As of press time, city halls have been closed to public access at Ferdinand, Grangeville, Kooskia, Riggins and White Bird, due to concerns for spread of coronavirus.
WHITE BIRD -- Another month will be starting and it’s shaping up to be one for the books before we even get to the 1st.
WHITE BIRD -- Where do you start…this coronavirus has hit our surrounding areas. Many businesses have had to shut down, adjusted their way of running their business and have let some employees go. Use common sense and ride this out: it will pass.
WHITE BIRD -- Once again the weather has been sunny, the cold did return, but guess what…spring is on the 19th, birds are starting to come back, trees and flowers are budding or flowering, now all we need is the warmth of the sun! Take caution but don’t panic with this virus that it is going…
The White Bird sausage feed set for Sunday, Mar. 15 has been cancelled.
Get your tickets now for the annual Sts. Peter and Paul Chocolate Fantasy. This is set for Saturday, March 14, 5:30 p.m., at SPPS. Tickets are $40 per person. Call the school at 208-983-2182 or pick up tickets at Irwin Drug or Lindsley’s Home Furnishings.
WHITE BIRD -- I hope everyone remembered to set their clocks ahead this last Sunday. I want everyone to know that the "March Madness" is scheduled for March 14 and 15th at the WBARD building. The headline on my news read March 9, which was wrong.
WHITE BIRD -- Another month has come and gone, which means spring is on its way, along with Daylight Saving Time ending on Sunday, March 8. Remember to spring ahead one hour on Saturday night.
WHITE BIRD -- As another month winds down, we are still not sure if spring has arrived or not. It will be official March 19th, so it is day-to-day as to what you will wake up to.
GRANGEVILLE – Are you looking to do something special for Leap Day? Look no further.
WHITE BIRD -- I hope everyone enjoyed last Friday and thought about your loved ones on Valentine's Day. I even was spoiled - got candy and roses...it's been awhile.
WHITE BIRD -- The weather has changed again...snow, rain, slide-offs, boulders (can you say big?), and hillsides caving in, are all the mess this week. Be ever watchful of what is around you as you never know when something will happen.
WHITE BIRD -- The weather has changed yet again...it is to get down in the teens at night. With this, brings frozen pipes, so please take precautions now and you will save a lot later.
WHITE BIRD -- The weather is really mixed up. Now we have robins returning, some have even found buttercups, but we still have the snow in the mountains which the snowcatters are thankful for.
Caught in a rockslide, a Caldwell couple escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle accident last week that crushed the front end of their brand-new pickup.
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is working with Idaho County and the Hells Canyon Recreation Collaborative to complete much needed upgrades to the parking area at the Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch, the forest said in a news release Monday, Jan. 27. Idaho County is seeking grant funding …
WHITE BIRD -- Winter has arrived, seeing many inches of snow throughout the region. Wind blowing, and then they were advising chains on the White Bird Hill. Everyone needing to travel, use caution and stay safe.
Within the region, home prices are the highest in the Riggins area, according to U.S. Census data compiled by United States ZipCodes.org.
WHITE BIRD – Well, are we in Kansas yet? Say hello to the wind and snow...I think it's going to stay around for a few days. There will be no school on the 20th due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Kids enjoy your day off from school, but remember to help out at home if needed.
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?
WHITE BIRD -- Welcome to 2020 and all that it will bring. Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year so far.
By far the most-viewed image on the Free Press Facebook page last year was of a forest green wagon – a Subaru? with an out-of-state plate? – stuck up to the running boards, drifted slightly sideways, listing slightly driver’s-side, toward the Salmon River, wheels bound in muck that had been …
WHITE BIRD -- Well is it October or December - the poor weather doesn't know what to do!! Winter began on the 22nd with the temperatures hitting around mid-50s or more, was the shortest day of the year and it is supposed to be winter?
WHITE BIRD -- The weather is turning colder, warm fires have been started and the joys of the holidays are among us. Let us take a minute, reflect back on the year 2019 and the coming year 2020, what lies ahead is what you make it. Happy holidays to all my readers; thanks for continuing to n…
WHITE BIRD – Lucile resident Thomas Lindsey was treated for injuries received in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 95 last week.
