Less than five minutes into Friday's game, Grangeville had a point total it would take Coeur d'Alene Charter most of three quarters to match.
Search and rescue dollars aren’t famous among the monies local jurisdictions receive from the federal government in the form of Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payouts. PILT was renewed late last year, but while Idaho County and local school districts anxiously await Congressional action on SRS, Idaho County Undersheriff Jim Gorges is trying to schedule a gun show to help fund one of the county’s basic services.
Grangeville 58, Genesee 33
In the battle of the Bulldogs — Grangeville versus Genesee — Michael and Michael (Stevens and Wilson) had big nights for the victorious hosts.
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
While the public-sector lethal control board’s efforts may have stalled, a private group trying to organize locals wants to accelerate the trapping of wolves in the Clearwater Region.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted the Savages to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night at Salmon River High School — but without effective defense from Rylie Travis and Alex Diaz, Highland's Tanner Dempsey (26 points) might have given the visiting Huskies a winning burst.
Jimmy Shepherd's 25 points lifted Salmon River to a 57-50 win over Highland Saturday night.
Garbage fees that for decades Idaho County failed to bill to 118 Nez Perce Tribe-owned properties will be billed soon, outgoing Idaho County Commission chairman James Rockwell said Tuesday, Dec. 30.
For all of the first half and parts of the third and fourth quarters of a 62-58 loss Dec. 29 at the LCSC Activity Center, Grangeville matched Lewiston shot for shot.
For all of the first half and parts of the third and fourth quarters, Grangeville matched Lewiston shot for shot.
Morrow’s trey lifts CV to overtime win; food banks net $8,000
On a night Kamiah led by 10 points with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, a late surge set up a moment for Clearwater Valley sophomore Mitch Morrow to take and make a hero shot.
The annual Idaho County Shootout raised more than $10,000 for local food banks — about $6,000 less than the event raised last year. Organizers decided ahead of time that the traveling trophy would not be awarded this year.
The Grangeville boys basketball squad held visiting McCall-Donnelly to just five points during each of the first two quarters even as guard Layton Harris rained down three-point shots last Saturday night, Dec. 6.
For the third time in a week, Prairie doubled its opponent’s point total.
Steve Munson, 61, retired from a life dedicated to fire management with the Forest Service. Now he runs — eight to 15 miles every other day, and 26.2 at least once a month.
Late in the second year of its 10-year contract with Simmons Sanitation and Recycling Service, Idaho County’s garbage system is $78,000 in the hole. The county commission is taking steps to avoid changing the even-older fee structure – and taking a harder line to local landowners.
WPT co-owners kick Blixseth with Lochsa land auction plan; court rejects $12M sale as undervaluing bankrupt billionaire’s former share
Western Pacific Timber, one of Idaho County’s largest landowners is the subject of a court room tug-of-war between a former billionaire and the man who once loaned him millions.
In the aftermath of a 72-18 final score, it is clear that visiting Valley was wholly overmatched during the 1AD1 football championship game held at the Kibbie Dome last Friday night, Nov. 21.
Prairie 72, Valley 18
Behind four first half touchdowns by Jake Bruner, the Prairie Pirates won the 1AD1 state football championship Friday night.
“...in the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence...” — Adam Smith, 1759
For the second week in a row, Prairie overcame a slow start. For the second time this playoff season, Prairie dominated a Thursday night game. For the first time since winning the 2008 eight-man football championship, the Pirates advanced to the 1AD1 title game.
North Fremont had no trouble with Bear Lake on Halloween Weekend, but gave away a “trick-or-treat” game on Nov. 8, allowing Grangeville five late touchdowns — and a 49-28 quarterfinal win.
Starting in the mid-1990s and continuing until last week, Troy and Genesee put together an impressive run: 12 of the past 18 class 1A division titles. But Prairie will mark 2014 as the year when a senior-led squad directed by Whitepine League “coach of the year” Cheyenne Hudson topped both the league and the state.
He was the hatchetman. When retiring supervisor Rick Brazell came to the area’s national forests in 2009, much of the writing was already on the wall.
Before Max Cawley recovered a Nampa Christian player's fumble midway through the first quarter of Grangeville's 47-13 first round victory last Friday night, Oct. 31, the Bulldogs and the Trojans had traded possessions.
Wallace had Prairie in a tough spot once during an 80-26 Pirates last Thursday night, Oct. 30. The Pirates were backed up against their own goal line after a defensive stand deep in their own territory.
We had two pickers tie for the top prize this week, and nearly everyone else was tripped up by the whooping Tom Brady put on Peyton Manning this week.
With the start of the playoffs, football results came early this week. With a comprehensive victory over Wallace Thursday, Prairie reached the quarterfinals, which will be played Nov. 7 at the Kibbie Dome depending on the results of the Oakley-Notus game to be played tomorrow. On the other side of the 1AD1 bracket, Kamiah defeated Horseshoe Bend 62-38. In the 2A bracket, Grangeville crushed Nampa Christian 47-13.
