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June 10 Poll Results
Summer Vacation
Parents! Do you enjoy summer vacation as much as your children do?

18% Unfortunately, no. (9)
45% Yes. I enjoy having my children home. (23)
  2% My kids don’t enjoy summer vacation, because I put them to work. (1)
35% I’m not a parent. (18)


This Week's Top Stories

  • School district may ask voters for around $6M for building purposes
    A school bond election for around $6 million for building purposes in District #171 may be put to voters this fall.

  • I’m crazy about bugs, well almost
    “Alannah, will you do a story on Richard Whitten; he is being honored for the large bug collection he has donated to the University of Costa Rica?” my boss said to me.

  • Cloudy skies brighten summer water supply
    The June Water Supply Outlook Report issued by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) shows spring precipitation made a positive change in Idaho’s water supplies. This winter’s lack of snow was predicted to cause water supply deficits across parts of Idaho; however the cool wet spring helped to overcome most shortfalls.

  • Kids fly free Saturday
    Saturday, June 12, has been designated International Young Eagles Day worldwide. To celebrate this event, youngsters ages 8 through 17 may take a free 15-20 minute flight from the Orofino Airport with a qualified pilot.

  • Mystery Dinner Theater on stage this weekend
    This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will spotlight the very first annual Mystery Dinner Theater at the High Country Inn, being held to raise much-needed funds for the Clearwater Memorial Public Library.

  • Eagle Scout Project at Pierce Chinese Hanging Site
    In 1885, five Chinese men were accused of killing a Pierce merchant, D.M. Fraser. As guilt could not be determined, the men were being transported to Murray, ID for trial. Three miles outside of Pierce, vigilantes intercepted the group, and hung the accused.

  • Five mid-‘50s OHS classes plan joint reunion June 11-13
    For the second time in less than a decade five mid-‘50s OHS classes are planning a joint class reunion in Orofino, this time during the second weekend in June.

  • Red 1947 Stinson Voyager
    As I stood alone on Morgan Utah’s high mountain runway and watched a beautiful red 1947 Stinson Voyager airplane rise into the sunny sky my heart flowed with two emotions, sadness and elation.

  • OHS Class of 1975 35-year reunion July 2-3
    Come one, come all! Thirty-five years since graduation from Orofino High School, classmates of the OHS class of 1975 will gather in Orofino July 2-3 to celebrate their lives, accomplishments and memories.

  • Much needed repair work completed on bridge, campgrounds
    Crews of K.C. Equipment, El Cajon Ca. and Tripco Inc. Orofino have completed the much needed repair of the roads at the Granddad Bridge and Campgrounds.

  • Orofino Farmers Market starts June 22
    The Orofino Farmers Market opening day is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 22 and plan on attending the Farmers Market at City Park from 3-6 p.m.

  • Dave Vaughn benefit auction July 17
    A benefit auction has been scheduled for Dave Vaughn of Weippe on Saturday, July 17 at the community center in Weippe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • From this Chair...
    A couple of weeks ago when there were tornadoes in Kansas Wally Schmidt came in the office on a Wednesday afternoon to buy a paper and asked “Well, Cloann are you glad you’re not in Kansas anymore?”

  • Unemployment rates drop in North Central Idaho
    Region 2 (North Central Idaho) had the second lowest unemployment rate of Idaho’s six regions in May, after its unemployment rate moved down from 8.5 percent in April to 7.5 percent in May.

  • A view from me to you: Part I
    Many people express a desire to know how our missions’ trip to the Philippines went. It is difficult to explain completely because everyone wants to know different things; some want to know how the weather was, others want to know more about the orphanage and the kids. Some just want to know how I survived the journey.

  • Fair Feathers
    It’s June and the fair will be here before we know it! The gardens are planted, hopefully, and craft and clothing projects are under consideration. 4-H animals have been purchased and weighed.

  • Pierce Sesquicentennial Pavilion Project – 80’s Party Fundraiser
    Plan to attend a “Totally Awesome Retro 80's Party” this Saturday, June 12 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Vug in Pierce.

  • Dworshak plays catch-up
    Charlie Chase, Assistant Manager of Dworshak State Park, was the guest and keynote speaker at the chamber luncheon held June 2.

  • Retreat to Weippe results
    The tenth annual Retreat to Weippe was held on May 29, 2010. The overall winner in each event was awarded a fleece blanket, bandana and pin depicting the story of the Boy and Bear on the Road to the Buffalo.

  • Officer William Pollick to serve in armed forces
    Officer William Pollick has submitted his resignation from the OPD force, effective July 19. Chief Wilson expressed his appreciation and loss to the force, as Pollick will be leaving to serve in the Guard for one year.

  • Darcy Pederson retires from the Forest Service
    Darcy's 32 year career with the Forest Service began in 1974 on Wallow Mountain Lookout on the Canyon Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest, headquartered in Orofino.

  • Orofino has big plans for the Fourth of July
    Many activities are being planned for Orofino’s All-American Fourth of July Celebration. The 4th Annual Fourth of July River Raft Race will take place at 2 p.m.

  • Crews search for injured hiker near Bungalow
    Crews from Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the U.S. Forest Service, Weippe Ambulance and Life Flight collaborated last Tuesday night in the search and transport of an injured hiker near National Forest Service Trail #601, near the Bungalow area on the North Fork of the Clearwater River, according to CCSO.

  • Sharrard arrested for burglary
    James C. Sharrard, 18, was arrested Tuesday for felony burglary and other charges, according to Orofino Police Department (OPD).

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