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 considers participation in Stibnite mine advisory group

Midas Gold is working to establish an advisory council that would participate in the Forest Service process under which the company could gain the federal permit required for new production at the old Stibnite mine near Yellow Pine – a group that would write a comment letter regarding the project, and that would also participate in a new charitable foundation.

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

Salmon River bounces Deary

With head coach Charlie Shepherd's last season in charge coming to an end, the Salmon River football team added at least one more week to his storied run with a 50-12 win over Deary Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3, at SRHS.

November 3, 2018 5:34 p.m. read more..

Prairie slays Raft River

Prairie scored offensively and defensively before Raft River got going Friday night, Nov. 2, and after the Trojans leveled the score at 8-8 early in the second quarter, PHS quarterback Spencer Schumacher delivered a couple of reminders: he and the Pirates are effective both running and passing.

November 2, 2018 9:50 p.m. read more..

Grangeville stops Cole Valley

Grangeville's 40-7 win over Cole Valley Friday night, Nov. 2, looked like it was headed toward a very different conclusion after a scoreless first quarter and after the visiting Chargers took a 7-0 lead early in the second.

November 2, 2018 9:27 p.m. read more..

Windy Shingle harvest project hit by fire, lawsuit

“Although this high severity is in the project area,” the SIR read in part, “it will not impact any planned actions.” But according to a civil complaint environmentalists filed in federal court last week, the fire also got into an area of old growth inside the project area.

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

Gianopulos places sixth at state, MacMenamin paces local boys

The state cross-country meet last Saturday, Oct. 27, saw a tight race between Oakley and Troy for the 1A girls team title separated by six points as Oakley’s runners averaged 21 minutes, 42 seconds, according to results provided by the Idaho High School Activities Association.

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

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