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

GRANGEVILLE — The documentary Skeleton School has appeared in nine film festivals from the Tetons to Toronto to Tokyo, including four festivals where it was selected as a finalist. On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., the Blue Fox theater in Grangeville will present a screening of the 30-minute …

CLEARWATER VALLEY — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony, instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, drew a crowd of more than 300 people of all ages. The youngest g…

MyBioSource.com, a biotechnical products distribution company, conducted a survey of 3,000 people to gauge how much the general public thinks that the unvaccinated should be incentivized in order to get a jab. Idahoans, on average, agree that the unvaccinated should be paid a substantial $14…

CLEARWATER VALLEY — Remember the return of the Big Cedar Taco Feed is this Friday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a fresh, hot fry bread taco outdoors on the grounds of the historic Big Cedar one-room schoolhouse. Tables and chairs are provided. Dinner and a soft drink are $7.50 for adults and $5 …

KAMIAH — Kamiah Chamber of Commerce members welcome the public back to the 85th annual BBQ Days on Labor Day weekend: this Friday through Sunday, Sept 3-5. A weekend full of live music and dancing, a parade, quilt and art shows, plus plenty of food awaits you at Kamiah’s largest street fair.…

CLEARWATER VALLEY — The Kamiah Chamber of Commerce members invite you to Kamiah’s 85th Barbecue Days. Music, dancing, a parade, a beer garden, lots of food, including a free barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. Also, arts and crafts show, classic car show, a quilt show, rubber ducky …

CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last week, I ventured out of the Clearwater Valley onto the prairie for the Idaho County Fair parade. I saw a few of the 4-H kids from the Clearwater Valley area, including Rayne Martinez with the 4-H ambassadors’ group and recently crowned 1st princess Kaylee Graves, joi…

    The 45th Annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held at Kamiah Aug. 20-22. Here, on Saturday, Aug. 21, in-between rainstorms, youth and teens competed in dance competitions at the Wa’A’Yas grounds.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — This weekend, the 45th annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-Wow will return to Kamiah after being cancelled last year. The “return to the circle” celebration, will be held outdoors, behind the Wa-A’Yas Community Center (on 4th and Idaho). The event begins with blessings and a gr…

      KAMIAH — State Representative Priscilla Giddings will hold a meet and greet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Kamiah American Legion Hall at 618 Main Street in Kamiah. She will be talking about her run for the lieutenant governor’s office, answering questions and listening to comments. Th…

        KAMIAH — The Upper Clearwater Ministerial Association is sponsoring Christian comedian Brad Stine for a performance on Thursday, Sept. 16, at The Life Center in Kamiah at 7 p.m. Help is needed in sponsoring the performance. For information, contact Pastor Kevin Davis at 208-553-5406.

          KAMIAH — State Representative Priscilla Giddings will hold a meet and greet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Kamiah American Legion Hall at 618 Main Street in Kamiah. She will be talking about her run for the lieutenant governor’s office, answering questions and listening to comments. Th…

            KAMIAH — A free informational presentation is set Friday, Aug. 20, on Rejuvra herbicide at C.H. Farm & Ranch Supply, Inc. , in Kamiah, 504 No Kid Lane. Attendees are asked to RSVP at 208-935-7500. The presentation will run 9 to 10:30 a.m.

            Crazy Days, hosted by the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Merchants Association, is set for Aug. 12-14. A Crazy Days contest is going on now: Guess the number of items in jars on a slip of paper with your name and phone number and enter at Home Grown Quilts on Main Street, where the jars are…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY ­­— I heard from Nancy Sutton of Clearwater QRU. Group members are thrilled with the generosity people showed at their various fund-raisers during Elk City Wagon Road Days. This includes the ongoing “Where’s the Beef Raffle?” for cut and wrapped local beef, a quilt raffle a…

            KAMIAH — “...a great loss and tragedy,” for the community of Kamiah, commented Mayor Betty Heater following Monday evening’s shooting incident at a local motel that resulted in three people dead.

