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Community garden gets more beds: Grangeville Lions donate time to build 16 boxes

Thanks to the Grangeville Lions and a host of donations the Camas Prairie Food Bank’s community garden will have at least another 16 garden beds this summer.

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High water likely into the summer

Resurgent snowpacks to boost regional river flow levels

Thanks to one of the wettest two-month stretches ever seen by Clearwater River basin water scientists, the drainage’s snowpack grew to about 35 percent above normal as of April 1. That’s despite starting the water year with four consecutive below-average months of precipitation, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s monthly water supply outlook.

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Easter activities

Easter activities.

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Barn Quilts Up

Barn quilt hangings recently went up on the Camas Prairie: “Labyrinth” at the Chad Jungert barn at the Johnston and Tolo Lake roads intersection; “54-40 or Fight” at Bear Den RV Park on U.S.

Probation ordered for intimidation

Suspended jail time and probation were ordered for a Grangeville man convicted this month in a witness intimidation incident.

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Lunar Eclipse

Despite spotty overcast night skies, clouds cleared intermittently for good views of Tuesday morning’s April 15 total lunar eclipse. This is the first of four back-to-back total lunar eclipses – an eclipse tetrad – that will happen during the next 18 months. The eclipse started around 11 p.m.

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Heart Walk: Community invited to step out with Syringa

Have you noticed the hearts down Main Street sidewalks? Syringa Hospital and Clinics’ Wellness Committee commissioned the Grangeville Senior Fun Night Committee to paint the hearts in preparation for the Heart Walk. Seniors and helpers did this Sunday, April 13.

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Hold Your Horses 4-H Club takes first at district 4-H bowl

The Hold Your Horses 4-H Club Senior horse bowl team came away the winners of the 2014 District 4-H Horse Bowl Contest held Saturday, April 12, in Coeur d’Alene. The Hold Your Horses 4-H Club Junior Team placed second in its age division.

Walk for Life set for May 10

Mark the calendar to celebrate moms on Mother’s Day weekend at the 2014 Walk for Life event in Grangeville. The walk will be held Saturday, May 10, beginning and ending at the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Center on South “B” Street.

Kamiah kickoff luau set for Relay for Life

Last year inmates from the Idaho Correctional Institution in Orofino ran an American Cancer Society Relay for Life within the prison walls; raising $300 mostly from inmates for the American Cancer Society. This year they are planning another event, bringing inmates and prison staff together again with the theme of “The Aloha” Relay for Life.

Easter activities abound

Cottonwood News

Happy Easter to everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day. Schedule is as follows for Holy Week Services at the Tri-Parish churches:

Veterans sign complete

Hope everyone will have a happy Easter and remember the reason for the holiday. We had a short meeting and discussed it would be fun to do some Harpster trivia to see if you would know the answers to some historical questions regarding Harpster.

Baptist church sets events

Elk City News

As the Easter season approaches, many people around the world understand, at least a little bit, that it is the time of year of the Jewish Passover as well. It was this time of year when Jesus gave His life for us on a cross so we could be reconciled to God.

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County 4-H party draws crowd

The Annual Idaho County 4-H Party was held on Saturday, April 12, at the Cottonwood Community Hall. More than 200 4-H members and their friends gathered at this event which is a “Penny Arcade” intended to raise the awareness of the Idaho County 4-H Program and encourage youth and adults to participate in this youth development program. This event is also the kick-off for Idaho County 4-H Week.

Jet boat races set for this weekend

Riggins News

Happy Easter to everyone Sunday! May you celebrate with family and friends and feel the joy of life. Time to get to the riverbanks for the 30th annual Jet Boat Race this weekend, April 18, 19, 20, right here on the Salmon River in Riggins with 16 teams signed up already…. nine U.S. boats and seven Canadian boats. Racing teams gather every spring for the annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins for its three-day event.