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December 9 Poll Results
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What is your opinion of the airport security pat-downs and full body scanners?

38% I don’t mind enduring them, if it ensures our safety when flying. (20)
43% Airport security is getting carried away. (23)
19% I know where to go when I’m feeling lonely! (10)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Paint and popcorn, a grand old lady gets a facelift
    Back in the early days, when logging was king in northern Idaho and people needed entertainment, Orofino did its part by providing two movie houses, The Rose and the Rex Theatres. Only the Rex remains to tell the story, however.

  • OPD receives report of suspected drug activity on school grounds
    The Orofino Police Dept. received a report around 10:15 a.m. Dec. 1 of suspected prescription drug activity taking place between students on the Orofino Elementary School grounds. During the investigation by Orofino Police Cpl. Vince Frazier it is alleged that 14 students were involved. The investigation is ongoing. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Wolf management issue remains "fluid"
    Thirty attended the December Information Meeting hosted by Idaho Fish and Game (IFG) at the Lewiston Regional Office beginning at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 7. IFG Commissioner Fred Trevey opened the meeting describing the on-going wolf management controversy involving Governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming negotiating with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar as “fluid.” Salazar then explained that as of 9 p.m. last night he had been advised that an agreement was possible in which Idaho and Montana would be allowed to resume wolf population management measures (hunts) and Wyoming would be tasked to develop an acceptable management plan over the three year term of the agreement. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Dworshak Reservoir grant proposals
    In order to maintain and enhance recreation on Dworshak Reservoir, the Clearwater County Waterways Committee is working on three grant proposals for re-placement, repair and additions to dock facilities on Dworshak Reservoir. The grant proposals are as follows: The Dworshak State Park Access Dock grant proposes to replace the shore dock that was located below the pavilion at Dworshak State Park. The dock that was in place and well used by boaters was removed for safety concerns because of structural deterioration from age. The proposed replacement would be a 10' by 100' dock that would serve as a boat tie up for Dworshak State Park users and visitors. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • One Day at a Time
    It’s not even officially winter, but we’ve been blessed with brooming off our cars, putting chains on the tires, breaking out the snow boots, and remembering how to embrace the skid. All those winter driving skills start coming back to you. It makes an Idaho woman proud to reach inside her pocket and find the extra rubber cable that one uses to tighten the tire chains. ‘Oh, that’s where I put it!’ I admit, though, that it was only with my son’s help that I got them on, and only with my neighbor’s help that they came off again. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Reports of two fires this week
    The Orofino Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to two fires during the past week. The first was a pickup fire Dec. 1 on O’Brien Road and the second was a chimney fire on the evening of Dec. 3 at the Larry Hollibaugh residence at 107th St. The Ford pickup that was demolished in the fire was owned by Dave Crawford who was using the truck to plow snow out of a driveway. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    It’s a relief to learn I am not the only would-be car bandit in the area. Sally Shawley called and said she managed to get in the wrong vehicle several years ago at the old Walmart site and Vicki McLeod, e-mailed that she almost did the same thing when she owned a Subaru Forrester. Sally said she realized she was in the wrong red Grand Cherokee Jeep when she sat down inside and noticed the dash was different from the one in her Jeep. I kept hoping someone would call this week after reading the column and say they found the half gallon of milk I put in the back seat of the black SUV thinking it was mine. Most people do not enjoy the taste of 1% milk so they may have been disgusted with me for my choice of milk. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • The gift of companionship
    This holiday season, a common gift idea may be on your mind—a new animal. We ask you to please consider adopting a homeless pet from a shelter or rescue organization so they can have the joy of spending this season in a warm, loving home. However, we do suggest you keep a few things in mind: 1. Shop early. If you are looking to get a new pet, you want to be sure you pick the right one for your family or situation instead of just what is available. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Local business is switching gears
