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Kooskia / Kamiah News: Scare yourself at the haunted house Oct. 29-31

Next Monday we will have a lot of children out and about for the Halloween festivities. Kamiah schools close to let the children have a costume contest and trick or treat downtown.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Carve pumpkins at Riverfront Oct. 23

Here is the second best thing that could happen to a pumpkin, and it is happening in Kamiah on Oct. 23, noon to 3 p.m. Guessed what it is? Pumpkin carving. Yep, the 11th annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and you won’t want to miss it. Kids of all ages are invited, but must bring an adult, and they can make their own Jack-O- Lantern. Write this one down and bring the children to the Riverfront Park in Kamiah and enjoy some quality time with your kids.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Radio club meets monthly

Looking for a new thing to do for the winter. Think radio. We have an amateur radio club in Kamiah and they meet monthly in the meeting room at the Lewis and Clark Resort on Highway 12. Call Ken Tunning 935-8888 for meeting info.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing event set for Saturday on Tahoe Ridge

Tahoe QRU will host their annual apple cider squeezing at their facility, 786 Leitch Creek Road, seven miles east of Kooskia, 9 a.m. until noon. Have apples at their facility by 11:30 a.m. The presses are manual, which means someone has to turn the handle and it takes a while. Do not bring a truckload of apples.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Apple pressing TBA; Cougar spotted in Big Cedar

Pretty slow in our area, for a while. Next month, the date is still to be determined, Tahoe QRU will have their annual apple cider pressing. It will be open to the public, but this year there will be a limit on the amount of apples you can bring, since last year someone showed up with a pickup load of apples. I will let you know next week the date. Nothing, I mean nothing taste like fresh pressed apple juice.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Indian Taco Feed in Big Cedar this Saturday

Have a craving for Indian Tacos? Well you are in luck! Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Big Cedar School House, about 10 miles east of Kooskia, the Big Cedar Homemakers will hold their annual Navajo Taco Feed. Bring the family and enjoy the area, this beautiful historical building that these ladies have spent a lot time, money and energy restoring and a really great meal. Live auction afterwords. Starts serving at 5:30 p.m. and you will certainly be glad you came.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: YWCA women’s group meeting weekly

he Addict’s Mom Club will be participating in the nationwide campaign called Lights of Hope, 2016. On Sept. 10, 5 p.m. at Wa-A’Yas Community Center in Kamiah, candles will be lit and burn as a beacon of hope for those who have had drugs touch their lives.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Museum open at BBQ Days

This is one of the best weekends in Kamiah — that is if you like parades, art, quilts, booths, and a myriad of interesting things to see and do. Kamiah Barbecue Days. Two parades, art walk featuring many of the area’s best artist, a kiddie parade and the regular one, many booths selling all kinds of stuff, activities, many exhibits, games, raffles, and food, food, food. Come to see and stay to enjoy.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Kamiah Barbecue is town’s next big event

It is crazy quiet here. One of the biggest events of the summer will happen the first week in September. Kamiah’s Barbecue Days. If you wish to have a booth or participate in any of the events, contact the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce to sign up in advance. Don’t miss out on being able to take part in one or more of this event’s many activities.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Weippe Rodeo set for next week, Aug. 20, 21

Well, Kooskia Days are over and we can all start getting set for the Kamiah Barbecue Days. Until then we can all have a good rest and gain strength to get through all their festivities. Aug. 20 and 21 is the Weippe Rodeo in Weippe.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Kooskia Days: the weekend’s big news

This is the weekend you have been waiting for since this weekend last year. Kooskia Days! The fun begins on Friday and ends on Sunday just chocked full of fun and activities for the entire family. A parade, fun run, ball game, race car construction, a breakfast on Saturday, Show and Shine car show, chicken poop Bingo, duck race, variety show, beer garden, Grand Prix Derby auto race, carnival and at noon on Saturday a live auction sponsored by Tahoe QRU, a group real close to my heart, and food of every kind, and the piece de resistance...a hot dog eating contest.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Get kids to the library to read

Get Ready for Kooskia Days Celebration! It begins Aug. 5th and runs through Aug. 6, and it is sure to be the social event of the Kooskia season. Lots of games, food, live auction, parade and dance. Go to the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The chamber of commerce events Calendar is not updated, yet, still showing last year’s events. I will have more next week about the happenings.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Wagon Road celebrates 130 years with events

