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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

KOOSKIA — “I want to be clear, for the record, these are not bonuses, correct?” trustee Katie Matthews asked at the May 17 Mountain View School District board meeting.

    Idaho County Weed Department and the Nez Perce Biocontrol Center have scheduled workshops for Riggins and Kooskia. Integrated Pest Management Workshops are set for June 24, Riggins City Park, 1-4 p.m. MST, and June 25, Kooskia City Park, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., PST.

      KOOSKIA — The library is back at the Kooskia Farmers’ Market for Summer Reading. Find Dena’s table with the PRLD banner and Summer STEM yard signs on Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Kooskia City Park, for a different take-home activity each week. Library programs are free for all ages and…

      CLEARWATER VALLEY — Schools out for summer, schools out forever! Both CV and Kamiah seniors graduated last Friday. Glad they were able to have the normal pomp and circumstance of graduation this year. Congratulations to the Clearwater Valley, Kamiah and home-school high school graduates. The…

        KOOSKIA — The City of Kooskia is offering a $300 reward for information that leads to the apprehension of vandals doing damage in the Kooskia City Park and restrooms. The city hopes to reopen the facility this week.

          All eight branches of Prairie River Library District (Craigmont, Culdesac, Kamiah, Kooskia, Lapwai, Nezperce, Peck and Winchester) are registering kids for Summer Reading Program. The theme for 2021 is “Tails and Tales”, each branch will have different activities, focusing on reaching kids i…

          KOOSKIA — On Tuesday May 18, eight Clearwater Valley High School students campaigned for an Associated Student Body (ASB) position. There were five offices up for election, two of which were contested. Gunnar Anderberg was elected ASB president, Rayne Martinez was elected ASB vice president,…

          KOOSKIA — “All of our planning and trying to pass the levy has been successfully thwarted by Mr. Smith,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Todd Fiske spoke to the board, including trustee Smith, at the May 17 meeting.

            KOOSKIA — The Kooskia Farmers’ Market is kicking off its 5th season on Thursday, June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kooskia City Park. The market features all homemade/handmade local artisans, crafts and vegetable growers and live musicians. They are now members of the Idaho Farmers Market Assoc…

              KOOSKIA — Kooskia Community Library invites kids to sign up for Summer Reading Program at the library, 026 S. Main St., or e-mail Dena at kooskia.library@prld.org and then receive a free book.

                This week is National Invasive Species Week. This event is set each year to raise awareness to invasive species and how to stop them. Visit NISAW.org to learn more. Upcoming biocontrol workshops in the Riggins and Kooskia area are being scheduled for next month: watch for details in the comi…

                CLEARWATER VALLEY — Both Clearwater Valley (CV) and Kamiah track teams competed well last weekend, with the Kubs boys’ team edging out 2nd place Logos 109.24 to 108 points. Preston Amerman, of CV, clocked the most impressive individual performance, winning all three distance races- the 800, …

                  KOOSKIA — Everyone is welcome to participate in the Kooskia Saddliers obstacle and trail challenge on Saturday, May 22. Riders may enter multiple times on different horses by paying per horse. No horse may compete against itself and judges’ decisions are final. Juniors and Novices can move u…

                  KOOSKIA — Ashley Walker, president of the Greater Kooskia Chamber of Commerce, addressed the council about the town Christmas tree and Kooskia Days. The chamber is working on the removal and replacement of the town Christmas tree, the large spruce adjacent to Kooskia Café. She received sever…

                  KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley Junior-Senior High School has been busy as the school year winds down. During the weekend, the tennis and track teams competed at districts. The tennis team placed as follows: Josh Francis took first place in boys singles, Gabe Kirish took second place in boys sin…

                  KOOSKIA — A complex conflagration to fight with many concerns for safety: Last week’s CFI Mill fire drew multiple agencies from a three-county area to assist on a fully involved commercial structure fire. The prompt suppression and avoidance of any injuries, according to Kooskia Fire Chief M…

                    KOOSKIA — Everyone is welcome to participate in the Kooskia Saddliers obstacle and trail challenge on Saturday, May 22. Riders may enter multiple times on different horses by paying per horse. No horse may compete against itself and judges’ decisions are final. Juniors and Novices can move u…

                      KOOSKIA — Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery, 271 Tahoe Loop Road, Kooskia, will hold a maintenance and cleaning day Saturday, May 22, starting at 9 a.m. The cemetery will have two riding mowers, rakes and gas; bring your own weedeaters, leaf blowers, clippers, brooms for cleaning around headstone…

                        KAMIAH — Teenagers 12 to 18 are invited to show what makes them proud to call Kamiah home. UYLC invites teenagers —anyone 12 to 18 years old, from Kamiah and Kooskia areas— to take photographs that depict something that brings them hometown pride and, in a short artist’s statement, tell why.

                        CLEARWATER VALLEY — Great to see the Nez Perce Tribal members gathering in Kamiah for the spring general council. They were able to gather in person this year. On the first day of council the ‘Uuyit Kimti program staff organized a memorial walk to remember missing and murdered indigenous wom…

                          KOOSKIA — A Washington state man is charged with a felony, following a pursuit in and around the Kooskia area last week. A preliminary hearing was held in magistrate court on Monday, May 3, for Bradley McCain, 34, of Spokane Valley, who is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police…

                          CLEARWATER VALLEY — After a few days of unseasonably hot weather at the end of last week, I spent a rainy, Saturday morning watching the Clearwater Valley Rams and Kamiah Kubs Middle School kids in their fourth and final track meet of the season. The rain didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of…

                            KOOSKIA — City of Kooskia Spring Clean-Up week is this week, May 3-9. Simmons Sanitation will place roll-off containers south of the Kooskia City Park for residents’ convenience. Appliances may be put in the containers; however, all other metal needs to be cut into four-foot lengths. Cut bru…

                              KOOSKIA — City of Kooskia Spring Cleanup week is set for next week, May 3-9. Simmons Sanitation will place rolloff containers south of the Kooskia City Park for residents’ convenience. Appliances may be put in the containers; however, all other metal needs to be cut into four-foot lengths. C…

                              KOOSKIA — At the April 14th meeting of the Kooskia City Council, Ashley Walker, president of the Greater Kooskia Chamber of Commerce, updated the council on her progress on the Christmas tree replacement previously discussed at the February meeting.

                              CLEARWATER VALLEY — April showers bring May flowers! As I sit at my window to write, it’s lovely to see the rain after quite a few weeks of dry weather. On my morning walk in the drizzle, I could smell the sweetness of the cherry and plum blossoms and saw a larger than normal (43) herd of el…

                                KOOSKIA — The Kooskia Farmers’ Market will have a vendor orientation next Thursday, May 6, in the Kooskia City Park. New and returning vendors are invited to get updated about the market for the 2021 season. The market is also looking for new vendors.

                                  KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                                    KOOSKIA — The Kooskia Chamber will be holding a roadside litter clean-up day Saturday, April 24. The focus points will be from Kooskia to Dale’s on U.S. Highway 12, both sides, and, pending volunteer count, Kooskia to Stites, both sides.

                                    CLEARWATER VALLEY — This week is 911 Dispatcher Appreciation week. These folks are unsung heroes in helping save lives and property by getting law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services headed your way when you call. Thanks dispatchers!

                                      KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                                        KOOSKIA — Registration for children entering kindergarten at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia for the 2021-2022 school year will be Wednesday, April 28. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. A 20-minute informal evaluation is part of the registration process.…

                                        CLEARWATER VALLEY — With the weather warming up, I’m starting to see more life on the streets and people gathering outdoors. After all the spring sports just got started, CV and Kamiah are on spring break this week, so no school activities. Last week, a marathon length track meet at Kamiah l…

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