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September 23 Poll Results
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Should the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy be repealed?

44% Yes (23)
54% No (28)
  2% Undecided (1)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Oh what a Fair!
    Oh What a Fair! Mid September, 2010! Wasn't it great to see our friends and family and welcome back the class of '85? The Clearwater County Fair Board hopes everyone had a grand time. We all got rain-washed and blown dry, over and over again. It just didn't seem to matter, the smiles and laughter never stopped! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Forest Services says mega loads unwelcome along scenic byway
    Forest supervisors addressed their concerns about oil company/mining mega loads scheduled to roll down U.S. Scenic Hwy. 12 later this year. In two separate letters, Supervisor Rick Brazell (Clearwater National Forest) and Deborah Austin (Lolo National Forest) expressed their concerns on the effects shipments might have on the environment, recreational, and tribal use which is typical along this route. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Benefit auction Oct. 9 for Katie Barron
    Katie Barron, a sweet little girl, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2007. She was declared cancer free in January of this year, but tragically the family learned that it has returned and Katie is currently in Spokane for more intense and longer treatments. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce: Legislators give update
    Mike Hanna of U.S. Senator James E. Risch’s office, together with Mitch Silvers of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s office held a question and answer session for chamber members at the Orofino Chamber of Commerce meeting Sept. 15.To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests offer free camping this weekend
    Saturday, Sept. 25 is National Public Lands Day. Fees will be waived at all non-reservable campsites on the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests that day. Power boat fees will also be waived for the Main Salmon River. Refunds cannot be processed for campground reservations made through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs felled, bucked and skidded by Kubs
    Did I mention, chopped? The big crowd must have been at “Lumberjack Days” (Kubs fans included), but that wasn’t the only logging show going on as Orofino traveled last Friday night and took on a tough, under-rated, Kamiah Kubs team who out-hustled and out-played their way to a 48–0 processing of the Maniacs. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Life on the home front
    This was one of the busiest, most fun Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days I’ve experienced. I didn’t think any year could top the one that our daughter, Ashley, was OCI Queen. Darold and I and Ashley’s brother, Cody, traveled to many parades with the OCI royalty and the OCI members that year. We had a great time. Ashley enjoyed the whole year with the two princesses, Brandi Kuykendall and Mendy Patrick. This was in 2001. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • C-PTPA fire update
    Three fires were reported this past week, according to Carolyn Manfull, Fiscal Officer for Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA). Two occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The first was caused by lightning, burning almost two acres on Upper Fords Creek Rd. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Wild Goose Campground closed for replacement of water system
    Orofino – Wild Goose Campground located roughly 20 miles east of Kooskia along U.S. Highway 12 closed earlier this week and will remain closed through the end of the month. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Dworshak rangers plan national Public Lands Day activities
    Do you enjoy outdoor recreation activities on public lands? Would you like to help keep them safe, clean and beautiful? If you answered ”Yes” to both questions, then come join volunteer crews as they honor National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recreation areas around Dworshak Reservoir. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Sept. 13: CCSO received report of gas stolen out of reporting party’s (RP) car at Dugger Drive and Highway 12. Sept. 14: CCSO received report of suspicious circumstance. Subject appears asleep in vehicle that has a street sign lying against it. Sept. 19: CCSO received report of fight in progress between two males at Johnson Avenue and College Avenue in Orofino. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Volunteers held a baked goods sale Sept. 14, at the Durant Store. Community members assisted by baking and donating the goodies sold. Vickie plans to continue holding baked food sales this fall. To accomplish this, Vickie requires assistance from volunteers to make the baked goods.  Anyone willing to help please call Vickie at: 435-4676. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Wildfire in Fraser
    On Monday, Sept. 13 Blanche Kinney reported there was a wild fire near their home on Highway 11. Around 1:30 p.m. two people on a motorcycle stopped at Jason Cochrell’s, Mountain Machinery Shop to warn him of the fire that was just west of his shop. Jason sent them over to the Kinney farm to have them telephone in the report. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OHS Class of 1981 reunion planning meeting
    Orofino High School Class of 1981 members will hold a reunion planning meeting Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Brass Rail. For more information call Edna Brewer at 476-5775. All classmates interested in helping are invited to attend. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater Community Concert Association membership campaign gears up
    The Clearwater Community Concert Association (CCCA) membership campaign has begun and will run through Oct. 22. Current members were recently sent a flyer and a membership renewal form. Please return with payment to CCCA, P.O. Box 1614, Orofino, ID 83544. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Waterfowl youth hunts coming up
    Youth hunters who want an early shot at a duck or goose may participate in the youth waterfowl hunt this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Board reviews progress for energy improvements at courthouse
    The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners met with Michelle Bly and Terry Krystoff, Progressive Engineering to review the progress of the EECBG for energy improvements at the county courthouse. Bly presented the proposal for solicitation for the three components of the energy savings projects. The funding agency was sent a draft of the contract packets for each component of the energy efficiency funding; once that receives approval bids will be solicited. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for September 23
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering public comments on proposed fishing rule changes as part of setting 2011-2012 fishing seasons and rules.

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