This is one of the most profound celebrations in this part of the country. The celebration of The Elk City Wagon Road.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: O-Mok-See set for July 16 in Kamiah

It seems the week after the Fourth of July is always a slow one; maybe it is a good thing to give us time to recharge after all the celebration.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: VBS to be held at Stites Baptist July 11-14

Batten down the hatches and prepare to be Submerged! Join Stites Baptist Church for a few days of exploring below the surface. Kids will begin their exploration each day on what lies below the surface in the deep sea by creating crafts, playing fun games, enjoying tasty snacks, singing cool songs, and learning about missions. Kids will discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Insurance workshop set for June 28

If you suffered a loss from the fires last year there is a meeting that might be of interest to you. The meeting will be June 28, at the Kamiah Emergency Services building beginning at 6 p.m. It is a workshop which will include information you will need to talk with your insurance company.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Field tour on fires to be held in Kamiah

am relisting a bit of the information on the CVRA Rodeo which will start this weekend. Go to the website for a complete information or the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce information page. Please support activities of groups in our area.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: CVRA Rodeo on tap for June 18, 19

Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, CVRA Rodeo invites you to attend a rodeo in our area at the rodeo grounds in Kamiah. Mark your calendar so as not to miss this. Lots more to do, visit their Facebook page for all the info. See next week’s paper for a full schedule. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition, Kamiah Fire Department and Kamiah Ambulance Services invite you to join in on Youthfest 2016, beginning 10 a.m. June 11.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Library book sale set for June 11

Book sale! On June 11 at 8 a.m., doors will open for the sale at the Kooskia Community Center. Used books of all kinds, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. Hardbacks are 50 cents, paperbacks, 25 cents, and at 11 a.m. will start the $1 bag sale. If you have any books that you want to donate, we will gladly take them off your hands - just take them to the Kooskia Community Library. No magazines. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Long Camp car show to be held on June 4

Kamiah library is gearing up for summer activities. Registration is currently taking place for the summer reading program for K-8. If you would like to register your child in one of their programs call the library for information. They are also actively seeking new, local writers to participate in the Montana Book Festival’s efforts to promote new writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. If you, or someone you know, has an interest in writing, visit their website at

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Tahoe QRU hosts open house, auction

This is a big Saturday for Tahoe QRU in Kooskia. The Quick Response Unit, which serves a large portion of the area east of Kooskia, will host a “Thank You” open house at the Kooskia Event Room next door to the Sheriff’s Department and library.

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Kooskia / Kamiah News: ‘Dessert at the museum’ is this weekend in Clearwater

This is the “Kick Off Saturday” for the Tahoe QRU yard sale at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek east of Kooskia that begins at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Bring down your tables, chairs and goodies for sale and join the fun. Space is free and lots of people attend. This event will take place the second Saturday of each month through October. See you there!

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Barn dance on tap for Saturday

It is spring clean-up time. Kooskia: City Park to leave items for disposal. Kamiah: Kamiah football field. Acceptable waste is small “around the house” items. If in doubt, call Simmons Sanitation at 935-2617.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Kamiah community yard sale is May 7

A Weekend with Local Idaho Wines on April 29 and 30 will take place at Colter’s Creek and Clearwater Canyon Cellars wineries. Bring your friends, or make new ones, or fly in and enjoy the wines of Colter’s Creek and Clearwater Canyon Cellars wineries. Gourmet dinners served Friday and Saturday nights, lodging for two nights ( lodging will be shared accommodations in cabins, or private accommodations in glamping tents).

Long Camp RV Park open and ready for summer guests

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Long Camp RV Park is open for the summer — picnic in their beautiful riverfront park...

Kooskia / Kamiah News: HOSA Color Blast set for April 16

HOSA will sponsor a 5K Color Blast April 16 as a fund-raiser to help cancer victims. There will be activities for the children before the race from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: Tai Chi classes set

Looking for a pre-spring activity? Tahoe QRU, seven miles east of Kooskia, will host Tai Chi classes to help seniors with flexibility and balance problems. If you are older than 50, you are invited to free classes on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. to help you achieve flexibility, energy, strength and general good health. Low impact and a really good way to get in shape for all the gardening we all have planned when the weather permits. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an aluminum folding chair. Call Fran Barns at 926-7077 anytime or Dolores Shannon after 6 p.m.

