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Dumped cigarette butts apparent cause of grass fire

A small amount of acreage was burned in an apparent negligence-related grass fire at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Johnston Road (south) Wednesday morning, July 1.

Idaho County Free Press publisher McNab to retire

Klement to start Oct. 1

Idaho County Free Press publisher Andy McNab today announced he will retire Sept. 30, and his job will transition to Free Press advertising director Sarah Klement starting Oct. 1.

Kooskia bans fireworks due to fire conditions

Don’t light that fuse in Kooskia!

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‘Old Glory’ all new for Main Street

Grangeville’s Main Street will have a fresh red-white-and-blue look come July 1.

Getting serious about waste County plan to rework system

The Idaho County Commission is continuing to get serious about reforming the way solid waste disposal works on the Camas Prairie.

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Accidental cause speculated for South Fork Café fire

Stites restaurant destroyed; draws multi-agency firefighter response throughout region

Initial speculation is an accidental cause for last Friday night’s structure fire that destroyed the South Fork Café on Stites’ Main Street.

BLM moves to sell 22 acres at Elk City to Idaho County

Public comment on a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to sell about 22 acres of land is being accepted through July 20.

Fire danger ‘very high;’ fireworks prohibited on national, state lands

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) advise the fire danger is currently ‘very high.’ Citizens are reminded that fireworks are prohibited on national forest and State of Idaho lands.

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Cut Em' Loose! Border Days activities on tap for this week

Idaho County residents and visitors are invited to Cut ‘Em Loose at the 104th annual Border Days celebration July 3-5. A lot of events are set for town and here’s a round-up for all the area cowboys, cowgirls, cowpokes … and everyone else, too...

Camas Prairie Insurance buys Seyers’ business

After 29 years in the insurance business, David and Donna Seyer of Seyer Insurance are ready for a break.

SMH 50th celebration is Wednesday, July 15

Did you know you can read many of the Free Press special publications through the website?

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Corral Dust

For several decades in past issues, a column entitled “Corral Dust” ran. In honor of the upcoming Border Days season, we have decided to revive this old standby.

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Mechanical failure torches truck, spreads to trailer, second vehicle

A Riggins-area couple escaped without injury last week from a fire that consumed their pickup, along with a trailer loaded with a second truck they were hauling.

July meetings set in Kamiah, Lewiston on Nez Perce Forest travel plan

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is holding public meetings in July on the Nez Perce National Forest travel plan. The project is commonly referred to as the Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use (DRAMVU).

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Uhlenkott takes on local DYW title

A change in pace — make that a change in face — is in store for Distinguished Young Women of the Camas Prairie.