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On The Bench

Grangeville attorney Gregory Fitzmaurice took the oath of office on Monday, Feb. 23.

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

Feb. 16-22

Grangeville – Disturbing texts Country Court Dr/NRR; DWP arrest of a 39-yr-old Grangeville male Hwy 95 MP 240/ARR; One vehicle non-injury rollover accident Hwy 95 & Whitetail Dr/RT; ...

Call Log: Lewis County Sheriff

RP advised that there is a vehicle vs. rock crash, minor injuries, CCSO has a rescue unit on scene and ambulance enroute.

Court Records: February 25, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Michael J. Griffin Magistrate Jeff Payne

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Walking for a cause: Saturday fund-raiser to benefit those with heart defects

Jennifer Pollan and friends will be walking for a cause near and dear to her on Feb. 21.

Suction dredgers get a boost from proposed bill

The local gold-picking community got a boost last Wednesday, Feb. 11, when a house committee deadlocked on whether to stop Rep. Paul Shepherd’s latest bill, which aims to exempt suction dredging from federal laws under which the Environmental Protection Agency forbids suction dredging in the Clearwater and Salmon river drainages.

Wolf advocates sue to halt animal control

Pro-wolf environmentalists are taking to court the federal agency tasked with killing problematic wild animals, alleging the Department of Agriculture’s APHIS Wildlife Services arm has “never examined or disclosed the effect of its activities in combination with recreational wolf hunting and trapping conducted by the public.”

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A Night For Dancing

The Valentine’s Day Hometown Barn Dance at the Kamiah American Legion Hall drew 81 people Saturday night, Feb. 14, and raised just more than $2,500 for ICARE (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort). Started in 2008, ICARE serves the Clearwater River communities, providing benefits to area cancer patients who are actively undergoing treatment. Since its formation, ICARE has helped a total 142 people with a total $64,300. Information about ICARE is available by calling either 476-5971 or 476-7148.

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Motorists escape serious injury in Monday crash

Motorists escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, at the intersection of Main Street/State Highway 13 and Mt. Idaho Grade Road.

Regional news

Maniac logo reaction reaches far and wide; Uhlenkott named as new fire chief; Snowpack is far below normal; Marijuana site gets license approval.

Market Report

Cottonwood Livestock Auction — February 13, 2015; Lewiston Livestock Auction — February 16, 2015; Grangeville (CHS Primeland) Grain Market — February 17, 2015.

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Oscar’s, Brodock’s under new ownership: Duo steps in to save failing restaurant

“I’ve always felt like Oscar’s was in my family – even after my family didn’t own it anymore,” said Mike Asker. Asker’s parents, Bill and Bonnie Asker, owned and managed Oscar’s for years and then sold it to the Pearsons who were friends of the family. Two years ago it sold to friend Tom Sommers. “It became evident that Tom wasn’t really a restaurateur,” Asker said. “It all came about kind of suddenly but I made the decision Oscar’s needed rescuing.”

Grangeville Arts’ annual ‘Sushi Night’ is Feb. 28

It's Your Business

Grangeville Arts’ Annual Sushi Night is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Gallery. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person and will include a sushi bar, Asian inspired soups and salads and edamame. Reservations are recommended with limited seating available. Call 983-2595.

Idaho top 10 for new residents

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon was the No. 1 destination for U.S. movers in 2014, according to an annual study by United Van lines.

Crash victim to be released from care

A Grangeville woman may be released from care late this week after undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in a Feb. 2 accident north of Greencreek along Old Highway 7.