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It's Your Business: Robinson offering tires; credit unions host annual meetings

Dave Robinson at Robinson’s Garage on Grangeville’s Main Street is in the tire business. Stop in and check out the tires he has for sale. Call 983-1151.

In the News Briefs: Jan. 18, 2017

District 7B Representative Paul Shepherd of Riggins was one of 90 legislators honored recently by Food Producers of Idaho, Inc., (FPI) as an Ag All Star Legislator. FPI annually honors legislators for their voting record on issues supported or opposed by the organization.

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Red Sky At Night

Frozen teasel is silhouetted against a brilliant sunset recently on U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville.

New transfer station poised for prairie

County closing in on regional landfill project near Council

As Idaho County closes in on having a new place to send solid waste, the county’s solid waste contractor is close to signing off on a new transfer station location on the Camas Prairie.

Infrastructure, budgets at issue

City updates:

The year 2017 arrived with a blanket of snow and while some cities talked snow removal and kudos to plowing efforts, there was a plethora of other topics discussed throughout the county. The following is a compilation of meeting notes for Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Kooskia, Riggins, Stites and White Bird.

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Don’t touch it

Thursday outage a reminder to avoid downed lines

- Power was disrupted to 75 customers of Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative last Thursday evening, Jan. 12, when a power line broke along Highway 7. - “The most important thing here is that everyone stays away from any downed line, and don’t ever think that it is dead. Consider every line energized until it is repaired.”

Prairie Area Cereal School set Jan. 24 in Greencreek

Preregister by Thursday, Jan. 19

Timely information about the grain industry is on topic for the Prairie Area Cereal School, set for next Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Greencreek Community Hall.

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Outgoing Commissioner Chmelik Recognized

Outgoing Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik (center) was presented a certificate of appreciation by commissioners (L-R) Skip Brandt and Mark Frei on the occasion of his last meeting with the board on Jan. 3. Chmelik began his county service in 2011 and has served two terms.

Riggins reviews the past year, looks forward

Remaining fiscally responsible is a huge responsibility for a city. Reviewing 2016, the City of Riggins worked diligently to pass the resort tax in effort to continue making payments on a sewer upgrade bond. Each of the six smaller, rural cities in the county was contacted and asked how each has grown in 2016 and what are the accomplishments or challenges each overcame. Last week, the Free Press published a summary of the answers received from representatives of Cottonwood, Kooskia, Stites and White Bird. The following is a response from Riggins mayor Glenna McClure.

County sued for $476K on access, tax disputes

What happens near Pollock usually stays near Pollock, but sometimes it ends up in federal court. According to plaintiffs Raymond Hamell and Rachell Hamell, Idaho County valued three separate properties near Pollock at more than $500,000, including one parcel assessed at $406,000, which the Hamells disputed in 2010 “due to a lack of access to the property.”

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