Steelhead catch rates are picking up and there is plenty of exciting fishing left.October 26, 2016 8:18 a.m. read more..
Fish and Game's online hunter reports have unfortunately been a casualty of the data breach of its online vendor's database, but hunters can still file their reports by calling the toll-free number at (877) 268-9365.October 26, 2016 8:17 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s volleyball season ended last Saturday, Oct. 22, in a narrow loss to Melba, but for the senior class that will graduate this spring, volleyball has been at the heart of memories dating back to their time together in middle schoolOctober 26, 2016 7:50 a.m. read more..
Clearwater Valley needed a win to keep Troy from clinching the third of the Whitepine League’s three playoff berths, but starting with a fumble on their second play from scrimmage, the Rams’ opportunity slipped away.October 26, 2016 7:42 a.m. read more..
Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game Oct. 18. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 in Idaho Falls, where the Savages will play District IV champion Lighthouse Christian.October 26, 2016 7:24 a.m. read more..
The Bulldogs have had this Friday night’s game circled for five weeks, dating back to a 16-9 Vandals win that took Grangeville by surprise and generated talk among players that GHS had, perhaps, taken McCall too lightly during that first meeting in September.October 26, 2016 7:23 a.m. read more..
In light of a couple of serious crashes in southern Idaho, state authorities are urging caution on the roads.October 26, 2016 7:17 a.m. read more..
Tiffany Shear and Tyler Nelson of Grangeville are the parents of a baby son. Tyson James Nelson was born Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He weighed six pounds, two ounces and was 19 and one-half inches long. He joins a brother, Lucian, 3. Grandparents are Susan Nelson of Coeur d’Alene and Dennis Shear and James Pass of Post Falls.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School will present its annual Veterans Day assembly at the school Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Local veterans are invited to be honored at the ceremony. To participate call GHS history teacher Pat Sullivan at 983-0580 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested may also contact student Morgan Pilant at 983-9527. The assembly is part of Pilant’s senior project.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Yes, I know, Mr. Trump apologized for his lewd and lascivious remarks. But he did so only because he was under pressure to do so, fearing he would lose votes otherwise. In good conscience, Senator Crapo could not continue to support candidate Trump and still claim that he respected and honored the very women who live among us.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
What bigger reality show could there possibly be than being president? I’m ready for that “Arrogant-Confident” to try to help our country. I don’t want any part of continuing the past few years and I am looking forward to Donald’s new reality show.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Most importantly, Carlos understands leadership. He recognizes that respect is worth much more than fear. I know that he’s been in some tough places and had to make some hard decisions. It is for these reasons that I will be choosing to vote for Carlos for the safety and security of my family and I would ask that you do the same.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Republicans for Martinez! I am a Republican. I always vote Republican—-until now. Independent Carlos Martinez is the best choice for Idaho County sheriff. He was born and raised in Idaho County and knows the people and our needs. He treats every person with the respect they deserve regardless of the situation. He will improve cooperation with other law enforcement agencies to work with them to better serve all of us. He knows the constitution and will defend your rights and help minimize federal expansion.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Senator Crapo and Labrador wish to trade these lands away without listening to the people. If you vote for Senator Crapo or Labrador, you are voting for legislators who will initially trade away up to 39,000 acres of cherished public federal lands used by tens of thousands of people annuallyOctober 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School senior Payton Moore collected coats and winter accessories as his senior project. Saturday, Oct. 22, Moore distributed those items at the Eagles Hall to anyone in need. He gave away 81 coats and all of the hats, gloves and scarfs. Moore said he “really enjoyed this project and loved watching the kids pick out coats was worth all the work. The community was awesome — they donated a lot of coats and Tracy Bush donated a bunch of new ones. I think the coat drive was a success and hope that another senior will choose to do this project next year.”October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A pumpkin carving contest and decorating party are set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the White Bird Recreation District. An open house for the district is also set for the same day. Bring a pumpkin and join the fun of carving and decorating. Prizes will be awarded. Feel free to bring the pumpkin you grew, but tell organizers ahead of time so a picture can be taken. Prizes will be awarded for the home grown pumpkins as well. Contact Brenda at 839-2303 or Charlotte at 839-2653.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue select choir (top; pictured L-R are Mickey Nelson, Adam Wonnacott and Tristan Bledsoe), Concert Choir and Concert Band held a fall concert Monday, Oct. 24. The concert was the first under the direction of new GHS music teacher Mr. Philip Golde and featured several vocal and instrumental numbers.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Voters have challenging decisions ahead of them in the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, but for some the difficulties will not be at the ballot box but in just getting there. However, for persons with disabilities in Idaho County, many options are readily available – whether at home, at the courthouse or the polling place — to assist voters in getting their ballots cast. “We want people to vote, and we want to make it convenient for people to vote,” said Jessie Adams, Idaho County elections clerk.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•KOOSKIA - Investigation of a pipe bomb found 10 miles east of Kooskia this week ended with a bang with disposal of the home-made ordinance by the U.S. Army demolition team.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
