The flow topped 125,000 cubic feet per second in on March 11, 2014, here, at the second of the Snake River dams grain barges encounter below Clarkston. Rain and thawing at lower elevations brought the water down uncommonly early that spring, but apart from its timing, the flow was nothing out of the ordinary.March 29, 2017 3:53 p.m. read more..
Gardening is something Kelan Johnson has been involved in his entire life.March 29, 2017 3:33 p.m. read more..
In 2007, Art and Doug McIntosh of Lewiston launched an effort to add vintners to their resume. Theirs was already impressive, including fourth-generation grain farmers, work for the Associated Press as a photographer, and as jazz musicians who toured Europe.March 29, 2017 3:10 p.m. read more..
You’ve been out with your horse and you’re heading home. Your horse knows where you’re heading and he can’t wait to get there. You must hold him back to keep him from grabbing another gear. As you do, he’s learning to push on the bit and drop his belly- the opposite posture you want to practice.March 29, 2017 2:54 p.m. read more..
Clark Tacke, 28, and his wife, Sara, live in Cottonwood. Since 2012, he has owned and operated a farm between Greencreek and Grangeville with his dad, Cliff Tacke, where they raise wheat and barley, some canola, as well as grain hay.March 29, 2017 2:44 p.m. read more..
With the help of Homestead Ministries out of Colfax, Wash., many hungry people are being fed throughout the region.March 29, 2017 11:40 a.m. read more..
Three years ago, the Seth Allen family began feeding barley seed fodder to their livestock and have been pleased with the results.March 29, 2017 11:04 a.m. read more..
The Camas Prairie of North Central Idaho may not be known as wine country right now, but who knows what the future holds. The Uhlorn family farm may have had a few sideways looks during the past few years.March 29, 2017 10:50 a.m. read more..
The seventh of 10 regional “listening sessions” gathered seven people to the Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center in Cottonwood March 23. Christine Frei and Deb Smith with Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA), in partnership with North Central Idaho Travel Association (NCITA), led the discussion. Frei, executive director at CEDA, said the goal was to look at the types of services necessary to help regional businesses grow.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A lengthy discussion regarding work on the Prairie Elementary School track took place at the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD) school board meeting Monday, March 20. Teacher Ryan Hasselstrom presented a request for funding to complete the project, along with an update on issue at the site. Hasselstrom asked CJSD school board members for $50,000 to surface and line the track.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
For a fourth consecutive year, Cottonwood Joint School District 242 is asking patrons to fund a $350,000 supplemental levy. The election will be put to voters May 16, along with trustee selection for zones 1, 2 and 5.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates Founding Member, Amsel Beardemphl. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district. Higgins’s family farmed in the Winona area, centrally located between Kamiah and Grangeville. He attended elementary, middle and high school in district 304, graduating from Kamiah High School in 1982.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
he Salmon River Joint School District (SRJSD) approved a policy allowing district employees to carry a concealed firearm on school grounds. The decision, in a 4-1 vote, was finalized at the Monday, March 20, regular meeting after a yearlong discussion.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Does your child need help with math or science? Are English and history homework getting you down? Does your teen need a boost to assist him with college prep tests? Warren and Nia Stevens may be just the answer you are looking for. The couple will bring their business, Prodigy Private Instruction, LLC, to Idaho County later this spring.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
With last week’s disaster declaration, the next step for Idaho County is assessment for damages and repair costs to its road infrastructure, impacted by a precipitation-heavy season resulting in extreme soil saturation.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County has a strong volunteerism history when it comes to our community EMTs (emergency medical technicians) who train on their own time and dime, and are on call to leave their work or families at a moment’s notice, in all kinds of weather, day or night, and at any location from highways to rugged back country.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Pending Mountain View School District 244 board approval, Randall Miskin of Kooskia will be the new Grangeville High School principal starting this summer for the 2017-18 school year. Miskin is currently the Clearwater Valley High School principal where he has been since 2013.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The federal government’s irresponsible overspending that has resulted in a nearly $20 trillion national debt makes it increasingly difficult to ensure that the federal government meets its responsibilities. Comprehensive reforms that control federal spending and provide better certainty of the ability to meet these federal obligations are greatly needed.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s tennis squad won every girls singles match and every mixed doubles match last Thursday, March 23, at Clearwater Valley. GHS also tallied wins in most of the girls doubles matches. Coach Kerry McCulley highlight the girls double combination of Maicee Conner and Kenzie Kennedy who “remain undefeated on the season and played a very good match.” He also flagged Kate Lutz and Jolie Tosten, who “overcame a rough start and came back to win their match.” Up next, Grangeville is off until April 6, when the Bulldogs return from spring break to action at Clearwater Valley. On April 8, GHS will compete in the league opener at Lewiston.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
35 of Idaho’s 44 counties are defined as rural, that’s nearly 80-percent and of those 35, 16 counties are classified as frontier counties. A frontier county is remote with its residents far from grocery stores, schools and health care.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A Kamiah man was sentenced to fines and supervised probation on misdemeanor charges resulting from a gas siphoning incident earlier this month.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Having competed against mostly smaller schools earlier in the week at Kamiah, Grangeville and Clearwater Valley last Saturday, March 25, measured off against some of the bigger ones they’ll see this season.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Driver Alex Olsen of Twin Falls talks on the phone at last Thursday’s March 23, non-injury accident on State Highway 13 at Grangeville north of the Fairview Road intersection.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
