More than 25 people showed up for the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting where they welcomed representatives from Avista Utilities. Regional business manager for the Lewis Clark region, Mike Tatko, regional account executive Jayson Hunnel, new Grangeville district manager Jeff Schwendener, and local office receptionist Holly Cox all attended the meeting.
Note that last week’s story on Bear Claw should have stated he worked for a total of 19 years in a muffler factory in Wisconsin. I had that interview on Monday and hurriedly wrote the story when I returned and noticed the next day I had missed that fact.
Avista’s Grangeville office has a new face. The corporation welcomed new district manager Jeff Schwendener the first of the month. “I’m excited to be here and have been settling in,” Schwendener said from the 201 East Main Street office.
An image of Idaho’s iconic big dog in Cottonwood is now appearing in parts of America on billboards promoting Toyota’s new RAV4 Hybrid car with the tag line “Go Where No Neighbor Has Gone Before”.
Syringa Hospital’s main entrance and front parking lot is open to public. The main entrance is designated for any non-emergency check-ins such as laboratory and radiology testing or patient visitors. Those checking in to the Primary Care Clinic should still use the clinic main entrance doors. Those looking to pay bills or who have questions about billing can be helped at the business office, previously the LeBlanc building.
Free Press readers may notice a couple of new names from time to time in the pages of Idaho County’s oldest newspaper. University of Idaho students Taylor Nadauld and Nishant Mohan will both contribute to the paper as legislative interns this year.
Recently, Grangeville was voted number seven in the best cities to live that have a good work-life balance.
Workforce Training through Lewis-Clark State College will offer two upcoming welding classes to be held at Grangeville High School. Beginning Welding will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays March 1-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at a cost of $426.
Thirty-four years of barbering hasn’t yet grown old for Wayne Tarlton.
Check out Reilly’s Customs and Classics full service auto body shop at 105 W. North 2nd Street, Grangeville. Call 907-2166.
IRS identifies ways to spot suspicious calls DENVER — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert recently providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
ICP, Inc., off the truck route by the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, received some heavy, wet snows on trees outside its fence during December.
Cottonwood Credit Union will host its annual meeting and dinner Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Registration is at 4 p.m. with the meeting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner is $3 per plate or donate a food item to the food bank. RSVP to the credit union by Jan. 15 by calling 962-3451, 924-0225 or 937-9877.
GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veteran’s advocate in Grangeville on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 305 N. State St., Grangeville. The advocate will be available to veterans and their dependents between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the purpose of answering questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and take new claims for filing with the Veterans Administration.
Quilt Treasures has a variety of upcoming classes including Beginners Quilting Class (six weeks, starts Jan. 12, $75); Featherweight Maintenance Class (Jan. 16, $65); and Quilt-in-a-Day Class (Jan. 23). Featherweight Club also starts in February. Stop by 120 W. Main Street in Grangeville or call 451-4909.