CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JUNE 10, 2010
Orofino Chamber of Commerce
Dworshak plays catch-up
Charlie Chase, Assistant
Mr. Chase gave an update on the reopening of Dworshak and all the improvements being done. They are trying to get the water treatment plant going. Clearwater County Sheriffs have been helpful adjusting the docks. Chase extended his thanks to other agencies and people who have helped reopen the park.
The park will be gaining a new park ranger beginning the middle of June and one seasonal ranger. Additionally, a 10 man work crew from the correctional facility is helping with the many ongoing projects.
Frozen lines had to be
repaired at Three Meadows; a new sewer line had to be installed. The crew is
rebuilding a cedar fence, and there are plans to stain the lodge at Big Eddy
with a UV protecting stain. Chase said they hope to dig a well for drinking
The marina is not full yet; the boats on the waiting list are too big to put in. There are 15 slips available for boats under 22 feet. The lodge welcomes bookings; it was closed for three months during the highest booking season. Reservations may be made online through Reserve America or through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) website at: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/reserve.aspx
If you wish to book the lodge, call Susan Ford at: 476-5994.
The park system has been told
it has to be self-sufficient, so there will be price increases effective July 1.
Annual passes will go up from $35 to $40 per vehicle. The pass for a family’s
second vehicle will go up from $5 to $15. Overnight parking at
Now is the time to get seasonal passes before the July 1 rate increase.
The auction netted approximately $17,000, and the beer garden at the EnduroCross races was considered a great success.
Money is needed for the 4th of July celebration and fireworks. The chamber is seeking raffle items from businesses and individuals. Raffle tickets are $3 each or two for $5. The raffle drawing will be held at the 4th of July celebration. The theme follows the chamber’s motto: “Orofino, a reason for every season." There will be a major prize for each season.
Cash donations may be mailed
to the Orofino Chamber of Commerce at:
Business after Hours
The next Business after Hours get-together will be co-sponsored by Dining on the Edge and the Ponderosa. It will be held at Dining at the Edge, Thursday, June 10, between 5 and
Loren Whtten-Koboth gave an
update on economic development. SJX Jet Boat Company hosted a dinner at The Edge
for guests from
Social media workshop
A social media workshop, sponsored by the Clearwater Business Committee, the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, and Clearwater Technical Group will be held June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Best Western Lodge. Clearwater Technical Group will be teaching Facebook; Blog; You Tube, Flickr; and Twitter. The seminar is free.
Caren Adams, of the Idaho Meth Project, will visit at the next regular meeting scheduled for June 16, at , at the Ponderosa Restaurant.