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March 24 Poll Results
Libya Bombings
Should the
U.S., France, and Great Britain have bombed Libya?

52% Yes (34)
42% No (28)
 6% I don’t know (4)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Becky Drewery has a passion for keeping kids safe
    Becky Drewery, formerly with the Orofino Police Department (1999-2002) and more recently a detective with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department (2003-2011), gave a presentation on a program important to all of us. The Safe Self program teaches children (k-4 grades) how to keep their bodies safe from sexual assault. She has been presenting this program for nine years, teaching children active skills to deter a sexual predator which she says are the most persistent kind of offender – often pre-planning, coercing, and threatening the child if they tell. Approximately 98 percent of sexual crimes against minors are committed by people they already know. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Local volunteer goes statewide
    Little did Kathy Daugherty know when she was a freshman in high school and spent the five silver dollars her sister gave her for her birthday on a purse, that eventually she would be launched into a lifetime of volunteer work. Kathy recently added another volunteer position to her role as the President of the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She is now also the Chair of the Idaho Hospital Association’s Committee on Volunteers. The purse was purchased at a gift shop run by volunteers for Deborah Heart and Lung Hospitals. As an adult, Kathy worked on fundraisers to benefit their New Jersey facility.
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  • U.S. Senator Risch taps local gourmet food business for holiday luncheon needs
    A little bit of Clearwater County has made it to Washington D.C. for two years in a row, to help sweeten the holiday palates of U.S. Senators in Congress. For the second year in a row, "Tastes of Idaho", located at 143 Johnson Avenue, in downtown Orofino, was a supplier to U.S. Senator James E. Risch (R) - Idaho, for Christmas-time political entertaining. Read the rest of this article on our blog at

  • Letter to the Editor: Dennis Fuller
    History has taught that societal peace and harmony wane whenever the civil authority attempts to legislate against our basic freedoms and rights, including religion and private property. While both county Commissioner Stan Leach and county P & Z Board Chairman T.J. Bruce can “find nothing wrong” with the new comprehensive plan, most of the comments to an e-mail examination have pointed out that “if my neighbors don’t infringe on my property value and rights, what should I care how he chooses to use it.”  Aside from issues of public safety, the government has no moral obligation to violate the fruits of one’s labor. The rather vacuous benefits of zoning, such as protecting the environment or the management of growth and aesthetics, pale in comparison to the strength of the basis for all other rights: control of private property. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    20 years ago: Susan Bonner correctly spelled “barracks” to win first place in the District 171 spelling bee. Winners of the Pierce spelling bee were Robbie Bolen and Jeff Good. 30 years ago: Mrs. E.W. “Bertie” Jewell recently turned 90 years old. She first came to Orofino in 1910, shortly after her marriage, and had resided mostly in the same neighborhood ever since. 80 years ago: A 116-inch wheelbase, a 70-horsepower high compression engine, and internal hydraulic brakes were some of the features offered on the new Chrysler Six, on sale at Snyder Motors.
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  • Tall cop says stop!
     “Tall Cop says Stop,” is the motto and website for 6’9” Jermaine Galloway who gave several presentations in Orofino March 17-18. Jermaine is an officer with the Boise Police Department, where he serves as the Neighborhood Contact Officer in the area surrounding Boise State University. He has been serving law enforcement in Idaho for fourteen years and in 2009 received the Co-Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. Read this article in its entirety at

  • LoggerXross races for Orofino
    An independent group of citizens have formed a coalition with the aim of holding LoggerXross (EnduroCross style) racing May 14 in the city park. Their stated goal is to see riders and racing fans in the community enjoying races as they have previous years. (The EnduroCross races were formerly sponsored by the motorcycle club.) The group has taken necessary organizational steps, such as seeking adequate insurance, generating a cost and contact list, checking into advertising, and seeking sponsorship and volunteer groups, as well as discussing ticket prices and where monies might be distributed. One council member said, “It looks like you’ve done your homework.” A motion was passed to allow the group to proceed provisionally with the races keeping council members up-to-date as it progresses. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in, or read it on our blog at

