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After months of tension and accusations the city was denying park users the freedom to play volleyball, a resolution has been reached between the two groups. Kooskia City Council, at its Aug. 10 meeting, agreed to allow area residents to play anywhere in the park as long as spikes are not being used to tie down a volleyball net.
If everything moves forward as projected, the Cottonwood City Council will use its foregone property tax to fund its fiscal year 2017 budget. Taxing entities are allowed a 3 percent property tax increase each year. However, Idaho tax code allows taxing districts to levy for and budget foregone property taxes, increases not taken in previous years.
The Partnership for Healthy Communities (a coalition of six health systems and two county service agencies) will be hosting an Interactive Health Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Hall. The event is specifically set during the Idaho County Fair week with the hope of engaging as many fair attendees in the event as possible.
“The light bulbs throughout the district are being replaced to more efficient fluorescent bulbs,” reported Mountain View School District 244 director of technology Joe Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for superintendent Kent Stokes at the July 18 board meeting. Rodriguez said the current bulbs are 32 watts and will change to 18 watts, which “should be a significant savings cost.”
Pursuit vehicles had to switch to local frequencies as they passed from county to county
A scofflaw tested the emergency communication system last week, coincidentally, on the day after the Idaho County Commission appointed two men to a regional board that helps keep radio connections working smoothly during incidents that involve multiple jurisdictions.
Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up
During the next year, depending on how negotiations proceed, Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up a five-county joint landfill to be located near Council. That’s because Idaho County would be delivering half the tonnage to the new landfill – about 40 tons of solid waste per day.
Competitors get the crosscut saw in line, ready for the Jack and Jill event at Saturday’s Aug. 13 logging show, part of the annual Elk City Days celebration. For event results, see page 8A.
Dispatch Log, Aug. 8-14
Idaho County District Court
Notes from the Idaho County Commission Aug. 9, 2016
GRANGEVILLE — Teddy Rudder spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service be-fore moving on into his next career; that of an occupational therapist.
Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Market Report SALES YARDS COTTONWOOD LIVESTOCK AUCTION AUG. 15, 2016
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.
“I grew up in a small town, much the size of Grangeville, and this is the type of area I wanted to practice in. My family loves it here,” said Brett Johnson, DO (doctor of osteopathy). Dr. Johnson started at Syringa Hospital and Clinics just more than a week ago. He has been busy since in the clinic and emergency room.