Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
For Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran, the big standout for the year, which will carry into 2015 and hopefully beyond, is the partnerships and coordination with other entities to improve public safety.
A familiar face will take a place on the Syringa Board of Trustees.
Governor “Butch” Otter appointed Grangeville attorney Gregory FitzMaurice last week to the position of second district judge, effective immediately.
Baby takes flight for life on birth day
Ashlynn Shanae Moore and T.J. Rhoades were surprised to learn their daughter was Idaho County’s first baby of 2015. They were even more surprised at the events that followed their daughter’s birth.
Idahoans who end their education in high school can, on average, expect to earn only half as much as those with a four-year degree, yet fewer than 47 percent of the state’s 2013 high school graduates enrolled in a two- or four-year program. Why are Idaho’s high school students not going on to college or other postsecondary education programs?
The Idaho State Tax Commission started processing 2014 Idaho individual income tax returns yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 20, the same date the Internal Revenue Service began processing federal returns.
Domestic violence victims in Idaho have access to potentially life-saving information through VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every day).
“I am so excited to give back in this way – I am passionate about education,” said Julia York of Elk City. York was recently appointed as the new trustee for Mountain View School District 244, zone 2, who replaces Randy Bartlett who moved out of the zone.
Last year was the most active avalanche-threat season in decades on U.S. Highway 12 through North Central Idaho; and the highway may be subjected to avalanches again this winter. But regardless of what Mother Nature brings, ITD and the Avalanche Forecast team will be ready, unit manager Bill Nicholson explained.
The Idaho Transportation Department last week recognized one of its Kooskia-area snowplow drivers, Dana Graves, for an act of heroism he performed on the section of U.S. 12 that parallels the Lochsa River.
Falling snow is only pretty until the power starts going out. And wet, heavy snow was the cause of multiple outages that recently disrupted regional power service.
Deadline is next Wednesday, Jan. 14, for specialty crop producers to sign up for the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP) program through the USDA Farm Service Agency.
Reading program to focus on modern rural west
Chase those winter blues by grabbing a book and discussing it with a group of peers.
What lies in wait for Cottonwood’s Joint School District 242 for 2015 depends much on the State of Idaho.