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.

County answers Funderburg’s victim’s complaint

Attorneys for Idaho County, Sheriff Doug Giddings and Undersheriff Jim Gorges have filed a request for a jury trial and a point-by-point denial of plaintiffs’ allegations in the civil suit following from an illegal sexual relationship between then-ICSO deputy Daniel Funderburg and a Kamiah-area minor teenage girl.

Planning initial ignition of Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project; May 22 public meeting set

The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests plans to begin ignition operations on the Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project (Johnson Creek drainage) primarily to establish a buffer zone around the perimeter of the project area before igniting approximately 3,100 acres this fall.

SRAG art show set during White Bird Days

The Salmon River Art Guild White Bird Days Show and Sale will be held June 14 in White Bird at the IOOF Hall from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific time.

Expect delays through May 9 on U.S. 12 near Lochsa Ranger Station

Motorists can expect 15-minute delays on U.S. Highway 12 between Pete King Road and Bald Mountain (near the Lochsa Ranger Station) due to road work by the Idaho Transportation Department. Crews are working on the bridge deck drilling cores to perform a foundation investigation. Width limit is 14 feet, and vehicle length limit is 128 feet.