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    CRAIGMONT -- The life of Ted Trueblood, an outdoor writer and conservationist, will be the topic of a program on Monday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., in the Craigmont Community Hall. This will be presented by his grandson, John Trueblood, a PA in the Craigmont Clinic of St. Mary’s Hospital.

    The bar is open! Kelly Johnson, who has worked for Dan Johnson for the past four and a half years, is not only opening the Nezperce Hotel Bar - otherwise known as the Clover Club - she has grand plans. Kelly would like to reopen the cafe, which has been closed for several years.

      KAMIAH -- Repairs are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 13-16, on State Highway 162, four miles south of Kamiah, to address damage from springtime flooding.

        GRANGEVILLE -- The third week of November is Idaho Family Reading Week, when families are encouraged to read together. This year’s theme, “Adventure Awaits” will be celebrated at public and school libraries across the Gem State, Nov. 12-17.

          Avista electric customers in Grangeville, Elk City, Dixie and Red River will experience two planned power outages; one this Sunday, Nov. 10, and another the week following on Sunday, Nov. 17.

          Nezperce -- It’s no secret that I love Halloween, probably due to the fond memories and masses of candy my siblings and I hauled in every year on that one blissful night. It could be below freezing, snowing and even raining and we’d be raring to go in our homemade costumes - often completely…

            On Friday, Sept. 27, three local hospitals joined the Northwest Hospital Alliance (NHA). Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, are the newest members of the Alliance.

              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…

              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.

              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.

                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…

                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…

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