Updated January 8, 2009
Many may lose TV signal in February
By now you’ve seen the announcements that TV stations are required to switch to all-digital broadcasting on Feb. 17, 2009. What you may not know is that if you receive your TV signal by antenna off of Cottonwood Butte, you may lose your TV reception on that date. . . .
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January is national volunteer blood donor month
Each year the President of the United States proclaims January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.  The American Red Cross would like to invite you to celebrate by donating a pint of blood and helping save a life. . . .
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Ski Skoop
The Cottonwood Butte Ski Area saw some of the best powder and biggest crowds it has seen in years this weekend. . . .
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New barber sets up shop in Cottonwood
“It’s a new adventure,” smiled Denise Waters. . . .
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Boosters hang new state banners
During the Christmas break, the new state banners were hung in the Prairie High School gym.  The team banners contain the names of the coaches and team members for each state championship. The other banners consist of the names of the individual or event athletes or participants.  The red banners will continue to be displayed in a new trophy case behind the state trophies. . . .
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Swisher sentenced
Cottonwood resident Elven Joe Swisher was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Monday, Jan. 5 at Boise, on four federal charges related to making false claims about his military service. . . .
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Prairie Horizons update
Happy New Year to everyone in the Quad Cities.  We hope you and your families had a enjoyable Christmas and New Years. . . .
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Health Matters forum set for Jan. 21
A Health Matters public forum on ‘Grief and the Grieving Process’ will feature Jay Kessinger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Kessinger has 40 years of clinic experience in mental health and was the administrator at State Hospital North in Orofino for seven years prior to his retirement. . . .
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Pirates 1-1 in holiday tournament; Jackson, Jungert earn 2nd place medals at Pomeroy; Alumni game photos
The Prairie Pirates went 1-1 in the Wilder Tournament last Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30. . . .
The Prairie Wrestling team competed at the Pomeroy Wrestling Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 30 and finished in 6th place out of 13 teams competing. James Jackson and Mitchel Jungert were Prairie’s top finishers as each brought home a second place medal. . . .
Also on this page are photos from the men's alumni game. . . .
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Honor Society induction is Jan. 11; Photos from women's alumni game
The Prairie High School National Honor Society Chapter will be holding their induction ceremony for its new members, January 11, 2009 in the Prairie High School Library at 6:00 p.m. . . .
Also on this page are a couple of photos from the women's alumni game . . .
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Summit boys lose twice, girls take 2nd at CV Tourney
The Patriot boys from Summit found the going rough last weekend, as they dropped both of their games at Clearwater Valley's Christmas Tournament, dropping a 47 to 45 overtime loss to Deary in the consolation round, after losing to host CV in the opening round 54 to 39. . . .
Traveling to Clearwater Valley between Christmas and New Year's resulted in a win and a loss for Summit girls last week, as they took a relatively easy win over Potlatch the first night, 49 to 39, only to run into a tenaciously pressing host CV in the championship round, resulting in a 51 to 23 loss, only the Patriots second loss of the season. . . .
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This was Main Street in Cottonwood on Tuesday morning, looking much the way it had for the previous week or so with the snow coming down. By Thursday as this page is being updated it is raining and most of the snow not in huge piles is gone. Click on the photo for a larger view.

There is a new barber in town. Denise Waters has set up shop in the Duman Mini-Mall. See story at left.

The Prairie Booster Club hung the new state championship banners over Christmas break in the PHS gym. The first 13 state championships in chronological order from the 1977 girls basketball through the 2007 softballl are on the north wall (bottom photo, click to enlarge). The 2008 softball and football along with the individual track, HOSA, TSA, debate and individual wrestling are on the south wall (not pictured). See story at left.

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