Icicles, icicles everywhere, such as this collection at P1FCU in Grangeville, the longest of which measured 7.5 feet from gutter to tip. Posing for scale last Friday, March 1, were employees (front to back) Lacey Bybee, Lori Courtright, Sandy Kantner, Rachael Robie and Polly Mozingo.
GRANGEVILLE – Methods and information on addressing problems with invasive plants will be addressed in a series of presentations at an upcoming workshop this March 14 in Grangeville.
More snow, and several days of it, are on its way, starting Saturday, Feb. 23.
Notes from the Idaho County Commission Feb. 11, 2019
IDAHO COUNTY WEEKLY LOG
Absentee voting starts at the Idaho County Courthouse on Monday, Feb. 25, on supplemental levies for the Kamiah and Highland school districts.
2/7/2019 TO 2/17/2019
NEZPERCE -- Found guilty at trial in Lewis County last week, a Syringa man is set for sentencing April 26 on charges stemming from last year’s battery on a law enforcement officer.
Brace for the cold. The National Weather Service Missoula office is advising another arctic event – similar to last weekend -- is heading into the region, with the effects to impact North Central Idaho starting this Saturday, Feb. 9.
Snow load on power lines from a late Sunday winter storm led to an outage that disrupted service to approximately 6,000 utility customers for nearly three hours that night.
Court hearings are pending for Dillan Smith of Grangeville and Jessica Brunmeier of Harpster, who were arrested Jan. 23 following a traffic stop, during which a Nez Perce County Sheriff’s deputy received minor injuries from the discharge of a pen gun.
HARPSTER – “We’re getting all together on the same page before the season starts,” said Ken Decker, assistant fire warden, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL).
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.
Stolen vehicles, a torched home, and a trail of crime across two states.
GRANGEVILLE – In the works since last fall, a cross-control check program goes before the Grangeville City Council next week to establish a process of protections and testing for the municipal water system.
GREENCREEK — Two Cottonwood women are in custody, following their arrests Thursday, Jan. 24, on criminal solicitation to commit murder.
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…
In a Jan. 7 letter to Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert, the Idaho County Commission stated Endomines – a gold mining company headquartered in Sweden, which now holds five gold projects in the Elk City and Warren areas – is interested in replacement of the Gnome…
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.
Tonight is an important night for homeless people and their advocates across the state of Idaho.
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…
Idaho County approved budget changes for spending on airport grounds equipment and courthouse records digitization.
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.
Non-profit organization Hope Center received a $520 donation from the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office last Friday, Jan. 11, at its Grangeville office.
“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.
A White Bird man sought on a Nez Perce County warrant netted felony charges last week after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement and hiding within a north side Grangeville home.
Prison time is pending for a Kamiah man sentenced this month in connection to a 2017 fatality crash.
Starting Jan. 1, all U.S. hospitals were required to list their medical service prices on-line. However, hospitals are warning these dollar amounts may not be exactly what they seem.
Dispatch Log-ICSO, GPD, Jan. 7-13, 2019
Court Records:District/Magistrate, Jan. 3-13, 2019
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.
Idaho State Police is seeking the public’s help in locating two unidentified persons to assist its investigation of single-vehicle fatality accident at Riggins last year.
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.
The Idaho County Commission – which met Monday, Jan. 7, due to holiday scheduling – approved sending direct mail that seeks formal objections to a nomination the Nez Perce Tribe advanced last year.
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.
Case No. 3:18-CV-541 is a “complaint and demand for jury.” The second lawsuit is a complaint for violation of Public Records Act.
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
Dispatch Log-ICSO, GPD, Dec. 31, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019
Idaho County Commission Notes: December 27, 2018
Court Records:District/Magistrate, Dec. 27, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019
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.
Nearly 20 years later, the Goff Bridge—better known as the Time Zone Bridge near Riggins—remains one of a few tied-arch bridges in Idaho. But its unusual design is not the only thing that makes it unique.
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.
- USMC officer defends disabled, is slapped with assault charge
- County could see up to 1 inch of rain by weekend
- Five highway districts report flood damage
- Chancey Del Hall, 39, Portland
- Riggins News: Jet boat race activities to run Friday through Sunday
- Michael Harlan Gerten, 37, Nezperce
- Volkman says farewell to veterinary medicine after 46 years
- Easter egg hunts 2019
- Gov. Little declares disaster in Idaho County
- Veteran on cross-country walk to promote mental health awareness
- Idaho Department of Water Resources accepting grant applications for flood damage, management
- Little: Fix initiatives with campaign finance laws
- Road funding boosted by some bills, cut by others
- Little plans to issue opioid order
- Tuition, fee increases for Idaho's universities, colleges approved
- Baseball: Grangeville nabs third league win
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- Five highway districts report flood damage
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