Grangeville Border Days is already looking ahead to 2019. Last Thursday, June 28, Colby Canaday, 16, and Jillian Hausladen, 17, both of Grangeville, competed in royalty tryouts at the Border Days arena. Who will be chosen as queen and princess to represent the 2019 event will be announced at the Friday, July 6, rodeo.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“It’s important to remember this is just a stepping stone to pull people together to address something very difficult,” Sydrin Sam, YWCA, Lewiston, told a crowd of about 35 Thursday night, June 21.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Last week, the federal Department of the Interior (DOI) announced local governments across Idaho will receive more than $36 million out of the $553 million President Trump approved for the PILT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) program this spring. Idaho County is set to receive $1,719,685.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A Kellogg man claims he was unlawfully struck off the Republican primary ballot in the May race for Dist. 7A House and is seeking recourse through a special election. Phil Hart filed a notice of contest with the district court in Idaho County on June 4, seeking relief through the Election Contest Act. A hearing in this case has not yet been set.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“You Know You Grew up in Grangeville, Idaho if …” now has more than 2,500 members on Facebook and would like to invite anyone who has a connection to Grangeville to sign up and enjoy this social media site and share your memories about good ole’ Grangeville.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
On June 20, kittens were thrown from a pickup truck near Spalding. Melinda Hall of KORT was following the truck and witnessed the occupant throwing several kittens from the vehicle window.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It’s important to take this time to rest, to get away from the daily grind and reconnect with people for the sake of relationship rather than work or obligation.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho’s trespass laws have been criticized over the years, largely for being confusing or inconsistent. During the 2018 Legislature, Idaho lawmakers passed a sweeping bill that altered the meaning of “trespassing” and increased penalties for violators. Unfortunately, the bill was hastily drafted and pushed through into law, without meaningful input from sportsmen or law enforcement. If the goal was to eliminate confusion and inconsistencies in Idaho’s trespassing statute, the bill largely missed the mark.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville collection site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, July 7, as volunteers will be gathering town recyclables following the Border Days festivities. It will be open again on July 14. Both the Kooskia and Cottonwood locations will be open as usual.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Haying is under way on the Camas Prairie. It appears to be a good crop after all the rain we had recently. Spring Canola is blooming now and with the other crops a dark green, it makes a very pretty picture if you look out across the prairie.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Campers are headed up the Selway Road and Highway 12 to pick out their camp spots. The big 4th of July week (and I say week because the holiday falls on a Wednesday) will have come and gone before many read this. We will have had a busy week up river.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
July - here we come! Another early deadline for the 4th, so not much to report this time. Meetings starting at the beginning of the month are food bank pickup on the 5th at noon. This is at the WBARD building, volunteers are needed. Contact Leah Harvey if you can lend your time at 208-839-2285. WBARD will meet on the 9th at 7 p.m. The city council meeting will be on the 11th at 6 p.m., followed by the SRAG meeting on the 12th at 10 a.m. Remember, there will be no chamber meeting this month due to summer.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Happy 4th of July week to everyone! Let freedom ring! Celebrate with family and friends in your special way. Remember that freedom is not free; we still have military men and women fighting for our freedom…just as those have done for us in the past.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“I thought about a barrel racing event fund-raiser, but I wanted to do something for my community that was long-lasting,” Grangeville High School senior Macenzie Farris said of her senior project. That thought led Farris to a large endeavor.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Freedom Northwest Credit Union will again sponsor a family fun time and fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia. This is set for Wednesday, July 4, 5 to 10 p.m., and features free apple pie, bounce houses, zorb balls and water play. In addition, school fund-raiser concessions will be available: cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, glow products and more. Fireworks will begin at dark.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
OK, so there was a little mix-up with the number of grandchildren Border Days Grand Marshal Ernie Robinson has. It may have been the visit was so pleasant, numbers became secondary. Anyway, he has 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Wow! What a Robinson legacy. For the record, he is such a nice cowboy! Be sure to say hello to him when he rides his horse through the Border Days parades.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Are you looking for a reasonably-priced homemade, nutritious meal? Why not try the Grangeville Senior Citizens Meal Site? “It’s not just for seniors, it’s for anyone and everyone,” said Dollar-A-Month Club board member and volunteer Barbara Henderson.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“Retail pharmacy is a whole other story: I love hospital pharmacy – it’s why I got into the business,” said Shane Henry. Henry is the pharmacist for Syringa Hospital and he made a presentation to the trustees at the June 26 board meeting.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) and the Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger (IIRAH) see major problems with H.R. 2, the US House of Representatives’ version of the Farm Bill.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Whenever we mortals vote for policies or politicians we’re not ushering in Heaven; we’re choosing tradeoffs, not unrealistic unlimited feel-good free goods and services—but government limited to protecting rights which, as Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence—are endowed upon us by our Creator.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Just in time for summer reading programs, the board of trustees for the Prairie-River Library District decided all overdue fines accrued on minor accounts within the district will be waived and no further overdue fines will accrue for patrons younger than 18 as of June 1.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
TOLLGATE – Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to Miracle Mountain Camp at Tollgate, 20 minutes outside of Grangeville, July 18-22. Camp cost is $120. Checks can be made to Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle and camp forms sent to MMC/GGT, 340 Highway 94 N, Grangeville ID 83530. For information contact Dave and Tammi Sherman, 208-954-1063 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Billy Wikoff, 208-983-1047.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The American Red Cross needs help to bring back the As, Bs and Os. This is not a typo. These letters represent blood types, and the reality is that during blood shortages these letters do go missing from hospital shelves. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in patient care this summer.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Valley View Nazarene church will be hosting a two-day yard sale, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Hwy 12, Milepost 69.5). All proceeds will be invested in Nazarene Missions International (NMI). NMI has a large variety of compassionate ministries around the globe, including disaster relief, water purification, medical brigades, refugee assistance, schools, etc.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Youth Baseball program had several T-ball teams for the 2018 season. The littlest baseball fans learned rules with a variety of volunteer coaches, having fun each Tuesday and Thursday at Lions Park. The kids had their last game Thursday, June 28, ending their month-long season. (Bottom) volunteer coaches Andrew Lane and Melissa Lane-Rogers have their team give a cheer for the opposing team in a recent game.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to fill three environmental representative positions on a committee that advises the agency on crop residue burning issues. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 1.June 27, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..
