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

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LEWISTON — Republican Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher bashed federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies during a town hall meeting Friday in Lewiston, claiming they are acting like an unaccountable fourth branch of government that’s trying to take down President Donald Trump.

    Before there were weather apps for the smartphone, Doppler radar, or the National Weather Service, our ancestors looked to the signs from nature to prepare for what’s to come. These were passed down from generation to generation and were recently shared by Farmers’ Almanac as bits of weather…

    As the online editor for The Idaho County Free Press, most of my work is done, well, online. I rarely set foot in the office in Grangeville, instead working from the comfort of my living room.

      OROFINO -- Plans are under way for the annual Patchwork Bazaar, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Orofino Junior Senior High School. To have handmade/homemade crafts and/or food at this year’s bazaar, contact Jo Sharrai at 208-476-3320 or Sallie Wilhelm at 20…

      Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

      Jeff Zenner will be at The Picture Gallery, 821 Main St., Lewiston, on Friday, Oct. 4 evening displaying his photographs as part of the city’s annual Art Walk. The event will run from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Downtown Lewiston.

      Mother Nature brought rain and snow to the 100th annual Lewis County Fair, held Sept. 26-28 in Nezperce. However, she couldn't dampen the spirits of the hundreds of kids who entered animals and other 4-H projects in the fair. Adults also participated with entries of flowers, fruits, vegetabl…

        The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted on Friday, Sept. 20 to close all steelhead seasons on the Clearwater River because the number of returning adult hatchery fish is less than the number needed for broodstock, and there is no surplus to provide a fishery.

        Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

          LEWISTON – There will be a meeting to replay to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare new ruling that parents or others can change the gender on a live birth certificate. This is set for Thursday, Sept. 19, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Lewiston state office building, 1118 F. Street, third floor …

          WINONA – Multiple law enforcement agencies were on search efforts late Tuesday afternoon for a suspect – believed armed -- involved in a high-speed chase from New Meadows to Grangeville.

          Law enforcement officials are pursuing an armed suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop in Adams County and then headed to the Grangeville area, according to David Rauzi, editor of the Idaho County Free Press, who is on the scene.

          Earlier this year, I was writing about the school levy and trying to get a sense of what the money goes toward. Reading news stories about school levies, it seemed that everyone knew all about them and just accepted them as an annual expense for property owners. Once I started asking questio…

            Report to dispatch, Aug. 22: A naked man, first name of Dan, is standing on his porch. The reporting party said he doesn’t want to see it.

              COUNCIL -- On Thursday, Aug. 22, shortly before 5 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash southbound on US95 at milepost 144.5, seven miles north of Council. Raymond Astle, 47 of Grangeville, was southbound on US95 in a Kenworth truck pulling a trailer with a load of lumber…

                Campbells Pond in Clearwater County is set to receive 1,500 rainbow trout next month. Good fishing can be had from the bank with several docks, including one handicap-accessible dock.

                  BOISE -- Public school funding varies widely by community with serious implications for the ability of Idaho’s children to reach their full potential, according to a new report on education finance from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

                  More than 250 riders, drivers and spectators, along with 106 horses, gathered for the 55th Annual Chief Joseph Trail Ride organized by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), July 22-26. The Chief Joseph Trail Ride is a progressive ride tracing, as closely as possible, the route Chief Joseph and th…

                  Think back to 1987: Ronald Reagan was president, big hair was in and bell bottoms were out - at least for the next couple of decades or so. Although Title IX was passed into law 15 years earlier, Nezperce girls were poised to benefit from the change that resulted in increased athletic opport…

                    POWELL -- For the next several weeks, motorists will encounter heavy truck traffic and experience delays on Forest Service roads near Powell during roadwork associated with the North Side Powell forest health improvement project.

                    The end-of-year scores are in for two of the state’s key assessments: the Idaho Reading Indicator and the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.

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