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It's Your Business: Blue Fox to offer matinees July 1 and 2

Mark your calendars – Crazy Days in Grangeville will be Aug. 3 and 4, and Octoberfest in Grangeville will be Sept. 29 and 30.

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market to open Saturday, July 1

Saturday, July 1, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will kick off the 2017 season, in Pioneer Park on East Main Street in Grangeville. The SyndiCat Bros, Pete Northcutt and Johnnie Henderson, will be playing music. Coffee will be offered free of charge for customers and vendors, volunteers and visitors. The Elk City Wagon Road committee will be using the Market’s free table for non-profits, to advertise the upcoming Wagon Road event, selling raffle tickets to promote and fund their group.

Idaho County District Court


Court Records - June 10 to June 16, 2017

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD


Dispatch Log: June 19-25, 2017

Idaho County Commission notes


Notes from the Idaho County Commission June 20, 2017

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Mistakes help officers learn new tactics at enforcement training

Need for ‘clear minds’

“We want to have law enforcement focus on safety and safe tactics,” said Ehrhardt, “for them, as well as for bystanders and innocent people who happen to be in the area.”

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New travel plan for Nez Perce National Forest anticipated

As one travel plan’s journey ends in court, another’s may begin

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have fended off another lawsuit in federal court, with United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge recently ruling in the combined forests’ favor on a case Idaho and Clearwater counties brought four years ago.

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Border Days Rodeo organizers honor one of their own: Lee Woods

“He got dared to get on a bronc and he got hooked”

“He loved to be a part of it, his friends always entered it, and he was always so happy to do what he loved with the people he loved. It’ll feel a bit more special, and like he’s still there.”

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Splash pad dedicated at Kooskia City Park

Frazier: "He really has served this community well"

“Have a great time. Be safe,” exclaimed Scott Garrett, CEO for Freedom Northwest Credit Union (FNCU), as water jets shot off at the new splash pad for more than a dozen excited bathing suit-clad kids waiting to jump in.

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State weighs season changes for SF Clearwater gold miners

“I think it was a success,” he said. “This is one of the few times that the miners actually got together and worked with the agencies to make it actually more streamlined, easier for the agencies and the miners. … They’re finally listening and maybe thinking instead of overregulating, maybe they’ve got too much here.”

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O-Mok-See held at Kooskia Saddiers Arena

The Kooskia Saddliers held an O-Mok-See last Saturday, June 24, at their arena just north of town on U.S. Highway 12.

Canadian motorcyclist dies in crash

Three transported after June 23 two-vehicle accident on U.S. 12

Two stories: - Canadian motorcyclist dies in crash - Three transported after June 23 two-vehicle accident on U.S. 12

Council impasse reached on concession stand lease renewal

For now, a Lions Park concession stand lease renewal for Grangeville Youth Baseball stands in limbo as the city council last week reached an impasse regarding policy consistency and the issue of conducting commerce on municipal property.

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BPC receiving five new fire vehicles; fire department planning for new structures

Rural firefighting infrastructure in Idaho County is receiving a boost this month. The BPC (Battle Ridge, Pleasant Valley, Clearwater) Volunteer Fire Department plans to receive five vehicles: two 5,000-gallon-capacity water tenders, two four-wheel-drive brush trucks and an ambulance.

News Briefs

- Grangeville recycling closed July 1 - June 21 earthquake reported near White Bird - June 29 planned outage to affect Salmon River - Roads open for access to personal use firewood