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White Bird News: Legion golf tourney set for Sept. 22

The weather sure is changing, you can feel it in the mornings. Fall is on its way as summer gives up its last few days of warm weather. The fire encampment that was at the rodeo arena has been sent home but the gates to the arena are still locked at this time, so there is still no riding as of now. The committee will let everyone know when you can resume riding down there.

September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Food bank pickup is Thursday; woodcutting upcoming

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Now, we look toward to fall and the activities that come with it: woodcutting, hunting, the sights of the changing colors and, of course, the holidays. Once again, our little town will come alive with various activities. Many will need help so get in contact with someone if you are able to help in any way.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Annual gun show at Hoot’s is Sept. 8, 9

Fall is on its way, the cooling in weather hopefully will help with all the fires that are burning in all states. Our hats off to all firefighters and anyone else who are working the fires - please stay safe out there. It’s the end of the month, so not much going on in our little town, but hunting has started, many people are out getting their fire wood, holidays are creeping up on us, so we are busy!

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: American Legion working on park

This week is the Idaho County Fair. There are all kinds of activities going on throughout the week, with the parade on the 18th. Come see what the community kids have been doing and help support them. Jeannie Fitch from Riggins has been chosen grand marshal and will help with some of the activities at the fair and will lead the parade on Saturday. Congratulations, Jeannie! You can read her whole story in the fair premium book and Free Press special fair section.

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Make plans for an ATV/ UTV Killgore Adventure

Good news. The hot weather has arrived. Bad news is the fires are still raging all over! No containment on the one up by Pollock, so that means that the fire camp is still at the rodeo arena, closing it to the public until further notice. We thank all the firefighters for all they are doing to help keep us safe! Meetings coming up will be the WBARD one on the 13th at 7 p.m. The chamber will not be having one this month, but will resume in September.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Inland giving away lattes at Canyon House this Friday

All of the monthly meetings have passed so it is pretty quiet here in our little town. I will have an update on the crawdad feed and the grand opening of The Hydrant when I return from vacation. Join in the fun at the Canyon House on Friday, July 13, as Inland Cellular will be giving away free lattés from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The tower above the cemetery is up and running with 4G and Internet. Our little town now has cell service and along the Salmon River as the tower at Slate Creek is up and going, too.

July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: WBARD committee to meet July 9

July - here we come! Another early deadline for the 4th, so not much to report this time. Meetings starting at the beginning of the month are food bank pickup on the 5th at noon. This is at the WBARD building, volunteers are needed. Contact Leah Harvey if you can lend your time at 208-839-2285. WBARD will meet on the 9th at 7 p.m. The city council meeting will be on the 11th at 6 p.m., followed by the SRAG meeting on the 12th at 10 a.m. Remember, there will be no chamber meeting this month due to summer.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Legion crawdad boil set for Saturday

It’s the end of the month and I hope summer has begun. Temperatures are warming up, people are firing up the BBQs and spending time at the beaches. Remember the American Legion Crawdad Boil will be on Saturday, June 30, starting at 4 p.m. ’til gone. More information can be had by calling Walt Lindsey at 208-404-8571.

June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Brian, Barbara named ‘volunteers of the year’

Another great celebration is in the books...I hope everyone enjoyed our little town get-together. Wow, 40 years have now passed for White Bird Days and 29 for the rodeo. The weather held and with it being a little cooler...perfect weather. Thanks to all the volunteers and anyone who helped in any way to make this another success - your help is always greatly appreciated.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Let ’er rip with White Bird Days, Rodeo

SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Remember, the chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m. at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Storm rips through White Bird

I hope everyone is enjoying this bright light in the sky...oh, that is the sun! I think it may stay around for a few can only hope! Upcoming meeting and events are the Food Bank pickup on June 7, at noon. On Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m., the WBARD will be meeting. City Council will meet on the 13th at 6 p.m. SRAG will hold their meeting on June 13 at 10 a.m. Chamber will also meet on the 13th but at 6 p.m., at city hall. They will be trying to meet in the evenings every other month in hopes that some of the business owners and organizations can attend. They will not be meeting in July or August for them.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Flags to go up Friday in cemetery

Rain again, rivers and creeks running high and a little sunshine, wow is the warmer weather ever going to make an appearance? Farmers’ Almanac says not until mid-June. Just some reminders for this week as there wasn’t a lot happening in our little town.

