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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

In its 36th year, "Get Acquainted" is one of The Idaho County Free Press' most popular publi…

    In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- SHAZAM! The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will show the 2019 hit movie Shazam at the Kamiah Riverside Park on Thursday, Aug. 8. This movie is based on the comic book superhero of the same name and can be described as comedy in the fantasy/science fiction genre …

      CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Aug. 21, noon. This week’s menu is stew, corn bread, salad and dessert. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation apprec…

      COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

        The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.

          CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Aug. 7, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. Call 208-926-7776.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A few times a year the sleepy Main Street of Clearwater, Idaho, comes to life. Elk City Wagon Road Days is one of those times where throngs of people fill the streets. I enjoyed local and out-of-town musical talent at the old-time gospel hour and variety shows. I had a n…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Big Cedar Schoolhouse is looking spiffy with a recent paint job by C&W Painting. The historic schoolhouse, picnic shelter and grounds are getting more use this summer. This coming weekend two members of the Big Cedar Homemakers group will have a downsizing sale a…

          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.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last week I attended a Mountain View School Board meeting live instead of just watching on video. Clearwater Valley (CV) Associated student body (ASB) vice-president Martha Smith delivered the first public comments. In her heartfelt thoughts she laid out for the board ho…

            North Central Idaho is forecast to be hit by a strong weather event by Wednesday, June 26, with high winds and hail, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula, Mont.

              CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, June 19, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. Call 208-926-7776.

              CLEARWATER VALLEY -- What kind of a teacher finishes school and begins summer break by heading on a trip with a group of students the next day? A wonderful and dedicated one! Kamiah Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Ms. Taylie Hopkins, along with Salmon River High School teacher Ashley Ma…

                CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, June 19, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. Call 208-926-7776.

                KOOSKIA – Following a nearly two-and one-half hour executive session earlier in the meeting, the Mountain View School District 244 board voted to extend contracts to all but three teachers for the coming school year at their Monday night, June 3 meeting.

                KOOSKIA – Longtime Idaho County Sheriff’s Office deputy, Doug Ulmer, is looking to take the next step. Last week, the Kooskia resident formally announced his candidacy for Idaho County Sheriff, which will come up for election next year.

                Illegal drug use in popular recreation areas along U.S. Highway 12 came under scrutiny during the Memorial Day weekend with law enforcement emphasis patrols resulting in 30 individual charges, including some felonies.

                  CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, June 5, noon. Stroganoff, green salad and J-ello are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appre…

                  The U.S. Forest Service informed the Idaho County Commission last week that the federal agency has paid $1.2 million for 110 acres of private land 10 miles west of Lolo Pass.

                    GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Treasurer’s Office reminds residents the second half of 2018 property taxes are due by Thursday, June 20, at close of business at 5 p.m. Payments can be made at the treasurer’s office at the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville, by phone and online.

                      CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Grange recently announced a community yard sale which is scheduled Saturday, June 8. All Clearwater area residents are encouraged to participate. Set up sales at your property or rent a table at the Grange Hall for $10. A map will be distributed for all locations…

                        CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, June 5, noon. Stroganoff, green salad and J-ello are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated …

                          CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Grange recently announced a community yard sale which is scheduled Saturday, June 8. All Clearwater area residents are encouraged to participate. Set up sales at your property or rent a table at the Grange Hall for $10. A map will be distributed for all locations…

                            CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, June 5, noon. Stroganoff, green salad and J-ello are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated …

                            Voters head to the polls next Tuesday to decide on area school district levies, positions for the hospital board and highway district, a revenue bond, and a mayoral recall.

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last weekend we had a great showing from both the Clearwater Valley Rams and the Kamiah Kubs at the 1A district I/II track and field meet in Kamiah. The Kubs boys team won the district 1A title for the 2nd year. The Kubs team qualified 15 athletes, one girl and 14 boys. …

                              Forest Service Road 650, located on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, will be closed beginning Monday, May 20, for public safety while crews repair road damage.

                                CLEARWATER – Dessert at the Museum is set for Saturday, May 11, at the Elk City Wagon Road Museum in Clearwater, 1 to 4 p.m. Visit the museum and enjoy a beverage and dessert. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted.

                                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I spent some time at the exhibit, “Native Voices, Native People’s concepts of health and illness” at the Kamiah High School library last week. This fascinating exhibit includes five stations with headphones where you can listen to short video clips with more than 100 int…

                                  CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, May 1, noon. Vegetable soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 dona…

                                    CLEARWATER -- The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, May 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. to 1 p.m. The museum tells the story of the old Wagon Road that ran to Elk City ha…

                                      CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, May 1, noon. Vegetable soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation ap…

                                        CLEARWATER -- Volunteers from the Clearwater area and Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road will gather on Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m., to clean Sally Ann Road and Clearwater Main Street of litter. All volunteers are welcome.

                                          CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, April 17, noon. Soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation ap…

                                            CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 17, noon. Soup, sandwiches, fruit and dessert are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciat…

                                              CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, April 3, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. Call 208-926-7776.

                                                CLEARWATER -- The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, April 6, 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 City…

                                                  CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 3, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. Call 208-926-7776.

                                                    CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 20, noon. Chili, cornbread, Jello and fruit are on the menu. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated…

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