the county seat of Lewis County, located on the Nezperce Prairie, a broad plateau in the eastern part of the county. The Clearwater River is located about 10 to 20 miles to the east and north. The Clearwater National Forest lies 26 miles northeast and the Nez Perce National Forest is 30 miles southeast.
Nearby cities include: Orofino 24 miles north, Grangeville 24 miles south, Kamiah 16 miles east and Lewiston 58 miles west. Nezperce is in the heart of the Nezperce Prairie. Extending beyond the City in all directions is the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. The City was named for the Nez Perce Indian Tribe – the name is French for “pierced nose”, although they did not practice nose-piercing. The Nez Perce’s name for themselves is Nimi’ipuu (pronounced Nee-Me-Poo), which means simply “the people” or “we the people”
more about the City of Nezperce…
|Population: 466*||Temperature Range (average) – Fahrenheit: **|
|Elevation: 3,202′||Spring: 29 to 63|
|Precipitation: 22″ **||Summer: 45 to 81|
|Average Snowfall: 45″ **||Fall: 28 to 71|
|Winter: 22 to 41|
* U.S. Census 2010 Population change since 2000: -10.9% Next U.S. Census 2020 (every 10 years) **Historical averages
NEZPERCE CITY HALL HAS MOVED
EMERGERY SERVICES BUILDING
Drop Box: A drop box for bills, etc. is scheduled
to be set up at the new City Hall Location
606 Maple – Emergency Services Building
Nezperce Volunteer of Year Nominations are now being sought:
Nomination forms for the 2018 City of Nezperce Volunteer of the Year
are now available at City Hall (Emergency Services Building).
If you would like to nominate someone,
the forms are due by Thursday, January 7, 2019
NOTE MEETING ADDRESS CHANGE
EMERGENY SERVICES BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS
December 15 – 9th Annual Nezperce Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk (5K)
Check-in & late registration will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the
Memorial Park Pavilion with the run/walk leaving at 10 a.m.
Cost of entry is 2 canned or boxed food items that will be donated to the Nezperce Food Pantry.
The course will start at Memorial Park & run on gently rolling country roads. The course is out & back.
There are no awards for overall winners or age groups, however, every finisher receives an ornament.
****Don’t forget to wear jingle bells****