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

CLEARWATER VALLEY — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony, instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, drew a crowd of more than 300 people of all ages. The youngest g…

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater Grange annual Chili Feed is almost here. The date is Saturday, Oct. 2. On the menu is chili, cornbread, beverage and dessert. There will also be a silent auction to bid on. Donations will be taken for the meal.

      Last Wednesday, Sept. 1, Clearwater Valley Elementary School students arrived for their first day of school. After a quick breakfast, they headed outside to the playground. At 8:10 a.m., the children lined up by class, then followed their new teacher to the classroom. Principal Joe Rodriguez…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Remember the return of the Big Cedar Taco Feed is this Friday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a fresh, hot fry bread taco outdoors on the grounds of the historic Big Cedar one-room schoolhouse. Tables and chairs are provided. Dinner and a soft drink are $7.50 for adults and $5 …

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — The Kamiah Chamber of Commerce members invite you to Kamiah’s 85th Barbecue Days. Music, dancing, a parade, a beer garden, lots of food, including a free barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. Also, arts and crafts show, classic car show, a quilt show, rubber ducky …

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last week, I ventured out of the Clearwater Valley onto the prairie for the Idaho County Fair parade. I saw a few of the 4-H kids from the Clearwater Valley area, including Rayne Martinez with the 4-H ambassadors’ group and recently crowned 1st princess Kaylee Graves, joi…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — This weekend, the 45th annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-Wow will return to Kamiah after being cancelled last year. The “return to the circle” celebration, will be held outdoors, behind the Wa-A’Yas Community Center (on 4th and Idaho). The event begins with blessings and a gr…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY ­­— I heard from Nancy Sutton of Clearwater QRU. Group members are thrilled with the generosity people showed at their various fund-raisers during Elk City Wagon Road Days. This includes the ongoing “Where’s the Beef Raffle?” for cut and wrapped local beef, a quilt raffle a…

        KOOSKIA — Syringa clinics in Grangeville and Kooskia will be giving out free sports physicals for 2021-22 high school athletes. These will be offered at the Kooskia clinic July 28, 1-4:30 p.m., and at the Grangeville clinic Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m.

        CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last Saturday, I went to two different events, the Elk City Wagon Road Days in the morning and “Music in the Valley” in Kamiah. Elk City Wagon Road Days was cancelled last year, so it was good to have it back. After watching the parade, enjoying a $5 steak burger, buying …

        CLEARWATER VALLEY — Fire is all around us since fire season began early in the Clearwater Valley after a hot, dry spring and hotter June. At this writing, the Too Kush 2 fire, near Kooskia, and the Ridgewood fire, near Kamiah, are the closest. Large fires continue to burn near Dixie. A fire …

          KOOSKIA — Shoot the hoops at a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, set for Saturday, July 31, at Clearwater Valley High School at Kooskia. Preregistration (before July 20) is $70; and registration (after July 20 or day of tournament) is $80.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The 4th of July festivities on the Clearwater Valley High School grounds drew a crowd of excited youngsters, leaving some parents rushing to keep up. The event, sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union, included many bouncy features. The foam pit proved to be a hit on …

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — Well, it’s officially crazy hot! The City of Kamiah and Kamiah Fire Protection District have banned open burning for the rest of the summer. Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault asks people to be extremely careful with any fireworks over the 4th. He reminds people that…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY —Last Thursday night, I attended the Kamiah Fire- Rescue’s (KFR) Stop-the-Bleed, Hands-only CPR, etc. course at the fire hall, offered free to the community. A crowd ranging in age from six to mid-70s joined in the most engaging, practical lifesaving skills class I have eve…

            The bulls got better of the bullriders at the Clearwater Valley Roundup Association rodeo Sunday afternoon, June 20, in Kamiah.

              CLEARWATER — Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road announce the 30th anniversary of the weekend celebration. This year’s celebration will be held July 17 and 18 in Clearwater and on the old Wagon Road. The Wagon Road hauled supplies to Elk City and the gold mines in the area in the late 1800s.

                CLEARWATER — The Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, June 26, 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 old Wagon Road that ran to Elk C…

                  Six boats competed in the weekend’s Clearwater River Rush Jet Boat Race. The event was held Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, along the Clearwater River in eight legs total, run between Ahsahka Beach to the Kamiah boat ramp.

                  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…

                    CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Community Yard Sale is set for this Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Grange Hall in Clearwater will be available for table sales, $10 per table. Call Carole at 208-926-7465 to reserve a table. A map of the sales in the area will be available at the grange h…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — Schools out for summer, schools out forever! Both CV and Kamiah seniors graduated last Friday. Glad they were able to have the normal pomp and circumstance of graduation this year. Congratulations to the Clearwater Valley, Kamiah and home-school high school graduates. The…

                      Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, in Orofino, and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, in Cottonwood are introducing new names, brands and vision as part of their integration into the Kootenai Health regional health care system, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene.

                        CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, June 5, at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m., followed by a pot luck lunch. The Wagon Road Museum will also be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum tells the story of the old wagon road that ran to E…

                          KAMIAH — The 2021 CVRA rodeo will be presented June 19-20 by Bar X Rodeo, with mutton busting, breakaway roping, chute dogging, steer riding, bull riding, saddle bronc, team roping and barrel racing entries open through barxranches@gmail.com. Performances are 6 p.m. that Saturday and 1 p.m. …

                            Graduation commencement was held for the Clearwater Valley High School Class of 2021 last Friday, May 28. Graduates family and friends attended the ceremony held that evening for the 21 students in the CVHS gym.

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Both Clearwater Valley (CV) and Kamiah track teams competed well last weekend, with the Kubs boys’ team edging out 2nd place Logos 109.24 to 108 points. Preston Amerman, of CV, clocked the most impressive individual performance, winning all three distance races- the 800, …

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Great to see the Nez Perce Tribal members gathering in Kamiah for the spring general council. They were able to gather in person this year. On the first day of council the ‘Uuyit Kimti program staff organized a memorial walk to remember missing and murdered indigenous wom…

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY — After a few days of unseasonably hot weather at the end of last week, I spent a rainy, Saturday morning watching the Clearwater Valley Rams and Kamiah Kubs Middle School kids in their fourth and final track meet of the season. The rain didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of…

                              CLEARWATER — Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road Museum will offer its “Dessert at the Museum” event Saturday, May 8, from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome and the event is by donation only. Join in for coffee, tea, dessert and stop by the museum.

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