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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

    GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Christian Church and Abundant Life Ministries will host their combined vacation Bible school Monday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night. This is set for GCC this year, 402 W. South 1st street. Registration will be the first night. All k…

      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.

                    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

                      The number of burn permits issued averages about 18,000 a year in Idaho, and that number continues to rise. Area residents are advised that burn permits are — as of May 10 — now required, and this runs through Oct. 20.

                      GRANGEVILLE — On account of his nose-to-the-grindstone style, even those who have been around Idaho County more than five years may be more likely to think of Carl Crabtree for his ranching than for the no-nonsense work he did for the county government, keeping noxious weeds in check.

                        Boise — The Idaho Secretary of State has given volunteers the green light to begin collecting signatures for the Quality Education Act. The ballot initiative would boost funding for K-12 education by more than $200 million annually.

                        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.

                          Anyone who experiences COVID-19 symptoms is encouraged to get tested, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to Idaho residents. Tests can be requested by calling 2-1-1; no personal information is required other than a name and mailing address.

                          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.

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