounds and was 20-3/4 inches long. She joins a sister, Rachel.

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Conservation Corps gets state recognition

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC), a collaborative effort that resulted in employment and natural resource training for 20 North Central Idaho youth this past summer, has been recognized as the State of Idaho’s “2015 Outstanding Project” by the Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association.

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GCF to award grants Nov. 5; Assumption Parish dinner set for Sunday, Nov. 1; St. Catherine’s dinner, bazaar on tap for Sunday, Nov. 8; Walking Club to meet Tuesdays, Thursdays, possibly Fridays; Handmade wreaths will be ready for Christmas; Christmas in the Pines is in Winchester Nov. 7; Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Nov. 4; KFD/EMS ‘Big Buck’ breakfast set for Nov. 7; Kooskia Saddliers annual dinner set for Nov. 7.

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Fall Lecture Series: Branting to discuss maladies

It is easy to forget that previous generations did not have the level of healthcare that exists now. Not even 150 years ago, a simple infection from a cut could mean death and the lack of understanding about nutrition and hygiene resulted in many illnesses that have now been eradicated. Even relatively recent developments in dentistry and surgery would have many of us envying our ancestors and their simpler lifestyles much less.

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Rifle Winner

Ken Tuning, president of 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club, presenting the Henry 30/30 octagon barrel rifle to Wayne Weathers, Jr., at Kooskia Feed and Supply. The winning ticket was drawn at the October meeting of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club.

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Sweet Treat Makers

Prairie schools put on a Halloween carnival and haunted house at the former Prairie Elementary School building Saturday night, Oct. 24. Making cotton candy for the attendees are carnival night volunteers Teena Poxleitner and Dave Dousett.

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Library open Wednesdays

For those of you who like cribbage, it is starting again on Nov. 1. It will be at the VFW hall on Sundays at 1 p.m.

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Harpster craft fair set for Nov. 7

Harpster’s 27th annual Christmas fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the community building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All kinds of different products from many vendors, free coffee, and hot lunch available with pies and desserts, and two drawing will be held that day. One is the famous 50-50 drawing with half the cash going to the building upkeep, and half going to one winner. Tickets for the pick-a-prize are $1 each or six for $5. A huge table full of prizes, you select the prize you want when your ticket is drawn.

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Elections set Nov. 3; vote at school Tuesday

The Halloween party last Saturday was a lot of fun. There was a big turnout of ghosts and goblins, as always. This year there were quite a few jack-o-lanterns too. Darla would like to say thank you to everyone who helped out and thank you for all the donations that made it possible. It takes a bunch of people to make it work. I overheard an out-of-town kid saying how cool the Halloween party was and that there was nothing like that in their town.

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SRHS volleyballers are district champs

Congratulations to the Salmon River High School volleyball girls for their district championship title for the first time in SRHS volleyball history! Miranda Hofflander, Sarah Laritz, Maddy Tucker, Payton Branstetter, Ryan Simonson, Hannah Cornforth, Chevelle Shepherd, Diah Galland and Taylor Ledgerwood, with coaches, Paula Tucker and Layne Paradis, are now on their way to the state volleyball tournament at Lewiston High School in Lewiston this Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.! Go, Lady Savages!

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Education purpose? ‘To get to heaven’

The youth group from the Tri-Parish would like to help the needy in our area through collecting canned food. They will be going house-to-house from 6-7:30 p.m. asking for donations for our local food bank on Oct. 28 throughout the Cottonwood and Ferdinand areas. They will appreciate any help in supporting the needy! Anyone who does not live in these two communities but still wishes to donate, may call the office at 962-3214 and make arrangements to leave off their donations.

