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A History of Service

When I was six years old, my father was sent to Fort Carson, Colo., to serve as the base dentist. We lived there until I was nine and he was discharged from the military. I still remember his dark green camouflage uniform and his glossy black combat boots. We lost ...

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Following the trail to Florence

I hadn't planned to write about Florence again so soon. But an impromptu trip yesterday with Dan Doherty of Slate Creek led through the wilds of Idaho County to what remains of the gold rush town. He called early in the week and said the weather would be perfect this ...

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Searching for ghosts in Idaho County

You may have asked yourself why is the Prairie Pulse posting on a Monday, rather than Saturday this week? This is no trick, but rather a little holiday history treat. Today, this Halloween 2016, I decided to indulge in a ghost story of another sort. I am delving into the ...

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Florence history scripted like a western movie

During last week's blog about the Gold Point Mill and the birth of Elk City, I discovered its link with the long gone city of Florence. I should reiterate the fact that I moved to Idaho two years ago in September; so the history of Idaho County is new to ...

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Gold Point Mill discovery, or so it seems

ELK CITY – The trouble with researching history online – and fast to boot – is that invariably you get information incorrect. On Oct. 12, I published a photo from our files that was not identified in our records. I scoured the internet hoping to connect the photo to a ...

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Riding the rails in Idaho County

Last week I wrote briefly about the emergence of stagecoach lines in Idaho County, primarily between Lewiston and Stites or Lewiston to Grangeville. There are numerous tales to revisit, far more than I care to deliberate over without fear of boring the reader. However, I do promise to return to ...

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The lure of a stagecoach route

Prior to moving to Idaho, I lived in southwest Kansas, Garden City to be exact. If you care to take a gander at a map, you will find the location of Garden City to be about 58 miles northwest of Dodge City, Kansas. Anyone who watched television between 1955 and ...

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Golden not altogether lost, as thought

COTTONWOOD – Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” I have often felt there were times in my life where I sensed the man upstairs had a sense of humor. That events evolved in a manner just right so as to bring a spark ...

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On the trail for Golden, Idaho

GOLDEN – I began my search for information on Golden, Idaho, online as I typically do with most of my research. I thought surely I would find at least the basic information – when the town was founded, population, etc. Zero. Nothing located on the Idaho State Historical Museum site, ...

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FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Rams roll Timberline

Clearwater Valley avenged last year's loss with a blowout victory over Timberline of Weippe, 60-12.

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Grangeville tops Prairie in five

Tonight, in volleyball action, Prairie and Grangeville will renew their rivalry in a non-league match. Kamiah will host Lapwai and Salmon River has a Long Pin Conference triangular at New Meadows.

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GHS to play at Colton

In volleyball action, Grangeville will visit Colton and Prairie will host Orofino.

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Bulldogs net third win

Tonight, Grangeville's soccer squad beat the Lewiston JV 3-2 at Orofino. Tomorrow, Sept. 13, Grangeville's volleyball squad will play at Colton.

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Olsen wins at Asotin, S-R sweeps Nezperce

Clearwater Valley's Cole Olsen won the 2.6 mile cross-country race at Asotin this morning, with a time of 13 minutes, 51.19 seconds. The Salmon River volleyball girls had no trouble with the host Indians, taking the Saturday morning match in straight sets (25-9, 25-12, 25-20). The Prairie JV won the volleyball tournament in Grangeville.

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Booze and a blaze: Cottonwood's Main Street history

Looking back at the 1908 fire that consumed Main Street in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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Rivalry renewed: Savages nip Pirates

The rivalry between Kamiah and Clearwater Valley has a long history. The rivalry between Prairie and Salmon River is in its fifth year. Both rivalries will be renewed tonight. Salmon River held on to beat Prairie 30-26.

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Extra, Extra: Clarkston edges Grangeville

Here's the first installment of the new Idaho County high school sports blog, Preps Extra.

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Hard work evident, valuable experience

COTTONWOOD – Growing up I was on the periphery of showing livestock at the fair. My cousins raised pigs, and every year they would show and sell a pig while I watched. I wasn’t around for the hard work they put into raising the pig. I only saw the end ...

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Building memories, skill at the fair

COTTONWOOD – My family and I moved to Idaho County from a community the size of Lewiston. When we looked at purchasing a house, it seemed logical to move to Cottonwood since my husband – Shane – teaches at and our kids attend school in the Cottonwood School District. Cottonwood ...

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Don’t forget money for a burger at the fair

COTTONWOOD – For starters, I should preface this blog by stating this is my first Idaho County Fair. It’s also my first attempt at a blog. So why write a blog? The impetus is keeping my feet on the ground, getting to know area residents, and sharing fair stories. I ...

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