The owners of Tamarack Resort have agreed to pay $400,000 to settle the resort’s past debts to the North Lake Recreational Sewer and Water District.
Prairie Elementary Principal/Superintendent Rene Forsmann announced her retirement and it was accepted by the school board at the March meeting, Monday, March 15.
BOISE – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Kootenai County woman was sentenced Friday, March 19, for unlawful practice of midwifery.
A $4.2 million bond to expand the McCall Public Library will be put to McCall voters in the May 18 election, the McCall City Council decided last week.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Innovia Foundation announces the opening of the second Annual Photo Contest: Reimagining Our Communities. They are seeking photographs to help tell the story of the region’s beauty and resiliency in the face of the past year’s unprecedented challenges.
A McCall man died in a house fire on East Lake Street last week, McCall Fire and EMS said.
With the recent influx of metal storage containers in use and in the effort to clean up some of the residential properties, questions arise in how to enforce the City’s Nuisance Ordinance. Clearwater County Prosecutor Clayne Tyler was asked to meet with Orofino City Council members at the re…
An ice rescue training session was held at Winchester on Saturday, March 6 with a morning classroom session then an afternoon on-hands training on Winchester Lake.
State endowment lands around McCall should be used to protect public access to Payette Lake, provide housing and stimulate the local recreation industry, according to the McCall City Council and Valley County.
BOISE – Denise Dana Hanson, 59, of McCall, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 140 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered H…
On March 6, at approximately 2122 hours (11:22 p.m.), the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Orofino Ambulance, and Rescue, all responded to a single vehicle rollover crash with driver ejection. An Orofino resident, Nolan Leachman, 40, was driving up Upper Fords Creek Road when he crashed, …
LEWISTON — Idaho fish and wildlife officials are recommending that residents take down their backyard bird feeders or clean them frequently amid a salmonella outbreak that has infected songbirds across the western U.S.
Buying property to rent to new Valley County employees was proposed as a short-term housing solution by Valley County commissioners on Monday.
The Cottonwood City Council met Tuesday, Feb. 9 with the new sewer system discharge permit being a major topic of discussion.
On Feb. 22, at approximately 1745 hours (5:45 p.m.), Clearwater County Sheriff's Office along with Clearwater County Ambulance and Rescue 3 responded to mile marker 48.5 on Highway 12 for a vehicle vs. rock collision. Vitaly Y. Sevostianov, 47, of Greer, was traveling east bound on Highway 1…
A request through Orofino Rural Fire District (ORFD) to extend fire protection to county property located on Plantation Drive, outside of the current rural district boundaries, was denied by the Orofino City Council at the regular meeting held Feb. 9.
Fish and Game is asking the public for information regarding the suspected poaching of a pair of wolves just off Highway 71 northwest of Cambridge.
The 300-foot no wake zone on Payette Lake is not enough to prevent accelerated shoreline erosion from wake boats, according to study results presented on Monday at the second session of the North Fork Payette River Watershed Summit.
The Valley County recycling center in Lake Fork is running smoothly after two months in operation with a few changes needing to be made since opening, Valley County officials said.
At Pasco, Wash., the Snake River flows into the Columbia, and east of Pasco, is Ice Harbor Dam — the first and westernmost of the four lower Snake River dams that have stood since the mid-1970s both as what Washington Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, called “the beating heart of easter…
Orofino City Council considered the request to expand the Orofino Rural Fire District (ORFD) boundary to include city fire protection for 308 Deer Cedar Road at their meeting held Jan. 26. Currently, properties wishing to be added to the district must first receive the Orofino Fire Chief’s c…
There has been some concern regarding stray/feral cats in New Meadows.
A bond to expand the McCall Public Library will be put to McCall voters again this May, the McCall City Council decided last week.
Midas Gold has submitted an updated plan that would go beyond its previous proposal to protect water quality and fish habitat at its proposed Stibnite Gold Project near Yellow Pine.
Governor Little, Senator Carl Crabtree and Commerce Director, Tom Kealey, visited Orofino on Feb. 5, meeting with Mayor Sean Simmons, Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz, and local leaders.
Joanne Young enjoys life being self-employed in her physical therapy practice in upstate New York, but is “looking forward to a new chapter in my life.”
On Feb. 4, at about 11:31 p.m., Clearwater County Sheriff Deputies, Rescue 3 and Orofino Ambulance responded to a vehicle accident on Harmony Heights Loop Road. The driver, 25-year-old Austin Fugate, of Orofino, was driving his 2002 Dodge Neon up Harmony Heights. The vehicle left the roadway…
On Jan. 27, a multi-agency enhanced emphasis patrol was conducted on the highways around the LC valley. Enhanced emphasis patrols focus on highway safety, traffic violations and look for evidence of criminal activity that often involves the roadways, like human and drug trafficking. Taking p…
Following a 10-month investigation by Attorney General Lawrence Wasden office’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit.
