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Jacobs Lumber in Kamiah went all out for a spectacular and well-attended open house Christmas sale, “Walking in a Winter Lumberland,” Saturday, Nov. 20. Hundreds of customers and friends stopped by as Keith and Kim Jacobs and family and crew welcomed, visited, assisted, offered samples and f…

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Challenges in the change, and positive outlooks on the future were shared by area legislators, speaking on recently completed state legislative redistricting. The Progress reached out to all six representatives for current districts 6 and 7, and received responses from Dist. 7 Senator Carl C…

Last month, Amy Manley opened a mobile coffee business, the Coffee Can. The tin can coffee van is parked in front of the building shared by HKD Martial Arts, Pete’s Preps and Rishi Yoga. It is located at milepost 69 on U.S. Highway 12 between Kooskia and Kamiah, across the Highway from Rock …

GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho County Commissioners approved awarding a contract for $19,157 to Graney Ranch for control of Turkish thistle in the lower half of the White Bird Battlefield area. Joe Slichter, Idaho County Weed superintendent explained that Turkish thistle (Carduus cinerus) is an inv…

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KAMIAH — Plans are under way for the Olde-fashioned Christmas event set for Saturday, Dec. 4. Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun, action-packed event. If you can bake, cook, make wreaths or other holiday crafts, sing, dance, recite or other talents, the Upriver Youth Leadership Co…

Once upon a time, in Kooskia, on a cloudy day, I got a text from my daughter-in-law, Lara Smith, at the Clearwater Progress. She was asking if I would like to start writing for the paper again and work on a column for seniors? David Rauzi had mentioned it at a meeting recently. I just had a …

Every year in Idaho, law enforcement gets reports of thousands of incidents of domestic violence. But there are likely thousands of cases that go unreported. Many survivors of domestic violence do not report to law enforcement out of a fear of retaliation, loss of child custody, or conflicte…

Investors are being cautioned by the Idaho Department of Finance to consider the risks associated with virtual currencies and investments tied to virtual currencies.

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KAMIAH — A little rain last Friday, Oct. 29, didn’t deter Kamiah area kids from the chamber of commerce Halloween celebration. Kids lined up in the center of Main Street to be judged in five prize-winning categories. Kiwanis members and Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members judged the event.

A view from the Stites Bridge looking toward town on the Clearwater River shows colorful fall foliage.

KOOSKIA — At Clearwater Valley Junior-Senior High School, a requirement to graduate is completing a senior project. The options given to students are 20 hours of job shadowing with three different businesses, or the creation of something that will benefit the community or school.

Kamiah Fire-Rescue (KFR) held an award and promotion ceremony on Oct. 21 at the Kamiah Fire Hall. KFR Chief Bill Arsenault congratulated each person who completed their Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification this year. The class included high school students and recent graduates, a …

A weeping willow overhangs Lawyer Creek, near Kamiah.

Students from the Kooskia Discovery Center afterschool program spent some time Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Miss Cindy’s Pumpkin Patch on the outskirts of Grangeville. Children traveled by bus with director Wendy Kolb and other chaperones to pick two pumpkins each. Cindy Godfrey said, “This is it.…

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At the Clearwater Valley Homecoming parade last Friday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m., students rode down Main Street in Kooskia on their class float while royalty candidates each traveled on the hood of a vehicle. A crowd of family, friends and community members lined the street to cheer on the kids. T…

Stress can make you sick. I don’t mean stress can make you feel sick; I mean stress can actually make you physically sick, potentially very sick. Our bodies are well-equipped to handle stress for brief periods or in small doses, but when that stress becomes long-term or chronic, it can have …

Late last month, a colorful flower display decorated Kooskia’s Main street, in front of the Kooskia Café.

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Residents from across the region showcased their best efforts in gardening, livestock, crafts and more at the Lewis County Fair, held last Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, in Nezperce. Results are pending and will be in an upcoming issue.

With the short days of winter fast approaching it’s nice to have some activities in store that do not require screens or social media. Since the beginning of humanity, puzzles have always been the solution to boredom and a way to nurture strategical thinking and brain function. Today puzzles…

I have a three-way-conversation with my friends Brenda and Jeanette via Marco Polo (a video app). Brenda is a college friend and Jeanette is Brenda’s friend who became my friend. Brenda lives in Washington and Jeanette in Utah.

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Fall and winter are right around the corner which means it’s time to get out your layering clothes and switch up your makeup shades. I love to tell everyone about my favorite makeup and hair care products to use during these seasons. If you love makeup products and trying new things, check o…

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Working through obstacles, spinning whirlygigs, and ranch tasks, both horse and rider were judged on skill and ability at last Saturday’s obstacle and trail challenge. The Sept. 18 event was put on by the Kooskia Saddliers at their arena on U.S. Highway 12.

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At the Sept. 22 Kamiah city council meeting Kamiah Fire Rescue chief Bill Arsenault submitted his verbal resignation citing missing his family as the main reason. “I am watching my daughter grow up on facetime,” he said. Mayor Betty Heater made clear that this was totally his decision and sh…

NEZPERCE — Just in time for this year’s fair, Lewis County has a new 4-H Extension program coordinator. Melody Thompson began in her new role on Aug. 16. “I’m very happy and excited to be here,” Thompson said. She applied for the job because she thinks it is a great way to be part of the com…

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KAMIAH — An enormous American flag held aloft at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park set the stage for a remembrance ceremony of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony instigated by Kamiah Fire Rescue Chief Bill Arsenault, with the support of the mayor and city council, drew a crowd of more than 30…

Everyone is different, and it’s important to acknowledge and respect these differences. It’s also critical that we understand those differences when it comes to mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Our attitudes, beliefs, traditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, values…

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Twenty years ago, the lives of people in the nation were changed in an instant. The ripples from the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, were felt around the globe.

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Last week’s National Guard activation by Gov. Brad Little adds hundreds of new medical personnel for Idaho hospitals that are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, among which are facilities in Cottonwood (St. Mary’s Health) and Orofino (Clearwater Valley Health).

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Central Idaho Quilters 26th Annual Quilt Show

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KAMIAH — Kamiah Chamber of Commerce members welcome the public back to the 85th annual BBQ days on Labor Day weekend: this Friday through Sunday, Sept 3-5. A weekend full of live music and dancing, a parade, quilt and art shows, plus plenty of food awaits you at Kamiah’s largest street fair.…

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KAMIAH — At the regular meeting of the Kamiah City Council on Aug 25, Kamiah Fire-Rescue (KFR) chief announced he is working with other fire organizations, emergency service and community groups on a remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They plan to toll their large fire bell, play t…

Brightly colored orange and salmon trumpet flowers and vines cover the gazebo at the Kamiah Welcome Center/Kamiah Museum entrance, creating a truly “welcoming” hello.

In 1847, missionary Henry Spalding shipped two barrels of “Indian curiosities” to his friend Dr. Dudley Allen in Kinsman, Ohio. Inside included Nez Perce shirts, dresses, baskets and horse regalia —some decorated with porcupine quills and others with precious dentalium shells and rare elk te…

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“It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.” — composer, Duke Ellington, 1931.