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Probert: J-Bar fire salvage project decision to be withdrawn

Earlier this month, a federal court ordered a preliminary injunction in the civil case over the Forest Service’s Johnson Bar Fire Salvage project. The order stopped salvage logging near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic rivers, which was set to begin as early as May 16. Now the salvage logging project is being withdrawn.

River conditions stall search for missing women

Car involved in crash located

River conditions continue to hamper search efforts for two University of Idaho students who are presumed drowned following a vehicle accident into the Salmon River last week.

Kids Klub drops grant application

Multiple factors have nonprofit exploring options

Kids Klub is withdrawing its request for Idaho County’s sponsorship of a block grant, which Clearwater Economic Development Association specialist Kelly Dahlquist and Kids Klub members presented to the board earlier this month. According to a letter from CEDA to the county, which Dahlquist presented Tuesday, May 24, the commission’s continuing support for a grant awarded May 13 to Syringa Hospital and Clinics, combined with changes in the hospital’s construction schedule, means Kids Klub’s application might not be accepted.

Grangeville sets Memorial Day programs

Memorial Day services and activities are scheduled for Grangeville for this Monday, May 30.

Body of drowning victim, Despain, found at Stites

Missing for more than a month, the body of drowning victim Burke Despain, 64, of Kalispell, Mont., was found at Stites last week.

Sports

Sports...in brief

Chinook salmon seasons continue; Controlled hunt app deadline coming up; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Grangeville girls b-ball camp coming up; Softball clinic slated; ‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set.

Region’s most-caught fish? Rainbow trout

Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region may be famous for its salmon and steelhead fishing and its pristine rivers with thriving cutthroat trout populations, but in most years more hatchery rainbow trout are harvested here than any other fish.

Not’ to be

Softball

Prairie’s state title hopes were diminished by a diving catch in right field and died on a run-scoring drive in the bottom of the seventh against Notus last Saturday, May 21.

News

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Probert: J-Bar fire salvage project decision to be withdrawn

Earlier this month, a federal court ordered a preliminary injunction in the civil case over the Forest Service’s Johnson Bar Fire Salvage project. The order stopped salvage logging near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic rivers, which was set to begin as early as May 16. Now the salvage logging project is being withdrawn.

River conditions stall search for missing women

Car involved in crash located

River conditions continue to hamper search efforts for two University of Idaho students who are presumed drowned following a vehicle accident into the Salmon River last week.

Grangeville sets Memorial Day programs

Memorial Day services and activities are scheduled for Grangeville for this Monday, May 30.

Opinion

Honor dead by keeping obligations to the living

Editorial

Public commemorations such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Flag Day give veterans those opportunities to remind adults about what we may have taken for granted in our ease and complacency, and to instill in a new generation the essential values of service and duty to our nation. But while we honor the dead this weekend, our ongoing efforts should be to support the living.

Honoring Idaho law enforcement officers

Guest Opinion

During National Police Week this month, our nation honors its law enforcement officers and remembers those who have given their lives protecting our communities. Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Gregory King Moore, a husband and father who served in the Coeur d’Alene Police Department for 16 years before he was killed last year in the line of duty, is among the law enforcement officers who are being honored this National Police Week.

People pitched in for Riverfront Park cleanup

Letter of Thanks

Kamiah Community Partners Coalition wishes to say a big “Thank You” to all those who helped clean up Riverfront Park on Thursday, May 12.

Community

Tempus Fugit - May 25, 2016

•CANFIELD – Governor Ross and Lt. Gov. Mix visited the Canfield country. The community feels it has commissioners on the job. They were able to interest the governor in this section.

Riggins News: Graduation set for this Friday night

My Sweet 16 quote of the week is actually the quote of the SRHS Class of 2016, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Salmon River Graduation for the class of 2016, Morgan Bieren, Hannah Cornforth, Alex Diaz, Beau’D Hopkins, Ethan Mead, Diah Saputia Galland, Victor Schmidt, Ryan Simonson, and Rylie Travis, will take place this Friday May 27, at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Salmon River High School gymnasium. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend this graduation and celebration as well as the reception to follow in the multipurpose room.

Elk City: Taco feed to help fund ECVFD

Memorial Day services will be held at the bridge in Elk City on May 29 at 1 p.m. Let’s get out and honor our veterans. As reported last week, the Elk City VFW Auxiliary and Post is again sponsoring the giant taco feed to benefit the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department on May 28 at the VFW kitchen from 5–7 p.m. The charge is $8 for all-you-can-eat tacos.