June 24, 2015
A look at the history of Idaho County.
COTTONWOOD — Haying is in full swing on the prairie and even in the Westlake area. This is about one month earlier than usual. The odd weather this spring is the cause of it.
Fireworks will be lighting up the Riggins skies from the Riggins City Park Saturday, July 4, beginning at dusk.
Elk City News
The Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is in the planning stages and will take place July 18-19. I will keep you all updated as to the plans.
Lowell, Syringa News
It all came and went last Sunday, Father’s Day, summer solstice, first day of summer, Idaho County taxes due, highwaymen biker meet at Johnson Bar campground, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus in Kooskia, big controversial Selway River Timber Sale, and record-breaking water levels. Did we survive up here in Lowell and Syringa?
A look at the history of Idaho County
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. In today’s world, sadly, not all men who reproduce are there for their children. So, if you are lucky enough to have a real man, who is a real dad in your life, make sure you appreciate that and let him know how much!
There will be a wine and beer tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the gazebo in the orchard at Idaho Banana Company located at 1120 South Main Street in Riggins hosted by The Two Ladies Antiques. An antique show and sale will be ongoing in the orchard as well and will continue throughout the weekend of June 20 and 21. Anyone with antiques or vintage items as well as dealers is invited to join in on the fun. Space is available for you to sell your wares… call 628-3254 to reserve your space. Everyone is invited to stop by.
The first day of summer is next Sunday, June 21, which is also Father’s Day — Happy Father’s Day to all fathers.
We learned quite a bit in participating in the comment and objection process with the Forest Service in relation to the Crooked River “project.”
Kamiah and Kooskia libraries have several summer programs for all ages. Both facilities have many things to help entertain your children this summer. Books, tapes, computer and reading programs will keep your children engaged through the summer and help give them a jump forward when school starts again in the fall. Visit this summer and feel free to offer to volunteer.
Midnight, a mystery play was performed Saturday, June 13, 2015, by senior/teen drama members of Grangeville Centennial Library’s Drama Club/Readers’ Theater Group. The performance was held at Real Life Grangeville. The play was entirely the creation of drama club members and focused on the investigation of the attempted murder of an unliked family patriarch. Pictured here, (L-R) the maid (Lily Goodman) chews out Alexia (Anastasia Bearden).
News comes from my iPod this week. Its screen is cracked like a spider web, but that’s another story. It has been a busy month of June, but between Internet problems and record-breaking heat, the daily life upriver has been anything but normal!
The third annual Weiser Banjo Contest at the old Intermountain Institute in Weiser is this weekend. Saturday, June 20, from 2-5 p.m. will feature bluegrass-style music and banjo jokes with open style and banjo accessories contest from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 21, from 2-5 p.m. will feature old-time style and tall tales with banjo plus fiddle style and hog calling from 6-9 p.m. Last year’s banjo contest at Weiser was another big success so the location will be the same – the beautiful lawn under the trees at Beardsley Hall. An indoor venue will be used if weather is inclement. We appreciate the generosity of Mike McEvoy who owns the contest lawn and graciously allows us to use it again.
Clearwater Valley Elementary School was swarmed with bees the last week of school in May but not the letter grade — but the insect.