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North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

ELK CITY -- Elk City Sew Help Me Quilters will have a bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Elk City General Store. All funds made will go into the club's Quilts of Valor fund, which is used to make quilts for our area veterans.

ELK CITY -- Folks up Orogrande way have asked local businesses here to set out petitions for signatures during the next two weeks. It seems the Forest Service recently reconstructed the bridge on the NF 9836 road at the Five Mile Pond end near Orogrande. However, when it was completed, they …

ELK CITY -- Nita Maxwell writes: “The Elk City Volunteer Fire Dept. thanks everyone who gave their support by eating at their ‘burger booth’ during Elk City Days. Burgers and scones were enjoyed by all. ECVFD also thanks all the property owners who recently gave their support to the Departme…

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- With school up and running everywhere, I spent some time in the Mountain View schools this week. On Tuesday, I had fun at the girls volleyball games with Clearwater Valley versus Timberline at home. I admit that I hadn’t watched a high school volleyball game since the la…

ELK CITY -- It is the 232nd anniversary of the ratification of the United States Constitution — celebrated across the country as Constitution Day. Take some time to read and celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme l…

    ELK CITY -- Elk City Sew Help Me Quilters will have a baked food sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Elk City General Store. All funds made will go into the club's Quilts of Valor fund, which is used to make quilts for our area veterans.

    GRANGEVILLE – “We are going forward on good faith, so I’m not really sure why this is necessary,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Sept. 24 negotiations meeting. He referred to a “Negotiation Agreement” brought forth by the Central Idaho Education Associati…

    Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

      KAMIAH – Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days…

      Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

      GRANGEVILE – “We have decided, after talking and waiting some time, to hold at the 70 percent for employee insurance benefits,” Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Sept. 5 negotiations meeting with Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA).

        BOISE -- Public school funding varies widely by community with serious implications for the ability of Idaho’s children to reach their full potential, according to a new report on education finance from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

          POWELL -- For the next several weeks, motorists will encounter heavy truck traffic and experience delays on Forest Service roads near Powell during roadwork associated with the North Side Powell forest health improvement project.

          Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

          Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

          GRANGEVILLE – “Our communities see the benefit of having a certified specialist instruct our children in physical education,” Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher and parent Bernadette Edwards told the Mountain View School District 244 school board July 29.

          COTTONWOOD – Showcasing their best, kids worked the floor last Saturday, Aug. 17, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. Held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, the fair culminates in this sale that this year featured a total 205 animals with a total sale of $250,760.

          ELK CITY -- Elk City Days Logging Event winners: Peewee Rolling Pin toss – Audrey Worth; Kids Rolling Pin toss – Patrick Sandern; Women’s Rolling Pin toss – Heather Kestner; Kids Choker Setting – MacKenzie Woody; Women’s Ax Throw – Heather Kestner; ‘ Ax Throw – Matt Overall; Choker Setting –…

          These horses at Silver Spur Lodge in Dixie seemed to be waiting for their next customers to take them for a ride recently.

          COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

          GRANGEVILLE – Despite a looming insurance deadline, Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and the Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) did not come to any agreements at the July 30 negotiations meeting for the 2019-20 school year.

            Elk City Days was held last Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, featuring kids’ games, a parade, logging show and other activities for the community’s annual celebration.

            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.

            ELK CITY -- Elk City Days was crowded with people having a great time. Many came to celebrate as you can see by the photos. Don’t forget to see more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/elk.city.idaho.83525/.

            ELK CITY – Jon and Patricia Menough have left their mark on the community of Elk City since they purchased property there in 2004. The Menoughs will be honored as this year’s Elk City Days grand marshals.

            GRANGEVILLE -- After a two-plus hour special board meeting Monday, Aug. 5, -- most of it in executive session -- Mountain View School District 244 board voted to hire a superintendent.

              HARPSTER -- Harpster area freelance writer and Kamiah schools substitute teacher Norma Staaf has filed to run for Mountain View School Board Trustee, zone 2 in the November 2019 election.

                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.

                  The annual Dixie Days celebration brought in townspeople and visitors to view a quilt show, eat burgers, paint, play softball, participate in a tug-of-war and duck derby, play horse shoes, visit and listen to the band American Bonfire.

                    The Mountain View School District 244 board of trustees will hold a special meeting starting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the district office in Grangeville. The board will consider hiring and contract matters, according to a notice from Becky Hogg, clerk of the board.

                      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 -- 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.

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