As of Tuesday, April 5, 2016
ELK CITY Important: There will be a meeting concerning the slide at 1 p.m. at the Elk City School on Thursday, April 7. ITD, the contractor, and the county will be represented there. Be sure to bring your questions and concerns.
The DRAMVU plan (Nez Perce National Forest Motorized Travel Plan) that started in 2007 is shortly scheduled to go into effect. The final objection period closes on April 15. The plan will stop all motorized cross-country vehicle travel anywhere on the forest, limit travel to specifically designated open trails and roads which have been greatly reduced that have restrictions on camping, parking, etc.
Also, the Small Scale Suction Dredging Project final objection period closes on April 11. This effectively restricts small dredges operating on the South Fork Clearwater River to a handful of valid claimants and recreational users.
For info about either, contact Mike Cook or any of our county commissioners, or me.
The impacts of both these have major impacts and implications for our traditional uses of public land.
Peg Gehring FNP from St Mary’s will be at the Elk City Medical Clinic on April 19. Be sure to call St. Mary’s clinic for an appointment.
Meetings: Elk City Area Alliance at 7 p.m. on April 11; EMT meeting on April 12.
Birthdays: Benjamin Draleau.
History: Next on the list is Alfred “Fred” Franklin, born in Oregon in 1868 – no death date. He had a livery stable here; Thomas Gallagher, born in 1841, died 1907 of “pulmonary abscess and alcoholism”; Richard Greckwell, born in Norway in 1868, died sometime after 1930; Rebecca Ethel “May” Greckwell, born in 1871 in Pennsylvania, died in 1935 in Orofino. Then there was Ellsworth Green who was born in 1857 and died Nov. 5, 1922, of a self-inflicted gunshot. He was a single miner. In case you have lost track or are coming onto this column, we are sharing information on who was buried in the Elk City Cemetery above the junction of Elk Creek Road and Sweeney Hill.