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ELK CITY -- As many of you know, we have a small museum housed in the Elk City Hotel. Many people come by and enjoy looking at the numerous photos dated from 1898 to the 1960’s, as well as some artifacts that have been found and/or donated from our area. I have the pleasure of meeting these …

ELK CITY – “I want to say this is a great team to work with, one that wants the very best outcome for this school,” Dennis Kachelmier said at the Sept. 21 board meeting held at Elk City School (ECS).

ELK CITY -- The Elk City Sew Help Me Quilters are holding a Quilt Raffle. The quilt is titled “On The Prowl”, and can be seen hanging at the Elk City Hotel’s front window. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5, and can be purchased at businesses around town. The drawing will take place Nov. 11, a…

ELK CITY -- Certainly, the talk around town the last week or two, centers around an event/crime that is rumored to have occurred up on the Motherlode road recently. It’s hard to keep anything “secret” in small communities, especially if there is potential to merit some real safety concerns f…

ELK CITY – The Mountain View School District 244 year started with both excitement and trepidation, superintendent Todd Fiske told the board of trustees at the Sept. 21 meeting held at Elk City School.

ELK CITY – From 9/11 through the Great Recession, there has been a cloud of heaviness which has been reflected in the lack of tourism in our area. The last year, indeed, the last 2-3 years, the cloud has lifted, and an enthusiasm has taken its place as evidenced by the increased traffic/tour…

ELK CITY -- Elk City Community Library changed their hours with the beginning of school. Patrons can now visit the library from 3:15 to 5 p.m., on Tuesdays. Story time for preschoolers has changed to 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday and all are welcome. Children three years old and younger should be ac…

Kamiah Valley View Church if the Nazarene will be host to a free concert by Christian recording artist, Carman, Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. The performance is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

ELK CITY -- I attended the September water and sewer meeting and learned that repairs to the water tower are anticipated to occur within the next few weeks. Additionally, discussions included the addition of a donation box installation at the water spigot in front of the fire department buil…

ELK CITY -- We’ve had some beautiful days this last week.  On Sunday, I went for a walk with my daughter-in-law, and 3 grandchildren, along Elk Creek Road. Some trucks drove by and didn’t even slow down as they passed us!  Please, have the courtesy to slow down when you see people walking, e…

ELK CITY -- If you live in the Elk City area, you are aware of the Shissler Fire and other incidents in our area. But for those of you who read this article from other areas, thought I would give you an update. As of Saturday, Aug. 22, it was up to almost 2,000 acres. It is located southeast…

The South Fork Junction recently opened a new restaurant and lounge after renovating the former Junction Lodge at 7176 Highway 14 near Elk City. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Find their menu on Facebook at South Fork Junction. Lod…

ELK CITY -- As promised, here are the winners of the 2020 Logging Competition: PeeWee Rolling Pin Toss - Ryle Chaffee; Kids Rolling Pin Toss – Carson Schilling; Womens Rolling Pin Toss – Lacey Chaffee; Kids Choker Setting - McKenzie Woody; Womens Axe Throw - Lacey Chaffee; Mens Axe Throw – P…

ELK CITY – Saturday’s Elk City Days parade broke out in gunfire. The final straw was when Larry Laredo mouthed off to Janet Turner about her “peashooter,” … not a smart move, as the business end of her .45 caliber Derringer was pointed straight at him. The resulting shot caught Laredo as he …

ELK CITY -- Lots of people turned out for the annal Elk City Days celebration. Enjoy the photos. I will have the winners of the logging event in next week’s column. Would love to have others send me their photos for our historical records – even past years. I plan on printing a few from each…

ELK CITY – The historic Elk City Days celebration in Idaho County will continue this year amid COVID-19 guidelines. Festivities are planned this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8. Whether you want to watch the parade or compete in the logging show, organizers say there is sure to be fun for ever…

ELK CITY -- Another great volunteer in our community is Sue Phillips. She has been a continual resource for the school and children of Elk City. The volunteer work she has been involved in are: classroom assistant, tutoring and reading with students since 1974; holding offices in the PTO, le…

ELK CITY -- Back in April, I missed that there was a week set aside to honor volunteers. I would like to take this time to highlight a couple around our town. 

ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips writes: "Things are progressing in preparation for Elk City Days with posters up around the area. Although there are concerns about COVID-19 and possible exposure to the virus, there are already so many people visiting and staying in the Elk City area, it's doubtful …

    ELK CITY -- VFW Wilderness Post Auxiliary 8311 held its annual installation of officers July 16, in Elk City. Outgoing president, Sharon McKee, officiated the proceedings.

    ELK CITY -- Marlene would like Auxiliary members to know that the meetings for VFW No, 8311 Auxiliary have been changed from the second Thursday each month to the third Thursday, at 7 p.m.

    Maxed out on screen time and looking for a break? With restrictions for COVID-19 being lifted, libraries are reopening in local communities. Some changes will be in place, but the public will be able to resume accessing computers and information.

    After the past few months of homeschooling and social isolation, a welcome change has come to many local communities with the start of summer reading programs. Libraries across the region are set to begin activities with some new safety guidelines in place, and some events are under way. Dai…

    VFW Post #8311 recognized Flag Day June 14, with a very patriotic and moving flag disposal ceremony.  Community members were invited to drop their worn and torn flags at the VFW and there were many flags that had reached the point of retirement.

      ELK CITY -- Barring another state shutdown due to COVID-19, Elk City Days will occur this summer. Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, will be a weekend of activities in Elk City featuring traditional events including the kiddies parade, the main parade, VFW logging events and sawdust scram…

      Plans are progressing for Elk City Days events (unless, of course, there is another shutdown in August).  For information please contact Sue Phillips.

      ELK CITY -- For those of you who don't live in Elk City but read the column, it snowed Monday morning! I remember back in the late 1970s, it snowed in September. We had a garden at our cabin below the hot springs, but the lettuce survived. Then, again, several years later, it snowed lightly …

      ELK CITY -- Sue Phillips says that as we move “through Governor Little's four stage plan, the Elk City Community Library will open Tuesday, June 2, from 2-5 p.m. The need to follow CDC's guidelines is very important and they will be posted on the front door of the school. Social distancing o…

      ELK CITY -- Things will be heating up this week weather-wise as summer is on its way. Looks like it will get up into the 90s in the next few days.

      ELK CITY -- Marlene George would like to let you all know that the spring order for bricks for the Memorial Wall at the Elk City Park is going to be submitted June 1. Anyone interested in having a brick for themselves, a friend, or family member with military time, should call Dale George at…

      ELK CITY -- For all of you newcomers in town, and for those of you who are interested in history and the Elk City Wagon Road, there will be a “Dessert at the Museum” event Saturday, May 30, from 1-4 p.m., put on by the Friends of the Elk City Wagon Road organization. The museum is located in…

      ELK CITY -- Pastor Tom Moore, of the Elk City Baptist Church, said that “After meeting by Zoom for the past few weeks, tomorrow [last Sunday] we resume mostly normal meetings. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and Worship at 11 a.m. The ladies resumed their study of Genesis at 7:30 a.m., on Monday…

      ELK CITY -- Driving home from Grangeville last Thursday, a cougar crossed the road in front of us.  Fortunately, we saw it come up from the river in time to slow down and watch it climb up some rocks on a small cliff. It’s the first time we had seen one in quite some time.

      ELK CITY -- The wild turkeys have been an entertainment (LOL) this past winter. There is a group of them that range between our neighbors and us (and who knows where else?). I remember when I first saw them, somewhere in the early 1980s.  Anyway, I walked out my door to go to the garage the …

      ELK CITY -- Tom and Carol Moore of the Elk City Baptist Church invite everyone to the Easter service online using Zoom on your computer -– www.zoom.us, meeting #553705480, at 11 a.m., Sunday morning, April 12. Even online you can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

      ELK CITY -- Opportunity for youth in our community: This note comes from Angie Edwards-Kuskie:  “CEDA is taking on management of the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps program, a partnership with the USFS, ACOE, NPS, Idaho Firewise and other natural resource and local government entities.

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