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News For The Week of September 25, 2014
Drugs found at Maple Street residence Print E-mail

Feds, Tribal Police make arrests at Kamiah home

     An early morning raid by the FBI and Nez Perce Tribal Police at a home  across from the Kamiah elementary and high school resulted in several arrests on Sept. 23.


     Michael W. Mathews, 32, was arrested on Federal and Tribal warrants. He had been released from jail earlier this summer on Tribal charges for drug possession and illegal weapons charges.  

The Nez Perce Tribal Police arrested two men at this Kamiah residence early Sept. 23. Janene Engle/Progress

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New KCPC director Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Empowering lives with education

     With three children of her own, Chere Souther has a vested interest in making her community a better place. She's excited to be able to do that as part of the Kamiah Community Partners Coalition.


     Souther was hired as executive director in August, but she's no stranger to the organization or the Clearwater Valley.

Chere Souther, executive director and Lacey Hegarty, executive assistant, work for the Kamiah Community Partners Coalition. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

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Fair time at Nezperce Print E-mail

Lewis County Fair underway

     The Lewis County Fair gets underway today at the fairgrounds in Nezperce. This year's theme is "Cowboy Boots and Country Roots" with the fun continuing through Sunday, Sept. 28.

The following is a schedule of events.

Thursday, Sept. 25

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Livestock weigh-in, Livestock Barn

3-7 p.m. - Enter all Open Class Exhibits, Baldus Hall

3-7 p.m. - Enter all 4-H & FFA Projects, Eller Building

2-6 p.m. - Conference Judging for 4-H

large and small animals, Livestock Barn

2-6 p.m. - Conference Judging Sign-up for Cloverbud Animals, Bateman Bird & Bunny Barn

3-7 p.m. - Conference Judging Sign-up for 4-H Home Ec. & Specialty Projects including Misc. Cloverbud, Eller Building

5-5:15 p.m. - Controlled Re-weigh for Underweight Animals (animals must be penned in the livestock barn with free choice of food and water until weigh-in time. NO TUBING!)

7 p.m. - 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest, Livestock Barn

Friday, Sept. 26

7-9 a.m. - Breakfast at the Legion Sponsored by American Legion Post 8

8 a.m. - Livestock Record Books Due, Extension Office

8-8:45 a.m. – Enter all 4-H foods, Eller Building

9 a.m. – Cloverbud Rabbit, Poultry, and Pocket Pet Clinic, Livestock Barn

9 a.m.-Noon – Open Class Judging, Baldus Hall Closed

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - 4-H Home Ec. and Specialty Project Conference Judging, Eller Close for Judging

9:30 a.m. - 4-H Conference Judging Begins – Cloverbud Animal Projects Reviewed, Bateman Bird & Bunny Barn

9:45 a.m. – Poultry Fitting & Showing, Livestock Barn-Beef & Sheep Arena; Pet Goat Fit & Show (follows poultry),

Livestock Barn-Beef & Sheep Arena

9:45 a.m. – Pet Rabbit Fit & Show, Livestock Barn-Swine Arena; Breeding Rabbit Fit & Show (follows Rabbit); Pocket Pet Fit & Show (follows Breeding Rabbit) **Quality for poultry, rabbit, pocket pet & pet goats will be held at the animal's pens

10:30 a.m. – Special Circumstance Interviews

11 a.m. – Service League Salad Bar, Christian Church

Noon – Swine, Market Goat and Breeding Goat Fit & Show, Livestock Barn; Sheep Fit & Show (follows Goats)

1:30 p.m. – Beef Fit & Show, Livestock Barn

4 p.m. – Small Animal Round Robin, followed by Large Animal Round Robin, Livestock Barn

5:45-6:45 p.m. - Literature Readings Whitney Adams

6:30 p.m. - Movie Night, Livestock Barn

Saturday, Sept. 27

7-9 a.m. – Breakfast at the Legion Sponsored by American Legion Post 8

8 a.m. – Swine & Market Goat Quality, Livestock Barn; Sheep Quality (follows Goats)

9 a.m. - JukeBox Party Express Opens

9-11 a.m. - Nezperce Historical Museum Open House

9:30 a.m. – Beef Quality Judging, Livestock Barn

11:30 a.m. - Parade and Crowning of 2015 Royalty

Noon – Soup Kitchen, Legion Hall, Sponsored by the Nezperce Prairie Day Association

Noon-2 p.m. - Music by Old Time Fiddlers, Legion Hall

12:30 p.m. - Royalty Luncheon, By Invitation Only, Nezperce Christian Church

1-5 p.m. - Bingo by the Nezperce Historical Society, Library Community Center

3 p.m. - 4-H Awards, Livestock Barn

5 p.m. - Livestock Auction Begins, Livestock Barn

5 p.m. - Idaho/Lewis County Cattle Assoc. Buyers Dinner

Camping Court – open to public

9 p.m. - Barn Dance, Livestock Building – Free Admission

Midnight - Livestock Barn Closes

Sunday, Sept. 28

8 a.m.- Livestock Barn Opens

9-11 a.m. - Nezperce Historical Museum Open House

9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Show & Shine, By the Tennis Court

Noon - Livestock Barn Closes to Public

12-3:30 p.m. - Market Animal Pick-up by Packers

1-2 p.m. - Removal of all 4-H and Open Class Exhibits including rabbits, poultry, pocket pets

1 p.m. - 15th annual Combine Derby

2 p.m. - Eller Building, Baldus Hall & Bird & Bunny Barn closes

3:30 p.m. - Live Animal Pick-up (Large Animals Only)

4 p.m. - Barns Open for Pen Cleaning/Record Book Removal

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Dave Roberson of Kamiah installed new welcome signs in front of Kamiah High School last Friday. Roberson routed and painted the three wood signs that sit beneath the electronic signboard. The project was funded by the Kamiah Kub Booster Club. The club raises money for high school athletic projects through selling Kub gear and ads on the annual sports calendar. Ben Jorgensen/Progress

Johnson Bar Fire update Print E-mail

Fire tops 12,000 acres

     Delays or closures are possible along Highway 12 east of Kooskia as burnout operations continue on the Johnson Bar Fire near Lowell.

     The fire reached 12,101 acres over the weekend and is 55% contained. The fire is staffed with 149 firefighters.

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