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Beck joins United Country

As a lifelong Idaho resident, Sammie Beck has enjoyed a life of outdoors and wide-open spaces. Beck is a new real estate agent for United Country Musick & Sons Auction & Real Estate Services.

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Gribble to retire; Celebration dinner set for Sept. 16

Join in celebrating Rich Gribble’s 28-year career with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and wish him a great and long retirement Saturday Sept. 16.

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It's Your Business: Fly-fishing clinic set for this Saturday, Aug. 26, at Rae Brothers

A free fly-fishing clinic is set for this Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rae Brothers Sporting Goods. Mark Imus will instruct the clinic. If you have a fly fishing rod, bring it. No need to register, just stop on by the Grangeville Main Street business.

Idaho Travel Council announces annual grant awards

During its meeting held in McCall the first week of August, the Idaho Travel Council (ITC) granted more than $5 million in tourism marketing funding to non-profit organizations through the Idaho Regional Travel and Convention Grant Program.

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It's Your Business: ACE updates lawn center; Pizza Factory orders new salad bar

Tonya J. Kennedy, MMC of City of Grangeville (clerk), has earned the designation of master municipal clerk (MMC), which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc.

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Crazy Days

Shoppers spent time downtown Grangeville last week, Aug. 10, 11 and 12, for the annual Crazy Days sales. Here, Irwin Drug set up its sales on its Main Street sidewalks for easy access.

Grangeville labor office moves to new location

The Idaho Department of Labor’s Grangeville local office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 15, to move to its new location at 158 E. Main St., Suite 1A.

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Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29-30 in Grangeville; Sign up now for events, to volunteer

What’s happening for the Grangeville Merchants Association Oktoberfest Sept. 29-30? Well here’s a start: •Oktoberfest is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, and will feature 10-plus food and beverage vendors, a merchant scarecrow contest, Franken-Kart races, wiener dog races, a car show, quilts for sale, street music, a beer garden, a wellness fair, the Flamingo Fun Run and 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

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The Habit grand opening set for Friday; Sunrise Espresso open for business

Have you been to Valley Market and Health Foods on Main Street in Kamiah? They are offering some great “grab and go” lunches with items such as green and potato salads, coleslaw and grilled chicken. They are open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Business: People in Action

Pine Tree Community Credit Union held its annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue Friday, Aug. 4, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks to a plethora of people. The Hitmen performed in the last Grangeville Summer Concert Series for 2017 at Pioneer Park Thursday, Aug. 3.

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‘The Habit’ opens in Cottonwood

Coffee anyone? Cottonwood has a new hangout and place to get a caffeine fix. The Habit opened recently at 406 King Street, across from The Tire Guy. The business is owned by Ryan and Heather Uhlenkott and managed by Laurie Chapman. However, the business is more than a coffee joint.

Avista seeks rate increase; IPUC accepting comments through Aug. 31

Avista is seeking to increase rates for electric and natural gas service in order to recover expenses incurred in 2016. The company said it under-collected the fixed costs of serving its Idaho customers by a combined $9.6 million in the 2016 calendar year. To recover those costs, Avista has asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve a 3-percent increase to a billing mechanism known as the Fixed Cost Adjustment (FCA).

It's Your Business: Shop ‘Crazy Days’ this week

Grangeville’s Crazy Days are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out The Shopper and Free Press for special ads and get downtown to scoop up some great deals!

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Grangeville Farmers’ Market in full swing

Rhe Grangeville Farmers’ Market is in full swing. The fourth and final Thursday evening market will be held this week during the Grangeville Arts Summer Concert Series, 6 p.m. Saturday markets will continue in the Pioneer Park through Sept. 16. Farmers selling their wares include dairy, meat, feed, and produce. Crafts, including aprons, mobiles, dish cozies, jewelry, and more are offered. Leather repair and fine handwork lessons are on site, also.

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Crews work on local projects, gain experience

“I hear about other people not wanting to go to their jobs and I literally get up every morning and cannot wait to go to my job,” said 17-year-old Clearwater Valley High School senior Harmony Edmondson. “I love this job.”