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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.

      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 …

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