Stories for December 2017

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Thursday, December 28



Wednesday, December 27



Keep pavilion in park: City council hears from Grangeville Horizons

The Soroptimists Pavilion should stay in Pioneer Park. That’s the opinion of the Grangeville Horizons Committee, representatives of which were at Monday’s Dec. 18 Grangeville City Council meeting to advocate keeping the 31-year-old park shelter in conjunction with private plans to construct a band shell.

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Team makes Grangeville stop for Medicaid expansion push

Idaho is among 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid. This proposal would expand Medicaid to Idahoans who earn less than $16,000 a year if they are single and $22,000 a year for a family of two. It is 90 percent funded by the federal government and will ensure that federal tax dollars currently sent out of state will remain in Idaho to help other Idahoans.

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Prairie-River Library District sets activities

 •Kooskia Community Library will host its next Lego Night on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. All ages are invited to come in and build kits or designs from imagination. This family-friendly activity is made possible with the Lego kit donations from Airbridge Broadband. See photos from their past Lego Nights on their Facebook page. Kooskia’s branch will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in addition to all PRLD branches being closed Monday, Jan. 1. Details can be found at prld.org/calendar.

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5th Sunday Hymn Sing set for Dec. 31

The community is welcome to attend the 5th Sunday Hymn Sing on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 6 - 7 p.m., at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church located on the corner of 4th and Junction Street. All those who would like to perform special music, contact Maryann Gulotta at 208-983-1213. A love offering will be taken and given to The Traveler’s Aid Fund. Refreshments will be served following the event.

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Blood drive set for Jan. 4 at Armory

The Grangeville Armory is the site for an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Jan. 4, noon to 6 p.m. Call the coordinator at 208-798-4613 or go to www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: grangeville) to sign up for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Idaho County Orchestra Concert Set

The Idaho County Orchestra is getting ready for their Christmas Concert at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel in Cottonwood on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. Performers include: Carletta Allen-violin, Alli Kohrman-violin, Lana Claussen-violin, Joan Haaland-flute, Bruce Graham-guitar, Lori Graham-viola, Karen Martin-clarinet, Dave Johnson-cello, as well as others. The concert is free of charge and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the performance. Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. 208-962-3224; www.StGertrudes.org.

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GHS students certify in Microsoft programs

A variety of Grangeville High School students in the business and technology classes of Bruce Wassmuth have passed the Microsoft Office Specialist certification. Students learn Microsoft Office programs, including Word 2016, Excel 2016, Access 2016, and PowerPoint 2016, in business computers class. They then focus on specializing in one of the four programs. Once they become proficient in the program, they take a nationally recognized test to prove their knowledge of the software. If they pass, they are awarded with a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. After they certify in one area, they focus on another area. Currently, students are certifying in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

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Santa, Baby? ~ Meeting Santa at Bell Equipment

Baby Jack Schacher is all smiles while big brother, Benson Schacher, isn’t quite sure about the Santa experience. The duo, children of Chris and Emily Schacher of Grangeville, stopped in to have their picture taken at Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 15.

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It's Your Business: Blood draws go to SM clinic

Beginning Jan. 8, 2018, St. Mary’s Hospital & Cottonwood Clinic will be conducting all lab draws in the clinic instead of the hospital. If you are coming in to have blood drawn, go to the Cottonwood Clinic reception area instead of to the hospital admissions desk. Pre-employment screenings will still be conducted in the hospital. •

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Courtney eyes tourney return

Grangeville’s Blake Courtney worked his way into the third-place match at the George Wild wrestling tournament held in Kellogg before the holidays, and now he has even more work cut out for himself.

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Clearwater Valley News: America already is great

One of last year’s buzz phrases was “make America great again.” It makes me sad, that people don’t think this is a great country. I have always thought America is great. Maybe I come from a different perspective as a first generation American. My mother’s parents chose this country, or more accurately people in this country chose them. An Ohio farm family, through a Lutheran church program, sponsored my grandparents and my Mom to come to the United States after World War II. My grandfather was chosen because of his good deeds helping fellow refugees at a camp in Germany.

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Elk City News: Program a success

The traditional Elk City School Christmas celebration with a potluck and children’s’ program was a huge success with what looked like almost half the town showing up. Here is a photo of the children’s program contributed by Margaret Robinson. This reporter was not able to attend due to family illness.

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Riggins News: Chambliss retires

My quote for the week is “The New Year 2018 is just around the corner. Ring in the New Year with joy and cheer at midnight Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Happy New Year! New Year’s Day is a time to celebrate new beginnings, new adventures, new whatever you choose as well as celebrating tried and true traditions. Celebrate with your family and friends, your neighbors and those who may be alone for the day. Skiing, sledding, skating, basking in the sun, walking along the beach, going on a picnic, reading a book, taking a nap are all things you can do. You probably have your traditional type of celebration; just remember to fill your day with love and joy and cheer.

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Drugs, alcohol: When the party is over

In this last week, Idaho County has had two major drug overdoses of young adults. Both were found unconscious. What brings a young person to this place in his/her life – willingly and self-induced? The answers can be complicated.

