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October 21 Poll Results
Have you chosen which candidates you will vote for in the mid-term elections?

73% Yes, my mind is made up. (35)
23% No, I haven’t quite decided. (11)
  4% I’m not going to vote in this election. (2)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Missing man’s dog fails to give clues to searchers
    A weekend search for missing hiker, Todd Hofflander, 39, of Lucille was called off after his dog, Ruby, failed to turn up any signs of his missing owner. The dog had been missing along with Hofflander since Sept. 28 until this weekend when it was found by hunters Saturday on the opposite slope of the Seven Devils from where Hofflander was last seen.
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  • Riverside Water & Sewer continues work with EPA regarding clean-up of asbestos
    The Riverside Water & Sewer District continues to work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding clean-up efforts of asbestos-cement pipe (ACP) found in fill dirt. EPA and the District identified several sites that received fill material from both the Phase II and Phase III water improvements. Earl Liverman, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the EPA along with McGillvray Environment of Osburn and Ecology and Environment, Inc. of Seattle, WA has begun the process to dispose of the fill dirt that contains ACP. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Harlam Ambassadors tour is coming your way
    The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Orofino for a game at Orofino High School on Monday Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Source Water Protection Grant received for the Clearwater River
    Have you noticed strange fish decals near all of the storm drains around Orofino? Who was that short little guy seen on his hands and knees gluing them down? That was Mike Hoffman with the Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD). The Conservation District recently received grant funds from the State of Idaho, Department of Environmental Quality to address water quality in the Clearwater River and the potential impact to water quality and our drinking water. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CVHC ‘Celebrate the Season’ to Kingpins
    The Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation will again usher in the holiday season with their 13th annual holiday fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Best Western Lodge. It will not only feature the Moscow based show band, The Kingpins, playing and performing their unique brand of fun; it will also feature a silent auction of decorated wreaths and an oral auction of exquisitely decorated miniature artificial green trees. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold in advance. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    While in Spokane this past weekend, the Phantom and my daughter, Diane Baldwin and I went to see the movie Secretariat at the Regal Theatre in North town Mall. Much to my surprise I learned after the movie that the Phantom had actually visited Clairborne Farms in Paris, KY in 1976 and saw Secretariat standing in a field of grass waiting for the next mare to be brought in for breeding. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs to close out 2010 against Bulldogs
    The Maniacs are coming off a bye-week and will face off against Grangeville tomorrow night (Friday) at the Orofino High School football field. The varsity game begins at 7 p.m. The boys have had a tough season at 1 and 6, (0-3 league) but can put that all behind them with a win against league opponent, Grangeville, who they nearly defeated three weeks ago. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • AAUW co-hosts political forum
    The Orofino Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Orofino High School Advanced Placement Government Class are co-hosting a political forum for Clearwater County and District 8 candidates. The forum will take place at Orofino High School Oct. 27, starting at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the general public, and people are invited to attend and hear from the candidates. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Update on Katie Barron
    Right now we are inpatient getting more scheduled chemotherapy. We just found out that the Board of Childhood Cancer has decided that it would benefit Katie to go to Seattle and receive a bone marrow transplant. This is to make sure that it never comes back. We will be leaving for Seattle within a couple of months and staying there for five to six months. After this it’s back to Spokane for a while and then hopefully back home. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Leta Strauss runs for State Senate
    My name is Leta Strauss, a candidate for the Idaho State Senate from District 8. I’m 64 years old and retired after 31 years of public service. I’m a fifth generation Idahoan, graduated from Grangeville High School, and married thirty-five years to Ken. We have four grown children and five grandchildren. I am the current chair of the Idaho County Democratic Party.  My work experience and formal training in facilitative problem solving is my foundation for being an effective Senator. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Oct. 11 - CCSO received report of an ambulance call on Indio Ave. and Diagonal St. Possible stroke. CCSO received report of malicious injury on Eureka Ridge Loop and Canyon Creek Rd. Three large trees have been cut down. Oct. 12 - OPD received report of a hit and run accident on Johnson Ave. Oct. 13 - CCSO received report of petit theft in back country. Generator stolen from camp. OPD received report of threats (intimidation) on Cedar St. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    The Fraser Ladies Get Together Club held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Fraser Community Center. The hostesses, Donna Brown and Judy Berreth had the tables decorated for Halloween. The members enjoyed looking over the remodeled kitchen and the new bathroom. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino teacher needs further treatment
    Orofino first grade school teacher, Rhonda Norland, who underwent brain surgery in Seattle three weeks ago for removal of a malignant tumor, will soon return to Seattle to undergo several weeks of radiation and pill chemotherapy treatments. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OHS Class of 1960 unite for a 50 year reunion
    The OHS Class of 1960 held their 50 year reunion on Sept. 17 and 18, during Orofino’s Lumberjack Days. They enjoyed visiting throughout the weekend with local friends as well as attending the fair and all their own planned activities. One highlight was a hayride in the OCI Parade, provided by Larry Beck of the 1958 class. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    David and Mary Cooley, brother and sister-in-law of Sandee and John Cox, visited Saturday and Sunday. The Cox family traveled from the Tri-Cities for the visit. They were greeted by beautiful sunny days and warm autumn weather as well as family and friends. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Tables are going quickly for the 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar. Call Jennifer at 464-2443 at the center to reserve your table. K-6th grades are having a candy drive to donate to the fall carnival. The class that brings the most candy will get a root beer float party. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for October 21
    Weather on opening weekend of the sage-grouse season was warm and dry, and hunter effort and success varied across the state.

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