With all that’s been going on, I have now been able to goof up the reporting of the news. It’s the chamber that you are to get your winter news from, not the Rebekahs. Sorry! With that said, I can now hopefully get back on track. First, with the EMR classes coming up. If anyone is interested in being a volunteer on the White Bird QRU team, you can contact them at email@example.com.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Starting Monday, Oct. 24, West Co. will be performing rock scaling and rock bolting activities on the slide area. The roadway will be reduced to one-lane with flaggers. Expect up to 15-minute delays. The Elk City School’s First Annual Trunk-Or-Treat is almost here. On Oct. 31, starting at 5:15 p.m., you are invited to come and decorate your car, truck, four-wheeler or table for Elk City kids to come around and trick-or-treat safely. Do you have your plans made yet? Decorating can start at 3 p.m.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This Thursday, Oct. 27, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude presents the final lecture in the 17th Annual Fall Lecture Series at the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude. Doug and Phyllis Tims will present “Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center.October 26, 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.” Congratulations Lady Savages as 1A Division II District 3 Volleyball Champions! What a way to end a wonderful winning season with a championship win! Now on to the state tournament in Idaho Falls Friday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., at Bonneville High School. Go Lady Savages, Go!October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Three air miles northeast of the Musselshell Work Center, there is a patch of 216 acres of federal land where the State of Idaho just sold a timber sale. Gov. Butch Otter touted the Wapiti Timber Sale earlier this month, noting it sold for $1.4 million – more than $600,000 more than had been anticipated before the Sept. 27 auction – and that it sold under the Good Neighbor Authority written into the 2014 Farm Bill.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Mountain View School District 244’s first reading on its draft weapons policy garnered a few more public comments Monday, Oct. 17. “After visiting with the Grangeville Police Department, we are now calling it the ‘Use of Force’ policy,” said board chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia. This change allows additional weapons, aside from guns, to be included and discussed in the document.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Restrooms at the Idaho County Courthouse were out of service Thursday, Oct. 20, while a City of Grangeville work crew dug a hole in the west edge of the courthouse lawn in search of a leaky bit of plumbing. The problem first emerged with water flowing into Main Street at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and was temporarily fixed Wednesday only to reemerge Thursday morning.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Roughly 1,400 Idaho County citizens have voted so far, of about 9,600 registered for this election. That’s according to the arm of local government that’s tasked with overseeing elections – the Idaho County clerk’s office, which is now seeing about 40 voters per day casting early ballots.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“For everyone’s protection, teachers should not call or text students,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes said at the September school board meeting at Clearwater Valley High School. “As far as Facebook goes, I’ve recommended students and teachers not be friends.” The “Social Media 424” policy was reviewed by the board of trustees at that meeting.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Lochsa, Powell and Moose Creek ranger districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have begun logging activity and will be implementing some road closures and delays for public safety.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Calling all 4-H supporters in the upper-river communities: A free community barbecue is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley High School.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration have announced their intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Columbia River System operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Contentious and gutter-scraping: the political race for Idaho County sheriff. Beyond watching the mud fly to see what sticks, of more pressing and difficult concern is the issue of recent endorsement ads for both candidates that involve law enforcement members of county and city policing agencies.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County would be hard-pressed to find a better sheriff than the one we now have. Doug Giddings has earned (and proven through action) our support over the past eight years to continue to protect our constitutional rights against the unceasing encroachment of federal and tribal over-reach, prioritizing peace-keeping in the county rather than heavy-handed enforcement, and to carry on his belief in empowering we the residents of Idaho County.