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Multiple challenges for firefighters on North B Street house fire

‘Never seen smoke hit the ground like that’

“Once the fire got started under that, it was impossible to stop it,” said Fire Chief Bob Mager. In a rare instance of coinciding problems, Grangeville firefighters faced a series of challenges and setbacks in battling a structure fire last Tuesday night, Aug. 29, that gutted a single-story home and outbuilding, and damaged a camp trailer.

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‘Save the Opera House’ effort runs out of time

As only half the money needed to purchase The Kooskia Old Opera House was raised, the building will now go to another buyer. The deadline for the Save the Old Opera House committee was Sept. 1, and $199,000 was raised by this date.

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Cottonwood top five in nation for poor air quality

Regional wildfires continue to keep skies hazy

Cottonwood top five in nation for poor air quality; regional wildfires continue to keep skies hazy

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Cottonwood No. 11 on ‘Idaho safest cities’ 2017 list

It's Your Business 2017

What are the safest cities in which to live in Idaho? Cottonwood came in at number 11, at 18 is Grangeville, Kamiah is at 34 and Lewiston is number 50 on the list.

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A unique blend for a small town: Two Rivers Coffee Roasters

It's Your Business 2017

Worldwide travel and a lifetime of experiences finally led Dorian and Marie Clay back to Riggins seven years ago. Dorian grew up in the area and has family ties to the Circle C Ranch. When he discussed with Marie the possibility of living in Riggins, she wasn’t so sure. “It took a while, but once we decided on the business, I was ready,” she smiled. “And I love it here.”

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Trenary Funeral Home: 100 years of community service

It's Your Business 2017

A large, stately, vine-covered home at 018 West 1st Avenue in Kooskia houses Trenary Funeral Home. A long-standing family in the Kooskia community provided the town with a needed service for years, and, though it is now owned outside of the Trenary family, that service still continues.

Working to stay viable, relevant in market

It's Your Business 2017

Gordy Webster took a chance in 1978. He bought into Bell Equipment with his friend, Gary Stapleton, and moved his family from Seattle to Nezperce. “They had worked at Boeing together in the accounting department,” explained Brian Webster, the youngest of the five Webster children, and just 1 year old when the family moved to Nezperce. Gordy did not have farm or ranch experience, but he had a good business head, and was excited to buy into the John Deere dealership.

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Record Turnout St. Mary's Foundation Golf Tourney

The St. Mary’s Foundation held its 18th annual Golf 4 Life Tournament last Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Grangeville Country Club.

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Filing under way for open council, district positions

Sept. 8 filing deadline for candidates; election set Nov. 7

Filing opened Monday for positions up for election in the Nov. 7 election, which include for city council, and recreation, cemetery and fire districts. Deadline for petitions of candidacy to be turned in is next week; Friday, Sept. 8.

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Two-day disruption due to truck snagging line

Avista: "We didn’t lose any power. It just broke a 45-foot pole"

Phone service was disrupted to a northeast corner of town for two days following a vehicle mishap that tore down an estimated 700 feet of line last Saturday on the Grangeville truck route.

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Errant goat defiantly occupies reporter’s garage

‘Best excuse ever!’ for being late

I messaged some of my co-workers, including my publisher, editor and sports editor, Monday morning. It’s not unusual to do so. Our schedules are flexible since we often work weekends and nights. So, getting an “I’ll be late,” message from me wasn’t surprising. However, the reason may have been. “I would like to get this goat out of my garage before I come in to work,” I wrote. “I am not a goat whisperer.”

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Kamiah Barbecue Days set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3

Bull Bash to be held Sunday. Sept. 3

Football, barbecue beef, parades and karaoke will all be part of the weekend’s events as Kamiah Barbecue Days will celebrate its 81st annual event Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3.

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Council to decide on FY18 $5.516M budget

Adoption to be addressed Tuesday, Sept. 5

Next Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Grangeville City Council will be considering adoption of a $5,516,160 budget for upcoming fiscal year. As part of this public hearing, the council will be also considering related increases in fees including water and sewer (up 3 percent), and garbage (up 105 percent). Fees, in varying amounts, will also be increasing at Snowhaven Ski Area. Public comment will be accepted at the hearing, which runs concurrent to the regular city council meeting starting at 7:30 p.m., city hall.

Three hurt in Sunday crash on US95

Citation pending for inattentive driving

Three people were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for medical evaluation following a Sunday afternoon rear-end crash on U.S. Highway 95.

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End Of Summer Sunset In Grangeville

A brilliant sunset lit up the sky looking toward Sunset Auto Vue drive-in movie theater the night prior to the solar eclipse, Aug. 20, just outside of Grangeville.

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