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    CLEARWATER VALLEY -- If you want to get in the Halloween mood, check out “Monster House” drive-in movie at Ted’s Valley Auction, 140 Pine Road in Kamiah. The free movie will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. The movie is a children’s computer animated supernatural, comedy, horror film ab…

      KOOSKIA — Come and meet Independent candidate for Idaho County Sheriff, Casey Zechmann, at Hope Fellowship Church in Kooskia on Friday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The church is the second building on the right directly after Freedom Northwest Credit Union when coming from Kamiah. Donations are ap…

        KOOSKIA -- Kooskia Emergency Services is offering a beginning EMT class starting Oct. 15. For information contact local EMS/EMT service or Mary Rogers at 208-926-0892.

          KOOSKIA -- The Ridge Runner Fire Department will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Elementary School gym in Kooskia. The business meeting will be to update the community on the fire department, vote on new by-laws and elect new board members.

          Royalty was crowned at halftime last Friday night, Oct. 2, during the homecoming football game for Clearwater Valley against Lapwai.

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A beautiful sunny afternoon set the tone for a fun Clearwater Valley homecoming parade and pep rally in downtown Kooskia. Great to see the teenagers’ excitement and fun, riding on their class floats. A good crowd watched the beaming princesses riding on the hood of their…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This Friday, Oct. 2, is Homecoming at Clearwater Valley High School. The parade down Main Street begins at 3:30 p.m., with floats from each of the classes and Rams royalty. It’s fun to watch and see the young people’s camaraderie and school spirit. Anyone is welcome to c…

          CLEARWATER VALLEY -- Since I began my new adventure, a few months ago, as a reporter for the Clearwater Progress, my to-do list has evolved. I love that it now includes items such as “interview princesses, skateboarders and vineyard planters”. Travelling to the edges of the Clearwater Valley…

          KAMIAH -- Professional skateboarder and video-maker Tony Hawk recently announced on Instagram the renaming of a skateboard trick to honor a Kamiah resident, Chris Weddle.

            KOOSKIA -- The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will be Oct. 1 for children ages three to five years. It will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding their development, hearing, or vision. The screening is free and will take approximately 90 minutes t…

            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- On Sept. 22, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) encourages you to spend time with the original social network--your family at the dinner table! One of the best ways to stay engaged in their children’s lives is sharing dinner together. The more often children spend time with …

            KOOSKIA – Some state and federal money through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) looks to be available for Mountain View School District 244, superintendent Todd Fiske stated at the Aug. 17 trustee meeting.

            CLEARWATER VALLEY -- The school buses began running this week. Kamiah and Clearwater Valley Schools are back in session for in-person classes. Some parents are opting to have their kids learn at home instead of in-person school, while other out-of-district or new students have registered in …

            KOOSKIA – Following more than an hour in executive session Monday, Aug. 17, the Mountain View School District 244 board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to not fund any employee dependent insurance premiums and stick with the same salary schedule and 188-day contract as…

              KOOSKIA – As of Aug. 10, Syringa Hospital & Clinics requires all patients and visitors to have a face mask while in the facility.  Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.

              CLEARWATER VALLEY -- I’ve been wondering how Marie Smith, former Lowell/Syringa ICFP correspondent, is doing with her new life in Kooskia. I stopped in to see her cute little house and check in. When I first began reading the Free Press, about 15 years ago, her writing about Lowell and Syrin…

                KAMIAH -- On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be hosting an open house for the one-year anniversary of the Teen Center. This will take place at the new Teen Center building at 405 Main Street in Kamiah, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                CLEARWATER VALLLEY -- On a recent Sunday, I spent the afternoon in the Kooskia Park. I have stopped there during the week, but I didn’t realize how many people enjoy it on a sunny, summer, Sunday afternoon. In the few hours I was there, several small family groups enjoyed a picnic by the riv…

                  Syringa Hospital & Clinics is offering sports physicals free by appointment at the primary care clinic in Grangeville, 208-983-8590, or at the Kooskia clinic, 208-926-4776. These physicals are free and 100 percent of any donation goes directly to the school of choice. Forms are to be sig…

                  Last week, Kamiah’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) teenagers and Teen Center staff trekked down the sidewalk carrying furniture and boxes from the existing Teen Center at 413 Main Street to the new location at 405 Main Street. Some of the bulkier items, like the pool table and the foosball table…

                  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…

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