February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016
Single-vehicle crash discovered Feb. 12 on Deer Creek Road outside White Bird
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office reports two people died earlier this week as a result of a rollover accident on Deer Creek Road. Dustin L. Stamper, 31, of Grangeville, and Colin G. Sprute, 48, of Orofino, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.
Do you think your kids need braces but you’re dreading those monthly or bi-monthly trips to Lewiston or Moscow? Well, your orthodontics experience just got a little easier. Dr. Bret Christensen now offers full service orthodontics in Grangeville every two weeks.
Super 8 Motel now has a little extra power … for electric cars, that is. The facility is wired with new power stations for these cars and their people who come to visit. Super 8 thanks Live Wire Electric for “such care and quality work.”
Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 30, in Grangeville. PTCCU is celebrating its 60th anniversary since its inception in 1956 by 14 Grangeville employees of P.L (Prairie Land) and H.P (Haener Planer) Company.
BOISE — The Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee was torn last Thursday after representatives from Orofino High School asked the committee for permission to create a new specialty state license plate that would include the school’s mascot - the Orofino Maniacs. Five people testified against the bill, claiming the mascot - a cartoon man screaming and wearing the school’s letters - is offensive to people with mental illness.
Free coffee, donuts; get there at 8 a.m.
Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew invites the public to attend Coffee with a Cop next Wednesday, Feb. 17, starting at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers. The informal event is for the public to ask questions, raise concerns in an informal informational session. Free coffee and donuts will be provided.
Quality health care continues ‘by people taking ownership in our local hospital’
“I am a firm believer that the only way we are going to continue to have quality health care close to home is by people taking ownership in our local hospital,” Craig Spencer said at the Jan. 25 Syringa Hospital (SH) board meeting.
With one arrest under their belts, area law enforcement continue investigation into a recent series of Grangeville-area burglaries.
Two persons escaped injury in a Feb. 7 crash with an elk on U.S. 95.
PCAP still most likely course
Approximately 78,000 employed Idahoans cannot afford health insurance and earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, leaving them without sufficient health care, according to estimates from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Expanding Medicaid to cover this population would have closed the gap, but the plan has seen political resistance due to the Affordable Care Act.
Idaho County District Court records
Lewis County Sheriff's Office log, Feb. 1-7