Idaho County Ambassadors: 21 years and going strong

The brainchild of former University of Idaho extension agent Mary Schmidt, the Idaho County Ambassadors made their debut in 1997. Twenty-one years later, Idaho County 4-H Program Director Susie Heckman said she thoroughly appreciates the work Idaho County 4-H Ambassadors provide. “I count on them, especially during the fair,” she said. “They work hard.”

August 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Grangeville-based IMT deployed to Goose Rapids Fire

Private, state and federal land managers are battling a fire that started 21 miles south of Lewiston near Wild Goose Rapids on the Snake River approximately 1 mile north of China Garden Creek in Nez Perce County. Zaza Road is closed at Deer Creek Road and Zaza Road Intersection. Evacuations are in effect for residences along Idaho side of Snake River, from Corral Creek to Dough Creek per the Nez Perce County Sherriff.

August 10, 2018 11:55 a.m. read more..

Hot weather may see "significant increase" in Rattlesnake Creek Fire activity

Thursday, Rattlesnake Creek firefighting crews patrolled the northern, eastern, and western containment lines, incident managers said in a Friday morning news release. Firefighters improved handlines and continued mopping an active spot in the North Fork of Lockwood Creek, with the help of helicopter bucket water drops. Construction continued on the contingency line just south of Camp Creek. Fire activity increased north of Fall Creek in the late afternoon, and heavy helicopters worked to check the fire’s progression south. Dry fuels and very low humidity kept fire behavior active late into the evening.

August 10, 2018 11:49 a.m. read more..

Open Class Exhibits: Prepare now — enter Tuesday, Wednesday

Jams, cakes and wood projects, oh, my! It’s time to get together your entries for the 2018 Idaho County Fair Open Class Exhibits. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about this since last year or maybe this is the first time you’ve given thought to this. Whatever the case, there’s plenty of time to get your entries ready.

August 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Rattlesnake Creek Fire IMT to rotate Thursday morning

With a changing of the guard coming up Thursday morning, crews on Wednesday continued to patrol and mop up along the northern, eastern, and northwestern containment lines in the Rattlesnake Creek Fire area in southern Idaho County.

August 8, 2018 12:08 p.m. read more..

Dworshak Reservoir release set to keep tailwater cool

Dworshak Dam discharge flows will fluctuate between 5,000 cfs (cubic feet per second) and 13,000 cfs throughout the remainder of the summer season to provide cold water, reducing downstream river water temperatures for migrating salmon and steelhead, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management officials at the Walla Walla District.

August 8, 2018 11:52 a.m. read more..

Commission takes up bridge concerned in gold mine haul route

Concern for a bridge – mainly, for who would be liable for injuries and repairs if it failed under freight weight – is expected to hold up new Orogrande-area gold digs for a month or more while Idaho County researches road history details and prepares to enter an agreement that may involve residents and the company now leasing the old Friday Mine.

August 8, 2018 9:58 a.m. read more..


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