Crabtree, Giddings take majority vote in home counties

Republicans also won more votes in opponents home counties to take District 7 seats.

For the District 7 legislative races, unofficial results are Carl Crabtree (R) of Grangeville won the senate over Ken Meyers (D) of Sagle, 14,318 to 5,071; and Priscilla Giddings (R) of White Bird overcame Jessica Chilcott (D) of Sandpoint, 13,647 to 5,633, for Dist. 7A Representative.

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Lining Up The Shot

The Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville hosted the Jukebox Saturday Night Swing Dance on Nov. 12. The evening event for veterans and families included music, dancing and time to catch up with friends. Pictured here: Amy Rose (right) of Greencreek, helps her daughter, Makayla, line up a pool shot.

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Dispatch Log Nov. 7 - Nov. 13

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Record turnout across county

2016 Election: final results

2016 was a record turnout within the last three presidential elections for Idaho County voters at 83.10 percent, up more than 4 percent from the last highest year, 2008, when Barack Obama first took office. Results were canvassed Monday, Nov. 14, by the Idaho County Commission, confirming 8,517 ballots were cast Nov. 8 out of a total 10,249 registered voters. 2016 also saw the highest number of election day registrants – 783 – within the past three presidential elections.

Eleven precincts within 70, 80 percent turnouts

2016 Election: final results

With Idaho County showing a presidential election record turnout of 83.1 percent, how did individual precincts fare, percentage-wise?

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Work under way to maintain forest infrastructure impacted by 2015 fires

Work is under way by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest to maintain critical forest infrastructure — including roads, administrative sites and recreation sites — impacted by the 2015 wildfires.

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‘The People’s Tree’ makes Grangeville stop en route to D.C.

‘So honored to host the Capitol Christmas Tree here’

“We are so honored to host the Capitol Christmas Tree here,” said Jody Baxter, Grangeville-based smokejumper, from the podium at the Grangeville Senior Citizens parking lot.

Cottonwood works to VEBA compliance

The Cottonwood City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 1 with Rich Dickman, senior client consultant for Gallagher VEBA, and Dominic Lustig, Camas Prairie Insurance, to discuss options for meeting medical insurance requirements for city employees.

With runway reconstruction completed, county airport reopened for fixed-wing aircraft traffic

Back in business:

The Idaho County Airport is back in business. The county-owned facility opened to fixed-wing aircraft traffic on Monday, Nov. 14, after being shut down for more than five months to undergo nearly $7 million in reconstruction of both the runway and taxiway.

Awarded grants to fund Salmon River, Kamiah food banks’ efforts

Two Idaho County organizations received grants for efforts to provide hunger relief. The Kamiah Senior Meal Site and Salmon River Senior Citizens, Inc. were among 34 organizations awarded funding through the Idaho Food Bank Fund. Salmon River Senior Citizens was awarded $1,518.86 to assist with the Riggins Food Pantry. The Kamiah Senior Meal Site was offered a $5,000 grant to continue providing meals onsite and through home delivered meals.

2017 trial set in suit against Idaho County

Matter concerns 2012 sex crime involving ICSO deputy, minor

A civil case filed in Lewis County District Court against Idaho County by the young Kamiah woman who was victimized by an Idaho County Sheriff’s deputy four years ago has been scheduled for a jury trial next June.

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Info sought on equipment vandalism

County investigators are seeking information on heavy equipment vandalism that occurred earlier this month outside Kamiah.

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Tacke reports ICLP value, equity up

Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative finishes up a good year for revenue and operations, according to reports presented at its annual membership meeting last Thursday, Nov. 3.

SMH Foundation purchases new boiler system

“St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics would like to thank the SMH Foundation as well as patients and community members who have supported the foundation events in the past for an extremely generous contribution allowing SMH to purchase a new boiler system,” said Matthew Forge, CAO, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “Without this contribution the boiler replacement project wouldn’t have been possible.”


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