GRANGEVILLE – “If this is to come to fruition, we’ll need everyone’s support,” said Daryl Mullinix, project lead for a proposed multi-use path west of Grangeville. “The reason we’re trying to get this funded is safety improvement for transportation for the community.”

    FT. IRWIN, Calif. -- Local soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are currently mobilized in a four-week deployment to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to participate in a large-scale exercise. This deployment is the state’s largest…

      KAMIAH – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Employee Association recently awarded four local high school graduates with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes local youth who demonstrate a passion for National Forests and care for their commun…

      Illegal drug use in popular recreation areas along U.S. Highway 12 came under scrutiny during the Memorial Day weekend with law enforcement emphasis patrols resulting in 30 individual charges, including some felonies.

      GRANGEVILLE – With the majority of public comment received so far as in favor, the Grangeville Highway District is moving forward on its project to develop a multi-use path west of Grangeville.

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      Here we are, poking around for news again as the 108th annual Border Days draws near. The area’s biggest celebration is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 4, 5 and 6.

      KOOSKIA – Longtime Idaho County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Doug Ulmer, is looking to take the next step. Last week, the Kooskia resident formally announced his candidacy for Idaho County Sheriff, which will come up for election next year.

      Results of the May 21 election were canvassed last week by the Idaho County Commission with no substantive changes to results.

        GRANGEVILLE -- A Grangeville resident recently received a new access ramp installed by Disability Action Center NW (DAC NW). This ramp was paid for by Medicaid as the previous wooden ramp was becoming old and unsafe. The surface allowed ice to build up this past winter, making it risky to co… recently conducted a poll and found that 53.2 percent of millennials surveyed said they prefer to live in small or midsize cities. Compare that to 8.6 percent, the percentage of millennials who prefer a metropolis like New York City or Los Angeles.

        Several quilters have donated more than 80 unfinished quilt tops with the intent that any proceeds from the quilt tops be donated to local animal shelters. To help bring this to pass, Home Grown Quilts has implemented the “Adopt-a-Top” program.

        The U.S. Forest Service informed the Idaho County Commission last week that the federal agency has paid $1.2 million for 110 acres of private land 10 miles west of Lolo Pass.

        Federal law enforcement will be assisting Idaho County investigators in determination on the partial skeletal remains of Shawnta L. Pankey.

        Idaho County recently signed off on a $3 million tentative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to repair the Glenwood Road-Adams Road intersection, and still awaited FHWA’s signature on Friday, May 24. The work is to involve replacing failed roadways, embankments, repaving and …

        Should local government run the local recycling program?

        Idaho County has been at odds with the state’s land use planning law for decades, but the people responsible for keeping the county up to code – the Idaho County Commissioners – won’t face prosecution any time soon.

          COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Community Foundation’s Northern Region Grant Panel has selected 75 north Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $255,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

            Idaho Youth Baseball games are in full swing in the region, with competitions being held in Grangeville at Lions Park. Competitors here were pictured at a game on June 4 between the Gortsema Motors and Pizza Factory teams.

              GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Police Department is investigating a June 4 burglary at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of South Hall and West South streets.

                KAMIAH -- Members of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23 at the Kamiah City Park. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field…

                  COTTONWOOD -- Sunday, June 23, is Idaho County Democrats’ annual fund-raiser, a picnic and pie auction. This year’s picnic will again be held at the Cottonwood City Park, across from the fairgrounds. There will be a table of silent auction items and a live pie auction. ICDP will provide hamb…

                    GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m., at Super 8 in Grangeville. The public is welcome to attend.

                    As the weather begins to get nicer and the snow recedes off the mountain, it’s time to get planting! And if you’re like me, you must take into consideration planting things that aren’t a dinner bell to the pesky deer. The last thing you want to do is attract more of them to come and munch on…

                      GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Treasurer’s Office reminds residents the second half of 2018 property taxes are due by Thursday, June 20, at close of business at 5 p.m. Payments can be made at the treasurer’s office at the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville, by phone and online.

                      At the end of April, Midas Gold made good on its commitment to add another $100,000 to the Stibnite Foundation for the first quarter of 2019, a spokesperson told the Free Press on the company’s behalf Wednesday, May 15.

                      Under pressure from the state, the Idaho County Commission will move to comply with the state land use planning law, Idaho County Commission chairman Skip Brandt told the Free Press Friday, May 24 – and the current commission won’t be delegating the task to a separate planning and zoning com…

                        Idaho Gov. Brad Little is accepting applications for two openings on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Derick Atterbury of Idaho Falls is the commissioner representing the Upper Snake Region. Dan Blanco of Moscow is the commissioner representing the Clearwater Region. Atterbury and Blanco’…

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