Kooskia News



Lowell / Syringa News: Here’s your Christmas ‘to do’ list

If you want to have a magical holiday season, here’s a “to do” list: First clean, then decorate your whole house, including a big live tree! Outside lights and decorations are also important; some lighted reindeer would be special. Shop ‘til you drop, include everybody, don’t forget the trash man and the bus driver. Make some homemade gifts in your shop or kitchen. Wrap like a pro, red, green, gold and silver! Did you remember to hang the stockings and the Christmas Village? Don’t forget the cat!

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


Holiday Happenings - Dec. 13, 2017

Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School’s Winter Concert is set for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the CVHS cafeteria. This will feature both bands and choirs in 6-12 grades playing and singing Christmas and holiday music.

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


Man facing statutory rape charge incurs witness intimidation felony

While in the Idaho County jail on a pending statutory rape charge, a Kooskia man is alleged to have asked go-betweens to convince the victim in the case to state nothing happened between them. Now, Glenn A. Mason, 58, has a new felony charge, attempted intimidation of a witness, a felony, along with misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order.

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


Lowell / Syringa News: EMT party ‘best ever’

Did you know they have an advertisement this year for “hands free TV”? You can sit in your recliner, just say “Dr Phil”, and the TV will go on, and find Dr. Phil, and there you go! You don’t have to go to the trouble of picking up your remote and pressing a button, let alone actually stand up and press a button on the actual TV, nope those days are over. Life is getting easier, sure glad I’m still alive to see this wonderful invention.

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


A Visit From St. Nick At Kooskia’s CVES

Clearwater Valley Elementary School student Pyper Long got a visit from St. Nicholas, aka Santa, during the CV book fair recently. (Did Santa sign in at the CVES office? Read the sign on the left!)

December 6, 2017 6 a.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..


MVSD 244 to seek legal resolution to gym floor finishes

Mountain View School District 244 school’s gym floors have been an ongoing program for more than the past year. The district’s gym floors were refurbished using a particular brand of chemical. In September 2016, then-superintendent Kent Stokes reported the MVSD 244 staff did not have good results. “The floors got crinkly, like alligator skin, and are getting worse,” he explained at the Sept. 19, 2016, regular board meeting held in Kooskia.

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..


Lowell / Syringa News: QRU party set for this Saturday, Dec. 2

Cyber Monday, Black Friday, fast life in the shopping lane goes by and we aren’t on it. On Friday I was too full to move, and I wasn’t about to leave the leftover pies unguarded. On Saturday it was football, football, football. Sunday it was cleanup and say goodbye to company, and Cyber Monday the Internet crashed. This country living isn’t always compatible with the modern living that goes on all around us.

November 29, 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..
 

MVSD looks to tighten budget, discusses spring levy amount

Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marcus Scheibe has had a lot on his mind. About $1 million worth of thoughts. “We have to figure out what to do with the loss of the SRS funds,” he said. “How do we handle this” more than $1-million-dollar loss?

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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