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

GRANGEVILLE — A pretrial hearing is set for Sept. 7 in magistrate court for a Grangeville man on misdemeanor charges related to a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident in May.

A morning blaze damaged the Elk City Baptist Church last Thursday, Aug. 12. The Elk City Fire Department was dispatched to the church following the 11:47 a.m. report of the fire.

    As of press time on July 27: As of yesterday, there were no new initial attack fires detected on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The Forest is managing 43 active fires, seven are contained, 27 in extended attack, and nine are being evaluated for further action.

    GRANGEVILLE — “Every school except CV elementary has fire teams using the facilities,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske at the July 19 board of trustees meeting.

    KAMIAH — “...a great loss and tragedy,” for the community of Kamiah, commented Mayor Betty Heater following Monday evening’s shooting incident at a local motel that resulted in three people dead.

    Among the activities curtailed during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic year was criminal, as statistics released from the state’s annual Crime in Idaho report show. For Idaho County, criminal offenses were at a five-year low last year, which also showed a nearly 17 percent decrease in crime from 2019.

      Red flag warnings were in effect across most of North Central Idaho and Western Montana Monday, July 19, for thunderstorm activity and associated high winds. Firefighting has been fully engaged for three weeks, which has Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests leadership looking for the best w…

        The Too Kush 2 Fire located about two miles east of Kooskia grew to 1,150 acres leading into Monday, July 12, due to burnout acres within the containment lines fire managers are establishing. The total was anticipated to increase to 1,300 acres when a burnout on the east flank is completed. …

          The Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Zone, which includes lands and fire response areas for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and Nez Perce Tribe, has coordinated initial attack responses for the …

            The Too Kush 2 Fire has now been determined to be 30 acres in size, due to accurate GPS assessment rather that visual estimation. No structures are threatened, and no evacuations or road closures are in place.

              Thursday, July 1 — Located 14 miles northeast of Riggins, the Sand Creek Fire is currently between 40 to 50 acres, according to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. A total of 85 personnel are now assigned to the fire including aviation resources, hand crews, engines, smokejumpers, and…

              GRANGEVILLE — Forrest J. Pilant, of Grangeville, was sentenced in District Court last week to serve up to 12 years in the state penitentiary on his conviction for inflicting serious injuries to a 15-month-old girl in 2019.

                RIGGINS — Wildland firefighting resources from the Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho Department of lands, Salmon River Rural, and Riggins Fire worked late Saturday night, June 19, to stop the progress of a wildfire on private land that threatened structures. The cause of the fire remained …

                KOOSKIA — A complex conflagration to fight with many concerns for safety: Last week’s CFI Mill fire drew multiple agencies from a three-county area to assist on a fully involved commercial structure fire. The prompt suppression and avoidance of any injuries, according to Kooskia Fire Chief M…

                Idaho is seeking to execute a prison inmate for the first time in nearly a decade, issuing a death warrant for next month for convicted double-murderer Gerald Pizzuto, Jr.

                  Idaho Fish and Game staff in coordination with the Idaho Department of Lands and US Forest Service conducted a 314-acre prescribed burn last month on the Red River Wildlife Management Area.

                    KOOSKIA — A Washington state man is charged with a felony, following a pursuit in and around the Kooskia area last week. A preliminary hearing was held in magistrate court on Monday, May 3, for Bradley McCain, 34, of Spokane Valley, who is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police…

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