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Students learn about wildland fire Print E-mail

4th graders learn about renewable forests

     Fourth grade students ran with a parachute and squirted an engine hose as they enjoyed a day in the Forest experiencing how forest lands recover after wildland fire.   Forest visits were organized by Courtney Couch, Forest Service Fire Education and Prevention Specialist.  Each day-long field trip took place at Spring Bar, O’Hara Creek and Musselshell Creek, three fire affected areas on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.6-23-16-school-kids-and-fir

     Students were divided into groups and heard seven different presentations on wildland fire. Presentations included wildland engine operations, helicopter operations, what it means to be a smokejumper, the science behind prescribed burning, the ecological benefits of fire, and making a ‘firewise’ home.  Students also took an emotional healing walk while observing forest regeneration in a burned area.

Students from Clearwater Valley Elementary School learn smoke jumping “suiting up” techniques from Rye Phipps, Grangeville smokejumper, at O’Hara Campground, Moose Creek Ranger District. Contributed photo

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Trustee sought for District #304 Print E-mail

Kamiah seeking school board trustee

     Kamiah Joint School District # 304 is seeking a qualified individual to serve the term of School Board Trustee for Zone IV.

     Anyone residing within the Zone IV boundaries and who has a genuine interest in the education of our children should submit a letter of interest and resume of qualifications to:  Tracy Lynde, District Clerk, Kamiah Joint School District #304, 1102 Hill Street, Kamiah, ID  83536.  Deadline for submitting items for consideration is June 30 at 2 p.m.

     For more information, contact the District Clerk at 935-4003.

Fun Run this weekend Print E-mail

Mountain to Meadow Fun Run at Lolo Pass

     The 9th annual Mountain to Meadow Event will be held on June 25 this year. This scenic run, organized by Discover Your Northwest, will begin at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (elevation 5,225) on Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana border. The half marathon winds for 13.1 miles through forests of Englemann Spruce and sub-alpine fir with dramatic views of the Bitterroot Mountains in the distance. All courses take participants along Packer Meadows, a historically significant and beautiful site along the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark trails.

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The Great Outdoors Print E-mail


Special delivery - A newborn fawn rests in the grass of an orchard near Harpster. The fawn and its mother, which has become familiar with the photographer, stayed in the orchard all day. Photo by Dixie Lynn


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