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    The Port of Lewiston welcomed Joseph Anderson as the new District 2 Port Commissioner, at the Jan. 10 Special Port Commission Meeting. Joe will serve as an appointed Port Commissioner until Dec. 31, 2022.

      In late December 2021, Idaho Department of Fish and Game notified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District officials of reports of numerous dead steelhead downstream of Dworshak Dam. Upon their investigation it was confirmed that approximately 30 deceased adult steelhead trout were …

      GRANGEVILLE — There’s great snow on the slopes, but without enough lift operators, Snowhaven may have periodic shutdowns of the tubing hill this season.

      GRANGEVILLE — Following a brief discussion at the Dec. 21, 2021, Syringa board meeting, trustees voted on a three-month extension to the hospital’s management services agreement with Kootenai Health out of Coeur d’Alene.

      GRANGEVILLE — Street parking: an issue when the Grangeville City Council discussed it last summer, but its impact has become more apparent this winter as public works crews maneuver streets — some narrowed due to several parked cars — to plow snow.

      In a new report by Outdoorsy, it states from 2015 to 2020, reported a 95.7 percent increase in camping reservations made in the state of Idaho. Out of all states, Idaho experienced the 14th largest increase in camping reservations.

        DONNELLY – The Stibnite Advisory Council recently released a report outlining the work that has taken place since eight cities and counties signed onto a community agreement with Perpetua Resources in 2018. The Stibnite Advisory Council (SAC) was formed to give the communities closest to the…

        ELK CITY — Heavy snow last week did some damage to at least one barn roof on Elk Creek Road. But the elk herd seems to be doing okay. (See photo)

        WHITE BIRD — This may seem like it is too early to be promoting the Valentine Fireman’s Ball, but I would remind you how time absolutely flew by last year. So, Feb. 12, starting at 5 p.m., there will be a dinner, dancing, with “Vintage Youth” playing the music, and both a silent and live auc…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY — The year 2021 began with hope and promise that COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available, and things might return to normal. This “Year in review” is continued from last week.

          Idaho has a unique aviation story, with daring backcountry aviation pioneers, the first smokejumpers, ag pilots, America’s first official airmail flight (to Idaho), its early airlines, military aviation, museums, inventors, fly-in ranches, and probably more than a few people you know—or knew.

            KAMIAH — Zayda Loewen, a Kamiah High School senior, has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with univ…

              The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is now accepting public comments on the proposed actions of the Red Siegel forest management project, located approximately eight miles southeast of Elk City. The project is located on the forest’s Red River Ranger District and is being designed to i…

              Jean Melching and Terry Lane at Grangeville built a hotel for the quail to get out of the weather: Hotel Quailifornia. “They fill up on sunflower seeds and hide out inside it from storms,” they said.

              I write a lot about stress in these articles and for good reason, a lot of people are stressed out! But if we understand more about what stress is, and the difference between internal and external stressors, we can manage that stress in a healthy way.

                Are you looking to bone up on your Idaho facts? Here’s a trivia quiz to help you do just that. Have fun while learning about the state of Idaho.

                  MISSOULA, Mont. — Two area students were named to the University of Montana’s honor rolls for fall semester 2021. Students are Lacey Kludt of Kamiah (Dean’s List), and Kammeron Mangun of Kooskia (President’s List; achieved a 4.0 GPA).

                  The Grangeville Elks Lodge held its New Year’s Eve “Under the Sea” Masquerade Ball last Friday, Dec. 31. Music was provided by Vintage Youth. Here, dancing in their lighted jellyfish headgear are Carla and Jeff Wilkins of Grangeville.

                    New Meadows has 57 fire hydrants to take care of. Adopting a hydrant can make a big difference if there were to be a house fire. Imagine having to find shovels and spend 30 minutes digging out a hydrant before putting out a fire! We are looking for volunteers to adopt a hydrant.

                      The gavel will be passed by the longest serving mayor in Idaho, Norman C. Steadman, 53 years as mayor of Weippe to incoming mayor, Ronald Larson. Mayor Larson will take the oath of office of Mayor, after having served on the City Council since 2004.

                        A broken water line next to a junction box caused it to short out and spark a fire in the apartment building at 152 A St. in Orofino Sunday evening, Jan. 2.

                          A broken water line next to a junction box caused it to short out and spark a fire in the apartment building at 152 A St. in Orofino Sunday evening, Jan. 2.

                            After nearly 32 years of dedicated service to the community, Lewiston Police Chief Budd Hurd has announced he will be retiring this summer

                            GRANGEVILLE — (Reporter’s note: this is the first of two articles on that State of Idaho County based on an interview with the three county commissioners. This story looks back on 2021 with the second story looking forward to 2022 appearing in a future issue.)

                            GRANGEVILLE — “My thought is, we will know more down the road than we do now,” trustee Casey Smith, Clearwater, said at the Mountain View School District 244 Dec. 20 board meeting.

                            COTTONWOOD — It was pirate versus pirate at the annual alumni games at Prairie High School last week, with represented classes dating from this year and back more than three decades. Organized by Jon Rehder, superintendent for Cottonwood Joint School District 242 and Prairie Elementary Schoo…

                              BOISE — Rental prices throughout Idaho continue to exceed renter wages, according to the 2021 Out of Reach report released recently by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Idaho’s housing affordability challenge affects many of the state’s small towns and rural communities, forcing hou…

                              Note Cottonwood Community Federal Credit Union members are invited to the annual meeting and dinner Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Registration is at 3 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Dinner is at 5 p.m. and will be $3 per plate or a donated item for the food ban…

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