There will be a dedication ceremony by the board of the Syringa Hospital to rename the Kooskia Medical Clinic to “The Dick Tucker Syringa Clinic” on Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. This is a celebration of former board member Dick Tucker who was passionate about bringing Syringa’s medical care to the Kooskia area.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
DENNY CREEK, Idaho — Straight out of today’s headlines: computer data encryption, drug epidemic and trafficking, “El Chapo,” the power of the media, comes Justifiable Homicide, a newly released novel by Jeffrey Warren. Warren will sign his book at Grangeville’s Book-N-Hand, 158 East Main Street, Wednesday, April 5, noon to 3 p.m.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Ridge Runner will hold its annual fire district meeting at the Kooskia Community Center on Saturday, April 1, 6 p.m. Those who live within the Ridge Runner fire district are invited to attend. Board members will be elected, the annual report will be presented and service level expectations and corresponding funding needs will be discussed. A vote on funding options will also take place.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
It’s on to national competition for three local students. Grangeville High School juniors Kate Lutz and Hailey Russell and Grangeville Elementary Middle School sixth grader Hollen Hays each received first place in the State of Idaho PTA Reflections art contest.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
All Idaho County Easter information is requested for printing in upcoming editions of the Idaho County Free Press and The Shopper. Breakfasts, services, egg hunts and other activities are sought. E-mail Lpalmer@idahocountyfreepress.com or call 983-1200.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
As mentioned briefly last week, the Friends of the Elk City Library are again sponsoring a beer and wine tasting event Friday, April 14, at the Elk City Laundromat, doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be appetizers served, their famous silent auction and lots of tasting to do. There may even be some new surprises this year, so plan on attending.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Finally, we are getting some nice spring days. Spring fever was getting the best of me until we drove to the Salmon River on Sunday. It was beautiful there.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
<strong>10 YEARS AGO March 28, 2007</strong> • Grangeville High School graduate Landon Loeber was elected to be the 2007-08 Student Government Association President of Northwest Nazarene University March 7.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s Hospital hosted its annual fund-raiser Saturday, March 25, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Participants bid on both silent and live auction items following a meal. Money raised was earmarked for the installation of a sprinkler system for the hospital. Currently the hospital does not have a sprinkler system and adding one would bring the facility up to building code. The total raised at the Mardi Gras event, toward the $200,000 needed to complete upgrades, could not be confirmed by press time.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week is so sweet: “No matter how old you both get, never stop holding hands, never stop dancing, and never stop saying, ‘I love you’ to each other.” Lee Simonson is turning 100 years young and will be honored with a birthday celebration this Sunday April 2, at the Salmon River Community Church following the morning service about 12:30 p.m. Shhhhh, mum’s the word, but we want to shower him with 100 birthday cards for this very special event! If you cannot be at the party, drop your card off or send it to the Salmon River Community Church.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
We’re into April and it’s starting to look and feel a little like spring is on its way. The rivers and streams are still running very high so please be careful around water. Trees and flowers are starting to bud out or bloom, so you know it’s around the corner somewhere. I know many are venturing out to Pittsburg and some to Kirkwood, so watch also for the snakes…they are emerging from the dens. Bees are out and they may be a little docile yet, but as it warms up, so do their tempers.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Pheasants on highway 12. A tire blew out on a semi-truck hauling a gooseneck trailer full of beautiful pheasants. The load tipped over at mile marker 111 on Highway 12 just above Lowell which is located at mile marker 97.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I stopped at the new Witches Brew Coffee and Tea Shop in Kooskia last week and had a great cup of organic coffee with Julie Wells, the owner. (see photo). It is a small, simple, brightly colored space intended to complement the massage, yoga, meditation, book groups and other activities that she offers at Rose Wellness Center.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Public comment is due April 7 to the Idaho Transportation Department on applications competing for $1.1 million in funding for operation of intercity bus routes within the Gem State. Of these, Elevated Transit plans a route from Coeur d’Alene to Boise, which in Idaho County would include stops in Grangeville and Riggins.March 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County reporting closure on Cedar Creek Road due to Thursday night collapse; problems on Big Cedar, Cove Road. Nez Perce-Clearwater Reporting two forest roads closed on Moose Creek Ranger District due to slides and debris.March 24, 2017 5:57 p.m. read more..
Steve Higgins is coming full circle. Higgins’ service as Grangeville High School’s principal for the past nine years will come to end this spring as he becomes the superintendent of Kamiah Joint School District 304. It’s a familiar location for the educator, as he went through his early years in the school district.March 24, 2017 noon read more..
The Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of five health systems and two community service organizations, will be sponsoring seven walks on the prairie in an effort to promote physical activity and raise awareness about the need for movement. All walks will be marked in quarter mile increments and individuals can decide for themselves what distance they are comfortable with. The “Walk the Prairie for Health” series of events is geared to all age groups and fitness levels. Bring the whole family and the dog (on a leash).March 23, 2017 midnight read more..
Acting Governor Brad Little declares two states of emergency; Idaho, Lewis counties declared disaster areasMarch 22, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..
On or about March 17, 2017, the upper (largest) hot spring pool at Jerry Johnson recreation site, located along Highway 12 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was completely filled with silt and debris from heavy rains and high runoff.March 22, 2017 12:46 p.m. read more..
