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City, school district races contested in Nov. 5 elections

City elected positions will be contested in Grangeville, Kooskia, Riggins and White Bird in the Nov. 5 elections, as will trustee positions for Mt. View School District 244. Read more

MVSD, CIEA negotiations move forward

GRANGEVILE – “We have decided, after talking and waiting some time, to hold at the 70 percent for employee insurance benefits,” Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Sept. 5 negotiations meeting with Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA). Read more

Column: Quirky, passionate teacher fueled my fire to write

A prompt from another newspaper on Facebook last week got me thinking about fall, back to school and the teachers who influenced my life. Read more

Districts flock to technology for managing visitors

As a principal, Geoff Stands wouldn’t have known if a campus visitor was a registered sex offender unless they told him so. Read more

Ybarra budget request includes salary boost for veteran teachers

Teacher pay raises are a centerpiece of Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s 2020-21 budget request. Read more

Reclaim Idaho launches education funding initiative

The group that was the driving force for Medicaid expansion now has its sights on education spending. Read more

Sports

Volleyball: CV girls pull out five-set win over Prairie

COTTONWOOD – The Clearwater Valley volleyball team hadn’t won in three previous matches, having faced two Whitepine League powerhouses for … Read more

Volleyball: Kendrick sweeps Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – The Kendrick girls, having faltered in the district tournament a year ago, played like a team with state tournament aspiratio… Read more

Soccer: Acton scores three as Bulldogs roll Orofino

GRANGEVILLE – Aidan Acton struck twice in rapid succession during the first half Sept. 10 against Orofino, and notched the hat trick goal a… Read more

Bulldog of the Week: Norman, GHS break through

“We had never beaten them since I’ve been here,” Grangeville senior middle blocker JaKaili Norman said of the Bulldogs’ five-set win over P… Read more

Soccer: Grangeville girls bury St. Maries; late PK nets Lumberjack boys a draw

ST. MARIES – Grangeville’s girls carried a 1-0 lead into the second half of what became a 6-0 Intermountain League win Saturday, Sept. 7. Read more

Football: Prairie thumps Raft River in opener

The Prairie football boys sent a message to the rest of their 1AD1 classification with a 56-12 neutral site win Saturday, Sept. 7, at Middl… Read more

Opinion

Guest column: Square root of stupid – K12 Educational Task Force proposal making IRI scores all that matter

By Levi B Cavener

Idaho Education news reported this month that Governor Little’s K12 Education Task Force Co-Chair, Bill Gilbert, has a plan to improve Gem … Read more