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Friday, April 28



Rockwell announces 2018 congressional run

“We Republicans have been given an opportunity to set a course of excellence these next few years, Rockwell stated in a one-page release. “It is essential we take advantage of that opportunity.”

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Thursday, April 27

    

Kids experience slacklining

4th and 5th grade students at Meadows Valley School had the opportunity to experience slacklining as part of their physical education program.

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Wednesday, April 26

 

Community Briefs: April 26, 2017

A Fifth Sunday gospel hymn sing is set for Stites at the Gospel Lighthouse Church Sunday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. All are invited. Call 926-4766 with questions.

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GEMS Mural Magic

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.

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Salmon River District lowers levy request

Salmon River Joint School District 243 offered patrons a slight break in its levy request, breaking a five-year run. The district is asking for voter approval on a $525,000 supplemental levy.

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Kamiah schools kindergarten screening set for May 3-5

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.

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Equine Educational Experience: Demo day set to highlight horses

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.

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Told brings home the medals

Club wrestling was productive for locals the past few weekends. Last weekend, 8-year-old William Told of Grangeville participated in club wrestling at Kuna High School.

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Elk City News: Taco feed is May 5

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.

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Keep the opera house the Opera House

Currently, the Old Opera House Arts Committee is attempting to purchase the building to keep as a performance venue rather than have it sold to others who would remodel for another use....

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Riggins News: Saturday celebration to honor Olson

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.)

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White Bird News: Breakfast on tap for Sunday

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.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Just waiting on the sunshine

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.

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Cottonwood News: Knights cleanup set for Saturday, April 29

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.

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Commission to meet in Salmon

Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet May 16-17 at the IDFG Salmon regional office. A public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. May 16. The agenda includes setting direction for Wolf Depredation Control Board funds.

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Chinook salmon slow to show, expected soon

Salmon fishing seasons are tricky because the run size and fishing seasons vary from year to year based on how many fish return to Idaho and how many hatchery fish are available for sport harvest.

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GHS girls place first at Kootenai Invitational

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.

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Pirates top WPL standings, busy week ahead

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.”

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Road win lifts Pirates in Whitepine League chase

Clearwater Valley went into a double-header on the April 19 afternoon with thoughts of climbing the Whitepine League standings, but a two-run fifth and a two-run seventh dealt the Rams a 5-2 loss in the opening half.

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Shepherd raises S-R pole vault record

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.

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Sports...in brief

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.

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CIAA honors founding member Carm Spencer

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 ciaa.idaho@gmail.com.

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Obituary: Alane K. Robie, 52, Grangeville

Alane Kristine Robie, 52, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Alane was born on Jan. 6, 1965, to Earl and Agatha Haener in Grangeville.

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Obituary: Bertha Drury, 81, Grangeville

Bertha Osborn Ackerman Drury, 81 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. She was born to Roy and Luella Osborn in Essex, Montana on April 2, 1936.

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Idaho County 4-H Fun

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.

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State population up, County down for ‘16

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.

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Wednesday, April 19

 

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Stephens, defense lift GHS

Grangeville junior Tyler Stephens has been on a tear, with his bat helping protect home run hitter Chase Adkison at the top of the order.

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Rogers Wins 2017 Races

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.

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GHS runs Lewiston JV

The Grangeville High tennis squad had no trouble with the Lewiston JV Monday night, April 17, winning 17 of 21 matches.

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Sports...in brief

Moose, sheep, goat hunting applications due by April 30; New hunting, fishing license fees hit May 1; GHS football camp forms due by May 1; Sullivan, Lindsley get banquet recognition.

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Probation, jail time ordered in 2016 manslaughter case

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.

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KHS students excel at state HOSA conference

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.

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It's Your Business: Business seminars on tap; Madden set to retire

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!

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GEM Chain Bar featured in Timber West

Grangeville manufacturer GEM Chain Bar was featured in the March/April issue of Timber West magazine, as part of a pictorial review of attendees to the Feb. 23-25 Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) in Eugene.

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Cross a powerful reminder of a Savior

The cross, which shines on the mountain over Grangeville on Easter week, and from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, has been, for me, a source of pleasure, joy and comfort for many years.