Firefighters made short work on an Elk City house fire last week, saving the two-story structure. No injuries were reported. An electrical issue – old wiring – is the suspected cause of last Wednesday’s March 15 fire, according to Jon Menough, board chairman, Elk City Volunteer Fire Department, that originated in the attic.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Multiple races will be contested in the May 16 election on area hospital, school and highway districts.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Prairie students perform Treasure Island with the Missoula Children’s Theatre Friday, March 17, at the Prairie Junior-Senior High School gymnasium. Above, George Villamore portrays a parrot and Laney Forsmann plays Rosie Red on the right. Students practiced for one week before offering a public performance.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Ground was broken Tuesday morning signaling the beginning of construction on a new Union Warehouse & Supply Company grain elevator to be located just west of the present facilities.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote of the week was actually for last week…still appropriate…“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. and, I just could not resist this one:“Do not iron your shamrock, you really don’t want to press your luck.” Each are from Author Unknown. Hope your St. Patrick’s Day last Friday was green with health, happiness, and joy.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The date for the Cottonwood Community Yard Sale will be May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $7 to be on the map. The proceeds are going to the Prairie Cross-Country Team this year. To sign up call Shari at 962-3559 or Jenny 451-4244. Leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you. Deadline to sign up is May 10.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Sue Bodden and the VFW Auxiliary want to let everyone know that the Community Easter Dinner will be Sunday, April 16, at the VFW from 1-3 p.m. There will be ham, rolls, green beans, and dessert provided. This dinner is provided free of charge — just bring a dish to share. Well, the “slide” is sliding some more (see photo). I took this photo on Friday, the 17th. Notice the upriver side.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Spring has sprung, the kayakers, catarafters, and rafters are all over it. They picked this last weekend to converge on the Mighty Lochsa. The level has gone up and down between seven feet at the highest so far, back down to five and one-half feet on Monday morning. With the Internet, it’s possible to get up-to-the-minute river flow at any given minute! I usually just ask Marty Smith, my go to for River info, it’s easier.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I talked to Gloria Taylor of Harpster about the newly formed Old Opera House (Kooskia) Cultural Committee. She is excited that 25 people came to the initial meeting in early March, with lots of great ideas. They plan to buy this lovely historic building and use it as a community center, artist studios, art gallery and performance space for children through adults.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) has nominated a large swath of national forest system land in central Idaho for designation as a “priority area” for increased trail maintenance per provisions in the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (H.R. 845).March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Cross Country Cowboy Fellowship will be meeting Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m., in the fellowship barn of Gary and Judy Porter at 43 Whitetail Drive just south of Grangeville. Judy will be serving baked spaghetti. Bring a side dish to share and bring a friend. The Porters look forward to seeing everyone.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Three public entities are seeking funding through Idaho Department of Environmental Quality for planned wastewater and drinking water construction projects. Public comment on these proposals is due April 14.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“It’s not a full donation. I know it’s not going to be something that will happen right away,” he said. “What I’m trying to see is what would be allowable from the city, what the city would like to see, how we proceed forward from this point.”March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Although the sky was grey and overcast, the rain held off Saturday, March 18, as White Bird Rodeo crowned its new queen for the coming year. Cassie SueAnne Chandler, 15, was named queen for the upcoming rodeo year. She is a freshman at Grangeville High School and the daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler of Slate Creek.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School students had a very good run at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan — made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District 242 Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. “Our role is to identify what our options are,” said Michael Taylor, president of consulting firm Vita Nuova. “Tonight, our goal is to hear from you.”March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The crews of Avista and Idaho County Light and Power will be taking down lights at Grangeville’s Pioneer Park Tuesday March 28, starting at 8 a.m. People are needed to test, wrap and stow lights. All volunteers are welcome to help the Grangeville Horizons Recreational Group. •March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Alternative Service Break program is administered through the Department of Student Involvement at the university. Students participated in the Making Corrections: Enhancing Education in Incarceration event March 11-18, one of five programs available in the spring 2017 semester.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Cottonwood’s latest brick and mortar business combines custom-designed products with fun. The Bent Hinge recently opened at the corner of Main and King streets. Serena Lockett offers personalized products, such as T-shirts and mugs. And on Friday evenings, Lockett opens her doors for a do-it-yourself workshop.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“I have to say I was a little disappointed in the turnout for one thing,” said school board chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia. “I was really hoping to have a better representation.”March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Chinook fishing set; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Youth baseball sign-ups slated; Turkey Federation banquet coming up; Softball clinic slated; Grangeville places third in shoot-off.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Approximately 600,000 juvenile spring chinook died at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery during the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, when power to the water recirculation system was lost.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once lived and loved.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Good work continues for sexual assault victims, as Monday saw unanimous passage of House Bill 146 that addresses untested rape kits in the state.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show, May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Eddie Olson. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.March 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Clearwater Economic Development Association and the district was on hand to answer questions.March 20, 2017 10:27 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School students had a very good fun at their first-ever science fair Saturday, March 4. Twelve GHS students in grades nine through 12 – along with teachers Shaun Bass and Naomi Finnegan -- made the trip to the state’s first fair (held in three areas in the state the same day) and came home with medals and awards for all.March 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Extremely wet conditions have caused slides, slumps, and soft roadbeds, impacting access in areas of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Currently, access is known to be blocked by slides or road damage in the following areas:March 17, 2017 3:57 p.m. read more..
