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August 19 Poll Results
14th Amendment
Do you think the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born on
U.S. soil, should be modified to exclude the children of unauthorized immigrants?

77% Yes, I do. (88)
23% No, I do not. (26)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • The Fires of 1910
    In the summer of 1910, the Northwest experienced extreme drought. University of Idaho weather records indicate that the summer months of June, July and August experienced no precipitation; this is the only year since weather records began there in 1892 with these three months at zero precipitation. View this entire article on this week's front page by clicking on the link below and to the left.

  • John Lewis Road closure
    The Idaho Department of Lands, in cooperation with Potlatch Forest Holdings, Inc. and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will be closing roads accessing the John Lewis block of land on Aug. 27. The closure encompasses the area bounded by Reeds Creek and Alder Creek on the south and the Dworshak Reservoir on the west. Closures will remain in effect until May 27, 2011. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Large early run bodes well for steelhead fishing
    A fabulous fishing season ahead is predicted for Idaho steelhead anglers. The total count to date over Lower Granite Dam as of Aug. 8 is 210,837 steelhead. The last five year average is 123,551. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • National Guard shows strong interest in Pierce school building
    At Tuesday's school board meeting, District Supt. Dale Durkee explained the National Guard's interest in the former Pierce Elementary School building to set up a school/living complex for students that have dropped out of school. The program is known as the Youth Challenge Program. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Attorney General's Consumer Protection Staff to visit Orofino
    Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office will be in Orofino to talk about current scams and strategies for avoiding fraud. Wasden encourages the public to attend the session at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library in Orofino 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CVHC to sponsor August Golf Scramble
    Have you been practicing your golf form all summer and just waiting for an opportunity to see if you've perfected a winning swing? If so, the Sunday, Aug. 29 Clearwater Valley Hospital Clinics fifth annual golf scramble at the Orofino Golf and Country Club may be just the chance you've been waiting for. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Natural disaster assistance available for area counties
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Lewis County in Idaho as a natural disaster area due to losses caused by excessive rain and frost that occurred April 1 - June 30. Farmers and ranchers in Clearwater, Idaho, and Nez Perce counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Why the addition of six classrooms at Orofino High School?
    The addition of a six-classroom wing on the east side of Orofino High School between the building and the upper parking lot would allow the seventh and eighth graders to have their own wing. It is important that students and staff have their own wing so that students and staff will all be together, and staff would not have to travel between the high school and the elementary school. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Results of Clearwater County Fair Open Horse Show 2010
    Thirty-nine horses competed in the Clearwater County Fair Open Horse Show. The staff included Judge Jodi Simpson, Ring Steward Ruby Rukavina, Announcer Helen Criss, Secretary Manager Marianne Greenwood, In-gate Staci Rains, and Belinda Routh. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Suit filed to stop mega-sized traffic
    Three U.S. Highway 12 business owners filed suit Monday in an attempt to stop the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) from issuing permits for the transportation of mega-sized loads of industrial equipment up the Clearwater and Lochsa river corridors to sites in Montana and Canada. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    Broken hearts do mend! Last week I received a letter from Spokane Cardiologist Dr. Harold Goldberg stating that my heart is in the best condition it's been in for two years. What a pleasant surprise for me. I didn't expect this improvement to happen. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    65 Years Ago - Winds of hurricane velocity threatened the Glenwood section of Orofino by spreading embers from a month old loading yard fire at PFI's yard east of town. 75 Years Ago - The remaining old school buildings belonging to District 22, Orofino, were disposed of last week by the board of trustees. The Nazarene Church purchased the fourth grade room located in front of the Orofino Creamery. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    08-09-10 - CCSO received report of suspicious circumstances on 247 Road near the North Fork Bridge, back country. Reporting party (RP) said that a dark Ford Ranger headed toward Aquarius stopped in the middle of the road.  08-11-10 - CCSO received report of suspicious circumstances in the Ahsahka area. Two males loading a classic car onto a trailer. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • 2010 Pierce/Headquarters All School Reunion
    This reunion is not just for those who graduated from Pierce High School, but includes those students who were registered in the Pierce School but includes those students who were registered in the Pierce and Headquarters Schools and attended either the elementary and/or high school through 1981, even if it was just for one day. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • News from Greer
    Life has been eventful in Greer lately. Saturday, Aug. 7, a cattle truck caught fire and the animals had to be turned loose. The cattle spread out around the houses in the neighborhood. It was fortunate that they had a friendly bull! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Community invited to 'Living Ready' preparedness fair Aug. 21
    Orofino Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting people of the community and surrounding area to 'Living Ready,' a preparedness fair on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 2-5 p.m. at their meetinghouse, 13610 Fremont Ave. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser celebrations
    On Monday, Aug. 9, Marie Green enjoyed a visit from her daughter Wilma. Wilma's mother-in-law, Bev Shedd, accompanied her to the farm. They stayed overnight and the next day they took lunch over to Clarabell Brown's home to celebrate Marie's birthday. Since Clarabell's birthday is on Aug. 16, they decided to make it a party for both of the sisters. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Vickie and Marlowe Jorgenson, Van and Diane and Kristina VanCorbach recently returned from Namibia, a country wedged between the Kalahari and South Atlantic on the African continent. Vickie says, "We went on safari with a gun and a camera." To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Peck resident dies following CAT accident
    Margin Poe, 79, of Peck, was operating a D-4 CAT near a steep embankment on Central Ridge Road, near Peck, early Saturday evening on Aug. 14. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Gray wolf re-listed in Northern Rockies
    A U.S. District Court decision Aug. 5 reinstated wolves to the Endangered Species list in part of Idaho. The ruling classifies wolves north of Interstate 90 as "endangered," and wolves south of I-90 are reclassified as an "experimental, nonessential population. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

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