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History may not be so kind

     Tribune headline Jan. 6: “Obama plans final White House bash before term ends.”

     What an appropriate choice of words! The man has spent the last eight+ years bashing the White House—along with the office of President, the Constitution, America morals and scruples, and the United States in general. I suspect history will return the favor.

Lucky Brandt


Grateful of expressions of kindness

     Recently I have read of several schools, businesses and other groups who are making an effort to encourage people in every walks of life to show kindness to each other and to strangers when an opportunity presents itself. I now know that kindness is shown in Kamiah.

     Evidently I look older than I feel because I have been shown kindness by two men, two women and a couple I did know when they have noticed that I may need assistance to cross icy or questionable areas on Main Street during this cold and snowy weather. One woman was a newcomer to this area so she must have brought her concern for others with her.

     I thought I could manage with the cleats on one boot (so I could drive the car), but I truly appreciated their help. I also was in a situation last Monday when I found myself stuck in the snow in the alley behind my house. I intended to stay on the tracks so I could put the weekly trash in the barrels there. But when I left the tracks a little bit and got stuck I could find no one around so I hailed down fellows in a pickup with the idea I might know them. They did not seem to know me either but were willing to help me.

     I noticed I had made my plight worse by trying to get myself free. I was glad to see that one of the fellows had on knee-high lace-up boots so the men were dressed for the weather and after considerable effort they did get my wheels in the tracks and helped me back out to the road.

     Humbled but relieved, I was also thankful for their help. Afterward I was sorry I had not even asked their names, but they must know they had shown kindness. Now I hope I will not venture out by myself for a while and show some respect to my advanced years.

Marian Shepherd

Citizen of this nice town for nearly 60 years

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Written by Angela Broncheau   


     Kamiah NMPH Clinic has significant damage due to a frozen water line burst, causing flooding throughout the clinic/dental area and was closed on Monday, Jan. 9. NMPH patients and vendors are requested to please use caution when entering the main clinic lobby. Announcements will made when the demolition and reconstruction of the clinic begin, so patients will be aware of changes in clinic hours.

     Lapwai and Kamiah NMPH Clinics will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; regular office hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

     Kamiah School District, Education Foundation Meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the KHS Library. All concerned community members and KHS Alumni are encouraged to attend! Our goals are many, but we need input and support to help our students at the Kamiah Schools. Please mark your calendars!

     Soup Supper will be Jan. 24 at 5–7 p.m. at Nikesa Hall, First Indian Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

     Belated birthday blessings to Brother Al Wheeler and my dear BFF Pamela Crowell. Birthday blessings to Maria Vasquez; Brenda Axtell; Brandon McHone; Elsie Ann Cree and Delsey Arthur!

     Happy New Year 2017 to all!

Yox Kalo (That’s all)

Wolf Problems? Print E-mail

The following list of numbers is offered for anyone who experiences problems with wolves. 


Suspected Livestock Predation

Call USDA Wildlife Services, 1-866-487-3297 or contact Justin Mann, local Wildlife Specialist at 208-869-3297. Personnel will be dispatched to investigate.


Frequent Wolf Sightings

Contact the Nez Perce Tribe, Curt Mack at 208-634-1060. They will gather and record information, then provide advice.


Report Sighting of a Wolf

Go to Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game website to fill out a wolf report form: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/


Health and Human Safety Concerns

A wolf may be killed if life and human safety is at risk. Contact Idaho Fish & Game at 208-799-5010 or call Nez Perce Tribe at 208-634-1061 or 911 Sheriff dispatch. All wolf kills will be investigated.


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