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GRANGEVILLE -- After many hours of bantering and questioning numbers during the past week, it was clear Monday night, Aug. 3, that no agreements were going to be made.

Last week, Kamiah’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) teenagers and Teen Center staff trekked down the sidewalk carrying furniture and boxes from the existing Teen Center at 413 Main Street to the new location at 405 Main Street. Some of the bulkier items, like the pool table and the foosball table…

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…

Come support Grangeville Farmers’ Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park.  This week's tidbit: Botanically speaking, zucchini is a fruit though we often talk of it as a vegetable. Zucchini are usually picked when the seeds are soft and immature (8 inches in length). A zucchi…

    With the partnership formalized between Kootenai Health and St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals & Clinics in the spring, the opportunity to collaborate for patient care has expanded. 

      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.

        KAMIAH – Several historic fire lookout towers across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are staffed every fire season to detect smoke from wildfires in remote locations and support the agencies’ wildfire response. While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, members of the public are not…

        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…

        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…

          The Kamiah Youth Recreation Association board recently voted to hold a football season this year. "As long as the public school is able to play, so will we," KYRA president Ben Baldwin said.

          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…

          KOOSKIA — The Syringa Hospital Foundation (SHF) announced July 30 it will not move forward with purchasing the Baylor Building on Main Street where the Kooskia Syringa Clinic is located.

            POLLOCK—Starting tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 4), the Idaho Transportation Department will open U.S. Highway 95 at the slide area south of Riggins for nighttime travel. Moving forward, the temporary road around the base of the highway will be open 24/7 unless closures are required for safety conce…

              Gov. Brad Little will host a press conference regarding Stage 4 of Idaho Rebounds and the safe reopening of Idaho schools at noon MT Thursday, Aug. 6, in the East Conference Room of the JRW Building, located at 700 W. State Street in Boise. The conference will be streamed to the public online.

              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.

                Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) will administer $1,401,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help North Central Idaho communities and businesses respond to economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

                “Regardless of the risk level, throughout the remainder of the pandemic, everyone is asked to do the following: Stay home if you are sick. Maintain physical distance of 6 feet from others (outside of immediate family) whenever possible. Wear face coverings in public when physical distancing …

                Know that the detour off U.S. Highway 95 is not bad at all. The Old Pollock Road has been improved and the wait isn’t unusually long. Be prepared to put an extra 30-ish minutes on your trip. There are several signs through the Pollock route that ask people to slow down. One read, “This isn’t…

                  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…

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