Looking to give your home a face lift? Head to Bettie's. They have everything you need!April 28, 2017 11:52 a.m. read more..
Volunteer driven, Syringa Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop contributes to Syringa Hospital projects, and many community orginizations!April 28, 2017 10:24 a.m. read more..
Head on in to see Tyler!April 28, 2017 9:44 a.m. read more..
Want to get back on the road? Klapprich Ag & Auto can get you there!April 28, 2017 9:16 a.m. read more..
Looking for your Dream Home? Look no further!April 28, 2017 8:46 a.m. read more..
No need to travel to the big city for your home purchases. In business since 1945, Lindsley's Home Furnishings offers their "Best Price Guarantee" on everything in their store!April 27, 2017 11:08 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School students work on a mural in the junior high wing of the school on Saturday, April 22. They received help from community members, principal Dr. Susan Anderson and art teacher Patrick Phillips. The mural was the idea of late teacher Mr. Mark Willig and will include a geological timeline.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Screening for 2017-18 kindergarten students will be held May 3-5 at Kamiah Elementary School. Those planning to attend kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. Call the KES office at 935-4012 to make a screening appointment.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Calling all horse lovers. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29. The Back Country Horsemen of North Central Idaho will sponsor an “Equine Educational Experience,” at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena on U.S. Highway 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstrations throughout the day will include Dr. Kim Wolfrum with Evaluating for Dental Care from 10 to 11 a.m.; Dr. Kim Bartholomew with Movement Analysis and Correction from 11 a.m. to noon; Shane Hendren with Principles of Horseshoeing from noon to 1 p.m.; and Jim Renshaw with Cargo and Pannier Packing from 1 to 2 p.m.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Marlene George and the VFW Auxiliary want to encourage all to, “mark your calendars” to attend the Giant Taco Feed May 5 at the VFW from 5 to 7 p.m. This is an annual fund-raiser for the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department sponsored by VFW Wilderness Post No. 8311 Auxiliary.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
What the heck? Didn’t we just have an election? Indeed, we did! A recent question to our office leads me to believe that there may be some voter confusion out there regarding where, when and how elections are consolidated. Allow me to briefly explain.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote of the week is “True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who died together. It’s grandma and grandpa growing old together.” And sharing that love with each other, their children, grandchildren, friends, and family alike…(I added the last part.)April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The sun made an appearance on Saturday, so hope everyone got out and enjoyed it. I know a lot of people headed for the river, had barbecues, and just plain relaxed for the day. I did not clarify my wording on the Buck Horn Place in last week’s news. This is on private property so you cannot hunt there, but it is available for rent during hunting season. Thanks, Pat, for letting me know.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Just-for-fun coed softball begins at the Kooskia City Park on Monday, May 1. A group of “good-natured” residents get together twice a week and play softball every Monday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., through Labor Day. They play because they enjoy the game and the camaraderie.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Alan and Mary Hamilton were up on the Lochsa last weekend with some friends from McCall, and the “Ladies on the Lochsa,” a group of kayakers from mostly Montana joined forces at Wilderness Gateway to get out on the river as well. Cloudy skies and rain all week. It’s just a way of life in Lowell! Too early to mow the lawn.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The farmers are getting anxious to get in the field. Usually by this time some of the planting is done. But the rain is not cooperating. At least the pastures are nice and green. The cows will probably be going out soon. Then I won’t have any baby calves to watch out my window. At least they will be happy to be on green grass.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will be hosting its third annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The gathering will be held at the Soltman Center, across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18. Idaho Public Television will air its Outdoor Idaho program called “Almost Canada.” This features Northern Idaho and should be of interest to locals!April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Those who say they have an affinity for the Old Opera House in Kooskia are invited to put their money where their mouths are.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Peggy Madden of Cottonwood has spent the last 40 years in the banking industry, 34 of those years at Wells Fargo.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
