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It's Your Business: Peaceful march set for Jan. 19

Don’t forget: On Saturday, Jan. 19, the people’s march for inclusion and equality of all people is planned in Grangeville. The event is based at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall at 311 S. Hall Street. After optional sign-making at 10:30 a.m., participants will gather by 11:30 a.m. to begin the march on the sidewalks of downtown Grangeville.

January 16, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: U-Haul data says Idaho is No. 5 growth state

A Beginning Spanish Language and Culture class is set to begin Jan. 24. This will run Mondays and Thursdays, for six weeks, through March 14. The courses are offered through Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach and will be instructed by Francisca Garner each evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $68. Registration closes Jan. 16. Call 208-983-2164 to register or e-mail coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at

January 9, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Animal Ark extends spay/neuter help

Animal Ark is extending the time for its spay/neuter co-pay offer. If you are in need of financial assistance to spay/neuter your pet, call Camas Veterinary Hospital in Grangeville at 208-983-0508 for an appointment and for the amount you are responsible to pay for the procedure. Help control unwanted, abandoned and abused pet population by spaying/neutering your pet.

January 2, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Make New Year’s Eve plans

The North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College will be offering a workshop on the basics of accounting and record keeping on Jan. 18 at 9-11:30 a.m. at the SBDC office, located at 406 Main St. in Lewiston. The workshop will cover records, decision-making, language of money, report analysis, building wealth, taxes, and financial tools. The cost of the workshop is $20, and it will be taught by Barbara Leachman. Preregistration is required for the workshop. To preregister or for more information on the workshop call 208-792-2465, e-mail, or visit the web site

December 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Recycling sites closed Dec. 22

The Idaho County recycling sites (Grangeville, Cottonwood and Kooskia) will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 22, for Christmas but will be open on Saturday, Dec. 29.

December 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Syringa brown bag is Dec. 17

The public is invited to join SHC staff for brown bag presentations by providers of Syringa Hospital and Clinics. The next presentation speaker and topic is set for Monday, Dec. 17, with Kimberly Campbell, MD, who will speak on “The Pathology of Alzheimer’s.” This will be on understanding this most common form of dementia. The presentation will be held at the Soltman Center in Grangeville from 12:15 –12:45 p.m.

December 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Get ready for ‘4 Weeks of Sweeps’ giveaways

Play, eat and shop local! Get ready to shake it up next week with the Idaho County Free Press’s 4 Weeks of Sweeps. Win thousands of dollars from local businesses Nov. 19 through Dec. 14. Winners will be announced Dec. 19. Keep your holiday dollars local this year and enter at to win. Remember, you will need a copy of the 2018 Holiday Showcase to enter. Available on-line next week at Print copies will be available starting Dec. 5. P.S. I peeked at a few of the prizes and they are awesome! One local business is offering a new set of tires. You won’t want to miss this great event!

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho County honors its veterans every day

Idaho County is second to none in how it honors and recognizes its veterans; not just on holidays, but every day. It’s easy to be reminded of this during commemorative events, such as Veterans’ Day.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Submit trick-or-treater photos; AWS open house is Friday

Did you hear about the “Cutest Trick-or-Treater” contest? Idaho County Free Press is sponsoring a photo contest with Advanced Welding and Steel, Cloninger’s Marketplace and Stuivenga Vessey as additional sponsors. Prize donors include Monster & Eli, Tato and Toddle Toys, True Log Homes and Stuivenga. Photo submissions will be accepted Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. Voting begins Nov. 2 and will end Nov. 7 with the winner announced that day. Submitt photos to Grand prize is $100 and a free pump inspection from Stuivenga. Additional prizes are two stuffed Yeti Monster from Monster & Eli; a duckling pull toy from Tato and Toddle Toys; and a chain saw carved pumpkin from True Log Homes.

October 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Food bank in desperate need

Camas Prairie Food Bank (CPFB) in Grangeville is in desperate need of soups and other packaged food items such as Top Ramen and macaroni/rice packet mixes. Note the soups needed currently are eating soups as opposed to cream soups for cooking purposes. With the continued CPFB need, manager Carlene Whitesell encourages the community for its support, dropping off food items at the center (411 East North Street, behind Les Schwab Tire Center) during both its operation hours and after-hours. For questions call 208-507-2365.

