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October 28 Poll Results
Trick or Treaters
Do you enjoy it when trick or treaters visit your house on Halloween?

54% Yes, I love seeing their costumes and giving out candy. (36)
17% No, it’s a bit of a nuisance. (11)
29% I never get any trick or treaters. (19)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Senator Crapo helps Orofino youth Jacob Walk
    Nineteen year old Orofino resident, Jacob Walk, says he’s not a gamer, in the traditional sense of video games. But since March 2, 2009, he has played online Monopoly 2,968 times with no losses. At the age of seven he saw that that the Monopoly box said for ages eight and up, and he was not allowed to play. He said once he turned eight he became obsessed with the game. In his short life, Jacob has experienced a rare disease called neurofibromatosis (Type 2) which basically allows tumors to grow inside his body wherever he has nerves. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fly Fishing for Steelhead Progress Report No. 1
    Three weeks ago, just before the start of “catch and keep” steelhead season on the Clearwater the author set a goal to catch a steelhead using fly fishing techniques. Admittedly a novice at this type of steelhead fishing, the pledge was to share things learned as the river slowly teaches things needed to achieve a fish dinner. Since then two expeditions hoping to easily achieve the objective have been accomplished and results so far are tasteless. First, on Friday the 18, old waders which had faithfully served for years even this summer in Alaska were donned in an attempt to hook a willing steelhead in the Clearwater adjacent to the Orofino airport. Casting the fly slightly upstream and letting it drift naturally until straight downstream, slowly stripping in line and recasting again and again. Sometimes take a few cautious steps downstream and on and on. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Governor Otter provides answers to FAQ  on wolves
    In response to questions from sportsmen, livestock producers and other citizens, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) response today about the status and path forward on wolves in Idaho. What does that mean for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game? It means Fish and Game no longer will perform statewide monitoring of wolves, conduct investigations into allegedly illegal killings of wolves, provide law enforcement in response to allegedly illegal takings of wolves, or implement the livestock depredation response program. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Faith in the Valley: Pastor Hale Anderson
    It was a cold day in late fall one pastor, two ladies and a young man stood shivering by Brown’s Creek – waiting to be baptized. The wind blew, and teeth were chattering. They had to chip the ice away before wading in. Pastor Hale Anderson had the people run heaters in their cars and have lots of blankets on hand so that the newly baptized could wrap up and get warm after dunking into the waters and coming up brand new people. “They got to get out, and I had to stay in and wait for others to come,” said Pastor Anderson. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • City Council news: Junior high still a designated school zone
    Council members and the Orofino Police Department remind the community that Orofino Jr. High is still a reduced speed limit area for vehicular traffic. The speed limit is still 20mph during designated, posted hours when children may be present in the area. Certain buildings, such as the gymnasium, are still in use by school children. Sports activities are still played in the field behind the school. Reduced speed signs are still posted and enforced. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Local officials receive Idaho Prima Certification
    Janet Montambo, Orofino City Clerk, Jeannie Johnson, Clearwater County Treasurer and Carrie Bird, Clearwater County Auditor has successfully completed a two year Public Risk Management certification program through the Idaho Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA).
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  • From this Chair...
    With the mist weaving in and out of the hills I told my granddaughter, Ashley (Stanton) Howland, who is taking a photography class at LCSC that this scenery could turn out to be one of the most beautiful pictures in the world. She was at her parents’ home Saturday with the Tweets, she and Bryan Howland’s twin boys who turn eight-months-old Nov. 1. Even though they are very young they are smart enough to trick Mom and slam the hangar door shut (their mouths) just before Mom can land the plane inside, which is actually a baby spoon loaded with crushed carrots. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs “get back to basics,” shoot down Bulldogs 16–14
    The Maniacs had two weeks to prepare for their last game of the regular season against Senior Night opponent, Grangeville, and they couldn’t have been more ready. “We just got back to the basics” is how Maniac head coach Galen Kuykendall described his team’s preparation during the pre-game interview. The Bulldogs, still flying high from their victory at Kamiah one week earlier, could not have imagined what awaited them. It was not the same Maniac defense that had allowed 41 points at Grangeville in week six. Last Friday night, the Bulldogs were lucky to score at all.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • What’s under your bed?
