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In January of 1995, Elvita Judd reported in the Fraser News about an exchange student from Santiago, Chile. Heidi Maechig arrived at the home of Larry and Sherry Schlader and their daughter Heather on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Heidi was 17 years old and she would attend Timberline High School as an …

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On the evening of Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. the Fraser 4-H club held a meeting. We briefly talked about the flag takedown from the previous month. With fair coming up from the 12th to the 15th of this month there were many things to discuss. 

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On the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 26, the Fraser Community experienced a fast moving snow storm, the wind from the north blew the heavy, wet flakes sideways and for a time visibility was almost zero. The temperature topped out at 45 degrees and that helped melt the snow in the open areas, b…

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The autumn colors have been just spectacular this year. The rain seems to bring out the intense colors of the trees and ground cover. We made a trip to Lewiston on Thursday and enjoyed the drive along the Clearwater River.

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Old Man Winter decided to put in his appearance in the hill top area on Wednesday, Oct. 9. We woke up to snowflakes falling and the wheat fields and the gardens were covered with snow. The overnight temperature had dropped to 31 degrees, during the day it only warmed up to 37 degrees.

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The Fraser Community experienced several days of rain during the past week. Rain fell on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept 28, and when I checked our gage on Monday it had collected a full inch of rain.

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The Brown Family Farm has been busy during the past week. After the stubble had been burnt, the harrowing equipment was used to prepare the fields for the seeding process. It is always interesting to watch the hydraulic features on their large harrow cart unfold and then move through the fie…

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The first day of Autumn is still five days away, but it seems like the weather has cooled down and the wind has a definite bite to it. On September 11 the cooler night temperatures encouraged us to put the down comforter on the bed. It will keep us warm until the temperatures change next year.

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On the evening of Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. the Fraser 4-H club held a meeting. We briefly talked about the flag take down from the previous month. With fair coming up from the Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 of this month there were many things to discuss. 

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On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Connor Cox, Kylie Rowland, and Meredith Rowland, members of the Fraser Boosters 4-H Club, took down and stored the flags at the Fraser Cemetery that were up for the Labor Day holiday.

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On Thursday, Sept. 5, a rain shower droped 2/10ths of an inch of rain on our community and showers continued to fall the next day. After one sunny day Mother Nature opened up her sprinkling system and we were blessed with moisture on Sunday and Monday. By the end of the day the gage had topp…

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On the morning of Monday, Aug. 26 the Fraser Community woke up to an overnight temperature at the Schlader’s of 44 degrees. I checked with my day timer and noticed that over the past several weeks our temperatures have started to cool off. Does it feel like autumn has arrived early this year…

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The Fraser Community has enjoyed the cool temperatures for this part of the month of Aug. During the day on Sunday, Aug. 18, the thermometer registered a high of 85 degrees. Our night time temperatures for the past week have been in the 50 degree range.

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The hilltop area has experienced a variety of temperature changes over the past week. Here in Fraser Community the high on Aug. 7 and 8 was 94 degrees during the day and then it cooled down the rest of the week. On the morning of Aug. 12 we woke up to an overnight low of 53 degrees. It will …

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The weather for the month of August started out with day time temperatures in the 90 degree range. It still cooled off in the evening with temperatures in the low 60’s. Our summer has been great. Now if it gets really hot we know it can’t last.

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The days in the Fraser Community have been sunny with temperatures ranging from the 50s during the night time hours and into the 80s in the daytime. We have enjoyed the weather throughout the month of July. Now whatever happens during the month of August we know the hot weather cannot last v…

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On Monday, the NOAA weather forecast was for much warmer temperatures, but Mother Nature blessed us with a cool breeze which pushed a layer of clouds over our community. Our weather station registered 70 degrees at 12 o’clock. The few sprinkles that fell didn’t even settle the dust on the gr…

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The month of July has flown by and we are now headed into the last half of this year. The weather has remained on the cool side, so it does not feel like summer has even started.

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The temperatures for the first week of July had been in the 50 degree range at night, but it climbed up to 83 degrees during the day on Friday, July 5. The Fraser Community did get several quick showers on Saturday, not enough to put a damper on family gatherings that took place over the Ind…

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The first day of July was sunny and warm, small clouds were visible but none big enough to drop more rain on our community. Hay season is gearing up and the wheat looks green and healthy. The garden needs some warmer weather for the seeds to sprout and the tomatoes and peppers are still in a…

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The first day of summer arrived last Friday. It didn’t seem like summer as our night time temperature dropped down to 43 degrees and it only got up to 57 degrees during the day. The rain that fell on Friday put another 6/10ths of rain in our gage.