Kooskia / Kamiah News: CVES sets art show, family night

St. Patty’s Day is alive and doing fine in Kamiah on Thursday, March 10, corned beef and cabbage will be served at the Presbyterian Church located on the corner of 7th and Hill Street, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They will also have a meatless potato soup in observance of Lent, lots of really good food, great gospel music, and a guest speaker from Community Action. No charge for the lunch but they would encourage a donation.

Kooskia / Kamiah: Fit and Fall Proof class set for March

If you are older than 50 this item should be of interest to you. Beginning March 2, the Kamiah Senior Center will be offering Fit and Fall Proof classes. Falls are the biggest cause of injury to older adults. Call Jackie Westbrook at 935-7671 for information.

KOOSKIA / KAMIAH NEWS: Funds sought for area senior meal program

Times are tough all over and that seems to be certain in our area. Meals on Wheels in Kamiah failed to receive a grant which paid for the trays they use to put their meals on for delivery. They use around 950 trays a month at 26 cents each for a cost of $247 a month.

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH NEWS: Hunters ed class to start in Kooskia Jan. 28

If you are planning to hunt this year and you were born before January 1975, you are required to take a hunting education class to hunt in Idaho. Jan. 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Kooskia is the beginning day, with the remainder of the classes held every week day from Feb. 1-11 from 3:30-6 p.m.

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH NEWS: ‘Taste of Kooskia’ set for Jan. 17

Festivities for the new year kick off with an event called the Taste of Kooskia. Five of the area restaurants will showcase their foods, and wines will be provided by Clearwater Valley Market Place for your tasting pleasure.

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH NEWS: Blood drives set in Kamiah, Kooskia

January is National Blood Donors Month and the Red Cross is making a concerted effort to kick off the new season with blood drives in our area — Jan. 6 in Orofino, Jan. 9 in Kooskia and Jan. 12 in Kamiah. Call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for information and an appointment.

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH NEWS: Stolen food replaced for program

Emergency Feeding Outreach had their facility broken into last month and most of their food was stolen. Last week members of our community gave food and money to help restore them to their previous status.

KOOSKIA/KAMIAH NEWS: Talk to Santa on the radio

Do you need proof that Santa really exists? Well on Saturday, Dec. 12, you can talk with him from 1-4 p.m. by ham radio. Be at Cloninger’s in Kamiah and Clearwater Valley Marketplace in Kooskia and members of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club will be in touch with him and you can personally deliver your message. What a treat!

Kooskia/Kamiah: Items stolen from food program

Last week someone broke into the facility of the Emergency Feeding Outreach program in Kamiah and stole most of their food.

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Umpqua accepting sharing tree wishes

Thanksgiving dinner will be served Nov. 26 free at the American Legion Hall. The Upper Clearwater Valley Ministerial Association, made up of area churches, is hosting the luncheon. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This will be a show of solidarity in the community that has been through so much in the last several months.

Geology program to be held Saturday

On Saturday The Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will be hosting a program on the Geology of Idaho, presented by Dr. Bart Stryhas. The program is free to the public and will be in the Kooskia Community Center at 1 p.m. Come and learn everything you always wanted to know about Idaho’s unique geology.

Homemakers are selling fresh swags

Kooskia-Kamiah News

The Big Cedar Homemakers are now taking orders for their fresh evergreen Christmas Swags. The proceeds from these beautiful swags benefit the Tahoe Quick Response Unit, the Ridge Runner Fire Department and our local 4-H club. You can place your order with Gayle Tucker at 926-4931. Order deadline is Nov. 6.

Harpster craft fair set for Nov. 7

Kooskia/Kamiah News

Harpster’s 27th annual Christmas fair will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the community building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All kinds of different products from many vendors, free coffee, and hot lunch available with pies and desserts, and two drawing will be held that day. One is the famous 50-50 drawing with half the cash going to the building upkeep, and half going to one winner. Tickets for the pick-a-prize are $1 each or six for $5. A huge table full of prizes, you select the prize you want when your ticket is drawn.

Library to aid in novel writing

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Do you enjoy writing? Well, here is a chance to show others what you can do. Kamiah Community Library will be participating in National Novel Writing Month which is in November and you are invited to join the fun. Drop by the library and pick up an orientation packet and get all the information you will need to participate.

Clinics have weight-loss programs available

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Very quiet this week. Everyone is getting ready for winter and the holidays. The county fairs and parades are done and residents are busy putting away summer’s cut wood and food for a long and cold winter.

