Stories for September 2015

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Wednesday, September 30

 

Court Records: District/Magistrate

Debbie Ilene Morley, 56, DUI, $1,790.50, 2 years probation, 2 years determinate time, 3 years indeterminate time, penitentiary suspended, 180 days in county jail, 30 days absolute, will be allowed work release after initial 30 days.

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Government: Idaho County Commission

Notes from the Idaho County Commission Sept. 22. Guests/Presenters: Syd Fuzzell-Claims; Jerry Zumalt-Phone System Upgrade; Kathy Ackerman-Designation of Polling Places; Connie Jensen-Blyth and Richard Spencer-Fire Rehab Planning; Gene Meinen-BLM Right-of-Way; Kirk MacGregor-Ada County Pathology Agreement, Juvenile Detention MOU; Mark Frei-Solid Waste Mega Site Update; Kelly Lineberry-Request for Exemption of Church Property. Approvals: Claims totaling $140,150.64; Valence Phone Upgrade; Designation of polling places for November 3 election; Wage and salary increases as requested by department heads; Hiring of Cody Parker as Detention Officer; Levy Rates for Taxing Districts; Certificates of Residency; BLM Right-of-Way; Juvenile Detention MOU; Life Center Church exemption; Minutes of the Sept. 15 meeting. An official copy of the minutes of this meeting will be available at www.idahocounty.org upon approval by the Idaho County Board of Commissioners.

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Outdoor classroom has been teaching kids for 30 years

GIRL SCOUT CAMPGROUND — Pristine beauty, rugged dirt roads and a blazing fire make for an inviting campground. Add 50 sixth-grade students, a plethora of parent, teacher and community volunteers, and it’s Grangeville’s annual outdoor classroom event, or what’s commonly called The Sixth Grade Campout.

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Area’s mining history to be discussed at Thursday program

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude announces the 15th Annual Fall Lecture Series. These free events, held on Thursdays during the month of October, provide insights into the history of the region. Lectures begin at 7 p.m., and end at 8:30 p.m., and each event includes a Q&A session with the presenter. Light refreshments are provided.

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McAdow tags cow elk, upholds promise

“Every McAdow boy, when he graduates hunters ed, gets a complete custom-built rifle to his specifications,” Tom McAdow said last week. “Mine’s a Mauser 25-06.”

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Prairie handles CV, Kamiah stays perfect

The last week of the regular season continues to loom as potentially the Whitepine League’s largest, as Prairie and Kamiah stayed on course to collide on the Kubs’ field with unbeaten records.

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Scorecard

Football, golf, bowling, rodeo and Flamingo Fun Run results.

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Grangeville splits league opener, nets 10th win

Grangeville played its busiest week of the season so far, with seven matches in as many nights. GHS split the crucial ones last Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Maries. There, the Bulldogs opened Central Idaho League play with a win over Coeur d’Alene Charter and a loss to St. Maries.

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Parks, Kaschmitters power GHS win

For the second week in a row, Grangeville played a non-league opponent that Central Idaho League rival Orofino had already beaten. For the second week in a row, GHS won in a blowout, with a recent 62-19 win over Asotin sending a signal to the CIL: the Bulldogs mean business.

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Sports...in brief

Edwards Memorial roping event set; Holt wins library’s golf club raffle; Saddliers’ queen tryouts coming up; Saddliers’ queen tryouts coming up; Youth pheasant season opens Oct. 3; Hot summer affects chinook salmon.

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Supermoon

Skywatchers took in the celestial show Sunday evening, Sept. 27, with the first “supermoon” total lunar eclipse in more than three decades.

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Kamiah Library opens banned book display

The Kamiah Community Library invites the public to stop by 505 Main Street and view the display of “banned” books that have been challenged for their content. The library is celebrating Banned Books Week through Oct. 3. All week they are holding contests giving away copies of banned books on our Facebook and on Monday we gave away a copy of Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. More information on banned books can be found at www.bannedbooksweek.org.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 25; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 23; CHS Primeland, Sept. 28.

