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March 31 Poll Results
Education Funding Cuts
What is your opinion of the millions of dollars in funding cuts in Idaho’s next education budget?

56% It’s very unfortunate, but times are tough. (28)
They need to find another way to deal with budget shortfalls. (22)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Orofino Babe Ruth sign-up next week
    Orofino Babe Ruth sign-ups will be held this week for ages 13 to 15. The first sign-up will be held Wednesday, April 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Orofino Elementary School. Another sign-up will be held Thursday, April 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Orofino High School. For more information call Chuck Brumley at 208-827-0747.

  • Orofino LoggerXross coming May 14
    The exciting Orofino LoggerXross event is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at Orofino City Park. The Orofino LoggerXcross will carry on the tradition of motorbike racing in the Orofino City Park’s fairground arena. Track designers for this year’s event are very excited as they work to create a layout that will provide an incredible show for spectators while giving riders a thrilling set of obstacles and challenges. Professional rider confirmations have already come in. Everything is in motion for the creation of another spectacular event. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OHS Cheerleaders bring home first place trophies
    The Orofino High School Cheerleaders competed March 19 in the Idaho High School State Cheer and Dance Finals held at the Idaho Center in Nampa. The cheerleaders did an awesome job against very rigid competitors from throughout the state. In the end they placed first in show routine and first in stunt group over their rivals from the entire 2A Co-Ed Division.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Emerald Jenks
    As a supporter of our community, I love all of the holiday themes and decorations we see in town throughout the year. Christmas is always my favorite with all the social gatherings and contests. I was happy to buy the Christmas Passports knowing the money would be used to pay for all the fun activities and Christmas lights. That being said, I’m a little disheartened to see that the lights on the park gazebo are still there. Read the rest of this article on our blog at

