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Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15.
The public should plan for a slower process at county DMV offices mid-month as the state transitions into an updated vehicle registration and titling system in October.
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 …
Small business rules in Idaho, and small business numbers continue to grow.
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.
Students at 118 schools across Idaho will receive free, fresh fruit and vegetables during the 2020-21 school year, thanks to a state-administrated grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Owyhee County -- Idaho’s first locally-acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) infections this year have been identified among two Owyhee County residents. Both residents were over the age of 50. One was diagnosed with West Nile fever and the other was identified through blood donor screening. …
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Idaho County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in July, the third in a series of monthly declines since the peak caused with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic procedures.
Public schools from across the state are in various forms of flux as they navigate COVID-19 and what it means for school re-openings.
Got a call to make or a text to answer? Better not do that while you’re driving.
Idaho State Police expanding its use of Twitter to keep public informed of hazardous road conditions
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 …
New initial claims in Idaho County for unemployment insurance benefits totaled six for the week ending Aug. 15, dropping by half from the week prior. For the state overall, during the same period, claims increased by 12 percent – 394 – for a total of 3,644.
A new study shows seniors are contracting STD’s nationally at historic levels and Idaho ranks No. 47 for infections among states.
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.
Multiple wildfires followed in the wake of a thunderstorm that hit Idaho County Monday night, Aug. 17, including the one pictured near the bottom of the Mount Idaho Grade. Another — known as Shissler — was located roughly 12 air miles east of Elk City. Interagency firefighters responded to b…
RIGGINS -- In a record funding year, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has recently awarded $13 million for enhancement projects statewide, including one at Riggins.
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.
BOISE – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to side with Governor Little and block Reclaim Idaho’s K-12 funding initiative, Reclaim Idaho has suspended its signature drive.
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.
Idaho County residents may have noticed some of the local signage and request for coins in the past few weeks.
A recent study shows the job outlook for mental health workers is on the rise, as the stigma around mental health dissipates.
Reclaim Idaho’s Invest in Idaho: K-12 Education initiative is gearing back up after being derailed by COVID-19.
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…
Although eight of Idaho’s top 10 best third grade reading scores came from charter schools, two local schools filled out the top spots in Idaho.
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 …
KOOSKIA – At least one Idaho County resident will be attending the National Republican Convention in August.
More than $70 million in state transportation infrastructure projects are proposed within Idaho County, which are currently up for public review and comment.
The Idaho Department of Labor has cleared about 85 percent of 42,000 pending claims, as of June 6, and expects to work through the remaining 5,500 pending claims by mid-July.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in May, and non-farm payrolls regained 24,300 jobs as the state’s economy began a rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is number one in the state for voter turnout? Idaho County.
After searching for 11 days, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) has suspended the search for Gordon White.
Not quite a third of Idaho County households have responded to the 2020 Census, currently under way.
With the exception of the Upper Snake River basin in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, monthly precipitation was below normal for all of Idaho and the surrounding terrain that feed the state’s rivers.
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment jumped to 11.5 percent and non-farm payrolls lost 79,500 jobs in April due to the effects of COVID-19.
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.
Initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits from workers laid off due to COVID-19 reached 7,495 during the week ending May 2, a 15 percent decline from the previous week.
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.
Six Idaho County non-profit organizations were recently awarded a total $15,500 in grants to support community programs.
Concern for coronavirus is everywhere, including at state rest areas, which remain open. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, cleaning procedures are being stressed, and high-traffic rest areas will be cleaned more frequently to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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.
- Homicide investigation under way in Elk City; interviews ongoing, awaiting lab tests from autopsy
- Two sets of human remains found along Selway River; indentification pending
- Terry Wayne Ruttman, 75, Jamestown, Calif.
- County inmate tests positive for COVID-19
- GHS FFA 1948 Farmall H is on the auction block; students spent last year restoring tractor
- Idaho County Free Press COVID-19 information portal / situation report
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Guest Column: Numbers blur truth about virus; bureaucracy at its finest
- Idaho County District Court
- LETTER: Can do better than letter ‘R’; give Rudy, Paulette the chance
- Prairie-Genesee game called off
- Fall sports schedules, results (updated Oct. 18)
- Traditional, family-centered lifestyle for Law family
- Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective
- Wilkins Ranch named Idaho Century Ranch
- Century Farm and Ranch Program
- Roping legend, Joe Beaver, trains, inspires attendees at Lewiston clinic
- Succession planning starts with family meeting
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