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  • Judge Bradbury makes second bid for the Idaho Supreme Court
    Judge John H. Bradbury of the Second District, is making his second bid to serve on the Idaho Supreme Court. He paid almost $120,000 out of his own pocket two years ago for his campaign and just narrowly missed getting elected.
     

  • $650,000 budget drop for State Hospital North
    Funding for Idaho’s State Hospital North, in Orofino, has been cut by $650,000. The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee (JFAC) has had to reduce the budget for this 55-bed psychiatric facility by 9.3 percent.
     

  • 2010 Orofino Junior Miss winners
    Congratulations to Orofino’s 2010 Junior Miss winners (l to r) second runner-up Ashley Shrader; Junior Miss Katie Nemeth; and first runner-up Myrissa Wolfe.
     

  • Lumberjack Days Royalty Contest April 24
    It is time again to begin collecting names for contestants to run for Orofino Lumberjack Days 2010 royalty.  The contest will be Saturday, April 24 and a queen and two princesses will be crowned.
     

  • It’s twins!
    Braylon Michael Howland and Kaden Darold Howland were born Monday, March 1, 2010 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. They are the twin sons of Bryan and Ashley Howland, Lewiston.
     

  • Indian Taco Sale Friday, March 19
    The Orofino Pow Wow committee is sponsoring an Indian Taco Sale this Friday, March 19, at the Washington Water Power Auditorium, 1051 Michigan Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     

  • Chilton resigns from Clearwater-Lewis Board of Community Guardians
    Aretha Chilton, who will turn 97 on April 8, recently resigned from the Clearwater-Lewis Board of Community Guardians.
     

  • Second update for “Pennies for the Past”
    This is the second update of the penny drive for the Museum. We are happy to report we have collected $80.50 from the community canisters and over $150 dollars from other sources that provided their donations directly to the museum during these past two weeks.
     

  • Employees of the Week
    John and Marie Myers would like to nominate the ladies at Wells Fargo Bank in Orofino as Employees of the Week.
     

  • Five weeks and counting until Team Missions travels to the Philippines
    Team Missions, led by Monique and Don Judkins, has just five weeks to go before they embark on their two-week short term missions trip to an orphanage in the Philippines.
     

  • Diary of a Forester: Eugene William Langdon
    This account is an ongoing series featuring text from the handwritten diary of a former Forest Ranger, Eugene William Langdon (1883 – 1967).
     

  • Hospitals receive $85,000 grant for alternative healing methods
    Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will partner on a year long $85,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to look at ways to integrate traditional medicine with alternative healing modalities such as acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga.
     

  • OCI to begin meetings March 24
    Orofino Celebrations Inc. will begin their monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24.
     

  • Final Census jobs testing March 25-26
    The U.S. Census Bureau will be holding the final pre-employment testing sessions in Clearwater County on Thursday and Friday, March 25-26, and Friday, April 2.
     

  • Elk Calling Contest gets sponsors
    The Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association is proud to have sponsorship to help with the advertising and costs of putting on the Fourth Annual Idaho State Championship Elk Calling Contest.
     

  • Pierce March Sesquicentennial event
    Pierce is celebrating its Sesquicentennial year with a special event each month. he March event was a pie social Sunday afternoon at the Pierce Community Center with speaker Robbin Johnston, an archaeologist and historian with the U.S. Forest Service in Orofino.
     

  • Idaho’s February jobless rates comes within a tenth of record
    Idaho employers opened 2010 by hiring fewer workers than in any two-month period on record, sending February's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 9.5 percent and stopping just short of breaking the record 9.6 percent rate in 1982-83.
     

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet is March 20
    The Clearwater Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited annual banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge.
     

  • Clearwater County Republican Party Banquet Friday, March 19
    The Clearwater County Republican Central Committee will host their semi-annual Lincoln Day Banquet Friday, March 19 at the Orofino National Guard Armory.
     

  • March enrollment down from last year
    An executive session of the Joint School District 171 was held by board members March 15 at Orofino High School. March enrollment was at 1134 students – less one student from this time last month and less 86 students from this time last year.
     

  • Thinning and Pruning Field Day offered in Orofino
    The University of Idaho Clearwater County Extension Office will offer a Thinning and Pruning Field Day on Friday, April 9.

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