Fixed-wing aircraft will still be able to use facility
Construction work starts at the Idaho County Airport on Tuesday, July 25. A portion of the taxiway will be closed during this approximate 10-day period, as will a second portion during another closure tentatively set to start Aug. 8 and last around five days.
Comment sought by July 30 on proposals
An estimated $86 million-plus in Idaho County infrastructure work is being proposed – starting next year and through 2024 — as part of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).
“Definitely that will be a plus,” said Chief Terry Cochran, Cottonwood Police Department, on a state proposal for intersection safety improvements at Graves Creek and Twin house roads.
Kooskia celebrated July 4 with activities, food and then fireworks at Clearwater Valley High School last Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU). Among the activities (pictured) included full-sized squirrel balls, allowing kids to propel them down the field and crash into each other.
Private grassland southeast of White Bird burned overnight July 7, with locals who stayed up late taking photos of the burning at Baker Creek waking up to find the swath showing little activity Saturday morning.
Recent regional population information released
Population numbers are up for the state. Not so much for Idaho County. According to population estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho County had a total 16,156 in 2016, down by 104 from the year prior.
Border Days festivities start off each morning with the Cowboy Breakfast at the Masonic Temple. Pictured here on the first day, Sunday, July 2, were Jeannie Fitch of Riggins with her son, Jed, and his family, receiving from VFW members “poppies of rememberance.”
"Pilots have been very happy with it" -- on the reconstructed facility
Vintage aircraft will be on display as part of next week’s grand re-opening of the Idaho County Airport. The public is invited to attend next Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the facility on Airport Road, across from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Office in Grangeville.
"...we come back for Border Days to see everyone..."
Sounds of joy, a few tears and lots of cheering filled the streets Sunday, July 2, as Border Days street sports kicked off on Main Street. Names called for foot races included winners from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, California and even as far away as Pennsylvania.
Swan, 60, went missing following May 28 crash into Salmon River
A body found in the Salmon River on Saturday has been identified as Kenny Swan, 60, who went missing following a May vehicle accident.