The Idaho County unemployment rate for May 2016 stands at 5.1 percent, higher than the state by 1.4 percentage points. But efforts to put residents back to work are ongoing. The Idaho Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Kamiah Middle School Gym, 906 12th Street.
This week, Idaho County Commissioner Skip Brandt is in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Brandt said he has never gone to the convention as a delegate before, but wanted to be part of it this time, as a Trump delegate for Idaho. “I have never wanted to go,” he said, “but this is history in the making.”
A local face has been seen working away at the Idaho County Free Press and The Shopper office this summer.
A familiar Grangeville face is embarking upon a new business journey. Tom Cassill, Jr., is now a residential specialist/Realtor with United Country Real Estate in Grangeville.
The Board of Directors of the Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative Association, Inc., based in Grangeville, recently announced Max Beach has been selected to be the cooperative’s next general manager.
Happy 90th birthday to former Free Press pressman Dick Hooper! Rumor has it he turned 90 on Monday.
A $3.50 convenience fee paid by residential customers of Avista Utilities will soon be going away. The fee is charged by a third-party vendor when Avista electric or natural gas customers pay their bills online or by telephone.
yringa Foundation is strong and viable, according to a profit and loss statement presented by director Clare Chapman at the Syringa board meeting June 27.
Winner is Gradient Shift of Riggins.
The ACS Camas Prairie Relay For Life event is right around the corner, set for Saturday, July 16, in Pioneer Park in Grangeville. The survivor reception begins at 5 p.m. and all cancer survivors and their caregivers in the area are encouraged to attend for refreshments, celebration and surprises.
This is it! It’s Border Days week, set to start this Friday, July 1, with family night at the rodeo, and run through Monday, July 4, with fireworks at 10 p.m.
After a 16-year, post-retirement venture, Groaners Fitness will change hands. Paul and Julie Hauger are turning the Groaners keys over to Lance and Eve McColloch, current owners of The Gym.
When you have a chance, stop and look in the windows (and go in the store, too!) at Walker’s Jewelry on Grangeville’s Main Street. They have a beautiful red, white and blue display window that is very festive for this Fourth of July. They also have some unique western jewelry displayed.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will be starting its 10th market season Saturday, July 2. In celebration, the steering committee has plans to enter a float in the Border Days parade Sunday, July 3, along with more celebration events to follow throughout the market season. Gordon Talley will be performing music at the first market.
Thanks to Larson’s clothing store for the donation of their nice, handled paper bags for Quilts of Valor recipients to place their quilts in. This group of veterans received their quilts at the Keuterville Pub and Grub on Memorial Day.