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho agencies regularly promulgate and adopt rules in contravention of existing statutes. National lobbyists know that “you can pass any rule in Idaho” and they send their most repressive, liberal, socialist rules to Idaho for trial runs. Like unruly children, the A.G. and his agencies need a dose of Dimetapp, they need HJR5.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Next Monday we will have a lot of children out and about for the Halloween festivities. Kamiah schools close to let the children have a costume contest and trick or treat downtown.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office will close from 8 a.m. to noon next Wednesday, Nov. 2 to install software as it prepares to issue new driver’s licenses and identification cards. Offices across the state are closing as implementation progresses. Customers can expect longer than normal wait times at the local DMV office during the first few days after the transition.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Stites Hardware, 208 Main Street, has Crosley appliances in stock. Look for freezers, washers, dryers, ranges and chest freezers. Stop by or call 926-7241.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
It’s harder to gauge the impact of security breaches for rural residents when the company hit is Target, Home Depot or Anthem. However, when local companies like Presnell Gage face unauthorized data accesses, the serious plight within our IT industry hits home.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County Commissioners Mark Frei and Jim Chmelik both stated support for an upcoming effort to modernize Elk City’s 50-year-old water and sewer system, which is expected to cost $4 million with funding to involve a $500,000 Idaho Department of Commerce block grant, state and federal loans and a $2.5 million USDA Rural Development grant. The block grant application is to be postmarked by Nov. 18, grant writer Walter Steed told the board during a public hearing Oct. 18, and a decision will follow next spring.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Motorcycles were put through their paces at last Saturday’s Oct. 22 Fall Enduro Halloween Classic at the Grangeville Off-Road Park east of Idaho Forest Group off Old Highway 7. The motorcycle-only multi-class event is a family-oriented race day that is mostly non-competitive. The course length is about 0.5 miles for kids and two miles for adults. The general format is as many laps as possible in the time allotted.October 26, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Salmon River's volleyball team added two district tournament wins to the streak the Savages have run off against Long Pin Conference foes, defeating Garden Valley 3-0 on Oct. 15 and defeating Council 3-0 in the District III title game last night. The district title comes with a berth in the 1AD2 state tournament, Oct. 28-29 at Bonneville, where the Savages will play the District IV champion -- either Lighthouse Christian or Carey -- in the first round.October 19, 2016 10:24 a.m. read more..
One person stood clear of the scissors at Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the new veterans’ center in Grangeville. “I’m commissioned now and they won’t let me touch anything sharp!” joked Robert Skinner, commander for the State of Idaho American Legion. Around 160 people attended the Oct. 15 event, celebrating the grand opening of the Veterans Outreach and Community Center at 318 East Main Street.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Years spent in various leadership positions have led the way to where Carl Crabtree (R) is headed: the Idaho State Senate. “I’ve spent my life working with people as well as bringing groups together that traditionally may not have gotten along or had very little in common,” Crabtree said. That knack for working with people has guided Crabtree’s life and career.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
From education to economics, District 7 is faced with a complex set of issues, according to Ken Meyers. “There are a lot of things we need to be focused on,” he said, “and we have a platform here to focus on them,” within the Idaho Legislature.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The common perception is that real estate auctions are for distressed properties...October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This question highly depends on what you use your sewing machine for. Here are some things to consider...October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“If you don't want to tackle the project alone, drop it off and we will get dirty for you...”October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Although spring is traditionally one of the strongest seasons of the year for real estate sales, this could be a very good time to sell your home...October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
By voting “Yes” on HJR 5, you will be securing the ability to hold politicians accountable, protect Idahoans from excessive regulations, ensure your voice is heard and hold our state government accountable to the people it serves.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Other states envy Idaho’s unique regulatory review process. Idaho’s regulatory review process has spared businesses unnecessary expense and requirements. It has stopped agencies from creating new hassles and hardships for taxpayers. It will continue to do so if HJR 5 wins approval of voters Nov. 8.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
