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Kamiah rules: Gov. Otter, officials take public inquiry at capital for dayp

Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.

Looking to 2015: Cottonwood Police to strengthen agency partnerships

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.

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Spencer appointed to Syringa Hospital board

A familiar face will take a place on the Syringa Board of Trustees.

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FitzMaurice choice for district judge

Governor “Butch” Otter appointed Grangeville attorney Gregory FitzMaurice last week to the position of second district judge, effective immediately.

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Baby New Year 2015: Azalea Shanae Rhoades

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.

‘Journey to College’ to air : Monday, Jan. 26, on Idaho PTV

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?

Idaho’s individual income tax filing season opened Jan. 20, along with IRS

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.

VINE notification for domestic violence victims

Domestic violence victims in Idaho have access to potentially life-saving information through VINE (Victim Information and Notification Every day).

York appointed trustee for MVSD

“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.

ITD forecasters again ready for avalanche threat season on U.S. 12

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.

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Kooskia-area ITD driver recognized for heroism

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.

Weather events result in regional power outages

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.

Jan .14 deadline to sign up for crop program

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.

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‘Let’s Talk About It’

Reading program to focus on modern rural west

Chase those winter blues by grabbing a book and discussing it with a group of peers.

Looking to 2015: Cottonwood district looks to curriculum, maintenance needs

What lies in wait for Cottonwood’s Joint School District 242 for 2015 depends much on the State of Idaho.