BOISE -- After a two-week recess due to COVID related issues in the statehouse, costing upwards of $300 thousand, the Idaho legislature is back in Boise and is in overdrive to finish the session.
BOISE – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities.
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Hundreds of eggs hunters from birth through age 12, as well as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, showed up at Cottonwood Lions Park Saturday, April 3, to hunt Easter eggs. Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club was in charge of the event and members started early in the …
GRANGEVILLE — “The county positives for COVID-19 have been steadily low, so the decision has been made to bring all clinic services back to the primary care clinic,” director of clinic operations Michelle Schaeffer reported at the March 22 Syringa Hospital board meeting.
The Idaho Transportation Department is hosting a virtual public hearing to collect comments on a proposal to reclassify several highways in Idaho County as legal for carrying heavier loads. If approved, these highways could support commercial loads weighing up to 129,000 pounds.
In an effort to answer patrons’ concerns on the upcoming levy, Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske will hit the road with a variety of community meetings starting this month.
GRANGEVILLE — Fifty petitioners packed in shoulder-to-shoulder last Tuesday, March 30, armed with 2,000 signatures, demanding the Idaho County Commissioners immediately declare Idaho County a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”
GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 meets tonight, Wednesday, April 7, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 E Main Street, at 6 p.m. All members are requested to attend.
Thirty-six high school students from across the nation are participants in the 2021 Virtual National Civics and Law Academy for eight weeks through April 15. The 8th annual academy is being held virtually because of the pandemic.
KAMIAH – Learning about the Constitution, local government, citizenship and civics were just part of what local homeschool educator Elizabeth Hicks recently worked on.
The Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) presents a new showing of 23 pieces of art. These are on display at the Pine Tree Community Credit Union, 230 E Main, in Grangeville, through September. Seven artists displaying work include Debbie Barnett, Nancy Gresham, Sharon Herther, Marlene O’Neill, Lin…
GRANGEVILLE — Sts. Peter and Paul will be host to a Spring Fling Craft Fair Saturday, April 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the school gym.
Salmon River Mobile Veterinary, Amy Keehner, is a new veterinarian serving Riggins. Dog wellness exams and a vaccination clinic will be held at the Salmon River Heritage Center, Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Preregister by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A cat only clini…
BOISE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced it will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.
ELK CITY — The Easter egg hunt at the school, last Sunday, was so much fun! Watching the little ones running around trying to find eggs – some real, and some plastic with prizes in them. Some found so many their baskets were almost overflowing. The list of children hunting eggs is as follows…
COTTONWOOD — It’s spring break 2021! First day, Monday, we started with a fresh blanket of snow.
CLEARWATER VALLEY — Signs of spring are everywhere, from the grass greening up, daffodils emerging, an osprey gathering nesting materials along the South Fork, Nick driving fence posts, ground squirrels popping up and dashing about. This weekend, I enjoyed photographing the return of the Kam…
GRANGEVILLE — Mrs. Barger’s sixth and seventh grade science classes at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) recently held a science fair where they learned about forming a scientific question, making a hypothesis about their question, revising their hypothesis and then providing a con…
RIGGINS — Quote: “Begin each day with a grateful heart.” Then follow up with: “My to-do list for today: Count my blessings, practice kindness, let go of what I can’t control, listen to my heart, be productive, just breathe.” – WordQuote.com.
WHITE BIRD — Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings. April 7, the White Bird Library Committee will begin holding its regular, monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. They will hold their meetings in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
COTTONWOOD — A longtime Cottonwood horse 4-H club has changed its name: Rebel Riders is now the Prairie Posse Horse 4-H Club.
Two new members are sought for the Idaho County Historic Commission.
KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…
KAMIAH — “We had the dream of moving to this area”, said Janet Brennan, a sales representative for Brady Industries, a company selling wholesale cleaning supplies and equipment. “My husband, Scott, and I are outdoor enthusiasts, enjoying mountain biking.”