Firefighters made short work on an Elk City house fire last week, saving the two-story structure. No injuries were reported.March 17, 2017 12:04 p.m. read more..
With about an inch of rain thought to be on the way, National Weather Service forecasters are anticipating bigger trouble may come from area rivers and creeks this weekend than has been seen already.March 17, 2017 noon read more..
The Idaho County Veterans Outreach & Community Center is open weekdays...March 16, 2017 6:26 p.m. read more..
Serving the area since 1982.March 16, 2017 6:22 p.m. read more..
COTTONWOOD – The City of Cottonwood heard about potential upgrades on the softball field at Wimer Field at its Monday, March 13 meeting.March 16, 2017 4:57 p.m. read more..
Home sweet home: Like family, we welcome your visitsMarch 16, 2017 3:38 p.m. read more..
“Chiropractic is a natural method of health care that focuses on treating the cause of the physical problem, rather than just treating the symptoms,” said Dr. James Haug of Haug Chiropractic.March 16, 2017 3:35 p.m. read more..
For those self-employed, navigating the mortgage process takes extra care and research.March 16, 2017 3:28 p.m. read more..
Outdoor riding enthusiasts are asking the pros at Bud’s PowerSports what the best, most useful, most popular accessories are available for their side-by-sides.March 16, 2017 3:22 p.m. read more..
“Conventional oil is less expensive, but requires more frequent service..."March 16, 2017 3:17 p.m. read more..
Eventually, we’ll get out of what has been a significant precipitation cycle for the region, but in the meantime, March is when we can start working on gardening preparation activities so we’re ready to hit the ground running come the green-up.March 16, 2017 3:06 p.m. read more..
Monday, March 20, invasive plant management workshop open to area landowners. Information provided on building a weed control plan, help on calibrating spray equipment, and free software for phone or tablet to map invasive plantsMarch 16, 2017 11:51 a.m. read more..
Parents teacher conferences will be held at Grangeville High School next week: Wednesday, March 22, conferences are set for 3:30 -7:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 23, from 3:30 - 7 p.m.March 16, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
This past week as I witnessed what I consider the abuse of power inside the legislature, I took a stand.March 15, 2017 4:04 p.m. read more..
“There is no ‘us versus them,’” Syringa Hospital board vice-president Steve Didier, Kooskia, said at the Feb. 28 board meeting. With that in mind, Didier asked everyone at the board table – trustees, hospital employees, department heads and medical personnel – to disperse. “We want to shake it up,” he smiled. “No groups, just everyone interspersed.”March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
One in a series of more than 10 regional “listening sessions” brought nine people to Super 8 Motel March 2.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A short-lived snowfall last week, but heavily laden with moisture, resulted in power outages, and minor rock and landslides across Idaho County. Despite increased activity, no injuries or road closures are being reported at this time.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s Annual Mardi Gras event will feature live and silent auction items for guests to bid on and the proceeds will go directly to hospital needs. The annual event allows St. Mary’s to address critical facility needs to help serve patients. Last year the event helped the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation fund a new heating system to replace an outdated and inefficient one.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School recently had four students travel to Boise to represent the school at this year’s State Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. Junior Amrit Singh was awarded first place in his event of Economic Research. He now has the opportunity to attend the National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. His event consisted of gathering information on contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy and then writing a seven-page research paper promoting which policy would be most effective for the current economic status.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Lindsley’s Home Furnishings annual St. Patrick’s Day sale is set for tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the store at 113 East Main Street for a chance at door prizes and giveaways – including a chance to win a $500 store gift certificate – as well as refreshments and visiting!March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The 10 worst things about a 45-hour power outage: 1. Your freezer is thawing fast, so it’s venison and homegrown stewed tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Fund-raiser is just around the corner on March 25. We will have a prime rib dinner, catered by Rodonna’s, as well as live and silent auctions. This year we have guns, fishing trips, Stihl chain saws and a cord of wood, one ton of pellets, and many more items up for bid. We have a great DJ to provide music and the Black Jack tables will be running. Tickets are $35 each and are available at the front desk at the hospital, or you can purchase them at the door. We hope you all can make it!March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for this week is “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” …and speaking of children, I found a wonderful children’s bookmark at our Riggins City Library that helps parents know how to help their children learn to read. It is written as if the child were talking: “If you want me to be ready to learn to read when I start school, here’s what you can do with me every day: 1) Read aloud with me for 15-20 minutes each day. You can get books at the library. 2) Talk with me throughout the day. Use lots of interesting words, and ask me lots of questions. 3) Sing songs and say rhymes with me. This helps me break down words into parts. 4) Do fingerplays with me, like Itsy Bitsy Spider. This will help my fingers be ready to hold a pencil. 5) Play with me! Games and pretend play help me grow and learn, and I love it when you laugh with me!”March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
• Fourteen-year-old Megan DeFord, an eighth-grade Sts. Peter and Paul School student, will represent this year’s White Bird Rodeo as its queen.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Daylight Savings Time returned on March 12 . I hope you made it to the Annual Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s sausage and hotcake breakfast. It was well attended, with great food and the Old Time Fiddlers were playing from the stage, sounding good as usual. White Bird Rodeo Queen, Bella was even lending her hand at serving. Everyone was very much appreciated. After the breakfast, the Pathfinders ATV Club had their fun ride into Pittsburg. From the photos, it looked like they had a great many riders and beautiful weather for the wonderful ride.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Water, water everywhere! Whew, what a storm last week with heavy snow, then rain and wind that wreaked havoc with power lines out throughout our area. Thanks to the Idaho Power and Light crews who worked hard to get everyone’s electricity restored. Though outage times varied, in Harpster Heights we were dark for 38 hours, the longest outage I’ve experienced in five years here. The tiny intermittent creek in front of our house roared so loudly after the storm that it sounded like a waterfall. Water is cascading off the cliffs along the South Fork Clearwater and shooting out in surprising places. Ducks were swimming in flooded pastures to get out of the river current. It’s been nice to see the calm weather and sunshine over the weekend.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Damage was kept to a minimum following last Wednesday’s March 8 house fire in Grangeville. Cause is believed accidental. No injuries were reported.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
