Register now for family camp

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Registration for the eighth annual Idaho Family Camp is now open. They will be holding family camp at Camp Cascade again this year located just south of Cascade, in the mountains, with camping and cabins available. Register early to be sure you can attend; space is limited. The entire family is welcome and there are activities for all ages. Contact them at for information.

Patsy, Fritz turn in $490 from recycling proceeds

Riggins News

Mayor McClure has proclaimed Monday, May 5, as Arbor Day in Riggins. City officials invite everyone to gather at the city park at 10 a.m. for the planting of a nice, new tree in the park for all to enjoy. Mayor McClure and the City Council have designated Monday, May 5, as “City Pride Day” encouraging everyone to pitch in and help spruce up our town for the summer season. The city will provide garbage bags for trash collection.

Guides are back on the river

Lowell, Syringa News

Massive amounts of chocolate cream filled Easter eggs have been eaten upriver this past weekend; we had sunshine and green grass on the big day, as well as colored eggs hidden between the stacked rafts and catarafts. It was a mighty fine day along the banks of the Lochsa.

Bingo is May 7

Harpster News

May is almost upon us and that means all that rain we had will bring beautiful May flowers. Already the hillsides are green with splashes of color from the daffodils and other early risers. Tuesday, April 22, was Earth Day.

Town is quiet

Elk City News

Things are very quiet here in Elk City. One visitor last week commented that it was like a ghost town! Welcome to spring in Elk City. Saw a truck with two snowmobiles leave town Sunday. Don’t know how the snow is up higher for snowmobiling, but the fishing along the river seems to be going good.

Silver Dollar jam fun

White Bird News

We had the most beautiful Easter weekend. It’s always nice to see those people who only come around once a year for the egg hunt. Connie and Bill Shuck, after 30 years, are retiring from organizing the Easter egg hunt. We all just want to say thank you very much for giving so much of yourselves to our little town. I noticed that someone lost a kite and it’s hanging in a tree by the churches.

Couch shares Ukranian eggs

Cottonwood News

Dr. Sam Couch is sharing his Ukrainian egg collection with the library for the Easter season. In the Ukrainian Catholic heritage, pysanky are decorated eggs with symbols representing new life associated with spring, resurrection and Easter. He also included a few of his sugar egg collection. Some of the eggs are grouped together with a particular theme. Even the colors have a certain meaning.

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Farm, Forestry, Fun

Fifth graders from throughout the area met at Greencreek Community Hall for the annual Farm and Forest Fair Wednesday, April 16. Nine stations were available with presenters as children rotated through.

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Tempus Fugit: April 23

A look at the history of Idaho County.

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Tempus Fugit: April 16

A look at the History of Idaho County.

Easter activities abound

Cottonwood News

Happy Easter to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day. Schedule is as follows for Holy Week Services at the Tri-Parish churches:

Veterans sign complete

Hope everyone will have a happy Easter and remember the reason for the holiday. We had a short meeting and discussed it would be fun to do some Harpster trivia to see if you would know the answers to some historical questions regarding Harpster.

Baptist church sets events

Elk City News

As the Easter season approaches, many people around the world understand, at least a little bit, that it is the time of year of the Jewish Passover as well. It was this time of year when Jesus gave His life for us on a cross so we could be reconciled to God.

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County 4-H party draws crowd

The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held on Saturday, April 12, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 200 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to participate in this youth development program. This event is also the kick-off for Idaho County 4-H Week.

‘Don’t tax him, don’t tax me’

Lowell, Syringa News

“Don’t tax him, don’t tax me, tax the man behind the tree.” That’s always my motto in mid-April, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.