After defending Idaho County from invaders for 31 years, Carl Crabtree is stepping down.
Members of the Mountain Dewers Square and Round Dance Club moved to the call at their regular dance, held last Saturday, March 28, at Clearwater Valley Middle School in Kooskia.
Don’t let people mislead you with their defeatist talk; you can make a difference. And it all starts in your city government. It’s not quite that time, yet, for filing candidacy petitions for open city council positions.
No injuries were reported in a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed a UTV on Mager Lane just south of Grangeville. Cause is undetermined but it may be possibly electrical related, according to Assistant Chief John Sangster, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD). The fire reported originated under the vehicle seat.
Craigmont resident Kayleen Lowe was chosen as the 2015 White Bird Rodeo Queen following competition held Saturday, March 28.
The suspect in last year’s murder of a Kooskia man has been declared mentally incompetent, delaying trial in the case into mid-year.
Final design plans on the proposed $8 million Idaho County Airport runway reconstruction project await Federal Aviation Administration approval, likely within the week. And then there’s just securing the funding.
A Cottonwood woman was placed on probation for up to three years for her role as getaway driver in 2013’s Exxon gas station robbery.
Board positions will be contested in the upcoming May 19 elections for the Syringa Hospital and Mt. View School District 244 (MVSD). Syringa Hospital Board
Across our desk came notice of $30.5 million being made available from the U.S. Department of Labor in “Face Forward” grants. The program helps youth between the ages of 14 to 24 in communities with high poverty and high crime rates with occupational training and credentials that, according to the program, “help them open the door to career success.”
Prescription medication misuse and abuse is not exclusively a big-city problem; it’s here – right here in rural Idaho — and we have work to do to raise public awareness about the problem.
All Easter information, including egg hunts, services and breakfast, needs to be to the Free Press by Friday, March 27. This will ensure April 1 publication.
Cottonwood Community Hall was packed last Sunday, March 15, for the annual Little Princess Tea Party, presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.
Forget what you know about shady characters in back alleys dealing dope. Idaho’s pressing drug issue – misuse and abuse of prescription medications — comes with the face of a friend or family member, is more accessible than alcohol or other mind-altering substances, and the perception by many is “What’s the problem?”
Let’s just say we’re more than just disappointed in our Dist. 7 State Senator Sheryl Nuxoll’s performance last week.
Returning with the warmer weather and clear skies is the familiar buzzing sound of cropdusters, such as this one seen making runs over fields just west of Grangeville last Thursday, March 5.
Thirteen children and six adults attended last Wednesday’s March 4 Dr. Seuss story hour at the Grangeville Centennial Library.
Fisher gets 99 months for US Bank robbery; agency coordination, public awareness quickly resolved case
Public awareness and involvement, along with law enforcement contingency plans already in place, helped in the successful resolution of last year’s bank robbery in Cottonwood.
Good solutions that cut out wasted spending and arbitrary decision-making. Empowering individuals to serve justice.
Air center resources would be dispersed during airport work
“The base will be fully staffed, and operations will be the same,” said Willy Acton, forest aviation officer for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
Contingency plans are in place at the Cottonwood Airport, ready to handle increases in diverted traffic and usage if and when the runway at Grangeville undergoes an $8 million federal reconstruction project.
New $300 infraction included for failure to scoop the poop
The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) is investigating an individual’s claim to tens of thousands of dollars found at a Keuterville-area property last month.
Inattentive driving cited in Feb. 17 two-vehicle crash at Cottonwood
Inattentive driving was cited as a factor in last week’s two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 95 at Cottonwood. No injuries requiring medical transport were reported.
Feds to fund 90 percent; project tentative to begin in July; closed to fixed-wing aircraft into fall.
The Valentine’s Day Hometown Barn Dance at the Kamiah American Legion Hall drew 81 people Saturday night, Feb. 14, and raised just more than $2,500 for ICARE (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort). Started in 2008, ICARE serves the Clearwater River communities, providing benefits to area cancer patients who are actively undergoing treatment. Since its formation, ICARE has helped a total 142 people with a total $64,300. Information about ICARE is available by calling either 476-5971 or 476-7148.