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Winds of Change: County’s elk herd at a crossroads

The morning breeze has turned crisp around Grangeville. The birch leaves, now donning their fall colors are torn from the limbs by a wind that whispers with every gust of a coming winter. There is an unmistakable bustle about town. Local businesses are preparing for travelers from near and far as we sit at the cusp of an event that is a yearly ritual for our community:

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Sanders: only one to trust to get big money out of politics

As someone who grew up in Grangeville and is also very politically active, I always try and think of candidates in terms of who I feel will best lift up places like my hometown. Which candidate will best move America in a direction that will benefit the people I grew up with and the people who helped mold me. In 2016 that candidate has to be Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who Americans can trust to get big campaign money out of politics.

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Looking to solve 1945 murder of her father

Seventy years ago, on Nov. 9, 1945, an unknown person rested a .22-caliber rifle atop a gatepost outside the newly built home of my father, Harold (Neil) Bonner, and my family on Upper Ford’s Creek north of Orofino, and shot through the glass window. To this day, this nightmare murder of my dad has not been resolved.

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Benjamin weighs in on one-word response

Shelly Dumas’ one-word response (“huh?”) to Jim Chmelik’s guest commentary with its excellent historical analogy, brought to mind a quote by Benjamin Franklin: “It is the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

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In The News

Roads to close accessing Woodrat Mountain; Two positions open on Grangeville Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Wellness Fair is Nov. 7 at The Gym

The Gym will host a wellness fair Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Syringa Hospital, Irwin Drug, the University of Idaho Extension office and several other local services as well as vendors offering health and wellness related items, such as herbal tinctures and salves, natural perfumes and body care, will be there.

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Asker’s promotion in full swing

All veterans are invited to stop by The Hangout in Cottonwood on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, for a free bacon cheeseburger, fries and drink for lunch.

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Regional news

Weapon accidentally discharges; New signs installed near football field; Lapwai man pleads guilty to charge.

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Spook Show

All manner of characters — from spooks to Disney heroines and a couple of Caitlyn Jenners — were in attendance at the Kids Klub Halloween Costume Ball last Saturday, Oct 24, held at the Grangeville Elks Lodge. Rubbing shoulders at the well-attended event included this scary couple, Kelly and John Bambacigno. Halloween events continue this week and into Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Death In The Family

Members of Cornerstone Theater performed the comedy/drama, A Manor of Life and Death, last Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, at the United Methodist Church in Grangeville. The story involved the murder of a universally disliked family patriarch, and the twist ending of an audience member being singled out as the culprit involved in the crime. All proceeds from the performances will go to benefit the Kamiah Fire Victims Fund. Pictured here are (L-R) Inspector Green (Felicia Seigler), Marcus (Rachel Gulotta) and Angela (Rose Sherrer).

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Planned Kamiah outage starts Nov. 4 night

Equipment replacement will require a three-hour scheduled outage starting next Wednesday night, Nov. 4, affecting both Avista and Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative customers.

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Ordinance may focus solely on helicopters

Throw out what you may have heard about regulations or prohibitions on helicopters and helipads within the city of Grangeville. The issue remains an open book continuing to be shaped by council comment and expected further public discussions.

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Thursday, October 22

Pirates seize district title

Behind Abbey Blum's huge night formidable Troy took the Prairie girls to five games, but the Pirates surged at the end to add another trophy to their burgeoning collection.

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Wednesday, October 21


Fall chinook runs booming, but overlooked

Big fish, and lots of them. What’s not to like? When it comes to Idaho’s fall chinook, the answer is not as simple as you might think, but the fall chinook are in Idaho in near-record numbers and anglers are catching them.

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Who let that dog out? Lewis fetches football tee at games

“The only thing that could have made that better was if that dog was a bulldog!” a fan laughed at Grangeville High School’s homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 16. “That” was Joe and Kitty Rodriguez’s dog, Lewis, retrieving the kicking tee after each kick-off and field goal.

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Response to Jim Chmelik’s guest editorial in the Oct. 14 Free Press:

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Pirates-Kubs showdown drops Friday

As observers across North Central Idaho anticipated, the Kubs and the Pirates both kept up perfect Whitepine League records — but one win streak will end in what fans of all stripes figure will be an epic confrontation at 7 p.m. this Friday night, Oct. 23, at Kamiah.

