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On Saturday, Feb. 13, another wave of harsh winter weather hit our area. There was about 12 inches of snow on the ground from previous storms and now, on Tuesday morning, flakes continue to fall. Our night time temperatures have ranged from 10 degrees to 23 for the past seven days.

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On Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. was the Fraser Boosters 4-H meeting.

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It looks like Old Man Winter finally woke up from his nap and we have the evidence to prove it. A winter storm blew into the Northwest on the evening of Friday, Feb. 5 and showers continued into Monday evening.

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On Monday I visited with Darrel Hesler and Jean Bennett. Darrel reported they had gone for a drive over the weekend and noticed the lack of snow on the fields in the Cavendish and Southwick area and the mountains to the east. Without the snow cover we may be in for dry months this summer and…

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The temperature in the Fraser community for the first month of 2021 has remained in the 30 degree range during the daylight hours. No moisture has fallen over the past week, so our open winter continues. The question remains “Will we get any snow before the “First day of spring” arrives on M…

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The Fraser Community has had a variety of weather patterns during the past week. We have experienced days of rain, one with very strong winds, also fog, snow and one day of sunshine. On Saturday, our temperature climbed to 41 degrees which quickly melted the snow that had accumulated over night.

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The winter season is now officially 24 days old and we continue to have temperatures in the 30 to 40 degree range during the daylight hours. My records show our new year temperatures stayed in the 30 degree range at night. The wheat fields are brown with minor patches of snow in sheltered ar…

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One more day and the year 2020 will be history. The Covid 19 pandemic has certainly put it’s mark on this year. We have had to take precautions to protect ourselves, something that hasn’t happened in a long time.

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The temperature during the daylight hours on the “First Day of Winter” topped out at 47 degrees. This may officially be the winter season, but it seems like Old Man winter has taken a holiday. The moisture that has fallen has been in the form of rain showers. Any snow that had collected in t…

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The winter season has hit the hill top area during the past week. It started on Thursday. Heavy fog cut the visibility down so we could only see as far as our gate post. We drove to the Green cabin to visit with Steve in the afternoon. It was dark when we left home and the fog was thick.

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Old Man Winter must have decided to take a vacation this year and we are enjoying the results of his decision. Our community is experiencing an open winter so far and we senior citizens find that very acceptable. Our night time temperatures have remained in the 20 degree range and during the…

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Thanksgiving Day will be very different this year due to the pandemic restrictions that have been placed on everyone. We still have a lot to be thankful for so let’s take time to focus on our blessings as we enjoy our traditional meal of turkey and all the trimmings.

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The weather for the first part of the month of November has remained on the cool side with very few days of sunshine. We have had snow, night time temperatures have been in the 20 – 30 degree range, and several days have been very windy.

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On November 4, the Fraser Boosters 4-H Club met for their awards ceremony, and Tawnee Eller was able to present the club with money she raised from a wood auction during the 2020 fair.

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The month of October ended with clear skies and the Blue Moon was visible as it appeared over the country side. Instead of looking blue it had a golden color which reminded me of a Harvest Moon.

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The winter season has settled in on the hill top. Old Man Winter decided to add a touch of the white stuff during the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 21. The temperature caused the snow to melt which eventually froze on the branches of two of our maple trees. The leaves hadn’t fallen off, causi…

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The month of October has flown by and it is almost time for the witches, ghosts and goblins to knock on your door. Halloween is only three days away. Have you got a good supply of wrapped candy to hand out?

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The weather for the first week in October has been enjoyable. The days have been warm and sunny. As we listened to the NOAA prediction for the rest of the week we heard that rain is to come in at the end of the week.

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The Fraser Community has been experiencing some beautiful autumn days. The rain that fell on Sept. 23 – 24 helped clear the air of any smoke that remained from the wild fires that burned in Idaho and west of here. The night time temperatures have been in the 40 – 50 degree range, while our d…

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On Monday morning the Fraser community enjoyed another sunny day and no smoke was visible from the wild fires that have plagued our area. The rain that fell on the evening of Friday, Sept. 18 was a welcome relief. By the next morning our gage measured 1/3 of an inch. We certainly appreciated…

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Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday of September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th Century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

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The temperature has started to cool down here in Fraser. After a high of 98 degrees on Tuesday, Aug. 18, the temperature topped out in the high 80’s during the daylight hours.

