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MVSD superintendent says more cuts are in the works

KOOSKIA – The June 3 Mountain View School District 244 board meeting left many numb as the contracts of three teachers were not renewed and… Read more

Council reviews draft funding options for 20-year water system improvements

GRANGEVILLE – With several million dollars in Grangeville water system improvement projects proposed during the next two decades, the quest… Read more

White Bird Days and Rodeo: Heaths to serve as grand marshals of event they helped form

WHITE BIRD – What started 30 years ago has come full circle for Mike and Marlene Heath. Read more

Second multi-use path meeting draws 22

GRANGEVILLE – “If this is to come to fruition, we’ll need everyone’s support,” said Daryl Mullinix, project lead for a proposed multi-use p… Read more

Edmondson named Distinguished Young Woman 2020

GRANGEVILLE – With a 1950s Grease theme, four young ladies stepped out to dance the night away at the Distinguished Young Women of the Cama… Read more

Border Days 2019: All-class reunion is July 5

Take it to the streets Saturday, July 6, when the popular local band Vintage Youth will play for the street dance from 8 to 11 p.m. This wi… Read more

Region’s guardsmen mobilized for four-week deployment in California

FT. IRWIN, Calif. -- Local soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are currently mobilized in a fou… Read more


Baseball: Fifth annual Austin Blackmer Memorial Tournament set June 14-15

GRANGEVILLE – Regional baseball teams will be competing this Friday and Saturday at Lions Park in the Austin Blackmer Memorial Tournament. Read more

Marek on his way to national Junior High School Rodeo as No. 1 bull rider

SLATE CREEK – Competing year-round in sanctioned rodeos and specifically in District 3 High School and Junior High Rodeo has made 13-year-o… Read more

‘Small-town rodeo with Salmon River backdrop’ marks 30th year for White Bird Rodeo

TWIN BRIDGES – Nationwide, rodeo is a high-powered cash cow for top competitors riding before crowds of thousands. In the Salmon River coun… Read more

Hibbard, Johnson qualify for state High School Rodeo

COTTONWOOD -- Tanner Hibbard and Molly Johnson, members of Prairie High School Rodeo Club, have met the requirements to compete in Idaho Hi… Read more


It’s Your Business: See Sandlot, Greatest Showman Thursday night to help PHS HOSA

University of Idaho Extension is offering an Ecological Forest Management Field Tour Thursday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will… Read more


White Bird News: Town to come alive this weekend for WB Days, rodeo

WHITE BIRD -- Our little town will come alive this weekend with the sights and sounds of White Bird Days and Rodeo. Come join grand marshal… Read more

Clearwater Valley news: Community abuzz with decision not to renew Martinez’s contract

CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Shock and dismay rocked the Kooskia community last week with the news that the Mountain View School Board voted not to… Read more

Lowell/Syringa News: Busy season; lots of weeds to whack

LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Miss Luella Smith headed out this week for the Upward Bound program, with students from all over the region. She was pa… Read more

Cottonwood News: Safe Sitter course is July 9, 10

COTTONWOOD -- Happy Father’s Day to all Dads. And Happy Birthday to my hubby on Saturday. Congratulations to the three children of Melvin a… Read more

Riggins News: ‘Jump for Jacki’ challenge is on

RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “When someone helps you and they’re struggling too, that’s not help, that’s love.” ~ Read more

Nezperce News: Beer survey results raise questions

School is out and the Nezperce pool is open. Seems summer has begun, even if officially it doesn’t start until June 21. Soon, it’ll be time… Read more


Guest column: Better education, better future

By Sen. David Nelson, D-Moscow

Congratulations to all students across Idaho who recently graduated from university or any work-force training program! Your hard work and … Read more


Engagement: Schmidt - Rowland

Jacob P. Rowland and Keely J. Schmidt, both of Cottonwood, are pleased to announce, along with their families, their engagement. The couple… Read more

Birth: Lyla Irene Nuxoll

Chase and Charlene Nuxoll of Cottonwood, Idaho, are the parents of a baby daughter. Read more


Dolores Theresa Schmidt Von Bargen, 89, Lewiston

Dolores Theresa Schmidt Von Bargen, 89, passed from this life on June 7, 2019, at Royal Plaza in Lewiston, Idaho. Read more

George T. Airy, 85, Grangeville

George T. Airy, 85, of Grangeville, Idaho, went home to Jesus on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after succumbing to injuries received in an auto ac… Read more

John Wood, 66, Clearwater

John Wood, 66, of Clearwater, Idaho, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home o… Read more

John Suhr, Grangeville

Graveside services for John Suhr of Grangeville, Idaho, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Prairie View Cemetery, Grang… Read more

James “Jim” N. Twitchell, 61, Boise

James ‘Jim’ N. Twitchell, 61, of Boise, Idaho, died on June 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Services are under the direction of Bowman Funera… Read more

David “Buzz” Michael Raynor, Nezperce

A memorial service for David “Buzz” Michael Raynor, will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 3 p.m., at the American Legion Hall in Nezperce,… Read more

Upcoming Events

Winchester Saturday Market - Saturdays through Labor Day

Winchester Saturday Market starts Saturday, June 15 and runs every Saturday through Labor Day weeke… Read more

June Picnic - Craigmont - June 21, 22 and 23

Craigmont's June Picnic, which features a horseshoe tournament, basketball tournament, softball tou… Read more

Grangeville Farmers Market

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Farmers’ Market is seeking vendors and shoppers for its 13th annual seaso… Read more


Weather Today

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.


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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

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Wind:N at 8 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:8 Very High
Sunrise:04:53:33 AM
Sunset:08:37:49 PM

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