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Former elementary set for transition into senior apartments

For nearly seven years, the former Prairie Elementary School building at Lewiston and Church streets has sat vacant, for sale. Within the next two months, the 1950s-era building will again be filled with sound, not of children but of construction crews as the facility looks to a new life — senior housing to start with, and plans for more related commercial developments on the property in the works.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Drone intrusion shuts down air support

Air support for the firefighting effort was temporarily called off Sunday due to a violation of flight restrictions by what the IMT called a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) or a drone, and on Tuesday morning, the IMT reported another drone incursion had disrupted supply lines to remote camps established earlier in the week.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


GHS grad Kelley serving aboard ballistic sub

A 2013 Grangeville High School graduate and Grangeville native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States: deterring nuclear war. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kelley, an electrician’s mate, is serving aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Pennsylvania. Based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not far from Seattle, USS Pennsylvania is one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines in the Navy’s fleet.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Mile-long funeral procession for Marek

At one point, traffic was backed up for more than a mile along U.S. Highway 95 in a funeral procession for Thomas J. Marek, who died in a logging equipment accident last week. Close to 200 vehicles were involved on Monday morning, Aug. 20, following a rosary at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Grangeville, leaving south in an extended line along U.S. 95 that concluded nearly 18 miles later at White Bird Cemetery.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

County to sell road, bridge equipment

With the county commission having recently approved leasing several pieces of new heavy equipment, several old Idaho County Road & Bridge Department vehicles are being put up for sale, with sealed bids due by 9 a.m. Sept. 4.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Foundation, thrift store help purchase equipment

“I want to say thank you to the [Syringa] Foundation and the Syringa Thrift Store for their generous donation to make it possible to purchases the anesthesia machine,” Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei said in his July 24 leadership report at Syringa’s monthly board meeting. Frei said the arrival date for the machine was late July and cardiac monitors will arrive in late August.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
  

Opioid Crisis: Community weighs in at info event at Kamiah

The statistics are staggering. “In 2014, there were 86 opiate prescriptions for every 100 persons in Idaho,” stated Dr. Peg Gehring, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. That may mean one person could have four different prescriptions, she said. But that many is too many, and Gehring wants to see that change.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Commission takes up bridge concerned in gold haul route

Concern for a bridge – mainly, for who would be liable for injuries and repairs if it failed under freight weight – is expected to hold up new Orogrande-area gold digs for a month or more while Idaho County researches road history details and prepares to enter an agreement that may involve residents and the company now leasing the old Friday Mine.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Idaho County Fair kicks off today in Cottonwood

This year’s grand marshal for the fair is Jeannie Fitch of Riggins. “One of my first memories were the huge vegetables my father-in-law, Woody, entered and won purple on,” she recalled. “The next is the super pigtail contest; my daughter, Julie, won longest pigtail her first year. She entered every year and won in different categories. Fun memories!”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Elk City Days 2018: Events

Residents and visitors turned out along Main Street last Saturday, Aug. 11, for the parade as part of the annual Elk City Days celebration. Events included the traditional logging show, sawdust dig, and downtown evening entertainment.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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