October 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Flu shots ready locally

Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville is offering to bring influenza vaccines to local businesses to administer to employees. The “Traveling Flu Clinic” will be available to Grangeville businesses from Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19. To schedule a time for the clinic to stop by your business, call Dana at 208-983-8571. Flu shots are a preventative service covered 100 percent by most insurance companies. If employees wish to not use insurance, vaccines will be $35. Cash or checks accepted at time vaccine is administered.

October 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Get Oktoberfest carnival tickets now

Presale carnival tickets for Oktoberfest are available now. Cost is $20 for one session. Get them now by calling Melinda Hall (or stop by KORT), 208-983-5832 or stop by Asker’s Harvest Foods Friday afternoon (4-6 p.m.) or Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to purchase. They are also available at Home Grown Quilts, Fairchild Accounting and from Peggy Wright.

September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Recycling centers no longer taking plastic

Get your cars polished and ready for the Camas Prairie Cruisers’ Octoberfest Car Show Saturday, Sept. 29. Check-in is 9 a.m. and the show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Umpqua Bank parking lot off Main Street in Grangeville. Come view these great local cars. All wheeled vehicles are welcome. For questions call 208-983-2333. •

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

It's Your Business 2018: Youth nonprofits have big impact on community

In 2017, for its debut issue, “It’s Your Business” focused on several family-owned businesses throughout Idaho County. Our communities would not be the same without them. This year, in this expanded section which gets its name from the weekly column I write for the Free Press, we wanted to focus on some of our county’s youth development programs.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Ladies Night at Primeland is this Thursday

CHS Primeland country store will host its Ladies Night this Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. There will be 50 percent off closeout prices on clothing (excluding Wrangler) and other deals throughout the store. Free gift bags will be available for the first 50 ladies through the door! Stop by 1001 North A Street; call 208-983-1745; on-line log onto

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

It's Your Business: Fair premium book is out; Family Dollar delays opening

The 2018 Idaho County Fair premium book is in this week’s Shopper. You can also get a copy at the Free Press or the Idaho County Extension/4-H office in the courthouse. The fair is set for Aug. 15-18, which gives you plenty of time to look through the open class section of the book and see what you can enter in this year’s fair!

July 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: FNWCU sponsors Kooskia fireworks

Freedom Northwest Credit Union will again sponsor a family fun time and fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia. This is set for Wednesday, July 4, 5 to 10 p.m., and features free apple pie, bounce houses, zorb balls and water play. In addition, school fund-raiser concessions will be available: cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, glow products and more. Fireworks will begin at dark.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Elks Burger Night Friday proceeds go to farmers’ market kids

The Grangeville Farmers’ Market would like to thank everyone for their support and a wonderful, although rainy, opening day! Friday, June 29, come out to the Elks Burger Night beginning at 5 p.m. The generosity of the Elks community support is sponsoring the Farmers’ Market’s Grub Club on this date. All proceeds will go to the children’s program.

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

It's Your Business: Business Showcase set for Saturday

Note that Grangeville’s Umpqua Bank parking lot will be closed at least through Friday, possible the weekend, as it is being resurfaced. Not just resurfaced, but ground down and paved! This will be very nice, especially as we approach Border Days. Thanks for your patience!

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

It's Your Business: Camas Prairie Insurance working on new office building

You may have noticed that Dave Seyer’s former insurance office building on Grangeville’s Main Street was demolished May 3. Camas Prairie Insurance (owned by Dominic Lustig) is rebuilding its new office on the same site at 526 W. Main Street. They are temporarily located at 621 West South 1st Street (one block west of the old building, across from Grangeville Builders). The new office is planned to be finished by this fall.

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

It's Your Business: Crabtree to speak at chamber meeting

Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly meeting this Thursday, April 19, at the Super 8 meeting room. Senator Carl Crabtree of Grangeville will be the special speaker. Social time is 5:30 p.m. with a potluck format; bring finger foods to share. Utensils and plates and napkins will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting commencing at 6 p.m. A Q&A session will follow.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: ‘Relax After Taxes’ April 17; Celebrate Friday the 13th at Oscar’s

Calling all local businesses: Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 9, for the first “Business Showcase.” This is set for The Gym Event Center and is meant to help the community shop local and utilize local services. Cost to be a vendor is $20. Bring a table and marketing materials to display and share with everyone who attends. There will be a free barbecue and bounce house for the kids. RSVP by May 21 to reserve a spot. Contact Zack Gonsalves at 208-751-1005 ext.2960 or

April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Social set for Monsebroten

If you don’t have Easter dinner plans for Sunday, April 1 (no foolin’!) stop by The Hangout in Cottonwood for a free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Schniders will serve ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans and strawberry shortcake.

