For the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, Idaho County voters are reminded that requests for absentee ballots must be made each calendar year. The request must be made in writing and contain a signature; an e-mail request cannot be accepted. The absentee ballot request form is available at www.idahocounty.org, or voters can make a written, signed statement requesting an absentee ballot.
Independent candidate for Sheriff, Carlos Martinez, will hold a town hall event in Kooskia on Monday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., at The Outpost. Martinez will discuss his plans for the sheriff’s office and take questions from the public. For information: 935-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work started Monday, July 18, on application of a double seal coat to an approximate 18-mile section of State Highway 14. The work will preserve the roadway surface and provide greater traction for motorists.
Insurance help for wildlife survivors is the topic of a Roadmap to Recovery workshop set Tuesday, June 28, Kamiah Fire Station on Main Street, starting at 6 p.m. Those property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will be navigating your insurance claim, extending deadlines, recovering “held back” depreciation and full value on your property, and overcoming challenges around the one-year anniversary. Free copies of the Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide will be available.
CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Water District will hold an information meeting Saturday, June 4, in Clearwater. The meeting is to inform the customers of Clearwater Water about connecting to the new water service system. The contractor in charge of the water service line placement will be on hand to discuss the procedure and to answer questions. Those who are customers or interested in receiving water service need to attend this meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Contact Lyle Smith at 926-4278.
The Richard Jacobs VFW Post 4902 in Cottonwood, Idaho is sponsoring a Veterans Town Hall Meeting Thursday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall located at 506 King St., Cottonwood. Veterans will be able to visit with representatives from the Idaho Dept. of Veterans Services, Senator Crapo’s office and Senator Labrador’s office.
Grangeville Police will be increasing patrols, as duties permit, to address citizen traffic complaints, including double parking on Main Street, motorists failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and inattentive driving by texting drivers.
The long term fire recovery group, WUNCCIL (Wildfire Unmet Needs Committee of Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties) is wrapping up its list of unmet needs resulting from the 2015 fires. For those residents of Idaho, Lewis and Clearwater counties, who live in a burn area and have an unmet need brought on directly from the wildfires that swept through last summer, they are encouraged to call Kamiah City Hall, 935-2672, by May 6.
The Idaho County Republican Central Committee has set the following candidate forum events that are open to the public to attend and ask questions...
Democratic candidate for District 7 Senate seat, Ken Meyers, is hosting an open house in Grangeville this Thursday. The public is invited to meet Meyers at the Grangeville Senior Center at 6 p.m., April 14.
WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Recreation District, which meets at the recreation hall (former White Bird School) has set two monthly activities.
Groups and organizations interested in having a local presentation on current drug trends can contact the Cottonwood Police Department (CPD), 962-3231, for presenter Danielle Cochran.
Firewood permits are available at U.S. Forest Service offices and at the following area businesses: Cloninger’s Harvest Foods in Kamiah, Tom Cat Sporting Goods in Kooskia, Harpster Store, Lolo Visitors’ Center; and in Grangeville at Rae Bros Sporting Goods and Tackett’s Saw Service. Permits are $5 per cord with a minimum of four cords ($20) and a maximum of 12 cords.
A fire recovery workshop for landowners will be offered on Wednesday, March 30, at the American Legion Hall at 618 Main Street in Kamiah. Topics addressed will include salvage, replanting and fire mitigation for timberlands, range and pasture recovery, and weed control measures for invasive grasses, noxious weeds and invasive roses. Fire prevention and mitigation measures for homes and structures will also be covered.
The North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled to meet on March 30 and 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Office, 104 Airport Road in Grangeville. The meeting is open to the public.