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KAMIAH — “...a great loss and tragedy,” for the community of Kamiah, commented Mayor Betty Heater following Monday evening’s shooting incident at a local motel that resulted in three people dead.

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KOOSKIA — At the July 14 Kooskia City Council meeting, councilors approved a request from the Chamber of Commerce for Kooskia Days, the last weekend of July. This includes closing off both side of A Avenue for the band and the dance, using the south end of the park for the logging show, the …

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KAMIAH — Last Saturday, a highway-based motorcycle poker run, organized by Kamiah Kiwanis Club, ended at Kamiah’s Riverside Park where Music in the Valley hosted three bands throughout the afternoon. The event also included a show-and-shine opportunity for classic car owners. The park, reope…

KAMIAH — Mayor Betty Heater, Council President Dan Millward and councilors Genese Simler and James Kelly attended the July 14 city of Kamiah regular city council meeting. The seat formerly held by Stephen Rowe remains vacant.

COTTONWOOD – St. Mary’s Health Foundation will hold its 21st Annual Golf-4-Life Tournament Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Grangeville Golf and Country Club.

Idaho County 4-H held a trail clinic recently at the Kooskia Saddliers Arena. Participants had an obstacle course they competed as part of the day’s events. Pictured here is Adelyn Morgan, of White Bird, leading the way through the tarp tunnel.

KAMIAH — Fit and Fall Proof, an exercise class for older adults, is currently being held Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., in Kamiah. Classes are set for the Community Presbyterian Church, 620 7th St.

KOOSKIA — Shoot the hoops at a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, set for Saturday, July 31, at Clearwater Valley High School at Kooskia. Registration (after July 20 or day of tournament) is $80. Proceeds go to the CV Boys’ Youth Basketball Program.

Free sports physicals will be available in the area within the next few weeks. Students can go to Syringa Kooskia Clinic Wednesday, July 28, 1 to 4:30 p.m., or the Grangeville clinic Wednesday, Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m. Paperwork is available in the office that can be filled out beforehand.

KAMIAH – Area residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The Banquet Room at Hearthstone Bakery will host this community event on July 28. The site is locate…

KAMIAH — The free monthly community breakfast at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 8:30-10 a.m. Breakfasts are usually held every month on the last Wednesday of each month.

KAMIAH — Join the Lewis County Fair Royalty for a Fairy Princess Garden Party on Friday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m., at the Kamiah Legion Hall (618 Main St.) Princesses through age 12 will enjoy games, crafts, treats and a photo booth. Tickets are available at Cloninger’s Marketplace in Kamiah o…

GRANGEVILLE — Triple Bar Drill Team will hold its annual O-Mok-See play day this Sunday, July 25. Sign-up is at 8 a.m. and the day starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for all day and the public (all ages) is invited to join in at the Grangeville Border Days Arena.

KOOSKIA — Syringa clinics in Grangeville and Kooskia will be giving out free sports physicals for 2021-22 high school athletes. These will be offered at the Kooskia clinic July 28, 1-4:30 p.m., and at the Grangeville clinic Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m.

KAMIAH — The first of three dates for high school sports physicals is July 28 at the St. Mary’s clinic in Kamiah, with dates also available Aug. 3 in Nezperce and Aug. 4 in Cottonwood. Time is 5-6:30 p.m. each date. Cost is $25 and proceeds are donated back to the child’s school. Forms are o…

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UPDATE: Tuesday, July 20, 10:15 a.m. – According to a prepared statement, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at a motel on the 1000 block of 3rd Street in Kamiah. Lewis County deputies responded to the motel at approximately 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, af…

The Too Kush 2 and Big Horse wildfires were started by lightning on July 2, 2021. Both fires are located east of Kooskia, Idaho, along the middle fork of the Clearwater River south of U.S. Highway 12 on the Idaho Department of Lands Maggie Creek & Clearwater Forest Protective District. T…

The Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area entered Stage II fire restrictions at 12:01 a.m. this morning. With no forecasted relief in sight for our current fire conditions, fire managers are urging the public to be aware of the potential for new and emerging incidents that any thunderstorms acc…

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It was a warm day for the annual Stites Days parade as temperatures hovered around 90 degrees. It was also a smoky, hazy day with forest fires burning nearby. Despite the heat and smoke, a good crowd came out for the parade and a variety of community activities including food, water fun, hor…

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The Too Kush 2 Fire located about two miles east of Kooskia grew to 1,150 acres leading into Monday, July 12, due to burnout acres within the containment lines fire managers are establishing. The total was anticipated to increase to 1,300 acres when a burnout on the east flank is completed. …

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KAMIAH — At the July 7 general meeting, Kamiah Chamber of Commerce members discussed the recent destruction of the large toy wooden trains at both the Riverfront Park (late June) and Pine Ridge parks (July 1). These were built by volunteers and donated for the children of Kamiah. Dave Robers…

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BOISE — Statewide results from the spring Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) show that about two-thirds of all Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade were reading at grade level, despite the pandemic disruptions in the school year, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said.

Firefighters are preparing and bracing for increased fire activity as thunderstorms move through the area. Containment lines will be tested, and fires will likely see perimeter growth as the weather changes. The public should also be aware of new and emerging incidents as the thunderstorms a…

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On July 14, at approximately 5:28 p.m., Clearwater County Deputies, Weippe Fire, Pierce Fire, Orofino Fire, Upper Fords Creek Fire, CPTPA and IDL responded to the area of Mile Marker 7.5 on Hwy 11 for a report of three wild land fires. Deputies closed Hwy 11 down from Mile Marker 7 to Mile M…

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As of Thursday, July 15, the Too Kush 2 Fire was listed at 85 percent contained and 1,341 acres, which is slightly larger than the acreage listed yesterday, but which arose from better mapping rather than any growth of the wildfire, according to the incident management team in charge.

With 232 structures under threat from the Dixie Fire, 422 firefighting personnel under command of a national Type 1 IMT (Incident Management Team) were on the job July 12.

The Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Zone, which includes lands and fire response areas for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and Nez Perce Tribe, has coordinated initial attack responses for the …

KAMIAH — The next Backyard Bounty meeting will be on Monday, July 19, at the Nazarene Church across from the Life Center. Potluck is at 5:30 and the meeting starts at 6. There will be a presentation on drip watering to help us get through this dry spell. Bring your own place settings. See yo…