Amendments introduced by Risch allow Idaho and other states to have greater involvement with Sage-Grouse management and monuments designation, and would prioritize funding for wheat and barley scab researchJune 27, 2018 2:09 p.m. read more..
A former Kamiah resident has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatality crash at Woodland last fall. As of press time, a court hearing on the matter is pending for Cord E. Wilson, 27.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Making a pre-meeting visit to Pioneer Park to review the site in person, the Grangeville City Council last week later voted unanimously on a location for a privately funded band shell project, which includes keeping the existing Soroptimist Pavilion.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“Are you going to say the Pledge of Allegiance?” patron John Warford of Grangeville asked as soon as the June 18 Mountain View School District board meeting was called to order. “Please, just give us a minute,” chairman Mike Dominguez of Kooskia said to Warford. Following this, Dominguez asked the audience to stand for the pledge.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Private and self-employed workers make up the majority of employment within Idaho County. This, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACR).June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“I still remember what it was like — what it smelled like, what it tasted like — to be in Vietnam. I don’t regret being there and the job we needed to do,” said Preston Funkhouser. As chairman of the Idaho County Veterans Association (ICVA), and also a two-tour Vietnam War veteran, Funkhouser of Clearwater was keynote speaker to a 140-plus-person assembly at Sunday’s Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home and Recognition Day event at the Idaho County Veterans’ Center in Grangeville.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Cash and Carry Marketplace has been handing out popsicles following the Border Days Kiddies Parade for 30 years now. That’s roughly 250 popsicles a year, making approximately 7,500 popsicles throughout the years! Wow!June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Criminal charges are pending against a juvenile alleged to have stolen a tip jar from Pizza Factory earlier this month.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be conducting bridge replacement work on Forest Service road (FSR) 309 (Hungry Ridge Road) that will require a road closure at the project site for most of the summer.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Nick Hilbert (center), member of the Border Days Committee, presented 15 damaged flags to scouts with pack and troop 555 (sponsored by the Grangeville Elks Lodge) for honorable disposal during a Flag Day ceremony held Thursday, June 14June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
An informational meeting and field trip are set for this Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, in Riggins on the Florence Fuels project. Purpose of the two-day event is for the public to become familiar with the project area and to collaborate with the Forest Service on the development of the proposed action.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating a Kamiah-area burglary at Dabco Logging that occurred earlier this month in which tools and industrial equipment were stolen. Dabco is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A Grangeville motorcyclist died in a single vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Myrtle last Friday, June 22. Mario P. Garateix, 65, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Idaho State Police. He was not wearing a helmet.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Winchester Rodeo is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1. Winchester Open Rodeo named Delores Heath as grand marshal of this year’s event. For her whole life, Heath has stood on the sidelines volunteering and serving the community of Winchester, her family, church, local children, the museum, the senior citizen center, various groups, as well as the rodeo. She is always “Johnny (in this case, Delores) on the Spot.”June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County 4-H members became food scientists for a day recently as they experimented with how beverage formulations are made. Participants learned about taste, applying principles of flavor, conducted sensory evaluations and explored packaging, label design and marketing while creating their new beverages.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Registration is open for the 26th Annual Raspberry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair, Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. This annual fund-raiser benefits the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and people attend from around the region and beyond. The Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in the park area in front of the Monastery. Registration is $35 for each 10’x10’ space.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
More than 2,500 students qualified for the U of I Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. 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. The spring 2018 semester ended May 11.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Craigmont’s Annual June Picnic was held Saturday, June 23, with a people lining the streets for the morning parade. Several classes had reunions during the event and the small town was filled with family, friends and visitors.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the VFW Auxiliary for the donation of $682.00 raised through the annual VFW Auxiliary Taco Feed benefit which was held on May 19, as well as the community for supporting this fund-raising effort each year.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Martha Engledow was born on the Fourth of July, 1918. She will be 100 years old next Wednesday. She’s the best mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She’ll be up celebrating with her family in Lowell for a few weeks. All the Smiths and Engledows will gather to help her blow out 100 candles, but she probably will be able to blow them out herself! Happy Birthday Mom.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The final meeting of the Wagon Road committee before Wagon Road Days is Saturday, June 30. Wagon Road Days are July 21-22. The meeting is at 11 a.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall, followed by pot luck lunch. Final plans and details will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. The Elk City Wagon Road Museum will also be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Susanne Smith 208-926-4278.