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Plan ahead to register, vote in upcoming Nov. 8 election

Election 2016

The Nov. 8 general election is less than three weeks away, and Idaho County voters are being asked to choose elected officials and answer ballot questions. Those wanting to weigh in their decisions must be registered to vote. What requirements are necessary to become a voter and what is the process?

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DNP Hammatt seeing patients at Syringa

Although she is a new health care provider at Syringa Hospital and Clinics, DNP Julie Hammatt knows her way around the hospital. “I have spent a couple years as an emergency department RN here at Syringa while I obtained my Doctor of Nursing Practice,” she said.

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Golden Harvest

Assembly draws neighbors, apples to start a tasty fall

Even the yellow jackets were friendly. Such was the golden fall Clearwater Valley morning on Saturday, Oct. 1, as several dozen people gathered at the Tahoe QRU building on Leitch Creek Road to combine apples and elbow grease into smooth, sweet cider.

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Olds pick for judge position

New public defender sought

Grangeville attorney Victoria Olds will serve as magistrate judge for Lewis County. Olds was selected by the Second District Magistrate Commission last Thursday, Oct. 6, to replace retiring Magistrate Judge Stephen Calhoun. It is expected she will be sworn in January 2017.

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Eller offering reliable home caregiving, more

Are you seeking care for your loved one but want to ensure they are well taken care of with dignity? That’s exactly what Erica Eller, fifth generation White Birdian, is offering. Eller is a 25-year veteran of a caregiving.

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County OK ends SR road dispute

After years of arguing with the Federal Highway Administration over the Salmon River Road, Idaho County has accepted the Salmon River Road was “completed…per the project agreement” in September 2013. The county had been seeking changes that could make the road cheaper to maintain.

Voters to decide highway districts plan to combine

Election 2016: Good Roads, Union consolidation

Included on the November ballot for Idaho County is a question regarding the consolidation of Good Roads Highway District No. 2 and Union Independent Highway District. Idaho County Commissioners are proposing a single consolidated highway district to be known as Union Independent Highway District.

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Newcomers vie for house seat: Chilcott

Election 2016: Dist. 7A (Chilcott)

‘Important to do a good job for everyone in the district’ — Chilcott

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Newcomers vie for house seat: Giddings

Election 2016: Dist. 7A (Giddings)

‘My priority is to keep the flow of communication open’ — Giddings

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Kooskia Cowboy Breaks Loose

District 3 High School Rodeo held its last event for the fall season on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at the Riggins Rodeo grounds. The season starts up again with events beginning late-April 2017. Pictured here on Sunday was Luke Olsen of Kooskia in the junior high breakaway event.

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Up Close With Firefighters

Kinder Ready Klub students at Grangeville Elementary Middle School learned about fire safety Friday, Oct. 7, with the help of Grangeville volunteer firefighters Andrew Lane and Tom Jacobs.

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Cause under investigation in Oct. 5 Stites mobile home fire

Cause is undetermined for last week’s fire that destroyed a Stites double-wide mobile home. The rental residence at 420 Old School Avenue was determined a total loss, according to Fire Chief Mark Anderson, Kooskia Volunteer Fire Department.

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It's Your Business: Chamber meeting on tap for Oct. 20

Bulldog cards, to benefit the Grangeville schools music department, are on sale now at the school. Cards are $10 apiece and are also available at Grangeville Flower Shop, Seasons, Pizza Factory, Grangeville Country Club, Shear Magic and Crema Café.

Alcohol suspected factor in U.S. 12 fatality accident

Alcohol is a suspected factor in last week’s three-vehicle fatality accident at Kamiah. Rex D. Pevehouse, 83, of Orofino, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Lewiston man charged with felony DUI in Oct. 4 Woodland Road double-injury crash

A Lewiston man is charged with aggravated DUI, a felony, and misdemeanor driving without privileges following last week’s single-vehicle injury crash on Woodland Road. Steven E. Maconnell, 35, is set for an Oct. 17 preliminary hearing.