As of Tuesday, October 25, 2016
ELK CITY Starting Monday, Oct. 24, West Co. will be performing rock scaling and rock bolting activities on the slide area. The roadway will be reduced to one-lane with flaggers. Expect up to 15-minute delays.
The Elk City School’s First Annual Trunk-Or-Treat is almost here. On Oct. 31, starting at 5:15 p.m., you are invited to come and decorate your car, truck, four-wheeler or table for Elk City kids to come around and trick-or-treat safely. Do you have your plans made yet? Decorating can start at 3 p.m.
Since the school kids will be voting for the best decorated vehicle or table better make it as interesting as possible. Then the tables will be turned and you can vote for your favorite kid-carved pumpkin. Of course, this doesn’t take the place of the kids going trick-or-treating on their own later that night, even to your house!
The Forest Service, along with the Tribe, using BPA money (and some of our tax dollars) made the decision to “restore” Crooked River! Well, almost restore. It is to have nice little meanders in it. The only trouble is, is that it was perfectly straight through the section they want to “restore.” That work started this week. So the historic value of one of the few places left in Idaho County of our mining heritage will be gone forever. This is purportedly to help the bull trout, of which I can find no historical documentation that they were indigenous to Crooked River. Fish were planted in Crooked River and other lakes and rivers in this area starting in the 1920s but do not record bull trout as being one of the species planted. They were brought in at some time, however. Bull trout eat salmon eggs and young salmon. Guess salmon will be next on the endangered species list. OK, now I will quit complaining …maybe.
Meetings: Water and sewer on the 1st.
History: Mildred Cleveland was the Elk City school teacher in 1916. The following is a list of her pupils: Minnie Mullen, Pearl Foss, George Tytler, Joseph O’Leary, Regina O’Leary, Vivian O’Leary, Francis O’Leary, Frances Bullock, Edith Bates, Clarence Bates, Gladys Bates, Hershel Yorke, Cecil Yorke, Lucelle Esh, George Esh, Gertrude Maxwell, Lewis Mullen, Pauline Shuck, Frank Shuck, Kathrine Farr, and Helen Farr.