Kamiah News



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..


Puckett wins grade-level holiday card contest

A joyful, wintry watercolor by Marsing Middle School student Drew Hanley will grace this year’s holiday cards from the Idaho State Department of Education. Grade-level winner for fourth grade was Kamiah Elementary School fourth grader, Emily Puckett. Artwork from all of the grade-level winners can be viewed on the State Department of Education website https://www.sde.idaho.gov/events/card-contest/.

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

Investigation into human remains discovered in Lewis County

Investigation is under way into human remains discovered in Lewis County last week. All of the remains located appear to be weathered and aged, according to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Remains will be analyzed by forensic anthropologists and dental specialists to determine age, sex, race, and physical characteristics to assist law enforcement in their identification.

December 9, 2017 2 p.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Get a real Christmas tree in Stites or Kamiah

Christmas tree, O Christmas tree… If you want to cut your own live tree close to town, check out McFeron’s Christmas Tree Farm on Lukes Gulch Road. Just cross the South Fork bridge in Stites, turn left and go ¼ mile and turn right. Trees are $25 each. Call 208-926-7301. For a blue spruce tree, a place at 1580 Roby Road off Highway 162 near Kamiah is selling them, also $25; call 208-935-1220.

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


Holiday Happenings - Dec. 6, 2017

Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.

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


Tax bill includes new roads levy, higher garbage service fees

With notices in the mail, some who own property in Idaho County have seen a big new tax on the bill. Others have seen a tax rate lower than it was last year, but some of those who have seen their rates dip are still owing local governments more overall this year due to a rise in county solid waste fees. Still others – namely, those whose property is served by the Idaho County Road & Bridge Department – have seen both a higher solid waste fee and a significantly higher overall tax rate due to the new levy, which the county commission began considering last summer and approved in September.

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


Davis, Manley credit Lord in miraculous CPR resuscitation

“He should have been dead,” Elizabeth Manley said. Jeff’s face was blue, and his body would periodically convulse as if trying to breathe. Just a few minutes prior, the 69-year-old volunteer relief worker had slumped into unconsciousness, suffering a massive heart attack. This was the Widow Maker – when the main artery down the front of the heart is totally blocked or has a critical blockage.

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


Clearwater Valley News: CVES book fair on tap for this week

I’ve been seeing bald eagles perched on trees or fishing along the South Fork and Middle Fork Clearwater rivers on my way to work. This magnificent bird has been an official symbol of our country since 1782, representing freedom and strength. We almost lost the species in the 1960’s. Bald eagle populations have since recovered to roughly 10,000 breeding pairs thanks to the conservation protections in the Endangered Species Act. The recovery of bald eagles is a true conservation success story with delisting in 2007. It would be a terrible thing to lose the bird that symbolizes our freedom. While there has been a lot of hype this fall about a different symbol of our freedom, the national anthem, I am thankful that bald eagles have endured and are still flying high!

November 29, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Clearwater Valley News: Singers, bell ringers to perform next week

The Valley Singers & Bell Ringers and the Children of God singers (COGS) are providing two free concerts to inspire people for the Christmas season. Concerts are at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 29 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Both performances will be held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church at 407 7th Street in Kamiah. People are welcome to stay afterwards to meet the musicians and enjoy cookies, punch and coffee.

November 22, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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