As of Tuesday, June 28, 2016
ELK CITY Happy Birthday America!!! July 4th is coming around fast so get those flags flying and fireworks out and have a safe and fantastic celebration.
The Elk City Area Alliance is conducting two fund-raisers to help with expenses associated with property held in trust for the community, such as the medical clinic, the park, the airport, and the community hall.
One of the ongoing fund-raisers for this year is the First Day Cover Envelope featuring the Elk City landslide. Two bird’s-eye views are on the envelope, one of the day of the slide taken by Avista, and the other one several weeks later by Walt Smith. Cancelled envelopes are available at the following businesses: Elk City General Store, Elk City Hotel and Gift Shop, Elk City Saloon and Café, and Elk Creek Station.
The other fund-raiser is a bake sale that will take place on July 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Slide envelopes will also be available to purchase.
Don’t forget the traditional 4th of July Auction in Dixie to be held Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m., at the park. Burgers, chips, beer, and water will be available. Many items have been donated that will be auctioned off plus there will be a raffle. Stay for the fireworks display on the airstrip. If you would like to donate any items to the auction drop off at Nicole Roberts’ place or contact Walta.
Meetings: Water & Sewer on the 5th.
Birthdays: Logan Mann
History: The tread, or track, of the southern Nez Perce trail is visible in several places along the Elk City Wagon Road, through the mountains of the Nez Perce Forest and the Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. In1835, Reverend Samuel Parker, an associate of Marcus Whitman, came west with a fur caravan, later joining a group of Nez Perce Indians to be guided over the Rocky Mountains.