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News For The Week of May 19, 2016
IFG releases statement on mill purchase Print E-mail

Purchase of Blue North strengthens IFG

     Idaho Forest Group anticipates the purchase of Blue North Mill at Kamiah will enhance its future viability.

     IFG has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the assets and timber position of Blue North Forest Products, Inc. in Kamiah, according to a press release from Bob Boeh, vice president Government Affairs for IFG.

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What's all the buzz? Print E-mail
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A swarm of honeybees huddle on a fence post trying to keep warm in the early morning hours Wednesday. The group was spotted along Highway 162 on the Camas Prairie outside Kamiah. Gina Jorgensen/Progress

 
Election results Print E-mail

Davis crushes opponent in sheriff’s contest

Shepherd, Crabtree, Duman, Frei, Giddings win races 

     Lewis County voters overwhelming supported Chief Deputy Jason Davis for sheriff in the May 17 Primary election. Davis, of Winchester, received 93% of the vote against Republican challenger Michael Billy Williams of Nezperce.

     In other contested races, Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik was ousted by Republican challenger Denis Duman. Duman tallied 64% approval.

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New game in town Print E-mail

Kamiah under the sway of ‘Cat and Mouse’

     The kids call it Cat and Mouse. It’s essentially a game of chase involving youngsters age 13-20 who attempt to hoof it from the school track to Highway 12 and back before being caught.

     Those doing the chasing use cars and although they do not run their peers down, there have been some close calls. There have also been a handful of citations for traffic offenses like failing to stop, speeding, and inattentive driving.

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Environmentalists win again Print E-mail

Judge blocks logging along Wild and Scenic corridor

     A federal judge sided with environmental groups last week in blocking the U.S. Forest Service’s attempts to harvest trees burned by the 2014 Johnson Bar Fire along the Selway and Middle Fork rivers.

     Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Cheryl Probert approved a plan in March that called for salvaging 34 million board feet of timber from burned lands. She stated the project would support up to 900 jobs.

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