An electrical issue is the likely cause for a Sunday evening structure fire in Elk City. No injuries were reported, and though it suffered fire and water damage, the home was saved. The owner was insured. “It was a team effort,” said Fire Chief Jeff Maxwell, Elk City Volunteer Fire Department (ECVFD), that included five firefighters and two auxiliary personnel. “I’m glad we were able to save his house.”November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
“I know you could have found someone with a more compelling or exciting story – but you’re stuck with me,” smiled retired Coast Guard Commander John Kennedy. Kennedy spoke to a full house at the Grangeville High School Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 10. “Driving downtown Grangeville this morning, I was reminded how special this community is and appreciate its efforts to celebrate its veterans,” he said.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Had it not been for some honest locals, last week could have gone down as one of the worst in JR Prado’s life. Late last week, Prado, a contractor and owner of Prado Construction, cashed a check for $3,000 at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union. He then ran to The Depot where he purchased fuel and a soft-drink. He didn’t even notice his bank envelope with the $3,000 in cash had slipped from his pocket.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Forest health issues are driving two harvest projects on city-owned property south of town that were given the go-ahead by the council last week. Of these, work alone on 35 acres near Fish Creek and the Sno-Drifters warming cabin is estimated to net the city more than $90,000.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is investigating circumstances that may have contributed to last month’s death of a Kooskia man. Tentative cause of death for Shane M. Mahoney, 45, is the result of a subdural hematoma. According to Detective Jerry Johnson, investigators are looking into whether the condition was the result of an accident or perhaps caused during an altercation.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The same Dumpsters have repeatedly caught on fire outside of town. But it’s more than just someone dumping off hot ashes cleaned from the woodstove. “Some schmuck is lighting them off,” said Fire Chief Bob Mager, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD).November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Kids walked the slackline at Grangeville Elementary and Middle School during a recent two-day event Oct. 26-27 that saw more than 400 school children between kindergarten and the 8th grade participate. The opportunity was provided by Jeff’s Slackline, which is part of the McCall-based Courageous Kids Climbing.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests was a joint recipient in 2017 Regional Forester Honor Awards, announced this month by Leanne Marten, Regional Forester for the US Forest Service’s Northern Region.November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Determinations on what types of travel will be permitted within recommended wilderness areas have been made in an approved Clearwater National Forest (CNF) Travel Plan. A record of decision on the plan was signed Oct. 31 by Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Cheryl Probert.November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
A Glenwood man is recuperating at home following medical treatment due to an accidental shooting incident last week. Reginald “Reggie” Courtemanche III, 32, was taken to Clearwater Valley Medical Center in Orofino last Monday, Oct. 30, and transferred by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. As of press time, he had been released from treatment.November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Wednesday, Nov. 15November 8, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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