BOISE – Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier announced July 8 a new statewide model that she states will directly serve more Idahoans.

      The area’s biggest rodeo prize was won Saturday night, July 6, by bull rider Dalton Davis, who scored an 81 late in the evening to win not only the first-place purse: As the only bull rider to post a qualified ride, Davis scooped up all the ground money – totaling $2,156 in all.

      Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, the parades to the car show, Grangeville's annual celebration featured something for everyone. Check out photos from this year's event.

      GRANGEVILLE – Skies were blue and breezes slight for the 108th annual Border Days. Just the right combination for a plethora of Idaho County residents and visitors to clamor onto Main Street for the 2019 Super Egg Toss.

        COTTONWOOD -- At 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, the Monastery of St. Gertrude will host author Susan Swetnam, who will read from her new book, “In the Mystery’s Shadow: Reflections on Caring for the Elderly and Dying.”

          KAMIAH – Since starting its 2019 season in mid-June, the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps has been hard at work on projects across the Clearwater Valley alongside professionals with the USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Idaho Firewise, and more.

          NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Gabriel Angus, from Cottonwood, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) reactor department, received the Warrior of the Week award June 20 for outstanding performance from Capt. John J. Cummings, Ford's commanding officer, and Command Master …

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I enjoyed my first yoga class at Christina Stalnaker’s new location at the HKD martial arts academy last week. You can find HKD at 4347 US Highway 12 between Kooskia and Kamiah.

          RIGGINS -- Quote of the week: “My grandchildren are a window to my past, a mirror of today, a door to tomorrow, and the keeper of my heart for all eternity.” Anonymous

          LOWELL / SYRINGA -- The fireworks are over, the earthquakes didn’t hit this far out, and the rivers have peaked, so let’s enjoy Idaho for all that it is.

          ELK CITY — The community has lost the longest living resident in Elk City. Joe King died Friday. He was born in 1939, came here as a baby on a stagecoach via the old Elk City Wagon Road and was raised by his grandmother. He went to school here, having Gertrude Maxwell for his teacher for mos…

            MOSCOW – The University of Idaho has announced its students who have made the 2019 Spring Dean’s List. More than 2,400 students qualified for the list for the spring 2019 semester. To be included, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester…

            It was a good day for haying in Cottonwood Saturday, July 6. This young farm worker was busy baling hay on Substation Road in the late afternoon.

              KAMIAH -- Kamiah and Kooskia Community libraries will present a Universe of Stories: Star Party Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m., at the Heart of the Monster site (highway 12, MP 685). The occasion is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Telescopes will be available for ni…

                ELK CITY -- The Elk City Dust Devils, Framing Our Community and Friends of the Elk City School will be hosting an “Old Fashioned Sunday in the Park” on Sunday, July 21. This is in conjunction with the Elk City Wagon Road Days, Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Adventure Trip, that takes plac…

                  GRANGEVILLE -- Monique Judson of Orofino will share about a recent medical mission to Peru at Encouragers on Thursday, July 11 at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Pizza Factory. She used her skills as a dental hygienist to reach needy people in Cusco, the capital, in remote villages, and in the hi…

                    GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Republican Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m. at the Grangeville Super 8 conference room. The public is invited to attend.

                      KAMIAH -- On Aug. 5, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be taking a group to the Aquatic Center in Clarkston. The bus will leave from the UYLC office, 413 Main street, at 10 a.m., and is expected to be back to Kamiah around 6 p.m. There are certain pay rates…

                      GRANGEVILLE – The first of the 2019 Grangeville Free Summer Concert Series performances is set for this Thursday, July 11.

                        KAMIAH -- Young people from all over the Clearwater Valley are currently taking part in an epic African adventure! Bring your young ones and friends to the Nazarene Church in Kamiah for a free, fun-filled learning experience including exciting Bible stories, fun games, crafts, energizing mus…

                        In 2018, Alex and Margaret Frei were the first two runners to cross the finish line at the annual 5K fun run held each Fourth of July in Grangeville. On Thursday, Margaret was the first woman to finish, but Alex wasn’t seen until later.

                        When the idealistic fathers of the first Border Days celebration were dreaming about an old west exhibition beyond anything ever before attempted in the northwest, the celebration was referred to as “Frontier Days.”

                        Debco Construction of Orofino made the lowest of three bids for the Glenwood Road-Adams Grade junction rebuild: $1,289,289, approved during the June 18 Idaho County Commission meeting. A bid for repairs at Crocker Creek, about 12 miles from Kamiah, came in at $206,352. That bid, by Cook and …

                        Last week, I included the e-mail I received from Idaho Department of Labor director Jani Revier in response to the e-mail I sent inquiring about the Grangeville IDOL office being closed. Revier said, in part, “The regional office in Grangeville does not meet … current requirements for the Am…

                          The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, July 10, at the Fenn Ranger Station (831 Selway Road) to discuss the planned summer prescribed burning on the Coolwater project east of Lowell. The meeting will be open–house style with Forest Service st…

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