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Kids Klub begins fund-raising for its own building

Sometimes it takes year of planning – even nearly 20 years – for a project to come to fruition. Kids Klub, Inc., board members and staff know about that. The non-profit organization is currently researching and implementing funding options to build their one facility.

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Organizations

Cottonwood Senior Citizens; Grangeville Senior Citizens; Eagles Bingo set twice monthly.

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Then and Now

Pictured are (L-R) Steve Knutzen of Elk City and Tom Reilly of Grangeville who met up five years ago while on military duty in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The pair were photographed this month at Knutzen’s home in Elk City, meeting for the first time since their deployment. Knutzen is a retired U.S. Army colonel, and Reilly is a retired Marine sergeant major.

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Sitting Pretty

This little Yellow Warbler was slow to fly from a Free Press tree on a recent warm day.

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Hunter’s Feast set for October

The VFW Auxiliary invites the community and visitors to the annual “Hunters Feast” on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW hall. Donations of wild game, fish or birds to this effort would be appreciated. Bring your prepared dished to the dinner, but if you are unable to attend, frozen meats and dishes can be donated early and placed in the freezer in the kitchen. The auxiliary will furnish spaghetti and green salad. Contact Cocoa at 842-2466 or Marlene at 842-2804.

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Rec meeting on tap for Oct. 12

And there went September. Just a few quick notes today. Let’s make sure we have the date right for the next Parks and Rec meeting. It will be on Oct. 12 at the school. The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. We are looking for ways to come up with some much needed money for maintenance that is needed ASAP. If you have an idea, get a hold of Dean, Steve or Christy. Come to the next meeting on Oct. 12. Everyone is welcome!

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Emergency responders ‘Thanks’ party is Oct. 4

If you would like to show your gratitude to the emergency responders who were on duty now and during the recent fires, you will have your chance to do so on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Kamiah Riverfront Park. The Chamber of Commerce, City of Kamiah and the Kiwanis Club will be hosting a gathering for you to personally say, “thank you,” to those who work to help make us all safe. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m., with music, and the Kiwanis will provide free ice cream. Come and join your neighbors in telling your friends and neighbors who volunteer thanks for all they do.

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Education lawsuit will force sweeping consequences throughout Idaho

The lawsuit announced against the Boise School District is one worth watching because it will have sweeping consequences throughout Idaho. While the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s complaint is directed at the Boise School District, it’s not the only school in Idaho where taxpayers are being forced to subsidize labor union organizing activities.

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Large fires do more harm than good

In the Sept. 17 issue of the Star News was a viewpoint entitled “Fire is a part of nature not a demon.” Yes, a small fire of 100 acres or so would probably be beneficial to the forest and wildlife, but a fire of several thousand acres does more harm than good. But, by the same token, after a fire gets more than 10 acres in size the Forest Service, with their current fire suppression policy, has only two chances of putting the fire out, slim and none, without help from Mother Nature.

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Looking forward to what is next

Newspaper people can be a little self-important at times: We get to spout on about how we would change things if we were in charge and, at times, we get to choose who we congratulate. We also use up newsprint and black ink when we retire.

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Happy Fisherman

Pictured is Grady Ford, age 1, who caught his very first fish on a fishing trip Sept. 19 with his parents, Michelle and Dane Ford of Kooskia. The photo was taken at Campbell’s Pond above Orofino.

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St. Mary’s Foundation gives back to hospital

In 2015, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board has approved giving more than $88,000 in funds to the hospital. With these funds St. Mary’s has been able to purchase new lights and scales for the emergency room, new radios for the ambulance crew, a TV for the ultra sound room so OB patients can view their babies, and literature for the Alzheimer’s group. The bulk of the money will go toward purchasing new colonoscopes.

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Regional news

Stolen vehicle found in Lewiston; Books accidentally thrown out; City council met Sept. 21.

