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Comes out in the black

Syringa gets clean audit for 2015 FY

“Looking back, we can see that 2014 wasn’t the best year, but 2015 was pretty good,” said CPA Carl Swenson of Crandall-Swenson, PLLC. Swenson spoke to the Syringa Hospital (SH) board Jan. 25 at the regular monthly meeting and presented the hospital’s annual audit. While 2014 ended with an overall loss of $4,611, the hospital was on the plus side at $100,453 for 2015.

Fear restrains Riggins couple at standoff site

Threat of arrest, being shot keep Andersons from leaving refuge

“None of them want anything more to do with this. They want to go home,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings of four individuals – two of whom are Riggins residents – who remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, site of a month-long standoff by protestors.

Break-ins may be related; GPD advises precautions

Main Street establishments hit

Main Street businesses are advised to take precautions following an attempted break-in early this week that may be related to two separate burglaries last month.

Slick conditions contribute to weekend injury, rollover crashes

Slick conditions over the weekend contributed to several slideoff and rollover crashes, reported to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

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Everson hired as Grangeville librarian

Books, movies, clubs and computers, oh my! The Grangeville Centennial Library has it all and now GCL also has a new face. Jamie Everson took over as librarian last week and replaces Becky Hosman who moved to Yakima.

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Kamiah man faces two felony assault charges

Incident alleged to involve shotgun, knife

A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday, Feb. 9, for a Kamiah man charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault resulting from an incident with his son last month.

Felony cases amended, dropped in abduction

Felony charges against two Arizona woman involved in an apparent child custody dispute at Kamiah were resolved in district court last week. In a plea agreement reached with the prosecution last Tuesday, Jan. 26, Rita L. Lewis 49, pleaded guilty to the charge, amended to a misdemeanor; and the custodial interference case against Veronica M. Lewis, 26, was dismissed.

Idaho County District Court

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Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

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Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD - Jan. 25-31

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

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Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff, Jan. 11-30

Notes: Idaho County Commission, Jan. 12

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Notes from the Idaho County Commission Jan. 12.

Idaho County Sheriff's Office log for Jan. 27

Sheriff’s Log for Jan. 27

Activism at the Capitol; speakers on the statehouse steps

'We must show politicians in this statehouse that we won’t compromise on human rights ...'

The Idaho State Legislative session is a time of year when we see many rallies on the Capitol steps in support or opposition of legislation. The weather didn’t stop the protesters at the marijuana rally, nor did it stop the protesters at the next rally a couple weeks later, which had a much larger turnout despite rain.

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Bear Claw survives off land, thrives with help from Harpster neighbors

SEARS CREEK ROAD – It’s been 10 winters since 59-year-old Bear Claw moved to Idaho. “My friend said, ‘hop in the truck and you can come,’ so I did,” the soft-spoken man said, sitting at the table of his neighbors, Jim Fuller and Dixie Lynn, who live off Sears Creek Road outside of Harpster.

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Avista welcomes new area manager; Schwendener is in Grangeville office

Avista’s Grangeville office has a new face. The corporation welcomed new district manager Jeff Schwendener the first of the month. “I’m excited to be here and have been settling in,” Schwendener said from the 201 East Main Street office.