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GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

    KAMIAH -- Disciple will be in Kamiah Friday, Oct. 11, with Paradise Now and Relentless Flood on The Kill Shot Tour, supporting their September album release Love Letter Kill Shot. Disciple is an award-winning band who has garnered 15 No. 1 singles during the course of their 20-plus years together.

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A good crowd of 30-plus enjoyed Roger Amerman’s presentation on the “Elements, Legacy and Lifeways of the Columbia River Plateau,” on Saturday at the Kooskia Community Center. Amerman shared his knowledge of Native American uses of plants in the Columbia River Plateau an…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Clearwater Valley High School students who enjoyed the homecoming parade with queen candidates dressed in their finery riding on the hoods of various vehicles down Main Street and each class showing their team spirit on a gr…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This is a big week at Clearwater Valley schools. A homecoming parade in Kooskia begins after school on Friday, Oct. 4. The school’s National Honor Society invites you to sample a variety of great chili samples after the parade (roughly 3:30 p.m.) to 5:30 p.m. at the Koos…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- How about that CV Rams football team? They are 3-0 after another big win, this time over Lapwai 36-16. Lane Schilling scored three touchdowns and Tyce Pfefferkorn scored two. The defense held strong throughout the game. This Friday, the 27th they will play an away game a…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- With school up and running everywhere, I spent some time in the Mountain View schools this week. On Tuesday, I had fun at the girls volleyball games with Clearwater Valley versus Timberline at home. I admit that I hadn’t watched a high school volleyball game since the la…

      KAMIAH – The 14th annual Pumpkin Carving Party is set for this Sunday, Oct. 20, at Riverfront Park in Kamiah, from noon to 3 p.m. This is a free event for families; children must be accompanied by an adult.

        KAMIAH - The Nez Perce Tribe Language Department will host a community event on Monday, Oct. 14, to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day. This event will feature a presentation on the stars in Nimiipuutimt, cultural displays and information, food, giveaways and more. This event is from 5-7 P.M. …

          KAMIAH -- On Oct. 17, 2019, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a Madden 17 tournament from 4:30-10 p.m. It’s at the Teen Center at 413 Main Street, Kamiah. You have to have paperwork for the Teen Center turned in and approved, in order to particip…

          Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

            KAMIAH -- A rummage and bake sale is set for Oct. 4 and 5 in Kamiah at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. The hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. On Saturday customers may fill a bag for only $2. The sale is held in the Parish Hall at 7th and Idaho Streets in Kamiah.

              KAMIAH – Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days…

                The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted on Friday, Sept. 20 to close all steelhead seasons on the Clearwater River because the number of returning adult hatchery fish is less than the number needed for broodstock, and there is no surplus to provide a fishery.

                Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

                  KAMIAH – Local women are invited to a one-day nondenominational simulcast with best-selling author and speaker, Beth Moore. This live conference from Woodstock, Ga., will be hosted at the Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah, Saturday, Sept. 28.

                    KAMIAH -- During Kamiah Barbecue Days, Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) displayed art at Central Insurance Agency. Among the 13 artisans participating, CIAA welcomed new members Cassi Oatman and Brenda Felkey. Although this was the first show for both artists, Oatman’s acrylic paintings …

                      BIG CEDAR -- Come join friends and family for an evening of food and conversation at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. For $5, get a Navajo taco, a dessert taco and a drink. There will also be raffles for a cord of firewood, jewelry, and baskets of goodies! The p…

                        KAMIAH -- The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting a grand opening ceremony for the newly formed local teen center. This event will take place Friday, Sept. 6, from 4-6 p.m., at 413 Main Street in Kamiah.

                          KAMIAH -- Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m., Bob Squires will speak in the Welcome Center, 516 Main Street, Kamiah, about early Idaho County homesteads. This is hosted by the Kamiah Valley Historical Society.

                            A variety of quilts were on display at St. Catherine’s Parish during Kamiah Barbecue Days Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The local quilt guild also held a sale of various items to help support their club during the year.

                              Kamiah’s 83rd Annual Barbecue Days brought in community and business members, as well as Kamiah High School alumni and friends, for the annual Main Street parade. The weekend held a variety of events from quilt and art shows to auctions, vendor booths, a football game and food.

                              Law enforcement officials are pursuing an armed suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop in Adams County and then headed to the Grangeville area, according to David Rauzi, editor of the Idaho County Free Press, who is on the scene.

                                The Kamiah High School Class of 1959 will host their 60-year reunion on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Kamiah. The age 78-years-olds will join the All Class Reunion at 9 a.m., ride the class float in the parade at 11 a.m. and have their reunion banquet at the Clearwater Motel beginning at 5 p.m.

                                  KAMIAH – Forest Service law enforcement officers are seeking information to recent vandalism at O'Hara Campground, located on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests at the confluence of O’Hara Creek and the Selway River. A concrete picnic table at one of…

                                  KAMIAH – Barbecue Days are here again! Kamiah’s 83rd Annual Barbecue Days are set for this weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1

                                  CLEARWATER DAYS -- Kamiah’s 83rd Annual Barbecue Days are happening this weekend. Events begin Thursday with the Victorian High Tea at Higher Grounds Coffee on Hill Street and continue throughout the weekend. With construction of the Kamiah clinic in full swing, some of the events normally o…

                                  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…

                                  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.)

                                    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…

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