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What Goes Up ...

Nearly 40 people participated Saturday, Oct. 17, in the 2015 Fall Enduro Halloween Classic...

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ID found at scene leads police to felony damage suspect

As helpful as shoe and fingerprint evidence were in leading to a suspect in an early Saturday morning vehicle vandalism at the Idaho County Free Press, another piece found at the scene pointed the finger even more clearly: his driver’s license.

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Supreme Court affirms dismissal of solid waste suit

The Idaho Supreme Court recently affirmed a district court judgment dismissing a civil suit by Grangeville-based Walco, Inc., against Idaho County for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets during contract negotiation for solid waste disposal services.

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Halloween party is this Saturday

The Halloween party is this Saturday, Oct. 24. It just sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? There will be the traditional costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest for the kids, games, refreshments and the cakewalk.

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Library to aid in novel writing

Do you enjoy writing? Well, here is a chance to show others what you can do. Kamiah Community Library will be participating in National Novel Writing Month which is in November and you are invited to join the fun. Drop by the library and pick up an orientation packet and get all the information you will need to participate.

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P1FCU makes $3,587 donation to GHS

For the past years, P1FCU (Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union) has donated more than $65,000 to area high school athletic programs through a program called “Points for Dollars.” For each point scored at home games in football, basketball, volleyball and baseball, Potlatch donated $1 per point scored.

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Artwork on display at Pine Tree

The Grangeville Pine Tree Community Credit Union’s fourth 2015 quarterly art display went up Oct. 7. Six artists’ works from the Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) are on display through December.

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Enrollment rises in most area school districts

Area school districts are seeing several ups and a few downs with enrollment for the 2015-16 school year. Mountain View School District 244, which encompasses schools in Grangeville, Kooskia and Elk City, saw a 59 student rise during the 2014-15 school year. Cottonwood's Joint School District 242 also saw a rise from the previous year, up 19 from last year. Riggins’ Salmon River Joint School District 243 also saw an increase of 10 students more this school year.

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Wednesday, October 14

Fire managers extend closed fire season

Continued dry conditions and unseasonably high fire danger statewide have prompted State of Idaho fire managers to extend the period required under law to obtain a fire safety burn permit for certain controlled burn activities. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) will extend “closed fire season” until further notice.

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Football, rodeo, bowling and cross-country results.

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Happy Hunting

The 2015 hunting season has already been fruitful for many area hunters, including those who took to the hills near communities across Idaho County.

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Bulldogs, Maniacs to meet at district tourney

Although the outcome of one league match remained unknown at press time, the district tournament seeds ripened last Saturday, Oct. 10, when St. Maries secured the top spot by beating both Grangeville and Orofino.

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GHS hijacks CIL lead

The big game last week was at St. Maries, and Grangeville’s Oct. 9 victory there only adds weight to this week’s homecoming game at GHS. Having struck down the Lumberjacks, the Bulldogs will host rival Orofino at 7 p.m. this Friday night, Oct. 16.

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Mustangs no match for Long Pin Conference-leading Savages

Salmon River coach Charlie Shepherd praised his offensive and defensive lines for their play against Horseshoe Bend on a night the host Savages were clearly amped up for homecoming, a night the visiting Mustangs were clearly overmatched in a 60-6 SRHS win last Friday night, Oct. 9.

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Waterfowl, pheasant seasons open Oct. 17; Enduro races slated Saturday, Oct. 17; Softball tourney, home run derby coming up Oct. 17; Fun Run slated; Ski swap slated to run two days, Nov. 20-21; Fall Night Shoot starts today, Oct. 14.

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Story Time

Grangeville Centennial Library librarian Becky Hosman reads a book about different types of homes to children at Story Hour Oct. 7. Preschool kids’ Story Hour is each Wednesday, 1–1:45 p.m., at the library.

