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Beards cost deputies charity donation

County sheriff’s deputies will be saving money on razors as the agency has relaxed its policy on growing beards, a change that will also benefit local charities. “If you want to grow a beard, it’s going to cost you,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Drugs, alcohol: When the party is over

In this last week, Idaho County has had two major drug overdoses of young adults. Both were found unconscious. What brings a young person to this place in his/her life – willingly and self-induced? The answers can be complicated.

December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Giddings: Sheriff’s office is adequately staffed

In the largest county in the state, Idaho County sheriff’s officers cover a swath of land 8,503 square miles across. With a population of 16,267, as of the last census in 2010, and only two local police departments in the county, many communities rely on the sheriff’s department for law enforcement.

March 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Giddings narrowly wins county sheriff race

By a slim margin, Idaho County voters chose to retain incumbent Idaho County Sheriff over challenger Carlos Martinez in Tuesday night’s Nov. 8 general election. - Other results: Dist. 7, local decisions

November 9, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Giddings ready to take on third term

Giddings said those who know him understand he is a “straight shooter.” “I tell the truth, straight up,” he said. He understands his approach may ruffle a few feathers along the way, he said, but feels his method has made for a stronger Idaho County law enforcement. “We have been able to accomplish some really positive things in the department,” he said.

October 5, 2016 6 a.m. read more..


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