Storm brings 27 fires to North Central Idaho; drone incursion disrupts Rattlesnake Creek operation

Storms brought moderate lightning overnight igniting multiple fire starts in the area. Currently 27 fires have been reported and firefighting resources from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Department of Lands, Nez Perce Tribe, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and pre-staged interagency resources are coordinating initial response, the Forest Service said in a news release Aug. 18.

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Opioid Crisis: Community weighs in at info event at Kamiah

The statistics are staggering. “In 2014, there were 86 opiate prescriptions for every 100 persons in Idaho,” stated Dr. Peg Gehring, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. That may mean one person could have four different prescriptions, she said. But that many is too many, and Gehring wants to see that change.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Commission takes up bridge concerned in gold haul route

Concern for a bridge – mainly, for who would be liable for injuries and repairs if it failed under freight weight – is expected to hold up new Orogrande-area gold digs for a month or more while Idaho County researches road history details and prepares to enter an agreement that may involve residents and the company now leasing the old Friday Mine.

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Idaho County Fair kicks off today in Cottonwood

This year’s grand marshal for the fair is Jeannie Fitch of Riggins. “One of my first memories were the huge vegetables my father-in-law, Woody, entered and won purple on,” she recalled. “The next is the super pigtail contest; my daughter, Julie, won longest pigtail her first year. She entered every year and won in different categories. Fun memories!”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Elk City Days 2018: Events

Residents and visitors turned out along Main Street last Saturday, Aug. 11, for the parade as part of the annual Elk City Days celebration. Events included the traditional logging show, sawdust dig, and downtown evening entertainment.

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Montana teen drowns in swimming accident

A Montana teen drowned Sunday afternoon in a swimming accident in the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. Jerek Dean Thomas, 16, of Bonner, was pronounced deceased at the scene west of Syringa.

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