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THURSDAY: Fires have consumed 65,000 acres on USFS land so far

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have detected 282 fires, of which roughly two-thirds have popped up since the Aug. 10 lightning storm. More than 65,000 acres have been burned so far this fire season.

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WEDNESDAY: Tepee Springs fire puts Riggins, Pollock on notice

The Tepee Springs Fire grew to the north yesterday, leading the management team there to post a notice that residents should start packing important belongings across a wide tract that includes Riggins, Pollock and surrounding areas.

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Syringa still under threat of wildfire

While the Municipal Complex fires near Orofino, Greer and Reubens are said to be 85 percent contained, and while Clearwater Complex command has made definite progress against the fires in the Kamiah area, Motorway Complex command reported 28 of the 29 blazes in its charge remain uncontained at last check and Selway Complex command was still setting up its shop in Elk City.

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Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction; Western Video Market; CHS Primeland.

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GHS grad makes full circle, takes principal position at GEMS

A new face in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School principal’s chair is actually a familiar face to GEMS.

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Area wildfire results in canceling Friday public meeting, delay of Race Creek Bridge replacement

The public-information meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Riggins Community Center to discuss the Race Creek Bridge replacement project on U.S. 95, has been canceled due to wildfire south of town and the use of the community hall by fire-fighting personnel. The replacement project itself, which was planned to begin Sept. 1, also will be delayed by the fire.

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Idaho County Fair Results 2015

Katrina Frei of Grangeville was crowned the 2016 queen...

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Buyers put $219,162 into Idaho County Fair livestock sale

Sales, animal numbers down from 2014

Numbers were down for both total animals and gross proceeds from Saturday’s Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale.

Idaho County farm producers eligible for assistance, cost-share due to drought

ECP provides cost-share for installing eligible permanent measures

A lack of moisture, over an extended period of time, has caused farm producers in Idaho County to suffer from the effects of severe drought conditions. Farms and ranches experiencing severe drought conditions may be eligible for cost-share assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).

Wheat production practices study runs through Dec. 2

How are Northwest winter wheat farmers using agricultural chemicals and biological pest management alternatives in order to maintain a safe and abundant food supply?

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Hall moves on to new music venue, adventure

He’s a traveling man and it’s time for a change.

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Bledsoe is new PA at Syringa Clinic

CV graduate returns home

Physician assistant Todd Bledsoe has made a full circle. The Clearwater Valley High School graduate is one of the newest faces at Syringa Clinic. “It is good to be back,” he smiled.

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Businesses, individuals make Idaho County Fair a success

It's Your Business

Kamiah Drug is replacing medications for patients who have lost their medication due to fire. Call them at 935-0102.

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‘Keeping our humor up’

Firefighting at Syringa; ‘outpouring of donations’ at Kooskia ARC shelter

Last Friday afternoon, as the hills just west of Syringa on U.S. Highway 12 were smoking and periodically bursting with flare-ups as part of the Motorway Complex, the Schwartz family was out protecting access to their ranch just across the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

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Youth Conservation Corps completes employment

Twenty area youth between the ages of 16 and 18 recently completed eight weeks of training and employment through the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) program.