The 1st amendment is alive and well in Kamiah with the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly on display. Friday afternoon a diverse group of Kamiah area residents marched in support of education in Idaho in advance of the upcoming area school levies. The larger-than-expected group of about 30 ranged from young children to retirees who value education included a large showing from the Nez Perce tribal community.February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is partnering with the Kamiah Senior Center for a community service opportunity!February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
This past week I stayed up way too late watching the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Our American athletes, brown, black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor, immigrants or native born have skated, skied, jumped, flown, flipped and spun their hearts out on the world stage. Great to see the grace and style of our athletes and their respect for their teammates and competitors. It’s about so much more than sports and watching them makes me proud to be an American.February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The National Weather Service Missoula Office has issued a winter storm warning, effective from 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, through 4 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. Impact within region to be eastern portion of Idaho County. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.February 16, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..
Last Tuesday night the Muse Media February art opening was the place to be in Kamiah! Lauren Paterson, artist and Muse Media owner, welcomed a diverse group of artists with the theme What Does Equality Mean to You? An interesting mix of people came by to enjoy the varied art pieces and to mingle, snack and meet the artists. Ashlei Ryan was on hand with a display about YWCA’s local programs to support women and to answer questions. Cameron and Amelia provided some fun live music with guitar, drumming and vocals. Maylei Ryan, at age 5 the youngest artist featured in the show, painted a colorful piece almost as tall as she is. The show will be up for the month of February at Muse Media (410 Main Street, Kamiah). Artwork is for sale and 25 percent of the sales price will go to support the YWCA. We had fun at the Febrewary Brewfest in Kamiah on Saturday seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. This chamber of commerce event featured local and regional craft beers and hard ciders. Lots of good brews, got to sample five, five-ounce drinks. It’s great to see the Chamber recognizing the craft brewing culture that is developing in our area with beer:30 taproom owner Brian Brokop leading the event. Local band the Syndicats entertained in the afternoon until the auction started.February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
John Bradbury will speak to the Lewis County Historical Society Monday, Feb. 19, at 2:15 p.m. in Kamiah at the Welcome Center, 518 Main Street next to the Kamiah Valley Museum. Bradbury will tell about the beginning of logging in the Clearwater Drainage, starting with the Weyerhaeuser purchase of the timber, the sawmill at Elk River, the horse logging at Headquarters and the log drives on the Clearwater River. He will also discuss Headquarters in the early days and what it was like to grow up in a company owned town.February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Voting is under way for both the Mountain View and Kamiah school district’s levy elections. Last Friday, Feb. 9, the Idaho County Elections Office began sending mail-out absentee ballots to voters. On Monday, Feb. 12, absentee voting opened at the Idaho County Courthouse, which continues through March 9.February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The sale of a former timber mill site by Idaho Forest Group to the Nez Perce Tribe could reduce local public revenues by thousands of dollars in perpetuity.February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
The Kamiah Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd annual FeBREWary Brewfest and Auction this Saturday, Feb. 10 at the American Legion Hall located at 618 Main Street in Kamiah. This fund-raiser will help maintain operations at the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce and help fund special projects. The event is co-sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union.February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Last Tuesday, the women of Rose Wellness Center gathered at the Center for the full moon to honor the life of Julie Rose Wells. The group, led by Stacy McCusker, shared an evening of yoga, meditation and prayer. We also shared stories and poems about our unique friend Julie and the joy she brought to our lives and the Kooskia community. Her openness to people and acceptance of different ideas continues to inspire us. We enjoyed a potluck and fellowship afterwards.February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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