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  • These items represent just part of the old barbershop that began as Walter Sewell’s shop and later was owned by Bob Bray. The location is at 233 Johnson Avenue where Clearwater Realty is housed today.Orofino, a history to tell (Part I)
    While hippies were converging on San Francisco by the thousands in 1967’s Summer of Love, and the counter-culture was in full swing and warming up for Woodstock, a tiny town in north, central Idaho, was forming its first historical museum to remember the past, write their history, and honor all that had come before.

  • Clearwater County declarations of candidacy 2010
    The following candidates have declared their intent to run for office in Clearwater County in the primary election to be held May 25, 2010.

  • New CCED Director takes the helm in April
    Loren Whitten-Kaboth will officially take the position of Director at Clearwater County Economic Development Team (CCED) beginning the first part of April.

  • VFW Easter Egg Hunt April 3
    The VFW Post #3296 is sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children ages preschool through fourth grade, on Saturday, April 3 at the Orofino City Park at 3 p.m.

  • District 171 says goodbye to some familiar faces
    With 110 years of teaching between them, three teachers from “the hill” are retiring.

  • Community Clean-up Day set for April 24
    Planning for the Community Clean-up, Arbor Day, Greener Clearwater and Community Garage Sale is underway and is set for Saturday, April 24 at Orofino City Park.

  • Transfer Station open for Community Clean-Up Day April 24
    The Board of County Commissioners wishes to inform the public that the Transfer Station will be open Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Community Clean-Up Day.

  • From this Chair...
    I spent part of last week at the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane assisting my granddaughter Ashley Howland in her daily trips to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane.

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce announces auction theme
    “Casino Royale” is the theme for the 2010 Annual Orofino Chamber of Commerce Auction to be held Friday, May 7 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge.

  • Clearwater Fire Academy attracts 263 students
    The three day Clearwater Fire Academy in Orofino this past weekend attracted 263 fire fighting students from 25 different fire districts in the state according to Mike Lee, Orofino Fire Chief who is president of the association.

  • OPD offers basic handgun training
    Orofino Police Department on Saturday, April 24 at 8 a.m. will host a basic handgun training class that meets the training requirements needed to obtain a concealed weapons permit.

  • Boat Safety Class April 3
    Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a “Boat Idaho” safety class in the conference room, at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge.

  • Fraser Community Center accepts bid for bathrooms
    The Fraser Community Center Board members held a meeting March 14 to look at the bids for the bathrooms they received. The Board accepted 4-Stems Construction’s bid.

  • OCI royalty sign-up deadline is April 5
    It is time once 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.

  • CVHC Auxiliary quilt raffle displayed at US Bank
    The Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary quilt raffle will conclude on Monday, May 3 when the winning ticket is drawn at the final Auxiliary meeting of the season. The 90” x 90” ‘Many Trips around the World’ quilt was specially made and donated by Dora McMinn, Owner, The Quilting Shed in Lenore.

  • Clearwater Republicans hear candidates’ views at Lincoln Day Dinner
    Around 200 Clearwater County Republicans gathered at the Orofino National Guard Armory Friday evening to enjoy a buffet dinner and listen to elected officials and prospective candidates express views relating to the current political climate in the County, State and Federal realms.

  • Orofino City Council: Fire Academy a great success
    Fire Chief, Mike Lee, reported the 2010 Clearwater Fire Academy was very successful. Held near Orofino High School and satellite locations, March 19–21, it had over 263 students attending.

  • Accident on State Hwy. 64 claims life of Charles Brown
    Charles T. Brown, 78, of Kamiah, was traveling eastbound on State Highway 64 near milepost 25, Sunday, March 21, at approximately 9:45 a.m.

  • Chamber of Commerce: Postal and 911 update
    Guest speakers for the Chamber meeting March 17, were Richard Kerschbaum,  Postmaster, and Penny Deyo of the Orofino Post Office, and Angela VanderPas, IT Administrator for Clearwater County.

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