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.
The local youth baseball season is not quite over, as area Babe Ruth all-stars prepare for a tournament this week in Meridian. Grangeville’s 13-15 year-olds — several of whom played varsity baseball at GHS this spring — won the last local game of the summer June 29 at Clearwater Valley High School. Three rounds of tournament play concluded with a 13-3 Grangeville win over Kamiah — a final score coaches agreed did not reflect how closely the game was contested.July 11, 2018 6:07 a.m. read more..
Grangeville Border Days drew thousands for a midweek celebration start, July 4-6, for parades, rodeos, activities, and socializing. Free Press staff were out talking with participants during these three days for their stories as part of the century-plus-old event.July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
After one night of July 4 rodeo action and some slack time runs Thursday morning, July 5, the breakaway roping catch in 2.6 seconds by Kalena Webb was unofficially still the best of this Border Days.July 5, 2018 12:49 p.m. read more..
During the Republican Party’s convention last weekend in Pocatello, Idaho State University students displayed signs of protest. Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird) posted a statement and a photograph of herself with an arm around one of the protesters to her political campaign Facebook page, and backlash ensued.July 2, 2018 12:15 p.m. read more..
Last week, the federal Department of the Interior (DOI) announced local governments across Idaho will receive more than $36 million out of the $553 million President Trump approved for the PILT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) program this spring. Idaho County is set to receive $1,719,685.June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
When a poop is found anywhere unexpected, the poop is not to blame.June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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