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June 17 Poll Results
Exercise
How much exercise do
you usually get in a week?

20% I exercise every day. (13)
24% I exercise three or more days per week. (15)
17% Once or twice, usually. (11)
19% I can rarely find the time. (12)
20% Exercise? Ugh. (13)

This Week's Top Stories

  • Public comment requested on plans to truck large equipment on U.S. 12
    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and Imperial Oil are jointly hosting open houses in Lewiston and Kooskia to provide information to residents on Imperial's proposal to move large pre-assembled process units through the state of Idaho.

  • Last call forever at OJHS
    Secretary Angie Keane marks the end of a 100-year era by ringing in the last bell at Orofino Junior High on the last day of school June 4.

  • Public encouraged to attend Dworshak Nutrient Enhancement public meeting
    The Dworshak Reservoir Nutrient Enhancement Project will be the focus of a public meeting scheduled Wednesday, June 30, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Orofino High School gymnasium.

  • Dworshak Reservoir recreation sites open; water level near-full and rising
    Outdoor recreation opportunities abound at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, and thanks to heavy spring rains the reservoir level is nearing full much earlier than first forecasted, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam.

  • Aisle of Flags
    One hundred thirty American flags were placed in Orofino’s two cemeteries in observance of Flag Day, Monday, June 14.

  • Walrath Insurance celebrates 100 years
    The Walrath Insurance Agency was started in Orofino by Harry L. Walrath in 1910. The business moved to their present location (formerly Fidelity State Bank Building) in 1922 when the building was purchased from Samson Snyder.

  • It’s “A Reason for Every Season” Fireworks fundraiser
    The Fourth of July is approaching quickly and funds are needed to help put on the free fireworks show this year, as we are short of our regular goal. A drawing with a “Reason for Every Season” theme is being planned to help raise money for the event.

  • Orofino’s Fourth of July River Raft Race
    A River Raft Race will take place on July 4 at 2 p.m. The race is open to anyone 15 years of age or older.

  • School Board meets June 21
    An executive session will be held at 6 p.m. at the Timberline Schools, Monday, June 21, to communicate with legal counsel. Following the executive session, the regular meeting will commence at 7 p.m.

  • Fifties friends meet in Orofino
    Class speakers at the OHS multi-class reunion dinner at the Best Western Lodge at River's Edge Conference Center last Saturday included Bob Dahl, OHS '57 a retired banker from San Francisco, Mary Lucas Filkins OHS '54 retired teacher from Allyn, WA, John Werner, OHS '55, retired printing consultant from Scarsdale, NY, and Shirley Mittendorf LeBlanc, OHS '56, travel agent, from Oak Harbor, WA.

  • Clearwater County 2009 taxes due June 20
    The Clearwater County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office would like to remind everyone that the second half of 2009 taxes are due June 20, and since this falls on the weekend payments will be accepted without penalty Monday, June 21.

  • First annual WIFFLE®Ball Weekend Saturday, June 26
    Join us for the first annual CTG WIFFLE®Ball Weekend Saturday, June 26, in Orofino. The weekend festivities will include two full days of fast-paced WIFFLE® ball action.

  • Missing Kayaker found
    The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office was advised of a missing Kayaker on Lolo Creek, Clearwater County, on Saturday, June 12 at 10:37 p.m. Chief Deputy Rick Miller was the responding officer.

  • Deer Creek Fishing Derby winners
    The Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce sponsored their annual Deer Creek Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 12, which was also Free Fishing Day.

  • Guest Editorial: Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
    Four northern Idaho counties could lose most, if not all, of the U.S. Forest Service managed, people owned lands to private interests if we the people don’t stop it. The main counties are: Latah, Clearwater, Benewah and Idaho counties. The Forest Service lands being discussed for trading amount to some 28,000 acres.

  • Weippe Camas Festival photo contest winners
    Rainbow Over the Clearwater photo won the adult scenic shot photo contest at Weippe Camas Festival. Photo by Melissa Mayberry of Weippe.

  • Ess-Kah-Po Goodwill PowWow held in Orofino
    People of all nationalities were treated to an awesome display of native American dancing at the annual Ess-Kah-Po Goodwill PowWow held at the Orofino High School gymnasium.

  • CCSO responds to two back country vehicle accidents
    The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office responded to two accidents June 1 on U.S. Forest Service Road 250 in the area that runs parallel to the north fork of the Clearwater River.

  • Grow your own garden in the Orofino Community Garden
    Don’t miss an opportunity to grow your own little garden. For only $10 you may rent a 10x20 space of tilled, fertilized, fenced, and locked gated property for the growing season.

  • Theresa Chrystal competes in Wounded Warrior games
    The daughter of an Orofino man competed with nearly 200 other injured service members in the inaugural Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Lewiston Show & Shine benefits Wounded Warrior Project
    The Lewiston Show & Shine will be held Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Locomotive Park in Lewiston. All proceeds from this event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports our troops.

  • First mystery dinner theater a smashing success
    A sell-out crowd for all three evenings of the CMPL Friends’ first annual mystery dinner theater enjoyed fine entertainment last weekend, with benevolent weather, a lively social hour outside, a fine dinner inside the High Country Inn, and a rollicking, funny play entitled, “I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning.”

  • Debit card interchange fee amendment will negatively affect consumers
    Credit unions across Idaho are making their voices heard in Congress, pointing out that the Durbin interchange amendment to the pending regulatory reform legislation is not in the best interest of consumers.

  • No Idaho Food Bank truck for Pierce
    The Idaho Food Bank has decided it will no longer come to Pierce. People of Pierce are invited to pick up food the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Weippe Wesleyan Church, 222 North Main.

  • Food Bank in Orofino June 21
    The monthly food bank will be held at the National Guard Armory, Highway 12, on Monday, June 21. Distribution will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. and continue until 10:30 a.m. unless supplies run out.

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