An accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Main Street/State Highway 13 briefly impaired the flow of traffic shortly after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, May 26, when Jacob Candeube of Missoula, Mont., failed to stop his Toyota pickup at the stop sign.
Clearwater Valley’s Kamm and Trayse Mangun played exceptionally, and came closer to a state medal than any other local individual or doubles team at the 3A state tennis meet held May 19-20 at Vallivue and Caldwell high schools.
Prairie’s last race of the day once again proved decisive, with the 4x400 girls outpacing Oakley by more than four seconds to move the team total two points ahead of Valley, into clear first.
The young Grangeville teams combined for 20 points in team scoring last Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, at the 2A state track championships.
Losses to Melba and Malad brought Grangeville's baseball season to a close during the first two days of play at the 2A state tournament held in Idaho Falls.
With an 11-10 win over Notus, the Prairie girls are in position to play Horseshoe Bend for a shot at the 1A championship. The semifinal is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at Airport Park in Lewiston.
The Clearwater Valley boys beat Wilder 7-1 in the first game of the 1A state baseball tournament, and after falling to Genesee, the Rams are set to play Glenns Ferry for third place.
State track and field results: Day 1
Cole Olsen won the 3,200 run Friday at the 1A state track meet.
A rain delay sidelined the small classifications District I-II tennis tournament last Friday morning, May 12, but when the weather finally broke at about 3:30 p.m., the floodgates opened for Grangeville’s athletes. Playing shortened matches on account of limited remaining daylight and in anticipation of more rain the next morning, the Bulldogs won three categories outright and qualified 14 in all for state.
Track & Field
Clearwater Valley senior Cole Olsen won three district titles on his own and anchored the region’s fastest medley relay last last Saturday, May 13, at Kootenai High School.
Grangeville and Clearwater Valley tennis players are on to state, as the Bulldogs won the district team title yesterday and eight Rams posted top-four finishes.
Baseball district championship
Though talking up their teammates from the visiting dugout, the Bulldogs were, officially, the home team Monday night, May 8 — so when it came down to the last at bat, it was the Grangeville boys’ turn to win a place at state with one stunning swing.
Clearwater Valley Roundup Association Queen Tayscha Mozley (right) and Princess Shelbie Miller (left) received a first-place ribbon in the “Mounted Royalty” division at the Riggins Rodeo Parade Sunday, May 7.
Steps in need of repair
The Grangeville Post Office is open, but the front steps are temporarily closed due to crumbling concrete. Repairs aren’t likely to be done this week, as the work is on hold during the facility’s transition to a new postmaster, whose first day is anticipated next Monday, May 15.
The latest changes that have followed an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit are tightening regulation of the defense attorneys taxpayers provide for those who can’t afford private representation. Starting this month, new state standards require local courts to provide public defenders from the first day in court – whereas the poor and accused had often faced their initial appearances without an attorney there to argue for their bail.
Friend in the business
Salmon River Jet Boat Race director Kim Friend returned to the event after a few years away from it, and had high praises for those who helped sustain it during the interim.
Grangeville's April 15 Central Idaho League baseball game against St. Maries had been relocated to Kooskia because the field at GHS has been to wet to play on this spring. But the field at CVHS was also too wet for baseball Saturday morning. The game will be rescheduled, but a date and time has not yet been decided.
Pirates home games originally slated for Saturday, April 15, in Cottonwood, have been relocated to parts north due to wet weather in the forecast. Softball will play at Airport Park at noon in Lewiston, and baseball will play at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Potlatch, weather permitting.
Grangeville High softball and tennis events, scheduled for the afternoon of April 13, have been called off due to rain.
The GHS tennis squad hosted Orofino and Culdesac Tuesday night, and met little resistance in the course of winning 15 of 17 matches. Boys singles sophomore standout Colby Kennedy drew praise from coach Kerry McCulley for winning three matches on the evening.
Leading up to spring break, Clearwater Valley’s baseball season hadn’t gone as well as coach Josh Bradley had hoped, but with wins over Kendrick and McCall last week and a slew of Whitepine League games on the slate this week, the Rams have stopped skidding and are looking to accelerate up the WPL table.
“there is little hope Congress will act quickly enough this year” - Sen. Crapo
Some local taxing districts have for years been bracing for a big budget hit should one of the main flows of federal money into Idaho County be shut off, and with the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies’ funding on the chopping block, Idaho County Commissioners sounded an alarm last month.
Arguments over Idaho County’s handling of a tax sale in 2016
Arguments over Idaho County’s handling of a tax sale in 2016 continued in federal court late last month, with attorneys for plaintiffs Raymond R. Hamell and Rachelle J. Hamell seeking to amend the civil complaint attorneys representing the Hamells filed last October.
Progress continues to be made on the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project, which began last year and is expected to continue into winter 2017.
