Forest Service public meeting is Oct. 18 on Forest Plan Revision

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will hold a meeting for collaborators on Oct. 18 on the proposed action for Forest Plan Revision.

Road work: Expect winter log truck traffic during Iron Mountain Timber Sale

The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has begun logging and timber hauling operations on the Iron Mountain Stewardship Project, which is located north of Elk City near Iron Mountain.

Road work: Rapid River trail bridge closures start Sept. 28

Starting Sept. 28, work will begin on Rapid River Trail bridges. Two bridges will receive new decking material, running planks, and handrails due to weathering and old age.

Road work: Colt Creek Road closed due to Fern Salvage Timber Sale activity

The Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has begun logging and timber hauling operations on the Fern Salvage Timber Sale, which is located southeast of Powell Ranger Station on the Colt Creek Road 59.

Democrats set Oct. 11 for dinner, auction

Idaho County Democrats will host an election year dinner Saturday, Oct. 11.

Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting deputy

Paul Lee Oatman, 33, of Kamiah, was sentenced Monday, Sept. 15, to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Oatman to pay $25,719 in restitution and serve 100 hours of community service. He was found guilty by a jury on June 26, 2014.

Peasley Creek Road 469 open to forest visitors

Peasley Creek Road No. 469, a popular access road for hunters and other forest visitors, was reopened Aug. 26 after being closed for 10 years for safety reasons. The Peasley Creek Road Project is located approximately 15 air miles southeast of Grangeville.

Idaho County ag producers qualify for disaster assistance

Due to designation in a neighboring jurisdiction, Idaho County farmers and ranchers qualify for USDA natural disaster assistance.

Advocate to be in Grangeville Sept. 16

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

Kamiah public meeting is Sept. 22 for NPNH Trail revision

In September and October, the U.S. Forest Service Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail (NPNHT) staff will host a number of public meetings across the length of the NPNHT. Locally, the upcoming meeting will be Monday, Sept. 22, in Kamiah, 7-9 p.m., at the Kamiah Emergency Services Building (Fire Hall), at 515 Main Street.

Fall burning tentative to begin on Salmon River Ranger District

Weather-dependent, prescribed burning set to begin this month on the Salmon River Ranger District to meet ecosystem management objectives on approximately 2,000 acres total in several areas: ...

Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting officers

Robert Wesley Warden, 49, of Kamiah, was sentenced Aug. 27 in federal court to 10 months in prison for assaulting three law enforcement officers. He went to trial and was convicted on May 7.

EPA compliance actions made against regional businesses for violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed more than 50 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from April 1 through June 30.

Recycling at Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia

Recycling for cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans is available at Idaho County Recycling sites in Cottonwood, Grangeville and Kooskia.

ICSO investigates two injury, property damage accidents Aug. 17

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) investigated two damage and injury vehicle accidents on Sunday, Aug. 17. Information was limited as crash reports were not completed as of press time.