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KOOSKIA — Even with Clearwater Valley temperatures in the triple digits, attendees packed town through the day and well into the night for the 68th annual Kooskia Days celebration. Downtown remained busy, even with afternoon temperatures peaking at 107 degrees, and along with events, attende…

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KAMIAH — The City of Kamiah will receive two grants totaling $727,000 to improve sidewalks and street crossings to promote safer pedestrian travel. One grant is funded by the State of Idaho, the other from federal funds, with both programs administered by Idaho’s Local Highway Technical Assi…

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Whew, that last week was a hot one, with North Central Idaho residents beating the heat at the river, in front of air conditioners, supplemented with lots of cool beverages. Any relief in sight? Slightly, according to the National Weather Service office in Missoula.

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LAPWAI — Tonia Garcia was sworn in as a Nez Perce Tribal Executive Council (NPTEC) member on July 26. She replaces Casey Mitchell who recently resigned from the council, after serving for five years. Garcia, selected from a large group of applicants, will serve the remainder of Mitchell’s th…

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DIXIE — Get ready for a lot of fun in a little backcountry town. Dixie Days are set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7.

Winner of this year’s Elk City Wagon Road Days quilt raffle is Jan Cooper of Helena, Mont. She won the 2022 quilt, hand-quilted by Susanne Smith of Clearwater. Cooper also happens to be the daughter-in-law of Smith.

Last week, we shared a list of a few cooking terms that are in the article “The ABCs of Cooking Terms” in the May 31, 1946 issue of “The Family Circle” magazine. How we do it is the same today, but we do not use the same terminology when referring to the process.

KAMIAH — American Legion Post 75 would like to invite everyone to regular Bingo, Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. downstairs. The post is located at 618 Main Street, Kamiah. There will be a $100 blackout played for; 50/50 drawing, free coffee, pie, nachos, and the concession stand will be open.

KOOSKIA — The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to all children, ages 1-18, without charge. In Kooskia, the site is located at Clearwater Valley Elementary School, 306 East Pine Street, starting on Aug. 8 and ending Aug. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. The site will also offer story time an…

Idaho Crisis and Suicide Hotline provides 24/7 free and confidential suicide and behavioral health crisis support. For crisis support: call 800-273-8255 or text 208-398-4357.

KAMIAH — Kamiah Bible Church, 521 10th Street, will host a ladies conference, “Gardening of the Soul,” Aug. 5 and 6. Friday begins at 6 p.m. with a light dinner and session one. Saturday is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes session two, dinner and session three. Speaker is Elaine Hou…

KAMIAH — Hope Center has formula to give out to anyone who needs it. They also have free classes you can take to earn diapers, wipes, baby clothes, baby items, car seats and more. Stop by Hope Center in Kamiah today and make an appointment.

An Adams Camp Family and Friends Reunion is set for Saturday, Aug. 20. 2 p.m. MST, at the Roakey Cabin. This is a potluck with live music by Dave, Joaquin and Verna. Meat, water and punch will be provided; bring one side dish per family. Bring your own beverages and chairs. There is room for…

Across Idaho, high school fall sports teams are starting practice for their upcoming seasons, most sports’ Aug. 8 start date coordinated by the Idaho High School Activities Association. The IHSAA promotes fair competition, including by putting on statewide end-of-season finals for soccer, fo…

Princesses, and even a few princes, attended the Lewis County Fair Royalty Ball on Saturday, July 23, at the Eller Building in Nezperce. The event allowed attendees —around 30, including adults — to dress in formal royal wear as they enjoyed snacks and took part in various activities. Accord…

COTTONWOOD — St. Mary’s Health (SMH) is one of five hospitals in Idaho in 2022 to receive a five-star tar rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS assigned star ratings to hospitals nationwide based on their performance across five quality categories including mort…

KAMIAH — Kamiah High School football will be having a player/parent meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 in the multipurpose room in the Kamiah Elementary School. All interested KHS students are encouraged to attend. All paperwork needed will be discussed.

