• The ‘Whistle Stop’ depot shown above was located at what is believed to be a Union Pacific or Oregon Short Line railroad stop at Crystal in the Sunnyside region south of Weiser. One just like it was found at the Eaton crossing on the Weiser Flat. Shown below, it was acquired years ago and used as a garden shed at a private home in Weiser. It was eventually moved to the Weiser River Trail trailhead at the end of East Main Street in Weiser. Below, Steve Clausen, left, and Tony Edmondson, right, help load the small depot on a flatbed truck for transportation to the trailhead where it remains today. Courtesy photo.
    03/22/2023 - 10:00am

  • Members of the Weiser Community Church presented the Weiser Activity Center for Seniors with a check for $1,500 on Friday. Above, from left, Lori Robbins, Ron Robbins, Senior Center President Karen Hoffer, Senior Center Treasurer Linda Smith, Hal Harris, and Pam Harris. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    03/22/2023 - 9:57am

  • Members of the Weiser School District discuss their next move following a plant and facilities levy that missed voter approval by 1.99 percent. The board voted to put the issue before the public again in May. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    03/22/2023 - 9:50am

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley have purchased the Billings Memorial Gymnasium, which will serve as the future home of the Weiser Boys and Girls Club. Pictured from left, Shelby Leslie, Serene Hoober, Madison Kendall, and Dana Catellani. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    03/22/2023 - 9:46am

  • Local chapters of the Snake River City Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, honored Mabel Dobbs as its 2023 First Lady of the Year during a First Tea held at Weiser Christian Church. The Angel Wings Executive Director is shown above at Saturday’s event holding her two-month-old great-granddaughter Sage Barnett. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    03/22/2023 - 9:43am

  • Weiser 4-H and FFA members gathered at the former Kerner feedlot located off Weiser River Road on Saturday, March 4 to have their steers tagged and weighed in preparation for the 2023 Washington County Fair market beef project. Joe Mills, atop horse, is a former Weiser FFA member who showed up last weekend to help herd steers into holding pens. At left, Washington County Fair Beef Superintendent Mark Moura helps at the scale gate. Over 80 steers were tagged and weighed this year, far surpassing counts from the previous two years, which brought in between 60 and 70 steers. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff

    Cambridge FFA member McKenzie Sprague’s brother, left, from the Upper Country, and Greg and Dustin Clark wait as the steers are being weighed in preparation for the Washington County Fair’s Beef Market Projects. The fair begins July 31 and ends Aug. 5. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    03/07/2023 - 8:48pm
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  • 2022 WMH Foundation scholarship winner Aline Cortez, second from left, is pictured with her mother, far left. Beside her is former foundation Executive director Casey Ney and current Executive Director Kimberly Burgess, far right.
    03/07/2023 - 8:36pm

  • Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Jared DeLoof, left, speaks with members of the Washington County Democrats at their monthly meeting held last week at the Weiser Public Library. DeLoof says he wants at least one Democrat candidate in each Idaho legislative district in 2024.
    03/07/2023 - 8:33pm

  • Washington County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday, March 6 to give residents the opportunity to comment on a proposed code change that would require a permit to build an agriculture/farm building. Over 200 people attended the event. Above, Betty Sutherland, who owns Sutherland Diesel Performance in Midvale, addresses commissioners, explaining how she left California to escape regulations she said were overreaching and bad for businesses. Photo by Philip A. Janquart

    Washington County Commissioners, from left, Nate Marvin, Lyndon Haines, and Gordon Wilkerson heard almost two hourse of testimony from residents during a public hearing held Monday at the Vendome. Photo by Philip A. Janquart
    03/07/2023 - 8:20pm

  • Weiser’s City Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending approval of the annexation and C-1 commercial zoning of properties on both sides of Highway 95 on the south side of the Weiser River bridge. Plans for the property on the east side include an RV park, while plans for the property on the west side of the highway are for a new Maverik fueling station and convenience store.
    03/01/2023 - 9:45am
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  • Park Intermediate School teachers Emily McLeod and Grace Sharp are pictured at the main entry, which they hope will receive funding in the upcoming levy vote for new cameras and a buzz-in system for visitors at the school.
    03/01/2023 - 9:40am
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  • Weiser High School’s FFA Chapter hosted its 2023 Community Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 25, with around 250 community members served. Pictured are Steve Penner and Marilyn and Vernon Lolley, a past WHS ag instructor, left. FFA members pictured, from the back, Kaden LaChapelle, Allie Sorensen, Lexcie Wrenfrow, Emily Christopherson, and Josh Kelley. Attendees had a chance to buy tickets for this year’s Idaho FFA Foundation raffle, the grand prize for which was on site, a 2022 Yamaha Wolverine X2 850 R-Spec with a custom sprayer. Second prize is a Traeger grill; third prize, a $500 D&B Supply gift card; and fourth prize, a Cordover cooler and barbecue bundle. The raffle funds scholarships, with half of the cost of each ticket going back to the chapter that sold it. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff
    02/28/2023 - 2:34pm


St. Agnes Catholic Church held their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Sunday, March 19. Church members served 452 people, up from last year’s 434. Sabrina Young is pictured serving the delicious roast, beef, mashed potatoes, roll and green beans dinner to Adelia and Zack, Janie and Rob Lewis. Photo by Sarah Imada
03/22/2023 - 10:33am


03/22/2023 - 10:47am
To the Editor:  We are disappointed in the results of the recent school plant and facility levy election. The levy, which needed 55 percent voter approval, failed by 13 votes.   The district was asking local patrons to provide funds to provide...


Mattie Shirts, Weiser Wolverines star basketball player has been invited to play in the 20th annual Idaho All-Star basketball game to be held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Saturday, March 25. She is a three sport athlete playing volleyball in the fall, basketball as her winter sport and this spring she is participating in track and field. Last year, at state, she placed second in the 400, fifth in the triple jump, and first on the 4x400 relay team.
03/22/2023 - 10:57am
It’s nearly spring and with that, the spring sports at Weiser High School have begun. However, for one athlete, the winter season, and most particularly basketball, has at least one more game. Mattie Shirts, who was awarded the 3A player of the...

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