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Greencreek 4th of July Celebration: Flag raising 6 a.m., Mass at St. Anthony Church 7 a.m., breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. The auction starts 1 p.m., and is followed immediately by Raffle Bingo all day; Altar Society selling hamburger and pie, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kiddie rides and toy stand all day; Beer garden opens 10 a.m.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Why is voluntary giving better than government programs? To start, it’s the most compassionate option. When people are forced to give through taxation, they’re not as invested in the success or failure of a program as they would if they gave on their own.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Do you have a child or teen who wants to fly? The Clearwater Valley Aero Club will share the joy of flying by offering free introductory flights for youth ages 8-17. What an exciting opportunity and a beautiful area to fly over! This is part of the Kamiah Fly In on Saturday, July 7, at the Kamiah Airport at 121 Airport Road. Other activities are a classic car show, face painting and a silent auction. Breakfast and lunch are available for sale, with breakfast at 7 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for youth) and lunch at noon for only $3.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It turns out that by many measures Idaho public schools are doing much better than the naysayers would have you believe.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
When a poop is found anywhere unexpected, the poop is not to blame.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grab your lawn chair and head out to the World Famous Winchester Open Rodeo Slated for this Saturday and Sunday, June 30 – July 1.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
My quote for the week is “Re-set, re-adjust, re-start, re-focus, as many times as you need to…there is no limit to starting over again.” Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” started yesterday, Tuesday, June 26, and will be open each Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7. All kiddos ages 2-10 are invited to join in on the fun; Miss Susan reads stories, the kiddos do crafts, and snacks are served. It is a great reading program sharing the excitement of books with children.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Forest Service offices will be closed on July 4, so visitors are asked to stop by before then to purchase a firewood permit, obtain a mushroom permit, acquire forest maps, or ask any questions before the holiday.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It’s the end of the month and I hope summer has begun. Temperatures are warming up, people are firing up the BBQs and spending time at the beaches. Remember the American Legion Crawdad Boil will be on Saturday, June 30, starting at 4 p.m. ’til gone. More information can be had by calling Walt Lindsey at 208-404-8571.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market would like to thank everyone for their support and a wonderful, although rainy, opening day! Friday, June 29, come out to the Elks Burger Night beginning at 5 p.m. The generosity of the Elks community support is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market’s Grub Club on this date. All proceeds will go to the children’s program.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Syringa Hospital Foundation invites everyone to its annual fun run during Grangeville Border Days.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Border Days Rodeo Arena flag is a memory many people have of days-past that still flies at each rodeo.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
101 years and going strongJune 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Bicentennial Historical Museum will again host its open house celebration during the Fourth of JulyJune 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A long-standing tradition will continue as the Triple Bar Drill Team performs each night during the rodeo.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The parade is one of the events that draw friends and families to the streets of Grangeville for Border Days.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A new beer garden and storage facility is up at the Border Days Arena.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Two Rivers Dentistry in Grangeville recently welcomes a new face. Dr. Koalby Brown hails from Ogden, Utah, and will be in the Grangeville office Monday through Friday. Owner Dr. Shane Newton also owns a practice in McCall; however, Brown will staff the Grangeville office, located at 120 North A Street (formerly the practice of Dr. Bryan Petersen).June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Famed wrestling coach Marc Sprague has scheduled wrestling camps July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9. Call Sprague, 503-596-7022 or see: cobrawrestlingsystems.com.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Any young lady aged 15 to 19 from the region is invited to try out.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
New to Art in the Park this year will be the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene’s game and carnival booth.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of JulyJune 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Cowboy Breakfast is set for Wednesday through Friday , July 4, 5 and 6.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Looking for something extra to do with those guests during Border Days?June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
This year’s Border Days parade theme is “It’s A Country Bling Thing.”June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Show and ShineJune 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Producers interested in LIP or ELAP should contact their local USDA service center. To apply, producers will need to provide verifiable and reliable production records and other information about their operation.June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
Court Records: District/Magistrate May 31 - June 10June 27, 2018 midnight read more..
Thanking Vietnam Veterans — unsung, unseen American Warriors across the nation, Americans are uniting in community to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Without thought of rehashing the war or rewriting history, this commemoration is firmly set on honoring those who bore the pain and price of the war. When asked, these veterans answered the nation’s call. Some fought the war in a distant land of which most had never heard, while others were assigned to support the effort from different locations around the world. Vietnam veterans bravely pursued the objectives established by our elected leaders, yet returned to a society in turmoil. Few wanted to hear their stories, share their hardships, or understand their problems. Most Americans did not separate the warrior from the war, and wanted the veterans — a reminder of the war — to simply disappear.June 20, 2018 10:21 a.m. read more..
