Orofino Single-Vehicle Crash at MP 46 on US Highway 12: Occupants Unharmed
OROFINO - On November 28, 2023 at approximately 9:21 PM, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office responded to MP 46 on US Highway 12 for a report of a single-vehicle crash. A silver in color 2011 Nissan Versa was traveling East bound on US Highway 12 and lost control while negotiating a curve in the road. The left the roadway and traveled through a fence onto private property.
Lapwai murder suspect to make court appearance today
A 20-year-old Lapwai man charged in connection with the shooting death of Elias “Suge” Spencer in May is scheduled to make an initial appearance at 11 a.m. today in the Eastern District of Washington in the Tri-Cities District Court. William Oliver Eyle is charged with one count of...
Grand jury indicts two people for Lapwai, Idaho murder
Federal prosecutors filed charges against two people in connection with a murder in Lapwai, Idaho earlier this year.
‘I went into medicine to help my community’: Nez Perce doctor speaks on rural health care and building a future for the next generation
When Dr. Kim Hartwig first decided she wanted to become a doctor, she was 13 years old. Hartwig’s older sister, a national-level basketball player on an Amateur Athletic Union team, had torn her ACL and Hartwig remembered being marveled by her sister’s recovery. “She played like she wasn’t...
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Nez Perce County, Idaho!
Nez Perce County in Idaho, known for its rich history and stunning landscapes, faces significant challenges regarding crime and violence. Recent crime data reveals that the county recorded 2,423 crimes, a decrease from the previous year but still higher than the state average in several aspects. The overall crime rate...
A Four-Season Adventure: Embracing the Outdoors at Winchester Lake State Park
Winchester Lake State Park, a serene natural oasis located in Lewis County, Idaho, offers a rich tapestry of outdoor adventures and amenities for visitors year-round. The park's centerpiece, the tranquil 104-acre Winchester Lake, was created over a century ago and has since evolved into a recreational paradise. Anglers revel in the bountiful fishing, targeting rainbow trout, perch, bass, and bluegill, while wildlife enthusiasts can spot white-tailed deer, Canada geese, and bald eagles in their natural habitat.
Dworshak National Fish Hatchery: A Legacy of Conservation and Education
Nestled along the Clearwater River near Ahsahka, within the Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho, the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery emerges as a conservation colossus. Constructed in 1969 and co-managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nez Perce Tribe, this facility stands as a testament to human ingenuity in the face of ecological challenges. Tasked with a vital mission, the hatchery mitigates the loss of spawning grounds for steelhead trout due to the Dworshak Dam, which lacks fish ladders. Utilizing advanced water management, it nurtures juvenile steelheads to release size rapidly, ensuring the continuation of local fish populations.
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.
P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Ahlius Yearout, Lapwai Wildcats
LAPWAI,ID- The Lapwai boys basketball season starts tomorrow against the Orofino Maniacs. Senior Ahlius Yearout is one of many veterans leading the program this year, with the wildcats looking to settle some unfinished business from last season. "I just want to win, and go get that state banner too. it's...
Twin County United Way’s Giving Campaign Kicked Off this Month
LEWISTON - Over 200 business and nonprofit members attended the Twin County United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast earlier this month. The local non-profit's leaders and board members shared the mission, vision, and importance of employee giving. The Twin County United Way advocates for health, education, and financial stability for every...
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.'
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.
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.
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.
Forest Service unveils its game plan
A 60-day comment period opened Tuesday for the public to voice any objections to the final revised draft land management plan of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The plan, which has been a decade in the making, was announced Tuesday and will guide the management of lands within the 4-million-acre combined forests. It updates the management direction adopted 36 years ago.
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.
PCSD 25 hold meeting on Tuesday to discuss future of Highland High School
The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees are holding a special meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
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.
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.