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Hindsight Tells Us Mandatory Minimum Sentences Don’t Work

As the old saying goes, hindsight is 20-20. Unfortunately, in Idaho, hindsight can get you 10 to 15 – years in prison. Such is the legacy of our state’s mandatory minimum laws for drug offenses. With 25 years of data in hand, hindsight now tells us that mandatory minimums for drug offenses make no sense and should be repealed.

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Sports...in brief

Vander Esch declares for NFL draft, having left his mark at BSU; McGuigan plans to run ‘down under’ this June; Ski season arrives in Grangeville area.

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White Bird News: New Year’s Eve dance set for Hoot’s

White Christmas, here we come. It’s going to be a white one and cold, so remember to bundle up and make sure the animals and your pipes are ok too. Since this is an early deadline, some of my news will have passed, but will get the year end stuff in and some for the new 2018.

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Volunteers Help With Toys For Tots

Area Toys for Tots volunteers worked in conjunction with Marines in Lewiston to provide toys for local children in need. (L-R) Kathy Parsells, Julie Bentley and Mary Beth Meyers were working getting toys ready at the Idaho County Community and Veterans Outreach Center Saturday, Dec. 16, prior to distribution.

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Sunday, December 24



Expect snow Christmas Eve, into Christmas Day

Winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25. This is planned to impact the northern and southern Clearwater Mountains, Orofino/Grangeville region and lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River region.

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Thursday, December 21



Ski season arrives in Grangeville area

The Forest Service announced the first trail grooming of the season in the Fish Creek area took place Thursday, Dec. 21, and the Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area announced the first day of the season there will be Dec. 26.

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Wednesday, December 20



Travel with care on national forest due to log haulilng activity

Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should travel with care on Forest Service roads, as log hauling is still taking place on several timber sales across the forest. Trucks are hauling on Saturdays, as well as weekdays, due to weather conditions and volume of work, which may impact some winter recreationists.

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Sponsored content: Take a historic walk in Riggins

Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

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Sponsored content: Myth on brushing after every meal

We’ve gone through our lives hearing much advice on what to do and not to do, and what is good and bad for our teeth. Validating or debunking some of the common myths is Dr. Christopher Knight, DDS, Two Rivers Family Dental and Cosmetics, of Grangeville.

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Sponsored content: The spirit of giving

It’s been a busy past few years for St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and with some upcoming changes on the horizon, it’s a great time to take a look back…and forward!

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Sponsored content: Be prepared for winter storms

Winter storm severity varies depending on where you live, but nearly all Americans are affected by extreme winter storms at some point. ICL&P cares about your safety, and we want you to be prepared.

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Sponsored content: Dealing with headaches?

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.

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Sponsored content: Tips to help your reach

From a platform strictly for college kids to interact with their friends to a marketing and advertising behemoth, Facebook has come a long way since 2004.

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Sponsored content: Firearms auction closes Dec. 21

If you’re looking for a late Christmas gift or a little something for yourself, consider the current GoBidToday.com firearms auction.

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Christmas Past: Revisiting ‘Letters to Santa’ from 1977-2007

Each year as Christmas dawns, it’s a fun trip down memory lane to look back on past Santa letters that have appeared in the Free Press. In 1977, third graders wrote about the meaning of Christmas while second graders simply asked for items and chit-chatted. The most popular items asked for in Idaho County that year? In order of the number of times requested: Hot Wheels, train set, Stretch Armstrong, Barbie, Mouse Trap Game, Baby Alive, logger truck and a King Kong punching bag.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning factor in minor crash

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a suspected factor in a minor one-car crash at the east end of Grangeville’s Main Street last Saturday, Dec. 9. Anthony Nadiger, 18, of Grangeville, and an unidentified 17-year-old female passenger were taken to Syringa Hospital for evaluation and released.

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Charity – Sharing of our bounty to many needs

Just a small reminder for us all in the coming year to think on at least one area we can give or lend our hand to: a food bank, a service organization, volunteer tutor, dedicating more shopping dollars to Main Street businesses, inviting the neighbor over for dinner or at least to coffee downtown.

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Christmas songs offer chance to increase your seasonal vocabulary

Have you been singing along with Christmas songs, heard a word or phrase, and wondered, “Hmmm. What’s that mean?” only to go on and forget about it until the next year when the song rolls around again? Here’s a few of the more unusual words or phrases from some popular Christmas songs and what they mean:

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Support for a Constitutional Convention?

Idaho’s 64th legislative session is just weeks away from convening, and on the eve of a highly contested 2018 election, there are several polarizing issues waiting in the wings of the capitol. One of those issues is whether Idahoans support a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of amending our U.S. Constitution.

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Singing Sheep at Sts. Peter & Paul School

Sts. Peter and Paul School in Grangeville held its Christmas program Dec. 14. Here, the day prior during dress rehearsal, (L-R) Harper Blewett, Bryden Pineda and Olivia Beckman sing a Christmas song as little sheep at the birth of Jesus.

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Forest health issues driving harvest project

“People here think of that as ‘their mountain,’ and they’re [Prairie Tree Farms] very attentive to that, and to the public as this view being very important to them,” said Glenn Poxleitner, forester/log buyer for Idaho Forest Group (IFG) in Grangeville, which is providing timber management services for the company.

