It remains unclear whether federal tax dollars may come to Idaho County as a consequence of flooding earlier this month, but some repairs are needed sooner than even state disaster relief funding may become available.
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.
Personal use firewood permits and personal use mushroom permits are now available from Forest Service offices on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and at several local vendors. Permits are valid from April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020.
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.
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.
Sheriff Ryan Zollman said his department plans to begin using hand-held data entry devices to enter all the data for traffic tickets in Adams County later this year. Adams County Sheriff Department has received an E-Ticketing Grant through the Office of Highway Safety to provide equipment an…
Contractors are replacing signage and guardrails on US-95 near Winchester in preparation for extending the passing lane in the canyon by about three miles.
Prairie River Library District libraries are planning several events for the coming month.
OROFINO – A country dance is set for the VFW Hall in Orofino this Sunday, April 7, 1 to 4 p.m. A potluck is set for 4 p.m. with the meat furnished. A cover charge of $5 allows for dancing and the meal. Mike Jenkins and Friends will provide the music. Everyone is welcome.
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.
Registered voters for the Elk River returned to the polls or the post office in most cases, to cast their votes for the recall election for Mayor Dave Brown, 65, following a petition of numerous allegations against the mayor.
OROFINO – The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (ICAFS) presented Dworshak National Fish Hatchery (Dworshak NFH) with the 2019 Excellence in Aquaculture Award earlier this month. Presented annually by the ICAFS Aquaculture Committee, the award honors achievement in the field of…
NEZPERCE -- For the past couple of years, several people have been working toward adding a splash pad to our community. The idea is to develop the water feature on school property just south of the pool.
NEW MEADOWS -- The Nez Perce Tribe recently announced its purchase of Zims Hot Springs, located near New Meadows, Idaho.
OROFINO -- “It started out like symptoms of the flu,” explained Molly Waters. “But then when she woke up in the middle of the night complaining of stomach pain, I began to think it might be something more serious.”
Midvale City Council met in regular session Monday, March 11. After two months of meetings, the committee examining the nuisance ordinance of the city submitted a rough draft to the council.
A new trial has been scheduled for Daniel Alldrin, 28, of Orofino. The trial will be held in 2nd District Court, beginning June 10, in Coeur d’Alene, at the Kootenai County Courthouse. Second District Judge, Gregory FitzMaurice approved the motion for a change of venue that had been filed in…
Road and Bridge Supervisor Kraig Spelman said that the thawing snow is causing sections of several county roads to become bottomless pits. The rising ground water causes the gravel base of the road to disappear leaving a slick clay roadway that can bury any vehicle without four-wheel drive.
GRANGEVILLE -- Raise your red Solo cup to kick off baseball season at a fund-raiser for the Camas Prairie Zephyrs American Legion baseball team. The fest will be held at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 East Main in Grangeville, Saturday, March 23, from 5 to 8 p.m…
Farmers, ranchers and those who support the industries are invited to a free lunch this Thursday, March 21.
A paperwork problem that was subject to legal action and that nearly cut off fishing seasons across North Central Idaho last December was cleared up Friday, March 15, by the federal agency that regulates oceangoing fish. The National Marine Fisheries Service – a branch of NOAA – decided Idah…
Lewiston Police arrested three men who were allegedly trying to cash counterfeit lottery tickets at local businesses.
MCCALL -- McCall College will be conducting a special community education class, Fall Protection for Residential Home Builders, on Saturday, April 6. The all-day class will be held in College Center at Park Place Professional Center, 106 E Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.
Did you notice a lot of state police troopers out last week? Wondering what was up? The Idaho State Police (ISP) is eager to let you know.
The Employees of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are offering four $1,000 scholarships to seniors in six communities where local Forest Service offices are located. Graduating seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA seeking to continue their education at an academic, vocational or trade in…
IDAHO COUNTY— Area residents could qualify for some relief from property taxes. Idaho’s Property Tax Reduction program reduces property taxes on an eligible homeowner’s primary Idaho residence and up to one acre of land by as much as $1,320.
The filing deadline is less than two weeks away, March 22, for candidates to file for open positions on area highway, water and sewer, recreation and hospital districts.
Mackay Bar Ranch, in cooperation with American Freedom Defense, LLC, will be host to a Wilderness Weapons Retreat Friday through Sunday, April 26-28.
