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    WHITE BIRD — The 33rd annual White Bird Rodeo drew a full turnout both days, Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, at its arena at Twin Bridges. Results from the event are as follows:

    WHITE BIRD — It is sometimes a good thing when the weather forecaster/guesstimator gets it wrong. The forecast was for rain on both Friday and Saturday, during the White Bird Rodeo and White Bird Days Celebration. Thankfully, the rain held off, the temperatures were mild, and everyone had a …

      WHITE BIRD — As of June 8, day sheets for the upcoming White Bird Rodeo listed 83 main event entries, not counting novice entries or second entries, and not counting local entries, which were taken June 9.

      The annual Just For The Hill Of It bicycle ride up the old White Bird Hill grade took off from the Hammer Creek recreation site as usual, with 28 riders braving the cool rain last Saturday morning, June 4.

      WHITE BIRD — Red’s Café has a problem! (It’s a good one.) The pizzas are so popular that Red’s keeps selling out each week. If you are getting a hunger for pizza, make sure you order early. If you don’t want to get out in the rain, ask the pizza guys, Devyn and Evan, to make you one and deli…

      Starting today, Wednesday, June 1, The Confluence Resort in White Bird will be hosting a farmers’ market each Wednesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Bring your produce, baked goods. arts and crafts! Call with questions: 208-565-0478.

      WHITE BIRD — No one wants to receive an active 911 alert (this is how fire calls are paged out now) and see that the fire address is yours! This past Tuesday afternoon, Ed and Sandy Murphy experienced the nightmare of every homeowner – a house fire. An electrical fault has been determined to…

        WHITE BIRD — The Spring Fiesta Annual Fundraiser, sponsored by the Royal Gem Rebekahs, is set for this Saturday, May 21, beginning at noon and ending when food runs out. This will be held at the White Bird IOOF Hall and prices are $7 for adults, $4 for those ages 6-12, $2 for those 5 and you…

        Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Grangeville Farmers’ Market plant sale fundraiser Sunday, May 22, 80 Frontage Road, Grangeville, noon to 3 p.m. The market is currently accepting donations of seed packets and plant starts. Call Lara at 253-606-5025.

        WHITE BIRD — White Bird Days and Rodeo are just around the corner, just a month away. The rodeo will start at 5 p.m. on both June 17 and 18. White Bird Days will be on Saturday, June 18. The grand marshals this year will be Richard and Terry Eller. There will be a parade, music and activitie…

          Following persistent rain over the last week, a rockfall blocked lanes this Monday, May 9, on U.S. Highway 95 at the top of White Bird Grade south of Grangeville. The highway remains reduced to one lane.

          WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Community Library will be holding a yard and bake sale this coming Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The funds raised are used to help support the operation of the library. If you have not had an opportunity to check out the library, I want to encourage you to stop b…

          WHITE BIRD — A note from Darla Brumley (leader of this year’s community Easter egg hunt): “Thank you to all who donated, helped and attended the snowy Easter egg hunt, it was a little wet and cold, but it didn’t stop the enthusiasm. A special thanks to Barb and Bryan, for doing the hot dogs,…

          WHITE BIRD — The Rebekahs Lodge will be holding a bake sale at the IOOF Hall this Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Drop off any baked goods for the sale at 9:30 a.m. The money raised helps support the operating expenses of the hall, so please stop by and purchase a goody.

          WHITE BIRD — The Rebekah’s Lodge will hold a bake sale at the IOOF Hall on Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. Drop off any baked goods for the sale at 9:30 a.m.

          WHITE BIRD — The White Bird Rodeo has been set for June 17 and 18. Come join us in celebrating our 33rd year of a small-town rodeo along the banks of the Salmon River. Let ‘er Rip!

          The Wreckreation sculpture at Hammer Creek Boat ramp at White Bird, welded from trash collected from the Lower Salmon River.

          WHITE BIRD — Is there anyone who would be interested in helping with or organizing the Easter egg hunt? If you are, give Renee Farmer a call at 208-839-2395. Easter is on April 17 this year.

            WHITE BIRD — The 2022 White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Saturday, March 26. Young ladies ages 13 to 18 are eligible to try out. Message Kami Fogleman on Facebook or call 208-983-8779.

            WHITE BIRD — Starting this Thursday, March 17, the Wildside Steakhouse will be switching to its summer hours of 4–10 p.m. Also, this Thursday will be the last community potluck until fall. The potluck starts at noon and is held at the White Bird Recreation District Building (the old school b…

              WHITE BIRD — The 2022 White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Saturday, March 26. Young ladies ages 13 to 18 are eligible to try out. Message Kami Fogleman on Facebook with questions.