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New county ordinance outlines business property tax exemption

Aiming to boost economic development, the Idaho County Commission has adopted a new ordinance under which the county may provide property tax breaks to new businesses. A 2017 state law allows counties to establish criteria, and the ordinance – No. 62, published in full on the idahocounty.org website – states how the local board has drawn the lines. The law on which the ordinance is founded – state code 63-602NN – says the exemption is allowed for “plant or building facilities…for nonretail purposes that are either commercial or industrial.”

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KMO investigating inmate’s death in Idaho County Jail

Cause of death is pending an autopsy for a 21-year-old Grangeville man who suffered medical issues while in Idaho County custody. Justin R. Ross was pronounced deceased at Syringa Hospital last Thursday night, Dec. 14. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) has requested the Kamiah Marshall’s Office to conduct an incident investigation.

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White Bird News: Lighting contest winners named

Can we say “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?” Yes, the snow has arrived, and it was evident of that on Saturday. Out trying to get my elk and braving that storm. No elk yet, but I will keep trying.

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Clearwater Valley News: ‘Xmas’ is OK: Christ is still there!

Wishing you a happy winter solstice on Thursday! We have almost survived the darkest days of the year. Winter solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years as the beginning of the solar year, a time to welcome the light back into our lives. Great to have a bonfire or light candles, the days only get longer from here. (I think I’ll get the seed catalogues out and dream of gardening.)

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Riggins News: White Water Market open at new location

My quote for the week is “Christmas is the time to celebrate love and giving, sharing and caring.” Christmas is this Monday, Dec. 25. Celebrate this day with your family and friends, neighbors and perhaps, those who have no one. In this season of love and giving, reaching out to others is a perfect thing to do. Your kindness may seem a small thing to you, but it may mean the whole world to someone else. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Cottonwood News: Masses scheduled for holiday season

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the Christ child bless each and every one of you in the coming year. This writer will be spending time at home with family and friends for the next couple weeks, so no article until Jan. 8. I will repost the Mass schedule in case someone needs it.

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HEALTH: Myths

Does eating turkey really make your sleepy? Can you drink too much water? Do we really only use 10 percent of our brains? Are muscle and fat interchangeable?

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Organizational News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - GHS Senior Fun Night class of 2018 - Pioneer Senior Citizens

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HEALTH: What is good and bad for our teeth

“Brush your teeth after every meal.” We’ve heard that all our lives, but is that best for dental health? We’ve gone through our lives hearing much advice on what to do and not to do, and what is good and bad for our teeth. Validating or debunking some of the common myths is Dr. Christopher Knight, DDS, Two Rivers Family Dental and Cosmetics, of Grangeville.

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HEALTH: Are tomatoes are good for you?

It’s true! Can it be truer than true, or doubly true? If so, then it is. Tomatoes have many benefits and it’s not just fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are processed with the nutrients intact, so don’t be afraid to eat them as well. Just try to purchase ones without added salt or preservatives – or better yet, plan to can or freeze your own next summer.

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Library Story Time

Grangeville Centennial Library story hour in Grangeville Wednesday, Dec. 13, consisted of making snow measuring sticks (left) and several Christmas and wintertime books read by librarian Angie Norman (above). Today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, preschoolers can stop by at 11 a.m. for a visit with Santa.

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Cornerstone Christian Christmas Program

Cornerstone Christian Learning Center children held their school Christmas program, “A Visit from Jesus Christ,” at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Thursday, Dec. 14. Students are in preschool through grade two.

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Community Briefs - Dec 20 2017

The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are held every month on the last Wednesday of each month. St. Catherine’s Catholic Church is located at 7th and Idaho streets in Kamiah. The breakfast this month will be French toast, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and friendly conversation. St. Catherine’s invites all in the community.

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‘Let’s Talk About It’ first session is Jan. 16

Grangeville Centennial Library was again chosen to be a partner in the Let’s Talk About It program. The public discussion group will meet through April. All meetings are set for Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the library, 215 West North Street, Grangeville. Books are currently available for pickup and the first session is set for Jan. 16. Call 208-983-0951. This year’s theme is “Global Perspectives.”

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New Year’s Eve lock-in at Kamiah

Join the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for a fun-filled night geared towards teens, on Dec. 31, at the Life Center (4432 US-12, Kamiah, ID). This event will be from 7 p.m.-7 a.m., and is free of charge. Breakfast the following morning will be provided. There will be activities for every interest, including video game tournaments, music, dodgeball, movies, “Minute to Win It” contest, and food. This event is for youth grades 8-12 only. Adult supervision is provided. To volunteer or for questions call the UYLC office: 208-743-0392 or e-mail Jasmine Huerta at Upriveractivities@gmail.com.

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Ruzicka, girls give PHS a run

Two-and-a-half weeks earlier, Prairie put up a blowout win over the Grangeville girls at the GHS gym, but last Friday night, senior Mikayla Ruzicka and the GHS girls became the first team all season to play the undefeated Pirates to within a single-digit margin.

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Syringa Serves At Senior Center Luncheon

Syringa Hospital and Clinics helped host the Grangeville Senior Center luncheon on Dec. 8, and included extra touches to the dining as well as giveaway items. Among those helping were Syringa board members and also (pictured) community relations and marketing coordinator Dana Greig.

