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CVHS Girls' Basketball Print E-mail

Lady Rams lose first two  

     Last Friday the Lady Rams kicked off their basketball season with a non-league game against Nezperce which resulted in a 32-12 defeat.

     The team is already at somewhat of a disadvantage since there weren’t enough players this year to form a junior varsity team as well as varsity, so they combined to make one varsity team. Senior Shalynn Gutzman will not be playing this year due to a surgical procedure on her foot which will require her to wear a brace for nine weeks.

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Kamiah School Board Print E-mail

School board discusses drug policy, roof repairs

     Kamiah School District held their monthly school board meeting on Monday and of the items up for discussion were the price of adult lunches which will increase by .15 cents. Student lunch prices will remain the same. A salad bar was recently added to the menu, which was favorably accepted by not only staff, but students as well.

     Plans are still under way for the new middle school roof. Budget difficulties have been to blame for the postponement of the roof repairs. The contractor who was chosen to fulfill the demands of the new roof is still willing to honor his original price plus an additional small percentage due to supply costs. A date of completion for that project is yet unknown and will be furthered discussed at the next board meeting.

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Kamiah students thank local veterans Print E-mail

Kamiah School District holds assembly to honor Veterans

     The Kamiah School district held an assembly to honor our Veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Local Veterans from the VFW and American Legion were present during the assembly. Kamiah High/Middle School choir sang the National Anthem and the Kamiah High/Middle School band played America the Beautiful while the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade sang.11-19-15-kamiah-school-veterans-day

     This year Mona Farmer, the high school librarian, organized a slide show of Veterans who are related to someone who either attends school or works within the Kamiah School District. This was fun for the students to see members of our own community on the wall.

     The VFW also did a presentation on how to properly dispose of the flag when it is being retired (pictured here). The Kamiah High School donated their old flag for this ceremony.

     Staff and students would like to thank those of you who have sacrificed for our freedom.

Christmas tree permits available Print E-mail

Christmas tree permits available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

     Season’s greetings!   In this area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family Christmas tree.  Permits are required for each tree you are going to cut.  Permits are $5 each and are limited to three per family.

     This year, the Forest Service is supporting the “Every kid in a park” White House initiative by offering all 4th graders with a valid “Every kid” pass a free Christmas tree permit with tag.  More information on the Every Kid initiative and the free holiday tree program is available at www.everykidinapark.gov.

     The 4th grade passes are only available at Forest Service offices and fourth graders will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to get their free-use holiday tree tag.

     The permits can be purchased from any of our Forest offices or at the following local vendors:  Harpster Store in Harpster, Tom Cat’s Sporting Goods in Kooskia, Rae Brothers Sporting Goods and Tackett’s Saw Service in Grangeville, Cloningers Harvest Foods in Kamiah, Helmer Store and Cafe in Helmer, Idaho Rigging in Potlatch, Tri-State Outfitters and Woodland Enterprises in Moscow, and DYNW (Discover Your Northwest) at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, and Lochsa Lodge at Powell.

     “Cutting a Christmas tree on your Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests” brochure is available at all forest offices and on the forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/passes-permits/forestproducts.

     As a general rule, no special areas are designated for Christmas tree cutting.  Here are some tips when choosing and cutting your Christmas tree:

  • Cut your tree at least 200 feet away from well-traveled roads, flowing water, campgrounds and recreation sites.
  • It is permissible to cut trees from the cut banks and fill slopes of lesser-traveled roads.
  • Select your trees from thickets or overstocked areas.  Avoid removing trees from plantations or other areas where tree growth is sparse.
  • Select a tree that is the right height for your needs.  Please don’t cut a large tree just to take the top.
  • Pile all discarded branches away from roads, ditches and culverts.
  • Cut your tree as close to the ground as possible.  Stumps should be eight inches or less.
  • Attach a permit to each cut tree prior to transporting it in your vehicle.

     Have a safe and fun outing!  For more information, call or visit your local Forest Service office.

The Great Outdoors Print E-mail


Pick your pleasure - Some people fish and some pick up trash along the highway on a fine fall day in Clearwater country. The Adopt-a-Highway program is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year. It's a great way to keep Idaho beautiful so drivers be aware of those in orange that stoop and pick along the roadside and give them room. Photo by Nan Vance


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