    Mountain Motor Sports is changing the way they do business. Due to the slower economy which has caused a drastic reduction in new vehicle sales, Mountain Motor Sports will no longer carry an inventory of new Yamaha or Arctic Cat ATV’s, snowmobiles or motorcycles. The increased cost of interest on flooring charges was the major factor in the decision to discontinue stocking vehicles. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Cody McCarthy named Idaho Gatorade Football Player of the Year
    Bishop Kelly (BK) High School senior Cody McCarthy, a former Orofino resident now living in Boise, was recently named Idaho Gatorade Football Player of the Year. He is the third BK Knight to earn the honor. The 6’1”, 226-pound linebacker and fullback for BK, who are the 2010 4A state champions, McCarthy has been in BK’s starting lineup for the past four years. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Timberline sweeps opponents in quad games
    The Timberline High School boys and girls basketball teams won all of their games against Highland and Culdesac in a quad game Dec. 4. Though it was a quad game, only three games were played, as the JV girls did not compete. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Nov. 30: Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received an animal complaint concerning at least nine or more horses and mules on Dent Bridge Rd. and Chevy Dr. Dec. 1: OPD received report of a drug law violation on Michigan Ave. CCSO received report of trespassing on Whitetail Dr. Trespass and possible assault with three individuals. Dec. 2: OPD received report of a death on Shriver Rd. CCSO received a traffic complaint on Cascade Dr. at the bottom of the grade. Vehicles in the bus turn around, making it hazardous. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Chamber of Commerce news: Dworshak Dam update
    Paul Pence, Natural Resource Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, gave an update on Dworshak Reservoir, the local campgrounds around it, and information on the facility’s present status. He gave a slide show presentation and answered questions Dec. 1, for members of the Chamber of Commerce. The background slide show was a collection of “Dworshak’s Best Photographs” displaying recent pictures of events held at Dworshak such as a flint knapping class, where participants learned how to make obsidian arrow heads. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Theresa Lashly
    The lost has been found! I am happy to write that my son’s wallet that was lost on Nov. 23 has been found and returned fully intact. It was "Frozen Solid," but all accounted for. On Sunday, Dec. 5 in the afternoon the Dennis and Elizabeth Hill family were coming to the bowling alley for their son's seventh birthday party. While getting out of their car one of their children spotted something frozen in the snow and worked and got it loose and recognized it as the wallet that was missing and brought it inside. We were all shocked and surprised, we thought it was gone forever. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Winter in Fraser
    What to do with the left over Thanksgiving turkey besides freezing it to use later on? How about sharing a meal of turkey enchiladas with friends? That’s what happened on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Norma and Steve Brand created a tasty lunch of enchiladas and a salad and shared it with Marie and Mike Green. After the meal, Mike and Steve went on an errand to Weippe while the gals stayed warm and enjoyed a good visit. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    The Rebekah Lodge held the annual Christmas Dinner Sunday, Dec. 4. It was a beautiful day and the community turned out in full force. Tables were added and over a hundred guests were served a holiday dinner including ham, turkey, lamb, potatoes, salads and all the trimmings. Everyone enjoyed the meal and great companionship. After dinner, Santa arrived. With the help of his Weippe elf, Judy, he gave each child a book, bag of fruit and goodies and the choice of a toy. Santa was a definite hit, but we missed seeing the reindeer and sled! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Thanks to all that have shoveled out the fire hydrants near their houses. This is not a service the city provides. And just in case one might need the hydrant, the time it takes to shovel out a hydrant, especially one that is iced in, might make a big difference in the damage that occurs to a home. So, if the one by your house has not been shoveled, it would be time well spent. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for December 9
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, meeting in Jerome Nov. 18, adopted new seasons and rules for 2011-2012. The open year-round-season rule is a way to limit the number of rule exceptions, fisheries Chief Ed Schriever told commissioners. Many Idaho streams already are open year round, but they are listed as exceptions because statewide the general season for rivers and streams is from Memorial Day through Nov. 30. The new rules make rivers and stream open year-round the rule and those that have special seasons will now be listed as exceptions.

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