December unemployment rate at 2.6 percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in December – the 16th consecutive month the rate has been at or below 3 percent. The state’s labor force – the total number of people age 16 years or older working or looking for work – increased slightly by two tenths of a percent from November, up 2,013 people to 856,337. The number of people working increased by 1,823 for a total of 833,756, while the number of unemployed dropped by 190 to 22,581.

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It's Your Business: SBDC, LCSC, UI extension offering classes, workshops

This in from Jeff Kutner, Grangeville Chamber of Commerce: “Be aware that the scammers are out pretending to be Avista Utilites, saying that your electricity is going to be cut off within the hour for nonpayment. This is a scam. They also make it seem like they are calling from Avista’s 800 number.”

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Cottonwood News: Order chili for Super Bowl

Order chili and cinnamon rolls for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3. Homemade chili and homemade cinnamon rolls to be delivered for Super Bowl Sunday. This fund-raiser is to support 2020 Haiti Team. Deliveries are 11 a.m.—2 p.m. One quart chili and 1/2 dozen rolls = $8.50; one gallon chili and one dozen rolls = $16; one gallon chili and 2 dozen rolls = $30. Call the parish office at 208-962-3214 to place an order.

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Clearwater Valley News: Harpster fire refresher training is Jan. 26

I met up with Arden Lytle, the Harpster fire chief the other day. He wanted to let folks know that they are hosting their annual fire refresher training (RT-130). Chief Lytle welcomes people in the Harpster Fire District as well as people from surrounding fire districts who want to participate.

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Riggins News: McCall Winter Carnival starts this weekend

Quote for the week: “Tomorrow is not just another is an opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life. It is a gift to build someone up and make their day.” Teacher Elyse Hahne. Riggins Assembly of God Church’s Derby Car Contest for girls, boys, and adults as well is just getting started. Tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 23, they will be drawing cars; Wednesday, Jan. 30, will be sanding and painting class; Wednesday, Feb. 6, will be race day. Get on over to the Assembly Church and join in on the Derby Car fun.

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Preschool Story Hour

Grangeville Centennial Library preschool story hour focused on sharks Wednesday, Jan. 9. Children made a shark craft and volunteer Katie Matthews read “A Shark in the Park” to the children. Kids also sang “Baby Shark.”

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Kamiah library hosting indigenous film series

Kamiah Community Library will screen an Indigenous Rights Film Series featuring several documentaries by director Christopher (Toby) McLeod beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the library, 505 Main St. The series is free and open to the public and will continue on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for at least six weeks. Free popcorn will be provided.

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Book discussion draws 20-plus readers

More than 20 people gathered at The Gallery Tuesday, Jan. 15, for the first “Let’s Talk About It” session of 2019. Participants discussed the book “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson. This year’s discussion in Grangeville, and at several libraries across the state of Idaho, focus on “Connecting Generations.” “Books bring people together,” said Nancy Casey of Moscow, who was the scholar and meeting facilitator for Bridge to Terabithia.

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Procession In Honor of Ross

Two miles long, 44 logging trucks formed a procession through Cottonwood Saturday afternoon Jan. 19, in memory of Robert H. “Bob” Ross, who died Jan. 14, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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