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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

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

Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

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

In its 36th year, "Get Acquainted" is one of The Idaho County Free Press' most popular publi…

GRANGEVILLE -- “We really wanted to keep this open for the community,” Joel Gomez said. “We feel there’s so much potential here.”

    GRANGEVILLE - Judge Gregory FitzMaurice granted a motion from the defense to postpone from September to January the trial of two Greencreek sisters accused of attempting to contract the murder of their neighbor.

    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.

    While the state’s vote for Proposition 2 – Medicaid expansion – is old news, how those ballots fell at the precinct level within counties has been broken out in a new interactive map recently released by the Idaho Policy Institute (IPI).

    It was a dusty harvest evening on Canyon Road outside of Grangeville 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.

    GRANGEVILLE – “Of course, in the ambulance and emergency services, we continue to be concerned about recruitment and retention,” Syringa Hospital facilities manager Bill Spencer told the board of trustees at the July 20 meeting.

    Why was nearly 1-year-old me photographed by a blank TV screen? I’d seen the pictures in browsing family photo albums, but it wasn’t until I was perhaps in high school or college that I thought to ask my parents just what was the deal?

    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.

      AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service. The foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season and is accepting new volunteers through the end of October.

      GRANGEVILLE – Spend your lunch hour with an interesting story, as the Brown Bag Program continues today, Wednesday, Aug. 14, when Meleah McCulley will present “The Short Line to Stites.”

        US 95 is closed between Nora Street in New Meadows and Lake Road, which is about four miles south of Grangeville. 

          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.

          GRANGEVILLE – Spend your lunch hour with an interesting story, as the Brown Bag Program continues for the next three weeks.

            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.

              Come support your Grangeville Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pioneer Park. This week’s spotlight vendor is “WOW! Fresh Fruit” owned and operated by Hermilo Angeles. Angeles is one of the market’s newest produce vendors. He lives in Kamiah, but brings certified organic fruit …

                The last in the Grangeville Arts/Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series was held at Pioneer Park Aug. 1. Attendees enjoyed a warm, breezy summer night as they listened and danced to The Big Newtons out of Lewiston.

                Last week, I included the e-mail I received from Idaho Department of Labor director Jani Revier in response to the e-mail I sent inquiring about the Grangeville IDOL office being closed. Revier said, in part, “The regional office in Grangeville does not meet … current requirements for the Am…

                Four Townsend's solitaire babies in a nest, located on top of the Grangeville watershed by the towers, on June 25. Townsend's solitaire is the only solitaire native to America north of Mexico. The name commemorates ornithologist John Kirk Townsend.

                It’s a great year for bear grass, according to photographer Terry Lane, who shot this field, located on top of the Grangeville watershed by the towers, on June 25. Bear grass, also known as soap grass, quip-quip and Indian basket grass, is a North American plant species in the corn lily family.

                  Border Days, featuring rodeos each night at 6 p.m., parades each afternoon at 2 p.m. and much, much more, runs July 4, 5 and 6 throughout Grangeville. In this special section, you'll find information about this year's Grand Marshal Janet Klement, the Border Days Royalty, former rodeo star Pe…

                  During a series of presentations by Idaho County department heads that marked the start of the local government’s budget season last Tuesday, June 21, Idaho County Commissioner Mark Frei told the board he’d like the county to consider “renovating or making a lot nicer the pilots lounge” at t…

                  GRANGEVILLE – An early Monday morning structure fire gutted a log home under renovation just outside Grangeville. Cause is suspected to be electrical-related and accidental. The home is reported a total loss, and no injuries were reported.

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