  • ExxonMobil submits plan to move equipment on U.S. 95, I-90
    Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil is proposing to transport 60 oversized loads on U.S. 95 and Interstate 90, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. Mammoet, the contract hauler for ExxonMobil, submitted a travel plan to the transportation department. Engineers from the department have just started analyzing the plan. The department does not have an estimate of when it will complete the analysis. The travel plan must be approved by the department before an over-legal permit could be issued to allow the loads to be transported. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    40 years ago: A total of 3,132 elk were observed during the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s winter productivity count of local elk herds. 50 years ago: A joke under the heading The Old Timer stated, “Plastic Surgeons can do almost anything with a nose, except keep it out of other people’s business.” 60 years ago: Art Neumayer’s Orofino High School debate club team lost to a more experienced Lewiston team at the regional tournament in Lewiston. The affirmative team lost 38-39 and the negative team lost 44-50. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Just For Kids – Little Canyon Shooting
    On Sunday, March 6, a host of parents, instructors guides and proven bird-dogs experienced the raw enthusiasm of sixty-seven (67) young folks out for a day of outdoor sports. With an announced start time of 8:30 am the young folks had their parents up early and were arriving at Little Canyon Ranch starting at 7:50 am. Diane Hairston (Peck) and Theresa Belknap (Spokane) were kept busy signing up the young folks and giving each one a number so they could be found when time to go on their pheasant hunt. As they registered they were grouped into classes of 10 to12 and sent to the lodge for a short safety seminar with Jeremy Lessman (Pullman) to cover basic safety and gun handling procedures. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OHS Class of 1981 reunion information
    The OHS Class of 1981 reunion planning meeting will be held Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the Brass Rail. The reunion is planned for Friday, July 1 at the Ponderosa and Saturday, July 2 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge. Cost per person to attend the events for Saturday night is $50, which includes a DJ and dinner. An account has been set-up for those wishing to attend at: 1981 Class Reunion, c/o Billie Lee, 1664 Brown Road, Lenore, Idaho 83541. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    A customer, Albert Lawrence came in the Tribune office Tuesday and while he was doing business at the front counter I overheard him say to the clerk Carrie McConnell “I like reading the owner’s gossip column”. I was in the back office and after overhearing him I called up front, “I can hear you. Be careful; what you’ are saying.” Then as if on clue Marcie’s two dogs, Izzy and Angus took off towards the front barking at him.
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  • Enrollment deadline is April 4 for CVHC stress management class
    “Younger people with insomnia, older people challenged by chronic illness, men living in constant pain, post menopausal women trying to get back on track, people of all ages who have stress in their lives these are just a few of the types of people who have asked me about mindfulness based stress reduction as a means to manage their symptoms and live a fuller life,” says Deanna English, RN, RYT instructor for the upcoming series of classes on stress management using the principles of the mindfulness based stress reduction program.
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  • Maniacs victorious twice against St. Maries
    Orofino grabbed two walk-off victories over St. Maries to push its early-season record to 6-2 in a nonleague meeting last Saturday, March 26. Seth Melton pitched all seven innings in the first contest, striking out six batters. He also had two RBI at the plate. It was a back-and-forth game, with the lead changing hands seven times.
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  • Orofino defeats Grangeville, 11-4
    Lady Maniacs put up runs in each of the first five innings, helping the Maniacs jet away from Grangeville in a Central Idaho League clash played at home on March 24. Tabby Haskett provided a single and a double for Orofino, which improved to 2-3 and 1-0. Pitcher Ashley Schrader limited Grangeville to four hits and struck out eight.
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  • Weippe Community Club receives IHC grant
    The Weippe Community Club received $1,500 from the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the non-profit, state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant was awarded for presenters at the Weippe Camas Festival on May 21. The theme is “Fires along the Trail,” focusing on how fires have impacted history. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Local law enforcement to prepare for active shooter situation
    On Friday, April 15 at approximately 10 a.m. the Orofino Police Department, in conjunction with various other law enforcement, medical, fire, and state agencies and the school district will be conducting an exercise at the Orofino High School. The purpose of the exercise is to take a proactive approach to prepare for an active shooter situation within the school system or any other facility. This exercise will also give each agency an opportunity for each agency to work beside each other and learn the capabilities of each agency. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • 4-H Babysitting Clinic graduates 19 attendees
    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
    April 14 is the next meeting for 1860 Days, and we want to see you get involved! The meeting is at Faith Lutheran Church, 6 p.m. The Grand Marshal(s) will be chosen; we do need groups and individuals for various small responsibilities for the event. We will have two special items for the drawing this year; Dan Vaughan has generously donated a 1/2 gold miner charm again and we thank him!
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    The Rebekahs are hosting the District 10 Assembly President Tuesday evening at the White Pine Lodge. There will be an Easter Hat contest, skits and other special events. Dolores Watson says there were three tables for pinochle at the Lodge Sunday. Dolores and Marlene won pinochle. This is my last Weippe news column. A new correspondent will begin next week. Thanks to those of you who have called with news or graciously answered my questions and helped pass the word on “happenings” in our area. Your help has been appreciated.
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  • Llamas loose in Fraser
    There had been reports recently that llamas have been spotted at the top of the Greer Grade. A week ago, Jerry Stone, from Weippe, called the Brands to inform them that their llamas were out. One glance out the window of their house proved this was not the case. Their llamas, April Eighth and Moon Dawntreader were in their pasture munching on grass. On Sunday, March 27, Linda Beard telephoned the Brands with the same news. Once she found out that they didn’t belong to the Brands they opened a gate on their property so the llamas would be safe. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 31
    Idaho Fish and Game will auction furs, hides, antlers, traps and miscellaneous hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 2, at the Clearwater Regional office, 3316 16th St., in Lewiston. Auction items include furs, whole carcasses, antlers, and skulls of elk, moose, deer, black bear, mountain lion, otter, beaver, bobcat and fox. All items were either seized as evidence or salvaged. All carcasses are considered unfit for human consumption and are sold for use of the non-edible portions only.

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