Counties in Crisis Recap

On Wed., Sept. 24th 2014, Shoshone County presented a forum of distinguished speakers on the topic of federal vs. local control of our forests. Speakers of varied backgrounds documented the slow but inevitable demise of our logging communities. The catastrophic loss of our individual, local, and state property rights have brought us to where we are now… “Counties in Crisis.” …

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Legislative Committee on Land Transfer

Last night, Sept. 11th, the community in and around Benewah County came to give testimony to our legislators concerning the state management of federal lands within Idaho. About 100 people were in attendance at the Elks Lodge at 6:30pm. After introductions, they gave an over view of what the committee had already done for 2 years. They have done fact …

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Counties in Crisis

Upcoming meeting in Wallace Wed. Sept. 24th with special speakers. Some Benewah commissioners, legal counsel, and citizens are going. I was told it is concerning Sheriff Mack’s new movement for Constitutional Counties. $75 to attend.

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Small Tree Farm Tour!

When? 9am Sept. 17th Where? 7569 Windfall Pass Rd., West of Benewah Rd., SW of St. Maries. Do not use GPS to get there. How? Partial Itinerary: 1.  Building species diversity (all ages) 2. Maintain water quality (cutthroat spawning) 3. Slash treatment (fire hazard reduction) 4. White pine establishment 5. Management planning 6. Forest Health 7. Best management practices (BMP) …

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North Idaho Water Rights Alliance

Hello North Idaho citizens interested in water rights! Please take note that Sept. 12th is the deadline to sign up for any new water rights, but most importantly to identify yourself as a potential claimant if and when the Tribe/State files. In order to be able to have a voice, you can join the North Idaho Water Rights Alliance, which …

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CotNW Brochures

We have gotten behind on printing the CotNW Brochures. But when we print them and are ready to hand them out to local businesses and government offices, we will have some in our County Office for individuals to pick up. 

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Benewah Zoning Townhall Meetings 3-13-14

  Every property owner or future property owner in Benewah County should come to one of the Zoning Meetings. The people of Benewah County need to make sure they know what the proposed zoning will mean for their rights concerning their parcels, land uses, and property structures. Make your voice known before this proposed zoning code becomes an official code. …

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Code of The New West Update 3-13-14

We have the newest Benewah County Code of the New West on our website now! Questions, comments, suggestions for additional content for both the main document and for supplemental documents will always be accepted. This document needs to be kept updated so that it will always be relevant to our new or prospective county residents. Please share this document with …

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IFBF 74th Annual Meeting

Local Delegates received recognition at the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation 74th Annual Meeting on 12-5-13. Delegates representing 41 of Idaho’s 44 counties set the organization’s course for 2014 debating a wide range of agriculture and natural resources policy matters. The group voted to support an increase in brand registration fees to help fund a federal agency that conducts predator and …

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