Churches

 

Lapwai Assembly Of God Churchlapwai assemblies

Pastor Daryl Stavros
400 S. US Hwy 95
Ph: 208.843.2231

Website

 


lapwai church of God

 

Lapwai Church of God

Pastor Stan Marble
117 S Main St.
Ph: 208.843.2282


Lapwai United Methodist Church
Lapwai Methodist

Pastor:Stephen Kingsley
100 S Main St.
Ph: 208.842.2092

Worship Times:Sunday | 10am

 


lapwai presp

Lapwai Valley Presbyterian
Pastor Jeanne Vallandigham
203 E Locust Ave.

 

 


NAME OUTREACH

Native American Missionary Evangelistic OutreachName Outreach
Pastor Antonio Smith
219 W Locust Ave.

Website

 

 


Sacred Heart Catholic Churchlapwai church 5

205 E Birch Ave.
Ph: 208.843.2562

 

 


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Spalding Presbyterian Church

 

Minister Jeff Guillory
Spalding, ID

 

Business Listings

 

Snake River Arms
105 Ash Ave.
Ph: 843.2419


Valley Gas
Hwy 95
Ph: 843.5329


Donald’s Family Dining
304 N US Hwy 95
Ph: 843.7273


Valley Foods
204 N US Hwy 95
Ph: 843-2070


Cafe Cavé
118 Main St.


Red’s Salon
118 Main St.


Main St. Hub
204 S. Main St.
Ph: 843-2362


P.K.’s Place
221 Main St.
Ph. 843.7223


Moccasin Flats
302 S. Main St.
Ph: 843.7000


Schools

 

Lapwai School District #341 Office
225 District Road
Lapwai, ID 83540
(208) 843-2622

Lapwai Elementary School
170 Agency Rd
Lapwai, ID 83540
(208) 843-2952
297 students

Lapwai Middle School
404 South Main
208-843-2241
72 students

Lapwai Jr-Sr High School
404 South Main
208-843-2241
146 students

 

LOCAL COLLEGES

Northwest Indian College – Lapwai Campus
Parade Ave and A St
Lapwai ID 83540
(208) 843-7336
Directions:1 mile

Lewis Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
(208) 792-5272
Directions: 15 miles

University of Idaho
709 S Deakin Ave,
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 885-6111
Directions: 43 miles

Walla Walla Community College – Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-3339
Directions: 18 miles

Washington State University
Lighty 370
Pullman, WA 99164-1067
(509) 335-5586
Directions: 43 miles

 

City Park

Location

The Lapwai City Park is located on Main St. next to City Hall. (315 S. Main St.) Centrally located, the City Park is open year around and available for personal, community and family functions.

Uses

There is swing and playground equipment for the kids, a sand pit, lighted horse shoe pits, tables for picnics and a powered arbor for performances or concerts. Restroom is provided seasonally.
Reservations for Usage

No reservation is needed to use the park, unless you are having a larger function or need the electricity turned on. There is a fee of $10 dollars a day to have the electricity turned on.


Please call City Hall at 843-2212 to make arrangements/reservations or submit electrical service request by a click here.

City Services

Lapwai City Water

The City Water Department is located at City Hall:
315 S. Main St. Lapwai, Idaho 83540

Three wells provide water for the residents of Lapwai.
These wells are maintained, serviced, and tested by the City.


Maintenance Questions

Please use the following means to contact the Maintenance
Department for turn on/off assistance or possible repairs.

Phone: 208.843.2212 Ext 3
Cell: 208.553.0938
email: maintenance@cityoflapwai.com


Billing Questions

Billing and account activity questions should be
directed to the Deputy Clerk.

Phone: 208.843.2212 Ext. 1
email: deputy@cityoflapwai.com

Payments can be make online HERE

Lapwai secure pay

Or in person at City Hall

Lapwai City Sewer

The City Sewer Department is located at City Hall:
315 S. Main St. Lapwai, Idaho 83540

Maintenance Questions

Please use the following means to contact City Maintenance.

