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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.

Luncheon set at Clearwater site

All ages welcome to be part of “meeting a neighbor and finding a friend” at the Clearwater Meal Center Luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, served at the Clearwater Baptist Church.

Kids can talk to Santa Saturday

Kids of all ages will be able to talk to Santa this weekend via Ham Radio. The 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will have radios set up at Cloninger’s in Kamiah and Clearwater Valley Marketplace in Kooskia.

Eagles Bingo to be played Dec. 14

The Eagles Lodge on C Street is the place to be this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., for Turkey Bingo. Everyone 18 and older is invited to come and bring a friend.

An Hour of Code is coming to GEMS Friday, Dec. 12

December 8-14 is Computer Science Education Week. To celebrate, Grangeville Elementary Middle School is joining with students from across the globe for an “Hour of Code” Friday, Dec. 12, 2:15-3:15 p.m.