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KOOSKIA — Following no action at a May 12 special board meeting, Mountain View School District 244 will proceed with the four-day school week.

GRANGEVILLE — Several Grangeville High School students recently spent a week in the Texas sun. It wasn’t a vacation, but a culmination to a year of work in BPA (Business Professionals of America).

    The Grangeville Senior Center was packed for Saturday’s May 14 Old-Time Fiddlers Jam Session. The daylong event drew fiddlers of all ages to perform for several hours at the center. Organizers hope to make this an annual even.

      Smokey Bear and Amanda Maki with the USFS visited Kinder Klub in Grangeville Wednesday, May 11. Maki told the story of Smokey Bear and gave tips on preventing forest fires, as well as passed out water bottles to Kinder Klub participants. Children also got plenty of opportunities to give Smok…

      Grangeville had a flyover last Thursday, May 12, by one of the two remaining B-29s — named “Doc” — still flying. Doc passed over just before 12:30 p.m., looping over town before continuing on to Kelly Field. Doc’s connection to Grangeville? Its engines were overhauled here at Anderson Aeromotive.

      With spring comes the annual fire and smokejumper refresher training for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. According to Grangeville smokejumper and loft supervisor Nick Stanzak, the training goes on for approximately two weeks in order to get crews proficient for the upcoming fire s…

      Grangeville photographer Denton L. Thaves took this sunset shot May 12 at Lions Park, showing the trees and colors reflected across the pond formed from recent rain events.

        The City of Grangeville was awarded a $500,000 Idaho Community Development Block Grant on May 13 to provide for a new municipal water tank and well. This was one of 18 grants awarded to communities this month to benefit improvement of public infrastructure.

          Stars Dance Academy in Grangeville held its spring recitals with two shows at Grangeville High School May 14. With the theme of “Name That Tune,” more than 50 locals danced. Instructor is Lori Zechmann.

          Sydney Rylaarsdam of Grangeville received two honors in an April 15-16 livestock show in Reno, Nev. Her winning heifer, Sankeys Everelda Entense 112, won reserve summer heifer calf champion at the 2022 Western National Angus Futurity (WNAF) Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Show. The heifer …

          GRANGEVILLE — A chance meeting with a local retail employee led Brittany Seaman to her newest job endeavor.

          This week is EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week. Be sure to thank your local EMTs and other emergency workers when you see them! And, remember, these organizations are always seeking help. Talk to someone in your community if you are able to volunteer. This is a rewarding community servic…

            Idaho County Recycling sites in Grangeville, Cottonwood and Kooskia will be closed Saturday, May 28, for Memorial Day weekend.

              GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Elementary Middle School will hold its fourth through eighth grade middle school concert for band and choir Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

                GRANGEVILLE — Border Days Queen 2022 Emma Roach and the Border Days Committee will be host to a horse clinic Saturday, May 21, at the Border Days Arena, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenter Barbara Drnjevic will offer a program that includes focusing on body alignment, leg pressure to head movement ra…

                  GRANGEVILLE — On May 27, the Legislative District 7 Republican Central Committee will be holding the 2022 Reorganization and Delegate Selection Meeting following the May primary election. This will be held at the Grangeville Super 8 motel, 801 SW 1st Street, starting at 6 p.m.

                  GRANGEVILLE — Tension filled the Grangeville High School Library Thursday evening, May 6, as the board of trustees for Mountain View School District 244 went back and forth regarding a motion to open up the four-day week discussion.

                  GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Board of Commissioners approved the announcement of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for architectural services for a new jail and sheriff’s office complex. Statements of qualifications in response to the RFQ are due to the county on May 27, according to the …

                  GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County will see a red-carpet movie premiere Thursday, May 12, when Grangeville sisters Mary Beth Bowen and Faustina Bowen, through their company Industrious Family Films, present “Grisly Grisell.”

                  Grangeville High School students participated in their 2022 prom Saturday, April 30. Here, students Lane Austad and Dusty Bashaw pose for a photo during the grand march.

                    GRANGEVILLE — Border Days Queen 2022 Emma Roach and the Border Days Committee will be host to a horse clinic Saturday, May 21, at the Border Days Arena, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                      GRANGEVILLE — ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) and the Elks are teaming up to host a Family Bingo Night on Friday, May 13. Dinner will be chili cheese nachos, hot dogs, and chili for $7 each, with dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m. Bingo will start at 6:45 p.m. Cost for Bingo is 20 games on …

                        GRANGEVILLE — On May 27, the Legislative District 7 Republican Central Committee will be holding the 2022 Reorganization and Delegate Selection Meeting following the May primary election. This will be held at the Grangeville Super 8 Motel, 801 SW 1st Street, starting at 6 p.m.

                        Hope Center’s Annual Walk for Life was held Saturday, May 7. Participants walked from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church through downtown Grangeville and back in support of life. The rain cleared and the sun shown through long enough for the walk.

                          GRANGEVILLE — A newly-formed rock club will meet tonight, Wednesday, May 11, at U.S. Bank in Grangeville at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in geology is invited to attend.

                            GRANGEVILLE — City residents have through Thursday, May 12, to be added to the waste pickup for Spring Cleanup Week. The city offers annually a week — this year is May 9-13 — to pick up items from the curb for disposal. Most anything that can be picked up with the loader — from appliances an…

                              GRANGEVILLE — Sts. Peter and Paul School students will put on the play “The Big Bad Musical,” Saturday, May 21, at the school’s gym. There will be performances at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All are invited; admission is free. This play puts the Big Bad Wolf in the Three Little Pigs story on trial.

                              GRANGEVILLE — “As chairman, I am proud to report that Pine Tree Community Credit Union remains strong and secure to meet all your financial needs,” Dave Bodine said at PTCCU’s 66th annual meeting held April 30. About 45 people were in attendance at the Idaho County Veterans Center.

                              Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Grangeville Farmers’ Market plant sale fundraiser Sunday, May 22, 80 Frontage Road, Grangeville, noon to 3 p.m. The market is currently accepting donations of seed packets and plant starts. Call Lara at 253-606-5025.

                                Following persistent rain over the last week, a rockfall blocked lanes this Monday, May 9, on U.S. Highway 95 at the top of White Bird Grade south of Grangeville. The highway remains reduced to one lane.

                                GRANGEVILLE — Swimming may be the last thing on your mind right now, but the City of Grangeville is prepping now to ensure enough lifeguards are on staff to ensure a full-schedule season.

                                GRANGEVILLE — Short-term parking spaces are now available behind the Idaho County Courthouse for people who have business there. The Idaho County commissioners approved the designation of four spaces near the rear entrance for 20-minute parking. According to the commission, this will make it…

                                GRANGEVILLE — Idaho County Airport Manager, Mike Cook encourages anyone interested in the future of the airport to review the proposed changes to the airport layout plan. The planning team is seeking comments via an online survey through May 13. Two alternatives are described in an interacti…

                                GRANGEVILLE — Rod Shurtz is one of those rare specimens who loves truck driving.

                                Grangeville High School held its prom Saturday, April 30. Pictured here are queen and king, seniors Camden Barger and Quincey Daniels.