Three-way race for commission in District 2

Election 2014: Idaho County

Voters have a three-way race of newcomers to decide from in the choice for Idaho County Commission District 2. Up for vote in the Nov. 4 general election, the two-year term is sought by Independent Matthew D. Bybee, Republican Mark A. Frei and Democrat Jerry Zumalt, all of Grangeville. The position’s annual salary is $23,945.

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PES only Idaho school to be honored

Blue ribbon winners

The words on the wall inside Prairie Elementary School says, “Every child learning -every day.” Teachers and staff take this seriously, as was evident based on a recent award.

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Mass casualty drill trains providers for the worst

‘These trainings help keep mutual benefit and respect and allow some back-and-forth. I can only foresee this cooperation getting better and better.’

What is it like to be dead for an hour? Christopher Osborne – who played one of eight shooting victims for a mass casualty drill held last week – said, “You get a lot of attention.” A simulated emergency call went out at 5:28 p.m. on Oct. 15. By 6 p.m., responders from several area agencies had arrived equipped to play-act a deadly scene at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.

Lost hunter under care due to ordeal

A lost Boise hunter was hospitalized following his nearly five-day ordeal in the back country near Warren.

Regional news

A grant was awarded from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant in May to the City of Orofino to match funds needed to renovate the Rex Theatre. The reel to reel projectors were removed to make room for the new equipment which will transform the nearly 100-year-old theatre.

Market Report

Cottonwood livestock auctions Oct. 17, Lewiston livestock auctions Oct. 15, and Grangeville grain market Oct. 21.

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Doughty opens Quilt Treasures

“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to have my own quilting shop,” said Christina Doughty. That dream comes true this week when she and her family open “Quilt Treasures.”

Recipes sought from county residents

It's Your Business

Hey Idaho County – do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? I need one of your favorite family holiday recipes. Just e-mail them to me as well as why it’s a family favorite or where/who it came from, along with your name, the town you live in, and a “mug shot” photo to use along with it. These will appear in an upcoming recipe booklet. Hurry! Get them to me no later than Nov. 10! E-mail to

Tax commission wants feedback on state tax info

The Idaho State Tax Commission wants public feedback on how well the agency is providing information on taxes.

ISP investigates collision

Idaho State Police is investigating a multiple injury crash that occurred earlier this month at the Johnston and Tolo Lake roads intersection west of Grangeville.

Notes from the Idaho County Commission Oct. 14

Guests/Presenters: Molly Terhaar-Claims, Carolyn Schoeneweis, Denice Laritz, ...

Court Records: Oct. 22, 2014

Idaho County District Court, Judge Michael J. Griffin, Magistrate Jeff Payne ...

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Sunday, Oct. 12 Grangeville – Deer shot on private property Cove Rd/TRA – FISH & GAME; Medical Reservation Line Rd; Cow in Rd Mt Idaho Grade Rd & Cove Rd/NRR; Closed season mule deer...

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Gold Ferry crossing - RP hit a deer, has extensive front end damage. Vehicle, red Dodge Caliber is parked at the historial site not blocking. RP is home now in Orofino and was advised to call in the morning for a report. ...

Incumbent focus on ‘less government involvement’

Election 2014: District 7 Senate race: Drews, Nuxoll

Cottonwood Republican Sheryl Nuxoll will face off for re-election on Nov. 4 against Democrat challenger Casey Drews (D) of Osburn for the District 7 Senate seat.