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Pretty In Pink

Runners were up bright and early Saturday morning, Sept. 26, for the second annual Flamingo Fun Run 5K, starting at Grangeville Lions Park. The fund-raising event benefits finding a cure for SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), the number one genetic killer of children younger than age 2. Saturday’s event drew 81 runners/walkers and raised more than $5,000. Pictured here is participant Ellie Harrison of Rigby. Flamingo Fun Run results are on page 10B.

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Renovation plans by BLM for boat ramps

Seven Salmon River boat ramps from Pine Bar to Shorts Bar will eventually be renovated, if a proposal the Bureau of Land Management published earlier this month goes off.

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Hands-on outdoor classroom has been teaching kids for 30 years

Pristine beauty, rugged dirt roads and a blazing fire make for an inviting campground. Add 50 sixth-grade students, a plethora of parent, teacher and community volunteers, and it’s Grangeville’s annual outdoor classroom event, or what’s commonly called The Sixth Grade Campout.

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Thursday, September 24



Thursday night volleyball: Savages win, Grangeville tops Summit

Salmon River made short work of Garden Valley, dropping a Long Pin Conference foe -- an outfit Savages coach Paula Tucker coached previously -- by scores of 25-11, 25-8, 25-6 Thursday night in Riggins. A tri-match in Grangeville went in Kendrick's favor, as the Tigers beat both the Bulldogs and Summit in four sets. GHS edged the Patriots in five sets (25-15, 20-25, 26-28, 25-20, 16-14).

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Wednesday, September 23

  

Harris erupts, Bulldogs rout Vandals

Layton Harris had a strong performance throwing the football during Grangeville’s 48-8 win over McCall-Donnelly last Friday night, Sept. 18. With 300 yards on pass plays, which averaged 30 yards per attempt, Harris delivered four touchdown throws.

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Bulldogs hold off upstart Savages

Grangeville finally won its own tournament, much to the relief of GHS head coach and tournament organizer Kelcey Edwards. “I was pleased,” Edwards said. “It’s the first time I’ve won our own tournament.”

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Sports...in brief

IDFG announces beginners’ page; ‘Think Pink’ tourney lands on Oct. 15; How to stop a poacher with a phone call; Clearwater Region fire restrictions lifted; Sage grouse will not be listed under ESA.

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McNab open house is Friday

We hope you will stop by the Free Press this Friday, Sept. 25, 1 to 3 p.m., for a retirement get-together for our publisher, Andy McNab.

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CVES students get up-close tour of fire camp

While walking to the Motorway Complex camp Sept. 15, the fourth and fifth graders of Clearwater Valley Elementary School were barraged with horns honking and waves from camp personnel as they traveled to their assignments for the day.

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Volleyball program celebrates 30 years at GHS

Volleyball was created in 1895 by a YMCA instructor. In 1964, it first appeared in the Olympics. In 1968, it became the NAIA’s 15th competitive sport. And 30 years ago, in 1985, volleyball made its way to Grangeville High School. * “I really pushed to get volleyball through,” said Sally Greene, who taught at Grangeville High School for five years in the ‘80s.

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John Lee Bailey III, 66

John Lee Bailey III, 66, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

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Baker to perform at Bible church

The free shopping day for the first annual Canyon Coat Drive in Riggins scheduled for Sept. 26 has been postponed for a later date in October.

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‘Mystery Night’ on tap for October

Hear ye, hear ye! All ye kings and queens, knights and nobles and peasants: thou hath been summoned to join the festivities of the 18th annual Mystery Night. “A Knight to Remember” will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Greencreek Community Hall.

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The Skunk Chronicles

You know when something happens and it has some humor but you can’t quite laugh about it yet? We had one of those moments Monday night, Sept. 14.

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Post-fire review in action on Tepee

With acreage unchanged since last week and containment nearing completion on the Tepee Springs Fire, federal land managers are under way on a post-fire assessment of the affected area. As of press time Tuesday, Sept. 22, the fire remained at 95,709 acres with 92-percent containment. The Payette National Forest reports the remaining 9 percent will be monitored, along the eastern flank.

