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Moisture loosens boulders at slide

SH 14 closed overnight

About an inch and a quarter of rain last Friday made for one of the most active days the slide area has seen since 100,000 cubic yards came down in February. The South Fork Clearwater River – into which more than 260 square miles of countryside drains – nearly doubled its flow as all the runoff came down. In the area destabilized by February’s massive landslide, the sudden rush of moisture loosened boulders as large as 10 feet in diameter, which fell and blocked the narrow path through the slide area.

Grangeville couple, Harpster woman hurt in regional crashes

Idaho County residents were injured in unrelated accidents within the region, reported by Idaho State Police (ISP).

Unwanted meds turn-in event this Saturday

Events in Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Cottonwood

Area law enforcement agencies will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 30, as part of an annual nationwide effort with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prevent medication abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Prom at PHS

Prairie High School hosted its annual prom on Saturday, April 23, with the theme “Diamonds are Forever.” The 2016 royalty were king Brandon Higgins and queen Krystin Uhlenkott. Among those hitting the dance floor Saturday night included (pictured) Josie Peery with Danial Leonard In the background are Jordyn Higgins, and Chaye Uptmor with Luke Stokes.

Finding common ground, property rights at issue for pair

Election – Dist. 7 Senate – Crabtree, Nuxoll

Carl Crabtree of Grangeville will challenge incumbent Sheryl Nuxoll of Cottonwood for the District 7 Senate position in the May 17 Republican primary election. The winner in this race will face Democrat Ken Meyers of Sagle in the Nov. 8 general election.

Reining in restrictive regulations, conservative values at issue

Election – Dist. 7B Rep. – Shepherd, Steneck

Incumbent Paul Shepherd of Riggins will face off against challenger Kris Steneck of Elk City for the District 7B Representative position in the May 17 Republican primary election.

Grangeville man dies in Saturday crash on Lake Road

Chad M. Frei, 39, died Saturday night, April 23, as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash.

Salmon River Bridge repairs start May 25

Idaho Transportation Department will be conducting repair on the Salmon River (Goff) Bridge on U.S. Highway 95. The bridge at milepost 197.3 will receive an epoxy overlay between May 25 to June 10. Expect 15-minute delays.

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ITD: West Co has cut a path through last night's slide

State Highway 14 was once again closed to all traffic as the landslide that blocked the highway in February reactivated last night, the Idaho Transportation Department noted on its 511 website late last night. Shortly after 10 a.m. this morning, ITD said contractor West Co has cut a path through the material that came down last night.

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Trio of overdue mushroom hunters found uninjured

A 34-year-old Kooskia woman, her 5-year-old son and her mother were found today (Wednesday, April 20) after spending the night in the outdoors after not returning from a mushroom hunt.

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Experts offer advice, tips on animal nutrition

More than 70 local kids gathered with another 30 parents and 4-H leaders in the wings April 6 as CHS Primeland offered a nutrition class for local 4-H’ers and FFA members. “Do you know you can start earning a credit history even at your age?” stated Grangeville’s Country Store manager John Lamb. “That might not seem important to you now, but one day it will.”

It's Your Business: Warden Guyer to retire

Save the date! On May 12, there will be a Growing Our Understanding panel discussion and public forum dealing with the important issues of community mental health, This program will be held at Grangeville’s Senior Citizen’s Center from 6-8 p.m. More information at 983-3763 or 983-2821.

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The long term fire recovery group, WUNCCIL (Wildfire Unmet Needs Committee of Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties) is wrapping up its list of unmet needs resulting from the 2015 fires. For those residents of Idaho, Lewis and Clearwater counties, who live in a burn area and have an unmet need brought on directly from the wildfires that swept through last summer, they are encouraged to call Kamiah City Hall, 935-2672, by May 6.

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Kooskia Tulip Greeting

Motorists on Kooskia’s Main Street are greeted by a colorful floral display at the corner of 4th Avenue, next to Miles Body Shop.