Spring is the time for singing, dancing and theater! This week the Clearwater Valley High School is presenting a musical version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella the Enchanted Edition. The CV theater program has performed spring musicals for the past three years since Mrs. Elizabeth Nuxoll began teaching music at the school. Nuxoll enjoys directing musicals since they are fun and lively. The larger cast sizes in musical theater allow more students to be involved. Twenty-six high school students form the cast and crew. In addition, shop and art teachers and their students constructed and painted the sets. Several parents are helping behind the scenes with costumes and props making this show a community affair.March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
We have sprung ahead and have an hour more sunshine for the Clearwater Valley High School track season. Mike Smith, Jr., of Lowell, is the head coach for the 2018 season with Lara Smith as assistant coach. They have a good turnout of students, as well as some much needed sunshine. First meet coming soon.March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
While funding and levies are at the forefront of local educators’ minds, thoughts also often cross over to school safety. This was no different at the Feb. 26 Mountain View School District 244 regular board meeting in Kooskia. “In light of the recent Florida shooting, what’s your status – where are we and what do you need?” board vice-chair Lot Smith of Grangeville asked administrators.March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
School board members from across the state recently participated in the Idaho School Boards Association’s Day on the Hill in Boise. ISBA’s Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education. It also provides attendees time with colleagues from around the state to visit and share information and network.March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
After years of failed levy attempts, Kamiah Joint School District 304 patrons said “yes.” Voters in Kamiah decided on a $500,000 request Tuesday, March 13, with 57 percent of voters giving the nod to schools. In addition, Mountain View School District 244 also approved its levy, the largest ever. The $3,090,048 request passed with 53 percent saying yes. The levies are passed on simple majority.March 13, 2018 10:54 p.m. read more..
Higher Grounds Coffee in Kamiah has moved to, well, higher ground. The old espresso drive-through by Hahn Rentals is gone, replaced by a small house at 308 Hill Street, the 2nd house up from Highway 12.March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“Drawing and painting is an everyday hobby of mine,” said Clearwater Valley High School senior Emily Skiles. Skiles, who lives in Kamiah, was host to an art show called Colors From Within Art Show on Feb. 27 at CVHS. This event is part of her senior project. Skiles was born in Lewiston and raised in Kamiah until the age of 3 when her family moved to Virginia for her father’s work until she was 7. She then moved back to Kamiah and attended school there until she started at CVHS her freshman year. She is the daughter of Kenneth Skiles and Gena Skiles.March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
Student teams from Grangeville and Kooskia competed in last Saturday’s March 3 inaugural North Idaho FabSLAM Student Showcase at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
“That first year we drew about 65 people and raised $3,500,” Drake said. “By the second year, we had 135 people attend and made about $9,500.” Drake said, “the momentum is strong, and we definitely feel like we are headed in the right direction.” VEST Fest 3 is set for Saturday, March 10, at the Kooskia Community Hall.February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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..
We’ve had snow — it’s 18” on the ground. The Fish and Game came and went putting in fish traps at Weir Creek, but that’s it on news, so I’m going to write a news story that happened many years ago.February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
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