Regional News for Idaho and the Pacific Northwest

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..

State, tribe executives plan to meet on Central Idaho Land Exchange proposal

During the four months since the announcement of the state’s new effort to explore an idea for undoing the checkerboard ownership pattern of the Lochsa River headwaters, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has participated in conversation with environmentalists regarding the values they see at stake in a change of ownership of Western Pacific Timber land.

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

December murder trial set for Mark Lankford

A jury trial is two months away for Mark H. Lankford on two counts of first-degree murder in the 1983 slayings of an Arizona couple. The trial has been scheduled for Dec. 3-21 in Canyon County before Judge Jay P. Gaskill.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Males make up 52 percent of 16,300 population

Idaho County reported a total population of 16,300. This is according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Of this total, 7,800 were female (48 percent) and 8,400 were male (52 percent).

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Clear Creek project draft available for comment

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has completed and will soon be accepting public comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project, located approximately five air miles southeast of Kooskia.

September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Standing room only for Lochsa public meeting

At issue is whether or not a vast tract of Lochsa River country, which officials described as about 750,000 acres in size, may be listed as a district on the National Parks Service's register of historic places.

September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Meeting tonight on Lochsa corridor historic nomination

The Lochsa’s recent history has been one of controversy, and the long-running clash over the future of ancient places dear to the Nez Perce Tribe was renewed last month with the start of a public process that could end with addition of a new historic district to the National Register of Historic Places. A local informational meeting is scheduled for tonight, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Super 8 in Grangeville.

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

Foster parent info meeting set for Sept. 25

Those with a heart for children in need are invited to an informational meeting “Foster Care on the Prairie.” This is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Camas Counseling, 304 S. State Street. “We have a desperate need for foster parents in Idaho County. It has the fewest foster parent resources of any county in North Central Idaho,” explained Katie Stinson, LMSW.

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

Only 11.6 percent had less than HS diploma

According to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACR), 88 percent of people 25 years and older had at least graduated from high school, and 17 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. An estimated 12 percent did not complete high school.

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

Moving Tribute For 9-11

Idaho National Guard soldiers from Grangeville, Orofino and Moscow participated in the 9/11 Memorial Moving Tribute in Lewiston last Sunday, Sept. 9.

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



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