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Lowell / Syringa News: No fake news here

No fake news, everything is white, don’t need to dream about it, don’t need to wish for it, it’s everywhere: Lewiston, Kooskia, Lowell, Syringa, and Powell too! Up the Lochsa, up the Selway, and down along the Clearwater. Some locals just get out their boats and go fishing. A couple of guides for Three Rivers Rafting had a great day fishing on the Selway last week.

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4 Weeks Of Christmas: Week Four Winner

Brandon Rehder of Cottonwood was winner of the 4 Weeks of Christmas giveaway’s fourth and final week. Rehder received a Camp Chef Pellet Grill from Grangeville Builder Supply.

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It's Your Business: Lions Christmas trees half price

Mark your calendars! Several event dates have been set for the coming year: The 41st Annual Crab Feed is set for the American Legion Hall in Kamiah for Jan. 25, 26 and 27. 2018’s theme is Land of the Lost and the Kingpins will play Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday cost is $30 for adults and Friday and Saturday will be $35. Call 208-935-0200 for tickets. Syringa Hospital Foundation Gala (formerly known as Festival of Trees) is set for Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Gym Event Center in Grangeville, featuring music by The Hitmen. Then, Sts. Peter and Paul’s Chocolate Fantasy is set for March 17. Winter won’t be dull with all these upcoming activities.

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Tuesday, December 19



Sunday, December 17



Friday, December 15



Prairie sweeps Idaho County Shootout; event nets more than $12K food, dollar donations

Playing without standout point guard Angela Wemhoff for the first time since the senior playmaker's injury earlier this week against Lapwai, the Prairie girls wobbled a bit on the way to a 34-30 home court victory over Grangeville Friday night, Dec. 15. A large turnout for the annual Idaho County Shootout also propelled the PHS boys, who laid claim to a 51-46 win over the Bulldogs.

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Thursday, December 14



Schedule change

Clearwater Valley's games against Troy, previously scheduled for this weekend, have been cancelled due to illness on the CV side, the school announced Thursday. Makeup dates have not yet been set.

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Wednesday, December 13

 

Benavidez tops Spangle event

Grangeville’s Brittney Benavidez went unbeaten at the first annual all-girls wrestling meet in Spangle, Wash., last weekend and she figures competing alongside the boys at GHS helped her get the advantage in that competition.

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Kamiah sweeps Rampage; event nets $9K for local food banks

Having watched the Kamiah girls double up Clearwater Valley 44-21, the KHS boys played a tight game against CV last Friday night, Dec. 8. The Rams held a 13-13 halftime tie, but that was before a couple of tough plays by Kaleb Oatman — combined with a bit of sharp shooting — keyed a second-half surge and a blowout Kubs win, 51-29.

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Wilderness foundation seeks ranger interns

Applications for the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Wilderness Foundation 14- week internship for military veterans and college students doing undergraduate or graduate work in conservation, resource management, wilderness, recreation or related fields are being accepted through Feb. 16, 2018. The program features wilderness skills training and 12 weeks working in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness. See selwaybitterroot.org/internship for details.

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Avista names new district manager for Grangeville

Avista has selected Matthew Casey as the new district manager for the Grangeville operating district where he will oversee all electric operations on behalf of Avista. “We are very excited to have Matthew join our team. His familiarity with the Grangeville area, strong work ethic and leadership skills will greatly benefit Avista and its customers,” said David Howell, Avista’s director of operations.

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Beardin joins SHC as PT in Kooskia

Monte Beardin, DPT has joined Syringa Hospital and Clinic’s therapy services staff and will be regularly scheduled at the Kooskia Clinic Mondays through Thursdays. Beardin obtained his master in physical therapy in 2001 and his doctorate in 2015. He is also a certified manual physical therapist (CMPT). He lives in Orofino with his wife, Cindy, a photographer and craft designer, and their six children. He has spent the last 10 years practicing in Orofino.

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Pizza Factory opens meeting/party room

Having a party and looking for a space? Need a place to surprise grandma on her 80th birthday or simply somewhere to host a meeting? Pizza Factory has turned the space beside it (formerly Yummyz and Sweet Brew) into a room meant to fit the needs of area residents.

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MVSD 244 has new phone app

Have you seen the new Mountain View School District 244 app? Go to your App or Google Play store and download MVSD 244’s app for free. Keep it on your phone screen for easy access to school news. It’s a great way to keep updated on what’s going on!

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Clearwater Valley News: Harpster program draws large crowd

Happy anniversary to me! It’s been a whole year since I started writing this column. It’s an honor to be a Free Press correspondent in the long tradition of historic icon Frances Zaunmiller-Salmon River and more recent “living legends”- Marie Smith- Lowell/Syringa and Jeannie Fitch- Riggins who have been correspondents for a long time. I’ve had fun going to events and new businesses in my column area- Harpster, Clearwater, Stites, Kooskia and Kamiah. I’ve met some great people along the way and learned some interesting things about the communities.

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Lowell / Syringa News: Here’s your Christmas ‘to do’ list

If you want to have a magical holiday season, here’s a “to do” list: First clean, then decorate your whole house, including a big live tree! Outside lights and decorations are also important; some lighted reindeer would be special. Shop ‘til you drop, include everybody, don’t forget the trash man and the bus driver. Make some homemade gifts in your shop or kitchen. Wrap like a pro, red, green, gold and silver! Did you remember to hang the stockings and the Christmas Village? Don’t forget the cat!

