ICLP 80th annual meeting sees changing of the guard

It’s a changing of the guard for the Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative. At last Thursday’s annual membership meeting for the consumer-owned utility, 33-year Dist. 2 director John Solberg presided over his last meeting, with Greg Smith of Syringa elected by the gathering to fill his position. Close on Solberg’s heels, directors for Dist. 3, president Cliff Tacke, and Dist. 4 vice president Kim Dahler, informed the membership they would not be running again when their terms expire next year.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Priest joins PRLD as director

Michael Priest has been hired as the new director of Prairie-River Library District, which serves eight local communities including Kamiah and Kooskia, as part of the larger VALNet library consortium. As the director he will oversee all PRLD branches from the library district headquarters in Lapwai. Hours and the location of the Lapwai branch, along with all other PRLD branches, can be found at

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

‘Deterra Rx’ pouches for med disposal available; Arnzen Drug in Kamiah has items for free

The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC), in partnership with Kamiah Arnzen’s Drug, is helping to distribute free Deterra Rx pouches for citizens to safely dispose of their unused prescription medications. The pouches contain a water-soluble inner pod containing active carbon. When filled with warm water, the inner pod dissolves, the carbon is released, and medication placed in the pouch is rendered inert and irretrievable.

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Submit trick-or-treater photos; AWS open house is Friday

Did you hear about the “Cutest Trick-or-Treater” contest? Idaho County Free Press is sponsoring a photo contest with Advanced Welding and Steel, Cloninger’s Marketplace and Stuivenga Vessey as additional sponsors. Prize donors include Monster & Eli, Tato and Toddle Toys, True Log Homes and Stuivenga. Photo submissions will be accepted Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. Voting begins Nov. 2 and will end Nov. 7 with the winner announced that day. Submitt photos to Grand prize is $100 and a free pump inspection from Stuivenga. Additional prizes are two stuffed Yeti Monster from Monster & Eli; a duckling pull toy from Tato and Toddle Toys; and a chain saw carved pumpkin from True Log Homes.

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

The Wylde Hare opens on Main Street; Grand opening is today, Oct. 17

This week, Grangeville gained a bit more craftiness. The Wylde Hare opened at 227 Main Street, by Radio Shack (former home to The Book Shoppe). Owner Laurie Rockwell opened the shop’s doors on Monday and will be host to the shop’s grand opening today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will be open those hours Mondays through Saturdays.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

New Medicare cards on the way in Idaho

The newer, safer version of the Medicare identification card is on its way to Idahoans who utilize the federal health plan. Unveiled in the spring, the new ID card is designed to help prevent fraud and identity theft. Updated cards are now being mailed automatically at no cost to Idaho residents and should arrive within the next few weeks.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Food bank in desperate need

Camas Prairie Food Bank (CPFB) in Grangeville is in desperate need of soups and other packaged food items such as Top Ramen and macaroni/rice packet mixes. Note the soups needed currently are eating soups as opposed to cream soups for cooking purposes. With the continued CPFB need, manager Carlene Whitesell encourages the community for its support, dropping off food items at the center (411 East North Street, behind Les Schwab Tire Center) during both its operation hours and after-hours. For questions call 208-507-2365.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Oct. 26 class in Cottonwood on scoring of beef cattle

Fall is here, and with it fall calving for some and weaning spring born calves for others. This is a good time to evaluate the body condition of your cattle. Cattle producers are invited to a body condition scoring of beef cattle class on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cottonwood Livestock Auction in Cottonwood.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Dog grooming opens shop on C Street

For Sara Corder, having her own shop is a dream come true. “That’s always been my goal,” she smiled. “And it’s happened!” Grooming By Sara is open at 416 North C Street (blue building across from Camas Body Shop). “I’ve always loved animals, so it was a good fit,” she said. Corder previously lived in Orofino and worked as a dog groomer for six years. She learned from a groomer in Lewiston. She later became a veterinarian assistant at Camas Prairie Veterinary Hospital for Dr. Volkman and then started grooming dogs from that location.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Farmer’s Almanac 2019 available

Old reliable is here again. It’s the 227th edition of North America’s “The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac.” This annual favorite focuses on what’s useful and timeless information and includes gardening, food, home and weather information as well as additional advice in a variety of areas.

October 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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