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Idaho driver’s licenses, ID cards will be accepted for official federal purposes

Idaho driver’s licenses and identification cards will be accepted for official federal purposes following approval of a REAL ID compliance enforcement extension request, granted March 27, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Arrests made, citations issued during emphasis patrols

The Idaho State Police District 2 participated with the Idaho Transportation Department and local law enforcement agencies with high-visibility education and impaired driving enforcement patrols March 15-22. Additional patrols were paid through federal grant funds to make District 2 highways and roadways safer.

Conference calls with District 7 legislators every Wednesday

District 7 legislators — Senator Sheryl Nuxoll, representatives Paul Shepherd and Shannon McMillan – are available for weekly conference calls with constituents every Wednesday, 1-1:30.

Border Days 2015 dates announced

The Grangeville Border Days 2015 celebration dates have been announced: July 3-5. Border Days is on Facebook and online at

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Kooskia man arrested in stolen car incident

Jason Ash, 35, of Kooskia was arrested March 16 on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to a stolen vehicle.

Friday filing deadline for district elections

Filing deadline is this Friday, March 20, for declarations of candidacy for upcoming board elections for schools, hospital, library, water and sewer, and highway districts. Filings are due by 5 p.m. with the respective district clerk or secretary.

Investigation into March 10 Kamiah HS bomb threat

Investigation continues into a bomb threat incident called in to Kamiah High School, Tuesday, March 10.

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, 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.