Ridge Runner Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house and water wagon cruise-in Saturday, June 19, starting at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome. This is set for 136 Red Fir Road, just past the junction of Leitch Creek, Big Cedar and Red Fir roads.

      WHITE BIRD — The Salmon River Art Guild will be having its annual Round Robin painting during White Bird Days, Saturday, June 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the veterans park. Every hour a different artist paints and a winner will take the art home at 3 p.m.

        GRANGEVILLE — Mental Health First Aid, a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues, is set for Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

          KAMIAH — The American Legion Post 75 would like to invite everyone to Bingo, Friday, June 18, 7 p.m. downstairs. The post is located at 618 Main Street, Kamiah. There will be a $100 blackout played for; 50/50 drawing, free coffee, pie, nachos, and the concession stand will be open.

          COTTONWOOD — Baa, moo, oink! Spring show for Idaho County Fair was this past Saturday, in Cottonwood. 4-H’ers showed up with their animals to get baselines established for the big fall show.

          RIGGINS — Quote: “I guess the real fact of the matter is… we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and the only thing we really have is… right now. So, don’t stay mad for too long. Learn to forgive and love with all your heart. Don’t worry about people who don’t like you. Enjoy the ones who l…

          WHITE BIRD — “White Bird Rodeo is such a great family-oriented event. It’s a nice place to start as royalty, too,” said Kami Fogleman. “The whole rodeo family there is helpful.”

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The new Stites City Park, at the corner of Main and Bridge streets, is progressing with the addition of a beautiful, metal cut-out sign produced by students of Nezperce High School. The fence has been removed in front since the grass is established now. Volunteers have pl…

          ELK CITY — Elk City Dust Devils have a trail cleaning contract and have set days for the cleaning. They need volunteers. Their first date is June 26, with six more days during July and August. Meet at Shearer Park. Contact Wayne Simpson at elkwalker2@gmail.com for information.

          WHITE BIRD —“Back With a Bang!” is here! This coming weekend is Father’s Day weekend and that always means White Bird Rodeo and White Bird Days Parade. The rodeo will be held at the Twin Bridges arena, which is six miles south of White Bird. The rodeo begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,…

            COTTONWOOD — Although rain started the morning June 12, by 10 a.m., the sun was shining and skies were blue at the annual Idaho County 4-H Spring Livestock Show Saturday, June 12, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood.

              GRANGEVILLE — The Eagles will host an “Eagles Hoedown” Saturday, June 26, prior to Border Days as a fun kickoff to the event. This is a benefit for medical expenses for Jeff and Tommiann Day.

                KAMIAH — A Kamiah Wellbriety group meeting and Red Road to Recovery, a 12-step based American Indian program, is set for each Monday, 7 p.m., at the Wa-A-Yas Community Building. For details call 503-569-6639.

                  Idaho County Weed Department and the Nez Perce Biocontrol Center have scheduled workshops for Riggins and Kooskia. Integrated Pest Management Workshops are set for June 24, Riggins City Park, 1-4 p.m. MST, and June 25, Kooskia City Park, 9 am. To 12:15 p.m., PST.

                    KAMIAH — The next Backyard Bounty Meeting will be held on June 21 at the Nazarene Church across from the Life Center. Bring your success stories, challenges, extra seeds and plants for sharing, questions and ideas. Don’t forget to bring your own place setting if you’re planning to join the p…

                      The Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter held its June meeting on Monday, June 7. The meeting was called to order by president Earl Musick at 6:37 p.m. Seven members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report from May 4, and Brenda Heckman presented the treasurer’s report. Eric …

                      Lyman Gilmore opened the June 7th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Dave Sanchez gave the prayer. Rick Shugert was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 66 meals served at the site with 34 meals home delivered. Pinochle winners were 1st, Barbara Henderson, 8,910, a…

                      Reporter’s Note: This story was written following the board meeting May 17 and prior to the levy vote May 18. With the levy not passing, it is possible COVID-19 funds may be utilized in different areas, as needed, and as guidelines allow. — lp

                      An Idaho County 4-H horse clinic was held June 5 with information and games, among other activities. Here, riders participate in an egg and spoon ride. (L-R) Elizabeth Markley of Riggins, Lilly Missman of Kamiah, and Raydin Hayes of Riggins.

