Pumpkin patch brings joy to kids as well as gardener

Scott and Cindy Godfrey invited more than 50 kids to their home on Vrieling Road last week to pick out a pumpkin at their patch. “It’s all Cindy,” smiled Scott, welcoming kids from Kinder Ready and Kids Klub on Friday, Oct. 12. Kinder Sprouts came out the day before. Cindy is the executive director of Kids Klub, Inc.

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Proposed FD district not warranted for area say opponents

“The main opposition is we don’t want government to get its hand in our pockets,” Spenner said. “This is something we can take care of on our own.” “Once this tax is passed,” he continued, “you can’t ever get rid of it; it just gets bigger and bigger.”

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No search leads into Johnson, Woods missing since Oct. 5

Despite an extensive ground and air search, no signs have been found of two people who have been reported missing since Oct. 5. Terrence Woods, Jr., 27, of Maryland, was with a documentary film crew in the Orogrande area near the Penman Mine. Connie Johnson, 76, of Nezperce, was a hunting camp cook up the Selway in the Fog Mountain area near Big Rock.

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Region’s plastic recycling capability quietly died

A major part of the region’s recycling capability passed quietly away last month. Locally, the time of departure was marked at about 10:49 a.m. Sept. 4, when the Idaho County Commission approved a motion to discontinue collection of plastic by Lewis Clark Recyclers. The cause was a massive market failure, brought on in part by a trade war and policy changes that have seen China stop accepting plastic waste from all over the world.

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State, tribe executives plan to meet on Central Idaho Land Exchange proposal

During the four months since the announcement of the state’s new effort to explore an idea for undoing the checkerboard ownership pattern of the Lochsa River headwaters, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has participated in conversation with environmentalists regarding the values they see at stake in a change of ownership of Western Pacific Timber land.

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Environmentalists file notice of intent to sue over incidental steelhead take

In a document dated Oct. 9, one of the groups that denounced the renewal of the BPA Accord – Idaho Rivers United – signed alongside five other groups to give notice of intent to sue the Idaho Department of Fish and Game under the Endangered Species Act to stop steelhead harvest this fall. The following others signed on to the notice of intent to sue: Idaho Rivers United, The Conservation Angler, Wild Salmon Rivers, Snake River Waterkeeper, Wild Fish Conservancy and Friends of the Clearwater.

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Gov. Otter, IDFG take flak for oceangoing fish management

Last week Gov. Butch Otter took fire from environmentalists for his decision last month to re-up state support for federal salmon policy by renewing the state’s agreement to extend federal operation of hydropower dams throughout the Columbia River basin.

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Consensus sought for wilderness; wild, scenic areas

Idaho County voters will encounter something new on the Nov. 6 ballot: two advisory votes, asked at the request of the Idaho County Commission. “This is an attempt to remove that doubt on how our constituency feels,” said Skip Brandt, chair for the Idaho County Commission

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Searches continue for Woods, Johnson

Search efforts continue under coordination of the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) for two individuals lost in unrelated incidents reported last Friday. ICSO reports wet weather had hindered some search efforts.

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