Laurie Chapman



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Northwest Passage Scenic Byway/ Kooskia kiosk site

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway is Idaho’s longest byway, which at 202 miles, follows the route Lewis and Clark took through North-Central Idaho.

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Arts & Culture

Arts and culture events showcase the vibrant colors and sounds of our communities.

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Tours a great way to explore region’s history

Besides the breathtaking scenery and catching a glimpse of wildlife, exploring North Central Idaho can be a learning experience.

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Honey Bee Heaven

A honey bee flies toward a flowering plum tree in Grangeville. The bees extract nectar and pollen from the flowers for nourishment. Pollen is collected by the bee in its pollen basket, identified in this photo as the bulging section of the legs. Their distribution of pollen also is key to successful growth of plants and crops.

Levies up for approval in Cottonwood, Riggins

Elections: May 16

Voters in two area districts will weigh in on levy requests. Cottonwood Joint School District 242 (CJSD) maintained its amount from the previous year at $350,000. Salmon River Joint School District 243 (SRJSD) lowered its levy to $525,00. The question will be put to voters Tuesday, May 16.

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‘Closure is not something I will ever have’: Mother remembers daughter lost in 2016 accident

May 17 marks one year since Cayla Danenberg died; remains missing

Robin Danenberg was walking to her car Thursday and the sun was glistening in the sky. Something in the leaves of a tree caught her eye. Her immediate reaction was to say loudly, “What, Cayla, what?” It was a piece of a conversation mother and daughter often shared. If it wasn’t Robin, it might be Cayla saying, “what, Mommie, what?”

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Cottonwood FFA earns honors at state

'This learning experience can pave the way for career choices'

With only a few years under its belt, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Prairie High School (PHS) earned some recognition recently. PHS walked away with respectable honors after the 86th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference April 5-8 in Twin Falls.

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Organize your life

These free mobile apps help even the busiest people boost productivity and stay organized

Everyone from Millennials to Gen X’ers live their lives largely through technology. We operate computers at work, carry a smart phone, and utilize apps and social media to communicate and gather information.

Two Missoula women arrested on drug charges

Two Missoula women were arrested last week on allegations of drug possession. The incident occurred just east of Kooskia on Friday, April 28.

Riggins looking for resolution in wake of ICSO not renewing policing contract

Future of law enforcement

At the April city council meeting in Riggins, Sheriff Doug Giddings informed its members Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) would not renew its contract for law enforcement. Negotiations over the contract have been an issue for at least the past couple years. However, the recent announcement gives the city three months to find a resolution.

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