Had a gentleman come by the hotel and donate a copy of both the third (1973?) and fourth edition of the Golden Road to Adventure produced by the Brink and a Half Club, Inc., after reading about it in this column.
The Grangeville Farmers’ Market Meet and Greet, Saturday, Feb. 7, was well-attended with folks from as far as Lucile to Harpster.
Lowell, Syringa News
It’s 21 degrees this morning as I write this, not a cloud in the sky, and the geese are either coming or going all day and all night along the Lochsa and at the confluence. They fly in flocks of 30 or 40 at a time (excuse me, it’s called a gaggle if they are on the water).
It has certainly been cold the last few days. Last week it was nice enough to work out in the yard. I even saw some tractors out in the field. The fertilizer companies were busy also.
The Pinehurst Quilters have a $250 scholarship available for any Salmon River graduate already attending an institution of higher learning or vocational school.
Kooskia, Kamiah News
On Friday, Feb. 27, at the Kamiah Chamber Welcome Center, you will be able to attend a workshop on Sustainable Soils for More Production.
The weather has been excellent for baby calves. We had our first one Saturday. I see a few around on other farms also. The trees are starting to bud out, and flowers are poking through the ground. The pussy willow is blooming, too. I think they call this “spring fever.”
The Chocolate Fantasy in Kamiah on Saturday is one of the premiere events in the area. All things chocolate will be present from chocolate lasagna to double chocolate brownie torte and everything in between. This is always a beautiful program and you will have missed a wonderful time if you miss it. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition is presenting this at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street in Kamiah. There is an auction, prizes, entertainment, and a beautiful array of chocolaty foods. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Do support this group who does so much to help youth in our community.
Salmon River School District will have elections for three of its five board of trustee zones — zone one, two and three — May 19. Zone one is the zone north of town, zone two is the zone west of town and zone three is the zone in town. See the district website for a detailed map of the board of trustee zones.
Elk City News
Went down to Boise to attend a House committee hearing on HB51 designed to restore Idaho’s small dredging industry. Last year, at a similar meeting, a retired scientist from EPA testified. He was all for dredging as the process helps clean up our rivers and streams and does not discharge toxins nor harm fish. Dredgers testified that when they stir up the bottom of the streams with their process, the fish swim around eating what is brought up. The turnout was smaller this year but some of the same/similar evidences were presented. It was voted out of committee to the House floor where its future is uncertain. Sure hope it passes.
It’s been a good week. Kayakers and catarafters are on the Lochsa. It’s up to five feet plus with the warm weather, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing with questions about the level. The snow is all gone from Lowell and Syringa, and the sun is high in the sky today. It’s for sure we still have some cold days ahead before summer; I’m not planting my tomatoes just yet.
White Bird News
2014 saw the Salmon River Art Guild introduce a very special show and sale of miniature artwork for less than $50. This March Miniature Madness Show was such a success, the Guild announces its second annual show March 21 at Hoots Café just South of White Bird.
Lowell, Syringa News
New week, new day, new news. Pay attention to what is going on around you. Don’t pass an opportunity to look someone in the eye and ask them how they are doing, and listen to their answer.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Valentine’s Day is a day of love. Love for family and friends and kids. Most kids look forward to Valentine’s Day all year long!
Elk City News
Suzanne and Sonja would like to thank Karen Crosby, Chris Thompson, and Shanna Sherrer as well as everyone who attended the VFW Post fund-raising dinner. The community support is very much appreciated.