Sports cuts likely for MVSD 244

“I would like to have anyone who says our coaching policy is unfair here right now,” said Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes. “This is not easy and it’s never fun to cut kids. No coach likes that.”

Six vie for Idaho County Fair queen

Six local young ladies will vie for Idaho County Fair Queen for 2016. Royalty will be crowned Friday night of the fair, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., in the Arena Building. Candidates for royalty are Katrina Frei, Rachel Kelley and Abigail Stowell of Grangeville, Davi Murphy and Hailey Williams of Kooskia, and Kortney Sims of Elk City.

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Casting for Recovery: Women with breast cancer learn to fly fish

A parade of men, pink boas decorating their trucks, made their way down the narrow road toward the Flying B Ranch the morning of Sunday, July 19. These net-wielding, pole carrying, vest-clad men were met with whoops, hollers and cheering. Fourteen women were paired with these river helpers – and some were even greeted with a good-natured “dance dollar” poked in the pocket of their fishing guests as the duos met for the first time. They soon made their way to the pond on the ranch and began Casting for Recovery.

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Tempus Fugit

A look at the history of Idaho County

Kooskia Days slated for weekend

Once a year the City of Kooskia celebrates their beginnings. There will be lots of interesting events this year. There will be a re-creation of the original production of Oklahoma featuring some of the original cast plus additional talent to re-create the magical summer when Oklahoma came to Idaho.

Blood drive on tap for Aug. 11

“Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8.

Elk City Days activities planned

Elk City Days is fast approaching. Hope you all can make it for the celebration. Don’t quite know how long it’s been going on, but I have photos of a horse race down Main Street when it was on July 4 back in 1917. Don’t even know if it was called Elk City Days back them or an Independence Day celebration. I also have a photo of a drilling contest.

Huckleberries are few and far between

Harvest is progressing well on the Camas Prairie. On the average, most farmers are reporting yields are down from what they usually are. Haying is winding up on the west side of the prairie. It was cold this morning when we were out picking raspberries. The berries are almost finished also.

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Family Race

It was a cool day for the annual Triple Bar Drill Team O-Mok-See Sunday, July 26, at the Border Days Arena in Grangeville. Here, sisters Taylor and Colby Canaday participate in the pair sack race. For results see sports.

Quilt entries sought for Kamiah show

Members of the Central Idaho Quilters’ Guild are making plans for their 20th Annual Quilt Show to be held in conjunction with Kamiah’s 79th Annual Free BAB festivities. The show will again be held at St. Catherine’s Church located on Idaho and 7th Streets in Kamiah. Show hours are Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kamiah Library sets reading activities

This past week at Kamiah Community Library’s “Every Hero Has A Story” Summer Reading Program, participants learned about “Environmental Heroes” Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir’s efforts to expand and protect wilderness areas. Kids rotated through different activity stations for knot tying, animal tracks, using a compass and National Parks trivia.

Elk City Wagon Road meeting to be held Aug. 1 at Clearwater

Aug. 1 will be the last Elk City Wagon Road meeting until October. A wrap-up of this year’s celebration and road trip is on the agenda.

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Just Being Neeeeeeeiiiiggggghhhhhhborly

Horses lined the fence in this field on Old Highway 7 outside of Grangeville. They were looking across the road at a field with two horses in it, communicating through whinnies and blows.

4-H kids fare well in annual horse show

The 2015 Idaho County 4-H Horse Show was held Saturday, July 25, at the Grangeville Border Days arena. Forty-six 4-H members participated in the show to complete their 4-H project. Judges for the show were Shyla Lisenbee of Farmington, Wash., and Cindy Samson of Pullman, Wash. Alyssa Frei of Havre, Mont., was the trail class judge.

School supply donations sought

Free supplies available locally for families in need

Each year the community comes together to assist families in need of school supplies.