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Syringa Hospital concerns discussed; trustees delay Main Street helipad issue until spring

“This is very unusual for us to have this many guests – I have never seen this in my five years on the board,” stated Dave Green, chair of Syringa Hospital board, at the regular meeting Monday, July 28. More than 40 people – including hospital administrators, board members and staff — attended the meeting.

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Fire: Forests respond to small blazes

A small fire was found at Burn Creek on the Salmon River Ranger District at 2:50 p.m. last Monday, July 28, and brought under suppression by a 20-person initial attack crew and fire engine. As of Tuesday morning, firefighters were “removing heat and fire from the large logs and continuing to mop up hot spots and stump holes.”

Lochsa land swap stagnates WPT to subdivide, sell 80 acres

About a mile and a half east of the Lochsa Lodge, Western Pacific Timber has a “for sale” sign and about 80 acres up for subdivision and developed. Located near Forest Service Road 111, the land is a tiny portion of the company’s holdings in that area, but the sale would be enough, in WPT attorney Andy Hawes’ words, “to keep the lights on.”

Weekend fun: Kooskia Days; Dixie Days; Raspberry Festival

Kooskia Days are set for this weekend, Aug. 1-3. Friday, Aug. 1, begins with AWANA racer construction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Mendenhall takes deal, pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter charge

Charged in last fall’s murder of a fellow Elk City resident, Tara R. Mendenhall on Monday pleaded guilty to an amended felony of voluntary manslaughter.


Controlled tag purchase deadline coming up

Big game hunters who were drawn in controlled hunt drawings for deer, elk, antelope and bear have only until Aug. 1 to purchase their tags. Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeited.


Swimming, golf results.

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Bar None

These are the all-around winners of the Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See held last Sunday, July 27.