In the News: Aug. 16, 2017

This Friday last day for swimming season at Grangeville pool

GRANGEVILLE – The swimming season comes to a close as this Friday, Aug. 18, is the last day of operations for the Grangeville City Pool. The pool closes that day at 4:40 p.m.

U.S. 12 closed at the Montana state line due to wildfires

The Lolo Peak wildfire, described on Inciweb as a “long duration wildfire with the potential to reach the corridors of U.S. Highway 12 and U.S. Highway 93” prompted a highway closure at the Idaho-Montana state line, 98 miles east of Kooskia.

Through its 511.idaho.gov traveler information service, the Idaho Transportation Department is advising U.S. Highway 12 motorists may “expect delays of uncertain duration.”

Candidacy filings open Aug. 28 for city elections; deadline is Friday, Sept. 8

Consolidated elections will be held on Nov. 7 for cities, and fire, cemetery and recreation districts. According to the Idaho County Clerk’s Office, for cities, the time frame for filing for candidacy with the respective city clerk starts Aug. 28 and goes through Sept. 8. City clerks have the forms and will accept them for candidacy during this time period.

For fire, cemetery and recreation districts, filing deadline is Sept. 8 for returning the candidacy forms to the district clerk. There is no opening date for these districts.

Those interested in running for a position on any one of these governing boards, contact the clerk of that district to determine what positions are open and if you are eligible. Contact the Idaho County Clerk’s office, 208-983-2751, if you need the names and phone numbers of the respective district clerks.

MVSD teachers, board return to negotiations

Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year have still not been signed in Mountain View School District 244 as the Aug. 8 mediation meeting did not see the two come to an agreement.

“We want what’s best for our kids, and we appreciate our teachers and what they do,” said Mike Dominguez. “My hope is that we can come together and talk this through and come to an agreement.”

Negotiations will continue this Thursday, Aug. 17.

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