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COTTONWOOD -- We had quite a snowstorm on Sunday, which was so vicious it even had the electricity off for a little while. It started with rain and then turned to snow. The wind was up to 45-miles-per-hour for a while. We lost tree branches from our fir trees.

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…

COTTONWOOD -- Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. This is a day to honor your loved ones and let them know how special they are to you.

COTTONWOOD -- The groundhog saw his shadow in our area so there will be six more weeks of winter. The roads were very icy a few times this last week. It makes you remember how to drive defensively.

COTTONWOOD -- The Holy Cross Dinner is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Keuterville Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The home-cooked meal will consist of roast beef, ham, real mashed potatoes and gravy along with fruit, a tossed salad, and delicious homemade rolls, with assorted desserts toppi…

COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood Butte Ski Area opened last weekend with excellent ski conditions. With more snow in the forecast they will be open on Friday nights from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check Facebook, Today @ CBSA on the website www.cottonwo…

COTTONWOOD -- If you have been watching the snowstorms this past couple weeks, you may have noticed that they just keep to the mountains mostly and circle the Camas Prairie. Once in a while, a storm will hit here, but the snow is all going sideways and never hits the ground. Sunday night we …

BOISE -- Steven Detmer was born in Cleveland, Ohio. As a child he remembers his grandfather saying that no grandson of his was going to be brought up in Cleveland. His grandfather took the family west and they settled in Cottonwood.

    OWENSBORO, Ken. – Brescia University recently named its fall dean’s list 2019 recipients. Students on this list completed at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 gpa.

    COTTONWOOD -- Jim Gorges will be giving a presentation on “Protecting What’s Yours” Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., at American Freedom Defense in Greencreek. The idea is to empower families to be prepared and secure in their homes. Learn some practical skills from a man who has been in…

      LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

      Under the program titled, A Musical Celebration, the Idaho County Orchestra performed a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at a concert last Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood. Around 150 people attended the hour and a half concert.

        GREENCREEK -- Area farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and the general public are welcome to come for a morning of information about the grain industry and a complimentary lunch at the Prairie Area Cereal School, set for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Greencreek.

          COTTONWOOD --The Idaho County Orchestra, led by Jean Melching, will perform a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel. Included in the program will be ensembles within the group. The title of the program is "A Musical…

          COTTONWOOD -- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Some of the grandkids came over to help decorate our house. What a nice thing to do! It looks like we will have a white Christmas this year. I say if you live in Idaho, you should always get a white Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!

            Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

              Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogy Society.

              Santa Claus is making his rounds of area communities. Most recently, the Jolly Old Elf attended Sunday’s Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade on Dec. 8. The evening featured a lighted parade — led by area veterans — followed by a gathering at the Cottonwood Fire Hall for refreshments and a vi…

                Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.

                COTTONWOOD -- The Prairie Pirates won the State Football Championship by defeating Lost Rivers at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow on Friday night with a score of 26-6. The win gave the Pirates their third win at state in six years.

                  If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who'd like to learn, you'll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho.

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                  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.”

                  GRANGEVILLE – “I’m about people serving people, and making sure we are operating under a righteous leadership,” Casey Zechmann said. “I feel I have the integrity and the right intent to lead, as I would expect from a sheriff.”

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