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Pushing Winter Around

A series of recent winter storms have kept regional maintenance crews busy – including pictured here Dec. 30 in Grangeville — in keeping roads clear of snow.

System maintenance advised in wake of fires

Dec. 23 blaze destroys Kooskia trailer home

Following several recent fires in the community, Kooskia Fire Chief Mark Anderson advises residents on preventative measures to avoid problems. “This is the time of year when most of our fires are heating system related fires,” Anderson said.

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SHIBA volunteers available to assist with Medicare, insurance questions

Two financial counselors at Syringa Hospital to help

Have you been struggling to figure out what Medicare supplement to add or what insurance benefits are available? Syringa Hospital has two ladies ready and willing to help locals. Financial counselors Sue Little and Alissa Bunch are SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) trained volunteers who offer a variety of information and advisement.

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Ski patrol volunteers sought to serve at Cottonwood Butte

Madison Street open for sledding in Cottonwood

With 36 to 48 inches of seasonal snow accumulating in the area, there are plenty of opportunities for Cottonwood youth to get outdoors and expend pent up energy. The Cottonwood Butte Ski Slope opened Dec. 26 and the city opened Madison Street to sledding.

In the News Briefs - Jan. 4, 2017

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Idaho Department of Labor office on 305 North State Street.

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Looking For Breakfast

A hawk peruses a snowy field southwest of U.S. Highway 95 between Grangeville and Fenn early in the morning recently hoping to find its prey.

Jan. 10 public meeting set in Riggins

Comment sought on vegetation work for Windy-Shingle project

Comment will be sought on a proposed Forest Service vegetation management project at a Tuesday, Jan. 10, public meeting in Riggins. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m. (MT) at Salmon River High School, 711 Ace’s Place.

White Bird teen charged in fatal crash

A White Bird juvenile has been charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatality accident on U.S. Highway 95 last summer.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

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Dispatch Log: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

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Idaho County District Court

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Century Farm Family: Stubbers

The Stubbers family at the family farm in Greencreek not only had the kids home for Christmas, they also received a Century Farm certificate and plaque from the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS), the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the governor’s office.

Dam comments now due Feb. 7

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration are extending the public scoping comment period for the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by three weeks. The previous comment period deadline, Jan. 17, 2017, is extended to Feb. 7.

USFS’s Couch honored with award

Courtney Couch, Fire Prevention Specialist for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, is the recipient of the 2016 Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Award. Couch was recommended by her peers and formally nominated by Northern Regional Forester Leanne Marten to receive the prestigious national award.

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It's Your Business: Kooskia Clinic dedication in memory of Tucker is Jan. 11

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Syringa Kooskia Clinic dedication ceremony in memory of Dick Tucker has been tentatively planned for this day at 4 p.m. The ceremony will include an unveiling of his memorial plaque and refreshments.

Idaho ranks fifth in volunteerism

Idaho ranks fifth in the nation in volunteering, according to the latest report on volunteerism by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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