Rest areas a good opportunity for cooperation

Chances for success improve when you are engaged with partners sharing mutual goals. And we have a lightly tapped resource that could be the catalyst for such a cooperative effort.

Correcting misinformation on forest plan: New maximum openings to address insects, disease

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been working to revise our land management plan (forest plan), which provides strategic direction for the forest for the next 10 to 15 years.

Service extended to flat tire fix

Letter: Lynn Dufur Grangeville

Disneyland isn’t the happiest place on earth! I believe Grangeville’s recycling center is.

What do you want? Choose politics that fit

Letter: Mike Mitchell Lewiston

If you want guns in schools — vote Republican. If you want sensible gun laws — vote Democrat.

Care package a great hit

Letter: SSgt. Jarrod P. Johnson Afganistan

Thank you and everyone who had a hand in the care package! I knew it was going to be a good one just by the weight of the box.

Local support with fire efforts leads to success

Letter of thanks: Ivy Leach incident commander - Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team

The Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team

Getting Ready


Labrador takes on rap that legislators all ‘morally bad’

It’s good to be reminded that our opponents are not necessarily our enemies, and just because they oppose us doesn’t mean they are moral degenerates.

On Syringa Hospital, Clinics remodel: Improvements for a safer, more accessible care facility

Syringa Hospital has grown and changed to keep up with changes in our community and in health care. Grangeville General Hospital opened its doors in 1939, 75 years ago. In the 1980s, the patient wing along Main Street was added; in the 1990s the emergency department was added; and in 2006 the Idaho County Nursing Home was acquired from the county and remodeled into a primary care clinic.

Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams death struck a chord with many people for a variety of reasons. That his death was due to suicide hit us extra hard.

Keep watching as Lochsa swap is punted about

Letter: Shelley Dumas Grangeville

Huckleberries! Plentiful purple everywhere; big, luscious, juicy and free for the pickin’ and eatin’.

Protect elderly from aggressive salesmen at door

Letter: Rebecca Crea Grangeville

Anyone concerned with an elderly parent or grandparent living alone, there are Kirby vacuum salesmen that if let into their home will not leave until your loved one buys it at an absorbent price, often calling ahead offering a free carpet shampoo.

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While rates rose, county gave garbage service away

“It was our mistake, not the tribe’s,” Idaho County Commission chairman James Rockwell said last Monday, Aug. 11, of 28 years of garbage fees the board failed to collect...

Idaho Land Board: Record performance demonstrates endowment, funds benefit us all

The earnings from Idaho’s endowment trust lands and funds – which we oversee as the Land Board – totaled $330 million in fiscal year 2014, a record achievement that is relieving citizens of part of the cost of funding important functions of state government and putting Idahoans to work...