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

    ELK CITY -- The annual Christmas Craft Sale at the school today, Dec. 3, and again Dec. 4, 3:15 to 5 p.m. If you didn’t make it yesterday, get there today.

    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.”

    ELK CITY -- Debbie Rendleman would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support at Bingo Night. This is a twice a year fund-raiser that she puts on for every kid in town, from babies to high school seniors, to shower them with Christmas gifts.

    ELK CITY – Here is a belated photo of the “Maze of Doom” that was the Halloween event at the school. Looks pretty scary! A special thanks to all the volunteers who produced it.

      Avista electric customers in Grangeville, Elk City, Dixie and Red River will experience two planned power outages; one this Sunday, Nov. 10, and another the week following on Sunday, Nov. 17.

      GRANGEVILLE – “Our job is to confirm that what you’re seeing on a monthly basis is accurate – and that’s the case for 2019,” Tom Luper told the Mountain View School District board Oct. 22.

      ELK CITY -- Be sure to thank the following businesses for their participation and effort to provide the school students with nutritious lunches. The kids have lunch at the following locations: the VFW ladies Auxiliary prepares the lunch on Mondays; Tuesdays they have lunch at the school prov…

      GRANGEVILLE – “I’m here tonight because I have an issue with MVSD’s graduation requirements,” Grangeville High School business and technology instructor, Bruce Wassmuth, told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Oct. 22 meeting.

      ELK CITY -- Here are some photos of the “snake assembly” from Elk City School that I thought you might enjoy!

      GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244 held a brief, special board meeting Thursday, Oct. 17. Negotiations were supposed to continue that night; however, due to a death in the family of trustees Lot and Casey Smith, this did not occur.

        The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing the Woodrat Mountain block of state land on Nov. 8. Entrance roads will be closed at Suttler Creek, Wilson Creek, Harris Ridge, Kidder Ridge, Glenwood Meadows, and Woodrat Mountain. C…

        The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 and voters across Idaho County will vote for school board trustees, city council members and a couple of revenue bonds.

        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 -- 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.

          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…

            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.

            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…

            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.

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