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    CLEARWATER —Entertainers are wanted to perform at the Elk City Wagon Road Celebration in Clearwater Saturday, July 16. Lunch is provided. Call Dana Lohrey at 208-791-4548. Vendors are welcome to join the celebration at no cost; just set up on Clearwater’s Main Street beginning at 9 a.m. July 16.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — On Saturday, June 18, beginning at 1 p.m., the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Recovery is hosting a free picnic in Kamiah’s Riverfront Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and side dishes are provided. Volleyball and yard games are planned in addition to the onsite …

      KAMIAH — Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) has rescheduled its annual rodeo, originally set for this weekend, due to excessive rain.

      An atmospheric river event is forecasted to be bringing intense precipitation to the region, resulting in rising water levels for area streams, creeks, and main-stem rivers. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Missoula has issued a flood watch — starting Saturday afternoon, June 11 …

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — School’s out for summer, school’s out forever for the CVHS and KHS graduates! Congratulations, graduates! Fun to attend a few graduation parties again this year and a sitdown, in-person graduation of 32 at CVHS (up from 21 grads, last year). If you are walking around down…

        KAMIAH — Clearwater Valley Roundup Association’s Rodeo is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, in Kamiah. Saturday’s rodeo is at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s is at 1 p.m. at the CVRA Rodeo Grounds. Events will include ranch broncos, bulls, barrels, chute dogging, breakaway roping, team roping…

          CLEARWATER — The community of Clearwater will be host to a community-wide yard sale Saturday, June 11. Sign up now to be placed on a map, which will be available at the grange hall that day. Call Linda at 208-926-4606 or Susanne at 208-926-4278 by Monday, June 6, to be placed on the map. The…

          GRANGEVILLE — “Every bridge has its individual issues,” said Gene Meinen, Idaho County Road Supervisor, in describing the bridges he proposed for the Leading Idaho Local Bridge (LILB) funding. After reviewing bridges eligible for the program, he recommended to Idaho County commissioners to a…

            Cleaning, painting and sprucing up: Clearwater Valley High School students were out in force in the community Wednesday, May 11, for annual Ram Pride Day. The event is for students to be involved in campus and community improvement projects, from highway trash pickup and striping the school …

              CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, June 4, at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. The Wagon Road Museum will also be open 11 a.m.-1 p.n. The museum tells the story of the old Wagon Road that ran to Elk City h…

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — Four years of high school, (only three for a few students). Whether the top students, the ones who barely make it, and everyone in between, it’s a rite of passage. It’s really the end of childhood, as the kids become adults and go on with their lives. Some may dwell in th…

                CLEARWATER — The community of Clearwater will be host to a community-wide yard sale Saturday, June 11. Sign up now to be placed on a map, which will be available at the grange hall that day. Call Linda at 208-926-4606 or Susanne at 208-926-4278 by Monday, June 6, to be placed on the map. The…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Congratulations to the Clearwater Valley Rams boys’ baseball team for winning their first ever district championship. They went into districts as the 6th seed and ended in 4th with a blow-out 14-0 win over Prairie.

                The Clearwater Quick Response Unit (QRU) stated its thanks to all those who donated aluminum cans. In late April, Nancy and Doug Sutton transported this trailer loaded with bags of cans — totaling 880 pounds — to Lewiston where they were paid 65 cents a pound for a total $572. Comparing with…

                  CLEARWATER — Clearwater Cemetery will hold a workday this Saturday, May 21, beginning at 9 a.m. Bring your weed eater and gloves; some hand tools will be available. For questions call Patsy at 208-926-7355.

                    Students with the Clearwater Valley Jr./Sr. High School Music Department performed Wednesday, May 4, in the annual spring concert themed Band Wars. Director was Elizabeth Nuxoll, and accompanist was Carol Gibler.

                      CLEARWATER — Saturday, May 14 at the Elk City Wagon Road Museum in Clearwater, the “Dessert at the Museum” event will take place from 1-4 p.m. Visit the museum and enjoy a beverage and dessert. Everyone is welcome. Donations to the museum will be accepted.

                      Around 70 people attended a Bingo and tacos night at Clearwater Valley Junior-Senior High School at Kooskia on April 8. The event was a fundraiser put on by the parents of the Clearwater Valley High Class of 2023.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Drought, what drought? While I know there is a difference between long-term climate and short-term weather, it seems a little damp lately. Here in Harpster Heights, we have recorded more than four inches of rain, just in the first week of May. I love how green the grass i…

                        CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, May 7, at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. The Wagon Road Museum will also be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Museum tells the story of the historic Wagon Road that ran to Elk Ci…

                          CLEARWATER — Saturday, May 14 at the Elk City Wagon Road Museum in Clearwater, the “Dessert at the Museum” event will take place from 1-4 p.m. Visit the museum and enjoy a beverage and dessert. Everyone is welcome. Donations to the museum will be accepted.

