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KAMIAH – “Yes, if the levy passes, we plan to open the middle school building,” Kamiah School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins said last Thursday. “Many people in the community have made it clear this is what they want; this is important to them.”

GRANGEVILLE -- A hurricane wails away and Nick and Selma are shipwrecked. They make their way to a small island with only one hotel -- the Jolly Roger Bed and Breakfast. Here, everyone mistakes them for the elusive, mysterious J.J Hay and his mother. The only problem is, someone wants Mr. Ha…

RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “It’s not the number of members in your team that makes the difference, it’s the Team in your members that makes it all count.”

COTTONWOOD -- We had quite a snowstorm on Sunday, which was so vicious it even had the electricity off for a little while. It started with rain and then turned to snow. The wind was up to 45-miles-per-hour for a while. We lost tree branches from our fir trees.

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is offering a spring session of the Strengthening Families Program beginning on March 4. This is a free, 14-week interactive workshop for parents and children ages 6 to 11. The weekly 2-½ hour sessions are designed to improve r…

ELK CITY -- For those folks who live in yonder parts, thought you might like to see some snow pictures!  The extensive snowfall has kept those with equipment busy plowing people’s driveways. That said, the ice build-up on all those plowed surfaces continues to get thicker, making a nightmare…

Groundbreaking for the new Camas Prairie Food Bank building at 411 E. North Street (in between Les Schwab and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation) began Monday, Feb. 24. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteers Darlane Lovell, Dave Jerolimek, Karen Jarolimek, Carol-Marie Schmidt, Alanna Lef…

Grangeville High School class of 2020 held a Bingo fund-raiser Friday, Feb. 21, at the Idaho County Community and Veterans Outreach Center. Though attendance was low, spirit was high as Idaho County Veteran Advocate Lucky Gallego called numbers.

    BOISE – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has a March 13 application deadline for Fiscal Year 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects. This includes currently funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects.

    Clearwater Valley High School senior Melanie Gianopulos had many supporters for her Feb. 15 “Run With Your Heart,” a 3K fun run/walk event, held at CVHS in Kooskia. Helping the heart health awareness event and fund-raiser were donations from the community, help from Freedom Northwest Credit …

    BOISE -- A bill that would remove sales tax on custom meat processing in certain cases is headed to the House floor after the Revenue and Taxation Committee voted unanimously to approve it last Monday, Feb. 17.

    BOISE -- A proposal to create a plan for regulating industrial hemp in Idaho will move to the full Senate floor for a vote after farmers turned out in support at a legislative committee meeting Feb. 20. 

      BOISE – Today (Wednesday, Feb. 19), a bill to prevent the use of vaping products by minors was sent to General Orders for language changes by the House Health and Welfare Committee. This legislation would create parity between current, traditional tobacco products and the new electronic smok…

      GRANGEVILLE – “We appreciate you taking your time to meet tonight, to share ideas, to help us build a better newspaper and, ultimately, a better community,” said Lewiston Tribune editor-publisher Nathan Alford.

      BOISE -- A bill paving the way for shared ambulance districts across county boundaries will make its way to the Senate floor after the Local Government and Taxation committee voted to approve it last Thursday, Feb. 13.

      On a rural highway in July of 2019, Kyle Vopat was headed to a secluded cabin about 40 miles from Grangeville, Idaho, taking time off from his job as a lineworker for BPA’s (Bonneville Power Administration) Pasco Line Maintenance Crew in Washington. A few miles from his destination, he passe…

      RIGGINS -- Quotes of the week: “When your heart is really into it, you just keep going and never give up.” This is just what our six Lady Savages do...and they are off to State Girls Basketball Tourney because of their commitment to keep going. Congratulations, ladies.

      ELK CITY -- Nancy Smart created a wonderful dessert for the VFW Valentine’s Day dinner and many people enjoyed steak with all the trimmings, as well as the red velvet cakes, red velvet cheesecakes, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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