2 defendants look to switch attorneys
Two men charged with attempted murder in separate cases will have new attorneys. Brian D. Grimm, of Culdesac, was charged in July for allegedly attempting to run over his roommate, Michael Dranichak, and asked for a new attorney after receiving a plea agreement. Robert J. LaPlante, of Clarkston, was charged with attempted murder of Loyal Otis Dickson Jr. in July by allegedly striking and/or cutting and/or stabbing him, and his attorney filed a motion to withdraw.
Grangeville's Timeless Charm: A Journey Through History and Heritage
Grangeville, Idaho, boasts a historic downtown that is a veritable portal to the past. Founded in 1897, the town has preserved its architectural treasures, many of which hail from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This district, the heart of the community, narrates tales of gold rushes and Indian wars through its venerable structures. These buildings not only embody Grangeville's vibrant history but also serve as the backdrop for the town's spirited community events like the festive 'Border Days.'
Echoes of Prosperity: The Rise and Fall of the Ghost Town of Fenn
In the heart of Idaho's Camas Prairie, the ghost town of Fenn stands as a silent witness to the fleeting prosperity of the gold rush era. Originally called Thorp and later named after Stephen S. Fenn, a notable figure in Idaho's early days, the town thrived as a hub for miners and settlers, buoyed by the Camas Prairie Railway. Its vital role as a crossroads store, post office, and shipping point for wheat and livestock led to a peak population of 180 in 1930.
Ferdinand Historical Museum: A Journey Through Local Legacy
Nestled within the quaint town of Ferdinand, the Ferdinand Historical Museum stands as a beacon of local heritage. This architectural gem, housed in the original Ferdinand State Bank building from 1914, serves as a repository for the rich tapestry of Ferdinand's history. Visitors are offered a nostalgic journey through the town's storied past, where artifacts from early settlers and old photographs tell the tales of a resilient community.
Man pleads guilty in September shooting
The man who fired gunshots from his Moscow apartment and forced a standoff with police on Sept. 5 is participating in Veterans Treatment Court in Nez Perce County. Thomas Adams, 54, pleaded guilty to his charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm at a dwelling house earlier this month in Latah County District Court.
Woman Facing Felony Charge for Alleged Thanksgiving Day Vehicle Theft Near Peck
PECK - A woman is facing a felony grand theft charge after allegedly stealing a vehicle on Thanksgiving Day in rural Nez Perce County, near Peck. According to court records, on November 23, a stolen vehicle was reported at a residence on Peanuts Lane, near Peck. A 2006 red Ford Freestyle was allegedly stolen out of a driveway.
Kooskia, Idaho: Where Gold Rush History and Nez Perce Heritage Converge
In the heart of North Central Idaho, where the South Fork meets the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River, sits Kooskia, a town emblematic of historical metamorphosis and cultural reverence. Once a gold rush beacon named Stuart, after prospector James Stuart who found gold, the town was a magnet for those seeking fortune in the mid-19th century. The gold discovery marked a period of transformation, turning serene lands into a whirlwind of prospecting fervor.
Man who Shot at Lewiston Police Still Being Held at Spokane Jail
LEWISTON - The man who was shot after allegedly firing a gun at police on November 2nd in Lewiston is still being held in a Spokane Jail. The Nez Perce County Prosecutor's Office said on November 7 that 32-year-old Blake Chlumsky, of Lewiston, was in custody in Spokane, being held on a warrant. As of Monday morning, he was still in the custody of Spokane County. A fugitive hearing, regarding extradition to Nez Perce County, is set for 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. The official specifics on how he came to be in the custody of Spokane authorities were not released.
New Nez Perce Tribal Police chief was presented with a prospect he couldn’t refuse
Mark Bensen was ready to retire when he saw a job opening for police chief at the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department. At 55 years old, he wasn’t done and it was the perfect fit, so he decided to apply.
Craigmont, Idaho: A Tale of Unity and Heritage
In the expansive Camas Prairie of Idaho, the town of Craigmont carries a legacy unlike any other. Born from the union of two rival towns, Ilo and Vollmer, Craigmont was established on June 17, 1920, marking the end of competition and the beginning of a combined future. This merger, symbolized by a ceremonial wedding, was more than just a joining of territories; it was the blending of cultures, economies, and histories, creating a unique tapestry that continues to define the town's character.