What do you get when you pair a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary? What about a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but lawful?March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Riggins City Council members received an earful from the community about a potential new business March 8. Neil Marzolf of Moscow has applied for an alcohol beverage license with the State of Idaho and plans to open a tap room in Riggins.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Vivienne Genevieve Murdock was born to parents Matthew and Jenna Murdock at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville on March 7, 2017 at 6:36 in the morning. She weighed nine pounds, seven ounces and was 21 inches long. She joins her four older siblings, Zachary Stephen (age 7), Emma Kathleen (age 5), Brendan Matthew (age 3) and Gwendolyn Elise (age 1). Her grandparents are Stephen and Kathleen Murdock of Veradale, Wash., and Joyce Goeckner and the late Wayne Goeckner of Ferdinand. Her great grandmother is Joan Cools of Colbert, Wash.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In the largest county in the state, Idaho County sheriff’s officers cover a swath of land 8,503 square miles across. With a population of 16,267, as of the last census in 2010, and only two local police departments in the county, many communities rely on the sheriff’s department for law enforcement.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
More than 160 Idaho 4-H members heard from the state’s top leaders during the annual Know Your Government Conference (KYG) in Boise February 18-20 during the Presidents Day holiday. The Idaho County 4-H Program sent three delegates this year. Idaho County 4-H Delegates included Elise Andrews, daughter of Sean and Rachel Andrews, Kooskia; Sam Smith, son of April Smith, Kooskia; and Clarissa Stevens, daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens, Grangeville.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Sts. Peter and Paul School’s annual Chocolate Fantasy auction is set for Saturday, March 18, at the school gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. Also included will be desserts and champagne with a live auction at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Stephanie Duclos with “A Taste of Art.”March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
What’s a good compromise to give the city and prospective developers each what they need? That focus framed discussion at last week’s Grangeville City Council meeting where options were discussed in ongoing plans to rework the municipal subdivision ordinance.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Although it’s often easy to complain about access to physicians and health care, a recent study shows Idaho is actually in a good place as far as patients and providers determining their health needs. Idaho ranks first in the nation in terms of how much flexibility patients and providers have in shaping health care, according to a new project produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Transportation Department will hold a public meeting in Kamiah next Thursday, March 23, to take comment on applications allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on sections of U.S. highways 95 and 12, and state highways 3 and 8.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho’s economy is on an incredible path in the right direction. Idaho leads the nation in job creation. Idaho is one of the top three states for income growth. Idaho remains the best place to start a small business. With all of that…there is still work to be done.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Americans are incredibly fortunate to have national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other lands that provide us with so much inspiration and fulfillment. I view public lands as a foundation of our democracy, and a place where all people are created equal.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Nobody is working any harder to destroy our forest and deny access to said forest by the general public than the U.S.F.S. They are supposed to be managing the forests for the financial good and enjoyment of the general public, not the USFS and employees.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Turkey Federation banquet coming up; Youth baseball sign-ups slated; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; Fish Creek grooming wraps, Snowhaven shuts down for season; Turkey tag drawing results onlineMarch 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved Idaho’s State Wildlife Action Plan, which renews the plan for about a decade and means the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will continue to get $550,000 in federal money.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Sometimes it’s a distant cackling sound that’s your first sign snow geese are arriving, or it may be the tell-tale, V-shaped flocks high in the sky. Regardless, it means a feathered fireworks display is about to start at Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area near Parma.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
While the Grangeville softball girls participated in a hitting clinic on their practice field Monday, March 13, the tennis squad held court at the school and the baseball team practiced in the outfield beyond their dirt infield, which remains muddy on account of snow that melted only recently.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“This is quite a boost to this area,” noted Stan Hawkins, fisheries technician, Idaho Department of Fish and Game.March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Seasons Restaurant in Grangeville is celebrating its 6th anniversary and customer appreciation day Tuesday, March 14. Breakfast special is biscuit and gravy/ham and eggs for $5; lunch is a cheeseburger and fries or Santa Fe salad for $5; and dinner is bite-sized steak for $10. Great prices! Stop by 124 West Main Street or call 983-4203.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Seven in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way. That information is presented by DoSomething.org, a global network aimed at helping youth make positive changes. Prairie Junior-Senior High School (PJSHS) senior Selena Davila also is devoted to do something.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
An engineer with Idaho Transportation Department’s Lewiston office visited the East Kooskia Bridge worksite Tuesday, Feb. 28, and said the bridge is now open. Doral Hoff, ITD District 2 engineering manager said analysis of the work would conclude March 1. The review includes an assessment of how much load the bridge will accept.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands with visitors. The forests have multiple job openings available across the forest for volunteer campground hosts.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The bald eagle wafted off the shoulder of the Old White Bird Grade and settled into the wind, and without wavering it continued along the hillside headed north, until it was lost in the distance. For Michelle Powell, this was her “best recovery ever,” for rehabilitating wild animals injured or sick, and then releasing them back into the wild.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
