Police were dispatched to the lot, located off the truck route, on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3:05 p.m., according to Chief Morgan Drew. The initial investigation found 13 travel trailers and one boat were either broken into or a break-in was attempted.January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Sizzling patties hot off the grill, served up with homemade fries: The Elks Lodge held its monthly burger feed last Friday, Jan. 26, to a full house, proceeds from which go toward a local charity, such as youth baseball, Scouting or Hoop Shoot. The burger feed fund-raiser is held the last Friday of every month, with the next set for Feb. 23; this event will benefit Quilts of Valor. Pictured that night in the Elks kitchen, serving up plates of food, were (L-R) Terri Tackett and Archi Tirado.January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Yes, elections are coming up, with the May 15 primary to be here before we know it. We like to get the word out early on elections to allow not only time to make candidate filing deadlines but to also allow people time to find out a little more about the open positions ahead of time.January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
State agencies have taken measures to end a transient camping site south of Pollock, but as a result, public use of the site is now daytime only. And the action looks to have shifted the group to another public property just south of the Idaho-Adams county line.January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
How many Idaho County residents are Gem State natives? Nearly 50 percent. This, according to estimates released in December by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACR), a rolling sample of estimates on more than 40 social, economic and housing characteristics.January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
It can be a great day, tooling along to the whine of a snow machine in the back country, but even bundled up for a long trip, it can still be a long, cold ride. Meeting the snowmobiler’s needs for a warm place to rest, the Sno-Drifters of Grangeville, in partnership with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, is providing Adams Camp warming cabin.January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Regionally, the water season is above average for the region, while for Idaho overall it is off to a slow start, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) first outlook report for the 2018 year. Precipitation since the water year started on Oct. 1, 2017, varies across the state with watersheds ranging from 70 to 130 percent of normal.January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
PHOTO GALLERY: New faces in city government for Stites, Grangeville as oath of office given to council members.January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“It’s a flawed model to base emergency resources on volunteerism only. Funding is definitely an issue.” This is the view of Jerry Zumalt, who’s not only a trustee for the Syringa Hospital Board, but he’s also the coordinator for Idaho County Disaster Management. Maybe we should be paying attention.January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“What if someone comes in and successfully argues that your permit shouldn’t be renewed or this land shouldn’t be subject to grazing at all because there’s no water right here? Oh, let’s go to court and talk about that. Whoops, looks like it’s forfeited. And then where are you at? You didn’t file your claim.”January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Outgoing Grangeville Mayor Bruce Walker received a refurbished fire hydrant and plaque from city employees, noting his years of public service -- 30 years fire department, 22 on city council and 10 as mayor -- at the Jan. 2 council meeting.January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The federal government gave up that right, and really their moral legitimacy, to enforce marijuana laws through the hands-off policy.January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Crews with Arnzen Building Construction of Cottonwood worked through periodic snowfall and the continued piercing cold on Friday, Dec. 22, on framing up the new Kids Klub building, located south of Grangeville Elementary Middle School on Court Street.January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Avista crews scrambled to restore service during a nearly three-day outage, Dec. 28-30, that impacted 651 customers.January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Areas forecasted in Idaho County to be impacted include U.S. Highway 12 from Lowell to Lolo Pass, Dixie, Elk City; and within the region: Elk River, Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters, Pierce, Highway 93, and Sula to Lost Trail PassDecember 28, 2017 12:36 p.m. read more..
The Soroptimists Pavilion should stay in Pioneer Park. That’s the opinion of the Grangeville Horizons Committee, representatives of which were at Monday’s Dec. 18 Grangeville City Council meeting to advocate keeping the 31-year-old park shelter in conjunction with private plans to construct a band shell.December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Have a pet peeve? For Grangeville Public Works, one stands out at this time of year. “People shoveling every ounce of driveway snow into the freshly plowed road,” said Bob Mager, public works supervisor.December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Residents at Meadowlark Homes in Grangeville received a festive start to the holiday weekend last Friday, Dec. 22.December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25. This is planned to impact the northern and southern Clearwater Mountains, Orofino/Grangeville region and lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River region.December 24, 2017 3:24 p.m. read more..