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Cottonwood News: Summit program set for Thursday

We went up to Cottonwood Butte to get our Christmas trees Sunday. It was beautiful weather and a fun day. There was not much snow up there yet. The Advent Penance Services are all at 7 each night. Thursday, Dec. 14, St. Anthony’s, Greencreek. Monday, Dec. 18, St. Mary’s, Cottonwood; Tuesday, Dec. 19, Sts. Peter & Paul, Grangeville; and Wednesday, Dec. 20, Holy Trinity, Nezperce.

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Riggins News: New market to open in December

My quote for the week is from the famous Chipmunks “Christmas Christmas time is here. Time for joy and time for cheer….” Focus on joy and cheer and thankfulness as you get ready for Christmas and all your traditions and activities. The Riggins City Council and the people of Riggins and

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White Bird News: Decorating contest is on; parade is Saturday

Where to start? The weather is cold…Christmas is upon us in two weeks…not much snow or warmth of the sun? All of the above and I hope there is a happy medium for all of you. Duane is now home enjoying his jammies and the comforts of his house. He will still have to do physical therapy but with the prayers, let’s hope he’s on the way to recovery. He welcomes visitors and phone calls.

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Elk City News: ‘New’ fire truck ready to roll

The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department, and the community, would like to thank Cottonwood Fire Department and IDL for the donation of a 6 by 6 truck to replace our old water tender that has multiple problems. The 10,000-gallon tank and pump system will be transferred to the “new” truck sometime soon. Jeff Maxwell, our fire chief, said that the new truck, “fits our needs just right.” Cottonwood Fire Department also donated turn-out gear. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Food bank seeks Christmas dinner items

Christmas will soon be here, and most of us have put up our trees, written down our activities list and made plans for our holiday meal. It’s important to remember, however, that some people are just getting by and need a little extra help.

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Bruner honored in WWAMI program

A second-year University of Idaho medical student from Cottonwood is among those being honored Dec. 14 as future doctors in the WWAMI Medical Education Program transition to the clinical phase of their education.

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Comm - Milestone - Wedding - Uhlenkott-Gervais

Kristina Marie Uhlenkott, daughter of Chuck and Kerry Uhlenkott of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Joe William Gervais, son of Ed and Louise Gervais of Seattle, Wash., were joined in holy matrimony during a nuptial Mass on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

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Holiday Happenings - Dec. 13, 2017

Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School’s Winter Concert is set for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the CVHS cafeteria. This will feature both bands and choirs in 6-12 grades playing and singing Christmas and holiday music.

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Beyond sexual harassment training

We must promote talent and ability wherever we find it - not hold it back. Incorporating sexual harassment training into our workplaces is one more step in publicly denouncing sexism and violence toward women.

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Community Briefs - Dec. 13, 2017

Winners were named in the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department raffle drawing: hope chest, Jonathon Moore; gun safe, Tiffany Thomason; fishing trip, Jenny Underwood; and area rug, Jill Seubert. Proceeds benefit operation of the GVFD Christmas Truck and other programs.

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Kingma to celebrate 90th birthday

The family of Alice Kingma invites all family and friends to a celebration for her 90th birthday. An open house is set for the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

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Tristan M. Macadams

U.S. Air Force Airman Tristan M. Macadams recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Macadams is the son of Leslie Bowman and stepson of Michael Turner of Grangeville. He is a 2017 graduate of Grangeville High School.

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Idaho County Republican Central Committee meets Dec. 19; candidate McGeachin to attend

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. at the Super 8. A quick business meeting will be held as members enjoy a finger foods potluck. Attending will be former state representative Janice McGeachin, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. She will be staying overnight and available to meet people in the area. If interested, contact Maureen Hatfield at 208-315-2085.

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Puckett wins grade-level holiday card contest

A joyful, wintry watercolor by Marsing Middle School student Drew Hanley will grace this year’s holiday cards from the Idaho State Department of Education. Grade-level winner for fourth grade was Kamiah Elementary School fourth grader, Emily Puckett. Artwork from all of the grade-level winners can be viewed on the State Department of Education website https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/.

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Is it not time to return to spirit of holidays?

With Thanksgiving just over and Christmas near, it might be well to ponder the good fortune we have being born in this part of the world! Contemporary news might suggest that too many living in our country today do not realize how fortunate they are to be citizens here!

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Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for Dec. 20

The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Dec. 20, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 208-926-7776.

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Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will not meet in December

Gary and Judy Porter will not be holding a meeting this December for Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship. “We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and very blessed new year. We hope to see everyone the fourth weekend of January when we meet again,” the Porters said.

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Boil order lifted for White Bird; water back on

Water is again flowing for White Bird residents who had been without since disruption late last month due to infrastructure issues. From here, the city is looking toward system improvements, as well as to funding sources to help with the thousands of dollars in related emergency costs. A boil order for system users was lifted Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, according to Idaho DEQ, as water tests have shown no coliform contamination for two consecutive days.

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USFS Center-Johnson Project focus of Jan. 3 public meeting

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests last week announced scoping of the Center-Johnson Project, a proposed action of timber harvest, fuels treatments, grassland treatments and road work including decommissioning of 11 miles of road in watersheds three miles west of Slate Creek.

