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    COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies, 14 to 18 years old, interested in participating as a part of the 2020-2021 fair royalty. Girls must be going into their sophomore though senior years of high school and must be available through the end of the 202…

    COTTONWOOD -- A funnel cloud was spotted a few miles east of Greencreek on May 26 at 9:30 a.m. At one point it looked like it touched down on the ground. There were several more smaller ones that day. In the early morning hours on Sunday, May 31, we had a terrible rainstorm. Weather is getti…

    St. John Bosco (formerly Summit Academy) in Cottonwood held its graduation ceremony May 23 in Greencreek with a Mass for families. Erin Chmelik, Alexis Currier, Jessie Sonnen and David Wassmuth are the class of 2020 graduates.

      COTTONWOOD - To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake River, as well as the additional 20-mile trip along the Snake to the popular t…

      COTTONWOOD -- We are remembering all our veterans on Memorial Day. We appreciate your service to our country. The VFW held their Memorial Day Services at the Ferdinand and Keuterville cemeteries this year. This is a great service that they do for our area. They alternate between the four tow…

      COTTONWOOD -- The grass is green, flowers are blooming, and we have been able to work outside once in a while when it isn’t raining. Our garden is starting to come up.

        COTTONWOOD - Whitewater rafting and jet boating season is here on the Lower Salmon River! To help make the most of your river adventures, the Bureau of Land Management’s Cottonwood Field Office offers a boater guide for the 112-mile segment from Vinegar Creek to the confluence of the Snake R…

        COTTONWOOD -- What a nice sunny day we had yesterday for Mother’s Day. Best wishes to all mothers. We went to church after not going for a month; later we went mushroom hunting and although I did not find any, several in our group did pretty well.

        COTTONWOOD -- Spring has sprung! The daffodils are extra big and so pretty this year. We planted some of our vegetable garden last week and hope to get more done this week. It sounds like more people are planting gardens this year as there is a shortage of seed potatoes. That’s a good thing.…

          COTTONWOOD -- “The geography of our communities and the cooperation of community members with social distancing measures has given us adequate time to gather protective equipment for our staff, increase testing capabilities and develop protocols to minimize risks for all patients during this…

          COTTONWOOD -- The weather cooperated last week, so we were able to get some yard work done. I’m sure the farmers were happy about that, also. I have planted some red onion seeds. I never tried this before. They are coming up but are probably a long ways from forming a bulb so I can plant the…

          COTTONWOOD -- Greeting from my isolated corner of the prairie. We took a drive to Cottonwood Butte yesterday, so we could have a change of scenery and look out over the Camas Prairie. Traffic by my place is picking up as the farmers are still busy in the fields. Some of them must be finished…

          COTTONWOOD -- Happy Easter week to all of you. We spent our day social distancing with a drive to Joseph Plains. We enjoyed the ride, saw some elk and deer, and found some snow still melting in places.

          COTTONWOOD -- How is everyone faring with the lockdown? We are playing games, dice, cards, you name it! Watching the grass grow after the last rain is exciting! April Fool’s Day is coming up. That should liven things up a bit!

          COTTONWOOD — Friends of NRA is a nationwide program of the National Rifle Association Foundation, the local chapter of which puts on a big fund-raising banquet every year in Greencreek. The money raised supports a variety of related programs, including, this year, a grant of more than $16,00…

          COTTONWOOD -- I sneezed a sneeze into the air, it fell to earth I know not where, but hard and cold were the looks of those, in whose vicinity I snoze. Just something to think about with the virus going around. Continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus and for all those who are sick and…

          Cottonwood students put on the Missoula Children’s Theater play “Snow White the Seven Dwarfs,” Friday, March 13, at Prairie High School. The play was sponsored in part by the Center for Discovery and a donation from Pepper and Kim Harman. Snow White was played by Hannah Schwartz, the king by…

          COTTONWOOD -- The Central Idaho Art Association 53rd Annual Spring Show will be April 22-25 this year, hosted by the Super 8 Motel in their conference room. Entries will be accepted Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and picked up on Saturday, April 25, no later than 4:15 p.m. Ju…

          COTTONWOOD -- The Idaho County Fair Royalty will be presenting their annual Princess Tea Party Saturday, March 21, at Prairie High School. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 for little princesses ages 4 years to 6th grade. Must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP by March 12 to Princes…

          COTTONWOOD -- A total 27 first- and second-year WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) students from University of Idaho in Moscow participated in a wilderness medicine court at Cottonwood last weekend.

          COTTONWOOD -- The pussy willow tree is starting to bud out again after a few tries during the winter. The birds are coming back and looking for places to nest. But I don’t think winter is over yet. We’ll see.

          COTTONWOOD -- We had quite a snowstorm on Sunday, which was so vicious it even had the electricity off for a little while. It started with rain and then turned to snow. The wind was up to 45-miles-per-hour for a while. We lost tree branches from our fir trees.

          COTTONWOOD – People often think of a partner working with the Bureau of Land Management as a group or an individual working directly on the ground with the Agency. But the subtle partners— the ones who are behind the scenes— also play a significant role in helping the BLM make a difference o…

          COTTONWOOD -- Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. This is a day to honor your loved ones and let them know how special they are to you.

          COTTONWOOD -- The groundhog saw his shadow in our area so there will be six more weeks of winter. The roads were very icy a few times this last week. It makes you remember how to drive defensively.

          COTTONWOOD -- The Holy Cross Dinner is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Keuterville Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The home-cooked meal will consist of roast beef, ham, real mashed potatoes and gravy along with fruit, a tossed salad, and delicious homemade rolls, with assorted desserts toppi…

          COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood Butte Ski Area opened last weekend with excellent ski conditions. With more snow in the forecast they will be open on Friday nights from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check Facebook, Today @ CBSA on the website www.cottonwo…

          COTTONWOOD -- If you have been watching the snowstorms this past couple weeks, you may have noticed that they just keep to the mountains mostly and circle the Camas Prairie. Once in a while, a storm will hit here, but the snow is all going sideways and never hits the ground. Sunday night we …

          BOISE -- Steven Detmer was born in Cleveland, Ohio. As a child he remembers his grandfather saying that no grandson of his was going to be brought up in Cleveland. His grandfather took the family west and they settled in Cottonwood.

            OWENSBORO, Ken. – Brescia University recently named its fall dean’s list 2019 recipients. Students on this list completed at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5-4.0 gpa.

            COTTONWOOD -- Jim Gorges will be giving a presentation on “Protecting What’s Yours” Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., at American Freedom Defense in Greencreek. The idea is to empower families to be prepared and secure in their homes. Learn some practical skills from a man who has been in…

              LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

              Under the program titled, A Musical Celebration, the Idaho County Orchestra performed a variety of popular and sacred Christmas music at a concert last Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at Cottonwood. Around 150 people attended the hour and a half concert.

                GREENCREEK -- Area farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and the general public are welcome to come for a morning of information about the grain industry and a complimentary lunch at the Prairie Area Cereal School, set for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Greencreek.

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