Updated March 4, 2010
Local woman in Chile at time of earthquake
Maureen Tacke, daughter of Cliff and Sue Tacke of Cottonwood, got first-hand experience of the massive earthquake to hit Chile on Saturday, Feb. 27 as she was in Concepcion, Chile at the time, just 50 miles from the epicenter. . . .
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MCT auditions are Monday
The audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Rumpelstiltskin will be held on Monday, March 8 at Prairie Elementary School Gym. There are roles for students Kindergarten through high school. . . .
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Blaz announces resignation
At the special board of trustee meeting on the 24th of February, Mr. Blaz announced his resignation as Superintendent/ Elementary Principal at Cottonwood School District #242.. . .
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This is colorectal cancer awareness month
On June 26, 2005 Ruth May was diagnosed with colon cancer.  She was 56 years old.  “Every cancer survivor I’ve talked to can always tell you the exact date of their diagnosis,” said May who owns and operates the Reflections Inn outside of  Kooskia with her husband, Jim, Development Director for Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics. . . .
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Warning about RSV
June Behler, grandmother to a new grandchild, hopes area residents will learn about RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus. . . .
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Barb Rehder is Prairie ROCKS! guest
All are welcome to attend the High School Prairie ROCKS class this Thursday, March 4, at 8:20 or 9:20 when Barb Rehder visits our class. . . .
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Pine Bar vandalized
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM's) Pine Bar Recreation Site, a popular Salmon River boat launch site and campground located 11 miles south of Cottonwood, ID, has been recently vandalized, for the third year in a row. . . .
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Census forms coming soon
The Board of Idaho County Commissioners would like to remind county residents that you will be receiving a Census questionnaire in the mail very soon. . . .
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NICI graduation held
Over 120 graduates, inmates, families, and staff attended a graduation ceremony to recognize the accomplishment of 19 students who completed a GED through Lewis-Clark State College at the Robert Janss School on February 4, 2010. . . .
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Pirates blow out Kendrick for District title; Gun Club scores perfect 75 this week
The Prairie Pirates gave Kendrick no chance at pulling off another upset in the District Tournament as they raced out to a 29-2 lead on their way to a 66-37 rout of the Tigers in the District Championship game Thursday, Feb. 25 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. . . .
Today was a beautiful day which made for some beautiful scores.  The sun was shining and the birds were out, literally. . . .
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3 earn state medals
The 3 seniors on the Prairie wrestling team each earned a state medal at the State Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27 at Pocatello. . . .
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Summit boys split District games, end season
The Summit Patriots eliminated Highland in district play then got eliminated themselves by Nezperce. . . .
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Letters to the editor
On this page are letters tot he editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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The Prairie seniors receive the District Championship trophy from Tournament co-director Travis Mader. From left are Branden Waller, Conner Rieman, David Sigler, Andrew Gabica, Kyle Holthaus and Derek Schaeffer. It’s Prairie’s first District basketball championship since 1982. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The 1-A Division 1 state bracket. Click on the photo for a better view. Prairie's game is at 6:15 p.m.  Thursday. Game 6 is at 3 p.m. Friday,  while Game 8 is 8 p.m. Friday, MST. Game 9 is at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Game 10 (third place) is at 11 a.m. and Game 12, the championship game, is at 11:30 a.m. All times are MST. All games except the championship game are at Vallivue High School in Caldwell. The championship game is at the Idaho Center at the east end of Nampa.

Three Prairie wrestlers earned medals at the State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. From left are Brandon Poxleitner, 3rd at 135 lbs; Joe Schumacher, 6th at 285 lbs. and Tyrell Langston, 2nd at 160 lbs.. Photo by Cindy Schumacher.

In this photo are Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl members and their coach.  From left to right – Laurie Karel, Ashley Cannon, Josh Roeper, Brock Heath, Justina Zigler, Claire Whitley, Mike Karel, Robin Krol, Garrett Workman and Silas Whitley.  Having earned the 3rd place trophy at Regional Meet in Moscow, the Prairie High School Knowledge Bowl team is preparing for the State Meet in Boise on March 16th and 17th.  To cover expenses, they are planning several bake sales in the next few weeks, and are looking for odd jobs to do in return for a donation to Knowledge Bowl.  Please call Laurie Karel 962-3901 or 962-5350 if you need help with yard work, cleaning windows, etc. or if you would like to make a donation to Knowledge Bowl to help us cover expenses for travel to the state competition.  We appreciate the support of our community.  Thank you. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Prairie High School cheerleaders are asking for some help from the fans at the boys state tournament this weekend as they cheer the team on to a state title. Cheer squad members shown are Rachel Falzon and Martina Everson in front and standing from left are Justina Zigler, Shayla Sears, Lindsay Heitman, Jessica Bartlett, Sheri Schumacher and Amber Frei. Photo provided by Sue Schumacher. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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