David Rauzi

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‘Oomph to knock a manhole cover off’

Vactor vehicle offers public works proactive, in-house maintenance

This truck sucks, and Grangeville public works director Jeff McFrederick couldn’t be happier. Councilors gathered prior to a city meeting last month to look over a Vactor combination sewer cleaner recently acquired by public works. Purchased for $130,000 through the formal bid process, the truck combines high-pressure water jetting and a high-flow vacuum source to scour pipes clean, and then vacuum the material causing blockages to restore and maintain normal flow.

City survey’s value is in accountability to citizens

Editorial

Is the recently completed Grangeville Community Survey – citizen opinions on city and community services — just all “touchy-feely” busy work with no substantial result other than yet another report to file? We’d argue that city residents’ opinions are part of the public record, they have been reviewed in official session by city officials, and the results and candid comments are on display for anyone who requests them.

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Don’t touch it

Thursday outage a reminder to avoid downed lines

- Power was disrupted to 75 customers of Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative last Thursday evening, Jan. 12, when a power line broke along Highway 7. - “The most important thing here is that everyone stays away from any downed line, and don’t ever think that it is dead. Consider every line energized until it is repaired.”

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Snow, rain system Wednesday may cause problems

Hazardous travel, snow loading issues into Jan. 18 evening

The National Weather Service office in Missoula is forecasting a weather system will bring wet and warmer weather to central Idaho and western Montana starting this evening (Tuesday, Jan. 17) and likely peaking in intensity Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Food Bank Donation

Representatives of Pine Tree Credit Union in Grangeville presented a $4,832 check to volunteers with the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Funds were raised through the second annual food drive – sponsored by the credit union and Bud’s Powersports that matched $3 with every dollar donated.

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Scout project provides flag drop box

Container for worn flags at vet center

Have a damaged U.S. flag that needs to be disposed of? Toss it in the can!

Arrest warrant issued for Boise man

Thousands in stolen property recovered

Law enforcement is seeking a Boise man following recovery last week of thousands of dollars in stolen items recovered during a warrant search at a Riggins property. An arrest warrant has been issued for Joshua Blair Manley, 27. The warrant has a $30,000 bond and nationwide extradition. Those with information on Manley’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) at 983-1100, or their local law enforcement agency.

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Calling The Dance

A snowy night didn’t discourage attendance at last Saturday’s Jan. 7 gathering of the Mountain Dewers Square Dance Club.

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ARC Blood Drive

The American Red Cross reported a great turnout for its blood drive in Grangeville last Thursday, Jan. 6, held at the Idaho National Guard Armory, with 68 donors generating 60 units.

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NICI inmates hand out presents

Inmates from North Idaho Correctional Institution at Cottonwood handed out presents of their own making on Friday, Dec. 23, to residents at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood Shelter Home, and in Grangeville at Meadowlark Homes and Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation.

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