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Taxiway closure starts Tuesday, July 25, at the Idaho County Airport

Fixed-wing aircraft will still be able to use facility

Construction work starts at the Idaho County Airport on Tuesday, July 25. A portion of the taxiway will be closed during this approximate 10-day period, as will a second portion during another closure tentatively set to start Aug. 8 and last around five days.

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Weeds beware: Kaschmitter is on patrol

Nineteen-year-old Emily Kaschmitter knew she needed a summer job that paid well. What she didn’t know is that this thought would lead her on the path to entrepreneurship. The soon-to-be college sophomore, who graduated in 2016 from Grangeville High School, is used to working.

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Schwab joins United Country

United Country Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services has a new face, but it’s a familiar one for the area. Brandy Schwab has joined the business as a real estate agent.

It's Your Business: Fair premium book is out; Crazy Days set

Back to school immunization clinics are set for your local public health departments. Make an appointment now. In Grangeville, come in July 24, Aug. 10, 15, 16 or 22. Call 983-2842. In Kamiah, clinics are July 26 and Aug. 7, 9 and 30. Call 935-2124.

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Businesses in Action

Free Press / David Rauzi Kooskia celebrated July 4 with activities, food and then fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School Tuesday, July 4. The event was sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU). Here, FNCU mascot, Scorchy the Torch, holds a hand out to make a new friend with one of the kids who attended the July 4 event. See for video. Free Press / Andrew Ottoson Rocky Taylor was the winner of the recent Lucky Star Satellite promotion. He is pictured here (left) with Troy Benefield, Jr., and Troy Sr., at Lucky Star. Rocky Taylor was the winner of the recent Lucky Star Satellite promotion. He is pictured here (left) with Troy Benefield, Jr., and Troy Sr., at Lucky Star.

District/Magistrate Courts - Idaho County


District/Magistrate Courts - Idaho County

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log, July 10-16

Syringa CEO hunt continues; Kootenai affiliation in process

New board members are in place, and Syringa Hospital’s guiding force is continuing its quest for a new CEO as well as nailing down its formal affiliation with Kootenai Health.

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Cottonwood Council reviews culvert problem

Cottonwood’s city streets director reported on a looming crisis during the City Council meeting Monday, July 10. According to Jack Duman the culvert carrying Cottonwood Creek below a portion of downtown is rotted.

MVSD 244 seeks trustee for Zone 5 spot vacated Monday

Mountain View School District 244’s Zone 5 is in need of a representative.

Lightning fire starts staffed, managed

Several lightning-caused starts, detected July 14-16, on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts, are currently staffed, in mop-up status, or are being managed for resource benefits.

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Air tour stops in Grangeville

Organizers estimated several hundred people had attended the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club's 2017 Northwest Air Tour during the morning July 12 at the Idaho County Airport.

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Missing man, John French, vehicle believed found in Salmon River near Fiddle Creek

Recovery not yet possible

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is focusing on the river recovery of a Boise man after he failed to return home from a Riggins fishing trip July 1.



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