Andrew Ottoson

Sports/Outdoors Editor

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Getting serious about waste County plan to rework system

The Idaho County Commission is continuing to get serious about reforming the way solid waste disposal works on the Camas Prairie.

IRU files injunction to stop timber cut on Selway Salvage sale

The Idaho Department of Lands estimated more than $2 million could be netted for the state schools trust if work on the Selway Salvage timber sale starts soon, but the work may be held up by a controversy about the use of a road that cuts through private property.

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Full slate set for 2015 Border Days Rodeo: Bucking broncs blast off this Friday

Starting with slack time at 10 a.m. July 3, more than 200 rodeo pros affiliated with the Idaho Cowboys Association, Pro-West and NPRA will be taking their turns at Border Days arena, vying for $12,300 in added money.

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Eagle Scout flagpole project helped by many local hands

Grangeville’s Marcus Gravatt started his Eagle Scout project two years ago, having weighed a variety of civic ideas.

Environmentalists court pyhrric victory

History advises against fighting battles that can be won only by self-destruction, but a fight now under way in a federal court is exactly that kind of fight.

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Grand Entry For White Bird Days

White Bird Days grand marshals Polly Hollandsworth (green vest) and Peg Marek (brown vest) led the parade on horseback last Saturday, June 20.

Suit seeks to stop USFS road use to reach sale

Morgan and Olga Wright are suing the Forest Service to stop the use of a road that crosses their property to reach state land where the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has proposed to cut nearly seven million board feet of timber.

Familiar foes on the docket for Whitepine League

The rippling consequences of the failure of a school levy in Troy are already being felt more than 130 miles to the south, as the Whitepine League bastion’s plans to visit Riggins for a Zero Week game at Salmon River High School may not hold up this August.

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Prioritizing spending, pushing back federal overrreach, debt issue key for Sen. Crapo

Late last month, Sen. Mike Crapo visited the area. His tour included stops in seven Idaho County communities; he met with the Idaho County Free Press editorial board on May 29.

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Thrills, Spills Mark Rafting Season’s Opener

Many of those who passed through the Chair Creek rapids north of Riggins caught a big wave, but a few quite literally hit the Salmon River last Saturday afternoon, June 6, for the Big Water Blowout — an annual celebration of the start of the local rafting season.

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