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GHS Students are Microsoft Certified

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.

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Enviros contradict their own existence

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..


Radical environmental vision threat to liberty

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.

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USFS designed to take care of just USFS

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.

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Elk City News: W&S minutes available

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.”

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Cottonwood News: Two breakfasts set for weekend

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.

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TIMES PAST:More Than A Century Of Idaho County News

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.

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Crime Briefs

An Oregon man faces a felony bail jumping charge after allegedly failing to appear in court nearly two years ago on unrelated domestic violence incident.

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CIAA celebrates founding member Irmalee Green

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.

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Clearwater Valley News: Equine education day set for April 29

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.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Celebrating without electricity

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!

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Easter Fun at Grangeville Health & Rehab

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.

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Organizations

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.

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Community Briefs: April 19, 2017

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.

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District 244 short on driver’s ed instructors

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.

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Boise woman to sing her stories April 25

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.

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Easter in Kamiah

Despite looming, dark clouds and a few light showers, Kamiah’s annual Easter egg hunt drew a crowd of little treasure hunters. The annual event was held Saturday, April 15, and was sponsored by the Kamiah Kiwanis with support from the community.

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Pet poisonings claims resurface

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.

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Easter in Kooskia

A bright, sunny day greeted Kooskia Easter egg hunters at the park Saturday, April 15, as kids gathered and played games, won prizes and found treasured eggs.

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Purse auction set for Sunday, April 23

Who needs another purse? You do, that’s who. And perhaps a whole lot more. The Third Annual Purse Auction is set for the Cottonwood Community Hall this Sunday, April 23. Doors open at noon and the auction will begin at 2 p.m.

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American Legion Post celebrates 98th birthday

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.

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Milestone: Engagement - Uhlenkott and Gervais

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.

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Tuesday, April 18



Pirates to play Nezperce at Kamiah

Prairie's April 18 home baseball game against Nezperce has been relocated to Kamiah, and rescheduled with a start time of 4 p.m. April 19. The track meet scheduled today in Lapwai has been postponed to tomorrow.

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Monday, April 17



Orofino teen reported missing after Saturday prom

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 continues

April 17, 2017 12:52 p.m. read more..


Saturday, April 15



League game swamped

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.

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Friday, April 14



Times Past

This appears to be a four-generations photo and the Free Press would like to identify the family members pictured.

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CV baseball to host Kendrick Wednesday

Clearwater Valley's home baseball game April 14 against Kendrick was cancelled due to wet weather, and has tentatively been rescheduled for 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 19, at CVHS.

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Prairie baseball, softball home games moved north

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.

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Thursday, April 13

 

Homeless dog finds double the love

What happens when a stray dog roaming the streets of Grangeville finds two loving woman who come to her rescue? She ends up with a double happy ending: Two homes.

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Wednesday, April 12



Commission sets 2017-18 waterfowl regulations

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.

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It's Your Business: Lucky Star TV giveaway is on; LCSC after-hours set

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.

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Rams stop skid, win a pair

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.

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Fairley to judge CIAA show

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 ciaa.idaho@gmail.com ).

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Organizations

Grangeville Lions Club March 2 – 10 Lions toured Gem Chain Bar. Sight & Hearing committee reported 6-7 applications have been filled.

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Community Briefs: April 12, 2017

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.

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Adults gets hands-on STEM training

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.

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Cook, Bulldogs beat Kamiah

A 29-5 win over the Kubs last week marked Grangeville’s first win of the season, and it came about in part from the GHS girls playing confidently — but not over-confidently.

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Riggins News: Jet boat racers roar into town this weekend

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.

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Jet boat book displays photos, history

“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.

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Turkey, bear seasons open April 15

Idaho's spring turkey and black bear general seasons open April 15 in much of the Clearwater Region, with turkey seasons running through May 25 and spring black bear seasons, closing dates vary.

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Shareholders meeting Tuesday for opera house

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.

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Easter church services, breakfasts set

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd Street, will hold its Easter service Sunday, April 16, 9 a.m. This will be followed by an Easter play, fellowship time and kids Easter egg hunt.

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Region’s basins looking at water in abundance

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.

