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This Week's Top Stories

  • April Fools Day at Dworshak brings destruction
    Malicious vandalism took place at Canyon Creek Campground (Number One) on April 1, with a picnic table and benches half charred and broken into pieces.
     

  • OHS class of 1990 20 year reunion in July
    All classmates and friends of the Orofino High School class of 1990 are encouraged to save the date to celebrate their 20 year reunion Friday through Sunday, July 16-18.

  • OCI Royalty contestants to compete for queen April 24
    Four high school juniors will compete for the title of queen at the OCI Royalty contest Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at Orofino High School. The remaining three contestants will all be named princesses.
     

  • Orofino City Council: Daycare ordinance under scrutiny
    Two special use applications were submitted for currently existing daycare centers. One application was from Jennifer Dunaway of H Street. The second application was submitted by Lyle and Suzanne Finney of Indio Avenue.
     

  • CVHC Wine Tasting features sapphires and chocolates
    The CVHC 36th Annual Wine Tasting on Friday, April 30 will feature a special Chocolate and Sapphires Raffle.
     

  • Vehicle rolls on Wells Bench Road
    An 18-year-old Orofino resident and two juvenile passengers were involved in a single-vehicle rollover at the bottom of Wells Bench Road April 8 at approximately 6:30 p.m., according to a news release issued by Orofino Police Department (OPD).
     

  • Clearwater County Democrats to meet April 22
    The Clearwater County Democratic Central Committee will hold a Caucus for all Democrats on Thursday, April 22 at McLaughlin Shop at 6 p.m. to elect two delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention on June 11-13 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort.
     

  • OHS Baseball Senior Night is Friday
    The Orofino High School Baseball team will be recognizing their graduating seniors on Friday, April 16 when the Maniacs play Grangeville.
     

  • Orofino Community Choir performances May 1-2
    The Orofino Community Choir performances will be held a week earlier than usual, on Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 2, 2:30 p.m. A variety of music will be offered. 
     

  • Alcohol, drugs, and the teen brain forum April 22
    The Clearwater Substance Abuse Workgroup and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics are partnering on a forum about the physiological affects of alcohol, street drugs and non prescribed medications on the development of the teen brain.
     

  • Taco Salad luncheon at VFW April 30
    The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a Taco Salad luncheon on Friday, April 30 at the VFW from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with delivery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     

  • Faith in the Valley: “If it glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ”
    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially began meeting in Orofino on Oct. 19, 1958. In those days, membership was not big enough to be considered a ward (which is what a local church congregation is called).
     

  • School options survey results
    School District #171 options online survey results as of April 5: Increase the lunch fee. Currently the full price for elementary school hot lunch is $1.75, and it's $2 for high school.
     

  • Bank employee wins raffle
    Michelle Gladhart, of AmericanWest Bank, is the happy new owner of a picture entitled Golden Dreams – a bull elk standing in front of water.
     

  • From this Chair...
    During our visits to Spokane to be with Ashley and her husband, Bryan Howland’s twin sons, Braylon and Kaden Howland at Sacred Heart’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) the family has dined at some fascinating and different eating spots in Spokane.
     

  • Team Missions beef raffle winners
    Patrick and Marcie Eades and Gwen Gasaway bought the winning raffle tickets for Team Missions’ beef raffle fundraiser. The drawing took place April 1, and each of two winning tickets received half a beef.
     

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

  • Weippe Library honored as “Best Small Library in America” finalist
    At the recent Public Library Association conference in Portland, the honor of finalist, 2009, for the “Best Small Library in America” was awarded to the Weippe Public Library.
     

  • Kamiah mill to be dismantled
    The Kamiah Mill will be dismantled and sold piecemeal after the asking price of $1.5 million was unmet at an auction held last week in Kamiah by Inverness Group, Inc., of Portland, OR.
     

  • Corporal Gladhart receives award
    Corporal Mike Gladhart with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a National Award of Merit at the 2010 International Boating and Water Safety Summit held March 29, in Daytona Beach, FL.
     

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce news: the future of printed media
    Paul Emerson is retiring in May after 28 years as the Managing Editor of the Lewiston Tribune (LT). He was the keynote speaker at the April 7 Orofino Chamber of Commerce luncheon and outlined some of his background and his hopes for the future of printed news.

  • Clearwater Human Needs meets Tuesday, April 20
    Clearwater Human Needs Council (CHNC) will hold their general council meeting at noon Tuesday, April 20, at the Krystal Café.

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