  • From this Chair…
    After we left South Road we had dinner at the Canyon Inn in Peck. The food was perfect and that is a hopping place on Saturday night. I think one of the owners, Penny Deyo, was the chef for us that evening. When we were in Spokane earlier in the week we had dinner at Tomato Street restaurant on North Division. We ordered an artichoke dip for an appetizer. When it arrived the Phantom and I both agreed this tasted the same as the appetizer Sandy Clay from The Edge made for Orofino Builders Supply’s After Hours chamber party a couple of weeks ago. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Do you eat to live?
    Have you recently been shocked by your high cholesterol? Is your blood pressure going up? What about those few pounds that you’ve added to your waistline? What is your risk factor for “degenerative” diseases, and what can you do about it? Why are the doctors today advising their patients to “eat more fruits and vegetables?” Dr. Dennis Burkitt, MD, said “The concept that Western diseases are lifestyle-related and therefore potentially preventable and reversible is the most important medical discovery of the twentieth century.” T. Colin Campbell, PhD., from Cornell University, in his ground-breaking epidemiological study, provides answers in the ongoing struggle to understand and explain the vital connection between our health and what we eat. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lady Maniacs, Priest River share victory in doubleheader
    Orofino’s softball team split a pair of games with Priest River, slipping past the northerners in the first game but getting demolished in the second game, both played in Orofino, In the first game, Orofino's Tabby Haskett pitched a solid game, striking out eight in seven innings.
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  • Orofino High School golf team competes in first match of the season
    The OHS Golf team is back this year with four girls and eight boys. The first match of the season was in Asotin WA.  The golf team had the privilege of playing at Quail Ridge Golf Course on March 17.  Most all players were able to attend.  There were five teams that attended this match: Orofino, Asotin, Kendrick, Pomeroy and T/R. First place individual went to Joel Meyers with a 40 from Pomeroy and first place team went to Pomeroy.
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  • Boat Safety Class April 9
    Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a “Boat Idaho” safety class in the conference room at the Lodge at the Rivers Edge, Best Western Motel in Orofino on Wednesday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This class is free to the public, and good way brush up on the current rules and regulations. Attendees must attend all six hours of the class in order to receive a completed certificate from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. A lunch break will be held. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • ITD schedules contested case hearing for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil U.S. 12 shipments
    The Idaho Transportation Department will hold a contested case hearing April 25 on a proposal to allow Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil to ship oversized equipment on U.S. 12. Retired State Court District Judge Duff McKee will preside as the hearing officer. The hearing will allow opponents of Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's plan to ship oversized loads on U.S. 12 from Lewiston to the Montana state line to present evidence and testimony. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CEDA submits Notice of Intent/Release of Funds for Konkolville Water Project
    The Notice of Intent/Release of Funds was submitted by Rachel Stocking from CEDA for the Konkolville Company Water Project at the March 14 Clearwater County Commissioners’ meeting. The notice was published in the Clearwater Tribune for the Konkolville Project for the Environmental Record since it lies within the flood plain. The Board approved and signed the Notice of Intent/Release of Funds for Konkolville Water Company project. The CEDA request for funds No. 5 of $3,775.00, for design from Progressive for the Konkolville Water Company Water project was presented. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Join Kathy Dill Saturday night at the Vug to celebrate her 50th birthday party. She has numerous family and friends coming from all over to help her celebrate her birthday. Please mark your calendars for May 7! We will be having the Pool Spaghetti Feed and Auction Fundraiser that day. Come support the Pool! If you have something you would like to donate please call the Center. Stop by the credit union to see this beautiful quilt, Carol Lange made it and donated it to the Pierce Gem Team to help raise money to go towards the completion of the pavilion. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Some highlights of Weippe City Council meeting March 14: Clerk submitted the Feb. 2011 Financial Statement, auditors were here last week. Ed Berreth has contacted dog owners that haven’t purchased dog tags - citations will be issued. There was lengthy discussion regarding purchasing a backup generator for the well. Barteaux was adamant that we need to get the generator as soon as possible. The council agreed. Edmonson will contact Strom Electric to see precisely what will be needed for the project then we can request more accurate bids.
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  • Spring arrives in Fraser
    On the first day of spring the skies over Fraser were cloudy and a cool breeze was blowing from the east. It was a good day to spend outside cleaning up the debris that accumulated over winter. The daffodils and crocus leaves have started to appear, bringing with them the promise of beautiful blossoms for us to enjoy. Jan Thornton and her family have spent time working on her fathers home in Kooskia. They had extra help on Sunday when neighbors and friends stopped by to lend a hand. Fraser residents, Carl and RoseAnna Thornton and Reggie and Peggy Ball, Jim McManus and Phillip Wilman from Orofino joined forces with Jan’s family to work on the yard and out buildings. Jan was very pleased with what was accomplished and thanks everyone for their help. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 24
    Antler hunting, more commonly known as shed hunting, is a favorite pastime for those of us suffering from cabin fever. As the winter months pass and spring looms upon us, many people head for the hills in search of the antlers deer and elk have dropped in preparation for growing new ones. Antler hunting is a fun activity and can be done year round by any person, and you don't need any permits to do it. All a person needs is a desire to hike the hills and slopes where antlers can be found and a willingness to endure the ever-changing weather of Idaho.

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