Phone: 208.843.2212 Ext 3
Cell: 208.553.0938
email: Maintenance@cityoflapwai.com

Billing Questions

Billing and account activity questions should be directed to the Deputy Clerk. Payments may be made in person at City Hall.

Phone: 208.843.2212 Ext. 1
email: deputy@cityoflapwai.com

Lapwai Sanitation Services

Regular curbside and commercial sanitation are serviced by Sanitary Disposal of Lewiston, ID.  They can be reached at 208.743.4075.

To set up services or for more information on available services, call City Hall at 208.843.2212.

In order to provide the best service possible here are a few friendly reminders to ensure quality service on pickup day:

Residential Curbside Services

1. Garbage can must be out to the street by 6:30 am Friday mornings.
2. Residential garbage cans must be 5 ft away from any objects including overhanging vegetation.
3. Dead animals or portions thereof placed for collection must weigh less than 10 pounds and be securely tied in a plastic bag and in a container with a tight fitting lid.
4. Broken concrete, rocks, plaster, discarded building materials, trees, large tree limbs and other bulky waste may not be placed for collection as household waste.
5. Bags of yard waste weighing less than 35lbs may be placed curbside for collection if they contain leaves, grass cuttings, weeds and hedge trimmings.
6. Loose paper, waste basket material, waste paper, etc… must be placed in covered containers.

All the items listed above must be followed or your sanitation container will not be emptied.

Lapwai Container Site

Lapwai’s Container Site is currently closed until further notice. This is a City of Lapwai and not a Nez Perce County drop site. Click here for County Sanitation information.

Large items
Large items, metal, and yard waste can be disposed of at Lapwai’s Container Site, which is located north of town on Third St West. Please do not leave larger items on the streets, curbside service will not pick those up. Lapwai’s Container Site is a local residential drop site, managed by the City of Lapwai, and contractors are not allowed to dump at the site.  For questions regarding use of this site please contact Lapwai City Hall @ 208.843.2212.

Yard Waste
City residents can dispose of loose, un-bagged yard waste at Lapwai’s Container Site, local land fills, or Eko Systems Inc..

Recycling Services
Although we encourage recycling, at this time there is no official recycling service set up as of yet. The Nez Perce Tribe does provide containers for recyclables. Contact Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resource Program for more information.

Illegal dumping
With increased sanitation cost everywhere, illegal dumping is becoming a problem in many communities and in turn increases cost to local residents. The City asks our residents to report any illegal dumping that you may witness, by writing down license plate numbers and turning into the City for prosecution.

Warning:Cameras are installed at the Drop-off site and fines will be imposed to those who are dumping illegally.

Cleanup Days
At least once a year there will be a City-wide cleanup day. These days will be advertised in advance.

Lapwai City Code Title 8 Health and Safety is available for review at City Hall.

Lapwai City Park

The Lapwai City Park is located on Main St. next to City Hall. (315 S. Main St.)

Centrally located, the City Park is open year around and available for personal, community and family functions.

Uses

There is swing and playground equipment for the kids, a sand pit, lighted horse shoe pits, tables for picnics and a powered arbor for performances or concerts. Restroom is provided seasonally.

 

Reservations for Usage

No reservation is needed to use the park, unless you are having a larger function or need the electricity turned on. There is a fee of $10 dollars a day to have the electricity turned on.

 

 

Please call City Hall at 843-2212 to make arrangements/reservations or submit electrical service request by a click here.

 

 

Sanitation

Sanitation Services for City Residents

Regular curbside and commercial sanitation are serviced by Sanitary Disposal of Lewiston, ID.  They can be reached at 208.743.4075.

To set up services or for more information on available services, call City Hall at 208.843.2212.

In order to provide the best service possible here are a few friendly reminders to ensure quality service on pickup day:

Residential Curbside Services

1. Garbage can must be out to the street by 6:30 am Friday mornings.
2. Residential garbage cans must be 5 ft away from any objects including overhanging vegetation.
3. Dead animals or portions thereof placed for collection must weigh less than 10 pounds and be securely tied in a plastic bag and in a container with a tight fitting lid.
4. Broken concrete, rocks, plaster, discarded building materials, trees, large tree limbs and other bulky waste may not be placed for collection as household waste.
5. Bags of yard waste weighing less than 35lbs may be placed curbside for collection if they contain leaves, grass cuttings, weeds and hedge trimmings.
6. Loose paper, waste basket material, waste paper, etc… must be placed in covered containers.

