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.

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.

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.

    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 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. …

      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 – 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…

          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 – 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…

                                          CLEARWATER -- The QRU (quick response unit) in the Clearwater area held a successful spaghetti feed fundraiser on March 9 in Clearwater. Approximately 150 community members and supporters attended and generously donated to the ambulance fund. Ample donations were made to the spaghetti meal, …

                                            The Employees of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are offering four $1,000 scholarships to seniors in six communities where local Forest Service offices are located. Graduating seniors with a minimum 2.75 GPA seeking to continue their education at an academic, vocational or trade in…

                                              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…

                                                CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Quick Response Unit (ambulance) is sponsoring a spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 9, 4-7 p.m., at the Clearwater IOOF Hall (note the place has changed). It is a fund-raiser for the maintenance of the unit and possible purchase of a newer model ambulance to replac…

                                                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- April Blankenship, branch manager at Kamiah community library is planning a new book club called “Open Minds, Open Books” to discuss some tough topics like racism, white supremacy and gender discrimination. These are important topics that many people avoid discussing bec…

                                                  CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Quick Response Unit (ambulance) is sponsoring a spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 9, 4-7 p.m., at the Clearwater Grange Hall. It is a fund-raiser for the maintenance of the unit and possible purchase of a newer model ambulance to replace the aging model.

                                                  CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Artist Amelia Oswold recently moved from Kamiah to Hawaii. I first met Oswold at an art show at Muse Media last winter. She describes her artist handle, #theboldgeneration, as having “a passion for woman empowerment, and a sparking flare of punk; every piece made, a stat…

                                                    CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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 app…

                                                    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I talked to Kamiah Schools Language Arts teacher, Taylie Hopkins, the other day. In addition to teaching at the middle school and the high school and co-directing the Kamiah Characters plays, she is planning an exciting Eastern Seaboard Tour for Kamiah and Salmon River s…

                                                      CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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 appreciate…

                                                        CLEARWATER -- Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road will begin their 2019 year with a committee meeting, Saturday, Feb. 2. The meeting is at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch at the Clearwater Grange Hall. Everyone is welcome to join the committee as they plan this year's activities. The goal…

                                                          CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 6, noon. White enchiladas, refried beans, salad 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 donat…

                                                            CLEARWATER -- The Clearwater Grange is hosting a bazaar/yard sale on Sunday, Feb. 3, in Clearwater. This coincides with the annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast at the IOOF Hall in Clearwater. The Bazaar will be in the Grange Hall also in Clearwater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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