    I adore the fall colors, love the crunch of leaves, the bright pumpkins in front of supermarkets, and the excitement of little children looking forward to candy. But it’s also that time of year when all the critters that are outside the house, want to come live inside the house, namely s~p~i~d~e~r~s. They want to be your friends.
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  • Idaho Foodbank gives grant money to local organizations
    The Idaho Food Bank Fund is pleased to announce that its first grant recipients will receive a total of $78,100. The 26 recipients include the Community Action Partnership in Lewiston ($2,300 for shelves and a pallet jack), Hilltop Senior Citizens in Weippe ($5,000 for a freezer, pad and door) and Emergency Feeding Outreach in Kamiah ($1,400 for a freezer and refrigerator). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pullen updates Commissioners on County’s Centennial Celebration
    Bernice Pullen, Historical Society, updated Commissioners on the plans for the County’s 100th birthday Centennial Celebration. The County was being created as early as in 1903; and was formed by the State Legislature in 1911. Also the legislature in 1911 appointed the first County Officials then the first election was held in 1912. Pullen is soliciting help on gathering historical information from the community museums in the County.  A 2011 Calendar of Historical pictures will be sold for fund raising to help cover costs.
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  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Oct. 18: Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received report of unlawful entry on Main and N. 2nd streets in Weippe. Oct. 19: OPD received request for a welfare check on Indio Ave. OPD received report of petit theft on Michigan Ave. Oct. 21: CCSO received report of a subject arrested after a traffic complaint on Hwy. 12. 1997 red Oldsmobile – possible driving under the influence. Oct. 23: CCSO received report of suspicious circumstances on Lower Fords Creek Rd. Deer shot in roadway. CCSO received an animal report of Cascade Dr. Wolves in the yard. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    Glen Erickson celebrated his 74th birthday at his daughter’s home in Orofino on Saturday, Oct. 23. Terry Lashly reported 20 family members were there to wish Glen a Happy Birthday, this included grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Glen’s great-grandson, Robbie Lashly, celebrated his 8th birthday along with Glen. They enjoyed a family dinner at 1 p.m. and spent the rest of the day visiting. Terry said it was like an early Thanksgiving dinner with so many family members gathered together. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor – Pomponio
    I am writing not in support of any party or candidate; but in support of the privilege of being American. We are afforded great freedom through the sacrifice of so many of our fellow citizens. Drinking clean water, enjoying public amenities, thinking and speaking freely are amazing gifts. We must not take for granted that we all have a responsibility to vote. Every member of this country must partake in this partnership. Voting is not only a hard won freedom, but a means to maintain democracy. Voting is the ultimate expression of freedom of speech, constitutional rights, and love of country.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Have a healthy Halloween
    Public Health – Idaho North Central District is part of a district wide collaborative effort to combat obesity. As part of that effort we are challenging residents and businesses to have a healthy Halloween. Halloween is one day, yet it offers a platform for us to focus attention not just on this holiday, but on how we can make better food choices all year. So it’s not just about one day, but about changing a lifetime one step and one holiday at a time. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Terry and Bill Millage visited friends and family in the Weippe area. Dolores Watson, Terri’s mother, lives on Four Mile road. Sue and John Wyatt, Terry’s sister’s family, are downtown Weippe residents. The Millages arrived Wednesday even though their car needed repair on the trip Terry and Bill were raised in the Weippe area and lived here when their children were young. Once jobs became hard to find here, they moved to Elko, NV, and Bill started working for Newmont Mining Company. That was 21 years ago! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The Merchants on Main St. in Pierce, are hosting their annual Trick or Treat on Main Street! Roam up and down Main St. in Pierce, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31. Look for the stores with lights on, and stop in for goodies, warm refreshments, and more treats than tricks. Fun for the whole family! Dress your best--and most ghoulish! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for October 28
    Steelhead harvest fishing season opened Oct. 15 on the Clearwater River upstream of the Memorial Bridge on U.S. Highway 12 near Lewiston.

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