Andrew Ottoson

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Idaho County Shootout

The annual Idaho County Shootout raised more than $10,000 for local food banks — about $6,000 less than the event raised last year. Organizers decided ahead of time that the traveling trophy would not be awarded this year.

Girls basketball: Schumacher paces Prairie to season’s sixth victory

For the third time in a week, Prairie doubled its opponent’s point total.

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Grangeville 64, McCall 24: Harris keeps GHS perfect

The Grangeville boys basketball squad held visiting McCall-Donnelly to just five points during each of the first two quarters even as guard Layton Harris rained down three-point shots last Saturday night, Dec. 6.

WPT co-owners kick Blixseth with Lochsa land auction plan; court rejects $12M sale as undervaluing bankrupt billionaire’s former share

Western Pacific Timber, one of Idaho County’s largest landowners is the subject of a court room tug-of-war between a former billionaire and the man who once loaned him millions.

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Retired firefighter runs for fitness, fun in cities all over the world

Steve Munson, 61, retired from a life dedicated to fire management with the Forest Service. Now he runs — eight to 15 miles every other day, and 26.2 at least once a month.

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Taking the hard line: County sticks waste fee to owners

Late in the second year of its 10-year contract with Simmons Sanitation and Recycling Service, Idaho County’s garbage system is $78,000 in the hole. The county commission is taking steps to avoid changing the even-older fee structure – and taking a harder line to local landowners.

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1AD1 State Championship: Breakthrough boys

In the aftermath of a 72-18 final score, it is clear that visiting Valley was wholly overmatched during the 1AD1 football championship game held at the Kibbie Dome last Friday night, Nov. 21.

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Pirates take title

Prairie 72, Valley 18

Behind four first half touchdowns by Jake Bruner, the Prairie Pirates won the 1AD1 state football championship Friday night.

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Power outage: Bulldogs’ season ends in a flurry of turnovers

“ the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence...” — Adam Smith, 1759

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Thursday Night Special: Schlader spurs semifinal victory, spikes three TDs

For the second week in a row, Prairie overcame a slow start. For the second time this playoff season, Prairie dominated a Thursday night game. For the first time since winning the 2008 eight-man football championship, the Pirates advanced to the 1AD1 title game.

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