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Stout to discuss Cambodia trip; Riggan concert scheduled for Sunday; McNeely to talk about White Bird; Basic Amateur Radio Class is Oct. 4.

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New-Sibley birthday celebration Sept. 20

Family and friends are invited to an 80th birthday bash for Frankie New-Sibley Saturday, Sept. 20, at Super 8 Motel Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Freedom of religion art, essay contest open to students

An art and essay contest focusing on the First Amendment is open to local students.

Sports history hits home

Book includes local sports figures

Think you know sports history? Come up against Lewiston’s Dick Riggs and you just may change your position.

Tempus Fugit: Sept. 17

A look at the history of Idaho County.

Toad warts? Maybe ...

There was a big toad hunkered down in the corner of my office this morning when I opened, and I thought, with all the fires around us, trucks and firefighters in and out, and with fall coming on fast, this little guy is just a survivor.

Instrument rental help needed for CV school

Donations are presently needed to help students with rental fees for musical instruments in the Clearwater Valley Music Department. Rental fees are $25 per semester or $50 per year. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, contact the school office at 926-4511 or by email at:

Run sees 130 participate

The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Call 839-2493 or 839-2414.

Unit hunts in 14, 15 shortened

For those of you who hunt, you probably know that hunting in units 14, 15 and 16 has been shortened to two weeks.

Septemberfest is Saturday

The Elk City Saloon and Cafe would like to invite everyone to the third annual Septemberfest and Salsa Competition.

Wine sought for annual event

Bräts & Brew Fest plans are taking shape. The sauerkraut is in the crock and board members are gathering items for the auctions. As a side event this year, we are looking for anyone who would like to donate a bottle of wine. We will accept any kind. We will sell corks that are numbered and you will get the corresponding bottle.

Chili cookoff is Sept. 27

The Salmon River Art Guild is looking forward to seeing you at our 50th Fall Regional Show. They are starting to receive reservations for the banquet which will be held on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in Riggins. There will be a choice of barbecued chicken or baked chicken with the dinner. Price is $18 for adults, $9 for children (6-12) and free for 5 years and under. (This covers meal, gratuity and tax.) RSVPs need to be received by Sept. 26 in order to notify the caterer. Contact Nancy Gresham at 839-2493 or email Thank you everyone for helping the art guild celebrate their 50th anniversary!

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Goehring leaves lasting gift

‘We saw the [GHS] sign’

As the ’80s lyrics go, “I saw the sign. I opened up my eyes and saw the sign.” A new brightly-painted sign at Grangeville High School is hard to miss. And that’s a good thing.

Democrats set Oct. 11 for dinner, auction

Idaho County Democrats will host an election year dinner Saturday, Oct. 11.

Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting deputy

Paul Lee Oatman, 33, of Kamiah, was sentenced Monday, Sept. 15, to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Oatman to pay $25,719 in restitution and serve 100 hours of community service. He was found guilty by a jury on June 26, 2014.