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July 29 Poll Results
Mosque at Ground Zero

What do you think of the plans to
build a mosque near the
World Trade Center site?

81% I think it is wildly inappropriate, regardless of the intentions of those who want the mosque constructed. (91)

19% I can see why people might be upset, but I believe it is simply the Muslim community’s effort to help non-Muslims understand Islam. (21)

This is not a scientific poll.

This Week's Top Stories

  • Street sweeping, seal coating in Orofino July 29-30, Aug. 3-4
    On Thursday, July 29 and Friday 30, the City of Orofino will be paving the following streets in the downtown area: Brown, Kalaspo, Walrath, and H Street through A Street. These streets will be closed from 8 a.m. July 29 until 6 p.m. for street sweeping.

  • Another successful year for Trevor Haag Baseball Tournament
    The 2010 Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament started off with an extra special and very emotional opening ceremony. Aly Statler did an amazing job singing the national anthem with her outstanding voice.

  • Duffer Madness golf tournament July 31
    The annual Duffer Madness golf tournament is Saturday, July 31 at the Orofino Golf and Country Club.

  • Catherine Carlson is Pierce 1860 Days Grand Marshal
    Wow! What beautiful views! But this winding road? Are we there yet? We (my husband and our four children) had traveled Highway 12, but had never before ventured across the Clearwater River at Greer.

  • Two public comment meetings held on proposed water system improvements
    The Mayor and City Council have conducted Special City Council meetings on the proposed city Water System Improvements on July 20 in the Orofino City Council Chambers and a second meeting in conjunction with the Orofino Chamber of Commerce.

  • Last educational meeting on city water plan is Aug. 11
    The public is welcome to attend an informative meeting at 6 p.m., Aug. 11 at Orofino City Hall on the Orofino Water Master Plan and alternative for implementing Water Systems Improvements. This is the final public education comment meeting on the subject.

  • Northwest MedStar introduces new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft
    Northwest MedStar, a regional critical care transport service, has introduced three new, state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12/47E turboprop aircraft, which “effectively transport critically ill or injured pediatric and adult patients with the highest level of patient care,” according to a press release issued July 22.

  • Why we must vote yes on the School District #171 facility bond
    As many of you know, Joint School District #171 is preparing to run a facility bond levy. It seems like there have been way too many levies in our area recently, but I hope you’ll give this one close consideration and ultimately your support. I’ve heard lots of misinformation and confusion lately, so I thought I’d try and clarify the issue so that the voters of our community could make well-informed decisions.

  • Geno Bonnalie places second in IGA Men’s Amateur golf tournament
    Geno Bonnalie of Lewiston, son of Joanne and Jim Bonnalie, took second place in the Idaho Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship golf tournament at Clear Lake Country Club in Buhl earlier this month.

  • A View From Me to You: Part III
    Only one of the girls forgot to wear her nametag that we had made yesterday, so I handed out a prize to most of them; a sugar free lollipop. (Of course I had to make it sugar free!) The Bible study was on gossip.

  • Flood plan presentation
    Don Gardner, of Clearwater County Emergency Operations Plan (CC-EOP), gave a slide presentation concerning past flooding on Orofino Creek. He showed pictures of current blockages from debris and deteriorating railroad trestles, which potentially cause ice blockages and may result in future flooding.

  • Logging truck trailer strikes pickup
    A logging truck’s trailer struck a pickup when the truck’s driver steered the vehicle into the ditch to avoid the pickup, according to a report issued by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

  • City water plant update
    Rick Laam, City Administrator, was the guest and keynote speaker at the chamber luncheon held July 21. Mr. Laam gave a presentation on the city water improvement plans and an update on the coming Water Bond Election to be held Aug. 3.

  • Vehicle hauling pontoon boat wrecks in ditch
    A 2004 Ford pickup hauling a pontoon boat went into the ditch on Freeman Creek Road last Wednesday, according to a press release issued by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

  • C-PTPA fire update
    As summer temperatures continue to climb and vegetation dries up, all burn permits were suspended as of July 23.

  • Raspberry Festival Aug. 1 in Cottonwood
    A benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, this family-oriented event features activities for the whole family, including a fun run and walk, car show, arts and crafts fair, kid’s carnival, quilt show, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and raspberry products.

  • Clearwater County set to update hazard risk plans
    Clearwater County has launched a project to update the Clearwater County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Local agencies and organizations in Clearwater County have created a committee to complete the required five-year updates of these documents as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation program, National Fire Plan, and Healthy Forests Restoration Act.

  • Grandmother's advice
    Brent and Blake Bensen, 11, twin sons of 1990 Orofino High School graduate Rachel Turner-Bensen, on July 22 brought Marcie Stanton a journal titled “Grandmother’s Wonderful Wisdom, A Journal of Love and Good Sense,” that she could give to her twin grandsons, Braylon and Kaden Howland.

  • From this Chair...
    “Is that you, Cloann? Is that you, Ellie?” This conversation took place Friday on the waterfront at Newport, OR where Ellie and Clay Hesson of Valley Motor Parts, and their family were vacationing at the same time I was there with my family.

  • Orofino resident completes Eagle Scout project
    For an Eagle Scout project Hayden George of Orofino recently rebuilt two picnic tables at the Campell’s Pond camping area.

  • Dworshak offers ranger-led programs, activities
    Dworshak Dam and Reservoir staff invite the public to attend a variety of ranger-led programs offered during late-July and August, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam announced today.

  • Fair Feathers
    First came the egg, now we have chickens. Actually, this discussion encompasses all aviary entries. Taking time to read and understand how to prepare birds for the fair will help insure a good showing.

  • Bonner Mountain Music Festival
    Seventeen-year-old Shiloh Sharrard, from Troy, was the star of the Bonner Mountain Music Festival, Saturday, July 24, southeast of Orofino. The crowd responded well to her wonderful voice and the songs she sang. Shiloh has won the People’s Choice Award for Best Cowboy Musician four years in a row at the Lee Earl Memorial Gathering and has appeared in the Calgary Stampede.

  • School food service program bakes for Idaho's governor
    Joint School District 171’s food service program will provide buns for the prime rib sandwiches that will be served to Idaho’s Governor, Butch Otter and fellow attendees at the Pierce Sesquicentennial gathering to be held at the Pierce Community Center Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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