March 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Quality schools important to students, community

Next Tuesday, area patrons will vote on one-year M&O levies for Mountain View School District 244 and Kamiah Joint School District 304. School district administrators have been clear on the need for these levies, which will help to maintain current programs. Without those funds, the school districts will suffer.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Benefit dinner set for Meissner; Asker’s wins chili contest

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to help offset medical expenses for Cash and Carry employee Elaine Swanstrom Meissner has been set for Friday, March 16. The dinner will be held at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, 108 Truck Route. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the dinner served from 6-8 p.m. Admission is by donation. Elaine has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and will need to undergo chemotherapy, radiation and a hysterectomy. An account has been set up at Umpqua Bank in Elaine’s name.

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Chili cookoff, sushi dinner this Saturday in Grangeville

The Grangeville Merchants will host the chili cook-off this weekend, Saturday, March 3. Be sure to stop by the various businesses and taste and vote! Businesses participating include Asker’s Harvest Foods, Home Grown Quilts, P1FCU, Hill Top, Early Bird, Irwin Drug, Larson’s, Evergreen Suites, Once Around Again, Les Schwab, Cash and Carry, Quilt Treasures and Sissy’s Thrift.

February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Chili cook-off, Sushi Night are both March 3

Lewis-Clark State College has two upcoming enrichment classes set. A Small Business Development Center Business Roundtable is scheduled for Friday, March 14, with Barbara Leachman. This will be held 1:30 to 4 p.m. for a cost of $35. A Monastery of St. Gertrude Tour in Cottonwood is set for Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth and includes lunch for $38.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Vote for ‘Best of Idaho County’

Nominations began Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, for The Best of Idaho County. Visit to nominate your favorites for places and events, food & drink, businesses, people, government, medical, entertainment and overall. If you bought an ad in the 2018 Get Acquainted, then congratulations, you’ve been nominated! Voting begins Feb. 26. May the best win!

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Share a Valentine with GHR residents

Would you like to share a Valentine with someone who would really appreciate it? Stop by Grangeville Health and Rehab anytime between now and next Wednesday, Feb. 14, say hello and share a Valentine. Residents will have homemade “mail box” folders outside of their rooms. Stop by to do this between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. anytime through the 14th. There are approximately 50 residents. The Kidders will play music for the residents at 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, and then they will open their Valentines.

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: ‘Best of Idaho County’ contest on its way

Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach has several enrichment classes upcoming. A Tales and Jail Tour is set for Wednesday, March 14, 6-7:30 p.m., with Lt. Jerry Johnson. Cost is $15. Learn to Clean Your Computer with Elijah Zeida for $45 Thursday, March 15. A SBDC Business Roundtable for $35 will be held Friday, March 16, 1:30 to 4 p.m., with Barbara Leachman. To register for a class or for details, call coordinator Carla Nuxoll Wilkins at 208-983-2164 or e-mail

January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Grangeville chamber to elect officers Thursday

Thursday, Jan. 25, the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership meeting. At this time, board members will be elected. Current board members up for election and willing to run again are Nancy Asker, Terrie Schmitz and Lori Courtright. There will be a presentation on the Idaho Medicaid Expansion initiative that hopes to be put on Novembers ballot.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Cribbage class set; light bulbs missing from decorations

Pine Tree Community Credit Union will host its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Grangeville Event Center (back side of The Gym; Real Life entrance). Lunch will be served at noon with meeting beginning at 1 p.m. No charge for lunch, but members need to call for reservations: 208-983-1558. (Last week I put in Pine Tree’s fax number! Sorry about that!)

