BOISE - Representatives Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird) and Caroline Nilsson Troy (R-Genesee) presented a bill last Thursday, Feb. 7, to the House Judiciary, Rules & Administration committee that would add the act of a female child genital mutilation as a felony in Idaho.
BOISE - Idaho doesn’t have a minimum age for marriage. Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) believes this is one of the ways Idaho children are being trafficked.
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.
The winners of the Idaho Dog Sled Challenge finished late in the night of Friday, Feb. 1, with the rest of the mushers and their dog teams crossing the finish lines in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 2.
BOISE, Idaho - For young children, the building blocks of education could be just that - blocks.
BOISE, Idaho - Protecting the environment is a priority for Idahoans, according to a new survey.
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.
A snag fell and injured Steven R. Griffin, a 53-year-old man from Troy, Idaho, on Loop Road in Elk River on Monday, Feb. 4.
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.
Court hearings are pending for Dillan Smith of Grangeville and Jessica Brunmeier of Harpster, who were arrested Jan. 23 following a traffic stop, during which a Nez Perce County Sheriff’s deputy received minor injuries from the discharge of a pen gun.
Zachary Aaron Pall, the Lewis County prosecutor in Nezperce, and Karin Seubert, an attorney in private practice in Lewiston, are among the nine applicants for the Nez Perce County magistrate judge vacancy.
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…
Hunters can share their thoughts and preferences for the 2019 big game seasons.
Dog owners, upland bird hunters and hound hunters are being cautioned as Idaho Fish and Game pursues an investigation into animal poisonings in the Joseph Plains area, where two hounds were killed by poison last weekend.
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.
“To ensure Idaho can adapt to the rapidly evolving digital world, we must actively work to improve Idaho’s broadband access, pursuing all options to increase broadband connectivity" -- Gov. Brad Little
BOISE, Idaho - What can Idahoans do in the new year to help forests adapt to a changing climate?
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.”
A dispute between a local cattlemen’s association and a federal agency has been mitigated by local students — more specifically, a summer youth work program called the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps.
Forecasters are predicting more ran and snow will arrive starting this weekend, a stormy pattern that continues for the Northwest and could disrupt holiday travel.
COTTONWOOD — With leaders from Idaho County and the cities of Winchester, Craigmont, Grangeville, Cottonwood and Nezperce in the crowd, Idaho Department of Commerce senior economic development advisor George Lynch opened an informational meeting Dec. 5 at Cottonwood City Hall with a plainspo…
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an agreement to keep most steelhead seasons open, but steelhead fishing in two areas will close effective 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7, 2018.
More than 67 million Americans will see a 2.8 percent increase in their Social Security and SSI benefits in 2019.
Temporary road closures begin Dec. 3 on the Red River Ranger District for public safety during timber harvest activities associated with the Muddy Moose and Dutch Oven Stewardship timber sales.
The 2018 elections are over, but the politics continues. Just on how this year went, and what is in store for the future, we talked with heads of the Idaho County Democrat and Republican parties.
If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who’d like to learn, you can take advantage of the free skiing program, Ski Idaho, offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, at locations in Cottonwood and Grangeville.
"FSA loans are designed to make sure that everyone has access to credit including underserved, and beginning farmers and ranchers"
- Tree Assistance Program (TAP) - Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) - Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
“Special Projects are a way for producers, partners and NRCS to work collaboratively in addressing local priorities”
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.
There will be no parole for convicted murderer Bryan Lankford. The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole released its decision last week to deny parole to Lankford, 59, following a hearing held Oct. 17.
As of Oct. 21, a fire safety burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is no longer required until next year for burning activities outside city limits.
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.
In almost every case, WSU scientists reassure them that the spiders they’ve found aren't a threat — they're simply reacting to the change of season. Fall is when spiders are on the move, looking for mates and warm places to hide.
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.
Your neighbors were in good spirits last year. Profits from liquor sales in Idaho County last year were at nearly $1.4 million, up 3.8 percent from 2016, according to the 2017 annual report from the Idaho State Liquor Division.
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.
Elections are Nov. 6, and voting is under way. Absentee ballots were mailed out on Sept. 21, and voting stations are open at the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville.
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.
Landowners in Idaho and Lewis counties are sought for participation in a program to implement cover crops that target soil health and water quality improvements.
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.
With cryptocurrencies continuing to attract headlines, the Idaho Department of Finance reminded Idahoans to be cautious about investments involving cryptocurrencies.
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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