A winter storm is coming in, “probably the strongest one we’ve seen in a while,” according to a National Weather Service (NWS) Missoula office briefing, bringing a potential for freezing rain, snow accumulations, and gusting winds with accompanying frigid wind chills.

      How much difference a month can make: The Jan. 4 SNOTEL data showed the Clearwater River basin running ahead of average, but as of Feb. 1, the basin had slipped from 102 percent of the 1981-2010 median to 87 percent. Parts to the south and west saw their snow-water equivalent scores climb fr…

        The Orofino Shopko Hometown Store is set to close May 5, according to a recent list of closures. In January, the company filed for bankruptcy.

          Elk River's mayor recall election will be held March 12. Residents must register to vote. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters around Feb. 19. Register online at www.idahovotes.gov by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Voters can also register and vote on March 12 at the county auditor/recorder'…

            The Adams County Commission has proposed adding a $5 fee per tire dumped in the Goodrich Landfill or the New Meadows Transfer Site. The move comes as some people have been dumping 30 or more tires to the sites despite a five-tire limit.

              MOSCOW – Nearly 2,600 students qualified for the University of Idaho's Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The fall 2018 semester ended Dec. 14.

              BOISE —Suicide rates in Idaho have consistently been one of the highest in the nation, according to the state’s Department of Health & Welfare. The most current statistics from 2017 show Idaho is ranked 5th for suicide deaths.

                Joshua Fleming, 43, of Weippe, suffered minor injuries in a two-car accident Monday morning on Highway 12 near mile post 48.5. According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Fleming fell asleep, crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle pulling a boat trailer driven by Fra…

                Several areas within Idaho County are at or above the state average for homes with detected high levels of radon. This information comes as Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health promotes awareness and detection during January as part of National Radon Action Month.

                Idaho County Commissioners Skip Brandt and Denis Duman last week signed off on a letter to Gov. Otter and the Idaho Land Board which states the county “would not oppose the concept” even though “concerned about the loss of tax dollars that ultimately benefit our schools.”

                YONCALLA, Ore. – Not only has the small town of Yoncalla, Ore., elected an 18-year-old as its mayor, but that 18-year-old also has strong ties to Grangeville.

                North Central District Health Department last week confirmed one case of pertussis in Idaho County, said Peg Gehring, nurse practitioner, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “That’s more commonly known as whooping cough,” Gehring added.

                Bats have long been associated with Halloween, vampires and evil, possibly due to their penchant for the nightlife and the fact that a couple species – which only live in Latin America -- actually do dine on blood. However, before you Google “bat exterminator,” you should understand the benefits of the flying mammals.

                During the four months since the announcement of the state’s new effort to explore an idea for undoing the checkerboard ownership pattern of the Lochsa River headwaters, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has participated in conversation with environmentalists regarding the values they see at stake in a change of ownership of Western Pacific Timber land.

                A major part of the region’s recycling capability passed quietly away last month. Locally, the time of departure was marked at about 10:49 a.m. Sept. 4, when the Idaho County Commission approved a motion to discontinue collection of plastic by Lewis Clark Recyclers. The cause was a massive market failure, brought on in part by a trade war and policy changes that have seen China stop accepting plastic waste from all over the world.

                  A jury trial is two months away for Mark H. Lankford on two counts of first-degree murder in the 1983 slayings of an Arizona couple. The trial has been scheduled for Dec. 3-21 in Canyon County before Judge Jay P. Gaskill.

                  Idaho County reported a total population of 16,300. This is according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Of this total, 7,800 were female (48 percent) and 8,400 were male (52 percent).

                    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has completed and will soon be accepting public comment on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project, located approximately five air miles southeast of Kooskia.

                    At issue is whether or not a vast tract of Lochsa River country, which officials described as about 750,000 acres in size, may be listed as a district on the National Parks Service's register of historic places.

                    Those with a heart for children in need are invited to an informational meeting “Foster Care on the Prairie.” This is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Camas Counseling, 304 S. State Street. “We have a desperate need for foster parents in Idaho County. It has the fewest foster parent resources of any county in North Central Idaho,” explained Katie Stinson, LMSW.

                      Idaho National Guard soldiers from Grangeville, Orofino and Moscow participated in the 9/11 Memorial Moving Tribute in Lewiston last Sunday, Sept. 9.

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