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January 6 Poll Results
Winter Activities
Which of these outdoor winter activities do you most enjoy?

11% Skiing (7)
  3% Snowboarding (2)
  8% Snowshoeing (5)
13% Snowmobiling (8)
  6% Ice skating (1)
  8% Ice fishing (5)
13% Sledding (8)
44%
I’m not an outdoor winter activity kind of person (28)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Commissioners support overize loads
    The Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution #10-12-21, which declares that Clearwater County supports all trucking through Clearwater County and supports the use of our transportation system for the transportation of goods. Clearwater County supports the issuance of Idaho Transportation Department permits for oversize loads on Hwy. 12, since the Idaho Transportation Department has the authority and expertise to permit the transport of oversize loads. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Explosion victim taken to hospital
    Clearwater County Ambulance Service, Orofino Police Department and Orofino Fire Department responded around noon Tuesday to a report of a small explosion with a burn victim at a residence on Jerome Ave. The report states that there appears to be a leak in a propane tank in an outbuilding at the residence that caused the room to fill with propane.
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  • Clearwater Area #18 groomer begins operations
    The 2010/2011 operating season for the Clearwater Area #18 snowmobile groomer is beginning this week. Low snow at trailheads has prevented an earlier start. The proposed route will start near Cardiff Spur and continue through the Orogrande and Shanghai area and back down the 250 Road to open trails for the first weekend of January. Trailheads will be located at Judgetown and Peterson’s Corner on the Brown’s Creek Road for those wishing to ride primarily Forest Service areas.
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  • Kathleen Nemeth admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul
    St. Paul, MN - Kathleen Nemeth, a resident of Orofino and student at Orofino High School, has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul for the fall 2011 semester. Nemeth was awarded the Regents scholarship. This achievement provides a total of $13,000 in funds.
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  • Hospitals receive Telepsychiatry Grants
    The Inland Northwest Community Foundation awarded St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics a grant of $21,600 and the Steele-Reese Foundation Special Project Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation awarded almost $2800 to provide additional psychiatric services for pediatric and adult patients with mental health issues. The program will provide for continued use of the hospitals’ robots and videoconferencing equipment for counseling and diagnostic sessions between Boise based psychiatrists and local patients.
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  • Ice causes driver to lose control of pickup
    Duane Tribe, 45, of Orofino was involved in a one vehicle accident at the end of the Orofino Bridge and Hwy 12 Monday afternoon. The accident occurred at 4:45 p. m. Monday. The report by Orofino Police Officer Tyler Carson states a witness said he observed a red Dodge pickup turn west onto US 12 from the Clearwater Bridge, hit an icy spot in the road and lost control striking the guard rail after crossing five lanes of traffic, including the passing lane. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    In 2007 I acquired Mary Jane, the black female Pug, who has kept my life interesting from that year forward. Last night I opened the garage door to let her out before bedtime and I heard a noise I had never heard before at my house. As the door went up I heard the noise, a swishing sound like a car accelerating and throwing gravel. I looked around for the car and saw no car, no lights and heaven help me no Mary Jane! As I stood in the drive in the blackened night hoping to spot a run-away black dog I saw a deer standing across the street in Harvey’s yard eyeballing me. Then I figured out what the noise was and why Mary Jane had shot out the door like a cannon ball. She had seen the deer in my yard. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs mangled in tournament, 76-42
    Orofino got 13 points from Seth Melton and 11 from Thad Goodrich, however, the Maniacs fell prey to the Timberlake Tigers during the second day of the Timberline Tournament. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    25 Years Ago: City and county officials shared in the grand opening observance marking the completion of a quarter million dollar remodeling project for the Idaho First National Bank. The 4,800 square foot structure features a new drive-in facility, a night depository and seven teller stations and a private office for manager Larry Coonts. 45 Years Ago: Clearwater Stage Lines has added a morning bus from Lewiston to Orofino, providing better freight as well as passenger service for here and the upper country. 80 Years Ago: All but two and a half miles of construction has been completed as to the establishing grades and drainage between Lenore and Orofino according to a report on the progress of the present development of the Lewis Clark Highway.
