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COTTONWOOD — The annual turkey shoot at Cottonwood Gun Club is Nov. 15, with the club open at 8:30 a.m. and purchase of card a guaranteed win. On Dec. 12, the club will host a “Girls With Guns” event starting at 9 a.m. On Jan. 10, the annual 10-week shoot begins. On March 13, the club hosts …

Pictured are 14 huge grain sacks full of aluminum cans that the people of the Clearwater community gathered year long and donated to the Clearwater QRU Ambulance fund. Doug and Nancy Sutton drove them to the Lewiston recycle center last Thursday, Oct. 15. They weighed 950 pounds and $313 was…

KAMIAH — The Veterans of Foreign Wars would like to invite everyone to Bingo this Friday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m. This event will have a special $100 Halloween Blackout. The VFW offers free coffee, water and popcorn. VFW Bingo is every second and fourth Friday of the month. The post is l…

KOOSKIA — The Ridge Runner Fire Department will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m., at the Clearwater Valley Elementary School gym in Kooskia. The business meeting will be to update the community on the fire department, vote on new by-laws and elect new board members.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via e-ma…

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

The last Backyard Bounty Meeting for the 2020 gardening season will be held on Oct. 19 at the Nazarene church across from the Life Center in Kamiah. Potluck will be at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Bring any extra produce, plants or seeds you’d like to share or trade. We’ll…

The Environmental Protection Agency in September awarded the Nez Perce Tribe a $200,000 grant, part of a $2.053 million amount split among 14 organizations, universities, and government agencies to reduce and assess toxics affecting the Columbia River Basin watershed.

Last week, Kamiah’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) teenagers and Teen Center staff trekked down the sidewalk carrying furniture and boxes from the existing Teen Center at 413 Main Street to the new location at 405 Main Street. Some of the bulkier items, like the pool table and the foosball table took some muscling and juggling […]

The Kamiah Kiwanis Club hosted guest speakers Leah Kludt (left) and Alisa Adams (right) from St. Mary’s Clinic last week. The two spoke about COVID-19 and offered information sheets that explained facts and figures and helpful information about what to do if you think you have it. They also spoke about what the doctors do […]

On Friday, July 17 Winchester Livestock 4-H Club had the opportunity to tour Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. Norm Sonnen is the owner and gave us a tour from the beginning when the live animal comes in to when the meat is packaged and ready to be picked up. He also helped us complete our animal […]

Lewis County Republicans will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Craigmont City Park. Agenda items include a Resolutions presentation for the Republican winter meeting, a report on the State Republican Convention from our delegate who attended, as well as discussing filling precinct committee vacancies. Come see what your Lewis County Republicans are doing. […]

The partnership Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has developed with SpokAnimal has been wonderful in helping so many animals from our area go for adoption through their shelter. Although their shelter is closed due to COVID-19, SpokAnimal has been able to continue adoptions through sites such as Petco and PetSmart. Both ARF and Animal Ark are […]

On Monday, July 6, the CV Go Getters 4-H Club completed their community service project. With the help of the Kooskia city maintenance manager (Carlos Martinez) they repainted the Kooskia park bleachers. Carlos provided the paint, rollers, brushes, and paint trays as well as guidelines on how to paint the bleachers. The club split into […]

On Saturday, July 18, the Clearwater QRU and the Elk City Wagon Road group gathered at the Grange in Clearwater to do the raffle drawings that had been scheduled for the Wagon Road Celebration that was cancelled. Winners were: Carole BonAnno (pictured) of Clearwater won the quilt donated by Diane McLean to benefit the Clearwater […]

As of last week, the Weippe Farmers Market will be held every Friday in the Weippe Mini Park. The market starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Fridays from now through Sept. 18. Market organizers will feature a different vendor every week and their Facebook page, Weippe Farmers Market, will have each week’s […]

The Kamiah Kiwanis Club presented Dawn Marie Johnson (left) with an Everyday Hero Award at a club meeting July 9. Johnson was given the award for going above and beyond in her service to the community. Club member Dave Hasz (right) presented the award on behalf of club president Tonie West. Contributed photo

At the July 8 Chamber meeting it was decided that in doing our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the 84th annual Barbecue Days should be cancelled. It was a difficult decision, but after careful review and consideration of the Health Department guidelines for Events and Gatherings, it was determined that adequate social […]

The Lewis County Fair is making plans for the fair dates of Sept. 24-27. The board is excited to bring on the 101st fair for the county. The 2020 Royalty has been promoting our fair with a beautiful float. Applications for 2021 Royalty are now closed. If you are a business, club or individual and […]

Field Day was a success this year. Although less contacts were made than in past years, contacts were made with Alaska and Hawaii in the west and the East Coast from New Hampshire to Florida. Results and ways to improve next will be discussed at the July meeting. We will have a repeater work party […]

Winchester Livestock was finally able to meet at the Craigmont Legion Hall on Monday, June 22. Tucker Bovey brought snacks and an ice breaker game where we all told two truths and a lie about ourselves then our fellow members had to guess which was the lie. Althena Hatfield also brought cookies for the group. […]

The Friends of Elk City Wagon Road will meet on Saturday, June 27 at the Clearwater Grange Hall. The meeting is at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch. This is the last group meeting prior to Wagon Road Days, July 18-19. The Wagon Road Museum will also be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The […]

As of May 26, the official campaign to recall Governor Little has begun. The campaign is organized by county and so the Idaho County division of this campaign wants people to know what we are up to. You can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/recallgovlittle/ and the overall state-wide campaign website is at recallgovlittle.org. You […]

Hello ARF supporters! Just wanted to share the good news of SpokAnimal helping our rural area with kitten adoptions. Unfortunately, there are many kittens born this time of year and finding good, loving homes that will care for them properly and spay/neuter can be difficult. ARF coordinated a visit by SpokAnimal on Thursday, June 4 […]

