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New Views For July 4 Border Days Firecracker Fun Run

Route change this year to protect runners’ safety

The Firecracker Fun Run will go off this July 4 as it has for years, but will pop a bit differently this year.

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Middler day camp on tap for July

Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will sponsor a Middlers Day Camp for kids ages 10 through 13.

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Corral Dust: Two Shiznits food trailers; drill team celebrates 60 years

This year’s Border Days rodeos are all night rodeos, which seems to be crowd pleasers. Rodeos are going to be July 1, 2 and 3, all at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 2, will be family night, there will be a “no alcohol” seating section available. On Monday, July 3, it’s a “Pink Out the Stands” night. The Border Days Committee is raising money to support local cancer charities. For everyone wearing something pink the committee will donate $1 to a local cancer charity.

Clearwater Valley News: ‘Christmas in July’ vendors sought

Ever heard the term “ham” radio and wondered what the heck it is? The Three Rivers Amateur Radio club wants to show you at their field day on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. They will have three radio transmitters and temporary antennas at Kamiah’s Riverfront Park and encourage the people to stop by and check it out beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday ending at 11 a.m., on Sunday. This technology has been around for 100 years but can now work in conjunction with smartphones or tablets. It can be set up almost anywhere as an independent communications network. For information call David Brainerd at 926-7886 or visit

Elk City News: Library’s summer reading program to begin today

The first day of summer ... what adventures await you? Maybe books will take you there if you can’t go yourself – like to Alaska with a young Irish girl during the gold rush called “Staking Her Claim,” or climbing Mt. McKinley with the first Alaskans to do it called “The Sourdough Expedition”, or growing up in the remote Alaskan bush called “Born on Snowshoes.”

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Lowell / Syringa News: Circus members take to the river

It’s like a circus around here, oh wait, we did have a circus around here! The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus members went rafting on the Lochsa with Marty and Dani Smith at Three Rivers Rafting. They also enjoyed the company of circus friends Mike and Lara Smith, of Lowell, and Jay and Kristin Stewart visiting the Smiths from Cape Cod.

White Bird News: White Bird American Legion to host Cajun crawdad feed Saturday, July 1

Well, is everyone as tired as I am? The weather held and we had a great weekend of fun, games, dancing, parade, rodeos and a lot of visiting. Now that our big weekend is over, there isn’t much going on as it’s the end of the month already.

Cottonwood News: Haiti team seeking donations

Finally, a nice summer day! It officially begins today, Wednesday, June 21. I was about to give up on summer ever getting here. It must be camping time! Let the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer begin!

Riggins News: Kids can learn to kayak in July, August

My quote of the week is “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only a few have the same friend in all stages of life.” You know who you are. Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build, Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak will begin next Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. They will meet again Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help. Thank you to John and Jennifer Llewellyn and Riggins Whitewater Market for donating bookmarks and magnets to the summer reading program.

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Whizpops Whimsey Dance

A warm Sunday evening, June 18, made for a pleasant setting to the kickoff party for the Grangeville Centennial Library’s annual summer reading program. Along with games, activities and hot dogs, the event featured music by The Whizpops from Missoula. Entertaining as well as educational about animals, the music got kids up on their feet to dance and swing.

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EhCapa Equestrian In White Bird

The EhCapa queen leads bareback riders over the bar during their performance at the White Bird Rodeo during Father’s Day weekend June 16-17.

Grangeville Farmers’ Market to open July 1

Saturday, July 1, the Grangeville Farmers’ Market will kick off the 2017 season, in Pioneer Park on East Main Street in Grangeville. All vendors will be set up by the 9 a.m. start time.

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Flag Day retirement ceremony held

A memorable Flag Retirement Ceremony was presented in Elk City by VFW Wilderness Post 8311 on Flag Day June 14. Post members participating were Dave Brooks, Charlie Yarbrough, Bruce Gabari, Earl Johnson and Dale George and Auxiliary members Jeanette Johnson and Sheri Yarbrough. Also assisting was Steven Peltier.

County fair royalty sign-up deadline is July 14

The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2017-2018 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair. Deadline for applicants has been extended to July 14.

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Flying High: Circus in Kooskia

PHOTO GALLERY: Simone the Trapeze Artist wowed crowds at both Grangeville and Kooskia when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus traveled to Idaho County for four shows June 17 and 19.