                          BOISE — Thirteen students from Clearwater Valley and Grangeville high schools recently made the trip to Boise to represent their respective schools at the state HOSA (which now stands for Future Health Professionals) competition.

                            CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Clean Up day for Sally Ann Road has been changed from April 23 to April 30. Volunteers should meet at the Clearwater Grange Hall at 9 a.m. Garbage bags will be provided and coffee available at 8:30 a.m. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather, bring gloves and wa…

                              CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Cleanup day for Sally Ann Road has been changed from April 23 to April 30. Volunteers should meet at the Clearwater Grange Hall at 9 a.m. Garbage bags will be provided and coffee available at 8:30 a.m. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather, bring gloves and wat…

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — The Idaho County Sheriff’s department recently identified the remains of a man they found in 1984 at a campsite along Colt Killed Creek (White Sand Creek) in the upper Lochsa River basin. How amazing is that? The perseverance of the sheriff’s office coupled with the advan…

                                The first Backyard Bounty meeting of the year will be held on April 18 at the Valley View Nazarene Church on U.S. Highway 12. Potluck will be at 5:30 and the meeting will start at 6 p.m. (Bring your own place setting.) Bill Brewer, a local orchardist, will provide a presentation on grafting.…

                                  CLEARWATER — The BPC Volunteer Rural Fire Department said, “Congratulations to Theresa Jeske!” Theresa was elected as the new president at the April 2 annual meeting of the BPCVRFD in Clearwater! Also elected: vice president, Jeanie Baldwin; secretary, Susanne Smith; and treasurer, Celeste K…

                                    KOOSKIA — The Kooskia Saddliers will meet for garbage pickup Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m., at the Clearcreek fork. Bring gloves. Meet at the Kooskia Café after garbage pickup, around noon, for lunch.

                                      CLEARWATER — Save the date: Clearwater Road Cleanup Day has been set for April 23. Meet at the Grange Hall at 9 a.m. Garbage bags will be provided; wear appropriate clothes and bring water. Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. For questions, call Linda Winters at 208-926 4606.

                                        Teresa Bradley said this was her first time fishing for steelhead on the South Fork Clearwater River, after battling the hog pictured held by Idaho Fish and Game’s Justin Forrest, who logged the fish and let it go. It was hooked by longtimer Gary Sisk, who is pictured handing off to Bradley,…

                                          CLEARWATER — Save the date: Clearwater Road Cleanup Day has been set for April 23. Meet at the Grange Hall at 9 a.m. Garbage bags will be provided; wear appropriate clothes and bring water. Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. For questions, call Linda Winters at 208-926 4606.

                                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The Kooskia Teen Center opens today, Wednesday, March 30! After months of planning, cleaning, painting and updating the former Purple Feather Smoke shop building at 109 S. Main, it is ready. Although the Kamiah Teen Center has always welcomed Kooskia area teens, now they …

                                            CLEARWATER — The Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road will hold their monthly meeting Saturday, April 2, at the Clearwater Grange Hall, at 11 a.m., with a potluck lunch to follow. The Wagon Road Museum will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome to join. This group has many co…

                                              The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Discover Your Northwest at Lolo Pass Visitor Center announce a new documentary, “Camas: Sacred Food of the Nez Perce,” premieres Friday, March 25, online on the Lolo Pass Visitors Center – Discover Your Northwest YouTube channel.

                                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — “The world isn’t crazy, just the people in it,” mused grandpa, (Axl Fairbanks) in the Clearwater Valley High School’s rendition of a 1930’s Broadway play, “You Can’t Take It With You.” Becky Ward, recently retired from the Forest Service, stepped up to fill the director r…

                                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — Check out the Irish festival in Kamiah this Saturday, March 19. The Chamber of Commerce and partners plan a day full of activities. A two-mile leprechaun fun-walk/run at begins at 8 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., street games, vendor booths, car show and more throughout the a…

                                              KOOSKIA — Jarrett J. Krosoczka, a best-selling author/illustrator of more than 40 children’s books, will visit Kooskia and Kamiah, on March 22-23. He will conduct school assemblies, workshops, community presentations and a book signing. The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is funding …

                                              The Clearwater River has recently brought many fishermen both to the banks and to boats to take advantage of fishing season. Here, boaters get ready to try their luck on the Middlefork of the Clearwater River at the Kooskia Bridge.