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BOISE — The state’s agenda is full and lawmakers are engaged in the 66th regular session of the Idaho Legislature, which began Jan. 11. Speaking to their return, the session’s highlights and their own goals, Senator Carl Crabtree (R, Grangeville) and Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R, White Bird) s…

While several agencies and counties across the United States have decided against a PIT (Point In Time) homeless count for 2021 due to COVID-19, Idaho will still participate, although it may be a bit different this year.

    KAMIAH — Each year, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) recognizes and honors members and partners for their contributions and commitment to our mission of empowering our youth and adults to build a healthier community. During the 2021 Upriver Youth Leadership Council Volunteer and P…

      GRANGEVILLE — Embrace Grace will be held in Grangeville on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd street. All young, unwed pregnant women are encouraged to join. Each meeting is a time of sharing and discussion with a video and a lesson. Di…

        CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Clearwater. This usually coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater; however, the Ground Hog Day Breakfast may be cancelled this year due to Covid restrictions. Watch …

          KAMIAH — On Sunday, Jan. 24, the Kamiah Teen Center is hosting an escape room, The Lost Mummy, from 1-3 p.m. While it is a family event, any teen is also welcome. “As an explorer, you’ve always dreamed of adventuring through Egypt. It’s where your grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the r…

          The crowd for the girls basketball game against Prairie last Tuesday night in Kamiah was small on account of COVID-related limitations, but a few dozen Kubs supporters loudly yelled along with Yessica Gonzalez when the KHS cheerleaders took the floor during time-outs.

            The Idaho National Guard is sending approximately 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., to assist district and federal agencies with the presidential inauguration set today, Jan. 20. These guardsmen will augment the Washington D.C. National Guard and serve in support of the U.S. Secre…

            This bicyclist was riding into a moody sky Sunday, Jan. 10, near the old townsite of Denver, north of Grangeville. He said he was riding around and exploring some areas he has yet to see.

            The townsite of Denver was home to a flour mill in days past. This building was said to have been constructed circa 1895. Located just a few miles north of Grangeville, the townsite sign has seen kinder days.

            COTTONWOOD — American Freedom Defense has scheduled an indoor class on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No equipment needed. Guns, ammo and gear provided. Simunition rounds will be used for indoor firing. You can also bring you own gun for training purposes. This beginner course is fo…

            Just because the public has not been able to attend schools concerts during the past year does not mean students have not been working hard to hone their skills. Students in Carla Astle’s Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) choir worked to get ready for their second quarter concert r…

            A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection of Jerry Wren.

            KAMIAH — Professional, respectful, integrity, duty and empathy. Those five words serve as the header for the whiteboard in the Kamiah Fire/EMS meeting room. Chief Bill Arsenault, who began his new role on Nov. 2, 2020, as Kamiah’s Fire/EMS chief reminds staff and volunteers to keep those wor…

              On Jan. 14, at 19:29 (7:29 p.m.), Clearwater County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a green 1998 Saturn for expired registration and speeding. The driver of the Saturn was identified as Tyler Bradley, 31, of Orofino. Bradley fled the traffic stop on foot. Bradley ended up in the Clearwa…

              The Idaho National Guard is deploying 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington D.C. to assist during the transition of power from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration.

                Routing Idaho 55 around downtown McCall via Deinhard Lane and Boydstun Street is being studied by the City of McCall and the Idaho Transportation Department.

                  Due to the regional increase of COVID-19 cases the Lewis County Courthouse, including the sheriff’s office, auditor’s office, assessor’s office, prosecutor’s office, and treasurer’s office will be open by appointment only.

                    The Idaho office of AARP will host a statewide telephone town hall with Idaho Governor Brad Little and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen on January 19. The discussion will focus on the most up-to-date information related to the ongoing pandemic including the vacci…

                      The Idaho National Guard is sending approximately 300 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., to assist district and federal agencies with the presidential inauguration set for next Wednesday, Jan. 20. These guardsmen will augment the Washington D.C. National Guard and serve in support of t…

                        Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) and enrolled vaccine providers in Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Idaho, and Nez Perce counties continue to work closely on coordination of weekly vaccine allocations and future vaccine distribution. This week marks the fifth week of vaccine b…

                        New and returning faces took the oath of office on Monday morning, Jan. 11, at the swearing in ceremony for Idaho County elected officials, held at the courthouse in Grangeville. Idaho County Clerk Kathy Ackerman administered the oath to commissioner Skip Brandt and county prosecutor Kirk Ma…

                        GRANGEVILLE — “The flu has pretty much gone by the wayside this year, with many people wearing masks,” and being extra-cautious with handwashing and sanitizing, Dr. Matthew Told said at the Dec. 22 Syringa board of trustees meeting.

                          KAMIAH — Kamiah’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communication with the addition of a new, purpose-built FirstNet cell site. The site—located north of Kamiah—is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Idaho, which is bringing increased coverage, c…

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