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What A Rush: Kinder-Ready visit Grangeville firefighters

Kids with Kids Klub Kinder-Ready had a close-up look at firefighters and equipment with a visit by the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department last Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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Cottonwood council - Safety, services at issue in race

Election 2017: Cottonwood

Maintaining a good quality of life, community safety and city infrastructure are issues in the Cottonwood City Council race. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Cottonwood culvert fix starts process toward system repair

City buckles down to fund multi-million public project

City officials are in action to resolve a long-standing flooding problem for Cottonwood’s downtown business district. “We’re going to do a temporary fix to hold things together, and start the ball rolling to come up with a long-term solution,” said Cottonwood City Councilor Ron Grant.

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Progress ‘promising’ on park band shell project; fund-raising efforts under way

'It all looks very promising at this point'

Grant applications have begun as part of fund-raising efforts toward an estimated $65,000 band shell structure proposed for Grangeville’s Pioneer Park.

$3,125 available for Idaho County emergency food, shelter programs

Idaho County emergency food and shelter programs can apply for funding out of $3,125 recently awarded through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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Little Library at Clearwater

The new Clearwater Mini Library, donated by Lyle and Susanne Smith, hangs on the outside wall of the Grange Hall in Clearwater. It was built by Lyle and given to Susanne for her birthday in September. The Smiths hope the new little library will be enjoyed by all, children and adults alike. The public is invited to borrow a book and/or bring a book.

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Stites council - Four seek two seats

Election 2017: Stites

Two four-year-term Stites City Council seats are open, sought by Neil Bronson, Ralph Jackson, Bonnie Shannon, and write-in Joshua Bradley. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

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Signage for community services result of cooperative effort

Signs at Johnston Road intersections help Grangeville businesses

The scenery along U.S. Highway 95 goes by fast at 65 mph, and long has the Grangeville business community wrung its hands with drivers saving time bypassing the community along Johnston Road. While the bypass remains, local efforts have activated the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to install service signage at Johnston Road’s north and south intersections with U.S. 95.

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Seats contested on White Bird city council on Nov. 7

Election 2017: White Bird

Candidates will be running for open White Bird city council positions in the Nov. 7 election. One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Barbara A. Lowe and Paul Sand. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Rick L. Alley, John Collins, Jeff Mager, Michelle McNamee and Darlene Wadsworth.

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Boise developer, Ahlquist, brings record of ‘getting things done’

Election 2018: Idaho Governor

“I bring real-world experience with a record of getting things done,” said Tommy Ahlquist. A Republican running in the 2018 Idaho Governor race, the Boise commercial developer and former physician made a campaign stop in Grangeville last Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of his “44 Counties in 44 Days Tour.”

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Tuesday semi-truck fire obstructs grade

No injuries reported from Oct. 3, incident

An engine problem is the suspected cause of last week’s fire that destroyed a semi-truck just north of White Bird. No injuries were reported from the Tuesday, Oct. 3, incident called in around 2:33 p.m. between mileposts 226 and 227, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

Propane system problem cause of Oct. 1 house fire

A propane system problem was determined the cause of an Oct. 1 fire that damaged a Wild Plum Lane residence. No injuries were reported, and the owner, Georgia Rencher, was insured. Fire damage was contained to the roof and an upstairs bathroom, and water damage affected the first floor and basement of the two-story timber-framed house.

Expect delays FS Road 444 during harvesting operations

With timber harvests pending, motorists can expect daily travel impacts into November along Forest Service Road 444, also known as Square Mountain/Gospel Road

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Managed growth, housing, services issues in Grangeville City Council race

Election 2017: Grangeville

City infrastructure, providing and managing growth, and providing for more and affordable housing are issues for candidates in the race for Grangeville City Council. A vigorous turnout this go-round has given Grangeville voters several choices to consider for three council seats, all four-year terms: Dylan Canaday, Dan Gautney, Todd McGeorge, Earl Musick, along with incumbents Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

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Candidates’ forum set Tuesday in Grangeville

Candidates for contested Grangeville council and mayoral seats will be speaking at a forum next Tuesday, Oct. 17, starting at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

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