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News For The Week of February 4, 2016
Liability issues prompt change in leadership role Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Ambulance service now under direction of fire department

     Due to liability issues, the City of Kamiah will no longer contract with Kamiah Emergency Medical Rescue Unit (KEMRU) for ambulance services. The city council formally passed a resolution to such effect during a special meeting Jan. 27.

     KEMRU was incorporated in 1981, according to Mayor Dale Schneider. The fact that KEMRU was incorporated troubled the city’s attorney and Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, which is the city’s insurer.

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Kamiah City Council Print E-mail

City’s books in pretty good shape

     A recent audit of Kamiah’s finances show that the city has overall good fiscal health.

     Dan Coleman of Quest CPA from Payette outlined the audit highlights during a regular city council meeting Jan. 27.

     He began by praising the efforts of city administrator Ken Law and clerk Stephanie Gaston for “all their hard work in getting ready for the audit.”

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Superheroes pay Kamiah a visit Print E-mail

Suzie Winterringer, front, and BettyCloninger, left, are feeling it during an air guitar, or in this case, air broom performance during the annual Crab Feed last week. The comical remake of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the Pizza Factory was the event finale and as usual, they brought the house down! To see more photos, visit our photo hosting site by clicking here. Janene Engle/Progress

Free sreenings Friday Print E-mail

Health providers sponsoring free health screening and more

     The public is invited to a free health screening on Friday as part of a collaborative effort to improve community health.

     St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics, in conjunction with seven other regional partners (Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics, Syringa Hospital & Clinics, Snake River Community Clinic, Nimiipuu Health, Clearwater Human Needs Council, Grangeville Human Needs Council and Public Health-Idaho North Central District), is launching a collaborative partnership in communities throughout Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. The project will be known as the ‘Partnership for Healthy Communities.’

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Baking for a good cause Print E-mail

Pizza bake fundraiser a delicious success

     In November, Kamiah Bible Academy sponsored a pizza bake fundraiser for Austin Barnes. The crew made 87 pizzas!2-4-16-pizza-fund-raiser-fo

     Austin has been in Seattle Children’s Hospital since August, and was waiting for a liver transplant. Happily he received a new liver on Jan. 24. The latest report is that he is doing “AMAZING!” 

Pizza bake helpers pictured left to right are: Syringa Wells Sanford, Abbie Wells, Sawyer Wells Sanford, Maurice Willis, Tyesha McAlister, Tera Wells Sanford, Tyler Bakos, Sheldon Wells Sanford. Not pictured: Nathan Miller. Contributed photo


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