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Help sought in skeletonweed fight

Idaho noxious weed experts have placed Rush skeletonweed near the top of their list of priority weeds to eradicate and are asking Idahoans for their help in attacking this highly invasive weed that has infested more than a million acres of Idaho’s land.

Commodity loans now available to Idaho County producers

Idaho County farmers feeling the pinch this harvest now have an option to receive assistance. Producers can take advantage of low interest rates by obtaining 9-month commodity loans through the FSA for 2016 crops. “Idaho County looks beautiful right now and while yields are high, unfortunately, prices are not,” says Julie Fowler, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director. “There are FSA commodity loans available which farmers could benefit from.”

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Cottonwood plans for big municipal projects this year

Roads and Skies: Street project, airport needing funding

Cottonwood plans to enhance travel on both its roads and skies this year, if everything falls into place as planned. The fiscal year 2017 budget proposal has earmarked a combined $929,903 for its street and airport fund, $852,862 and $77,041 respectively.

New reader board a possibility in Riggins, among updates for school district

Despite currently having a reader board, Salmon River Joint School District Board of Trustees met Monday, Aug. 15, in a regular meeting and discussed the purchase of a new LED reader board, among other updates. Junior/Senior High Principal Dennis Fredrickson advised the board regarding specifics on a potential new reader board. The board is considering the purchase of a two-sided, 4-foot by 8-foot color LED reader board with video display.

Idaho County has $3,190 available regional food, shelter programs

2016 funds available

Idaho County emergency food and shelter programs can apply for funding out of $3,190 recently awarded through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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State agency looks to secure S.F. Clearwater River fishing access at Harpster, aims to keep anglers from being shut out

IDFG working to buy Scott property

A popular fishing and swimming spot in Harpster may become public property, if the sale of a nine-acre private tract of riverbed goes forward this fall.

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

Records

RECORDS – District, Magistrate courts

RECORDS – Dispatch Log

RECORDS – Dispatch Log Aug. 15-21

Donations requested to process fish

Donations requested to process fish

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IDOC 'Red Shirt' crew jump-starts Orogrande Community Protection Project

The Orogrande Community Protection Project got a jump start in July when Idaho Department of Correction’s (IDOC) Red Shirt crew joined forces with forest personnel.

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Public asked not to loiter near Gun Club Fire

U.S. Highway 95 motorists are asked not to stop in the area to view fire operations, the management team announced through the Inciweb incident information system last night.

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Gun Club Fire tops 1,000 acres; 20 percent contained

The Gun Club Fire, which torched 300 acres north of Riggins overnight on Aug. 17, the night it started, was listed at 1,000 acres on Friday, Aug. 19.

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UPDATE: Gun Club fire exceeds 750 acres; Type 2 IMT on the way

A fire sparked up north of Time Zone Bridge at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 17, and consumed a few hundred acres overnight, but details were scarce Thursday morning. As soon as official information is available, this post will be updated.

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Smile for the camera?

Video sensors run Grangeville signals; state project at end

What’s up with those cameras at Grangeville’s stoplights? Equipment upgrades at the Main and Idaho streets intersection propose to make for more responsive signal changes and better assist road-crossing pedestrians.

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GEMS to see schedule changes for coming year

To help implement ‘more teaching time’

Grangeville Elementary Middle School patrons will notice some difference in GEMS schedules this school year. “We have had some challenges not unique to GEMS, but affecting many elementary schools,” said principal Dr. Susan Anderson.