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ITD proposes rule on oversize shipments

Comments due Sept. 30

Public comment is sought on a proposed rule that would regulate non-reducible, oversized shipments on a nearly 100-mile section of U.S. Highway 12.

Stites, White Bird approve 2017 budgets

Updates on area city budget approvals

Stites and White Bird both approved their budget proposals recently, wrapping up fiscal year 2017 budget hearings in Idaho County.

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‘Hard to see it go’

Historic stamp mill on loan to Wallace Mining Museum

“It was definitely hard to see it go,” said Tracy Tackett Sharp as she watched heavy equipment take down the gold stamp mill next to Grangeville Veterinary Clinic, at the edge of Lions Park, on U.S. Highway 12. Operators and volunteers removed the mill Aug. 24. According to the Idaho County Historical Society (ICHS), the mill is on loan to The Wallace Mining Museum.

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Quartet Crooners

The Gonzaga University Concert Choir performed at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11. The performance, “Unclouded Day: American Folk Hymns and Spirituals” was part of the monastery’s Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude program. The numbers on the program included a traditional barbershop quartet song, Coney Island Baby, seen performed here.

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Investigation into 80-acre blaze at Kooskia

North Suttler, Tolo Fire updates

Area fire crews have put their skills to good use this week after a couple of blazes erupted in both Kamiah and Grangeville. One was quickly contained while the other stands at 80 percent containment.

Montana motorcyclist dies in US 12 accident

Montana resident Gerald Mick died last week following a motorcycle versus vehicle accident along U.S. Highway 12.

Double trouble at CV for homecoming event

Don’t worry, you aren’t seeing double. It’s just “twinning” day at Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School.

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Florence History

Myrna Crane of Grangeville points to a map of Florence at the Aug. 24 Brown Bag historical presentation at the Bicentennial Historical Museum. Crane told the story of a journal kept by Barbara Parks Spears who lived in Grangeville and Florence. The diary spans her lifetime, more than 90 years. Crane’s family has a cabin in Florence and she and her husband and six children spent time there with her father in days gone by.

Democrats to host dinner Sept. 24

Event Saturday at Greencreek Hall

With the theme of “Celebrating Idaho Women Who Broke Barriers,” the Idaho County Democrats will host their election year dinner Saturday, Sept. 24, at Greencreek Hall. Greencreek is where Frank Church announced his run for U.S. Congress in the 1950s.

James Piotrowski (D) to face Rep. Labrador in November

Election 2016: race for Congress

James Piotrowski grew up in a family that emphasized public service; his parents were involved in service and youth organizations. And in his legal career, Piotrowski took that service to heart in representing the real needs of working people, the disabled community and helping to enhance and protect civil rights, he said. “This race is an extension of that,” he said, “to make Idaho the best it can be while respecting what it already is.”

Education Talent Search granted extension

The Clearwater Valley Educational Talent Search (ETS) will continue to benefit from a program hosted at Lewis-Clark State College after grant funding was renewed in July. The program serves more than 600 junior high and high school students in Weippe, Lapwai, Orofino, Kooskia, and Kamiah, according to Traci Birdsell, director of TRiO Programs at LCSC.

Wildfire springs up overnight northeast of Kooskia

Fire crews are fighting a 60 acre wildland fire seven miles northeast of Kooskia in the Suttler Creek Drainage. No structures are threatened. No roads are closed. It is currently about 20 percent contained. Reports of the fire came in about 4:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The cause is currently unknown.

Syringa continues Kootenai affiliation talk

Syringa Hospital’s board of trustees is gaining momentum for a possible affiliation with Kootenai Health as they continue work on the facility’s strategic plan.

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

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Audience presses Labrador on issues

Rep. Raul Labrador’s visit last Friday, Sept. 2, marked the end of his first tour of the district he represents in Congress, where has shown a willingness to clash with Republican leaders such as former Speaker John Boehner.

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