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Republican tour: candidates to visit county Oct. 16

Republican candidates for local and state offices will be visiting with the public at stops in Riggins, Grangeville, Kooskia and Kamiah this Thursday, Oct. 16.

Republicans to meet Oct. 21; movie to be shown

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., at Super 8 Motel in Grangeville. This is the regular third Tuesday of the month meeting.

Gerhardt to speak on area floods

Saturday, Oct. 18, Nick Gerhardt, a resident along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and now a retired hydrologist with the US Forest Service, will make a presentation on “Floods of the Clearwater and Lower Salmon River Basins.”

Border Days 2015 dates announced

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

Burns planned through October in Elk City region

The Forest Service will be conducting prescribed fires along FS roads 1183, 1189, 9524, 9519 and Spur Road off the main road system in the Blanco area between Oct. 8-31.

McLean is new Syringa Hospital trustee

A seat available on the Syringa Hospital Board of Trustees has been filled.

Studded tires legal beginning Oct. 1

Drivers can use studded tires on Idaho roadways beginning today, Oct. 1, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. Idaho state law allows the use of studded tires Oct. 1 - April 30 each year.

Fire safety burn permits required through Oct. 20

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is reminding citizens that fire safety burn permits are required through Oct. 20. The permits can be obtained online at http://www.burnpermits.idaho.gov.

Democrats set Oct. 11 for dinner, auction

Idaho County Democrats will host an election year dinner Saturday, Oct. 11.

State sells timber sale

The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Friday, Sept. 19, at Kamiah. North Suttler, located 14 miles northeast of Kooskia, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 1,865 MBF was sold for an average price of $273 per M. Proceeds will benefit the State Hospital South endowment.

Forest Service public meeting is Oct. 18 on Forest Plan Revision

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will hold a meeting for collaborators on Oct. 18 on the proposed action for Forest Plan Revision.

Road work: Expect winter log truck traffic during Iron Mountain Timber Sale

The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has begun logging and timber hauling operations on the Iron Mountain Stewardship Project, which is located north of Elk City near Iron Mountain.

Road work: Rapid River trail bridge closures start Sept. 28

Starting Sept. 28, work will begin on Rapid River Trail bridges. Two bridges will receive new decking material, running planks, and handrails due to weathering and old age.

Road work: Colt Creek Road closed due to Fern Salvage Timber Sale activity

The Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has begun logging and timber hauling operations on the Fern Salvage Timber Sale, which is located southeast of Powell Ranger Station on the Colt Creek Road 59.

Democrats set Oct. 11 for dinner, auction

Idaho County Democrats will host an election year dinner Saturday, Oct. 11.

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