Christon Medley of Grangeville, an employee of Idaho County Light and Power, was winner of the 4 Weeks of Christmas giveaway’s second week. She received a $250 gift certificate to B&B Bargain. See this page or go online to enter by answering questions for next week’s prize of a $500 gift certificate from Bud’s PowerSports in Cottonwood.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Beginning Nov. 1, Idahoans were able to purchase health and dental insurance for 2018 on the Idaho health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho. The exchange is the only place in the state where individuals can purchase health insurance and receive a tax credit to help offset the costs of their monthly premium.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Permits for Christmas tree cutting are now available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as several local vendors. Free permits are also available to all fourth graders through the Every Kid in a Park program.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The public is invited to the annual Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial Service Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Grangeville Senior Citizens Center (108 Grangeville Truck Route). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. This is sponsored and organized by the staff and volunteers of the Syringa Hospice Program. The candlelight service will include a memorial service for loved ones, music and inspirational poems.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
More than $6,000 in Idaho STEM Action Center grants were awarded locally, the purpose for which is to advance science, technology, engineering, and math education. The Grangeville Centennial Library received $2,115 to host an “Intro to 3D Printing Design & Fabrication” workshop at both their facility and also at Grangeville Elementary/Middle School. Mountain View School District 244 received $2,419.78. The plan is to use the Amazon Fire 8 tablets for Khan Academy personalized instruction in a math remediation course designed to help struggling students in the pre-algebra through geometry course-work at the junior high and high school levels.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Tenmile Mining District has scheduled an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Harpster Store and RV Park, with the meeting to follow a rock show that day. Meeting topics will be road closures, Wild and Scenic River, and local government land use plan. Guest speaker will be Marty Gardner. Contact Ron Miller, 208-983-6546, or firstname.lastname@example.org.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (ISPH) celebrates five years of continuous operations this month. ISPH launched on Nov. 26, 2012, and has grown steadily ever since, adding shifts to achieve 24/7 phone response in 2014.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The annual Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Sunday, Nov. 19, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, with more than 200 people in attendance. (Top, L-R) Carla Blewett, Levi Roberts and Bonnie Brouwer serve as (left) Angie Murphy and Wyatt Thanstrom take a minute for a photo.December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
St. Mary’s (Cottonwood) and Clearwater Valley (Orofino) hospitals are among the eight program grantees supported through the new $16 million, five-year Merck Foundation initiative, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. The grant is awarded to help mobilize community-based partners and to improve diabetes care for vulnerable and underserved populations, and SMH-CVHC are the recognized leaders in rural health care in the state of Idaho.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Typical fall gas price savings, in part caused by reduced demand and the switch to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend fuel, have been slow to arrive this year, both on the national level and here in Idaho. Unfortunately, it’s the continuation of a trend. Since Oct. 1 of this year, the U.S. average price has dropped 4.5 cents, while the Gem State’s pump price has decreased by 10 cents. Based on current market conditions, AAA projects prices will drop by another 5 to 20 cents to end the year.November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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