Corral Dust - John Urbahn plays with fire(works) for 40 years

Did you know this is John Urbahn’s 40th year as a pyrotech for the Grangeville fireworks? That’s a lot of years worth of fireworks! Thanks to the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department for their help in making a great show possible each year.

Good Sams seeking vendors for ‘Samboree’ camping event Campout to take place in Cottonwood June 16-19

Have RV, will travel. And a host of big rigs will be traveling to Cottonwood this summer. A Good Sams “Samboree” convention is set to be held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds June 16-19.

Corral Dust: Wayne James selected as grand marshal

It’s hard to believe another year has rolled by, but Border Days is again upon us. This year’s events are set for July 1 through 4 with the rodeo on July 1, 2 and 3, and parades on July 2, 3 and 4. For details stay tuned or go on-line to or check out the Border Days Facebook page. Do note the parades are July 2 and 3 at 2 p.m., and July 4 at 11 a.m. This is a time change on the Fourth from an earlier announced time.

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It's Your Business: KCCU undergoes name change

Don’t forget that Red River Hot Springs is under new management. As of May 1, Todd Clift took over the springs and said he is looking forward to the summer season. Call the office at 842-2587 or cell -553-3514. The kitchen is open serving breakfast and lunch in addition to Friday’s taco night and Saturday’s pasta night, 5-7 p.m.

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Nafziger retires from teaching after 32 years

The end of the 2015-16 school year will be the beginning of a new chapter for social studies teacher Betty Nafziger. After 32 years working with students and staff in our school district, Nafziger is retiring.

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It's Your Business: Red River Hot Springs under new management; food sought

Red River Hot Springs is under new management. As of May 1, Todd Clift took over the springs and said he is looking forward to the summer season. Summer hours start the week before Memorial Day. Call the office at 842-1587 or cell 842-553-3514.

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Syringa shows renovation progress

Syringa Hospital began in 1939 with the vision of many volunteers and $22,000. Last week, the now-multi-million dollar facility welcomed the public to an open house for its newly remodeled reception and clinic area, among other rooms and renovations.

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It's Your Business: May 11, 2016

Have you heard the news? Camas Farms, right here on the prairie, has farm fresh eggs on the shelf at Cash & Carry Market in Grangeville.

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NICI Warden Lynn Guyer breaks free: Guyer retires after 30 years with IDOC

It’s full circle for Lynn Guyer. The 52-year-old Cottonwood man, who started his career 30 years ago as a correctional officer for North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) at Cottonwood completes it at the same facility, retiring from the warden position at the end of the month.

It's Your Business: Syringa remodel open house is May 3

Syringa Hospital will host an open house and grand reveal of the new construction at the hospital and clinics, 607 W. Main Street, Tuesday, May 3. Open house and tours will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; the public is encouraged to attend.

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Experts offer advice, tips on animal nutrition

More than 70 local kids gathered with another 30 parents and 4-H leaders in the wings April 6 as CHS Primeland offered a nutrition class for local 4-H’ers and FFA members. “Do you know you can start earning a credit history even at your age?” stated Grangeville’s Country Store manager John Lamb. “That might not seem important to you now, but one day it will.”

It's Your Business: Warden Guyer to retire

Save the date! On May 12, there will be a Growing Our Understanding panel discussion and public forum dealing with the important issues of community mental health, This program will be held at Grangeville’s Senior Citizen’s Center from 6-8 p.m. More information at 983-3763 or 983-2821.

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Kooskia Tulip Greeting

Motorists on Kooskia’s Main Street are greeted by a colorful floral display at the corner of 4th Avenue, next to Miles Body Shop.

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Avista donates truck to Elk City

The 1997 Chevy pickup Avista recently donated to the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department may be 19 years old, but it’s still much newer than what chief Loren Anderson has been driving.

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Help needed for GHS track meet; beware of scams

It's Your Business

Grangeville High School is hosting a track meet Tuesday, April 19. Volunteers are sought to help with a variety of projects. It’s a big job! Contact Naomi Finnegan at the high school ( or on her cell phone at 983-4162.


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