Bulldogs volleyball coach Kelcey Edwards “thought we played well for the first week of games,” he said after the Grangeville volleyball squad won three straight matches to start the regular season. “We showed improvement from the Jamboree to Thursday, and then more improvement from Thursday to Saturday.”August 31, 2016 9:36 a.m. read more..
Idaho Fish and Game today learned that personal information for license buyers who began purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and tags prior to 2008 was potentially accessed by a breach of the online computer license sales system owned and operated by Active Network, a Texas-based company.August 31, 2016 9:26 a.m. read more..
Fall chinook and steelhead seasons open Sept. 1, and the forecast is for an above-average chinook run and an average steelhead run. It’s early in the run for both fish, and the numbers can change quickly as these migratory fish leave the ocean and swim upstream to Idaho.August 31, 2016 9:19 a.m. read more..
If you responsible, law-abiding Republicans who read this, do not speak out against this cowardly act of vandalism and desecration against your political opponent, then your cowardly silence makes you worse than the vandals themselves.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A $3 million water-intake mechanism replacement project was cited as the reason Rapid River Hatchery will be closed to the public for nearly one year. Brad Bowlin, communication spokesman for Idaho Power Company, said the decision was made in the best interest of public safety. The Rapid River Hatchery in Riggins closed to the public Aug. 1, and will remain closed until July 2017. The adjacent day-use park also will be closed while renovation of the hatchery’s water supply structures is completed.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
At the Aug. 15 council meeting, retiring Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department chief Dan Tackett (left) received a plaque of appreciation for his service to the city from Mayor Bruce Walker (right). Tackett has served nearly 30 years on GVFD and as chief since 1994. “He’s been an excellent chief,” Walker said at the meeting, complimenting on his professional management of the department. “He’s done an outstanding job for the City of Grangeville.”August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Randall Miskin of the Kooskia Krush team powers through a swing during last Friday’s Aug. 26 double elimination championship tournament, held at Lions Park in Grangeville. The Krush team lost both games that evening to the Brew Crew team, which won the championship.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Water, water everywhere … and that’s a problem for Grangeville Public Works. Excessive water use is a strain on the municipal water system during this time of year, and the city is encouraging residents to adopt more efficient use for lawn irrigation. “If they can follow yard watering guidelines, they can still have green lawns and also save money on their water bills,” said Eric Jones, public works maintenance lead.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As with many school districts and other public entities, Syringa Hospital is no exception when it comes to how to move forward with gun and other deadly weapon issues within the confines of its facilities. The board discussed a written policy at its Aug. 22 meeting and, as has been the case in other local arenas, the conversation brought out varied opinions.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The 80th annual Kamiah Barbecue Days are set for this coming weekend and the events will pack a full schedule for young, old, and everyone in-between. The events start Friday, Sept. 2, with the spaghetti feed at the Senior Center from 4 to 7 p.m. The Kamiah High School versus Pomeroy football game is set for 7 p.m. at KHS with a teen street dance at 9 p.m.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
James Holt, Sr., has many reasons to stand in protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline with his brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. But Holt left Idaho for a three-day stay in North Dakota on Aug. 19 not because he was representing the Marines or his tribe. He embarked on the trek with his son, James Holt Jr., because of his personal beliefs in the importance of protecting one’s homeland and standing up for the preservation of the Earth.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There are alternative ways to raise funds for school activities and if you know Kooskia Days, the sale of alcoholic beverages skyrockets during this local event. Comparing students advertising alcohol sales to benefit their underfunded activities as being wrong is similar to gun raffles by ambulance crews as being wrong for supporting gun violence.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Patrons of Mountain View School District should oppose the proposed gun policy that already seems as good as in-place. There are no law enforcement agencies recommending firearms in schools. Not the FBI, the Idaho State Police, the county sheriff’s office, nor police departments. In fact, at a recent board meeting while many officers present voiced pro-gun sentiments, the department quickly backed off endorsing the idea of having guns in our schools, distancing itself from any liability.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As we start the school year, I thought it would be a good time to give a little overview on some recent additions to the Merriam Webster Dictionary (as well as other on-line dictionaries). Recent as in the past three years. The evolution of words and phrases is quite interesting. Don’t ask for fry sauce in some Eastern states – they don’t know what you mean and they might hand you a container of gravy or cheese. Soda is said instead of pop and it’s pocketbook instead of purse.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Often times the cry is heard that public officials are “doing things behind closed doors” or pushing agendas without the knowledge or consent of the public. Could it be that we simply didn’t take the time to pay attention to what these officials were doing until we stumbled across it late in the game? It’s much easier to push the blame on public officials than take responsibility in admitting we weren’t paying attention.