We'll update this "situation report" in the morning, in the evening, and other times as we see as necessary each day, until COVID-19 becomes a thing of the past. Click through and read on: This is your local portal to the local news.
(Oct. 15, 12:20 p.m.) BOISE – As COVID-19 cases increase in communities across Idaho, Governor Brad Little urged Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to slow the spread of the virus to protect lives and our economic prosperity.
(Oct. 9,. 11:30 a.m.) BOISE – A strong and open economy, Idahoans’ preventive actions against COVID-19, and other steps have positioned Idaho to potentially achieve the largest state budget surplus in Idaho history, but Governor Brad Little warned Idahoans to ramp up personal actions to prev…
ELK CITY -- Nearly a month into the investigation, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary information into a homicide investigation in Elk City.
GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) were suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 13, following notification that a currently incarcerated inmate has tested positive for Covid-19.
GRANGEVILLE – After months and months of hard work and showing off their skills, Grangeville FFA is ready to auction their tractor project.
Despite a year of COVID-related disappointments and no one to play for a Friday night football game, Grangeville High School students made the best of it with a week of fun activities including the homecoming parade in the sun held Friday, Oct. 9. Here, students ride by Idaho Street where el…
GRANGEVILLE – “Local businesses and services have been extremely helpful,” Lisa Turner, Syringa materials management, told the Syringa Hospital board Sept. 22.
Grangeville Elementary Middle School kindergarten through third-grade students participated in the GEMS Jogathon Friday, Oct. 9. The perfect fall day had temperatures in the mid-70s and students ran through bubbles to fulfill their pledges. In conjunction with the 4-8 color run, GEMS PTI and…
Public comment is being accepted through Oct. 23 on a proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code regarding the regulation of the cultivation, processing and distribution of industrial hemp on the Nez Perce Reservation.
-Rebecca Joy Graves and Christian Alexander Henry, both of Kooskia, Idaho.
9/24/2020 TO 10/4/2020
Grangeville High School volleyball player Camden Barger hands a pink flower to Mrs. Katina Dennis, GHS English teacher, at the Dig for a Cure volleyball game during homecoming week Oct. 6. Dennis is currently battling cancer. Pictured (L-R) are Holly Lefebvre, Mrs. Dennis and her son, Wyatt Dennis.
Prairie Junior Senior High School celebrated homecoming the week of Sept. 21., and fourth grader Sam Rehder got into the action. The son of Chris and Amanda Rehder, Sam dressed up as Principal Rehder, complete with detention list. “Sam is my cousins Chris’s son,” Jon laughed. “I thought it w…
(L-R) Kristy Beckstead, advocate with YWCA-Grangeville, and volunteer Lola Cornejo were busy tying purple ribbons on Grangeville’s Main Street lampposts Friday, Oct. 2, to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The YWCA office in Grangeville is located at 221 Main Street No. 2. Call Be…
Reduced-price deer and elk tags will go on sale at 10 a.m. MT Dec. 1, under new rules the Idaho Fish and Game Commission advanced for legislative approval in 2021. The rules include a limit on the number of reduced-price deer and elk tags available for nonresident disabled American veterans.
Don’t forget your flu shot this year. There are not only options through St. Mary’s and Syringa hospitals and clinics, but Irwin Drug is also offering vaccinations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COTTONWOOD – While many children start dance classes as toddlers, Thia VanHouten Waller did not start until she was high school age.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via e-ma…
GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the GHS library, 6 p.m. Michelle McClure from LCSC will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms regardless of where the studen…
KOOSKIA -- Kooskia Emergency Services is offering a beginning EMT class starting Oct. 15. For information contact local EMS/EMT service or Mary Rogers at 208-926-0892.
MOSCOW – Dylan S. Hull-Nye of Greencreek, was one of 263 sudents who graduated from the University of Idaho during the summer. Hull-Nye received a M.S. in statistical science.
WHITE BIRD – The annual community Halloween party will be held at the White Bird IOOF Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. The event will include contests for costumes (all ages), pumpkin carving (bring your pumpkins carved) and scarecrow decorating (bring decorated scarecrow) for kids and ad…
GRANGEVILLE – A self-defense class for youth and adults will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at The Gym, 1005 State Highway 13 in Grangeville. The youth class starts at 10:30 a.m., and the adult class (ages 18 and older) starts at 1:30 p.m. Wear gym attire.
