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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

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    US 95 is closed between Nora Street in New Meadows and Lake Road, which is about four miles south of Grangeville. 

    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.

        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…

        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.

          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…

          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.

            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 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…

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