Public service announcement from Doumecq Highway District

Commencing immediately and until further notice, the Silver Bridge across the Salmon River two miles south of White Bird will have a temporary weight limit restriction in effect until the necessary repairs have been completed. For information: 839-2438 or 839-2351.

Update: Motorcyclist involved in June 21 crash dies of injuries

Edward Tobler, 86, of Eagle Creek, Ore., died June 24 at St Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 12 three days prior, according to Idaho State Police.

Nominations open for FSA county committees

Nominations are open for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Nomination forms for the 2014 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1. Elections will take place this fall.

Last of city’s compost for sale

The City of Grangeville has ended its composting program; however, the last of its compost is available for sale until it’s gone.

Traffic over Hells Canyon Dam to be delayed June 25-27

Travelers planning to drive over Hells Canyon Dam June 25–27 should prepare for significant delays while crews repair communications cable on the bridge leading to the dam.

Kamiah crash victim trapped for hours until Saturday rescue

An injured Kamiah motorist was trapped for hours until his rescue off a steep embankment last Saturday, June 21. George W. Garrett, 48, was transported by MedStar helicopter to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment of unspecified injuries. As of Tuesday, June 24, he was listed in the ICU in fair condition.

Update: Drowning victim, Gray, found south of Lewiston

The body of Joseph ‘A.J.” Gray, who drowned in a June 8 rafting accident, was found south of Lewiston last week.

Investigation by ISP on June 17 four-car crash involving local

Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into last week’s four-vehicle collision, in which a Grangeville woman was injured.

McGregor Company’s Nezperce facility nets $24,720 penalty for pesticide violations

The McGregor Company, one of the largest independent fertilizer, agri-chemical, and equipment dealers in the Pacific Northwest, has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning alleged violations of the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act at its Nezperce pesticide repackaging and refilling facility. The settlement included a $24,720 penalty.

June 11 accident results in three-hour power outage

Five Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative customers were without power for three hours last Wednesday, June 11, when as the result of a vehicle crash, electrical distribution equipment was damaged.

Nez Perce-Clearwater forests open personal use firewood areas

Several forest roads are open to the public on the Salmon River and Red River ranger districts through Aug. 22 for personal use firewood gathering.

Minor injury in May 27 two-car crash north of Grangeville

A Lewiston woman received minor injuries in a May 27 two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Johnston Road north of Grangeville.

‘Liberty’ to perform in Kamiah

Freedom Bible Fellowship will host the Liberty Quartet Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.

Road Work

Dust abatement project planned for Selway River roads starting May 21

Beginning May 21, three roads on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District will undergo dust abatement. The work will temporarily impact travel on an 11-mile segment of Selway River Road 223, from milepost 7 to 18.7.

Sign up by May 28 for Grangeville Spring Cleanup

Spring cleanup for the City of Grangeville will be May 26-30. The city crew and equipment will be available that Thursday and Friday (May 29-30) to assist homeowners with the removal of items not picked up by Walco, Inc.