With Coeur d’Alene Charter and Clark Fork on the court last Saturday, April 22, Grangeville “won the ones we expected,” coach Kerry McCulley said. “We also lost some matches that surprised me.”April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Last Saturday, April 22, the Grangeville track and field teams got a first look at the facility where state qualification will be held next month, and the GHS girls outscored competitors from nine teams, including 2A rival St. Maries.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie’s softball squad overcame an unusual bit of scheduling and jumped to 5-0 atop the Whitepine League standings with a 15-5 win over Genesee last Wednesday, April 19. All the precipitation this spring precipitated a shift: Genesee was due for a home game, but agreed to relocate it to the neutral site on account of what the Lewiston Tribune described as “soggy field conditions.”April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Kubs, Pirates and Savages flags were among the nine flown last Friday night, April 21. The Prairie girls took second place, with a total a few ticks better than Nezperce and a few short of McCall, and the 1A Kamiah boys placed third to the 2A squads in attendance, Orofino and McCall.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
GHS football camp forms due by May 1; New hunting, fishing license fees hit May 1; Moose, sheep, goat hunting applications due by April 30; Bowhunter Ed course scheduled May 6-7; Kooskia softball opens May 1; Golf league organizing; Fastpitch clinic coming April 29.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Notes from the Idaho County Commission April 11, 2017April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, CIAA celebrates founding member and patron Carm Spencer. The 50th Show takes place at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members. The show opens Wednesday, May 3, 5 to 7 p.m. with complimentary refreshment and the music of Rick Weholt. The show continues May 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes the traditional local elementary school tours. The show concludes May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historical scrapbooks and information will be on display. For more information contact email@example.com.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A celebration of life for Jack and SueAnne Gruell of Riggins will be held at the Riggins Community Center on April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. (MT). Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A body found in the Salmon River last weekend has been confirmed that of accident victim Derek L. Olson, who went missing following a March 20 single vehicle crash. Determination was announced Tuesday, April 25.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Cottowood, Salmon River school districts met Monday, April 17 during regular meeting hours. The following is a summary of business included on the respective agendas.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Idaho County 4-H party to celebrate and recognize 4-H throughout the state and county was held at the Cottonwood Community Hall Saturday, April 22. Clubs throughout the county provided games and lunch was sponsored by the Idaho-Lewis County Cattle Association.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Population overall was up for the state last year, but not for Idaho County, which out of the five-county region was the only one to see a decrease in 2016. U.S. Census estimates released last week show a 104 drop (down .6 percent) from July 2015 to July 2016, for a total 16,156 Idaho County population.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
he City of Stites and Kids Klub, Inc., have been awarded 2017 Idaho Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities funds for their public infrastructure projects.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The city of Grangeville literally grew overnight, thanks to a land gift from a Montana businessman. At its April 17 meeting, the city council approved unanimously to accept 94 acres of undeveloped ground located between the Idaho County Airport and the truck route.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Eleven candidates will vie for five open positons on the Syringa Hospital board at the May 16 election.April 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Eleven candidates will vie for five open positons on the Syringa Hospital board at the May 16 election.April 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
"The Dance Studio with Results"April 21, 2017 11:30 a.m. read more..
This locally owned business in Grangeville, Idaho, has an array of "whatnot's."April 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. read more..
The primary purposes of the proposed Center-Johnson project are to reduce the risk and extent of insect and disease infestation of the landscape and to reduce the risk of wildfire.April 20, 2017 10:57 a.m. read more..
Most consumers would not equate active involvement with their electric company with helping their community. But Idaho County Light & Power is not an ordinary utility company.April 19, 2017 4:51 p.m. read more..
Some flowers here, a garden there, a tree looks nice by that rock, maybe a rose bush would color up that ugly wall by the garage.April 19, 2017 3:56 p.m. read more..
With spring sports schedules being rearranged around rain-outs, area high schools are trying to make the most of nice weather expected to prevail this afternoon, April 19.April 19, 2017 10:15 a.m. read more..
Ryan Rogers of Lewiston was overall champion of last weekend’s Salmon River Jet Boat Races, having won the unlimited class with a time of 50 minutes, nine seconds over 10 legs, eight miles each, up and down from Island Bar to Lightning Creek.April 19, 2017 7:58 a.m. read more..
