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Investigation into human remains discovered in Lewis County

Investigation is under way into human remains discovered in Lewis County last week. All of the remains located appear to be weathered and aged, according to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Remains will be analyzed by forensic anthropologists and dental specialists to determine age, sex, race, and physical characteristics to assist law enforcement in their identification.

December 9, 2017 2 p.m. read more..


Tax bill includes new roads levy, higher garbage service fees

With notices in the mail, some who own property in Idaho County have seen a big new tax on the bill. Others have seen a tax rate lower than it was last year, but some of those who have seen their rates dip are still owing local governments more overall this year due to a rise in county solid waste fees. Still others – namely, those whose property is served by the Idaho County Road & Bridge Department – have seen both a higher solid waste fee and a significantly higher overall tax rate due to the new levy, which the county commission began considering last summer and approved in September.

December 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Administration scrapping NAFTA could impact Idaho agriculture

Idaho agriculture, which accounts for 20 percent of the total economic output in Idaho, could be in for changes as President Trump leans towards scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and as renegotiations continue between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


County commission approves first new subdivision since 2010

For the first time since 2010, the Idaho County Commission approved a new subdivision, under which developer Timothy Hicks is bringing a cluster of new houses to about 31 acres in the Tahoe area east of Stites. “I worked with one other surveyor, but it was Chad Erickson who really saw this through,” Hicks told the Free Press after county officials’ signatures were added to the mylar Tuesday morning, Nov. 28. “It wouldn’t have happened without his help.” “I was just the surveyor on his project,” Erickson said, “but working through the regulations involved really does require someone who knows how to expedite the process.”

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
     

Court hearing pending in felony drug charges

A court hearing is pending for a Grangeville woman arrested Monday, Sept. 11, on multiple felony drug charges. According to ICSO, the arrest came after Corporal Craig Hoodman made contact with Lacy L. Brannan, 32, and another subject at the dumpsters at Lukes Gulch and Prairie roads. While Hoodman was conversing with the subjects, Corporal Mike Chlebowski and his narcotic detection canine

September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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