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GHS grad Kelley serving aboard ballistic sub

A 2013 Grangeville High School graduate and Grangeville native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States: deterring nuclear war. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kelley, an electrician’s mate, is serving aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Pennsylvania. Based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not far from Seattle, USS Pennsylvania is one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines in the Navy’s fleet.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Rattlesnake fire ‘more likely’ to hold this week; at 5,336 acres

According to the Rattlesnake Creek Fire incident management team's Inciweb page Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, the fire had burned 5,336 acres so far—about 700 acres more than the IMT reported Monday morning. The page described "active fire behavior with single tree torching and short-range spotting."

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

$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..


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