GRANGEVILLE -- Seattle’s Xakary the Magician donned his “Doctor Science” persona and presented his Wacky Science assembly at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Wednesday, March 11.
GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District 244’s trustees have chosen a new superintendent.
GRANGEVILLE – “At this time of year, people need to be aware before they put a match to their grass,” advised Chief Bob Mager, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD).
Despite world concerns over the coronavirus, a farmer’s work must continue. This tractor driving worker was busy harrowing fields on Luke’s Gulch Road outside of Grangeville Friday, March 20.
COTTONWOOD — Friends of NRA is a nationwide program of the National Rifle Association Foundation, the local chapter of which puts on a big fund-raising banquet every year in Greencreek. The money raised supports a variety of related programs, including, this year, a grant of more than $16,00…
This fly fisherman was doing a good job at social distancing Friday, March 20, on the Clearwater River in Kooskia.
All Lewis Clark State College local enrichment classes are canceled/postponed until after June 1. The outreach will be open only for testing LCSC students. To schedule for a testing appointment, e-mail email@example.com.
The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is an eight-week summer program that prepares youth for natural resource careers by building professional, personal and problem-solving skills through working with multiple regional agency and community partners. Crews work with partners …
Jungle Gyms in Grangeville brought the Syringa Hospital staff pizza on Saturday as a random act of kindness to show their appreciation for Syringa’s service to the community. “It brought us all to tears! We are so thankful to them and their support,” said Margretta Fortin MSN, RN, clinical n…
Public comment is sought on a Forest Service project in the Upper North Fork and Moose Creek drainages proposing to reduce fuels while increasing the resilience of the area from fire, disease, and insects.
RIGGINS -- To begin this week’s news, I want to share a word picture of beauty and joy and happiness right here in Riggins…the picture is of the bright green lawns, the yellow daffodils, the brilliant yellow forsythia, the white apricot blossoms, the grape hyacinths, the purple and gold croc…
ELK CITY -- Because of the panic about the coronavirus in the “outside” (of Elk City) world, I am sure we, all who live up here, feel pretty isolated and safe. But that doesn’t mean to let our guard down. A vector/carrier can drive up Highway 14 to visit family and friends and not know they …
COTTONWOOD -- I sneezed a sneeze into the air, it fell to earth I know not where, but hard and cold were the looks of those, in whose vicinity I snoze. Just something to think about with the virus going around. Continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus and for all those who are sick and…
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Kamiah Teen Center got some great news last week. Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Executive Director Sharlene Johnson shared that they were awarded a STOP (Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking act) grant to further Teen Center programming and to enhanc…
WHITE BIRD -- Where do you start…this coronavirus has hit our surrounding areas. Many businesses have had to shut down, adjusted their way of running their business and have let some employees go. Use common sense and ride this out: it will pass.
Idaho County producers may be eligible for emergency assistance for damages resulting from last year’s flood event.
Idaho County reported a 37.5 percent voter turnout in the March 10 presidential primary election.
With more Idahoans staying home due to coronavirus precautions, public officials advise to only flush toilet paper to avoid costly damage to private and public sewer lines and treatment systems.
CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last week I headed back to Clearwater Valley High School on Wednesday afternoon to check out the senior project displays. I had so much fun visiting with students about their projects and future plans that I didn’t have time to see all of them. What a great bunch of stud…
KAMIAH – Kamiah voters narrowly passed a two-year levy March 10.
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GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville’s Avista Utilities office has gained a familiar face.
GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Master Gardener Training starts on Friday, April 3.
COEUR D’ALENE – Grangeville High School students had a good showing at the North Idaho Science & Engineering Fair in Coeur d'Alene March 13.
GRANGEVILLE-- Patrons in Mountain View School District will be asked to support a $3.9 million levy this spring.
WHITE BIRD -- Once again the weather has been sunny, the cold did return, but guess what…spring is on the 19th, birds are starting to come back, trees and flowers are budding or flowering, now all we need is the warmth of the sun! Take caution but don’t panic with this virus that it is going…
“You may be hearing a lot of different information about the severity of the coronavirus in different countries. The fact is that the experience has been different. Some countries have done a great job of slowing the spread of coronavirus (such as Singapore) and other countries have not been…
Sentencing is set April 16 for a Middleton man who has pled guilty to reduced felony charges in relation to last September’s carjacking, vehicle thefts and pursuit incident through Idaho County.
