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17/00 ~ ~' BO3-03-A SmallTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584-2263 Council School board meeting an Council School District as originally planned. Superintendent Murray Dalgleish said the Council Dalgleish announced that school district could the Pay for Performance be $52,000 "in the hole" money from the state was because of this. He said he delivered to teachers last believes the legislature will week. rectify this issue. The repercussions of Three school board the failed November members, including ballot propositions are Dalgleish went to McCall still unclear. Schools recently and met with have already plugged several McCall teachers, the previous figures into school board members their budgets, and now and a couple of state there may be no legal legislators. Dalgleish said, requirement for the state "What we tried to do was to reimburse schools build relationships and See COUNCIL SCHOOL BOARD, page 7 BY ERIN ROHLMAN Christmas magic was in the air on Sunday night in downtown New Meadows (yes, on Virginia Street)! The community Christmas tree, surrounded by cheering friends, families, and a few puppies, lit up in a colorful spectacle. A largered fire truck,, driven by what appeared to be one of Santa's furry lit- tle elves, delivered Santa Claus into the arms of the delighted children. Cookies, hot chocolate, and photos on Santa's lap abounded. This year's special tree lighting was made possible by the generous dona- tions of many people who responded to a simple request. For several years, the small town of New Meadows, hit hard by the economic downturn, has been dark at Christmas, unable to afford the electric- ity cost of holiday lights. A few weeks ago, the Meadows Valley Community Foundation made a small public request for donations to help pay the estimated The New Meadows Community Christmas Tree. Photo by Erin Rohlman See MIRACLE ON VIRGINIA STREET, page 3 .IS n; BY DALE FISK first team. Former Council High q-he National Collegiate School graduate Matt Athletic Association Paradis received the (NCAA) is divided into honor of being placed three divisions, based on the Mountain West roughly on school size. Conference all-conference Each division is made up of several conferences for New Mexico, and regional league play. The Wyoming, and will expand Each year Mountain West college back into Utah when Utah Mountain athletic conference State University joins the conference covers colleges located in California, Colorado, See PARADIS ALL-CONFERENCE, page 13 Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, conference in 2013. the West picks Adams County Commissioners Meeting BY Lv.v. Buy The investigation of the Adams County Clerk's office that began with a dramatic seizure of sev- eral boxes of records from that office has finally come to a quiet close without any charges of wrongdo- ing. County Auditor Tim Folke, CPA, explained that the investigation had cen- tered around charges that funds intended for the .s no wron 9-11 Dispatch had been somehow been misused in providing Indigent Funds in the County. The twen- ty percent of 9-11 funds that are sent to the State of Idaho by law were the source of the accusation because the description on the check depositing the funds had been abbre- viated by the computer program to apparently show Indigent Funds and other funds. Commission Chairman Bill Brown said he thought that Adams County deserved a writ- ten explanation from the Idaho State Police regard- ing these findings. The State Police had said that no written findings are issued if no fault is See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 3 BY DALE FISK Fred Erland sent this shot of the rockslide that blocked Highway 95 on Sunday night, Dec 8, just south of the Sheep Creek rest area near Riggins. Look at the size of the rock to the right of the pavement. Luckily, no one was driving through that exact spot when the rocks came down. Referring to my "Where is This?" photo of a few weeks ago very near this spot, Fred said, "Your pole broke and the hill fell downy This rock hap- pened just a few hours after the mudslide was cleared that had blocked the highway a few miles south of here. Many rocks were reported on area highways over the next few days, and several caused dam- age to vehicles. ADAMS COUNTY'S SHERIFF-ELECT RYAN ZOLLMAN In The Spotlight on page 8 NEW MEADOWS CITY COUNCIL DENYS AT&T CELL TOWER Get all the Details Next WeeM LADYJACKS GRAB FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR Read about it on page 10