Regional News for Idaho and the Pacific Northwest


$76.9M in proposed ITD projects for Idaho County region in seven-year plan

Nearly $77 million in highway, bridge and airport projects within Idaho County are being proposed as part of the Idaho Transportation Department’s draft seven-year “roadmap” for planning and developing transportation projects. Deadline is July 30 for public comment on these proposals and the overall Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP) FY2019-25 draft involving projects across the state.

July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Spokane-area paper company buys land near Kooskia

The newly acquired land near Kooskia will not be open to the public for recreation, however. Many of the roads that access this timberland cross other private properties that have experienced damage from unmanaged public recreation.

July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Grangeville motorcyclist dies in US12 crash

A Grangeville motorcyclist died in a single vehicle fatality crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Myrtle last Friday, June 22. Mario P. Garateix, 65, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Idaho State Police. He was not wearing a helmet.

June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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..


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