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News For The Week of November 19, 2015
Local firefighters gain experience from controlled burn exercise Print E-mail
Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   

Burn to learn

     Almost everyone, young and old, has watched a camp fire burn, seen the damage from a wildfire or even witnessed a structure fire at some point in their lives.


 It’s not difficult to understand that fire can behave completely different depending on the circumstances. It can smolder for hours and appear totally harmless, then without warning, burst into huge flames, engulfing anything in its path.

     The volunteer firefighters from several local fire departments had a chance to witness up close and personal, the effects of a house fire in an exercise designed to give them experience with structure fires from the inside of the building.

Local fire departments from Kamiah, Kooskia, Glenwood/Caribel, and Nezperce attended a training exercise in Kamiah last week designed to provide experience with handling fires inside a structure. The previous owner of the property, Helen Sees, made provisions to donate the building for this purpose before the land was sold to Keith Jacobs. Janene Engle/Progress

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Quilt guild honors area military veterans Print E-mail

Recognizing wartime heroes 

     The Central Idaho Quilters' Guild honored more than a dozen veterans—fittingly—on Veterans’ Day with a Quilts of Valor presentation.11-19-15-quilts-of-valor---hug-1592

     The local quilt guild has given quilts away to about 220 area veterans since starting the project about six years ago.

Korean veteran Bob Allen receives hugs from Carolyn Doughty (left) and Ivana Marks during a Quilts of Valor presentation at Kamiah Nov. 11. Gina Jorgensen/Progress

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Riverfront Park gets facelift Print E-mail

Grant, local donations help build new playground


     What could be more rewarding than watching happy, giggling children playing on new playground equipment?

     This was the scene at Riverfront Park thanks to the generosity and volunteerism of community members and a $2,500 grant from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation.

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Online subs available Print E-mail

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