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Adkison slams another

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.

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SRS dollars not in sight; 25 percent funds fall far short

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.

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Cottonwood to rid the clutter through June 1

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?

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Monthly records requests up at Syringa Hospital

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.

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Puppets Galore

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.

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Cottonwood News: Summit Academy play on tap for May 4-6

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.

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Jet boats storm in this weekend

The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are scheduled this weekend, April 14-16, starting with an outdoor barbecue, 6-8 p.m. MT April 14 at the Salmon Rapids Lodge parking lot. Adults eat for $10, kids 6-12 for $5.

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Elk City News: Thompsons win first in fishing derby

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.

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Russ Fulcher speaks in Kamiah

Russ Fulcher of Meridian, who is running for governor in Idaho for 2018, had a meeting of 47 people for two hours at the Hearthstone Bakery in Kamiah last Thursday, April 6.

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Playing Bingo in Kamiah

Games of Bingo are offered at the Kamiah American Legion Hall every first and third Friday of the month, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Sports...in brief

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.

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Democrats worked hard to find partners

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.

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Good ol’ boy politics in Idaho?

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?

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Catastrophic logging threatens national forests

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.

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SRS a ‘sick’ option but only one for rural counties

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?

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Lowell / Syringa News: Guides prepare for summer whitewater

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.

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Tuesday, April 11

 

Good turkey hunting forecast for Clearwater Region

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.

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Firewood, mushroom permits available now

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.

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Wednesday, April 5



Waterfowl hunting regs to be updated based on survey results

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.

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April rainbow trout stocking schedule

Personnel from Idaho Fish and Game's Clearwater Hatchery will be releasing more than 22,250 catchable-sized 10-12 inch rainbow trout this month at locations including Long Gulch Pond near Riggins.

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In the News briefs: April 5, 2017

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.

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It's Your Business: Crabtree featured in Idaho Ed News article

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. •

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Civil suit against county continues in fed court

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.

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Brown, medley on the move

A quartet of Grangeville sophomores posted the area best medley relay times before spring break, and the group may get a step faster when Adam Wonnacott returns from injury.

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CIAA celebrates founding member Eimers

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.

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Lane encourages standing firm on faith

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.

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Faith Briefs

Blackwood Legacy to perform at Grangeville Nazarene May 1 GRANGEVILLE – Save the date for Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. Blackwood Legacy will hold a concert at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene.

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Support re-instating fed grant for DNA testing

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.

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Don’t wait; use the good China

As we clean out papers and glass (my mom loved pretty glassware) we are afforded a lot of good memories. The one thing that has made me feel particularly gloomy is my mom’s beautiful Noritake China.

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Giving Idahoans tax relief on groceries

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.

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Turkey, bear seasons open April 15

Idaho's spring turkey and black bear general seasons open April 15 in much of the Clearwater Region, with turkey seasons running through May 25 and spring black bear seasons, closing dates vary.

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Salmon River Jet Boat Races coming up

The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are scheduled this April 14-16, starting with an outdoor barbecue, 6-8 p.m. MT April 14 at the Salmon Rapids Lodge parking lot. Adults eat for $10, kids 6-12 for $5.

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Genesee wins big, schedule picks up

Much of Grangeville’s early softball slate was pushed around by spring weather, but a mostly-clear sky allowed the Bulldogs to take the field at Airport Park against Genesee on Monday, April 4.

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Sports...in brief

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.

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Prairie Kids Show Off World Customs

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.

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Community Briefs: April 5, 2017

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.

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Riener to celebrate 100th birthday

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.

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Riggins News: Church hosts party for Simonson

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.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kidder celebrates 97th

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.

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Twenty MVSD staffers volunteer for firearm training

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.

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Cottonwood News: Gehring awarded $500 scholarship

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.

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Idaho County Princesses

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.

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Monday, April 3



The legend we knew as Lonesome

Cowboys and mountain men possess a definitive amount of tenacity. There’s a grit deep in their veins as thick as the dirt beneath their nails.

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Sunday, April 2



Ag land values in limbo

Several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. Within Idaho, the outlook is relatively stable rates that continue to favor landowners.

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