Emergency responders ‘Thanks’ party is Oct. 4

Kooskia/Kamiah News

If you would like to show your gratitude to the emergency responders who were on duty now and during the recent fires, you will have your chance to do so on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Kamiah Riverfront Park. The Chamber of Commerce, City of Kamiah and the Kiwanis Club will be hosting a gathering for you to personally say, “thank you,” to those who work to help make us all safe. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m., with music, and the Kiwanis will provide free ice cream. Come and join your neighbors in telling your friends and neighbors who volunteer thanks for all they do.

Kooskia recycling site decreases days

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The DEA has announced the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place Sept. 26.

Lewis County Fair on tap Sept. 24-27

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Looking to lose some weight before winter? Clearwater Valley Hospital and the Clinic’s Healthy Horizons program is gearing up this month to have several of their programs available to anyone interested in losing weight, and/or embracing a healthier lifestyle.

Big Cedar feed is Sept. 19

On Saturday, Sept. 19, from 5-7 p.m., the Big Cedar Homemakers will have their annual taco feed. This is an amazing group that does an awesome job of taking care of the historic Big Cedar Schoolhouse as well as helping other groups in our community. Do go to this fund-raiser and enjoy a really good meal and great conversation.

Kamiah Barbecue Days set for this weekend

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Kamiah Barbeque Days weekend! This is one of the biggest and best events of our area.

Area activities on hold during fires

Kooskia, Kamiah News

To say not much is happening in Kooskia or Kamiah is a gross understatement!

Fiddlers to play at KOA Aug. 23

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Our entire areas are feeling the effects of all the wildfires. Many businesses are either closed or on modified hours due to air quality and many people are staying home to protect their property and livestock.

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Join fun at Saturday yard sale

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Hard to find anything happening after a weekend like last weekend. With Kooskia Days, Raspberry Festival last week and Elk City Days coming up, we all need a rest.

Kooskia Days slated for weekend

Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho.

Wagon Road celebration is this weekend

The Elk City Wagon Road History Museum is celebrating its second year anniversary in July. It is located in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The little town of Clearwater, four miles off Highway 13, between Grangeville and Stites, is also celebrating its annual Elk City Wagon Road observance this weekend, July 18-19. See the Free Press article for details.

Kamiah car rally rolls in July 11

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Nezperce will have their Prairie Days this weekend. This is a fun event, very children friendly, parade and events for all the family. This has been an iconic event in this town for many years and one of the best little parades in our area.

Rescue dog at library July 8

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Two of our local Food banks are planning a joint food drive on Tuesday, July 7.

Area libraries set programs for all ages

Kamiah and Kooskia libraries have several summer programs for all ages. Both facilities have many things to help entertain your children this summer. Books, tapes, computer and reading programs will keep your children engaged through the summer and help give them a jump forward when school starts again in the fall. Visit this summer and feel free to offer to volunteer.

Flower show is June 11

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The third annual flower show, sponsored by the Valley Garden Club will again be at Lewis Clark Resort, 4243 Highway 12 near Kamiah, on Thursday, June 11, with public viewing from 1-5 p.m.

Senator Crapo to visit area

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Senator Mike Crapo will be in Stites at the Country Center at 4313 Highway 13 on Friday, May 29, at 2:30 p.m., and at the Kooskia City Hall at 3:30 p.m.

Horse clinic set for May 23-25 in Orofino

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Mark your calendar for this. There will be a CVRA 4D barrel race (weather permitting) on Friday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds located 2122 Hill Street in Kamiah, lots of categories in which to participate. Come watch the local children have a really good time.

Play ball or cheer on a team

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Ever play softball? Well, here is a chance to rekindle all those sports talents and meet great people and get a really good workout.

Plant, baked food sales set May 8, 9

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Valley Garden Club annual plant/baked food sale, CV Market Place sidewalk, Main Street, Kooskia, Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lots of vegetable and annual plants as well as perennials. Some of the best cooks in the area are members of this club; always good food. This is always a “must do” each year.

Kamiah yard sales are Saturday

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Once a year the city of Kamiah has a City Wide Yard Sale. It is always a fun time for those who enjoy yard sales. Scattered all over town, (there is a map) jillions of yard sales, starting around 9 a.m. Bring lots of bags to put stuff in and money.

