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KSD exploring 4-day week
April 19, 2024 1:05 a.m.

KSD exploring 4-day week

Superintendent says Cd'A's decision will influence theirs

Recently, students in the KSD were sent home with surveys that their families could fill out and return to the school – these surveys asked the families what they believed would be the pros and cons of such a change from the traditional five-day school week.

Wallace bridge project begins in two weeks
April 16, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Wallace bridge project begins in two weeks

The bridge, which crosses the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River and provides access from Wallace to Nine-Mile Canyon and Dobson Pass was put under severe weight restrictions six years ago. A year later, a temporary bridge was placed across the structure to allow heavier vehicles to pass over it, and has been in place ever since.

Spring Fling Gala set for next month
April 16, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Spring Fling Gala set for next month

The Barnard-Stockbridge Museum Spring Fling Gala is just around the corner as tourism season begins in Wallace.

Wallace noise ordinance loudly criticized
April 12, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Wallace noise ordinance loudly criticized

City to rework proposal so it doesn't include commercial district

The Wallace City Council tabled their proposed noise ordinance following a public hearing at their April meeting on Wednesday night.

Plank in as Kellogg mayor
April 12, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Plank in as Kellogg mayor

Pooler steps down due to health issues

Rod Plank was sworn in as mayor for the city of Kellogg on Wednesday evening after receiving unanimous support from the Kellogg City Council.

County sets date for recreational property auction
April 9, 2024 1 a.m.

County sets date for recreational property auction

The Shoshone Board of County Commissioners will have a live auction later this month for three six-month leases of property they own near the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.

Shoshone roads in for major upgrades
April 8, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Shoshone roads in for major upgrades

Interstate 90 isn’t the only roadway in Shoshone County that will be under the knife this spring with several projects already in full swing.

Shoshone County BOCC eyes wage study
April 5, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Shoshone County BOCC eyes wage study

Shoshone County officials are exploring their options for an employee-wide wage study. Earlier this week, the Shoshone Board of County Commissioners reviewed a $26,000 proposal from Meridian-based consulting firm AmeriBen.

Hopes are high for Kellogg summer concert series
April 2, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Hopes are high for Kellogg summer concert series

Vendors, sponsors needed

The Music in the Park concert series is just a few months away and the Silver Valley Chamber wants 2024 to be the best that the summer series has ever been.

April 2, 2024 1 a.m.

Residents urged to follow rules in construction zones

It may only be the second day of April, but Shoshone County is already in the throes of road construction season and much to their chagrin, many drivers have noticed that the speed limits in these work zones have been reduced to 55 miles per hour.

Shoshone County commissioners approve overlay district
March 29, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Shoshone County commissioners approve overlay district

Shoshone County commissioners voted this month to create a mountain overlay district for the areas surrounding Wallace.

County shifting grant funds
March 29, 2024 1 a.m.

County shifting grant funds

Shoshone County Grant Administrator Colleen Rosson recently met with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to discuss the statuses of a handful of their approved projects.

Kellogg killer gets life without parole
March 26, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Kellogg killer gets life without parole

Majorjon Kaylor will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a family of four in Kellogg.

Wallace noise ordinance headed for public hearing
March 26, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Wallace noise ordinance headed for public hearing

The Wallace City Council plans to hold a public hearing during their April 10 meeting to discuss their recently completed draft noise ordinance.

Quadruple murder sentencing Monday
March 22, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Quadruple murder sentencing Monday

The man who pleaded guilty to killing a family of four in Kellogg last summer will be sentenced Monday.

Shoshone County examining leased properties
March 22, 2024 1 a.m.

Shoshone County examining leased properties

The formal workshop allows for ideas to be suggested and deliberated, and even receive input and questions from others in attendance – while still maintaining open meeting laws.

Canyon Elementary celebrates legacy of hands-on education
March 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Canyon Elementary celebrates legacy of hands-on education

While it may be a surprise to many that a school as small as Canyon Elementary School would be at the forefront of technology, it’s not surprising why Idaho Gov. Brad Little would be supportive of their efforts.

Big news coming from Tiny Town
March 8, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Big news coming from Tiny Town

The childcare facility in Pinehurst is in the midst of an expansion that will give them more than 4,000-square feet of new space.

Kellogg man sentenced for sex abuse
March 8, 2024 1 a.m.

