KAMIAH – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Employee Association recently awarded four local high school graduates with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes local youth who demonstrate a passion for National Forests and care for their commun…

    Hundreds of seniors from across Idaho County graduated from their respective high schools in late May and early June. Many received awards and scholarships to further their education.

    KOOSKIA – Following a nearly two-and one-half hour executive session earlier in the meeting, the Mountain View School District 244 board voted to extend contracts to all but three teachers for the coming school year at their Monday night, June 3 meeting.

    GRANGEVILLE – “We love this community and are invested in it,” Tori Swan told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the April 15 meeting.

    GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville High School’s class of 2019 graduated 57 members Friday night, May 24. They were sent along their journey with words of wisdom-- and laughter.

      This will be the 5th year we have hosted a potluck and music community gathering at 123 Little Cedar Rd, Kendrick. The physical location is the second house on Three Bear Road between Southwick and Cavendish. For the last three years we have joined ICARE to help raise funds for the upper Cle…

      GRANGEVILLE – “We’re not going to tell people the sky is falling if this levy does not pass. We’re not using scare tactics about what we will take away – we will, as always, do the best we can with what we have,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said Monday, May 13. “W…

      Students at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Grangeville received an education in the capabilities of stock dogs at an afternoon demonstration last Friday, May 10.Ray Holes of Lazy H Livestock and Prescriptive Livestock Services of White Bird, conducted two half-hour sessions, explaining the wh…

      I’ve always believed a good book, if it comes along at precisely the right time, can change your life.

      GRANGEVILLE – Following a tense two-plus hour negotiations meeting Thursday, May 2, Mountain View School District board members and Central Idaho Education Association team members came to a tentative agreement for 2018-19 teacher contracts.

      The 2019 Riggins Rodeo Parade Sunday, May 5, saw people enjoying the sunshine on Main Street.

      KOOSKIA -- On Friday, April 26, five Clearwater Valley High School students traveled to Idaho Falls to participate in the 15th Annual Kiwanis Teen Film Festival.

      GRANGEVILLE – In April, a group of HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) members from Grangeville High School attended the state conference in Boise.

      GRANGEVILLE – “There aren’t a lot of options of areas to trim. Salaries and benefits, sports and extracurriculars. Programs,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Marc Scheibe told the board at the regular monthly meeting April 15.

      GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) board chair Lot Smith and trustee Rebecca Warden came head-to-head with teachers and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) members Char McKinney and Carey Draper for another shot at negotiations Monday, April 1.

      WHITE BIRD -- Our little town will come alive this weekend with the sights and sounds of White Bird Days and Rodeo. Come join grand marshals, Mike and Marlene Heath, and the 2019 rodeo queen Kaylee Page in this year’s activities. Setup around town is slated to begin Friday morning about 10 a…

      LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Miss Luella Smith headed out this week for the Upward Bound program, with students from all over the region. She was packed and ready to leave Lowell for three weeks. Saying goodbye to the family was pretty easy, but she had a hard time leaving the two newborn kittens tha…

      COTTONWOOD -- Happy Father’s Day to all Dads. And Happy Birthday to my hubby on Saturday. Congratulations to the three children of Melvin and Joyce Sonnen. All three graduated this year; Paul from Prairie High School, Laina and Whitney both from LCSC. It is very unusual for all the children …

      School is out and the Nezperce pool is open. Seems summer has begun, even if officially it doesn’t start until June 21. Soon, it’ll be time for “floating,” which some experts say is an “Idaho thing.” “It consists of sitting on an inner tube and slowly being carried down a creek for hours wit…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- On Sunday we capped off a great outdoorsy weekend, attending Molly Van Steenwyk’s high school graduation party at her mom Stacy’s house near Harpster. She graduated as salutatorian of the Idaho Virtual Academy with a 4.2 grade point average (gpa) and 30 college credits c…

      ELK CITY -- Let’s all support the coming Fourth of July with a great big celebration of fireworks and family. The donation jars are out at all of the businesses in town, ready to fill with your donations! Let’s make it a big one this year!

      After settling into our retired-life routine, I found (believe it or not) there were scattered hours each day that I had nothing to do. My little brain started twitching, searching for ideas to fill that void; my husband just shook his head.

      RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach them to soar on their own.” Congratulations to all high school graduates who are taking that first step out into the world away from hig…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- As I drove into Kooskia the other day, I noticed that the new electronic “reader board” sign is up at Clearwater Valley High School. The installation of the sign is the culmination of Mikaela Herrick’s senior project to replace the old sign that lets people know about sc…

      LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Last weekend brought rain, and sun, and whitewater, but it didn’t stop the upriver folks from remembering all of the service people who served our country, and to be thankful to them all.

      ELK CITY -- Thanks to the VFW and American Legion for continuing this Memorial Day celebration at the bridge. I was not able to be there, but thanks to Ray Bowers (took the photo of the celebration) and Susie Borowicz (took the photos of the quilt honorees), we have the celebration in photos.

      WHITE BIRD -- With an early deadline because of Memorial Day, I am just repeating some upcoming events. I hope everyone had a great holiday although it looked to be a bit on the rainy side.

      COTTONWOOD -- It must be officially summer. School is out or soon will be, and it is vacation Bible school time at two of the churches in Cottonwood. Time for some outdoor fun.

      Sierra Hand, a 7th grader in Nezperce, received a National PTA Reflections Award of Merit in the Visual Arts category for her drawing titled “Paramedical Pooches”. She was one of five middle school students across the nation to receive the award. Hand, the daughter of Mark and Shiloh Hand, r…

        LOWELL / SYRINGA -- Miss Martha Smith, of Lowell, brought home a medal from the Idaho State Track Meet this past week. She’s a pole vaulter deluxe, as a sophomore at Clearwater Valley High School, and a first-class student as well. She’s following in her father’s footprints.

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