Tempus Fugit - May 25, 2016

•CANFIELD – Governor Ross and Lt. Gov. Mix visited the Canfield country. The community feels it has commissioners on the job. They were able to interest the governor in this section.

Riggins News: Graduation set for this Friday night

My Sweet 16 quote of the week is actually the quote of the SRHS Class of 2016, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Salmon River Graduation for the class of 2016, Morgan Bieren, Hannah Cornforth, Alex Diaz, Beau’D Hopkins, Ethan Mead, Diah Saputia Galland, Victor Schmidt, Ryan Simonson, and Rylie Travis, will take place this Friday May 27, at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Salmon River High School gymnasium. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend this graduation and celebration as well as the reception to follow in the multipurpose room.

Elk City: Taco feed to help fund ECVFD

Memorial Day services will be held at the bridge in Elk City on May 29 at 1 p.m. Let’s get out and honor our veterans. As reported last week, the Elk City VFW Auxiliary and Post is again sponsoring the giant taco feed to benefit the Elk City Volunteer Fire Department on May 28 at the VFW kitchen from 5–7 p.m. The charge is $8 for all-you-can-eat tacos.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Long Camp car show to be held on June 4

Kamiah library is gearing up for summer activities. Registration is currently taking place for the summer reading program for K-8. If you would like to register your child in one of their programs call the library for information. They are also actively seeking new, local writers to participate in the Montana Book Festival’s efforts to promote new writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. If you, or someone you know, has an interest in writing, visit their website at

Cottonwood News: Memorial Day services set for Ferdinand, Keuterville

Save the date: Calling all Catholic Men. The 19th Inland Northwest Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held on the weekend of Oct. 21-23 at Camp n-sid-sen on Lake Coeur d’Alene. This retreat will feature Dr. Tom Curran as our retreat master.

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Marimba Madness

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

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Music Makers

Prairie Elementary School held its preschool through fourth grade concert last Wednesday, May 18. All the groups sang and played marimba and some students were also able to play the drums and recorders.

Kooskia Library sets variety of events

The Kooskia Library has a variety of events and programs scheduled. A book sale is set for June 11, starting 8 a.m., at the Kooskia Community Center. Used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks, 25 cents. At 11a.m., the $1 bag sale starts. To donate books, drop them off at the library. No magazines. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.

Community Briefs: May 25, 2016

The summer reading program kickoff party at Grangeville Centennial Library is set for Friday, May 27.

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Fragrant Blooms

Lilacs along the Clearwater River off US Highway 12 in Kamiah were dripping wet from a spring rain last month.

Corral Dust: Wayne James selected as grand marshal

It’s hard to believe another year has rolled by, but Border Days is again upon us. This year’s events are set for July 1 through 4 with the rodeo on July 1, 2 and 3, and parades on July 2, 3 and 4. For details stay tuned or go on-line to or check out the Border Days Facebook page. Do note the parades are July 2 and 3 at 2 p.m., and July 4 at 11 a.m. This is a time change on the Fourth from an earlier announced time.

In The News: May 25, 2015

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Water District will hold an information meeting Saturday, June 4, in Clearwater. The meeting is to inform the customers of Clearwater Water about connecting to the new water service system. The contractor in charge of the water service line placement will be on hand to discuss the procedure and to answer questions. Those who are customers or interested in receiving water service need to attend this meeting. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Contact Lyle Smith at 926-4278.

Camp offered for local kids

DEER CREEK, WA – Who doesn’t love camping by the lake? Idaho County boys and girls ages 8 through 12 from income-qualifying families are invited to spend a week at Camp Gifford, July 18th-July 22nd. A $25 non-refundable fee is required of all eligible families; however, scholarships may be available. Transportation is provided to this camp which is 40 minutes north of Spokane.