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 – 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.
KOOSKIA – Federal agencies continue to investigate a fatal plane crash last Sunday, Aug. 11, outside Kooskia.
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and Kootenai Health have entered into a letter of intent to transfer ownership of the two critical access hospitals from Essentia Health to Kootenai Health.
Local school districts are seeking new board trustees for 2020.
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 – Idaho County’s solid waste contractor, Simmons Sanitation Service, Inc., of Kamiah, told the county commission Tuesday, Aug. 6, that garbage collection is once again on pace to total about 4,900 tons this year. That would again trigger an excess tonnage provision in the county’…
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.
Stites Days took place July 13 and 14 with people flocking to town for a 20-entry parade, park play, horseshoes, food and more.
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- We had fun on Saturday participating in the Elk City Days parade promoting the “Norma Staaf 4 School board” campaign.
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- SHAZAM! The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will show the 2019 hit movie Shazam at the Kamiah Riverside Park on Thursday, Aug. 8. This movie is based on the comic book superhero of the same name and can be described as comedy in the fantasy/science fiction genre …
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COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.
KAMIAH – The North Fork and Lochsa-Powell Ranger Districts of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests announced today their plans for annual summer prescribed fire projects to take place beginning mid-August. Planned ignitions will begin when weather and fuel conditions become optimal for …
The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.
GRANGEVILLE -- The Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) is implementing its new service model in the Grangeville region, providing direct mobile services to Grangeville, Riggins, Kamiah and Nezperce beginning Thursday, Aug. 1.
KOOSKIA – Those affected locally by sever storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 7-13 of this year will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans.
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.
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.
GRANGEVILLE – Many students, parents and teachers left the July 29 Mountain View School District 244 board meeting in tears following more than 90 minutes in executive session.
Town was busy with activities and people during the annual Kooskia Days celebration, which ran last Thursday through Saturday, July 25-27.
A Friend of the Kooskia Library member restocks the Little Free Library located in front of Stites Hardware on Main Street.
Syringa Hospital & Clinics has scheduled free sports physicals 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Grangeville clinic and 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Kooskia clinic. The physical is free; 100 percent of any donation goes directly to the school of your choice. Information is online at…
Drug-related offenses moved to the top spot of Idaho County crimes last year, which also stood out as the record high in the five-year trend.
KOOSKIA – “We are so honored to represent Kooskia Days and this community,” Wayne and Barbara Weathers agreed.
KOOSKIA – Helping lead the Kooskia Days parade this year will be Kooskia Saddliers Royalty Queen Mary Morrow and Princess McKenzie Winkler. The two are cousins.
KOOSKIA – Join in for the 66th annual Kooskia Days Celebration July 25-27 as participants “Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future.”
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A few times a year the sleepy Main Street of Clearwater, Idaho, comes to life. Elk City Wagon Road Days is one of those times where throngs of people fill the streets. I enjoyed local and out-of-town musical talent at the old-time gospel hour and variety shows. I had a n…
A hot, dry day recently made way for dusty harrowing in a field on Lukes Gulch Road between Grangeville and Stites.
Sealcoats to preserve existing pavement on several highways across North-Central Idaho will begin Thursday, July 25. All work will be done by September.
Bridge replacements and highway repairs are part of an estimated $70 million in proposed projects for the next several years in Idaho County as part of the draft Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).
Clinton Kiele, 55, of Kooskia, sustained serious injuries from a one-vehicle accident near Orofino on Tuesday, July 16.
KOOSKIA -- The Clearwater Valley High School Class of 1969’s 50th class reunion will be held on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Members will participate in the Kooskia Day parade by entering a float. Be at CV Elementary School at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 27, to ride on the float. Membe…
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Big Cedar Schoolhouse is looking spiffy with a recent paint job by C&W Painting. The historic schoolhouse, picnic shelter and grounds are getting more use this summer. This coming weekend two members of the Big Cedar Homemakers group will have a downsizing sale a…
GRANGEVILLE – Farming work can be good for the mind, body and soul. It also offers a good time to think.
Don’t miss the chance to attend a public meeting on July 30 to learn about a potentially new fall chinook salmon fishing opportunity in the Clearwater River. At this meeting, you will learn about why this fishery may be possible, and you will have the opportunity to provide your comments and…
Area highway districts on the Camas Prairie will be conducting chip sealing operations during the next two weeks. The anticipated schedule is as follows:
MOSCOW – The University of Idaho has announced its students who have made the 2019 Spring Dean’s List. More than 2,400 students qualified for the list for the spring 2019 semester. To be included, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester…
KAMIAH -- Kamiah and Kooskia Community libraries will present a Universe of Stories: Star Party Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m., at the Heart of the Monster site (highway 12, MP 685). The occasion is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Telescopes will be available for ni…
STITES – It’s a “Small Town, Big Deal,” in Stites this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, for the annual Stites Day celebration.
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I enjoyed my first yoga class at Christina Stalnaker’s new location at the HKD martial arts academy last week. You can find HKD at 4347 US Highway 12 between Kooskia and Kamiah.
GRANGEVILLE -- A December 2018 lawsuit filed by Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) against Mountain View School District 244 and its board of trustees has been dismissed.
Incorporated cities within Idaho County have seen minor population increases – on average nearly 0.9 percent -- in the past two years, according to estimates for 2010 to 2018 recently released by the U.S Census Bureau.
Implementation is set to begin later this summer on the Lolo Insect and Disease project on the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District.
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