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    OROFINO — The Annual Valley Bluegrass Festival is set for June 1-4, presented by Lewis Clark Bluegrass Organization, and will feature The Moscow Mules, at Clearwater County Fairgrounds in Orofino. Camping and Jamming start Thursday afternoon. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday with mus…

      Two Clearwater Valley area emergency services organizations were recently awarded thousands in grant funding for equipment through the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation.

      Representing the communities of Kamiah, Kooskia, Clearwater and Grangeville, 12 youth traveled to Seattle this month to participate in the Northwest Regional Bible Quizzing Championship.

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kooskia Library on Thursday, May 25. The library and Friends of the Library welcome area residents to stop by the library between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Come, meet Madison, who runs the library now, and see what’s new and enjoy light …

        CLEARWATER — Clearwater Cemetery Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 20, starting at 9 a.m. Bring your own hand tools. Call Patsy Hunter, 208-926-7355.

        Early wildflowers emerge near the South Fork Clearwater River south of Stites. These dog’s tooth violet or trout lily (Erythronium Americanum) appear in early spring. Perennial colonies may live for 200 to 300 years.

        Approximately 305 Avista electric customers in Stites, Kooskia and the surrounding area experienced a planned power outage last Friday, May 12.

          KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School will hold its spring concert tonight at the school at 6 p.m.

            CLEARWATER — Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road are hosting “Dessert at the Museum” on Saturday, May 13, 1-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The museum will be open, and coffee, tea and desserts will be served by donations. This event is a fundraiser for the museum. The Wagon Road Museum is a step…

            The Idaho State HOSA-Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference was held March 8-10 in Pocatello, where local high school students had a variety of successes. Several students qualified for the HOSA International Leadership Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas, June 22-24.

            CLEARWATER VALLEY — Start your Saturday off with a healthy three-mile walk in Kamiah on Saturday, May 6. Part of the Walk the Prairie and Beyond series, this event begins at St. Mary’s Health Kamiah Clinic at 518 Oak Street; register at 8:30 a.m. for this free event. Hosted by the Upriver Yo…

              CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 6, at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m., with a potluck lunch to follow. Anyone is welcome to join this committee, which has numerous activities during spring and summer. Upco…

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — I love spring when the air smells fresh, and the hills begin to turn green. I went for a longer-than-usual hike around our place this weekend. I walked along our little creek that roars this time of year, compared to the trickle it becomes by late summer.

                CLEARWATER — Volunteers for the Clearwater area and Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road, will gather on Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. to clean Sally Ann Road and Clearwater Main Street of litter.

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — If you want to hear some more beautiful Easter music, head to St. Gertrude’s Monastery on Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m. The Valley Singers and Bell Ringers are coming over from Kamiah to share a music program called “Hope.” They performed their first concert in Kamiah on Ap…

                  Students in Mrs. Fabbi’s and Mrs. Simmons’ fifth grade classes at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia presented their “Living History” projects Wednesday, March 22. Students were wax figures in a museum and as visitors rotated to each of their stations, they relayed facts about th…

                    CLEARWATER — Per the bylaws of the BPC Rural Volunteer Fire Department, notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the BPC RVFD is scheduled for April 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Clearwater Grange Hall in Clearwater, Idaho. The meeting will include elections to fill several seats on the…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — The weather last weekend looked more like Christmas than Easter. If you want to hear some beautiful music, catch one of the Valley Singers’ Easter performances, conducted by Carrie Bain of Kamiah. The nondenominational singing group will perform a program called “Hope” on…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — As a lover of both coffee and pastry, it’s surprising that I hadn’t stopped at the Coffee Loft between Kooskia and Kamiah. It seems I am always running late when I head down Highway 12, but I often see a bunch of cars parked there. I stopped in last week for a homemade ci…

                    Checking for speed, aggressive driving, as well as for criminal interdiction, state and county law enforcement conducted an emphasis patrol out along the Clearwater Valley last week.

                      KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley High School students will present the musical “Grease” March 16, 17 and 18, 7 p.m. each night in the CVHS cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last week, a large crowd (200-plus) gathered at the Life Center for the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) appreciation dinner and awards banquet. They haven’t held the big dinner for a few years, so great to be back together to celebrate all that UYLC has accomplished.

                        CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Quit Response Unit (QRU) ambulance is sponsoring a spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 11, 4-7 p.m. at the Clearwater IOOF Hall, in memory of Bill Jacks. It is a fundraiser for the maintenance of the QRU and the possible purchase of new, needed equipment.

                        CLEARWATER VALLEY — Happy Women’s History Month! I participated in a women’s leadership event at LCSC last weekend. Great to see Reverend Mary Jane Miles, of Kamiah, on a panel of three elected women leaders (the other two were city councilors in Clarkston and Moscow). Miles serves on the Ne…

                        KOOSKIA — The anticipated annual VEST (Valley Educational Support Team) Fest is just around the corner. This event will be held on Saturday, March 4, at Kooskia City Hall.

                          KAMIAH — Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be host to a live auction, band, and full tri-tip dinner and bar Saturday, March 18, at the Kamiah Legion Hall, 5-7:30 p.m.

                            KAMIAH — Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be host to a live auction, band, and full tri-tip dinner and bar Saturday, March 18, at the Kamiah Legion Hall, 5-7:30 p.m.

                              KOOSKIA — The Ridge Runner Fire Department Annual Meeting will be held April 22, at 2 p.m., at the Kooskia Community Center located at City Hall. If you are unable to attend, send your annual donation to Ridge Runner Fire, PO Box 262, Kooskia ID 83539.

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — People in the valley are adjusting to the end of Lewiston Tribune home delivery. I was always amazed the delivery person drove more than a mile past the last box to bring me a six-day-per-week newspaper in Harpster Heights. Although the papers now come by mail they are la…

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — If you have driven through Stites in recent weeks, you probably noticed new construction at the Silver Dollar Pizzeria and Pub. It seems their popularity created need for more indoor seating; they are enclosing the patio. A recent post on their Facebook reveals that in ad…

                                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 — 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.

                                      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…

                                      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.