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North central Idaho features hundreds of miles of whitewater, as well as lakes, reservoirs a…

Welcome to the Idaho County Free Press’s first Youth in Focus special section. Here you will…

Ryan Glimp graduated from Prairie High School in 2017 with 32 college credits, enough to enter Lewis-Clark State College as a sophomore. Now, he’s on track to graduate from LCSC with a degree in kinesiology a year ahead of schedule.

GRANGEVILLE – County law enforcement moves a step further into the computer age later this month when e-ticketing goes online.

    Another busy collection for Idaho County Recycling (ICR) at its Grangeville site last Saturday, Oct. 12, with volunteers running steady with armfuls of cardboard. ICR operates at four locations: Grangeville and Cottonwood: open Saturdays, 9 -11 a.m.; Kooskia: Saturdays, 10 a.m.- noon; and Ri…

      KOOSKIA – Friends of the Kooskia Library group will present a special program featuring Roger Amerman on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1-2 p.m., at the Kooskia Community Center (26 S. Main Street). Refreshments will be provided after the presentation.

        Freshly harvested vegetables, homemade craft items and a variety of flowers were on display for sale at the Kooskia Farmers’ Market last Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Kooskia City Park. The market is held each Thursday at the park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with the last event for the season set Oct. 3.

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A good crowd of 30-plus enjoyed Roger Amerman’s presentation on the “Elements, Legacy and Lifeways of the Columbia River Plateau,” on Saturday at the Kooskia Community Center. Amerman shared his knowledge of Native American uses of plants in the Columbia River Plateau an…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Clearwater Valley High School students who enjoyed the homecoming parade with queen candidates dressed in their finery riding on the hoods of various vehicles down Main Street and each class showing their team spirit on a gr…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- This is a big week at Clearwater Valley schools. A homecoming parade in Kooskia begins after school on Friday, Oct. 4. The school’s National Honor Society invites you to sample a variety of great chili samples after the parade (roughly 3:30 p.m.) to 5:30 p.m. at the Koos…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- How about that CV Rams football team? They are 3-0 after another big win, this time over Lapwai 36-16. Lane Schilling scored three touchdowns and Tyce Pfefferkorn scored two. The defense held strong throughout the game. This Friday, the 27th they will play an away game a…

        CLEARWATER VALLEY -- With school up and running everywhere, I spent some time in the Mountain View schools this week. On Tuesday, I had fun at the girls volleyball games with Clearwater Valley versus Timberline at home. I admit that I hadn’t watched a high school volleyball game since the la…

          KOOSKIA – Clearwater Valley High School music students will host a music concert tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. This is under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Nuxoll.

            KOOSKIA – Friends of the Kooskia Library have set Saturday, Nov. 2, for the used book sale. This will begin at 8 a.m. at the Kooskia Community Center. Find incredible reads, movies and music at bargain prices. Paperbacks are 25 cents, hardbacks are 50 cents and DVDs and CDs are $1. The bag s…

              HARPSTER – Save the date for the 31st annual Harpster craft fair at the community building Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will also be available for purchase that day.

              GRANGEVILLE – “We are going forward on good faith, so I’m not really sure why this is necessary,” Mountain View School District 244 board chair Lot Smith said at the Sept. 24 negotiations meeting. He referred to a “Negotiation Agreement” brought forth by the Central Idaho Education Associati…

              Snow and cold temperatures are on their way for the Camas Prairie and the region overall, as early as Tuesday evening. Lower elevation communities, such as Riggins, may see the first hard freeze of the season.

                KOOSKIA -- On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Friends of the Kooskia Community Library will host Roger Amerman at the Kooskia Community Center. He will speak on some of the many ways in which the natural world, especially plant life, is embedded in Native American customs. He will focus on the tribes…

                  KAMIAH – Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days…

                    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted on Friday, Sept. 20 to close all steelhead seasons on the Clearwater River because the number of returning adult hatchery fish is less than the number needed for broodstock, and there is no surplus to provide a fishery.

                    Where do local schools fall in academics, achievement and other areas compared to other Idaho public schools? Idaho Education News recently released its EdTrends (trends in Idaho public education) edition 2, which provides a look at public schools across the state of Idaho.

                      BIG CEDAR -- Come join at the Big Cedar Schoolhouse on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2-4 p.m., to meet Norma Staaf, candidate for Mountain View School board zone 2, and Pam Reidlen, who is running for school zone 4 (Kooskia, Stites and up the Middle Fork). Share ideas about the school district an…

                      Blue skies and white, billowy clouds overlook a field of hay bales on Lukes Gulch Road near Stites.

                      Temperatures soared to the high 80s, low 90s, Saturday, Aug. 31, as these two dogs – Bell and Piper -- enjoyed a dip in the Middlefork of the Clearwater River in Kooskia.

                      WINONA – Multiple law enforcement agencies were on search efforts late Tuesday afternoon for a suspect – believed armed -- involved in a high-speed chase from New Meadows to Grangeville.

                        BOISE -- Public school funding varies widely by community with serious implications for the ability of Idaho’s children to reach their full potential, according to a new report on education finance from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

                        CLEARWATER DAYS -- Kamiah’s 83rd Annual Barbecue Days are happening this weekend. Events begin Thursday with the Victorian High Tea at Higher Grounds Coffee on Hill Street and continue throughout the weekend. With construction of the Kamiah clinic in full swing, some of the events normally o…

                        The 43rd annual Chief Lookingglass Powwow was held in Kamiah Aug. 16-18, at the Wa’A’Yas grounds. With the theme of “Come Dance Under The Stars,” hundreds of children and adults participated in inter-tribal and ceremonial American Indian dances, dressed in full regalia of their prospective t…

                        Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

                        Another year is in the books for the Idaho County Fair. Here’s a look at some of the week’s events, which included lots of animal time, talent, royalty, pigtails and fair food. (To view the slide show, click on the right arrow in the top right corner.)

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