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Grangeville High School Christmas & Winter Concert

Grangeville High School was host to its 2017 Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 7. The wind ensemble (band), Concert Choir and Varsity Blue Choir were all under the direction of music teacher Merrill-Lee Rasmussen. (Top, L-R) seniors Kelsey Pilant and Marie Hauger entertain the crowd and (right) sophomore Trey Dreadfulwater sings in the finale performance.

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Murder trial move granted; prosecutor off Lankford case

Mark H. Lankford is tentatively set for trial next month for the 1983 double murder of an Arizona couple. But it won’t be in Idaho County, nor will Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor be leading the case. In a Nov. 21 order, District Judge Jay P. Gaskill granted a request by the defendant’s counsel to a change of venue in the case, and to recuse MacGregor as prosecutor.

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High-Five From Santa Following Cottonwood Christmas Parade

Santa Claus gives children a high-five following Sunday night’s annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Brightly lit entries from community organizations and the city paraded down King and Main streets, followed up by refreshments at the Cottonwood Fire Department Hall, and visits with Santa Claus.

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Syringa board interviews three for CEO

Syringa Hospital trustees recently interviewed three candidates for the position of CEO. Joe Cladouhos, former CEO, retired earlier this year. Trustees are working in conjunction with Kootenai Health whom Syringa affiliated and entered a managerial services agreement with this year. “The process of choosing a CEO will be ongoing,” said board chair Al Bolden of White Bird at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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Wheat plays important role in Idaho County, state economy

Items don’t just appear in a neat package on the store shelf for consumers to buy. With the holiday baking season upon us, take a moment to think about how much work was put into producing each ingredient, and appreciate the agriculture producers in our area. Wheat production plays an important role in Idaho’s economy, creating jobs and income, not only in the production process, but also in transportation, storage, milling and input supply industries.

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Jan. 9 grazing conference set in Lewiston

The 14th annual Three Rivers Grazing Conference will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The conference begins at 8 a.m. with a trade show featuring pasture and range equipment and supplies. At 9 a.m., the presentations will begin.

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NAFTA under negotiations; a brief look at Idaho agriculture

The contention that surrounded NAFTA 23 years ago still permeates today’s government, as more stakeholders and Congress members voice their concerns about the ongoing negotiations and how they will affect trade with Canada and Mexico. NAFTA virtually eliminated tariffs on raw and processed agricultural goods, eliminated tariffs on manufactured products such as automobiles, and created protections for intellectual property rights between the US, Canada and Mexico.

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Man facing statutory rape charge incurs witness intimidation felony

While in the Idaho County jail on a pending statutory rape charge, a Kooskia man is alleged to have asked go-betweens to convince the victim in the case to state nothing happened between them. Now, Glenn A. Mason, 58, has a new felony charge, attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, along with misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order.

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Lighting The Menorah At GEMS

Grangeville Elementary Middle School students in grades kindergarten through fifth performed for their annual Christmas & Winter Concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at GEMS. The groups are under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Carla Astle. Here, during a Hanukkah song, Ellissa Crowl helps her daughter, Caoimhe. (an Irish name pronounced like Kee-va.) light the Menorah. Caoimhe is a second grader in Mrs. Pfefferkorn’s class.

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Monday, December 11



Winter recreation maps available

With snow accumulating in the high country, the Salmon River and Red River Ranger Districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests want to remind forest visitors how to stay safe and have fun during snowmobiling and other winter recreation.

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Saturday, December 9



Investigation into human remains discovered in Lewis County

Investigation is under way into human remains discovered in Lewis County last week. All of the remains located appear to be weathered and aged, according to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Remains will be analyzed by forensic anthropologists and dental specialists to determine age, sex, race, and physical characteristics to assist law enforcement in their identification.

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Wednesday, December 6



CV-Kamiah co-op wins Griswold again

Two years ago, it was Ian Anderson. Last year, it was Kieran Owens and Alfredo Gonzalez. Last Saturday, Dec. 2, it was Carson Morrow and Peyton Whipple who, by placing first individually, led the Clearwater Valley-Kamiah wrestling cooperative to the team title at the annual Dick Griswold Memorial Invitational.

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Cottonwood News: Christmas parade is set for Sunday

The Haiti 2018 mission team is selling Christmas poinsettia plants again this year for $14. If you would like to buy one for yourself or someone else, contact Debbie at the parish office or another Haiti team member. They will arrive Dec 14, for delivery or pickup. The group of young people appreciates your support.

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Trapper education to become mandatory

Beginning July 1, 2018, every trapper who purchased their first trapping license after June 30, 2011 will be required to attend and pass a mandatory trapper education course before they can purchase an Idaho trapping license.

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It's Your Business: Santa to be at Bell Equip. in Nezperce Friday

Don’t forget: Syringa Hospital & Clinics is sponsoring a Senior Holiday Luncheon at The Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, this Friday, Dec. 8, noon, the regular lunch time. A three-course meal and sparkling cider will be served tableside by SHC staff. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are appreciated and will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. •

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4 Weeks Of Christmas: Week Two Winner

Christon Medley of Grangeville, an employee of Idaho County Light and Power, was winner of the 4 Weeks of Christmas giveaway’s second week. She received a $250 gift certificate to B&B Bargain. See this page or go online to enter by answering questions for next week’s prize of a $500 gift certificate from Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.

