Cottonwood News



Prairie High School reunion set for July 14

July 14 is the date set to meet at the Cottonwood City Park at 11 a.m. All Prairie High School classes are welcome as well as friends from the former St. Gertrude’s Academy. Bring a snack of choice, beverage and lawn chair. Tableware will be provided. Also bring memories, pictures and yearbooks.

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


St. Mary’s/Holy Cross annual dinner, raffle set for Feb. 25

There is good news for all the loyal attendees of the annual Keuterville Holy Cross dinner. The 41st event and prize drawing will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Keuterville Hall. Cost is $9 for adults; $4 for grades one through six; kindergarten and preschool get in for free.

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

Cottonwood News: Dog Bark Park B&B wins award

Dog Bark Park was recently ranked as the most unique bed and breakfast in Idaho by Hospitality Management Degrees. Owners, Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan, said they were honored and humbled by the honor. They are happy to bring widespread media exposure to Idaho as a travel destination to far-flung travelers, even international travelers. The Dog Bark Park Inn is a delightfully wacky way to spend the night “in the doghouse.” The dog-shaped structure was built 20 years ago.

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


White Bird News: Annual Firemen’s Ball set for Feb. 10

As we approach the end of January, Mother Nature is doing it again: rain, snow, hail, sunshine or wind, you name it and we’ve had it. The upcoming meetings are food bank pickup is on the 1st, then on the 8th is the SRAG meeting at 10 a.m., with the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m.

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


Childbirth classes available for all expectant parents

Tracy Williams, BSN, of St. Mary’s Hospital, who is an 18-year nursing veteran with an additional four years labor and delivery experience, is now a certified childbirth educator and is offering her services to the public free of charge. “No matter where you are planning to receive care and deliver your baby, these childbirth classes are open to everyone,” Williams said. “Typically, expectant parents take the classes sometime during the third trimester.”

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


Cottonwood News: Greencreek yard sale donations sought; give blood Jan. 30

Coming up next month, Tuesday, Feb. 13, is Family Lenten Night at St. Mary’s sponsored by Prairie Faith Formation Program. Sunday, Feb. 25, will be the Holy Cross/St. Mary’s Dinner to be held at Keuterville Hall. Chairpersons this year are Heath and Tara Klapprich and Shirley Gehring. Glenn Poxleitner will chair the raffle. More on this later.

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


Census reports... Nearly half in county are Gem State natives

How many Idaho County residents are Gem State natives? Nearly 50 percent. This, according to estimates released in December by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACR), a rolling sample of estimates on more than 40 social, economic and housing characteristics.

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


Cottonwood News: Crab feed, tri-tip dinner is this Saturday

Attention Idaho County farmers and ranchers who are interested in property rights and water issues: Idaho County Farm Bureau is sponsoring Tim Lowry from Owyhee County, Idaho, to lead a talk and discussion on how he and Paul Nettleton defeated the BLM at the Idaho Supreme Court to keep their stockwater rights on federal ground. Despite resistance from the State of Idaho, two brave ranchers spent millions to save their stock water rights. Look up Joyce Livestock vs US on the web. It would benefit all ranchers and farmers to hear their story, at the Senior Citizens Center in Grangeville at 6:30 p.m., on Jan. 22. Free admission.

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


McGeachin Campaign Stop

Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, visited with the Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) at its December meeting. Pictured here with McGeachin (left) is ICRCC member and Region II chairman Marge Arnzen of Cottonwood.

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


Permittees encouraged to file claims to protect water, property rights

“What if someone comes in and successfully argues that your permit shouldn’t be renewed or this land shouldn’t be subject to grazing at all because there’s no water right here? Oh, let’s go to court and talk about that. Whoops, looks like it’s forfeited. And then where are you at? You didn’t file your claim.”

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

Cottonwood News: Crab feed set for Jan. 20

I hope you are enjoying the new year. The weather has been pretty mild. The temperature is staying pretty well in the 30s so the snow is melting, but no mud so far. The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area was closed this weekend, but keep checking with them so you can find out when they will be open again.

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

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