Elk City News: ECVFD reorganizes

It looks like some of the concerns that some people have had of late regarding the fire department have been rectified.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: O-Mok-See set for July 16 in Kamiah

It seems the week after the Fourth of July is always a slow one; maybe it is a good thing to give us time to recharge after all the celebration.

Riggins News: Power outage scheduled for July 12

My sweet 16 quote for the week is “America, America, God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” I do hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July.

White Bird correspondent needed for Free Press

The Idaho County Free Press is looking for someone to cover White Bird and the surrounding area for the weekly People page.

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Times Past - More Than A Century Of Idaho County News - July 6, 2016

A discovery coordinated by the Idaho State Historical Society confirms a settlement overlooking Cougar Bar and the Cochran Islands near the north end of Hells Canyon could be the site of the Lewis Clark “side trip.” An archeological survey identifies longhouse depressions matching the description in Sgt. Ordway’s journal.

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Family, community gather in Greencreek

Nestled in the middle of the rolling prairie lies a quaint community of between 100 and 200 people. Driving through the unincorporated city on a day when no events are planned, one might think it’s almost abandoned.

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A Rose By Any Other Name ...

These dark red climbing roses outside of Cottonwood have gone rogue, covering an old stove oil tank at the home of Betty Campbell on Grave’s Creek Road.

Prairie Days are this weekend

Nezperce Prairie Days are set for Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9.

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Stevens, Farris to serve as Border Days royalty for 2017

The royal crowning took place at the Sunday, July 3, rodeo, when the new Border Days queen and princess were crowned.

Book depicts life of rugged rancher

Outskirts Press, Inc., recently published the book My Heaven in Hells Canyon: Growing Up in Snake River by Violet Wilson Shirley. The paperback is available on for $19.95.

Community briefs - July 6, 2016

Central Idaho Rodeo Association is looking for new memberships. The CIRA is a family-oriented rodeo with events for ages younger than 7 to grandparents. It’s a place for kids to learn on their horses, builds horsemanship, and is also good for training young horses. Contact: Melissa Ream, secretary, 628-3926,; Jenna Cereghino, vice president, 451-3253,; Cheyenne Gaspar, treasurer,

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Organization News

- Big Cedar Homemakers - Grangeville Senior Citizens - Idaho County Democrats - Kooskia Saddliers - Pioneer Senior Citizens

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Border Days Grand Marshal 2016: Wayne James; James’ family background steeped in Border Days history

ESERVATION LINE ROAD — A small cluster of pearls fashioned into a pin sits permanently attached to the band of Wayne James’ cowboy hat. It’s a constant reminder of his life’s true love – one that may not have been had it not been for perseverance and flexibility – splashed with a dose of understanding and even forgiveness. But this all comes a little later in James’ story. James will serve as the Border Days Grand Marshal 2016

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Border Days Rodeo: Kira Bentley to run local barrels

A tiny blonde head bouncing atop an American Paint Horse can be seen riding throughout the county and often at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Kira Bentley, 7, sits straight and tall on “her” 15.5-hand horse, Rebel.

Riggins News: Chiropractor in town on Tuesdays

My sweet 16 quote for the week is “A toddler can do more in one unsupervised minute than most people can do all day.” (I get to be with my 2-year-old-toddler and 6 ½ year old this week. I will be alert at all times.)


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