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Griffis trains in mountain medicine

Dr. Danny Griffis, a family physician at Syringa Hospital and Clinics, was recently awarded a diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) through the University of New Mexico. The Diploma in Mountain Medicine is an internationally accredited program that has set the standard in advanced training for medical providers in austere backcountry settings for the past 20 years. It consists of 50 hours of didactics in mountain medicine and rescue and 18 days of practical hands on training in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado during both summer and winter conditions.

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Lewis takes on Ida-Lew position

If not for an internship while in college, Gavin Lewis’ life may have taken a completely different direction. As it is, Lewis is the new economic development director for Ida-Lew Economic Development Council.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The annual Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Sunday, Nov. 19, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, with more than 200 people in attendance. (Top, L-R) Carla Blewett, Levi Roberts and Bonnie Brouwer serve as (left) Angie Murphy and Wyatt Thanstrom take a minute for a photo.

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Faith Briefs - Dec. 6, 2017

All are invited to Encouragers Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m.. The no-host luncheon at Pizza Factory, 126 W. Main, in Grangeville, will feature Christmas music by Sue Johnson, Pat Hunter, Sherry Kinnick, and Carol Schmidt, and a Christmas reading by Debbie Ewing. Ima Wikoff will lead group carols with her accordion, with others playing guitar and keyboard. A white elephant gift exchange follows the music. Those attending are encouraged to bring food for the local food bank.

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Davis, Manley credit Lord in miraculous CPR resuscitation

“He should have been dead,” Elizabeth Manley said. Jeff’s face was blue, and his body would periodically convulse as if trying to breathe. Just a few minutes prior, the 69-year-old volunteer relief worker had slumped into unconsciousness, suffering a massive heart attack. This was the Widow Maker – when the main artery down the front of the heart is totally blocked or has a critical blockage.

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Organizational News

- GHS Senior Fun Night Committee 2018 - Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens

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MVSD 244 to seek legal resolution to gym floor finishes

Mountain View School District 244 school’s gym floors have been an ongoing program for more than the past year. The district’s gym floors were refurbished using a particular brand of chemical. In September 2016, then-superintendent Kent Stokes reported the MVSD 244 staff did not have good results. “The floors got crinkly, like alligator skin, and are getting worse,” he explained at the Sept. 19, 2016, regular board meeting held in Kooskia.

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Update: Manning Crevice Bridge Project

The new Manning Crevice Bridge deck has been poured. The work is seen in this photo, released Nov. 29, as part of the weekly project newsletter available online at flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/id/manning-crevice.

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Tax bill includes new roads levy, higher garbage service fees

With notices in the mail, some who own property in Idaho County have seen a big new tax on the bill. Others have seen a tax rate lower than it was last year, but some of those who have seen their rates dip are still owing local governments more overall this year due to a rise in county solid waste fees. Still others – namely, those whose property is served by the Idaho County Road & Bridge Department – have seen both a higher solid waste fee and a significantly higher overall tax rate due to the new levy, which the county commission began considering last summer and approved in September.

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Hopeful Thursday White Bird water service to resume

Drinking water is hoped to return to White Bird residents later this week, who have been without since system problems developed during the Thanksgiving weekend. “Hopefully by Thursday it will be up and running,” said White Bird Mayor Homer Brown, and the city can next address issues leading to the shutdown that affected 76 system users.

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Rider ordered, prison pending, in manslaughter case

A 365-day retained jurisdiction was ordered Monday, Dec. 4, for a Grangeville man, convicted on felony vehicular manslaughter in the 2016 death of a Kooskia woman. That gives David R. McIntyre, 26, a chance to comply with court-ordered programs and treatment during his year’s incarceration. Failure to do so, and he’s looking at serving five to 10 years in prison.

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Buy-in fees recommended for new scrutiny

A campaign issue raised during council elections this fall, equity buy-in fees are planned for new scrutiny, possible changes, and a public informational hearing. Public works director Jeff McFrederick discussed with the Grangeville City Council at its Nov. 20 meeting his discussion with J-U-B Engineers on setting up a workshop and follow-up public meeting on the buy-in fees to explain their purpose and the water study scope data used to calculate these.

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Plan: power, control over general public

I see in the local newspapers where the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have adopted a travel plan and some wilderness areas. Some of the other forests have already done this. To me, this is nothing more than power and control over the general recreational public, mainly the senior citizens who developed the forest to what it is today.

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Firefighter shortage a life or death matter

Home heating fires are popping up on regional and national newspaper pages, but the “story behind the story” is not what could have been done to prevent these, but whether someone will show up to put out the fire in time. Or at all. Check out Lucky Brandt’s plea in this week’s letters page. He’s a longtime Kooskia firefighter raising such a warning, and also a call: Idaho County needs more volunteer firefighters.

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Local volunteer fire departments need more help

The point here is all local volunteer fire departments need more help. We do the best we can with the people we have, but the time seems to be coming when no one will respond to someone’s fire. More property damage will result, and lives may even be lost for lack of volunteers.

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Developing a skilled work force through registered apprenticeships

Not too long ago, St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood found itself in need of a medical lab scientist. After searching eight months for a qualified applicant, hospital officials worked with their local Idaho Department of Labor office to develop a registered apprenticeship program. Today the program is working so well St. Mary’s plans to set up a second apprenticeship for the same skill set.