              KAMIAH — The first of three dates for high school sports physicals is July 28 at the St. Mary’s clinic in Kamiah, with dates also available Aug. 3 in Nezperce and Aug. 4 in Cottonwood. Time is 5-6:30 p.m. each date. Cost is $25 and proceeds are donated back to the child’s school. Forms are o…

              CLEARWATER VALLEY — Last Saturday, I went to two different events, the Elk City Wagon Road Days in the morning and “Music in the Valley” in Kamiah. Elk City Wagon Road Days was cancelled last year, so it was good to have it back. After watching the parade, enjoying a $5 steak burger, buying …

              UPDATE: Tuesday, July 20, 10:15 a.m. – According to a prepared statement, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at a motel on the 1000 block of 3rd Street in Kamiah. Lewis County deputies responded to the motel at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, af…

              Thanks to all the businesses who helped make Border Days a success. Cash and Carry provided all the eggs for one of the most fun and memorable events, the Super Egg Toss. Pizza Factory allowed the sound system for street sports and the parades to tap into their power. By the way, thanks to t…

                KAMIAH — The Kamiah Kiwanis Club will sponsor the first Kamiah Poker Run Saturday, July 17. The event will benefit the youth of the community.

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Fire is all around us since fire season began early in the Clearwater Valley after a hot, dry spring and hotter June. At this writing, the Too Kush 2 fire, near Kooskia, and the Ridgewood fire, near Kamiah, are the closest. Large fires continue to burn near Dixie. A fire …

                  KAMIAH — The format was virtual, but the outcome was the same: Kamiah High School students continue to excel at the Idaho HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition. Junior Maya Engledow earned a gold medal for her prepared speech entitled “Unlock Your Full Potential,” Kaitlynn Everett pla…

                  Incorporated cities within Idaho County will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For the seven cities totaled, this will add up to more than $600,000 to be received out of an eventual $1.23 million payment.

                  An extended heat wave across the Pacific Northwest last week pushed the mercury high and broke records in several areas, including in Riggins.

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY — The 4th of July festivities on the Clearwater Valley High School grounds drew a crowd of excited youngsters, leaving some parents rushing to keep up. The event, sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union, included many bouncy features. The foam pit proved to be a hit on …

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY — Well, it’s officially crazy hot! The City of Kamiah and Kamiah Fire Protection District have banned open burning for the rest of the summer. Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault asks people to be extremely careful with any fireworks over the 4th. He reminds people that…

                    KAMIAH — Casting Call for any American Indian girl ages 16-20 to try out for the part of “Anna” in the independent film, “Waking Up In Idaho,” that will be filmed locally. Auditions will be held at the Clearwater 12 Hotel, Nez Perce conference room, in Kamiah, on July 3, at 11 a.m. Girls mus…

                      KAMIAH — The Kamiah Fly-In will be held at 121 Airport Road Saturday, July 10. Free introductory plane rides will be available for kids 8 to 17 accompanied by parents/guardians.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY —Last Thursday night, I attended the Kamiah Fire- Rescue’s (KFR) Stop-the-Bleed, Hands-only CPR, etc. course at the fire hall, offered free to the community. A crowd ranging in age from six to mid-70s joined in the most engaging, practical lifesaving skills class I have eve…

                        CORVALLIS, Ore. — Erik A. Messenger of Kamiah was one of more than 7,000 students to have earned a degree as part of Oregon State University’s class of 2021 commencement ceremony held June 12. Messenger graduated with a bachelor of science, construction engineering management.

                          KAMIAH — The American Legion Post 75 would like to invite everyone to Bingo, Friday, June 18, 7 p.m. downstairs. The post is located at 618 Main Street, Kamiah. There will be a $100 blackout played for; 50/50 drawing, free coffee, pie, nachos, and the concession stand will be open.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — The new Stites City Park, at the corner of Main and Bridge streets, is progressing with the addition of a beautiful, metal cut-out sign produced by students of Nezperce High School. The fence has been removed in front since the grass is established now. Volunteers have pl…

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