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: LCSC classes offered; Cottonwood Credit Union buys Wells Fargo building

Advanced Welding and Steel, Inc., is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University program Thursday evenings, 6 p.m., Feb. 1-March 29. The program teaches how to beat debt and build wealth. This will be held in the AWS break room, 257 Highway 95, North, Grangeville. Cost is $99 per person or couple. Contact Lisa Forsmann at 208-983-7608 or sign up at or learn more at an open house set for Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Redbox opens in Riggins

The Riggins Taphouse, R&R/Rant and Rave Brewery, opened last week right on Main Street of Riggins. In other Riggins news, Summervilles is open and serving meals, so stop in and check these businesses out. Also, need a movie in Riggins? A Redbox is now available at the new Whitewater Market. There’s a lot happening in that small town! •

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Blood draws go to SM clinic

Beginning Jan. 8, 2018, St. Mary’s Hospital & Cottonwood Clinic will be conducting all lab draws in the clinic instead of the hospital. If you are coming in to have blood drawn, go to the Cottonwood Clinic reception area instead of to the hospital admissions desk. Pre-employment screenings will still be conducted in the hospital. •

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

It's Your Business: Lions Christmas trees half price

Mark your calendars! Several event dates have been set for the coming year: The 41st Annual Crab Feed is set for the American Legion Hall in Kamiah for Jan. 25, 26 and 27. 2018’s theme is Land of the Lost and the Kingpins will play Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday cost is $30 for adults and Friday and Saturday will be $35. Call 208-935-0200 for tickets. Syringa Hospital Foundation Gala (formerly known as Festival of Trees) is set for Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Gym Event Center in Grangeville, featuring music by The Hitmen. Then, Sts. Peter and Paul’s Chocolate Fantasy is set for March 17. Winter won’t be dull with all these upcoming activities.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Christmas songs offer chance to increase your seasonal vocabulary

Have you been singing along with Christmas songs, heard a word or phrase, and wondered, “Hmmm. What’s that mean?” only to go on and forget about it until the next year when the song rolls around again? Here’s a few of the more unusual words or phrases from some popular Christmas songs and what they mean:

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

MVSD 244 has new phone app

Have you seen the new Mountain View School District 244 app? Go to your App or Google Play store and download MVSD 244’s app for free. Keep it on your phone screen for easy access to school news. It’s a great way to keep updated on what’s going on!

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Santa to be at Bell Equip. in Nezperce Friday

Don’t forget: Syringa Hospital & Clinics is sponsoring a Senior Holiday Luncheon at The Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, this Friday, Dec. 8, noon, the regular lunch time. A three-course meal and sparkling cider will be served tableside by SHC staff. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are appreciated and will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program. •

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

It's Your Business: Kooskia Library speeds up its Internet

Typical fall gas price savings, in part caused by reduced demand and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend fuel, have been slow to arrive this year, both on the national level and here in Idaho. Unfortunately, it’s the continuation of a trend. Since Oct. 1 of this year, the U.S. average price has dropped 4.5 cents, while the Gem State’s pump price has decreased by 10 cents. Based on current market conditions, AAA projects prices will drop by another 5 to 20 cents to end the year.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Snowhaven seeks instructors

The public is invited to join SHC staff for brown bag presentations by providers of Syringa Hospital & Clinics. The next presentation speaker and topic is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, Dr. Matthew Told with “ABC’s of Dermatology: Common Skin Conditions.” The presentation will be held at the Soltman Center in Grangeville from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Invest in your neighbors; shop local on Small Business Saturday

When you are planning your shopping trip, keep a few things in mind: When purchasing local, you are essentially supporting yourself and your family. Repeat studies have shown that your local businesses give back to their communities at a far greater percentage than do national chains.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Kids Klub makes a difference

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This sentiment has been used before to describe what Kids Klub, Inc., has done for Grangeville, but it’s time to revisit that thought.

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

It's Your Business: Meisner loses keepsakes; Two Rivers Coffee Roasters sells to Nicol Tyler

Idaho County Free Press/Shopper/ICFP Media employees recently attended an Eagle Newspapers advertising conference in Hood River, Ore. Making the trip were publisher Sarah Klement and advertising representatives Lisa Adkison and Ashley Hagen. There, the trio racked up several awards. They won first place in Best Self Promotion (It’s Your Business) and Best Print and Digital Combination (Holiday Showcase). They had one minute to make their case for each publication. In addition, they also won $200 for the office for Outstanding Innovation and Originality. Congratulations!

