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New Views For July 4 Border Days Firecracker Fun Run

Route change this year to protect runners’ safety

The Firecracker Fun Run will go off this July 4 as it has for years, but will pop a bit differently this year.

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Planned Avista power outage June 27 to impact 650 customers

Affected: customers in Elk City, Red River, Dixie and Orogrande

Planned outage needed as Avista performs upgrades on June 27; Avista to perform maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in and near Grangeville

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Flying High: Circus in Kooskia

PHOTO GALLERY: Simone the Trapeze Artist wowed crowds at both Grangeville and Kooskia when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus traveled to Idaho County for four shows June 17 and 19.

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Delays lessened; state licensing fix still months away

'It’s getting better; it’s not as long as it was'

Delays have lessened but still remain an issue for driver’s license issuing in Idaho County, as well as across the state, due to continued system compatibility issues that likely may not be resolved until next year.

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County payroll, employees up 2005-2015; more emphasis on health, manufacturing

U.S. Census report: Business Patterns

Though there may be fewer business establishments in Idaho County than there were a decade ago, U.S. Census estimates released recently show an increase during this same period in both employees and annual payroll.

June 29 outage to affect ICLP’s Grangeville, Salmon River areas

Event to run 4 to 6 a.m.

Idaho County Light & Power is going to have a scheduled outage that will affect the Grangeville and Salmon River areas for two hours on Thursday, June 29, from 4 to 6 a.m.

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Melvin Gill chosen as 2017 Border Days grand marshal

‘No regrets’ for Cow Creek rancher

Climbing up a winding road on Cow Creek from the small town of Lucile and into the Salmon River mountains, located on a strip of land that runs between the Snake and Salmon rivers, sits the Gill Ranch. “I’ve been here all my life,” smiled Melvin Gill.

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Main Street Flags Up For Border Days

Crews with Avista and the Border Days Committee were out early Tuesday morning, June 20, hanging flags along Grangeville’s Main Street, another indicator the four-day celebration — July 1-4 — is nearly upon us.

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Emergency communications demo June 24-25 in Kamiah

Want to know how to communicate across town or around the world when cell phones, phone lines and power lines are out? As part of the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day exercise, the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will have three radio transceivers and temporary antennas set up at Riverside Park in Kamiah this Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to this two-day event, June 24-25.

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Summer Time For Nazarene Vacation Bible School

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene held its annual vacation Bible school program last week, June 5-8, with 56 children and a large group of volunteers participating. Here, kids and helpers have fun during recreation time on the church lawn.

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County historic newspapers digitized, searchable online

Searchability for key words and phrases is another big feature

Just how did prominent Nezperce farmer Wm. Shockley propose to “entirely eliminate” smut from the country? What act of bravery did local man Charles Sales commit to receive $1,000 from O.R.&N. Company?

White Bird Rodeo, Days events set Friday, Saturday

Let ‘er Rip with White Bird’s annual rodeo and days event this weekend, June 16 and 17. The rodeo starts Friday, June 16, at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, U.S. Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird.

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White Bird Rodeo Queen: Chandler - ‘Absolutely unforgettable’ experience

White Bird Days 2017

“I can put up with almost anything – but I’m deathly afraid of stink bugs,” smiled Cassie Chandler. Grangeville High School freshman Chandler will represent the White Bird Rodeo as its queen this year.

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White Bird grand marshals: Cashes - ‘A good place to stop’

White Bird Days 2017

They may never have gotten to hear Johnny Cash in person, but they are related to him. “He’s a cousin,” smiled Carol (Smith) Cash. She found that out through her genealogy research and some networking. Melvin and Carol Cash will serve as the White Bird Rodeo grand marshals for 2017.

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CVRA Rodeo on tap in Kamiah for June 17, 18

CVRA Rodeo 2017

The “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” is set for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18. Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will host its annual rodeo at the Kamiah CVRA Rodeo grounds this weekend, starting with its cowboy breakfast held both days from 7 to 10 a.m.

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