All the items listed above must be followed or your sanitation container will not be emptied.

Lapwai Container Site

Lapwai’s Container Site is currently closed until further notice. This is a City of Lapwai and not a Nez Perce County drop site. Click here for County Sanitation information.

Large items
Large items, metal, and yard waste can be disposed of at Lapwai’s Container Site, which is located north of town on Third St West. Please do not leave larger items on the streets, curbside service will not pick those up. Lapwai’s Container Site is a local residential drop site, managed by the City of Lapwai, and contractors are not allowed to dump at the site.  For questions regarding use of this site please contact Lapwai City Hall @ 208.843.2212.

Yard Waste
City residents can dispose of loose, un-bagged yard waste at Lapwai’s Container Site, local land fills, or Eko Systems Inc..

Recycling Services
Although we encourage recycling, at this time there is no official recycling service set up as of yet. The Nez Perce Tribe does provide containers for recyclables. Contact Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resource Program for more information.

Illegal dumping
With increased sanitation cost everywhere, illegal dumping is becoming a problem in many communities and in turn increases cost to local residents. The City asks our residents to report any illegal dumping that you may witness, by writing down license plate numbers and turning into the City for prosecution.

Warning:Cameras are installed at the Drop-off site and fines will be imposed to those who are dumping illegally.

Cleanup Days
At least once a year there will be a City-wide cleanup day. These days will be advertised in advance.

Lapwai City Code Title 8 Health and Safety is available for review at City Hall.

Emergency Services

EMERGENCY – call 911
You should call 9-1-1… whenever you need to report a crime, need police assistance, or need fire or immediate medical assistance.


NON-EMERGENCY
You should NOT call 9-1-1…

  • To report power or cable outages (unless downed wires present a hazard)
  • To ask about community events, directions, or information (phone numbers, time, etc.)

Please call Dispatch for non-emergency situations at (208) 799-3131.


LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES

Tribal Police: (208) 843-5214

(During business hours, otherwise Dispatch will handle calls.)

 

Nez Perce County Sheriff: (208) 799-3131

Idaho State Police Region 2: (208) 799-5020

St Joseph Regional Medical Center: (208) 743-2511

Lapwai Volunteer Fire Department: 911


REPORT A TIP

Use the following email to anonymously report a tip to the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department.

Police@nezperce.org

Don’t be afraid to report community safety hazards, threats, strangers, or questionable situations. By making the police aware, you could be saving someone else from a potential threat or harm.

Elected officials and Staff

The Mayor and Council  are your representatives for effective city management. We strive to restore integrity to local government, encourage economic development, and promote a high quality of life in our community. Please contact anyone of us with questions or concerns.

 

MAYOR
The Mayor of Lapwai is an elected position with a four year term. The Mayor chairs all meetings of the City Council, voting only in the case of a tie. The Mayor also supervises employees and oversees the City’s departments.


Mayor Ruth McConville

No image avialableMayor McConville was elected to the office of Mayor in November 2013. Mayor McConville’s term of office expires in November of 2017.

mayormcconville@cityoflapwai.com

 

 

 

CITY CLERK/ADMINISTRATOR – Kiri Brown
The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining concise, manageable records of the City, in addition to monthly and annual financial reports and payroll. The City Clerk’s office issues City Licenses, responds to complaints and public record requests. The City Clerk attends all sessions of the City Council and records the minutes of the meetings.

 

Phone: 208.843.2212   Extension 2
Email: clerk@cityoflapwai.com


DEPUTY CLERK – Jon McConville

Assists City Clerk with office administration and record duties, as well as billing payments and collections.