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Saturday, September 19



Grangeville, Salmon River unbeaten in morning pool play

With volleyball action set to continue this afternoon, Grangeville and Salmon River both have three wins to their credit so far. GHS has beaten Summit Academy, Nezperce and Cascade, while Salmon River has beaten Cascade, Nezperce and Tri-Valley. Grangeville and Salmon River will square off during pool play later this afternoon, and that match appears likely to determine the top seed for the bracket round to follow. .

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Friday, September 18



Wednesday, September 16

        

Burned, dead timber says it all

We may not be out of the woods yet, but lower temperatures and higher humidity will go a long way to help firefighters whip regional fires.

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Council races contested Grangeville, White Bird; two seek cemetery district board spot

City council races in Grangeville and White Bird will be contested in the Nov. 3 elections. In Grangeville, three four-year-term council positions are open, sought by Amy Farris, Peter Lane, Daniel Gautney and Michael Peterson. In White Bird, the four-year-term mayor position is sought by Rick Alley and Rod Pilant. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Homer Brown, Janis Ann Owen-Comrie and Darlene Wadsworth.

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Lewis County Fair on tap Sept. 24-27

Looking to lose some weight before winter? Clearwater Valley Hospital and the Clinic’s Healthy Horizons program is gearing up this month to have several of their programs available to anyone interested in losing weight, and/or embracing a healthier lifestyle.

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Wildfire season winds down

The worst fire season in Idaho County’s long memory will be over soon, if wet weather now moving through the area delivers. As of last Friday, Sept. 11, the National Weather Service’s Missoula-based forecasters were anticipating a tenth of an inch of rain across the fire-afflicted region, but the line of storms that arrived Monday, Sept. 14, is now expected to bring about an inch of rain to many areas.

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Hooper will judge October art show

The start date for the Race Creek Bridge project is Monday, Sept. 21. Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled a public information meeting today, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at Riggins Community Center - Upper Level, to review schedules and plans for the Race Creek Bridge Project.

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Gimme Shelter

A land donation by the city would help spur on efforts for a proposed regional animal shelter located at Grangeville.

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Got spirit? GHS cheerleading squad grows

Somewhere in the past decade or so, Grangeville High School cheerleaders have gotten a bad rap. “I’m not sure when it happened, but somehow it became considered not cool or popular to be a cheerleader,” said GHS secretary Alecia Hagen.

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Prairie thumps Genesee

With a straight sets victory (26-24, 25-20, 25-15) win over Genesee last Thursday night, Sept. 14, Prairie swept one of the few Whitepine League teams to beat the Pirates last year.

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Errors cost G’ville at Troy; rematch moved

Troy’s height — embodied by Abbey Blum — proved disruptive during the Trojans’ three-set win (25-21, 25-21, 25-18) over Grangeville last Thursday, Sept. 10, but the GHS girls still committed too many errors in coach Kelcey Edwards’ estimation.

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Kubs break Lapwai’s line

The Kubs’ Whitepine League season opener was a full-on blowout at halftime, but unlike most blowouts, it was feverishly-contested during the second half.

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Bird hunting seasons open Saturday

Saturday, Sept. 19 marks the opening day for Idaho’s chukar, quail and gray partridge hunting seasons. Hunters need only have a valid 2015 hunting license to hunt chukar, quail and gray partridge.

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Sports...in brief

How to stop a poacher with a phone call; Sports open at GEMS; Soccer practice under way; tournament scheduled Oct. 17; ‘Think Pink’ tourney lands on Oct. 15; Wrestling sign-ups set.

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Tuesday, September 15



GHS ‘got better as a team’ despite loss

For the second time this season, Grangeville drove more than an hour to the north for the chance to square off against a larger school, and for the second time this season, the Bulldogs committed too many errors to put a scare into their opponents.

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Wednesday, September 9



Crop residue burning to resume in North Central Idaho

During the past week, air quality conditions in north central Idaho have steadily improved. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Nez Perce Tribe are advising the public that agricultural burning is expected to resume this week, contingent on local conditions.

