September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
A youth-driven advocacy group is taking root local. Youth MOVE (Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience) started meeting in Grangeville earlier this year. The group’s purpose is to give youth the tools necessary for them to take an active role in their own recovery with mental illness.
Grangeville High School juniors (front to back) Justin Fogleman and Blake Darr were fishing away as part of the GHS homecoming skit for the “Jaws Juniors” on movie theme day Thursday, Sept. 14. All students participated in daily dress-up themes, class skits, cheers, games and parade.
Is your student confused about what to do with his future? Or perhaps your student has definite plans about what she wants to do following graduation. No matter the answer, part of the equation is the upcoming Career and Community Fair.
Are you a mom who’s looking for a way to meet friends and connect within your community? MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MomsNext may just be the answer you’ve been looking for. “Any mother in our community and surrounding towns is invited to join,” explained organizer Sarah Musick of Grangeville. “This year we expanded our group so we can welcome even more moms by adding in MomsNext. It’s like MOPS, but is designed for moms with school-age children. We wanted to include moms of older kids.”
My quote of the week is “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” Mayor McClure and the Riggins City Council with Gary Miller heading up the project are finalizing an agreement with the contractor to take possession of the north tower of the Manning Crevice Bridge and move it to the upper parking lot at our Riggins City Park. The City Council hopes to help keep the history of this local landmark alive for our community and the many visitors to Riggins.
I think our summer is over, it has turned to fall. We even had a little nip of frost this week. It got down to 32 degrees one night. Rain is in the forecast this week, so the smoke should be under control. Congratulations t
Next week, Sept. 24-30, is Banned Books week, an annual awareness campaign by the American Library Association and others that celebrates our freedom to read what we choose. The Clearwater Valley has a great library system- Prairie River Library District, with branches in both Kooskia and Kamiah.
Fall has fallen. Looks kinda like winter may have set in at the beginning of fall what with snow in the high country. The Community Library will be open on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays for the winter. Times are 3:15 to 5 p.m., at the Elk City School.
Summer has come and gone - I do think fall is just around the corner? Snow has fallen in places around the northwest and rains, too. This has helped with the fires, but isn’t enough to put them out yet, so stay safe for a few more months. Fall actually begins on the 22nd, so this will be bringing cooler temps…time for the fires in the stove and bundling up. Also with this comes the general hunting season, so remember to ask to hunt on private ground, be sure of what you are shooting, BEFORE you pull that trigger and do abide by all the rules and then you may be able to do your hunting again the following year.
The threat of fire is over for hopefully this year for Lowell; it’s three miles out and burning very slowly. News from the Coolwater Complex about the Andy’s Hump fire is that cooler weather has stopped that burn from causing concern for structures here at the confluence. They continue to watch and finish the planned protection. Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert has approved a plan designed to improve forest health and reduce fuels. The Lowell WUI project (we pronounce woo-ee) will treat 166 acres on the district.
Fire activity showed a significant decrease last weekend, with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests citing “cooler, damper weather” in its announcement it will prepare no further fire updates “until activity or conditions change substantially.” But the 2017 fire season continues.
The Idaho County Carcass Show and Judging Contest was held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Sonnen Meats in Greencreek. 4-H and FFA members were given instruction on how to quality and yield grade beef and sheep carcasses and how to determine USDA grades on swine carcasses.
Grangeville High School seniors (L-R) Kelsey Pilant, Marie Hauger and Blake Courtney get into the homecoming spirit on the parade float Friday, Sept. 15.
“We appreciate Norco’s commitment to the community and the Grangeville Community Foundation [GCF],” said GCF board member Mary Jahn. Grangeville’s Norco store manager Randy Fischer presented a $500 check to board members Wednesday morning, Sept. 6.
Angela Riener, Abundant Life Ministries and Grangeville Life Chain coordinator, is organizing the 2017 Grangeville Life Chain, part of National Life Chain Sunday, set for Oct. 1. This is the area’s eighth annual event.
- Lonesome was our very own Hollywood star
- Riggins helicopter company to the rescue
- Rowland tireless in community efforts
- Finding the spirit of the Prairie Pulse
- Golden not altogether lost, as thought
- Booze and a blaze: Cottonwood's Main Street history
- Hard work evident, valuable experience
- Building memories, skill at the fair
- Don’t forget money for a burger at the fair
- Scorchy Makes A New Friend
- Kooskia City Park Splash Pad Dedication
- Lochsa River Madness event 2013: Thrill and Spill
- Lochsa River Madness event 2013: Rapids Success
- 2017 Kyle Petty Charity Ride visits Kooskia
- GHS Jazz Band May 8 2017 Pops concert
- GHS Varsity Blue The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- GHS Varsity Blue Mah-Na Mah-Na March 21, 2017
- GHS Jazz Ensemble March 21, 2017 with Jamming with Charlie
- What NOT to give this Valentine's Day