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Brown Bag historical presentations continue each Wednesday through September in Grangeville. Programs are held at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these free events and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch. Today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, Clyde Hanson will present “H. Talbotte of Florence.” Research was by Pam Northcutt. Next week, Idaho County Sheriff Detective Lt. Jerry Johnson will present the program “Interesting Past Cases.”August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“We talk about things most people think about but don’t usually talk about—things that you think about at the birth of a baby, when you stop to look at the stars, when a friend betrays you, in the face of mass murder or corrupt leadership. One man spent a year with the class simply because, he said, it gave him peace.”August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE — Foster homes are needed in Grangeville, Kamiah and Orofino. There are currently no foster homes in Grangeville, one in Orofino and two in Kamiah. With more than 20 children out of these areas leaving their community to be fostered, classes are being offered in hopes of gaining local homes. Classes will start Sept. 9. To become involved call or e-mail Heather Johnson, LSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 676-1186.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Fifteen members of the Big Cedar Homemakers met Aug. 10 at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse to finalize plans for their annual Navajo Taco Feed. The proceeds from this event are used for the maintenance and improvements of the Big Cedar School building, combination storage shed and the pavilion. Last year these funds helped with rewiring costs.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Kooskia Krush softball team placed first in regular season play (10-0) of the Grangeville co-ed softball league. Since 2013, the four-year overall record for the Kooskia Krush team is 47 wins and five losses while playing in the Grangeville league.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Fall semester for That Man Is You (TMIY), titled “A Light to the Nations,” begins at 6: a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Cottonwood KC Hall. There will be 13 sessions in the fall and 13 in the spring. This is the third year of a three-year program. Light to the Nations takes men on a journey into an important reality:August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Marion and Gladine Gortsema of White Bird are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Gabe Severns gets assistance from his mom, Dione Severns, in signing his name on the first day of school at Prairie Elementary School Monday, Aug. 22. Gabe is a kindergarten student in the Cottonwood School District. Monday was the first day of school for Cottonwood schools.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•Heavens Gate fire at 8,625 acres. Salmon River corridor open, caution advised.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Forest Service meeting room at 7 p.m. The community is invited. The fire department has created two levels of membership. One is for those who would like to train and actively participate in fighting house fires.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
August has come and gone, now with the weather getting cooler in the evenings, some will be having the last of the BBQ’s and campfires. It is still really dry so be very careful with your fires.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This is one of the best weekends in Kamiah — that is if you like parades, art, quilts, booths, and a myriad of interesting things to see and do. Kamiah Barbecue Days. Two parades, art walk featuring many of the area’s best artist, a kiddie parade and the regular one, many booths selling all kinds of stuff, activities, many exhibits, games, raffles, and food, food, food. Come to see and stay to enjoy.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “The most valuable asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.” Salmon River High School begins at 7:56 and Riggins Elementary School begins at 8:08 a.m. this year. The new school year 2016-17 started yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Salmon River High School Football home games will be Prairie Sept. 9, Lapwai Sept. 23, Council Oct. 14, and Cascade Oct. 28 at New Meadows for a homecoming game for New Meadows. Volleyball home games will be Sept. 9, Cascade, Sept. 27 Council, and Oct. 4 Meadows Valley.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
For the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, Idaho County voters are reminded that requests for absentee ballots must be made each calendar year. The request must be made in writing and contain a signature; an e-mail request cannot be accepted. The absentee ballot request form is available at www.idahocounty.org, or voters can make a written, signed statement requesting an absentee ballot.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
People throughout Idaho County are hard at work on a daily basis, trying to make the community a better place. Here are a few such people from the past couple of weeks. (Far left) Dave Hake volunteered to refurbish the bridge near the Grangeville Chamber Visitors Center. Here Dave and community volunteer Taylor Bostick are replacing the bridge deck boards. Hake also removed and rebuilt the hand railings (not shown in this photo). (Middle) Dr. Brett Christensen with Christensen Orthodontics passes out toothbrushes at the Idaho County Fair Parade Aug. 20. (right) Alex Broncheau leads an honor dance at the Chief Lookingglass Powwow in Kamiah Aug. 20.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Have you wanted to use your pressure canner but are worried about whether the gauge is working correctly? Pressure canner lid gauges can be dropped off at the University of Idaho Extension Office (Grangeville Courthouse) to be tested Thursday, Sept. 1. Drop lids off today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and pick up Friday, Sept. 2. Joyce Forsmann will test the gauges and leave notes with any instructions needed.August 31, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday announced it has temporarily suspended the sale of licenses and tags online after being notified that its online license vendor’s computer system was breached. The State of Idaho online licensing system will be down indefinitely until state officials can ensure the public’s information will be secure.August 25, 2016 7:51 a.m. read more..
Football season opens Friday at Moscow; Volleyball opens at Kendrick Thursday, home opener Sept. 1; Soccer squad to meet Intermountain foes halfway, at Orofino; 2016 KYRO youth football, cheer sign-ups set; GEMS football, Lions Youth Football start this week; Fall hunter ed class starts soon.August 24, 2016 6:11 a.m. read more..
