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August 12 Poll Results
Dworshak Nutrient Enrichment
Are you in favor of or opposed to nutrient enrichment in
Dworshak Lake?

35% I am in favor of it. (17)
20% I am opposed to it. (10)
45% I don’t know enough about it to say. (22)

This is not a scientific poll.

Weippe man arrested for aggravated assault
Late-breaking news last updated Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 3:35 p.m.

This Week's Top Stories

  • Arrow Bridge delay update; first four big loads to move
    The eastbound lane of Arrow Bridge, near Lewiston, will re-open about Aug. 17 and then be closed again approximately one week later. At that time the westbound lane will close to complete the bridge rehabilitation.

  • Idaho, Montana wolves returned to endangered species list
    U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled Aug. 5 against the Obama administration and returned wolves in the Rocky Mountains to the Endangered Species List. That means that hunting seasons in Idaho and Montana will not be allowed to continue.

  • Ginny and Otto Wise serve as Weippe Rodeo Grand Marshals
    Virginia (Ginny) and Otto Wise say they were really surprised and honored when they heard the news that they were selected as this year’s Grand Marshals to the Wild Weippe Rodeo where they served for so many years.

  • Thunderstorms spark multiple small fires on Clearwater and Nez Perce Forests
    Thunderstorms that moved through north central Idaho Aug. 5-6 sparked 16 fires on the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests. All units except the North Fork Ranger District reported new starts.

  • Pierce 1860 Days a huge success
    Pierce 1860 Days has come and gone, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time! We have heard from a variety of great people, including vendors, Pierce businesses, the softball tournament, the kids’ fishing derby, and parade participants, among a few, who have indicated their pleasure and success in the weekend.

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive in Orofino Aug. 17-19
    The Orofino Kiwanis and Rotary clubs are sponsoring the American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 17 from 1:30 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Benefit concert  Aug. 22 for young musician, Meredith Oatman-Thompson
    The Pullman-Moscow Chapter of the American Guild of organists will host a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 22 for a remarkable organist, 14-year-old Meredith Oatman-Thompson of Orofino. The concert will be held at the Lewiston United Methodist Church at 1906 Broadview Dr. in Lewiston.

  • Why? The reasons behind the Joint School District No. 171 Bond Levy Election
    For the next three weeks articles will be submitted by the building administrators about the needs of their building that will be addressed by the passage of the Bond Levy election.  The election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2.

  • Pierce is "Capital for a Day"
    Governor Butch Otter arrived in Pierce in a Blackhawk helicopter early last Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, when the Clearwater County community of Pierce was Idaho's "Capital for a Day."

  • School board meet set for Aug. 16
    Joint School District #171 will announce three resignations and three new hires at their Aug. 16 meet at the Orofino Elementary School. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

  • Orofino Chamber news: Show ‘n Shine update
    Tommy Atkinson, also known as “Hotrod Tommy” is one of the original founders of the Show ‘n Shine car rally held annually in Orofino. Tommy gave chamber members and guests an update of what has been happening with Show ‘n Shine at the chamber luncheon held Aug. 4.

  • CVHC to sponsor August Golf Scramble
    Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics will be hosting their fifth annual golf scramble on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Orofino Golf and Country Club.

  • Weippe resident rolls pickup on Harmony Heights Road
    A 24-year-old Weippe resident was involved in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday, according to a report issued by the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

  • Two arrested on drug-related charges
    A search warrant executed Tuesday evening at a residence at 14268 Highway 12, Orofino resulted in the arrest of 49-year-old Darcy Praest and 29-year-old Matthew Roberts, both for drug-related charges, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.

  • One of Orofino’s well kept secrets gets a minor facelift
    Another treasure in our small community, LEAP!, a local, non-profit school age (K-6) after school care and educational program, located at 420 Michigan Avenue, got a much welcomed hand with the completion of a long Honey-Do list.

  • Lewis-Clark Special Olympics cookie dough fundraiser
    Lewis-Clark Special Olympics athletes and volunteers are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are now selling cookie dough as their latest fundraiser. There are ten different cookies in each box of four dozen pre-portioned, ready-to-bake dough pieces.

  • C-PTPA fire update
    There were no fires to report this week, according to Cameron Eck, Fire Program Manager for Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA).

  • From this Chair...
    While clearing off my desk I found a note from former resident Arlene Anderson referring to a New’ year’s resolution I had published several years ago.

  • Emergency responders participate in ‘Living Ready’
    Emergency responders from Back Country Medics, Clearwater County Ambulance Service, Clearwater County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Orofino Fire Department and Orofino Police Department will be participating in ‘Living Ready’ Aug. 21.

  • Public workshop scheduled for City of Orofino Transportation Plan
    A public workshop for the City of Orofino Transportation Plan is scheduled for the following date: Thursday, Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at City Hall; Clearwater County residents are invited to attend.

  • Back Country Medics transport Lewiston man
    A 28-year-old Lewiston man was flown to Clearwater Valley Hospital by Back Country Medics Tuesday afternoon after the man experienced medical problems while working at a site in the backcountry.

  • Reader identifies grandfather in Rainbow Inn photo
    Lorna (Dodge) Toy, Burien, WA, called the Clearwater Tribune last week to identify her grandpa in the Rainbow Inn photo printed in the July 8 issue on page 8. She identified the man seated in the back of the photo as her grandfather, Tom Walker.

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