Reports of gunfire and fisticuffs ended with one man hospitalized for head wounds, and several others arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in the aftermath of two unrelated bar fights reported in Elk City and Cottonwood on New Year’s Eve.

    Two arrests made last week in connection to a series of reported buTwo arrests made last week in connection to a series of reported burglaries in the Selway Road area are part of an ongoing investigation into additional incidents – including a house fire that may be related.rglaries in the Selway Road area are part of an ongoing investigation into additional incidents – including a house fire that may be related.

      Two men have been arrested as the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) investigation continues into a series of reported burglaries in the Selway Road area. ICSO also stated a suspicious structure fire, reported Dec. 31, is being investigated by the agency and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

      - A 16-year-old Kooskia male has been charged with making threats of violence involving firearms at Clearwater Valley Jr./Sr. High School (CVJSHS). - “I want to thank the administration for their thoughtfulness and the way they reacted to the situation,” said parent Susan Graves

      County sheriff’s deputies will be saving money on razors as the agency has relaxed its policy on growing beards, a change that will also benefit local charities. “If you want to grow a beard, it’s going to cost you,” said Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings.

      A Craigmont woman received minor injuries in a two-car crash on the Grangeville truck route last Friday afternoon, Nov. 2. Ruth Greiner, 56, was transported to Syringa Hospital for treatment.

      A 15-year-old male has been charged in connection with an Aug. 27 bomb threat hoax at Grangeville High School. However, no further information will be available as the records are not public due to the suspect being a juvenile.

      Grangeville firefighters tackled a structure fire at the northern edge of the rural district last week, an action that focused on containment to prevent its spread to adjacent structures and nearby properties. “The building was gone when we got there,” said chief Bob Mager, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD). “We basically kept it from going anywhere else.”

      It was a fortunate discovery for homeowners who detected an early Sunday morning blaze that firefighters were able to contain within the residence’s kitchen area. No injuries were reported from the Oct. 21 incident, reported at 3:18 a.m. at the Jim and Patty Suhr home at the corner of Crooks and Harrison streets. The home is insured.

      A single vehicle accident last Friday claimed the lives of two Salmon River women. Beverly J. Van Tassel, 85, of Riggins, and Gay D. Lindsey, 86, of Lucile, died as a result of injuries sustained in the Oct. 19 crash, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) report.

      Despite an extensive ground and air search, no signs have been found of two people who have been reported missing since Oct. 5. Terrence Woods, Jr., 27, of Maryland, was with a documentary film crew in the Orogrande area near the Penman Mine. Connie Johnson, 76, of Nezperce, was a hunting camp cook up the Selway in the Fog Mountain area near Big Rock.

      The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a livestock shooting death that happened sometime the last weekend in September. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

        Search efforts continue under coordination of the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) for two individuals lost in unrelated incidents reported last Friday. ICSO reports wet weather had hindered some search efforts.

          A jury trial is two months away for Mark H. Lankford on two counts of first-degree murder in the 1983 slayings of an Arizona couple. The trial has been scheduled for Dec. 3-21 in Canyon County before Judge Jay P. Gaskill.

            An eluding suspect arrested south of Lapwai last week may face a sexual assault charge on an incident in Grangeville earlier that day. In connection to this incident, the Grangeville Police Department has referred for review its case against Flores for sexual battery.

            A pretrial hearing is set for next Tuesday, Sept. 11, for a Grangeville man charged with misdemeanors in last week’s accident that put a utility pole down into Main Street.

            A Washington State man was arrested without incident following last week’s high-speed pursuit from Montana into Idaho. During the chase, eastbound traffic was stopped for more than a half-hour for public safety. Michael W. Murray, 34, of Spokane, is currently being held at the Idaho County Jail on the charge of felony eluding.

            It started as a hit-and-run accident investigation and ended with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges against a Lewiston man, most of which stemmed from his alleged physical abuse toward law enforcement during his arrest.

            Air support for the firefighting effort was temporarily called off Sunday due to a violation of flight restrictions by what the IMT called a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) or a drone, and on Tuesday morning, the IMT reported another drone incursion had disrupted supply lines to remote camps established earlier in the week.

            According to the Rattlesnake Creek Fire incident management team's Inciweb page Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, the fire had burned 5,336 acres so far—about 700 acres more than the IMT reported Monday morning. The page described "active fire behavior with single tree torching and short-range spotting."

            Idaho State Police is investigating a Sunday evening two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 95 that resulted in the death of a Cottonwood woman. Alexus Cane, 18, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

            Both drivers received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident outside town Sunday evening. Jill K. Seubert, 51, of Cottonwood, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood by ambulance. Gracen Christensen, 23, of White Bird, was taken to St. Mary’s by private vehicle.

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