HJR 5 ignores the will of the people as expressed just two years ago. More importantly, HJR 5 threatens to permanently invade the Executive and Judicial Branches of Idaho’s government, disrupting the balance and separation of powers contemplated by Idaho’s founders.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Though he started his career on a different path, chiropractic physician Loren C. Miller, DC, FACO, has always enjoyed working with people. “I love people,” Miller smiled.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars and start planning your outfit for the Kids Klub Halloween Costume Ball Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. A costume contest will be held as well as an opportunity to duct tape a local celeb to the “Spider Wall.” Tickets (which includes dinner) are available at: The Gallery, Lindsley’s Furniture and online at www.thekidsklub.org for $50 per person or reserve seating “Munsters Table” for eight for $600.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“I am asking for a change to the Grangeville High School dress code,” GHS Principal Steve Higgins told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting. Higgins said questions and concerns from students and parents caused him to delve into the policy.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
With all this rain, does your lawn look like a lake or is it greening up like spring again? I have seen some horns but not many stories to report, although we did get to help some friends of ours on the eighth pack his out. Got a nice 7 x 8 but was rather small in the body. At least there’s meat in the freezer!October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Senator Mike Crapo crossed a line in the sand for Idaho County Republicans who last week pulled their support for the three-term incumbent just days following his decision to pull his endorsement for GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. As a result, the Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) stated, in an Oct. 11 letter to the senator, its members would not be providing physical nor financial support toward his re-election campaign, which would include sign and literature distribution, as well as removal of signs currently placed.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.” Quilt and Craft Auction by the Pinehurst Quilters is this Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Doors open at noon for browsing time. Refreshments will be available; there is a chance you could win a door prize.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to Stephanie Jungert and Brandon Anderson who were named homecoming queen and king at Prairie High School. The junior class float won the float competition and the senior class won the spirit competition.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•GRANGEVILLE - Binding arbitration has ended between Idaho County and its solid waste collection provider, Walco, Inc., with an increase in the base rate - up 20.8 percent - and a requirement for regular tonnage collected reporting.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
In honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Father John Gathungu offered animal blessings for the pets of Sts. Peter and Paul School students Oct. 4. Father Gathungu is the priest at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Grangeville.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Dixie Diggins Newsletter is out and is full of the news of happenings in Dixie this past summer. The newsletter expressed their (Dixie’s residents) appreciation for the support of the surrounding communities. Dixie Days is the only fund-raiser for their Community Center. The letter also details information on other happenings around town and with town folks. Email me if you want to find out how to receive this newsletter.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Here is the second best thing that could happen to a pumpkin, and it is happening in Kamiah on Oct. 23, noon to 3 p.m. Guessed what it is? Pumpkin carving. Yep, the 11th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and you won’t want to miss it. Kids of all ages are invited, but must bring an adult, and they can make their own Jack-O- Lantern. Write this one down and bring the children to the Riverfront Park in Kamiah and enjoy some quality time with your kids.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School sixth graders recently participated in two outdoor classroom field days. One took place at the Girl Scout campground past Fish Creek and one at the property of Craig and Jane Spencer. Students worked on a variety of science, math and additional hands-on outdoor skills as well as some recreation and team-building exercises. Here, kids run with a parachute.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
At the close of summer, these two young elk were spotted wandering around off Old Highway 7 near Grangeville. Photographer Joseph Zahnle said, “They sure acted as if they weren’t sure which way to go. They looked over every direction, then headed toward Grangeville.”October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Area cities held regular meetings the second week of October. Since the budget season has cleared, council members have moved on to a myriad of other issues. News on Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Kooskia, Riggins council meetings.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Area residents may have noticed a large assembly of visitors in and around Grangeville Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 12-14.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Who speaks on behalf of abused and neglected children? That person could be you. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a volunteer appointed by the court to represent the best interests of abandoned, abused, or neglected children.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
This Thursday, Oct. 20, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will present an event that focuses on the history of the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood. The lecture and tour will be offered at both 3 and 7 p.m. The event is free and admission to the Historical Museum will be free all day.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