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

It's Your Business: ICLP to meet Nov. 2; Ladies Night Out at Gallery tonight

Note: School will be in session this Thursday, Nov. 2, Grangeville High School. Though this was supposed to be a parent/teacher conference day, the students will be in school this day to make up for the bomb threat day in October. Classes will run on a normal Thursday schedule with attendance policy in effect. Know that conferences will be held at GHS tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 1, and tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 2, 4 to 7:30 p.m. There is no school Friday, Nov. 3. Grangeville Elementary Middle School students will not have school Nov. 2 or 3 and conferences will also be held. School will also not be in session at Clearwater Valley in Kooskia. •

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: The Habit offers ‘Coffee & Canvas’ class

Sign up now for Learn to Dance: The Nightclub Twostep with Jeff and Carla Wilkins, presented by Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach. This is set for Tuesdays Nov. 7 and 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. Call coordinator Carla at 208-983-2164 or e-mail

October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Griffis to present on hypothermia Oct. 18

The public is invited to join Syringa Hospital and Clinics staff for a brown bag presentation Dr. Danny Griffis. This is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., at the Soltman Center. Dr. Griffis will talk about “Preparing for outdoor activities – preventing, recognizing, and treating hypothermia.”

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Scavenger hunt part of Oktoberfest

The Okoberfest Scavenger Hunt will take place in participating businesses throughout Grangeville from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Start and end at Home Grown Quilts. Prizes will be awarded! Businesses include: U.S Bank, Pine Tree Community Credit Union, Umqua Bank, The Gallery, Cash and Carry, Asker’s, Inland Cellular, Gortsema Moters, Super 8, Grangeville Flower Shoppe, Palenque, Nelson’s Family Dentistry, Camas Lanes, Radio Shack, K & R Video, Seasons, Pizza Factory, Irwin Drug, Hopper’s Pizza, Larson’s, Lindsley’s, Ace Home Center, Liquor Store (not sure of the “real” name), Rae Bros., Vets Center, Les Schwab, Hilltop Café, Depot Express and Crema Cafe.

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

It's Your Business: Idaho Department of Labor moves

Hopefully, you are looking at this section and noticing the Free Press has changed from the Women In Business special section to this new section: It’s Your Business. This section is modeled after the It’s Your Business column that appears weekly in the Free Press. This concept allows us to open up the section to more businesses and encompass a wider variety of the people who help make our county great.

August 30, 2017 4:27 p.m. read more..

It's Your Business: United Country Musick and Sons named one of the best brokerages

Do you suffer from low back pain? Do you live in Clearwater, Idaho or Lewis counties? Peg Gehring, FNP, is conducting a survey about low back pain. She is working on identifying the different types of pain management used in these three county areas. She hopes to learn the most common pain management tools, and see which type of management allows the most relief and ability to stay active. You do not need a doctor’s recommendation to participate and there is no need to go to a hospital or clinic to complete the survey, although surveys are available at all area hospitals and clinics if you’d like to pick them up there. Just go online to Surveys are due by Sept. 15, so do not delay! Your input is critical! For all questions contact Peg Gehring at 208-790-9852, 607 West North St., Grangeville, ID 83530.

August 30, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Vote for ‘ARF’ in contest

Idaho Sewing for Sports will be host to an open house Friday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The business is located in Mount Idaho (address 7 Poplar Drive, Grangeville). Live music will be accompanied by cookies, iced tea and lemonade.

July 26, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Take collective breath and get it solved, MVSD

Mountain View School District 244 teacher negotiations started in May. As of today, July 19, contracts for 2017-18 are not yet ironclad. Why? Because MVSD school board and the teacher’s union have not come to an agreement on salaries and benefits. Although negotiations have been an open process to this point, the impasse has now turned the tide in a different direction.

July 19, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

It's Your Business: Melting Pot Café opens; Harpster RV has new owners

Congratulations to new 2018 Border Days Queen Micaela Farris and Princess Bella Klapprich. Does Micaela sound familiar? Maybe that’s because she’s been the Border Days Princess for 2017. I believe, as far as I can tell, Micaela is the first young lady to serve as both princess and queen. Historians? Correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, I know both these girls and they will do an outstanding job representing the rodeo and Idaho County in general. Both of their moms (Amy and Melissa) have also served in various royalty positions in their high school days. Princess Bella’s aunt, Kami Miller Fogleman, was not only Border Days Queen but was also Lewiston Round-up royalty.

July 12, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Rumor has it ... Cloninger’s has cute flip-flops

Well, I don’t usually deal in rumors … but sometimes I do. I haven’t had time to check all of this out, so take it with a grain of salt … six different people have told me so far that Hong Fa is closing. Sad news for the community; however, I also heard that the restaurant is being purchased by the Gomez family.

July 5, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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