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    KAMIAH -- Area residents are invited to join in praying for our nation at the 2020 Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon, on U.S. Highway 12 by the Clearwater Bridge across from Riverfront Park in Kamiah. The Rosary Rally will be one of thousands held throughout the United…

    Royalty was crowned at halftime last Friday night, Oct. 2, during the homecoming football game for Clearwater Valley against Lapwai.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A beautiful sunny afternoon set the tone for a fun Clearwater Valley homecoming parade and pep rally in downtown Kooskia. Great to see the teenagers’ excitement and fun, riding on their class floats. A good crowd watched the beaming princesses riding on the hood of their…

      KAMIAH -- On Oct. 2, the Youth Advisory Board will be selling lunches for $5 starting at 11 a.m., while supplies last. Butter your bread and bake your biscuits, because this lunch includes homemade chicken noodle soup, a bread roll, a cookie, as well as bottled water, all prepared locally in…

        KAMIAH – Pumpkin picking is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-5 p.m., at Pam’s Pumpkin Patch, 130 Rocky Road, Kamiah. Due to COVID-19 you will be picking your own pumpkins for free this year. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are optional. Just bring your smile and have fun!

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This Friday, Oct. 2, is Homecoming at Clearwater Valley High School. The parade down Main Street begins at 3:30 p.m., with floats from each of the classes and Rams royalty. It’s fun to watch and see the young people’s camaraderie and school spirit. Anyone is welcome to c…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Since I began my new adventure, a few months ago, as a reporter for the Clearwater Progress, my to-do list has evolved. I love that it now includes items such as “interview princesses, skateboarders and vineyard planters”. Travelling to the edges of the Clearwater Valley…

        KAMIAH — With a pair of motions Sept. 9, the council took a couple of steps toward creating a dog park in town. During the span of about half an hour, Scott and Bri Knuteson presented a proposal to set up a fenced, off-leash dog park, with pathways, benches and so forth, at Dupont Park.

          KAMIAH – Those interested are invited to join in for the National Life Chain Sunday 2020, which is set for Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Kamiah Riverfront Park.

          KAMIAH -- Professional skateboarder and video-maker Tony Hawk recently announced on Instagram the renaming of a skateboard trick to honor a Kamiah resident, Chris Weddle.

            KAMIAH -- The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Kamiah. Glenwood 120 Cedar, located 10 miles northeast of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,955 MBF was sold for an average price $641 per MBF for cedar and $212 per MBF for non-cedar. Proce…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- On Sept. 22, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) encourages you to spend time with the original social network--your family at the dinner table! One of the best ways to stay engaged in their children’s lives is sharing dinner together. The more often children spend time with …

              KAMIAH -- A free, live concert, with musical artist, Carman, will be hosted by Valley View Nazarene Church, Highway 12, MP 69.5, in Kamiah, on Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. For questions call 208-935-2343

              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.

                KAMIAH -- The Idaho Department of Lands sold a timber sale on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Kamiah. Glenwood 120 Cedar, located 10 miles northeast of Kamiah, was sold to IFG Timber LLC. The estimated 2,955 MBF was sold for an average price $641 per MBF for cedar and $212 per MBF for non-cedar. Proce…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The school buses began running this week. Kamiah and Clearwater Valley Schools are back in session for in-person classes. Some parents are opting to have their kids learn at home instead of in-person school, while other out-of-district or new students have registered in …

                  Due to the problems presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, numerous events in the area have been or will be cancelled. Some of those include the following:

                    KAMIAH -- American Legion Post 75 invites the public to Bingo this Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., upstairs. The post is located at 618 Main Street, Kamiah. There will be a $100 blackout played for; 50/50 drawing, free coffee, and the concession stand will be open. The post is also holding potat…

                    This group was enjoying a warm Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, fishing the Clearwater River from a drift boat at Kamiah.

                    KAMIAH - The setting of the City of Kamiah annual budget was a low-turnout event, Aug. 12, but during the hearing before the regular meeting, the city council opened up discussion to the effect that the city will be looking at hiring new outside representation to prosecute nuisance violation…

                    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I’ve been wondering how Marie Smith, former Lowell/Syringa ICFP correspondent, is doing with her new life in Kooskia. I stopped in to see her cute little house and check in. When I first began reading the Free Press, about 15 years ago, her writing about Lowell and Syrin…

                      KAMIAH -- On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting an open house for the one-year anniversary of the Teen Center. This will take place at the new Teen Center building at 405 Main Street in Kamiah, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                      CLEARWATER VALLLEY -- On a recent Sunday, I spent the afternoon in the Kooskia Park. I have stopped there during the week, but I didn’t realize how many people enjoy it on a sunny, summer, Sunday afternoon. In the few hours I was there, several small family groups enjoyed a picnic by the riv…

                      Last week, Kamiah’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) teenagers and Teen Center staff trekked down the sidewalk carrying furniture and boxes from the existing Teen Center at 413 Main Street to the new location at 405 Main Street. Some of the bulkier items, like the pool table and the foosball table…

                        KAMIAH – Several historic fire lookout towers across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are staffed every fire season to detect smoke from wildfires in remote locations and support the agencies’ wildfire response. While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, members of the public are not…

                          The Kamiah Youth Recreation Association board recently voted to hold a football season this year. "As long as the public school is able to play, so will we," KYRA president Ben Baldwin said.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- In my quest to learn more about different types of local foods and growers, I caught up with Melissa Knapton, the Kooskia Farmers’ Market manager. Knapton sells microgreens at her “Ten Blue Bird Acres” booth. I asked her how she began growing microgreens. They piqued her…

                          GLENWOOD CARIBEL -- "Where is this idyllic place?" you may ask. The Glenwood-Caribel area runs north-northeast of Kamiah for miles and miles. To get there, you turn onto Woodland Road at the east end of the bridge going out of Kamiah, then make a right turn at the dumpsters. "Dumpsters" is i…

                            KAMIAH – Thursday, July 30, YAB (Youth Advisory Board) will be organizing a drive-in movie night at a privately owned location, 2114 Hill Street, Kamiah. They will be showing the movie “Scoob!” starting at dusk. This event is presented by UYLC, YAB, and Mini YAB in partnership with Ted’s Val…

                            KAMIAH -- A special board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Return to Learn plan to the school board trustees, according to Kamiah School Sup…

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