During the Idaho County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, commission chairman Jim Chmelik said the Gun Club Fire started when tracer rounds were fired by “a couple of people who were members of the gun club” who, he said, “did step up and say ‘we did it.’” “They didn’t try to hide it or anything,” Chmelik said, “but they might as well have just gone down there with bottle rockets.”August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach program will offer some upcoming programs. The Logs to Lumber Tour at Idaho Forest Group in Grangeville will be held Sept. 20. (Notice date change from a previously advertised date). Cost is $10.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
In my opinion, the Democratic Party stooped to a new low when they used the Muslim Gold Star Khan family to attack Donald Trump on worldwide TV with slanderous, or near slanderous, accusations and misquotes of our Constitution.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A group of volunteers have come together to help those in need. The Idaho County Board of Community Guardians (BOCG) are people who are working together to provide legal guardianship for adult residents of Idaho County who have been deemed legally incapacitated by the court, have limited funds and no family members or friends who can assist them.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The first week in December will look a lot different in Grangeville this year. “The [Syringa] Foundation met and agreed the live auction for Festival of Trees is no longer receiving strong community support,” reported Syringa trustee Twila Hornbeck at the Aug. 22 board meeting.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Brown Bag historical presentations continue each Wednesday through September in Grangeville. Programs are held at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these free events and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch. Today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, Myrna Crane of Grangeville will share a diary-journal story with a few twists.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“We want to talk about the complexities of the issue, the economy behind it and the technical side,” said Bill Fory, Idaho Wheat commissioner. “This important subject needs some real dialogue around it.”August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There’s a new face to music in Grangeville. That face belongs to Phillip Golde (pronounced Goldy).August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
An anonymous tip last Saturday resulted in the arrest of a Culdesac man, sought on outstanding warrants, who allegedly fled from a traffic stop last month. Now, Timothy Joshua Godwin, 34, faces multiple charges resulting from the July pursuit as well as from the weekend’s arrest that include felonies for eluding a police officer, and possession of both methamphetamine and an explosive device.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Dustin Cornett and Shailynn Jungert of Grangeville announce their engagement and plans for an Aug. 27 wedding. They will host an outside wedding under the trees at Keuterville, with Bob Blankenship officiating. Turquoise and brown are the wedding colors.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The 40th annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held at the Wa’A’Yas Community Center in Kamiah Aug. 19-21. Hundreds of American Indians gathered to participate in traditional dances, drumming, name-givings, memorial celebrations, giveaways, meals and basketball tournaments. This young dancer was participating in an inter-tribal dance Saturday night, Aug. 20.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Independent candidate for Sheriff, Carlos Martinez, will hold a town hall event in Kooskia on Monday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., at The Outpost. Martinez will discuss his plans for the sheriff’s office and take questions from the public. For information: 935-8260 or email@example.com.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Christian Church will begin its kids’ programs this and next month. Programs are as follows: •Wednesday, Aug. 31: Junior high and high school youth groups will meet at 6 p.m. for a pizza party.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•GRANGEVILLE – Without making a formal motion, District 241 School Board agreed to participate in the School to Work program at their meeting Aug. 19. The board heard a presentation about the program from Laurie Moyer.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
More Elk City Days event reports…this time from the horseshoe competition. Dan Farber and Gary Carpentier took 1st place; Adam Perry and Jasper Thompson, in 2nd place; Kim Holmes and Kevin Schmidt came in 3rd place. Anita and crew would like to thank everyone who participated and cheered them on. She said that “it was great fun.”August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
It is crazy quiet here. One of the biggest events of the summer will happen the first week in September. Kamiah’s Barbecue Days. If you wish to have a booth or participate in any of the events, contact the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce to sign up in advance. Don’t miss out on being able to take part in one or more of this event’s many activities.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Please join Summit Academy for a night that’s “Out of This World” at this year’s Mystery Night Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Greencreek Hall. The stars will align for one lucky ticket holder to be the grand prize winner of $10,000, redeemable at any of our stellar sponsors:August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market is asking customers to complete an annual survey. A drawing will be held from completed surveys with gift certificates given to three customers.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County emergency food and shelter programs can apply for funding out of $3,190 recently awarded through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Despite currently having a reader board, Salmon River Joint School District Board of Trustees met Monday, Aug. 15, in a regular meeting and discussed the purchase of a new LED reader board, among other updates. Junior/Senior High Principal Dennis Fredrickson advised the board regarding specifics on a potential new reader board. The board is considering the purchase of a two-sided, 4-foot by 8-foot color LED reader board with video display.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood plans to enhance travel on both its roads and skies this year, if everything falls into place as planned. The fiscal year 2017 budget proposal has earmarked a combined $929,903 for its street and airport fund, $852,862 and $77,041 respectively.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County farmers feeling the pinch this harvest now have an option to receive assistance. Producers can take advantage of low interest rates by obtaining 9-month commodity loans through the FSA for 2016 crops. “Idaho County looks beautiful right now and while yields are high, unfortunately, prices are not,” says Julie Fowler, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director. “There are FSA commodity loans available which farmers could benefit from.”August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho noxious weed experts have placed Rush skeletonweed near the top of their list of priority weeds to eradicate and are asking Idahoans for their help in attacking this highly invasive weed that has infested more than a million acres of Idaho’s land.