“North Central Idaho’s unemployment saw the sharpest one-month increase ever, going from near-record lows in March to near-record highs in April. Nothing has ever taken such a large toll in such a short time,” stated regional economist with Idaho Department of Labor, Kathryn Tacke.

    Idaho Commerce, in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, conducted an Idaho business impact survey to gain insight into the economic and employment impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on Idaho businesses and to identify potential opportunities of assistance. The sur…

      I listed Rhonda Schacher as president of ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation). She is actually the vice-president and Karin Vetter is the president. Both of these ladies can be thanked for their tireless volunteer efforts on behalf of Idaho County’s animal population! Read on the community page th…

        Note that Syringa Hospital patients may resume entry through the main clinic doors by the waiting room of the Primary Care Clinic. This entry is for well patients. Those with potentially contagious illness will be seen in the clinic across the street at the Carmelita Spencer building. Screen…

        PORTLAND, Ore. – The Bonneville Power Administration presented Kyle Vopat with one of its highest honors as part of the 2020 Administrator’s Excellence Awards.

          Idaho Housing and Finance Association recently announced the launch of a Housing Preservation Program dedicated to helping renters and landlords who have been affected by COVID-19. This program will provide assistance to those unable to pay past-due or upcoming rent or utilities as a result …

            Did you know that you can apply online for Medicare, even if you are not ready to retire? You can receive help to make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based on individual and family circumstances. Applying online can take less than 10 minutes. There are no forms to sign…

              Due to the COVID-19 threat, the Monastery of St. Gertrude has postponed its 2020 Raspberry Festival until 2021. This event is typically held the first Sunday in August. This celebration supports the Historical Museum at St. Gertrudes. For up-to-date details, log onto www.stgertrudes.org.

                A new study finds Idaho is the No. 10 worst state for people planning to retire early, after analyzing a multitude of financial, health-related and lifestyle factors.

                GRANGEVILLE – It’s been nearly 30 years of Italian cooking and jewelry-making courses, financial and computer classes, journaling and calligraphy classes, photography and cake decorating instruction. Following all this, and so much more, Lewis-Clark State College’s Grangeville Outreach Cente…

                  Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.

                    COTTONWOOD -- “The geography of our communities and the cooperation of community members with social distancing measures has given us adequate time to gather protective equipment for our staff, increase testing capabilities and develop protocols to minimize risks for all patients during this…

                      “Times of crisis spark innovation. At St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics we acknowledge the need to keep people physically distanced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities,” said Dr. Colleen Sholar, CVHC. “But, we also know that this pandemic does not ma…

                        GRANGEVILLE – “We started planting baskets more than a month ago,” said Grangeville High School agricultural sciences teacher and FFA advisor Katie Mosman Wilson.

                          MARYLAND -- Idaho House Representatives Heather Scott (D1), Priscilla Giddings (D7), and Tammy Nichols (D11) attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland recently to receive awards from Chairman Matt Schlapp for their conservative voting record.

                            “Times of crisis spark innovation. At St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics we acknowledge the need to keep people physically distanced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities,” said Dr. Colleen Sholar, CVHC. “But, we also know that this pandemic does not ma…

                            "The coronavirus took an even larger toll on jobs last week than it did in the first week that it caused record unemployment," said Kathryn Tacke, regional economics for the Idaho Department of Labor, Lewiston.

                              IDAHO COUNTY – Parents across the nation got creative recently in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak to entertain their children while maintaining social distancing.

                                All Lewis Clark State College local enrichment classes are canceled/postponed until after June 1. The outreach will be open only for testing LCSC students. To schedule for a testing appointment, e-mail cnwilkins@lcsc.edu.

                                  The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is an eight-week summer program that prepares youth for natural resource careers by building professional, personal and problem-solving skills through working with multiple regional agency and community partners. Crews work with partners …

                                  Jungle Gyms in Grangeville brought the Syringa Hospital staff pizza on Saturday as a random act of kindness to show their appreciation for Syringa’s service to the community. “It brought us all to tears! We are so thankful to them and their support,” said Margretta Fortin MSN, RN, clinical n…

                                    Get your tickets now for the annual Sts. Peter and Paul Chocolate Fantasy. This is set for Saturday, March 14, 5:30 p.m., at SPPS. Tickets are $40 per person. Call the school at 208-983-2182 or pick up tickets at Irwin Drug or Lindsley’s Home Furnishings.

                                      GRANGEVILLE – “We started planting baskets,” said Grangeville High School agricultural sciences teacher and FFA advisor Katie Mosman Wilson.

                                      KOOSKIA – A group of Clearwater Valley High School students are prepared to attend the BPA (Business Professionals of America) state competition in Boise this weekend after qualifying at regionals in December 2019.

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