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Times Past: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News, July 13, 2016

JULY 12, 2006 Storm leaves 15,000 customers in Kamiah, Cottonwood, Nez Perce, Grangeville, and the Elk City/Dixie areas without power. A mobile substation was brought in to assist with the outage.

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Cottonwood News: Summit gains nod from Boise Diocese

I hope you had a great 4th of July. The small community of Greencreek did a good job of celebrating our country’s birthday. During the day two brothers, Ray and Felix Nuxoll, were honored with Quilts of Valor.

Raspberry Festival to feature art show

This year’s Raspberry Festival, set for Sunday, Aug. 7, will feature an art show that will be a celebration of talents in the community. The exhibit will be located in the Johanna Room of Spirit Center. There is no entry fee and artists are responsible for any sales of their works.

White Bird correspondent sought for weekly news

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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104 Years Strong

Those along the Border Days parade route on C Street saw Grangeville resident Helen Nuxoll and her family gathering in her front yard (next door to the Eagles Hall) and when they realized it was her 104th birthday, she received many songs and shouts of good wishes.

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.


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