The June meeting for the Backyard Bounty group will be held on June 15, at 5:30 p.m. We have a new location at the Nazarene Church on Highway 12, across from The Life Center. All those interested in edible gardening are welcome to attend. Although there will be no potluck this month, the information and […]

The Board of Directors held their first meeting, since the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 21. It was decided to do a June newsletter instead of calling for a membership meeting. The Board realizes that this isn’t the same as having a meeting, but they want to do their part to keep Chamber members healthy and […]

At our June meeting we will discuss the final plans for Field Day and learn how the antennas we plan on using work. Our Field Day operation will be at the Fish Creek Campground Pavilion approximately 12 miles south of Grangeville on June 27-28. Two complete amateur radio stations will be setup along with at […]

SpokAnimal came to Grangeville this past Wednesday, delivering approximately 575 pounds of dry pet food and 150 cases of canned cat food, which have all been distributed to local animal rescue groups. SpokAnimal also transported 36 cats and kittens back to Spokane for adoption. Although their shelter is closed due to COVID-19, they have been […]

March 16 was the second 4-H meeting with the Kamiah-Woodland 4-H Club. New officers were elected which include the following: Jade Allman – president, Chantel Ball – vice president, Rachel Ball – secretary, and Alexia Stevens – reporter. We want to thank the leader of this club, Luann Howard, for her time in helping these […]

Joint collaboration between Friends of Elk City Wagon Road and the Clearwater Grange are sponsoring two activities in May and June. The first one will be our annual Museum Dessert on May 30 to showcase the Elk City Wagon Road Museum. It has been rescheduled from the usual date of Mother’s Day weekend May 9 […]

The next meeting of the 3Rivers Amateur Radio Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at the KOA Café on Highway 12 two miles east of Kamiah. License exams are conducted at 5:30 p.m. by request. We will be maintaining social distancing. Plans for the ARRL Field Day Exercise June 27-28 will […]

In our query for some information about Kamiah High cheerleaders of past years, we received one response. But we know that there are many more stories to be told of cheerleaders from the past. Carol (Lamb) Ringen of Kooskia and Patsey Carpenter both said that the only guy cheerleader they know of was Robin Merrill. […]

The Kamiah Valley Historical Society was preparing for the city-wide yard sale and our open season and then we, like all other organizations, had to put our upcoming activities on hold. We were asked to stay home, stay safe. This year our Historical Community Calendar has pictures of Kamiah Barbecue Days in the past. Remember […]

The library building has been closed to the public, but Dena has been busy behind the scenes cleaning and organizing including steam cleaning of the carpets, rearranging the furniture and more. When the library re-opens, be sure to stop in and see all the spiffy changes. Don’t forget the library’s Wi-Fi signal is on and […]

Our book drop has been closed now and due dates for all items have been extended through April, so please keep your library items until we re-open. All items ordered before we closed will be here to pick up and we have a lot of books stacked up waiting to be processed so we will […]

Regrettably, the Backyard Bounty meeting will not be held on Monday, April 20. Hopefully, we’re all looking at our seed catalogs or getting seeds started for the upcoming gardening season. We’ll have lots to talk about when we get together.

In compliance with the Idaho Governor’s stay-at-home directive we have decided to cancel our April club meeting. An announcement is also on our Facebook. All are invited to check-in to our weekly informal net on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. on the club repeater. If you don’t hear anyone, give your call and ask if […]

On March 11, seven members and three adults from the Valley Livestock and More 4-H Club attended the Idaho County Leadership Training in Cottonwood. We developed club goals, learned about what should happen during club meetings, and learned what the different jobs in the club are for and what the club officers do. We also […]

The QRU (quick response unit) in the Clearwater area launched a very successful 2nd annual spaghetti feed fundraiser on March 14 in Clearwater. The IOOF Hall was filled with people three times in the evening. Ample donations were made to the spaghetti meal, raffles, silent auction and bake sale. Many thanks to those who attended […]

The next Friends of the Kooskia Library semi-annual book sale is scheduled for April 4. Every spring and fall this fundraiser draws big crowds. If you have books to donate or can help with the set-up/take-down of the sale, Dena would love to hear from you. Call or email the library at kooskia.library@prld.org. Help wanted! […]

Our library is hosting an activity for kids over spring break (March 20-April 3) called Sew A Softie. This introduction to hand sewing is limited to six kids per day, so register your child by calling (208) 935-0428 or emailing kamiah.library@prld.org. This program is free and geared toward kids ages 8 and up. All supplies […]

Classie Lassies had a great time Saturday at Purdy’s Farm Table in Kooskia celebrating their March Birthday Babies with Bill Purdy singing Happy Birthday to Bonnie Olive and Syma Gapski. Pictured is Purdy and Gapski. Contributed photo

Its spring cleaning time and the library staff has scheduled carpet cleaning for later in the month. We would be most appreciative of any volunteers who can help us to get ready the night before by moving tables. If you are available to lend a hand for a short time on Friday evening, March 20, […]

This past week the Kamiah Community Library hosted another of the popular potluck book club meetings called Open Minds Open Books on Tuesday evening. During the meeting, participants shared their takeaways on the books each one read on body image. The topic for the April 7 meeting is on sex trafficking. All are welcome to […]

At the February meeting of the 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club, held at the Kamiah KOA, Elijah Zeida (N7ELI) was re-elected as Vice-President and Polly Smith (KG7DPO) was re-elected as secretary for 2020-2021. Congratulations go out to James Gray III (KD7AAX) for upgrading to Extra class and Joshua Gray (KJ7MPJ) for passing the Technician and […]