School levy elections are set for the area next week,Tuesday, March 14. •Mountain View School District 244 will ask its patrons for a $2,663,246 levy. •In Craigmont, Highland Joint School District 305 will ask for a $499,000 levy as well as a Highland Plant Facilities Fund Levy for $50,000.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho legislation seeks to correct the misclassification of precious metals by the IRS as “property” rather than money. It is only because of this misclassification in the first place that precious metals income and losses are included in the federal-adjusted gross-income number that flows through to the taxpayer’s Idaho tax return.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
As a school board member I am not actively campaigning either for or against the upcoming supplemental levy. I do, however, get a lot of patrons complaining after the levy vote, they did not know there was a levy to vote on. So here is your notice.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Should they be reimbursed? Absolutely. But what about all those district vehicles? What are they used for? There was a pause from the board and a “deer caught in your headlights” moment. Just one area district could make some cuts.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Prairie boys once again took Lapwai down to the final minute, but having shocked the state’s top-ranked 1AD1 team during the district tournament, the Pirates fell to Lapwai 57-49 during the championship game last Saturday, March 4.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
It bothers me to spend countless hours, time, and money donated doing fund-raisers making $500-$1,000 at a time to keep a basic necessity such as a fire department in our community, while last year my household alone paid over $1,200 towards the school district on our tax bill.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Jet Boat Race fund-raiser slated; Northrup, Skiles top “all events” at local bowling tournaments; GHS boys basketball banquet set March 15; Youth baseball sign-ups slated; RMEF local chapter sets April 22 banquet; Football squad’s annual Boise State camp trip scheduled; Spring bear controlled hunt drawing results available online.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
KEARNS, Utah — “After my father died in 1976, I realized I had an intense interest in my father’s life, much of which took place in Idaho County,” Tom Weber explained. “I also found out that all of the old copies of the Idaho County Free Press were on microfilm at the library of the University of Utah, which is just up the street from where I live.”March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Several local 4-H kids recently toured Washington, D.C., and were able to attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The trip was Jan. 16-21. The Idaho County 4-H members who attended included Gabe Forsmann, Brandan Costa, Kaycee Costa, Doug Wilson and Lynnsey Wilson, with local 4-H leader and chaperon Leigh Davis.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The March free Community Free Soup canteen will be served Thursday, March 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Kamiah at 7th and Hill Streets. Corned beef and cabbage soup will be featured, as well as rolls and dessert Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meal is free to everyone and is handicap accessible.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The 10th Annual Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day Sausage and Hotcake Breakfast is set for this Sunday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., downtown White Bird at the IOOF Hall. Price is $10 per person with toddlers through age 7 costing $4 apiece. The meal is a family style sausage, hotcakes and egg breakfast with beverages. Sausage is prepared by Mt. View Meats in Riggins. Pre-orders are welcome; stop by Canyon House. Four pound cubs are $12 each. Entertainment will be provided by the Old-Time Fiddlers.The sausage feed is held yearly on memory of Joe and Ada Wilson. Visit www.visitwhitebird.com for details.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
More snow … Springtime in the Rockies! It’s sure quiet in Elk City. Kim Wolfrum, veterinarian, will be here March 14-15. Call 553-9283 for an appointment. Meetings: Elk City Area Alliance on the 13th at 7 p.m.; EMT meeting on the 14th. Birthdays: Lacey Chaffee and Jessica Boyd.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Problems with fake identification cards and teenage drinking have “gotten worse lately” and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department will be “cracking down,” according to Officer Skott Mealer.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Theater for Youth’s acting troupe, part of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, presented “Stuart Little” to the students of Grangeville Elementary Middle and Sts. Peter and Paul schools Thursday, March 2, at GEMS. This is sponsored locally by Grangeville Arts, Inc. Here, “Mr. and Mrs. Little” make a worried call about their mouse son, Stuart.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The only live thing that came down my driveway this week besides wild turkeys was the mailman, Ralph Jackson “Junior”, and his co-pilot, Steve Pankey. They delivered this week amid snow, ice, mud, and even with fallen tree branches along the drive. Rocks in the road, small slides of mud, and even a pair of geese or two, they complete their appointed rounds right on time. With newspapers, bills, ads, personal letters, and even Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstake winners!March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Once again we woke up to snow this Sunday morning. Somewhere I read that we usually get 30 inches of snow in a year. Before this last snowstorm, we were at 87 inches. With another five to six inches we are triple the average for a year. The Says Phoebe birds showed up this week. I’ll bet they are wondering what all this white stuff is!March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
March has arrived like the lion it has become. Spring is trying really hard to make that appearance but just hasn’t got it done yet. With the help of Daylight Savings Time returning on March 12th (set your clocks ahead one hour) you won’t want to be late for the 10th Annual Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s sausage & hotcake (even the green ones) breakfast. This all begins at 7:30 a.m. at the IOOF Hall. Adults cost $10 and youngsters will be charged $4. There will be extra sausage available for sale and this is very good … so get some extra while you can. The Old Time Fiddlers will be playing from the stage, so enjoy your breakfast while listening to the music.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
March 14th is National “Pi” day. It’s a day to honor “Pi”, the number that represents the ratio of circle to its diameter, roughly 3.14. (You may remember this from high school math class.) A great way to celebrate this day to eat a slice of pie, since a pie is a circle. The Hearthstone Bakery (in Kamiah) serves some great pie, my favorite is the coconut cream. They display their pies in a revolving glass case by the front counter. I sometimes watch the pies spin while I wait for my coffee. They will even sell you a whole pie if you order ahead.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
This week’s quote is my own. “Every day is a gift in which to share love and joy, laughter and life with family, friends, and others that you meet along the way…a birthday is a special day to gather family and friends together to celebrate the joys and love of life and make more precious memories.” I will celebrate my 70th birthday this Friday, March 10. Wow!March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Teen births and food stamp usage in Idaho County have both decreased, according to a state study. In addition, the recent study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the national child poverty rates declined in 2015, after peaking at 23 percent in 2011.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth and fifth graders, along with Grangeville High School’s Varsity Blue choir, presented the patriotic “Take Your Hats Off When the Flag Goes By,” at the Thursday, March 2, concert. This was directed by GEMS music teacher Carla Astle.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A new “official website of Grangeville High School Bulldogs athletics” is now the place where the school’s sports calendars are being maintained online. The clearinghouse for online schedule information previously accessed through schedulestar.com now redirects to ghsathletics.org.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Big fish, lots of bank access, beautiful weather. Well, two of three ain’t bad, and you might get all three during spring steelhead season. Steelhead make their final push to the headwaters of Idaho’s famous steelhead streams during spring, which concentrates them in the upper tributaries of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Although it’s often easy to complain about access to physicians and health care, a recent study shows Idaho is actually in a good place as far as patients and providers determining their health needs. Idaho ranks first in the nation in terms of how much flexibility patients and providers have in shaping health care, according to a new project produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.March 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Camas Prairie Insurance has two offices to serve the Camas Prairie...March 3, 2017 3:45 p.m. read more..
The Kids Klub, Inc. offers a variety of programs for the enrichment of Grangeville's youth...March 3, 2017 3:38 p.m. read more..
A public meeting is set for Thursday, March 9, for information on the proposed Center Johnson Project. The meeting runs 6-8 p.m. at the Slate Creek Ranger Station, 304 Slate Creek Road, and is sponsored by the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Did you say chili? Get on down to the streets of Grangeville this Saturday, March 4, for the annual Grangeville Merchants’ chili cookoff. Taste local chili concoctions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of businesses are participating including Asker’s Harvest Foods, Home Grown Quilts, Grangeville Builders, Early Bird Supply, P1FCU, Irwin Drug, Larson’s, Evergreen Suites, Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Les Schwab, Nu4u, United Country Musick, Central Idaho Properties (at Ray Holes Saddle Shop) and Cash and Carry.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
CEO Joe Cladouhos ended his nearly 10-year career yesterday with Syringa Hospital and Clinics, but that doesn’t mean he is ready to leave Grangeville. “We love it here,” he said of him and his wife, Tova. Cladouhos may be retired now, but he plans to stay involved in the community he has been a part of for the past decade.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A half an hour before what was likely the last match of his wrestling career, Grangeville High senior Frankie Zumwalt was doing more-or-less what everyone else in the Idaho Center was doing last Saturday evening: enjoying the matches that came before his.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer Rob Brazie recently earned national recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for his dedication in creating the next generation of hunters and sportsmen, as well as his accomplishments in upholding the state’s game laws.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
On Friday, or the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 25, a poacher or poachers killed a whitetail doe just for the thrill of it. Senior Conservation Officer Ethan Bishop found two unborn twin fawns in the doe as he searched for ballistic forensic evidence at the crime scene.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Consider the moment Frankie Zumwalt became a state champion wrestler.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In anticipation of Central Idaho Art Association’s (CIAA) 50th Spring Show May 4, 5, and 6, CIAA celebrates founding member, Vickie Cole. The 50th Show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of Founding Members.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Transition and funding were the highlights of the Cottonwood Joint School District meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22. The board met at Prairie Junior/Senior High School (PJSH) and received two retirement letters, hired two coaches and approved a motion to seek a $350,000 levy. Carrie Nygaard, principal at PJSH, submitted her letter of retirement, stating she is looking forward to more time with family.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Scammers are continually at their trade, and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is warning about recent calls to area residents, reporting to be from Undersheriff Jim Gorges, threating arrest unless they send money. Calls appear to come from the ICSO number, but these are deceptive to mislead victims into defrauding them of money.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A new online database will allow visitors to explore history of a long-gone WWII Japanese internment camp east of Kooskia. Through a collaboration between the Northwest Knowledge Network and the University of Idaho Library, U of I professor Stacey Camp has created a digital repository of archaeological items discovered from the camp located off U.S. Highway 12 at the confluence of Canyon Creek and the Lochsa River.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A benefit dinner for White Bird Mayor Rod Pilant has been set for Saturday, March 4, 6 p.m., at the Elks Lodge. A potluck dinner will be held with barbecue pulled pork and rolls provided. Bring a favorite dish to share. A live auction will also be held with a variety of items up for bid including a Killgore Adventures jetboat trip for two, .50 caliber muzzleloader, custom crafts and an Alpine custom bow.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Attendees talked politics, reminisced and focused on the year ahead for Idaho and the nation at last Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Greencreek. Approximately 120 people attended the Feb. 25 evening event at the Greencreek Community Hall, sponsored by the Idaho County Republican Central Committee, which raised nearly $2,500 for local party activities and to support candidates and GOP issues.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mountain View School District 244 will again ask patrons for a $2,663,246 supplemental levy on March 14. “The school board has done its best to be good stewards of the district’s money,” superintendent Kent Stokes said. “The board has been diligent in keeping the levy amount the same for the past five years.”March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A Forest Service project that could help harden the Orogrande community against wildfire is tied up in court and Idaho’s executive branch is stepping in. Gov. Butch Otter has moved to intervene as a defendant in a lawsuit Friends of the Clearwater filed late last year.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
