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    CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale Sunday, Feb. 5, in Clearwater. This is set for the grange hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the grange to help maintain this historic building.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — If you know Mary Bishop, wish her a happy 100th birthday this weekend. Her family is hosting a surprise party on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s at the Clearwater IOOF (Odd Fellows) Lodge on Main Street in Clearwater. Great if you want to bring a card, but no gifts.

      For the first time in two years, the annual Save the Pool Crab Feed will be held at the Legion Hall in Kamiah. This three day event starts today, Thursday, Jan. 26, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Today is the Family Night, with kids able to join all night. After dinner, there will be a variety…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Support the efforts to open the Kamiah swimming pool and keep it running. Attend the Save the Pool Crab Feed set for Jan. 26-28, Thursday-Saturday, at the Legion Hall, 618 Main Street. All three nights include dinner and entertainment, plus live music by the Brothers Grim…

        CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale Sunday, Feb. 5, in Clearwater. This is set for the grange hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the grange to help maintain this historic building.

          KOOSKIA — Mary Bishop, from Clearwater, will turn 100 Jan. 25. Family, friends and neighbors are welcome to join the family in celebrating at a surprise party being held at the Clearwater IOOF Hall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28; stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

          Photographer Denton Thaves caught this Dec. 26 photo along the Clearwater River at Kooskia, noting, “Freezing overnight temperatures causes ice on the river to freeze, and warmer temperatures caused the ice to melt into huge chunks,” and float down the river.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — How about those Kubs? The Kamiah boys’ basketball team won in overtime against Potlatch over the weekend. The Kubs remain unbeaten in Whitepine League games. The Clearwater Valley wrestlers had a great weekend, too. They placed 2nd overall out of 18 teams at a big tournam…

            Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia held its annual winter concert last Thursday, Dec. 22, featuring songs of the season, led by music director Elizabeth Nuxoll.

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Happy New Year! I am thankful for all the people who helped keep us safe, working through the holidays, at times in cold and windy weather. Law enforcement, fire, ambulance, road crews and power companies, we appreciate you!

              On Dec. 14, Clearwater Valley Jr/Sr High School held its Winter Concert. Directed by Elizabeth Nuxoll with accompanist Carol Gibler, all levels of band and choir performed, from sixth-grade band through high school choir. They played various songs, such as ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day…

              CLEARWATER — Happy winter solstice! Since prehistoric times, people across the world have celebrated the day of the sun’s rebirth. Glad we begin our slow return to the light, each day a few minutes longer than the last. Beautiful to walk through a snowy landscape and enjoy the peace.

                CLEARWATER — Anyone in Clearwater and the surrounding area is welcome to attend the annual community Christmas party at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Clearwater IOOF (Oddfellows) Lodge on Main St. in Clearwater. The event returns after a pause for the past few years. This gives people a …

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Want to enjoy good food and fellowship? Anyone who lives in Clearwater and the surrounding area is welcome to join in the annual community Christmas party at noon on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Clearwater IOOF (Oddfellows) Lodge on Main Street in Clearwater. The event retur…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — This time of year, it’s nice to reflect on the simple things in life – dinner at the neighbors’, sitting on the porch with Nick, the dog and the cats, sunrises and sunsets without much daylight in between, walks in the snow and the quiet. After a major snowstorm, last wee…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Time to get in the winter holiday spirit. The Christmas Light Parade, cosponsored by Kamiah Fire Rescue and the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, on Kamiah’s Main Street. This year’s theme is “Back Home for the Holidays” and “Whoville and the…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Two winter craft fairs are happening in the Clearwater Valley this weekend, Nov. 25 and 26, with Kamiah’s Christmas Light Parade, and the Olde-Fashioned Christmas events the following weekend, Dec. 2 and 3. Also, be sure to check out the latest Idaho reports segment on Id…

                  Christmas swags are ready for purchase. The cost is $25, and they are available in red, red and gold, red and silver, or blue and silver. They will be ready for pickup on Thursday, Dec. 1. Contact Melissa at 208-935-5134 to preorder.

                  KOOSKIA — Area veterans were honored for their service last Thursday, Nov. 10, at Clearwater Valley High School’s annual Veterans’ Day assembly.

                  KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley High School students Cassidy Thibert and Axl Fairbank have been accepted into All State, a four-day event, Feb 1-4, 2023, for the best high school band and choir students in the state of Idaho. Thousands of high schoolers apply, and only a select few are chosen.

                  GRANGEVILLE — “Our staff is doing a very good job of keeping our kids safe,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Steve Higgins reported at the Oct. 20 board meeting.

