ELK CITY – The historic Elk City Days celebration in Idaho County will continue this year amid COVID-19 guidelines. Festivities are planned this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8. Whether you want to watch the parade or compete in the logging show, organizers say there is sure to be fun for ever…

    GRANGEVLLE -- Encouragers is back! For the first time since March, the group will meet Thursday, Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at The Trails Restaurant (formerly Oscars) in Grangeville. 

    GILL POINT ROAD – Amidst stories of surprise snake encounters, climbing down old wells and adventures with neighbor friends, the Wilkins family celebrated its Idaho Century Ranch designation Monday, July 27.

    COTTONWOOD -- Drive along U.S. Highway 95 through the Camas Prairie in North Central Idaho and be immersed in a grand vista of rolling fields and distant, surrounding mountains. Structures seen along the highway reflect the pioneer legacy as well as years of dynamic weather. Dilapidated barn…

    ELK CITY -- Another great volunteer in our community is Sue Phillips. She has been a continual resource for the school and children of Elk City. The volunteer work she has been involved in are: classroom assistant, tutoring and reading with students since 1974; holding offices in the PTO, le…

      At the July meeting we discussed Field Day results and upcoming activities. We would like to congratulate Dan Majors for passing the technician class examination on July 31.

      The Lively Livestock 4-H Club met on July 20 at the Fairview Dumpsters. They cleaned up the trash surrounding the dumpsters and talked about the upcoming fair and the trash pickup. They also set a date for a record book meeting in August and set up a schedule for working in the 4-H Fair Food…

        Lyman Gilmore opened the July 20th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Wanda Pilant was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 45 meals served at the site, 24 grab & go meals and 38 meals home delivered. Today’s guest was Walter Edwards. Pi…

          The Pioneer Senior Citizens held their weekly meeting Tuesday, July 21 at Cottonwood. There were 24 meals served with 42 home deliveries. Marie Sprute won the free meal.

          COTTONWOOD -- The grain crops are turning golden very quickly with the warm weather. Harvest is not far off. Haying should be winding down, except in the Craigmont-Ferdinand area, which is a higher elevation. Blue grass harvest is in full swing.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- In my quest to learn more about different types of local foods and growers, I caught up with Melissa Knapton, the Kooskia Farmers’ Market manager. Knapton sells microgreens at her “Ten Blue Bird Acres” booth. I asked her how she began growing microgreens. They piqued her…

          GLENWOOD CARIBEL -- "Where is this idyllic place?" you may ask. The Glenwood-Caribel area runs north-northeast of Kamiah for miles and miles. To get there, you turn onto Woodland Road at the east end of the bridge going out of Kamiah, then make a right turn at the dumpsters. "Dumpsters" is i…

          GRANGEVILLE – What will fall school reopening look like in Mountain View School District 244? That’s something new superintendent Todd Fiske has been spending a great deal of his time working on, he said, with assistance from other district personnel and input from the board.

          GRANGEVILLE – “We would like to call for a forensic audit of Mountain View School District 244, from an independent third party,” said Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) president and Clearwater Valley teacher, Char McKinney, at the July 22 district negotiations meeting.

            GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle vacation Bible school is set for Sunday, Aug. 2, through Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 -7:30 p.m. each night for children 5 to 12 years old. The church is located at 613 North State Street.

              KAMIAH – Thursday, July 30, YAB (Youth Advisory Board) will be organizing a drive-in movie night at a privately owned location, 2114 Hill Street, Kamiah. They will be showing the movie “Scoob!” starting at dusk. This event is presented by UYLC, YAB, and Mini YAB in partnership with Ted’s Val…

              It was a perfect, warm, yet breezy Saturday, July 25, for swathing hay in this field off Mt. Idaho Grade Road.

              ELK CITY -- Back in April, I missed that there was a week set aside to honor volunteers. I would like to take this time to highlight a couple around our town. 

              Terry Lane and Jean Melching of Grangeville recently made a discovery of “Clustered Bell Flowers" (Campanula glomerata). They said these are only the second reported in the State of Idaho; the other report being in 1996 from Kootenai County. Lane and Melching pressed and dried a few specimen…

              The Pioneer Senior Citizens held their weekly meeting Tuesday, July 21 at Cottonwood. There were 24 meals served with 42 home deliveries. Marie Sprute won the free meal.

              Lyman Gilmore opened the July 20th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Wanda Pilant was the winner of the free dinner drawing. There were 45 meals served at the site, 24 grab & go meals and 38 meals home delivered. Today’s guest was Walter Edwards. Pi…

              KAMIAH -- A special board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Return to Learn plan to the school board trustees, according to Kamiah School Sup…

              Grangeville resident Denton Thaves caught this shot of Comet NEOWISE on Wednesday, July 15. He said, “I had my camera on a tripod and had it on a timed exposure to get the shot.”

                On Monday, July 6, the CV Go Getters 4-H club completed their community service project. With the help of the Kooskia city maintenance manager (Carlos Martinez) they repainted the Kooskia park bleachers. Carlos provided the paint, rollers, brushes, and paint trays as well as guidelines on ho…

                A beard of lichen on a weathered fence post, outside a couple of dilapidated wood buildings, located south of Stites off State Highway 13, pictured May 25.

                Wild sunflowers line the fence along Fish Hatchery Road south of Grangeville.

                  KAMIAH -- The CVRA Royalty will hold a fund-raiser yard sale, which will be held Fri & Sat, July 24-25, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will be at 2122 Hill St., Kamiah, in Clubhouse, at the Rodeo Grounds. Raffles will be held, for new and used items, clothing, DVDs, and more.

                  GRANGEVILLE – “The whole process is very complicated,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent, Todd Fiske, told the board Monday, July 20.

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After a year of intense fundraising, the Teen Center in Kamiah opened, to much fanfare, last September. Area teens identified a teen center as a high priority a few years back and worked hard to make it happen.  The popular center has outgrown their space and will reloca…

                  ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips writes: "Things are progressing in preparation for Elk City Days with posters up around the area. Although there are concerns about COVID-19 and possible exposure to the virus, there are already so many people visiting and staying in the Elk City area, it's doubtful …

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