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Lions’ Cage

The Grangeville Lions Club has added a batting cage to the facilities at Lions Park, complete with a pitching machine suitable for little league practice.

Several Seven Devils trails remain blocked by last season’s blowdown

Winter and spring 2015 came with several large wind events in the Seven Devils Mountains, leaving many hiking trails crisscrossed with trees.

Spirit And Skill

Members of Victory Karate of Grangeville participated in Saturday’s June 20 Shiai of Champions tournament held in Orofino, receiving six first-place awards, five second-place, two third-place and one fourth-place.

Lolo Pass Visitor Center to host fun runs June 27

The eighth annual Mountain to Meadow event will be held on June 27 this year. This scenic run, organized by Discover Your Northwest, will begin at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (elevation 5,225 feet) on U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana border.

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Kicks for kids: Helena to try and break record to raise money for orphanage

“I went to India last year for the first time – it changed my life,” said Eric Helena.

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Eagle Scout flagpole project helped by many local hands

Grangeville’s Marcus Gravatt started his Eagle Scout project two years ago, having weighed a variety of civic ideas.

Idaho rural populations up 1 percent; Idaho County growth minimal according to U.S. Census estimates

Idaho County communities were a part — though incrementally — of a 1 percent population increase seen in the state’s rural areas last year, according to estimates released May 21 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Idaho labor dept. warns on benefit filing scam

The Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) is investigating a scam in which Idaho jobless benefit claimants – and possibly others – are being asked to provide personal banking information to an out-of-state organization to initiate or complete claims.

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White Bird Area Recreation District: board in place

Directors to guide use, future of former school, property

The wheels are turning in White Bird. The election held in November 2014 that area residents voted “yes” on to form the White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) – the only recreation district in Idaho County – is up and running.

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Saturday workshop on reducing WUI fire risk

Property owners interested in better protecting their structures and lands from wildfire are invited to a June 27 workshop, “Reducing Fire Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface,” in Grangeville. This free Saturday morning workshop at the Syringa Hospital Soltman Center on Main Street runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is sponsored by University of Idaho Extension Clearwater County Office.

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Kamiah to host CVRA Rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Paul serves as 2015 queen

It’s time to don those boots and hat and head over to the Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) Rodeo.

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Marek, Klement caught it all at the 26th White Bird Rodeo

Only one bull rider delivered a qualified ride last Friday and Saturday at the White Bird Rodeo, and that man — Colton Barnett — cashed a thousand-dollar payout.

Vehicle registration, gas tax jump July 1

Increase funds state road, bridge projects

Idaho vehicle registration fees are set to take a big jump come the start of July, but an early trip to the DMV office could head off some of those extra costs, at least for a year.

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Sisters represent town as grand marshals for White Bird Days, rodeo

Let ‘er Rip with the annual White Bird Days and Rodeo set for Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20. Representing the event as this year’s grand marshals are sisters Polly Hollandsworth and Peg Marek.