Updated September 5, 2019
Welcome to the new school year
It was a fabulous first week of school!!!  Cottonwood School District’s enrollment after week one for the 2019-2020 school year is 389.   Last year at this time we were at 384.  We start the year in the elementary with 216 students and 173 at the junior/senior high.  Of our total enrollment, 44 students are open enrolled from other districts. . . .
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Gonzaga Choir to perform Sunday
The Gonzaga University Concert Choir, conducted by Timothy Westerhaus, will perform at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, September 8, at 1:30 p.m. . . .
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Laurie Chapman to lead art class at Monastery
Artist and art instructor Laurie Chapman will lead a kid- and beginner-friendly painting and collage class 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. . . .
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COTA for Erika Pepper
Erika Pepper is 24 years old and was born with a progressive genetic respiratory illness called Cystic Fibrosis. . . .
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Trial is postponed
The trial for two Greencreek sisters accused of trying to hire someone to kill their neighbor has been pushed back from September to January following a motion hearing in 2nd District Court in Grangeville Monday, August 19. . . .
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Earlier road closures for blasting started this week
With shorter daylight hours, construction delays on US-95 in Culdesac Canyon near Winchester are shifting earlier and expected to affect evening commutes as fall conditions require a change in the contractor’s blasting schedule. . . .
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Ancient site in Idaho implies first humans in North America came by sea
About 16,000 years ago, on the banks of a river in western Idaho, people kindled fires, shaped stone blades and spearpoints, and butchered large mammals. . . .
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Information sought on campground vandalism
Law Enforcement Officers with the USDA Forest Service are seeking any information the public has related to recent vandalism at O'Hara Campground, located on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests at the confluence of O’Hara Creek and the Selway River. . . .
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Bob Squires speaks on Idaho County homesteads
Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m., Bob Squires will speak in the Welcome Center, 516 main street Kamiah about early Idaho County Homesteads, which is being hosted by the Kamiah Valley Historical Society. . . .
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Bowlerettes to start Monday
The Cottonwood Monday Night BOWLERETTES will begin bowling on Monday, September 9th at Camas Lanes in Grangeville. . . .
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26 turn out for football
There are 26 players turned out for football this year at Prairie High School. . . .
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Volleyball team holds scrimmage
With the season opening jamboree cancelled, Prairie instead held an intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, August 27. . . .
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Cross Country schedule
On this page is the schedule for the Prairie Cross Country team . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. You can also find Jake Wren's Redneck Review on this page. . . .
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St. John Bosco Academy began school last Monday.  Students and teachers arrived with smiling faces to begin the new year with a new name!  Kindergarten students pose with the newly installed sign.  Left to right: Gianna Prigge, Decklan Spencer, Scarlett Frei, Danny Bock, Harley Arnzen, Emily Seubert, Tessa Sonnen, Aidan Lustig, and Jake Crea. Photo provided by St. John Bosco Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Gonzaga University Concert Choir will perform at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 8. The Choir will also provide music for 10:30 a.m. Mass that day. The above photo is from a previous appearance by the Gonzaga Choir. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Work continues on widening Highway 95 near the top of the Winchester Grade. This week evening closures are starting earlier due to the shortening daylight hours. Photo by ITD. See story at left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The Cooper’s Ferry site on the Salmon River, site of an archaeological dig that indicates the first humans in North America may have arrived earlier than first thought. Sees tory at left.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

Quilt/Art Walk Grangeville on Sept 7
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) joins the Quilters for the Third BiAnnual Quilt Art Walk - 2019. We welcome the community to join our festivities and enjoy the art and quilts. The Art Show portion will be held at the Gallery, 107 W North Street, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. Quilts shown throughout town. We look forward to seeing you! Click on the photo for a larger view.

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