Come support Grangeville Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park.  This week's tidbit: Botanically speaking, zucchini is a fruit though we often talk of it as a vegetable. Zucchini are usually picked when the seeds are soft and immature (8 inches in length). A zucchi…

KOOSKIA — The Syringa Hospital Foundation (SHF) announced July 30 it will not move forward with purchasing the Baylor Building on Main Street where the Kooskia Syringa Clinic is located.

    Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) will administer $1,401,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help North Central Idaho communities and businesses respond to economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

    Know that the detour off U.S. Highway 95 is not bad at all. The Old Pollock Road has been improved and the wait isn’t unusually long. Be prepared to put an extra 30-ish minutes on your trip. There are several signs through the Pollock route that ask people to slow down. One read, “This isn’t…

      MagnifyMoney (a LendingTree company) recently released the results of its survey on Americans hoarding cash due to coronavirus fears. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that 28 percent have stockpiled cash in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and of those who withdrew cash, th…

      GRANGEVILLE – “Medicare pays about 85 percent of hospice costs,” social worker and Syringa Hospice director, Cindy Higgins, explained at the June 23 Syringa board meeting.

      Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 7, when Pine Tree Community Credit Union will be host to its annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue at both the Grangeville and Riggins locations. Stop in from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and a dessert bar, as well as the c…

      A 2019 study found Idaho County at average with the state in a variety of social and economic factor areas, and lower than the state in the areas of children eligible for free and reduced lunch and median family income.

        Well, the state approved the Main Street activities, so it looks like everything is on for Border Days’ Main Street events. Just remember to listen to Border Days committee members, announcers and law enforcement when asked to social distance and be safe. We want to keep our community healthy!

        GRANGEVILLE – A new member has recently joined the staff of the advertising department for the Idaho County Free Press.

          COTONWOOD – WolfTrack Brewery recently announced it has reopened at its 505 King Street, Cottonwood, location.

            Well, you will be happy to know the Free Press was able to catch up with 2020 Border Days Grand Marshal Don “Donnie” Heckman of White Bird. Those of you who know Heckman know he doesn’t really like to blow his own horn, so getting him to talk about himself was a little challenging. He’s an i…

              The Small Business Development Center, Lewis-Clark State College, recently announced Jeannette Klobetanz as the business consultant for the North Central Office of the Idaho SBDC. She was previously the coordinator of events and conferences at LCSC. Her areas of focus for consulting include …

              GRANGEVILLE – If you are a customer who was affected by a skimmer device at the Exxon gas station on Main Street, fear no more. The pumps have been updated.

              GRANGEVILLE – “I’m looking forward to learning a lot,” said Sarah Fischer, new intern at the Idaho County Free Press. She has lived in Grangeville for most of her life and for the summer she will be helping to report for the paper.

                KAMIAH – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests recently announced Marty Mitzkus accepted the permanent position as deputy forest supervisor following a competitive application process. Mitzkus, who has served in this position in a temporary role since March, will transition directly into…

                  In last week’s Free Press (June 4 issue), page 1 reported an incorrect result in the levy vote for Mt. View School District 244.

                  WHITE BIRD -- In mid-June, Anna Ousley will hand the reigns of her campground, Swiftwater RV Park, over to new owners. William Sifford, Pamela Bliss and Brett Bittenbender, all from McCall, will become the new owners.

                    Hey, there! Did ya’all hear Border Days is up and running? Plans continue for the three-day event, set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 2, 3 and 4, with parades each day at 2 p.m., and rodeos each night at 6 p.m. Stay tuned in case there are changes in anything. With the craziness in …

                    “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…

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