WHITE BIRD -- Winter is on its way...officially the 22nd but it's snowing...glad we had good weather for the Christmas celebration in town.
WHITE BIRD – The City of White Bird is halfway through with water system improvements to replace and upgrade aged equipment, with a portion of the work to be completed by start of the new year.
Community members packed downtown Saturday night for the annual White Bird Lighted Christmas Parade and fireworks show, sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce and Friends. Along with holiday floats, the event included refreshments, a visit by Santa Claus, and a fireworks show.
WHITE BIRD -- What will the weather do next - Winter doesn't start until Dec. 22, so don't let the (chinook??) schnook fool you...more snow is in the forecast.
Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.
WHITE BIRD -- Winter has come and showed its ugly temperatures and, of course, this also brought the snow and wind. We got anywhere from 3 to 7 inches depending where you were in White Bird. Now it's supposed to get a little warmer for the next week or so, but don't let this fool you. Winter…
Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.
What does it take to succeed in 4-H? Ask the 2019 Idaho County Achievement Award winners who were recently announced:
WHITE BIRD – Pleasant View Baptist Church in White Bird has a familiar face at its helm. After being gone from the area since 2006, Pastor Randy and Sue Myers are back.
GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Free Press is returning to its roots of local ownership.
Recommendations to improve broadband service for the Gem State may start with work here in North Central Idaho.
WHITE BIRD -- You're from Idaho if...we had sun, rain, hail, and snow so I think all the seasons were once again covered. It's going to get cold for the next few days, so stay bundled up when outside and remember those fur babies too.
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.”
WHITE BIRD -- Well "It" is arriving - "It" being Thanksgiving, so I hope everyone either traveling for the holiday or just staying home to relax, enjoys the long weekend. Stay safe!
October maintained a steady trend for Idaho County unemployment, which has mostly hovered in the low 4 percent range throughout 2019, according to statistics released by the Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL).
The region was in better spirits in 2018. Liquor sales were up by 5.5 percent in Idaho County last year, for a total $1,477,081.
What do you know about Idaho County history? Test your knowledge against these questions, provided by the Idaho County Genealogy Society.
WHITE BIRD -- Are we getting our Indian summer or has Mother Nature decided it is time for the season to change to winter? We are staying in the mid- 50s for the next week, but getting down in the 30s for the nights. Stay warm...the Medical and Relief, along with the American Legion and many…
Unofficial results from the Tuesday, Nov. 5, elections. Winners listed in bold.
GRANGEVILLE – A familiar face in Idaho County for the past five years has taken on a new job title: Lucky Gallego is the Idaho County Veterans Service Officer.
WHITE BIRD -- The sun has returned for a little while, but the nights are getting down on the cool side. I hope everyone remembered to turn the clocks back one hour. You were either early for everything or you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep.
Kids packed into the White Bird IOOF Hall on Saturday night, Oct. 26, for the annual Community Halloween Party. The three-hour event featured games and prizes, food, a cake walk, and contests for pumpkin carving and costumes.
- St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics received COVID-19 case March 31
- St. Mary’s closes clinics
- Second Idaho County case confirmed
- ISP and the Adams County Sheriff's Office are seeking assistance locating William "Bill" Pearl James
- Two white-tailed deer shot and left to waste near American Bar on Salmon River east of Cottonwood
- Syringa has sent out 18 COVID-19 tests thus far
- Five newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Nez Perce County
- Washington state choir suffers devastating losses to COVID-19
- Increased safety measures at St. Mary’s, Clearwater Valley hospitals, clinics
- MVSD donates toilet paper to food bank
- Idaho County Free Press COVID-19 information portal / situation report
- Governor processes final legislation; six bills rejected this year, no chance for veto override
- Little, AARP Idaho set statewide coronavirus briefings telephone town hall on April 7
- Cottonwood schools to continue distance education April 6
- St. Luke’s Clinic – Salmon River Family Medicine is open
- GEMS kids to start distance learning April 6
- Salmon River To offer ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunch program
- AAA Offers Free Emergency Road Service to all Healthcare Workers and First Responders
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