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January 13 Poll Results
Crab Feed
The Rotary Crab Feed is Saturday. Do you like crab meat?

62% Yes, it’s delicious! (35)
20% It’s okay. (11)
18% No, I can’t say I care for crab meat. (10)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Bald Mountain off to a rocky start
    Bald Mountain reopened last Saturday only to discover yet another down power line with approximately 50" of snow at the lodge and 60" of snow at the top. Thanks to help of our outstanding volunteers we were able to fix the problem quickly and reopen on Sunday with a full day of skiing and excellent snow conditions. We are expecting a successful upcoming weekend with three full days of skiing. We will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with the bus running from Orofino all three days. Although it has been a struggle, we continue our efforts to keep Bald Mountain alive. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Hometown ‘Spirit of Giving’
    In the spirit of the season, gifts have been given to the ICARE project. For those of you who don’t already know, ICARE, Inc. is an organization started to financially help people in the Clearwater River communities who are actively undergoing treatment for cancer. Donations can be sent to ICARE, Inc. c/o 2134 Canyon Ck Rd, Orofino, ID 83544. One such contribution was recently received by mail. Word of mouth is what helped ICARE receive a very generous check for $500. Some said “This is a wonderful gift!”
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  • Idaho’s nuclear laboratory
    Amy Lientz, a former OHS Maniac, is now the Communications and Governmental Affairs Director of Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Ms. Lientz addressed the Chamber of Commerce luncheon group, giving a very interesting presentation on the overall picture of INL’s activities. The laboratory, which was created over 60 years ago, encompasses 890 square miles of land between Idaho Falls and Sun Valley. Arco, Idaho can boast of being the first city in the U.S. to be powered by nuclear energy. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Hospital lot split, a go
    A public hearing was held to consider the application by State Hospital North for a simple lot split providing for 60.56 acres of land to be split into two lots: 5.57 acres and 54.99 acres respectively. Testimony was heard from citizens, CVHC staff and Pat Watkins, Hospital Facilities Director. Some verbal objections, and letters of testimony, were presented from neighbors in the Miles Addition Subdivision. Some concerns raised were: possible drainage/erosion issues; additional streetlights; increased traffic; road access, and loss of privacy to neighbors.
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  • Highway 12 residents challenge recommendations
    A group of 13 residents and business owners along Highway 12 today challenged the recommendations by a hearing officer and asked Idaho Transportation Department director Brian Ness to deny permits for ConocoPhillips’ proposed shipments of massive coke drums up Highway 12 from Lewiston to Lolo Pass. The group is concerned that the massive loads will harm central Idaho’s tourism and outdoor recreation economy and local communities. Following a Dec. 8-9 hearing in Boise, ITD hearing officer Merlyn Clark issued proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law on Dec. 28, 2010, recommending to the ITD Director that the ConocoPhillips’ shipments be approved.
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  • Isaac Hull graduates at University of Idaho
    Isaac Hull, Orofino High School, Class of 2005, recently participated in the University of Idaho 2010 Winter Commencement Ceremony. He graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Forest Resources and the in Fire Ecology and Management. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    Andrea Dell and I were among the crowd attending the Community Concert featuring cowboy poet and songwriter, T. J. Casey. While listening to Casey I was reminded of country western singer Don Williams who I saw in concert in Spokane years ago. Long-legged Williams sat alone on a stool with his guitar in the middle of the stage and played and sang for a couple of hours. He was a quiet man and didn’t have much to say to the audience. His song I Believe in Love, I Believe in You has always been one of my favorites. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater Ridge Runners update
    On Dec. 30 a group of seven club members and one guest went up the 103 from Peterson’s corner to the Yoosa Creek Bridge on a tree cutting party. On this day we ended up sawing nine different trees and did not reach Beaver Dam Saddle. However the riding was fantastic and a good time was had by all. The Clearwater Ridge Runners are planning two membership meetings. The first will be in Pierce on Jan. 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. The VUG has offered to host this meeting. The second will be in Orofino on Jan. 20. Riverside Pizza and Pub has offered to host this meeting. It will start at 6:30 p.m. also. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • It’s a girl
    Brian and Maegan Lathrop would like to announce the arrival of their daughter, Brinley Zelda Lathrop, who was born on Thanksgiving Day at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. Brinley weighed seven lbs. and was 20 inches in length.