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Calf producers considering weaning early

Fall calving has started in North Central Idaho. There is a growing number of cattle producers who have adopted a fall calving program. This is due in part to the wet, cold and muddy conditions in our area during the spring months. The fall calves are born in warm weather with no mud. It is easier on the calves.

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Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in key Farm Bill safety net programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

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Regional news

Family Dollar opens in New Meadows; Globe awards new gear to fire district; Bonners Ferry man sentenced for theft.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Lewiston Livestock Auction, Sept. 8; Grangeville (CHS Primeland) grain market, Sept. 8.

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Lawrence scores four in return

After a high hit, Jack Lawrence was sidelined for much of the Zero Week game against Moscow, but Lawrence showed no sign of injury last Friday night, Sept. 4.

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GHS wins opener

Grangeville’s first match of the year yielded a quick victory in straight sets over Cascade (25-4, 25-19, 25-20) last Thursday night, Sept. 3. Madison Brown and Abigail Stowell had four kills apiece, and six different GHS players hit for high percentages: Brown, Stowell, Darby Finnegan, Rachel Kelley, Kenzie Kennedy, and Sarah Wilson all put pressure on Cascade’s defense.

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Flamingo Fun Run set for Sept. 26

The Second Annual Flamingo Fun Run 5k is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 26. The race begins at 8 a.m., Lions Park, Grangeville. Cost is $20 for adults with shirt, $15 without and children 10 and younger, $10 with a shirt. Participants must register by Sept 16 to guarantee a T-shirt. Register at www.flamingofunrun.com.

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Fire restrictions lifted

The following agencies jointly announced fire restrictions are being lifted effective Sept. 10, except on land managed by IDFG: BLM, Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA), Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), Nez Perce Tribe Fire Management, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service (Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Nez Perce-Clearwater, Payette, and Wallowa-Whitman).

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Savages win first this fall

Salmon River built a 22-6 lead last Friday night, Sept. 4, holding Colton scoreless through the middle quarters. A couple of passing touchdowns made it close in the fourth quarter, but the Savages held on defensively and added a late touchdown for a 28-20 victory in their season opener. Tucker Boyd, Devin Buys and Canyon Harper each found their way to the end zone by way of short runs, and Boyd broke a 29-yarder for the clinching touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Riley Travis booked 19 tackles. Up next, the Savages (1-0) have the toughest team they’ll see all season: they play at Prairie at 7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 11.

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Wemhoff scores four TDs, lifts Pirates

If the preseason vote of Whitepine League coaches knocked Prairie off the top of the winners podium, the Pirates pushed much more forcefully for the league’s highest place with a 48-8 win over Genesee last Friday night, Sept. 4. Only one other WPL team — Troy — has a league win to its credit thus far. Meanwhile, top-voted Kamiah added a second shutout rout to its ledger — 46-0 over Pomeroy — albeit over a non-league opponent. That afternoon, Clearwater Valley won its season opener for the third straight year, crushing non-league Cascade 80-28.

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Sports...in brief

“Women on Target” clinic slated Sept. 12; Octoberfest co-ed softball mixer set; Fall soccer sign-ups slated Sept. 10; Wolf trapper course scheduled Sept. 12; Ask Fish and Game: Grouse permits.

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Gonzaga choir to perform at monastery

The Monastery of St. Gertrude will once again welcome the Gonzaga University Choir for a performance in the chapel this Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. The group will also provide music for 10:30 Mass that morning, including cantoring and favorite hymns. This will be the choir’s fifth performance at the Monastery and will conclude their annual retreat at Spirit Center.

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First Class To Graduate

Eight students graduated from the first ever Sts. Peter and Paul preschool class on May 30. Nine other preschoolers also received a certificate of achievement for completing their first year of preschool.

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Breakfast at PVBC Sept. 19

Men’s breakfast at Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird will be the third Saturday of September for this month only, Saturday, Sept. 19. Breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall at 7 a.m. All community men are welcome free of charge.

