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Syringa Hospital board adopts inclusive meeting model

‘No us vs. them’

“There is no ‘us versus them,’” Syringa Hospital board vice-president Steve Didier, Kooskia, said at the Feb. 28 board meeting. With that in mind, Didier asked everyone at the board table – trustees, hospital employees, department heads and medical personnel – to disperse. “We want to shake it up,” he smiled. “No groups, just everyone interspersed.”

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Grangeville tourism listening session draws handful

One in a series of more than 10 regional “listening sessions” brought nine people to Super 8 Motel March 2.

Snowfall aftermath puts ICLP crews on outages in Idaho County

A short-lived snowfall last week, but heavily laden with moisture, resulted in power outages, and minor rock and landslides across Idaho County. Despite increased activity, no injuries or road closures are being reported at this time.

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Last chance to get tickets to SMH’s Mardi Gras event

St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s Annual Mardi Gras event will feature live and silent auction items for guests to bid on and the proceeds will go directly to hospital needs. The annual event allows St. Mary’s to address critical facility needs to help serve patients. Last year the event helped the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation fund a new heating system to replace an outdated and inefficient one.

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‘Fast jump’ keeps fire damage at minimum in Grangeville

Damage was kept to a minimum following last Wednesday’s March 8 house fire in Grangeville. Cause is believed accidental. No injuries were reported.

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South Fork Clearwater steelhead collection for brood stock

What’s the catch? Improving fish runs

“This is quite a boost to this area,” noted Stan Hawkins, fisheries technician, Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

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Singh takes first at state BPA

Grangeville High School recently had four students travel to Boise to represent the school at this year’s State Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference. Junior Amrit Singh was awarded first place in his event of Economic Research. He now has the opportunity to attend the National BPA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., May 10-14. His event consisted of gathering information on contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy and then writing a seven-page research paper promoting which policy would be most effective for the current economic status.

Lindsley’s St. Paddy’s Day sale set

Lindsley’s Home Furnishings annual St. Patrick’s Day sale is set for tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the store at 113 East Main Street for a chance at door prizes and giveaways – including a chance to win a $500 store gift certificate – as well as refreshments and visiting!

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MVSD 244 $2.6M levy squeaks by

March 14 election: passes with 52 percent of vote

Voters in Mountain View School District 244 came out with a yes vote — just barely — in Tuesday’s March 14, $2,663,246 supplemental levy election.

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Bridge Work Across Little Salmon River

For those travelling between Grangeville and New Meadows, you will encounter new construction occurring on the bridge across the Little Salmon River at Hazard Creek Road, approximately 20 miles north of New Meadows.

Council hears opposition to new business

Riggins City Council members received an earful from the community about a potential new business March 8. Neil Marzolf of Moscow has applied for an alcohol beverage license with the State of Idaho and plans to open a tap room in Riggins.

Giddings: Sheriff’s office is adequately staffed

In the largest county in the state, Idaho County sheriff’s officers cover a swath of land 8,503 square miles across. With a population of 16,267, as of the last census in 2010, and only two local police departments in the county, many communities rely on the sheriff’s department for law enforcement.

ADA curb ramp grants available to jurisdictions

Grants up to $60,000 are available to local jurisdictions for Idaho ADA curb ramp improvements

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Green Pancakes At White Bird

The 10th Annual Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day Sausage and Hotcake Breakfast was held Sunday, March 12, at the White Bird IOOF Hall.

City equity buy-in fees at issue

Talk continues on ordinance revisions

What’s a good compromise to give the city and prospective developers each what they need? That focus framed discussion at last week’s Grangeville City Council meeting where options were discussed in ongoing plans to rework the municipal subdivision ordinance.

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