An Orofino man is being charged with felony vehicular manslaughter following last month’s fatal motorcycle crash at Kamiah.
Kids Klub recently welcomed Grangeville Police Department’s Sgt. Mike Quintal who taught about 30 kids about bike safety.
KOOSKIA – Federal agencies continue to investigate a fatal plane crash last Sunday, Aug. 11, outside Kooskia.
The Nethker Fire, near Burgdorf in southern Idaho County, grew by nearly 1,400 acres on Saturday, Aug. 10, with much of the growth advancing northeast. To the northwest, five hotshot crews worked to tie new lines into the old burn scar left over from the July 2000 Burgdorf Junction Fire. The…
US 95 is closed between Nora Street in New Meadows and Lake Road, which is about four miles south of Grangeville.
Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into an injury motorcycle crash last week that blocked traffic on State Highway 13 for three hours.
SLATE CREEK – Susie Bradley of Slate Creek wasn’t on the phone long with this caller.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests marked the start of wildfire season last Friday, July 26, with an effort to counter the eruption of a lightning-caused burn six miles east of the Powell Ranger Station, near where Crab Creek meets Colt Killed Creek in the deep woods.
GRANGEVILLE – An early Monday morning structure fire gutted a log home under renovation just outside Grangeville. Cause is suspected to be electrical-related and accidental. The home is reported a total loss, and no injuries were reported.
BOISE — The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to get drunk drivers off the roads. Beginning Friday, Aug. 16, through Sept. 4, officers will be conducting additional patrols to reduce drunk driving on Idaho roads.
Hounds have picked up the scent of a Utah man missing in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, his sister says.
RIGGINS – A field fire last Thursday, Aug. 8, at Race Creek was human caused and remained under investigation at press time Aug. 13.
KAMIAH – Idaho State Police is investigating last week’s fatal motorcycle crash outside of Kamiah.
BURGDORF -- Shortly after a column of smoke shot up in the Burgdorf area, Burgdorf-French Creek Road was pronounced closed by the Payette National Forest last Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4. The PNF declared the road open later in the evening, even as a “heavy presence of firefighting resources” w…
Joe Armstrong, 76, of Dufur, Ore., was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Kamiah on Tuesday.
GRANGEVILLE – A Grangeville man received a misdemeanor citation following a single-vehicle crash on Washington Street last Saturday afternoon that put his vehicle on its top.
WHITE BIRD – While attempting to find a man to serve a protection order, an Idaho County sheriff’s deputy instead found more than two dozen potted marijuana plants. Now, a White Bird man faces a felony trafficking charge.
Drug-related offenses moved to the top spot of Idaho County crimes last year, which also stood out as the record high in the five-year trend.
GRANGEVILLE – Earlier this month, Idaho County Commissioners penciled a 3 percent across-the-board cost-of-living increase to county employee pay as part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
COTTONWOOD – Preparedness was the name of the game for Idaho Department of Correction personnel involved in an emergency training exercise at Cottonwood earlier this month.
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Eleven smokejumpers from 1961 – including Grangeville residents Neil Walstad and Tom Kovalicky -- who were trapped in a forest fire before a daring helicopter rescue saved them from a tragic end, relived the Higgins Ridge fire during a recent public event at the National M…
GRANGEVILLE – Injuries, a power outage and a field fire resulted from a two-vehicle crash on Lukes Gulch Road last Friday, July 12.
KAMIAH – Law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s help in locating three Kamiah residents - two girls and an adult male - who are believed to be in danger.
GRANGEVILLE – Two Grangeville juveniles are in custody in connection with several recent burglaries.
A court hearing is pending for a former Idaho County Sheriff’s Deputy who was arrested last week on felony sex abuse charges.
NEZPERCE – Jail time was ordered for a Syringa man, sentenced earlier this month for felony battery on a law enforcement officer.
GRANGEVILLE – A court hearing is pending for a former Idaho County Sheriff's Office (ICSO) deputy arrested last week for allegedly sexually abusing a minor.
Emergency medical services were kept busy last Thursday, June 13, with two unrelated motor vehicle accidents, with injuries, along U.S. Highway 12.
ELK CITY – A June 27 preliminary hearing is set for an Elk City man charged with felony sex crimes resulting from an incident earlier this spring.
RIGGINS – A new crop of emergency medical technicians is up and ready to serve the Salmon River country.
RIGGINS – “I have wanted to be an EMT my whole life,” said Fred Taylor, one of the students in Jill Morris Chapman’s EMT-B course in Riggins. “The biggest reason I wanted to be an EMT is that knowledge will benefit me greatly as a guide, and I will get to serve my community and help those in need.”
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.
COTTONWOOD – A Washington state man was injured in a two-vehicle rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 95 last Saturday, June 8.
LAPWAI – Two Grangeville men were transported for medical treatment last week after being involved in a two-vehicle crash north of Lapwai on U.S. Highway 95.
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.
GRANGEVILLE – Possible equipment issues with a lawnmower are a suspected cause of last Saturday’s structure fire that consumed a garage. No injuries were reported, and the wood-framed steel structure, which included a small apartment, was a total loss.
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.
A Kamiah woman was treated for injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident on Highway 162 last Saturday evening, May 18.
KOOSKIA – Cause is undetermined and under investigation for last Tuesday’s fire that destroyed a Kooskia residence.
Robert "Tim" Miller of Craigmont was bicycling eastbound on State Highway 62 around 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 when he was struck by a vehicle. Miller, 64, was transported by air ambulance to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
POWELL – Implementation is planned for this fall on a wildlands project near Powell to address wildfire resilience.
KOOSKIA – Two Kooskia residents were transported for medical treatment last Friday for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash in front of Clearwater Valley High School.
A house on the 1400 block of 8th Street in Lewiston sustained significant fire and smoke damage on Monday, April 22, prompting an investigation by the fire marshal and fire inspector.
McCall firefighters rescued a 79-year-old male pilot who had crash landed his plane in the top of a tree in the Poorman Creek area on Monday night. Randy Acker, a firefighter and owner/operator of a hazardous tree removal company, assessed the situation with McCall Fire Captain Brandon Swain…
OROFINO – Idaho State Police is continuing to investigate last week’s fatal single-vehicle crash near Orofino on Old State Highway 7.
KOOSKIA – To assist those impacted by recent flooding, a multi-agency resource center (MARC) will be available to the public on Tuesday, April 16, at Kooskia City Hall from 3:30 to 8 p.m.
A one-vehicle accident near mile post 45 on Highway 12 resulted in two people being transported to the Clearwater Valley Hospital on Saturday, April 13.
POWELL – State investigation is ongoing into last week’s fuel tanker truck accident that resulted in the spillage of hundreds of gallons of gasoline and blockage of U.S. Highway 12 for several hours. Fuel cleanup is anticipated to last approximately a week.
Motorists can expect a four-day traffic detour in Kooskia later this month for planned bridge inspection by the Idaho Transportation Department.
GRANGEVILLE -- On Friday, March 29, a 12-person jury in Grangeville found Jessica L. Colpitts, 34, guilty of first-degree murder of Samantha S. Fignani.
FENN - A preliminary hearing is this Friday, March 29, for a California man arrested during a traffic stop earlier this month on a felony weapons charge.
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