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D-3 wins Kooskia-area fire mitigation bid



— The Idaho County Commissioners on April 17 approved a bid by D-3 Native Woodworks of Grangeville for fire mitigation work at a cost of $834 per acre, totaling $5,504. Work on the Tahoe Fire Mitigation Project, which consists of fuels reduction on 6.6 acres east of Kooskia, is to be complete by July 30. It was one of five bids the county had received in connection with an advertisement that ran in the Idaho County Free Press on April 11.

Separately, the commissioners also expressed surprise to have received only one bid to supply crushed rock for the county road and bridge department, and deferred action until after the bid could be reviewed by road department head Gene Meinen. Turner Inc. bid to supply 14,000 tons of five-eighths maintenance rock and 3,000 tons of one-inch rock crushed and stockpiled in the Woodland area at $8.02 per ton for $136,240.

“I’d suggest we pass it on to Gene to make sure that’s in the ballpark of what he was thinking,” commission chairman Skip Brandt said.

Unlike the fire mitigation project, the rock supply project had not been advertised in local newspapers.



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