Mohamed M. Seid will serve a year in jail, followed by eight years on probation for his conviction on a felony manslaughter charge. As much as it is punishment for the 29-year-old Minnesota man, it is also a chance for redemption, according to District Judge Gregory FitzMaurice, that was provided through the mediated efforts of the prosecution and defense attorney, as well as with the understanding of the victim’s family.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Kamiah High School students received recognition at the recently-completed Idaho State HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held in Boise, April 5-7. More than 800 secondary and post-secondary students from throughout the state attended the event which featured an opening ceremony followed by two days of competitive events and a closing ceremony.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Next year, we can get back to party politics … as everyone is so excited about returning to that screaming monkey circus. But this year, let’s set the party names aside and work the 2017 nonpartisan elections together.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Thanks to the Mignereys in Riggins and the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee for all their work and their generous donations towards Salmon River High School athletics. The high school kids help at the jet boat races and the committee makes sure they get a donation toward their activities. Nice!April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The 64th legislative session will be remembered as the year we drew a line in the sand: Idaho Establishment vs. The People. My warrior ethos was put to the test this legislative session but I enjoyed the challenge.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School students are preparing for life as they continue to take Microsoft Word tests for certifications as office specialists in various areas. Recently passing the certification tests are students in Mr. Bruce Wassmuth’s second hour business and technology class: Mindy Fredrickson, Alexia Holcomb, Jack Kennedy, Quinn Hall, Dawson McEwen, Jesus Perez, Ryan Cox, Nicole Parks, Abigail Pullen, Hailey Russell and Marissa Kennedy.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
How many readers of this paper read Brett Haverstick’s editorial last week? He represents the “Friends of the Clearwater” enviro group. Did any of you believe what he wrote? I worked the timber harvest for 23 years and saw first-hand the benefits of logging. I have revisited many of the timber sales I worked on, and guess what? Biodiversity is thriving in those old clearcuts.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I read with interest David Rauzi’s op-ed, and Brett Haverstick’s accompanying commentary, in the April 12 edition of the Free Press. I agree with Rauzi that our county has grown far too accustomed to the “fix” of federal SRS dollars.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In the April 12 issue of the Idaho County Free Press was an article entitled, SRS dollars not in sight. Secure Rural Schools was set up to replace lost revenue from timber sales on federal land to local county. The first thing people need to realize is the U.S.F.S. is designed to take care of the U.S.F.S. people and no one else.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I hope everyone had a nice Easter and found lots of things to do outdoors as Mother Nature sure decided to let us take advantage of the nice weather. Although it may not have been really warm, it wasn’t raining or snowing!!April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week is “Never pass up an opportunity to volunteer for activities for our local kiddos. Color the Canyon still needs a few more volunteers to help make that day a colorful success.”April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. For those of you who will be, or may be, affected by the possible move of the Elk City Water and Sewer Association to a District, the meeting minutes for March included the information that they will contact Thad O’Sullivan, attorney, and ask that the association “be put on the back burner [indicating his involvement] for now, until such time as things can be pulled together; i.e., legal description of the proposed boundaries, names and addresses of taxpayers, and so on. The deadline for getting the district question on the ballot for November is Sept. 16.”April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
There will be two breakfasts on April 23: Assumption Parish Mother/Daughter breakfast, 9:15 a.m., at the Assumption Parish hall. All mothers and daughters and women in general are encouraged to attend. The Haiti Mission Team is also having a fund-raiser pancake breakfast at St. Mary’s Church following the 10 a.m. Mass. Husbands and sons and those who did not make the earlier breakfast are all invited.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Investigators suspect a possible connection between a series of recent burglaries at area high schools and of a Stites business in which cash and other property was stolen. Law enforcement has one suspect in the early Saturday morning burglary of the Silver Dollar Bar in Stites.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Irmalee Green. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. Americans have observed this day since 1970 to raise awareness of air, water and soil pollution. Typical activities are picking up trash along roads, planting trees and recycling. The Kooskia recycling center will be open 10 a.m. to noon. Drop off sorted metal cans, office paper, newspaper, catalogs, magazines, cardboard and plastic containers (with caps removed). For information about what they accept go to idahocounty.org/recycling.