“This is my family here – all these people here are more than residents: they are my grandpas and grandmas,” said GHR Activities Director Amy Farris. Last year, Farris became a certified activities director, solidifying what she loves to do at GHR.June 20, 2018 10:13 a.m. read more..
The 40th annual White Bird Days parade was a Mardi Gras spectacular. Friends and families from all over turned out to help the town celebrate. Here, out-of-town visitors Joe and Sharon Abbott (relatives to White Bird’s Maggie Abbot) have fun throwing beads and candy from a four-wheeler.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Several thousands of dollars were taken in burglaries of four Riggins’ businesses last week by who authorities say is a nationally traveling burglar. The suspect is Joseph Coleman Hodge, 55, of Jacksonville, Fla.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Two men remain missing from the crash: brothers, Jesse Ferrieri, 21, and Raymond Ferrieri, 25, of Mahopac Falls. “Conditions are favorable for a body to come up,” said ICSO Undersheriff Jim Gorges, “and so we have to keep on it.”June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“We’re all in our 70s,” said one representative for Lowell Quick Response Unit, repeating a common concern among EMTs of the “graying” of its volunteers. “When we’re gone, Lowell QRU is gone,” which leaves the 77-mile stretch from Lowell to the Idaho/Montana border without emergency medical services (EMS) coverage. “This is a continual issue in Idaho County,” said Syringa Ambulance EMT Bill Spencer, as well as for the state overall.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It’s possible Elk City may soon have medical care at its fingertips twice a month.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Emergency medical response is a critical service. Why aren’t its providers getting paid for it?June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Chinook fishing seasons on the Lochsa River as well as South Fork of the Salmon and Upper Salmon rivers are set to open June 23.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNWCU) has constructed a new site at 510 E. Main Street in Grangeville. This “outpost” houses an ATM along with other amenities. FNWCU is developing a regional network of Outposts to make its services more convenient as people live and travel in the Northwest.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Driver’s License and Civil office is now closed for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Looking for something extra to do with those guests during Border Days? Pick up the Grangeville Turn of the Century Driving Tour pamphlet at the Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 North College Street, 1 to 5 p.m. July 4, 5 or 6, or at the Idaho County Genealogical Society resource office on North Idaho (by the Methodist church), 1 to 4 p.m., July 4, 5 or 6.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The most joyous outburst of the 2018 White Bird Rodeo came Saturday night from the mouth of Wyatt Fuller, who celebrated a bull riding win with a few fist-pumps and a shout in the center of the arena. He had made a sublime late-clock recovery, good for 74 points and more than $700.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Come one, come all to the 4th of July celebration in Greencreek. The flag-raising is at 6 a.m. and Mass is at 7 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m., followed by the raffle. Bingo, kiddie rides and the toy stand are all-day activities. The Altar Society will be selling hamburgers and homemade pies from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The beer garden opens at 10 a.m.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Youth rodeo competitors across Idaho County placed high enough in their district to qualify — placing in the district’s Top 6 — for state competition in Pocatello. The state competition ran June 9-16 at the Bannock County Event Center, with the top qualifiers advancing to nationals and those placing fifth to 15th on to the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., June 30-July 7.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
I need to make a correction to last week’s column and an apology to the Sew Help Me Quilters who were responsible for awarding the quilts. It was the Dixie members of the club who made and presented the quilts, but it was in the name of the club. Sorry about that.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Members of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24, at Fish Creek Campground approximately 12 miles south of Grangeville.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Another great celebration is in the books...I hope everyone enjoyed our little town get-together. Wow, 40 years have now passed for White Bird Days and 29 for the rodeo. The weather held and with it being a little cooler...perfect weather. Thanks to all the volunteers and anyone who helped in any way to make this another success - your help is always greatly appreciated.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
My quote of the week is “A father stands tall regardless the height of his children.” Belated Happy Father’s Day to all you dads, fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Thank you for your vital part in the growing up of your children. Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” will begin Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., and each Tuesday following, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
June 13, Tom Reilly’s letter to the editor to the Idaho County Free Press commented on the difference between the Lochsa Land Exchange (ULX) and the proposed Central Idaho Land Exchange (CIS). He feels they are markedly different and blames “environmentalists” for pushing wrong-headed thinking. I’ve followed this land exchange proposal for over a decade, and here are some points to consider:June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
After going over teacher salary schedules and contracts with a retired teacher, I owe Mrs. McKinney an apology. She was correct when she stated that teachers do not get paid for spring, summer or Christmas breaks.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The search for the lost men in the Selway has been called off. The search for Shawnta Pankey, likewise. Both searches could have been handled differently than they were.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
