‘Where are we?’ on school safety; administrators talk to status, needs for MVSD

While funding and levies are at the forefront of local educators’ minds, thoughts also often cross over to school safety. This was no different at the Feb. 26 Mountain View School District 244 regular board meeting in Kooskia. “In light of the recent Florida shooting, what’s your status – where are we and what do you need?” board vice-chair Lot Smith of Grangeville asked administrators.

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Probert’s effort on public’s part in forest plan revision

For Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert, the ongoing Forest Plan Revision has involved more than 70 meetings, including meetings with a Clearwater Basin Collaborative subcommittee, visits to county commissions and stakeholder meetings – including eight with Friends of the Clearwater, she said Monday, March 12.

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State GOP candidates stump at Lincoln Day event

“2018 will be the biggest election for Idaho in a generation,” stated Jonathan Parker, new chair for the Idaho Republican Party. He – along with candidates for state and federal offices — addressed around 250 attendees last Friday night, March 9, at the Lincoln Day Dinner. This year’s event, held at the Greencreek Community Hall, was jointly sponsored by the Idaho and Lewis county Republican central committees.

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Council reviews options to fix sinking Main Street brick strip

In the nearly two decades since the decorative brick strip was installed along Grangeville’s Main Street, its care and maintenance has been – at best — very little, but more often on the slim to none side. As a result, bricks are obscured with dirt, overgrown with weeds in places, and sunken below grade for long stretches. Twice in past years, the issue has come before the city council’s attention, with no action. Could the third time be a charm?

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Trustees attend ‘Day on the Hill’ to discuss education issues

School board members from across the state recently participated in the Idaho School Boards Association’s Day on the Hill in Boise. ISBA’s Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education. It also provides attendees time with colleagues from around the state to visit and share information and network.

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Bathrooms at square? Save your money

Last week the city council got to the bottom of what it would take to put in bathrooms at Heritage Square. For now, it’s not their number one priority. Continuing a discussion topic from last year, the Grangeville City Council last Monday, March 5, heard from public works on cost estimates, placement and continued maintenance for a public restroom.

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GHS Music Nite Auction

The Grangeville Music Nite Auction and Dinner was held Saturday, March 10, at Grangeville High School. Choirs and bands sixth through 12th grade performed at the event.

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Kamiah gains levy support; MVSD squeaks by

After years of failed levy attempts, Kamiah Joint School District 304 patrons said “yes.” Voters in Kamiah decided on a $500,000 request Tuesday, March 13, with 57 percent of voters giving the nod to schools. In addition, Mountain View School District 244 also approved its levy, the largest ever. The $3,090,048 request passed with 53 percent saying yes. The levies are passed on simple majority.

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‘Buying your portion...’ - Hard facts of city fees aired at Grangeville public meeting

Figuring out what the city will charge users for its fees can be a confusing, complex formula with an alphabet soup of acronyms. As well, it involves the entirety of public utility issues imaginable from existing water capacity, needed repairs, wastewater plant chemistry, federally mandated upgrades and essential public safety concerns. “And then you try to explain it to the people paying the bills,” said Grangeville public works director Jeff McFrederick, “and they look at you like you’re full of it.”

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Three EMTs honored for service at GEMTA Spring Fling

Three Grangeville EMTs were honored for 115 years of combined service at the annual GEMTA Spring Fling conference, held March 3-4. Recognized were Bill Spencer, Jerry Haaland and Bob Helena. The trio was recognized at the Saturday evening, March 3, banquet.

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Vote on Tuesday - MVSD hopes to pass $3 million levy

“We know our community cares about our kids, and I hope they will come out and vote ‘yes’ for the levy,” said Mountain View School District 244 chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia. MVSD will ask patrons to support a $3,090,048 levy next Tuesday, March 13.

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