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COTTONWOOD – Showcasing their best, kids worked the floor last Saturday, Aug. 17, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. Held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, the fair culminates in this sale that this year featured a total 205 animals with a total sale of $250,760.

While the state’s vote for Proposition 2 – Medicaid expansion – is old news, how those ballots fell at the precinct level within counties has been broken out in a new interactive map recently released by the Idaho Policy Institute (IPI).

After heavy storms dropped damaging rain and hail on Fiddle Creek, north of Riggins, last Friday night, Aug. 9, it took Idaho Transportation Department workers most of last Saturday to scrape away enough of the mud and debris for regular traffic to resume on one lane of U.S. Highway 95 south…

GRANGEVILLE – Seven Idaho County Fair royalty 2020 candidates and the three current members of the court gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for the annual royalty luncheon.

    US 95 is closed between Nora Street in New Meadows and Lake Road, which is about four miles south of Grangeville. 

      In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

      This group of rafters was spotted taking a slow float through Pine Bar Recreation Area on the Lower Salmon River west of Cottonwood last Sunday afternoon, Aug. 4.

      RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “It doesn’t matter what you look like. You can be tall or short or fat or thin, or handsome like your father or you can be black or yellow, or white. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character.” The Addams Fa…

      RIGGINS -- My quote of the week: “When the elderly die, a library is lost, and volumes of wisdom and knowledge are gone.” Take the time now to visit with your loved ones and record or write down their stories and/or wise sayings, times from their childhood days or courting days, or day-to-da…

      Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

      COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

        The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.

          GRANGEVILLE -- The Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) is implementing its new service model in the Grangeville region, providing direct mobile services to Grangeville, Riggins, Kamiah and Nezperce beginning Thursday, Aug. 1.

            GRANGEVILLE -- The 2019 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 20, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Two dozen 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. The judge for the show was Dondi Hilderbrand of Clarkston, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow was…

              COTTONWOOD -- Idaho County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 14-17, and the fair board invites entries for the Saturday parade by going onto idahocountyfair.org to register.

              RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “Somewhere around this arena, there is a little kid that wants to be just like you someday. You owe it to them to be the best you can be.” With more rodeos to attend the rest of the summer and fall, I think this quote I found on an arena fence appropriate.

              RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “My grandchildren are a window to my past, a mirror of today, a door to tomorrow, and the keeper of my heart for all eternity.” Anonymous

              RIGGINS – Happy Fourth of July! Quotes of the week: “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!” Oliver Wendell Holmes. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy.

              RIGGINS -- A new Hot Summer Nights sponsorship feature this year is the VIP $1,000 business donations of which one will be highlighted each week. VIP highlight this week is Salmon River Helicopters who features Helicopter tours across the Salmon River area as well as logging, power line cons…

              Idaho County’s utility shop in Riggins sits on a piece of ground where a new business might be able to set up along the highway that doubles as North Main Street. The road department and the commissioners discussed June 18 whether to entertain offers to relocate it out of town and decided th…

                North Central Idaho is forecast to be hit by a strong weather event by Wednesday, June 26, with high winds and hail, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula, Mont.

                RIGGINS – “I have wanted to be an EMT my whole life,” said Fred Taylor, one of the students in Jill Morris Chapman’s EMT-B course in Riggins. “The biggest reason I wanted to be an EMT is that knowledge will benefit me greatly as a guide, and I will get to serve my community and help those in need.”

                The Salmon River High School class of 1959 gathered for a 60th class reunion Thursday, June 6, in the Salmon River Heritage Center in Riggins. Pictured (front, L-R) Gary White, Laverne (Derrick) Willey, Ron Gotzinger; (back, L-R) John Wolcott, Tom Allison, Forest Wilson and Bill Walters. Not…

                RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “When it’s hot, it’s hot…when it’s not it’s not!” Riggins will be sizzling in July with its annual Hot Summer Nights featuring a Country theme this year, so get your cowboy hats and boots and be ready for some hometown fun.

                  COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Community Foundation’s Northern Region Grant Panel has selected 75 north Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $255,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

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