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Texas man killed in auto accident

Sayle died at scene Sunday, Sept. 25

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) reports a Texas resident died Sunday morning, Sept. 25, in a single vehicle crash. Frank H. Sayle, 67 of Sealy, died at the scene.

Dispatch Log – ICSO, GPD, CPD

Dispatch call log for the week of Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

District, Magistrate courts

District, Magistrate court records

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It's Your Business: Pacific Cabinets to host grand opening Thursday

Pacific Cabinets, Inc., will host its grand opening open house at its new 20,000 square foot facility this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2:30 to 5 p.m. PCI is located at 2010 Front Street, Ferdinand. Numerous local businesses, suppliers, customers, contractors and past, present and future employees will be attending this event.

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Future Gridiron Stars

Clearwater Valley played against Grangeville last Wednesday, Sept. 14, as part of the area’s youth football program. The 5th/6th grade boys played the evening game at Grangeville High School with CV winning 14-12. Here, CV ball carrier Anthony Fabbi runs up the field with other players in pursuit.

Solid waste fees stable as landfill talks continue

The solid waste system is more solid financially this year than it was last year, and the Idaho County Commission is working to control a key cost – the tipping fee landfill operators assess in exchange for accepting trash. If a new landfill is established near Council – as Idaho, Adams, Valley, Clearwater and Lewis counties are working to do – the difference for the county could be as much as $6.30 per ton to dispose of Idaho County’s 40 tons per day, or about a $90,000 per year difference.

Resort tax necessary to pay back sewer bond

Election 2016: Riggins

Riggins voters must choose whether or not to renew the resort tax for another 10 years on Nov. 8. The city finalized the ballot question wording on Aug. 23. But what is the resort tax history? Ten years ago, according to city council member Jonny Wilson, the city’s sewer system required major upgrades. The system was in violation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules and regulations.

Election deadlines for absentee voting

Elections are Nov. 8, just more than six weeks away, and several events and deadlines are approaching for voters wishing to participate.

Olds makes top three list for magistrate post

Private practice attorney Victoria Olds is one three applicants to be interviewed next month for the open District 2 Lewis County magistrate judge position.

Drowning victim, Kelley, recovered from river

After 11 days of waiting, the family of Austin Kelley, 26, of Tumwater, Wash., has answers to his disappearance. A call came into the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department at 9:23 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 to report Kelley’s body had been spotted.

Elk City slide cleanup set for end-of-month

“It’s getting close.” Under the best-case scenario, by the end of the month, State Highway 14 will return to normal through the Elk City slide site, with cleanup, repair and stabilization work essentially completed by that time, according to Reed Hollinshead, spokesman for the Idaho Transportation Department.

Stites water rate not increasing

The City of Stites approved its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal into ordinance at an Aug. 8 public hearing. The city appropriated $781,457 to defray expenses and liabilities and approved a funds transfer to the sewer account.

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