Time flies! June 21 is the first day of summer, meaning summer activities are starting up for the year. Among these are summer reading programs provided by local libraries. The libraries in the county are hosting several events for youth in the area to the 2023 theme of “All Together Now.”
ELK CITY — Fuel is once again available for purchase in Elk City.
ELK CITY — As always, the Memorial Day celebration was a moving experience as one sees people gathered to honor our veterans. This year was no exception. Also, at the memorials, a Quilt of Valor or Quilt of Honor is presented to a veteran, made by the Elk City Sew-Help-Me Quilt Club. This ye…
ELK CITY — Becky Hays, team leader for the Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters Team, made a trip to Elk City to hike with the Elk City kids. She brought team shirts for all the kids, and they hiked (or ran) a mile. Becky received a beautiful hanging planter from the group.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and several partner groups will be celebrating Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 10 at locations near Grangeville, Elk City, and Lowell. Idaho’s Free Fishing Day is an annual event held the second Saturday every June. All anglers, both resident and …
Local communities are holding services in honor and remembrance on Memorial Day. Here are upcoming services and where and when they will be held:
ELK CITY — Returning fuel sales to her community is the goal of Elk City resident Danielle Wauer, owner of the Elk Creek Station and Café. She is currently working toward resuming fuel sales at the station by or before Memorial Day weekend.
ELK CITY — Wilderness VFW Post 8311 will present the colors and dedicate a wreath in memory of veterans at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the bridge over Elk Creek, by the laundromat. Sew Help Me Quilters will present a Quilt of Valor to an active service member, who was raised in …
GRANGEVILLE — A survey regarding possible deconsolidation for Mountain View School District 244 will be online through May 19.
ELK CITY — We went to Grangeville on Tuesday and came across the slide between mile markers 24 and 25. It must have just happened before we got there. There was a car on the other side. We moved a few of the smaller rocks on the shoulder and were able to slip by. Even before we got to the Mt…
ELK CITY — No gas? You plan ahead. Simple. Elk City residents are self-reliant by default and have been working that into their travel plans since last fall when their last gas station closed. But as spring returns and the summer recreation season begins, locals are concerned the lack of com…
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” — Thomas Jefferson (1816)
ELK CITY — This is a reminder that the Beer and Wine Tasting event will be on Friday, May 12, starting at 5 p.m. at the cafe below the Elk City Hotel. There will be samples of wines and beers, awesome hors d’oeuvres, coffee and gourmet desserts, a silent auction and pick-n-pay books; it’s a …
ELK CITY — The Wilderness VFW Post 8311 Auxiliary and REACH Club, Inc. are proud to announce the winners of the local 2023 Illustrating America Art Contest and Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Winners of the Illustrating America Contest in each division are:
Idaho Fish and Game, in coordination with the Idaho Department of Lands and U.S. Forest Service, will be initiating prescribed burn operations on the Red River WMA now through to May, as weather permits. The prescribed burn area is a 314-acre meadow located along Red River Road (County Road …
ELK CITY — Quote of the day: “The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite.” – Alexander Hamilton (1787)
ELK CITY — Quote of the day: “The gift of Easter is hope.” – Basil C. Hume
ELK CITY — The Elk City Baptist Church will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, April 9. There will be a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m., and Communion at 11:50 a.m. Everyone is invited.
ELK CITY — Even when there is nothing going on in Elk City, there are always special scenes to capture your attention. I never tire of seeing the elk at the top of the meadow, and the view of Elk City in winter is just stunning! Hope you enjoy the photos taken by yours truly.
ELK CITY — No new news, just a couple of reminders:
ELK CITY — A correction: the surveys about the Community Center can be filled out by every adult living in a household, not one per household.
Work begins this summer on thousands of acres of public lands management to address forest health issues in the Selway River basin north of Elk City.
Prairie Rental in Grangeville is under new ownership. Purchased by Tony Williams, it will be closed until April 3 when it will reopen following a remodel.
ELK CITY — The Elk City Community Center Steering Committee sent out a community survey asking pertinent questions about the need for one, the ideas for use, ideas as to size and what amenities should be included, as well as initial and ongoing costs associated with building and maintaining …
GRANGEVILLE — Mountain View School District 244 was hit with a double whammy recently as two administrators resigned, which was announced within the Feb. 16 board meeting information.
ELK CITY — The Elk City General Store will be closed Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16. They are doing some renovating. They will try to be done by Thursday.