Culdesac, Idaho: A Cultural Mosaic on Nez Perce Grounds
Nestled in Nez Perce County, Idaho, Culdesac is a city of unparalleled cultural convergence, with its entire expanse cradled within the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. Home to a mere 422 souls, this small city epitomizes America's rich tapestry of traditions, balancing the heritage of the nimíipuu, or Nez Perce people, with that of its 68.3% White majority and 12% Native American residents. The city's demographic composition and monolingual tendencies underscore a complex interplay of cultures against the backdrop of the Nez Perce's enduring cultural influence.
Today the gas price is close to $3.55 in Kooskia as of 2023-11-27. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.250, a week ago the price is $3.308 , according to AAA.
Grangeville Man Arrested for Felony Domestic Battery Following Reported Dispute
KAMIAH - On November 20, 2023, at approximately 8:30 AM, Idaho County Dispatch received a report of a domestic dispute that had occurred in the Woodland area outside of Kamiah, Idaho. The victim and suspect had separated. Idaho County Deputies responded to meet with both parties. Deputies met with the suspect in the Kamiah area, and other Deputies met with the victim in Grangeville. Once Deputies gathered initial information, the investigating officer met with the suspect in Grangeville. Robert Parker, age 57, of Grangeville, Idaho, was arrested for felony domestic battery.
Kamiah: Preserving the Ingenious Fishing Legacy of the Legendary Nez Perce Tribe
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Central Idaho, the historic town of Kamiah stands as a living tribute to the Nez Perce tribe's rich cultural heritage. The name 'Kamiah' itself, meaning 'many rope ladders' in the Nez Perce language, is a direct reference to the tribe's innovative fishing techniques, particularly the traditional fish traps that were crucial for their survival. As the winter home of the Nez Perce, it was here in Kamiah that the tribe honed their skills in crafting the 'Kamia' ropes and bred the renowned Appaloosa horse, a symbol of their strength and ingenuity.
Soil Acidity Management Workshop Series Begins November 30
Washington State University (WSU) Extension - Walla Walla County, University of Idaho (UI) Extension - Nez Perce County, and the PNW Farmers' Network are joining together to host "Acidic Soils Solutions," a three-part workshop on soil acidity management. Three Sessions Offering Insight in Inland Northwest Soil Management. The workshop series...
Volunteer spotlight: A library’s best friend
WINCHESTER — In small communities such as this with few resources, it often takes dedicated volunteers to make things happen. Mike Davisson is one of those. Davisson, a devoted volunteer at the Winchester Community Library and chairperson of the library board, recently was named winner of the Idaho Library Association’s 2023 Friends of the Library award. Davisson was nominated by several other library board and community members who said his dedication, hard work and organizational skills keep the library running at a smooth pace.
Voices of the Wild Earth: "Nez Perce Keepers of the Earth" Redux
On this episode from the Voices of the Wild Earth series, the Idaho Mythweaver revisits archival audio footage of the nimíipuu, or Nez Perce Tribe. This episode features interviews with storyteller Brian Christopher Bull, Nez Perce fisheries resource manager Si Whitman and forest resource manager Jaime Pinkham, among others.
Clearwater Valley High teacher pleads not guilty to exploitation of a minor
GRANGEVILLE — A 24-year-old Clearwater Valley High School teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to felony exploitation of a minor and a status hearing to discuss possible mediation was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4. Kammeron J. Mangun remains in custody at the Idaho County Jail. His bond was lowered...
James Brashear gets 15-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter
James Brashear was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday morning by Second District Judge Mark Monson for the shooting death of John Mast. Brashear was convicted of voluntary manslaughter by a jury in August. The 69-year-old Winchester man was sentenced at the Nez Perce County Courthouse in Lewiston while...
Lewiston Man Receives 15-Year Sentence in Meth Trafficking Case
In a landmark case for Nez Perce County, Nickolas Jacobson, a 49-year-old resident of Lewiston, Idaho, has been dealt a 15-year prison sentence for his role in methamphetamine trafficking. The sentencing took place in the Nez Perce County Second District Court where Judge Michelle Evans specified that Jacobson is to serve at least 10 years before parole consideration, alongside paying a $25,000 fine. This decision comes after Jacobson's conviction in a September trial for distributing nearly two pounds of the illicit drug.