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Clearwater Valley News: Circus to be in Kooskia Monday, June 19


Norma Staaf 208-993-0689

— Bicycles, bicycles everywhere! Last week I saw a lot of very lean cyclists riding between Grangeville and Lolo Pass on a marathon ride. Great to see these folks enjoying the beauty of our area and seeing them “refueling” at local stores and restaurants.

The circus is coming to Kooskia! On Monday, June 19, the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will set up the “Big Top” at Clearwater Valley High School. They will have two performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The show includes trapeze artists, unicycle riders, tightrope walkers, and jungle cats. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Clearwater Valley Marketplace or Freedom Northwest Credit Union. People who want a sneak peek can come at 9:30 -10 a.m., and watch them raise the “Big Top” and get a behind the scenes tour of the circus.

CVRA Rodeo, parade this weekend

KAMIAH — The 54th annual “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” will be in Kamiah, Saturday, June 17, through Sunday, June 18. The weekend starts with the Cowboy Breakfast from 7-10 a.m., both days. Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. is the mutton bustin’ and junior steer riding, followed by the Idaho Cowboy Association (ICA) rodeo. Sunday is Cowboy Church, the parade, followed by a 12:30 p.m. rodeo. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth, ages 7-12.

There are a lot of fun and interesting activities for students at the Kamiah Library this summer. On June 21, 2 p.m., Cindy Lunte from Idaho PBS will be here for a STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) presentation for K-5 kids. There’s still time for kids in K-8th grade to sign up for the free “Build a Better World” summer reading program at the Kamiah Library. Each child will get two free books just for registering. The program runs on Wednesdays in July beginning at 11 a.m. It’s not only about reading. Each week has an activity. July 5- learn about circuits, July 12-bird and butterfly habitat, July 19 -cardboard challenge and July 26-blankets for sick kids or shelter animals. Also in July, the library will have free STEM activities weekly at the Kamiah Elementary School lunch program, including makey-makey, circuit greeting cards, soap making, Edison robots with Legos and engine building kits. Call the library at 935-0428 or check out their website for more info-

Last Friday I pulled up to the drive through window at the Northwest Freedom Credit union in Kamiah. Just as I got to the window a sharp BANG overhead caused me to nearly jump out of my skin. It took me a second to realize it was a carpenter with a nail gun, working on the roof of the new drive-through lane. Once I caught my breath, Sandy, the teller and I had a good laugh as she told me it had been happening all day. I’ll be glad when the construction is done! Looks like they’re doing a nice job.


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