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July 1 Poll Results
Imperial Oil
Should the Idaho Transportation Department allow Imperial Oil to transport over-sized loads

57% Yes (67)
43% No (51)

The Chamber program has

changed from what was originally published in our print edition.

Ralph C. Johnson, 69, Orofino
Late-breaking news last updated Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 3:10 p.m.

This Week's Top Stories

  • Democratic Picnic July 15 in Orofino City Park
    The Claud Judd Democratic Picnic will be held this year at the Orofino City Park on July 15 at 6 p.m.

  • Tribal elder Ralph Johnson drowns near Riggins
    Ralph Cecil Johnson, 69, of Orofino drowned shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday while fishing in swift-moving waters near Riggins.

  • Celebrate the Fourth of July in Orofino
    Many activities are being planned for Orofino’s All-American Fourth of July Celebration Sunday at the Orofino City Park.

  • Fourth of July National Forest recreation opportunities
    June 21 marked the first day of summer.  If you are looking forward to recreating in the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests, their offices offer information about campgrounds, roads and trails.

  • Walrath Insurance 100th Anniversary
    Neal and Jeannie Johnson pose with Dorene and Harry Walrath (l to r) at Walrath Insurance’s 100th anniversary celebration June 25.

  • Imperial Oil, ITD plan to move large loads on Highway 12
    Monday Imperial Oil Company (IOC), a Canadian company in which Exxon-Mobil has a large interest, and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) held meetings in Moscow and Lewiston to describe the plans they have developed to move about 207 very large and heavy loads from the port of Lewiston to the Montana state line over Highway 12. Read opinions on both sides of the issue.

  • Show & Shine meeting July 6
    The Orofino Show & Shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) has scheduled the next business meeting for Tuesday, July 6 at 7 p.m.  The location will be at the OHS Shop, in Orofino.

  • Automotive themed swap meet/garage sale
    If anyone is interested in an automotive themed swap meet/garage sale (no vehicles) at the Orofino City Park in July, call Bill Burge at 476-5533 for details.

  • His mailbox says, “Have a blessed day”
    As you can see by the mailbox, his address (daytime one, at least) is Orofino Cemetery 10100 Hwy. 12. That would be Jim Routh sitting atop his John Deere.

  • Hike near Elk Creek Reservoir leads to unplanned night in the woods
    Four teenagers that were on a camping trip spent an unplanned night in the woods near Elk Creek Reservoir, located near Elk River, Sunday night.

  • Narcotic search warrants result in arrests
    Detective Becky Drewery reports that on June 21 Clearwater County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant in Weippe for illegal drugs and illegal drug paraphernalia at the home and vehicle of Dawn Moler.

  • Dworshak offers educational program about traditional Nimiipuu fishing
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam staff invites visitors to learn about Nimiipuu (Nez Perce people) traditional fishing during a cultural program at the Visitor Center starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3.

  • “It’s the ability to love other people,” an interview with Pastor David King
    Pastor David King, of Riverside Assembly of God, has been in the ministry since 1978. He was once asked to speak to a youth group while in training in Texas at an Air Force base.

  • From this Chair...
    Randy and Sharon Curtis hosted “celebrities” Harry Walrath and his wife, Dorene of Fairbanks, AK while they were here Friday to attend the 100th anniversary celebration of Walrath Insurance Agency.

  • Orofino reservist receives medal
    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA - Orofino resident and Army Reserve Master Sgt. Chrystal M. Fleming has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of exceptional service during her recent six-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Class of 1970 reunion July 23-24
    The Orofino High School Class of 1970 is having their 40th class reunion Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

  • Vehicle hits telephone pole on Michigan Avenue
    On June 26, at approximately 11 p.m., Officer Bill Pollick, Orofino Police Department was dispatched to a possible injury accident in the 500 block of Michigan Ave.

  • Sixth Grade Forestry Tour just around the corner
    It’s not too late to register for the 2010 Sixth Grade Forestry Tour. Any eligible sixth grade student, public, home or private schooled, who has not registered for the Tour, but would like to, should call the UI Clearwater County Cooperative Extension Office as soon as possible (476-4434).

  • Rodeo Trail
    With the U.S. economy taking a serious fall in the past few years it has definitely taken its toll on business and recreation sports here in Idaho.

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