                    HARPSTER — Harpster kicked off the Clearwater Valley holiday craft fair season with their event at the old schoolhouse on Nov. 5. Shoppers chatted with friends, browsed a variety of handmade and upcycled items and stopped for soup, chili, baked potatoes and pie.

                    KOOSKIA — People streamed into the Clearwater Valley High School (CVHS) lunchroom on the evening of Nov. 3 to see the senior projects, a rite of passage for the senior class. Each student showed a display for their project, all of which included service for a school program or in the broader…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — We don’t often see people who live in the Kamiah and Kooskia areas featured in national magazines, but I have seen three in the past month. Rolling Stone magazine interviewed Martha Smith, a 2020 CVHS graduate, about her activism at the University of Idaho campus. In her …

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — High School fall sports are ending and winter sports are beginning. Over the weekend, four cross-country runners from the valley competed in the state 1A finals in Lewiston on Saturday. Evelyn Ward of CVHS placed 49th of 62 runners. Dayton Mitzkus and Wyatt Anderberg of C…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — Norma Staaf has voted! Call me a civic-minded person, but I like the pomp and circumstance of voting in person, going into the booth, getting the “I have voted” sticker. Although voting by mail is perfectly fine and legal, I prefer in-person voting. For people out in the …

                      KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley High School will hold its fall concert on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., in the high school cafeteria. This will feature a variety of music from both the high school band and choir.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Mention of Halloween can conjure up images of devils and witches, cowboys and fairies, and scary people in masks. Some people love the holiday while others hate or fear it. Why? Many of us wear masks at some time, whether literal, like makeup, beards, or a unique style of…

                      ELK CITY — “My observations of academic programs are positive. I expressed to schools last spring that the program was not broken, and my current observations indicate that,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Steve Higgins reported at the Sept. 15 meeting held in Elk City.

                        KOOSKIA — The Ridge Runner Fire Department will hold its first chili cookoff Friday, Oct. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at 136 Red Fir Rd., Kooskia. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children to warm up with chili, cornbread, dessert and drink! Those who want to prove they make the best chil…

                          KOOSKIA — The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, for children ages three to five years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development, hearing or vision. The screening is free and will take appro…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — A couple of events coming up the weekend of Oct. 14-15, one new and one returning. The Ridge Runner Fire Department’s chili cookoff is planned for Friday, Oct. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ridge Runner Fire House on 136 Red Fir Road. Call Cathy Ward at 208-755-1039 by Fr…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — Happy “drive electric” week! It’s the 12th year anniversary of the week to raise awareness of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The only people I know in the Clearwater Valley with an electric vehicle (EV) are Larry and Sheryl Nims. Cloninger’s grocery store recen…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — A little chill in the air as autumn officially begins this week. If a bowl of homemade chili sounds good about now, you’re in luck. The Clearwater Chili Feed is coming soon on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4-7 p.m. This annual event features a variety of homemade chili, cornbrea…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — It is homecoming week at Clearwater Valley High School. Come watch the volleyball game vs. Prairie on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 16, the parade begins at 4 p.m. Each “princess” rides down Main St. on the hood of the vehicle of their choice, followed by…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The annual Big Cedar Homemakers Navajo Taco Feed is happening this Friday, Sept. 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the historic Big Cedar Schoolhouse. If you are new to the area or just haven’t been, check it out. Although it’s only about seven miles from Kooskia, it feels a little rem…

                          KOOSKIA — School is in session again, filled with excited and unhappy students alike. Parents, students, and staff members all arrived at Clearwater Valley Elementary School last Wednesday, Aug. 30, ready to start the new year. Principal for CVES and Elk City School Joe Rodriguez was out gre…

                          KAMIAH — With another summer coming to an end, the community is getting ready for the annual Kamiah BBQ Days, and all the fun activities that come with it. Greg and Donna Johnson have been selected as this year’s grand marshals.

                          HARPSTER — Camp ALACCA has announced their executive directors, Mike and Timmie Hoecherl, are leaving, and Johny and Bailey Schuster are taking their place.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The blackberries out on our landscape look tantalizingly purple-colored, but not quite ripe. Dreaming of eating blackberries warmed in the morning sun, after my morning run, maybe next week. Pies, jam, maybe wine later. Yum.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — I have considered entering things in the open class at the Idaho County Fair for the last decade. This year, I finally got it together and entered a few photos, winning a blue ribbon in the advanced random people with “dancing at Wispin’iitpe,” taken at an event near Lolo…

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