Region water levels up above average

Challenge this year is limited storage space if inflows continue

It’s “water, water everywhere,’ according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that reports precipitation levels are above or well above average across Idaho, since the water year started last October.

Thursday forum in Orofino features regional legislators

Rep. Giddings, Senator Crabtree to attend May 25 event

Past and present Idaho legislators will be involved in community forum this Thursday, May 25, in Orofino. Among those include: Dist. 7, Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R) of White Bird; Dist. 7, Senator Carl Crabtree (R) of Grangeville.

Several garden beds available through food bank

Gardening help is available from staff

The Camas Prairie Food Bank has several garden beds available for the public this season. Cost is $10 per bed for the season. For food bank clients, there is no cost.

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Delays on U.S. 95 at Hazard Creek

One lane open south of Riggins

Construction continues on the U.S. Highway 95 bridge near Hazard Creek, approximately 20 miles north of New Meadows.

Comment sought on water quality improvement plan for Crooked Creek

Deadline is June 7

Public comment is sought by June 7 on proposed plans to address elevated temperatures in Crooked Creek located in the Middle Salmon River-Chamberlain Creek Subbasin.

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Spring In Her Step: Dance Performance

Shirley’s Dance Studio’s Grangeville area dancers held their spring recital Sunday, May 21, at Grangeville High School.

Use caution while traveling Crooked River Corridor

Expect to encounter USFS personnel, heavy truck traffic along the road

Forest visitors should use extreme caution while traveling along Idaho County road 233, Crooked River Road. Multiple activities including hand thinning, chipping, mastication, and log hauling.

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Historian presentation on Florence Cemetery Wednesday, May 24

Event part of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Local historian Penny Casey will present a history on the Florence Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office in Grangeville, Idaho, located at 104 Airport Road.

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County service officer available to assist veterans

Nestled away in a basement corner of the Idaho County Courthouse is a treasure to area veterans: Camden Schacher, Idaho County Veterans Service Officer. “I’m here to help, and I just want veterans and their families to know I’m here,” smiled Schacher from behind a desk in room 29.

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It's Your Business: Home business fair is June 3; Dance recitals scheduled

Have you wondered what type of home business you may like to have? A home business fair is set for Saturday, June 3, noon to 4 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Community Outreach Center in Grangeville. Stop by and visit with representatives from more than a dozen different companies and learn what business opportunities may benefit you or just make contact with a rep about the great products they are offering.

In the News: May 17, 2017

The Grangeville site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal operating hours will resume in June.

St. Mary’s Clinics to offer sports physicals in area

St. Mary’s Clinics will be host to its 22nd annual sports physical clinics for all area schools. This program provides the necessary sports physical screening required by the Idaho High School Activities Association. The cost of the exams is $25 (payable at the time of the exam) with $15 being donated back to the schools’ athletic department.

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market plans for season

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market held their third annual Meet, Greet and Eat event, Sunday, April 30, at the Soltman Center. Nearly 40 people attended the informational meeting. Those interested in selling and others offering volunteer support stepped forward with questions and comments.


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