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Tenmile Mining District meeting scheduled Dec. 9

The Tenmile Mining District has scheduled an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Harpster Store and RV Park, with the meeting to follow a rock show that day. Meeting topics will be road closures, Wild and Scenic River, and local government land use plan. Guest speaker will be Marty Gardner. Contact Ron Miller, 208-983-6546, or leggett1946@gmail.com.

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Community Briefs - Dec. 6, 2017

The Tenmile Mining District has scheduled an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Harpster Store and RV Park, with the meeting to follow a rock show that day. Meeting topics will be road closures, Wild and Scenic River, and local government land use plan. Guest speaker will be Marty Gardner. Contact Ron Miller, 208-983-6546, or leggett1946@gmail.com.

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STEM Action Center grants awarded locally

More than $6,000 in Idaho STEM Action Center grants were awarded locally, the purpose for which is to advance science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Grangeville Centennial Library received $2,115 to host an “Intro to 3D Printing Design & Fabrication” workshop at both their facility and also at Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. Mountain View School District 244 received $2,419.78. The plan is to use the Amazon Fire 8 tablets for Khan Academy personalized instruction in a math remediation course designed to help struggling students in the pre-algebra through geometry course-work at the junior high and high school levels.

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Holiday Happenings - Dec. 6, 2017

Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.

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Hospice Memorial Tree of Lights event set for Sunday

The public is invited to the annual Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Grangeville Senior Citizens Center (108 Grangeville Truck Route). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. This is sponsored and organized by the staff and volunteers of the Syringa Hospice Program. The candlelight service will include a memorial service for loved ones, music and inspirational poems.

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Enrollment period for insurance purchase ends Dec. 15

Beginning Nov. 1, Idahoans were able to purchase health and dental insurance for 2018 on the Idaho health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho. The exchange is the only place in the state where individuals can purchase health insurance and receive a tax credit to help offset the costs of their monthly premium.

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Clearwater Valley News: Get a real Christmas tree in Stites or Kamiah

Christmas tree, O Christmas tree… If you want to cut your own live tree close to town, check out McFeron’s Christmas Tree Farm on Lukes Gulch Road. Just cross the South Fork bridge in Stites, turn left and go ¼ mile and turn right. Trees are $25 each. Call 208-926-7301. For a blue spruce tree, a place at 1580 Roby Road off Highway 162 near Kamiah is selling them, also $25; call 208-935-1220.

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Riggins News: Vander Esch is Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year

My quote for this week is “I admire people who always show kindness and help people, no matter if they’re struggling with their own problems. They are truly a gift to this world.” Anonymous. ‘Tis the season to show kindness, compassion, love, and friendship to everyone; we never know the struggles of others. A smile or a kind word may be just the thing that person needs.

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Elk City News: Sigler, diabetes educator to be in town Dec. 18

Snow! Got about three inches Sunday. Mt. View School District would like patrons to know they have an app that you can access the district and all the happenings at “MVSD244”. You can go to the app store or Google Play. For any questions, call Jenna Boggan at 208-983-0990.

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Blood drive set for Dec. 13

Grangeville High School’s Ethan Ormsby’s senior project is an American Red Cross blood drive at the Grangeville Armory Wednesday, Dec. 13, noon to 5 p.m.

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A Visit From St. Nick At Kooskia’s CVES

Clearwater Valley Elementary School student Pyper Long got a visit from St. Nicholas, aka Santa, during the CV book fair recently. (Did Santa sign in at the CVES office? Read the sign on the left!)

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Lowell / Syringa News: EMT party ‘best ever’

Did you know they have an advertisement this year for “hands free TV”? You can sit in your recliner, just say “Dr Phil”, and the TV will go on, and find Dr. Phil, and there you go! You don’t have to go to the trouble of picking up your remote and pressing a button, let alone actually stand up and press a button on the actual TV, nope those days are over. Life is getting easier, sure glad I’m still alive to see this wonderful invention.

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White Bird News: Deer gather for snacks at Gortsema home

Well, it’s December, along with the town being decorated for the Christmas holiday, we have had an even bigger problem to contend with. That’s right, no water within the city limits. As of this writing on Sunday, they still didn’t have the problem solved. They have been trucking in bottled water to whoever needs it and a portable water truck was coming in to help fill the storage tanks. Many volunteers have helped from near and far. If you need anything you are to call city hall at 208-839-2294 or Sandy at home at 208-839-2239. Swiftwater RV has opened their showers up to the ones who would like a hot shower – thanks Anna as this is greatly appreciated!

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Monday, December 4



Rams top Nezperce, 44-25

After the Clearwater Valley boys took a 6-5 lead in the first quarter Monday night, Dec. 4, they went on to beat Nezperce, 44-25, for their second win in as many games this season.

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Saturday, December 2



Bulldogs blow out McCall, 71-51

The GHS boys started fast Saturday night, Dec. 2, and had nearly all the points they would need to win on the board by the start of the fourth quarter of a 71-51 blowout win over McCall.

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Friday, December 1



Bulldogs prevail over McCall, 47-27

Having beaten McCall on the road last month, the GHS girls improved to 3-3 overall with a 47-27 triumph in the second game of their home-and-home with the Vandals.

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