Idaho driver’s licenses and identification cards will be accepted for official federal purposes following approval of a REAL ID compliance enforcement extension request, granted March 27, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Idaho State Police District 2 participated with the Idaho Transportation Department and local law enforcement agencies with high-visibility education and impaired driving enforcement patrols March 15-22. Additional patrols were paid through federal grant funds to make District 2 highways and roadways safer.
District 7 legislators — Senator Sheryl Nuxoll, representatives Paul Shepherd and Shannon McMillan – are available for weekly conference calls with constituents every Wednesday, 1-1:30.
The Grangeville Border Days 2015 celebration dates have been announced: July 3-5. Border Days is on Facebook and online at grangevilleborderdays.org/.
Jason Ash, 35, of Kooskia was arrested March 16 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to a stolen vehicle.
Filing deadline is this Friday, March 20, for declarations of candidacy for upcoming board elections for schools, hospital, library, water and sewer, and highway districts. Filings are due by 5 p.m. with the respective district clerk or secretary.
Investigation continues into a bomb threat incident called in to Kamiah High School, Tuesday, March 10.
Idaho County Democrats will meet Monday, March 9, at the Soltman Center in Grangeville, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, March 10, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Latah County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating the apparently accidental death of Steven A. Zimmerman, 47, of Elk City. An autopsy to determine exact cause of death is pending.
Kamiah area; ICSO seeks info
Information is sought on a series of mailbox vandalism incidents in the Beaverslide, Caribel, Kidder Ridge and Woodland areas that occurred Sunday night and Monday morning, Feb. 22-23.
Grangeville is the fourth safest city in Idaho, according to a report by SafeWise.com, a community-focused security organization. According to statistics compiled from the FBI’s recently released Crime Report, Grangeville reported the fewest violent crimes: .31 per 1,000; and property crimes 10.94 per 1,000.
The Syringa Hospital Board has two vacancies that need to be filled.
The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Jan. 23, at Kamiah. Rack of Yak, located 12 miles east of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,595 MBF was sold for an average price of $381 per M. Proceeds will benefit the Public School Endowment.
Idaho now offers a veteran designation on both driver’s licenses and identification cards.