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Border Days annual celebration took place in Grangeville July 2, 3 and 4, with a variety of events. Take a look back at the 2020 celebration.

    ·Camas Prairie Cruisers Show and Shine: The car show had more than 40 participants July 4. Winners included Al and Alice Humphrey with the People’s Choice Award for their 1914 Model-T Ford Roadster; and Max and Teresa Childs won second place with their 1954 Chevy Bel-Air.

    GRANGEVILLE – “I have been concerned about buying into brick and mortar, what with telemedicine and COVID concerns and all,” said Syringa Hospital Board Chair Leta Strauss at the June 23 meeting. “Would we be locking ourselves into a situation with no alternatives?”

    A 2019 study found Idaho County at average with the state in a variety of social and economic factor areas, and lower than the state in the areas of children eligible for free and reduced lunch and median family income.

      DONNELLY -- Shiloh Bible Camps in Donnelly, Idaho continues Monday July 6-10, for ages 8-10; July 13-18, for ages 12-14; July 20-25. for age 14-18; July 27-31 second camp for ages 10-12 to accommodate all who wish to attend. For information go on-line to shilohbibleconference.com.

      Last month, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests announced prescribed burning in the Orogrande area, and a helitack crew based in Grangeville helped carry some of it out. “This 80 acre burn was one of the final in a multi-year hazardous fuels reduction project aimed at reducing fuel loa…

      North Central District public health officials last week announced that the COVID-19 coronavirus is spreading across the region, in Idaho County and in much of the state.

      GRANGEVILLE – “We are currently in the process of purchasing a machine that will perform COVID-19 testing on site,” said Syringa Chief Nursing Officer Alex Frei at the June 23 board meeting.

        The Idaho County Free Press is seeking a White Bird-area person to cover the news as a correspondent. This includes getting news and photos in of what is happening in your area and being published weekly in the print edition as well as on-line. If you are interested in this job, contact news…

        RIGGINS -- My weekly quote: “Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dreams. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem …

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I am learning more about food raised and sold in the Clearwater Valley. Red Heifer Ranch piqued my interest because their cows are red, not black like most people have around here.  I headed up Kidder Ridge last week to meet with Jason Hicks, to learn more about their gr…

        COTTONWOOD -- Haying is in full swing now with the good weather. Time for lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. I’ll be busy with the grandkids. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! Ha ha! Granddaughter wrote that!

          Well, the state approved the Main Street activities, so it looks like everything is on for Border Days’ Main Street events. Just remember to listen to Border Days committee members, announcers and law enforcement when asked to social distance and be safe. We want to keep our community healthy!

          GRANGEVILLE – The annual Border Days celebration may be here, however, the desire to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county is still at the forefront of many minds.

          Bilejo Klapprich, Grangeville Highway District foreman, spent Friday morning, May 22, filling asphalt cracks near the fueling station at the Idaho County Airport. More than just maintenance, the repairs are to benefit Syringa Ambulance, which uses that section to load and unload patients fro…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Kind of crazy weather lately with cold, rainy, fifty degrees days followed by ninety degrees days. My garden is going crazy and everything around is still so green for the end of June. One morning, last week, I got up early to beat the heat and saw several elk cows and c…

          GRANGEVILLE – A new member has recently joined the staff of the advertising department for the Idaho County Free Press.

            COTONWOOD – WolfTrack Brewery recently announced it has reopened at its 505 King Street, Cottonwood, location.

            On June 23, about 20 people gathered around the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville to gather signatures for the Recall Governor Little campaign. The event was a sister rally of one taking place at the same time in Boise at the state capital. Elizabeth Manly and Jenny Keyser, leaders of t…

            COTTONWOOD -- Sunday morning, a young moose came through our driveway and was nibbling on our apple tree. It was pretty cool to see it running around in the field in front of our house before it ran away. Every once in a while, we get wild animals moving through this area, apparently looking…

            LUCILE -- Idaho County officials are reporting the Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering, a counterculture community event, has settled in for its annual event, not up outside Powell as originally believed early this week but outside Lucile on Cow Creek Road.

            GRANGEVILLE – “I believe we should run the levy again for a smaller amount; be very specific on what the levy would support,” Char McKinney spoke via Zoom at the June 15 Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board meeting.

            After the past few months of homeschooling and social isolation, a welcome change has come to many local communities with the start of summer reading programs. Libraries across the region are set to begin activities with some new safety guidelines in place, and some events are under way. Dai…

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