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State, tribe executives plan to meet on Central Idaho Land Exchange proposal

During the four months since the announcement of the state’s new effort to explore an idea for undoing the checkerboard ownership pattern of the Lochsa River headwaters, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has participated in conversation with environmentalists regarding the values they see at stake in a change of ownership of Western Pacific Timber land.

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The Wylde Hare opens on Main Street; Grand opening is today, Oct. 17

This week, Grangeville gained a bit more craftiness. The Wylde Hare opened at 227 Main Street, by Radio Shack (former home to The Book Shoppe). Owner Laurie Rockwell opened the shop’s doors on Monday and will be host to the shop’s grand opening today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will be open those hours Mondays through Saturdays.

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New Medicare cards on the way in Idaho

The newer, safer version of the Medicare identification card is on its way to Idahoans who utilize the federal health plan. Unveiled in the spring, the new ID card is designed to help prevent fraud and identity theft. Updated cards are now being mailed automatically at no cost to Idaho residents and should arrive within the next few weeks.

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It's Your Business: Food bank in desperate need

Camas Prairie Food Bank (CPFB) in Grangeville is in desperate need of soups and other packaged food items such as Top Ramen and macaroni/rice packet mixes. Note the soups needed currently are eating soups as opposed to cream soups for cooking purposes. With the continued CPFB need, manager Carlene Whitesell encourages the community for its support, dropping off food items at the center (411 East North Street, behind Les Schwab Tire Center) during both its operation hours and after-hours. For questions call 208-507-2365.

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Riggins News: Quilters’ craft show, auction set for Oct. 27

Quote of the week: “Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” The first Riggins Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at 100 S Main Street at Rants and Raves Taphouse and Saloon from 3-7 p.m. There will be a live band, a costume contest with prizes, and a barbecue … all family friendly.

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Clearwater Valley News: Carve pumpkins at park this Sunday

Great news for theater lovers! I met up with three members of the Kamiah Characters high school theater group last week at the KHS library. Octavio Spencer and sisters Laura and Kara Dow are excited about a new play they are working on this fall. It is a Star Trek spoof, called “Star Track- the Expedition Menace.” I enjoyed watching two of the Kamiah Characters’ productions last year- “Let’s Hang Him and Read the Will” and “How the West Was Won- Black Hat Optional.” They are fun and light plays that allow the students to try on new personalities and provide a creative outlet. I will keep you posted when performance dates are scheduled. You can bet I will be there!

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Mystery Night

Nearly 400 people attended Saturday’s “A Night on the Nile” event, the 21st annual Mystery Night fund-raiser hosted by Summit Academy and held at the Greencreek Community Hall. The night’s $10,000 grand prize winner was Joyce Goeckner, and in addition, 39 prizes valued at $100 or more went to 350 ticket holders, and there were also 180 silent auction items. The evening’s auctioneer was Kyle Musick.

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White Bird News: Hydrant offering ‘Drink and Draw’

Crisp air and the dusting of snow on the mountains have brought on the effects of fall and winter right in behind it. Hunters are looking for the “big” buck and the anglers are after the “one” that they hope doesn’t get away! To some, this means snuggling up inside next to a warm fire. Remember to either have your chimneys checked or do it yourself and be careful...we don’t want any fires for a while.

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Cottonwood News: Hasselstrom named ‘Coach of the Year’

It got down to 22 degrees a few nights ago at our place, so that pretty well takes care of most of the plants, except for the fall blooming purple asters. They are blooming in all their glory now. It’s nice to have some flowers that bloom late when everything else is finished blooming.

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Summit name changes to St.John Bosco Academy

The Summit Academy board of directors announced the new name for the school during their annual “Mystery Night” fund-raising event, which was held Saturday, Oct. 13. Summit Academy will soon begin the process of changing the name of the school to Saint John Bosco Academy. Two years ago, Bishop Peter Christensen suggested changing the name after the school’s provisional affiliation with the Diocese of Boise. The board of directors conducted surveys and held meetings with the parents and benefactors before announcing, at the Academy’s 20th anniversary celebration last June, their decision to change the name.

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Community - Briefs - Oct. 17, 2018

Grangeville Elks Lodge No. 1825 will host its Burger Night Friday, Oct. 26, 5;30 to 8 p.m. This month’s charity is Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and all proceeds will benefit this non-profit group. Cheeseburgers are $7 and hamburgers are $6; each is served with fries. The Elks Lodge is located at 111 South Meadow Street in Grangeville. Adults and children all welcome.

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GHS students to offer art classes

A Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA/forestry class has brought three Grangeville High School young women together. Senior Ashley Burton, junior Truth “Alleyna” Edmondson and freshman Maitland Martin have joined forces as “The Art-Some Trio” for their SAE. The project represents 20 percent of their class grade for Ms. Katie Mossman.

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Fall Lecture Series: Exploring Idaho wilderness on foot

This Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., come experience Idaho wilderness through a slide presentation recounting years of high country adventures that often included horses and mules. The collection features images by Phil Wimer and Lynn Welborn — a nurse, photographer and horsewoman. Phil is a Cottonwood native, graduated from St. Gertrude’s Academy in 1960 and currently lives in Grangeville with his wife, Marilyn.

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Earp to celebrate 95th birthday Oct. 23

Family and friends are invited to join Dorothy Earp for her 95th birthday celebration Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. This is set for Meadowlark Home No. 1 on North 2nd Street. Refreshments will be served. She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in North Dakota. Earp and her husband, Kenneth, were married 57 years prior to his death. She has two daughters, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was a stay-at-home mom who loved to garden and make quilts. She attended the Grangeville Christian Church.

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Environmentalists file notice of intent to sue over incidental steelhead take

In a document dated Oct. 9, one of the groups that denounced the renewal of the BPA Accord – Idaho Rivers United – signed alongside five other groups to give notice of intent to sue the Idaho Department of Fish and Game under the Endangered Species Act to stop steelhead harvest this fall. The following others signed on to the notice of intent to sue: Idaho Rivers United, The Conservation Angler, Wild Salmon Rivers, Snake River Waterkeeper, Wild Fish Conservancy and Friends of the Clearwater.

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Gov. Otter, IDFG take flak for oceangoing fish management

Last week Gov. Butch Otter took fire from environmentalists for his decision last month to re-up state support for federal salmon policy by renewing the state’s agreement to extend federal operation of hydropower dams throughout the Columbia River basin.

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