GRANGEVILLE -- The Snowhaven Ski Patrol is offering an OEC- Outdoor Emergency Class - to become a ski patroller. This will be an on-line class with weekly hour sessions to work on practical application used by First Responders. Class starts Nov. 11 and cost for fees and books is $300. Those …
GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County Recycling, Grangeville site only, will be open on a temporary basis on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning Oct. 20. Saturday hours will remain the same, 9 to 11 a.m. For questions or to volunteer, call Tisha at 208-451-0381 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANGEVILLE – When I moved to Idaho permanently 26-plus years ago, I learned that people camp year-round. For fun. Even people who don’t have little kids to please. Just regular, normal people who enjoy setting up a little home-away-from-home in the woods. They do this in the spring as soon …
Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Log, Oct. 5-11
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Kamiah Kubs football team resoundingly beat (72-14) the Genesee Bulldogs last Friday for homecoming. The team is now 5-1 for the season. A parade and pep rally on Main Street preceded the game, Thursday afternoon. Great to see the students out on the streets supporting e…
Guests/Presenters: Gene Meinen-Luke’s Gulch Road, Gravel Bid Openings; Bill & Carla Carpenter-Solid Waste Concerns.
GLENWOOD-CARIBEL -- If you're familiar with firearms, you might know what checkering is. If you're not, you might not. It's both a functional and a decorative way to give the shooter more grip on the stock, especially when it is wet or greasy. Parallel grooves are cut into the grip panel and…
Riggins Fire Chief Jeff Joyce did his yearly presentation last Thursday, Oct. 8, at Riggins Elementary School for grades pre-k through 5th grade during fire prevention week. He brought two fire trucks and firefighting tools and gear. Students learned to “get low and go” under the smoke, as w…
Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogical Society.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks public comment by Nov. 9 on proposed plans to address elevated Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in several tributaries of the South Fork Clearwater River.
GRANGEVILLE -- In addressing Idaho County’s solid waste disposal, the need for a transfer station isn’t a problem for people, as long as it isn’t by where they live.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Prison time was ordered for a Lenore man last week who was convicted of assaulting a woman within the Nez Perce Tribe Reservation.
COTTONWOOD -- We had a nice rain over the weekend. It washed away the smoke again. It is really starting to look like fall. We have a huge flock of blackbirds around here and they are getting all my apples, so I better get them picked.
ELK CITY -- As many of you know, we have a small museum housed in the Elk City Hotel. Many people come by and enjoy looking at the numerous photos dated from 1898 to the 1960’s, as well as some artifacts that have been found and/or donated from our area. I have the pleasure of meeting these …
RIGGINS -- Quote of the week, especially for mathematicians, and people who like humor: “Question: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Answer: Pumpkin pie.” Tee hee hee.
BOISE -- The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) recently announced that a small amount of CARES Act funding is still available to assist humanities-based organizations that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Revised guidelines and an increase in funding levels was introduced …
Several pieces of Council history are missing.
With an area of over 500 cubic yards, the job of replacing the tarmac on the McCall Smokejumper Base and helibase was a hefty job.
ELK CITY – “It’s been tough,” admitted Clearwater Valley Elementary/Elk City schools principal Joe Rodriguez.
Construction on the new Orofino Creek Bridge has been slightly delayed due to the boulders they encountered and had to drill. LaRivierre will be working longer days and during the weekends to get caught up.
COEUR D'ALENE – Bren Allen Goodnight, 31, of Lewiston, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to six years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Two missing persons cases from this year remain open with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), and the agency asks the public to keep an eye out for them.
Between 50 percent and 80 percent of Midas Gold workers would not live in the area during construction and operation of Stibnite Gold Project, according to Payette National Forest’s draft study of the proposed mine.
More involvement in the process to better address issues of public concern is shared by both candidates in the race for District 2 Idaho County Commissioner.
MOUNTAIN ROOTS ORCHARD – More than 200 people gathered throughout the afternoon Sunday, Oct. 4, to celebrate harvest and apple picking at the 2020 Mountain Roots Orchard Cider Festival.
Representatives from throughout the five-county region gathered Sept. 24 when The Board of Public Health-North Central District, region 2, held its monthly meeting live-streamed via YouTube.
ELK CITY – “I want to say this is a great team to work with, one that wants the very best outcome for this school,” Dennis Kachelmier said at the Sept. 21 board meeting held at Elk City School (ECS).
- Homicide investigation under way in Elk City; interviews ongoing, awaiting lab tests from autopsy
- Two sets of human remains found along Selway River; indentification pending
- Terry Wayne Ruttman, 75, Jamestown, Calif.
- County inmate tests positive for COVID-19
- GHS FFA 1948 Farmall H is on the auction block; students spent last year restoring tractor
- Idaho County Free Press COVID-19 information portal / situation report
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Guest Column: Numbers blur truth about virus; bureaucracy at its finest
- Idaho County District Court
- LETTER: Can do better than letter ‘R’; give Rudy, Paulette the chance
- Prairie-Genesee game called off
- Fall sports schedules, results (updated Oct. 18)
- Traditional, family-centered lifestyle for Law family
- Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Century Farm and Ranch Program
- Roping legend, Joe Beaver, trains, inspires attendees at Lewiston clinic
- Succession planning starts with family meeting
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