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News For The Week of August 14, 2014
ICSD orders evacuations Print E-mail

Johnson Bar Fire threatens Selway homes

     Residents along the Selway River are accustomed to watching wildlife frolic in their yards, but now they are nervously watching the hillsides as a lightning caused fire threatens to blacken one of the area's most popular getaways.

     The fire was detected on Aug. 3 and has quickly grown to 3,051 acres amidst heavily timbered mountains just south of the Selway River near Lowell.

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Surviving an out-of-control drug spiral Print E-mail
Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   

8-14-14-abe-broncheauKamiah man recounts addiction, urges users to get help

     I'm quite sure a discussion about meth use and abuse isn't high on your list of topics you enjoy spending time pondering, but with the escalating use of the drug in this area, it should at least be a subject you've given some thought to.

     I'm old school; I remember when being a drunk was about the worst thing imaginable for you to have to admit to, not to mention the possibility of having an alcoholic for a family member. But let's face it, times have changed. What with the recreational use of marijuana (pot) and the ever increasing consumption of hard alcohol, the youth of today are subjected to most levels of addiction scenarios by the time they're in middle school.

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Dance under the stars Print E-mail

Annual powwow this weekend

     The 38th annual Chief Lookingglass Celebration begins this Friday, Aug. 15 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Wa-a-yas in Kamiah.

     Events include dinners, name givings, grand entries, huckleberry pancake breakfast, basketball tournament, a parade, and of course, plenty of dancing.   Friday will be exhibition, Saturday is 1st round, and Sunday will be the finals.

     For more information contact Nancy Wheeler, 935-2890; Thelma Oberly, 935-0289 (Memorial/Name Givings); Angela Broncheau, 935-5349 (Parade/Pancake Breakfast); Abe Broncheau, 935-8028 (BBall Tourney); or Tana Wheeler-Nunez, (208) 790-6217 (Royalty).

 
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Idaho County proposes temporary fix at Kamiah intersection

     After observing an astounding amount of traffic passing through the Woodland-Glenwood intersection at Kamiah, Idaho County officials have begun developing plans for making the intersection safer.

     A five-day traffic study was conducted at the intersection in early July and found that the daily traffic average was 1,952 vehicles.

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Area plagued by traffic accidents Print E-mail

Rollover near Kamiah followed by three-vehicle wreck8-14-14--wreck-near-kamiah-6501

     A three-vehicle accident along Highway 12 near Kamiah resulted in several people being transported to area hospitals last week.

     Ariel Logue, 20, of Kamiah was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Aug. 6 when she failed to notice traffic had stopped for a single vehicle rollov8-14-14-rollover-near-kamiah-6488er, according to the Idaho State Police. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Above: EMTs, police and firefighters rescue several injured people from a vehicle accident along Highway 12 near Kamiah last week. Left: A Kooskia man escaped injury after he drove his Saturn into the ditch and flipped it along Highway 12 near Kamiah. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

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