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Idaho County Democrats to meet March 9

Idaho County Democrats will meet Monday, March 9, at the Soltman Center in Grangeville, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Veterans’ advocate to be in Grangeville March 10

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, March 10, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Latah County investigating death of Elk City man

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is investigating the apparently accidental death of Steven A. Zimmerman, 47, of Elk City. An autopsy to determine exact cause of death is pending.

Mailbox vandalism spree hits

Kamiah area; ICSO seeks info

Information is sought on a series of mailbox vandalism incidents in the Beaverslide, Caribel, Kidder Ridge and Woodland areas that occurred Sunday night and Monday morning, Feb. 22-23.

Grangeville is Idaho’s fourth safest city says new SafeWise report

Grangeville is the fourth safest city in Idaho, according to a report by SafeWise.com, a community-focused security organization. According to statistics compiled from the FBI’s recently released Crime Report, Grangeville reported the fewest violent crimes: .31 per 1,000; and property crimes 10.94 per 1,000.

Syringa board has two vacancies

The Syringa Hospital Board has two vacancies that need to be filled.

State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Jan. 23, at Kamiah. Rack of Yak, located 12 miles east of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,595 MBF was sold for an average price of $381 per M. Proceeds will benefit the Public School Endowment.

Provide documentation for veteran designation on Idaho driver’s license

Idaho now offers a veteran designation on both driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Annual average pay up in Idaho County from 2004-13

Workers’ pay has increased in Idaho County within the past decade, recovering economic ground that many counties throughout the U.S. have not.

Feb. 10 comment deadline on new EQIP rule

Proposed changes plan to simplify regulations in the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Public comment on the change is being taken through Feb. 10.

YWCA offers programs

The YWCA Women’s Group will begin a new series of topics each week beginning Jan. 7, meeting from noon to 1 p.m., at 611 4th Street in Kamiah. Classes will be offered on a variety of topics.

Recycling options in Cottonwood, Kooskia, Grangeville, Riggins

Recycling for cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans is available at Idaho County Recycling sites in Cottonwood, Grangeville, Kooskia and Riggins

Idaho Labor warns of unemployment scam

The Idaho Department of Labor is investigating a scam in which Idaho jobless benefit claimants – and possibly others – are being asked to provide personal banking information to an out-of-state organization to initiate or complete jobless benefit claims. These e-mail contacts are not from the Department of Labor and should be ignored.

Border Days 2015 dates announced

The Grangeville Border Days 2015 celebration dates have been announced: July 3-5.

Simonson obtains degree

The names of nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 57 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.

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