                WHITE BIRD — The “March Artisan Madness” art sale is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, with free admission. This event, sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild, will be held at the White Bird Area Recreation District building (former White Bird School), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST).

                WHITE BIRD — A great, big thank you goes out to the White Bird community (and beyond) for supporting the Camp Alacca spaghetti dinner fundraiser last Saturday. It was attended by more than 80 people, who were served by the kids from the Pleasant View Baptist Good News Club. The kids also ent…

                  WHITE BIRD — The 2022 White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts are set for Saturday, March 26. Young ladies ages 13 to 18 are eligible to try out. Message Kami Fogleman on Facebook with questions.

                    WHITE BIRD — The “March Artisan Madness” art sale is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, with free admission. This event, sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild, will be held at the White Bird Area Recreation District building (former White Bird School), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST).

                      Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected for the first time ever in Unit 14, within the Slate Creek Drainage. Since that time, Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) has been busy implementing measures to deal with the disease, with public outreach being an important part of managing CWD.

                      WHITE BIRD — There will be a spaghetti dinner at the IOOF Hall this Saturday, March 5, 5-6:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser to help send local children to Camp Alacca in Harpster this summer. The camp is a very fun and exciting week for all the kids (different age groups each week) and makes a v…

                      WHITE BIRD — A note from Toni Baker: “The White Bird Rodeo has been set for June 17 and 18. Come join us in celebrating our 33rd year of a small-town rodeo along the banks of the Salmon River “Let ‘er Rip!” White Bird Rodeo Queen tryouts will be held Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. (PST) at th…

                      WHITE BIRD — Reminder: Our second community potluck is tomorrow, Feb. 17, at noon. It will be held at the White Bird Recreation Building (the old school). Last month, we had about 25 people show up with enough food for 50. It was a good time of eating and fellowship. It was also very cold an…

                      WHITE BIRD — Eric and Trealisa Brimmer and The Confluence Resort are hosting a Family Friendly Super Bowl Party, Feb. 13 starting at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish for a potluck and a comfy chair to sit in and enjoy the company of friends while you watch the big game.

                        GRANGEVILLE — The White Bird and Grangeville Volunteer Fire departments will present the annual Firemen’s Ball at the Elks Lodge Saturday, Feb. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m. when silent auction, the Elks bar and games will begin. Presale tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple. At the door, …

                        WHITE BIRD — On Feb. 12, starting at 5 p.m., there will be a dinner, dancing, with “Vintage Youth” playing the music, and both a silent and live auction. The Fireman’s Ball will be held at the Grangeville Elks Club. The proceeds will go to support local volunteer fire departments. For inform…

                        WHITE BIRD — What can 18 men and four log splitters accomplish in six hours? They can cut and split 17-18 cords of red fir logs! It was a gorgeous winter Saturday at the Brust wood lot, where the group processed a logging truckload of timber as a fundraiser for Delsie Whinery’s medical expen…

                        WHITE BIRD — As many of you know, Delsie Whinery, daughter of Dick and Susie Brust, had her leg amputated, due to a deadly infection of MRSA. She is getting much better and is now in rehab in Boise. She should be able to come home in a week or so. A family has donated a logging truckload of …

                        WHITE BIRD — This may seem like it is too early to be promoting the Valentine Fireman’s Ball, but I would remind you how time absolutely flew by last year. So, Feb. 12, starting at 5 p.m., there will be a dinner, dancing, with “Vintage Youth” playing the music, and both a silent and live auc…

                        WHITE BIRD — Last week, I mentioned the White Bird Volunteer Fire Department had passed out gift bags to various families in the community, which were much appreciated. This week I would like to give a shout out to the Royal Gem Rebekahs Lodge No. 13, of White Bird. Paula Prewett, Barbara Lo…

                        WHITE BIRD — A note from our library: “There are new hours for the White Bird Community Library, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday 1-3 p.m. With COVID we have had reduced numbers using the library. We will see how it goes and decide when (and if) to go back to the hours we …

                        Seven floats moved down White Bird’s Main Street Saturday night, Dec. 18, for its annual Christmas parade. Along with treats, Santa Claus visited with community members, and the evening’s finale was the fireworks display, provided by Mayor Homer Brown and Hammer Down Excursions.

                        WHITE BIRD — Sometimes life is just a challenge! This past week our whole region experienced major power outages. It does not take long to realize just how dependent we all are on having electricity in our homes. A missionary visited Pleasant View Baptist Church this past Sunday. He serves o…