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Suspect found ‘dangerously mentally ill’: Godwin murder trial put on hold

The suspect in last year’s murder of a Kooskia man has been declared mentally incompetent, delaying trial in the case into mid-year.

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Practicing to Care: Fire Academy offers hands-on training

The ninth annual Clearwater Fire Academy was held last Friday through Sunday, March 20-22, in Orofino.

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Runway project: FAA priority but ‘not a sure thing’

Final design plans on the proposed $8 million Idaho County Airport runway reconstruction project await Federal Aviation Administration approval, likely within the week. And then there’s just securing the funding.

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Seeing Double: Having twin calves in beef cows

Twin calves born to ranch cows are a mixed blessing. They bring extra profit to the rancher, but require extra work during an already busy time of the year.

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Three years probation ordered for Exxon robbery getaway driver

A Cottonwood woman was placed on probation for up to three years for her role as getaway driver in 2013’s Exxon gas station robbery.

Positions contested for hospital, school boards in May 19 elections

Board positions will be contested in the upcoming May 19 elections for the Syringa Hospital and Mt. View School District 244 (MVSD). Syringa Hospital Board

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Umpqua grant provides iPads for Kids Klub

Thanks to Umpqua Bank, area kids will be a little more tech savvy.

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SMH gets new ambulance

Thanks to a $102,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, a $5,000 donation from St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and a $1,500 donation from the Berklund Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital was able to purchase a new 2014 Chevy G4500 diesel ambulance priced at $146,341.

County weed expert Crabtree to retire; open house is Friday

It's Your Business

Start getting your bikes tuned up and ready now! The Just for the Hill of It bike challenge is Saturday, June 6. Registration or sponsorship forms are available at Syringa Hospital or hospice. All proceeds go to Syringa Hospice.

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Kooskia man arrested in stolen car incident

Jason Ash, 35, of Kooskia was arrested March 16 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to a stolen vehicle.

Court Records: March 25, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

March 25, 2015

Grangeville - Rocks in rd Harpster Grade; Rockslide Hwy 14 MP 11-15; Suspicious person Rieman Rd/NRR; Kooskia - Medical Hwy 12; Medical Toll Rd; Motorcycle complaint Ping St/NRR; ...

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

March 9, 2015 - March 15, 2015

RP states that her boyfriend won’t leave. Boyfriend got on phone and wanted to give story to dispatch...

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Pretty in Pink

Fruit trees are in bloom at the Killgore orchard near the Hammer Creek Bridge south of White Bird. The first day of spring was last Friday, March 20.

MVSD board meeting: GEMS searches for new principal

Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) is on the lookout for a new captain.