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Fire safety burn permits no longer required this year

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Effective Monday, Nov. 2, State of Idaho fire managers no longer are requiring fire safety burn permits for burning operations outside city limits until next year.

Second Amendment guest speaker at county GOP meeting Nov. 17

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The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Super 8 meeting room in Grangeville at 6 p.m.

State sells Timber Sale

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The Idaho Department of Lands sold a sale on Oct. 30 at Kamiah. Lower Lolo Fire was sold to Blue North Forest Products, LLC.

Veteran’s advocate will be in Grangeville Nov. 10

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The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Department of Labor at 305 N. State St., Grangeville.

Truck route to close Oct. 26-29 for sewer line replacement

The Grangeville truck route will be closed on Oct. 26-29, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, due to a sewer line replacement project, conducted by the City of Grangeville.

Guest speaker to address Common Core at Oct. 20 Republican committee meeting

Isaac Moffat of Lewiston will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 20, meeting of the Idaho County Republican Central Committee at the Super 8 Motel in Grangeville.

Power outage set Oct. 22 in Kamiah area for substation maintenance

Avista is planning a power outage for the entire Kamiah area on Thursday, Oct. 22, midnight to 4 a.m., to conduct maintenance at the substation.

County authorized for CRP haying, grazing use

Idaho County is one of eight counties in the state authorized by the Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee for emergency haying and grazing use through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres due to drought.

Avista takes precautionary measures for dry weather conditions; could impact outage times

In response to dry summer conditions and high fire danger in the region, Avista is now undertaking temporary changes to power line operations in its Washington and Idaho service area.

Kamiah woman sentenced for resisting FBI agent in July

Pennie Sue Moffett, 41, of Kamiah, was sentenced July 20 to 10 months in prison to be followed by three years supervised release for resisting and impeding an officer of the United States. Moffett pleaded guilty on April 28...

Positive test reported on rabid bat found in Idaho County

Idaho North Central District reports receiving positive laboratory results for a rabid bat in Idaho County, the first in North Central Idaho this year. Every year, Idaho averages more than 15 rabid bat reports.

Eagles Bingo set for twice monthly

The Grangeville Eagles and Aerie on C Street hosts Bingo twice a month.

Red Cross blood donations taken in Riggins, Kooskia

The American Red Cross (ARC) will be holding blood donation times today and Thursday in Idaho County.

Avista’s proposed rate changes could decrease monthly electric bills effective Oct. 1

Avista has made two annual rate adjustment filings with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) that could, if approved, result in a modest electric decrease effective Oct. 1.

City reminds residents to prominently display house numbers

The City of Grangeville reminds residents to make sure their home address numbers are prominently displayed to ensure prompt response by emergency service providers, municipal work crews and for package/mail delivery.