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Jack A. Wonder, 66

Jack A. Wonder, 66, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Syringa Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Jerry A. Key, 64

Jerry A. Key, 64 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at the Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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Kamiah library sets activities

Kamiah Community Library would like to invite any aspiring authors in the area to consider participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November.

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Clearwater luncheon is Oct. 21

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Oct. 21, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church.

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Yard sale on tap for Oct. 17

yard sale is set for the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 515 W. N. 2nd Street and all proceeds will go toward the Cornerstone Christian Learning Center at the church.

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Scholarship meeting is Oct. 21

Grangeville High School will be holding a scholarship meeting for parents and students who are interested in what’s available. The meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6 - 7 p.m. in the GHS library.

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Pumpkin carving party is Oct. 25

The 10th annual pumpkin carving party will be held at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free. Children need to be accompanied by an adults.

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Eagles breakfast set for Oct. 18

The Grangeville Eagles will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $7 this Sunday, Oct. 18, 7 a.m. to noon, to benefit P.E.O. Chapter AC in Grangeville.

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Brats, Brew Fest slated for Oct. 24

Prairie Community Library will sponsor its annual Brats and Brew Fest fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 24. An authentic German dinner will be served at the Cottonwood Community Hall at 6 p.m. with wine tasting to be held at 5 p.m.

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Cribbage tourney set to start

The annual 6-month cribbage tournament will start at the Silver Dollar Bar downtown White Bird Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Call 839-2293 with questions.

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Kamiah concert set for Oct. 17

Former Kamiah resident Sandy Fraizer Riggers is working with the Kamiah American Legion to put on a fund-raiser for the Legion Hall Oct. 17.

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‘Working for the public to keep trails open’

Annually, across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, many volunteer and partnership efforts are in place to help keep trails open for everyone. On the Salmon River Ranger District, there are approximately 230 miles of open motorized trails offering awesome recreational opportunities. Ever wonder who helps the Forest Service maintain those trails?

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Risch to hear Lochsa land swap views

In 2013, Idaho’s congressional delegation asked the Forest Service not to proceed. The Nov. 23 meeting reopens the possibility a trade could go forward through Congress, which WPT greeted as welcome news.

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City eyes ban on helipads, helicopters

Revisiting an issue that drew strong community interest this past spring, the Grangeville City Council is considering an ordinance to prohibit operating a helipad or helicopters within the municipal limits.

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Parade Of Color

More than 50 dancers and as many spectators came out Friday night, Oct. 9, for the Chief Lookingglass PowWow celebration at the Wa’A’Yas Center in Kamiah.

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Clinics have weight-loss programs available

Very quiet this week. Everyone is getting ready for winter and the holidays. The county fairs and parades are done and residents are busy putting away summer’s cut wood and food for a long and cold winter.

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Feast is Oct. 17

Anyone who has activities planned for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, e-mail me at so I can start informing readers of this column.

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Team spirit showed in IOOF Hall remodel

Congratulations to all those contributors to the newly remodeled IOOF Hall in White Bird. The team spirit of Idaho County is a hallmark of the volunteerism where citizens display a common interest.

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Letter from an environmental jail

If you have not read Martin Luther King’s, “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” you should. Though I do not write from a jail I feel the cold hard floor of the concrete and the imposing presence of the dark steel bars that are encaging the West. We struggle for equal access to opportunity and a better way to live.

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Wednesday, October 7


Four candidates vie for three city positions

Four candidates are vying for three four-year-term positions on the Grangeville City Council in the Nov. 3 elections: newcomers Amy Farris and Daniel Gautney, and incumbents Peter Lane and Michael Peterson.

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Mayor, council positions contested in city races

For the City of White Bird, the mayor and two council positions – all four-year terms – are up for decision in the Nov. 3 election. Running for mayor is incumbent Rick Alley and challenger Rod Pilant. Council seats are sought by Homer, Brown, and incumbents Janis Ann Owen-Comrie and Darlene Wadsworth.

