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Absentee voting under way for school district levy elections

Decisions on March 14

Absentee voting started Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Idaho County Courthouse for regional school district levies up for decision in the March 14 election. Those wishing to register to vote in this election can either do so at the polls election day; or they can register at the courthouse, however, they will need to also vote at that time.

Meth by mail: Felonies charged in drug postal delivery

Preliminary hearings are set in both Idaho and Valley county magistrate courts for two people charged in relation to a postal delivery of methamphetamine earlier this month.

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Rock And Roll

Seasons freeze and thaw cycles are affecting area hillslides, causing tree and rock slides across roadways. Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for debris, such as this car-sized boulder pictured Sunday morning, Feb. 19, on State Highway 13, milepost 14.9. This boulder was removed by the Idaho Transportation Department.

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Cottonwood council approves business, feasibility study to boost development

The Cottonwood City Council moved forward with two different approaches to boost business in the community at its regular February meeting. It approved a conditional use permit for a home-based business and a feasibility study for the former elementary school building.

White Bird council transition uncovers multiple questions

A transition in the White Bird City Council uncovered issues handling municipal business. Mayor Pro Tem Homer Brown was firm he will rectify any issues the council may have made. In the midst of the transition it appears water and sewer billing statements have not been entered and mailed for both January and February, taxes went unpaid for an unknown amount of time, and the annual city budget may not have been adopted by the council.

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Big Cedar Schoolhouse named to national registry

‘living part’ of the surrounding community

Announced in December, the Big Cedar School in Idaho County was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The historic schoolhouse is one of more than two dozen structures and sites in Idaho County listed in the register, the purpose of which is to recognize their importance and provide honorific designation, while increasing public awareness and appreciation for these properties.

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King’s Variety Stores to close

Company liquidating all locations

“This community has been very supportive of King’s so this is really difficult,” said King’s Variety Store Manager Brad Olson, Grangeville.

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Get Acquainted Spotlight: Gem Chain Bar

In business since 1990, GEM CHAIN BAR manufactures and repairs saw bars. They offer saw chain sales for all types of tree harvesters and processors...

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Get Acquainted Spotlight: Camas Prairie Eye Clinic

They've moved!

Established in 2008, Dr. Jill Lane and her staff at Camas Prairie Eye Clinic are dedicated healthcare professionals committed to providing...

Pair arrested on felony meth charges

Tip leads to Valley County man allegedly mailing drug to Kooskia woman

Two people have been arrested on felony drug charges following a joint operation between the sheriff’s offices in Idaho and Valley counties and the U.S. Postal Inspector Service.

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Warm, wet weather system may bring more runoff

Concerns for travel corridors include Lolo Pass

Problems from rain and melting snow are forecasted to resume starting Thursday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula. A warm and wet system, complete with mild temperatures and measurable rainfall, will occur Thursday through Friday. While this system will be quick to cross through the region, a total of a half- inch to an inch of rain is likely during this time.

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PTCCU elects two new directors at annual meeting

Fun, visiting, food and business were all part of Pine Tree Community Credit Union’s annual meeting held Saturday, Jan. 28.

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It's Your Business: Farris completes activity certification; ‘Sushi Night’ set

Thanks to Cozy Care Daycare that recently provided two microwaves for use in the Grangeville Elementary Middle School so kids can microwave food in the lunchroom. Great idea!

Cottonwood delivery service now available

Who wants to go out in this weather to go eat or get groceries. Your car is broken down and you need parts. You have a prescription ready but are too sick to pick it up. All you need to do is call Come On Delivery and they will bring whatever you need right to your door. Starting this week, Come On Delivery will be serving Cottonwood and the surrounding area. They will be available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., seven days a week. In-town delivery charge will be $5 and include .50/mile for out-of-town deliveries.

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Friends And Music

The Old Time Fiddlers and friends played music at the Idaho County Veterans Community and Outreach Center in Grangeville Friday, Feb. 10, while local historian Eldene Wasem signed her book, “Taming the Meadows.”