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It's Your Business: Camas Lanes welcomes student bowlers

Have you wanted to use your pressure canner but are worried about whether the gauge is working correctly? Pressure canner lid gauges can be dropped off at the University of Idaho Extension Office (Grangeville Courthouse) to be tested Thursday, Sept. 1. Drop lids off today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, and pick up Friday, Sept. 2. Joyce Forsmann will test the gauges and leave notes with any instructions needed.

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People In Action

People throughout Idaho County are hard at work on a daily basis, trying to make the community a better place. Here are a few such people from the past couple of weeks. (Far left) Dave Hake volunteered to refurbish the bridge near the Grangeville Chamber Visitors Center. Here Dave and community volunteer Taylor Bostick are replacing the bridge deck boards. Hake also removed and rebuilt the hand railings (not shown in this photo). (Middle) Dr. Brett Christensen with Christensen Orthodontics passes out toothbrushes at the Idaho County Fair Parade Aug. 20. (right) Alex Broncheau leads an honor dance at the Chief Lookingglass Powwow in Kamiah Aug. 20.

In the News: Aug. 31, 2016

For the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, Idaho County voters are reminded that requests for absentee ballots must be made each calendar year. The request must be made in writing and contain a signature; an e-mail request cannot be accepted. The absentee ballot request form is available at www.idahocounty.org, or voters can make a written, signed statement requesting an absentee ballot.

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

RECORDS – Dispatch Log, Aug. 22-28

RECORDS – Dispatch Log, Aug. 22-28

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Power Swing

Randall Miskin of the Kooskia Krush team powers through a swing during last Friday’s Aug. 26 double elimination championship tournament, held at Lions Park in Grangeville. The Krush team lost both games that evening to the Brew Crew team, which won the championship.

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Honored Service To City

At the Aug. 15 council meeting, retiring Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department chief Dan Tackett (left) received a plaque of appreciation for his service to the city from Mayor Bruce Walker (right). Tackett has served nearly 30 years on GVFD and as chief since 1994. “He’s been an excellent chief,” Walker said at the meeting, complimenting on his professional management of the department. “He’s done an outstanding job for the City of Grangeville.”

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Rapid River Fish Hatchery under construction

Equipment replacement behind closure

A $3 million water-intake mechanism replacement project was cited as the reason Rapid River Hatchery will be closed to the public for nearly one year. Brad Bowlin, communication spokesman for Idaho Power Company, said the decision was made in the best interest of public safety. The Rapid River Hatchery in Riggins closed to the public Aug. 1, and will remain closed until July 2017. The adjacent day-use park also will be closed while renovation of the hatchery’s water supply structures is completed.

Fish and Game temporarily halts online license and tag sales

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday announced it has temporarily suspended the sale of licenses and tags online after being notified that its online license vendor’s computer system was breached. The State of Idaho online licensing system will be down indefinitely until state officials can ensure the public’s information will be secure.

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Farmers’ market asks customers to complete survey this Saturday

This Saturday, Aug. 27, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market is asking customers to complete an annual survey. A drawing will be held from completed surveys with gift certificates given to three customers.

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