Felony cases amended, dropped in abduction

Felony charges against two Arizona woman involved in an apparent child custody dispute at Kamiah were resolved in district court last week. In a plea agreement reached with the prosecution last Tuesday, Jan. 26, Rita L. Lewis 49, pleaded guilty to the charge, amended to a misdemeanor; and the custodial interference case against Veronica M. Lewis, 26, was dismissed.

Idaho County District Court


Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD - Jan. 25-31

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff


Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff, Jan. 11-30

Notes: Idaho County Commission, Jan. 12


Notes from the Idaho County Commission Jan. 12.

Idaho County Sheriff's Office log for Jan. 27

Sheriff’s Log for Jan. 27

Activism at the Capitol; speakers on the statehouse steps

'We must show politicians in this statehouse that we won’t compromise on human rights ...'

The Idaho State Legislative session is a time of year when we see many rallies on the Capitol steps in support or opposition of legislation. The weather didn’t stop the protesters at the marijuana rally, nor did it stop the protesters at the next rally a couple weeks later, which had a much larger turnout despite rain.

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Bear Claw survives off land, thrives with help from Harpster neighbors

SEARS CREEK ROAD – It’s been 10 winters since 59-year-old Bear Claw moved to Idaho. “My friend said, ‘hop in the truck and you can come,’ so I did,” the soft-spoken man said, sitting at the table of his neighbors, Jim Fuller and Dixie Lynn, who live off Sears Creek Road outside of Harpster.

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Avista welcomes new area manager; Schwendener is in Grangeville office

Avista’s Grangeville office has a new face. The corporation welcomed new district manager Jeff Schwendener the first of the month. “I’m excited to be here and have been settling in,” Schwendener said from the 201 East Main Street office.

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Dog Bark Park on Toyota billboards

An image of Idaho’s iconic big dog in Cottonwood is now appearing in parts of America on billboards promoting Toyota’s new RAV4 Hybrid car with the tag line “Go Where No Neighbor Has Gone Before”.

It's Your Business: Syringa Hospital main entrance open

Syringa Hospital’s main entrance and front parking lot is open to public. The main entrance is designated for any non-emergency check-ins such as laboratory and radiology testing or patient visitors. Those checking in to the Primary Care Clinic should still use the clinic main entrance doors. Those looking to pay bills or who have questions about billing can be helped at the business office, previously the LeBlanc building.

In the News Briefs

Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation group invites citizen participation and encourages comments regarding applications submitted for the District 2 Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) member seat in North Central Idaho.

Instead of vilifying, thank legislators for fight to keep us free

Letter to the Editor

Robert G. Schultze made some interesting accusations in his letter of Jan. 20. First, let’s examine the “greedy gun lobby.” I presume he means the NRA, which was established in 1871.

Court Records

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne