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White Bird News: Annual gun show at Hoot’s is Sept. 8, 9

Fall is on its way, the cooling in weather hopefully will help with all the fires that are burning in all states. Our hats off to all firefighters and anyone else who are working the fires - please stay safe out there. It’s the end of the month, so not much going on in our little town, but hunting has started, many people are out getting their fire wood, holidays are creeping up on us, so we are busy!

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Kamiah and CV combine to form cross-country team

I spent a beautiful Saturday morning at the “dash and splash” high school invitational cross-country meet at Ponderosa State Park on the shores of Payette Lake near McCall. It was the first meet of the season for the combined Clearwater Valley- Kamiah High Schools. The team sports a different uniform with C-v-K instead of the usual CV Rams and Kamiah Kubs. Male and female runners from both schools share a single coach (Kamiah science teacher, Janna Privette) and practice and travel together.

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Westoff retires from NICI after 30 years

What a welcome rain we had during the weekend! I know some of the farmers are not completely finished with harvest, but I’ll bet they don’t mind too much. The rain should help the fire situation. We live in the country with lots of fresh air. We should not have to breath the smoky air like they do in the cities. Some schools have already started and the rest will be starting soon. Where did our summer go? Good luck to those going off to college for the first time.

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Elk City News: Veterinarian to be in town Sept. 12, 13

Dr. Kimberly Wolfrum, the House Call Vet, will be coming to Elk City on Sept. 12 and 13. This would be a great time to get horse dentals, cat spays and neuters, and yearly exams for your pets done. Call her at 208-553-9283 or email her at Housecallvetdrkim@gmail.com for an appointment.

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Free rafting event on tap for this Friday

My quote of the week is again from me with an addition: “I did ride in a convertible…a 1963 Red Corvette convertible in the Idaho County Fair Parade. (I had several people who were not at the parade ask why I didn’t get a convertible…well, I just didn’t mention that part last week.) What a grand week at the Idaho County Fair as the 2018 Grand Marshal.”

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Heart Walk

Participants went round and round at the Grangeville High School track last Saturday, Aug. 25, for the Heart Walk fund-raiser. The event was organized by Jennifer Pollan (right; with Doug Hohman on left) to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association, raise awareness, and to honor and remember those impacted by congenital heart disease. Overall, participants walked or ran a total 234 laps, and a total $1,605 was raised. Those who still want to donate to the effort can do so online at http://events.congenitalheartwalk.org. Pollan’s son, Rykken, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect – hypoplastic left heart syndrome - at three days old in 2009. Since, he has undergone three open heart surgeries, six heart procedures and one emergency stomach surgery.

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Idaho County Fair Results 2018

Sophomore Naomi Connolley is the Idaho County Fair 2019 Queen, daughter of Mike and Tara Connolley; First Princess, sophomore Clarissa Stevens, daughter of Fred and Rene Stevens; Second Princess, is senior Madison Adams, daughter of Nick and Heather Slichter. All are students at Grangeville High School. Stevens also received the Miss Congeniality award.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Livestock sale up 16 percent from last year’s market

Kids took their animals to auction on Saturday, bringing in a total $262,217.80 on a total 195 animals at the Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. The four-hour sale held Aug. 18, was the final event for the Idaho County Fair held in Cottonwood. In comparison to last year, 14 fewer animals were up for auction; however, sales this year were up 16 percent from 2017 by $37,011.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Swiftwater RV Park is up for sale

With summer winding down and the start of school, yes it started Tuesday, and the fires still raging in our forests, we can only hope fall will bring on new adventures. Thrilling new adventures await the kids at school, rain coming this fall, hoping to help get a handle on these fires and, of course, many happenings coming up for the fall season. Watch for the chamber newsletter coming out soon.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Elk City News: Elk City Library hours change

Elk City Days results from the logging events are as follows: winner of the Peewee Rolling Pin Toss, William Stibal; Kids Rolling Pin Toss, Mary Thompson; Women’s Rolling Pin Toss, Dakota Breish; Women’s Axe Throw, Tammy Wagondorf; Men’s Ax Throw, Richard Foster; Jack and Jill Crosscut, Alyssa and Sage Stibal; 3.5-4.5 Power Saw, Jasper Thompson; Father and Son Crosscut, Sage and Travis Stibal; 4.5-5.5 Power Saw, Jasper Thompson; Women’s Crosscut, Joan Gill and Becky Chaffee; 5.5 and up Power Saw, Jasper Thompson; Men’s Crosscut, Terry and Wayne; Wood Splitting, Rieley Stibal, Jayce Huling, and Nicolas Saporito. The All Around Trophy was won by the Stibal family.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: Area pinochle players sought for ‘marathon’ group

The fair was a huge success with the nice weather and lots of farmers finished with the harvest. Jeannie Fitch did a great job of being grand marshal. Smoke from the forest fires wasn’t even too bad. The 19th Annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Golf 4 Life tournament will be Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 10 a.m. with tee off at 11 a.m. It is an 18-hole scramble limited to 16 four-person teams. There is a fee of $75 per player entry. Contact Kim to sign up at kimberly.johnson@smh-cvhc.org or call 208-962-2100.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: School starts in Riggins Aug. 28

My quote of the week is from me: “The Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood was a grand fair. As grand marshal, I officially opened the Idaho County Fair Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, then the fair board served coffee, orange juice, and cinnamon rolls …each day I was introduced: at the stock show, the livestock judging, and the market sale, as well as the events in the evenings: the 4-H Fashion Show, the talent show, and the crowning of the 2019 queen and princesses…then to complete my week, I was right behind the American Flag leading the Idaho County Fair Parade in a beautiful red 1963 Corvette!

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


End Of The Summer Pool Party

Friday, Aug. 17, marked the last day the Grangeville City Pool was open. Kids throughout the area took advantage of the free swim day when temperatures reached 91 degrees.

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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