A shop in Elk River was a total loss after catching fire just after midnight Sunday. Larry and Jenifer Bailey woke up in the middle of the night to find their shop on fire. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Elk River Fire and Elk River Ambulance responded to the incident and the fire w…
Sen. Abby Lee and Legislators Ryan Kerby and Judy Boyle stopped in Council for a Town Hall meeting on Saturday to report on business from this year’s legislative session.
COUNCIL- Snow removal was the hot topic at Tuesday night’s Council City Council meeting. There has been above average snow falls and the city employees have been busy plowing. Local citizen, Heather Dickinson, was in attendance to tell the council her side of the snow removal story and how i…
Prairie River library district has hired Terra Baldus to replace Jenny Grobey as the manager of Nezperce Community Library. She started in the new position on Feb. 25 after being a consistent volunteer at the library for a little over a year, leading the toddler/preschool Play & Learn program.
With four new inches of snow since Tuesday, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests developed recreation supervisor Samuel Manifold reported 60 inches in total with a temperature of 25 degrees at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 1.
The USDA National Resource Conservation Service’s March 1 report on the water year shows the Clearwater basin holding 94 percent of the 1981-2010 average amount of water, despite recent snowfall that pushed the agency’s snow-water report into above average ranges across much of Idaho. The Cl…
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Feb. 28, 2019
A St. Maries man suspected of internet sex crimes did not appear in court Feb. 22. The reason: he had died at home of natural causes more than a week before. The Benawah County Coroner’s Office said the suspected cause of death was a heart attack around Feb. 11. Kenneth Campbell was set to a…
A St. Maries couple gambled and lost when they conspired to steal from a local business to fuel a casino weekend.
Baker City, Ore. -- A Forest Service road in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is expected to be closed for more than a week due to a rock slide.
GRANGEVILLE -- The American Legion baseball team, The Camas Prairie Zephyrs, will hold sign-ups on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Center. A Booster Club meeting will be held concurrently. Players and parents who are interested in committing to this team …
LEWISTON -- Service Academy Day will be held at Lewiston High School Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students are invited to attend to learn more about the Service Academies, as well as how to obtain a Congressional Nomination.
CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Quick Response Unit (ambulance) is sponsoring a spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 9, 4-7 p.m., at the Clearwater Grange Hall. It is a fund-raiser for the maintenance of the unit and possible purchase of a newer model ambulance to replace the aging model.
The Clearwater Basin Advisory Group (BAG) is seeking a representative-at-large to be part of a group of 10 citizens who advise the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on water quality objectives for streams and rivers in Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho counties.
Council and the surrounding area received about four feet of snow over the past week. However, the rest of Adams County received little snow. Highway 95 from Council to New Meadows was closed for more than four hours on Feb. 20 due to sow storms.
Lewiston Police arrested John M. Hill, 49, of Spokane, Wash., for trafficking in methamphetamines on Feb. 24. Hill was a passenger in a blue Subaru Forester that policde stopped for speeding in the 1000 block of Main Street. The police's narcotic detection K-9 alerted officers to the presens…
On Feb. 11, the Highland School Board approved adding one day a week - from three to four days a week - to its kindergarten schedule. Danette Horrocks, an instructor at Highland Elementary, said research supports the change, which will start with the 2019-2020 school year.
The St. Maries School District and other regional school districts have used up many of their snow days due to recent storms and are facing having to add days at the end of the school year to make up for the closures.
Clearwater County would be the only county in the area without a Natural Resources Conservation Service office if plans to shut the location are followed. The NRCS Orofino office also hosts the Clearwater Soil and Water ConservationDistrict and the Idaho Soil and Water Commission offices. Sh…
Midvale Mayor Brian Graham said at the city council's regular session that two security cameras have been installed at the airport to improve security. The camera updates every 90 seconds, offering a current picture of airport weather.
Starting with the March 1 bills, the Cambridge City Council is raising water rates 5 percent. The council also approved of holding a vote, which is being scheduled for May, on a $1750,000 bond to pay for water-system improvements.
Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, is sponsoring legislation that aims to mitigate wage theft in Idaho. The bill, which passed out of committee on Tue., Feb. 19, modifies current law to double the amount of time employees have to file a claim for unpaid wages to 12 months.
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