ELK CITY — Quote of the day: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largesse out of the public treasury.” (Attributed to a Scotsman named Tytler, Professor of General History, University of Edinburgh)
ELK CITY — Presidents’ Day is Monday, Feb. 20, originally a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, but was changed to Presidents’ Day in 1971.
ELK CITY — Reminder: Happy Valentine’s Day (next Tuesday)! The VFW Post and Auxiliary Valentine steak dinner is Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and if you are working this day, make a reservation and it will be ready for pickup! Don’t forget to call 208-842-2393 and ma…
GRANGEVILLE— “The Elk City School teacher position has been posted,” MVSD 244 Superintendent Steve Higgins said at the Jan. 19 board meeting.
ELK CITY — It got down to minus 27 degrees by Sunday morning, but the sunshine was beautiful. Monday morning saw a minus 33 degrees! Looks like our 50 year weather cycle is kicking in.
ELK CITY — From Karen: “Well, it’s time to plan that special time with your sweetie! The VFW and Auxiliary invite everyone to their traditional Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m. The dinner will consist of a New York steak, baked potato served on a hot platter, generous siz…
ELK CITY — The Elk City Area Alliance would like to thank all those who purchased See’s Candy during their recent fundraiser. They raised more than $175 for the Alliance. Thank you, everyone. For those of you’re new to the area, the Alliance maintains the airport, the medical clinic, and the…
GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of vacating an unnamed county road west of Elk City. The decision was in response to a petition to vacate from land surveyor Hunter Edwards in a Nov. 10, 2022, letter. Edwards, the managing member of Edwards Surveying, LLC,…
ELK CITY — For those of you who haven’t heard, we lost another longtime resident of Elk City. Marie Hayhurst died in late December, almost two months to the day after her husband, Vince, died. Please pray for the family.
KAMIAH — Multiple felonies have been charged against a man with alleged thefts committed locally and in Washington State.
Fun ensued at Red River Hot Springs at Elk City on Dec. 30. John and Tawnia Hale have been the owners of the resort since fall 2020. Snowmobiles were seen driving through the mountains of snow around the resort, and the hot tubs are a popular draw. Pictured here enjoying the waters are (L-R)…
ELK CITY — Elk City’s wastewater system is set to receive nearly $1.65 million in improvements from a state grant awarded last week.
GRANGEVILLE — “Our district is now testing students for dyslexia and hoping to implement some resources to support students and staff,” reported Clearwater Valley Elementary/Elk City school principal Joe Rodriguez at the Dec. 16 Mountain View School District 244 board meeting. The monthly me…
ELK CITY — Well, it’s here — 2023. Wonder what this year holds?
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.” (Eleventh Amendment t…
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (Tenth Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America)
Students from Elk City were in Grangeville Friday, Dec. 16, where they shopped, ate and attended a movie. While in town, the Elk City 4-H Club, with leader Sue Phillips (pictured, far left), donated $100 to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. They raised the money through bake sales. Here, club pre…
ELK CITY — The Elk City Baptist Church will hold a Candlelight Communion Service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas worship service at 11 a.m. For information contact Pastor Tom Moore at 208-842-2276.
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” (Ninth Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America)
You’re invited by Elk City’s REACH Club to a free Christmas movie at the Blue Fox Theater Friday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. The movie will be “A Dog Named Christmas.” REACH Club conducts before and after school, and preschool programs in Elk City for area youth. They were awarded a grant from Innovia …
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” (Eighth Amendment to the Constitution for the United States of America)
ELK CITY – Quote of the week: “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the c…
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be inf…
ELK CITY — Quote of the week: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; …
Congratulations to the Idaho County Free Press/Clearwater Progress Cutest Trick-or-Treater winners: “Pet Dragon,” Liam Graham, submitted by Lacey Graham and “UPS Man,” Kolton, submitted by Makayla Roberts.
- Robert Paul Aiken, Sr., 76
- Wemhoff signs for two sports
- Evelyn R. Sanderson, 60
- Idaho County Commissioners: Airport, land use discussed
- Idaho County District Court
- Rhea Maxine Frei, 84
- Glenn Chandler, 83
- Idaho set aside $330M for schools. So, why are districts short on cash for next year?
- Idaho paying more in property taxes
- Prairie, Salmon River celebrate graduates
- Vaping education begins at elementary level; MVSD 244 staff receives training on e-cig issues
- Idaho County Commissioners: Airport, land use discussed
- Prairie, Salmon River celebrate graduates
- City pool opens Sunday
- Liberty Quartet to visit Kamiah June 9
- Prayer time set for June 10
- Sunday concert celebrates hope; ‘This is what my home is for’
- Rambo to serve in the Philippines