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Got plans? Idaho County Fair starts today

Pig and princesses, popcorn and pigtails

Pig and princesses, popcorn and pigtails, it’s time for the Idaho County Fair. Look for the special fair section inserted in this week’s Free Press that will go over details of the events set for today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 19. The fair’s theme this year is “We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair.”

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Got plans? Chief Lookingglass Days set for weekend

Kamiah’s 41st annual Pow-wow

Kamiah’s 41st annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow is set for this weekend, Aug. 18-20.

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Half-million-dollar citywide chip seal project completed

Chips are down ... so drive slow

Complete and under budget, city chip sealing is complete. Grangeville Public Works asks drivers to keep it slow and steady until streets can fully set up with the first good cold weather this winter.

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Solar eclipse to darken county Monday

‘It’s living science — a once-in-a-lifetime event’

If you haven’t done it already, mark your calendars. Idaho is about to be witness to something spectacular. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur for the first time in nearly a century.

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Ready To Let Loose: Elk City Days 2017

Elk City Days was in full swing on Saturday, Aug. 12, with a parade, sawdust dig, and the logging show. Here, a participant gets ready to let loose of the double-bladed ax toward the target.

Kamiah man charged in lewd conduct with minor

Aug. 25 preliminary hearing set

A Kamiah man will appear in magistrate court this month, charged with lewd conduct with a minor under 16, a felony. An Aug. 25 preliminary hearing is set.

Council approves band shell concept to move forward plans at city park

Grangeville city meeting Aug. 7

The project will move forward on a private effort to develop a band shell at Pioneer Park. At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Grangeville City Council approved tentative conceptual plans for a trapezoid-shaped structure to provide a public entertainment venue.

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Forest responds to weekend wildfires

Hanover Fire tops 8,440 acres; 35 percent contained

As a result of thunderstorms last Saturday, Aug. 12, new wildfires continue to be detected across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Firefighters responded quickly to staff fires not being managed for resource benefits.

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Hanover Fire defies initial attack; now tops 5,000 acres

Public meeting in Riggins Aug. 9

"There are concerns for public safety. We backed it out to areas we knew we could control the access. As soon as we can, we’ll try to shrink that back.”

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Maxwells serve as grand marshals: Elk City Days

The Elk City Area Alliance recently announced Jeff and Nita Maxwell are the 2017 grand marshals for Elk City Days, which is set for this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12.

Double Trouble - Cottonwood VFD crews hit two grass fires

"We were very fortunate"

Cottonwood firefighters made short work of two minor grass fires set off in freak incidents Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6. “We ended up having two at the same time,” said Chief Roy Uhlenkott, Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department, with both controlled to small areas, having avoided any structure or property damage.

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Manning Crevice Bridge replacement work runs into rock removal issue

First, the rock held up the work. Then the work held up the rock. Now what’s the holdup? Last Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project contractor, RSCI, told the Idaho County commission they may be asking the Federal Highway Administration for a change order to allow the rock to stay.

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Smokey Harvest at Grangeville

Despite smoke in the air and hazy skies, Mike Hauger was busy at work with harvest Sunday, Aug. 5, just off U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville, between Powerline and Zumalt roads.

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T-Shirts On Target At Kooskia Days

Smoke-filled air did not keep people away from attending the annual Kooskia Days parade Saturday, Aug. 4. People lined the streets to view the parade entries and then went on to view the car show, play games and generally enjoy all the town’s activities. Here, employees from Clearwater Builders were having fun shooting T-shirts out to the crowd.

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