KAMIAH — Each year, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) recognizes and honors members and partners for their contributions and commitment to our mission of empowering our youth and adults to build a healthier community. During the 2021 Upriver Youth Leadership Council Volunteer and P…

      GRANGEVILLE — Embrace Grace will be held in Grangeville on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd street. All young, unwed pregnant women are encouraged to join. Each meeting is a time of sharing and discussion with a video and a lesson. Di…

        CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Clearwater. This usually coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater; however, the Ground Hog Day Breakfast may be cancelled this year due to Covid restrictions. Watch …

          KAMIAH — On Sunday, Jan. 24, the Kamiah Teen Center is hosting an escape room, The Lost Mummy, from 1-3 p.m. While it is a family event, any teen is also welcome. “As an explorer, you’ve always dreamed of adventuring through Egypt. It’s where your grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the r…

          This bicyclist was riding into a moody sky Sunday, Jan. 10, near the old townsite of Denver, north of Grangeville. He said he was riding around and exploring some areas he has yet to see.

          COTTONWOOD — American Freedom Defense has scheduled an indoor class on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No equipment needed. Guns, ammo and gear provided. Simunition rounds will be used for indoor firing. You can also bring you own gun for training purposes. This beginner course is fo…

          Just because the public has not been able to attend schools concerts during the past year does not mean students have not been working hard to hone their skills. Students in Carla Astle’s Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) choir worked to get ready for their second quarter concert r…

            KAMIAH — Kamiah’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communication with the addition of a new, purpose-built FirstNet cell site. The site—located north of Kamiah—is part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place in Idaho, which is bringing increased coverage, c…

            COTTONWOOD — The weather is very mild for this time of the year. It is cold but not nearly as cold as it is some years. And there is no snow, except for on the higher hills. No skiing so far this year.

            RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “You never really know the true impact you have on those around you. You never know how much someone needed that smile you gave them. You never know how much your kindness turned someone’s entire life around. You never know how much someone needed a long hug or d…

              University of Idaho Extension will present: North Idaho Annie’s Project. Annie’s Project — Empowering Women in Agriculture — will offer an all-women course which fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills around five areas of agricultural risk: production, legal, mar…

                STILLWATER, Okla. — A total of 8,004 students were named to the 2020 fall semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

                  The Region 2 Behavior Health Board and Idaho North Central Public Health will offer the free webinar, High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends, Concealment and more. Presenter is Officer Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, who will host this webinar on drug trend topics. It is set for Wednesday, Feb 17…

                    GRANGEVILLE — Embrace Grace will be held in Grangeville on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, 515 W. N. 2nd street. All young, unwed pregnant women are encouraged to join. Each meeting is a time of sharing and discussion with a video and a lesson. Di…

                      COTTONWOOD — Prairie High School will have its spring blood drive Tuesday, March 16, in the high school gym on the stage. If they have 30 successful donors, they will receive the $2,000 STEM check from Vitalant for the third year in a row. Go to https://vitalant.org/ to sign up for the Prair…

                        COTTONWOOD — A large book giveaway, forced by a move, is available in Cottonwood with more than 500 books. This is taking place at Uhlenkott Storage, unit G-8. Open 24 hours a day; bring a box and take what you want. When leaving, turn off lights and shut door. Books are from the collection …

                          Two branches of the Prairie River Library District (PRLD) have been selected among 200 libraries nationwide to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their…

                            Innovia Foundation is currently accepting applications through its Community Grants Program and Arts and Culture Recovery Grants programs to organizations impacted by COVID-19 and summer wildfires. These two grant programs are open through Jan. 22. Grant recipients will be announced by March 17.

                            2020 was a year of significant world and local change. We had the coronavirus pandemic, devastating wildfires, record rainfall, disastrous floods, violent tornadoes, earthquakes in Idaho, locust swarms, Koby Bryant’s helicopter fatality, loss of music legends, the loss of our local family an…

                              CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Clearwater. This usually coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater; however, the Ground Hog Day Breakfast may be cancelled this year due to Covid restrictions. Watch …

                                LEWISTON, Idaho — A total of 910 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester. The total is similar to a year ago prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when 926 students earned fall honors.

                                  The Region 2 Behavior Health Board and Idaho North Central Public Health will offer the free webinar, High in Plain Sight: Drug Trends, Concealment and more. Presenter is Officer Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, who will host this webinar on today’s evolving drug trend topics. It is set for …

                                    University of Idaho Extension will present: North Idaho Annie’s Project. Annie’s Project — Empowering Women in Agriculture — will offer an all-women course which fosters problem solving, recordkeeping, and decision-making skills around five areas of agricultural risk: production, legal, mark…

                                      Nearly 18,500 Idaho families are receiving grants to assist with their children’s education through Governor Brad Little’s Strong Families, Strong Students (SFSS) program. Funded with $50 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars, the SFSS grants will benefit nearly 24,600 Idaho students.

                                        GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville American Legion Post 37 will meet tonight , Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach and Community Center, 318 E Main Street, at 6 p.m. All members are requested to attend.

                                          We would like to thank Pizza Factory in Kamiah for hosting our Christmas celebration. Good pizza and fellowship were had by all.

                                            HARPSTER — ALACCA Bible Camp and Conference Center, 1010 China Garden Road, Harpster, has a variety of camping and retreat opportunities available in 2021. In addtion, the camp is available for rental when not in use. Summer intern and volunteer positions are also available.

                                              DONNELLY — Shiloh Bible Camp located in Donnelly, Idaho, has winter camp schedules that include the following: Young Adult Retreat Jan. 8-10 for ages 17-28 with Nathan Bath-guest speaker; Snow Camp scheduled for Jan. 15-18 for ages 12-18 with Mark Canady-guest speaker; Mother/Daughter Retrea…

                                              KOOSKIA — Have you heard any lies lately? Whether it’s little fibs or big whoppers, lies tear at the fabric of our lives; whatever is held together with lies comes apart easily.

                                              Emmanuel Baptist Church is located in Cottonwood at 404 Foster Street. Call 208-962-7244 for service times.

                                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — It’s that time of year when people think about a fresh start, and make resolutions to improve their physical, mental and emotional health. On a whim, I decided to join a group of local women on a 75-day challenge, that began on Sunday. Each of us have committed to making …

                                                After a year and a half, a workgroup convened by Gov. Brad Little has produced a 25-page consensus report recommending action on habitat, harvest, hatcheries and hydropower, as well as on areas blocked to oceangoing fish, predation and other aspects of what has been one of Idaho’s thorniest issues.

                                                  COTTONWOOD — A basketball tournament for fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls is scheduled Feb. 5-6, with the girls at the elementary school and the boys at the high school gym. Entry fee is $150 per team and spectators will be charged admission. Contact Becky Higgins at 208-983-6300 or hig…

                                                  Though dressed in the stern and combative style lawyers put on for judges, in practice, a statewide change of plan signed off last week clears the way for games to continue and for more people to watch their sons and daughters play ball, despite the pandemic which continues to ravage Idaho, …

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