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“I will miss seeing the logging trucks coming into the complex each day,” Steve Henson said. “It reminds me how supportive the foresters and the logging industry are to our company and our community. The guys out in the woods work hard to keep our mill in logs and keep our towns healthy.”

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The Tri-Community Library's New Library Team plans to team up with Washington State University (WSU) to make progress on the new library project.

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The St. Maries School District is closing schools as of today, Wednesday the 22, with a tentative goal of returning on Monday, October 11, and the district plans to implement a mask requirement once schools open again.

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A local boy has been fighting for life since his birth. Recently he and his family were given a chance to pursue an opportunity to find a new normal.

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Entering graduate school for counseling, Shayne Aguirre had a choice. The program had different emphases: students could choose to focus on family counseling, pastoral counseling, Christian counseling, or a more general mental health track.

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“One of my favorite things is that I never know what my job’s going to entail,” Mistala Miller said in her office at Heritage Health Restored Pathways in St. Maries. “I can look at my schedule and see who’s coming in today, but I don’t know what they’re coming in with.”

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For months, staff at Benewah Community Hospital has been dealing with the stress of the pandemic, and the St. Maries American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit wanted to show they hadn’t been forgotten.

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Area Avista Utilities customers can expect a power outage starting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 15 (today).

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Two new projects are on the horizon for the city of St. Maries. The projects received council support at the regular meeting Monday, Sept. 13.

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The rain stopped in time for the Haul Ass to Harrison Car Show on Sept. 12 to allow spectators to enjoy viewing the cars. The owners had to quickly rub down their cars after driving on the wet and muddy roads to get to the Harrison.

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When the Benewah County Board of Commissioners adjusted the budget for fiscal year 2022 at its special meeting September 2, County Clerk Deanna Bramblett was tasked with totaling up the changes afterward. Her goal was to ensure that the budget not exceed its posted total, just over $12 million.

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Col. Tom Hammes, Marine Corps, retired, remembers being in a classified briefing on a clear morning in September until a soldier burst in with the news: the World Trade Center had been hit.

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The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) will continue to make steps towards bringing suicide awareness to the region. This weekend they plan to have the community make steps of their own.

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A local barrel racer qualified last week to compete at the 87th Annual Lewiston Roundup during tomorrow’s (Thursday, Sept. 9) Family Night presented by Clearwater River Casino. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston Roundup Grounds.

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The Benewah County Board of Supervisors met last week and approved next year’s budget, setting it just over $12 million for fiscal year 2022.

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The anti-parasite drug ivermectin is skyrocketing in popularity across the country as an unproven treatment for COVID-19, and supply is scarce in St. Maries and the surrounding area.

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Several people in Calder have compared it to a game of telephone, where everyone hears something different and it’s hard to know what happened in the first place.

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After tensions between the Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) and the Black Lake Property Owners Association (BLPOA) came to a head last year, the two entities seem to be on better terms lately.

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The Benewah County Sheriff’s Department made several arrests last week on drug-based charges, seizing over a pound of methamphetamine, several other drugs, and two firearms.

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As COVID-19 cases increase in the community, Benewah Community Hospital wants to remind the community members what to do if they think they are COVID positive.