Pole fire knocks Cottonwood off grid

Hundreds of grid users were left without electricity last Thursday night, April 17, when a power pole fire at the south entrance from U.S. Highway 95 caused an outage.

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Harpster historical home renovated:

An 1890s home with a lot of history recently got a facelift – but it has retained its original style. “I wanted to maintain the historical look of the home while updating and repairing everything,” said Jim Moody of All-Around Realty in Grangeville. He and wife, Susan, own the home and have worked with a friend to prepare it to sell.

‘Vigilant victim’ led to identity thief

Schoo, sentenced on federal charges; gets 39 months in prison

The arrest and subsequent federal conviction of an identity thief can credit its start to an alert victim and an initial Grangeville Police Department investigation. “She was a pretty vigilant victim who was paying attention to her accounts, and got things going,” said GPD Officer Mike Quintal.

Studded tire use in Idaho ends April 30

Idaho drivers’ use of studded tires ends next Wednesday, April 30. Driving with studded tires outside of that time frame is a non-moving equipment violation with a fine of $67, according to the Idaho State Police.

Mail-out ballots go out this Friday

Idaho County voters in five mail-out precincts can expect to see their ballots in their mailboxes shortly. The Idaho County Elections Office will be sending ballots this Friday, April 25, to the Big Butte, Joseph, Lowell and Slate Creek 1 and 2 precincts. These five areas total 360 voters, which is 3.9 percent of Idaho County’s 9,307 total registered voters. To be counted, ballots need to be mailed in or hand-delivered to the elections office in Grangeville before or on the day of the primary election, May 20, by close of polls at 8 p.m.

Motorcyclist injured in Easter Sunday crash

A Lewiston motorcyclist was treated for injuries following a Sunday afternoon accident one mile north of Slate Creek.

Kamiah man treated following accident

Inattentive driving was a factor in an April 13 rollover crash in which a Kamiah man was injured. William J. Hartman, 23, was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville where he was held overnight for treatment and released the following day.

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Eyes On Their Fear

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Idaho Theater for Youth performed “The Jabberwocky” (based on a Lewis Carroll poem) at both Grangeville Elementary Middle and Clearwater Valley Elementary (Kooskia) schools last week.

Register now for family camp

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Registration for the eighth annual Idaho Family Camp is now open. They will be holding family camp at Camp Cascade again this year located just south of Cascade, in the mountains, with camping and cabins available. Register early to be sure you can attend; space is limited. The entire family is welcome and there are activities for all ages. Contact them at for information.

Patsy, Fritz turn in $490 from recycling proceeds

Riggins News

Mayor McClure has proclaimed Monday, May 5, as Arbor Day in Riggins. City officials invite everyone to gather at the city park at 10 a.m. for the planting of a nice, new tree in the park for all to enjoy. Mayor McClure and the City Council have designated Monday, May 5, as “City Pride Day” encouraging everyone to pitch in and help spruce up our town for the summer season. The city will provide garbage bags for trash collection.

Queen tryouts set for GTW

Gold Trail Wranglers will host queen tryouts Sunday, April 27, noon, at the CVRA grounds. Contestants must be 13 to 18 years old and are required to join the GTW.

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Keeping the greens: Andrews hired by GCC

Ron Andrews has his work cut out for him. The man with 22 years experience tending golf course grounds in several states signed on as Grangeville Country Club’s greens superintendent earlier this year.

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Mother, daughter win KORT contest

Mother-daughter team, Daltina Ackerman and Tianna Williams of Grangeville, were the winners in this year’s 18th annual KORT AM/FM Tax Clueless Refund Hunt.