Lowell / Syringa: Wilkins suffers 100 stings

Donn Gibbs and Kelly Brooks stopped by my cabin to drop off some huckleberry cheesecake. Best neighbors ever, always out and about hiking, biking, picking mushrooms or berries, just loving life! Best part is they share! Chris Wilkins and his crew have been working on the roads up on the hill in Lowell. He ran into a hornet’s nest and got stung 100 times, almost like a cartoon but not funny.

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

Riggins News: Come see us at the Idaho County Fair

My quote for the week is the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health for better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. I believe in 4-H for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Blood drive is Aug. 28

We have started taking our young pheasants out to where they have brush for cover and water handy for drinking. They seem happy to be out and do a lot of exploring. It was fun raising them. The blood drive is coming up on Aug. 28 in Cottonwood from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Lowell / Syringa News: Bikers wed in 100-degrees

Lots of weddings upriver this month. They had a big wedding at Syringa last weekend. ROW hosted a fabulous gala of events at River Dance Lodge, along the Clearwater River. Next weekend Three Rivers Resort is in the wedding business at the confluence of the Lochsa, Selway, and Clearwater, something about converging and joining two humans into one, I think! O’Hara Campground on the Selway had a biker wedding last Wednesday, 2 p.m. – it was 100 degrees!

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: American Legion working on park

This week is the Idaho County Fair. There are all kinds of activities going on throughout the week, with the parade on the 18th. Come see what the community kids have been doing and help support them. Jeannie Fitch from Riggins has been chosen grand marshal and will help with some of the activities at the fair and will lead the parade on Saturday. Congratulations, Jeannie! You can read her whole story in the fair premium book and Free Press special fair section.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Clearwater Valley News: ‘Black Panther’ to be shown Thursday night

Do you want to see the new science fiction/fantasy movie Black Panther? You’re in luck. It will be shown at Riverfront Park in Kamiah on Thursday, Aug. 16, as part of the Free Movie Night under the stars series sponsored by the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC), with support from the city of Kamiah, 3 D Video, Inland Cellular, and the chamber of commerce. Not only is the movie free, but if you want dinner beforehand, they are offering a free barbecue beginning at 6 p.m.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Elk City News: Jessica, Damien win raffle quilt

Elk City Days (Aug. 10-12) results are coming in slowly. Here are some from the So Help Me quilter’s group. The couple in the photo are the lucky winners of the raffle quilt – Damian and Jessica! Congratulations! More results next week.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

USBC senior bowling championships

Louie and Jolene Serrano of Grangeville qualified for the USBC senior bowling championships held earlier this month – and not only that. Jolene Serrano led her age division outright with a run of 165-103-177-149-145, totaling 1,464 pins in six games Aug. 2.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Clearwater Valley News: Deaths of local young men sadden communities

It was a very sad week in the Clearwater Valley with the tragic deaths of two teenage boys. Spencer Flerchinger, a Kamiah High School student, from a fall at Glacier National Park and Michael Routh of Kooskia in a car accident on Highway 12 on his way back from the hospital after the birth of his daughter. My heart goes out to the families and friends of these two young men. An account has been set up at Freedom Northwest Credit Union to help their families. Donations of any amount are welcome.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Lowell / Syringa News: Bad news, good news

Bad news: Yellowjackets, bumblebees, fire ants, star thistle, prickly berry bushes, dusty gravel roads, highway construction, no campfires or barbecues, and sunburns! Good News: Baby deer spotted every morning, evening breezes, huckleberries are ripe, rivers are perfect for floating and fishing (wear your life jackets), no forest fires close by this year yet, watermelon and corn on the cob are perfect at every dinner!

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Cottonwood News: Harvest is in full swing; who’s ready for zucchini?

Harvest is in full swing on the prairie. Crops are good due to the rain this spring. I hope everyone can get through the season without accidents. School will be starting soon as the list of needed school items has come out. Wow! Where did our summer go? Fair time is coming, also. That should keep the 4-H kids busy.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: EMTs desperately needed in Riggins

My quote for the week: “Our County Fair is the best County, don’t miss it, don’t even be late. From cinnamon rolls to livestock to clothing to garden goodies to artwork…add in family fun and friends to the parade and livestock sale…and don’t forget the yummy food booths…our County Fair is a great place to be next week.” See you there.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Dodgy Mountain Men

The Dodgy Mountain Men out of Missoula, Mont., drew a crowd to Pioneer Park for the final Summer Concert Series event. The month-long concert series was sponsored by Grangeville Arts, Inc., and the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with donations from concert-goers.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


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