ICSO deputy back following inquiry

Departmental policy issue solved in-house

Idaho County Sheriff’s deputy, Cpl. Carlos Martinez, returned to work last Friday, June 24, following completion of an internal investigation brought in early June.

Syringa man warns of IRS scam

Is someone from the IRS threatening you over the phone with legal action over supposed owed back taxes? That’s a scam, and a Syringa man wants the word out to protect people from getting taken.

Census shows county population has increased

Following a three-year population decline, Idaho County resident numbers are on the increase, according to estimates released in May by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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USDA crop signs identify varieties throughout Idaho County

So THAT’s what’s growing out there

People driving through Idaho County this summer will notice some signs educating them on what is being grown in the farm fields next to the highways. “The signs are an outreach project for our office,” said Julie Fowler, county executive director of Idaho County’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), as part of the nationwide USDA initiative, “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.”

July 15 FSA deadline report on county spring planted crops

Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits, according to Idaho County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Julie Fowler.

FSA county committee nominations due Aug. 1

Nominations are currently being accepted for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The nomination period opened June 15, and nominations are due to the USDA Service Center in Grangeville by Aug. 1

Rau named regional USFS director

Rau came from Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests where he was Deputy Forest Supervisor

Ralph Rau has been selected as the Director of Fire, Aviation and Air for the Forest Service’s Northern Region, announced Regional Forester Leanne Marten. Rau began his duties this week. He is based in Missoula, Mont.

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July 3 rodeo ‘Pink Out’ to raise cancer awareness, local funds

The clothes you wear don’t always make a difference in the world, but the color you wear July 3 can make a big difference locally. The Border Days Committee and 2016 Royalty have declared Sunday night at the rodeo “Pink Out the Stands” night. For everyone who wears pink to the rodeo, Grangeville Border Days will donate $1 to a local cancer fund.

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market to open July 2; Food stamps will be accepted at this year’s market

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will be starting its 10th market season Saturday, July 2. In celebration, the steering committee has plans to enter a float in the Border Days parade Sunday, July 3, along with more celebration events to follow throughout the market season. Gordon Talley will be performing music at the first market.

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Thanks to Larson’s

Thanks to Larson’s clothing store for the donation of their nice, handled paper bags for Quilts of Valor recipients to place their quilts in. This group of veterans received their quilts at the Keuterville Pub and Grub on Memorial Day.

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It's Your Business: Elk City businesses welcome guests

Reminder: The three Idaho County Recycling sites (Grangeville, Kooskia and Cottonwood) will be closed Saturday, July 2, so volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend activities.

Corral Dust: ‘Pink Out the Stands’ on July 3

Don’t forget: Pink Out the Stands is set for the rodeo Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. For everyone who wears pink, $1 will be donated by the Border Days Committee to a local cancer charity. Support the rodeo and support your local friends and family members who may be experiencing complication from a cancer diagnosis.

In the News June 22 2016

Insurance help for wildlife survivors is the topic of a Roadmap to Recovery workshop set Tuesday, June 28, Kamiah Fire Station on Main Street, starting at 6 p.m. Those property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will be navigating your insurance claim, extending deadlines, recovering “held back” depreciation and full value on your property, and overcoming challenges around the one-year anniversary. Free copies of the Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide will be available.

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White Bird Color Guard

Thomas Schwartz of White Bird donned his uniform and marched with the Salmon River color guard at the White Bird Days parade Saturday, June 18. See parade results, 5A; rodeo results, page 8B.

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Adventures Wrapped Up

PICH (Partners Inspiring Community Health) held the last of its Extreme Adventure Club offerings Saturday, June 11: disc golf at Lions Park, instructed by Kevin Asker. Eleven kids participated, and pictured is Laura Nelson (center, between, L-R, Asker and volunteer Gary McEwen) who won the closest to the basket disc throw at the end of our event. Overall, 17 participants went to Pizza Factory for lunch to wrap up this season’s extreme adventures for kids.


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