“There have been about 20 incidents we’ve detected so far this fall, and our detection rate is certainly not 100 percent.”November 15, 2017 8:57 a.m. read more..
After Oakley’s main weapon, Chandler Jones, put the Prairie boys on notice early in the 1AD1 semifinal last Friday night, Nov. 10, PHS quarterback Spencer Schumacher and running back Jacob Stubbers notified the Hornets the Pirates also had come to the Kibbie Dome fully armed.November 15, 2017 8:56 a.m. read more..
The Salmon River girls put a scare into a formidable Butte County team during the second round of the 1AD2 state tournament last weekend.November 1, 2017 9:05 a.m. read more..
Prairie led 28-0 at halftime Friday, during what became a 52-14 road win last Friday night, Oct. 27, over the other contender for the Whitepine League's second seed.November 1, 2017 9:02 a.m. read more..
Starting with one of the first plays of the contest Friday night, Oct. 27, during which Grangeville beat Melba 46-6, the Bulldogs cleared the way for running back Noah Kaschmitter.November 1, 2017 9 a.m. read more..
Idaho County has entered into an agreement with Idaho Transportation Department for an estimated $897,000 in new work on the Salmon River Road. The agreement is for work intended to reduce ongoing maintenance costs, which were a sticking point in 2016, during negotiations over whether the county or the federal government would have to pay for the reconstructed road’s upkeep.November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Seven miles south of town along the Grangeville-Salmon Road, someone tore down the sign that points out the turnoff up to the Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area last weekend. “They hooked on to the posts with a chain and pulled it down,” Snowhaven manager Scott Wasem said Sunday night, Oct. 29.November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Oct. 17 fire that burned 75 acres above the White Bird Grade was caused by power lines during what IDL Fire Bureau Chief JT Wensman called the “high wind events that occurred” that night. On Oct. 26, Wensman told the Free Press the related investigation was not yet complete.November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Before the Idaho County Commission approved a motion to pay its first quarter bills during the Oct. 10 meeting, commissioner Mark Frei remarked that the county pays an incredible amount for risk management insurance. The board then approved payment to the statewide provider of local government insurance, ICRMP (the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program).October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In a front page report last week (“Giddings unfazed: State rep says she did all law required in move from Ada County,” 1A, Oct. 11) the Free Press reported an inaccurate date. As reported, Idaho County public records include two voter registration cards signed by Giddings. In fact, these are dated Jan. 17, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015, and they reflect her changes of address that year. However, due to a Free Press error, the original article inaccurately stated the day the January 2015 card was signed. The Free Press regrets this error. — A.O.October 18, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Orofino Maniacs had two cracks at a potential game-tying two-point conversion on Grangeville's home field, but the Bulldogs claimed the Central Idaho League title with a 28-26 win over their longest-standing rival Friday night, Oct. 13.October 13, 2017 10:55 p.m. read more..
Chloe Dame and Baeli Kinsley scored the final two goals of the first GHS girls soccer season last Saturday, Oct. 7, during their regular season finale against Timberlake, which won 10-2. Before that game, GHS honored seniors Tessa Godrey and Brenda Gomez.October 11, 2017 8:43 a.m. read more..
Contrary to statewide media reports that she is caught a residency and tax scandal, Rep. Priscilla Giddings told the Free Press she had done everything the law required of her and that she continued to follow the law after she decided to run for office early in 2016. She said she even went to the trouble of seeking advice from the Ada County Assessor’s Office at the time she was moving from Garden City to White Bird.October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
(L-R) Clearwater Valley High School athletic director Kolby Krieger is pictured here with Tom Sherry of KREM 2 News in Spokane and Bill Finnan. CVHS was the recipient of a Tom’s Tailgate pre-game party Friday, Oct. 6. About 100 people turned out for the tailgate party and KREM 2 donated $222 to Clearwater Valley schools.October 11, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Including touchdown runs by Justin Fogleman and Jaize Norman, the Bulldogs accomplished everything they wanted during a 48-0 win over the Lewiston JV Thursday night, Sept. 28, despite a couple of scheduling oddities — one planned and one unplanned.October 4, 2017 8:18 a.m. read more..
The NFL players’ protests have been the talk of the nation for more than a week. Everyone has a take, but almost no one has a stake. While fans feel like they’re in serious relationships with their favorite teams, the league’s marriages with gigantic television companies are the real deals.October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
September is the time for football optimism. There will still be four weeks left in the 1AD1 regular season after Genesee plays Wallace tomorrow, and the Whitepine League lead will remain reachable for any team that might run the table. But as the only 1AD1 team to beat Prairie thus far, none looks more likely to run the table than Genesee.September 29, 2017 3:07 p.m. read more..
For the second time in as many games against teams in their classification, the GHS boys had a blowout win. If they had been stung by a couple of earlier losses to larger schools farther north, the Bulldogs showed no sign of any ill effects in their second game against a squad from parts south, downing McCall 42-8 on Friday night, Sept. 15.September 20, 2017 8:18 a.m. read more..
During the last of five matches the Salmon River girls won, in a total of 10 sets, during the Grangeville Tournament, Salmon River front-liner Chevelle Shepherd had a series of solo blocks that staked out a 6-0 lead for SRHS, prompting a Prairie timeout. The Savages led that game by as many as 10, and went on to win the finale 25-14, 25-17.September 20, 2017 8:12 a.m. read more..
The new Manning Crevice Bridge may be ready for travelers later this year, and two possibilities have emerged for what may happen to the old one when work is finalized next spring or summer. The questions looming over the old bridge are who, if anyone, would pay the maintenance expenses involved with keeping it in place – and if no one will pay the cost of keeping it up, where it will go when it comes down.September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“If we had to play them again tomorrow, it might turn out different,” Clearwater Valley head coach Roger Whalen said after the Rams' 54-6 win — his first win as CV's leading man. “With a rivalry game, you never know how that's going to go.”September 13, 2017 9:01 a.m. read more..
A couple of long scoring plays by Booker Bush put Grangeville ahead 6-0 early in the first quarter and 20-16 late in the third quarter, but host Clarkston converted a tip-drill interception into the decisive points during their 22-20 win over the Bulldogs Saturday, Sept. 9.September 13, 2017 8:59 a.m. read more..
People don’t show up for public meetings the way they used to. History describes huge numbers standing for hours, listening to Lincoln and Douglas, but during the Sept. 5 Idaho County budget hearing last week, elected officials shared a laugh over something they – and we – are worried about.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In a pair of hearings Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, the Idaho County Commission approved higher solid waste fees for all as well as a new road and bridge tax for some in order to make the coming year’s budget compute. The board passed both resolutions unanimously.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Through a new website, the Forest Service is receiving comments on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest’s Wild & Scenic Rivers, which are being sought from the public as part of the ongoing forest plan revision process.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
All three local football games that had been scheduled for Friday night were scrubbed due to bad air quality related to forest fires, and all three have been rescheduled. Two of those will kick off on Saturday, if the air is good.September 8, 2017 5 p.m. read more..
Poor air quality continues to hang over the football games scheduled across the region tonight, with the Prairie-Salmon River, the Kamiah-Clearwater Valley. and the Clarkston-Grangeville game all facing administrative decisions this afternoon.September 8, 2017 1:03 p.m. read more..
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