Clearwater Valley News: Country, county in turmoil; let’s try to meet in the middle in 2019

I try to keep this column pretty positive, but right now there is not much good news. With a big chunk of the federal government shut down, most of the Nez Perce-Clearwater NF employees who work in the Kamiah and Kooskia offices (as well as the rest of the offices in the country) have been sent home without pay for an indeterminate amount of time. The main thing that the Constitution requires of Congress is that they fund the government.

January 9, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Crab feed set for Jan. 19

Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was open last weekend. With huge snowflakes falling Sunday night there is a good chance they will be open next weekend. Check their website to find out for sure. Here is your chance to get away and forget about the dreary winter days. Summit Academy is selling tickets for a $1,000 credit to the Shore Lodge on Payette Lake in McCall. For only $20 a ticket, you may win and use the credit at any of their in-house services at Shore Lodge. You need not be present to win. The blood drive is coming up on Jan. 29. Take the opportunity to help save lives by donating a pint of blood for someone who is needing it. Call St. Mary’s Hospital to make an appointment, 208-962-3251 and ask for Brenda or Donna.

January 9, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

More than 103,000 Idahoans enroll for health insurance

More than 103,154 Idahoans enrolled in health insurance coverage for the 2019 plan year during open enrollment held from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2018, through Your Health Idaho, the state’s health insurance marketplace. This is the second highest number of enrollments Your Health Idaho has experienced since inception. Enrollment numbers for 2019 grew by more than 1 percent, with 83 percent of customers renewing their plans.

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Poll suggests Idaho Legislature would do best not to interfere

In 2018, small-business optimism, and with it, boosts in hiring and employee compensation, soared through the ceiling. Can it continue in 2019? Results from a survey of National Federation of Independent Business/Idaho (NFIB Idaho) members recently released shows how it can—and it can without any help or hindrance from the Legislature.

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Avista offers tips for managing energy costs during cold weather

With the arrival of the sustained colder temperatures, heating systems are operating more frequently and for longer periods of time, which can increase monthly energy costs. Avista suggests checking your home’s air flow and making sure to use supplemental heating sources efficiently to help manage your winter energy bill. Making sure door sweeps are in good condition and caulking around windows and doors will help prevent cold air from seeping in under doors. As a temporary measure, roll a towel and place at the base of exterior doors. Other no-cost recommendations include:

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Adams featured in Loggers World

Elk Mountain Logging, owned by Jeff Adams of Grangeville, was featured in the November 2018 edition of the trade magazine “Loggers World.” “Elk Mountain Logging in Grangeville is an operation of five loggers and enjoys the services of six owner-operator truck drivers to keep the logs moving to the mill,” the article states.

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It's Your Business: U-Haul data says Idaho is No. 5 growth state

A Beginning Spanish Language and Culture class is set to begin Jan. 24. This will run Mondays and Thursdays, for six weeks, through March 14. The courses are offered through Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach and will be instructed by Francisca Garner each evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $68. Registration closes Jan. 16. Call 208-983-2164 to register or e-mail coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at

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Peaceful march, talks set for Jan. 19

Those who believe in the inclusion and equality of all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or social class are invited to join the People’s March- Grangeville on Saturday, Jan. 19. The date was chosen to coincide with both the national women’s march and Martin Luther King Day weekend.

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Rocking In The New Year

Vintage Youth rang in 2019 with a performance for a full-house crowd at the New Year’s Eve grand opening of The Trails Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Grangeville.

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Multiple charges follow New Year’s bar fights

Reports of gunfire and fisticuffs ended with one man hospitalized for head wounds, and several others arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in the aftermath of two unrelated bar fights reported in Elk City and Cottonwood on New Year’s Eve.

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Two men arrested in connection with Selway Road burglaries

Two men have been arrested as the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) investigation continues into a series of reported burglaries in the Selway Road area. ICSO also stated a suspicious structure fire, reported Dec. 31, is being investigated by the agency and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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