Senator Crapo sets town meetings next Thursday, Friday in region

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host a series of town meetings in Idaho County next Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, during the Memorial Day state work period.

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School levies pass in districts 242, 243

Levies in Cottonwood and Riggins passed by 71.3 percent and 75.3 percent, respectively. Idaho County’s total voter turnout was 18.1 percent, with the lowest voter turnout in the Grangeville precincts (1 through 5) for 4.3 percent.

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Becoming foster parents: Local couple shares journey through blog

Hosmans foster; start adoption process

For Jeff and Becky Hosman, parenthood hasn’t come quite how they initially imagined it.

Comment sought on Riggins public shooting range

The Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office is asking for public comments by mid-June regarding a 36-acre parcel just north of Time Zone Bridge.

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Foundation honors Idaho County Recycling program

“I feel honored to speak on behalf of Idaho County Recycling,” said Janie Fluharty Thursday night, May 7, at the annual Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF) event.

North Central Idaho: Proposals due June 8 to RAC

Project proposals are due June 8 to the North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) in order for review and possible funding for fiscal year 2015.

Idaho County sees increase in foreign-born residents

Like most of the United States, Idaho County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

SRS level low but to increase next fiscal year

Idaho County to receive $6M

Coming in at a five-year funding low for Idaho County, Secure Rural Schools (SRS) appropriations were reauthorized by Congress late last month.

Court Records: May 13, 2015

Idaho County District Court Judge Gregory FitzMaurice Magistrate Jeff Payne

Dispatch Log: ICSO, GPD, CPD

May 4 - 10, 2015

Grangeville – Possible trespassing Wingfield ...

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Hot iron on hide: Branding encompasses time of hard work into social gathering

The tradition of spring branding is much anticipated by ranchers. It has come time to turn cattle out on grass after a long winter of feeding hay.

Idaho County FSA: Program compensates livestock owners for loss to weather, attack

The Idaho County Farm Service Agency has a disaster program available for ranchers. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality.

Extension Notes: Prairie area crop tour set for June 30

Spring is here in full force. It is drier than normal after a mild winter. Everyone is wondering how this will affect crops.

July 8 proposal deadline for conservation program

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

Foreign persons with ag lands required to report transactions

The Farm Service Agency in Idaho County reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.