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Taxiway closure starts Tuesday, July 25, at the Idaho County Airport

Fixed-wing aircraft will still be able to use facility

Construction work starts at the Idaho County Airport on Tuesday, July 25. A portion of the taxiway will be closed during this approximate 10-day period, as will a second portion during another closure tentatively set to start Aug. 8 and last around five days.

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Soccer Squads Square Off

The Camas Prairie Cup — a four-on-four soccer tournament held last Saturday morning, July 15, drew teams from as far away as Moscow to the GHS soccer field, including the Lewiston-Clarkston VYSA player pictured at left.

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Golf results.

Raspberry Festival 5K set to run Aug. 6

Registration is open for the 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk that kicks off the day of family fun at Raspberry Festival on Aug. 6.

America the Beautiful Senior Passes locally in short supply

Due to recent high demand, offices across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are currently experiencing a shortage of America the Beautiful Senior Passes. The forest is working to get more passes in stock.

Sports

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Soccer Squads Square Off

The Camas Prairie Cup — a four-on-four soccer tournament held last Saturday morning, July 15, drew teams from as far away as Moscow to the GHS soccer field, including the Lewiston-Clarkston VYSA player pictured at left.

Scorecard

Golf results.

Raspberry Festival 5K set to run Aug. 6

Registration is open for the 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk that kicks off the day of family fun at Raspberry Festival on Aug. 6.

News

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Taxiway closure starts Tuesday, July 25, at the Idaho County Airport

Fixed-wing aircraft will still be able to use facility

Construction work starts at the Idaho County Airport on Tuesday, July 25. A portion of the taxiway will be closed during this approximate 10-day period, as will a second portion during another closure tentatively set to start Aug. 8 and last around five days.

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Weeds beware: Kaschmitter is on patrol

Nineteen-year-old Emily Kaschmitter knew she needed a summer job that paid well. What she didn’t know is that this thought would lead her on the path to entrepreneurship. The soon-to-be college sophomore, who graduated in 2016 from Grangeville High School, is used to working.

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Schwab joins United Country

United Country Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services has a new face, but it’s a familiar one for the area. Brandy Schwab has joined the business as a real estate agent.

Opinion

Take collective breath and get it solved, MVSD

Editorial

Mountain View School District 244 teacher negotiations started in May. As of today, July 19, contracts for 2017-18 are not yet ironclad. Why? Because MVSD school board and the teacher’s union have not come to an agreement on salaries and benefits. Although negotiations have been an open process to this point, the impasse has now turned the tide in a different direction.

Brandt about to make the county’s budget problem your budget problem

Editorial

Idaho County Commission chairman Skip Brandt has a problem. And he’s about to turn his problem into your problem. The problem is one taxpayers pay commissioners to solve. There is a hole in the revenue side of the county road and bridge department’s fiscal 2018 budget – a hole where federal forest funds used to fill in for lost federal timber revenues.

Unleashing potential of American entrepreneur

Guest Opinion

Small business owners need real regulatory relief. They need an advocate to force government agencies to consider the impact of regulations on their businesses. They need a chance to look up from the massive piles of paperwork required by each of the thousands of new regulations passed over the last eight years. And, most importantly, they need Washington out of their way.

Community

Riggins News: Bible school set to begin this Monday

My quote of the week is “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” — Tom Bodett VBS begins this coming Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Salmon River Community Church led by the Texas Team. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. All kiddos, friends, cousins, and neighbors 4 years old through 5th graders are invited to join the Texas Team for a super week of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts. Come a bit early to miss the rush.

Lowell / Syringa News: ‘Dog days’ bring families in

Family reunions upriver, cousins, brothers, sisters, mom, dad, gramma, and gramps, too. They bring their dogs, they float the river, they roast marshmallows and barbecue steaks and hot dogs. They fish, they hike, they go out on their ATVs and horses; they are having a good time in Idaho.

Elk City News: Elk City Days set for Aug. 11-12

More Elk City Days (Aug. 11-12) events coming up next: Friday afternoon and evening will be pretty busy. There will be a presentation honoring veterans by Linda Lanier at the school, Friday at 7 p.m. Be sure to attend after the baseball game. Live music will be featured on Saturday evening at the VFW. And don’t forget the Forest Service v. Town baseball game, Friday at 6 p.m.