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Lowell, Syringa

Lowell, Syringa


Marie Smith 208-926-0803

— Neighbors are all up and moved in for the summer, Donn and Kelly, Dave and Pat, and newly retired folks working on their ponds and yards!

And so now we have June, and sunshine and thunderstorms and whitewater taking turns along the river. We went out in the Lochsa with Fairchild Air Force Base Saturday, Troop 108 on Sunday and, on Monday, for the 25th year, the Future Farmers Of America from Southern Idaho on their way to their yearly contest in Moscow. Everyone had a great river level of 6 to 6-1/2 feet on the gauge at Lowell. It was a perfect weekend.


Free Press / Marie Smith Mr. Max Smith, 4, is helping paint the picnic table above the confluence of the Lochsa, Selway and Clearwater rivers in Lowell.

Big storm blew thru this valley on Sunday about 9 p.m. We hunkered down, we battened down the hatches, we survived!

All the businesses are open now; it’s a fun place to be upriver in the spring and summer.

School is officially out for everyone, graduations are over, summer is just around the corner. I hear weed wackers and mowers every day. I remember a quote from my dad many years ago when weed wackers first came on the market; they were called weed eaters. I was wacking away at the resort’s eight acres. My dad, Clint, who was a plumber by trade, but a junk collector by night, said, “What is that?” I answered, “It’s a “weed eater!” He responded, “I need a ‘junk eater’ for my yard!”


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