Kellogg man sentenced for sex abuse

A Kellogg man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child by causing or having sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16.

40th anniversary show opens at Sixth Street Theater
March 5, 2024 1:06 a.m.

40th anniversary show opens at Sixth Street Theater

This past weekend marked the opening of the 40th Anniversary Reunion Show at the Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater – a show rooted in memories and nostalgia. The show leans into the theater’s history and features a revolving cast of current actors as well as many former thespians from the past four decades.

Fetal remains found in sewer, not storm drain
March 5, 2024 1 a.m.

Fetal remains found in sewer, not storm drain

Investigation continues

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office's initial release stated that the fetal remains were found in a storm drain – however, they were actually found in a sewer line.

Cat Wranglers seeing success after years of struggle
March 1, 2024 1 a.m.

Cat Wranglers seeing success after years of struggle

The nonprofit organization has been dedicated to its cause of improving the lives of cats throughout the Silver Valley by emphasizing education and outreach for residents – which includes assisting in spay and neuter surgeries.

We the Students...
March 1, 2024 1 a.m.

We the Students...

Kellogg High School council working to adopt a constitution

A handful of students at Kellogg High School are getting a crash course in government processes and procedures to have a say in how a few things are handled at their school.

Looking for the positive
February 27, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Looking for the positive

Area schools encourage good behavior through intervention, support programming

Schools across North Idaho and the country are supporting students through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports programs.

I-90 projects on the horizon for Shoshone County
February 27, 2024 1 a.m.

I-90 projects on the horizon for Shoshone County

Roadwork throughout Shoshone County’s portion of the I-90 corridor is expected to resume thanks to the milder-than-usual winter weather that has been enjoyed by many.

Mullan beefs up shop class thanks to CTE grant
February 27, 2024 1 a.m.

Mullan beefs up shop class thanks to CTE grant

Upgrades to the shop classroom at Mullan Jr./Sr. High School should result in expanded opportunities for career technical education students at the small school.

Wallace City Council approves bid for Sixth Street Bridge
February 23, 2024 1 a.m.

Wallace City Council approves bid for Sixth Street Bridge

Apollo Construction, a Washington-based, Native American-owned construction outfit was the lowest of the five bidding groups, at $3,788,755.

‘Leaders simply lead’
February 20, 2024 1:07 a.m.

‘Leaders simply lead’

Hundreds pay tribute to former Shoshone County sheriff

Hundreds attend former Shoshone County Sheriff’s memorial

White named Shoshone County Clerk
February 16, 2024 1:05 a.m.

White named Shoshone County Clerk

A familiar face is returning to the Shoshone County Courthouse now that Peggy White has been appointed to fill the vacant clerk position.

Shoshone driveway ordinance gets second public hearing
February 16, 2024 1 a.m.

Shoshone driveway ordinance gets second public hearing

The Shoshone Board of County Commissioners are working closely with the county’s planning and zoning department to make sure that a proposed ordinance change doesn’t end up penalizing residents.

'A life dedicated to public service'
February 9, 2024 1:07 a.m.

'A life dedicated to public service'

Local officials remember Sheriff Mike Gunderson

“Mike Gunderson lived a life dedicated to public service and helping those around him.”

Pinehurst police raid leads to meth seizure
February 9, 2024 1 a.m.

Pinehurst police raid leads to meth seizure

The Shoshone County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Pinehurst residence on Wednesday night that resulted in the seizure of trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

Businesses wanted for Silver Valley Career Fair
February 6, 2024 1 a.m.

Businesses wanted for Silver Valley Career Fair

The fair is set up similarly to a business conference where students will have the ability to register for breakout sessions hosted by local businesses – these breakout sessions will allow those businesses to explain and/or demonstrate what their business does and how a person could benefit from working for that company or in that industry.

Lookout battles parking issues on busy weekends
February 6, 2024 1 a.m.

Lookout battles parking issues on busy weekends

The snow may be great at Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area, but it could be tough sledding for those not among the first people to arrive at the mountain.

Kiwanis set to launch Silver Valley book drive
February 2, 2024 1 a.m.

Kiwanis set to launch Silver Valley book drive

Local Kiwanis Club President Braden Thomas had been thinking about a book drive for many years after several people told him that books weren’t always accessible for kids to take home with them from local schools – especially at the younger grade levels.

$11 million to be spent on Shoshone bridge projects
February 2, 2024 1 a.m.