“People here think of that as ‘their mountain,’ and they’re [Prairie Tree Farms] very attentive to that, and to the public as this view being very important to them,” said Glenn Poxleitner, forester/log buyer for Idaho Forest Group (IFG) in Grangeville, which is providing timber management services for the company.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Cause of death is pending an autopsy for a 21-year-old Grangeville man who suffered medical issues while in Idaho County custody. Justin R. Ross was pronounced deceased at Syringa Hospital last Thursday night, Dec. 14. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) has requested the Kamiah Marshall’s Office to conduct an incident investigation.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“Brush your teeth after every meal.” We’ve heard that all our lives, but is that best for dental health? We’ve gone through our lives hearing much advice on what to do and not to do, and what is good and bad for our teeth. Validating or debunking some of the common myths is Dr. Christopher Knight, DDS, Two Rivers Family Dental and Cosmetics, of Grangeville.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a suspected factor in a minor one-car crash at the east end of Grangeville’s Main Street last Saturday, Dec. 9. Anthony Nadiger, 18, of Grangeville, and an unidentified 17-year-old female passenger were taken to Syringa Hospital for evaluation and released.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Just a small reminder for us all in the coming year to think on at least one area we can give or lend our hand to: a food bank, a service organization, volunteer tutor, dedicating more shopping dollars to Main Street businesses, inviting the neighbor over for dinner or at least to coffee downtown.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Driver’s licensing services took a hit in Grangeville earlier this month due to a statewide shutdown caused by ongoing computer problems with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). After two weeks, the state has a fix in place, noting that processing speeds are now faster than before the issues arose.December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A recent district court order has allowed a defense motion for a change of venue in the case, specifically due to the news stories written and broadcast by area newspapers and TV on Lankford, who is headed for a new trial for the 1983 double homicide of an Arizona couple.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Water is again flowing for White Bird residents who had been without since disruption late last month due to infrastructure issues. From here, the city is looking toward system improvements, as well as to funding sources to help with the thousands of dollars in related emergency costs. A boil order for system users was lifted Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, according to Idaho DEQ, as water tests have shown no coliform contamination for two consecutive days.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
While in the Idaho County jail on a pending statutory rape charge, a Kooskia man is alleged to have asked go-betweens to convince the victim in the case to state nothing happened between them. Now, Glenn A. Mason, 58, has a new felony charge, attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, along with misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Santa Claus gives children a high-five following Sunday night’s annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Brightly lit entries from community organizations and the city paraded down King and Main streets, followed up by refreshments at the Cottonwood Fire Department Hall, and visits with Santa Claus.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A Kamiah woman was arrested for burglary last week, and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office suspects she may have been involved in several more area incidents. A Dec. 20 preliminary hearing is set for Bobbie May Sanford, 36, on felony charges of burglary and possession of a controlled substance.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Mark H. Lankford is tentatively set for trial next month for the 1983 double murder of an Arizona couple. But it won’t be in Idaho County, nor will Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor be leading the case. In a Nov. 21 order, District Judge Jay P. Gaskill granted a request by the defendant’s counsel to a change of venue in the case, and to recuse MacGregor as prosecutor.December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Drinking water is hoped to return to White Bird residents later this week, who have been without since system problems developed during the Thanksgiving weekend. “Hopefully by Thursday it will be up and running,” said White Bird Mayor Homer Brown, and the city can next address issues leading to the shutdown that affected 76 system users.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A campaign issue raised during council elections this fall, equity buy-in fees are planned for new scrutiny, possible changes, and a public informational hearing. Public works director Jeff McFrederick discussed with the Grangeville City Council at its Nov. 20 meeting his discussion with J-U-B Engineers on setting up a workshop and follow-up public meeting on the buy-in fees to explain their purpose and the water study scope data used to calculate these.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A selection of seasonal music was performed Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Sts. Peter and Paul Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A 365-day retained jurisdiction was ordered Monday, Dec. 4, for a Grangeville man, convicted on felony vehicular manslaughter in the 2016 death of a Kooskia woman. That gives David R. McIntyre, 26, a chance to comply with court-ordered programs and treatment during his year’s incarceration. Failure to do so, and he’s looking at serving five to 10 years in prison.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Home heating fires are popping up on regional and national newspaper pages, but the “story behind the story” is not what could have been done to prevent these, but whether someone will show up to put out the fire in time. Or at all. Check out Lucky Brandt’s plea in this week’s letters page. He’s a longtime Kooskia firefighter raising such a warning, and also a call: Idaho County needs more volunteer firefighters.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“He should have been dead,” Elizabeth Manley said. Jeff’s face was blue, and his body would periodically convulse as if trying to breathe. Just a few minutes prior, the 69-year-old volunteer relief worker had slumped into unconsciousness, suffering a massive heart attack. This was the Widow Maker – when the main artery down the front of the heart is totally blocked or has a critical blockage.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Christmas carolers entertained last Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Riggins Fourth Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. The event included a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a hay truck ride for attendees down Main Street.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The city of White Bird is without drinking water due to an as-yet undetermined system problem that became noticeable last Friday, Nov. 24, and continued to worsen. In an official statement released today, Thursday, Nov. 30, the city stated it has declared a state of emergency.November 30, 2017 4:33 p.m. read more..
“This would put a subdivision in place and provide what I think are much-needed lots for the city”November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Winter recreation enthusiasts packed the Idaho National Guard Armory last Friday evening, Nov. 17, as part of the annual Snowhaven Ski Swap. The Nov. 17-18 event provided ski and related equipment and consignments for sale, along with season passes for Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..