Clearwater County is again plagued by wildfires.
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.
Well, here we are and eight months of the year 2020 are already gone. The summer season went by so quickly and now the first day of Autumn is only 20 days away.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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…
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.
Our last meeting was on March 9. The meeting was called into order at 7 p.m. by Brier Boyer. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Logan Hunter and the 4-H pledge was led by Cody Bird. The old business was almost identical to the new business this week.
The weather in the Fraser Community has been typical for this time of year. During the past week we have had mostly cloudy days. On Saturday morning we woke up to a white world again with big snowflakes continuing to fall until about noon, then the temperature climbed into the 38 degree rang…
Daylight Savings time is here again and how many of you remembered to reset your clocks before you retired on Saturday evening? Well, Steve and I were among the ones who forgot to reset their clocks, so on Sunday we were an hour late for a visit with one of our neighbors.
The second month of the New Year has flown by and we are now looking forward to some warmer weather. Daylight Savings time begins on March 8 and the first day of Spring falls on Thursday, March 19. I was just beginning to enjoy waking up to daylight and now it will be dark in the morning again.
The Fraser Community enjoyed four days of sunny weather before winter returned on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 23. Rain and snow were driven by a very strong wind from the west. We were in the protection of the shop or the house as it was not the time for man or beast to be outside.
The weather for the month of February has continued to be on the wet side. Last Wednesday and Thursday, we were blessed with two days of sunshine, by 9 p.m. on Thursday evening rain stated to fall.
What a pleasure it was to have the sunshine pop out of Monday afternoon. Last week, Old Man Winter had staked his claim on our weather again. We have had days of fog, rain and snow showers and the fields and yards are covered again with the white stuff.
Sunday, Feb. 2, was the 133rd celebration of Groundhog’s Day. At 7.25 a.m. the skies were cloudy at Gobblers Knob in Pennsylvania, and Punxsutanney Phil did not see his shadow. The residents of the North East and Midwest were happy to hear about the prediction.
The weather for the past week has been rainy with thick fog at times. The temperature during the daylight hours have been in the 40 degree range and it has dropped into the 30’s over night. On Monday morning the sun did come out and it was such a beautiful day Steve and I went for a walk on …
The winter season still has a grip on our Fraser Community. The 10 to 12 inches of snow has settled down due to the temperature during the day warming up into the 40 degree range.
On Sunday, Jan. 5, the overnight temperature was 31 degrees and the sun was shining in the morning. The NOAA weather report predicted a snow storm would hit this area in the afternoon.
The last day of 2019 has arrived and I, for one, wonder where the 365 of 2019 have gone. Does anyone know how to slow down the passing of the seasons? It took me until Dec. 23 to get all our Christmas cards sent.
The Fraser Community is looking a lot like a Currier and Ives painting. Snow started falling on Saturday, Dec. 14 and continued on into the next day. The ground is now covered with five to six inches of snow and the pine trees looked like flocked Christmas trees.
This week’s 4-H meeting on Dec. 9 was very exciting. Brier Boyer began the meeting, Courtney Morris led the American pledge and McCoy Boyer led the 4-H pledge. There were many things taking place this meeting. The first was elections for office. Everyone has to run and be elected or re-elect…
Thanksgiving Day arrived with partly cloudy skies, our day time temperature climbed to a balmy 35 degrees. The next day that temperature dropped to 22 degrees and Old Man Winter put in his appearance with a snow storm.
Old Man Winter made his presences felt in the Fraser Community on the night of Nov. 24. When we woke up on Monday morning there was a light skiff of snow on the ground. The overnight temperature was 32 degrees and the skies were cloudy.
Our weather for the month of November has remained in the 40 and 50 degree range during the day. A recent report claimed that the month of October had been the coldest in history. We have wondered if this November will set the record for the warmest days.
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 …
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.