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Focus to ‘ensure justice for all’ for Gutierrez, Supreme Court candidate

Gutierrez is one of four candidates seeking an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court

Sergio A. Gutierrez of Nampa is one of four candidates seeking an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court in the upcoming May 17 primary. To succeed Justice Jim Jones, the top candidate must receive 50 percent plus one of the total votes; otherwise, the top two candidates will have a runoff in the Nov. 8 general election. The justice candidate visited Grangeville last Thursday, April 28, as part of his statewide campaign.

Felony pot charge against Washington man

May 10 preliminary hearing set for Bruce

A May 10 preliminary hearing is set for a Washington State man charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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Salmon River Country

The Salmon River Community Church, located just off Main Street in Riggins, is nestled in the mountains alongside the Salmon River.

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Hand In Hand

Couples danced to the sounds of Coltrain at Saturday’s April 30 ICARE Barn Dance at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah. The event raised funds for ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) that serves Clearwater River communities in providing benefits to area cancer patients who are actively undergoing treatment. To date, ICARE has helped a total 176 people with a total $80,900.

Burn permits required starting May 10

Notify sheriff’s office of activity ask fire officials

Starting next Tuesday, May 10, Idahoans must obtain a burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting certain controlled burn activities. Permits can be obtained online at www.burnpermits.idaho.gov .

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BLM Office Going Up At Cottonwood

The new BLM Cottonwood Field Office is currently under construction and phase I is scheduled to be completed by early July. The new 7,000-square-foot office building and 4,800-square-foot storage building will replace the existing facilities with more modern, energy efficient buildings and consolidate space for the public to access services. Phase II consists of demolition of the remaining building and construction of the parking lot, and will be completed by mid-November.

IFG confirms Blue North mill purchase under way

“Closing is subject to due diligence”

Idaho Forest Group on Tuesday, May 3, confirmed it is in the process of purchasing Blue North Forest Products, LLC, in Kamiah. “Closing is subject to due diligence,” said Shannon Fuchs, manager for IFG’s Grangeville mill, “that is likely to be cleared in mid-May.”

County airport work set to start in June

“Hopefully we’ll know on the grant for the taxiway by June 1,” Cook said, “which will allow for construction of both the runway and taxiway by Valley Paving this year.” Estimated work time is 75 days for the runway and 55 days for the taxiway, with completion set by the end of October.

Reining in restrictive regulations, conservative values at issue

Election – Dist. 7B Rep. – Shepherd, Steneck

Incumbent Paul Shepherd of Riggins will face off against challenger Kris Steneck of Elk City for the District 7B Representative position in the May 17 Republican primary election.

Unwanted meds turn-in event this Saturday

Events in Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, Cottonwood

Area law enforcement agencies will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 30, as part of an annual nationwide effort with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prevent medication abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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