Greencreek Crab Feed: Time To Eat, Dance, Visit

St. Anthony’s Altar Society held its annual crab feed at the Greencreek Community Hall to a sell-out crowd Saturday, Jan. 20. Guests were treated to crab, tri-tip, side dishes and beverages as well as music by The Senders and plenty of time to dance and visit.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

MVSD will tip $3 million mark for spring levy

After reviewing several options and discussing various alternatives, Mountain View School District 244 trustees made the decision Jan. 16 to ask for a $3,090,048 million levy in March. The board voted 4-1 in favor of going to the $3 million mark as well as transferring $600,000 from reserves to balance the budget and make up for the loss of Secure Rural Schools funding. Trustee Casey Smith of Clearwater voted no, though chair Mike Dominguez of Kooskia said he had hoped the board could stand united in its efforts to present a levy.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Transient camping ended near Pollock

State agencies have taken measures to end a transient camping site south of Pollock, but as a result, public use of the site is now daytime only. And the action looks to have shifted the group to another public property just south of the Idaho-Adams county line.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Man treated following US12 crash into boulder

A rock on the roadway led to an unavoidable crash and subsequent vehicle fire, and minor injuries for a Lewiston man. John W. Ellison, 68, was treated and released at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Rock And Roll: humongous rock fell on the Mt. Idaho Grade road

When a humongous rock fell on the Mt. Idaho Grade road last Monday was first reported shortly after 6 a.m., Grangeville Highway District foreman Bilejo Klapprich got the wheels turning for getting it out of the way. Paul Turner “came out and scooped it up,” Klapprich told the Free Press, with a colossal Caterpillar before 8 a.m. that morning.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Community buy-in needed to face EMS volunteer crisis

“We need to go to the towns and say, ‘we need your help,’” said Dr. Matthew Told, Syringa Hospital and Clinics. “This affects them, and we have to have their buy-in.” Told responded to a written report from board member Jim May, Kooskia, that was discussed at the Dec. 28 trustee meeting. The “EMS Study – Summary Report” describes the difficulty in recruiting sufficient volunteers and raising funds to maintain ambulance and quick response units, among other EMS-related issues, throughout the area. Told said he feels the communities have to be at the forefront of finding solutions.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Partnership provides warming place for snowmobilers

It can be a great day, tooling along to the whine of a snow machine in the back country, but even bundled up for a long trip, it can still be a long, cold ride. Meeting the snowmobiler’s needs for a warm place to rest, the Sno-Drifters of Grangeville, in partnership with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, is providing Adams Camp warming cabin.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

High-tech culverts on Deer Creek open up seven miles of steelhead spawning habitat

Three years ago, Katherine Thompson was out chukar hunting with neighbor and friend, Tom Fliss, who’s a commissioner on the Deer Creek Road District. They were hunting on steep, grassy slopes on the Zumwalt property, upslope from the Salmon River near White Bird. They paused to look at a road culvert on Deer Creek, next to the Salmon River. “It was undersized and too high for fish to pass,” said Thompson, a fish biologist for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

McGeachin Campaign Stop

Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, visited with the Idaho County Republican Central Committee (ICRCC) at its December meeting. Pictured here with McGeachin (left) is ICRCC member and Region II chairman Marge Arnzen of Cottonwood.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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