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“Our line of work is a lifestyle,” said Clark Tacke, president of Idaho County Grain Growers. Farmers have been tilling soil, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and burning stubble for generations. Stubble burning is crop beneficial to many; to others it is environmentally unsafe. Idaho’s Crop Residue Burning (CRB) program has a long and rather troubled history.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Our booth was vandalized; obscene drawings on candidate posters, information sheets torn to shreds and everything messed up. We don’t know who did this, but now I look at people on the street and wonder if it was them. Was it you? Why? What was your intent?August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As the school year begins, the Clearwater Valley Music Department is accepting donations to assist band students with rental costs for their instrument. Rental fees are $25/semester, $50/year. Your donation is tax deductible and remains confidential to the student, but allows them to participate when they might not otherwise.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
After reading last week’s article about the ICSO obtaining equipment to help volunteer fire departments, I wanted to remind everyone about the other incredible things our sheriff has done to help Idaho County citizens fight fires.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Kids Klub and the City of Grangeville are conducting an income survey to meet eligibility requirements for obtaining Idaho Community Development Block Grant funding. This information is a necessary part of the grant process and will be kept confidential.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Readers on this letters page will be informed that the Idaho County Democrats’ booth was vandalized during the Idaho County Fair. Of course, it wasn’t you who did this. This was the work of dumb, or perhaps both dumb and dumber, acting out the only kind of political discourse he or they were able to do: graffiti and demolition. Perhaps they celebrated their triumph later by shooting out power pole insulators.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The City of Grangeville is proposing a nearly 15 percent increase in its fiscal year 2017 budget. Set at $5,496,785, the proposed budget – effective Oct. 1 at the start of the fiscal year – would include additional funds for planned city street work, as well as rate increases for services. A public hearing on the proposal is set for Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., during the regular Grangeville City Council meeting. Comment on the proposal will be taken, after which the budget will be considered for adoption.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
After years of looking at it, the Forest Service will take another look at the Clear Creek restoration. In December 2015, Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert opted for restoration in the Clear Creek watershed. Her decision on the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project came after years of analysis, which had found that by exercising care during harvest and decommissioning disused roads it would be possible to reduce sedimentation east of Kooskia in the long term while also bringing 85 million board feet of timber to market.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
It was a bright, sunny, happily-chaotic morning on the Grangeville Elementary Middle School playground the first day of school, yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 23. Parents were taking photos as students hefted new backpacks full of supplies. GEMS PTA was ready with a photo board for parents this morning and fifth grader Emmie Told had her picture taken by mom, Katie, before class.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Stacy Van Steenwyk of the Lively Livestock 4-H Club will showcase her wild horse training skills at the Western Idaho Fair in Boise beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Her horse also will be available for adoption from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The showcase is a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the University of Idaho 4-H Extension program. Since 2009, more than 250 horses have been adopted and $15,000 has been raised for 4-H clubs in southwestern and eastern Idaho. The horses were gathered following last year’s Soda Fire in the Owyhee Front.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Christmas plans were announced early at the Aug. 15 Grangeville City Council meeting, as the Forest Service announced plans for a November presentation of the Capitol Christmas Tree.August 24, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A popular fishing and swimming spot in Harpster may become public property, if the sale of a nine-acre private tract of riverbed goes forward this fall.August 24, 2016 5:49 a.m. read more..
Orogrande Community Protection Project gets under wayAugust 24, 2016 midnight read more..
The Orogrande Community Protection Project got a jump start in July when Idaho Department of Correction’s (IDOC) Red Shirt crew joined forces with forest personnel.August 22, 2016 12:03 p.m. read more..
The Grangeville High School soccer team took the field for the first time Saturday, Aug. 20 at Moscow, where the Bears' big advantages -- size, experience, numbers and the home field -- proved too much for the upstarts to overcome.August 20, 2016 7:18 p.m. read more..
The Gun Club Fire, which torched 300 acres north of Riggins overnight on Aug. 17, the night it started, was listed at 1,000 acres on Friday, Aug. 19.August 19, 2016 1:27 p.m. read more..
GEMS Football Parent Meeting and Sign-Ups will take place 5:30-6 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Community Room at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. The GEMS team is open to seventh and eighth graders attending GEMS. Grangeville Lions Youth Football League gear will be handed out on Aug. 25. This team is open to all fifth and sixth graders. Contact Todd Marek at 983-2100 or Jonico Charley at 507-0591 for information.August 18, 2016 5:10 p.m. read more..
A fire sparked up north of Time Zone Bridge at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 17, and consumed a few hundred acres overnight, but details were scarce Thursday morning. As soon as official information is available, this post will be updated.August 18, 2016 8:19 a.m. read more..
About 33 children participated in the annual Jakes Day event, Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Camas Prairie Bowmen's range, which emphasizes outdoor activities safety and education. Children age six to 14 also learned skills in archery, trapshooting, turkey calling, survival skills and spin casting.August 17, 2016 12:12 p.m. read more..
Among the many aspects of her athletic ability, Krystin Uhlenkott’s ability to jump high and spike hard stands out in hindsight — not only for how that skill made her one of setter Hailey Danly’s go-to girls, but also for propelling her all the way to Pendleton, Ore.August 17, 2016 8:40 a.m. read more..
Fall chinook season is set to open next month, with Sept. 1 to mark the first day of the season on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers.August 17, 2016 7:40 a.m. read more..
Flamingo Fun Run fund-raiser set Oct. 8; St. Mary’s Hospital plans 17th Annual golf scramble; Soccer sign-ups set; GEMS football sign-ups open; Football season opens Aug. 26 at Moscow; Volleyball opener at Kendrick Aug. 25, home opener Sept. 1; Soccer teams to play first games Aug. 20.August 17, 2016 6:53 a.m. read more..
