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News For The Week of September 3, 2015
Officials consider ways to create strategic plan Print E-mail
Written by Ben Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

Fire rehab a massive undertaking


     Area leaders are struggling with how to organize rehabilitation efforts at Kamiah in wake of last month’s fires while at the same time plan for anticipated additional after affects like floods, slides and falling debris.

     Idaho County Commissioners hosted a gathering of various county, state, and federal officials at Grangeville on Aug. 28 in an effort to organize a strategic plan.

Idaho County Road Supervisor Gene Meinen reported that many of the roads assessed so far appear OK. Gina Jorgensen/Progress

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Compassion in action Print E-mail
Written by Gina Jorgensen, The Clearwater Progress   

A knack for helping and a heart of love

     The Kamiah Senior Center was buzzing with activity last week as ladies of all ages spent the day hard at work on quilts for fire victims.

     The whirring of Singers and the hissing of irons filled the air as seamstresses rushed around the room like busy bees making their way from cutting stations to sewing machines to ironing boards.


Seamstresses of all ages gathered at the Kamiah Senior Center to help sew quilts for victims of the Kamiah fire. Gina Jorgensen/Progress

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It's time for Barbecue Days Print E-mail

Barbecue Days on tap this weekend despite fires

     The Kamiah Chamber of Commerce invites the community to come out and enjoy the festivities this weekend at the 79th annual Barbecue Days celebration. No matter what your taste, there promises to be something for everyone.

     The fun kicks off Friday, Sept. 4 and concludes Sunday, Sept. 6.

     A few changes are in store this year due to the recent fires in Kamiah, including the cancellation of the auction and Fun Run.

     Rest assured, the old favorites will still be held, such as the Kub football game, Spaghetti Feed, parades, Quilt Show, and the free barbecue dinner on Saturday, among other activities.

     For more information about these and other events, pick up a free copy of the Barbecue Days souvenir program available on newsstands around Kamiah, at the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce, and The Clearwater Progress office on Main Street.

     "Through this trying time our community has showed so much strength and love that the chamber feels Barbecue Days should and will be a chance for old friends to get together and new friendships to begin. We are strong, we are Kamiah and we will rebuild....so come and visit, spend a couple dollars, see friends and family, see what the fires burned, but more importantly see what the fires could never burn, and that's the spirit that makes this valley such a special place." Kamiah Chamber facebook page

Outstanding Community Member Print E-mail
Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   


Chamber recognizes Spears for years of service

     It was an easy decision to choose Tom Spears as the recipient of the Outstanding Community Member Award this year. He has been an integral part of this community for many years as early as the 1980s when he was very active in the revitalization of the town of Kamiah.

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Kamiah City Council Print E-mail

City agrees to lease for stockpiling scrap metal

     Metal and concrete from burned homes will be temporarily stored at an old lagoon site behind the Kamiah Gun Club.

     The Kamiah City Council voted to allow a 90-day lease to Tom Meisner. The action took place during a regular city council meeting Aug. 26.

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