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Steelhead business interests form up to combat closure

Now the fishermen are lawyering up. A notice of intent to sue filed in October was met by an Idaho Fish and Game commission decision to close the winter steelhead fishing season at the end of the last day of the notice period, Dec. 7. The closure stands to ripple through river communities from Orofino to Riggins that depend on steelhead fishing to bring anglers – and their wallets – to town during otherwise slow winter months.

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Beards cost deputies charity donation

County sheriff’s deputies will be saving money on razors as the agency has relaxed its policy on growing beards, a change that will also benefit local charities. “If you want to grow a beard, it’s going to cost you,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings.

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Clearwater Valley News: Kamiah event draws a crowd

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches? Creatively decorated trees, wreaths, swags and the happy voices of children and adults of all ages filled the American Legion Hall in Kamiah last Saturday. This was part of a weekend-long olde-fashionned Christmas celebration organized by the Upriver Youth Leadership Council and many partners.

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Cottonwood News: Lighted parade is this Sunday

Gifts for residents of Cottonwood Shelter Home are needed at Christmas. If you would like to help purchase gifts, call JoAnn McHugh at 208-962-3846. Prairie Pro-Life Has set up the Tree of Life at St. Mary’s. The tree will be up for the duration of Advent. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers have only specific needs; note the items written on the tags. For questions, contact Kerry Uhlenkott or Julie Arnzen 208-962-3464.

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Riggins News: Winter Ball is Saturday

Quote of the week: “It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters; it’s who’s around it.” Charlie Brown. The Winter Ball 2018 is this Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Riggins Community Center featuring a no-host Cocktail Hour where Bev Knight will be playing piano music, followed with a dinner of prime rib and Seven Devils Shrimp. Reservations are required; all tables are now filled. Dance to the music of Joaquin, Dave, and Verna from 8:30 p.m. to midnight; the dance is open to the public at 8:30 p.m., for $10 per person. Buck Fitch will be auctioning gift items including a beautiful Christmas wreath, and the nine fantastic centerpieces throughout the evening.

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Christmas Carol Collaboration

Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening, Dec. 1. GHR activities director Amy Farris lighted the outside patio, fence and gazebo and administrator Ryan Beckman flipped the switch at the event. Here, (L-R) Jerry and Susan Johnson and their granddaughter, Sydney, provide music for the residents and their family.

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Twisted Fairytale performance by Cornerstone Theater

Cornerstone Theater performed A Twisted Fairytale last Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the United Methodist Church in Grangeville. Cornerstone is a group of Christian young people who use theater to raise funds for various ministries; this performance benefitted hurricane relief.

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Ozmers to host grand opening at The Trails

With about five months under their belts, Michael and Judy Ozmer are ready for a grand opening. “It’s going to be a great celebration,” Judy smiled. The Ozmers purchased Oscar’s Restaurant – now named “The Trails” – Aug. 1. The grand opening is set for Dec. 31.

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Three Rivers Rafting changes ownership

Three Rivers Rafting has changed ownership. Parts of the business were purchased by both Hughes River Expeditions, and Hunt Paddison and Mira Warner. All float boat and fishing operations on the upper Selway River through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area will now be conducted under permit by Hughes River Expeditions.

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Mahoney takes on SPPS principal position

Rhett Mahoney’s career choice took a turn when he was at the University of Idaho. Mahoney started in architecture and ended in secondary education. “God has a way of changing our plans, of using us in his ways,” he smiled.

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Kooskia Ushers In Christmas Season

Christmas festivites were officially ushered in last Friday, Nov. 30, at the Kooskia Tree Lighting event, organized by the chamber of commerce. Participants gathered at Kooskia City Hall for music and pictures with Santa Claus, followed by a block’s walk to A Avenue where the town Christmas tree was lit.

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Advent, Christmas celebrated at Monastery

While much of mainstream culture revs up for the holidays, December is one of the quietest months at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. With fewer guests, the monastic community embraces the quiet anticipation of Advent. The community schedule is cleared of extra activity as everyone enters the traditional time of waiting.

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