I see in the Idaho County Free Press where the Lochsa Land Exchange is still being pushed by the Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forests, and the general public is wanting to know why they are pushing to dispose of national forest land.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Gardens are sprouting, hummingbirds are back, fish are biting at Fenn Pond, Big Black Helicopters flying over confluence in hopes of recovering accident victims off the Upper Selway.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville Elks Lodge commemorated the history, significance and symbolism of the United States flag during a Flay Day ceremony held last Thursday, June 14, at Heritage Square. At the close of the event, scouts with troop and pack 555 conducted a retirement by fire of damaged flags. Pictured, Archi Tirado, Grangeville Elks Esteemed Loyal Knight, displays the U.S. “Betsy Ross” flag, introduced in 1776, with 13 stars.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Why put capital in ideologies that destroy societies when you can put fiduciary interests into projects that ensure a sound future built on infrastructure that defies human failure?June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A fixture of nearly 20 years at the Grangeville Christian Church will soon step down from the pulpit. Pastor Harold and Linda Gott will retire from their pastorate; however, they aren’t going anywhere.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting its final TLC4Vets complementary supper on Friday, June 22, 5 p.m. The meal will feature bratwurst on pretzel buns with assorted salads and homemade cake for dessert. Supper will be preceded by a guest speaker, Paul Henderson, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, author, lawyer, and pilot. He will start his presentation at 4 p.m.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Calling all veterans! Help give brothers and sisters from the Vietnam conflict the welcome home they deserve. Join in for the second annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day at the Idaho County Veterans Center, 318 East Main in Grangeville. The events will be held on Sunday, June 24. Doors open at noon with program, lunch and entertainment to follow.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
More than 200 firefighters — representing seven fire management units from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests — attended an all-forest preparedness event earlier this month to ensure their readiness for the upcoming 2018 fire year.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Regional water supply is expected to be adequate, according to data released from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). As of June 1, the Clearwater Basin had above normal snowpack, recorded at 115 percent. June-July cumulative streamflow forecasts for Clearwater are near or above average.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Population grew marginally – 51 total — for the region’s eight incorporated cities last year, according to figures released May 24, through the Idaho Department of Labor’s report on U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Largest growth was in Grangeville, which increased by 27 people from 2016 to 2017 (0.9 percent) for a total 3,166 population.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Preregister by this Friday for the Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour, set for Tuesday, June 26. All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend this morning tour of the Prairie Area grain industry and a hosted breakfast.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
If you think exercise isn’t for you because you’re “not is shape” or it’s “boring,” you need to check out what’s happening at the Cottonwood Community Center on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Information is sought from the public on the whereabouts or activities of Joseph Coleman Hodge, 55, of Jacksonville, Fla., who is suspected to have burglarized four Riggins businesses last Wednesday, June 13.June 18, 2018 5 p.m. read more..
A tiny lime-green insect with red eyes that ejects bubbles from its rear end is hiding in your backyard. And when it reaches adulthood, it will become the jumping champion of the world. Meet the spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius.June 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The bill passed by the committee June 13 will next be debated on the Senate floor. The current farm bill expires Sept 30.June 15, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..
Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office now through Aug. 17June 13, 2018 11:12 a.m. read more..
Tour topics include spring wheat and barley varieties, pea and lentil varieties, spring/winter canola/rapeseed variety nurseries, winter wheat nurseries, and annual forages and cover crops for the Camas Prairie.June 13, 2018 11:06 a.m. read more..
Idaho winter wheat production is forecast at 61.4 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year.June 13, 2018 10:38 a.m. read more..
Sharon and Duane Sickels have come full circle. The couple – along with Millie and Dallas Robinette – started White Bird Days in 1978. Forty years later, the Sickels will reign as grand marshals of the 2018 White Bird Days and Rodeo.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Do you need a place to take Dad this Father’s Day weekend? The 29th annual White Bird Days and Rodeo celebrations are set for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. The rodeo will be held at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird on Rodeo Drive.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“I was foolish enough to do it,” he said, “but I’ve been foolish about a lot of things and I won’t be quiet about it.” Fluharty has reported the incident to the Grangeville Police Department.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Cadet Drew Cochran, son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran of Cottonwood, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 26. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the infantry branch and will report to Ft. Campbell, Ky., for his first assignment. Cochran graduated from Prairie High School, Cottonwood, in 2014.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Approximately 90 people attended last Tuesday’s June 5 ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Manning Crevice Bridge, attended by the public, project contractors, and representatives from the City of Riggins, Forest Service, Federal Highways Administration, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Alongside neighboring counties, Idaho County earlier this month agreed to put up $4,200 to study how to make the regional fiber optic network ready for emergency communications. The amount, matched by the other counties across the district, will fund discovering the locations of existing fiber optic lines and estimating the costs of building new interconnections between the region’s dispatch centers.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Federal funding will cover all but about $107,000 of the more than $1.4 million involved with an upcoming project for sealing cracks on the first 26 miles of the Dixie Road, under the early steps toward an agreement between the Federal Highway Administration and Idaho County which were taken last month.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
In response to letter, “Young men broke vehicle glass…” (May 23 issue): I’m not so certain these young males ought to be called “men” – they have not earned the honor and/or graced the maturity associated with the designation.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Can you dispose of cremated remains on public land? Is burial on private property allowed? What may kick in the requirement for an autopsy? Where do donated bodies go? What are my rights in choosing funeral services?June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Determination of death is pending for a Grangeville man who died last week in an industrial accident in Kamiah.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our request for the school supplies we will be taking to Jamaica this fall. The support has been overwhelming.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