KOOSKIA – Calling all 4-H supporters in the upper-river communities: A free community barbecue is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., at Clearwater Valley High School. This is a dinner to not only thank the 4-H boosters in the area but to also bring about awareness of the local 4-H clubs.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Nov. 8 general election is less than three weeks away, and Idaho County voters are being asked to choose elected officials and answer ballot questions. Those wanting to weigh in their decisions must be registered to vote. What requirements are necessary to become a voter and what is the process?October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Christmas will come early to Grangeville. For 50 years the US Forest Service has provided the US Capitol Christmas Tree to grace the lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. This year’s tree will come from the Payette National Forest and is making stops in more than 30 communities on its journey.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
We must disagree, in part, with our county Republican friends in their disassociation last week with Senator Crapo for his decision to rescind his endorsement of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
We hear all the time that someone needs physical therapy, but what exactly is PT?October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Fall weather is a time for North Central Idaho residents to be preparing your lawns for the cold weather to come and create a landscape that will add beauty to your home this coming spring.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The citizens of Idaho County have an important choice, to elect the sheriff of Idaho County. Carlos Martinez has become the clear choice for sheriff. He already has shown his desire to communicate with Idaho residents through his several town hall meetings....October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
First of all, Craig Spencer is a friend of mine and despite the current political climate I believe you can disagree with someone but remain friends. Therefore, I respectfully disagree with Craig regarding his opposition to Syringa Hospital’s merger with Kootenai Hospital in Coeur d’Alene.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
I have known Sheriff Giddings for going on six years and have had a number of opportunities to speak with Mr. Giddings on a personal level. I find him to be sincere, honest and upright. I believe that Sheriff Giddings holds the welfare of the people of Idaho County at a very high level.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
I have noticed a few things that I would like to see clarified about the challenger in the sheriff’s race against Doug Giddings. For a start, I would like to hear what the defining moment was that caused him to walk away from running as a Democrat eight years ago to now run as an independent.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
To “Never Trump” Republicans, and holier-than-thou Christians and non-Christians alike, who can’t bring themselves to vote for Donald Trump because they’re so busy digging the speck out of his eye while ignoring the log in their own, stop acting like Pharisees!October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
ou decide who you would want to help you defend your rights when Hillary institutes her “sensible” gun control. Doug Giddings, a proven conservative Republican or Carlos Martinez, a Democrat, or Independent at this moment, who has gainedOctober 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Sheriff Doug Giddings respects and supports individual rights and freedoms afforded us by the U.S. Constitution. He has served the people of Idaho County with this in the forefront. He has gone to the federal court in Coeur d’Alene seven times to support individual citizens with their cases involving the overreach of the federal government. He has helped public land users to keep vehicle access to an otherwise closed forest road.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Few counties of the American west have a sheriff that can match our own Doug Giddings here in Idaho County. Doug is solidly pro-Constitution, pro-liberty, pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-property rights, standing squarely and solidly in the conservative/libertarian originalist traditionOctober 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The people we elect to state offices have much more impact on our daily lives than those we send to Washington, D.C. That’s why, for District 7A, we need to send Priscilla Giddings to the state legislature.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Carlos Martinez is doubtless a fine young man; but he is also a Democrat who wants to take office in a Republican county and state. The old expression,” A fish out of water,” comes to mind.October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Quite often, patients are rather vague on their medical/health history. I can't over-emphasize enough: Please, be honest and thorough when filling out your medical history at the dental office!October 19, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Although she is a new health care provider at Syringa Hospital and Clinics, DNP Julie Hammatt knows her way around the hospital. “I have spent a couple years as an emergency department RN here at Syringa while I obtained my Doctor of Nursing Practice,” she said.October 12, 2016 2:40 p.m. read more..
When a well-timed blitz forced the St. Maries center to make a no-win decision, the only blocker with a chance to make the play had to ignore Grangeville sophomore inside linebacker Justin Fogleman, who shot into the backfield, tackled the opposing quarterback and shut down a threatening Lumberjacks drive early on last Friday night, Oct. 7.October 12, 2016 11:40 a.m. read more..
Prairie thundered Troy 42-20 after a slow start saw the Trojans strike first, on a long pass play, last Friday night, Oct. 7.October 12, 2016 8:57 a.m. read more..