North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI) is pleased to announce that Kim Vogel has accepted the promotion to Education Program Manager at NICI’s Robert Janss School. For the past year, Kim has held the position of Pre-Release Instructor, where she has been passionate about teaching life s…
Jeff Greene received a personal visit from some very important folks from the Special Olympics Idaho who had traveled long and far through the windstorm on Jan. 13, to officially announce that he, Jeff Greene, 38, of Peck, Idaho, would be traveling to Russia to participate in the winter game…
COEUR D'ALENE – Sade Tyel Bronson, 34, of Lapwai, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Bronson to serve five y…
On Jan. 21, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Orofino Ambulance, and Rescue 3 all responded to a vehicle crash about 3.5 miles up Dent Bridge Road. Orofino residents, Kathy and Rod Shields, apparently affected by a heavy fog, crashed their 2006 Hummer, after leaving the roadway. Rescue…
The general meeting for Orofino Chamber of Commerce took place on Jan. 6.
A federal study of Midas Gold’s proposed Stibnite Gold Project lacks details needed to accurately gauge the project’s harm to water quality, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners has given its final approval to a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management, trading endowment trust land within the Owyhee Canyonland Wilderness with federal lands outside the designated wilderness area. More than 31,000 acres of non-wilderness f…
On Jan. 14, at 19:29 (7:29 p.m.), Clearwater County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a green 1998 Saturn for expired registration and speeding. The driver of the Saturn was identified as Tyler Bradley, 31, of Orofino. Bradley fled the traffic stop on foot. Bradley ended up in the Clearwa…
It was a short meeting Monday evening at Midvale City council, ending at 7:30 with temperatures outside of 12 degrees.
Routing Idaho 55 around downtown McCall via Deinhard Lane and Boydstun Street is being studied by the City of McCall and the Idaho Transportation Department.
Due to the regional increase of COVID-19 cases the Lewis County Courthouse, including the sheriff’s office, auditor’s office, assessor’s office, prosecutor’s office, and treasurer’s office will be open by appointment only.
McCall, Idaho -- Trees blackened by the Woodhead Fire near Council, Idaho still have value in the timber market, but not for long. That’s why Idaho Department of Lands forestry staff began evaluating the potential for selling the burned trees as salvage sales even before the fire was contain…
PULLMAN, Wash. — Kamiah resident Emma E. Cook, 18, was injured last week in a two-vehicle fatality crash outside Pullman, Wash.
Orofino Fire Department (OFD) responded to a motorhome fire at 1240 Michigan Ave. on Thursday, Dec. 31 just before midnight.
On Jan. 8, 2021, at approximately 1:41 a.m., the Lewiston Policed Department (LPD) received report of a shooting in the 1700 block of 7th Avenue. Initial information was that two subjects had come into a residence and shot a male and then fled the area. Officers from the LPD arrived on scene…
When Gary and Susan Multanen bought their home on Smitty Lane in McCall eight years ago, they did not expect forested state land behind their property to be filled in with subdivisions.
An Ambulance update was provided to Clearwater County Commissioners at their regular meeting Dec. 28, by Interim Director Don Gardener. Though the county has experienced a significant spread of the coronavirus, approximately 200 of the county’s confirmed cases were found within the Idaho Cor…
A ban on homes larger than 10,000 square feet around McCall was adopted on Monday by Valley County commissioners.
Health-care workers at St. Luke’s McCall and Cascade Medical Center this week received vaccines to guard against catching COVID-19.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 1, drivers reported in violation of Idaho’s “hands-free” device code risk receiving a citation.
On Dec. 26, at approximately 15:30 hours (3:30 p.m.), Clearwater County Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of mile marker 26 on Highway 11, near Pierce, for a report of a rollover collision. It was reported; the crash only involved one vehicle, and it was not blocking the Highway, nor we…
A civil suit was dismissed earlier this fall seeking damages in relation to a 2018 fatality accident at Riggins.
- Fifty confront commission for immediate 2A sanctuary proclamation; final remarks promise voter reprisal at polls
- New owners take over former Hoot’s Café, add convenience store
- Invasive Species of Idaho has program update – the problem is bigger than we think, it starts with zebra mussels and contaminated moss balls
- RMEF secures Joseph Plains elk habitat
- Proposal for county highways carrying heavier commercial loads; public comment deadline: April 12
- Syringa moves all services back to primary clinic; COVID-19 on decline
- MVSD community levy meetings on tap
- GHS FFA students fare well at Moscow meet
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