"We're going nowhere and people are dying unnecessarily."
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.
Prairie River Library District's branches are offering a variety of book clubs, story hours, Halloween celebrations and much more.
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…
WINCHESTER – Public Health – Idaho North Central District in cooperation with the Nez Perce Tribe are issuing a public health advisory today (Friday, Sept. 27) for Winchester Lake. Residents are urged to use caution when recreating in or near the water.
Nez Perce National Historical Park recently restored the Old Chief Joseph’s Gravesite and Cemetery rock wall, located outside Joseph, Ore. The month long masonry project, led by members of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), was finished Sept. 20.
An emphasis on drivers’ safety, conducted in Idaho County on U.S. Highway 12 by state and tribal police agencies, resulted in several dozen motorist contacts, along with traffic citations and two misdemeanor charges.
Idaho Transportation Department State Bridge Engineer Matt Farrar had been working for the department’s bridge section for just a few years back in late summer 1989, when he was tapped to design the new Lawyers Canyon Bridge connecting Idaho County to Lewis County in North Central Idaho.
CLARKSTON, Wash. – A fund-raiser for Erika Pepper is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, in Clarkston, Wash.
Kyle Stapleton, coach of the Nezperce volleyball team, is optimistic about the team’s prospects for the upcoming district tournament.
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.
Magnus Scarano, son of Nezperce High School grad Heidi (Hardisty) Scarano and Prairie High School grad Chris Scarano, was a stand-out athlete at Asotin High School, excelling in football and track before graduating this spring.
Cancer. It’s not something most of us like to talk about despite it touching nearly every one of us. Lynda Riggers Wolters, who was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal mantle cell lymphoma in August 2016, decided to take a different approach.
In the Acknowledgements to her first novel, “The World Without You,” 16-year-old Emily Hess thanks her Dad, Nezperce High School grad, Alan Hess.
LEWISTON – Trash and debris were collected last month in the annual Clearwater River Cleanup Day.
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 calendar is barely a week into fall, but winter storm watches and warnings are up in four states, including Idaho, as a potential blizzard threatens to deliver an early wintry blast.
MISSOULA – “Cold and snow are probably the biggest impacts,” said Trent Smith, National Weather Service (NWS) office in Missoula, regarding a strong winter weather event headed into the region starting this Friday, Sept. 27.
NEW MEADOWS -- The Payette National Forest is seeking public comment on the Little Red Goose Forest Resiliency Project on the New Meadows Ranger District of the Payette National Forest.
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.
Hundreds of Avista and Clearwater Power customers in Orofino, Greer, Weippe, Pierce, Headquarters and the surrounding areas will experience a planned power outage on Sunday, Oct. 6, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
KAMIAH – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will host the Smokey Bear Historic Portrait Tour exhibit at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center through Sept. 29.
In May, Bureau of Land Management Idaho state director John F. Ruhs issued a fire prevention order to prohibit the possession or use of steel core/incendiary/tracer ammunition and exploding targets.
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 …
As a freshman at Nezperce High School, Morgan Wemhoff, daughter of Quin and the late Andrea Wemhoff, decided to continue to play a sport she played in junior high: Football.
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…
Public comment is sought on a prescribed burning project, the Rapid River Ecosystem Maintenance Burn Project, located on the Payette and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests. Comment deadline is Sept. 16.
Cars and country fans will combine Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, during Lewiston’s annual Hot August Nights festival.
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…
The Burgdorf-area Nethker Fire remains 98 percent contained at 2,355 acres in size. It has not increased in size for several days, according to the management team in charge.
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.
Eating bugs and sleeping three hours a night, a lost Utah man survived five days in Idaho County’s remote back country until a guiding light helped lead him out to a rescue party camp.
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…
Nezperce’s grade school has a lot going for it: small class sizes, dedicated and experienced teachers, aides and administrators, and a supportive community.
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…
Visitors to the Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be aware of an upcoming temporary closure on a portion of Forest Service road 447 (Palouse River Road).
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.
Idaho County’s population was on the second year of a rebound in 2018.
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.
Idaho’s first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for 2019 have been confirmed in residents of Washington County.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Aug. 13, 2019
An Orofino man is being charged with felony vehicular manslaughter following last month’s fatal motorcycle crash at Kamiah.
The Nethker Fire, near Burgdorf in southern Idaho County, grew by nearly 1,400 acres on Saturday, Aug. 10, with much of the growth advancing northeast. To the northwest, five hotshot crews worked to tie new lines into the old burn scar left over from the July 2000 Burgdorf Junction Fire. The…
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