Idaho County residents loudly voiced their opposition to more wilderness and Wild and Scenic designations in an advisory vote last week. Idaho County Commissioners posed two questions on the ballot to get a sense of citizen guidance on the issue … [Read more...] about Idaho County says ‘NO’ more wilderness
If more federal land and designated Wilderness and Wild & Scenic rivers is supposed to result in more economy and jobs then Idaho County should be among the wealthiest in the nation. It isn’t. Idaho County is 83% federally owned. Just over … [Read more...] about All I Have to Say: Will the roar be heard?
Longtime Kamiah City Councilor Mike Bovey resigned last week over what he called a lack of trust in the mayor and city clerk. Days later City Clerk Stephanie Gaston submitted her resignation for unknown reasons. Bovey penned a brief letter to … [Read more...] about Two quit over turmoil at Kamiah City Hall
The Kamiah City Council held a brief meeting on Oct. 22 where emotions spilled over during the public comments portion at the start of the meeting. Ted Barnett read a letter addressing concerns about the mayor. (See his letter in the letters to … [Read more...] about Vote on new councilor tabled until November meeting
A proposal by Kooskia EMTs to create their own department outside city control was nixed last week by city attorney Kirk MacGregor. The Kooskia Ambulance hoped to operate outside the city government’s jurisdiction by forming an LLC. The plan … [Read more...] about Attorneys squash Kooskia Ambulance proposal
Idaho County Commissioners oppose efforts to have the Lochsa River corridor designated a traditional cultural place. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has arranged for a public meeting to discuss the nomination of the Lochsa River … [Read more...] about Commission opposes national designation for Lochsa
The Idaho County Sheriff and city of Kooskia appear to have come to an agreement on a new annual contract. The one-year contract is pending approval by the Kooskia City Council. Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings, Kooskia Mayor Charlotte … [Read more...] about Sheriff, mayor agree to policing contract
The handling of a personnel issue appears to be the root of nearly the entire Kamiah firefighting force vowing to call it quits. After 39 years with the Kamiah Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Dan Musgrave officially announced his retirement at a … [Read more...] about Kamiah Fire Chief, command crew call it quits
"Cannonball" might once again be yelled by children at the Kamiah swimming pool. With a pot of $150,000 in federal grant money in the offing, it might just be possible to reopen the Kamiah city swimming pool next summer. Angela Edwards from … [Read more...] about Pool to open next summer?
Additional rental properties will be on the way at Kamiah. A proposal by Brian Brokop to build duplexes on Main Street cleared the Kamiah Planning and Zoning Commission last week. The next step will be to finalize architectural plans and weather … [Read more...] about P&Z approves conditional use permit for duplexes on Main Street