GRANGEVILLE – A group of more than 45 people crowded into the Mountain View School District 244 district office meeting room Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the regular monthly board meeting.

GRANGEVILLE – “Idaho’s too great to hate” and “build a bridge, not a wall!” could be heard Saturday, Jan. 19, as more than 50 people braved rain and cold to march from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, downtown Grangeville and back.

    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is currently applying for state grant funding through three Idaho Parks and Recreation funds: the Recreational Road and Bridge Program, the Recreation Trails Program and the Off Road Motor Vehicle program. The grants would supplement funding for the f…

      LEWISTON - Lewis-Clark State College enjoyed a sharp increase in the number of students earning honors with a total of 950 earning either President’s List or Dean’s List status for the 2018 fall semester.

        The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration have revised the schedule to complete an environmental impact statement to assess and update their long-term strategy for the operations, maintenance and configuration of the 14 federal dam and re…

        Last Monday, the Grangeville City Council had its first look at a draft cross-control policy that would implement state-mandated procedures to protect the municipal water system. The draft remains a work in progress, with suggested changes to be put in a revised draft set for council review later this month.

        Idaho County officials who ran unopposed for election in 2018 were sworn in and took the oath of office in a short ceremony preceding the Monday, Jan. 14 commissioners’ meeting at the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville.

        “The first mid-term report showed we are 59 students down,” chair Lot Smith said at the Dec. 17 Mountain View School District 244 board meeting that about 135 people attended. He explained this decrease in average daily attendance (ADA) would cost the district $615,000.

        At Cottonwood: The Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel was filled with more than 200 people attending last Saturday’s Jan. 12 performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Palouse Choral Society Chamber Choir.

        Several areas within Idaho County are at or above the state average for homes with detected high levels of radon. This information comes as Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health promotes awareness and detection during January as part of National Radon Action Month.

        Idaho’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) already has scheduled two meetings in Grangeville regarding the Nez Perce Tribe’s nomination of a vast tract of Lochsa River land for historic preservation: an informational meeting at 6 p.m. this evening, Jan. 9, and a public hearing by the Idaho State Historic Sites Review Board at 8 a.m.

        The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will maintain the speed status quo on U.S. Highway 95 and retain a 45-mph zone entering south into Grangeville. This determination responds to a citizen petition submitted in November requesting to extend the 35 mph zones to improve highway safety.

        Vintage Youth rang in 2019 with a performance for a full-house crowd at the New Year’s Eve grand opening of The Trails Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Grangeville.

        Reports of gunfire and fisticuffs ended with one man hospitalized for head wounds, and several others arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in the aftermath of two unrelated bar fights reported in Elk City and Cottonwood on New Year’s Eve.

          Two arrests made last week in connection to a series of reported buTwo arrests made last week in connection to a series of reported burglaries in the Selway Road area are part of an ongoing investigation into additional incidents – including a house fire that may be related.rglaries in the Selway Road area are part of an ongoing investigation into additional incidents – including a house fire that may be related.

          “This is a temporary closure to maintain safety for all the citizens and the contractor,” according to city administrator Tonya Kennedy. Public safety and heavy truck traffic in this area – accessed off the Grangeville Salmon Road — are the main concerns.

          The Syringa Hospital Board meeting Dec. 18, 2018, had nearly its entire focus on “value-based care.” Value-based care is defined as a payment model that rewards healthcare providers for providing quality care to patients by focusing on collaboration and keeping care more affordable through a variety of tasks

            Two men have been arrested as the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) investigation continues into a series of reported burglaries in the Selway Road area. ICSO also stated a suspicious structure fire, reported Dec. 31, is being investigated by the agency and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

            The City of Kooskia is looking toward state grant funding to pay for emergency repairs to one of the municipal wastewater lagoons damaged in November’s earthquake. A special city council meeting is set this Thursday, Jan. 3, starting at 6 p.m. to inform the public about the issue, plans to fix the problem, and to take comment.

            Fewer skiers visited Snowhaven Ski & Tubing Area Dec. 26 than manager Scott Wasem said has been typical for the day after Christmas, which he chalked up to visitors having to get back to work immediately after the Tuesday holiday.

            You were trained, educated and put that experience to work during your military service. Now as a civilian, wouldn’t it be nice to apply this into college credits that go toward a certification or diploma? Veterans in Idaho County will find out as one of 10 counties in the state recently selected under a pilot program to educate them as to their adult learning opportunities and educational services.

            Idaho County Commissioners Skip Brandt and Denis Duman last week signed off on a letter to Gov. Otter and the Idaho Land Board which states the county “would not oppose the concept” even though “concerned about the loss of tax dollars that ultimately benefit our schools.”

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