Long Camp RV Park open and ready for summer guests

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Long Camp RV Park is open for the summer — picnic in their beautiful riverfront park...

Jet Boat races on tap for this weekend

Riggins News

Jet Boat Race Weekend 2016 is here on the Salmon River this weekend, Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17. Prelim races will be ongoing Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for viewers’ entertainment.

Matthews passes on; Anderson is better

Elk City News

A sad note: Don Matthews, one of our grandkids’ favorite teachers while they were here, passed away Saturday morning. Pray for his two children and other family members.

Tempus Fugit, April 12


Tempus Fugit, April 12 (1896-2006)

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Dr. Wright dusts cobwebs off ‘Mojo’

Lowell, Syringa News

Dr. Morgan Wright went boating on the Lochsa last weekend, he took the “MoJo” out to get the cobwebs off.

Tempus Fugit

strong>10 YEARS AGO APRIL 5, 2006 •Idaho County’s number-cruncher assessor Jim Beckman will retire after 34 years. •The Free Press/Shopper has a new employee, Krista Green of Grangeville. She replaces Judy Vrieling who moved on to work fulltime at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood.

Lowell / Syringa News: Fenn Pond to get a facelift

Fenn Pond, across from the Fenn Ranger Station is getting a new lease on life, with big equipment rolling in right now and working until May. They are digging, building, planting and then stocking fish – whoop, whoop, how great is that.

Elk City News: Slide meeting set for this Thursday

Important: There will be a meeting concerning the slide at 1 p.m. at the Elk City School on Thursday, April 7. ITD, the contractor, and the county will be represented there. Be sure to bring your questions and concerns.

Riggins News: Spaghetti feed on tap for April 9

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is from George Strait: “If you don’t leave the past in the past, it will destroy your future. Look what’s in front of you, not what yesterday took away. The best is yet to come.” The Salmon River Community Church Youth Group is having a spaghetti feed this Saturday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the church; there will be a money donation at the door. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Get on out for a fun evening and help out our Riggins youth.

Community walks planned through May

Spring is definitely here! We worked in the yard, planted trees, trimmed the raspberries, and the frogs are croaking out in the pond. We missed them last year since the pond dried up and there were no frogs.

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Safety Precautions

Nearly two dozen kids participated in a March 26 bike safety event at Grangeville Elementary Middle School, one in a series of Extreme Adventure Club offerings for kids ages 8 to 18 through PICH (Partners Inspiring Community Health). Events are free and run through June. Next is an April 16 geocaching activity, contact Kirsten Jensen, 983-2667; on April 30, “A Taste of Italy,” JoAnn Smith, 507-0720; June 11, disc golf and pizza party, Kevin Asker, 983-6098.

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Spring Has Sprung in White Bird

Spring has certainly made its appearance in White Bird, as the flowering tree surrounding the “Welcome to White Bird” sign has evidenced

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Going to the dogs? Forsyth raises funds for local shelter

Kaitlyn Forsyth has always loved animals. Her love of them, especially those that need extra care and attention, landed her with her senior project.

Cottonwood News: Mother-daughter breakfast set for April

I hope everyone had a happy Easter. We did in spite of the snow, rain, cold and even had some sunshine. The kids, and even some big kids played baseball, football and had an egg hunt. The weather was good on Saturday for the Easter egg hunt in Greencreek.

Elk City News: Homestead Ministries sends food shipment to town

In case you haven’t heard, a ministry called Homestead Ministries from Colfax, Wash., sent a large shipment of dried soup and chili (4,000 packages) up here via Anita Perry, Chris Thompson and Jeff and Nita Maxwell. John Menough also brought some in after a trip to Moscow.