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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?

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 – 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.

    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.

      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.

      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!

      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…

      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.

      WHITE BIRD -- Woke up last Sunday to frost, and 29 degrees in Grangeville. Bundle up as it is going to get cold this next week. As another month has ended, where is this year going? November here we come!

      Voters will be deciding contested city council and school board seats, a cemetery district race, and two municipal revenue bonds at the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

      WHITE BIRD -- The weather has turned a little chilly, and the leaves are either falling on their own or the wind is helping out. That being said, in a joint venture, the Medical Relief and the American Legion will be holding their annual wood cutting on Nov. 9. If you can help in any way, br…

      Lewis-Clark State College is having an Adult Learner Open House at Grangeville High School tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Various department personnel from the Lewiston campus will be at GHS to answer questions. This is being held in conjunction with the high school’s finan…

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

      The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 and voters across Idaho County will vote for school board trustees, city council members and a couple of revenue bonds.

        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…

          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.

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