For Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran, the big standout for the year, which will carry into 2015 and hopefully beyond, is the partnerships and coordination with other entities to improve public safety.
Constituent questions varied from education to drugs, public lands and Internet taxation at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day event.
Public turnout at last Friday’s Idaho-Lewis Capital for a Day event showed lots of folks had questions for their governor and public officials.
This is a “new chapter” for Cody Funke of Cottonwood, who stepped up as Idaho County Coroner on Monday.
On July 1, Oregon’s legalized marijuana goes into effect, putting Idaho in the center of a shrinking circle of Western states – including Utah and Wyoming – where the use, possession, sale, cultivation and transportation of cannabis is illegal.
Falling snow is only pretty until the power starts going out. And wet, heavy snow was the cause of multiple outages that recently disrupted regional power service.
Man shot in dispute over tools theft: Anderberg ‘serious’ condition; Ellenberg charged with felonies
A gunshot victim is in intensive care and the alleged shooter is in jail on felony charges related to the Sunday night incident. As of press time Tuesday, Joshua B. Anderberg, 31, of Kamiah, is listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Families enjoyed an evening potluck and interaction on New Year’s Eve at the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church on North Junction Street.
Recycling efforts didn’t take a break during the New Year’s holiday weekend. Volunteers were out at the Grangeville site on Day Road last Saturday, Jan. 3, gathering plastic, metal and cardboard brought in by patrons that morning.
Electrical issue led to Jan. 5 blaze
Firefighters were unable to save an unoccupied residence that was destroyed by fire Monday morning, Jan. 5. No injuries were reported.
Despite snow and icy roads, more than 100 people attended Sunday’s holiday concert at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood.
With temperatures below freezing, an injured Grangeville woman lay trapped in her overturned vehicle for nearly an hour until her crash location was discovered and she was extricated by emergency personnel.
A backdraft from a wood stove quickly set a Riggins home ablaze Sunday afternoon, destroying the residence and causing minor injuries to the owner
Sorry to spoil your festivities planning for the new year, but elections are coming up.
Led to a single-wide mobile home on a child abuse allegation, investigators allegedly found an indoor marijuana grow operation that resulted in felony and misdemeanor charges against the two occupants.
A Boise man was treated for minor injuries following last Thursday’s Dec. 18 crash at the White Bird Summit that totaled the vehicle Carl W. Goicoechea III, 23, was transported to Syringa Hospital in Grangeville.
A New Meadows woman escaped injury last week after her vehicle crashed into a boulder south of Riggins on U.S. Highway 95. Robin Harris, 55, was checked by EMTs with Meadows Valley Ambulance and was not transported for further treatment.
Frozen turkeys were ready to give away last Tuesday, Dec. 16, facilitated by local members of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Inattentive driving is a suspected factor in a single-vehicle injury crash on Graves Creek Road last week.
A search warrant served at a Kamiah-area property Tuesday regarding a stolen vehicle netted not only a suspect in the case but also multiple unrelated misdemeanor arrests.
Fire Chief Tackett advises care in disposing embers
Still-smoldering stove ashes resulted in a minor ignition incident at West Side Trailer Court last week.
We’ve had our heads hunkered down for so long trying to make a living that we may have forgotten those things that make life enjoyable. Public art is one.
Two Grangeville attorneys are in the running for the open Second Judicial District judge position, being vacated by outgoing Judge Michael Griffin.
As part of an agreement with prosecutors, a 20-year-old Cottonwood woman will plead guilty to involvement in the 2013 armed robbery of a Grangeville gas station.
Scammers have been busy lately, using both phone and e-mail to bilk Idaho County residents.
That hard-to-find, last-minute gift item we’re going to be suggesting this Christmas won’t fit in a box or under a tree. It’s not diamonds or two tickets to that thing your wife really likes.
Another bipartisan coalition. Another last-minute appeal for appropriations. More pleading, more begging.
The Grangeville Police Department is investigating last week’s burglary of the Pizza Factory.
A charge for excessive DUI is pending against a Grangeville man who crashed his vehicle into a utility pole Saturday night, disrupting local power service for more than three hours.
The getaway driver in May’s US Bank robbery in Cottonwood will spend more than two years in federal prison.
High winds from last Friday night’s storm resulted in minor power outages and a non-injury semi-truck crash.
Idaho County voters made a good showing at the midterm elections: 60.55 percent (5,773) of total registered voters participated in the Nov. 4 general election, according to official results.
Initially reported as a chimney fire at a home northeast of Kooskia, a Nov. 13 blaze soon spread to destroy the entire structure.
A Weippe man is listed in good condition following injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision east of Weippe last Thursday, Nov. 20.
Thou shalt not steal? Disobeying the eighth commandment remains the top criminal problem in Idaho County.
“Basically we’ve been giving away bulk water free for years,” said Grangeville Public Works Director Jeff McFrederick.
As participants worked through grading the magnitude and frequency of hazards and potential disasters in Idaho County, coordinator Brad Tucker, Northwest Management Inc. (NMI), joked on the emerging trend that incidents here are of high risk and occur rather frequently.
Kooskia First Presbyterian Church held its annual community party Friday evening, Nov. 21, at the Kooskia Community Center on Main Street.
Grangeville Police Chief Morgan Drew read to kids and parents Monday night, Nov. 17, at the Grangeville Centennial Library’s annual pajama party.
Idaho County’s agriculture industry is showing profit, and the small family farms continue to become fewer, according to statistics released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Winter’s first snowfall took motorists for a ride last week, resulting in numerous crashes, including one incident involving four vehicles that escalated when an Idaho Transportation Department snowplow slid into an Idaho County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.
“From day one I have not been in favor of changing the ordinance,” said Grangeville City Councilor Wes Lester. “I say to leave it alone.”
Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative members received a report on their utility’s business at last week’s 76th annual membership meeting, held in Greencreek.
Speed was a factor in last week’s single-vehicle rollover crash in which a Grangeville woman was injured.
Nov. 4 unofficial election results; county voter turnout high at 60 percent
Tuesday night unofficial election results show a GOP sweep in the Idaho County Commission race, with Dist. 1 incumbent Skip Brandt and Dist. 2 newcomer Mark Frei receiving the voter majority.
Idaho County voters head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4, to decide contested commission races and the formation of a White Bird recreation district.
Ending a city regulation for cat licensing is looking to be no simple matter for the Grangeville City Council. And comment at last week’s regular meeting shows the issue lies deeper than whether there’s a tag dangling or not from a collar.
An inattentive driving citation is pending for a Moscow man who received minor injuries in a two-car crash last Friday, Oct. 24, north of Cottonwood on U.S. Highway 95.
Election 2014: District 7 Senate race: Drews, Nuxoll
Cottonwood Republican Sheryl Nuxoll will face off for re-election on Nov. 4 against Democrat challenger Casey Drews (D) of Osburn for the District 7 Senate seat.
What is vitally important to the economy and well-being of Idaho County? Say the “forest products industry” and you’ll get a lot of “tell us something we don’t know” responses around here. And rightly so, as this industry forms the historic bedrock of this region’s – and, in fact, the Northwest’s – formation and development.