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Oregon man details 4,000-mile trek through region in new book

You may remember this guy from last year, passing north along U.S. Highway 95 with just his bicycle and cat, Marilyn, for company. Now you can read about his multi-state journey from southern California and through the Pacific Northwest into Oregon in his recently self-published book, Fog on Fire: 4,000 miles on the road.

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Violet Carolina Hill

Brock and Brandy Hill of Felton, Calif., are the parents of a daughter, Violet Carolina, born July 31, 2015, at Sutter Maternity Center in Santa Cruz, Calif. She weighed seven pounds and was 18-3/4 inches long.

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Quilt show results announced

There were approximately 196 visitors stopped by, despite the rain, at the Central Idaho Quilt Guild’s 20th annual Quilt Show held this past weekend. There were 113 pieces entered in 18 categories.

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Community...in brief

GHS parents: Save the date of Sept. 16 for open house; WB Rec District sets Sept. 19 meeting; Grangeville ‘Little Britches’ screening set for Oct. 8, 9; CV music department seeks donations; Clearwater meal set for Sept. 16; Community sale is Sept. 12 at Tahoe; Navajo taco dinner planned for Sept. 19.

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A Laugh Between Friends

A cloudy Saturday, but the rain held off for the duration of the annual Kamiah BBQ Days parade. Among the entries Sept. 5 was the Kamiah High School Class of 1960 that included this happy pair: (L-R) Vickie Ayars Harman and Jo Hendren Page.

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Big Cedar feed is Sept. 19

On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 5-7 p.m., the Big Cedar Homemakers will have their annual taco feed. This is an amazing group that does an awesome job of taking care of the historic Big Cedar Schoolhouse as well as helping other groups in our community. Do go to this fund-raiser and enjoy a really good meal and great conversation.

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Community invited to school meet, greet

It feels like fall is starting to set in. I’ve even seen smoke coming from some chimneys. The rain has been a well-needed blessing. I’m hoping God puts those fires out before the entire region burns up. It breaks my heart to know that my children’s children will never see those forests the way I did.

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Kamiah: A time to celebrate

With the region now in recovery mode from recent devastating wildfires, the 79th annual Kamiah Barbecue Days event Sept. 4-6 provided the community an opportunity to come together and a respite from the recent chaos. Downtown was packed last Saturday as the Main Street grand parade highlighted community businesses, organizations, as well as representatives from fire and emergency services. Pictured here, children watch the oncoming parade with the backdrop behind Kamiah of blackened hills from the August wildfires. Event results are on page 6A.

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Kooskia Saddliers

The Kooskia Saddliers met at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena. Attendees: Lauretta Crabtree, Paula Davis, Madelon Gribble, Louise Haukedahl, Debbie Needham, LeAnn Nelson, Elaine Pearsons, Tammy Westfall, Emily Wiley.

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Crazy Critters 4-H

On Aug. 5, Crazy Critters 4-H meeting was held. The attendance for the morning was three guests, seven parents, two leaders and seven members.

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Cottonwood Senior Citizens

Agnes Forsman opened the Sept. 1 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and Larry Clark led the dinner prayer.

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Face challenging times, period of disablement

We have a crisis of church and state. Of the perception of authority and governance and the global shift from the analog world of agriculture and the industrial period to the high speed algorithmic programs whose strategies and systemic relations are based on digital mechanisms that increase the volatility we experience in all things that affect us.

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Deputy John Huston remembered

Twenty-six years ago this month on Sept. 22, 1989, Deputy Sheriff John Huston was struck and killed by a drunk driver while operating a roadblock during a search for two escaped prisoners from the North Idaho Correctional Institution.

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Gratitude trumps blame in fire issue

With the very serious fire season we have experienced some folks, me included, are trying to determine who we should hold accountable for the intensity of the fires that have destroyed so much and harmed so many.

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‘Farcing’ an online threat from false friend

Beware of strangers: That’s good advice for any age, especially for adults who are into social media. And if you’ve been on sites such as Facebook long enough, chances are you’ve run into your share of strangers, some of who may have been scammers looking to friend you and steal your identity.

