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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.

        WHITE BIRD – On Aug. 12, WBARD had a budget meeting prior to the regular monthly meeting. The lawns around the buildings are looking very nice thanks to Brenda, for mowing and watering, and to Dean, for additional hoses so the sprinklers run great.

        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 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.

              WHITE BIRD -- Can we say summer is going so fast that here it is almost the end of July. We'll be getting ready for the Idaho County Fair and then the start of school...Yes! I did say school, already!

              WHITE BIRD – While attempting to find a man to serve a protection order, an Idaho County sheriff’s deputy instead found more than two dozen potted marijuana plants. Now, a White Bird man faces a felony trafficking charge.

              WHITE BIRD -- Let’s say warm…it is to get into the triple digits this next week, so remember to not only keep yourself hydrated, but those fur babies need it, also.

              WHITE BIRD -- Here it is the middle of July, and we are still having thunderstorms, wind, and whatever Mother Nature is still throwing at us. I hope some of the gardens can be saved, and the farmers are ok with the hay. I know they are cutting fast and furious before the next storm.

              WHITE BIRD -- Happy 4th of July! Let's all celebrate this nation's birthday using common sense and remember what our forefathers set out to do -- remain a free nation. Stay safe throughout the long weekend.

              WHITE BIRD -- We are enjoying the calmness of our little town, now that our big celebration is over. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Now it's time for summer fun, river adventures, fishing and cookouts.

                WHITE BIRD — Resurfacing of White Bird Grade on U.S. Highway 95 started this week. More than seven miles of the south side of the grade will be paved in this Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) project, with one lane open in each direction until construction is completed in August.

                  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.

                  The bareback riding resulted in the single biggest payout seen at last weekend’s 2019 White Bird Rodeo: a boon for Nolan Gillies of Boise. The horse almost got the better of him, but the 41 points were enough to take first place — which came with a buckle and a prize of nearly $700. “All I w…

                  White Bird Days was held in conjunction with the annual White Bird Rodeo during Father’s Day weekend brought in a plethora of people to participate in the town’s events. Here, the White Bird Days parade, held Saturday, June 15, brought a variety of entries along with plenty of candy and smiles. P

                  WHITE BIRD -- Our little town came alive this last weekend with the sights and sounds of White Bird Days and Rodeo. The weather was very nice, and everyone had something to check out throughout the celebration.

                    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.

                      COTTONWOOD -- Sunday, June 23, is Idaho County Democrats’ annual fund-raiser, a picnic and pie auction. This year’s picnic will again be held at the Cottonwood City Park, across from the fairgrounds. There will be a table of silent auction items and a live pie auction. ICDP will provide hamb…

                        GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m., at Super 8 in Grangeville. The public is welcome to attend.

                          FT. IRWIN, Calif. -- Local soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are currently mobilized in a four-week deployment to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to participate in a large-scale exercise. This deployment is the state’s largest…

                          Clearwater Valley High School junior, Kaylee Page, is the 2019 White Bird Rodeo Queen. She is the daughter of Yogi and Phyllis Page of Clearwater, and has one brother, Jackson, 14.

                          WHITE BIRD -- Our little town will come alive this weekend with the sights and sounds of White Bird Days and Rodeo. Come join grand marshals, Mike and Marlene Heath, and the 2019 rodeo queen Kaylee Page in this year’s activities. Setup around town is slated to begin Friday morning about 10 a…

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