Timber harvest causes road closures

Motorists can expect nearly two months of weekday closures on area forest roads due to timber harvesting operations. This will impact travel along Slate Creek road, Forest Service road (FSR) 354, and Grangeville-Salmon road, FSR 221, located on the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


May 8-14 Dispatch Log

District Court dispositions


April 29-May 5: Idaho County District Court

Idaho County Commission notes


Notes from the Idaho County Commission May 9, 2017

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Former commissioner Harry Owens dies in crash into Clearwater

Funeral service on Saturday, May 20

Funeral services are later this week for Harry E. Owens who died last week in a vehicle crash into the Clearwater River. Owens, 89, of Grangeville, was a former Idaho County Commissioner who served five terms (1987-2002) on the board.

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Children’s mental health program revamped for state

Group meets to hear about county services

Fourteen months of intense work in the State of Idaho children’s mental health realm has brought Jen Griffis full circle. She is now explaining the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) program to her community.

Board approves GEMS handbook changes

Grangeville Elementary Middle School Principal Dr. Susan Anderson said she wanted to add a few rules to its student handbook concerning its dress code. She addressed the Mountain View School District 244 board at the April 17 meeting. The board took the month to read over the handbook changes, and at its May 15 meeting in Kooskia voted to accept the changes

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Walk For Life

Just more than 150 people came out Saturday, May 13, for Hope Center’s 10th Annual Walk for Life.

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride rumbles into Kooskia

Bikers for a cause

The deep rumble of motorcycle engines filled the air all along Kooskia’s Main Street as riders with the Kyle Petty Charity Tour Across America filed into town last Sunday afternoon.

Body found, ID’d as Meyer, 67; missing since last November

Perri, 57, of Kooskia, still missing

A body was discovered last week, identified as Tark H. Meyer, 67, who had been reported missing since last November. Cause of death is to be determined by the Idaho County Coroner’s Office.

Saturday fire destroys US12 residence

Dog alerts occupants to blaze; minor smoke inhalation injury

Cause is believed accidental for a Saturday evening fire that destroyed a home west of Syringa on U.S. Highway 12. An unidentified member of the household was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville for smoke inhalation.

Pair arrested after pursuit face drug charges

Charges follow incident Wednesday, May 10

With arraignments completed, two individuals are set for court hearings on multiple drug-related charges following a high-speed pursuit last week.

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Star Wars Family Night at Library

On Thursday, May 4, the Grangeville Centennial Library hosted a Star Wars Family Night event with snacks, and contests with trivia and costume judging. Among the participants was this girl dressed as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Grangeville teen charged with meth possession following stop

A Grangeville teen faces a felony drug charge following his arrest during a traffic stop last week. Triston J. Bashaw, 19, is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.

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Five elected to Syringa board; local levies pass

Unofficial Results: May 16 elections

Five locals were elected as Syringa Hospital board trustees in the Tuesday, May 16, election. In addition, levies passed in both Riggins’ Salmon River Joint School District 243 and Cottonwood Joint School District 242.


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