It’s been more than a notable snow year for the region. For the City of Grangeville public works department, the numbers tell the story.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
After Cottonwood City Council approved coordinating with Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD) for a feasibility study on the vacant elementary school building, CJSD pressed forward with plans. The application for the study must be submitted by March 17.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In response to your Feb. 22 “Open Letter to Jim Chmelik,” let’s cut to the chase, Michelle Perdue. You’re in favor of killing unborn babies, and having taxpayers pay for it. You’re in favor of keeping poor kids in failing public schools by not giving them the option of educational choice through vouchers....March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho Democrats are in the legislature advocating that we do our job, and fully fund education while simultaneously lowering property taxes. The politicians in charge are content with stifling opportunity for our kids. A fair tax policy in Idaho would lower property taxes for all and create a graduated income tax that would increase as income rises.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
My words were not divisive nor were they meant to unify; they were a clear statement of fact that pointed out how Democrat socialist policies have failed and will continue to fail; and yet they are still put forward by party leadership as solutions.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
There is no denying the importance of immigration to our American heritage. Immigrants tend to be some of the most hardworking, family-oriented, God-fearing people among us. The system by which they are admitted, however, is broken: the product of decades of gross mismanagement by the federal government.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Occasionally an urban legend takes on a form that can actually put a person at risk of injury to themselves or at the very least damage to their or someone else’s property. Take for example the urban legend that has been afoot in Grangeville for decades.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
From our Montana neighbors: State legislation is under consideration that would prohibit news outlets from posting photos of fatal accidents on social media until authorities can notify next of kin. For free speech advocates – which should be all of us, press and public alike – this is disturbing discussion.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A weekend revival is set for Mountain Shadows Baptist Church, 215 North C Street, March 3, 4 and 5. Guest speakers and musicians include Gary and Judy Porter from Cowboy Church, contemporary Christian artist Jason Schuster, Pastor Mike Andrews and director of missions Lee Mowery.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The University of Idaho has released the 2016 fall Dean’s List and graduate lists. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. Fall 2016 semester ended Dec. 16. Fall commencement was held on Dec. 10, 2016.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
White Bird Rodeo will host its queen tryouts Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. (PST). Young women between the ages of 14 and 18 residing in Adams, Idaho, Lewis, Nezperce and Valley counties are invited to try out. For questions call Kami Fogleman at 983-1726 or 983-8779.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Clearwater Valley High School class of 2017 is seeking donations for its ‘Safe and Sober’ graduation celebration. Students and parents have been running concessions, selling food and hosting raffle drawings to raise money so far.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The birth of quadruplet goats caused Elayne Murphy to miss the last three minutes of the Gonzaga-BYU basketball game Feb. 2. “We had a second set of quads born two days later,” she said.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
GRANGEVILLE — Sour lemons sometimes do have a way of making the best, sweetest lemonade. This recently rang true for the Idaho County Genealogical Society (ICGS).March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Well, it was looking like spring was going to make her appearance, with buttercups being found, the robins are back, and we even had some sunshine. No, it was not to be…we got snow this last week and it looks like it will stick around again for a few more days ... ugh! The good news…Daylight Savings Time will start on Sunday, March 12, so remember to set your clocks ahead one hour or you will be late for all the fun activities going on.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
• Plans to hire a new principal for Grangeville High School are in the works with completion set for April 16.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
It’s construction season in the Clearwater Valley. Work will continue on the east Kooskia bridge (see photo) for a few weeks. In Kamiah, two buildings disappeared without a trace last week- the house on Hill St. that, sadly, burned in a house fire last month, and the building just above the Freedom Northwest Credit Union on Main Street. Separate work crews made quick work of dismantling the buildings and leveling the sites for future work.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Thought spring was here last week! Beautiful sunny days with snow melting fast. Then woke up last Wednesday morning to more snow and it has been snowing on and off ever since! Oh, well. Welcome to springtime (winter?) in the Rockies.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
So, did March come in like a lamb or a lion? Was is nice or was is fierce? I know it depends where you live…like, we are in Arizona; I’m not sure they even think about the lion or the lamb in relation to March and weather…now Idaho on the other hand, does have that dependence. What was it this year? Will March go out like a lion or a lamb?March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Not one word about weather. If you don’t hear from me next week, I’m buried in the snow under my satellite dish with a scraper in my cold frozen hands trying to get my Internet to come back on! “The Revenant” doesn’t have anything on me.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
So, we get to wake up to snow again. Yea! Isn’t it wonderful? The city of Cottonwood is working on establishing a hospitality shelter for stranded travelers. During the recent road closures, they had the opportunity to open the Cottonwood Community Hall to provide a safe, warm place for people to go.March 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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