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July 22 Poll Results
Lockerbie Bomber

Do you agree with the U.S. officials who want an investigation conducted into Scotland’s release of the Lockerbie bomber?

51% Yes. The circumstances of his release are very suspicious. (28)
31% No. I don’t think he should’ve been released, but I don’t believe the release was a result of some conspiracy. (17)
18% I don’t know. (10)

This Week's Top Stories

  • Seventh annual Show & Shine a big hit
    Orofino’s Show and Shine Committee members would like to express their appreciation to all the participants that helped make the seventh annual Orofino Show & Shine successful again this year.

  • $3.85 million school bond goes to voters Sept. 2
    After months of deliberation, community workshop meetings and a certified telephone poll of the School District #171 patrons the school board passed a motion to present to the voters a bond in the amount of $3.85 million. The bond election will be held Sept. 2 and will be used for building and maintenance.

  • Pierce to host August “Capital for a Day”
    Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced July 16 that the Clearwater County community of Pierce will be Idaho’s “Capital for a Day” on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

  • Duffer Madness Golf Tournament July 31
    The Orofino Maniac Boosters are proud to again sponsor the annual Duffer Madness golf tournament. This 18-hole tournament is a four-person scramble held at the Orofino Golf and Country Club on Saturday, July 31.

  • County horse shows planned
    County horse shows are a part of the Clearwater County Fair. They are held early due to limited time and space during the fair. The Fair Board hopes you will enjoy both horse shows either as a participant or a spectator.

  • Rotary Club Foundation offers $1,100 scholarship
    The Rotary Club Foundation in Orofino is accepting applications for the Orofino Rotary’s 2010 Memorial Scholarship. John Loseth, Father Michael Spegele, Omar Danielson, Preston Teed and John Swayne were Rotarians that exemplified Rotary’s motto: “Service Above Self.”

  • Orofino Kiwanis 5th Annual Lumberjack Fun Run/Walk Sept. 11
    The Orofino Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its 5th annual Fun Run/Walk the Saturday before Lumberjack Days. Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m., the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk will begin at Orofino City Park.

  • Thefts are occurring at thrift stores
    In the spirit of a “neighborhood watch,” citizens are asked to report anyone seen taking items which are placed for donation to Orofino’s thrift shops.

  • Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament this weekend, July 22-25
    The Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament is back and bigger than ever. It will be held this Thursday through Sunday, July 22-25.

  • Orofino High School Class of 1990 twenty year reunion
    The Orofino High School Class of 1990 celebrated 20-year reunion activities commencing the evening of Friday July 16 at the Riverside Pizza and Pub with a family get-together.

  • Pierce 1860 Days – games and music and fun
    Pierce 1860 Days, Aug. 6-8, will be the big Pierce sesquicentennial celebration. Most every event this year invites all ages and promises to take you back to the good ol’ days of Pierce.

  • Logging truck loses load on Dent Bridge Road
    A loaded 1996 Western Star logging truck lost its load of logs after its hitch tube broke Thursday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

  • Employee of the Week
    A person who wished to remain anonymous nominated Jim Bird at Orofino Builders Supply as employee of the week.

  • From this Chair…
    It’s summer time and time for school reunions. It’s interesting to hear the talk about how things are now with former students and memories of years gone by.

  • Rid'n for the Cross performs at the Bonner Mtn. Music Festival July 24
    Join the folks on Bonner Mountain Saturday for a day of music that includes a group from Grangeville called Rid'n for the Cross. This group is a blend of the old cowboy songs, mixed with cowboy gospel music.

  • Fair Feathers
    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? At the Clearwater County Fair it depends on where you park! If you leave your vehicle by Les Schwab and visit the barn first, it’s the chickens. But if you use City Parking you’ll find the eggs in the exhibit building. And there is more to exhibiting chickens and eggs than you think.

  • District’s teacher salaries approved with no increase
    School District #171 board members approved Monday classified and substitute teachers salaries with no increase.

  • C-PTPA fire update
    Cameron Eck, Fire Program Manager for Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA) was pleased to announce that there were no fires reported this week, but the risk of fire danger has moved from moderate to high, as summer temperatures continue to climb.

  • Waterfowl Season Open House slated in Lewiston
    Lewiston - Idaho waterfowl hunters have a chance to comment on proposed 2010-2011 duck and goose seasons during an open house scheduled August 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

  • Cheer Clinic Aug. 6 at OHS
    On Friday, Aug. 6 the Orofino High School Cheer Team will be hosting a stunt clinic at Orofino High School for cheerleaders grades six through 12.

  • Motorcycle driver ejected in collision with deer
    Alan W. Sells, 46, of Stanford, OR was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on US 12 at MP42.7 when a deer ran out in front of him.

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