 

 

Phone: 208.843.2212   Extension 1
deputy@cityoflapwai.com


Public Works Director –Joseph Guzman,  
Responsible for maintenance of the City’s streets, park, and equipment. Water, sanitation, and sewer are also part of the responsibilities.

 

 

Phone: 208.816.8127  Extension 3
Cell: 208.553.0938  |  Email: publicworks@cityoflapwai.com.


 

 

CITY COUNCIL

The four members of the City Council hold budget and policy-setting authority for the City. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30pm at City Hall; located at 315 S Main St. The meetings are open to the public and local citizens are  encouraged to come to the meetings.

Councilman Jim Mahuron
Mr. Mahuron was reelected November 2015 to a four year term. His term ends in November of 2019.

 

Email: jimahuron@cityoflapwai.com


Councilwoman Julie Seely
Mrs. Seely was reelected in November of 2013 to a four year term. Her term ends in November of 2017.

 

Email: julieseely@cityoflapwai.com

 


Councilman Antonio Smith 
Mr. Smith was appointed in January 2016, His term ends in November of 2015.

 

Email: AntonioSmith@cityoflapwai.com



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Councilwoman Joni Williams
Ms Williams was elected in November of 2013 to a four year term. Her term ends in November of 2017.

 

Email: Joniwilliams@cityoflapwai.com

Lapwai History

 

The Lapwai Valley is historically connected to the Nez Perce people, who have utilized the area for as long as can be remembered. The name Lapwai actually comes from the Nez Perce word “Thlap-Thlap,” which refers to a butterfly and the sound that its wings make. As a result of the abundance of butterflies in times past, the area has been referred to as the “Valley of Butterflies” and “Land or Place of the Butterfly.”

The rich history continued in 1805, when Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through the area on their way to the Pacific with the Corps of Discovery.

In 1836, Presbyterian minister, Reverend Henry Harmon Spalding founded the Nez Perce Indian Mission at Lapwai Valley. It was the state’s first white settlement and where he established Idaho’s first school, developed its first irrigation system, and grew the state’s first potatoes.

In 1839, Rev. Spalding printed the Northwest’s first books, portions of the Bible, on the earliest printing press in the Pacific Northwest.

The area became apart of the Oregon Territory in 1848 and a part of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in 1855. Less than ten years later, the area became part of the Idaho Territory in 1863. This was also at the time when troops were assigned to the Lapwai Valley and Fort Lapwai was established as a response to the 1860 gold rush happening on Nez Perce lands.

Fort Lapwai was in use from 1862 to 1885. It was here that General Oliver O. Howard met with the leaders of Nez Perce non-treaty bands on May 3, 1877, as they made one last attempt to remain on their land.

After 1885, when old Fort Lapwai ceased to function as a military fort, it was converted into a government Indian school, then a tuberculosis sanatorium with a hospital, then a boys and girls dormitory, and finally into a school under the direction of the Lapwai School District. It was called the Fort Lapwai Training School from 1891-1899.

Fort Lapwai became part of the State of Idaho when Idaho was admitted to the Union as the 43rd state in 1890.

The Northern Idaho Indian Agency, originally located at Spalding, was relocated to Fort Lapwai in 1904.

On January 11, 1911, the Nez Perce County Commissioners ratified the petition of Roy C. Lane for the Incorporation of the Village of Lapwai. There were over two hundred (200) residents residing within the boundaries of the proposed village at that time. William Siegrist, William J. Fenderson, A.J. Lucas, John C. Carlson and Roy C. Lane were appointed to act as Trustees for the Village of Lapwai until their successors were elected.

Lapwai remains as the seat of government for the Nez Perce Indian Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Northern Idaho Indian Agency.

 

 

Lapwai Valley Timeline

 1805 – Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery pass through the area.

1836 – Reverend Henry Harmon and Eliza Hart Spalding arrive and establish State’s first settlement.

1837 – First crop of potatoes planted in Idaho by Henry Spalding and Nez Perce.

1838 – Nez Perce Indian Mission and school, founded by Presbyterian minister Reverend Henry Harmon Spalding.

1839 – Reverend Spalding published portions of the Bible on the first printing press in the Pacific Northwest.

