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This Week's Top Stories

  • OHS grad heads for the sky
    Like many in this valley, Dominic (Dom) Pomponio came from a logging family. His grandfather’s family came out from Michigan to log, and his father was in that industry as well.

  • Supplemental Levy Election on May 18
    Based upon the loss of state funding for public education, the Joint School District #171 Board of Trustees will submit a supplemental levy ballot for $1,740,000 to voters on Tuesday, May 18. The amount is $250,000 more than last year’s levy.

  • Timberline graduation is May 28
    Twenty-three seniors will be graduated from Timberline High School at 7 p.m. Friday, May 28 at the Timberline School gymnasium.

  • Five Valedictorians represent OHS at graduation May 29
    Five students will share the honor of Valedictorians for the 2010 graduating class of Orofino High School. Commencements exercises will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Orofino High School gymnasium.

  • Grangemont Road project open house meeting May 19
    An open house style informational public meeting about the Grangemont Road project taking place this summer will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge Gold Dust Room.

  • Weippe Fire Department auction Saturday, May 15
    Weippe Fire Department will be having their annual auction Saturday, May 15 at the Weippe Fire Hall. The auction begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until every item has been sold.

  • Kids’ fishing day is Saturday, May 15
    The 20th annual Kids’ Fishing day, sponsored by Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, will be Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Weippe Camas Festival wins Take Pride in Idaho award
    The Weippe Camas Festival and Retreat to Weippe Fun/Run Walk won an Outstanding Cultural Tourism award during the Take Pride in Idaho awards presentation May 6 at the Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism in Boise.

  • Mother's Day motorbike race winners
    The Orofino Motorcycle Club hosted the annual Mother’s Day Race at Johnson Mill Sunday.

  • Orofino’s third annual Endurocross is May 22
    The Orofino Motorcycle Club members will host their third annual EnduroCross on Saturday, May 22 in Orofino City Park.

  • Oil company offers chance for public input on Hwy 12 oversized loads
    Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil Corp. will conduct an open house in early June in Orofino to answer questions about 200 oversized loads that may be taken on U.S. Hwy 12 from Lewiston to Montana.

  • Back Country Medics on the job in the remotest of places
    Nick Albers, along with Ilena Dennison, Steve Laws, and Howard Weeks, were guests of the Chamber May 5, representing Back Country Medics (BCM), a critical care, emergency air ambulance.

  • Vaage is new city attorney
    Rebecca Vaage at the May 11 Orofino City Council meeting submitted to City Administrator Rick Laam a letter dated April 28, 2010 stating that she would accept the position as City Attorney.

  • From this Chair...
    The twins arrived home in Lewiston Saturday one day before their original due date which was Mother’s Day May 9. The twin boys Braylon and Kaden Howland were born nine weeks early, March 1 and had been at Sacred Heart in Spokane since that time.

  • Joint School District #171 May 19 board meeting agenda
    An executive session will be held at 6 p.m. at the District Office, Wednesday, May 19, to discuss evaluation of personnel and to conduct deliberations concerning labor negotiations. Following the executive session, the regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

  • Two candidates file for library trustee position
    The Clearwater County Free Library District will be holding an election for office of Trustee on Tuesday, May 25. The Board of Trustees consists of five members, each serving a term of five years. Two candidates have filed for one vacancy, Teri Ploharz-Bolling and Donald R. Jenni.

  • Show & Shine meets Wednesday, May 19
    The next meeting for the Orofino Show & Shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) will be taking place Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Orofino School Shop.

  • Vehicle found over embankment
    On April 28, according to Det. Becky Drewery, a passerby reported an unoccupied truck over a steep embankment, at Gilbert Grade/Hwy 7, to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office. The owner of the company-owned vehicle responded to the scene and met with Clearwater County Sheriff’s deputies.

  • Clel Fay runs for Clearwater County Commissioner
    Clel Fay is running for Clearwater County Commissioner in the Republican primary May 25.

  • Clearwater Power installs wind turbine, solar panels
    Clearwater Power Company (CPC) has installed a wind turbine and solar panels at their Lewiston headquarters as part of their net metering demonstration project.

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