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Managed growth, housing, services issues in Grangeville City Council race

Election 2017: Grangeville

City infrastructure, providing and managing growth, and providing for more and affordable housing are issues for candidates in the race for Grangeville City Council. A vigorous turnout this go-round has given Grangeville voters several choices to consider for three council seats, all four-year terms: Dylan Canaday, Dan Gautney, Todd McGeorge, Earl Musick, along with incumbents Beryl Grant and Scott Winkler. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

Candidates are committed; you should be also


Area residents have a rare opportunity this election season to take a hand in the direction their cities head in the coming year. It’s a unique occasion as we have not had such contested races in city elections for several cycles.

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Tuesday semi-truck fire obstructs grade

No injuries reported from Oct. 3, incident

An engine problem is the suspected cause of last week’s fire that destroyed a semi-truck just north of White Bird. No injuries were reported from the Tuesday, Oct. 3, incident called in around 2:33 p.m. between mileposts 226 and 227, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO).

Propane system problem cause of Oct. 1 house fire

A propane system problem was determined the cause of an Oct. 1 fire that damaged a Wild Plum Lane residence. No injuries were reported, and the owner, Georgia Rencher, was insured. Fire damage was contained to the roof and an upstairs bathroom, and water damage affected the first floor and basement of the two-story timber-framed house.

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Preparing for End of the World: USFS rolls out forest health project south of Grangeville

'This is a rollout. It’s not a plan yet. It’s very preliminary'

Prescribed burning was a concern for Grangeville couple, Dick and Lois Geary, who questioned Forest Service officials last week concerning a potential project south of Grangeville. They asked about areas designated for fuels and possible prescribed burns – including close to their property – that take up a sizeable portion of the approximate 49,500-acre End of the World project map. “We want to work with you as landowners,” said Salmon River District Ranger Jeff Shinn, discussing the burns proposed for these areas, along with repeating a theme throughout last Wednesday’s meeting this project will be shaped by public comments and concerns.

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Boise developer, Ahlquist, brings record of ‘getting things done’

Election 2018: Idaho Governor

“I bring real-world experience with a record of getting things done,” said Tommy Ahlquist. A Republican running in the 2018 Idaho Governor race, the Boise commercial developer and former physician made a campaign stop in Grangeville last Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of his “44 Counties in 44 Days Tour.”

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Housing, growth, city services issues in Grangeville mayor’s race

Election 2017: Grangeville

Affordable housing and growth management, infrastructure and municipal services are several issues being raised by four candidates seeking the Grangeville mayor seat. Seeking the four-year position are Wes Lester, Lance McColloch, Danny Tacket and John M. Viknius. Candidates will be running for open city council positions in the Nov. 7 election.

Kooskia man arrested on felony meth possession, delivery charges

Crime Brief

A court hearing is pending for a Kooskia man arrested last week on felony drug charges. Jerry W. Wilson, 60, was taken into custody Sept. 30 on charges of possession of methamphetamaine and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) release.

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Cottonwood city infrastructure, business growth issues for trio

Election 2017: Cottonwood

Finding creative ways to maintain city infrastructure, and creating an atmosphere condusive to business growth are issues for candidates seeking open Cottonwood council positions. Two four-year-term council seats are open, sought by Lynn Guyer, and incumbents Ron Grant and Pat Holthaus. Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election.

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Feds seek $17M plus in damages from ICLP, Lucile business for 2012 Sheep Fire

Federal prosecutors are seeking more than $17 million in damages and related costs from two Idaho County businesses for alleged negligence resulting in the 2012 Sheep Fire at Lucile.

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