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EMTs hash out on recruiting, keeping its rural volunteers

“We’re all in our 70s,” said one representative for Lowell Quick Response Unit, repeating a common concern among EMTs of the “graying” of its volunteers. “When we’re gone, Lowell QRU is gone,” which leaves the 77-mile stretch from Lowell to the Idaho/Montana border without emergency medical services (EMS) coverage. “This is a continual issue in Idaho County,” said Syringa Ambulance EMT Bill Spencer, as well as for the state overall.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
   

Commission approves $4,200 for effort

Alongside neighboring counties, Idaho County earlier this month agreed to put up $4,200 to study how to make the regional fiber optic network ready for emergency communications. The amount, matched by the other counties across the district, will fund discovering the locations of existing fiber optic lines and estimating the costs of building new interconnections between the region’s dispatch centers.

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

Family Dollar to open July 12

Trucks buzzing in and out, lights on at all hours. What’s going on at the former King’s Discount Store Building off US Highway 95 in Grangeville? “We’re moving in,” laughed David Marsey, Boise, district manager for Family Dollar.

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

Idaho Foodbank sees Idaho County numbers decreasing for the hungry

According to information released in May from The Idaho Foodbank, Idaho County’s current food insecurity rate is 14.9 percent (2,420 individuals) of its total population. For the state overall, Idaho’s food insecurity rate is 13.2 percent (221,800 individuals) of the total population. Idaho County hunger rates have declined steadily since 2012, according to study information released by Feeding America, when 19.5 percent (3,110) were food insecure, dropping 1.9 percent (280) the following year.

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

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