KYRO baseball deadline is April 25

Kooskia, Kamiah News

If Long Camp Saturday Farmers’ Market and swap meet is beginning, can summer be far behind? Grand opening is April 25, free vendor space, located on Highway 12 near mile marker 68. Bring your spring plants, Idaho arts and crafts, bakery treats, collectibles and yard sale items. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Connie at 935-7922.

Love and Logic classes slated

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The Lyons-Dahl VFW Auxiliary and Post members will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 12, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their facility at 3376 Tamarack Road, Bethman Addition in Kamiah. It will cost you $6 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and under. For information call Cathie Orr at 935-7925.

Books sought for April 11 Kooskia library fund-raiser

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Clearwater- Elk City Wagon Road committee will meet Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall in Clearwater. The museum will be open and there will be a potluck following the meeting. All are welcome as plans are being made for the summer activities. Questions, call Suzanne Smith at 926-4278.

Kooskia Kiosk turns 20 — celebrate with a rake

Kooskia, Kamiah News

You are all invited to a birthday party on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Spring clean-up set for Kooskia kiosk

Kooskia, Kamiah News

If you love driving by the beautiful landscaping at the junction of Highway 12 and 13, better known as the Kooskia Kiosk, join them on March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to do some major spring cleaning.

KCPC will host public meeting March 12

The Old Opera House Theater in Kooskia will be hosting the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Much of the music is original compositions and they will also be playing and singing many of the classics. This band is the 2014 Western Music Association’s, Best of the Best Harmony Award. Tickets are available at Graves Nursery and Thrift for $12 each.

Join for ‘Backyard Bounty’

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Mike and Joan Mount of Green Things Nursery in Orofino, will again host the Backyard Bounty meeting at the Welcome Center in Kamiah on March 20.

Soil, gardening workshops on tap

Kooskia, Kamiah News

On Friday, Feb. 27, at the Kamiah Chamber Welcome Center, you will be able to attend a workshop on Sustainable Soils for More Production.

Chocolate Fantasy set for Saturday

Kooskia/Kamiah News

The Chocolate Fantasy in Kamiah on Saturday is one of the premiere events in the area. All things chocolate will be present from chocolate lasagna to double chocolate brownie torte and everything in between. This is always a beautiful program and you will have missed a wonderful time if you miss it. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition is presenting this at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street in Kamiah. There is an auction, prizes, entertainment, and a beautiful array of chocolaty foods. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Do support this group who does so much to help youth in our community.

Stites church sets ladies Bible study Wednesdays

The Missoula Children’s Theater will be in Kooskia and, with the help of 50 Clearwater Valley students, will host a performance of Aladdin.

Wagon Road meeting set for this Saturday

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Tahoe QRU’s weekly community chat room is back beginning on Friday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. until noon at their facility on Leitch Creek. “Donut Fried-days” is open to the public to come and join the talk, games, coffee and donuts — great people and excellent donuts and goodies to go with a hot cup of coffee.

CVRA elects new officers for 2015

A Valentine’s Day musical program will be presented at the Clearwater meal center luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon. Felicia Seigler will accompany her sister, Susanna, on the piano and she will sing a few “old time” Valentine’s Day songs such as “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” etc.

Gov. Otter to be in Kamiah Friday

Kooskia/Kamiah News

Wouldn’t you like to be in a position where you can teach your children something that they will never forget? Well, here is your chance. On Friday, Jan. 16, in the Kamiah multi-purpose room, beginning at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break, Idaho Governor Butch Otter and at least 10 other state officials will host Capital for a Day.

Kamiah Library to offer e-reader course Jan. 7

Kooskia, Kamiah News

You know spring cannot be far away since the spring steelhead season opened on Jan. 1. Not exactly my favorite fish; however, it does hail the beginning of the spring fishing season.

Christmas drama is Dec. 19

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Robert and Joy Lee are having their delightful Santa Land again this year. Seven animated exhibits, angels, Santas, two trains, trees and gazillions of lights. Always a “must see” for the holiday season. Call Joy at 926-4223 for an appointment and take the entire family and friends to see this beautiful, joyful, love-filled place.

Clearwater meal site open Dec. 17

Kooskia, Kamiah News

All ages welcome to be part of a Christmas luncheon in Clearwater at the Clearwater Meal Center luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, (being served at the Clearwater Baptist Church).

Holiday activities, events set for area

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The next luncheon of the Clearwater Meal Center will be served on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at noon at the Clearwater Baptist Church.

