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Century Farm recognizes Arnzen place

‘We had a great childhood here ...’

“John and Mary stood here 100 years ago and looked out over the prairie, wondering what they had gotten themselves into,” Bennett said.

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A Rodeo Thumbs Up

Kids from across central Idaho gathered in Grangeville last Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, for District 3 High School/Junior High Rodeo. Held at the Grangeville Border Days Rodeo arena, the event was put on by the Twin Rivers Rodeo Club. Pictured at Saturday’s event — waiting their turn and watching — were (left) Emmy Williams of Grangeville, and (right) Emma Blanthorn of Riggins.

County spring road damage projects await process for reimbursement determination

“It takes time, and it’s a process”

Federal funds freed up with last month’s presidential disaster declaration to assist Idaho counties that suffered losses due to spring flooding. While Idaho County is among nine counties that are poised to receive assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, whether and to what extent – and when — its projects will be reimbursed for costs remains an unknown.

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Final airport work to close facility Sept. 18 to fixed-wing traffic

Final work on the Idaho County Airport’s multimillion-dollar reconstruction project next week will necessitate a several-day closure. The Grangeville facility will be closed to fixed-wing traffic starting Monday, Sept. 18, and through that Friday, Sept. 22.

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High School Rodeo Competition At Grangeville

Kids from across central Idaho gathered in Grangeville last Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, for District 3 High School/Junior High Rodeo. Held at the Grangeville Border Days Rodeo arena, the event was put on by the Twin Rivers Rodeo Club.

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Races are on: City elections contested in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Stites and White Bird

Election set for Nov. 7

Several city elections will be contested this November as residents vie for open council and mayor positions.

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Region goes under fire watch due to forecasted winds

Statewide air quality advisory extended into Friday

Weather conditions forecasted for North Central Idaho and western Montana have the region under a fire watch that was issued earlier today (Thursday, Sept. 7) by the National Weather Service (NWS) Missoula office. According to the alert, strong westerly winds are expected to begin early Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, and continue to create widespread critical fire weather conditions through late that evening.

Kamiah man charged with felony DUI, assault on officer

Sept. 6 preliminary hearing set

A court hearing is set this week for Kamiah man Robert W. Warden, arrested last month for felony DUI and assault on an officer following a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 12.

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Multiple challenges for firefighters on North B Street house fire

‘Never seen smoke hit the ground like that’

“Once the fire got started under that, it was impossible to stop it,” said Fire Chief Bob Mager. In a rare instance of coinciding problems, Grangeville firefighters faced a series of challenges and setbacks in battling a structure fire last Tuesday night, Aug. 29, that gutted a single-story home and outbuilding, and damaged a camp trailer.

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Volleyball In Kooskia Park

Kooskia City Park was the setting Sunday evening, Sept. 3, for area kids to gather for a game of speed volleyball, and for parents to visit on the sidelines. The group gathers for this activity each Wednesday and Sunday, as one parent said, “to enjoy being a part of each other’s lives.” Pictured here with action balanced to go either way were (L-R) Josiah Silva and Jordan Raichart.

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