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The Fraser Community had one hot day last week. It was on Wednesday, Aug. 5, when our day time temperature ramped up to 93 degrees. The rest of the days topped out in the 70 degree range. We did get a nice shower on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 6.

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On the morning of July 29 our area received a much needed rain shower. My records show the last time it rained was on July 10. On that date our rain gage measured 3/10th inch of moisture. Some days we have been blessed with light clouds, but for the most part the days have been sunny. The te…

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The “Lazy Days of Summer” have finally arrived. Last week we had two days when the temperature climbed into the 90 degree range. On Sunday, July 26 our day time temperature hit 87 degrees. The rest of the time it remained in the 70’s.

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The days have been sunny for the past week and hay season is under way here on the hill top. Over the weekend, truckloads of bailed hay have been going by our farm. It’s time for the folks that have to provide feed for their cattle or horses during the winter to get their supplies ready.

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Summer weather has finally arrived in the Fraser Community. On Saturday July 11 the day time temperature hit 90 degrees. Now that doesn’t sound like it was “SO” hot, but after experiencing temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree range so far this summer, it certainly felt hot to me.

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The weather was perfect for the Independence Day weekend. The temperature during the day was in the 74 degree range. Families enjoyed picnics and BBQ’s, camping and visiting with family and friends.

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The “First Day of Summer” did bring more sunny days to our hill top area, and our Fraser Community had a reprieve from the rainy spring weather. Our sighs of relief were cut short when clouds moved in on Saturday. The next afternoon the heavens opened up and it poured all night. Tuesday morn…

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After a long spell of rainy weather the Fraser Community has finally enjoyed several days of sunshine. We knew “Old Mister Sun” was hiding his face above the clouds and just when we began to doubt that he would ever show up again, he surprised everyone. Now that the sun was shining, outdoor …

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The graduation exercises for Timberline Schools Class of 2020 was held on Saturday, June 13. Due to Coronavirus pandemic the graduation exercises were by invitation only. There were 14 seniors in this years class; four were residents of Fraser Community.

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The spring of 2020 will be remembered for all the rainy days and the cool temperatures. On Monday morning our rain gage had collected another 22/100ths of an inch of rain and the forecast is for more days of the same wet weather. The calendar indicates that the “First Day of Summer” is only …

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Flags were put up by volunteers on Friday, May 22 for the Fraser Boosters 4-H Club at the Fraser Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.

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On Sunday, May 31, the Fraser community was hit by a thunder and lightning storm. It hit around 4:15 in the morning. The noise of the rain accompanied by small hail stones woke us up and we dashed around to close the windows.

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My records for this month of May show that the Fraser Community received 4 ½ inches of rain from May 1 through May 22. All this moisture creates a challenge to find time to just mow the lawns or spray the fruit trees. Our temperature remains in the 40 degree range during the night time hours…

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The hill top area did get a short break from the rainy weather on Sunday, May 17. The sun came out around 12 o’clock and we enjoyed about five hours of wonderful sunshine. During that time we took an ATV ride down to Reggie and Peggy Ball’s home and had lunch with them. Peggy had made a beef…

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The Fraser Community has had enough moisture over the past week that we recorded an inch of rain on April 30. Another heavy rain storm hit on the morning of Sunday, May 3. This added another 1/3 of an inch of rain to our records.

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The rainy weather has returned to our area of Idaho. Everything is turning green, especially the wheat fields as the Brown Family Farm completed fertilizing before the rains started.

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It seems like spring has finally arrived in the Fraser Community. The temperature during the day light hours has climbed into the 60 degree range. It’s still too cold to think of planting our garden, but I have started to purchase starts for onions, shallots and two kinds of potatoes.

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“Finally!” The Fraser Community has been blessed with sunny days. The temperature at night is still cold. On Monday morning we woke up to a low of 26 degrees. Even with the sun shining the wind has been blowing and it seems to penetrate right through all the layers of clothing.

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The weather in Fraser Community has remained on the fickle side during the first week of April. We continue to be subjected to spontaneous snow and rain showers. When the sun does pop out from clouds we head out side to try to get a few projects done.

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Looking back at my Day Timer I noticed that the first day of March came in like a lamb and looks like it will go out like a lion. The temperature on the last day of the month was 48 degrees, but it certainly felt a lot colder as a strong wind was blowing from the southwest. It penetrated rig…

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This year the “First Day of Spring” arrived on March 19 and the Fraser Community enjoyed a sunny day. Our day time temperature topped out at 55 degrees. It was a good day to get some outdoor projects done.