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The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show,…

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Border Days 2019 featured sunny skies and tons of events. From the rodeo to the egg toss, th…

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The 43rd annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held in Kamiah Aug. 16-18, at the Wa’A’Yas grounds. With the theme of “Come Dance Under The Stars,” hundreds of children and adults participated in inter-tribal and ceremonial American Indian dances, dressed in full regalia of their prospective t…

COTTONWOOD – Showcasing their best, kids worked the floor last Saturday, Aug. 17, for the annual Idaho County 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale. Held at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, the fair culminates in this sale that this year featured a total 205 animals with a total sale of $250,760.

While the state’s vote for Proposition 2 – Medicaid expansion – is old news, how those ballots fell at the precinct level within counties has been broken out in a new interactive map recently released by the Idaho Policy Institute (IPI).

GRANGEVILLE – Seven Idaho County Fair royalty 2020 candidates and the three current members of the court gathered Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene for the annual royalty luncheon.

    KAMIAH – The area surrounding the St. Mary’s Medical Clinic in Kamiah is busting with activity. This is in preparation to make way for the $5-million-dollar clinic expansion that will allow St. Mary’s to accommodate more patients in the area.

      In June, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 44 local governments in Idaho would receive a total of $32.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I spent a good chunk of the week at the Idaho County Fair. I had a display booth there for my Norma Staaf for Schools campaign plus checked out the exhibits and watched a number of events throughout the week.

      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- SHAZAM! The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) will show the 2019 hit movie Shazam at the Kamiah Riverside Park on Thursday, Aug. 8. This movie is based on the comic book superhero of the same name and can be described as comedy in the fantasy/science fiction genre …

        KAMIAH -- On Thursday, Aug. 22, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), in partnership with The Rusty Nail, will be holding a youth sign making event. Youth can design their own custom sign. It will start at 6 p.m., at the Rusty Nail on Main Street in Kamiah. The event will end at 8 p.m. Anyone youn…

        Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

        The 43rd annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held in Kamiah Aug. 16-18, at the Wa’A’Yas grounds. With the theme of “Come Dance Under The Stars,” hundreds of children and adults participated in inter-tribal and ceremonial American Indian dances, dressed in full regalia of their prospective t…

          KAMIAH -- Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting bowling Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Tamarack Lanes, 406 Main St., in Kamiah. This free event is for all ages, but anyone 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at this event. Contact the UYLC YAB Office at 208-742-0392 o…

            KAMIAH -- Christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber will be making a visit to Kamiah Friday, Aug. 23. The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) invites the public to rock out under the stars at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park on Highway 12. Gates open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8…

            COTTONWOOD – It’s In Our Nature is the theme for the Idaho County Fair that runs through Saturday, Aug. 17.

              The Idaho County Fair, which features a wide variety of 4-H projects, a parade, talent show, pigtail contest and much more, runs through Saturday, Aug. 17 in Cottonwood.

                KAMIAH -- The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be having a fund-raising yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, in Kamiah. The sale will be inside the CVRA clubhouse at the Kamiah rodeo grounds, 2122 Hill Street, Kamiah, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Proceeds fro…

                  KAMIAH -- The public is invited to attend a short demonstration with the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club members at their next meeting to learn where to purchase and how to set up such a device at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the East Kamiah KOA, 4243 Highway 12 (two miles east of Kamiah). An…

                    GRANGEVILLE -- The 2019 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 20, at the Grangeville Border Days Arena. Two dozen 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. The judge for the show was Dondi Hilderbrand of Clarkston, Wash., and Klae O’Brien of Moscow was…

                      KAMIAH – Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a free game night. This family-friendly event will be hosted on Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the UYLC Office 413 Main St. in Kamiah. This event is for all ages, but anyone 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at this event.

                        COTTONWOOD -- Idaho County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 14-17, and the fair board invites entries for the Saturday parade by going onto idahocountyfair.org to register.

                        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A few times a year the sleepy Main Street of Clearwater, Idaho, comes to life. Elk City Wagon Road Days is one of those times where throngs of people fill the streets. I enjoyed local and out-of-town musical talent at the old-time gospel hour and variety shows. I had a n…

                          KAMIAH -- Kamiah and Kooskia Community libraries will present a Universe of Stories: Star Party Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m., at the Heart of the Monster site (highway 12, MP 685). The occasion is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Telescopes will be available for ni…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Big Cedar Schoolhouse is looking spiffy with a recent paint job by C&W Painting. The historic schoolhouse, picnic shelter and grounds are getting more use this summer. This coming weekend two members of the Big Cedar Homemakers group will have a downsizing sale a…

                          Don’t miss the chance to attend a public meeting on July 30 to learn about a potentially new fall chinook salmon fishing opportunity in the Clearwater River. At this meeting, you will learn about why this fishery may be possible, and you will have the opportunity to provide your comments and…

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