Presidential politics. Regional economics. Immigration. Health care costs. The impending family arguments at Thanksgiving dinner. OK, we’ve got enough seriousness on our plates to literally last us through the end of the year. So let’s set that stuff aside and focus on something more locally pressing: You’re going to the Idaho County Fair this year, right?August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
If you’re looking for a growth industry, check out Idaho’s food and agricultural exports: The number of jobs supported by agricultural exports has been trending upward since the 1990s.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
I am writing you with grave concern and confusion! On Saturday the 6th of July while attending the annual Kooskia Days celebration in downtown Kooskia, I was witness to a troubling thing.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There are so many memories to cherish and I am most appreciative of your kindness.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School patrons will notice some difference in GEMS schedules this school year. “We have had some challenges not unique to GEMS, but affecting many elementary schools,” said principal Dr. Susan Anderson.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Delayed last year due to excessive fires and smoke throughout the area, Kamiah’s Chief Lookingglass Powwow is back with a force. This year, the event marks its 40th anniversary and it set to take place this weekend, Aug. 19, 20 and 21.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Saving structures and personal property are important to firefighters, but Bob Mager spells out their top overriding duty: “Life safety is the first thing of everything,” he said. “If mamma can’t find little Billy then the whole thing stops. You may lose the building trying to save a life, but that’s the first thing: life safety.”August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There comes a moment in every day when the dust settles. Chores are through, mouths are fed and the day’s aches and pains are soothed in preparation for tomorrow’s toil. In this brief window of time a person is alone with their thoughts and that’s when we ask ourselves, “Am I living life on my own terms?”August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
After months of tension and accusations the city was denying park users the freedom to play volleyball, a resolution has been reached between the two groups. Kooskia City Council, at its Aug. 10 meeting, agreed to allow area residents to play anywhere in the park as long as spikes are not being used to tie down a volleyball net.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
If everything moves forward as projected, the Cottonwood City Council will use its foregone property tax to fund its fiscal year 2017 budget. Taxing entities are allowed a 3 percent property tax increase each year. However, Idaho tax code allows taxing districts to levy for and budget foregone property taxes, increases not taken in previous years.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Partnership for Healthy Communities (a coalition of six health systems and two county service agencies) will be hosting an Interactive Health Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Hall. The event is specifically set during the Idaho County Fair week with the hope of engaging as many fair attendees in the event as possible.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“The light bulbs throughout the district are being replaced to more efficient fluorescent bulbs,” reported Mountain View School District 244 director of technology Joe Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for superintendent Kent Stokes at the July 18 board meeting. Rodriguez said the current bulbs are 32 watts and will change to 18 watts, which “should be a significant savings cost.”August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Brown Bag historical presentations continue each Wednesday through September in Grangeville. Programs are held at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these free events and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch. The second presentation that was set for today, Aug. 17, has been canceled.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A scofflaw tested the emergency communication system last week, coincidentally, on the day after the Idaho County Commission appointed two men to a regional board that helps keep radio connections working smoothly during incidents that involve multiple jurisdictions.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
During the next year, depending on how negotiations proceed, Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up a five-county joint landfill to be located near Council. That’s because Idaho County would be delivering half the tonnage to the new landfill – about 40 tons of solid waste per day.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Rural volunteer fire departments have use of a new tool in wildfire prevention and suppression efforts.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
An October 2015 difference over $1.2 million foretold part of a full-blown federal case that may undercut the Clearwater Basin Collaborative’s long-sought restoration of the Clear Creek drainage southeast of the Middle Fork Clearwater River’s confluence with the South Fork.August 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Times Past: More Than a Century of Idaho County NewsAugust 17, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE — Teddy Rudder spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service be-fore moving on into his next career; that of an occupational therapist.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Another fantastic Elk City Days in on the books now. Rest up a week and start planning for next year! HA! Jackie Mackie did a fantastic job of announcing the Kids Parade.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
WHITE BIRD — The dog days of summer are upon us, fair is this week, Aug. 17 – 20, so if you are looking for a place to go for a short drive, Cottonwood, go support the kids. They work hard all year, and could use some support, even a friendly word or face in the crowd is all they need.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
GRANGEVILLE — “Remember, no matter what the outcome, you are not defined by a crown and a title,” Idaho County Fair Queen Katrina Frei said Aug. 9. “Always grow as a person and make yourself better. That makes you royalty.”August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
We’re in the swing of the summer lawn and garden season, but some homeowners may not be happy with their results: It could be how you’re watering. “Plants need plenty of water in the summer, but how much and how often, and where to water – above or below – are choices to consider,” said Russ Lindsley, Green Acres Nursery.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Poor or ill-fitting dentures: Very simply, your dental prosthesis should be painless and snug to your gums. Identifying a poor fit may be diffi-cult for patients due to misperceptions of what is normal as well as the slow nature of changing oral conditions.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
So you’ve decided to get healthy and as part of that decision you’re going to join a gym. What now?Walking into a gym can be confusing and maybe even intimidating. What exercises should you do?How do you get the results you want? Where do you begin? This is where we can help.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
It’s time to start preparing your vehicles for hunting season. It’s a good idea to clean the undercarriage before heading to the woods because, other-wise, you might be giving noxious weeds a free ride to your hunting ground. Once they take hold, weeds can overrun the grass at your favorite No Tellum Ridge.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
At a live auction, certified professional auctioneer Kyle Musick of GoBidToday.com oversees the bidding and works to get the best price for the items you’d like to sell. During an online auction, people far away from where the auction is being held can make offers on your items, and that can give any sale a big boost.August 17, 2016 midnight read more..
Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on evaluating and improving a person’s functional, everyday abilities. An OT helps a person optimize his or her independence and their ability to accomplish daily living skills. What does this mean for patients at Grangeville Health and Rehab?August 16, 2016 8:24 p.m. read more..
Idaho rules require prospective wolf trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.August 10, 2016 8:33 a.m. read more..
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (WWNF) is extending the public input period associated with the proposed Special Recreation Permit Fee on the Wild and Scenic Snake River to Sept. 30.August 10, 2016 8:30 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s Hospital plans 17th Annual golf scramble; Soccer sign-ups set; GEMS football sign-ups open; Jakes Day set Aug. 14; GHS v-ball practice set to begin Aug. 12; Soccer teams to play first games Aug. 20; Football season opens Aug. 26 at Moscow.August 10, 2016 7:26 a.m. read more..
