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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.

Christmas swags for sale now

Kooskia / Kamiah News

Kooskia Recycling Center is going to be closed for Halloween on Thursday the 31st of October, but open every Thursday thereafter at the new winter hours of 3:30 to 5 pm. They are celebrating over 2 million pounds of recyclable collected – that’s 2 million pounds of recyclables not in the landfill.

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.

Indoor market opens

Great news for all you Farmers’ Marketers. There will be an indoor Farmers’ Market in the Kamiah Mini Mall at 411 Main Street in Kamiah.

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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