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Investigation into human remains discovered in Lewis County

Investigation is under way into human remains discovered in Lewis County last week. All of the remains located appear to be weathered and aged, according to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Remains will be analyzed by forensic anthropologists and dental specialists to determine age, sex, race, and physical characteristics to assist law enforcement in their identification.

December 9, 2017 2 p.m. read more..
  

A Visit From St. Nick At Kooskia’s CVES

Clearwater Valley Elementary School student Pyper Long got a visit from St. Nicholas, aka Santa, during the CV book fair recently. (Did Santa sign in at the CVES office? Read the sign on the left!)

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Buy-in fees recommended for new scrutiny

A campaign issue raised during council elections this fall, equity buy-in fees are planned for new scrutiny, possible changes, and a public informational hearing. Public works director Jeff McFrederick discussed with the Grangeville City Council at its Nov. 20 meeting his discussion with J-U-B Engineers on setting up a workshop and follow-up public meeting on the buy-in fees to explain their purpose and the water study scope data used to calculate these.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Hopeful Thursday White Bird water service to resume

Drinking water is hoped to return to White Bird residents later this week, who have been without since system problems developed during the Thanksgiving weekend. “Hopefully by Thursday it will be up and running,” said White Bird Mayor Homer Brown, and the city can next address issues leading to the shutdown that affected 76 system users.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Tax bill includes new roads levy, higher garbage service fees

With notices in the mail, some who own property in Idaho County have seen a big new tax on the bill. Others have seen a tax rate lower than it was last year, but some of those who have seen their rates dip are still owing local governments more overall this year due to a rise in county solid waste fees. Still others – namely, those whose property is served by the Idaho County Road & Bridge Department – have seen both a higher solid waste fee and a significantly higher overall tax rate due to the new levy, which the county commission began considering last summer and approved in September.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Update: Manning Crevice Bridge Project

The new Manning Crevice Bridge deck has been poured. The work is seen in this photo, released Nov. 29, as part of the weekly project newsletter available online at flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/id/manning-crevice.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


MVSD 244 to seek legal resolution to gym floor finishes

Mountain View School District 244 school’s gym floors have been an ongoing program for more than the past year. The district’s gym floors were refurbished using a particular brand of chemical. In September 2016, then-superintendent Kent Stokes reported the MVSD 244 staff did not have good results. “The floors got crinkly, like alligator skin, and are getting worse,” he explained at the Sept. 19, 2016, regular board meeting held in Kooskia.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
   

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