Travelers planning to drive over Hells Canyon Dam June 25–27 should prepare for significant delays while crews repair communications cable on the bridge leading to the dam.
An injured Kamiah motorist was trapped for hours until his rescue off a steep embankment last Saturday, June 21. George W. Garrett, 48, was transported by MedStar helicopter to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for treatment of unspecified injuries. As of Tuesday, June 24, he was listed in the ICU in fair condition.
The body of Joseph ‘A.J.” Gray, who drowned in a June 8 rafting accident, was found south of Lewiston last week.
Idaho State Police is continuing its investigation into last week’s four-vehicle collision, in which a Grangeville woman was injured.
The McGregor Company, one of the largest independent fertilizer, agri-chemical, and equipment dealers in the Pacific Northwest, has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning alleged violations of the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act at its Nezperce pesticide repackaging and refilling facility. The settlement included a $24,720 penalty.
Five Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative customers were without power for three hours last Wednesday, June 11, when as the result of a vehicle crash, electrical distribution equipment was damaged.
Several forest roads are open to the public on the Salmon River and Red River ranger districts through Aug. 22 for personal use firewood gathering.
A Lewiston woman received minor injuries in a May 27 two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Johnston Road north of Grangeville.
Freedom Bible Fellowship will host the Liberty Quartet Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.
Dust abatement project planned for Selway River roads starting May 21
Beginning May 21, three roads on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek Ranger District will undergo dust abatement. The work will temporarily impact travel on an 11-mile segment of Selway River Road 223, from milepost 7 to 18.7.
Spring cleanup for the City of Grangeville will be May 26-30. The city crew and equipment will be available that Thursday and Friday (May 29-30) to assist homeowners with the removal of items not picked up by Walco, Inc.
Attorneys for Idaho County, Sheriff Doug Giddings and Undersheriff Jim Gorges have filed a request for a jury trial and a point-by-point denial of plaintiffs’ allegations in the civil suit following from an illegal sexual relationship between then-ICSO deputy Daniel Funderburg and a Kamiah-area minor teenage girl.
The Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests plans to begin ignition operations on the Fenn Face Prescribed Fire Project (Johnson Creek drainage) primarily to establish a buffer zone around the perimeter of the project area before igniting approximately 3,100 acres this fall.
The Salmon River Art Guild White Bird Days Show and Sale will be held June 14 in White Bird at the IOOF Hall from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific time.
Motorists can expect 15-minute delays on U.S. Highway 12 between Pete King Road and Bald Mountain (near the Lochsa Ranger Station) due to road work by the Idaho Transportation Department. Crews are working on the bridge deck drilling cores to perform a foundation investigation. Width limit is 14 feet, and vehicle length limit is 128 feet.