Regional News for Idaho and the Pacific Northwest

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..

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..



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