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News For The Week of July 31, 2014
Chief of Police awaiting grant decision Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Tribal police station coming to Kamiah?

     If a $1 million grant comes through in August, the Nez Perce Tribe will be adding a new police station at Kamiah this fall.

     Tribal Police Chief Dave Rogers is excited about the potential to add staff and services to the Kamiah area, saying it is sorely needed, but it all hinges on receiving the three-year grant.

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Don't try that U-turn downtown Print E-mail

7-31-14--no-turnKamiah City Council directs police to focus on violators

     Tired of motorists defying the no U-turn law in downtown Kamiah, city leaders are directing the Marshal's Office to commence a ticket writing campaign against violators.

     During a regular city council meeting July 23, councilors lamented how bad drivers have become on Main Street, acting as if the roadway is their own personal driveway.

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Beating the heat Print E-mail
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Fun was the order of the day for these youngsters enjoying a three-day "Kamiah Hoop Camp" at the Wa-A-Yas last week. Campers and staff enjoyed a break outside after playing basketball indoors. Janene Engle/Progress

 
Kooskia Days starts Friday Print E-mail

Time for Kooskia's big party

     The 61st annual celebration of Kooskia Days kicks off Friday, Aug. 1 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3. This year's Grand Marshals are Alan and Diane Syron.

     There will be plenty of fun for all ages so load up the car and head to Kooskia this weekend. The following is a schedule of events. For more information about activities, pick up a free copy of the Kooskia Days program on newsstands throughout Kamiah and Kooskia.

Friday, Aug. 1

10 a.m.-5 p.m. - AWANA Grand Prix racer construction, City Park

5 p.m. - Softball Game, City Park

6 p.m. - Youth Talent Show, City Center Hall

Saturday, Aug. 2

7-11 a.m. – Breakfast, IOOF Hall

8 a.m. - Fun Run, Main Street

9 a.m.-1 p.m. - AWANA Grand Prix racer construction continues, City Park

11 a.m. - Kooskia Days Parade, Main Street

11 a.m. - Show 'n'Shine, City Park

After parade – Ping pong ball drop (north end of airport), bingo (City Park picnic area), o-mok-see (McConnell Arena), fun activities, craft and food vendors (Main Street and City Park)

3 p.m. - AWANA Grand Prix Derby, City Center Hall

5-10 p.m. – Beer garden, A Street

6-10 p.m. – Street dance with Ruff Kutt, A Street

Sunday, Aug. 3

5:30 a.m. - Clean up Main Street to Park

10 a.m.  - Church in the park by Presbyterian churches of the Valley, City Park, come as you are, potluck to follow

 
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Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   

Former addict speaks out about drug's danger

     The meth presentation at the Wa-A-Yas last week was not only educational but thought provoking. Informa7-31-14-dave-rogers-and-cyn-reneaution about meth addiction and how it is infiltrating our local areas was discussed as well as what is being done to identify and apprehend criminals involved in drug trafficking.

     Clearly the best way to avoid problems with meth and keep it off our streets, out of our schools and away from our kids is to protect ourselves. How do we do that? Educate ourselves, our kids, and our families.

Nez Perce Tribal Police Chief Dave Rogers with Cyn Reneau, volunteer coordinator for Idaho Meth Project. Reneau was the guest speaker at the meth awareness presentation. Janene Engle/Progress

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