The amount of property tax Idaho County requires to pay public expenses is going up, but the commission’s decision isn’t expected to make a big change to the rate most homeowners pay. “A good portion of the increase is due to bad people,” commissioner Skip Brandt said, noting that a new murder trial for Mark Lankford has been budgeted in, as have changes in the county’s adult probation, public defense and jail systems.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
It’s kinda quiet down in our little canyon this week. We are in our last days of summer and it’s still pretty warm. Many have probably smelled the smoke in the air, either from the forest fires or it’s your neighbor’s BBQ! Did you get an invite? School will be starting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Grangeville and in Riggins it will be on Aug. 30. Hard to believe – where did our summer go!!August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As work on the Manning Crevice Bridge continues, a second large crane arrived last week by way of Burgdorf and micropiles that form a key part of the base were finished. On top of the micropiles, a 20-foot tall concrete abutment will eventually be constructed, and on top of the abutment, a 75-foot tall steel tower will eventually be placed.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Johnny Stewart gives basic aviation instruction to Drake Turner, Asotin, Leighton Skinner, Clarkston, and Joseph Raff, Kooskia. Stewart advised what parts of his 1955 Cessna 170 operated specific functions when flying an aircraft. The lesson was given prior to a 20-minute flight during the Kamiah Fly-in Saturday, July 30.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“The threat our national debt poses to what we call the American dream is powerful,” Senator Crapo said to 12 people attending a town meeting at the Ferdinand Community Hall last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Healing and hope, two themes fitting for the year Elk City has had following the landslide, will be presented in a program honoring veterans by Linda Lanier. Lanier of Darby, Mont., will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Elk City School gymnasium. Elk City Days “Surviving the Slide” will be hosted Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Nearly three months after its first public comment period ended, and after several rounds of editing, the Idaho County Commission adopted a new natural resource plan at the board’s regular meeting Aug. 9. The plan stakes out the county’s position on numerous land management issues, and is intended for use by project planners at other levels of government.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Kooskia city council meetings, where city business is conducted every second Wednesday of the month starting at 6 p.m., are open to the public – but not the part of the meetings where the mayor and council are discussing a new ordinance for Kooskia City Park designed to prohibit volleyball play on the grass.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho, for a number of reasons, should not provide state-funded health coverage to former prison inmates, as the Otter administration is contemplating. But that’s not to say Idaho should do nothing to help inmates who have completed their prison sentences.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The nation nears its decision for the next President, but this region’s residents have the opportunity for their voices to be heard in a choice that will impact them far more intimately in their everyday lives: the position of magistrate judge.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Winter sports may not be on your agenda, but the upcoming season is already on the minds for planners with Snowhaven Ski Area. The city-owned facility heads into the 2016-17 season after a good snow year that left the hill in the black for the first time in a few years.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Quilt Guild will once again present their annual quilt show during the Kamiah BBQ Days on Sept. 3 and 4. The quilts will be set up at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church located on the corner of Idaho and 7th streets in Kamiah. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley Junior/Senior High and Clearwater Valley Elementary schools KOOSKIA – Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School will register seniors Monday, Aug. 15, 8 to 10 a.m., and juniors 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sophomores will register from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and freshmen from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will register from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Four young ladies will vie for the position of 2017 Idaho County Fair Queen at the crowning event set to take place Friday night, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., at the Arena Building. This year’s candidates are Kally Arnzen of Grangeville, Selena Davila of Cottonwood, Chaye Uptmor of Keuterville and Tiffany Sonnen of Greencreek.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
It rained on the Raspberry Festival on Sunday, but a lot of people stayed around anyway. Some came after the rain. The art show was a popular event for the first time this year. Local artists were invited to show off their work. The sisters work very hard to make everyone feel welcome.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•COTTONWOOD – Months after the last inmate escaped from Cottonwood North Idaho Correctional Institute, a deterrent fence is being built. According to NICI Warden Jim Rehder, the materials were delivered to the minimum security facility July 31 and work is currently under way to place fence posts and mesh wire.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Well, Kooskia Days are over and we can all start getting set for the Kamiah Barbecue Days. Until then we can all have a good rest and gain strength to get through all their festivities. Aug. 20 and 21 is the Weippe Rodeo in Weippe.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Home Buyers Guide, a business closure and guidance by faith all played a role in how Jackie and Bob Mackie landed in Elk City. The Mackies will serve as grand marshals for the 2016 Elk City Days on Aug. 12 and 13.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Kudos to “Miss Susan” Hollenbeak, Riggins City Librarian and Summer Reading Program Lady, for another successful Summer Reading program. Randy and Ronda Spickelmire were acknowledged by the Riggins City Council as July’s Community Volunteers for their community volunteer spirit. They offer a huge amount of help with the annual Hot Summer Nights event by organizing and working in the Beer Garden as well as other things in our community, including their many years of service on the Salmon River Cowboys Association. Mary Lou Hirst, Hot Summer Night organizer is especially thankful, saying, “Their love of family, community, and fun shines through in all they do while still working hard. They do everything from ordering to setup in the Park, organizing volunteers to man the Beer Garden the two days and hauling ice.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“I grew up in a small town, much the size of Grangeville, and this is the type of area I wanted to practice in. My family loves it here,” said Brett Johnson, DO (doctor of osteopathy). Dr. Johnson started at Syringa Hospital and Clinics just more than a week ago. He has been busy since in the clinic and emergency room.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.August 10, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County farmers who were frustrated at the already poor wheat markets are now shaking their heads in dismay over further losses. “Now we’re seeing widespread poor falling numbers,” Brian Lorentz said. “The majority of what we’ve seen now has poor falling numbers.”August 4, 2016 2:25 p.m. read more..