Alcohol is a suspected factor in last week’s three-vehicle fatality accident at Kamiah. Rex D. Pevehouse, 83, of Orofino, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Are you seeking care for your loved one but want to ensure they are well taken care of with dignity? That’s exactly what Erica Eller, fifth generation White Birdian, is offering. Eller is a 25-year veteran of a caregiving.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Sister Mary’s Children (SMC) will be hosts to a concert dinner fund-raiser Saturday, Nov. 5, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Greencreek Community Hall. Tickets are $10 each and all ages are welcome. Music will be by the Swing Notes. Contact Joan Riggers - 208-924-7224 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Last day to purchase tickets is Oct. 21.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Bulldog cards, to benefit the Grangeville schools music department, are on sale now at the school. Cards are $10 apiece and are also available at Grangeville Flower Shop, Seasons, Pizza Factory, Grangeville Country Club, Shear Magic and Crema Café.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
District 3 High School Rodeo held its last event for the fall season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at the Riggins Rodeo grounds. The season starts up again with events beginning late-April 2017. Pictured here on Sunday was Luke Olsen of Kooskia in the junior high breakaway event.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A Lewiston man is charged with aggravated DUI, a felony, and misdemeanor driving without privileges following last week’s single-vehicle injury crash on Woodland Road. Steven E. Maconnell, 35, is set for an Oct. 17 preliminary hearing.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to the vision of many local volunteers, veterans now have a place to congregate in Grangeville. The Veterans Outreach and Community Center, located at 318 East Main Street (former NAPA Auto Parts, across from Pine Tree Community Credit Union) is operated by the non-profit group Idaho County Veterans Association Inc.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville attorney Victoria Olds will serve as magistrate judge for Lewis County. Olds was selected by the Second District Magistrate Commission last Thursday, Oct. 6, to replace retiring Magistrate Judge Stephen Calhoun. It is expected she will be sworn in January 2017.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Included on the November ballot for Idaho County is a question regarding the consolidation of Good Roads Highway District No. 2 and Union Independent Highway District. Idaho County Commissioners are proposing a single consolidated highway district to be known as Union Independent Highway District.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A constitutional sheriff does not infringe on constitutional rights. He does not pick and choose what rights to defend. Attempting to punish or dismiss sheriff’s office employees or employees of other law enforcement agencies for political activity in their off duty time is infringement of their right to free speech.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A Free Kids Clothing Swap will be held at the Grangeville Seventh Day Adventist Church on U.S. Highway 95 Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 to 5 p.m. Call 983-0184. Anyone who has clothing their children have outgrown is invited to bring it and see what items they can swap.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Even the yellow jackets were friendly. Such was the golden fall Clearwater Valley morning on Saturday, Oct. 1, as several dozen people gathered at the Tahoe QRU building on Leitch Creek Road to combine apples and elbow grease into smooth, sweet cider.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•FERDINAND - A $15,039 federal grant to the Ferdinand Fire Department was among a total $91.8 million recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Looking for a new thing to do for the winter. Think radio. We have an amateur radio club in Kamiah and they meet monthly in the meeting room at the Lewis and Clark Resort on Highway 12. Call Ken Tunning 935-8888 for meeting info.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
We got a little taste of heaven Saturday night at the Summit Academy Mystery night. The food was heavenly and the entertainment was outstanding! Barbara Flerchinger was the lucky winner of the $10,000 prize.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Hunting season opened wet and soggy and promises to continue as such for a few days. But that won’t put a damper on the Hunter’s Feast Potluck (AKA Wild Game Feed) to be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the VFW kitchen.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Cause is undetermined for last week’s fire that destroyed a Stites double-wide mobile home. The rental residence at 420 Old School Avenue was determined a total loss, according to Fire Chief Mark Anderson, Kooskia Volunteer Fire Department.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Helping just one person may not change the whole world, but it can change the world for that one person.” Vance Hawk, son of Carl and Dana Hawk of Colorado and grandson of Amy (Clemens) Cooper and the late Duane Clemens, formerly of Riggins, now of Colorado, has completed his CRO training and has received his beret for Special Forces! Vance went through two years of hard training of survival and rescue. CRO is the Air Force equivalent of Navy Seals. Congratulations, Vance and family!October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
As to evidence of wrongdoing by the sheriff and his deputies, there is ample evidence available to show that deputies within the department use county equipment “owned” by the sheriff’s department to level ground on their personal property.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Ken’s vision for Idaho is for a state that balances economic growth with quality of life, and that the wild places that enhance our lives here in Idaho should be preserved and protected. Those same lands should be a source of economic opportunity through sustainable management.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Hunting is among us so remember to please ask landowners before you hunt, not afterwards. It only takes one person to ruin it for everyone else. That said, if you have any pictures to share of your hunt, get it to me or even the story of your trophy, no matter the size, be it the first one or many, I still want to hear it.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
heriff Giddings has done a lot to clean up our county from corruption from the “good old boys club” of those kinds of ethics. I for one have not forgotten what it was like with the last administration and am not willing to risk going back to that mess with Martinez and his supporters, ex-deputies from the last administration.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
After years of arguing with the Federal Highway Administration over the Salmon River Road, Idaho County has accepted the Salmon River Road was “completed…per the project agreement” in September 2013. The county had been seeking changes that could make the road cheaper to maintain.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There’s a new face at Sts. Peter and Paul School (SPPS), but she’s definitely not a new face in Catholic education. SPPS welcomed Leslie McDaniel, 72, as its new principal this year. She is also teaching seventh and eighth grade social studies and science.October 12, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
An Orofino man is dead after three vehicles became involved in a traffic accident shortly before 1 a.m. last night on U.S. Highway 12 west of Kamiah.October 6, 2016 8:56 a.m. read more..
