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New Views For July 4 Border Days Firecracker Fun Run

Route change this year to protect runners’ safety

The Firecracker Fun Run will go off this July 4 as it has for years, but will pop a bit differently this year.

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Idaho auctions second Good Neighbor Authority timber sale on federal lands

Syringa-area cut to net $2.2 million

The State of Idaho auctioned another U.S. Forest Service timber sale today as part of a state-federal partnership to increase management activities on federal lands in Idaho.

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Planned Avista power outage June 27 to impact 650 customers

Affected: customers in Elk City, Red River, Dixie and Orogrande

Planned outage needed as Avista performs upgrades on June 27; Avista to perform maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in and near Grangeville

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Earthquake reported in western Idaho County

USGS marks magnitude 2.5 wobble

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.5 earthquake at a depth of about 3,300 feet centered 18 miles west northwest of White Bird and 22 miles southwest of Cottonwood.

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Pacific Cabinets Inc. names Casey Forsmann as GM

Steve Frei, current President and CEO, recently announced Casey Forsmann has been named general manager of Pacific Cabinets Inc. Forsmann was previously the operations manager controlling both the engineering department as well as production.

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Corral Dust: Two Shiznits food trailers; drill team celebrates 60 years

This year’s Border Days rodeos are all night rodeos, which seems to be crowd pleasers. Rodeos are going to be July 1, 2 and 3, all at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 2, will be family night, there will be a “no alcohol” seating section available. On Monday, July 3, it’s a “Pink Out the Stands” night. The Border Days Committee is raising money to support local cancer charities. For everyone wearing something pink the committee will donate $1 to a local cancer charity.

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It's Your Business: Kooskia splash pad to open June 24; Ferdinand clinic gets new veterinarian

Freedom Northwest Credit Union (Kamiah/Kooskia) will present the new splash pad at Kooskia City Park this Saturday, June 24, noon. Wear your swimsuit, get a hot dog and see how the new splash pad works!

Grangeville Farmers’ Market to open July 1

Saturday, July 1, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will kick off the 2017 season, in Pioneer Park on East Main Street in Grangeville. All vendors will be set up by the 9 a.m. start time.

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Flying High: Circus in Kooskia

PHOTO GALLERY: Simone the Trapeze Artist wowed crowds at both Grangeville and Kooskia when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus traveled to Idaho County for four shows June 17 and 19.

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Delays lessened; state licensing fix still months away

'It’s getting better; it’s not as long as it was'

Delays have lessened but still remain an issue for driver’s license issuing in Idaho County, as well as across the state, due to continued system compatibility issues that likely may not be resolved until next year.

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County payroll, employees up 2005-2015; more emphasis on health, manufacturing

U.S. Census report: Business Patterns

Though there may be fewer business establishments in Idaho County than there were a decade ago, U.S. Census estimates released recently show an increase during this same period in both employees and annual payroll.

June 29 outage to affect ICLP’s Grangeville, Salmon River areas

Event to run 4 to 6 a.m.

Idaho County Light & Power is going to have a scheduled outage that will affect the Grangeville and Salmon River areas for two hours on Thursday, June 29, from 4 to 6 a.m.

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Melvin Gill chosen as 2017 Border Days grand marshal

‘No regrets’ for Cow Creek rancher

Climbing up a winding road on Cow Creek from the small town of Lucile and into the Salmon River mountains, located on a strip of land that runs between the Snake and Salmon rivers, sits the Gill Ranch. “I’ve been here all my life,” smiled Melvin Gill.

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Main Street Flags Up For Border Days

Crews with Avista and the Border Days Committee were out early Tuesday morning, June 20, hanging flags along Grangeville’s Main Street, another indicator the four-day celebration — July 1-4 — is nearly upon us.

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Emergency communications demo June 24-25 in Kamiah

Want to know how to communicate across town or around the world when cell phones, phone lines and power lines are out? As part of the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day exercise, the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will have three radio transceivers and temporary antennas set up at Riverside Park in Kamiah this Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to this two-day event, June 24-25.

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