Food sought for locals

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The Kooskia Food Bank is accepting donations through the end of December. They are seeking nonperishable items as well as cash donations, to help those less fortunate in our community.

Sharing Tree applications available

Squanto Who? This will be the lighthearted themed historical dialog skit which will be presented at the fifth luncheon of the Clearwater Baptist Church located at 158 Main Street, in Clearwater.

Nazarene church to host dinner each Wednesday night

Kooskia, Kamiah News

If you are a horseman and have an interest in participating in interesting events in our area and belonging to a group who maintains many of the trails for your horse-riding pleasure, then you might be interested in the North Central Idaho Back County Horsemen.

Kooskia Clinic renovates space

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Syringa Kooskia Clinic will be experiencing growing pains. They are currently remodeling the old Eldon’s Sausage space to make an additional exam room and make more space for therapy services.

Blood drive Oct. 28

Kooskia/Kamiah News

Kooskia Fall Blood Drive will be on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 2-6 p.m. at the Valley Bible Church on the corner of Broadway and Highway 13. Be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water leading up to your donation. You must have ID or your donor card. Call for appointment at 305-8132. We need to schedule as many as possible before the event. If you can help with the blood drive on that day they are in need of volunteers. If you can help, call the above phone number. If possible, ask a friend to come with you to help.

Harpster activities set

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Kamiah Community Library is celebrating Teen Read Week through Oct. 18.

Press apples at no cost Oct. 18

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Tahoe QRU will have cider presses at their facility at 786 Leitch Creek Road, 7 miles east of Kooskia on Saturday, Oct. 18. Bring your apples, containers and bags for scraps if you want to keep them. If you have extra apples and jugs to donate, bring them.

Childers to preach Oct. 4

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Harpster will be having their regular monthly bingo today, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Harpster Community Building at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for a pack that lasts for the evening and there are other games that are extra for $1 each, if you are interested in playing those. You must be 18 and older to play coffee.

Lewis County Fair is on

Kooskia, Kamiah News

This is the week for Lewis County Fair. Go and support the hard work of all these youngsters. It is a great way to spend the weekend.

Navajo taco feed is this weekend

This is Navajo Taco Saturday at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse! In honor of its 100th birthday, the Big Cedar Homemakers will be serving their delicious tacos, desserts and drinks at the schoolhouse located at the junction of Red Fir and Big Cedar Roads — south intersection.

Healthy Horizons started Sept. 2

St Mary’s Kamiah Clinic is once again hosting Healthy Horizons classes, which began on Sept. 2, and will be held weekly throughout the fall and winter.

BBQ Days events on tap

Kooskia, Kamiah News

This Saturday, Aug. 29, through the 31st, is Kamiah Barbecue Days Festival.

Volunteers sought for barbecue days

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Barbecue Days will be next weekend and the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help.

Barbecue Days are just around the corner

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Barbecue Days is just around the corner and the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with this annual celebration.

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Big Cedar reunion is Aug. 13

Kooskia, Kamiah News

If you were ever a student at the Big Cedar School, east of Kooskia, you are invited to attend a gathering for an evening of reminiscing about your school days. They will meet in the Big Cedar schoolhouse at 6:30 p.m. on Aug.13. Refreshments will be provided by the Big Cedar Homemakers. For information contact Kris Perry at 926-4979. It is real important for all who ever attended this school to attend this meeting. Much of the history of the school and the area is in your head. Meet with others, exchange stories, recollections and memories, and help record this beautiful school’s history.

Kooskia Days big news for weekend

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Big news for the week is Kooskia Days! Beginning on Friday, Aug. 1 and ending on Sunday Aug. 3, this is a celebration of all things. Kooskia: softball games, talent show, parade, show and shine, bingo, beer garden, arts and crafts, street dance, royalty and on Sunday, Church in the Park. There will be lots of pretty girls, horses, food, fun and games. Go and support the efforts of the chamber and all those volunteers and organizations that make this possible. This happens only once a year and we have all been waiting for this event. Enjoy!

Relay for Life weekend a success

Kooskia, Kamiah News

There have been several large events this week, and it is as if everyone wants to take a week or so off before we start again. The Wagon Road Celebration was a great success, and the Friends of the Wagon Road would like to thank all who helped and especially all who braved the heat to participate. The Relay for Life exceeded their expectations and has set the mark they must meet or beat next year.

