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Two Bear Air helicopter demo introduces rescue option to county agencies

At 250-feet-per minute, Dawson Gorges, 14, of Kooskia, was hoisted in short-order to a Bell 429 helicopter hovering over the grassy slope at Snowhaven Ski Area. As much as it was a demonstration of the helicopter and crew’s ability to recover individuals quickly from back country areas, it also introduced to those in attendance – search and rescue personnel from across Idaho – a new option to draw upon when the race is on to reach a lost or injured person.

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Dredging in protest: Miners find ‘pay streak’ on the South Fork Clearwater; defy EPA

West of old Golden, the South Fork Clearwater River bent around the feet of mountains.

Pittsburg Fire update: Crews holding at 8,000 acres

When lightning struck a few miles north of Pittsburg Landing 10 days ago, it hit a sore spot for locals who lost property when fire surged over Pittsburg Saddle seven years ago. That fire – the Poe Cabin Fire – claimed more than 58,000 acres and no fewer than two residences as well as much private timber and stored hay.

Grangeville, Elk City areas July 28 outage to last three hours

Avista has scheduled a three-hour shutdown on the entire Grangeville Substation for next Monday morning, July 28. Crews will conduct maintenance work from 2 to 5 a.m., scheduled to impact customers the least amount as possible, according to construction manager Jeff Scott.

Bridge project funds locked in; work starts 2015

Funding has been locked in and a Boise-based contractor will be carrying out the nitty-gritty details of engineering a replacement for the aging Manning Crevice Bridge, with planners pushing back the anticipated start of construction to late next summer.

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Karate Class

Pictured is the recent class photo for most of the students and staff for the Goju Shorei Karate Klub.

Teens injured in Sunday rollover crash at Kooskia

Two teens were transported for medical evaluation following a rollover accident Sunday morning near Kooskia.

July 11 accident victims listed in good condition

Impaired driving was cited as a possible factor in a two-vehicle collision July 11 that injured two people.

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State winners: Four state awards come home to Grangeville from American Legion convention at Fort Hall.

Grangeville Legionnaires Morris and Katrina Bentley recently attended the American Legion State Convention held recently at the Fort Hall Convention Center. They were surprised with four state level awards to bring back to Grangeville.

Local favorite to perform at park: Josh Crosby Band to take stage Thursday

The first two weeks Grangeville Summer Concert Series have come and gone with large crowds gathering in Pioneer Park each week.

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Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See set for July 27

The Triple Bar Drill Team’s annual O-Mok-See is set for this Sunday, July 27, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m. with events beginning at 9 a.m. This is open to all ages with cost at $4 an event or $20 for the day. Ribbons and trophies will be given out for winners in a variety of gaming events.

Council sends helipad proposal into conditional use process

Plans for Syringa Hospital’s Main Street helipad may be delayed into early fall following last week’s action by the Grangeville City Council to send the proposal through the conditional use process.

Clearwater to celebrate Elk CityWagon Road Days Event runs July 19-20

The Elk City Wagon Road Days Committee recently announced its grand marshal as Helen McLean, longtime Clearwater and Grangeville-area resident.

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Wild Blue Yonder

Skies above Grangeville were abuzz with air traffic Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, for the third annual Warbird Weekend, held at the Idaho County Airport.

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Music Fun In The Park

The Grangeville Summer Concert Series kicked off at Pioneer Park last Thursday, July 10, with Wanigan, a progressive bluegrass band from the Lewiston-Clarkston area.