May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
Earlier this month, a federal court ordered a preliminary injunction in the civil case over the Forest Service’s Johnson Bar Fire Salvage project. The order stopped salvage logging near the Selway and Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic rivers, which was set to begin as early as May 16. Now the salvage logging project is being withdrawn.
Car involved in crash located
River conditions continue to hamper search efforts for two University of Idaho students who are presumed drowned following a vehicle accident into the Salmon River last week.
Multiple factors have nonprofit exploring options
Kids Klub is withdrawing its request for Idaho County’s sponsorship of a block grant, which Clearwater Economic Development Association specialist Kelly Dahlquist and Kids Klub members presented to the board earlier this month. According to a letter from CEDA to the county, which Dahlquist presented Tuesday, May 24, the commission’s continuing support for a grant awarded May 13 to Syringa Hospital and Clinics, combined with changes in the hospital’s construction schedule, means Kids Klub’s application might not be accepted.
Memorial Day services and activities are scheduled for Grangeville for this Monday, May 30.
Missing for more than a month, the body of drowning victim Burke Despain, 64, of Kalispell, Mont., was found at Stites last week.
A Prairie Elementary School paraprofessional was beyond surprised when she was honored Wednesday, May 18, with the spring 2016 Lewis-Clark State College Division of Education and Kinesiology’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Members of the Montana Ramblers spent some time Saturday, May 21, entertaining the crowds at the ISBA (Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association) Jam at Kamiah’s KOA Campground. Despite threatening clouds, most of the performances made it before the storm hit.
Good Sams seeking vendors for ‘Samboree’ camping event Campout to take place in Cottonwood June 16-19
Have RV, will travel. And a host of big rigs will be traveling to Cottonwood this summer. A Good Sams “Samboree” convention is set to be held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds June 16-19.
“Mental health issues are often very complicated,” stated panel member Senator Dan Schmidt, M.D., Moscow. “Building networks in this state has been a challenge. Mental health providers do not see Idaho as an attractive state for a thriving practice. Psychiatric support is very slim. Family doctors do their best. Whose obligation is it to provide these services to our residents? What serves Boise does not necessarily serve Grangeville.”
It’s hard to believe another year has rolled by, but Border Days is again upon us. This year’s events are set for July 1 through 4 with the rodeo on July 1, 2 and 3, and parades on July 2, 3 and 4. For details stay tuned or go on-line to www.grangevilleborderdays.org or check out the Border Days Facebook page. Do note the parades are July 2 and 3 at 2 p.m., and July 4 at 11 a.m. This is a time change on the Fourth from an earlier announced time.
Election 2016: commission
With last Friday’s departure of Democrat Jim Rehder from the Idaho County Commission race, Republican Denis Duman appears to have an unopposed ballot come the Nov. 8 general election. However, prospective candidates still have until Oct. 11 to file as a write-in for the District 3 commission two-year term position.
Memorial Day Weekend: Lochsa River Madness
“It’s just coming to the Lochsa River for Memorial Day Weekend to go boating. It’s been the most popular weekend for decades, mainly because it coincides with the highest flow on the Lochsa and it is a holiday weekend allowing people to have the time to come out.”
Don’t forget that Red River Hot Springs is under new management. As of May 1, Todd Clift took over the springs and said he is looking forward to the summer season. Call the office at 842-2587 or cell -553-3514. The kitchen is open serving breakfast and lunch in addition to Friday’s taco night and Saturday’s pasta night, 5-7 p.m.
CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Water District will hold an information meeting Saturday, June 4, in Clearwater. The meeting is to inform the customers of Clearwater Water about connecting to the new water service system. The contractor in charge of the water service line placement will be on hand to discuss the procedure and to answer questions. Those who are customers or interested in receiving water service need to attend this meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Contact Lyle Smith at 926-4278.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office call log: May 9-15