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Clearwater Valley News: Carve pumpkins at park this Sunday

Great news for theater lovers! I met up with three members of the Kamiah Characters high school theater group last week at the KHS library. Octavio Spencer and sisters Laura and Kara Dow are excited about a new play they are working on this fall. It is a Star Trek spoof, called “Star Track- the Expedition Menace.” I enjoyed watching two of the Kamiah Characters’ productions last year- “Let’s Hang Him and Read the Will” and “How the West Was Won- Black Hat Optional.” They are fun and light plays that allow the students to try on new personalities and provide a creative outlet. I will keep you posted when performance dates are scheduled. You can bet I will be there!

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

Clearwater Valley News: Smiths clown around in China

The historic Kooskia Opera House Theater is on the market again after selling just a year ago to a private buyer. In 2017 a local group organized to raise money to buy the opera house, but did not raise enough funds in the time allotted by the previous owners. I haven’t heard if the group will try again. It’s a great facility with a second-floor performance space that has hosted many theatrical and musical performances throughout the years.

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

Clearwater Valley News: CvK runners fare well at Potlatch Invitational

There have been lots of recent accolades for current and former Clearwater Valley and Kamiah student athletes and coaches. Two coaches, two teams and four student athletes from Clearwater Valley High School or Kamiah High School have been nominated for honors in the Warrior Athletic Association high school awards for the 2017-2018 school year.

September 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25

There have been rumors for months that the Cottonwood credit union would expand their reach to Kooskia. They confirmed last week they will open a branch in the former Umpqua bank building on Main Street. We joined Cottonwood credit union (in addition to being Freedom Northwest Credit Union members) a few years back because they have a great construction loan program. They were nice to work with and contractor liked it because he got paid quickly. (Although Freedom Northwest Credit Union can in some cases help people to find construction financing, they do not have a formal construction loan program.) It will also be great to have one fewer vacant building in Kooskia.

September 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Clearwater Valley News: Flerchinger 3-on-3 memorial tourney will be Oct. 20

Fall sports are off and running, literally. The Clearwater Valley-Kamiah (CVK) cross-country team had a good showing in Deary (Moose Creek) last week, with Melanie Gianopulos winning the girls race, 41 seconds ahead of her closest rival during the 5 kilometer (roughly 3.1 miles) course. Three CVK boys placed in the top 20 led by Kevin Hill in 9th place, Preston Amerman in 16th, followed closely by Jace Sams in 17th place. The boys placed 3rd as a team; unfortunately, the girls don’t have enough runners for a team score. Great job to all the runners. I’ve heard there’s a tough hill in this race. When I saw Melanie warming up before the McCall race she was sporting a sweatshirt with “My sport is your sports punishment.” You’ve got to love running to be willing to put in the miles.

September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


MVSD board OKs pay increases for admin, non-certs

Only the three trustees – Smith, Lutz and Dominguez – were present at the meeting held at Clearwater Valley High School. The three voted unanimously to give a 2 percent increase to administrators and a 5 percent increase to non-certified employees.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Elk City Library topic of discussion for board

At the Aug. 20 MVSD 244 board meeting, discussion continued about the Elk City Library. District librarian Lynn Johnson let the board know Elk City Library is part of the ValNet consortium which the district pays a $13,000 annual fee to be part of.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Navajo Taco Feed set for this Friday night

I spent last Saturday afternoon amidst happy chaos at the youth zone at Kamiah Barbecue Days. I volunteered at the obstacle course, a large brightly colored inflatable feature with two lanes. Kids of all ages attempted to leap from one large ball to the next landing on their feet, their bellies, however they could manage, making their way across the course, then climbing out and shooting down the slide at the far end. My role, trying to keep some semblance of order, was an interesting challenge.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


It's Your Business 2018: Valley Educators Support Team: Kooskia Organization gains momentum to support Clearwater Valley schools

The need for more in their local schools brought two men together six years ago; however, the meeting relied on a relationship that was actually forged years before. Kamiah’s Greg Drake, a now retired educator and 1965 alumnus of Clearwater Valley High School, and then-CVHS principal, Dave Harrington, Lowell, a Kamiah High graduate, had known each other for years. “He had played football for me when he was in middle school,” Drake smiled.

September 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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