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My life in the Idaho wilderness Easter Sunday: Power out 23 1/2 hours, no phone, no Internet, no electric heaters, no coffee! The guy in Cabin No. 2 said his sleep apnea machine went out; the guy in No. 3 (Alan Hamilton from AIRE Boats) said he was fine, no problem, his dogs slept next to the propane heater; the couple in No. 4 from McCall said they were used to it; the bear hunters in No. 7 didn’t even realize power was out, left early, came in late to sleep and got two bears; the turkey hunters in No. 8 got a big turkey with an 11-inch beard which they cooked outside on the fire ring and didn’t miss electricity. Two gals in motel room came in and left without a drop of power and paid cash!April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation was host to an Easter egg hunt at its Grangeville facility Friday, April 14. Here, Doris June Parker hands out an egg surprise to 1-year-old Amiah May, held by Julie Needham of Grangeville.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A brief update on our progress with the ARF shelter project as of April 12: The land survey is complete. Having this step finished will allow us to apply for grants to help with construction of the building. A huge thank you to Charlie Light and the Skinner Land survey crew.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Andrew Riener is quick to give credit when it comes to the question, “What’s the secret to a successful life?” “The Lord’s help,” he smiled. “There have been some close calls along the way, but He’s kept me safe.”April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, April 22, 6 p.m. in the fellowship barn at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville (home of Gary and Judy Porter). There will be a chili tasting; bring a favorite chili or a side dish to share and bring a friend.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Parents and students throughout the area may have noticed it’s becoming more difficult to get into driver’s education classes. “We simply don’t have the instructors,” apologized Grangeville High School driver’s ed coordinator Alecia Hagen.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A stray dog roaming the streets of Grangeville ended up with a double happy ending: Two homes. However, it wasn’t only the canine that received help; she also offered it. “I feel good to have helped her, but, honestly, I needed her, too,” said Nona Donaldson.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Those interested in music or stories or both will want to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Singer, songwriter and storyteller Tracy Morrison of Boise will offer the program “Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folk Songs.” The concert is free and open to all ages.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Contrary to a recent social media post, Grangeville police cannot confirm any pets are being purposely poisoned. Local veterinarians also haven’t treated any animals for poisonings. “Officially, I have not received any reports,” said Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew on Friday.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The grocery tax is one everybody has to pay, poor and rich alike, Crabtree said, “and it probably isn’t a very fair tax, and it’s not a tax that other states have for that reason. It would have eliminated taxes on the same food products that qualify under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the dietary staples everyone needs.”April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
From utilities to law enforcement contracts, each month area cities tackle issues to come before the council. Roundup of area city council business for Riggins, Cottonwood, Kooskia, Stites, FerdinandApril 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville American Legion Post 37 celebrated the 98th birthday of the American Legion with a party on March 11 at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Center. Unit 37 of the American Legion Auxiliary provided cupcakes and snacks. The keynote speech on the American Legion programs was given by Commander Don Owen.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Chuck and Kerry Uhlenkott of Cottonwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina, to Joe Gervais of Seattle, Wash. She is currently an intensive care unit nurse employed by Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She began her ICU nursing career at Georgetown University Medical Hospital in Washington, D.C. after receiving her bachelor of science nursing degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. For the past four years she has been a travel nurse in various cities including Seattle.April 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Orofino Police Department is seeking information related to the disappearance last Saturday, April 15, of Kristian Perez, 17, of Orofino. Perez had last been heard from at 9:32 p.m., who had advised his mother he had left the Orofino High School prom. - UPDATE: LPD determines subject on video not Perez; search continuesApril 17, 2017 12:52 p.m. read more..
Grangeville's April 15 Central Idaho League baseball game against St. Maries had been relocated to Kooskia because the field at GHS has been to wet to play on this spring. But the field at CVHS was also too wet for baseball Saturday morning. The game will be rescheduled, but a date and time has not yet been decided.April 15, 2017 9:43 a.m. read more..
