Regional News for Idaho and the Pacific Northwest

Internet infrastructure needs discussed at informational meeting

With leaders from Idaho County and the cities of Winchester, Craigmont, Grangeville, Cottonwood and Nezperce in the crowd, Idaho Department of Commerce senior economic development advisor George Lynch opened an informational meeting Dec. 5 at Cottonwood City Hall with a plainspoken description of why broadband Internet access matters enough to merit state and local government attention.

December 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Hack, hack... Idaho County sees whooping cough case

North Central District Health Department last week confirmed one case of pertussis in Idaho County, said Peg Gehring, nurse practitioner, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “That’s more commonly known as whooping cough,” Gehring added.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Long associated with Halloween, these flying mammals useful, essential

Bats have long been associated with Halloween, vampires and evil, possibly due to their penchant for the nightlife and the fact that a couple species – which only live in Latin America -- actually do dine on blood. However, before you Google “bat exterminator,” you should understand the benefits of the flying mammals.

October 30, 2018 midnight read more..

Region’s plastic recycling capability quietly died

A major part of the region’s recycling capability passed quietly away last month. Locally, the time of departure was marked at about 10:49 a.m. Sept. 4, when the Idaho County Commission approved a motion to discontinue collection of plastic by Lewis Clark Recyclers. The cause was a massive market failure, brought on in part by a trade war and policy changes that have seen China stop accepting plastic waste from all over the world.

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



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