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Council meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at Winchester City Hall.   Additional meetings will be posted as they arise.

Winchester Cleanup 2019.

Time to begin cleanup.   It has been a long winter.   Get your lawn mowers out and begin cleaning up the winter accumulations.    Walco has delivered a dumpster again this  year for items that need to be disposed of.   Please do not put regular household waste in this dumpster.  If you need assistance please contact City Hall at 208-924-5358.

2019 Dog Tags are available at City Hall.  If you have already presented current rabies information you will not need to present it again until the shots are renewed.

 

Thank you.

About Winchester

Winchester, Idaho is a quiet, day camp and vacation destination located on the western edge of Camas Prairie, surrounded by ponderosa pines. This former lumber mill town, now boasts of fishing, and camping at Winchester Lake State Park, a refuel center   ( for both people and machines) for those enjoying fishing, snowmobiling, camping, four-wheeling, hunting, and exploring the scenic Craig Mountains.       Previous Mayor Steven Bly says, “As I travel and speak all over the country, ask where I live, I tell them in a North Central Idaho town of 300 people, at 4000 feet elevation, in the pine trees, next to a scenic lake. They all nod their heads, this is the Idaho the rest of our country imagines our whole state to be. I tell them Winchester is a frontier town, and they laugh as if the western frontier vanished a hundred years ago. That is okay. “We’ll keep it our secret.”

How Did Winchester Gets it’s Name?

It seems in the late 1950’s, Winchester’s Story was on the “Death Valley Days” on TV.   As the story goes: Chief Joseph’s band of Indians, were being chased by the US Calvary.  They had just cross the Salmon River, (which as the crow flies is about 12 miles from Winchester) everyone was frighten and ran to the little out post with no name. Gathering at the Hardware store, was the best choice for it seems that hardware store got in a case of NEW WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES. The owner opened the case and gave everyone, a rifle.  Chief Joseph heard of the guns at Winchester, and so did not come toward the settlers, but went on down the river.  So the town was named after the GUN.

That was a Great Story.  The Real Story is not as much fun, but true The town of  Winchester,  got  it’s name, when group of residents gathered at a private home to choose a name. The rifles were counted, it  seems that there were  more  Winchester Rifles  being carried, than any other rifle. Thus the name Winchester,  after the Gun.

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WINCHESTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM 1 AUGUST 2019 TO 8 AUGUST 2019

 

A working group from City of Winchester is meeting the 3rd Friday of each month  10:00 a.m at City Hall to update the Winchester Comprehensive Plan.   We are being assisted by CEDA in this process.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Meeting will continue as needed.   If additional meetings are required they will be posted on City Hall door and on the web page.

Council meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at Winchester City Hall.   Additional meetings will be posted as they arise.

Winchester Cleanup 2019.

Time to begin cleanup.   It has been a long winter.   Get your lawn mowers out and begin cleaning up the winter accumulations.    Walco has delivered a dumpster again this  year for items that need to be disposed of.   Please do not put regular household waste in this dumpster.  If you need assistance please contact City Hall at 208-924-5358.

2019 Dog Tags are available at City Hall.  If you have already presented current rabies information you will not need to present it again until the shots are renewed.

 

Thank you.