June 22, 2016
The clothes you wear don’t always make a difference in the world, but the color you wear July 3 can make a big difference locally. The Border Days Committee and 2016 Royalty have declared Sunday night at the rodeo “Pink Out the Stands” night. For everyone who wears pink to the rodeo, Grangeville Border Days will donate $1 to a local cancer fund.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market (GFM) will be starting its 10th market season Saturday, July 2. In celebration, the steering committee has plans to enter a float in the Border Days parade Sunday, July 3, along with more celebration events to follow throughout the market season. Gordon Talley will be performing music at the first market.
Thanks to Larson’s clothing store for the donation of their nice, handled paper bags for Quilts of Valor recipients to place their quilts in. This group of veterans received their quilts at the Keuterville Pub and Grub on Memorial Day.
Reminder: The three Idaho County Recycling sites (Grangeville, Kooskia and Cottonwood) will be closed Saturday, July 2, so volunteers can enjoy the holiday weekend activities.
Don’t forget: Pink Out the Stands is set for the rodeo Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. For everyone who wears pink, $1 will be donated by the Border Days Committee to a local cancer charity. Support the rodeo and support your local friends and family members who may be experiencing complication from a cancer diagnosis.
Insurance help for wildlife survivors is the topic of a Roadmap to Recovery workshop set Tuesday, June 28, Kamiah Fire Station on Main Street, starting at 6 p.m. Those property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed are encouraged to attend. Topics covered will be navigating your insurance claim, extending deadlines, recovering “held back” depreciation and full value on your property, and overcoming challenges around the one-year anniversary. Free copies of the Disaster Recovery Handbook and Household Inventory Guide will be available.
Thomas Schwartz of White Bird donned his uniform and marched with the Salmon River color guard at the White Bird Days parade Saturday, June 18. See parade results, 5A; rodeo results, page 8B.
PICH (Partners Inspiring Community Health) held the last of its Extreme Adventure Club offerings Saturday, June 11: disc golf at Lions Park, instructed by Kevin Asker. Eleven kids participated, and pictured is Laura Nelson (center, between, L-R, Asker and volunteer Gary McEwen) who won the closest to the basket disc throw at the end of our event. Overall, 17 participants went to Pizza Factory for lunch to wrap up this season’s extreme adventures for kids.
Jackson seeks $3.5M in tort
A Kamiah wrecking company owner is seeking $3.5 million in damages as part of a tort claim filed last week against the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).
A Lucile woman received injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Riggins last Friday.
It’s official: After nearly two years on the back burner, Mountain View School District 244’s board agreed to offer soccer this fall at Grangeville High School.
One of Idaho’s smallest school districts was the top performing district in SAT scores for its students. Salmon River Joint School District 243 in Riggins, with about 100 students enrolled, had an average SAT score of 1,123.
‘It’s been a rough year – and it’s not even over’
June 10 will be forever etched in the minds of Peggy Blankenship Sprute and her two youngest children, Della and Remington. The three were in their old Reservoir Road farmhouse in Cottonwood when, just before noon, the lights began to flicker. “I thought it was just because of a storm,” shrugged 17-year-old Della. “I had been downstairs and went back up toward my room and then yelled, ‘Mom! There’s smoke!’” recalled 13-year-old Remington.
Reconstruction work at the Idaho County Airport will be completed this year, due to timely award of a Federal Aviation Administration grant. Notice to proceed for Valley Paving of Cottonwood is for mid-July on the $1,498,485 taxiway project, according to airport manager Mike Cook. This will be conducted alongside the $4.020 million runway reconstruction project that began June 6.
Three years after a sex scandal struck the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, United States District Judge Edward Lodge on June 10 dismissed a federal civil case against Sheriff Doug Giddings, Undersheriff Jim Gorges and Idaho County.