GRANGEVILLE – Seven Idaho County Fair royalty 2020 candidates and the three current members of the court gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for the annual royalty luncheon.
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and Kootenai Health have entered into a letter of intent to transfer ownership of the two critical access hospitals from Essentia Health to Kootenai Health.
Local school districts are seeking new board trustees for 2020.
In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County’s solid waste contractor, Simmons Sanitation Service, Inc., of Kamiah, told the county commission Tuesday, Aug. 6, that garbage collection is once again on pace to total about 4,900 tons this year. That would again trigger an excess tonnage provision in the county’…
GRANGEVILLE – Syringa Hospital and Clinic has gained a familiar face.
Come support your Grangeville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pioneer Park. This week’s spotlight vendor is “WOW! Fresh Fruit” owned and operated by Hermilo Angeles. Angeles is one of the market’s newest produce vendors. He lives in Kamiah, but brings certified organic fruit …
The Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood hosted the 27th annual Raspberry Festival last Sunday, Aug. 4. The event featured its signature dessert, an arts and crafts fair, classic car show, art exhibit, chapel tours, and entertainment throughout the day.
COTTONWOOD -- This week is the Idaho County Fair and my sister, Bonnie Gehring, is the grand marshal this year. Her whole family has been involved in the fair for many years, including managing the food booth for about 15 years. We are so proud of her!
COTTONWOOD -- Combines were out this week harvesting canola and grass fields. The wheat will be ready soon. Our family went camping up on Grangeville mountain and had a great time. Time spent with the grandkids is always special. We picked a few huckleberries, too.
COTTONWOOD -- Reports from the Cottonwood Summerfest committee say that it was a lot of fun and well-attended.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Aug. 16, 2019.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Aug. 13, 2019
COTTONWOOD – Greg and Colleen Sonnen of Cottonwood will again facilitate the Grief Share series in their home starting Sept. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be served, a video will be shown, and discussion will follow. The only cost is a $15 workbook. The session last 12 weeks.
COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.
Fund-raisers have been set to help Cottonwood resident Erika Pepper with medical expenses.
GRANGEVILLE -- The 2019 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 20, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Two dozen 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. The judge for the show was Dondi Hilderbrand of Clarkston, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow was…
COTTONWOOD – Fostering Idaho is sponsoring an informational session on Friday, Aug. 9, for those interested in becoming a foster parent. The event will be held at The Habit in Cottonwood, 406 King Street.
COTTONWOOD -- Idaho County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 14-17, and the fair board invites entries for the Saturday parade by going onto idahocountyfair.org to register.
COTTONWOOD – A theatrical production, “The Black Cauldron,” will be performed Aug. 2 through 4.
The Cottonwood Summer Fest softball game was a hit last Saturday, July 27, at Wimer Field. The game was just one of about a dozen events in town that day, as a new committee stepped up to revive an old local holiday under a new name. “It was amazing,” organizer Serena Lockett told the Free P…
COTTONWOOD -- Join in a day of friends, family, and fun at the 27th Annual Raspberry Festival on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.
A new festival to showcase the community, Cottonwood Summer Fest completed its first run with three days well attended for a variety of events, July 26-28.
Drug-related offenses moved to the top spot of Idaho County crimes last year, which also stood out as the record high in the five-year trend.
COTTONWOOD – Area residents are in for a treat July 26-28: Cottonwood will hold its first Summer Fest event.
COTTONWOOD – Preparedness was the name of the game for Idaho Department of Correction personnel involved in an emergency training exercise at Cottonwood earlier this month.
COTTONWOOD -- Our mild summer weather continued this week. Berries and cherries are on and are producing an excellent crop due to perfect growing conditions.
Sealcoats to preserve existing pavement on several highways across North-Central Idaho will begin Thursday, July 25. All work will be done by September.
Bridge replacements and highway repairs are part of an estimated $70 million in proposed projects for the next several years in Idaho County as part of the draft Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).
COTTONWOOD -- The Monastery of St. Gertrude will host “Summer Days of Art at St. Gertrude,” lighthearted Saturday art classes, that take place 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27, Aug. 17, and Sept. 7 and 21.
COTTONWOOD -- During the next three months, the Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold strategic planning meetings in 16 locations across the state. Arts administrators, artists, arts educators and arts enthusiasts are invited to join in the conversation to brainstorm ideas, define prioritie…
The Knights of Columbus Council 1389 held its annual golf tournament held last Saturday, July 13, at Grangeville Country Club.
COTTONWOOD -- The hailstorm last week really hammered our garden. Apparently, we were one of the few who got hit. Our neighbors 1/4-mile away didn’t get any hail. The ground was mostly white after three surges of hailstones, each one larger than the last. The largest were about ¾-inch.
Area highway districts on the Camas Prairie will be conducting chip sealing operations during the next two weeks. The anticipated schedule is as follows:
MOSCOW – The University of Idaho has announced its students who have made the 2019 Spring Dean’s List. More than 2,400 students qualified for the list for the spring 2019 semester. To be included, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester…
It was a good day for haying in Cottonwood Saturday, July 6. This young farm worker was busy baling hay on Substation Road in the late afternoon.
It was a busy Border Days week! Hopefully everyone has recovered. I was happy to have my girls home from Boise. We got my brother, Steve, to participate in his first egg toss. We had a lot of fun!
COTTONWOOD -- Greencreek 4th of July had a new event this year. Sumo wrestling was a big hit and they had lots of fun. Some of the younger kids who tried it would fall down and not be able to get up on their own.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Gabriel Angus, from Cottonwood, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) reactor department, received the Warrior of the Week award June 20 for outstanding performance from Capt. John J. Cummings, Ford's commanding officer, and Command Master …
COTTONWOOD -- At 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, the Monastery of St. Gertrude will host author Susan Swetnam, who will read from her new book, “In the Mystery’s Shadow: Reflections on Caring for the Elderly and Dying.”
Incorporated cities within Idaho County have seen minor population increases – on average nearly 0.9 percent -- in the past two years, according to estimates for 2010 to 2018 recently released by the U.S Census Bureau.
Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents.
COTTONWOOD -- God Bless America! It will be a busy week with the 4th of July. I hope everyone can spend time with their family and have a great time.
Each year, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocks 30 million fish from its hatcheries to waters throughout the state, providing Idahoans with fishing opportunities.
COTTONWOOD – As the saying goes, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. For Emile Brager, those are words he’s literally lived by in mule pack travels he’s undergone across thousands of miles and more than a dozen countries, taking months to years to complete.
GRANGEVILLE – Ferdinand resident Pat Alfrey made an online purchase last month.
Idaho County Recycling volunteers will use a portion of the proceeds of the program they’ve run since 2009 to pay $200 monthly stipends to Grangeville and Cottonwood volunteer site managers, with the Idaho County commissioners’ approval Tuesday, June 18. The move keeps the program cost-neutr…
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on June 24, 2019
COTTONWOOD -- Happy 4th of July to everyone! Time to go camping, fishing, or whatever you like to do for the summer. Some farmers have cut their hay down, but it did get a little wet last week. Maybe this week will be better. The baby pheasants are a month old now and flying all over the pla…
After hearing rumors last week that the Idaho Department of Labor Office in Grangeville was closing its office in the mini-mall on East Main Street, I received this information from IDL director Jani Revier in Boise:
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