FT. IRWIN, Calif. -- Local soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are currently mobilized in a four-week deployment to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to participate in a large-scale exercise. This deployment is the state’s largest…

    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.

      GRANGEVILLE -- A Grangeville resident recently received a new access ramp installed by Disability Action Center NW (DAC NW). This ramp was paid for by Medicaid as the previous wooden ramp was becoming old and unsafe. The surface allowed ice to build up this past winter, making it risky to co…

      Several quilters have donated more than 80 unfinished quilt tops with the intent that any proceeds from the quilt tops be donated to local animal shelters. To help bring this to pass, Home Grown Quilts has implemented the “Adopt-a-Top” program.

        This will be the 5th year we have hosted a potluck and music community gathering at 123 Little Cedar Rd, Kendrick. The physical location is the second house on Three Bear Road between Southwick and Cavendish. For the last three years we have joined ICARE to help raise funds for the upper Cle…

        Should local government run the local recycling program?

        Camas Lily is in bloom across the Camas Prairie now. Camassia is a genus of plants in the asparagus family native to Canada and the United States. Common names include camas, quamash, Indian hyacinth, camash, and wild hyacinth, and it grows in the wild in moist meadows, such as this one on F…

        Idaho County has been at odds with the state’s land use planning law for decades, but the people responsible for keeping the county up to code – the Idaho County Commissioners – won’t face prosecution any time soon.

        Fourth and fifth graders from throughout the area participated in the Idaho History Rendezvous at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood Wednesday, May 15. Students gathered from Grangeville, Nezperce and Cottonwood to learn hands-on Idaho history including seeing demonstrations on campi…

          COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Community Foundation’s Northern Region Grant Panel has selected 75 north Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $255,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

            Idaho Youth Baseball games are in full swing in the region, with competitions being held in Grangeville at Lions Park. Competitors here were pictured at a game on June 4 between the Gortsema Motors and Pizza Factory teams.

              COTTONWOOD -- Sunday, June 23, is Idaho County Democrats’ annual fund-raiser, a picnic and pie auction. This year’s picnic will again be held at the Cottonwood City Park, across from the fairgrounds. There will be a table of silent auction items and a live pie auction. ICDP will provide hamb…

                GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m., at Super 8 in Grangeville. The public is welcome to attend.

                  CRAIGMONT -- For the 28th year in a row, Craigmont will have its annual citywide yard sale on the first Saturday in May: May 4 this year. There are usually between 20-30 yard sales at various locations around town, and they begin at 8 a.m. In addition to the Lions Club Burger Barn, the Ameri…

                    Adams County operates two free recycling centers for county residents which collect glass, metal, aluminum, some plastics, and cardboard. The recycling program has sold aluminum and cardboard after it is sorted and baled in Council, but prices for both products have collapsed in 2019.

                      The Nezperce School Board accepted the immediate resignation of board member Chad Husted (Zone 1) and the resignation of Patty Barnett (Zone 5) effective June 2019 during its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 8.

                        Work recently started north of Winchester on Highway 95 to extend the passing lane by three miles in the canyon. Advance work to replace signage and guardrails has been going on as well as work on the shoulders. Drivers should expect delays. In late April or early May, crews will start rock …

                          A St. Maries man will see at least four years in prison after pleading guilty to the rape of a minor April 12. The defendant, 69-year-old Glen Inlow, admitted to raping a minor, age 15 to 16. He was sentenced to four years fixed, eight years indeterminate, as part of a negotiated agreement.

                            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…

                                CRAIGMONT -- For the 28th year in a row, Craigmont will have its annual citywide yard sale on the first Saturday in May: May 4 this year. There are usually between 20-30 yard sales at various locations around town, and they begin at 8 a.m. In addition to the Lions Club Burger Barn, the Ameri…

                                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.

                                  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…

                                    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.

                                      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.

                                        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…

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