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Dworshak State Park: Board decision to close and reconsider that closure
Late-breaking news last updated Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 4:20 p.m.

This Week's Top Stories

  • Reprieve for Dworshak
    Idaho Parks and Recreation (IDPR) said at a board meeting Feb. 3 they were reversing their decision to close parks, stating a “paradigm shift.”
     

  • EnduroCross revving up for 2010
    Dale Barger gave an update for the 2010 EnduroCross scheduled in Orofino May 21. He stated that several professional riders will be competing from around the country. They want to build a safe course over a two-block area in the arena.
     

  • Randy Hasselstrom brings in first buttercups
    The first buttercups of the year were brought in by Randy Hasselstrom on Monday from Lowell Hunter’s yard.
     

  • Much of Judge Bradbury’s Clearwater County caseload to be reassigned
    Judge John Bradbury recently lost an ongoing battle with the Idaho Supreme Court which said that he was not in compliance with court residency requirements. Much of his existing caseload from Clearwater County will be reassigned to another judge.
     

  • Hunter education course offered in Orofino
    A hunter education course for students in the Orofino-area is scheduled for March 8-11, 15-18 from 4-6:30 p.m., with the field and range exercise set for Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.
     

  • Pierce Sesquicentennial
    Pierce is celebrating its Sesquicentennial during 2010 with a special event each month to include a speaker relating history of the community.
     

  • Chief Deputy Rick Miller to speak at Clearwater Human Needs meeting
    Clearwater County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Miller will be the presenter at Clearwater Human Needs Council’s (CHNC) general meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16.
     

  • Current water supply outlook is bleak
    Idaho’s snowpacks range from fair to poor according to snow survey data collected last week by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The poor snowpacks across the state can be attributed to November, December and January’s minimal precipitation.
     

  • Hearing all you’ve been missing is important
    Helping people hear better is Jolene McManus’ passion in life, and her enthusiasm is contagious. She began as an apprentice, working in cooperation with the Family Eye Care clinic, three years ago.
     

  • From this Chair...
    Still no smoked steelhead for the Valentine’s dinner party to initiate the new sunroom I had installed at the house this winter.
     

  • Pierce-Weippe Chamber Profile: Ronatta's Cakery
    Ronatta’s Cakery, located at 221 Main Street in Orofino, is one of the Chamber’s newest members. Ronatta Rales opened her cakery business Sept. 15, 2009, and has been successful creating her many delicious baked items.
     

  • Employees of the Week
    An anonymous person, a very appreciative customer, called the Clearwater Tribune Friday to nominate Craig at Orofino Builders Supply for his courteous, out-of-the-way assistance in solving and helping to remedy a fencing problem.
     

  • Food Bank in Orofino Monday, Feb. 15
    The monthly food bank will be held at the National Guard Armory, Hwy 12 on Monday, Feb. 15.
     

  • Help CSAW by taking brief online survey
    Clearwater Substance Abuse Workgroup (CSAW) has set up an underage drinking survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9C7WP69.
     

  • Monique Stamper sets OHS record in the pole vault
    Orofino High School students Monique Stamper and Steven Elsbury recently participated in the National Pole Vault Summit held in Reno, Nevada.
     

  • Back Country Medics medevac injured woman
    Back Country Medics responded to Wilderness Gateway Campground, milepost 122.5 on U.S. Highway 12, at the request of Kooskia Ambulance to fly a woman to medical facilities after she was injured in a head-on vehicle accident Sunday afternoon.
     

  • Mobile Food Pantry in Pierce
    The Idaho Food Bank will be at Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce, on Monday, Feb. 15.
     

  • The little paperboy
    In days of yore, the paperboy on the corner was the way people got their news – a bygone era in American history.
     

  • Dworshak Dam announces Visitor Center Free Movie Day
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Visitor Center staff invites families and children to attend two free sessions of educational wildlife films at the visitor center theater on Saturday, Feb. 20.
     

  • Local author’s novel proves popular
    Kooskia author Linwood Laughy’s first novel, The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale, is being very well-received throughout the region, as shown by the popularity of the book readings and signings since the book was released in January.

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