"St. Maries is without question one of the top three teams in the state,” GHS coach Jeff Lindsley said. “They have the seniors — 10 of their 11 starters on defense, which is uncommon at the 2A level — so it’s their turn, so to speak.”October 5, 2016 7:18 a.m. read more..
The combination of homecoming this Friday night, Oct. 7, and a thunderous win last Friday night, Sept. 30 at Kamiah, has the Pirates’ flags flying high.October 5, 2016 7:14 a.m. read more..
Grangeville dropped the first match of the day last Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Pea and Lentil Tournament in Genesee. Clark Fork beat GHS (25-14, 22-25, 15-12) in pool play as did Pomeroy (25-15, 25-18), and Pomeroy went on to win the first-place match.October 5, 2016 7:11 a.m. read more..
Grangeville completed a season sweep of Priest River with a 3-0 win last Friday, Sept. 30, and the Bulldogs have beaten Orofino three times so far this season.October 5, 2016 7:10 a.m. read more..
Elk City is saddened by the passing of two of our own in the past two weeks. Leo Hansen, a longtime resident and logger and Joe Krzeminski also passed after a short battle with some major health issues. Joe’s memorial will be Friday, Oct. 21, in Grangeville at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Lynn would like those who knew Joe to “come and bring your Joe stories!” Pray for the family members to experience the comfort of God’s spirit at this time. Sew Help Me Quilters are having a baked food and quilted items sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. It will be held at the Elk City General Store. Get out and get some goodies and support this great group.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to Joy Swift with Joyful Rain Photography in Riggins for providing the photo of Salmon River High School’s homecoming royalty in last week’s paper. We appreciate the helping hand!October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
•James Zehner challenges Ron Funke for Idaho County Assessor position while Harpster resident Richard Adams vies for County Commission District 1 seat against John Schurbon of Kooskia.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
On Sunday, Sept. 25, volunteers from the Grangeville American Legion Post 37 and Auxiliary Unit 37 obtained donations at Asker’s Foods and Cash n’ Carry Grocery for the local Camas Prairie Food Bank. Approximately 300 pounds of food and $400 in cash were donated. The Legion thanks all who gave to help those in need.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A life skill learned in high school shop class has turned into a hobby for a local man. Mike Tackett, who graduated from Grangeville High School in 2004, learned to use a lathe during high school. In later years, when he decided to purchase his own machine, he began teaching himself to use it in various ways.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Sunday, Oct. 9, an old classic and new sports car and truck Fall Fun Run is set. The group plans to leave Cottonwood’s Main Street at noon, drive to Craigmont, then Nezperce, on to Kamiah, and Kooskia, through Stites and into Grangeville, where there will be an impromptu car show around Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s Annual Lecture Series begins this Thursday, Oct. 6. These events provide insights into the history of the region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are provided. These events are free and all are welcome. Programs are as follows:October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteer interpreters-translators. Those speaking Spanish are preferred, and other language offerings, as well as sign language, interpreters are welcome. ICSO will be developing a list to draw from when translator needs arise.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Kooskia Saddliers will host 2017 queen tryouts to coincide with its last playday of the year Oct 8. Tryouts begin at 10 a.m. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to Oct. 15. Queens must have a horse available for 2017 and be between 12 and 18 years of age. Call LeAnn Nelson, 935-5805, or Louise Haukedahl, 935-5680.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
A phone call that you owe back taxes to the federal government? That you had better respond or the sheriff’s office will be serving you a warrant? “Hopefully, everybody knows the IRS doesn’t work that way,” said Robert Johnson.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The period for public comment has been extended into mid-October on a proposed Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) rule regulating oversized shipments along U.S. Highway 12. But for one of the key players in this issue, the Nez Perce Tribe, its stance remains in opposition. “The Nez Perce Tribe opposes the Clearwater and Lochsa River corridor becoming an industrial corridor. The tribe has repeatedly made this known,” stated in a Sept. 28 tribe press release.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
October is here and with it brings the colors of fall. The leaves are turning and make for some really wonderful picture taking. You can hear some of the animals calling in the wilds…oh wait, that’s just the bugle from a hunter, hoping with all hope of bagging that big one!October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“I was definitely nervous,” smiled Grangeville High School senior Nicole Blackmer. Blackmer, 17, attended an American Quarter Horse Association show in Oklahoma City in August. Two years ago, a placing at a state 4-H contest team demonstration with Paige Lindsley allowed her to qualify to go to a contest in Oklahoma.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Kristi Poxleitner, daughter of Ed and Jackie Poxleitner of Keuterville, and Kyle Holthaus, son of Roger and Alica Holthaus of Moscow Mills, Mo., will be united in marriage Oct. 8, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Keuterville.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
