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    The University of Idaho Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) will be conducting 12 pesticide webinars, via Zoom, Oct. 20 through Dec. 22. Pesticide applicators can take one, two, three or up to 12 webinars. The PSEP webinars are synchronous and require pre-registration on the …

      Brenda McRoberts, co-owner of Camas Lanes Bowling Center in Grangeville, was recently inducted into the Idaho State Bowling Association Hall of Fame. This presentation took place during the annual meeting of the Idaho State Bowling Association at Burley.

      Many county officials and residents were shocked recently when Idaho County saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases the second week of September, jumping from 88 to 178 cases in less than a week’s time.

      Constituent concern on voting in person was the driving factor for legislation sponsored by Dist. 7A Rep Priscilla Giddings in the special session that was signed into law late last month.

      GRANGEVILLE – The days of covid have definitely set up next-level difficulties for newcomers challenging sitting officials in the upcoming November general election. For congressional candidate Rudy Soto, that has meant actively seeking opportunities for personal interactions.

        Each year, the top-10 performing states for critical access hospital data reporting rates and levels of improvement are recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is run …

        COTTONWOOD – Get ready to continue “Kickin’ Up Your Boots at the Idaho County Fair,” as the county’s celebration began this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 19.

          The annual Dash-and-Splash cross-country meet, which had been scheduled Aug. 22 at Ponderosa State Park, has been cancelled. That leaves the CV/K cross-country cooperative with two firm dates this season, the first of which is Sept. 12 at the annual Seaport Invitational in Clarkston – at lea…

          In advance of a special legislative session called for next week by Governor Brad Little, clerks in 43 Idaho counties are advocating for changes in state law to address challenges – due to both forecasted turnout and with COVID-19 – in the upcoming presidential election this November.

            Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) will administer $1,401,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help North Central Idaho communities and businesses respond to economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

              The Idaho Department of Labor is in the process of notifying unemployed workers who will exhaust extended benefits under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program that they can apply for additional benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefit program.

                Gov. Brad Little and the Idaho Department of Commerce are seeking applicants for the Economic Advisory Council, the group that outlines goals and objectives that further economic development within the state. Vacancies are open for residents of Region 2 – Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis …

                Terry Lane and Jean Melching of Grangeville recently made a discovery of “Clustered Bell Flowers" (Campanula glomerata). They said these are only the second reported in the State of Idaho; the other report being in 1996 from Kootenai County. Lane and Melching pressed and dried a few specimen…

                  MagnifyMoney (a LendingTree company) recently released the results of its survey on Americans hoarding cash due to coronavirus fears. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that 28 percent have stockpiled cash in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and of those who withdrew cash, th…

                  A federal program proposes up to $200 million in property tax relief for Idaho residents this year. Idaho County has opted in to participate, seeking to leverage on approximately $2.4 million in qualifying payroll costs; however, residents will have to wait and see how the details shake out …

                    A new study finds Idaho is the No. 10 worst state for people planning to retire early, after analyzing a multitude of financial, health-related and lifestyle factors.

                    Most of Idaho – including this region’s Clearwater Basin -- received below-normal precipitation during March, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho, though slight snowpack improvements were observed since the first of last month.

                      The Idaho Transportation Department is extending the deadline to remove studded snow tires to June 30 due to COVID-19 concerns and Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order. This extends the previous April 30 deadline.

                        Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.

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