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North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

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GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

    Determination on human remains found along the Salmon River last month is pending anthropological examination. However, Idaho County law enforcement believe, at this point, it is not related to any of its unsolved cases.

      WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Allen Rowley has accepted the position of Associate Deputy Chief of the National Forest System Deputy Area, Washington Office, effective now.

      More than 60 people, representing several area churches, participated Sunday, Oct. 6, in the National Life Chain in Grangeville. This is the 10th year for the local involvement – involving participants from Grangeville, Cottonwood and White Bird – which is one of many as part of the national…

      WHITE BIRD -- Can we say cool nights? We have gotten down to the 30s and are only warming to around mid-40s. The fall colors are starting to show, and some are really beautiful. For the ones getting ready for hunting, the general season will be opening on the 10th, so everyone is preparing f…

      WHITE BIRD -- Fall was here and gone on Sept. 26. Then the snow made an appearance, but isn't supposed to stick around. Mother Nature is playing with us again!

      WHITE BIRD -- Fall was officially here last Monday, and from the way the colors are changing, I would believe we have seen the last of the 80s and 90s degree weather. Harvest is at the end of their run, and planting of many fields can be seen on the prairie and beyond. We are nearing yet ano…

      WHITE BIRD -- Last Saturday morning, Monty and I were headed toward White Bird when a deer ran across the road, fell down, got up, and continued across the highway. All the time, I'm slamming on the brakes! Never hit it and that's not the way I want to go hunting. I have been seeing horns in…

      WHITE BIRD -- Cooler temperatures were a welcomed sight for a while this past week. It also brought about lightning strikes and some new fires. Helicopters dipped water out of the rivers and it seems they got them out for now.

      Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

      Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

      WHITE BIRD -- Hope everyone had a great last end of the summer weekend. I just skipped a month – September is here, not October as I reported last week. Well, the months do seem to run together as fall is approaching. Hunting has opened in some parts of Idaho, and summer is winding down.

      WINONA – Multiple law enforcement agencies were on search efforts late Tuesday afternoon for a suspect – believed armed -- involved in a high-speed chase from New Meadows to Grangeville.

      WHITE BIRD -- There was a mixup with last week’s news for the paper, and therefore it didn’t get printed, but heck, that’s old news; on to this week!

      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.)

        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.)

        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).

        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.

        COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

        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.

        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…

          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.

              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 – 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.

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