A plea agreement has been reached with two Greencreek sisters, arrested last year for allegedly attempting to contract the murder of a neighbor.
Three finalists to be introduced at March 20, 21 meet and greets
GRANGEVILLE -- Syringa Hospital & Clinics is taking a community education approach to the high number of respiratory complications seen this year.
COEUR D’ALENE – Two juniors from Kamiah High School won the top prizes at the North Idaho Science and Engineering Fair in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, March 13.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands to work as volunteer campground hosts on the forest this summer. This year, the Forest Service is seeking volunteer campground hosts at the foll…
COTTONWOOD -- The Central Idaho Art Association 53rd Annual Spring Show will be April 22-25 this year, hosted by the Super 8 Motel in their conference room. Entries will be accepted Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and picked up on Saturday, April 25, no later than 4:15 p.m. Ju…
ELK CITY -- On my way to ladies Bible study Monday morning, I encountered the Elk City elk herd meandering down the road. I had to stop and give them room. Most of them jumped back over the fence into one of two pastures on Little Elk Creek Road, but three chose to keep trotting down the ro…
RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “True friends aren’t the ones who make your problems disappear. They are the ones who won’t disappear when you are facing problems.”
Grocery store aisles are bare, hand sanitizers won’t be refilled until April, schools are closing, and business sales are slowing down. With five cases of the novel coronavirus reported since Friday, March 13, what does Idaho’s state of emergency mean for citizens?
The White Bird sausage feed set for Sunday, Mar. 15 has been cancelled.
With close of candidate filings on Friday, March 13, the Idaho County Sheriff’s race will be the sole contested position in the upcoming May 19 primary elections.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 395 on March 11, officially amending Idaho Code and allowing Lewis-Clark State College to offer graduate level coursework. Little was flanked behind his desk by LC State President Cynthia Pemberton, Sen. Dan Johnson of Lewiston, Sen. Carl Crabtree of …
GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville Farmers’ Market will present the free program “Diseases, Pests and Weeds of the Garden,” Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Soltman Center in Grangeville.
With all of Idaho County’s 28 precincts reporting, unofficial results are in for the Tuesday, March 10, presidential primary election.
GRANGEVILLE – Sudden darkness. Ear-piercing sirens. Flashes. Shots fired. Yelling and chaos.
KOOSKIA – The Mountain View School District 244 proposed 2020-21 calendar caused some debate at the regular monthly board meeting held in Kooskia Feb. 24.
GRANGEVILLE – The Syringa Board of Trustees was left with some big decisions following a presentation by Rural Physicians Group (RPG) at the Feb. 25 meeting.
WINCHESTER – Work resumed last week on the final season of a two-year project to extend the southbound passing lane on U.S. Highway 95 near Winchester another 2.5 miles. It is expected to finish in November.
GRANGEVILLE – An Idaho Forest Group (IFG) team made short work of a tangle of steel beams at Sunset Auto Vue Drive-in last Friday, dismantling movie screen supports in preparation for construction, tentative to begin this spring, to restore the 65-year-old facility for the 2020 outdoor cinem…
KOOSKIA -- Students at Clearwater Valley Elementary look forward to an afternoon snack.
GRANGEVILLE – “I don’t know many people who would stand up and say teachers are overpaid,” Region 2 Idaho Education Association director Jason McKinley spoke at the Mountain View School District 244 negotiations meeting Feb. 25.
Get your tickets now for the annual Sts. Peter and Paul Chocolate Fantasy. This is set for Saturday, March 14, 5:30 p.m., at SPPS. Tickets are $40 per person. Call the school at 208-983-2182 or pick up tickets at Irwin Drug or Lindsley’s Home Furnishings.
GRANGEVILLE -- Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) has set its 53rd Annual Spring Art Show for April 22, 23, 24 and 25.
- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Idaho County
- Governor announcement on Idaho's coronavirus response, on March 25
- First positive case of coronavirus confirmed in Nez Perce County
- Idaho County joins five local communities in declaring emergency; public facilities closed in Ferdinand, Kooskia, Riggins and White Bird
- Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration
- First death associated with COVID-19 confirmed in Nez Perce County
- Fiske to take helm at MVSD
- Corps deploys three teams to Boise to prepare for COVID-19 impacts.
- County, cities declare local emergencies; several public facilities closed; essential services are business as usual
- Idaho County Free Press COVID-19 information portal / situation report
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