Kooskia News



Voters choose new faces for city councils

- Mayor races go to Lester in Grangeville, Mireles in Stites - White Bird Council race a tie for Lowe, Sand; Mager, Alley elected - Cottonwood council races go to Sigler, Holthaus, Guyer - Grangeville council races go to Winkler, Grant, Canaday - Stites council race goes to Shannon, Jackson

November 7, 2017 10:22 p.m. read more..


Fresh swags available; order by Nov. 6

Fresh holiday swags are available through the Big Cedar Homemakers. Order by by Nov. 6. Call Suzanne Stephens at 208-926-4704. Swags will be delivered in Grangeville Nov. 15, and in Kamiah/Kooskia Nov. 20. Cost is $15 each.

November 1, 2017 9:40 a.m. read more..


Tree of Sharing signups at Umpqua Bank in Kooskia

Sign up for the Tree of Sharing by Dec. 8 at Umpqua Bank, 001 Main Street, Kooskia. This is for children ages 0-18 who are in need and live in the Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas. Tags will be available for the community to help fulfill wishes. Cash donations also accepted. Call Umpqua Bank at 208-926-4236. Gifts can be picked up Dec. 20.

November 1, 2017 9:10 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Kooskia’s Umpqua to close

Saturday was a beautiful day to run fast! Two CV Rams runners and seven Kamiah Kubs runners travelled to Eagle, Idaho, to compete in the 1A State Cross-Country championships running a 5 km (3.1 mile) course. CV Rams runner Melanie Gianopulos placed third in the girls’ race in a time of 20:24:98. Cross Country coach Janna Privette told me that this was Melanie’s first trip to state and a huge accomplishment for such a young runner.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa: Life is good in Lowell

Life in Lowell and Syringa in the fall of each year is good. The TV system is working for football, news, movies, and Dr. Phil. Internet is speedy for staying in touch with friends and family, holiday plans, hunting news, and Google. Even the telephone and electricity works on a regular basis. We can shop online, and get a speedy delivery. We can eat the healthy stuff out of our gardens, we can enjoy venison left over from last year making room in our freezers for this year’s meat. We scrounge to get our firewood stacked high and keep dry.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Hay barn destroyed in Saturday fire

Fire destroyed a hay barn and its contents in an early Saturday morning incident at the Raff residence east of Stites. No injuries were reported. Losses were estimated around $80,000, according to Fire Chief Blaine Feinman, Ridge Runner Fire Department, for the structure, its contents of between 19 to 20 tons of hay, and a 1994 Ford F150 pickup.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Inghrams to present program in Kooskia Nov. 4

“Scenes and Sounds of Nature” by Roger and Janice Inghram will be held at Kooskia Community Center Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. The 45-minute video includes many local species of mammals, plants and birds. This is free to the public and refreshments will be provided.

November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: Memories of Halloween 1976

The first Halloween we spent in Lowell, 1976, the Smith brothers were all dressed and ready for trick or treating, one Superman and one pirate. It was 20 degrees that spooky night, pitch black at 5 p.m. I was a scary witch! We set out on foot up the Selway with orange bags to fill with candy and treats. Michael just turned 8, Marty was 6.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Cross-country runners qualify for state

Our Kamiah Kubs and CV Rams cross-country runners competed at the district meet last week with great success. Nine of the 18 runners qualified for the State of Idaho meet in Eagle Saturday, Oct. 28. CV Rams runner, Melanie Gianopulos, and Kubs runner, Michael MacMenamin, both placed first in the girls’ and boys’ races respectively, both setting personal records with their winning times! The Kamiah boys team placed third and qualified for the state meet as a team of seven runners. Freshman Kub runner Jace Sams placed eighth overall while sophomore Derek Loewen placed 19th overall, reducing his time by an astounding five minutes from last year. Rams runner, junior Kevin Hill, qualified for state after just missing qualifying last year. Good luck to the CV and Kamiah runners at State! Coach Janna Privette is optimistic about her runners’ continued success next weekend. On Halloween, kids are invited to join the October costume contest after school. They will line up in front of the Kamiah fire station for judging, then proceed to trick-or-treat at the Main Street businesses. Taffee at the Chamber, tells me this is her favorite event of the year; the costumes and the kids are great!

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Community Briefs - Oct. 25, 2017

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Square dance lessons set for Kooskia

The Mountain Dewers Square Dancers are taking new members (all ages) for lessons through this week. Lessons are held at Clearwater Valley Middle School each Saturday at 6 p.m. Regular square dances are held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call 208-983-1125.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


Ridge Runner breakfast, garage sale to be held this weekend

Ridge Runner Fire Department is having a breakfast and garage sale at City Hall in Kooskia this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, breakfast with eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice will be offered. Garage sale tables will also be set up. To reserve a garage sale table ($5), contact Irene Finehout at 208-926-4783.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
 

Halloween, harvest events start today, run through Tuesday

Halloween, harvest events information set throughout Idaho County. COTTONWOOD – St. Scary’s Haunted Hospital it set for Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., in the lot behind the clinic. Stop in for trick-or-treating, apple bobbing, pin-the-nose-on-the-pumpkin and more. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.

October 25, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

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