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Reversal on negligence ruling opens way for plaintiff claim against IFG

A 2010 helicopter crash killed two state employees and a private helicopter pilot, and a jury eventually “could conclude that the accident would not have happened” if not for negligence on the part of one of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologists who died in the Kamiah-area wreck five years ago.

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Kamiah EMS providers honored for efforts during August fires

More than 100 people attended the afternoon Oct. 5 recognition ceremony at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park, honoring volunteer firefighters, EMTs and city and county law enforcement with multiple praises for individual dedication, selflessness, bravery and also determination to push through the exhaustion for days of effort to protect and serve the community threatened by wildfire in August as part of the Clearwater Complex.

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Piano up for grabs at Holy Cross

The Historical Lecture Series has begun at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. These events, held on Thursdays during the month of October, provide insights into the history of our region and presentations on topics of interest to the local public. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

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Watch for Democrats at Halloween this year

A friend told me she is going trick-or-treating this year dressed as a Democrat. She’s going to steal half of the candy from the kids along the way and give it to the ones too lazy to come out.

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Petco Foundation helped pet owners affected by fire

Animal Ark wants the Idaho County community to know the Petco Foundation provided financial aid as well as pet food and pet supplies to aid us in helping the pet owners whose pets were impacted and displaced by the fires in Kamiah and surrounding area.

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EMT units need you to step up this fall

I’m sure that the residents of Kooskia and the outlying areas expect either the fire engine or the ambulance to show up at their front door when they call 911. Because some dedicated individuals volunteered their time and energy, this has not been a problem.

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Enhance community accountability for stalking; afford protection

Makeala Zabel-Gravvatt, a Boise resident, was recently shot in the backyard of her home by Christopher Wirfs, who had been stalking her over the last few months. This particular incident calls attention to the overlooked and underreported crime of stalking and highlights the critical program and policy changes needed to enhance the safety of individuals who experience stalking.

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Scribner, Tucker: epitome of working board members

All too often nowadays there are those who want glory for the sake of looking good and are not willing to put in any elbow grease. That is definitely not the case for Grangeville’s Judy Scribner and Kooskia’s Dick Tucker.

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Trapshoot event starts Oct. 14

Cottonwood Gun Club will host its annual Fall Night Shoot, a six-week trapshooting event that begins Oct. 14, with a practice night on Oct. 7.

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Hoping for Heels

The Terry Edwards Memorial Roping, held last Saturday, Oct. 3, was organized by the Edwards family, and was dedicated to celebrating the life of the late Terry Edwards.

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IDFG survey targets auction tag interest

Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering opinions from hunters about possibly changing controlled-hunt drawing odds and increasing the number of big-game tags offered through auction.

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Steelhead counts picking up

The number of steelhead migrating into Idaho is increasing, as counts over Lower Granite Dam have been in the thousands for about three weeks now.

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Bashaw charged with trespass, wasting

Robert S. Bashaw, 24, of Grangeville, was due to appear in magistrate court Tuesday, Oct. 6, on charges that he trespassed on private property south of town, shot a whitetail deer out of season and left it to waste.

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Bowlerettes league seeks new bowlers

The Bowlerettes are looking for women to join the league for the 2015-2016 bowling season. The Bowlerettes are a Monday night women’s league at Camas Lanes in Grangeville.

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Life Chain

Approximately 75 residents from the Clearwater Valley region gathered along Third Street and to the Kamiah Bridge in Kamiah on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, as part of a Life Chain, a pro-life event where participants pray and stand with signs as witness for “preborns imperiled by surgical mutilation and abortive birth controls.”

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Through the fire: A dome of protection

As darkness began to set, it was both horrifying and oddly beautiful to watch the firestorm race across the hillsides of our community. From the deck in my backyard, I had a front row view as the fire seemed to devour everything in its path.

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County authorized for CRP haying, grazing use

Idaho County is one of eight counties in the state authorized by the Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee for emergency haying and grazing use through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres due to drought.

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Thursday, October 1


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