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Hospital employee arrested for false bomb threat to facility

A Grangeville man faces a felony charge for making a false bomb threat last week that resulted in a lockdown of Syringa Hospital and disrupted services for more than three hours.

General election: Nov. 4 -Absentee voting under way; commission seats contested

Elections? Already? In-person absentee voting started Monday, Sept. 22, at the Idaho County Courthouse for races to be decided in the Nov. 4 general election.

New life for land exchange: WPT delivers Lochsa plan to legislators

Western Pacific Timber (WPT) delivered an Upper Lochsa Land Exchange proposal to the offices of Sen. Jim Risch, Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Raul Labrador last Monday, Sept. 22.

Law enforcement warns impersonation scams making regional rounds

Scammer reveals call trick to CPD police

Scammers try many techniques to trick potential victims out of their personal and financial information, such as posing as representing a governmental agency. But those tricks can come to a halt if they unknowingly try to scam a law enforcement officer … such as recently with Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran.

District 244 seeks trustee for Zone 2

Once again, a job move has thwarted the efforts of Mountain View School District 244 to retain a board member.

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Autumn Whitewater

Unseasonably warm temperatures are providing good conditions for whitewater rafting enthusiasts to continue to enjoy Idaho County rivers. Last Saturday, Sept. 20, a group of several rafts were navigating the Salmon River near Lightning Creek Rapids.

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PHS junior saving tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Goal is 1 million

Junior Krystin Uhlenkott is helping bring awareness to the Ronald McDonald House in a big way.

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Kids Klub adds new employees to the mix

Two new faces have joined the ranks at Kids Klub, Inc., this year. Anissa Burgess and Abigail Cartright were hired as employees for the youth development program for the 2014-15 school year.

Learn to properly secure children’s car seats Sept. 27

It's Your Business

Syringa Hospital & Clinics is hosting a free car seat fitting in the Soltman Center parking lot Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Certified volunteers will be available to make sure kids fit and sit in their car seats properly, to ensure the seats work to their full potential.

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Cause under state investigation for 100-plus-acre Almost Fire

Cause is undetermined for a wildfire that burned more than 100 acres of private stubble fields off Old Highway 7 last Friday, Sept. 19.

Firefighter hit by snag on fire line

A veteran firefighter, Richard (Wally) Ochoa Jr, 51, was struck by a snag while brushing fire line on the Freezeout Ridge Fire Sunday evening, Sept. 21.

Kooskia clinic set for remodel

If things go as planned, Kooskia’s Syringa Clinic will be seeing a facelift.

Felony charged in damage incident to offices

Crime literally banged on the doorstep of the Idaho County Prosecutor’s Office this month and as a result, an Illinois man faces multiple criminal charges.

Wildfire at 9,800 acres

The Johnson Bar Fire on the Moose Creek Ranger District has grown along its southeastern and northwestern flanks, where a Sept. 12 heat map showed fire activity increasing in conjunction with warmer weather last week. Firefighters surged into the area late last month, and as of Sept. 15, the fire had not crossed any of the lines built in August.

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Fatal motorcycle crash under ISP investigation

Idaho State Police is currently investigating a Sunday night rear-end crash between a motorcycle and a car on Johnston Road that claimed the life of a Grangeville man.

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