This Week's Top Stories
Save the Pierce Pool!
Did you know Pierce has had and
Olympic-sized swimming pool since 1973? Did you know it
could not open last year due to lack of support from the
communities and organizations located within Clearwater
Orofino Chamber of Commerce Auction
You are invited to an incredible evening of James Bond
inspired fun. “Casino Royale, Shaken not Stirred” is the
theme for the 2010 Annual Orofino Chamber of Commerce
Auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 7 at the Best
Western Lodge at River’s Edge.
State Park re-opens
Clearwater County Commissioners John Allen, Don Ebert and
Stan Leach (l to r) on Monday removed the closed notice from
Junior High celebrates 100 years Saturday
This weekend we will be celebrating our 100 year
birthday here at Orofino Junior High. Everyone is welcome.
senior government class reenacts Kloss trial
One of the most memorable notes in Pierce's rich history
was the case of Mike Kloss, a minor accused of murdering
Edward Madsen, aged 35, a teacher in Lapwai, and wounding
Lloyd Thomas, aged 53, of Lewiston on Oct. 8, 1971.
Dworshak Nutrient Enhancement to highlight May 8 sportsman's
enthusiasts are encouraged to attend a sportsman's breakfast
meeting Saturday, May 8 at the Best Western University Inn
fallen trees result from Monday's storm
tree was blown down in front of a house at the NE corner of
and D Streets in a windstorm that hit Orofino Monday.
schedules month-long closure at Pink House Campground
Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pink House Campground,
located three miles west of
along Highway 12 and the
will be closing for at least a month as of May 3.
Lunch program more important than you may know
rising cost of food, coupled with lower enrollment makes it
challenging for School District 171 to provide tasty,
nutritious lunches. The district receives reimbursement from
the state according to the number of free, reduced, and paid
lunches served; any excess comes out of the district budget.
Supplemental levy election set for May 18
The Joint School District No. 171 Board of Trustees will
submit a supplemental levy ballot for $1,740,000 to voters
on May 18. The amount is $250,000 more than last year’s
a history to tell (Part VI)
leave for the trenches,” said 22 year old Harold E. Kinne,
fighting in WWI in
The Orofino Pow Wow committee needs pictures of last
year’s Ess-Ka-Po Pow Wow.
150 people attend CVH Wine Tasting
and Candy Lang served a shift at this year's CVHC Wine
Tasting fundraiser. Proceeds went to the CVHC
Foundation Endowment Fund and to provide summer camp
scholarships for pediatric patients with diabetes.
From this Chair...
amazing the blooming Dog wood, flowering Crabs and Plums and
Redbud trees remain colorful in spite of the wild winds that
ripped through this area for several hours Monday. Cathie
Mosher at the Orofino Flower Shop said Tuesday “it’s a
wonder there’s anything left.”
Round-up a huge success
The 10th Annual Spring
Round-Up hosted by the area’s outfitters and guides was once
again very successful.
Found camera leads to wildlife violation convictions
camera left at an illegal bear bait in
in 2008 has led to the conviction of a former
resident on wildlife related violations that occurred in
Fun Run a huge success
cold weather did not dampen the spirit of the crowd that
showed up for the first annual Dam Fun Run last Saturday.