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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.

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — April showers bring May flowers! As I sit at my window to write, it’s lovely to see the rain after quite a few weeks of dry weather. On my morning walk in the drizzle, I could smell the sweetness of the cherry and plum blossoms and saw a larger than normal (43) herd of el…

                On Tuesday, April 20, at approximately 7:06 p.m., the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office received a report that there were two hikers and a dog stranded on the south bank of the South Fork of the Clearwater River (Hwy 14 MP 20.7). These hikers were in a position where they could not continue any …

                COTTONWOOD — Power was disrupted and medical traffic was diverted due to damage resulting from a single vehicle accident in Cottonwood last week.

                  CLEARWATER — The community of Clearwater will host a cleanup day Saturday, April 24. Volunteers will meet at the Clearwater Grange Hall between 8:30 and 9 a.m. for coffee and snacks and then set out to clean Main Street and Sally Ann Road.

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY — This week is 911 Dispatcher Appreciation week. These folks are unsung heroes in helping save lives and property by getting law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services headed your way when you call. Thanks dispatchers!

                    CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, April 3, 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.

                      For all bird lovers in the area, there is a new Facebook group called “Clearwater Valley Bird Chatter.” This is provided as a community service available to those with an interest in birds and sharing their sightings, pictures and experiences with others.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY — With the weather warming up, I’m starting to see more life on the streets and people gathering outdoors. After all the spring sports just got started, CV and Kamiah are on spring break this week, so no school activities. Last week, a marathon length track meet at Kamiah l…

                        KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                          If you’ve needed a bathroom break along the Clearwater River, portable outhouses stationed along the way have provided a welcome relief. However, recent vandalism of these structures is costing Idaho Department of Fish and Game hundreds in replacement costs, and continued problems may result…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — Dozens of fluorescent, green balls are lobbed over the nets and piled up on the tennis courts, teenagers run laps fast and slow around the muddy track and the throwing and catching of baseballs mark the beginning of the spring sports season at Clearwater Valley High Schoo…

                          The Middle Fork of the Clearwater River between Harpster and Kamiah was the place for fishing on Saturday, Feb. 27, as fishermen were spaced out along the banks, as well as many drift boats were out with parties looking for the catch. Pictured here is a trio in a drift boat, spotted approxim…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — As the snow continues to melt, CV and Kamiah school winter sports season transitions to spring sports this week. Ten boys from the Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op team travelled to the state wrestling tournament last weekend. Athletic director, Allen Hutchens, shared that …

                            CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet Saturday, March 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 …

                            After last spring’s school shutdown of in-person schooling due to COVID-19, families needed to decide how to approach their children’s education last fall. Some chose in-person school, some online school through Clearwater Valley High School, while others chose different online school progra…

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY — It seems like we got a winter’s worth of snow in the past week. Since I haven’t needed to venture very far from home, I’ve been enjoying cross country skiing around our property. Really great exercise breaking trail uphill, but once the snow stopped and I could follow my …

                              PBS viewers are invited to watch The Last Log Drive on the Clearwater River. The film airs Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m., and repeats Sunday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. It will be available for early streaming beginning Feb. 11 on the PBS Video app or online at video.idahoptv.org.

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