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The Middle Fork of the Clearwater River between Harpster and Kamiah was the place for fishing on Saturday, Feb. 27, as fishermen were spaced out along the banks, as well as many drift boats were out with parties looking for the catch. Pictured here is a trio in a drift boat, spotted approxim…

CLEARWATER VALLEY — As the snow continues to melt, CV and Kamiah school winter sports season transitions to spring sports this week. Ten boys from the Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op team travelled to the state wrestling tournament last weekend. Athletic director, Allen Hutchens, shared that …

CLEARWATER VALLEY — It seems like we got a winter’s worth of snow in the past week. Since I haven’t needed to venture very far from home, I’ve been enjoying cross country skiing around our property. Really great exercise breaking trail uphill, but once the snow stopped and I could follow my …

    Kamiah Library is open 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. February take-home bags are available while supplies last. See the display of how to say “I love you” in 20 languages in the front window. Follow Kamiah Library on Facebook/Instagram, call April at 208-935-0428, …

    KOOSKIA — The Kooskia City Council voted unanimously at the special meeting on Feb. 3 to pay the ambulance supervisor, Phillip Legg, $14 per hour with a maximum of 30 hours per month. They also approved paying the ambulance assistant supervisor, Sean Nelson, $12 per hour with maximum of 50 h…

    This gaggle of geese was making a stopover at the Kooskia Airport landing strip on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 4.

    Speedway Laundromat, 318 S. C Street, Grangeville, has a new service to offer to its patrons: A self-service dog washing sink and station. Cost is $10 for any size dog and allows 15 minutes to wash, rinse, towel and blow dry. No grooming allowed inside, but in the future (as weather changes …

    CLEARWATER VALLEY —The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road plans to hold their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch. The Wagon Road museum, located in the Grange Hall, will also be open 11 a.m. - 1 p…

    CLEARWATER VALLEY — As the darkness changes to light this month, we had our first bonfire of 2021. Wonderful to enjoy the crisp evening air next to an outdoor fire with a handful of friends we haven’t seen this winter. For those who may have wondered why I didn’t have a column for the past f…

      KAMIAH ­— If you want to send your loved one a fun surprise for Valentine’s Day, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be delivering candygrams for your special someone on Saturday, Feb. 13.

      KOOSKIA — The Kooskia city council held its Jan. 11 meeting with in-person public attendance. (The last several council meetings have included only council and city staff in the room with the public interacting via Facebook live). The council appointed Sean Nelson to the Kooskia Ambulance as…

        KAMIAH — Each year, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) recognizes and honors members and partners for their contributions and commitment to our mission of empowering our youth and adults to build a healthier community. During the 2021 Upriver Youth Leadership Council Volunteer and P…

          KAMIAH — On Sunday, Jan. 24, the Kamiah Teen Center is hosting an escape room, The Lost Mummy, from 1-3 p.m. While it is a family event, any teen is also welcome. “As an explorer, you’ve always dreamed of adventuring through Egypt. It’s where your grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the r…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — It’s that time of year when people think about a fresh start, and make resolutions to improve their physical, mental and emotional health. On a whim, I decided to join a group of local women on a 75-day challenge, that began on Sunday. Each of us have committed to making …

          The Christmas season is festive with colorful lights and decorations.

          KOOSKIA — Pouring concrete for a “Z” wall marked an important step in the development of a Simmons Sanitation community drop-off site for household waste in Kooskia. The site is located at the old McFarland pole yard property on the west side of the South Fork Clearwater River. Robert Simmon…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY — As 2020 draws to a close, and I begin my 5th year writing this column, I reflect on the past year. It began with Kamiah’s annual Crab Feed in January, Clearwater’s Groundhog Day feed in February, and the Valley Educational Support Team (VEST) Fest in early March. Also, in…

          KOOSKIA — The City of Kooskia’s draft Wastewater Facilities Plan was a major topic of discussion at the Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 city council meetings. Ryan Rehder of Mountain Waterworks presented the preliminary findings from the draft plan that the city has hired his company to prepare. The cit…

          KOOSKIA — At the Nov. 16 Mountain View School District 244 meeting, the board of trustees voted 3-2 to award approximately $250,000 to its 169 employees.

          KOOSKIA — The City of Kooskia recently purchased an ultraviolet-C light disinfection system using CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act money, according to Sean Nelson, assistant supervisor for the Kooskia ambulance.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY —This time of year, we hear a lot about supporting local businesses. One that could really use your business right now is Purdy’s Farm Table Restaurant, at 18 Main Street, Kooskia. Someone backed a vehicle through their front window over Thanksgiving. They are hoping repair…

            The local Marine Corps Toys for Tots applications are available in Kamiah and Kooskia. In Kamiah, pick up applications at Arnzen’s Kamiah Drug Store. Bring back applications to the store. In Kooskia, pick up applications at Cloninger’s Kooskia Super Market and bring back filled applications …

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