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Youth Conservation Corps completes employment

Twenty area youth between the ages of 16 and 18 recently completed eight weeks of training and employment through the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) program.

Augie Reinke, 84

Elk City, Idaho

Augie Reinke, 84, of Elk City, Idaho, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015...

Court Records: Aug. 26, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Aug. 17 - 23 2015

Grangeville - Domestic Dispute...

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Custodial interference - RP wants officer...

GHS grad makes full circle, takes principal position at GEMS

A new face in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal’s chair is actually a familiar face to GEMS. Although Dr. Susan Anderson only taught at GEMS for one year previously to taking the helm from outgoing principal Alica Holthaus, she has been a part of Grangeville for many more years.

MONDAY: Gains made, but many communities remain on alert

While the Municipal Complex fires near Orofino, Greer and Reubens are said to be 80 percent contained, and while Clearwater Complex command has made definite progress against the fires in the Kamiah area, Motorway Complex command reported 28 of the 29 blazes in its charge remain uncontained and Selway Complex command is still setting up its shop in Elk City.

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SUNDAY: Kamiah-area firefighting shifts from strengthening lines to mopping up

“We got a lot of line established and tied together yesterday,” Clearwater Complex Operations Chief Mark Goeller said. “The basic theme today is search and destroy to minimize a chance of the fire breaking out when the weather changes.”

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SATURDAY: "Syringa is safe this morning"

With an organized operation already in place, Friday's Red Flag winds fueled no repeat of the crisis that struck Kamiah the week before. The view from the River Dance Lodge this morning was "Syringa is safe." Yesterday's evacuation -- including the Level 3 (mandatory) evacuation in the community of Syringa and Smith Creek -- remains in effect.

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FRIDAY: Red Flag winds expected at 10 a.m.

Yesterday, the National Weather Service in Missoula yesterday issued a Red Flag warning that takes effect 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT today, across the region, including the Palouse, Hells Canyon, and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The Weather Service is anticipating gusty winds and low humidities, with southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour gusting to 30 miles per hour. Minimum humidities of 14 to 19 percent are expected.

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THURSDAY: “Super Scoopers” have arrived; Clearwater Complex reorganized

Air resources available today include two CL-415 “Super Scooper” Canadian air tankers stationed at the Lewiston airport to support fire suppression efforts in northern Idaho. Clearwater Complex fire information officer Mike Cole said the "Super Scoopers" will be using Dworshak Reservoir for a water source. Cole said these aircraft may be seen working in the Kidder Ridge area today.

Level 2 evacuation notice in effect for Woodrat Fire

UPDATE, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. -- The Idaho County Sheriff office is asking residents in and around the community of Syringa and the Smith Creek Road to be aware that erratic fire behavior is such that the need to evacuate may be necessary.

Governor authorizes active duty personnel for firefighting Clearwater Complex

Blackhawk crews currently helping to fight fires in North Central Idaho

UPDATE, Wed, Aug. 19 - Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has authorized Idaho National Guard personnel and equipment to support firefighting efforts on the Clearwater Complex fires in north central Idaho.