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Nez Perce Tribe receives 2014 Farm Bill funds for noxious weed control

The Nez Perce Tribe was among the recipients awarded funding through $48.1 million allocated through the 2014 Farm Bill designated for agricultural health projects.

Basic First Aid and CPR Class to be held April 12

Anyone interested in receiving a certification for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course is invited for this informative class to be held April 12 at Soltman Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes all materials. Preregistration is required and can be done by calling Syringa Hospital & Clinics at 983-1700.

Republican candidates to speak at April 15 Idaho County GOP meeting

GOP candidates for Idaho County offices have been invited to speak at the Idaho County Republican Central Committee next Tuesday, April 15. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel, and the public is invited to attend. Contact Marge at 962-3519.

Grangeville City Council to meet Tuesday, April 8

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Grangeville City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Grangeville City Hall. Set for discussion during the meeting are public hearings on an alley vacation and two right-of-way issues, and a first reading of the downtown ADA parking ordinance.

Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests propose recreation fee increases

Recreation managers at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have struggled during the past 10 years to keep campgrounds, cabins and lookout rentals open without raising fees during a time when budgets have significantly declined resulting in staff and service reductions.

Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Session set April 5 in Orofino

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests continue to work on developing its Forest Plan that will set the course of management for the next 10-15 years. The next public collaborative meeting is Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. in Orofino at the Forest Service office (12730 U.S. Highway 12). The topics covered at this meeting will be wildlife resources and review of fire and fuels, air quality, recreation, and scenery resource topics presented at the February and March meetings.

Candidates for state office to meet with public April 2 in Grangeville

Several candidates for state offices will meet with the public at an event set for Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., Super 8 Motel in Grangeville. The event is sponsored by Integrity in Government PAC (Marge Arnzen of Cottonwood, treasurer).

Cottonwood controlled burn escapes, destroys shed

A controlled burn got out of control Sunday afternoon, March 23, and destroyed a shed at Cottonwood.

Three-hour outage due to malfunction darkens Riggins, New Meadows

Idaho Power reported 1,156 of its customers in Riggins and New Meadows were affected by an approximately three-hour outage last Thursday, March 20. A malfunction in an underground cable disrupted power at 2:50 p.m. (MT), and power was restored at 6:11 p.m.

Peck man dies in U.S. 12 crash north of Kamiah

Rory L. York, 68, of Peck, died last Wednesday, March 12, following an accident north of Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12. Reported at 9:03 a.m. at milepost 55, according to Idaho State Police, York was driving a 2012 Toyota Scion westbound when he drifted off the right hand side of the road, struck a tree and rolled into the river. York was wearing a seat belt.

Idaho County Sheriff’s Office will offer firearms class April 4

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, with funding assistance from the NRA Foundation, will be offering a one-day basic handgun firearms class on Friday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grangeville.

Impaired driving patrols run through Saturday, March 22

Idaho State Police and local law enforcement agencies have increased high-visibility impaired driving patrols this week, to run through this Saturday, March 22.

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Veteran’s advocate will be in Grangeville March 18

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, March 18, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

Larry Ramos, The Association concert raises $17,000 for Relay for Life

Approximately $17,000 in gross proceeds were raised from the Feb. 24 Larry Ramos Farewell Concert with The Association, according to coordinator Carolyn Haning.

Harpster sets March events

After a long winter’s nap – Harpster Community Building is again having bingo starting Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Plan to be there and you may go home with some winnings. Cost is still $10 for your bingo packet, speed bingo is an additional $1.

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