Community’s needs to be discussed at June 14 event

Idahoans are invited to attend one of a series of free community conversations this summer focusing on community needs and challenges, existing resources and promising new solutions in the charitable sector. Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Seibert joins United Country Musick and Sons

Look for a new face at United Country Musick and Sons. Gina Seibert is a now a licensed real estate agent for United Country Musick and Sons. She has also successfully owned and operated a local cleaning business, Pristine Clean, for the last 25 years, as well as raising two children who are now adults living in Boise, where she visits regularly. After graduating high school, she attended classes in small business management at Palomar College and received a CNA certification at Western Nevada College. Seibert was born and raised in Southern California but said she was lucky enough to see other parts of the country and decided to move with her two children to Grangeville 10 years ago.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Corral Dust: Royalty is representin’

Those Border Days royalty girls are really getting around! They earned first place at Culdesac’s parade last weekend. Great job, queen Micaela Farris and princess Bella Klapprich. FYI, Micaela won the spirit award at the recent Distinguished Young Woman of the Camas Prairie program.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Kids Klub opens doors at new facility

A dream of more than 20 years in the making came true when the new Kids Klub (KK) building opened Thursday, May 31. More than 100 people attended the celebratory event which was catered by Effortless Event Planning. Summer programs started at the new facility, 506 South A Street, adjacent to Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS). “In its five different programs, Kids Klub serves more than 485 students per year currently,” said program director Kristi Keeler.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Business Showcase set for Saturday

Note that Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank parking lot will be closed at least through Friday, possible the weekend, as it is being resurfaced. Not just resurfaced, but ground down and paved! This will be very nice, especially as we approach Border Days. Thanks for your patience!

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Corral Dust: Border Days is on its way

It’s hard to believe another year has rolled around, but here we are. Border Days this year is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 4, 5 and 6. Rodeos are 6 p.m. each night and parades are at 2 p.m. each day.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho County No. 12 on ‘financially healthy’ list

When it comes to being financial healthy, Idaho County isn’t a bad place to live. Idaho County ranks number 12 in the state for its financial health. To find the most financially healthy places, SmartAsset took a holistic approach, considering debt as a percent of income, bankruptcies per 1,000 people, poverty rates and unemployment rates. Nationally, Idaho County ranks at number 1,145. The percentage of the count’s debt versus income is at 1.28 percent, while bankruptcies per 1,000 are at 1.73.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Travis Murray cooks with heart for GHR residents

Travis Murray’s philosophy is simple: “The residents are people, just like you and me – and that’s how I treat them!” Murray is an evening cook and dessert preparer five days a week at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. “I love to cook,” he smiled. A graduate of culinary school in California, Murray has been on the job at GHR since December. “My family has had property here about 15 years and I moved here about two years ago, following my parents here,” he explained.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Social services designee is an advocate for residents

Although Samantha Lovetere said she now loves her Idaho job, it wasn’t the reason she and her family moved to Idaho County. “We discovered Summit Academy, and that’s why we decided to move here, on faith,” she smiled. Lovetere and her husband, Josh, have three children, ages 10, 8 and 6. They moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Cottonwood in December 2017.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Orofino school kitchen manager receives award

The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) has named Jerrilyn Hernandez from Orofino Junior-Senior High School in Joint School District 171, ID, the 2018 Manager of the Year. Considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn, the award recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Manufacturing top payroll 2016 for Idaho County according to Census

When it comes to take-home pay in Idaho County, the manufacturing industry leads the pack, and it is among the top five business sectors that, combined, comprise nearly 75 percent of total annual payroll. This information is according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released in April.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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