Andrew Ottoson

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A year later, legislature writing body cam video — accountability — into law

Editorial

This month, there’s a bill that would enshrine law enforcement video — dashcam video and body camera video — in public records law. If it becomes law, this bill would hold county law enforcement videos to different standards than a county’s paper records.

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Bow-ow! Bulldogs nipped in OT

The away stretch of the home-and-home series that will decide Grangeville’s place in the Central Idaho League turned in the Bulldogs’ favor when senior forward Patrick Schumacher banked in a three-pointer with 11 seconds to go last Monday night, Feb. 6.

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Bulldogs turn to Adams

The Bulldogs have a new head football coach.

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SR girls lock top seed

Basketball

The Salmon River girls had taken an unexpected loss on a last-second shot against Tri Valley earlier this season, but made certain no late twist of luck could turn around the final score last Saturday night, Jan. 28, routing the Titans 63-30 on the strength of Maddy Tucker’s 35 points.

Solid waste expense may jump $110K under DEQ rules

New DEQ guidance will change way landfills operate regarding yard waste

Think yard waste and brush is an expensive problem now? Dumping it is about to start costing Idaho and Lewis counties an additional $110,000 a year, minimum, under the agreement the counties have with Robert Simmons of Simmons Sanitation.

Ag deal scrapped, but relationships remain strong

A deal that stood ready to deepen trade relationships between the United States and Pacific Rim countries such as Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia and Japan was deep-sixed last week, when the new administration in Washington D.C. officially tossed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Court orders elk radio collar data collected by IDFG to be destroyed

A federal judge dealt an Idaho Department of Fish and Game elk research program a significant setback with a ruling last week that will require the agency to destroy data IDFG began gathering in the Frank Church Wilderness 17 months ago.

Maggie Butte land buy tweaks local tax base

Difference will be divided among all the remaining taxable property

When the Idaho Department of Lands acquired about 2,400 acres of former Potlatch Corporation timberland at Maggie Butte last year, the transaction cut about $4,100 a year from the flow of property tax and fee dollars the landowners were paying to the local and state government.

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Morrow lifts CV

Wrestling

With Carson Morrow claiming first place in the 152-pound weight class, the Clearwater Valley wrestlers nicked Pullman in the team scoring last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14, at the Maniac Invitational.

New transfer station poised for prairie

County closing in on regional landfill project near Council

As Idaho County closes in on having a new place to send solid waste, the county’s solid waste contractor is close to signing off on a new transfer station location on the Camas Prairie.

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