1848 – Lapwai Valley became apart of the Oregon Territory.

1855 – Nez Perce persuaded to sign Walla Walla Treaty, Lapwai Valley becomes a part of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. Indain Agency established in Spalding.

1860 – Gold rush in Nez Perce lands.

1862 – Camp Lapwai established in response to gold rush.

1863 – Fort Lapwai constructed and becomes part of the new Idaho Territory. following the Treaty of 1863 that reduced Nez Perce lands that were also referred to as the Lapwai Reservation.

1866 – Regulars replace volunteers at Fort Lapwai.

1877 – Allotment Act passed, General Oliver O. Howard meets with Nez Perce leaders, which later results in the Nez Perce War of 1877, because of the forced relocation of Nez Perce to the Lapwai Reservation.

1884 – Fort Lapwai abandoned by the Army; decommissioned on June 5th and turned over to Indian Services

1885 – Fort Lapwai converted into a government Indian boarding school.

1890 – Fort Lapwai became part of the State of Idaho, the Union’s 43rd state.

1891 – Fort Lapwai renamed Fort Lapwai Training School.

1895 – Unalloted lands reservation wide were opened up to white settlers.

1899 – Lillian Marie Bounds, wife of Walt Disney, is born in Lapwai Valley.

1904 – Northern Idaho Indian Agency relocated to Fort Lapwai from Spalding.

1907 – A tuberculosis sanatorium and preventorium established at the fort site.

1909 – Consolidation of local elementary school districts into one high school district is passed and forms the Rural High No. 1, the first rural High school in Idaho. Lapwai Valley is also home to the first integrated school system of its kind, Indian and Non-Indian students, in the U.S.

1911 – Incorporation of the Village of Lapwai. First Rural High school Board of Trustees is appointed by Board of County Commissioners

1912 – Indian Boarding school is closed. Government uses it as a Tuberculous Sanatorium for NW Indians. New School district moves to new building.

1917 – The school became known as the Smith-Hughes School.

1933 – Administration of the school transferred to Coeur d’Alene Agency.

1942 – A fire proof concrete wing was added to the school.

1945 – Tuberculous Sanatorium is closed. Fire gutted the original wing of the school and destroys all the records.

1953 – School district obtains congressional approval to use the former government sanatorium building for k-7 classes.

1959 – New addition to the high school, built on the grounds where the original school stood is completed.

1987 – Beginning of Idaho’s longest basketball winning streak at 81 games and three consecutive A-3 state championships under Coach Bruce Crossfield.

2011 – City of Lapwai celebrates its centennial year by re-establishing Lapwai Days.

Lapwais Demographics

Geography

Lapwai is located at 46°24′16″N 116°48′16″W (46.404388, -116.804376).,[9] at an elevation of 955 feet (291 m) above sea level

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2), of which, 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Transportation

Highway

  • US 95.svg – US 95 – to Lewiston (north & west) and Grangeville (southeast)

Railroad

The city is served by the BG&CM Railroad, a freight carrier which operates on the former Second Subdivision line of the Camas Prairie Railroad.

Education

The public schools in Lapwai are operated by Lapwai School District #341, led by Lapwai High School.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 91
1880 165 81.3%
1920 359
1930 416 15.9%
1940 426 2.4%
1950 480 12.7%
1960 500 4.2%
1970 400 −20.0%
1980 1,043 160.8%
1990 932 −10.6%
2000 1,134 21.7%
2010 1,137 0.3%
Est. 2015 1,147 [10] 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,137 people, 369 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,421.3 inhabitants per square mile (548.8/km2). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 496.3 per square mile (191.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 16.6% White, 0.4% African American, 78.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 369 households of which 46.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 26.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.58.

The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 31.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census,[12] there were 1,134 people, 339 households, and 270 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,466.9 people per square mile (568.6/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 470.9 per square mile (182.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 16.14% White, 0.53% African American, 81.39% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.32% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the city the population was spread out with 39.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,800, and the median income for a family was $30,417. Males had a median income of $31,382 versus $22,109 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,159. About 20.5% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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