Wagon Road celebration on tap

The Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is this weekend. The parade will begin 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Clearwater, everyone is welcome to attend, and parade entrants are still needed, and will receive a free hamburger lunch for being in the parade.

ECWR event is next week

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Freedom Bible Outreach will host this week’s soup canteen at the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, located at the corner of 7th and Hall Street in Kamiah, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This week you will enjoy barbecue beef on a bun with trimmings.

Stites VBS set for July 7-9

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Stites Baptist Church will be having the “Agency D-3” Vacation Bible School on July 7 through 9, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Community yard sale is this weekend

Kooskia, Kamiah News

This is a big Saturday here in Kooskia. The community yard sale at the Kooskia Park is sure to be the highlight of the weekend.

CVRA parade, rodeo are set for Saturday, Sunday

Kooskia, Kamiah News

This is the week for Clearwater Valley Roundup Association’s (CVRA) 51st annual Kamiah rodeo, being held on June 21 and 22. Pictures from the Kooskia Fish Fair.

CVRA schedules workday, queen tryouts

Kooskia, Kamiah News

This is the week for the Valley Garden Club’s second annual flower show called “June is Bursting Out All Over.” The event will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 1-5 p.m., at Lewis and Clark Resort, 4243 Highway 12, near Kamiah.

Car show, parts swap is this weekend

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Long Camp R.V. Park is hosting this new event, “Classics on the Clearwater,” featuring antique auto parts, swap meet and car show. It will be held Saturday, June 7, at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Long Camp Park on Highway 12 at mile marker 68 near Kamiah.

QRU yard sale set for weekend

The Liberty Quartet will be in concert Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Freedom Bible Fellowship located 1115 Idaho Street, Kamiah. The quartet is a traditional Southern Gospel Quartet and is a ministry based in Boise. The event is free and sure to be inspiring and enjoyable.

Fish Fair set for Kooskia

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Kooskia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fish Fair on Saturday, May 31, as a fun day of fishing, games and competition.

Auto parts swap meet set for June 7

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Mark this event down on your calendar, also this is a heads up for all of you who need or have old car parts to sell, or would like to take part in this event. I do hope this becomes an annual event, being the owner of several classic and almost classic cars, some of which are for sale.

Blood drive on tap for May 13

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Valley Garden Club will have their annual plant/bake sale on Friday, May 9, on the sidewalk beside Harvest Foods in Kooskia. Sale is from 8 a.m. until noon, or until everything is sold. There will be locally grown perennials, asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, gloves, cookbooks, raspberry and strawberry plants, a great variety of cakes, pies, cookies and cinnamon rolls, just to name a few. All proceeds are used to promote gardening in communities in our area. Their plants and goodies are all priced to sell, come out and support this busy group. May 10 is the date for the Spring Book Sale! Used books of all kinds, as well as CD’s and DVD‘s, will be available at bargain prices. Book sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Kooskia Community Center.

Register now for family camp

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Registration for the eighth annual Idaho Family Camp is now open. They will be holding family camp at Camp Cascade again this year located just south of Cascade, in the mountains, with camping and cabins available. Register early to be sure you can attend; space is limited. The entire family is welcome and there are activities for all ages. Contact them at for information.

Free breakfast set for April 19

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Mark this on your calendar, the Kamiah Masonic Lodge, located at 709 Main Street, Kamiah, is once again hosting a free Easter breakfast on Saturday, April 19, from 7-10 a.m. Join your friends at the lodge to enjoy a delicious free breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Donations are gratefully accepted which will help them to continue their good work. Contact Greg Johnson, 935-0840, for information.

Wegars presentation set for April 12

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Friends of the Kooskia Community Library is presenting, “Rugged As The Terrain” by Priscilla Wegars on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Kooskia Community Library.

St. Mary’s hosting workshop

Kooskia, Kamiah News

St. Mary’s Hospital will host a workshop on April 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. The program is to teach how to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse. Called “Stewards of Children,” the program is for anyone who is concerned with the health and safety of children.

Spaghetti feed Friday in Kamiah

Kooskia, Kamiah News

There will be a spaghetti dinner on March 21, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Kamiah Presbyterian Church. The fee is a donation of $6 for adults, and $3 for children.

