GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) board chair Lot Smith and trustee Rebecca Warden came head-to-head with teachers and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) members Char McKinney and Carey Draper for another shot at negotiations Monday, April 1.
ELK CITY – For those of you who haven’t been down river in the last few days since we got all that rain, there are close to a dozen places where debris has slid down the mountain and across the road. The photo shows one such just below the 24-mile marker. Thanks to the road crews, they have …
ELK CITY -- Don’t forget the Easter celebrations at the Elk City Baptist Church. There will be several services to commemorate the sacrifice on the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone is warmly invited to come to all services and fellowship with one another. Pastor Tom More w…
ELK CITY -- The community is invited to the school Thursday, April 4, for a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Family and Community Night. Come and see the different things the kids are doing at the school through these learning technologies. They received a $1,000 grant from Idaho S…
ELK CITY -- As part of the Easter celebrations, Elk City Baptist Church will have several services. Everyone is invited to attend.
ELK CITY -- We have had several ambulance runs and Life Flights out of the area recently. As a former EMT I would like to remind you that, if you are on any medications for any health issues, it is important to have a list on hand to give to the medics in case you are one of those who needs …
ELK CITY -- Just when I think that I will never find any more historic photos of our area, one shows up “out of the blue!” This time, it came through my brother-in-law. The photo was in the estate of a friend of his in Weiser where she grew up. She cleared out her family home five-to-six yea…
GRANGEVILLE – Despite voiced trepidation, Mountain View School District 244 board members voted 3-2 to set the 2019-20 levy at $3,090,048 at the Monday, March 18, meeting. Superintendent Marc Scheibe recommended the $3 million amount.
GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244 will hold its monthly board meeting Monday, March 18, 5:30 p.m., at the district office in Grangeville (across from the high school). The public is invited to attend.
The Employees of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are offering four $1,000 scholarships to seniors in six communities where local Forest Service offices are located. Graduating seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA seeking to continue their education at an academic, vocational or trade in…
GRANGEVILLE – “When Grangeville’s primary care clinic opened in 2006, it saw an average of three patients per day,” Syringa Director of Clinic Operations Michelle Schaeffer told the board at the February meeting. “Now, it has seven providers, and it currently sees an average of 1,000 patient…
GRANGEVILLE – Students in Mountain View School District 244 won’t have to make up current days lost to snow.
ELK CITY -- I had the opportunity of connecting with some old acquaintances when I was able to attend the Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road meeting last Saturday. This is a very dedicated group working to keep the old route into Elk City open and the history alive. I remember when we had a …
GRANGEVILLE — Changes are on board for Mountain View School District 244.
GRANGEVILLE— Mountain View School District 244 took a small step Monday in forging ahead with district-teacher negotiations.
GRANGEVILLE — Changes are in the air for Mountain View School District 244.
Idaho County Republican Central Committee has several openings available for precinct committeemen. Normally this is an elected position by the people of each precinct at election time; however, when seats go unfilled or the office is vacated, the committee fills the seats by accepting nomin…
ELK CITY -- Last week I didn’t get the name of William Stibal in the group photo in the print edition of the Free Press although it got put in the on-line edition. Sorry about that, William!
Mountain View School District 244’s school board meeting set for tonight, 5:30 p.m., at Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley High School has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Grangeville District Office, 5:30 p.m. The change is due to poor weather conditions.
More snow, and several days of it, are on its way, starting Saturday, Feb. 23.
ELK CITY -- Elk City will be host to a Family Fun Night Bingo Saturday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., at the VFW. Chili and hot dogs will be available for purchase.
ELK CITY -- Last week I had the opportunity to visit the school and watch the children as they learned how to work with the 3D printers that were donated by the Friends of the Elk City School Foundation. According to Joyce Dearstyne (who is not a member), Friends of the Elk City School was f…
ELK CITY -- We have quite a few news items this week!
Idaho County residents are expected to face more snow, severe winds and icy roads the rest of this week and into next week.
ELK CITY -- Quote of the week: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are inst…
Snow load on power lines from a late Sunday winter storm led to an outage that disrupted service to approximately 6,000 utility customers for nearly three hours that night.
ELK CITY -- Quote of the week: "In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution." Kentucky Resolutions of 1798; Thomas Jefferson
GRANGEVILLE – A group of more than 45 people crowded into the Mountain View School District 244 district office meeting room Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the regular monthly board meeting.
ELK CITY -- Because of the wolves that were planted here and the devastation they have inflicted on our moose and elk population through predation and disease, I thought some of you may be interested in the following: There is a Basic Trapping Class in Orofino on Saturday, Jan. 26, and then …
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