After meeting with a school board member and the MVSD superintendent and his number 2, and sitting through almost all of a negotiation meeting, I have come to the conclusion that the indoctrination system—oops, I mean education system, at least here in our district, is severely flawed.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A Republican family member recently asked me a tough question: “In Idaho, where Republicans almost always win, what’s the point of being a Democrat?” I fumbled through some vague answer about fundamental beliefs, but I found myself – especially after the shady shenanigans of the ethically challenged DNC – wishing for a viable third-party option.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Judging from last week’s letters to the Free Press, radical environmentalists are putting on a full court press before the ink is even dry on the proposed Central Idaho Land Exchange. They are likening it to the failed Lochsa Land Exchange of a few years ago, which it is not.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Hope Center would like to thank our sponsors for their support in the Walk for Life that was held on May 12, as well as everyone who volunteered and participated in the walk and donated their time and money! Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
You rate hotels, restaurants, how your product or service was provided. So why not do the same in choosing those for elected office? Reform in some U.S. states is providing for improved candidate selection, such as rank choice voting where the top contestants in a multiple candidate race are determined by eliminating those with the fewest first-choice votes.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A recent article in the Twin Falls Times-News brings into sharp relief a major hurdle rural Idaho communities must overcome. The story focused, in part, on Doctor Keith Davis, who has served the people of Lincoln County since 1985. However, that was just the setup to the story. Doctor Davis is the county’s one and only doctor.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Acreages within Idaho County were among the more than 830 acres of forested state lands affected by wildfire or wind blow-down events were treated this spring to prevent infestations of bark beetles.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School’s class of 2018 held its Senior Fun Night Friday, May 25, following graduation. Here, seniors and their friends play the various games offered. Senior parents raised money through the generosity of the community throughout the year to provide the safe and drug-free event. Students were awarded and won a variety of gifts from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participation in the 2018-2019 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school. Deadline for applicants is July 2.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A yard sale to benefit this year’s Cristo Vive camp program will be held Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 West North 2nd Street. All proceeds will help pay for special needs children to attend Cristo Vive camp at ALACCA in Harpster. This year’s camp will be July 31 to Aug. 4. There is a charge for camp, but scholarships are available.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Grangeville couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Grangeville this summer. Bob Tomlinson and Anna Stewart were married June 5, 1953, in Council, Idaho. She is a homemaker, while he owned and operated Tomlinson Motor Freight for 38 years hauling mail and supplies to Elk City. He retired in 1996.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the recipients recently of the 2018 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities. The 43rd Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money for 36 new scholarships to be awarded this year.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Chinook fishing on the Mainstem Clearwater River from Cherrylane Bridge upstream to Orofino Bridge will close at the end of fishing hours on June 15.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
With the rodeo set to run June 15-16, the local section was still open Monday afternoon, June 11, while 106 were scheduled on the Idaho Cowboys Association pro draw, which listed 27 barrel racers, 16 breakaway ropers, 14 novice bull riders and 10 team roping entries.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville High School junior Grace Van Gunten was the recent winner in an essay contest. In December of 2017, Van Gunten won the local Lewis Clark Valley Chapter contest and then her essay received second place in the 2017 Fleet Reserve Association- Pacific Northwest Region contest.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show was held Saturday, June 9, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The day began with weighing-in the market lambs and market goats. Nearly 100 4-H members participated in the livestock judging contest followed by fitting and showing and quality classes for beef steers, breeding beef, market goats, and market lamb. Educational clinics were also held for dogs, poultry, and rabbit project members. Results are as follows for livestock fitting and showing and quality:June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Memorial Day, May 28, local veteran groups assembled at the Grangeville Cemetery to honor America’s heroes. The Crea-deHaven VFW Post 3520, American Legion Grangeville Post 37, their respective auxiliary units, Sons of the American Legion, LaFemmes, and others in the community participated. Speeches, prayers, flowers, flags, and a 21-gun salute were offered in remembrance of America’s fallen heroes. “Taps” was played by Legion & VFW member, US Air Force veteran Connie Workman. Memorial poppies were distributed by the Grangeville American Legion Auxiliary’s junior member, Sophia Wright. Here, Connie Workman plays Taps.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
There will be a memorial service held at the VFW for Bob Huntly on Friday, June 15, 4 p.m. The Dixie community also honored two veterans with Quilts of Valor. (See photos) Michael Steven Wakefield served in the US Marine Corps from 1968-1974 and was in Vietnam.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
