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Firefighters prepare for 2018 fire season

More than 200 firefighters — representing seven fire management units from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests — attended an all-forest preparedness event earlier this month to ensure their readiness for the upcoming 2018 fire year.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Preregister for June 26 crop tour in Nezperce

Preregister by this Friday for the Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour, set for Tuesday, June 26. All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend this morning tour of the Prairie Area grain industry and a hosted breakfast.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cochran graduates U.S. Military Academy

Cadet Drew Cochran, son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran of Cottonwood, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 26. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the infantry branch and will report to Ft. Campbell, Ky., for his first assignment. Cochran graduated from Prairie High School, Cottonwood, in 2014.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
   

No charges planned following fatal crash

No charges will be filed following Sunday’s fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident at Winchester that resulted in the death of a Lewis County man. Shawn J. Cody, 47, of Winchester, died at the scene.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Idaho Foodbank sees Idaho County numbers decreasing for the hungry

According to information released in May from The Idaho Foodbank, Idaho County’s current food insecurity rate is 14.9 percent (2,420 individuals) of its total population. For the state overall, Idaho’s food insecurity rate is 13.2 percent (221,800 individuals) of the total population. Idaho County hunger rates have declined steadily since 2012, according to study information released by Feeding America, when 19.5 percent (3,110) were food insecure, dropping 1.9 percent (280) the following year.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Search continues for four men missing after Monday crash into Selway River

UPDATE - The search continues for four men missing in the Selway River after a motor vehicle crash on Monday, May 21. According to the Idaho County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday, May 23, Painted Rock Fire Suppression, Back Country Helicopter and Salmon Rafting were able to secure a line on the Suburban. Thursday, heavy equipment was brought in and the vehicle was removed from the river. None of the victims was located inside the vehicle.

May 22, 2018 5:18 p.m. read more..
  

Voters go to polls for May 15 primary; Hart back on ballot

Primary elections are next Tuesday, May 15, for voters to be deciding on several District 7, state and federal races, as well as school district levies. And Phil Hart’s name is back on the ballot. Votes cast for him will be considered in the Dist. 7B legislative race.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Incumbent Shepherd to face Hart for Dist. 7B Rep. post

Incumbent Paul Shepherd faces challenger Phil Hart, a former Idaho Legislator, in the upcoming Republican primary. Primary elections are May 15. No other parties have filed candidates in this race, nor have any write-ins. District 7 includes Idaho, Clearwater, Shoshone and a portion of Bonner counties. The Idaho County Free Press solicited information from each of the candidates concerning their qualifications and issues of the district.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Forest Service monitoring finds South Fork miners sticking to the rules

In recent years, gold miners have gone to the state capitol in large numbers to demand a sweeping rollback of state and federal Clean Water Act regulations they say impinge on small scale suction dredging operations, but a subtle change in the state’s rules for this upcoming dredging season may put to the test how many miners are willing to work the South Fork Clearwater River this summer.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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