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Maxed out on screen time and looking for a break? With restrictions for COVID-19 being lifted, libraries are reopening in local communities. Some changes will be in place, but the public will be able to resume accessing computers and information.
After the past few months of homeschooling and social isolation, a welcome change has come to many local communities with the start of summer reading programs. Libraries across the region are set to begin activities with some new safety guidelines in place, and some events are under way. Dai…
WHITE BIRD – Attendance at the 31st White Bird Rodeo was about the same both days last Friday and Saturday, June 19-20 – and it ended up a record for the weekend, treasurer Toni Baker told the Free Press. That followed a bump in the number of competitors organizers saw on account of this yea…
WHITE BIRD – The fourth annual crawdad boil will be held in White Bird on July 4. Gates open 4 p.m. until supplies are gone. Boiled crawdads will be served Cajun style. Presale tickets are $20 per person, with $25 per person tickets at the door. Call 208-983-9387 for credit card payment of p…
The weather held and it was a hot one along the river over the weekend. Many people out traveling were enjoying themselves. We are nearing the end of another month, and onto the second half of the year.
Head’s up as to the times and dates that the Idaho Department of Transportation will be working on bridges from Riggins to the big bridge at White Bird. They started on the 8th in the first series of six bridge renovation projects in Idaho County. They have signs out and flaggers so you can …
WHITE BIRD – With any luck, the weather may break for the White Bird Rodeo later this week. If the recent run of rain clears out in favor of temperatures in the 80s and 90s, as forecast per the National Weather Service-Missoula website, that’d clear the way for a big crowd to turn out for th…
The second day of the 2019 White Bird Rodeo saw droves of spectators under clear skies and typical North Central Idaho mid-June weather. This June has seen cooler, wetter weather so far, but the latest National Weather Service forecast available as of Tuesday afternoon, June 16, called for h…
WHITE BIRD -- In mid-June, Anna Ousley will hand the reigns of her campground, Swiftwater RV Park, over to new owners. William Sifford, Pamela Bliss and Brett Bittenbender, all from McCall, will become the new owners.
WHITE BIRD - Roughly double last year’s number of pro entries are on the draw for the White Bird Rodeo this June 19-20, with 166 entries listed on the draw Idaho Cowboys Association posted Monday night, June 8. Including the heelers on 18 team roping duos, that points to at least 184 ICA ent…
WHITE BIRD -- In mid-June, Anna Ousley hands the reigns over to new owners of her beloved campground – Swiftwater RV Park. William Sifford, Pamela Bliss and Brett Bittenbender, all from McCall, Idaho, will become the new owners and are excited to begin this adventure.
WHITE BIRD -- What happened to our weather…Mother Nature is at it again! We went from hot weather to 20 degrees cooler in a blink of an eye. Rivers are running high and debris is in the water.
WHITE BIRD -- We are going to be warming up in the next week or two, after we got done with some cloudiness during the Memorial Day weekend. A really nice service took place at the cemetery for all the veterans on Monday. Cheryl, the grounds looked very nice and all the flags flying just add…
WHITE BIRD – Nezperce High School freshman Darlene Matson was selected as queen to represent the 2020 White Bird Rodeo.
WHITE BIRD -- The city council held their meeting last Wednesday, and with great discussion, consideration to the folks in town, and the surrounding area, they voted to cancel White Bird Days. many organizations had canceled, but have left it up to the bars if they would like to do anything.…
The White Bird Rodeo — now in its 31st year — isn’t the biggest rodeo. This year, it’ll be the season’s first — not just among local shows, but also among those sanctioned by the statewide Idaho Cowboys Association.
WHITE BIRD -- The weather has been great! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and had the chance to get out in some way to enjoy and soak up the sunshine. Our state is slowly opening back up, so remember to do your part, so we won’t have to shut down again.
WHITE BIRD --May is here…warmer weather is on its way, and, yes, with that brings out the bees, ticks, allergies and many more. This will also be the beginning of the soft opening for our state, so use your head and stay safe!
WHITE BIRD -- We made it through the month of April with this virus stay at home order, and now we can start phasing back in the opening of restaurants, gyms, movie theatres and churches. Phase two will allow schools, camps, and public parks to reopen, and the aforementioned industries in ph…
WHITE BIRD -- The end of April can’t come soon enough – still have to stay put until April 30...let’s hope!
WHITE BIRD -- I hope everyone had a great Easter. Even though the sun was out, it was still chilly. We’re still doing the social distancing until the end of the month (I hope).
WHITE BIRD -- We are going to be warming up in the next week or two, so let’s hope it gets hot enough to kill this virus and get back to some kind of normal.
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.
GRANGEVILLE – Are you looking to do something special for Leap Day? Look no further.
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.
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.
- Rockslide shuts down U.S. 95 at Pollock; closure expected for days
- Rainbow Family gathering now at 500; area closure order issued to protect resources, public safety
- US95 remains closed at Pollock, uncertain when to reopen; advisory to not use French Creek Road as detour
- US95 between Riggins and Pollock may temporarily reopen Sunday afternoon
- U.S. Highway 95 blocked by rock slide; timeline to reopening unknown
- Barger sole competitor for 2021 Border Days royalty
- Pollock slide remains closed today; locals-only detour being looked into
- James Jeff “JD” Mager, 61, Scottsdale, Ariz
- Tribe, Forest Service cooperating to protect sensitive resources as Rainbow Family gathers
- Border Days 2020: Events
- Despite pandemic concerns, Border Days crowds show up for fun
- Plan for traffic to move through Pollock slide area; county road for local commuters
- State plans more than $70 million in Idaho County transportation infrastructure projects through 2027
- Syringa board wavers on Kooskia building purchase
- Zephyrs contend, but Moscow extends winning streak
- Grangeville man dies in truck rollover on Joseph Road
- 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club
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