With one of the school’s Class of 2015 most decorated athletes hampered by injury, Prairie seniors Hunter McWilliams, Isaiah Shears and Mason Dalgliesh provided the scoring punch the Pirates required to win during a key matchup in the Whitepine League's regular season finale last Friday night, Oct. 24.
On the Sunday morning of Opening Weekend 2014, Jackson Page, 10, went to his dad to ask for a chance to go after a deer he had seen weeks earlier and decided would be his come hunting season.
2A District I-II volleyball tournament
With a state tournament berth available to the district winner, Grangeville played brilliantly to win in extra sets against both Orofino (26-24, 24-26, 28-26, 25-21, 15-9) and St. Maries (25-21, 16-25, 16-25, 25-22, 16-14) last Saturday, Oct. 18.
Kamiah 50, Genesee 20
Had the opening moments of Kamiah’s homecoming game served as any guide, visiting Genesee might have found a way to turn a halftime tie into a clear victory last Friday night, Oct. 17.
‘These trainings help keep mutual benefit and respect and allow some back-and-forth. I can only foresee this cooperation getting better and better.’
What is it like to be dead for an hour? Christopher Osborne – who played one of eight shooting victims for a mass casualty drill held last week – said, “You get a lot of attention.” A simulated emergency call went out at 5:28 p.m. on Oct. 15. By 6 p.m., responders from several area agencies had arrived equipped to play-act a deadly scene at the Idaho County Fairgrounds.
Grangeville defeated Orofino (25-9, 25-13, 20-25, 25-14) Thursday night and will be seeded higher than the Maniacs when the 2A District I-II tournament opens on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Doyel Shamley of Nevada-based Veritas Research Consulting will accompany and advise Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik in visits with Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials later this month.
After a week of shuffling players into new roles in the wake of a narrow loss in their Central Idaho League opener earlier this month, the Bulldogs played near-perfect defense in a lopsided win over St. Maries last Friday night, Oct. 10...
At the upcoming Mountain View School District 244 board meeting Grangeville Youth Soccer organizers — a group of seven families strongly committed to the local program for ages kindergarten through sixth grade — will ask the board to consider launching a fall varsity girls soccer team.
The U.S. Forest Service is asking a federal judge for a mulligan on a travel planning decision at the heart of its years-long court battle with the Idaho State Snowmobile Association (ISSA) and Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC).
Clearwater Valley High School (class of ’96) alum Callie McPhee won the Idaho High School Activities Association’s state “Official of the Year” award by vote of IHSAA members for her work last season.
A contest for control of the Central Idaho League’s top seed spun out of Grangeville’s grip despite the Bulldogs building early leads during three of the four games on Sept. 30.
With Central Idaho League play set to open on Friday night, Oct. 3, at Orofino, Grangeville whipped the Lake City JV 42-14.
If not for a new drainage system installed at Prairie’s field during the off-season, a midweek storm may have made a slog out of the game last Friday night, Sept. 26.
Western Pacific Timber (WPT) delivered an Upper Lochsa Land Exchange proposal to the offices of Sen. Jim Risch, Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Raul Labrador last Monday, Sept. 22.
A famous boxer supposedly said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Clearwater Valley’s designs for slowing down Kamiah took a hit 15 seconds into the game last Friday night, Sept. 19.
During the third quarter of a lopsided 41-6 win over McCall -Donnelly last Friday night, Sept. 19, Grangeville’s junior quarterback, Layton Harris, marked four games in a row with at least two touchdown passes.
The Johnson Bar Fire on the Moose Creek Ranger District has grown along its southeastern and northwestern flanks, where a Sept. 12 heat map showed fire activity increasing in conjunction with warmer weather last week. Firefighters surged into the area late last month, and as of Sept. 15, the fire had not crossed any of the lines built in August.
Commission approves $18 million budget; property tax rate unchanged
As part of a 19 percent bigger budget for fiscal 2014, which the Idaho County board proposed last month and approved last Tuesday, Sept. 2, the county commissioners tabbed $3.3 million for a major airport renovation during the upcoming fiscal year. The money will fund a new runway at the airport in Grangeville, where the county anticipates construction as early as the end of summer, 2015.
Prairie’s season opener featured a matchup of two of the Whitepine League’s elite teams — a rematch between teams whose places in the WPL pecking order were determined by a back-and-forth 96-point shootout last September in Cottonwood.
The Whitepine League standings include just two league games so far, with reigning WPL champion Troy and chief contender Prairie still undefeated after Week 1.
Kooskia Krush won the 2014 Grangeville Co-Ed Softball League championship last Wednesday night, Aug. 27, at Lions Park, by claiming a 15-9 win over runners-up Brew Crew.