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  • Equipment purchased with Clearwater Paper contributions
    Bob Emigh and Debbie Wilson from the Orofino Junior Senior High School applied for and received separate grants from Clearwater Paper Contributions. Mr. Emigh received $840 with which he was able to purchase a 110-volt, wire-feed welder that will enhance the vocational curriculum and better suit the needs of the students. 60-80 students per year will have the advantage of using this machine and learning safe welding techniques. Ms. Wilson applied for and received a $160 contribution from Clearwater Paper and was able to purchase two switch boxes and six laser mice.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    70 Years Ago - The board of county commissioners purchased a new 61 horsepower Cletrac bulldozer at a cost of $6,124 less a trade-in on a two-year-old Cletrac of $2,265. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s office, which set a record for activity in 1949, had an even busier year in 1950 with arrests totaling 210 last year compared to 114 the year before. 50 Years Ago - Recent study of old records shows that Orofino’s first street lights were purchased by the board in 1906 to light the area on Johnson Avenue between First and Third Streets. They were kerosene fueled.
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  • Clearwater County Incident Reports
    Jan. 3: OPD received report of littering in alley behind Michigan Ave. Jan. 4: OPD received report of an out of control minor on Michigan Ave. CCSO received report of a subject arrested on Hwy. 11 in Weippe, on a warrant for failing to appear (FTA). CCSO received report of harassment on 129th St. Ongoing problem with neighbor harassing reporting party (RP). Jan. 7: OPD received report of malicious injury on Hwy. 12. CCSO received report of suspicious circumstances at mm 31.5 on Hwy. 12, out of county. Vehicle parked on the side of the road with airbags deployed.
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  • Spartans spar with Maniacs, 68-58
    Colten Jared's 24 points led the Spartans to a nonleague victory over Orofino.  Kendrick Jared scored 17 and Dylan Anderson added 12 rebounds and five blocks to his 12 points for Timberline.  Bryce Pippenger had 21 for the Maniacs and Tyler Meeks scored 18 in the losing effort.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Bulldogs brawl the Maniacs 74-36
    Seth Dreadfulwater scored 20 points and Grangeville put up 22 in the first quarter on their way to victory in a Central Idaho League opener. Five Bulldogs scored in double figures, including Derek Brown with 13 points.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Last week a request was made, What would you like to see happen in Weippe during this New Year?  Responses are noted below along with name of the person responding. If you have any ideas, send them or give me a call and we will continue putting them in Happenings. You can use your name or remain anonymous. Participation is appreciated. What I would like to see in 2011...Each person will visit and bring friends to the Library/Discovery Center to discover, check out, use and read new books, audio books, computers, movies, activities, games and video games, ideas for classes.  We have an entire library network to use - ask about it.  Open hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.  - Marge Kuchynka.
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  • Fraser news, this week and in 2010
    Mark your calendar for the 2nd Games Day at the Fraser Community Center. It will be held on Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Bring your favorite games, Dominoes, Yahtzee, Scrabble, your friends and spend the afternoon playing cards or board games. The pinochle games are already there for anyone who wants to play cards. A potluck dinner will be enjoyed at the end of the day, so bring your favorite dish to share. Call Linda Beard at 435-4806 for more information, everyone is invited. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The "BLACK and GOLD" Timberline High Student Art Show will be Jan.  19-22, at Studio 205, on Main Street, in Pierce. This is the fourth annual show, and the public's response has been so appreciated every year! There are 20 students displaying their artistic pieces, from black and white drawings to metal sculpture, oil painting and this year a new category, quilting, will be entered. Please take note: Grand Opening Night will be Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for January 13
    The application period for spring turkey and black bear controlled hunts starts Jan.15, and runs through Feb. 15. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15 - some controlled hunts open later. Leftover tags for spring turkey and bear controlled hunts go on sale April 1.

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