Our Dist. 7B Representative Paul Shepherd recently came under fire for proposing the state make a custom license plate featuring the Orofino Maniacs logo, a portion of sales ($12) from which would benefit their schools.
Motorists escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, at the intersection of Main Street/State Highway 13 and Mt. Idaho Grade Road.
It was the lure of a Publishers Clearing House (PCH) prize windfall: $2.5 million. Instead, it turned out to be a scam that cost a Grangeville-area woman more than $19,000.
A Clearwater woman was injured following a rollover accident on Old Highway 7 last week north of Grangeville. Linda Walter was transported to Syringa Hospital and then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. Patient status was unavailable.
Grangeville police continue to investigate last week’s vandalism spree across multiple west side blocks that left vehicles and buildings tagged with spray paint.
Dogs may get the run of the east side of Grangeville Lions Park, pending an ordinance change to be considered by the city.
“My name is Mrs. Glenda Buthelezi. I am a South African and a financial consultant working with a financial institution. I am contacting you to partner with me to secure the funds ($34M) kept in the custody of a bank in South Africa by one of former associate of the late president of Libya who is now deceased.”
Water was safe but a little cloudy for city water consumers following a Saturday morning vehicle accident that took out a fire hydrant across from Prairie View Cemetery.
Sections of road would not receive snow plowing or dust abatement, preventative maintenance would decrease, employees would lose hours or even jobs.
When highway district representatives, county commissioners and state elected officials came together Saturday for a meeting on a world without Secure Rural Schools (SRS) funds, two things came to mind.
With his felony case now bound over to district court, Billy J. Ellenberg remains in jail, awaiting trial this spring on the charge he shot fellow Kamiah resident, Joshua B. Anderberg, early last month concerning a matter of stolen tools.
Sun worshipers may be enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures, but the rising mercury hasn’t been good for both snow levels and attendance numbers at Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill.
The topic of education funding in Idaho gets folks from zero to 100 mph in a hurry. When Governor Butch Otter hosted the Capital for a Day event in Kamiah Jan. 16, he and state officials got the brunt of local frustration with both barrels. Here are two quotes drawn from the Lewiston Tribune of that day’s questioning:
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
For Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran, the big standout for the year, which will carry into 2015 and hopefully beyond, is the partnerships and coordination with other entities to improve public safety.
Public turnout at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis Capital for a Day event showed lots of folks had questions for their governor and public officials.
On July 1, Oregon’s legalized marijuana goes into effect, putting Idaho in the center of a shrinking circle of Western states – including Utah and Wyoming – where the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal.
This is a “new chapter” for Cody Funke of Cottonwood, who stepped up as Idaho County Coroner on Monday.
Falling snow is only pretty until the power starts going out. And wet, heavy snow was the cause of multiple outages that recently disrupted regional power service.
Recycling efforts didn’t take a break during the New Year’s holiday weekend. Volunteers were out at the Grangeville site on Day Road last Saturday, Jan. 3, gathering plastic, metal and cardboard brought in by patrons that morning.
Man shot in dispute over tools theft: Anderberg ‘serious’ condition; Ellenberg charged with felonies
A gunshot victim is in intensive care and the alleged shooter is in jail on felony charges related to the Sunday night incident. As of press time Tuesday, Joshua B. Anderberg, 31, of Kamiah, is listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Families enjoyed an evening potluck and interaction on New Year’s Eve at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church on North Junction Street.
Electrical issue led to Jan. 5 blaze
Firefighters were unable to save an unoccupied residence that was destroyed by fire Monday morning, Jan. 5. No injuries were reported.
With temperatures below freezing, an injured Grangeville woman lay trapped in her overturned vehicle for nearly an hour until her crash location was discovered and she was extricated by emergency personnel.