Updated May 14, 2020
Cottonwood City Council meets
The Cottonwood City Council voted to seek requests for proposals (RFP) from engineers for their wastewater plan at their May meeting Monday, May 11. . . .
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Getting back to work
Our state, along with the rest of the world, is experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s not something we had a great deal of time to prepare or plan for, and we have seen healthcare facilities in some areas being stretched to their limits of capacity.. . . .
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Class of 2020 banners
On this page are photos of the banners in downtown Cottonwood depicting members of the class of 2020 at Prairie High School, St. John Bosco Academy and homeschooling. . . .
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Sample Ballots
On this page are the sample ballots for the May 19 mail-in Primary Election. . . .
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Fire season is approaching
Another fire season is approaching, and BLM Idaho is asking for your help to prevent human-caused fires. BLM Idaho State Director John F. Ruhs recently signed the 2020 Fire Prevention Order, which prohibits specific fire-related activities on public land from May 10 to Oct. 20. . . .
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Candidates sought for advisory committee
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking candidates to serve on the Crop Residue Burning (CRB) Advisory Committee.   . . .
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Labor making pandemic unemployment assistance payments
The Idaho Department of Labor is now making payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides benefits to individuals who are unemployed because of COVID-19 and are not eligible for regular benefits. . . .
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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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Damian Forsmann, in the bucket, and Derik Shears, on the ground, used Livewire Electric’s bucket truck to mount the senior class banners in downtown Cottonwood on Friday. Shelley Schlader of Schlader Photography helped with the photos and graphics while Ryan and Heather Uhlenkott helped pay for the banners. Closeups of each banner are article at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

St. John Bosco Academy will graduate four seniors in a Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm.  The Mass will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Greencreek, ID and is by invitation only.  The class regrets they are unable to celebrate with all their family and friends, but wishes to extend their gratitude to all those who have helped them along this journey.  Pictured clockwise from front are: Lexi Currier, Erin Chmelik, David Wassmuth and Jessie Sonnen. Photo provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

When the Idaho County Courthouse re-opened for business on Wednesday, April 29th, some employees were requesting masks.  With the shortage of supplies, masks are hard to find.  I put out a request to our Idaho County 4-H Clubs and by Monday morning we had over 50 masks available, with more on the way! Special thanks to Linda Kern of Riggins, Loreen Lees of White Bird, Mary Uhlorn of Cottonwood, Tristan Uhlorn of Cottonwood and all of the other 4-H’ers who offered their help! Call Susie Heckman at the Idaho County Extension Office if you are in need of a mask and can’t find one. Pictured is Tristan Uhlorn, son of Brent and Tanis Uhlorn. He is a member of the Cottonwood Saddliers & Livestock 4-H Club. Click on the photo for a larger view.

It was back to school Monday, May 11 for St. John Bosco Academy. They were able to meet the state requirements and open their building for students this week. Students are shown in the gym following social distancing by being at least 6 feet apart. Photo courtesy of St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

An aerial photo of Cottonwood looking west from the 1960’s. The old St. Mary’s Church can be seen  and also the new St. Joseph’s School which later became Prairie Elementary. The photo was taken by Don Hoene. Click on the photo for a larger view.



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