Notes from the Idaho County Commission Jan. 13.

Guests/Presenters: Syd Fuzzell-Claims; Skip Brandt-donation for Crisis Intervention Training, phone system upgrade, solid waste discussion; Don Solberg-Airport Insurance Renewal; Nightfeather Bogan-Rural transportation services for Riggins area; James Zehner-Destruction of DMV records; Kathy Ackerman-Destruction of semi-permanent Auditor/Recorder records over 5 years old, 5 year elevator load test; Kathy Johnson-Update from Facilities Review Group; Kirk MacGregor-PA phone system upgrade.

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

Jan. 5-10

Monday, Jan. 5 K-9 Sniff - deploy and capture-no apprehension...

GHS band rummage sale set for this Saturday

It's Your Business

Pine Tree Community Credit Union in Grangeville will hold its 59th annual meeting luncheon Saturday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m., at the Grangeville Eagles Hall. Lunch will be served at noon with the meeting beginning at 1 p.m.

Otter names FitzMaurice judge in Grangeville

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of attorney Gregory FitzMaurice to the position of 2nd District judge in Grangeville.

New supervisor’s collaborative background boosts prospects for restoration, timber harvest

By skipping an “interim” in favor of keeping former supervisor Rick Brazell around to train his successor during the last months of his tenure, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests did not skip a beat while ringing in a new era under combined forests supervisor Cheryl Probert.

Kamiah to host Otter, officials at Friday event

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter will bring the seat of Idaho government to Kamiah that will serve as “Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day” this Friday, Jan. 16.

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‘You’ll Feel a Stick...’

An American Red Cross phlebotomist checks the status of Joe Lothspeich’s I.V.

IRS scam making rounds in Cottonwood

Watch out for a returning official agency impersonation scam.

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Something different every day for new county coroner, Funke

This is a “new chapter” for Cody Funke of Cottonwood, who stepped up as Idaho County Coroner on Monday.

Regional news

Wages drop statewide; Victor man killed on Highway 12; Smoking on city council agenda.

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — January 9, 2015; Grangeville (Primeland Co-op) January 13, 2015

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‘Dog Pound’ opens on Main Street

Carrie Marek is the new face behind the counter at the former Yummyz on Main Street. Now named The Dog Pound, Marek purchased the business and is offering new products.

McAdow wheelchair fund reaches $5,500

It's Your Business

Remember a story I wrote about Grangeville High graduate Tommy McAdow in the fall? And how Chad Jungert at Irwin Drug set up a fund to help purchase an all-terrain wheelchair for Tom? Well, that fund is at $5,500!

In the news

Republicans to meet Jan. 20; Whitman to speak at Spalding Jan. 17

Cities preparing projects to address infrastructure

Across the county, cities are preparing for projects ranging from water treatment to road work.