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In the News - Aug. 23, 2017

A five-day shutdown to fixed-wing aircraft is planned for the Idaho County Airport. The closure will be that Monday through Friday, Sept. 18-22, to allow for runway painting, grass seeding and light installation.

In the News: Aug. 16, 2017

Teacher contracts for the 2017-18 school year have still not been signed in Mountain View School District 244 as the Aug. 8 mediation meeting did not see the two come to an agreement. “We want what’s best for our kids, and we appreciate our teachers and what they do,” said Mike Dominguez. “My hope is that we can come together and talk this through and come to an agreement.” Negotiations will continue this Thursday, Aug. 17.

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.

In The News Briefs June 14, 2017

The public is invited to attend as the Veterans Center in Grangeville dedicates its new flagpole, which was erected as the Eagle Scout project of Kyle Alter. This Flag Day celebration will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 14.

In the News Briefs: May 31, 2017

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) has launched an effort to identify all Idaho monuments and memorials honoring the military and veterans. IDVS is utilizing and seeking assistance from the public and veterans’ service organizations to collect photos, history and stories regarding the many memorials throughout Idaho. is a free online site for people to share historical and contemporary photographs.

In the News briefs May 24, 2017

The Grangeville site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal operating hours will resume in June.

In the News: May 17, 2017

The Grangeville site for Idaho County Recycling will be closed on Saturday, May 27, for the Memorial Day weekend. Normal operating hours will resume in June.

In the News briefs: April 5, 2017

Equipment failure results in outage for Kooskia region KOOSKIA – Avista Utilities reported an equipment failure last Tuesday evening, March 28, resulting in 538 customers being affected in a three-hour outage. The outage started at 11:05 p.m., and power was restored at 2 a.m. Area affected included both sides of the Clearwater River in the Kooskia/Kamiah region.

Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencreek this Saturday, Feb. 25

The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will host its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Greencreek Community Hall, Greencreek

In the News Briefs: Jan. 18, 2017

District 7B Representative Paul Shepherd of Riggins was one of 90 legislators honored recently by Food Producers of Idaho, Inc., (FPI) as an Ag All Star Legislator. FPI annually honors legislators for their voting record on issues supported or opposed by the organization.

In the News Briefs - Jan. 4, 2017

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Idaho Department of Labor office on 305 North State Street.

In the News Briefs: Dec. 28, 2016

The American Red Cross has upcoming blood donation opportunities in the following area communities: •Grangeville: Thursday, Jan. 5, Idaho National Guard Armory, 105 NE 4th Street, noon-5:45 p.m.

In the News Briefs - Dec. 21, 2016

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteer interpreters-translators. Those speaking Spanish are preferred, and other language offerings, as well as sign language, interpreters are welcome. ICSO will be developing a list to draw from when translator needs arise.

In The News Briefs - Dec. 14, 2016

An equipment failure resulted in a seven-hour outage for Avista customers in the Kooskia area last Saturday, Dec. 10. An Avista spokesman said 466 customers were affected, starting at 9:43 a.m., due to a breaker problem at the substation in the Kooskia area.

In the News: Nov. 23, 2016

The Foundation for Wildlife Management (F4WM) is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, starting at 6 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Center. Open to the public, the meeting is to learn more about F4WM; its plans for saving Idaho’s moose, elk, deer and livestock; and to discuss its accomplishments and goals and fund-raising ideas. Call Charlotte Sickels, 816-1148.