- GRANGEVILLE – Are you seeing pink? Don’t worry, it’s just homecoming week at Grangeville High School and today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, is “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” day. - COTTONWOOD – Prairie Junior Senior High School will celebrate its homecoming festivities this week. Today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, is spirit day. Everyone is encouraged to dress in school colors. The powder puff football game is set for 6 p.m. on the football field.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Following a general discussion at the Aug. 22 Syringa Hospital board meeting, board chairman Craig Spencer was asked to step down as chair. “Craig was opposed to the direction the board was and continues to move on a strategy to enhance our ability to protect the viability of Syringa Hospital and Clinics in the current health care environment,” explained trustee Al Bolden of White Bird. “Specifically, he objected to any consideration of any affiliation.”October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
The legislature’s role in approving administrative rules is already protected in Statute (67-52). An amendment to the Constitution is unnecessary when the Idaho Legislature is already able to review and approve proposed changes to Rule.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Sixteen Benedictine oblates and directors from four communities gathered at Spirit Center Aug. 26-28 for the fifth biannual gathering of the Northwest Region of the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors (NAABOD). This was the first time the event took place at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Apparently, Mr. Sokolowski does not understand that all county elected officials have specific powers and duties designated in the Idaho Constitution and the statutes of the State of Idaho. The county commissioners are not the ‘bosses’ of any other elected official.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Patrons may have noticed a difference in Mountain View School District 244 school’s gym floors, and it’s not a good one. The district’s gym floors were refurbished using a particular brand of chemical. The MVSD 244 staff did not have good results, said superintendent Kent Stokes. “The floors got crinkly, like alligator skin, and are getting worse,” he explained at the Sept. 19 regular board meeting held in Kooskia.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
“I want to work for the people and take this department in a direction that everyone can be proud of and rally behind,” he said.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Excessive speed and loss of control are alleged factors in last Friday’s fatal collision accident at Grangeville, which resulted in a felony charge of vehicular manslaughter against the driver involved.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Giddings said those who know him understand he is a “straight shooter.” “I tell the truth, straight up,” he said. He understands his approach may ruffle a few feathers along the way, he said, but feels his method has made for a stronger Idaho County law enforcement. “We have been able to accomplish some really positive things in the department,” he said.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Area residents will want to be in town this Saturday, Oct. 8, for the resurrection of “Oktoberfest.” “The merchants are excited to offer Oktoberfest after many years of it not being held,” said organizer Mary Beth Meyers.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
There are individuals, high schools, colleges and professional sports teams who habitually win. They have learned how to win in various situations and conditions. They have learned how to take their talent and knowledge and make it produce winning results. Others seem to win occasionally but haven’t been able to reproduce the winning mojo habitually. Those are the kinds of sports teams I have been on.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
My sweet ’16 quote of the week, “People need to learn that their actions really do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do…it’s not always just about you!” Riggins and The Salmon River Realty welcome sales associate Abbey Tucker. Abbey and her husband Levi Tucker moved to Riggins more than a year ago to start Salmon River Electric and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
Contention within the Idaho County Sheriff’s race spilled into city government business Monday night. Sheriff Doug Giddings addressed the Grangeville City Council at its Oct. 3 meeting concerning an endorsement ad that ran last week for his opponent, Carlos Martinez, featuring five city police officers – including Chief Morgan Drew.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
About 50 people participated in the third annual Tahoe QRU Apple Cider Pressing fund-raiser, held Saturday morning, Oct. 1, on Leitch Creek Road outside Kooskia. Participants combined a range of apples — including red and golden delicious to McIntosh and gala — and elbow grease to press out smooth, sweet cider. The event raised $156 for the volunteer emergency medical response organization. Pictured here helping participants is (right) Tahoe QRU EMT Irene Finehout.October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..
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