KAMIAH -- Scott Godfrey, vegetation and stewardship staff officer on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was recently recognized alongside USDA Forest Service colleagues with a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award for efforts to advance the Good Neighbor Authority in…

      A new trial has been scheduled for Daniel Alldrin, 28, of Orofino. The trial will be held in 2nd District Court, beginning June 10, in Coeur d’Alene, at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Second District Judge, Gregory FitzMaurice approved the motion for a change of venue that had been filed in…

        A memo of understanding between the Cottonwood and Grangeville Police Departments was approved by the Cottonwood City Council. This allows each entity to help the other if asked. It does not require one to help the other as local events may take precedence. Each department can opt out at any time.

          Road and Bridge Supervisor Kraig Spelman said that the thawing snow is causing sections of several county roads to become bottomless pits. The rising ground water causes the gravel base of the road to disappear leaving a slick clay roadway that can bury any vehicle without four-wheel drive.

            Curious local residents came out of the woodwork on Monday afternoon to witness a quaint little Cape Cod style home slowly making its way up Highway 12; a sight you just don’t see very often. Formerly located on Idaho Street in Kamiah, the house, along with two others, is being relocated in …

            A meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 28 at the Super Eight Motel in Grangeville for “coffee and discussion” of a Grangeville Highway District idea to seek federal grant funding to build a loop bicyclists and pedestrians could use west of town.

            Despite February storms that battered much of Idaho and pushed snowpack and precipitation above average in most areas, radio-collared young fawns and elk calves were faring relatively well across the state through the end of February.

            GRANGEVILLE – Although Idaho’s Proposition 2, Medicaid expansion, passed in November 2018 with more than a 60 percent approval, the fight is not yet over.

            GRANGEVILLE – Despite voiced trepidation, Mountain View School District 244 board members voted 3-2 to set the 2019-20 levy at $3,090,048 at the Monday, March 18, meeting. Superintendent Marc Scheibe recommended the $3 million amount.

            GRANGEVILLE – “When thinking about what to talk about today, I looked up the top health terms searched by state in 2018,” Dr. Danny Griffis told about 12 people at a Syringa Hospital lunch-time health session, March 14.

            You have probably heard the rumors around town, but, according to several employees at Asker’s Harvest Foods, they aren’t just rumors: Cloninger’s, Inc., has purchased Asker’s. It sounds like Jerry Cloninger has a lot going on as far as building a new store here in Grangeville, but I have no…

            More than 20 acts rocked the stage for Grangeville Elementary Middle School 2019 talent show. Music teacher Mrs. Carla Astle auditioned a variety of acts with the winners making the cut for the Thursday, March 14, show.

            WHITE BIRD -- It is officially here. Spring is here as of March 20! Now, all the snow will go away and in two-three months we will all be complaining about the hot weather. But enjoy! This month is just about gone, and the days are lasting longer, gardens will be readied for planting, and th…

            ELK CITY -- Just when I think that I will never find any more historic photos of our area, one shows up “out of the blue!” This time, it came through my brother-in-law. The photo was in the estate of a friend of his in Weiser where she grew up. She cleared out her family home five-to-six yea…

            Pictured are attendees to the Blue Fox Theater viewing of Sasquatch Search 2 which was held Saturday, March 16. The proceeds from this event will go toward entry fee and travel costs to a teen film festival competition in Idaho Falls April 26-28 for students Josh Kearny, Logan Wells, and two…

            Grangeville Girl Scouts in Troop 3702 taste tested some Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies last week. They will soon be taking orders from friends, family and community members.

              KAMIAH -- The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) is making plans to host a rodeo in Kamiah this summer. In order to bring rodeo back to Kamiah, CVRA is having a "Save the Rodeo" fundraiser featuring a taco feed and silent auction on Saturday, March 23, 5 p.m. to midnight, at the Ka…

                GRANGEVILLE -- The Grangeville American Legion Post 37 would like to invite the public to the second annual benefit dinner and silent auction on March 30. They will also be celebrating the 100th year of the American Legion.

                  GRANGEVILLE -- Raise your red Solo cup to kick off baseball season at a fund-raiser for the Camas Prairie Zephyrs American Legion baseball team. The fest will be held at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main in Grangeville, Saturday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m…

                    RIGGINS – The Idaho Division of Veterans’ Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Riggins on Tuesday, April 2, at Riggins City Hall. The visit will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims and take new claims for filing with the vete…

                      CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 20, noon. Chili, cornbread, Jello and fruit are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated…

                        CLEARWATER -- The QRU (quick response unit) in the Clearwater area held a successful spaghetti feed fundraiser on March 9 in Clearwater. Approximately 150 community members and supporters attended and generously donated to the ambulance fund. Ample donations were made to the spaghetti meal, …

                          Salmon River High School student Amelia Chapman is pictured here at the state basketball games playing the National Anthem on the violin (above) and in a portrait (right) afterwards. 

                          Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley High School student Preston Amerman takes some time away from the sound board during the school’s musical Hello, Dolly! to practice some Christmas tunes on his recorder March 6.

                            GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville High School band and choir concert is set for tonight, Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m., at the high school multipurpose room.

                            BOISE -- As Idaho’s 65th Legislative Session nears adjournment sine die—“without a day”—meaning the end of the session, legislators are getting restless.

                            A paperwork problem that was subject to legal action and that nearly cut off fishing seasons across North Central Idaho last December was cleared up Friday, March 15, by the federal agency that regulates oceangoing fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service – a branch of NOAA – decided Idah…

                              GRANGEVILLE -- Mountain View School District 244 school board will meet in Grangeville Monday, March 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville High School library. Note the meeting location has changed from the district office.

                                MCCALL -- McCall College will be conducting a special community education class, Fall Protection for Residential Home Builders, on Saturday, April 6. The all-day class will be held in College Center at Park Place Professional Center, 106 E Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.

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