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The 15th of June has slipped by and over half of our year is gone; has Old Father Time been making adjustments to his time schedule without informing us? When we were young, we thought certain events would never arrive; now that we are heading for the twilight years’ time seems to have taken…

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The weather for the month of June has remained cool, our night time temperatures over last weekend dropped down to 41 degrees on Saturday and 42 on Sunday. The heavy rain that fell on Thursday, June 6 and Friday amounted to 9 and 3/10ths of an inch. I am sure we will appreciate all this mois…

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The Fraser Booster’s 4-H club regular meeting was held Monday, June 10.   Market Swine and Market Beef projects were discussed and ways of getting them ready ahead of fair time so it won’t be so stressful getting them ready at the last minute.

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The weather on the beginning of the Memorial Day was cold and rainy. On Friday, the temperature topped out at 58 degrees during the day and we started a fire in our wood stove to take the chill off the house.

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The Memorial Day weekend is a special time for honoring loved ones and friends who have passed away. The flags that wave gently in the breeze at our local cemeteries is a way of recognizing how much our communities care.

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Mother Nature surely has been generous with all the rain she has poured on this part of Idaho. It started to rain about 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 and continued through the evening and into Friday. Over the next 24 hours we had 2 and 2/10th inches of rain collected in our gauge; by Saturday …

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The month of May started out with warm sunny days; this type of weather has caused the blossoms on fruit trees to open. If all goes well we will have plenty of fruit to enjoy this summer. The soil in the garden is still too wet to be worked up which is OK because at this elevation it’s still…

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The month of April was blessed with a variety of weather in the Fraser community. Mother Nature and Old Man Winter provided us with everything from sunshine to an intense snow storm on Sunday April 28.

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The Fraser Community enjoyed beautiful weather for Easter Sunday; there were huge clouds in the sky all day, but they didn’t hide the sun. I did hear that the Dent Bridge area got hit with lots of rain.

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On Monday, April 15 the Fraser Community woke up to a white world again, the overnight temperature at 32 degrees. It was surprising to see how fast this snow disappeared. The total amount of rain for the month of April, as of the 15th, was 3 ¾ inches according to our rain gage.

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The weather on the first day of April was sunny and warm and the day time temperature climbed into the 60’s. The north facing hills in the wheat fields are still covered in snow, so there is still a lot of melt off to come as the weather continues to warm up. The Clearwater River is starting…

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The official first day of spring arrived on Wednesday, March 20 and Old Man Winter’s grip on our community has disappeared. We did enjoy our pristine white world while it lasted but it’s now time to put away the snow shovels. As the snow melts we can see all the debris that has collected on …

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Last week I had commented that it looked like February was going to be our snowiest month this winter and that does look to be correct. When the sun made an appearance on the last day of the month it was great to spend some time outside.

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Old Man Winter has continued to conjure up an abundance of snow storms for this part of Idaho. This past week we have had snow almost every day. As I looked at my records for the past 8 years I found that the month of Feb. In 2012 had 12 days when snow had fallen. It looks like this year cou…

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Winter continues to hold our community in its grip; snow and fog have been part of each day for over a week. The Clearwater Highway District employees have put in many long hours to keep the roads clear of snow that has piled up due to wind. On Tuesday, Feb. 12 Steve plowed the snow drift ou…

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It looks like the month of February is going to be our snowiest time this year. As I look at the calendar for the past week I see notations of snow almost every day.

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The snow storm that arrived on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 3, dumped seven to eight inches of wet snow on the Fraser Community. The next morning the Clearwater Highway District plowed the roads and the skies started to clear up. By night time fog had rolled in and light snow flakes started t…

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On Sunday, Jan. 20 it rained all day and then a fast moving snow storm blew through this area that evening. Our weather station showed an overnight temperature of 28 degrees; by 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday it still registered only 29 degrees.

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The winter season in the Fraser Community has been mild with very little snow. Day time temperatures have been between 31 and 40 degrees and over night we have experienced as low as 21 degrees. The moisture content must be high, which causes a sense of being chilled to the bone. We are not c…

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The weather in the Fraser Community has been windy and on Tuesday morning we woke up to another inch of snow. We haven’t had to plow any snow drifts so far this year. Last year was a different story. The melting snow and then the freezing temperatures had turned our gravel roads into a sheet…

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Old Man Winter has turned the hilltop area into a wonderland of white. Snow showers started on Sunday, Dec. 23 and continued on into Christmas Day, so we didn’t have to just dream of a “White Christmas” this year. Snow flurries continue to fall and there is about three inches on the ground now.