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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…

KOOSKIA — The Syringa Hospital Foundation (SHF) announced July 30 it will not move forward with purchasing the Baylor Building on Main Street where the Kooskia Syringa Clinic is located.

    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…

      On Monday, July 6, the CV Go Getters 4-H club completed their community service project. With the help of the Kooskia city maintenance manager (Carlos Martinez) they repainted the Kooskia park bleachers. Carlos provided the paint, rollers, brushes, and paint trays as well as guidelines on ho…

      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…

      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…

      GRANGEVILLE – “I have been concerned about buying into brick and mortar, what with telemedicine and COVID concerns and all,” said Syringa Hospital Board Chair Leta Strauss at the June 23 meeting. “Would we be locking ourselves into a situation with no alternatives?”

      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…

      Maxed out on screen time and looking for a break? With restrictions for COVID-19 being lifted, libraries are reopening in local communities. Some changes will be in place, but the public will be able to resume accessing computers and information.

      After the past few months of homeschooling and social isolation, a welcome change has come to many local communities with the start of summer reading programs. Libraries across the region are set to begin activities with some new safety guidelines in place, and some events are under way. Dai…

        KOOSKIA – Freedom Northwest Credit Union will again sponsor July 4 festivities at Clearwater Valley High School. The celebration is set for Saturday, July 4, 5:30 to 10 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.

        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.

          Kooskia Saddliers volunteers recently had a work day at the arena in preparation for summer play days.

          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.

          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…

          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…

          The cement moss-covered sculptures by artist Har-V, located outside of Kooskia near the fish hatchery, have blended in with the brush and are difficult to spot during a quick drive by.

          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…

          This colorful painted rock was found at a pullout along Leitch Creek Road outside Kooskia on April 24. The backside lists, “CV Rocks 2020” and requests it be posted on Facebook.

          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…

          This dog owner was social distancing from humans, but not from canines, when he walked his four pets down Kooskia’s Main Street Sunday, April 19. The sun shone and temperature neared 70 degrees in Kooskia that day.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A few weeks ago we checked in with Stacy Van Steenwyk, our Harpster area neighbor. She is still hard at work as an internet service provider (she co-owns Mtida) while her daughter, Molly, a freshman at the University of Idaho, is back in Harpster, doing on-line classes. …

          KOOSKIA – “We are trying to break the silence and connect with others to help those in need,” said Clearwater Valley High School junior Martha Smith.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- After two weeks of eating our own cooking, I decided to resume our Friday night take-out pizza tradition, both because we like the Silver Dollar’s (in Stites) pizza and we want to support them. Before heading to Stites, I checked in with several Harpster Heights neighbor…

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