Kamiah News



Clearwater Valley News: Kamiah whodunit play draws a crowd

A man has died under suspicious circumstances, alone in a locked garage. Household staff, Martha Lysol and Percy Wateryard, hoping for a windfall from his will make promises they may not keep. Then two women breeze into town claiming to be the victim’s long-lost daughters. Crazy Aunt Jemmy Jean, the victim’s sister, seems stuck in the past. A swaggering small-town sheriff, searches for clues and struggles to get to the bottom of it, with help from an intrepid news reporter, Freida Post, as bodies pile up.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


KHS Kids Get Into Character

Kamiah High School students put on the play “Let’s Hang Him and Read the Will” Friday night, Jan. 12. The play will also be performed this Friday, Jan. 19. Here (top) Sheriff Harold Tyred (Caden Massey), Cleo Patrelle 2 (Sarah Bytheway) and crazy Aunt Jemmy Jean (Hailey Robinson) react to a gun pointed at them; (left) Kara Dow as Martha Lysol (the cleaning woman); and (above, right) are Laura Dow, Ryle Hutchins and Sarah Bytheway.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Kamiah News: Live theater returns to Kamiah

The “Kamiah Characters,” comprised of Kamiah High School students, returns to the stage this week performing a comedic play called Let’s Hang Him and Read the Will by Pat Cook. The play, directed by teachers Jody Dow and Taylie Hopkins, includes a large group of 20 students who have practiced intently since October. Dow describes the play as “soap opera, parody, dark comedy, murder mystery.” It sounds like fun to me! Hopkins and Dow teamed up to revive the high school drama program with their first murder mystery last spring. It’s wonderful to see these two fun, enthusiastic teachers offering students a creative outlet and some midwinter entertainment for the rest of us.

January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Kamiah News: Live theater returns to Kamiah

The “Kamiah Characters,” comprised of Kamiah High School students, returns to the stage this week performing a comedic play called Let’s Hang Him and Read the Will by Pat Cook. The play, directed by teachers Jody Dow and Taylie Hopkins, includes a large group of 20 students who have practiced intently since October. Dow describes the play as “soap opera, parody, dark comedy, murder mystery.” It sounds like fun to me! Hopkins and Dow teamed up to revive the high school drama program with their first murder mystery last spring. It’s wonderful to see these two fun, enthusiastic teachers offering students a creative outlet and some midwinter entertainment for the rest of us.

January 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Faith Lutheran in Kamiah sets activities

Faith Lutheran Church in Kamiah welcomes everyone to attend services each Sunday at 11 a.m. The church is located at Sixth and Idaho streets. The annual meeting will be on Sunday, Jan. 28. The meeting takes place after a covered dish dinner. Everyone is invited to come take part in this meeting that will effect guidelines of Faith Lutheran Church.

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Workshop series to help aspiring small farmers

Helping a new generation of farmers take root is the goal of a University of Idaho Extension workshop series, “Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm in Idaho.” The workshop series will begin with an introductory webinar Jan. 8, 6-7 p.m., followed by three all-day in-class sessions, a wrap-up event and two farm tours.

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: America already is great

One of last year’s buzz phrases was “make America great again.” It makes me sad, that people don’t think this is a great country. I have always thought America is great. Maybe I come from a different perspective as a first generation American. My mother’s parents chose this country, or more accurately people in this country chose them. An Ohio farm family, through a Lutheran church program, sponsored my grandparents and my Mom to come to the United States after World War II. My grandfather was chosen because of his good deeds helping fellow refugees at a camp in Germany.

December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Prairie-River Library District sets activities

 •Kooskia Community Library will host its next Lego Night on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. All ages are invited to come in and build kits or designs from imagination. This family-friendly activity is made possible with the Lego kit donations from Airbridge Broadband. See photos from their past Lego Nights on their Facebook page. Kooskia’s branch will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in addition to all PRLD branches being closed Monday, Jan. 1. Details can be found at prld.org/calendar.

December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Expect snow Christmas Eve, into Christmas Day

Winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25. This is planned to impact the northern and southern Clearwater Mountains, Orofino/Grangeville region and lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River region.

December 24, 2017 3:24 p.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: ‘Xmas’ is OK: Christ is still there!

Wishing you a happy winter solstice on Thursday! We have almost survived the darkest days of the year. Winter solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years as the beginning of the solar year, a time to welcome the light back into our lives. Great to have a bonfire or light candles, the days only get longer from here. (I think I’ll get the seed catalogues out and dream of gardening.)

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


New Year’s Eve lock-in at Kamiah

Join the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for a fun-filled night geared towards teens, on Dec. 31, at the Life Center (4432 US-12, Kamiah, ID). This event will be from 7 p.m.-7 a.m., and is free of charge. Breakfast the following morning will be provided. There will be activities for every interest, including video game tournaments, music, dodgeball, movies, “Minute to Win It” contest, and food. This event is for youth grades 8-12 only. Adult supervision is provided. To volunteer or for questions call the UYLC office: 208-743-0392 or e-mail Jasmine Huerta at Upriveractivities@gmail.com.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


New county ordinance outlines business property tax exemption

Aiming to boost economic development, the Idaho County Commission has adopted a new ordinance under which the county may provide property tax breaks to new businesses. A 2017 state law allows counties to establish criteria, and the ordinance – No. 62, published in full on the idahocounty.org website – states how the local board has drawn the lines. The law on which the ordinance is founded – state code 63-602NN – says the exemption is allowed for “plant or building facilities…for nonretail purposes that are either commercial or industrial.”

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
  

Clearwater Valley News: Harpster program draws large crowd

Happy anniversary to me! It’s been a whole year since I started writing this column. It’s an honor to be a Free Press correspondent in the long tradition of historic icon Frances Zaunmiller-Salmon River and more recent “living legends”- Marie Smith- Lowell/Syringa and Jeannie Fitch- Riggins who have been correspondents for a long time. I’ve had fun going to events and new businesses in my column area- Harpster, Clearwater, Stites, Kooskia and Kamiah. I’ve met some great people along the way and learned some interesting things about the communities.

December 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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