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North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

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.

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

    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…

    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.

      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 -- Quote of the week: “If you have the chance to make someone happy, just do it. Sometimes people are struggling silently. Maybe your act of kindness can make their day.” fb/lessonslearnedinlifeinc.

      RIGGINS -- Quote for the week: “Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.” Anonymous

      RIGGINS -- Quote: “So many people from your past know a version of you that doesn’t exist anymore.” Soooo, be who you are now and keep moving forward.

        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…

          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.

          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.

            RIGGINS — To provide a user-friendly and sanitary way to dispose of human waste that would otherwise end up in the Salmon River, the Forest Service is installing a new cleaning station with a septic collection and treatment (SCAT) machine.

              RIGGINS -- Beginning Sept. 16, Riggins Elementary and Salmon River Junior High students through grade eight can receive free dental sealants and fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities, as part of Delta Dental of Idaho’s Grins on the Go program. Dental sealants fill the deep grooves of a c…

              GRANGEVILLE – “I know you have a lot of important things to worry about, but I hope this falls in line with Syringa’s vision,” Daryl Mullinix spoke to the Syringa board of trustees at the Aug. 27 monthly meeting.

              The Grangeville’s Biannual Quilt Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street. More than 300 quilts will be available for viewing outdoors and in businesses. This event is sponsored by Home Grown Quilts.

              RIGGINS -- Quote: “Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold, and your health is wealth.” Zig Ziglar

              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.

                A local free raft trip is on Friday, Aug. 30. Meet at Lucile Recreation area, post 204 on U.S. Highway 95, at 9:30 a.m. A potluck in Riggins City Park will be the happening thing following the float trip. Call SRE at 208-628-3014 to let them know how many boats will be needed.

                  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.

                  RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “Remember, popcorn is prepared in the same pot, in the same heat, in the same oil, but the kernels do not pop at the same time. Don’t compare your child to other children, his/her turn to pop is coming.” from Mama’s Coffee Shop

                  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.)

                  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.)

                  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).

                  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.

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