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Memorial Day poker run set for May 26

As we approach the middle of the month, I for one was really glad to see the nice weather stick around for last weekend. I hope everyone had a great time and especially the mothers on their day, Sunday. The upcoming events are fast approaching as again we start to look forward to annual celebration of White Bird Days and Rodeo. More on the events as they begin to get closer.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Pathfinders ride set for May 9

“And the thunder rolls.” Yes, it did Sunday evening, along with mud slides, rock and flooding during the weekend. I hope everyone is OK, and was out of harm’s way. Even a semitruck was no match for an elk on the US 95 hill. I heard that the High School Rodeo and Riggins Rodeo did well and had great turnouts for both events.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: High school rodeo, yard sales set for weekend

A taste of summer and we’re back to spring rain...but the sunshine is returning again this week. Most of you on the river have probably by now been experiencing cell service. That’s right, as they have the tower up and running at Slate Creek and are working on the one up above the cemetery. It is up and you can see it from the road. The Fiesta Dinner went really well, music, great food and prizes. Raffle winners were: Darla Brumley won a quilt, Cheryl Cullin won a framed picture, Vicky H. won the crocheted rug and Darlene Wadsworth won the pillow cases. The gun show at Hoot’s showed some really nice articles for sale or trade. The parking lot seemed full for the most part.

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Rebekah ‘Spring Fiesta’ is Saturday

I think old man winter has finally given up and the warmer weather is on its way. Along with this will bring the snowmelt, rising waters and it will be cold, so be careful around the rivers and streams. The greenery and flowers sure do look great! I found out that the cell phone tower at Slate Creek is now up and running. So far it is only cell service, but data will be operating soon. They are still working on the other one above the cemetery.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: White Bird gets new fire truck from McCall

What’s new in town — do you know? We had an exciting Friday evening when the new fire truck rolled through town. This fire engine was graciously donated from the McCall Fire Dept. and is now ours, as Sandy was handed the title to it. Many of the volunteer crew members were present and a lot of questions were asked.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Mardi Gras is theme for White Bird Days

They say if you build it…we will use it! Well, I guess progress has finally come to our little town. I have been told that above the cemetery, on the DeWitt’s old place, a cell tower is being put up. Watch for the new shiny metal in the glowing sun.

April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Queen tryouts on tap for April 14

March came in like a lion and it looks like it is still a lion…although we are to have some dry weather this next week…we can only hope! Congratulations go out to Sandy Murphy, our White Bird City Clerk on receiving the Administer of the Year award. This was awarded from the Idaho Rural Water Association.

March 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Breakfast, bake sale, turkey shoot all set for weekend

Well here I thought we could get away with that “S” word for Spring, but, I think it’s still for Snow!! Does this remind anyone of last year? Spring actually started on the 20th, so let’s hope some sunny weather will come along with it. The chamber had a great turnout for the St. Patrick Day’s sausage feed. Lots of pancakes and sausage. Although a little cool, we appreciate everyone coming out to support this annual event.

March 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Killgore Motors opens

Spring isn’t officially here until the 20th, but this last weekend was great! Daffodils are blooming, rock chucks are out sunning themselves, and the birds have returned. Oh, what a pleasant sound! Update on the Fire Department, they have been looking at a new and bigger fire truck and are wanting to build a new building for city hall and to house this truck, but they need your help. This project will cost in the area of $30,000, so they are asking if anyone would like to help in any way, contact Brian Lowe or Rob Beeson.

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

White Bird News: Set clocks ahead Sunday

Well March came in like a lion and I think we have experienced every season we possibly could this last week. Hold on, spring is coming! Correction from last week, the exercise classes are on Monday and Wednesdays, not Friday as reported before. Sorry for this.

