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Whitepine League standings hinge on Clearwater Valley-Prairie matchup tonight

Preps Beat Journal

This weekend in local sports features a cross-county football game tonight that has big standings implications in the Whitepine League. On Saturday, high school soccer, volleyball and football action continues -- and a few familiar faces will take the field in Grangeville when the Lewis-Clark Loggers college football team kicks off against the Tacoma Central Sound Warhawks at 5 p.m.

Fire restrictions lifted; burn bans may still apply

With much cooler temperatures and the abundance of precipitation in the past several days, land management agencies have lifted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Riverbreaks and Upland Zones of the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area effective Tuesday, Sept. 19.

FS announces Dixie-Comstock project, Sept. 25 meeting

The interested public’s first look at a plan for work in a 29,850 acre area near Dixie was announced by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in a letter dated Sept. 14, and will be the subject of a meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Dixie Community Center.

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Gomez leads girls’ first season

Bulldog of the Week

Brenda Gomez hadn’t scored a goal quite like that before.

Fire closures rolled back as weather shifts

A large portion of the Middle Fork Elk Zone has reopened thanks to cooler temperatures and slower fire growth of the Highline and Goat Fires burning within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

Sports

Whitepine League standings hinge on Clearwater Valley-Prairie matchup tonight

Preps Beat Journal

This weekend in local sports features a cross-county football game tonight that has big standings implications in the Whitepine League. On Saturday, high school soccer, volleyball and football action continues -- and a few familiar faces will take the field in Grangeville when the Lewis-Clark Loggers college football team kicks off against the Tacoma Central Sound Warhawks at 5 p.m.

Tease photo

Gomez leads girls’ first season

Bulldog of the Week

Brenda Gomez hadn’t scored a goal quite like that before.

Fire closures rolled back as weather shifts

A large portion of the Middle Fork Elk Zone has reopened thanks to cooler temperatures and slower fire growth of the Highline and Goat Fires burning within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

News

Fire restrictions lifted; burn bans may still apply

With much cooler temperatures and the abundance of precipitation in the past several days, land management agencies have lifted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Riverbreaks and Upland Zones of the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area effective Tuesday, Sept. 19.

FS announces Dixie-Comstock project, Sept. 25 meeting

The interested public’s first look at a plan for work in a 29,850 acre area near Dixie was announced by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in a letter dated Sept. 14, and will be the subject of a meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Dixie Community Center.

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Youth MOVE: Students invited to talk about mental health

A youth-driven advocacy group is taking root local. Youth MOVE (Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience) started meeting in Grangeville earlier this year. The group’s purpose is to give youth the tools necessary for them to take an active role in their own recovery with mental illness.

Opinion

Open letter to USFS Regional Forester Marten

What to tell constituents on smokey skies? An open letter to Regional Forester Leanne Marten, Northern Region United States Forest Service, Missoula, Montana 59804 Dear Supervisor, I have been inundated with calls from my constituents relative to what can be done about the smoke in the air from forest fires. They talk of their health being compromised, and their quality of life significantly diminished. They go on to contend that this is just another in a series of many smoke-and-ash-filled summers in recent years. These citizens expect those of us in public service to provide them answers. As the leader of the largest land management organization in northern Idaho, what would you suggest I tell them?

Slavery’s start in U.S.; what happened next?

What always happens to a nation that begins, grows and then declines? The people become arrogant, greedy, and a belief in their manifest destiny takes over. America began with a desire for freedom from the oppressive king and Church of England. The moral differences were secondary and each state was to be allowed to decide what went on within their borders (IE: states’ rights). Slavery in the southern colonies was looked down upon in the northern colonies even though they too had slaves. The first slaves in the colonies were white, and often called “indentured servants.” In 1519, the first black slaves landed in North America.

Issues of tax reform: evasion, moving base

Our Constitution protects us from government including our financial freedom by preventing “direct taxation.” The Founding Fathers of our Constitution recognized the evil nature of taxing productivity and specifically forbade direct taxation in Article I Sections 2, 8, and 9. It all changed in February 1913 with the passage of the 16th Amendment that enables direct taxation and without limits.

Community

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Youth MOVE: Students invited to talk about mental health

A youth-driven advocacy group is taking root local. Youth MOVE (Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience) started meeting in Grangeville earlier this year. The group’s purpose is to give youth the tools necessary for them to take an active role in their own recovery with mental illness.

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Fishing For GHS Homecoming Points

Grangeville High School juniors (front to back) Justin Fogleman and Blake Darr were fishing away as part of the GHS homecoming skit for the “Jaws Juniors” on movie theme day Thursday, Sept. 14. All students participated in daily dress-up themes, class skits, cheers, games and parade.

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Students invited to local career fair Oct. 12

Is your student confused about what to do with his future? Or perhaps your student has definite plans about what she wants to do following graduation. No matter the answer, part of the equation is the upcoming Career and Community Fair.