a history to tell (Part III)
The view through Josephina Rose’s lens must have been an exciting
one for her, as she photographed a town that was just beginning.
Orofino Health and
to close; employees laid off or
Four of Orofino’s
19 Health and Welfare employees will be laid off and the remaining
15 will be transferred to Lewiston or elsewhere.
Board votes 3-2 to close OJHS
Orofino Junior High School students will move to Orofino Elementary
School and Orofino High School for the 2010-2011 school year
following at 3-2 passage of a motion to that effect at a specially
called meeting of the Jt. School District 171 board, held April 6.
Spring Round-Up is Saturday
You won’t want to miss the events going on this Saturday, April 10
at Orofino City Park.
Community Clean-Up and Arbor Day celebration April 24
Orofino Community Clean-Up Day, spearheaded by the Chamber of
Commerce, City of Orofino, and Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, will be
held Saturday, April 24 at Orofino City Park.
Fireman’s Ball returns
After taking a year off due to the poor economy, the Orofino
Fireman’s Ball is back and in full swing, scheduled for Saturday,
confined to burn trauma center in Salt Lake
Scott Mosher, 27, is confined to the burn and trauma center at the
University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment of burns
suffered three weeks ago while working as a lineman in Cody, WY.
Scheduled power outage Friday
A scheduled power outage affecting Pierce, Weippe, Headquarters, and
some residents on Highway 12 will take place this Friday, April 9
from 7 to 11 a.m.
Wolf kill in
Weippe “not typical” say officials
Gene Eastman, a retired game warden for Idaho Fish and Game, lost
his Morgan horse to an animal attack near Weippe.
carwash fundraiser for OHS senior class
Orofino High School’s 2010 senior class is gearing up for a pizza
fund raiser for their After Graduation Party
Food Bank in
Orofino April 19
The monthly food bank will be held at the National Guard Armory, Hwy
12 on Monday, April 19. Distribution will begin at approximately
9:30 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m. or until supplies run out.
Run Like a
Dam Maniac May 1
The Orofino High School Health Occupation Students of America and
Orofino Track and Field are sponsoring the first annual Run Like a
Dam Maniac fun run on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
Pierce/Weippe Chamber Auction Saturday, May 1
The Pierce/Weippe Chamber is having its annual auction and banquet
starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Weippe Community Center.
Game officer arrested
Joel Gunnell, 36, of Montpelier, was arrested by Franklin County and
Idaho Fish and Game officers on a felony warrant charging him with
From this Chair
The Phantom and
I are going to Spokane Thursday to see the Howland twin boys in the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sacred Heart Hospital and to
help their mommy Ashley (Stanton) Howland celebrate her 26th
Senator Lee Heinrich announces re-election candidacy
Cascade-Senator Lee Heinrich (R-Cascade) has announced that he will
stand for re-election to the Idaho State Senate for Legislative
District 8. The district includes Valley, Idaho, Lewis and
to participate in $5.9 million grant
The Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) recently received a $5.9
million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to
develop and implement a statewide health information exchange.
dies of gunshot wound
20, of Orofino died Friday in a Yakima, WA hospital of injuries
suffered Tuesday when he stepped outside a central Washington home
to smoke a cigarette and was shot.
tables vandalized at Dworshak Reservoir Canyon Creek campground
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers need help obtaining
information about picnic tables that were vandalized at Canyon Creek
campground on the Dworshak Reservoir.
“Pennies for the Past” raises $875 for museum
"Pennies for the Past" drive to benefit the Clearwater
Museum is over. We did not achieve our goal of $2,500, to help
Bernice with her matching grant. But, after all the pennies were
counted with the help from the Orofino K-Kids, we were able to raise
Egg Hunt winners
Saturday’s biting wind and chilly air did not deter Orofino’s young
Easter egg hunters from taking part in the annual VFW Post #3296
Easter egg hunt at Orofino City Park.
jobless rate drops; Clearwater County has highest unemployment
Job gains across much of the economy eased Idaho unemployment a
tenth of a point to 9.4 percent in March, the first decline in the
jobless rate in 32 months.