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

White Bird News: Taylor is new Idaho Outfitters and Guides vice-president

A couple of interesting facts that were sent to me last week. First, congratulations to “White Bird Kid” Fredrick Gerald Taylor who is the new 2018 VP of guides for the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association. Fred graduates this spring from University of Idaho, where he wrote in the current IOGA bulletin, “I hope to serve you well and bring new members to our organization.” Hooray, Fred!

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: New officers elected to WB chamber board

Here it is the middle of the month already, and as this writing is coming out. I hope everyone did something a little extra special for their Valentine this year. Even if you didn’t have someone special, I hope you wished everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. I didn’t receive the results of the Fireman’s Ball, but will have that for you next week. The only meetings for this next week is the WBARD on the 12th at 7 p.m. This is opened to the public so go check them out and see what they have to offer. The other meeting is the city council on the 14th at 6 p.m. They have a lot of information to be discussed, so plan to attend.

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

White Bird News: Valentine prime rib available at Red’s

Here we are a week away from Valentine’s Day…have you been thinking of something for that special one or are you stumped? Check out Canyon House as they have some really nice items or unique ones for your special person. Then on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Hoot’s Café, starts the dinner (charge is separate) and the fireman’s ball, with all proceeds going to the volunteer fire departments around the area. All the fun begins at 5 p.m., with a $5 raffle at the door with Dave, Joaquin and Verna playing all your favorites to dance to. Auctions and the Rebekah Sweetheart basket will be held throughout the evening. White Bird now has a fresh crew for the volunteer fire department. Congratulations!

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

White Bird News: Annual Firemen’s Ball set for Feb. 10

As we approach the end of January, Mother Nature is doing it again: rain, snow, hail, sunshine or wind, you name it and we’ve had it. The upcoming meetings are food bank pickup is on the 1st, then on the 8th is the SRAG meeting at 10 a.m., with the chamber meeting at 10:30 a.m.

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

White Bird News: Firemen’s ball set for Feb. 10

With the temperatures in the mid-50s down here on the river, I have seen around four to six boats out on the river steelhead fishing. Haven’t heard if anyone has caught one yet! Update on Tony Anderson’s memorial service: It will be held this summer, 11 a.m., at the Christian Church in Grangeville on Monday, July 20. This is next to the GEMS school. No scheduled burial date is at this time. Our prayers are with the family and friends. WBARD will be once again hold its monthly breakfasts, starting on Sunday, Jan. 28, 8-9 a.m. There is no charge for this, but donations are always welcomed. Next planned ones will be held on Feb. 25 and March 25. The public is always welcomed.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Chamber newsletter deadline is Jan. 26

Our January thaw is among us…temps in the 40s. People are taking advantage of this going on short road trips, taking dogs on walks and even getting a jump-start on their lawns. Just remember ‘ole man winter is still here. The QRU sent an e-mail, wishing to express their heartfelt gratitude to the community for their donations and support to them. This is what keeps us on the road. We really appreciate this little town.

January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: 10-week club trapshoot set to start Jan. 14

At this writing I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are now having high hopes and adventures planned for the New Year. Upcoming meetings for the next week are the Food Bank pickup on the 4th at noon, WBARD meeting. on the 8th at 7 p.m., city council will be on the 10th at 6 p.m., SRAG is at 10 a.m., and the chamber at 10:30 a.m. on the 11th. This will be the elections for the chamber, so if you are interested in helping or wanting to hold an office, they sure could use your help. They are taking the chamber in a new direction so attend if possible.

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: New Year’s Eve dance set for Hoot’s

White Christmas, here we come. It’s going to be a white one and cold, so remember to bundle up and make sure the animals and your pipes are ok too. Since this is an early deadline, some of my news will have passed, but will get the year end stuff in and some for the new 2018.

December 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

White Bird News: Lighting contest winners named

Can we say “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?” Yes, the snow has arrived, and it was evident of that on Saturday. Out trying to get my elk and braving that storm. No elk yet, but I will keep trying.

December 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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