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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

GRANGEVILLE — Sidewalks: This pedestrian infrastructure has long been a priority for the city, so much so, one municipal ordinance requires their installation on certain construction projects. However, they don’t come cheap to install, and concern is whether some resident projects are forego…

Five busy young women are this year’s Idaho County 4-H Ambassadors. Prairie High School (Cottonwood) seniors, Ellea Uhlenkott and Halle Klapprich, sophomores, Chloe Rowland (PHS) and Rayne Martinez (Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley High School) and ninth grade homeschooler Brooke Romney of Kooski…

GRANGEVILLE — Despite a previous year filled with disappointments and cancellations, Grangeville High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) members had a successful run at the regional conference, as well as in the state competition.

COTTONWOOD — Swing, batter, batter! Are you ready to slam back into action with some Prairie baseball and softball? We have a week full of action! Starting off, Monday, April 12 with high school softball at Grangeville. The following day, April 13, the girls played Nezperce at home, the high…

WHITE BIRD — The Canyon House will be closed this coming weekend, April 17-18, due to family memorial services being held. The memorial service for Evelyn Dewitt will be at 4 p.m. at the White Bird Cemetery. Following the service, everyone will go over to the old mill site on Deer Creek Road…

GRANGEVILLE — There’s no time for grass to grow under Tammy Barclay’s feet. When Tammy’s daughter, Kira, 25, lamented the fact she did not see a sharing cupboard she had once seen in front of a local business, Tammy didn’t even have to think before she gave her advice. “I told her, ‘Let’s do…

GRANGEVILLE — Did you enjoy some spiced tea in Bhutan? Hear a tale from the Netherlands? Listen to a beret donned Frenchman? If not, you may have missed out on the recent “World’s Fair.”

    GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Farmers’ Market is hosting a “Meet, Greet and Eat” event Sunday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m., at the Soltman Center in Grangeville. Those interested in becoming a vendor or volunteering with the market or the kids program are invited to attend. There are some change…

      COTTONWOOD — Idaho County Fair Royalty will present the Princess Tea Party Sunday, April 18, 2-4 p.m., at Prairie High School cafeteria in Cottonwood.

        KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

          KAMIAH — On Tuesday, April 20, Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC), Youth Advisory Board (YAB), UYLC Recovery, and the Life Center will be hosting the band 7th Day Slumber for a Christian rock concert at The Life Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the concert starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

            KOOSKIA — The Kooskia Chamber will be holding a roadside litter clean-up day Saturday, April 24. The focus points will be from Kooskia to Dale’s on U.S. Highway 12, both sides, and, pending volunteer count, Kooskia to Stites, both sides.

              GRANGEVILLE — Bingo is set for this Saturday, April 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Idaho County Community Outreach and Veterans Center, 318 East Main Street. This is being coordinated by the Rough Riders 4-H Club. Prizes and baked goods will be available, as well as nachos and drinks.

              I was reading an article the other day that was talking about advice, which prompted me to think of the guidance I have received throughout the years. One of my favorite bits came from my Sunday School teacher at the Lynden Church of the Nazarene when I was in about sixth grade. I asked him …

              ELK CITY — Although mining and milling activity has picked up in the Elk City area the past few years, it’s been a while since some of the related community support aspects, realities associated with mining, are becoming recognized and addressed. Specifically, what needs to be put in place b…

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — This week is 911 Dispatcher Appreciation week. These folks are unsung heroes in helping save lives and property by getting law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services headed your way when you call. Thanks dispatchers!

                It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible, according to a wildlife advocacy group, and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands, as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundati…

                  Helicopter logging operations will begin within the next week in the Blacktail area near Lightning Creek, according to the Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The public is encouraged to use caution when travelling Forest Service Road (FSR) 415 along with FSR 244 down Lightning Creek to H…

                    The 37th Annual Riggins Rodeo is May 1-2, and contestant entries are open April 19-23. Show times are 1:30 p.m. MT each rodeo day. See the Riggins Rodeo Facebook page, rigginsrodeo.com or call 208-628-4084 for details.

                    March was a dry month for Idaho during a winter much drier than forecasted. For the North Central Idaho area, while the Clearwater Basin was slightly more than average for precipitation last month, the overall year-to-date is near normal with an above average snowpack remaining, according to…

                      Tim Prather, U of I Extension Weed Specialist, will cover control methods for both common broadleaf weeds and annual grasses, including ventenata. The presentation is free and will be Wednesday, April 21, on Zoom, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tim will also discuss biological control measures for b…

                        ELK CITY — According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake was reported last Thursday, April 8, at 11:16 a.m., in Idaho County. The report placed the quake 14.8 miles east-northeast of Elk City, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

                          Hundreds of eggs hunters from birth through age 12, as well as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, showed up at Cottonwood Lions Park Saturday, April 3, to hunt Easter eggs. Cottonwood Saddliers and Livestock 4-H Club was in charge of the event and members started early in the …

                          GRANGEVILLE — “The county positives for COVID-19 have been steadily low, so the decision has been made to bring all clinic services back to the primary care clinic,” director of clinic operations Michelle Schaeffer reported at the March 22 Syringa Hospital board meeting.

                          In an effort to answer patrons’ concerns on the upcoming levy, Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske will hit the road with a variety of community meetings starting this month.

                          The Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) presents a new showing of 23 pieces of art. These are on display at the Pine Tree Community Credit Union, 230 E Main, in Grangeville, through September. Seven artists displaying work include Debbie Barnett, Nancy Gresham, Sharon Herther, Marlene O’Neill, Lin…

                          Salmon River Mobile Veterinary, Amy Keehner, is a new veterinarian serving Riggins. Dog wellness exams and a vaccination clinic will be held at the Salmon River Heritage Center, Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Preregister by email at appointments@salmonrivermobilevet.com. A cat only clini…

                          ELK CITY — The Easter egg hunt at the school, last Sunday, was so much fun! Watching the little ones running around trying to find eggs – some real, and some plastic with prizes in them. Some found so many their baskets were almost overflowing. The list of children hunting eggs is as follows…

                          WHITE BIRD — Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings. April 7, the White Bird Library Committee will begin holding its regular, monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. They will hold their meetings in the Fellowship Hall of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

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