$11 million to be spent on Shoshone bridge projects

An open house was previously scheduled for January 17, but was canceled due to the extreme winter weather that the area received – but the information that was to be presented at that meeting is available and the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) believes that it should still be presented to the public.

Details emerge, charges explained in attempted murder case
January 30, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Details emerge, charges explained in attempted murder case

During his first appearance in court before Magistrate Judge Keisha Oxendine on Friday afternoon, Owen R. Seatz, 23, was charged with a single count of each of the following charges; battery with intent to commit a serious felony, domestic battery without traumatic injury, and resisting or obstructing a public officer.

Pinehurst man to pay fine for Cd'A River bank disturbance
January 30, 2024 1 a.m.

Pinehurst man to pay fine for Cd'A River bank disturbance

According to the court-filed consent agreement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in September 2022, Michael Gagliano was discovered to have violated the Clean Water Act after he used a combination of off-site rock and native sediment from the bank to reinforce the bank of the South Fork of the Coeur D’ Alene River near his property in a remote area of Pinehurst.

County to lease Smelterville property
January 26, 2024 1 a.m.

County to lease Smelterville property

Last week, the Shoshone Board of County Commissioners met with Chris Magart, the manager of Amerifirst Portalet & Pump Service (APP) – known throughout the Silver Valley as Tam’s Traveling Toilets, to approve a lease between the business and the county.

January 26, 2024 1 a.m.

Kellogg man arrested after shooting girlfriend

Early Thursday morning, Kellogg Police Department officer David Bishop responded to a report of a burglary that resulted in a firearm being discharged at a home on the corner of Brown and Chestnut Streets.

Kellogg man pleads not-guilty to kidnapping
January 23, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Kellogg man pleads not-guilty to kidnapping

Appearing before Judge Barbara Duggan, 55-year-old Derek Furman pleaded not guilty to six charges stemming from an incident in December of last year where he allegedly held his girlfriend and her minor teenage son against their will, as well as engaging in a violent altercation with both of them.

SVVC team wins Bordetown Showdown in Priest River
January 23, 2024 1 a.m.

SVVC team wins Bordetown Showdown in Priest River

A dominant all-around performance helped guide the Silver Valley Volleyball Club 14U squad to a championship at the Bordertown Showdown.

Police arrest man after brief standoff
January 23, 2024 1 a.m.

Police arrest man after brief standoff

A standoff between a local man and multiple Shoshone County law enforcement agencies end with the man being taken into police custody late Friday night.

January 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Shoshone County contemplating new roads ordinance

This particular ordinance affects only those living in Shoshone County’s unincorporated communities and centers around amending Shoshone County Code 9-8-6, specifically, the parts of the code discussing access for emergency and fire crews, as well as easements and rights of way when those roads need to be accessed.

Winter weather keeps Shoshone County first responders busy
January 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Winter weather keeps Shoshone County first responders busy

Shoshone County relies heavily upon the services of both the crews from the Idaho Transportation Department as well as their county road crews to make sure the roads are cleared. But the people who see the most action when the roads turn white are the first responders and the law enforcement officers who only arrive on scene when things have gone very wrong for people.

Shoshone County renews digital records access fees
January 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Shoshone County renews digital records access fees

After navigating severe budgetary concerns for the current fiscal year, Shoshone County officials are working diligently to make sure that they don’t leave any potential revenue streams out in the cold.

A fun way to calm down
January 16, 2024 1:05 a.m.

A fun way to calm down

On Wednesday night, Silver Valley CARES partnered with the Osburn Public Library to host a fun workshop where they created sensory "calm down" bottles.

Commissioners approve spending for courthouse remodel
January 12, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Commissioners approve spending for courthouse remodel

The Shoshone Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved additional funds for an ongoing remodeling project at the Shoshone County Courthouse. The project is currently underway on the third floor of the 117-year-old building, where part of the law library is being converted into additional office space.

Sheriff Lindsey warns drivers ahead of dangerous weather
January 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Sheriff Lindsey warns drivers ahead of dangerous weather

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through next Wednesday, with subzero temps expected into Monday.

Silver Valley Jitterz opening a success
January 9, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Silver Valley Jitterz opening a success

Lines of cars wrapping around the parking lot was a common sight for much of the day last Tuesday when Jitterz Espresso held the grand opening of their brand-new Silver Valley coffee stand.