Volleyball resolution reached in Kooskia

After months of tension and accusations the city was denying park users the freedom to play volleyball, a resolution has been reached between the two groups. Kooskia City Council, at its Aug. 10 meeting, agreed to allow area residents to play anywhere in the park as long as spikes are not being used to tie down a volleyball net.

Cottonwood seeks foregone taxes in FY17 budget proposal

If everything moves forward as projected, the Cottonwood City Council will use its foregone property tax to fund its fiscal year 2017 budget. Taxing entities are allowed a 3 percent property tax increase each year. However, Idaho tax code allows taxing districts to levy for and budget foregone property taxes, increases not taken in previous years.

Interactive health fair set to coincide with county fair in Cottonwood

The Partnership for Healthy Communities (a coalition of six health systems and two county service agencies) will be hosting an Interactive Health Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cottonwood Community Hall. The event is specifically set during the Idaho County Fair week with the hope of engaging as many fair attendees in the event as possible.

District-wide bulb replacement to save on utility costs

“The light bulbs throughout the district are being replaced to more efficient fluorescent bulbs,” reported Mountain View School District 244 director of technology Joe Rodriguez. Rodriguez filled in for superintendent Kent Stokes at the July 18 board meeting. Rodriguez said the current bulbs are 32 watts and will change to 18 watts, which “should be a significant savings cost.”

High speed chase tests system

Pursuit vehicles had to switch to local frequencies as they passed from county to county

A scofflaw tested the emergency communication system last week, coincidentally, on the day after the Idaho County Commission appointed two men to a regional board that helps keep radio connections working smoothly during incidents that involve multiple jurisdictions.

Joint landfill discussion continues

Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up

During the next year, depending on how negotiations proceed, Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up a five-county joint landfill to be located near Council. That’s because Idaho County would be delivering half the tonnage to the new landfill – about 40 tons of solid waste per day.

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Making The Cut

Competitors get the crosscut saw in line, ready for the Jack and Jill event at Saturday’s Aug. 13 logging show, part of the annual Elk City Days celebration. For event results, see page 8A.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log, Aug. 8-14

Court Records: District, Magistrate


Idaho County District Court

Idaho County Commission notes


Notes from the Idaho County Commission Aug. 9, 2016

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Rudder takes care of the whole person with OT skills

GRANGEVILLE — Teddy Rudder spent 20 years working for the U.S. Forest Service be-fore moving on into his next career; that of an occupational therapist.

It's your business: Sign up now to get involved in Oktoberfest

Are you ready to have fun in our little town? The Grangeville Merchants Association is organizing Oktoberfest 2016 in downtown Grangeville, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Report


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It's Your Business: Celebrate farmers’ markets, get fire protection

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, as “National Farmers’ Market Week.” This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers’ markets play in local economies.

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New provider joins Syringa team

“I grew up in a small town, much the size of Grangeville, and this is the type of area I wanted to practice in. My family loves it here,” said Brett Johnson, DO (doctor of osteopathy). Dr. Johnson started at Syringa Hospital and Clinics just more than a week ago. He has been busy since in the clinic and emergency room.


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