Pirates home games originally slated for Saturday, April 15, in Cottonwood, have been relocated to parts north due to wet weather in the forecast. Softball will play at Airport Park at noon in Lewiston, and baseball will play at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Potlatch, weather permitting.April 14, 2017 1:05 p.m. read more..
Grangeville High softball and tennis events, scheduled for the afternoon of April 13, have been called off due to rain.April 13, 2017 1:44 p.m. read more..
Fish and Game commissioners on Tuesday, April 11 set waterfowl seasons and rules for the upcoming season. Most rules will be similar to 2016, but new zones were established to tailor seasons to different climates and geographic areas to maximize hunting opportunity and migration patterns.April 12, 2017 4:48 p.m. read more..
For Thursday into Friday, April 13-14, rain showers will turn into snow, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula. - Snow early Thursday night Lolo Pass - White Bird Grade near Grangeville could also see a couple inches of snowApril 12, 2017 3:38 p.m. read more..
The GHS tennis squad hosted Orofino and Culdesac Tuesday night, and met little resistance in the course of winning 15 of 17 matches. Boys singles sophomore standout Colby Kennedy drew praise from coach Kerry McCulley for winning three matches on the evening.April 12, 2017 1:34 p.m. read more..
As a thank you to their customers, Lucky Star Auto Sales is holding a customer appreciation giveaway of a 58-inch Samsung smart TV. Now through June 30, each vehicle purchase will earn three drawing chances, and a test drive will earn one drawing chance. Lucky Star is located at the Idaho Street intersection, 331 West Main Street, staffed by owner Mike Hauger and salesman Troy Benefield. For information, 983-0860.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Leading up to spring break, Clearwater Valley’s baseball season hadn’t gone as well as coach Josh Bradley had hoped, but with wins over Kendrick and McCall last week and a slew of Whitepine League games on the slate this week, the Rams have stopped skidding and are looking to accelerate up the WPL table.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) will have Judy Fairley as judge for its 50th Anniversary Spring Show this year. The show will open Wednesday, May 3, 5 -7 p.m., following Ms. Fairley’s critique for participating artists. This is complimentary refreshment and music this night. The show continues May 4 and 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and includes traditional local elementary school tours. The show concludes May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historical scrapbooks and information will be on display. The featured artists of the work of CIAA founding members is also available. (For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org ).April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Those interested in music or stories or both will want to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School. Singer, songwriter and storyteller Tracy Morrison of Boise will offer the program “Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs.” The concert is free and open to all ages.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Robots and circuits and computers, oh my! The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) committee and Idaho Commission for Libraries recently provided grants for several libraries throughout the state to receive funding for both gear and training.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The 33rd annual Jet Boat Races and activities will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 14-16, sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee. Race teams from Canada and the United States will be competing not only for cash prize awards, but also bragging rights for racing the famous “River of No Return” and having raced the most exciting and longest running river jet boat race in the U.S.A.! Race class sponsors are Rogers Toyota, American Turbine, Salmon Rapids Lodge, and Salmon River Helicopter. Get down by the river to be a part of the action.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“The forecast this weekend is dry and in the 60s,” said Marlene Mignerey, with a smile in her voice. It’s no wonder husband and wife duo Frank and Marlene Mignerey would be concerned with the weather the second weekend of April: It’s jet boat weekend in the town the Mignereys love.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A recent survey conducted by Idaho Fish and Game found that 79 percent of waterfowl hunters surveyed preferred a continuous season and 69 percent want the season to run as late into January as possible.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
An electrical issue is the suspected cause for Sunday night’s fire at the Sundown RV Park that gutted a camp trailer and destroyed its contents. No injuries were reported. It is unknown whether the owners were insured.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The committee working to purchase and revitalize the Kooskia Opera House as a community center will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Kooskia Community Building. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to purchase shares in the historic property.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
There is no shortage of water across the state based on a report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Precipitation is above average since the water year started Oct. 1, 2016, and several other basins are seeing the highest snowpack in 20 years.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Sophomore standout Chase Adkison hit his fifth home run of the season about an hour after he hit his fourth, which doubled as his second grand slam this spring. Between those two bombs, Grangeville beat McCall by mercy rule, 15-2, last Friday night, April 7.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Some local taxing districts have for years been bracing for a big budget hit should one of the main flows of federal money into Idaho County be shut off, and with the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies’ funding on the chopping block, Idaho County Commissioners sounded an alarm last month.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
With spring officially under way, Cottonwood residents can begin their annual spring cleaning. And with the sun beginning to show an increasing presence in the sky, cleaning yard debris will be an easier task. But what to do with all the unwanted junk, yard waste and household clutter?April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Records request numbers are in the hundreds at Syringa. It was reported at the March 28 regular board of trustees meeting that Syringa Hospital and Clinics had 300 requests for medical records in December 2016, 322 in January, and 310 in February.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Bob and Jackie Mackie of Elk City have been working with kids in the community with puppets. This year’s puppeteers are Kaidin Slover, Kegen Slover, William Stival, Maddie Armstrong, Trevor Foster, Natalee Lamar, Derrick Chlebowski, Marshal Chlebowski, Beverly Farmer, Jessica Boyd, and Sam Hickman.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Emmanuel Baptist Church (404 Foster) in Cottonwood will be having an Easter sunrise service Sunday, April 16, 6 a.m. The choir will perform an Easter cantata, “Who Do You Say I Am?”. Following the service, there will be a potluck breakfast. Sunday School at is 8:45 a.m. with morning worship at 10 a.m., again with the cantata performance.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
As last week’s column mentioned, there will be a celebration of the Resurrection of Christ on April 16 at 7 a.m., at the Baptist church, followed by breakfast prepared and served by the deacons at 9 a.m. Pastor Tom Moore writes, “Nearly 2000 years ago, early on Sunday morning after the crucifixion, ladies who had followed Jesus went to the tomb to complete their work of preparing His body for burial.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville boys posted the highest team score last Thursday, April 6, at the Dave Mangum Invitational.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
• Mountain View School District 244’s board didn’t have to look far for a new Grangeville High School principal. Randall Lee Brown will assume the position July 1.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
KYRO baseball, softball sign-ups set; Babe Ruth baseball meeting set April 12; Local elk foundation banquet coming up; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; New hunting, fishing license fees hit May 1; Trout pond stocking scheduled this month.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Our Idaho Democrats work hard to find partners for responsible, pro-business, pro-family, pro-Idaho policy. When the public shows up in force to affirm their support for issues that Idaho Democrats are championing, it gives moderate Republicans the courage they need to buck their party and do what’s right.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The guest editorial by Representative Priscilla Giddings in the Clearwater Progress (Despotism in Idaho?) on March 16 was remarkable in more ways than one. First of all, why is it that we hear about these events only from a newcomer to the state legislature?April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
National forests across the West are facing dire threats from politicians, the timber industry and the Forest Service. The public is currently being misled into thinking that our forests are “unhealthy”, and that they need to be “restored” due to “beetle infestations” and “insect and disease.” All of this is euphemism to drastically ramp up logging on the forests.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Year after year it is the same Congressional knife fight to reauthorize Secure Rural School (SRS) funding with 11th-hour saves to the program to get us through another year. This year, chances for reauthorization are as slim as we’ve ever seen them. But what if it is? What about next year? And after that?April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Helicopters flying low overhead, white trucks carrying telephone poles, panel trucks and lift trucks, all upriver on a sunny Sunday replacing downed poles on the Selway River Road near Swiftwater Bridge. We had an “event” last week and a burst of wind took out about 50 trees. Could have been worse if closer to local homes up there, but at least it’s fixable: ICL&P to the rescue once again.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
April 9-15 is National Library Week with the theme, “Libraries Transform”. Public libraries exist in many countries across the world and are considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population. With so much fake news out there, libraries provide a great place to seek the truth.April 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
General turkey season opens Saturday, April 15, and you can see units that have general hunts in our turkey hunting rules , as well as details about the seasons. Hunters will find most general hunting opportunity in the Panhandle, Clearwater and Southwest Regions, and beyond that most areas are limited to controlled hunts.April 11, 2017 4:51 p.m. read more..
Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and Personal Use Mushroom Permits are now available from Forest Service offices on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Permits are valid from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.April 11, 2017 4:01 p.m. read more..
Hunters, anglers and trappers will see new prices starting May 1 with the addition of a $5 Access/Depredation fee for resident adults and $10 for nonresident adults when they buy their first annual license.April 10, 2017 3:21 p.m. read more..
2017 KYRO co-ed baseball and softball registration for ages 4-15 will be 3:30-6 p.m. April 12 at CV Elementary School in Kooskia.April 9, 2017 10:56 p.m. read more..
A recent survey conducted by Idaho Fish and Game found that 79 percent of waterfowl hunters surveyed preferred a continuous season and 69 percent want the season to run as late into January as possible. Idaho Fish and Game commissioners will set the 2017-18 waterfowl seasons on April 11.April 5, 2017 3:23 p.m. read more..
Idaho County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information on the economic and structural impact to the community caused by ongoing flooding and mudslides. Preliminary damage assessment forms are due Tuesday, April 11April 5, 2017 1:27 p.m. read more..
They have the same mascot, and for six innings Monday night, April 3, the Grangeville and Genesee baseball teams had something else in common: three runs apiece.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Well “April Fools,” courtesy of Mother Nature; she still hasn’t loosened her grip on ‘ole man winter, but it is getting closer. Warmer temperatures, people out working in the yards, and I do hear the birds singing once in a while.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Equipment failure results in outage for Kooskia region KOOSKIA – Avista Utilities reported an equipment failure last Tuesday evening, March 28, resulting in 538 customers being affected in a three-hour outage. The outage started at 11:05 p.m., and power was restored at 2 a.m. Area affected included both sides of the Clearwater River in the Kooskia/Kamiah region.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Congratulations to Peg Gehring, a nurse practitioner at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, who is currently pursuing her doctorate degree, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to provide support of her research project on treating chronic non-cancer pain with non-opioids. •April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Arguments over Idaho County’s handling of a tax sale in 2016 continued in federal court late last month, with attorneys for plaintiffs Raymond R. Hamell and Rachelle J. Hamell seeking to amend the civil complaint attorneys representing the Hamells filed last October.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Growing up in a tiny town in Michigan, Bobbie Kennedy knew what it was like to wonder about opportunities beyond high school. Kennedy was recently hired as a part-time college and career advisor for Grangeville High School.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
- The Wilks Ranch has grown to more than 42,000 acres, making the outfit Farris Wilks registered back in 2010 the single largest landowner in Idaho County. - In response to questions the Free Press asked via e-mail, Foster relayed answers from Wilks family member and Wilks Development Company manager Justin Wilks.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates Founding Member, Cleave Eimers. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Standing On The Rock of Faith: Wow, that really says it all! Internationally known Catholic Lay Evangelist Richard Lane breathed the fire of the Holy Spirit into all of the Tri-Parish Community during the mission at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, March 4-9.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
You can’t tell us the government doesn’t have $1 million kicking around the treasury somewhere that they could throw a bone to rural law enforcement. Specifically, to reinstate federal grant funding to provide DNA testing for law enforcement agencies across the nation.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I congratulate the legislature for voting to eliminate the tax on groceries. Getting rid of this tax helps Idaho families by allowing them to keep more of the money they earn. Not only does this provide badly needed financial relief, it also means local Idaho stores will see an increase in business.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Progress continues to be made on the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project, which began last year and is expected to continue into winter 2017.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Trapper ed will be mandatory come 2018; Bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat hunt apps open all month; Youth turkey season to run April 8-14; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; Local elk foundation banquet coming up; Babe Ruth baseball meeting set April 12.