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KAMIAH – Kamiah may have a bad rep for not passing school levies in the past, but that isn’t stopping the Kamiah Joint School District (KJSD) board 304 from going for an unprecedented two-year levy request.

GRANGEVILLE – How will the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests be managed in the coming decades? What are the plans to guide the complexity of resource management decisions to be made across four million acres of national forest?

    KAMIAH -- On Monday, Jan. 20, The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is having Tween Time at the Teen Center, 413 Main Street in Kamiah. The teen center will be open from 10 a.m.-noon that day for all kids from third to sixth grade. This is a chance for the ki…

      GRANGEVILLE -- The Sno Drifters Snowmobile Club will host its fun run Sunday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-ups will be at the Sno Drifters shelter from 10 a.m. to noon. Parking is available at the Fish Creek parking area (follow the signs). Cost is $5 per hand, as many as you choose, with…

        KAMIAH -- On Jan. 18, YAB (Youth Advisory Board) will be providing a bus to take 7th-12th graders to Snowhaven for a day of skiing, snowboarding and tubing. The bus will load at 8:45 a.m. at the Kamiah High School football field and leave at 9 a.m, and is scheduled to return to Kamiah by 5:3…

          KAMIAH -- The Valley Singers, community choir, will begin rehearsals for their 2020 Easter program on Monday evenings beginning Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church (Corner of 7th and Hill St) in Kamiah. Valley Singers are beginning their 67th year of providing music and …

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Clearwater Valley High School Senior, Melanie Gianopulos is organizing a fun run/walk for her senior project. The “Run with your Heart 3 K Fun Run” is to raise awareness for heart health. The event is appropriately scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 15, the day after that day o…

            KAMIAH -- Adam and Eve for Atheists, a new book by Fred R. Kuester, of Kamiah, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

            KAMIAH — There are anchors, scars and unhealed injuries in our past. These experiences threaten to invade our future too if we aren’t careful. Hope is in high demand. Can we move into a preferred future? Is there hope? How do we start? What do we do with all this baggage from yesterday?

              LEWISTON – A total of 926 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among the honorees, 460 were on the president’s list while 466 made the dean’s list.

                KAMIAH -- On Friday, Jan. 10, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting their monthly $5 lunch fund-raiser. They will be serving homemade mac n’ cheese as a main dish. Baby carrots and ranch, water, and a freshly-baked cookie will also be included. Each lunch will cost $5, and local del…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- As I begin my fourth year as Clearwater Valley correspondent this week, I am reflecting over some highlights from the last year. In my Dec. 18 column, I mused about the origins of the artwork panels we use for the “12 Days of Christmas” song, at the Harpster Christmas pr…

                A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist a Clearwater Valley family whose shop – filled with personal belongings and family heirlooms – was destroyed by fire last Friday, Dec. 20.

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I enjoyed one more winter concert last week at Clearwater Valley Elementary School. Principal Joe Rodriguez greeted the large crowd of family and community members wearing bright and festive colors.

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Toddlers ruled at this year’s Harpster Christmas program with many adorable and excited young children including some families who attended for the first time. A large crowd of 90 participants filled the Harpster Community Center (the old schoolhouse) on Sunday afternoon…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Sensory overload hit me as I walked into the Olde-Fashioned Christmas event in Kamiah on Saturday. The smell of pine, chestnuts and sugar, the laughter of adorable children, and live Christmas piano music set the tone for the event. Of course, Santa, flanked by a photogr…

                  Idaho County is brimming with Christmas concerts, caroling and other events this holiday season.

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                    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… It’s December and it’s time to think about a Christmas tree. If you want to cut your own tree, here’s a few options for you. McFeron’s Family Christmas Tree Farm sells u-cut trees, any size for $30. They are located at 2665 Lu…

                      Events related to the holidays -- tree lightings, parades, concerts and more -- are happening throughout Idaho County.

                      GRANGEVILLE – A District Court judge has denied a motion by Mark Lankford for a new trial concerning his conviction earlier this fall for the 1983 murders of a couple at Grangeville.

                      ELK CITY -- Debbie Rendleman would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support at Bingo Night. This is a twice a year fund-raiser that she puts on for every kid in town, from babies to high school seniors, to shower them with Christmas gifts.

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I stopped by the teen center in Kamiah Friday and learned that Vinnie Martinez recently joined the staff there. Martinez is a former Clearwater Valley High School teacher, beloved by many CV students and Kooskia area community members. I am happy to see him in a job wher…

                      When 400,000 tons of mud, rock, trees and other debris obliterated 1,200 feet of highway on Nov. 20, 1995, it created “the biggest slide of my career,” said Mark Schuster, maintenance foreman for U.S. Highway 12 for the last three decades. “When I got the call from Kati, I’ll admit I doubted her.”

                      GRANGEVILLE – “I’m about people serving people, and making sure we are operating under a righteous leadership,” Casey Zechmann said. “I feel I have the integrity and the right intent to lead, as I would expect from a sheriff.”

                      CLEARWATER VALLEY -- It’s time for another fun Kamiah Characters play. “Cooking can be Murder” is a comedy in two acts. Show time is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 22, at the Kamiah School Multi-purpose room. I really enjoy the funny, light plays this group performs and…

                        KAMIAH -- Fred Kuester will be speaking Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m., in the Welcome Center on Kamiah Main Street across from Kamiah Emergency Services building. This is a free, public event sponsored by the Kamiah Valley Historical Society and Museum.

                          KAMIAH -- Kamiah Food Bank located at The Life Center (4432 Hwy 12, Kamiah) has changed distribution dates due to the holidays. Regular distribution will still occur on the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - noon. Changed dates are Monday, Nov. 25, and Monday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. t…

                            KAMIAH -- Repairs are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 13-16, on State Highway 162, four miles south of Kamiah, to address damage from springtime flooding.

                            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- It feels strange to be writing my column again after several weeks off. For the past two years, I have spent many Sunday nights pulling together all of the community news I have heard about all week in advance of the dreaded Monday morning deadline. The last few weeks ha…

                              KAMIAH -- The annual Fall Dinner and Bazaar is set for Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 7th and Idaho streets, in Kamiah. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those interested in playing Bingo or viewing the items in the silent auction and Country Store.

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