They have the same mascot, and for six innings Monday night, April 3, the Grangeville and Genesee baseball teams had something else in common: three runs apiece.
Much of Grangeville’s early softball slate was pushed around by spring weather, but a mostly-clear sky allowed the Bulldogs to take the field at Airport Park against Genesee on Monday, April 4.
Q&A with Wilks family member, Wilks Development Company manager
- The Wilks Ranch has grown to more than 42,000 acres, making the outfit Farris Wilks registered back in 2010 the single largest landowner in Idaho County. - In response to questions the Free Press asked via e-mail, Foster relayed answers from Wilks family member and Wilks Development Company manager Justin Wilks.
Track & Field
Having competed against mostly smaller schools earlier in the week at Kamiah, Grangeville and Clearwater Valley last Saturday, March 25, measured off against some of the bigger ones they’ll see this season.
Prairie notched a 6-1 win over Clearwater Valley last Thursday, March 23, at CVHS.
Track & Field
For so many Grangeville track and field athletes, the competition last Saturday, March 18, was their first.
Clearwater Valley handed opening day starter Keiran Owens a 7-0 lead two innings into the Rams’ first game of the season. But in the course of hosting Grangeville, CV’s bats went quiet last Tuesday afternoon, March 14.
Track & Field
The Clearwater Valley boys placed third as a team behind Deer Park and Troy last Saturday, March 18, and the CV girls took fourth behind three out-of-state teams.
With about an inch of rain thought to be on the way, National Weather Service forecasters are anticipating bigger trouble may come from area rivers and creeks this weekend than has been seen already.
To govern or not to govern: that is the question about a current plan to modernize the sewer system. It’s not yet clear when Elk City Water and Sewer Association (ECWSA) members will make their choice.
A new “official website of Grangeville High School Bulldogs athletics” is now the place where the school’s sports calendars are being maintained online. The clearinghouse for online schedule information previously accessed through schedulestar.com now redirects to ghsathletics.org.
The Prairie boys once again took Lapwai down to the final minute, but having shocked the state’s top-ranked 1AD1 team during the district tournament, the Pirates fell to Lapwai 57-49 during the championship game last Saturday, March 4.
Consider the moment Frankie Zumwalt became a state champion wrestler.
A Forest Service project that could help harden the Orogrande community against wildfire is tied up in court and Idaho’s executive branch is stepping in. Gov. Butch Otter has moved to intervene as a defendant in a lawsuit Friends of the Clearwater filed late last year.
This month, there’s a bill that would enshrine law enforcement video — dashcam video and body camera video — in public records law. If it becomes law, this bill would hold county law enforcement videos to different standards than a county’s paper records.
The away stretch of the home-and-home series that will decide Grangeville’s place in the Central Idaho League turned in the Bulldogs’ favor when senior forward Patrick Schumacher banked in a three-pointer with 11 seconds to go last Monday night, Feb. 6.
The Bulldogs have a new head football coach.
The Salmon River girls had taken an unexpected loss on a last-second shot against Tri Valley earlier this season, but made certain no late twist of luck could turn around the final score last Saturday night, Jan. 28, routing the Titans 63-30 on the strength of Maddy Tucker’s 35 points.
A deal that stood ready to deepen trade relationships between the United States and Pacific Rim countries such as Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia and Japan was deep-sixed last week, when the new administration in Washington D.C. officially tossed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
New DEQ guidance will change way landfills operate regarding yard waste
Think yard waste and brush is an expensive problem now? Dumping it is about to start costing Idaho and Lewis counties an additional $110,000 a year, minimum, under the agreement the counties have with Robert Simmons of Simmons Sanitation.
Difference will be divided among all the remaining taxable property
When the Idaho Department of Lands acquired about 2,400 acres of former Potlatch Corporation timberland at Maggie Butte last year, the transaction cut about $4,100 a year from the flow of property tax and fee dollars the landowners were paying to the local and state government.
A federal judge dealt an Idaho Department of Fish and Game elk research program a significant setback with a ruling last week that will require the agency to destroy data IDFG began gathering in the Frank Church Wilderness 17 months ago.
With Carson Morrow claiming first place in the 152-pound weight class, the Clearwater Valley wrestlers nicked Pullman in the team scoring last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14, at the Maniac Invitational.
What happens near Pollock usually stays near Pollock, but sometimes it ends up in federal court. According to plaintiffs Raymond Hamell and Rachell Hamell, Idaho County valued three separate properties near Pollock at more than $500,000, including one parcel assessed at $406,000, which the Hamells disputed in 2010 “due to a lack of access to the property.”
County closing in on regional landfill project near Council
As Idaho County closes in on having a new place to send solid waste, the county’s solid waste contractor is close to signing off on a new transfer station location on the Camas Prairie.
A tree-cutting project the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests sketched out during the course of about six years is being challenged in federal court, so the plan is on hold.