Trumpeting orange flowers at the Kamiah Welcome Center / Kamiah Valley Historical Society Museum gazebo area on Kamiah’s Street have been in full bloom, enjoying the heat, as well as regular waterings.

Area firefighting staff are part of more than 200 Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and timber protective association employees deployed on fires across the west. Personnel have been deployed to help New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Alaska, California, Washington, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming. Fire…

KAMIAH — Bill Arsenault, Kamiah Fire-Rescue (KFR) Chief was life-flighted to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center following a serious injury. He and other KFR members were responding to a rollover crash along Highway 64 at 1:30 a.m., July 29, when the injury occurred. Arsenault stepped into a …

Yellow blooms greet patrons at the entrance of Kamiah’s Pizza Factory.

The Kamiah Mealsite serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Call 208-935-0444.

The next club meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the café at the KOA two miles east of Kamiah on Hwy 12. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is invited to attend. License exams will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. For information call Elijah at 208-935-5624. For lice…

During the June 1 Kamiah Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, president Dallon Wheeler (left) presented Jacobs Lumber Co., with a certificate of recognition. The chamber thanks Jacobs Lumber Co., “for their tremendous support of the communities and organizations in the Clearwater River Va…

A group of floaters was enjoying a cooldown in the Clearwater River on a hot July 20 day at Button Beach off U.S. Highway 12.

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is encouraging the public to prepare for smoke impacts this year during what is expected to be another active wildfire season.

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LOWELL (Update: Aug. 3, 4 p.m.) – After a July 15 rock and debris slide blocked the Selway Road (FSR 223), clearing efforts have been hampered by rocks and debris continuing to slide. There is no firm estimate for when the road may reopen due to the continued instability of the slope.

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KOOSKIA — Kooskia Days are July 28 –July 30, with many activities set for the celebration. The 2022 Grand Marshals are Scott and Bonnie Willis from Tom Cat Sporting Goods.

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GRANGEVILLE — “There’s good news, in that the USDA signed a new act, ‘Keeping Kids Fed,’” Chartwells food service director for Mountain View School District 244, Maureen Burney, told the board at the July 11 meeting.

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Removal of rock and debris slide blocking the Selway River Road began in earnest last week as equipment was brought in to start work.

Valley View Church of the Nazarene held its vacation Bible school July 11-15. This free program was for children kindergarten through grade six and included Bible stories, snacks, recreation and crafts. There were about 40 kids in attendance during the week. The church is located at U.S. Hig…

TULSA, Ok. — Local dancers Adam and Sylvia Izbicki attended the 46th International Choreographed Ballroom Association Convention held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa, OK July 6-9, where world-renowned instructors presented daytime figures clinics and dance …

A Kooskia woman was taken by LifeFlight to Lewiston for medical treatment last week following a single-vehicle rollover accident.

NEZPERCE — Deadline is extended to Aug. 1 for applications for the 2023 Lewis County Fair Royalty. This is open to high school or homeschool students in grades nine through 11 who attend school in a Lewis County school district, Craigmont, Kamiah or Nezperce or reside in Lewis County. Applic…

KOOSKIA — The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to all children, ages 1-18, without charge. In Kooskia, the site is located at Clearwater Valley Elementary School, 306 East Pine Street, starting on Aug. 8 and ending Aug. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. The site will also offer story time an…

DIXIE — Dixie Days are set for Aug. 6 and 7, and with that comes the annual Dixie Days Community Raffle. The drawing will occur Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., and will be for a Henry US Survival AR-7 22 rifle and five yards of gravel delivered within 10 miles of Dixie. Raffle tickets are $1 eac…

KAMIAH — The public is invited to attend a presentation on Monday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah to learn more about Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising awareness for affordable housing. The church is hosting the group overnight, and a…

USDA Farm Service Agency is hosting seminars to provide persons interested in learning about local employment opportunities within the Farm Service Agency on the Camas Prairie with information on how to successfully complete the application process. Seminars are planned for Aug. 4, at the US…

Improvements to a local bridge and a child pedestrian path will be coming to the Clearwater Valley following approved prioritization for two parts of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” plan this month.