‘Princess Project’ set for March 22

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Every once in a while someone comes up with an idea that is inspired. This is such an idea. Dottie Newman of Kamiah contacted Donna Stanley of Montana to implement the Princess Project in our area. The Princess Project allows any student from Kamiah, Kooskia, Greencreek,

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Library open mic is Friday

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Idaho absentee voting applications are available on-line. If you are a registered voter in Idaho, your can access an absentee ballot on-line at , click on “voter registration and information,” then on “absentee ballot.” Print your ballot, fill it out and submit to the appropriate site. Ballot application must be requested at least six days before the election and must be delivered by mail or in person to: Idaho voters, Idaho County Elections 320 West Main St, Rm 5, Grangeville, ID 83530 or Lewis County, Lewis County Courthouse, 510 Oak St., Nezperce, ID 83543. Absentee ballots must be received in the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day. Be sure and vote either in person or by absentee. You can’t be heard if you don’t vote.

Program set on homesteaders

Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Kooskia Community Center there will be a presentation by Bob Squires on “Homesteaders of the Middle Fork.” Bob’s Power Point presentation highlights years of research about the early homesteaders along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

Indoor market open Fridays

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Saturday, Feb. 22, Bob Squires presents, “Homesteaders of the Middle Fork.” This is only one of the programs to be sponsored by the Kooskia Library this winter. Bob’s powerpoint presentation highlights years of research about the early homesteaders along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.

Chocolate Fantasy is Feb. 8

Kooskia, Kamiah News

A Chocolate Fantasy, in your mind what would you imagine it would be? Maybe chocolate desserts, appetizers, drinks, soups, salads, or gifts.

Groundhog Feed set for Sunday, Feb. 2

Kooskia, Kamiah News

Clearwater IOOF will be sponsoring their 51st annual Groundhog Breakfast on Feb. 2 at their IOOF Hall in Clearwater. This is their major annual fund-raiser and you will miss good food and good conversation if you miss this. Sunday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., all the pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs you can enjoy for $7 adults and $4 children. Tahoe QRU on Leitch Creek Road will be starting their annual “Meet the Crew” coffee and donut session, beginning Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon. It’s free and fun. You will meet many of the ambulance crew and a lot of your neighbors.

Gun club sponsors eight-week shoots

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The Kamiah Gun Club will be having a trapshoot competition for the next eight weeks on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m.

Welcome to town Mountain View dentists Harrington and Schaff

Kooskia / Kamiah News

We would like to wish Dr. McCall and his wife a happy retirement, and welcome Doctors Schaff and Harrington to Kamiah as our new dentists.

Health store workshops set

Dr. Shane Harada will be having several free workshops at My Health Food Store at 411 Main Street in Kamiah.

Don your ‘ugly sweater’ Dec. 20

Kooskia / Kamiah News

Do you have a sweater that has to be the champion of ugly sweaters? Well, here is your chance to finally make it worthwhile to wear it. On Friday, Dec. 20

Santa is on his way

Kooskia / Kamiah News

There are two tree lighting ceremonies this week. Kamiah Light Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m.

Colwell is Opera House winner

Kooskia, Kamiah News

The final round at the Old Opera House Theater in Kooskia was held on Saturday and the winners were: first place, Kelsey Colwell; Patrechia Williams, second; and third was Rebecca Lewis. Congratulations to these girls and to all who participated. You are all winners!

Cut your own tree for $5

Would you like to have a Christmas tree that you cut yourself? You can do this if you purchase a $5 permit to cut a tree on public lands.

Outreach dinner set for Thursday

Kooskia / Kamiah News

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosted their annual chili feed on Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the VFW Post on Tamarack Road in Kamiah, next door to Loving Hands. Proceeds support many activities of the post.

Got swag? Order yours now

Kooskia / Kamiah News

The Kooskia Arts and Crafts Fair at the Old Opera House will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Get the jump on your holiday shopping.

KHS HOSA invites public to wear pink

Kooskia / Kamiah News

On Friday, Oct. 25, everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of October being breast cancer awareness month. Kamiah High School students, who are a member of HOSA, (Health Occupations Students America), are encouraging member of the community to participate.

Carving contest is Sunday

Kooskia / Kamiah News

On Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1-4 p.m., the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the eighth annual pumpkin carving party. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

Kamiah Pool open six days a week

Ever thought of being queen, and all the duties and obligations connected to the honor? Saturday, Oct. 12, the Kooskia Saddliers will have their monthly meeting at their arena on the Toll Road, on Clear Creek, at 10 a.m., and tryouts will be held for queen. Also, the Saddliers have been looking for acreage on which to move their operations. If you know of land that is available for sale or


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