Cottonwood News


Internet infrastructure needs discussed at informational meeting

With leaders from Idaho County and the cities of Winchester, Craigmont, Grangeville, Cottonwood and Nezperce in the crowd, Idaho Department of Commerce senior economic development advisor George Lynch opened an informational meeting Dec. 5 at Cottonwood City Hall with a plainspoken description of why broadband Internet access matters enough to merit state and local government attention.

December 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Christmas Masses, activities on tap

The morning of Dec. 7, the sunrise was so beautiful I had to get up and take a picture. It was magnificent! And with the cold weather we have been having, the snow sparkles like there are thousands of diamonds on the ground. What a wonderful place to live. Stop and enjoy the little things around you. The Christmas Mass schedule is as follows for the Tri-parish churches. Dec. 24, 5 p.m., at St. Mary’s; Dec. 24, 7 p.m. at Assumption; Dec. 24, 7 p.m., at St. Anthony’s; Dec. 25, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s; Dec. 25, 10 a.m., at St Mary’s. Everyone is invited to any of these Masses.

December 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Lighted parade is this Sunday

Gifts for residents of Cottonwood Shelter Home are needed at Christmas. If you would like to help purchase gifts, call JoAnn McHugh at 208-962-3846. Prairie Pro-Life Has set up the Tree of Life at St. Mary’s. The tree will be up for the duration of Advent. The Crisis Pregnancy Centers have only specific needs; note the items written on the tags. For questions, contact Kerry Uhlenkott or Julie Arnzen 208-962-3464.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Advent, Christmas celebrated at Monastery

While much of mainstream culture revs up for the holidays, December is one of the quietest months at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. With fewer guests, the monastic community embraces the quiet anticipation of Advent. The community schedule is cleared of extra activity as everyone enters the traditional time of waiting.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Broadband to be discussed Dec. 5 in Cottonwood

With an expected 30 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, broadband is critical community infrastructure. A local broadband discussion with Idaho-Lewis County businesses is set for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., at Cottonwood City Hall, 506 King Street. Learn about broadband’s impact on rural economic development and what can be done at a city and county level.

November 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Concerts, Christmas parade set

We had a little skiff of snow last week. I guess that means winter is right around the corner. The dates have been set for the Prairie winter concerts. Dec. 12 is the Prairie Jr./Sr. High School Band concert at 6:30 p.m. at the high School Gym. Dec. 19 the Prairie Elementary School concert is at I p.m., in the gymnasium.

November 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Hack, hack... Idaho County sees whooping cough case

North Central District Health Department last week confirmed one case of pertussis in Idaho County, said Peg Gehring, nurse practitioner, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “That’s more commonly known as whooping cough,” Gehring added.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: VFW names winners of speech, writing contests

Sunday was Veterans Day, but it was observed many places on Monday, Prairie High School among them. We owe a debt of gratitude to all the veterans who have served our country, many giving their lives as the ultimate sacrifice. I hope all of you honored your own personal vet in your family.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: St. Mary’s offers ‘Angel Tree’

There is definitely a chill in the air that reminds us that winter is not far off. The trees are getting pretty bare, with only a few leaves hanging on yet. The Prairie Art Association will have its meeting at 9:30 a.m., at the Craigmont City Hall on Nov. 12. A donation of $2 to help with hall rent and $5 for Pat Gehring to teach the class will be requested. Bring your own paint supplies and lunch. A meeting will follow after lunch.

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

Cottonwood News: Rain good for crops; year’s apples are big

Happy Halloween to everyone. The drenching rain on Sunday was good for the crops just coming up. But not so welcome to the many ranchers working with cattle during the weekend. We had our apple squeezin’ party on Sunday. The apples were unusually big this year. Now to can the apple juice so we can use it all year. I found a new apple pie recipe that I would like to share. This can also be canned in a boiling water canner for 30 minutes to use later.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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