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Lowell / Syringa News: All is quiet on the Lowell-Syringa front

No writing about weather, just look out the window. No writing about hunting, nothing getting hunted. No writing about parties or meetings, that was zero at last count. Highway 12 is quiet, no Lifeflight this week in Lowell, not even a request for help with a flat tire out in front of my office, which usually happens once a week.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley: Art show, BrewFest liven up week in Kamiah

Last Tuesday night the Muse Media February art opening was the place to be in Kamiah! Lauren Paterson, artist and Muse Media owner, welcomed a diverse group of artists with the theme What Does Equality Mean to You? An interesting mix of people came by to enjoy the varied art pieces and to mingle, snack and meet the artists. Ashlei Ryan was on hand with a display about YWCA’s local programs to support women and to answer questions. Cameron and Amelia provided some fun live music with guitar, drumming and vocals. Maylei Ryan, at age 5 the youngest artist featured in the show, painted a colorful piece almost as tall as she is. The show will be up for the month of February at Muse Media (410 Main Street, Kamiah). Artwork is for sale and 25 percent of the sales price will go to support the YWCA. We had fun at the Febrewary Brewfest in Kamiah on Saturday seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. This chamber of commerce event featured local and regional craft beers and hard ciders. Lots of good brews, got to sample five, five-ounce drinks. It’s great to see the Chamber recognizing the craft brewing culture that is developing in our area with beer:30 taproom owner Brian Brokop leading the event. Local band the Syndicats entertained in the afternoon until the auction started.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Absentee voting under way

Voting is under way for both the Mountain View and Kamiah school district’s levy elections. Last Friday, Feb. 9, the Idaho County Elections Office began sending mail-out absentee ballots to voters. On Monday, Feb. 12, absentee voting opened at the Idaho County Courthouse, which continues through March 9.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Traffic stop ends in felony firearm, DUI charges

A Feb. 23 preliminary hearing is set for a Kamiah woman, arraigned Monday on felony charges resulting from a Friday night traffic stop in Kooskia. Tonna Funderburg, 45, is charged with felony DUI and unlawful possession of a firearm, along with additional misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Grant provides welding equipment for CVHS

Thanks to some federal funding, Clearwater Valley High School’s agricultural program is now a little bit richer. In machinery, anyway. The CVHS agricultural ed program recently received the Carl Perkins Federal Grant for the 2017-18 year and with that money was able to purchase six new DialArc 250 ac/dc welders, eight regulators, 11 hoses, nine torches, 18 tips, and 12 electrode holders. “The equipment will allow the students to learn and develop skills necessary to meet industry standards,” explained agricultural science teacher Kirk Summers. “The equipment is the current use of the industry at this time. All of the new welding equipment meets the highest safety standards and thus will allow students to learn and work according to the safety standards of the industries.”

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Brewfest on tap for this weekend

Last Tuesday, the women of Rose Wellness Center gathered at the Center for the full moon to honor the life of Julie Rose Wells. The group, led by Stacy McCusker, shared an evening of yoga, meditation and prayer. We also shared stories and poems about our unique friend Julie and the joy she brought to our lives and the Kooskia community. Her openness to people and acceptance of different ideas continues to inspire us. We enjoyed a potluck and fellowship afterwards.

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowelll / Syringa News: Rivers are a-rising; snow is falling at Lolo Pass

It rained for Groundhog Day, it rained for the Super Bowl (best one ever), it rained so hard the Mighty Lochsa River came up to 10,000 CFS and the remote Selway River is at 15,000 CFS. It rained on the steelhead fishermen, it rained on the cougar hunters, it rained on the college students going to Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Lolo pass got 15 inches of new snow.

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Clearwater Valley News: Groundhog Feed is Sunday

Lolo Pass is a bit of a drive, at the outer limits of Idaho County, but it is lovely up there, especially in wintertime. If you miss the snow and want to enjoy a full moon, the Lolo Pass Visitor Center will have their warming hut open from 4:30-8:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, Feb. 2. They’ll have a fire going and hot chocolate and coffee. People are encouraged to cross-country ski or snowshoe on the trails there. You can rent snowshoes for $4 in both kids and adult sizes. Full moon skiing can be a thrill if you haven’t done it! Bring a headlamp to guide you when you’re in the trees. You will also need a winter recreation pass to park in the lot.

January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Stites man arrested after late night pursuit

According to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) release, Sergeant Craig Hoodman attempted to stop a 2003 Subaru Impreza on B Avenue in Kooskia for failing to stop at a stop sign. The Subaru, driven by a male later identified as Nielsen, allegedly fled and accelerated to a high rate of speed crossing blind intersections without slowing and reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour. Nielsen left town and traveled east on Highway 12, turning onto Harris Ridge Road.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Clearwater Valley News: Crab Feed on tap for Jan. 25-27

The biggest event of Kamiah’s winter social scene is fast approaching. The 41st annual Crab Feed offers three nights of all-you-can-eat crab dinner and entertainment on Jan. 25, 26 and 27th at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah. This year’s theme is Land of the Lost. A rock and roll band called the Kingpins will play Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets cost $30 for Thursday night and $35 for Friday and Saturday. Call 208-935-0200 or stop by the flower shop to buy tickets.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Lowell / Syringa News: Celebrating 73 years of life, 40 years of newspaper writing

Life Flight landed twice at the confluence this past week, coming in from Missoula low and fast. Once for a truck driver and once for a slip and fall, but that’s all the details I heard. Rented three cabins on the river last Saturday and Sunday. All of the guests were heading up the Lochsa to enjoy Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, so it must be accessible.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Census reports... Nearly half in county are Gem State natives

How many Idaho County residents are Gem State natives? Nearly 50 percent. This, according to estimates released in December by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACR), a rolling sample of estimates on more than 40 social, economic and housing characteristics.

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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