The Triple Bar Drill Team’s July 31 O-Mok-See awarded 13 results across several age groups: nine and younger, Kira Bentley (first) and Lara Barnard; 10-12, Tyler Leaton (first) and Elli Klapprich; 13-15, Kaylee Page (first) and Larry Leaton; 16-19, Rachel Kelley (first); 20 and older women, Taylor McColloch (first) and Stephanie Bentley; 20 and older men, Dennis Robinson. The group also named Queen Kaylee Page, First Princess Kayliana Shaw and Second Princess Brittany Benavidez.August 3, 2016 7:36 a.m. read more..
Idaho’s fall hunting season is likely to be outstanding. Coming on the heels of an all-time record white-tailed deer harvest in 2015 and the highest harvests in more than a decade for mule deer and elk, hunting this fall should be similar to last year.August 3, 2016 7:33 a.m. read more..
Alongside other 2016ers, Madison Brown had boosted the girls volleyball and basketball programs’ high expectations from the time she was a freshman, but her capstone season came to an abrupt end when her knee gave way after she went to block an opponent’s shot last winter.August 3, 2016 7:29 a.m. read more..
Football parents meeting set; Sports physicals on offer Aug. 3, Aug. 4; GHS v-ball practice set to begin Aug. 12; Jakes Day set Aug. 14; Luman Memorial golf tourney starts Friday; Swimmers hold mile swim fund-raiser; Bull Bash scheduled Sept. 4 at Kamiah; Rapid River Hatchery closed until July 2017.August 3, 2016 7:22 a.m. read more..
Unrelated accidents claimed the lives of two Kamiah residents last week. Edward D. Schippmann, 57, died of injuries suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident last Friday afternoon, July 29, along State Highway 13. Jonathan M. Leach, 30, died of injuries suffered in an equipment accident at Kooskia last Thursday afternoon, July 28.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Rough Riders 4-H Club (an all girls club this year) spent some time playing the “Dolly Parton Game” at their 4-H meeting in July. Members wore various sized bras outside of their clothing and placed water balloons in the cups. They then either ran on foot or trotted on their horses, seeing who could keep their balloons intact. The result was a giggling mess. Micaela Farris tries to adjust her strapless bra while Bella Klapprich gets some strap help from Kortney Sims.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Jason Andrew Godwin, Sr., will serve the next decade and a half in prison for the 2014 murder of Kyle A. Anderson. Godwin, 51, was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1, by District Judge Gregory FitzMaurice to serve a 15-to 25-year sentence with the Idaho Department of Correction: a fixed 15-year incarceration, during which he would not be eligible for parole or sentence reduction for good behavior, followed by an indeterminate 10 years. Godwin was also assessed a $5,000 civil judgment in favor of Anderson’s children, and credited for time he has served since his 2014 arrest.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Between smoke from fires in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana, and the clouds of dust and debris kicked up by Idaho County farmers, the skies had a yellow haze this weekend. This is a clear indication that harvest has begun for Idaho County farmers.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie, Marissa Kennedy gave her presentation about the five elements of the “Be Your Best Self” platform, “Be Healthy, Be Ambitious, Be Involved, Be Responsible and Be Studious," using the acronym “HAIRS” as an easy way to remember all five. She presented “Be Your Best Self” to a group of students who were gathered for the end of summer school celebration. She handed out goody bags with a reminder card about the “Be Your Best Self” platform.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Forest Service gates placed in the forest are unconstitutional, according to the words of Sandra Day O’Connor in New York v. United States. “…how can a federal statute be found an unconstitutional infringement of state sovereignty when state officials consented to the statute’s enactment?”August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
I would like to express belated, but heartfelt, appreciation to all those who contributed to Kamiah’s incredibly successful HOSA-Future Health Care Professionals activities this year.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Members of Grangeville American Legion Post 37 recently visited Wayne MacGregor at his home in Grangeville to present him with a certificate honoring his 70 continuous years of membership in the American Legion. Making the presentation were Don Owen, Post Commander, Dick Seay, John Nida, Adjutant and Morris Bentley, Service Officer.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
People all over the world are playing Pokemon Go. Even in Cottonwood people are looking for Pokemons. You can play Pokemon Go by downloading an app. A lot of people wanted to play Pokemon Go because it was their dream to go outside and catch Pokemon instead of playing a game or playing the card game. I wanted to try it because I wanted to find rare Pokemon.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
After taking 2015 to deal with a leaky pipe repair, the Bicentennial Historical Museum is back on track to offer Brown Bag Sessions. Sessions will be held Wednesdays at the museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville, noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to these no-cost historical presentations and are encouraged to bring along a “brown bag” lunch.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Road construction on Selway Road 223 on the Moose Creek Ranger District started Monday, Aug. 1. Debco Construction of Orofino will recondition the roadbed, apply new gravel, construct retaining walls and perform bridge work at Nineteen Mile Creek and Gedney Creek from milepost 6.78 to 19.45.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Partnership for Healthy Communities (a coalition of six health systems and two county service agencies) will be hosting an Interactive Health Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1-5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Hall. The event is specifically set during the Idaho County Fair week with the hope of engaging as many fair attendees in the event as possible.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
