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244 negotiations hit stalemate; teachers work off last year’s district contracts

Following an impasse at the bargaining table, Mountain View School District 244 teachers are working off last year’s contracts as of the start of school yesterday, Tuesday, April 21. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services mediator Darrell Clark met with the district’s bargaining team, school board members, superintendent and lawyer Thursday, Aug. 16.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Incentive to build: City proposes buy-in fee deferral for developers to eliminate the up-front costs

“Some places call them capacity fees, some places call them interceptor fees. It’s all about the city trying to recoup its costs,” said Jeff McFrederick, Grangeville public works director, “what it costs to add on developments, what our demand may be 20 years from now.” McFrederick and city attorney Adam Green helped guide discussion at a recent city council meeting as members hashed out proposed options for a deferred payment schedule for contractors as concerns equity buy-in fees.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

GHS grad Kelley serving aboard ballistic sub

A 2013 Grangeville High School graduate and Grangeville native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States: deterring nuclear war. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kelley, an electrician’s mate, is serving aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Pennsylvania. Based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not far from Seattle, USS Pennsylvania is one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines in the Navy’s fleet.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Mile-long funeral procession for Marek

At one point, traffic was backed up for more than a mile along U.S. Highway 95 in a funeral procession for Thomas J. Marek, who died in a logging equipment accident last week. Close to 200 vehicles were involved on Monday morning, Aug. 20, following a rosary at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Grangeville, leaving south in an extended line along U.S. 95 that concluded nearly 18 miles later at White Bird Cemetery.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

County to sell road, bridge equipment

With the county commission having recently approved leasing several pieces of new heavy equipment, several old Idaho County Road & Bridge Department vehicles are being put up for sale, with sealed bids due by 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Foundation, thrift store help purchase equipment

“I want to say thank you to the [Syringa] Foundation and the Syringa Thrift Store for their generous donation to make it possible to purchases the anesthesia machine,” Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei said in his July 24 leadership report at Syringa’s monthly board meeting. Frei said the arrival date for the machine was late July and cardiac monitors will arrive in late August.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Mrs. Grangeville sponsors law enforcement forum

“I have been married for 20 years, and there is no easy, super magic fairy tale to this,” said Erin Nichols. Erin has the title of “Mrs. Grangeville,” and will compete in the 2018 Mrs. Idaho, America, contest in Boise in October. She spoke to a crowd of about 50 people who attended a law enforcement forum and dessert auction she was host to Sunday, Aug. 12.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Commission takes up bridge concerned in gold haul route

Concern for a bridge – mainly, for who would be liable for injuries and repairs if it failed under freight weight – is expected to hold up new Orogrande-area gold digs for a month or more while Idaho County researches road history details and prepares to enter an agreement that may involve residents and the company now leasing the old Friday Mine.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Budget: MVSD OKs $20M for FY2019

Mountain View School District 244’s board of trustees voted unanimously at their regular June 18 meeting to accept a 2018-19 proposed budget of $20,275,266, which includes all funds. The budget includes the general maintenance and operation (M&O) fund ($13,225,221) along with all other funds ($7,050,045) as was listed in a June issue of the Free Press under “notices.” The 2017-18 budget for all funds was approximately $22 million.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Dr. Matthews joins Syringa family

Syringa Hospital is one doctor richer. Doctor Michael Matthews recently started at the Syringa Primary Clinic and hospital in Grangeville, but he wasn’t exactly a stranger to the area

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Dodgy Mountain Men

The Dodgy Mountain Men out of Missoula, Mont., drew a crowd to Pioneer Park for the final Summer Concert Series event. The month-long concert series was sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with donations from concert-goers.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Placzek receives PEO scholarship

Erin Placzek of Grangeville was presented with this year’s $1,000 Sharon Clark Nursing Scholarship by PEO Chapter BV. Placzek will be attending Lewis-Clark State College in Fall 2018 where she will be working toward her registered nurse’s degree. She is a 2007 graduate of Grangeville High School and is the daughter of Karl and Debbie Urquhart.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Harvest Time

It was a busy harvest day on Grangeville Truck Route Friday, Aug. 3, in a field adjacent to the Forest Service office.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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