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  • Caring for Teens God's Way offered at Orofino Community Church
    Light University presents Caring For Teens God's Way. This is a series of lessons that have five units including; Understanding Teens and Their World; Faith and Life; Love, Sex, and Relationships; Teens in Crisis; Challenging Issues. This is a 30 week study. OCC will host this opportunity to youth leaders, parents, educators, and volunteers as a class on Tuesday/Thursday's beginning this Thursday, Jan. 6 and running through Feb. 24 from 9-10 a.m. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Johnny Stewart
    Now that the newly elected folks are taking over the positions of government, I want to publicly recognize the efforts of a County Commissioner who did a great job while holding the office. John Allen was instrumental in establishing the recycle program at the county transfer station. He also spearheaded the renaming and renumbering of county roads, much to some criticism, and was physically involved in placing the new numbers. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Dec. 27: OPD received report of a juvenile runaway on Tamarack. CCSO received report of a traffic hazard at mm 5.5 on Hwy. 11. A cow and a horse in the middle of the highway. CCSO received report of an accident involving several vehicles and a subject driving under the influence (DUI) occurred at mm 20.2 on Hwy. 11. Dec. 28: OPD received report of a subject arrested in a domestic dispute on Benjamin St. Dec. 29: CCSO received request for public assistance on Brown Rd. and Cavendish Hwy. Stranded male motorist. Dec. 30: CCSO received report of a hit and run on Hwy. 11 in Weippe. After assisting vehicle from the ditch, the subject backed his vehicle into the grader pinning the operator between the chain hooks, he then drove off having difficulty maintaining his lane. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Colfax woman injured in snowmobile accident
    A 56-year-old woman from Colfax, WA was injured in a snowmobile accident Saturday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). CCSO at 2 p.m. Jan. 1 received a report of an injured snowmobiler located approximately five miles from Elk River, near the bottom of Elk Butte. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Bea Johnson’s daughter Jamie Rushing and her husband both teach at the U.S. Embassy School in China. Jamie is in Hong Kong awaiting the birth of her first child. There is no medical care in the town where they live so mothers-to-be go to Hong Kong for childbirth and postnatal care. Bea says they are required to rent an apartment near the hospital to await the birth of the child and stay for a two week postnatal checkup. Bea will pass on more information as it happens. Lisa and Keith Weyerts’ daughter Ashley and her husband Chris Stamper of Orofino are also waiting for the birth of their first child. According to Lisa, as this could happen any minute, they are primed and ready to head to Orofino. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Winter recreation on the Grangeville-Salmon Road
    The annual Free Ski Day is Saturday, Jan. 8, which means Park N’ Ski passes are not needed for Fish Creek Meadows area near Grangeville on that day. No special events are planned; however recreationists are encouraged to venture outdoors to enjoy the snow. The Grangeville-Salmon Road will be plowed, as needed, to mile marker 8 and open only to snowmobile use beyond that point. Over 100 miles of trails will be groomed, as snow conditions allow, from the snowmobile parking lot. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happy New Year from Fraser
    On Wednesday, Dec. 28 Fraser and the surrounding areas were hit by a snow storm. Our fields are white and it remains cold, night time temperatures are in the 10 to 15 degree range and it did warm up to 31 degrees on Sunday, Jan. 2. The sun came our on Monday and we enjoyed the blue skies most of the day. So far, the NOAA forecast of a colder, wetter winter for the Northwest is holding true. Donna and Bill Jackson invited Steve and Norma Brand to stop by for pie and coffee on Thursday, Dec. 29. They spent the afternoon visiting and watched the video Bill had taken in 1987 and 88 of the elk herds in Fraser and on Mick Jackson’s’ farm. When the video was finished, everyone sat around the table and enjoyed smoked turkey, deer sausage, candy and pie. Thanks Donna and Bill for a great afternoon. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Pioneer Medical Clinic is open Monday through Thursday, with John Beeh, PA. Dr. Jenkins’ January schedule is: January 13 and 27. Call 464-2578 for appointments. Bald Mountain ski hill has encountered numerous set backs. They hope to be open on Jan. 8. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for January 6
    Winter provides unique fishing experiences for anglers in the Clearwater Region. These experiences can be quite diverse as due to the extreme differences in elevation. Some areas freeze over every year whereas other areas rarely ice over. Some of the various fishing opportunities are as follows:

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