Incumbent Shepherd to face Hart for Dist. 7B Rep. post

Incumbent Paul Shepherd faces challenger Phil Hart, a former Idaho Legislator, in the upcoming Republican primary. Primary elections are May 15. No other parties have filed candidates in this race, nor have any write-ins. District 7 includes Idaho, Clearwater, Shoshone and a portion of Bonner counties. The Idaho County Free Press solicited information from each of the candidates concerning their qualifications and issues of the district.

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Author, Conley, presentation May 11 as part of state archaeology month

Idaho author Cort Conley will present a historic overview of boating on the Salmon River this Friday, May 11, as part of events scheduled for Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Conley’s presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office in Grangeville, 104 Airport Road.

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Riggins Rodeo 2018: Roping Takes A Team Effort

Team roper Steve King bursts from the chute in Sunday’s Riggins Rodeo action. The 70th annual event ran May 5-6, featuring saddle bronc, buill riding and barrel racing. Event results were unavailable as of press time.

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County seeks bids for Woodland gravel stockpile

Idaho County’s informal solicitation to supply rock for the county’s Woodland-area stockpile resulted in one bid for $138,000 last month, so the county commissioners decided Tuesday, May 1, to advertise it formally in the newspaper. The “call for bid” legal notice is in the Idaho County Free Press this week.

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Idaho County Democrat Caucus set May 14

Registered Democrats are invited to caucus on May 14 to help select Idaho County delegates to the Idaho Democratic Party State Convention to be held in Caldwell, Idaho June 29-30.

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It's Your Business: Camas Prairie Insurance working on new office building

You may have noticed that Dave Seyer’s former insurance office building on Grangeville’s Main Street was demolished May 3. Camas Prairie Insurance (owned by Dominic Lustig) is rebuilding its new office on the same site at 526 W. Main Street. They are temporarily located at 621 West South 1st Street (one block west of the old building, across from Grangeville Builders). The new office is planned to be finished by this fall.

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Forest Service monitoring finds South Fork miners sticking to the rules

In recent years, gold miners have gone to the state capitol in large numbers to demand a sweeping rollback of state and federal Clean Water Act regulations they say impinge on small scale suction dredging operations, but a subtle change in the state’s rules for this upcoming dredging season may put to the test how many miners are willing to work the South Fork Clearwater River this summer.

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Rodeo rides into Riggins this weekend

With the theme of “Riggins Rodeo … 70 Years of Thrills, Frills and Spills … and They Keep Coming Back,” the Riggins Rodeo is set for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6. (All times MT.)

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