Lessons to be learned from Presnell breach

It’s harder to gauge the impact of security breaches for rural residents when the company hit is Target, Home Depot or Anthem. However, when local companies like Presnell Gage face unauthorized data accesses, the serious plight within our IT industry hits home.

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It's Your Business: Trick-or-treat at Grangeville Health and Rehab. Oct. 31

Stites Hardware, 208 Main Street, has Crosley appliances in stock. Look for freezers, washers, dryers, ranges and chest freezers. Stop by or call 926-7241.

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Happy Trails

Motorcycles were put through their paces at last Saturday’s Oct. 22 Fall Enduro Halloween Classic at the Grangeville Off-Road Park east of Idaho Forest Group off Old Highway 7. The motorcycle-only multi-class event is a family-oriented race day that is mostly non-competitive. The course length is about 0.5 miles for kids and two miles for adults. The general format is as many laps as possible in the time allotted.

Rock fall work at Elk City slide area

Reducing The Risk

Crews began work on Monday, Oct. 24, to address the rock fall risk at the location of this past winter’s massive landslide on State Highway 14 west of Elk City.

Software install to close DMV

County offices close half day for training

The Idaho County Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office will close from 8 a.m. to noon next Wednesday, Nov. 2 to install software as it prepares to issue new driver’s licenses and identification cards. Offices across the state are closing as implementation progresses. Customers can expect longer than normal wait times at the local DMV office during the first few days after the transition.

Commission states support for Elk City utility work

Water, sewer system project estimate: $4M

Idaho County Commissioners Mark Frei and Jim Chmelik both stated support for an upcoming effort to modernize Elk City’s 50-year-old water and sewer system, which is expected to cost $4 million with funding to involve a $500,000 Idaho Department of Commerce block grant, state and federal loans and a $2.5 million USDA Rural Development grant. The block grant application is to be postmarked by Nov. 18, grant writer Walter Steed told the board during a public hearing Oct. 18, and a decision will follow next spring.

Wapiti Timber Sale touted as driving public lands activities

Three air miles northeast of the Musselshell Work Center, there is a patch of 216 acres of federal land where the State of Idaho just sold a timber sale. Gov. Butch Otter touted the Wapiti Timber Sale earlier this month, noting it sold for $1.4 million – more than $600,000 more than had been anticipated before the Sept. 27 auction – and that it sold under the Good Neighbor Authority written into the 2014 Farm Bill.

Voter registration surges as presidential election looms

Roughly 1,400 Idaho County citizens have voted so far

Roughly 1,400 Idaho County citizens have voted so far, of about 9,600 registered for this election. That’s according to the arm of local government that’s tasked with overseeing elections – the Idaho County clerk’s office, which is now seeing about 40 voters per day casting early ballots.

District social media warns against teacher-student relationships

“For everyone’s protection, teachers should not call or text students,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes said at the September school board meeting at Clearwater Valley High School. “As far as Facebook goes, I’ve recommended students and teachers not be friends.” The “Social Media 424” policy was reviewed by the board of trustees at that meeting.

USFS road closures, delays for logging on central zone

The Lochsa, Powell and Moose Creek ranger districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have begun logging activity and will be implementing some road closures and delays for public safety.

Comments sought on Columbia River System operations EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration have announced their intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Columbia River System operations and configurations for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin.

Pair face felony charges for generator thefts

Crime News:

- Pair face felony charges for generator thefts - Hudson sentenced on high school, purse thefts



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