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Elk City News: Cort Conley to speak May 11

Got an email from a reader of the column and he said that the woodpecker looked like a Red-naped Sapsucker. He suggested I look it up and sure enough it is! Thanks for the information. Speaking of sightings, the deer are back in Elk City and more have been seen along the Southfork.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Cottonwood News: Help sought with ‘Wizard of Oz’ play

We have had some swans at our place for about a week. They come and go but mostly they are feeding here on the pasture. Wild ducks and the Canadian geese are not unusual, but the swans are. We very seldom see them. We also had a mud duck that we have never seen before. It’s a different year, I guess.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: High school rodeo, yard sales set for weekend

A taste of summer and we’re back to spring rain...but the sunshine is returning again this week. Most of you on the river have probably by now been experiencing cell service. That’s right, as they have the tower up and running at Slate Creek and are working on the one up above the cemetery. It is up and you can see it from the road. The Fiesta Dinner went really well, music, great food and prizes. Raffle winners were: Darla Brumley won a quilt, Cheryl Cullin won a framed picture, Vicky H. won the crocheted rug and Darlene Wadsworth won the pillow cases. The gun show at Hoot’s showed some really nice articles for sale or trade. The parking lot seemed full for the most part.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: ‘Short and sweet’

Sun and rain, short and sweet. And the news is the same. May 5, Cinco de Mayo, there’s a big raft trip next Saturday to celebrate Ray Kimble’s birthday on the river. The mighty Lochsa came up to six feet last Saturday; 18 brave guides got out there for a 22-mile run. They loved it!

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Cottonwood News: YWCA purse auction set for Sunday

The blood drive was very successful in the Cottonwood community April 10. Brenda Kaschmitter said, “We are very excited that we not only met our goal, but we exceeded it by eight pints.” There are lots of volunteers who help with the blood drive also. Congratulations to this community of people who are willing to give blood so that others might live! As an added bonus, they send you a text when they use your blood. Wow! Is that ever a great feeling, that you get to know when they are using your blood. The next drive will be June 26. Contact Brenda Kaschmitter or Donna Quick at St. Mary’s Hospital, 208-962-3251, to make an appointment. Let’s see if we can do even better this time. Don’t forget to make plans for the 4th Annual Purse Auction on April 29th. It starts with lunch at noon and the auction starts at 2 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds stays in Idaho County. See you there!

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Earth Day event draws about 100

The weather couldn’t have been better for Kamiah’s first Earth Day Festival on Friday. A week ago, it was raining and snowing, in the end we needed the tents for shade. We had a great crowd of 80-100 people show up to enjoy a diverse set of activities including yoga, gardening, making elk tracks, recycled art projects, trying percussion instruments and several natural resource booths on water use and forestry. It was fun to see the families enjoying pushing baby strollers and riding bikes to the event. People are already talking about what activities to do next year!

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Color the Canyon Run is Saturday

My quote for this week is fittingly from former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people-your family, friends, and coworkers and even strangers you meet along the way.” Barbara Bush 1925-2018 — a great lady. The fourth annual Color the Canyon 5K Run 2018 sponsored by the Riggins PTO is this Saturday, April 28, with your favorite emcee, me! You may still sign up at 8:30 Saturday morning, but no promise of a T-shirt. Pick up numbers and color dust at Riggins Elementary School between 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The run will begin at 10 a.m. with great signs to lead your footsteps 5K and back to Riggins Elementary. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. For information contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Elk City News: The woodpecker returns

That woodpecker I mentioned last week that was back … well, he insists on pecking on the metal siding on our house! He is really confused! Sandhill cranes are also making their appearance the last couple of weeks as well. We are starting to see more people come upriver this weekend. We sure have had some beautiful sunny weather to encourage them to get out.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: Rebekah ‘Spring Fiesta’ is Saturday

I think old man winter has finally given up and the warmer weather is on its way. Along with this will bring the snowmelt, rising waters and it will be cold, so be careful around the rivers and streams. The greenery and flowers sure do look great! I found out that the cell phone tower at Slate Creek is now up and running. So far it is only cell service, but data will be operating soon. They are still working on the other one above the cemetery.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: Denham, Grimm tie the knot along the river

The sun is out, and I will soon be out in it. But first some news flashes. A local wedding at Three Devils Campground last Saturday. Stan Denham and Neile Grimm tied the knot along the river, then had a reception dinner at Wilderness Inn. Friends and family stayed in the cabins here in Lowell and the big, log handmade kingsize beds were made by none other than Stan himself.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


White Bird News: White Bird gets new fire truck from McCall

What’s new in town — do you know? We had an exciting Friday evening when the new fire truck rolled through town. This fire engine was graciously donated from the McCall Fire Dept. and is now ours, as Sandy was handed the title to it. Many of the volunteer crew members were present and a lot of questions were asked.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Elk City News: Elk herd faces wolf predators

I took these two photos within a few days of each other. The Elk City elk herd looks great. But the reality is that the introduced predator, the Canada gray wolf (which were never here in the first place), is back as well. There was a large (approximately 50 lbs.) black and gray wolf spotted a half mile from downtown Elk City near (not on) this dead elk on Elk Creek Road. (See photos)

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


GHS Prom Royalty

Seniors Trent Hunter and Tessa Godfrey were crowned king and queen of the Grangeville High School prom Saturday, April 14. With the theme of “A Night Under the Stars,” 75 couples attended.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Donkey basketball to trot in Thursday night

My quote for the week is “Being told you are appreciated is one of the most uplifting things you can hear.” Riggins 4-H’ers are having a unique fund-raiser…Donkey Basketball will be in Riggins at the Salmon River High School gym Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. To ride a donkey, it will cost $15 for two 10-minute games; sign up with Sarah Walters. Advance tickets are $9-adult, $7 student 7th-12th, and $6 children K-6 and can be purchased from Riggins Canyon 4-H members, Tracie Pottenger at Pine Tree, or message Sarah Walters. Gate tickets be $1 more each. Family fun, thrills and spills, and lots of laughs await you at this unique type of basketball.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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