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This Week's Top Stories

  • Orofino, a history to tell (Part II)
    The Clearwater Historical Museum has many special exhibits devoted to early life in the Clearwater Valley. Predominate among them, is the collection depicting the early timber industry.
     

  • VFW Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday
    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.
     

  • CVHC Wine Tasting scheduled for April 30
    ‘Grapes Galore’ is the theme for the 36th Annual Wine Tasting co-hosted by the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation.
     

  • Special school board meeting April 6
    A special school board meeting to discuss the housing of Orofino Junior High School students is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Orofino High School Cafeteria.
     

  • King's ‘Bunny Hop’ fundraiser benefits CVHC
    King’s Department store on Highway 12 regularly holds fundraisers to benefit the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Foundation.
     

  • ITD, law enforcement agencies target aggressive drivers April 1-12
    The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with Orofino Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across Idaho to make highways safer by funding high visibility aggressive driving patrols April 1 – 12.
     

  • Clearwater Gobblers annual banquet April 17
    Pictured (l to r) are Emerald Hutchins of Weippe and Terry White, Clearwater Gobblers President. Emerald creates beautiful artwork from cedar and is donating the two pieces shown to the National Wild Turkey Federation to be sold at the annual banquet.
     

  • Mother’s Day motorcycle race at Johnson's Mill May 9
    The Orofino Motorcycle Club (OMC) is gearing up for the three races the club puts on every year. The Johnson's Mill Mother’s Day race is scheduled for May 9 and the 4th Annual EnduroCross race is set for May 22.
     

  • St. Theresa’s Parrish welcomes Father Sipho Mathabela
    Father Sipho Matabela came to Orofino from Africa by way of Jerome, Idaho. He is from a tiny, landlocked nation in Africa called Swaziland, or Ngwane, which is bordered on the north, south and west by the country of South Africa and on the east by Mozambique.
     

  • Spring Round-Up, elk calling contest Saturday, April 10
    The Clearwater Valley Chapter of the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association will host the 10th annual Spring Round-Up beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Orofino City Park.
     

  • I Worked on That Railroad Too
    Anna Beatrice G. Grimaldo is this year’s winner for the eighth grade level of the American History Essay Writing sponsored by the Daughters of American Revolution – Alice Whitman Chapter.
     

  • Guest Editorial: Decline of elk and elk depredation by wolves
    There are several factors that have contributed to the elk population crash. There has been a steady decline from the early 1950’s due to a loss of habitat.
     

  • Spotter training in Orofino April 14
    The National Weather Service in Missoula is looking for volunteer severe weather spotters in Clearwater County.
     

  • Orofino Junior High celebrates 100th year
    Orofino Junior High School is planning a 100th birthday party for the building May 8. There will be building tours, memory lane pictures and top off the day with a musical production of Bugsy Malone by the creative communications and music departments.
     

  • OHS class of 1985 quarter century reunion planned for fair time
    The Orofino High School class of 1985 will be hosting their 25 year reunion during Orofino Lumberjack Days. Most festivities are planned for afternoon and evening on Saturday, Sept. 18.
     

  • Hal Joseph documentary underway
    A crew from the American Academy of Family Physicians spent a day filming Hal Joseph, Physician Assistant.
     

  • Annual wolf report available from IDFG
    The 2009 annual summary of wolf recovery in Idaho is now available, and it shows wolf numbers are nearly the same as 2008.
     

  • “Cabin Fever,” a spring horticulture series
    The University of Idaho Clearwater County Extension Office will be offering a series of spring horticultural workshops geared towards ‘jump starting’ a plant enthusiast’s knowledge and expertise.
     

  • ITD invites public to comment on highways
    The Idaho Transportation Department will hold a series of public meetings for five corridor studies that are in progress.

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