I just want to give a big shout out to our local Pierce and Weippe City Crews, State and County Highway Departments and all those other good Samaritans volunteering their time to keep our roads clear and us moving along in the snow. Thank you!

Pierce Winter Festival is getting under way with lots of wonderful things to do and see.

The festival will be held on Jan. 22-26! It kicks off with the Timberline High School Student Art Show at Studio 205 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and continues through the weekend of Friday, Jan. 24 with sledding party with the Mayor, bonfire and snacks at Carle St. Play Park, 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 25 is breakfast at the Pierce Community Center from 7-10 a.m., hosted by Pierce Volunteer Fire Department. They will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage for $2 a plate. Breakfast will be served at the Timber Inn 7-11 a.m.

The ATV Club Treasure Hunt signup is at Dill’s from 10 a.m.-noon with the hunt starting at 1p.m.

Ice Man Relay is at the Downtown Museum Pavilion, hosted by Studio 205, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. (Get your teams together and registered!)

Make-n-Take Valentine Cards w/Brandee will be at Elk Snout Mercantile 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Suds-n-Snowshoes takes place at The Flame Bar, 12:30-2 p.m. (Bragging Rights).

Doratidi Races (Backward Iditarod…you pull your dog in a sled) at Museum Pavilion 1:45-2:30 p.m. (Prize)

Barstool Race at the Outback, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Trophy).

Note: We are looking for all of the folks in Pierce that want to build a snow person for the Festival. There are cash prizes!! Just register at the big snowman in front of the Idaho Central Credit Union on Main Street. There is plenty of snow!

The judges will be circulating around town after 4 p.m. on Saturday, so start deciding what you are going to do.

Requirements are one person out of snow and whatever else you wish to add to enhance your design. Have fun! Don’t forget to register your entry at the ICCU.

Snow Figure Judging 4 p.m. ($ Prizes).

Open Mic Night at Studio 205, Main St. 6:30-8 p.m. (Festival winners also announced) Music at Timber Inn 7 p.m.-?

Winter Festival shirts are available at The Market in Pierce. Get one while you can! Prices for shirts are $22 for long sleeve and $18 for short.

Kids Activities

Kids Activities during the festival are:

Fire Truck Fun, hosted by PVFD at PCC parking lot 11 a.m.-Noon.

Crafts, hosted by Pierce Lutheran Church at PCC from 11 a.m.-noon.

ICCU Snowball Toss at Idaho Central Credit Union on Main St 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. (Freebies).

Timberline High School Student Act Show

The Timberline High School Student Act Show #13 is having their kick-off during the Pierce Winter Festival again this year. Everyone is invited to the Opening Night Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Studio 205 on Main St. This year we have 23 student artists and a great assortment of art categories! Drop in for food, friends and art. You will not be disappointed and you will be encouraging your favorite artist. They will all be there to discuss their pieces.

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA)

The Academy will be welcoming their newest class, 20-1 this Saturday! Hoping that the snow will not be too much of a challenge or a shock for the families bringing in their kids!

If you see them in town, be sure and welcome them and wish them well. The way the dates fell we will not get to meet the newest Cadet Candidates during Winter Festival as we have in years past. They will only be in week one of two of acclimation so they have not earned that privilege yet but we will be looking forward to seeing them out and about in our communities soon!

Awana Club is back at Weippe Wesleyan Church!

Awana has interactive, competitive, and exciting fun in store for kids from two years old through fifth grade. Games, music, Bible memorization, creative drama, and crafts are included in the 90 minute club meetings each Sunday, beginning on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 4-5:30 p.m. Everything is provided free of charge.

Bald Mountain Ski Area is open as of Saturday, Jan. 11 with a great opening weekend!

We give a big thank you to the Bald Mountain Community for coming out and supporting the ski hill. They had 218 skiers and no injuries over the weekend and only two T bar glitches! Great way to kick off the season! You can follow them on Facebook or email at 12345atskibaldmountain.com for updates and we will post information here weekly!

Pierce- Weippe Atv Trail Riders meeting was held on Friday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m. at the Flame in Pierce. Members present were Bill Young, Alison Ott Young, Kathy Wilson-Dill, Jake Jared, Bud Wilson, Matthew Hagele, Katie Wilson and Dan Bullock.

The following Upcoming events are Jan. 25-Pierce Winter Festival; May 9-Mother’s Day Ride, June 20-Father’s Day Ride, July 11-Members Only Night Ride, and Aug. 1-1860 Days Ride. Final dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting dates have been voted to be changed to the second Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. Next meeting to be held at the Timber Inn in Pierce on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Nominees will be voted on at this meeting.

If you are new to the area and are interested in joining our group we always welcome new members!

Winter finally decided to arrive! It takes a lot of time for the guys to get the plowing done so please be patient, they will get your streets done. Please make sure to use proper snow plow etiquette. If you are following a snow plow; remember to give them some space, don’t push them or tailgate or go whipping around them. Their job is to take care of the roads to keep YOU and your loved ones safe.

City Council Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at City Hall (Except in the case of a Federal Holiday, then the meeting will be on the Tuesday). Meeting Agendas are posted on the City Web Site www.cityofpierce.com under “Agendas”. They are also posted above the drop box at City Hall.

Timberline Schools

Schedule

Please be watching for cancellations/rescheduling of activities and games with the changing weather and road conditions.

Timberline High

School Schedule

Jan. 15: Staff Meeting at 7:15 a.m. Principal Advisory Class Meetings. Target Time at 11:30 a.m. The “Who Was” History Bee, Grades 3-5 at 3 p.m. Senior Project Open House at 6 p.m.

Jan. 16, The “Who Was” History Bee, Grades 3-5 at 2:15 p.m. High School Boys and Girls Basketball at Timberline vs. Highland. Girls at 6 p.m., Boys at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17, Wrestling at Lewiston at 1 p.m. EPIC at Timberline from 5-6:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, Wrestling at Lewiston at 2 p.m. High School Boys and Girls Basketball at Timberline vs. Logos. Boys JV at 2:30 p.m., Girls at 3:30 p.m., Boys Varsity at 5 p.m.

An online tutoring program has been made available to our students. www.tutor.com is a full online tutoring service.

Students can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in an easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser.

This service is free of charge and provided financially by Trio.

Gradi Thomson can help with questions on this program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her. (208)435-4411.

Pool League results are; Jan. 12-Lucky 2 at Timber - 12/4, Lucky’s favor. Flame at Elkhorn 2, 9/7 Elkhorn’s, favor. Elkhorn 1 at Lucky 1- 9/7, Elkhorn’s favor.

There will not be Pool League tournaments played Saturday nights until League is finished.

Tournaments are open to the public and will be held on Thursday nights at Miss Lily’s and Friday night at The Flame starting at 6:30 p.m. Come and have some fun with us!

Results for last week were; Thursday, Jan. 9 at Miss Lily’s, Bucky Jared first, Ted Smith second and Alan Mee third. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Flame, Ted Smith first, Herman McPherson second and Kerrie Willis Crocker third. Kathy knew you could do it Kerrie!

Pierce Community Center and Pool will hold our next Skate Night on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m.

The Center will be open Monday- Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Fridays (no school) from 1-6 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.

On Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. we offer Yoga classes and a Fitness Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Both of these classes are open to the public.

If you have a meeting, event or party you would like to plan please call ahead for scheduling. We have lots of room, tables, chairs and kitchen facilities to meet your needs. Please call (208)464-2443 for questions or information.

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