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Inadequate funding support behind push to form Ridge Runner Fire District

Fire protection is at the crossroads for a rural department east of Kooskia, which will go before the voters next month, requesting a taxing district be formed to support its services. “If it doesn’t pass and become a taxing district, are we going to stay with subscriptions and try to stay alive, or will we shut the whole department? Because without money, we can’t run,” said Blaine Feinman, chief for Ridge Runner Fire Department, Inc.

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Need a fire truck? Fire station fund-raiser set for White Bird this weekend

In conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, White Bird will hold a dinner, auction and karaoke contest to help raise funds for its new fire station. “We got a new-to-us fire truck from McCall earlier this year, and we are really trying to get it under cover before winter,” said fund-raiser organizer and city councilor Barbara Lowe.

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Dog grooming opens shop on C Street

For Sara Corder, having her own shop is a dream come true. “That’s always been my goal,” she smiled. “And it’s happened!” Grooming By Sara is open at 416 North C Street (blue building across from Camas Body Shop). “I’ve always loved animals, so it was a good fit,” she said. Corder previously lived in Orofino and worked as a dog groomer for six years. She learned from a groomer in Lewiston. She later became a veterinarian assistant at Camas Prairie Veterinary Hospital for Dr. Volkman and then started grooming dogs from that location.

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Farmer’s Almanac 2019 available

Old reliable is here again. It’s the 227th edition of North America’s “The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac.” This annual favorite focuses on what’s useful and timeless information and includes gardening, food, home and weather information as well as additional advice in a variety of areas.

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Riggins News: Fire department seeks local volunteers

Quote of the week: “If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in.” This is my October challenge to you…spread love! Fire Prevention Week is this week, Oct. 7-13. Special thanks to our Salmon River volunteer firefighters Roger Rashok, Randy Spickelmire, Donnie Clay, Dave Olson, Jonny Wilson, and Jeff Joyce-Chief. Look, listen, learn, and be aware…fire can happen anywhere. Look for places fire could happen and address the problem. Listen to know the sound of the smoke alarm. Learn two ways out of every room. Besides serving on the Fire Department and being available for fire alls, these guys also go above and beyond to respond to ambulance calls to help when needed. Kuddos to you for your dedication to our community. More fire department volunteers are needed. This takes dedication and training to become a firefighter.

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Mystery Night is this weekend

A Fatima Rosary Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 13. Meet at St. Mary’s Church at noon. Those able to walk in procession will pray the rosary in procession outside. Those who find it difficult to walk will stay in the church and pray the rosary there. Save the Date: Nov 4 is the annual Assumption Parish Dinner and Bazaar! Tickets for the raffle are being sold now.

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Clearwater Valley News: Smiths clown around in China

The historic Kooskia Opera House Theater is on the market again after selling just a year ago to a private buyer. In 2017 a local group organized to raise money to buy the opera house, but did not raise enough funds in the time allotted by the previous owners. I haven’t heard if the group will try again. It’s a great facility with a second-floor performance space that has hosted many theatrical and musical performances throughout the years.

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Fall Lecture Series: Casey to discuss Florence Cemetery

The second lecture of the 19th Annual Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Fall Lecture Series takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with local historian Penny Bennett Casey who will present her research on the infamous Florence Cemetery.

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Reward set in cow shooting case

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a livestock shooting death that happened sometime the last weekend in September. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

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Lawyering up: Idaho County budgets more for legal services

With the Idaho County Commission budgeting for a new civil service, the commissioners approved an increase of more than 21 percent in the county prosecutor’s budget for fiscal 2019. Had it been included with the line where Idaho County Commission chairman Skip Brandt told the Free Press the new spending belongs, the new $50,000 budget item would have shown up as a 44 percent increase in the commissioners line in the legal notice the Free Press published in August.

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Temporary rule change provides Medicare enrollees more time to buy coverage

Additional three-month period will run Oct. 1, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019 Idahoans younger than 65 who qualified and enrolled for benefits under Medicare parts A and B will now have an additional three-month window to purchase a Medicare supplement plan, thanks in part to a temporary rule change approved by the Idaho Department of Insurance.

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