More than $6,000 in Idaho STEM Action Center grants were awarded locally, the purpose for which is to advance science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Grangeville Centennial Library received $2,115 to host an “Intro to 3D Printing Design & Fabrication” workshop at both their facility and also at Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. Mountain View School District 244 received $2,419.78. The plan is to use the Amazon Fire 8 tablets for Khan Academy personalized instruction in a math remediation course designed to help struggling students in the pre-algebra through geometry course-work at the junior high and high school levels.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Tenmile Mining District has scheduled an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Harpster Store and RV Park, with the meeting to follow a rock show that day. Meeting topics will be road closures, Wild and Scenic River, and local government land use plan. Guest speaker will be Marty Gardner. Contact Ron Miller, 208-983-6546, or email@example.com.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) celebrates five years of continuous operations this month. ISPH launched on Nov. 26, 2012, and has grown steadily ever since, adding shifts to achieve 24/7 phone response in 2014.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Sunday, Nov. 19, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, with more than 200 people in attendance. (Top, L-R) Carla Blewett, Levi Roberts and Bonnie Brouwer serve as (left) Angie Murphy and Wyatt Thanstrom take a minute for a photo.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s (Cottonwood) and Clearwater Valley (Orofino) hospitals are among the eight program grantees supported through the new $16 million, five-year Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. The grant is awarded to help mobilize community-based partners and to improve diabetes care for vulnerable and underserved populations, and SMH-CVHC are the recognized leaders in rural health care in the state of Idaho.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Typical fall gas price savings, in part caused by reduced demand and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend fuel, have been slow to arrive this year, both on the national level and here in Idaho. Unfortunately, it’s the continuation of a trend. Since Oct. 1 of this year, the U.S. average price has dropped 4.5 cents, while the Gem State’s pump price has decreased by 10 cents. Based on current market conditions, AAA projects prices will drop by another 5 to 20 cents to end the year.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Winter recreation enthusiasts packed the Idaho National Guard Armory last Friday evening, Nov. 17, as part of the annual Snowhaven Ski Swap. The Nov. 17-18 event provided ski and related equipment and consignments for sale, along with season passes for Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
I received this article from Frances Conklin at Dog Bark Park: “On Nov 21st parts of an independent feature film were filmed in and around Cottonwood. The film, tentatively titled ‘Mischief Upon Mischief,’ is an alien-abduction PG 13 thriller that from what I have heard contains a bit of everything including guns, hospitals, and romance. One of the producers, and leading actor, Jeffrey Decker, grew up in Lewiston and now works in Los Angeles.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2017 Idaho County Achievement Award Winners who were recently announced. Junior winners are Halee Rowland, Elizabeth Severns and MaKenna York. In the intermediate category are Halle Klapprich, Aliyah Pineda and Mary Kate Forsmann. Senior honorees include Lindsey Goeckner, Gabriel Forsmann, Hunter Connolley and Sydney Andrews. According to Idaho County 4-H director Susie Heckman, during the year, club leaders keep track of all of the members’ activities, giving points for their participation. “Club leaders submit their top point earners to the 4-H Extension office at the end of the 4-H year,” she explained. “The top point earners from all of the 4-H clubs in the county are given to the 4-H Program Council and the 4-H Achievement Award winners are selected.” Heckman said the purpose of the achievement award is to recognize 4-H’ers who exemplify the goals of the Idaho County 4-H Program. Emphasis for the award includes overall achievement, leadership and citizenship. This year’s Idaho County Volunteer Leaders Distinguished Service Award went to Hold Your Horses 4-H Club horse project leader Sharon Blackmer of Grangeville. Blackmer has not only been a club volunteer, but has also been instrumental in assisting with the horse bowl and taking 4-H members to district, state and national competitions, Heckman said.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Students at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center in Grangeville held a pilgrim and American Indian theme feast at school Tuesday, Nov. 21. Students tried a variety of foods and ate and visited with staff and family, as well as their classmates.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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