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Sept. 15 disaster relief meeting set for Kamiah

A public information meeting for agriculture producers and landowners affected by the recent fires and drought will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, 9 to 11:30 a.m., at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street, in Kamiah.

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Wildfire energy cut by cooler weather

Coinciding with the start of September, cooler weather and widespread rain began taking much of the energy out of the wildfires that had shown explosive growth last month.

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Off and Running

The first cross-country meet of the season brought runners from as far away as Potlatch and Logos to the Grangeville Country Club last Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3 — as well as the whole host of local runners from Clearwater Valley, Grangeville, Highland and Prairie high schools.

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Wednesday, September 2

    

Fire meetings keep residents updated

Teepee Springs Fire burning up the Big Salmon River area to the north and the Little Salmon River area to the south has burned 78,000 acres and has kept Salmon River Canyon smoky and in “fire watch” mode.

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GROW healthy kids, communities

Look out across any school playground in your community and notice a harsh reality: about one out of every three children is overweight or obese.

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Saturday blowup doubles Tepee fire size

The Tepee Springs fire claimed another 15,000 acres to a total of roughly 40,000 last Friday, and it more than doubled in size after last Saturday’s winds pushed it north of the Salmon River. The fire reportedly totaled 91,000 acres – 142 square miles – as of Sept. 1.

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Pirates split at Lewiston

With a trip to the tournament last Saturday, Aug. 29, in Lewiston, the Pirates opened earlier than most local volleyball teams — and picked up a solid victory over the host Bengals in pool play.

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Deary tops Summit on opening night

Deary pulled out a straight-sets victory over Summit at Highland High School last Thursday night, Aug. 27, with scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-14 all in the Mustangs’ favor.

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Bears blast Bulldogs

The host Bears returned Grangeville’s first kickoff of the season 85 yards for a touchdown, then stopped the GHS offense three-and-out despite committing an encroachment penalty on the game’s first snap. Then Moscow’s Devin Carscallen completed a 52-yard strike to Collin Niehenke on their first play from scrimmage, putting Grangeville behind by a 13-0 score less than two minutes into the game.

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CPP has new teacher

There’s a new face at Camas Prairie Preschool. Make that two new faces. Danielle Grow of Greencreek is the new teacher at the school and brings with her 3-year-old daughter, Lainey.

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Barbecue Days to proceed, despite fires

“The chamber felt that it was important to have a time for the community to come together and have a respite from all the chaos of the last month,” said Kamiah Chamber of Commerce President Robert Simmons.

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Back To School At CV

School started Tuesday, Sept. 1, for Clearwater Valley schools, delayed due to regional fires and that CV Elementary School was being used as an American Red Cross emergency shelter.

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Kubs smoke Oakley; most teams open this Friday

Chris Pethtel’s impact at end was felt immediately, as the Kamiah senior housed a 42-yard completion from quarterback Parker Whipple early in the Kubs’ 38-0 blowout of Oakley last Friday night, Aug. 28.

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Sports...in brief

“Women on Target” clinic slated Sept. 12; Octoberfest co-ed softball mixer set; Second Salmon Run cancelled by fire; Fall soccer sign-ups slated Sept. 10; Second tags still available; discount prices ended Sept. 1.

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Bingo supplies donated to Harpster

Jan Adams of the Harpster Community Building committee would like to thank the Elk City VFW Auxiliary for their donations of the bingo supplies including a reader board, the bingo machine and various other supplies.

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Last summer Mass set for Holy Cross

After the rain Saturday evening, I went outside just to look at the blue sky! It was beautiful. More rain on Sunday should have been of some help to the firefighters. The full moon was something to see also.

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Tuesday, September 1



Identifying wildfire hazards to structures in Elk City

Recent rainfall gave firefighters a much needed reprieve to allow work to create defensible space for properties in the Elk City township. A structure assessment group is working in Elk City to identify hazardous fuels and ways homeowners can reduce the risk of wildfires damaging or destroying homes and other buildings on their properties.

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