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News For The Week of August 18, 2016
New dog in town Print E-mail

Donations sought to start K-9 program at Kamiah

     The Kamiah Marshal’s Office has decided to develop a K-9 program to assist with the ever growing battle against drugs in the community.

     “We have partnered with the Upper Clearwater Community Foundation (UCCF), a local 501(c)(3), to assist us in gathering funding for this endeavor,” said Chief Marshal Kirtus Gaston. “As you can imagine the cost for such a highly trained and skilled animal is not cheap.”

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Recovery efforts progress for fire victims one year later Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

'Rebuilding lives' continues at Kamiah 

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     Recovery efforts continue at Kamiah and the surrounding areas one year after devastating wildfires burned at least 75 homes and more than 100 outbuildings.

     Lightning-caused fire starts on Aug. 10 of last year burned into a complex of blazes culminating in the nightmare of Aug. 14 when gusty winds pushed flames beyond control.

Volunteer labor and funds have been used to rebuild homes like this one at Kamiah lost to wildfires last year. Janene Engle/Progress

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Recovery efforts progress for fire victims one year later Part II Print E-mail
Written by Sheryl White, The Clearwater Progress   

Addressing wildfire's costly emotional toll

     Once the basic needs of last year’s fire victims were addressed, counselors began focusing on the psychological impacts, which ae often more difficult to identify and treat.

     WUNCCIL determined early on that there was a need to deal with the psychological impact of the August 2015 wildfires.

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Annual powwow this weekend Print E-mail
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"The Flames Are Gone,

We Stand Strong"

     The 40th annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow Celebration will be this weekend, Aug. 19-21, behind the Wa-a’yas building in Kamiah. Due to the 2015 firestorm last August, the 39th annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow had to be postponed to October.

     Everyone is welcome to celebrate and come “Dance Under the Stars.” Friday, Aug. 19 will begin with the Memorial Dinner at noon. After the dinner will be the Opening Flag Ceremony with our Veterans. 

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Kamiah City Council Print E-mail

Kamiah looks to chop the weeds

     Kamiah’s Planning and Zoning commission will tailor a weed ordinance modeled after Grangeville’s law targeting unkempt yards.

     According to Kamiah Mayor Dale Schneider, the city attorney has recommended the city adopt the ordinance with some teeth in it. The issue was discussed at a regular city council meeting Aug. 10.

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