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    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…

          KAMIAH -- The CVRA Royalty will hold a fund-raiser yard sale, which will be held Fri & Sat, July 24-25, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will be at 2122 Hill St., Kamiah, in Clubhouse, at the Rodeo Grounds. Raffles will be held, for new and used items, clothing, DVDs, and more.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After a year of intense fundraising, the Teen Center in Kamiah opened, to much fanfare, last September. Area teens identified a teen center as a high priority a few years back and worked hard to make it happen.  The popular center has outgrown their space and will reloca…

            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…

              St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics sports physicals are scheduled Aug. 3 in Kamiah, Aug. 4 in Nezperce and Aug. 6 in Cottonwood. Cost is $25 per physical with all proceeds to be donated back to the child’s school. The physicals will be held 5-6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s clinic in each city. C…

              Darby Wimer, 10, and Kadin Christianson, 12, were among several boys who took the sunshine at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park last Sunday, July 19, as an opportunity to play some fly-up and 500.

              KAMIAH – Community members may notice something different about the Clearwater Progress: It has a new owner.

                KAMIAH – Kamiah Chamber of Commerce president, Dallon Wheeler, announced last Thursday, July 9, the 84th Annual Free Kamiah Barbecue Days has been cancelled.

                KAMIAH -- Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) announced recently it has been awarded grant from the Innovia Foundation to provide youth group counseling summer sessions, no touch thermometers and free family meals to go. 

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- In my quest to learn more about local foods, I headed up to Caribel, last week, to the Law Family Homestead where Kit and Bridgett Law, and their seven children, ages 1-12, live on 50-plus acres and raise jersey cows. Bridgett leads the dairy portion of the homestead, mi…

                  The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Kamiah on Tuesday, July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce building, 518 Main Street, and in Grangeville on Wednesday, July 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans Outreach Center, 318 East Mai…

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I am learning more about food raised and sold in the Clearwater Valley. Red Heifer Ranch piqued my interest because their cows are red, not black like most people have around here.  I headed up Kidder Ridge last week to meet with Jason Hicks, to learn more about their gr…

                  CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Kind of crazy weather lately with cold, rainy, fifty degrees days followed by ninety degrees days. My garden is going crazy and everything around is still so green for the end of June. One morning, last week, I got up early to beat the heat and saw several elk cows and c…

                    KAMIAH – The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests recently announced Marty Mitzkus accepted the permanent position as deputy forest supervisor following a competitive application process. Mitzkus, who has served in this position in a temporary role since March, will transition directly into…

                      KAMIAH -- Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is sending a bus to Silverwood Wednesday, Aug. 12. The bus will load at 7:45 a.m., and leave at 8 a.m. It will leave Silverwood to return home at 9 p.m. The tickets are discounted, and cost $25. A meal plan and drink band a…

                      Last week, the St. Mary’s Kamiah Clinic opened the doors at their new building. Construction crews quickly demolished the old building, built in the early 1960’s by the Jaycees.  A parking lot will be constructed on the site for the new clinic.  Janet Cruz, a long-time resident of Kamiah, wh…

                        A staged reopening for branches of the Prairie River Library District (PRLD) is under way. Due to the ability for library services to carry coronavirus transmission risks, the district’s board of trustees and library staff have had to construct a specific set of guidelines for reopening.

                        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A beautiful spring morning provided the backdrop for the somber occasion of a Memorial Day commemoration at the Pine Ridge Cemetery near Kooskia. Members of the American Legion, Post No. 75, and VFW Post No. 5407, provided color guard and honor guard for the ceremony. Ro…

                        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last Friday I cheered on the graduating seniors at both the Clearwater Valley parade, in my CV news area, and the Grangeville parade where I saw my great-nephew Quinn Hall. It was a little challenging to wave a “Congrats 2020 grads” sign, point a camera, wave and cheer a…

                        The nation commemorated Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. Among those in Idaho County, VFW Post 5407 and American Legion Post 75 teamed up to present events at six locations from Kamiah to Kooskia.

                          KAMIAH -- Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) asked aspiring artists in Kamiah and Kooskia to submit original work that expressed themselves through art on their feelings of #safeathome and they delivered in a big way! The judges were floored by the talent, thoughtfulness and technical a…

                          Kamiah High School’s class of 2020 held its graduation Saturday, May 23, at the track and football field while practicing safe social distancing.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The Clearwater Valley High School graduation parade will be held this Friday, May 22. Line up at 12:30p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Elementary school. The parade begins at 1 p.m., traveling down Main Street to the high school. Each family can bring two vehicles (no trai…

                          KAMIAH -- The format was different, but the outcome was the same: Kamiah High School students continue to place at the statewide competition, with sophomore, Maya Engledow and freshman, Bridget Breeding, bringing home silver second-place medals.

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I was excited to go to both the Kamiah and Kooskia libraries last week. Although the physical libraries remain closed to the public, they are offering curbside pickup of books on hold. Several that I placed on hold in March were released to me. It was like having an earl…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Good news: I am no longer the youngest person in my Harpster Heights neighborhood! Idaho County native, Ada Fryer, a 2010 Clearwater Valley High School graduate, returned to live at her family’s place after several years of travelling and working abroad. Ada graduated fr…

                            KAMIAH -- Upriver Youth Leadership Council asked aspiring teen shutterbugs in Kamiah and Kooskia to snap and submit images that depicted some aspect of teenage life during COVID-19 quarantine. Judges were “floored by the talent, thoughtfulness and technical ability of this year’s student pho…

                              KAMIAH – Following the registration of Kamiah Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins earlier this month, the Kamiah board of trustees announced last week it will soon interview candidates for the position.

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Last week, I participated in church services and yoga on Facebook live, a Prairie River Library district meeting via Zoom and a Mountain View School District board meeting by conference call. A lot of us are learning new technologies or improving how we use them. While i…

                                KAMIAH – “Kamiah is the small high school that offers big opportunities for students who seek to jump-start their post-secondary education by taking dual credit classes in high school,” said principal Peggy Flerchinger, adding, “think of Kamiah as the little school that could.”

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