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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

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GRANGEVILLE -- “We really wanted to keep this open for the community,” Joel Gomez said. “We feel there’s so much potential here.”

The 43rd annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held in Kamiah Aug. 16-18, at the Wa’A’Yas grounds. With the theme of “Come Dance Under The Stars,” hundreds of children and adults participated in inter-tribal and ceremonial American Indian dances, dressed in full regalia of their prospective t…

    GRANGEVILLE - Judge Gregory FitzMaurice granted a motion from the defense to postpone from September to January the trial of two Greencreek sisters accused of attempting to contract the murder of their neighbor.

    GRANGEVILLE – “Our communities see the benefit of having a certified specialist instruct our children in physical education,” Grangeville Elementary Middle School teacher and parent Bernadette Edwards told the Mountain View School District 244 school board July 29.

    COTTONWOOD – Showcasing their best, kids worked the floor last Saturday, Aug. 17, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. Held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, the fair culminates in this sale that this year featured a total 205 animals with a total sale of $250,760.

    While the state’s vote for Proposition 2 – Medicaid expansion – is old news, how those ballots fell at the precinct level within counties has been broken out in a new interactive map recently released by the Idaho Policy Institute (IPI).

    These horses at Silver Spur Lodge in Dixie seemed to be waiting for their next customers to take them for a ride recently.

    After heavy storms dropped damaging rain and hail on Fiddle Creek, north of Riggins, last Friday night, Aug. 9, it took Idaho Transportation Department workers most of last Saturday to scrape away enough of the mud and debris for regular traffic to resume on one lane of U.S. Highway 95 south…

    GRANGEVILLE – Despite a looming insurance deadline, Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and the Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) did not come to any agreements at the July 30 negotiations meeting for the 2019-20 school year.

    GRANGEVILLE – “Of course, in the ambulance and emergency services, we continue to be concerned about recruitment and retention,” Syringa Hospital facilities manager Bill Spencer told the board of trustees at the July 20 meeting.

    Why was nearly 1-year-old me photographed by a blank TV screen? I’d seen the pictures in browsing family photo albums, but it wasn’t until I was perhaps in high school or college that I thought to ask my parents just what was the deal?

    GRANGEVILLE – Seven Idaho County Fair royalty 2020 candidates and the three current members of the court gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for the annual royalty luncheon.

      Elk City Days was held last Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, featuring kids’ games, a parade, logging show and other activities for the community’s annual celebration.

        AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service. The foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season and is accepting new volunteers through the end of October.

        GRANGEVILLE – Spend your lunch hour with an interesting story, as the Brown Bag Program continues today, Wednesday, Aug. 14, when Meleah McCulley will present “The Short Line to Stites.”

          KAMIAH – The area surrounding the St. Mary’s Medical Clinic in Kamiah is busting with activity. This is in preparation to make way for the $5-million-dollar clinic expansion that will allow St. Mary’s to accommodate more patients in the area.

            In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

            GRANGEVILLE – Spend your lunch hour with an interesting story, as the Brown Bag Program continues for the next three weeks.

              HARPSTER -- Harpster area freelance writer and Kamiah schools substitute teacher Norma Staaf has filed to run for Mountain View School Board Trustee, zone 2 in the November 2019 election.

                The annual Dixie Days celebration brought in townspeople and visitors to view a quilt show, eat burgers, paint, play softball, participate in a tug-of-war and duck derby, play horse shoes, visit and listen to the band American Bonfire.

                This group of rafters was spotted taking a slow float through Pine Bar Recreation Area on the Lower Salmon River west of Cottonwood last Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4.

                The Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood hosted the 27th annual Raspberry Festival last Sunday, Aug. 4. The event featured its signature dessert, an arts and crafts fair, classic car show, art exhibit, chapel tours, and entertainment throughout the day.

                  The last in the Grangeville Arts/Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series was held at Pioneer Park Aug. 1. Attendees enjoyed a warm, breezy summer night as they listened and danced to The Big Newtons out of Lewiston.

                  Stites Days took place July 13 and 14 with people flocking to town for a 20-entry parade, park play, horseshoes, food and more.

                  Last week, I included the e-mail I received from Idaho Department of Labor director Jani Revier in response to the e-mail I sent inquiring about the Grangeville IDOL office being closed. Revier said, in part, “The regional office in Grangeville does not meet … current requirements for the Am…

                  Four Townsend's solitaire babies in a nest, located on top of the Grangeville watershed by the towers, on June 25. Townsend's solitaire is the only solitaire native to America north of Mexico. The name commemorates ornithologist John Kirk Townsend.

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