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

GRANGEVILLE — Vehicles burglarized, some driven off from the property and left abandoned a few blocks away: A series of these events last month were the focus of an extensive investigation by the Grangeville Police Department, and last week, a North Dakota man was arrested and charged with i…

Multiple new felonies have been charged against a couple arrested earlier this month in connection with burglarizing several Cottonwood storage units.

COEUR D’ALENE — Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative is not to blame for a 2012 wildfire near Lucile that burned nearly 50,000 acres. This according to a jury that — following an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene — found ICLP not negligent.

    The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office will be one of 53 law enforcement agencies statewide partnering with the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety (OHS) to increase impaired-driving enforcement and education from Dec. 11 to Jan. 3, 2021, surrounding the holiday season. The…

      GRANGEVILLE — Heading to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office for non-emergency business? Staff asks the public, before they make a trip to the Idaho County Courthouse, to call ahead to ensure personnel will be available or the office will be open. According to Capt. Jim Gorges, recent COVID-19…

      KAMIAH — Travis D. Ellenwood, 43, has been indicted on one count of strangulation, a felony, in connection with last month’s death of an adult female at a Kamiah residence.

      GRANGEVILLE — Trial set this month for a 2019 felony battery case has been canceled, with a rescheduled date as yet undetermined, due to COVID-19 concerns.

      GRANGEVILLE — It’s a smooth transition as outgoing Grangeville police chief Morgan Drew works beside incoming new chief Joe Newman. With about 30 years of law enforcement background, Newman takes charge of a six-person department overseeing city law enforcement when Drew steps down in mid-De…

      STITES — Cause is undetermined and under investigation for a structure fire last week that substantially damaged a Stites residence. According to Chief Mark Anderson, Kooskia Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the state fire marshal’s office is handling the investigation.

        GRANGEVILLE -- Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) were suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 13, following notification that a currently incarcerated inmate has tested positive for Covid-19.

          The Idaho County Republican Party Central Committee, shocked by the nationwide abuse of police departments, decided they needed to take a stand. Three billboards -- two in Grangeville and one in Riggins -- make their case to passing motorists: “Idaho County Backs The Blue.”

          STITES – A preliminary hearing is set for this Thursday, Sept. 10, for a Stites man, alleged to have shot at a person who, as a result, was injured from subsequent flying glass debris.

            CLEARWATER -- A fire broke out in a hayfield on Brotnov Road, near Clearwater, mid-morning last Friday, Aug 21. According to Dave Baldwin of the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office it is believed that the fire was started by a hay bailing machine, and some seven acres were consumed before fire fig…

            Wildfire season picked up last week, with 32 acres of grass and timber catching fire at the top of a creek near Kelly Mountain, east of Riggins, on the afternoon and evening of Aug. 6. While smokejumpers and other air- and ground-based firefighters hit it last Thursday, another fire popped u…

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