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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…


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…


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. …


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…

KOOSKIA — Shoot the hoops at a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, set for Saturday, July 31, at Clearwater Valley High School at Kooskia. Preregistration (before July 20) is $70; and registration (after July 20 or day of tournament) is $80.

KAMIAH — The Kamiah Kiwanis Club will sponsor the first Kamiah Poker Run Saturday, July 17. The event will benefit the youth of the community.

KAMIAH — The American Legion Post 75 would like to invite everyone to Bingo, Friday, July 16, 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.

Motorists can expect a traffic slowdown on U.S. Highway 12, as work began Wednesday, July 14, by the Idaho Transportation Department on the bridge at Dead Man Creek, located nine miles east of Lowell near the Van Camp Trail at milepost 106.

Trumpet vine blooms a brilliant salmon color in the courtyard at the Kamiah Welcome Center.

BOISE – Governor Brad Little joined state and federal fire managers during a press conference, on July 13, at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise to urge Idahoans to be safe and smart in the outdoors to minimize the risk of wildfire during what could be the worst fire season…


People from Kooskia and beyond enjoyed the 4th of July celebration at Clearwater Valley High School featuring many fun kids activities including the foam pit, bouncy slides, face painting, balloon twisting, bubble rolling and more. The annual event was sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union.

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STITES — With the theme of “Stites: Serene Little Town on Highway 13,” the annual Stites Days celebration 2021 is set for this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10.


The Kamiah Chamber of Commerce and an inmate team from Idaho Department of Corrections (Idaho Correctional Institution - Orofino) worked the past week on a fresh coat of paint to make the Kamiah chamber office look fantastic! In a statement from the chamber, “Thank you for your hard work in …

KAMIAH — A show and shine and raffle will be held Saturday, July 10, on Kamiah’s Main Street. All proceeds will go to benefit the Lewiston Veterans Home-Veterans Entertainment Fund.

KOOSKIA — Tahoe Ridge QRU will sponsor a poker run Saturday, July 10, starting at 507 Red Fir Road in Kooskia, beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 for the first hand and $5 for each additional hand, with prizes for the top hands. All proceeds will go to support the QRU. For questions call 208-935-8065.