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Music, festivals run into weekend

Kooskia Days starts Thursday

It’s a busy weekend ahead with the 62nd annual Kooskia Days celebration set for this weekend.

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Whitewater Action

Recreationists were enjoying a rafting trip north of Riggins near Chair Creek on the Salmon River last Wednesday, July 22.

Regional news

Aggressive dog killed in Lewiston; Commission to bring archaeologist; Schools consider arming staff; Laws up for council vote Aug. 19.

Crazy Days, new faces

It’s Crazy Days time in Grangeville! Look in this week’s Shopper and Free Press for ads on what stores are participating and “Go Crazy” shopping downtown Grangeville!

Unclaimed properties named for Idaho County residents

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.

Fire Danger: moderate to extreme in region

This week, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests report fire danger in the uplands is listed as “moderate,” and the Salmon River Canyon area as “extreme.” To prevent wildfires, the USFS says use your ashtray; don’t throw a cigarette out of the window of a vehicle.

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New Sign

Idaho Forest Group in Grangeville has new office space plus a new sign in a newly landscaped area on U.S. Highway 95.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Monday, July 20 Grangeville - Medical Whitetail Dr; Medical White Bird; Fire Zumwalt Rd; Trailer riding on rim Hwy 13/UTL; Mental Problems G'ville Salmon Rd/NRR; Kooskia - Agency Assist KMO Rock Rd/NRR; Non-injury Accident Hwy 12/RT; Citizen Dispute Red Rock Rd/NRR; Suspicious Person hanging around Kidder Ridge/NRR; Riggins - Abandon Vehicle Whitewater Wilderness; Medical Main St; Citizen Dispute Seven Devils Rd/UNF; DUI arrest of 64-year-old Pollock man/ARR; GPD - Welfare Check City Park; Non-injury Accident Main St; Runaway Juvenile E North St.

Court Records: District/Magistrate

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction; Western Video Market; CHS Primeland.

FS assigns 42 firefighters to Center Ridge

The Center Ridge fire approximately three to four miles southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station was reported at 12:23 p.m. Thursday afternoon and met by aerial attack from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire had grown to 10 acres by Thursday evening, and has since grown to 23 acres. The Forest Service has 42 people working the fire today.

Fire burning southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station

The Center Ridge fire approximately three to four miles southwest of Slate Creek Ranger Station was reported Thursday afternoon and met by aerial attack from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire is currently 10 acres, and the Forest Service is checking smoke reports, including one at Buford Flat. "Aircraft are working it, and we have people on the ground," fire information officer Rae Brooks said.

Weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for west central Idaho County until 1:30 p.m. July 23. At 12:48 p.m. doppler radar tracked a strong thunderstorm over Grangeville moving northeast at 35 miles per hour. Pea size hail will be possible with this storm. Impacted locations include Grangeville and Fenn, and torrential rainfall may lead to flash flooding. Mud and rock slides are possible due to extreme runoff. This storm may intensify.

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Next Level Athlete: Michael Stevens

Stevens joins Corban’s track program

On the track, Michael Stevens’ first breakthrough came when Grangeville High School coach Larson Anderson pushed him out of his comfort zone.

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Connolley helps man in trouble at river

Emergency training pays off for local student

On a hot day in early July, 16-year-old Hunter Connolley was in the right place at the right time.