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GRANGEVILLE – Reclaim Idaho – or any other politically charged group for that matter – won’t be spreading its word on Mountain View School District 244 property anytime soon.

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?

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…

    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.

    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…

    GRANGEVILLE – “It has been an honor to serve this district, community, staff and, most of all, its students,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Dec. 16 meeting. “We’re human and don’t always make the right choices, but I don’t have any regrets.”

    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…

    A full Christmas decorating job was done on this Stites home at the edge of town along Main Street/State Highway 13.

    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.”

          KOOSKIA – “At Clearwater Valley Elementary School, our students have checked out 2,680 books so far this year,” CVES Principal Joe Rodriguez told the Mountain View School District 244 board at the Nov. 18 meeting. “That’s more than has been checked out at GEMS [Grangeville Elementary Middle …

          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…

          This horse was looking for friendly visitors as he was highlighted by a sunbeam early Saturday morning, Nov. 2, on the Harpster grade.

          Kooskia Friends of the Library hosted its annual fall book sale at the Kooskia Community Hall Saturday, Nov. 2. The group sold items individually and then offered “all you can fit in a bag for $1” starting at 11 a.m.

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