Updated July 9, 2009
Storm knocks out power for over 2 hours
Approximately 620 customers in and around Cottonwood suffered a power outage Sunday, July 5 due to the thunderstorm that rolled through the area. . . .
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Blood donors are needed
The next Cottonwood blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 from noon to 6:00 and more blood donors are needed.   . . .
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'Rural Health Works' program started
A community health assessment process called the “Rural Health Works" is being conducted in Idaho County through funding made available by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Office of Rural Health.  By invitation from Idaho County, 47 attendees from Riggins, Cottonwood, Kooskia, and Grangeville were present.  Business, education, law enforcement, health care, government, agriculture and citizen leaders were represented. . . .
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Summer Reading Program starts
"Be Creative @ Your Library" this summer at the Prairie Community Library in the basement of the Community Hall. . . .
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Syringa Therapy Services moved
Thanks to a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and support from the Syringa Hospital Foundation, Syringa Therapy Services moved into their new home last week. . . .
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Changes made to Royal Room
Since purchasing the Royal Room in October of 2006 from Jody and the late George Todd, Colleen Brinar and Sara Gradillas have made a lot of changes, some of which are still ongoing. . . .
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Former meth user, testimonial powerful
Despite a very busy holiday weekend with a range of different activities, the Idaho Meth Presentation was well attended, with nearly 40 people present. . . .
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Safe Sitter course offered
Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 will begin August 4th.   Registration for the two day program, sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital is open until July 17, register early as class size is limited. . . .
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Local man works with Minnick's staff; SMHC plans golf scramble
Cottonwood native Mark Farmer is living in Washington, D.C., and working as a staff assistant for Idaho Congress-man Walt Minnick. . . .
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, July 26 at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club beginning with registration at 2:00 p.m. and a shot gun start at 3:00 p.m.. . . .
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Open gym nights for girls hoopsters; T-Ball team thanks sponsor
There will be open gym nights for the high school girls basketball players on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. . . .
Also on this page is a photo a the T-Ball Monkeys thanking their sponsor. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Chronicle. . . .
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There was a good sized crowd partaking of breakfast at the Greencreek 4th of July Celebration. At far right are some of the prizes available to those playing bingo. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Monsignor Andy Schumacher had the honor of being Grand Marshal for Greencreek’s 4th of July Celebration. The Greencreek native is a former pastor for the local Catholic churches.

More photos from Greencreek's celebration.

Prairie High School graduate Mark Farmer works as a staff assistant for Congressman Walt Minnick in Washington, D.C. Photo provided by Walt Minnick’s staff. See story above left.

Dr. Tema Jessup, from the Boise Family Practice Residency program, shares some interesting and upsetting statistics about Meth use in the state of Idaho.  Dr. Jessup recently completed her rural medical rotation at Syringa Hospital & Clinics and would be interested in returning someday to practice medicine here. See story above left.

The owners of the Royal Room in Cottonwood have made several changes since purchasing the bar in 2006. Above is the remodeled outdoor patio. See story above left.

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