“If we had to play them again tomorrow, it might turn out different,” Clearwater Valley head coach Roger Whalen said after the Rams' 54-6 win — his first win as CV's leading man. “With a rivalry game, you never know how that's going to go.”September 13, 2017 9:01 a.m. read more..
A couple of long scoring plays by Booker Bush put Grangeville ahead 6-0 early in the first quarter and 20-16 late in the third quarter, but host Clarkston converted a tip-drill interception into the decisive points during their 22-20 win over the Bulldogs Saturday, Sept. 9.September 13, 2017 8:59 a.m. read more..
Through a new website, the Forest Service is receiving comments on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest’s Wild & Scenic Rivers, which are being sought from the public as part of the ongoing forest plan revision process.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In a pair of hearings Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, the Idaho County Commission approved higher solid waste fees for all as well as a new road and bridge tax for some in order to make the coming year’s budget compute. The board passed both resolutions unanimously.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
People don’t show up for public meetings the way they used to. History describes huge numbers standing for hours, listening to Lincoln and Douglas, but during the Sept. 5 Idaho County budget hearing last week, elected officials shared a laugh over something they – and we – are worried about.September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
All three local football games that had been scheduled for Friday night were scrubbed due to bad air quality related to forest fires, and all three have been rescheduled. Two of those will kick off on Saturday, if the air is good.September 8, 2017 5 p.m. read more..
Poor air quality continues to hang over the football games scheduled across the region tonight, with the Prairie-Salmon River, the Kamiah-Clearwater Valley. and the Clarkston-Grangeville game all facing administrative decisions this afternoon.September 8, 2017 1:03 p.m. read more..
While smoke may yet interfere with schedules, local teams are moving to play as planned.September 7, 2017 12:17 p.m. read more..
“They’ve got speed, they’re physical, they’ve got the total package,” Kamiah head coach Nels Kludt said of his opening-night opponent after his team’s 60-20 loss to Valley Friday, Sept. 1. “They beat Challis last week about like they beat us. That’s a good team.”September 6, 2017 8:15 a.m. read more..
Troy’s hitters looked strong, but to Pirates coach Julie Schumacher, Prairie’s own miscues were an even bigger factor in the Trojans’ 3-0 win (25-12, 25-16, 25-16) Thursday night, Aug. 31. Earlier in the week, Genesee posted a 3-0 win (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) at PHS.September 6, 2017 8:05 a.m. read more..
Every smart business adapts along with its customers and competitors. For retailers like Lindsley’s Home Furnishings in places like Grangeville, the rise of Internet giants such as Amazon is bringing global competition to Main Street. While providing great service has helped distinguish Lindsley’s from other competitors since 1945, a big part of what owner Jeff Lindsley is about is keeping his prices competitive.August 30, 2017 4:23 p.m. read more..
The Kamiah boys have their work cut out for them this season. Second-year head coach Nels Kludt describes them as a proud bunch who were disappointed with how last season ended up — and who want to prove the program’s winning tradition continues.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
The GHS soccer girls have a team of their own this fall, in what is sure to be a season full of firsts.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
Entering her 25th year as head Kamiah volleyball coach, Leah York has a senior-led squad while other teams that have recently led the Whitepine League are going through changes: Troy lost its best player to the normal turnover and Prairie has a first-year head coach.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
Salmon River’s volleyball team hit a new milestone this fall: for the first time since coach Paula Tucker rebooted the program in 2014, the Savages have enough players to play against each other in practice.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
Salmon River’s record under coach Charlie Shepherd has been astonishing. The Savages have proven Salmon River’s talent and his approach are a championship-caliber combo.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
“This year, with the additions of a few extra people, we now have the personnel to have safety spotters on the team on the field for some really great partner stunting and pyramids,” GHS cheerleaders head coach Renita Lee said. “We’re going to be able to do build-ups, which is exciting.” GHS has 11 out for cheerleading this fall, and Lee has big plans.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
Jeff Adams is living the dream: Not only has he realized a lifelong goal to some day coach the Grangeville High football squad, but also, he takes the wheel from former head Jeff Lindsley at just the moment when a large and gifted group of sophomores have become upperclassmen.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
“They work really, really hard,” first-year Bulldogs head coach Cheyenne Hudson said of her new team, “and we’re working on some mental stuff. It’s a game of mistakes, but right now they get down really fast if they make a mistake. I’m working really hard on that mental side — how they control their emotions, that kind of thing.”August 30, 2017 noon read more..
Prairie cross country coach Glenn Poxleitner has 13-14 girls out this season — including the whole group that ran at state last year.August 30, 2017 noon read more..
The Bulldogs’ first football game of 2017 turned on a couple of no-luck plays during the second half, and the Bulldogs still nearly came up with a key defensive stop late in what ended up a 21-14 loss to Moscow Friday night, Aug. 25.August 30, 2017 8:25 a.m. read more..
“I’m happy with how we played on Saturday,” GHS boys soccer coach Joel Gomez said. “Everybody played like they really wanted to be there.”August 30, 2017 8:22 a.m. read more..
Louie Serrano of Grangeville set two local marks last bowling season, bowling Camas Lanes’ first 300 game as well as an 800 series. He bowled another perfect game in March, during the qualification tournament held in Burley for the 2017 Senior Championships recently held in Las Vegas. And Serrano’s strong play continued in Vegas, where he tallied a 714 score on 650 pins during the three-game medal round in the 55-59 men’s classification.August 23, 2017 8:08 a.m. read more..
Idaho County commission chairman Skip Brandt on Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, notified congressional representatives and local, regional and statewide media that the Payette National Forest is intending to buy “another chunk of our county/private/taxable acres” in the southern part of Idaho County.August 23, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The proposed budget for Idaho County’s next fiscal year, published in the legal notices on 4B today, marks just the second time since 2000 the bottom line number has topped $20 million. The Idaho County Airport renovation booked in 2016, which was carried out largely with federal money, pushed the grand total that year to more than $22 million.August 16, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
First, the rock held up the work. Then the work held up the rock. Now what’s the holdup? Last Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project contractor, RSCI, told the Idaho County commission they may be asking the Federal Highway Administration for a change order to allow the rock to stay.August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
"There are concerns for public safety. We backed it out to areas we knew we could control the access. As soon as we can, we’ll try to shrink that back.”August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Idaho County Commission declared an agricultural disaster during the July 25 meeting “due to unusual and excessive spring moisture conditions, which have prevented the planting of approximately 31,432 acres of spring crops, specifically 28,064 acres of spring wheat, spring canola, large garbanzo beans and green peas.”August 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
In the midst of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ forest plan revision process, the Idaho County Commission is asking the Forest Service to go all the way through a process that would narrow down the list of rivers that could eventually get Wild and Scenic protection. It’s known as a “suitability evaluation,” and it’s a step the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act requires the Forest Service to complete – whether during the forest plan revision or not.August 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Idaho County’s solid waste contractor, Robert Simmons of Simmons Sanitation, is working with county commissioners to develop a true solid waste system, as compared to the status quo operation in which local dumpsters are open 24/7/365 for all users – and continually brimming with all types of trash, refuse and items that have outlived their usefulness.August 2, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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