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 …

    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…

    On Thursday, Feb. 13 the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce will host breakfast at the Soltman Center, at 7:30 a.m. All members and those interested in being involved with the chamber are invited to attend. The City of Grangeville Public Works will be presenting information regarding the requir…

    COTTONWOOD – People often think of a partner working with the Bureau of Land Management as a group or an individual working directly on the ground with the Agency. But the subtle partners— the ones who are behind the scenes— also play a significant role in helping the BLM make a difference o…

    GRANGEVILLE – Gone is the reader board with its announcements placed by hand, letter by letter, now replaced with an electronic messaging center that Avista Corporation states will benefit not just Grangeville, but also surrounding communities.

    GRANGEVILLE – “This year’s financial report is much more encouraging than last year’s,” Pine Tree Community Credit Union (PTCCU) board of directors treasurer/secretary Janis Lance told a crowd of more than 100 people Jan. 25. The occasion was PTCCU’s 64th annual business meeting which was he…

    About once a week, a customer asks me for advice on some new security problem or other. It could be about an information breach, credit card fraud, malware, or an e-mail scam. Or, it could just be a question about the ever-more annoying passwords required by online vendors.

    KAMIAH – Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests on U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho/Montana state line, recently announced the beginning of a Winter Speaker Series at the visitor center this season. This program offers the public a chance to bring a sack l…

    The Idaho County Free Press recently donated $2,475 to the Grangeville Boosters. The money is proceeds from the sports calendars for the first half of the school year 2019. Additional funds, totaling $5,000 in all, will be donated to the Boosters from sports poster proceeds. The posters, whi…

      Plans are under way for the April 2020 launch of a regional initiative to empower local leaders in 22 rural northern Idaho communities with the knowledge and assistance to shape their town’s future. REV up North Idaho provides training, hands-on assistance, and a toolkit for Renewing Economi…

      GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Free Press community editor Lorie Palmer had some questions on adult vaccinations, and Syringa Hospital’s Dr. Kelby Wilson recently took time to answer them:

      GRANGEVILLE – “I was driving from town to home [on Mt. Idaho Grade Road] on Monday [Jan. 6] and when I hit the drive-in corner I thought, ‘something doesn’t look right,’” Chris Wagner said.

      GRANGEVILLE – “What is employee engagement?” Syringa Hospital Human Resources Director Katy Eimers asked the board of trustees at the Dec. 17 meeting during a presentation on the hospital’s recent “employee engagement survey.”

        Plans are under way for the April 2020 launch of a regional initiative to empower local leaders in 22 rural northern Idaho communities with the knowledge and assistance to shape their town’s future. REV up North Idaho provides training, hands-on assistance, and a toolkit for Renewing Economi…

          Syringa Hospital’s Julie Hammatt, NP, and Maja Ledgerwood, LCSW, DSW, will present Healthy Mind and Body “Dealing with our Weight and Well-being” sessions Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 23, noon to 1 p.m., at the Soltman Center. The community is invited to attend these free seminars where topics wil…

          Your Best Friend’s Quilt Shop owner Christina Doughty, in Grangeville, recently partnered with textile executive Scott Fortunoff, Jaftex. An Eversewn Maker 200 sewing machine, $500 worth of fabric and various other accessories were given to Joy Huntley of Grangeville Dec. 23. Huntley recentl…

          Grangeville eye doctor Joel Brown spent time at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in Mr. Johnson’s science class in the fall, where he helped students dissect a cow’s eyeball.

          GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) has a new captain at its helm this year, though he’s not a stranger to the Camas Prairie.

          Dana Greig of Syringa Hospital & Clinics (left) and Kim Johnson of St. Mary’s (right) present a $600 check to Todd Marek and Rachel Young of the Grangeville Arts to be used for the Grangeville Pavilion Project. Funds were raised through the Second Annual “Clash of the Quacks” softball ga…

          This holiday travel season is expected to be the busiest on record, with 116 million Americans dashing through the snow to visit family and friends this year. About 614,000 Idahoans will be among them, according to new projections by AAA. 4.3 million more Americans will travel this year than…

            Avista has partnered with community-building expert and best-selling author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” Doug Griffiths, to create a community needs assessment for 23 rural communities in Idaho and Washington.

              Downtown businesses participated in a progressive after-hours party with the theme of The 12 Days of Christmas Thursday, Dec. 12. The event was sponsored by the Grangeville Merchants/Grangeville Chamber of Commerce.

              Les Schwab Tire Center in Grangeville recently donated $500 to the Grangeville High Scholl girls’ basketball program for its Nyssa, Ore. tournament. “We as a basketball family just want to express how thankful we are to have such a great supporter of GHS sports in our community,” said coach …

              GRANGEVILLE – “Our team does a great job of working together as well as working with every other department – and patients and families – within the hospital and clinics,” Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei said at the Nov. 26 board meeting.

              Remember to shop local for as many of your Christmas needs as possible. This really makes a difference to our local businesses and their families. This past week, I found great, warm wool socks at Larson’s for my bonus daughter in Vermont who needs to bundle up as she is teaching our little …

              GRANGEVILLE – “It’s been an honor to serve as Syringa Hospice Medical Director since 2010,” Dr. Danny Griffis told a crowd of nearly 100 people at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Sunday, Dec. 8, for the annual Tree of Lights Memorial Service.

              GRANGEVILLE – “Holly [Cox] really knows the heartbeat of the community – she and Matthew [Casey] helped direct where funds could go to,” said Mike Tatko, Avista Regional Business Manager.

              The crew from P1FCU in Grangeville went with the Peanuts Gang theme at Saturday night’s Christmas parade, leading into the Winter Magic tree lighting event at Pioneer Park, Nov. 30. Pictured are (L-R) Rachael Robie, Polly Mozingo, Lori Courtright and Lacey Bybee.

              GRANGEVILLE – “The mission of the radiology department is to provide quality services 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Syringa Hospital Radiology Department Manager Matt McPherson.

              GRANGEVILLE – The Free Press took time recently to talk turkey with some area youngsters.

              Don’t need your bread? They’ll donate that dough

              COTTONWOOD – “We’re excited about helping the hungry and those in need,” Debbie Schneider of The Hangout said. “There’s not much worse than being hungry.”

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