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Kamiah man charged in lewd conduct with minor

Aug. 25 preliminary hearing set

A Kamiah man will appear in magistrate court this month, charged with lewd conduct with a minor under 16, a felony. An Aug. 25 preliminary hearing is set.

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Free nitrate screening offered at Idaho County Fair to private well owners

Testing on Wednesday, Aug. 16, Thursday, Aug 17

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will offer free nitrate screening for private well owners at the Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood from noon to 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 16) and Thursday, Aug 17.

Council approves band shell concept to move forward plans at city park

Grangeville city meeting Aug. 7

The project will move forward on a private effort to develop a band shell at Pioneer Park. At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Grangeville City Council approved tentative conceptual plans for a trapezoid-shaped structure to provide a public entertainment venue.

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Forest responds to weekend wildfires

Hanover Fire tops 8,440 acres; 35 percent contained

As a result of thunderstorms last Saturday, Aug. 12, new wildfires continue to be detected across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Firefighters responded quickly to staff fires not being managed for resource benefits.

Grangeville labor office moves to new location

The Idaho Department of Labor’s Grangeville local office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 15, to move to its new location at 158 E. Main St., Suite 1A.

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Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29-30 in Grangeville; Sign up now for events, to volunteer

What’s happening for the Grangeville Merchants Association Oktoberfest Sept. 29-30? Well here’s a start: •Oktoberfest is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, and will feature 10-plus food and beverage vendors, a merchant scarecrow contest, Franken-Kart races, wiener dog races, a car show, quilts for sale, street music, a beer garden, a wellness fair, the Flamingo Fun Run and 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

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The Habit grand opening set for Friday; Sunrise Espresso open for business

Have you been to Valley Market and Health Foods on Main Street in Kamiah? They are offering some great “grab and go” lunches with items such as green and potato salads, coleslaw and grilled chicken. They are open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the News: Aug. 9, 2017

Driver injured; crashes into light pole GRANGEVILLE – Josh Campbell of Grangeville, sustained a minor injury following a Sunday, Aug. 6, vehicle accident on Main and Idaho streets in Grangeville. The incident was reported at 3:12 p.m. Cause of the accident is under investigation, according to Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew, but is likely due to a medical condition. A minor child, restrained in a car seat, was also involved but was uninjured. No further information was available.

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Business: People in Action

Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue Friday, Aug. 4, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks to a plethora of people. The Hitmen performed in the last Grangeville Summer Concert Series for 2017 at Pioneer Park Thursday, Aug. 3.

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Hanover Fire defies initial attack; now tops 5,000 acres

Public meeting in Riggins Aug. 9

"There are concerns for public safety. We backed it out to areas we knew we could control the access. As soon as we can, we’ll try to shrink that back.”

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Maxwells serve as grand marshals: Elk City Days

The Elk City Area Alliance recently announced Jeff and Nita Maxwell are the 2017 grand marshals for Elk City Days, which is set for this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12.

Double Trouble - Cottonwood VFD crews hit two grass fires

"We were very fortunate"

Cottonwood firefighters made short work of two minor grass fires set off in freak incidents Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6. “We ended up having two at the same time,” said Chief Roy Uhlenkott, Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department, with both controlled to small areas, having avoided any structure or property damage.

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Manning Crevice Bridge replacement work runs into rock removal issue

First, the rock held up the work. Then the work held up the rock. Now what’s the holdup? Last Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project contractor, RSCI, told the Idaho County commission they may be asking the Federal Highway Administration for a change order to allow the rock to stay.

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Smokey Harvest at Grangeville

Despite smoke in the air and hazy skies, Mike Hauger was busy at work with harvest Sunday, Aug. 5, just off U.S. Highway 95 in Grangeville, between Powerline and Zumalt roads.