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Murder trial move granted; prosecutor off Lankford case

Mark H. Lankford is tentatively set for trial next month for the 1983 double murder of an Arizona couple. But it won’t be in Idaho County, nor will Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor be leading the case. In a Nov. 21 order, District Judge Jay P. Gaskill granted a request by the defendant’s counsel to a change of venue in the case, and to recuse MacGregor as prosecutor.

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High-Five From Santa Following Cottonwood Christmas Parade

Santa Claus gives children a high-five following Sunday night’s annual Cottonwood Lighted Christmas Parade. Brightly lit entries from community organizations and the city paraded down King and Main streets, followed up by refreshments at the Cottonwood Fire Department Hall, and visits with Santa Claus.

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Man facing statutory rape charge incurs witness intimidation felony

While in the Idaho County jail on a pending statutory rape charge, a Kooskia man is alleged to have asked go-betweens to convince the victim in the case to state nothing happened between them. Now, Glenn A. Mason, 58, has a new felony charge, attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, along with misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order.

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Boil order lifted for White Bird; water back on

Water is again flowing for White Bird residents who had been without since disruption late last month due to infrastructure issues. From here, the city is looking toward system improvements, as well as to funding sources to help with the thousands of dollars in related emergency costs. A boil order for system users was lifted Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, according to Idaho DEQ, as water tests have shown no coliform contamination for two consecutive days.

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Buy-in fees recommended for new scrutiny

A campaign issue raised during council elections this fall, equity buy-in fees are planned for new scrutiny, possible changes, and a public informational hearing. Public works director Jeff McFrederick discussed with the Grangeville City Council at its Nov. 20 meeting his discussion with J-U-B Engineers on setting up a workshop and follow-up public meeting on the buy-in fees to explain their purpose and the water study scope data used to calculate these.

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


Firefighter shortage a life or death matter

Home heating fires are popping up on regional and national newspaper pages, but the “story behind the story” is not what could have been done to prevent these, but whether someone will show up to put out the fire in time. Or at all. Check out Lucky Brandt’s plea in this week’s letters page. He’s a longtime Kooskia firefighter raising such a warning, and also a call: Idaho County needs more volunteer firefighters.

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


Rider ordered, prison pending, in manslaughter case

A 365-day retained jurisdiction was ordered Monday, Dec. 4, for a Grangeville man, convicted on felony vehicular manslaughter in the 2016 death of a Kooskia woman. That gives David R. McIntyre, 26, a chance to comply with court-ordered programs and treatment during his year’s incarceration. Failure to do so, and he’s looking at serving five to 10 years in prison.

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


Hopeful Thursday White Bird water service to resume

Drinking water is hoped to return to White Bird residents later this week, who have been without since system problems developed during the Thanksgiving weekend. “Hopefully by Thursday it will be up and running,” said White Bird Mayor Homer Brown, and the city can next address issues leading to the shutdown that affected 76 system users.

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