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Two treated following Thursday rollover on Grangeville-Salmon Road

Two Grangeville residents were transported for treatment following a single-vehicle rollover accident along the Grangeville-Salmon Road.

Middleton teen life flighted following Nov. 12 UTV accident on Old Frasure Grade

A Middleton teenager was injured in a Nov. 12 UTV crash along Old Frasure Grade.

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Kooskia works to save bridge from closure

Plans to install water spash pad at city park

The Kooskia City Council offered an update on efforts to prevent closure of the East Kooskia Bridge at its Nov. 9 meeting. The city had approved a measure at its Oct. 12 meeting to write the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) asking them to make necessary upgrades or plan for eventual replacement.

Maggie Butte purchase sets ‘land bank’ milestone

Idaho Land Board drops $2.5 million on buy; move to cut about $4,400 annually from Idaho County tax revenue

Having heard from their appraisers that some timberland could generate a 5.5 percent rate of return, the Idaho Land Board on Nov. 15 voted to tap $2.5 million and pay $1,053 per acre for the block, which is bordered partly by private property, partly by Forest Service land and mostly by state school endowment lands 10 miles east of Kamiah.

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COAST offers local transport service for elderly, disabled

Do you know of someone elderly or disabled who may need some help with transportation in Idaho County? COAST Transportation may be the answer for them. COAST provides public transportation throughout Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater and Idaho counties.

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Wrapping For The Holiday

Christmas gets a little closer when the Main Street garlands go up. Members of the Grangeville Merchants and an Avista lineman crew with bucket truck were out Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, wrapping the 53 Main Street lampposts with LED-strung garlands. Pictured here, Melinda Hall was all smiles on the project, which she conducted with Nancy Asker and Jody Hoogland.

Unemployment: Idaho County slightly lower from year ago

Unemployment for Idaho County is above the average for the state, in preliminary figures reported this month by the Idaho Department of Labor; however, it has dropped by half a percentage point from a year ago.

Cottonwood ponders employee health benefits, well containment

The Cottonwood City Council continues to discuss issues of containment regarding well number five at the airport. It also reviewed a quote from Blue Cross for employee health insurance at its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 14. The airport well topic has been ongoing for several months following a concern raised by a community member about potential for contamination. Pat Holthaus has been looking into any potential regulations related to airports and well containment.

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Sharing Coffee With A Cop

Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew met with residents at Grangeville Health and Rehab on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for a “Coffee with a Cop” discussion on community policing and related matters.

State lists properties waiting claim

Check on-line if you have unclaimed property

Unclaimed property lies in the possession of the State of Idaho awaiting to be claimed by residents. The following is a selected list provided by the Idaho Tax Commission on Idaho County residents owed $25 or more in unclaimed property:

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GC library welcomes new directors; GCL hires Norman, Waite

Grangeville Centennial Library is full of some new as well as familiar faces. Coming on board recently as library director is Angie Norman while Michele Waite is the assistant. Aides are Sandra Aiken, Hannah Rauzi, Dani Brooks and Candace Williams.

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Rowley accepts new position with US Forest Service; Started career in Grangeville

Allen Rowley has accepted the offer to serve as director of forest management, concurrent with his position as director of rangeland management and vegetation ecology in the National Forest System Deputy Area, Washington office. He began his new assignment Nov. 13.

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It's Your Business: Cottonwood’s Hangout to offer free Thanksgiving dinner

The Selway Bar at 26 North Main Street in Kooskia is now open. Stop by daily beginning at 8 a.m. Fridays offer karaoke at 8 p.m. Call 926-4994.