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Travel advisory: Caution urged for Highway 7 drivers

An accidental field fire on Friday morning sent smoke across Highway 7 near Grangeville.

Update: Johnson Bar Fire burnouts to continue Friday and Saturday

About 150 firefighters with a local Type 3 organization are in place for burnout operations on the Johnson Bar Fire, which has consumed more than 11,000 acres so far. The burnouts will continue Friday and Saturday until the fire is tied into the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

Update: Freezeout Ridge Fire tops 3,200 acres

A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. MT Friday, September 19, at Salmon River High School, 711 Aces Place in Riggins.

U.S. 12 delays, closures possible Sept. 19-21 due to Johnson Bar Fire containment efforts

Potential delays or closures are possible on a section of U.S. 12 Friday (Sept. 19) through Sunday (Sept. 21) due to Johnson Bar Fire containment efforts east of Kooskia

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Freezeout Ridge Fire approaching 2,800 acres, threatens Jackley Lookout

Community meeting set for 6:30 p.m. MT Friday night, Sept. 19, at SRHS

The Freezeout Ridge Fire west of Pollock, 11 miles southeast of Riggins, was very active yesterday.

Kids’ tennis shoes sought

Women — mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 15, noon at the Soltman Center. St. Joseph radiologist Dr. Luke Grauke will speak on breast health. This is for all ages and the event will include refreshments and silicone breasts to see and feel.

Court Records: Sept. 17, 2014

Erik James Rose, 35, drug paraphernalia - use or possess w/intent to use, $500, $250 suspended, 6 months probation.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, Sept. 8 Grangeville – One vehicle non injury accident Hwy 95 MP 235/RT; Kooskia – Injury one vehicle accident Hwy 12 MP 70.5/RT; Trespassing Battleridge Rd/NRR; Domestic verbal dispute over mail Main St/NRR; One vehicle non injury accident Ridgewood Dr/RT; Assault Main St/RT; Automobile theft Rock Rd/NRR; Dispute between roommates Clear Creek Rd/NRR; Riggins – Medical Hwy 95 S; GPD – Parking problem Court St; Subjects in vacant house S Boulevard; Fire N State St; Reckless driving Main St; Disorderly female South C St; Recovered stolen guns E South St.

County, cities eligible for energy-saving help from Office of Energy Resources

Idaho County and five incorporated communities qualify for energy-saving assistance in existing public buildings through the Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources (OER).

FS Road 101 closed to Oct. 24

Through Oct. 24, the Little Smith Creek, Forest Service Road 101, will be closed from milepost 2 to 3 for culvert installation.

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Carrier Duty In The Pacific

Carl Vinson is under way in an undisclosed location in the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. Hawks is a 2010 graduate of Salmon River High School and entered the military last year. She is the daughter of Kim and Monte Hawks of Pollock.

Market Report

Cattle Market: Market too light to test.

Regional news

Producers face quality problem; Wildfire threatens McCall homes; City to get two newer firetrucks; Lenore man tased at CV Hospital.

Democrats set Oct. 11 for dinner, auction

Idaho County Democrats will host an election year dinner Saturday, Oct. 11.