WHITE BIRD — “Sometimes it’s difficult for people when things change, but we are really excited to be there and offer our services to the community and those who visit,” Heather Surerus said. Heather and her husband, Dan, purchased Hoot’s Café on U.S. Highway 95 outside of White Bird in Janu…
KAMIAH — VFW Post 5407 is holding Bingo on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, at the VFW Hall, starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Popcorn and water are free.
GRANGEVILLE — The American Red Cross is calling for donors of all blood types, especially those with type O blood, to race to give blood and help refuel the blood supply. A blood drive is set for Grangeville, April 13, noon - 6 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 403 N.…
COTTONWOOD — The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has re-elected Sister Mary Forman as prioress. She is the 14th prioress of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood, and will serve for an additional four years after her initial six-year term that began on June 13, 2015.
KAMIAH — The Deary Youth Bell Choir will be giving a sacred concert at the Kamiah Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 3366 Willow Street, in the Bethman Addition, on Saturday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Greencreek held its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 3. Finders of the golden eggs won prizes. Winners for each group are as follows:
Spring has sprung on the Camas Prairie, as shown with this single flower with a bumble bee gathering nectar, pictured on Wednesday, March 31, in Grangeville.
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MOSCOW — The Regional Farm Bureau Discussion Meet was held recently in Moscow, with Grangeville High School FFA members competing.
A weathered barn along Wall Creek Road near Clearwater.
View to the north from the top of Clear Creek Road near Clearwater.
For a swath of acreage stretching across portions of Idaho and Lewis counties, a state report ranks this area 15th in the state for nitrate concentrations. This region, the Clearwater Plateau, is one of 35 monitored by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with results listed …
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WHITE BIRD — The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office is in search of a volunteer campground host for the Hammer Creek Campground and recreation site.
Appointments are now available for individuals seeking to get the single-dose Jansen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine on Friday, April 9 at the Public Health facility in Lewiston.
The owners of Tamarack Resort have agreed to pay $400,000 to settle the resort’s past debts to the North Lake Recreational Sewer and Water District.
BOISE -- In early March, the Invasive Species of Idaho responded to a slew of invasive species from multiple places around Idaho. Their main concern, which the Idaho Senate Agriculture Committee heard on March 16, is zebra mussels and moss balls - something that isn’t native to Idaho but is …
Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a proclamation on April 1 recognizing April as month of the military child.
COTTONWOOD – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office is in search of a volunteer campground host for the Hammer Creek Campground and recreation site. Situated along the Lower Salmon River, Hammer Creek is located just three miles from White Bird.
BOISE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently announced that they will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress caused by the pandemic…
LAPWAI -- Beginning April 1, the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) will change its COVID-19 response to correspond with Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds guidelines. As of March 26, Nimiipuu Health (NMPH) had a 14-day average of less than one positive COVID-19 case per day and a positivity rate of 4.17 percent.
COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood’s The Hangout will offer a free Easter dinner Sunday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will be ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and a dessert. Anyone who does not have Easter dinner plans is invited to come in and eat or get a meal to go. The Hango…
GRANGEVILLE — Meadowlark Home two, a senior housing unit in Grangeville, will close its doors by the first of April — at least for now.
A variety of Easter egg hunts are set throughout Idaho County. Following is a list of those activities:
GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Commissioners have narrowed down their pick from five to two public works contractors competing for the Big Cedar 1 Slide Repair Project. At their March 23 meeting, the commissioners revealed their final decision will involve interviewing two finalists: GeoStabiliz…
- Fifty confront commission for immediate 2A sanctuary proclamation; final remarks promise voter reprisal at polls
- New owners take over former Hoot’s Café, add convenience store
- Invasive Species of Idaho has program update – the problem is bigger than we think, it starts with zebra mussels and contaminated moss balls
- RMEF secures Joseph Plains elk habitat
- Proposal for county highways carrying heavier commercial loads; public comment deadline: April 12
- Syringa moves all services back to primary clinic; COVID-19 on decline
- MVSD community levy meetings on tap
- GHS FFA students fare well at Moscow meet
- Elizabeth H. (Liz) Wassmuth, 88
- Meadowlark Home to close due to lack of employees
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