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GRANGEVILLE – How will the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests be managed in the coming decades? What are the plans to guide the complexity of resource management decisions to be made across four million acres of national forest?

RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “Last week we walked into a new day, new week, new month, new year, new decade! Sending blessings of love, good health, joyous and beautiful new beginnings.” from Inspire your Beautiful Soul. Take great steps in 2020.

RIGGINS -- Happy New Year 2020! Well, the old year is gone, and the New Year is just beginning! …and to think, it is 2020, so with “the perfect vision year,” what is your vision? Time to begin again whatever you want to start or change or improve…New Year’s Resolutions are good, but I like t…

RIGGINS -- Merry Christmas to one and all. May all the business of this month be put behind us so we can just enjoy Christmas with family and friends. “Away in a manager no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay…the Little L…

Boggan ranches, two miles south of Riggins, puts up their own version of a Christmas tree, using six round hay bales, each about 700 pounds each. “One year it was Santa Claus, and a snowman before,” said Jenna Boggan. “We try to do something different for Christmas every year.”

RIGGINS -- Christmas is just one week away…Quote for the week: “Away in the manger no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay…” While you are doing your last-minute Christmas shopping,…

    Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

    Riggins’ residents turned out Saturday night, Dec. 7, for the annual Christmas tree lighting event, held at Two Rivers Coffee Roasters on Main Street. Carolers led the gathering in singing seasonal favorites, and participants enjoyed cookies and hot drinks, hayrides along Main Street. The ev…

    RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “A simple Thank You has magic…it warms the heart and creates a moment of connection and peace between two people” from GratitudeHabitatt.com.

      Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.

      RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for each other as well as many other blessings…count your blessings and see how they add up; your worries will dim in view of all of them.”

      GRANGEVILLE – “I’m about people serving people, and making sure we are operating under a righteous leadership,” Casey Zechmann said. “I feel I have the integrity and the right intent to lead, as I would expect from a sheriff.”

      RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Be that person who roots for the other person, tells a stranger he/she looks amazing, and encourages others to believe in themselves and their dreams.”

      RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.” author Unknown. This spurred another thought…Live now making memories and enjoying the time you have together with family and friends.

        RIGGINS – A chili feed and dessert auction will be held at the Salmon River Community Church Saturday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the youth group. This annual event helps fund materials, events, and activities for the community youth group. Everyone is invited.

          RIGGINS -- The Salmon River Art Guild (SRAG) recently announced the winners from the Oct. 5-6 regional art show that took place in Riggins.

          RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “Memories remind us that nothing lasts forever. You can be happy today and sad tomorrow. Time is precious and should not be wasted. Enjoy life and remember…don’t count your days…make your days count. “

          Voters will be deciding contested city council and school board seats, a cemetery district race, and two municipal revenue bonds at the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

          RIGGINS -- Quote of the week is my quote specifically for my dear sweet husband Buck: “I always searched for someone who could make my dreams come true, but I finally stopped my searching on the day that I found you.” And we have had many dreams come true over our 50 years together.

            Another busy collection for Idaho County Recycling (ICR) at its Grangeville site last Saturday, Oct. 12, with volunteers running steady with armfuls of cardboard. ICR operates at four locations: Grangeville and Cottonwood: open Saturdays, 9 -11 a.m.; Kooskia: Saturdays, 10 a.m.- noon; and Ri…

            Ryan Glimp graduated from Prairie High School in 2017 with 32 college credits, enough to enter Lewis-Clark State College as a sophomore. Now, he’s on track to graduate from LCSC with a degree in kinesiology a year ahead of schedule.

            RIGGINS -- Quote of the week from me: “On this day I married my best friend….” Our marriage has lasted 50 years. We have had our ups and our downs, but love and prayers and communication have carried us through it all. We have three fine adult children, Jed and Julie and Jason, and four wond…

              RIGGINS -- An event to remember… and to do again! This is what the Family Engagement Team at Salmon River Joint School District had in mind when we hosted our first Paint and Sip Night at Salmon River Jr/Sr. High School, Fall of 2018. The Paint and Sip Night was born out of a desire to provi…

                RIGGINS -- Pinehurst Quilters will be holding their annual Craft and Quilt auction Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Riggins Community Center bldg. Doors open at noon for preview of great quilts and other wonderful items (table runners, wall hangings, holiday decor, homemade candies and jams, placem…

                GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

                The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 and voters across Idaho County will vote for school board trustees, city council members and a couple of revenue bonds.

                Salmon River High School in Riggins celebrated its homecoming Friday, Oct. 11. Amelia Chapman and Malachi Bell were crowned homecoming queen and king.

                  Determination on human remains found along the Salmon River last month is pending anthropological examination. However, Idaho County law enforcement believe, at this point, it is not related to any of its unsolved cases.

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