In order to save the work already accomplished, provide for the safety of our motoring public, and to prepare for the next phase of projects, there will be no parking on East Street in Cottonwood during the Idaho County Fair (Aug. 15-20). The area will be from the intersection of Foster and East north to the intersection of Butler and East.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Misdemeanor charges have been filed against a Boise man in connection with a 2014 vehicle accident that claimed the life of his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son. Boone Hallmark, 31, was to be arraigned yesterday, Aug. 2, in magistrate court on two counts of vehicular manslaughter.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Recycling for cardboard, office paper, plastics, tin and aluminum cans is available at Idaho County Recycling sites in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia and Riggins. E-waste is also taken, except for items with screens (e.g., TVs, computer monitors).August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Riggins City Council will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 to review proposed fiscal year 2017 budgets and hear public comments prior to the deliberation and adoption. The city will also consider new and increased fees at the hearing in the council chambers, 126 North Main Street in Riggins.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Clear Creek Fire, which sprung up last Thursday afternoon, remains under investigation as to its cause and under patrol and mop-up on account of there still being a few hot spots in the 457-acre burned area between Leitch Creek and Clear Creek.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Did someone walk off with some of your personal property last year? Larceny was the top reported offense in Idaho County for 2015, according to Idaho State Police statistics released in July in its annual Crime in Idaho report.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A midafternoon structure fire Tuesday, Aug. 2, resulted in minimal damage on Cottonwood’s Main Street. A wooden stage in the former Royal Room courtyard is believed to have been set ablaze by human hand, though arson is not suspected.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The 2016 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 30, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Thirty-four 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. Judges for the show were Shyla Lisenbee of Farmington, Wash., and Megan Hoffman of Lewiston. Lennie Bentz of Craigmont was the Trail Class judge.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•Approximately 1,700 lightning strikes pounded north-central Idaho last Thursday and Friday resulting in numerous fires on state and Forest Service lands. Fire danger currently is very high in the river canyons and high over the remainder of the forests.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
I want to thank everyone who has been helping me so far…glad to hear from you! I have a correction already as my fingers can’t seem to type very well. The Mobile Food Bank pick- up is on Aug. 4.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Salmon River Senior Citizens Bingo Night is this Friday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Bingo is open to the general public; you do not have to be a senior citizen to play…just 18 or older. Cash prizes will be awarded. Refreshments are free.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This is the weekend you have been waiting for since this weekend last year. Kooskia Days! The fun begins on Friday and ends on Sunday just chocked full of fun and activities for the entire family. A parade, fun run, ball game, race car construction, a breakfast on Saturday, Show and Shine car show, chicken poop Bingo, duck race, variety show, beer garden, Grand Prix Derby auto race, carnival and at noon on Saturday a live auction sponsored by Tahoe QRU, a group real close to my heart, and food of every kind, and the piece de resistance...a hot dog eating contest.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A root beer float social will be held this Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Grangeville Lions Park to rally support for U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s re-election this November. Senator Crapo, along with Republican nominees for House Dist. 7A, Priscilla Giddings, and State Senate, Carl Crabtree, and Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings, will be in attendance.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Idaho Department of Labor office on 305 North State Street.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Pine Tree Community Credit Union</strong> in Grangeville, as well as the Riggins branch, will host a <strong>Member Appreciation Day Barbecue</strong> Friday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop on by for hot dogs, chips, soda and cake. Also enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Had a hard day’s work? Stressed to the hilt? A massage and some beauty treatments are in order, and it just got easier to fit into your busy schedule. Megan Lorentz has opened The Massage Boutique at 402 King Street, Suite B, in Cottonwood (the old Simmons building-next to Riener’s Groceries and Purses Galore).August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Cornerstone Christian Learning Center, an outreach of the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, is now accepting registration for preschool and kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. School starts Tuesday, Sept. 6. For information call Mary Bales at 899-2962 or 983-0029. Registration packets can also be picked up at the church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Representing Kooskia at the Kooskia Days parade this weekend will be 2016 Kooskia Saddliers Queen Mckenzie Cruson.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Kooskia Days means it’s time again for the AWANA Grand Prix. For the sixth year, Valley Bible Church of Kooskia is sponsoring the event Aug. 5-6. Children ages 4 to 14 can build their cars from pre-cut pine blocks into the racer of their dreams with the help volunteers.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Operation Homefront will offer the Back-to-School Brigade to military families. This will offer school supplies at no cost to families of those parents serving in the military as well as U.S. service veterans. Priority will be given to recipients of deployed, active/Guard/Reserve, ranks E1-E6, or all ranks of Post 9/11 veterans wounded, ill or injured. Supplies will be available at the Grangeville National Guard Armory, 105 E. North 4th Street, Aug. 9 through 11, 3 to 6 p.m. each of those days. For questions call Lacy Alm at 507-1740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional distribution times may be available by calling Alm.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Slate Creek area owners of a small dog found out a mountain lion had been eyeing their yard when the big predatory cat attacked their pet and other animals Monday morning, Aug. 1.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Elk City plans to celebrate “Surviving the Slide” at its 2016 Elk City Days Aug. 12 and 13. Access to Elk City was cut off Feb. 18 after a landslide closed a section of State Highway 14 near Moose Creek. A week later, on Feb. 24, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter declared a state disaster emergency for Idaho County.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Commissioners aimed to extend the run of eight years without an increase in the overall levy amount – but even after cutting $140,000 from the amount requested by department heads and even after balancing another $277,000 in “cash forward,” they approved $89,000 in additional taxes during their regular public meeting Aug. 2. That bumps the total amount to be levied during the coming fiscal year by 3 percent – the maximum increase allowed under state law – to $2,956,000.August 3, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
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