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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.

Long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt free to those who donate blood through Jan. 4

To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those who attempt to donate blood Dec. 24 through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a long-sleeve American Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Three bridge decks to be preserved in 2016 ITD projects

Three bridges in Idaho County will be resurfaced and repaired in 2016 to extend the life of the structures and preserve their driving surfaces, according to the Idaho Transportation Department announcement. Those bridges are Lawyers Canyon (north of Ferdinand), John Day Creek and the Goff (Time Zone) north of Riggins.

Dec. 18 meeting county multi-hazard plan open to public

Committee work will continue on updating the Idaho County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., at the Syringa Hospital Soltman Center on Main Street.

Veterans advocate in town Dec. 16

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breaking for lunch at noon).

Prairie Shootout dinner to be served Friday

The Prairie Shootout basketball games, Grangeville versus Cottonwood, are set for this Friday, Dec. 12, at Grangeville High School.