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Zach Rambo, left, and Travis Alfrey perform a traditional German dance Wednesday, March 29, at Prairie Junior-Senior High School. The students, both seventh graders, dressed in outfits reflecting German culture. Students in Todd Nygaard’s social studies class chose a country, collected data and presented their information at a World Travel Night. Parents sampled food from around the world and learned about the culture and economies of at least a dozen European, Asian and African countries.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Last November, Tark H. Meyer, 61, was at his mining claim in the Cougar Creek area. More than a year ago, January 2016, Jody A. Perri, 57, was seen getting into a vehicle at his property near Kooskia. Since then, no trace of either man has been found.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Spring Fling raffle event drawing April 16</strong> GRANGEVILLE — Camas Prairie Preschool is holding its Spring Fling raffle event. Tickets are five for $10 or $2 each; and 50/50 tickets are five for $20 or $5 each. Winners will be drawn on April 26. For a list of prizes and sponsors, go online: www.camasprairiepreschool.com/fundraisers.html . Purchase tickets by calling Shannon, 691-9577; Liz, 451-4296; or Ashley, 954-6865.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Andrew Riener will celebrates his 100th birthday Saturday, April 15. Andrew Joseph Riener was born Feb. 9, 1917, to Frank and Mary Anne “Jenny” Stubbers Riener on a farm near Greencreek, Idaho, and grew up on a farm near Ferdinand, Idaho. Both farms were on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. He attended a one-room schoolhouse a mile and a half from his home.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The sun came out for about 10 minutes last weekend, but it was followed by a hail storm and wind from the north! Even the horn hunters went home early.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Morgon VanderEsch rode to victory on Saturday to become the 2007 queen for the Riggins Rodeo.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Well, it certainly is “springtime in the Rockies,” … what with sunshine and hail within minutes of each other, then rain, on Sunday, and finally waking up to snow Monday morning! Lots of activities this month.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Facing charges on one burglary, a White Bird man may be looking at new felonies in relation to a second incident.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Lee Simonson of Riggins, is 100 years young today, Wednesday, April 5. Lee was honored at a gala celebration Sunday at his church, the Salmon River Community Church, with family and friends…he received more than 100 cards! The Riggins Elementary students made 100 cards for Lee in addition to those he received on Sunday. It is not often we have the opportunity to share in the celebration of a friend who has reached his 100th birthday.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Kenneth Kidder (AKA Kenny), a longtime Harpster area resident celebrated his 97th birthday last weekend. He moved to the Harpster area in 1938 when his parents Ray and Flo bought a homestead property east of Harpster. Kenneth lived on the property until recent years when he moved to Grangeville. A kind, happy and thoughtful man, he always has stories to tell and makes us smile. He began playing the fiddle at age nine and played for many dances and other events over the years. Family, and friends from his Harpster neighborhood joined Kenny Sunday afternoon and shared laughter, stories, hugs, desserts and homemade blackberry and plum wines.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mountain View School District 244’s Use of Force Policy is moving forward. The policy was adopted by the board in February. At the March 20 monthly board meeting, superintendent Kent Stokes reported 20 MVSD staff members had signed up to be considered for firearm training and concealed carry permits.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Peg Gehring has received a $500 scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Delta Chi-at-Large Chapter to assist her in her research regarding chronic pain management. The research will be conducted in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. She will be surveying residents of each of these counties and asking them if they have chronic low back pain and how they manage the pain. Peg is wanting to study those who use traditional doctors, but also others, such as chiropractors, naturopathic practitioners, acupuncturists, massage therapists and personal trainers. The study, showing which type of treatment has the best results, will be conducted this summer with results available next November 2017.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In all their finery and pretty in pastel pinks and blues, 56 girls ages 4 to fourth grade – along with their mothers — attended the annual Princess Tea Party, held March 19 at the Cottonwood City Hall. The annual event is hosted by the Idaho County Fair royalty.April 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Regional producers saw a good to excellent return on wheat and barley harvests in 2016, compared with dismal totals reported the prior year, per estimates released this winter by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.April 4, 2017 8:16 a.m. read more..
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