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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

    Idaho Fish and Game staff in coordination with the Idaho Department of Lands and US Forest Service conducted a 314-acre prescribed burn last month on the Red River Wildlife Management Area.

    ELK CITY — Well, the wolves are at it again. Be sure to keep your children and pets close by. In the last week, to week and a half, wolves were spotted crossing Elk Creek Road towards where the elk winter, and are there all summer, at the top of the meadow north of Elk City. They were also h…

    ELK CITY — In case you missed it, there was an earthquake reported in last week’s Free Press that was in the Anderson Butte area. The quake was on April 8, and was about six miles below the surface, at an intensity of 2.1 on the Richter scale. For those of you who know my dad, Dave Newbiggin…

    ELK CITY — Darrel Johnson, safety manager for the nearby Mary K. gold mine, finished up the mine emergency/entrance training with first responders from our local volunteer ambulance and fire department and other interested folks this past Saturday, the classroom portion having been completed…

    ELK CITY — Although mining and milling activity has picked up in the Elk City area the past few years, it’s been a while since some of the related community support aspects, realities associated with mining, are becoming recognized and addressed. Specifically, what needs to be put in place b…

      ELK CITY — According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.1 magnitude earthquake was reported last Thursday, April 8, at 11:16 a.m., in Idaho County. The report placed the quake 14.8 miles east-northeast of Elk City, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

      ELK CITY — The Easter egg hunt at the school, last Sunday, was so much fun! Watching the little ones running around trying to find eggs – some real, and some plastic with prizes in them. Some found so many their baskets were almost overflowing. The list of children hunting eggs is as follows…

        CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, April 3, 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.

        ELK CITY — Elk City Baptist Church will be holding special Easter Services this next Sunday, April 4. The sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. followed by a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. with worship services at 11 a.m. with communion at 11:50 a.m. Everyone is welcom…

        ELK CITY — Spring is here! At least that what the birds think, despite the three to four feet of snow on the ground. “Camp robbers” and woodpeckers are flying around our house. Someone saw some bluebirds. The deer are making their way up the canyon!

        Pictured this month, Melina Palken of Elk City plows the old-fashioned way, with Big Jim, the Kentucky draft mule.

        ELK CITY — Our visit to Senator Carl Crabtree, Representatives Pricilla Giddings and Charlie Shephard, was very positive and enlightening. They each gave of their busy schedules to visit with us. We took our granddaughter so she could have the experience, which she said she found very intere…

          CLEARWATER — The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the first time in 2021, 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 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum tells the story of the o…

          The Elk City VFW 8311 Auxiliary was busy with all hands on deck Tuesday, Dec. 15. Volunteers prepared cookie plates — with treats made and donated by auxiliary and community members — to deliver to the town’s seniors, bachelors and widows. In addition, businesses each receive a plate of trea…

          ELK CITY — Everyone is invited to celebrate the birth of God’s Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, at a Christmas Candlelight Service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Elk City Baptist Church.

          ELK CITY — Winter fun decorating the Elk City Park. Sue Phillips and the VFW Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who helped with the community Christmas tree lighting at the park. It was well-attended with a campfire, great food and drinks, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The childre…

          ELK CITY — Cheryl Simms shares the following information on the Patriots Pen Youth Essay Competition: The VFW Post 8311 would like to congratulate this year’s participants in the Patriots Pen Youth Essay Competition. The contest is a nationwide competition that starts on our local level and …

          ELK CITY — Elk City is blessed with numerous “unsung” volunteers that freely work hard, quietly and without thanks or recognition, to serve our community in many ways. We all should be very thankful for their heart-felt love for our town-folks and visitors.

          ELK CITY — Coming home after more than 80 years. In 1930, Elk City proper burned down and most of the buildings, except the bank and the general store, on Main Street, were destroyed. While the town was burning, this piano (see photo) was rescued from the Parr Hotel and made its way to Grang…

            ELK CITY — The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation approved 14 Large Impact Grants totaling $625,888 to area nonprofit agencies to promote health, wellness or disease prevention of persons within a three-state, nine-county area: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce in Idaho; As…

            ELK CITY -- The VFW Auxiliary would like to welcome the community to their annual Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 11, at the VFW Post #8311. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. and be a tasty affair: a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and dessert. The evening will include essay selections fr…

            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.

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