Andrew Ottoson

Sports/Outdoors Editor


I grew up in the Denver suburbs and went to college in Hillsboro, Kansas, where I studied chemistry and bible and got my first newspaper job doing sports and features for a little weekly. I moved to Grangeville in April 2011, when I started covering sports and other topics for the Idaho County Free Press.

Recent Stories

County continues work with Endomines on expansion in Crooked River drainage

In a Jan. 7 letter to Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert, the Idaho County Commission stated Endomines – a gold mining company headquartered in Sweden, which now holds five gold projects in the Elk City and Warren areas – is interested in replacement of the Gnome bridge on the Crooked River Road.

January 23, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

GHS girls start CIL play 2-0

Just days after blowing out Orofino 64-18 at GHS, the Grangeville girls opened their second league game of the season with an 11-2 run which they extended to a 42-28 win over St. Maries.

January 16, 2019 9:13 a.m. read more..

Lochsa historic preservation meetings coming up Jan. 9, March 2

Idaho’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) already has scheduled two meetings in Grangeville regarding the Nez Perce Tribe’s nomination of a vast tract of Lochsa River land for historic preservation: an informational meeting at 6 p.m. this evening, Jan. 9, and a public hearing by the Idaho State Historic Sites Review Board at 8 a.m.

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

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