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June 24 Poll Results
Unemployment Benefits
Should Congress extend unemployment benefits again?

60% Yes (51)
40% No (34)

John Loseth, 78, Orofino
Late-breaking news last updated Friday, June 25, 2010 at 4:35 p.m.

This Week's Top Stories

  • Marty Johnson, from a streetcar to a homestead
    As a young, working girl in 1941, Martha (Marty) Johnson held the position of a “go back runner” for a downtown L.A. branch of the Bank of America. Processing checks was all done by hand and in person in those days.

  • Orofino Fourth of July celebration
    As Independence Day approaches we look forward to our veterans today and yesterday for what they represent. We need to acknowledge and recognize the value of these brave and courageous men and women in their increasing sacrifice for our freedom.

  • Walrath Insurance celebrates 100 years
    This Friday, June 25, Walrath Insurance Agency, Orofino’s oldest business, will throw a party to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

  • School board okays maintenance/operation budget
    School District #171 board approved Monday the $3,916,835 maintenance and operation budget for the forthcoming school year.

  • Orofino City Council news
    Walrath Insurance Agency marks its hundredth anniversary by extending an invitation to a celebration Friday, June 25. A letter of invitation was extended to the Mayor, council, and city staff.

  • From this Chair...
    The Howland twins, Braylon Michael and Kaden Darold, paid their first visit to the home of their maternal grandparents, Darold and Marcie Stanton, this weekend.

  • Class of 1980 to hold 30 year reunion
    The Class of 1980 will be holding their 30 year Class Reunion on June 25-26. The class will gather in the banquet room of the Ponderosa Restaurant on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. to get reacquainted.

  • OHS five class reunion held June 11-13
    The Orofino High School Classes 1953-1957 attendance at a reunion over the weekend of June 11, 12 and 13, was over 200 including classmates and spouses.

  • Class of 1975 class reunion July 2-3
    The Class of 1975 will celebrate their 35th class reunion starting Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Shot Glass in Orofino. On Saturday at 12 noon a picnic is scheduled at Big Eddy Lodge.

  • A View From Me to You: Part II
    Morning came way too early and the jetlag kicked in. I awoke fully at 2 a.m. Not even a little bit tired, still I got up. Luckily, Gwen was up too and we sat and visited. It isn’t long before Don joined us and together the three of us did an early morning Bible study.

  • Additional Imperial Oil meeting scheduled in Moscow
    An additional public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 28 in Moscow to provide information and take comment on proposed plans by Imperial Oil to truck up to 200 large pieces of equipment on U.S. 12.

  • Linda Lanier – A Patriotic Concert July 3 in Orofino
    Celebrate God, family and country at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3 in Orofino City Park with Linda Lanier, a national and international Nashville recording artist and speaker.

  • Guest Editorial: Upper Lochsa Land Exchange, Part II
    This is a second article on the proposed take away of the U.S. Forest Service managed, people owned forest lands in four counties: Latah, Benewah, Idaho and Clearwater counties. The economic down turn in small communities would be devastating.

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce news: ITD discusses wide loads
    Doral Hoff, Maintenance Engineer for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), was the guest speaker at the chamber luncheon held June 16.

  • Benefits end for thousands of Idaho workers
    Unemployment benefits ended two weeks ago for more than 4,000 jobless Idaho workers.

  • Pacific Primitive Rendezvous 2010 held in Weippe
    2010 Pacific Primitive Rendezvous was held on the outskirts of Weippe this year. This organization operates in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.

  • Orofino Farmers Market now open
    The growing season is upon us, and as of June 22 the Orofino Farmers’ Market is offering fresh locally-grown fruits, vegetables, farm fresh eggs, crafts, art, homemade goodies, and more.

  • USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) changes hands
    Panama CDR L. Doug Stuffle relinquished command of USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) to CDR Scott F. Robertson during a ceremony held at anchor off the cost of Panama on May 29.

  • Beware of "free" government grant money
    The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to be wary of grant scams promising “free” government grant money.

  • Summer interpretive programs at Dworshak
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to attend a variety of ranger and guest speaker interpretive programs throughout the summer, Dworshak Dam and Reservoir staff recently announced.

  • Kamiah mill sold to Seattle buyer; hopes to employ 60 workers
    A fishing company owner in Seattle has purchased the Kamiah mill for $2.65 million and plans to run a single shift and hire about 60 workers.

  • No toilets at Pine and Jazz Creek campsites for several weeks
    Existing outhouses at two campsites on the Clearwater National Forest's North Fork Ranger District are temporarily out of service.

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