As of Tuesday, June 26, 2018
CLEARWATER VALLEY Do you have a child or teen who wants to fly? The Clearwater Valley Aero Club will share the joy of flying by offering free introductory flights for youth ages 8-17. What an exciting opportunity and a beautiful area to fly over! This is part of the Kamiah Fly In on Saturday, July 7, at the Kamiah Airport at 121 Airport Road. Other activities are a classic car show, face painting and a silent auction. Breakfast and lunch are available for sale, with breakfast at 7 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for youth) and lunch at noon for only $3.
Boller Electric is putting up a large new building in Kooskia at the site of the old Quonset hut they tore down last fall. It’s fun to watch the progress from an empty lot to a framework. There’s not much new construction going on in Kooskia.
The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road are holding their final planning meeting for the 22nd annual Elk City Wagon Road Days event. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Clearwater Grange with a potluck lunch to follow. The group welcomes anyone with an interest in local history to attend. The Wagon Road Days will be held on July 21-22 this year with a number of events throughout the weekend to celebrate this 130-year-old route. The second day, the 22nd, offers a “caravan” along the wagon road. You bring your own vehicle, food and water and follow the leader, stopping at key points along the route to learn more about their history. If you have questions about the meeting or the event, call Susanne Smith at 208-926-4278
The Friends of Kooskia Library have been busy installing four new little libraries around the area. Since many people in the Kooskia Library district live in the hills or along the rivers, the addition of these micro libraries provides a chance to find a book to read even when the Kooskia Community library is closed, or you don’t want to go to “town”. This is part of a nationwide trend to have books available in easy to access places. The new book exchanges are located near at Harpster Store, Fenn Ranger Station along the Selway River, Big Cedars Schoolhouse and near the entrance to Stites Hardware Store. The idea is simple, take a book, leave a book, then there will always be books available for other people.