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Austad is new Ida-Lew ED specialist

Jessaca Austad has found her niche. Austad started her new job as Idaho-Lew Economic Development Specialist June 1. “I love this job – every day I think, ‘I get paid to do this!’” she smiled from her office above the Grangeville Post Office on Main Street.

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Former CV student makes medical mission trip to Peru

Christine Schmidt recently spent 14 life changing days in Peru. The former Harpster resident and attendee of Clearwater Valley High School in Kooskia has forged ahead in her education and career choices, which led her to the pivotal trip.

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Community Briefs - July 27, 2016

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s luncheon for Aug. 3 has been canceled due to vacation Bible school. The next meal is set for Aug. 17, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

White Bird News: White Bird News resumes with Toni Baker

Let’s have some fun, but in the meantime we need to let everyone know what is happening in our little canyon. I am going to be attempting to write the White Bird news for the Free Press. Let me introduce myself…I am Toni Baker and although I do not live here in White Bird, I feel that enough of the folks know me and that we can get the word out as to the comings and goings on from down here.

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Hot Summer Nights 2016

Riggins City Park provided a shady venue for the annual Hot Summer Nights celebration. Among the weekend’s offerings included a classics car show that drew participants (left, top) to visit with each other and about the old iron. Below, a member of The Fabulous Chancellors, lays down a beat in Saturday’s July 23 performance.

Riggins News - Blood drive on tap for Aug. 9, 10

y Sweet 16 quote of the week is “Be the Reason someone believes in the good of people.” The Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program has one more session left on Tuesday, Aug. 2, due to the two power outages in July. Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m. Miss Susan has had a great summer reading program; Thanks so much having this valuable reading program for our little ones, Miss Susan.

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Times Past: More Than A Century Of Idaho County News - July 27, 2016

•FERDINAND – The City of Ferdinand was awarded a $150,000 economic development grant from Idaho Commerce and Labor for renovation work to the Ferdinand Community Gym. The grant will fund work to make the gym more user friendly and is expected to be complete in December

Elk City News - Dixie Days set for Aug. 6, 7

This year’s 105th Dixie Days celebration is coming up fast – Aug. 6 and 7. They are selling raffle tickets at $20 for 20 tickets with the raffle prizes to be a 180 Stihl chain saw and a handmade quilt. Get in on the drawing to be held Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

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Riggins woman wins LCSC poster contest

Lewis-Clark State College’s Becca Eller has been named the winner of the 2016 Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s (PGSF) national poster design competition.

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Birth - Rylynn Jean Davis

Shelby VonBargen and Zachariah Davis are the parents of a baby girl. Rylynn Jean Davis was born June 21, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewiston at 8:29 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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Program good for youth, natural resources

Five Idaho County teens are getting paid to spend time outdoors this summer. The youth have been sprucing up popular recreation sites in the area while gaining work experience learning about natural resources. The crew is part of the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) program.

Organization News

- Grangeville Senior Citizens - Pioneer Senior Citizens

In the News - July 20, 2016

Work started Monday, July 18, on application of a double seal coat to an approximate 18-mile section of State Highway 14. The work will preserve the roadway surface and provide greater traction for motorists.

Riggins News: Hot Summer Nights set for this weekend

My sweet 16 quote for the week is “When you cannot control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.” Riggins will be sizzling this weekend! Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is this Friday and Saturday July 22-23 in the Riggins City Park.

Cottonwood News: Cloud a reminder of God’s care

We spent the weekend in the mountains behind Elk City and had a great time. We found huckleberries and caught fish, so that was good.