Andrew Ottoson

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‘Win-win’ on project to create firebreaks at Harpster

Idaho County has long sought federal dollars to fund work to create firebreaks in between Harpster and the Golden Hills, Idaho County Fire Mitigation Department head Randy Doman said last Thursday, May 21. With a grant now in place, work began Monday, May 25.

ITD plans $2.5-million-plus projects at Grangeville, U.S. 95 starting in 2016

Several million dollars of state highway projects are planned for Grangeville tentatively next summer.

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Clearwater Chinook Running Hot

The most recent South Fork Clearwater River harvest report estimated the chinook salmon catch rate at less than eight hours per keeper while anglers on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers totaled more than 800 keepers May 11-17.

State tennis brackets set

A last-minute injury withdrawal will have Grangeville's Sarah Wilson competing this weekend at Vallivue High School in place of teammate Savannah Thanstrom, who placed second in the district's girls singles bracket. The state bracket was announced Wednesday morning.

Comment sought on Riggins public shooting range

The Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office is asking for public comments by mid-June regarding a 36-acre parcel just north of Time Zone Bridge.

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Bulldogs knock out Kendrick, fall to Orofino

The Maniacs occasionally got the better of Grangeville in boys team sports earlier this year and had the GHS baseball team’s number all spring. With a walk-off mercy rule victory over Kendrick on the second day of District II tournament play, the Bulldogs gave themselves a shot at reaching the state tournament. But the second post-season Bulldogs-Maniacs encounter in as many days ended with Grangeville’s hitters again stumped by Orofino’s pitching.

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Clearing the bar: 41 area track and field athletes headed to state

For many of the dozens of area athletes who qualified to compete at the state track and field meet at Middle- ton this weekend, earning a trip to state counts as a major triumph. For the best of the best in Idaho County, qualifying is a mile-marker on the way to the apex goal: a state title.

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Playoffs set to run this week in Orofino

It’s tournament time, and this year’s tournaments will be held in Orofino.

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Bulldogs notch five solo wins at ‘area best’

On a day that athletes from across the region marked outstanding performances, several of Grangeville’s set new personal records and others from across Idaho County proved their places among North Central Idaho’s elite.

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Riggins Rodeo starts Saturday

The kids’ stick horse race is back and there’s plenty of action for the adults this weekend, too.

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