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ITD plans estimated $86M in county infrastructure work

Comment sought by July 30 on proposals

An estimated $86 million-plus in Idaho County infrastructure work is being proposed – starting next year and through 2024 — as part of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).

MVSD 244 seeks trustee for Zone 5 spot vacated Monday

Mountain View School District 244’s Zone 5 is in need of a representative.

Lightning fire starts staffed, managed

Several lightning-caused starts, detected July 14-16, on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts, are currently staffed, in mop-up status, or are being managed for resource benefits.

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Crabtree is Elk City Wagon Road Days grand marshal

Event set for weekend

Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road recently announced the selection of Kooskia resident Laurette Crabtree as the 2017 grand marshal of the Wagon Road celebration. This annual event is set for this weekend, July 15 and 16, in Clearwater.

Presentation in Cottonwood on drug, alcohol trends

Information on the extreme changes in the current drug and alcohol culture, specifically on its effects on today’s youth, will be the focus of next Monday’s public presentation in Cottonwood.

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Border Days 2017: Celebration kicks off with egg toss for locals, visitors

"...we come back for Border Days to see everyone..."

Sounds of joy, a few tears and lots of cheering filled the streets Sunday, July 2, as Border Days street sports kicked off on Main Street. Names called for foot races included winners from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, California and even as far away as Pennsylvania.

MVSD 244 searches for a superintendent

Stokes out due to medical issues

Mountain View School District 244 is on the search for a new superintendent. “I’ve been having some serious health issues,” said Kent Stokes, who has served as the school district’s superintendent since 2013.

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Vintage aircraft fly in for July 12 Airport grand re-opening

"Pilots have been very happy with it" -- on the reconstructed facility

Vintage aircraft will be on display as part of next week’s grand re-opening of the Idaho County Airport. The public is invited to attend next Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the facility on Airport Road, across from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Office in Grangeville.

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Summer Concert series starts July 13 with ‘Gipsy Moon’

"We are excited for a great lineup of bands"

“We are excited for a great lineup of bands and for the Summer Concert Series,” said Grangeville Arts volunteer Rachel Young. For the eighth year. Grangeville Arts, Inc., and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from local donations, will offer the annual Summer Concert Series. All concerts will take place Thursdays, 6 p.m., at Pioneer (city) park.

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Cooper’s Ferry archaeological site open to public

"This is a unique opportunity for all ages..."

Excavation work at Oregon State University’s (OSU) archaeology field school is once again under way for the season at Cooper’s Ferry in the Lower Salmon River Canyon. During July, the public is invited to tour the site and learn more about the effort.

Remote mine site to be part of Frank Church wilderness

The Idaho County Commission received three letters from the Payette National Forest last week, including one dated June 19 that disclosed the Payette’s talks of acquiring about 40 acres across the Salmon River from Tepee Creek and Jersey Creek in the southern part of the county.

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Cables En Route To Manning Bridge Site

Upcoming work at the Manning Crevice Bridge construction site will focus on installing support equipment for main cables and forming and reinforcement of the south abutment. Pictured are the new main cables en route to the job site.

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Idaho rivers projected to remain above average this summer

Data released this month through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) water supply outlook report shows a solid snowpack still exists above 8,000 feet in the central mountains, and in most basins, the remaining high elevation snowpack is more than twice normal.

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Census shows Idaho County, towns down, unchanged 2015 to 2016

Recent regional population information released

Population numbers are up for the state. Not so much for Idaho County. According to population estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho County had a total 16,156 in 2016, down by 104 from the year prior.

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July 7, 26 events set at Lolo Pass

A variety of Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs will be hosted this summer at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along the Idaho–Montana state line on U.S. Highway 12.