Updates on wildfire closures, restrictions

Update, Tuesday, Sept. 22

Listing as of Tuesday, Sept. 22, of closures, restrictions on federal lands due to wildfire restrictions

Prescription drug take-back event this Saturday in Kamiah

Weekday medicine dropoff available in Cottonwood, Grangeville

Medications collection will be open in Kamiah this Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back event.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Kooskia - Stolen vehicle Spruce St/TRA – Lewis County,...

Court Records: Sept. 23, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice

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Boutique to open this Saturday Legally blind woman finds way to be active

Come Saturday, Sept. 19, Grangeville will have one more place to shop. Jan Meggerson is opening “Jan’s Paparazzi Boutique” at 322 W. South Street, located just behind the courthouse.

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New cell phone rules at GHS help put students on ‘even playing field’

A sign of the times faces students as they walk into Grangeville High School classrooms this year. An elementary-school type of pouch with 30-ish clear pockets is in each class.

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Lift Up Your Voice

The Gonzaga University Concert Choir performed on Sunday, Sept. 13...

Council races contested Grangeville, White Bird; two seek cemetery district board spot

City council races in Grangeville and White Bird will be contested in the Nov. 3 elections. In Grangeville, three four-year-term council positions are open, sought by Amy Farris, Peter Lane, Daniel Gautney and Michael Peterson. In White Bird, the four-year-term mayor position is sought by Rick Alley and Rod Pilant. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Homer Brown, Janis Ann Owen-Comrie and Darlene Wadsworth.

Wildfire season winds down

Selway team moves out

The worst fire season in Idaho County’s long memory will be over soon, if wet weather now moving through the area delivers. As of last Friday, Sept. 11, the National Weather Service’s Missoula-based forecasters were anticipating a tenth of an inch of rain across the fire-afflicted region, but the line of storms that arrived Monday, Sept. 14, is now expected to bring about an inch of rain to many areas.

Helicopter logging starts on Selway Salvage Sale

IDL prepared sale after trees burned in 2014 Johnson Bar Fire

Helicopter logging operations started last week on a burned timber salvage sale in Idaho County that has been at the center of a legal challenge by an environmental group and private individual.

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Listening session draws comments, criticism on Kamiah fire response

'This is one that stretched us all'

“Where do we go from here?” questioned Eric Yarbrough, succinctly summing up the sentiment for those speaking their piece at a public listening session attended by more than 113 people in Kamiah last week about recent devastating wildfires.

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Regional animal facility seeks land donation from city for site

A land donation by the city would help spur on efforts for a proposed regional animal shelter located at Grangeville.

Tort claims tribal sovereignty infringement with restrictions on fireworks

Tribe members seek monetary damages

Tort claims have been filed against seven North Central Idaho cities by two Nez Perce Tribe members stating they thousands of dollars in lost fireworks sales revenue due to the municipalities allegedly infringing on tribal sovereignty.

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Aug. 24 - Sept. 4 2015

Possible DUI - A subject flagged down 2102 about a black Camaro with white stripes driving all over the road at erratic speeds.

Court Records: District/Magistrate

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne