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The trip up Sally Ann Road on the way to Clearwater was paved with a plethora of wild, pink roses and lush, green vegetation Saturday, June 13.

    CLEARWATER -- The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, June 29, at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. This is the last group meeting prior to Wagon Road Days, July 20-21.

    Last week, the St. Mary’s Kamiah Clinic opened the doors at their new building. Construction crews quickly demolished the old building, built in the early 1960’s by the Jaycees.  A parking lot will be constructed on the site for the new clinic.  Janet Cruz, a long-time resident of Kamiah, wh…

    Susanne Smith of Clearwater caught this beautiful rainbow show, which occurred after a hailstorm there on Sunday afternoon, June 14.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A beautiful spring morning provided the backdrop for the somber occasion of a Memorial Day commemoration at the Pine Ridge Cemetery near Kooskia. Members of the American Legion, Post No. 75, and VFW Post No. 5407, provided color guard and honor guard for the ceremony. Ro…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last Friday I cheered on the graduating seniors at both the Clearwater Valley parade, in my CV news area, and the Grangeville parade where I saw my great-nephew Quinn Hall. It was a little challenging to wave a “Congrats 2020 grads” sign, point a camera, wave and cheer a…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Clearwater Valley High School graduation parade will be held this Friday, May 22. Line up at 12:30p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Elementary school. The parade begins at 1 p.m., traveling down Main Street to the high school. Each family can bring two vehicles (no trai…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I was excited to go to both the Kamiah and Kooskia libraries last week. Although the physical libraries remain closed to the public, they are offering curbside pickup of books on hold. Several that I placed on hold in March were released to me. It was like having an earl…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Good news: I am no longer the youngest person in my Harpster Heights neighborhood! Idaho County native, Ada Fryer, a 2010 Clearwater Valley High School graduate, returned to live at her family’s place after several years of travelling and working abroad. Ada graduated fr…

    This colorful painted rock was found at a pullout along Leitch Creek Road outside Kooskia on April 24. The backside lists, “CV Rocks 2020” and requests it be posted on Facebook.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last week, I participated in church services and yoga on Facebook live, a Prairie River Library district meeting via Zoom and a Mountain View School District board meeting by conference call. A lot of us are learning new technologies or improving how we use them. While i…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A few weeks ago we checked in with Stacy Van Steenwyk, our Harpster area neighbor. She is still hard at work as an internet service provider (she co-owns Mtida) while her daughter, Molly, a freshman at the University of Idaho, is back in Harpster, doing on-line classes. …

    KOOSKIA – “We are trying to break the silence and connect with others to help those in need,” said Clearwater Valley High School junior Martha Smith.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After two weeks of eating our own cooking, I decided to resume our Friday night take-out pizza tradition, both because we like the Silver Dollar’s (in Stites) pizza and we want to support them. Before heading to Stites, I checked in with several Harpster Heights neighbor…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The three restaurants in Kooskia (China Café, Kooskia Café and the Purdy’s Farm Table) and the Silver Dollar Pizzeria and Pub in Stites remain open (as of today) for take-out only with the China Café and Silver Dollar offering delivery within a five-mile radius. Restaura…

      The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is an eight-week summer program that prepares youth for natural resource careers by building professional, personal and problem-solving skills through working with multiple regional agency and community partners. Crews work with partners …

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Kamiah Teen Center got some great news last week. Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Executive Director Sharlene Johnson shared that they were awarded a STOP (Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking act) grant to further Teen Center programming and to enhanc…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last week I headed back to Clearwater Valley High School on Wednesday afternoon to check out the senior project displays. I had so much fun visiting with students about their projects and future plans that I didn’t have time to see all of them. What a great bunch of stud…

        The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about sharing the benefits of National Forest System lands to work as volunteer campground hosts on the forest this summer. This year, the Forest Service is seeking volunteer campground hosts at the foll…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling to be happy again! Yep, Clearwater Valley High School students spent last weekend “Singing in the Rain” with a brilliant production of this musical. I had fun at the opening night show on Thursday…

        KOOSKIA – A group of Clearwater Valley High School students are prepared to attend the BPA (Business Professionals of America) state competition in Boise this weekend after qualifying at regionals in December 2019.

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I had a fun time at the CV junior high girls volleyball games at the last game of the season on Thursday. An animated Coach Marty Lytle kept the girls inspired and you could feel the excitement in the air. Parents and coaches honored the 8th grade girls at a break betwee…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is offering a spring session of the Strengthening Families Program beginning on March 4. This is a free, 14-week interactive workshop for parents and children ages 6 to 11. The weekly 2-½ hour sessions are designed to improve r…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I watched my grand-nephew Quinn Hall, a senior, and his fellow JV Bulldogs play against the Rams last Thursday at CV. They were action-packed games with the Bulldogs winning both JV and Varsity. I loved the lively music from the Clearwater Valley High School pep band dur…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After reading the Idaho County Free Press for a decade, it is strange to see an issue without Marie Smith’s musings from Lowell. I have enjoyed the quirkiness, the stories from hunters, floaters, anglers along the Middle Fork and Selway Rivers, the photos of her grandchi…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- For a little town with no restaurants, the folks of Clearwater do a fine job of feeding people. On Sunday we enjoyed seeing family plus old and new friends at the 57th annual Groundhog Day feed. After eating sausage, eggs and pancakes, I headed to the kitchen to check in…

        GRANGEVILLE – How will the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests be managed in the coming decades? What are the plans to guide the complexity of resource management decisions to be made across four million acres of national forest?

          LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Toddlers ruled at this year’s Harpster Christmas program with many adorable and excited young children including some families who attended for the first time. A large crowd of 90 participants filled the Harpster Community Center (the old schoolhouse) on Sunday afternoon…

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