Updated April 9, 2020
Earthquake rattles area
An earthquake was felt in Cottonwood just before 5 p.m. last Tuesday, March 31. . . .
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COVID-19 update from the hospital
The staff at St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals & Clinics continue preparing for COVID-19 and are dedicated to keeping our employees safe and meeting the needs of our patients. . . .
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Telemedicine visits available at local hospitals
“Times of crisis spark innovation. At St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics we acknowledge the need to keep people physically distanced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities,” says Dr. Colleen Sholar, CVHC. . . .
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More changes at Credit Union offices
Due to increasing risk of exposure, Cottonwood Community Federal Credit Union is making changes to our work schedule.  We will be staggering our work schedule to help minimize exposure to our staff and members. . . .
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Some short items on the cancellation of the Easter Egg Hunts (with an alternative), the blood drive set for April 14 and the Purse Auction set for April 19.. . .
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School closure extended
Monday the Idaho State Board of Education extended it’s soft closure through the end of the 2019-2020 calendar year. . . .
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Hospital purchase completed
On April 1, 2020, ownership of Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, CVHC, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, SMH, officially transferred to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  . . .
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Questions answered about voting in the May 19 Primary
Amid the changing landscape of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, County Clerks across Idaho have been faced with the many challenges of preparing for and ultimately conducting the May 19 Primary. . . .
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Two white-tail deer shot and left to waste
On or about March 31, 2020 two pregnant White-tailed deer were shot and left to waste near American Bar along the Salmon River, West of Cottonwood. . . .
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Info sought on vandalism
Law Enforcement Officers with the USDA Forest Service are seeking any information the public has related to recent damage to the restroom at the Weir Creek trailhead, located off U.S. Highway 12 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Lochsa-Powell Ranger District. . . .
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Baseball postpones until at least April 20
Prairie baseball has now been put on hold until at least April 20. . . .
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Softball put on hold until at least April 20
Due to the coronavirus, the IHSAA has cancelled all Spring Sports until at least April 20. . . .
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Prairie Track postponed until at least April 20
Like baseball and softball, track events have been postponed. . . .
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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 Cottonwood Chronicle. You can also find Jake Wren's Redneck Review on this page. . . .
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One of the last state events before schools were closed was the State Business Professionals of America conference held March 12-13 at Boise. Shown from left are Anthony Goeckner, Justin Lockett, Halle Klapprich, Ellea Uhlenkott, Tara Schlader, Kyleigh Duclos, Katteri Duman and Leann Lightfield. Goeckner took  1st Place in Payroll Accounting and 4th Place in Banking & Finance. Schlader took 2nd Place in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications. Lightfield took 6th Place in Fundamental Accounting and Duclos, Duman and Schlader teamed up for 9th Place in Administrative Support Team More photos below. Photo by Ryan Hasselstrom. Click on the photo for a larger view.

From top down are Anthony Goeckner, who took  1st Place in Payroll Accounting and 4th Place in Banking & Finance; Tara Schlader who took 2nd Place in Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications; andLeann Leightfield who  took 6th Place in Fundamental Accounting. Photos by Rytan Hasselstrom see picture at the top. 

Madison Shears has been named as the 1A-D1 girls basketball player of the year for the 2019-20 season. The Idaho Statesman conducted a poll of the coaches in the classification to determine their all-Idaho team. Shears, a junior point guard for the Prairie Lady Pirates, averaged 16.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 3.0 assists per game to lead the 19-5 Pirates to a second place finish at the state tournament. The photo above is from the state championship game against Lapwai. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Some more vintage photos shared by Don Kopczynski.

An Idaho County Fair Parade float from the 1960’s. Photo submitted by Don Kopczynski.

The St. Joseph’s School float during a 1960’s Fair Parade. It is shown in front of Jenny’s Tavern which is where Doreen’s is now with the white buildings at right where Forsmann Accounting is now. Photo submitted by Don Kopczynski. Click on each photo for a larger view.

The Georg Seubert house. He was the father of Don Kopczynski’s grandmother Lena Seubert Kopczynski. At left in the photo is Suzie Seubert, future wife of August Hoene and mother of Don Hoene and Betty Mader. Photo submitted by Don Kopczynski. Click on the photo for a larger view.

RoDonna’s Country Haus is taking advantage of the dining room closure due to the coronavirus to do some remodeling. At the top is the restroom entrance area where he put in an arch and is making the restrooms ADA compliant. The second photo is looking back toward the main entrance where he also  put in an arch. Third is the main dining are and the bottom photo is the west end section that can be partitioned off for meetings or parties. Click on each photo for a larger view.

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