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Alcohol a suspected factor in Nov. 18 crash

Citations are pending in a suspected alcohol-related injury crash on White Bird hill last week.

Minor injuries result from Nov. 20 three-vehicle crash at US 95 intersection

Minor injuries resulted from a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Grangeville’s Main Street and U.S. Highway 95 last Friday, Nov. 20.

Tribe health center awarded half-million USDA grant

Nearly a half-million in federal grant dollars has been awarded to the Nez Perce Tribe Nimiipuu Health Center as part of an overall $23.4 million investment through USDA Rural Development.

Dec. 3 hearing set for comment on 129,000-pound truck route applications

Evening meeting set in Kamiah

Public comment will be taken at a Thursday, Dec. 3, hearing in Kamiah on applications allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on sections of U.S. Highway 12, and state highways 13 and 162

Council to review helicopter ordinance for change, passage at Dec. 7 meeting

An ordinance prohibiting helicopter landings and takeoffs within the municipal limits is before the Grangeville City Council. Last week, the council held a first reading on the proposed regulation, and at its Dec. 7 meeting the six-person board will consider the matter for adoption.

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Lands management topic at Kamiah meeting

Shamley spoke to ICFB members at Nov. 14 annual assembly

“Is the question whether we can afford to manage the lands, or can we afford not to manage the lands at a state level?” questioned Doyel Shamley. CEO for Nevada-based Veritas Research Consulting, Shamley spoke to more than 50 people in attendance at last Saturday’s Nov. 14, Idaho County Farm Bureau annual meeting in Kamiah.

No good alternative to being locked out of our forest

Letter to the Editor

The Lochsa Land Exchange has reared its ugly head again, and nothing in the past three years has changed to make it a better plan for the citizens of Idaho County, the users and owners of our public lands.

Winter Magic: Saturday tree lighting set at Grangeville park Area towns to host events starting Dec. 4

Winter Magic tree lighting, sponsored by Grangeville Horizons Recreation Committee, is set for Pioneer Park Saturday, Nov. 28, 5 p.m.

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It's Your Business: Join Silver Dollar, Hilltop, Hangout for Thanksgiving

Join neighbors and friends on Thanksgiving Day at the Silver Dollar in White Bird. Bring a dish to share and visit with friends.

Democrats to meet Nov. 30; Maldonado to be guest speaker

Idaho County Democrats will hold their last 2015 meeting at the Twisted Cellar in Grangeville Monday, Nov. 30.

Extra Idaho State Police patrols through holiday, Nov. 29

Idaho State Police troopers are conducting extra seat belt emphasis patrols through Nov. 29 for “All Hands on Deck” in conjunction with the beginning of stepped up enforcement of Idaho’s seat belt law.

State sells two timber sales

The Idaho Department of Lands sold two timber sales on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Kamiah.

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Volunteers make ornaments for yearly memorial ‘Tree of Lights’ program

Hospice volunteers have been busy cutting and pasting. A group of ladies have been getting together to cut and make intricate paper ornaments for the annual Tree of Lights memorial celebration.

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Main Street Lights

That sign the holidays are getting closer: the annual decorating of Grangeville’s Main Street lampposts. Volunteers were out last Friday morning, Nov. 13, putting up 50 new lighted Christmas garlands, assisted by an Avista crew. Among those helping last week included (pictured) Jane and Craig Spencer.

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Oh, deer! Girls help young animal in distress

What started out as a leisurely afternoon horseback ride for two local girls turned into more of an adventure than they had bargained for.