My quote of the week is “If you like someone, tell them. If you miss someone, let them know. If you love someone, show it. Life is too short to keep your feelings inside.” White Bird Rodeo is celebrating its 29th year honoring Duane and Sharon Sickels as grand marshals and Kaylee Page as 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen. See this week’s Free Press for all the news on White Bird Days and Rodeo. The Salmon River Heritage Center has a new feature in its main display case showcasing Patsy Murphy’s collections of salt and pepper shakers and other knickknacks that she willed to the Heritage Center. Check at Riggins City Hall for a time to visit Salmon River Heritage Center; it is not open on a regular basis.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A few friends and I had a fun time checking out the 1st rendition of the Kooskia Farmers’ Market. Longtime residents tell me the last time there was a market was 15 years ago. The market included about 10 booths with smoked salmon, lettuce, strawberries, herb plants and succulents, cookies, jewelry, crafted flowers, quilts and snazzy aprons.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Remember, the chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m. at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Those Border Days royalty girls are really getting around! They earned first place at Culdesac’s parade last weekend. Great job, queen Micaela Farris and princess Bella Klapprich. FYI, Micaela won the spirit award at the recent Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie program.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Kamiah Clearwater River KOA is hosting the Gun and Outdoor Show Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 4243 Highway 12, Kamiah.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Mark your calendars for opening day of the Grangeville Farmers’ Market, Saturday, June 16. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pioneer (City) Park.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Look for a new face at United Country Musick and Sons. Gina Seibert is a now a licensed real estate agent for United Country Musick and Sons. She has also successfully owned and operated a local cleaning business, Pristine Clean, for the last 25 years, as well as raising two children who are now adults living in Boise, where she visits regularly. After graduating high school, she attended classes in small business management at Palomar College and received a CNA certification at Western Nevada College. Seibert was born and raised in Southern California but said she was lucky enough to see other parts of the country and decided to move with her two children to Grangeville 10 years ago.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Idahoans are invited to attend one of a series of free community conversations this summer focusing on community needs and challenges, existing resources and promising new solutions in the charitable sector. Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Court Records: District/Magistrate May 24 - June 3June 13, 2018 midnight read more..
“We are investigating this as that some kind of foul play occurred to her. We don’t believe, and the family doesn’t believe, she intentionally went missing.”June 12, 2018 10:32 a.m. read more..
The Fish and Game Commission changed fishing to four days per week, Thursday through Sunday, on the Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers starting Saturday, June 9, and anglers will also have a reduced daily bag limit on that date.June 8, 2018 12:48 p.m. read more..
Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15 still have until the end of July to complete the Census online through the secure website found on the cover of their Census form. Phone follow-up and personal interviews will also continue through July.June 7, 2018 5:12 p.m. read more..
With about a week remaining in the period for South Fork Clearwater River gold miners to apply for suction dredging permits for this summer season, Idaho Department of Water Resources has received 13 dredge applications for parts of the main riverbed as well as four applications to dredge in tributaries.June 6, 2018 5:08 p.m. read more..
Prairie High School announced its 2018-19 football, volleyball and basketball schedules on Monday, June 4.June 6, 2018 9:47 a.m. read more..
In recognition of current licensing system issues, F&G has extended the big game application period to midnight (MT) on June 7. Fish and Game continues to work with its license system contractor to solve the problem so it can get the licensing system back online as soon as possible.June 6, 2018 9:47 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and partner groups will be hosting this year’s Free Fishing Day events on Saturday, June 9 near Grangeville, Elk City, and Lowell. The events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, with a focus on children up to 12 years of age. An adult must accompany each participant. Bring a pole and your own tackle.June 6, 2018 9:39 a.m. read more..
During the football off-season, Grangeville High had several players named “all-state” by the Idaho Statesman and several more named all-Central Idaho League by the CIL coaches.June 6, 2018 9:31 a.m. read more..
The summer is officially here since graduations are finished and most of the children are out of school. Bring on the summer fun. I love looking out across the Camas Prairie where everything is so beautiful with all of the rain we have been having. The snowcapped mountains in the background complete the picture.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
I hope everyone is enjoying this bright light in the sky...oh, that is the sun! I think it may stay around for a few days...one can only hope! Upcoming meeting and events are the Food Bank pickup on June 7, at noon. On Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m., the WBARD will be meeting. City Council will meet on the 13th at 6 p.m. SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m., at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Big doings in Elk City the next two weekends… The Flea & Farmers’ Markets are taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9, and 10. There are no fees for vendor spots. A partial list of goodies that will be offered are: fresh produce, homemade goodies, tortillas, leather goods, food concessions, homemade crafts, handmade jewelry, wood carvings, and more. There will be live music by Brittany Jean. Call Anita at 208-842-2311, Chris at 208-842-2555, or Cheryl at 208-842-2551. On Sunday, the 16th, the Dust Devils ATV club is having the Father’s Day Chili Fun Run. Check-in is from 8-10 a.m. Bring a can of chili and the hot dogs and burgers will be provided. This event is open to everyone. Side-by-sides are welcome. Call Karen Crosby at 208-842-2567.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
My quote of the week is “Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out…take another shot.” Big Water Blow Out had another successful day on the water, great Dutch Oven cookoff and meal, and super dancing in the moonlight at the park.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
You may have noticed over the past several months that the flag displayed at the Idaho County Courthouse was lacking something. Several citizens called to express their dismay that the one property in town that should be setting the example was falling way short. There were a series of challenges and several temporary fixes were employed in an attempt to get Old Glory flying high again. Thanks much to Avista Utilities and Nick Slichter for helping us get the intel we needed to get the right parts and for then making another trip to the top of the flagpole to make the repair. Your service to our community is greatly appreciated!June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
American entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn said, “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.”June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Note that Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank parking lot will be closed at least through Friday, possible the weekend, as it is being resurfaced. Not just resurfaced, but ground down and paved! This will be very nice, especially as we approach Border Days. Thanks for your patience!June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Camas Prairie Quilts of Valor presented 13 quilts to veterans on Memorial Day, May 28. The first quilt was presented to Art Grabski, age 92, who served in the Navy during 1944-1946. Twelve additional quilts were presented to veterans during the American Legion Post 37 / VFW Post 3529 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony held at the Grangeville High School gym. Melville Kimmel, age 92 and a WWII veteran, was among the recipients.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Elk City Wilderness Post 8311 Auxiliary is pleased to announce Kortney Mila Sims is the recipient of their annual scholarship. Sims is enrolled at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont., toward her chosen field of speech language pathology.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
June 11-15 are the dates for Emmanuel Baptist Church’s vacation Bible school. Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. Join in for a week of preparing for life’s big game at Game On! Kids will begin each day at the pep rally, then gather at the field house where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Bishop Peter Christensen celebrated Mass at Summit Academy Wednesday, May 16, to mark the school’s formal entrance to the Diocese of Boise. After Mass in the school gymnasium, attendees went on a short tour of the school where they received information on the history and the future of both education and the facility at Summit Academy. A lunch reception followed. Bishop Peter sent the following announcement to parishes in the deanery to be read at weekend Masses.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Democratic Party will host its annual June Picnic and Pie Auction on Sunday, June 10, at the Cottonwood City Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Special guests will include Christina McNeil, candidate for 1st District US Congress, and other candidates for public office. Grilled ribs and chicken, iced tea, wine, punch, and lemonade will be provided. Bring your favorite beverage, a chair, a side dish, and possibly a pie for auction. Other auction items include a load of tamarack firewood.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Elmer and Irene (Stubbers) Wessels were married June 1, 1968, at St. Anthony’s Parish in Greencreek Idaho. He was a teacher at Timberline, Weippe, Cottonwood and finally Clearwater Valley Junior High. He taught PE and science and spent most of his career at CV.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“I’m excited,” smiled Rachael Stevens of Grangeville, upon congratulations from her family members. Stevens, who will be a senior at Grangeville High School this fall, was the winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie 2019 program Friday night, June 1, at GHS. The daughter of Fred and Renee Stevens won the $500 DYW 2018 scholarship as well as the self-expression ($100), interview ($150) and scholastic ($150) scholarships.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Tension was thick as the third day of Mountain View School District 244 negotiations opened at the district office Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. A team of teachers, with Central Idaho Education Association President and Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School teacher Char McKinney at its head, round tabled with attorney Scott Morotz of Boise. Audience member John Warford interrupted the beginning of the meeting with, “excuse me, don’t you start the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance?”June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Grangeville’s Angele and Burt Hazelbaker spent some time pickin’ and singing at the Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association’s (ISBA) Spring Jam in Kamiah Saturday, June 2. The event is held each spring/summer at the Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA Campground on US Highway 12.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Storm damage repairs zoomed forward during the days following Gov. Butch Otter’s disaster declaration, which made state money available to fix Sally Ann Road culverts damaged by storm water last month. The Idaho County Road & Bridge Department reopened the road Saturday, June 2.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Maps released Thursday by the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and state forester David Groeschl indicate more than 24,000 acres within about 11 miles south and 14 miles east of Grangeville are part of talks that would put an end to checkerboard ownership of the Lochsa River basin.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Two separate private searches for missing people continued into June in Idaho County: One following the Salmon River (Pine Bar) disappearance of Grangeville’s Shawnta LaRae Pankey last month, the other originating from the Selway River pickup crash in which six out-of-state men were caught up earlier this month. But there’s nowhere left to look but to the rivers, Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings told the Free Press May 30. “After this many days, we are making that assumption,” Giddings said. “We’re waiting for the rivers to spit them out. Someone will call us, and we’ll go get them.”June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Kooskia Farmers’ Market begins this week, Thursday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kooskia City Park. Homegrown and handmade items only. Check it out if you’re in town. Call Melissa Knapton at 208-739-1602 for questions.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
A dream of more than 20 years in the making came true when the new Kids Klub (KK) building opened Thursday, May 31. More than 100 people attended the celebratory event which was catered by Effortless Event Planning. Summer programs started at the new facility, 506 South A Street, adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS). “In its five different programs, Kids Klub serves more than 485 students per year currently,” said program director Kristi Keeler.June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Hunters have until midnight Tuesday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.June 4, 2018 3:29 p.m. read more..
Storm damage repairs zoomed forward during the days following Gov. Butch Otter’s disaster declaration, which made state money available to fix Sally Ann Road culverts damaged by storm water last month. The Idaho County Road & Bridge department has been working toward reopening the road sometime Saturday, but the exact time depends on weather and construction, Idaho County disaster management coordinator Jerry Zumalt told the Free Press Friday, June 1.June 1, 2018 10:46 a.m. read more..
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