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County investigating thousands in cash found at property

Who left a sealed container of tens of thousands of dollars at a remote Keuterville property, and why? Investigators are “looking into possible reasons,” according to Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings, and whether criminal intent, if any, may be involved.

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Warm temps bad for tubing: Decision by Friday to close tube hill; ski slopes active

Sun worshipers may be enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures, but the rising mercury hasn’t been good for both snow levels and attendance numbers at Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.

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Open Lions Park to pooches? Council hears request for dog cleanup stations

With disc golf up and running at Grangeville Lions Park, organizer Kevin Asker is hoping the public facility goes to the dogs.

Capital Report: District 7 legislators weigh in on 2015 issues from education to lands

With the 2015 Idaho Legislative Session under way, District 7 legislators are weighing in on the issues they would like to see addressed this year.

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Hells Canyon Dam road blocked by slide may open to one lane Friday

Tentative reopening is for this Friday, Jan, 30, for the road to Hells Canyon Dam, closed exactly a week ago following a rock slide that blocked both lanes of travel.

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DeRamus joins Shopper, Free Press staff

Idaho County Free Press and Shopper advertisers may have noticed a new face – or voice on the phone – at the shop. Ashley DeRamus joined the staff in November. She was hired as a sales representative and will be selling advertising space and advising local business owners on designing ads.

Three Riggins trustee seats open in May election

Salmon River Joint School District 243 will have three board of trustee positions up for election May 19.

Ray Holes Saddle Company hosts horsehair pottery display

It’s time again to start thinking about Lewis-Clark State College Grangeville Outreach enrichment classes.

State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Jan. 23, at Kamiah. Rack of Yak, located 12 miles east of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,595 MBF was sold for an average price of $381 per M. Proceeds will benefit the Public School Endowment.

Provide documentation for veteran designation on Idaho driver’s license

Idaho now offers a veteran designation on both driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Market Report: January 28, 2015

Sales Yards, Grain Market

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No SRS in sight; county plans gun show fund-raiser

Search and rescue dollars aren’t famous among the monies local jurisdictions receive from the federal government in the form of Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payouts. PILT was renewed late last year, but while Idaho County and local school districts anxiously await Congressional action on SRS, Idaho County Undersheriff Jim Gorges is trying to schedule a gun show to help fund one of the county’s basic services.

Register by Monday for soil health workshop set Feb. 10 in Ferdinand

Several speakers will be presenting multifaceted approaches for agricultural producers to consider as part of a soil health workshop set for Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Ferdinand.

Annual average pay up in Idaho County from 2004-13

Workers’ pay has increased in Idaho County within the past decade, recovering economic ground that many counties throughout the U.S. have not.

Feb. 10 comment deadline on new EQIP rule

Proposed changes plan to simplify regulations in the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Public comment on the change is being taken through Feb. 10.

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