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71% Yes—I did so weeks ago. (33)
20% Yes, recently. (4)
  9% Any day now! (9)

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  • OHS fundraiser for senior graduation party
    A fundraiser for the Drug and Alcohol Free Senior Party for the OHS graduating class of 2011 will take place Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 235 Johnson Ave. (formerly the Flamingo Café).

  • Major rain storm hits Clearwater County
    A major rain storm moved through Clearwater County early April 2, causing small creeks and streams to reach flood levels. Clearwater County also experienced some rock and mud slides Saturday due to the storm. Flood waters threatened Orofino Creek in and around the City of Orofino and Whiskey Creek around Huckleberry Butte. Landslides and water damaged multiple roads including Old Peck Grade, Havelock, Harmony Heights, and Huckleberry Butte. Over 1,000 sandbags were placed in areas around Orofino Creek and around the Huckleberry Butte Bridge over Whiskey Creek to protect the bridge from being damaged by the high water.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Dworshak Public Use Plan
    With significant public input, the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a new “Dworshak Reservoir Public Use Plan” that addresses recreation management changes needed based on current reservoir operating conditions. The new plan includes concepts for future recreation development at Dworshak. It updates and supplements an original 1970 “design memorandum.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sheriff’s Office says farewell to Becky Drewery
    Detective Becky Drewery of the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) retired March 1 after eight years of service. A retirement party in her honor was held March 9 at the Clearwater County Courthouse. A crowd of over 60 people watched as Sheriff Chris Goetz presented Becky with a plaque that stated, “in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.” Read the rest of this article on our Facebook page at

  • April 29 CVHC Wine Tasting features Italy
    “Return to Tuscany” and all things Italian is the theme of the 37th Annual Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Auxiliary and Foundation Wine Tasting on Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 9. p.m. Janet Burnham will once again work her decorating wonders when she converts the Little Flower Room into a Tuscan landscape complete with sunflowers and grapevines. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    40 years ago: The Grubby Knuckles Garden Club of Culdesac hosted a party for approximately 75 residents of State Hospital North. 70 years ago: Gone are the days of the barbershop quartet, but Zan’s Barber Shop insisted they still give the same expert 50¢ haircut that they’ve always given. 80 years ago: Duck season was shortened by 15 days. The decision to do so was made by the secretary of agriculture, on recommendation of the migratory bird treaty act advisory board. 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.

  • Dworshak discharge flow has increased
    Water discharge from Dworshak Dam, near Ahsahka, temporarily increased as of midnight March 31. This is to make room in the reservoir for flood risk management purposes, US. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials announced last week. Discharge flow increased from approximately 14,500 c.f.s. (cubic feet per second) to 18,000 c.f.s., where it will be maintained until further notice. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    The two Johnson boys, Tristan and Jaden Johnson, ages 10 and 8, who accompanied their mother and grandmother Lacey Johnson from Boise and Lynette Codr from Meridian had their wish come true to attend a movie at the Rex Theatre. I get the feeling the Johnson boys think they are in the old west when they visit Orofino. To make sure the Johnson boys had a camping experience in Clearwater County the Stantons’ son-in-law Bryan Howland from Lewiston spent a night in their camper with the two.
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  • Cabin Fever Gardening Series to be offered in Orofino
    The 2011 edition of the Clearwater County Cabin Fever Series begins April 11 and continues each Monday night through April 25 at the Clearwater County Extension Office from 6 to 8 p.m. Are you “itching” to get dirt under your fingernails? Are your seed catalogs getting dog-eared? Want to start preparing for the fast approaching growing season? Then this horticulture series is for you!! Come join us and others of like minds for a series of enjoyable evenings of learning and sharing. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Youth turkey hunt begins April 8
    The general season youth turkey hunt runs Friday, April 8, through Thursday, April 14. Youth ages 15 years or younger on April 8 may participate in the youth hunt. All youth hunters must have a valid hunting license. The general spring turkey hunts open April 15 and runs through May 25. Dates vary for controlled hunts, listed in the Upland Game brochure.
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  • Thinning and Pruning Field Day offered in Orofino
    The University of Idaho Clearwater County Extension Office will offer a Thinning and Pruning Field Day on Friday, April 8. This program will feature two-three hours indoors discussing basic concepts of thinning and pruning, followed by a hands-on field tour in the afternoon to learn about thinning, pruning, forest genetics, and chainsaw safety firsthand.  The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho Clearwater County Extension Office meeting room, 2200 Michigan Ave. in Orofino.
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  • CVHC Auxiliary Quilt raffle tickets available
    U.S. Bank is displaying the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary quilt, Scrappy Gem, and selling raffle tickets for the multi colored 84” x 60” bedspread.  Single tickets are available for a dollar donation or six for $5.  The name of the lucky winner will be drawn at the May 2 Auxiliary meeting.  Winner need not be present to win. “We’re thankful that U.S. Bank is such a supporter of our efforts,” said Freddi Engblom, Auxiliary member. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sheriff’s Office awarded grant for ATV training site
    Sheriff Chris Goetz met with the Board for his weekly update. Goetz discussed the all terrain vehicle (ATV) training site grant that the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded. The grant comes from the Department of Parks and Rec and will be used to make an ATV training area up behind the Marine Building. The grant is for $14,000 and no match is required. He also reported that the Sheriff’s Office will be receiving another $11,000 from ATV registration money for ATV law enforcement patrol. Mr. Goetz reported that he has made the decision to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) next year. He said he is making it a priority with all the recent incidents at the schools. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • ICARE Community Yard Sale April 16 at Orofino City Park
    This is the time of year when many folks are thinking about cleaning out some of the old things and earning a bit of money in the process. If this is you, then, call and reserve your space. ICARE (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort) is hosting the 3rd annual community yard sale at the Orofino City Park on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth
    The District 10 delegate for the IOOF and Rebekah United Nation’s Pilgrimage for Youth was selected by a competition based on a written test and a speech contest. Jonathan Syed, a home schooled sophomore from Pierce, was the winner of the competition. He will meet up with two other high school students and a tour leader from Idaho and travel to the East Coast for an all expense paid tour of historical sites. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    I, Lisa Weyert, will be the new writer for the Weippe news Happenings on the Hilltop. Just to let you know a little about me. I moved to Weippe 13 years ago with my parents Frank and Shirley Walsh and my oldest daughter Ashley now 20. I met my husband Keith 12 years ago at the Becky's burgers where we were both working. We had another daughter Katie who now is 11. Katie is being home schooled. We bought a house in Weippe and love being here on the hill. Keith and I have been members of the Weippe Fire Department since 2003. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    The Brands visited with Wes Stuart and Debi Bunch on Saturday, April 2. Wes recounted when his dad Albert gave the Highway District permission to change the course of the stream because the road was inundated during the spring runoff. The stream was divided and two culverts were installed under Stuart Road. The heavy rain early Saturday caused the water to lift up the culvert extension that was installed on the east side of the road. Signs have been posted so be careful when you drive through that area. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for April 7
    It's not too late to hook into a tasty Idaho steelhead. The spring harvest season closes March 31 on part of the Salmon River from the Lake Creek Bridge to Long Tom Creek - three-quarters of a mile upstream from the Middle Fork Salmon River. The spring steelhead season continues through April 30 in most other steelhead waters, except the Little Salmon River, which stays open until May 15.

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