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Danly to join Walla Walla softball program

Next level athletes

Prairie Pirates softball standout Hailey Danly — a talented setter with the PHS volleyball program — is headed to Walla Walla Community College for college softball and pre-engineering.

Clear Creek project withdrawn by USFS

After years of looking at it, the Forest Service will take another look at the Clear Creek restoration. In December 2015, Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests supervisor Cheryl Probert opted for restoration in the Clear Creek watershed. Her decision on the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project came after years of analysis, which had found that by exercising care during harvest and decommissioning disused roads it would be possible to reduce sedimentation east of Kooskia in the long term while also bringing 85 million board feet of timber to market.

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2,084-acre Gun Club Fire linked to tracers shot Aug. 17

During the Idaho County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, commission chairman Jim Chmelik said the Gun Club Fire started when tracer rounds were fired by “a couple of people who were members of the gun club” who, he said, “did step up and say ‘we did it.’” “They didn’t try to hide it or anything,” Chmelik said, “but they might as well have just gone down there with bottle rockets.”

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State agency looks to secure S.F. Clearwater River fishing access at Harpster, aims to keep anglers from being shut out

IDFG working to buy Scott property

A popular fishing and swimming spot in Harpster may become public property, if the sale of a nine-acre private tract of riverbed goes forward this fall.

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Bulldogs take the field for first-ever soccer match

The Grangeville High School soccer team took the field for the first time Saturday, Aug. 20 at Moscow, where the Bears' big advantages -- size, experience, numbers and the home field -- proved too much for the upstarts to overcome.

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Uhlenkott to join Blue Mountain volleyball squad

Next level athletes

Among the many aspects of her athletic ability, Krystin Uhlenkott’s ability to jump high and spike hard stands out in hindsight — not only for how that skill made her one of setter Hailey Danly’s go-to girls, but also for propelling her all the way to Pendleton, Ore.

Tribal lawsuit casts doubt on restoration

Clear Creek at issue:

An October 2015 difference over $1.2 million foretold part of a full-blown federal case that may undercut the Clearwater Basin Collaborative’s long-sought restoration of the Clear Creek drainage southeast of the Middle Fork Clearwater River’s confluence with the South Fork.

High speed chase tests system

Pursuit vehicles had to switch to local frequencies as they passed from county to county

A scofflaw tested the emergency communication system last week, coincidentally, on the day after the Idaho County Commission appointed two men to a regional board that helps keep radio connections working smoothly during incidents that involve multiple jurisdictions.

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Making The Cut

Competitors get the crosscut saw in line, ready for the Jack and Jill event at Saturday’s Aug. 13 logging show, part of the annual Elk City Days celebration. For event results, see page 8A.

Joint landfill discussion continues

Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up

During the next year, depending on how negotiations proceed, Idaho County citizens may be on the hook for half of the $1.3 million estimated cost of starting up a five-county joint landfill to be located near Council. That’s because Idaho County would be delivering half the tonnage to the new landfill – about 40 tons of solid waste per day.

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