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Significant weather event may start Saturday night

Snow in mountain passes could hamper travel; frigid temperatures by Tuesday

North Central Idaho could begin seeing the impacts of a big winter storm as early as Saturday night, Dec. 8, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula, with significant snow amounts and frigid temperatures causing problems for travel.

Court Records: District/magistrate


Idaho County District Court - records

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log Nov. 21 - Nov. 27

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New home dedicated to fire victims

Wildfire relief organization helps complete home above Orofino

Continuing its relief efforts following last year’s devastating wildfire season, WUNCCIL (Wildfire Unmet Needs Committee for Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis Counties) recently dedicated a new home completed in the Upper Fords Creek area above Orofino.

Investigation continuing into Friday two-vehicle collision on Highway 95

Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into a two-vehicle collision last Friday, Nov. 25, five miles north of Ferdinand.

FNWCU funds splash parks

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNWCU) in cooperation with the City of Kamiah and the City of Kooskia is constructing Kids’ Splash Fountain sites at each city park.

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4 Weeks of Christmas: Week One Winner

Week one winner for the “4 Weeks of Christmas” holiday showcase giveaway is Brianna Kaschmitter of Grangeville. She is pictured here with GreenAcres owner Russ Lindsley, who provided a $100 gift card to GreenAcres for the first week’s prize. Kaschmitter plans to use the winnings on some landscaping at the new home she and her husband are currently building outside of town.

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It's Your Business: Pet, kids pictures with Santa set for this Saturday

o you enjoy reading? Book-N-Hand, a new book store (with “books, et cetera”) opened Monday at 158 East Main Street, Grangeville. Stop by and see what they have to offer.

Dec. 1 meeting set to discuss microbrewing, distilling spirits

An informational meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, for those interested in microbrewing and/or distilling spirits. The Ida-Lew Economic Development Council is sponsoring the event starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery.

Taxpayers on notice: Rates slightly rise in most taxing districts

Software blip strips about 40 residents of homeowner’s exemption

After tax notices went out, last week, an unidentified area man noticed his homeowners exemption had gone missing. He reported the problem to the county assessor’s office on Nov. 22, and his diligence revealed a bigger problem. On Nov. 29, Idaho County deputy assessor Kim Nuxoll told the county commission and the Free Press about a computer error that inadvertently stripped as many as 40 local homeowners – mainly owners of mobile homes – of their exemptions.

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It's Your Business: Shop small businesses this Saturday

Support Small Business Saturday Nov. 26. Check out this week’s papers for business ads and set out to support the Idaho County economy by shopping at these local places.

In the News: Nov. 23, 2016

The Foundation for Wildlife Management (F4WM) is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, starting at 6 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Center. Open to the public, the meeting is to learn more about F4WM; its plans for saving Idaho’s moose, elk, deer and livestock; and to discuss its accomplishments and goals and fund-raising ideas. Call Charlotte Sickels, 816-1148.



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