                      Area lilacs seems to be doing well this year, as is evidenced by these lavender lilac bushes along a Meadow Street fence in Grangeville.

                      Gabbie Rehder opened the June 8 meeting of the Pioneer Senior Citizens with the Pledge of Allegiance and also led the dinner prayer.

                      RIGGINS — Academic resources, teaching and student engagement at Salmon River High School are all heading in the right direction. SRHS recently received its official written performance review from the accreditation evaluation performed in February, and results are favorable.

                      KOOSKIA — “I want to be clear, for the record, these are not bonuses, correct?” trustee Katie Matthews asked at the May 17 Mountain View School District board meeting.

                        GRANGEVILLE — “Anchored: Depending Faith in God,” is the theme of the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene’s upcoming vacation Bible school (VBS).

                          GRANGEVILLE — Michael Told of Grangeville has returned home from a two-year mission with the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a member of the Grangeville ward.

                          An evening in Kooskia sees the illumination of the cross at the Valley Bible Church.

                          To say that our state and local area is beautiful is an understatement. North-Central Idaho has many sights that can take your breath away. Adventurers from many places come to our area for our pristine rivers and the activities that can be enjoyed on and in the water. Just a few miles up th…

                          GRANGEVILLE — “We thank everyone who helped make this year a success, but, mostly, we thank you, the parents and students,” Pete DeSantis, volunteer school administrator at Cornerstone Christian Learning Center (CCLC).

                            Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth graders put on a Lewis and Clark history musical for friends and parents at the school June 3. This was the last of 15 end-of-school concerts for music teacher Carla Astle.

                              Idaho County Weed Department and the Nez Perce Biocontrol Center have scheduled workshops for Riggins and Kooskia. Integrated Pest Management Workshops are set for June 24, Riggins City Park, 1-4 p.m. MST, and June 25, Kooskia City Park, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., PST.

                                Winners of the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) raffle for National Pet Week are Laura Smith with the dog bag and Cheryle Miller with the cat bag. The drawing was on May 8.

                                  STITES — The Pratt family will host the Idaho-Lewis County Cattle Association’s trail ride on Sunday, June 13. This will start at 195 Pratt Road, in Stites, at 10 a.m. Be ready to ride; bring water for on the trail. Horses will be on a separate trail from the four-wheelers. Following the tra…

                                    GRANGEVILLE — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Grangeville awarded $500 scholarships to five 2021 high school graduates in Idaho County. Receiving this year’s scholarships were: Andrew Douglas, Nezperce; Kaleigh Clark, Grangeville; Devon Wentland and Chase Hunter, Weippe; and Jordyn Pottenge…

                                      STILLWATER, Okla. — A total of 7,623 students were named to the 2021 spring semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

                                      WHITE BIRD — Much belated thanks to the American Legion White Bird Post for the Memorial Day services. They were somber and very honoring of our veterans who have passed away. The Rebekah Royal Gem No. 13 sponsored “Pie in the Park” and raised $669.

                                        NAMPA — The College of Western Idaho recently released its honor roll for spring 2021. Dean’s list recipients must obtain at least a 3.5 GPA or above. Among those on the list is Hailey Kenna Russell of Grangeville. She is a 2018 graduate of Grangeville High School and the daughter of Valor a…

                                          CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Community Yard Sale is set for this Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Grange Hall in Clearwater will be available for table sales, $10 per table. Call Carole at 208-926-7465 to reserve a table. A map of the sales in the area will be available at the grange h…

                                            KOOSKIA — The library is back at the Kooskia Farmers’ Market for Summer Reading. Find Dena’s table with the PRLD banner and Summer STEM yard signs on Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Kooskia City Park, for a different take-home activity each week. Library programs are free for all ages and…

                                            I did not enjoy summer camp. My parents “encouraged” me to go to Nazarene girls camp each year for four or five years, and I did. The activities were fun enough; it was the nights that got to me. I wanted to be home with my parents. Camp was not fun for me until my “friend since the womb,” K…

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