April 14 comment deadline on DEQ funding three area utility projects

Three public entities are seeking funding through Idaho Department of Environmental Quality for planned wastewater and drinking water construction projects. Public comment on these proposals is due April 14.

Contested elections for hospital, school, highway districts

Vote set May 16

Multiple races will be contested in the May 16 election on area hospital, school and highway districts.

Collaboration group nominates trail as ‘priority area’ for fed legislation

The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) has nominated a large swath of national forest system land in central Idaho for designation as a “priority area” for increased trail maintenance per provisions in the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (H.R. 845).

Wind River Pack Bridge closed through April 2

Wind River Pack Bridge along the Salmon River is closed through April 2 for scheduled maintenance to replace deteriorating running planks and decking

Riggins man presumed drowned following crash

ICSO deputies patroling river for Olson

Riggins resident Derek L. Olson, 35, is presumed drowned following a Monday morning accident into the Salmon River.

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Cottonwood residents discuss building’s potential

Fourteen residents attended a meeting hosted by the Cottonwood Joint School District Tuesday, March 14, to hear suggestions about potential uses for the former elementary school building. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Clearwater Economic Development Association and the district was on hand to answer questions.

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Wet conditions affecting access on national forest roads

Slides, damage blocking several areas on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Extremely wet conditions have caused slides, slumps, and soft roadbeds, impacting access in areas of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Currently, access is known to be blocked by slides or road damage in the following areas:

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No injuries reported in Wednesday Elk City house fire

Electrical issue determined as cause

Firefighters made short work on an Elk City house fire last week, saving the two-story structure. No injuries were reported.

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South Fork, main stem Clearwater may flood this weekend

With about an inch of rain thought to be on the way, National Weather Service forecasters are anticipating bigger trouble may come from area rivers and creeks this weekend than has been seen already.

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Wimer Field upgrades pitched to City of Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD – The City of Cottonwood heard about potential upgrades on the softball field at Wimer Field at its Monday, March 13 meeting.

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Slope Movement At Elk City Slide Location

No impact to highway at this time; sliding in location of 2016 incident

Sections of hillside have been seen sliding off along State Highway 14, about 10 miles west of Elk City, in the location of the Feb. 18, 2016, slide event that blocked the roadway for months.

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Invasive plant management workshop set March 20

Monday event at Kamiah open to landowners

Monday, March 20, invasive plant management workshop open to area landowners. Information provided on building a weed control plan, help on calibrating spray equipment, and free software for phone or tablet to map invasive plants

Government: Idaho County Commission

Notes from the Idaho County Commission March 7, 2017

Court Records: District, Magistrate


Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log: March 6 - March 13


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