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April 14 Poll Results
Holiday Meal Meats
Which of these traditional holiday meal meats is your favorite?

54% Turkey (30)
23% Ham (13)
12% Beef (7)
11% We use something else. (6)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Out now: the 2011 Vacation Guide and Business Directory
    The Clearwater Tribune's 2011 Vacation Guide and Business Directory is out now! To get your copy, pick up a copy of this week's paper. You may also click on this link to read the entire guide, which will be available for free online year-round, on the Special Editions page (click on the Special Editions button above, on the right).

  • Pierce Youth Challenge program gets go ahead from State
    The co-ed boot-camp style program to be implemented at the former Pierce Elementary School located on 21 1/2 acres in rural Idaho is expected to bring 50 or more jobs to Pierce and targets at risk youth who are unemployed, drug free, dropouts between the ages of 16 and 18. A delegation of around 15 persons from Pierce and Clearwater County Commissioner Chairman Don Ebert will be on hand Wednesday when Gov. Butch Otter signs the bill allowing the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to be held at the former Pierce Elementary School which was closed by the school district in 2007. See this article in its entirety on our blog,

  • The DogHouse returns
    “Hey hotdog man!” Dana Losey says that’s what many people still called him after years of being in another business. Dana was originally from Winter Haven, FL then moved to Nevada where he met his wife Sedanna.  Sedanna had lived in Orofino 30 years prior. They came here to visit her mother in the summer of 2004, and decided to stay. When asked if the mountains bothered him, after having lived in the flatlands of Florida and later Nevada, he said, “No, I love it here. After I got used to the west, I never wanted to go back.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Public input sought on nutrients added to Dworshak Lake
    Persons wishing to comment on the US Army Corps of Engineers proposal of a nutrient supplementation pilot project of nutrients, specifically nitrogen. to be added to Dworshak Reservoir have until April 22 to do so. Persons wishing to comment or request a public hearing be held may do so by writing the United States Environmental Protection Agency region 10, 1200 Sixth Ave., Suite 900 M/S OWW-130, Seattle, WA 9801. Email address is
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  • Keith Powell paints wall mural at Lodge at River’s Edge
    Keith Powell, an artist from Coullee, WA, is currently painting a 32x22 wall mural on the second floor of the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge in Orofino. This mural is not the first time Powell’s talent has been utilized in this area. A piece titled Golden Eagle in Flight (a larger than life steel sculpture) can be seen at the Lodge at River’s Edge. The metal sculptures near the Clearwater River at Clearwater Crossing RV Park in Orofino are also Powell’s work. In Lewiston, he created the Story Teller, and the sculptures of Lewis and Clark meeting the Nez Perce (visible when entering Lewiston from U.S. 95). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fish & Game discusses depredation hunt
    Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG) representatives, Crenshaw, Cadwallader, and Nelson defined IDFG’s policies and position on proposed depredation deer hunting in Orofino and Clearwater County. They presented some of the challenges, i.e., possible endangerment to residents, and outlined a four step program: 1) prohibit feeding of deer within city limits 2) implement a deer control permit through IDFG 3) implement an IDFG hunt on private lands to reduce deer population on outskirts of Orofino, 4) utilize the existing hunting seasons and possibly issue extra tags allowing hunters to hunt adjacent to city limits. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino’s National Guard, a proud history
    SFC Joe Slichter, the Recruiting Officer for the National Guard unit stationed in Orofino, gave an interesting presentation and historical slide show of the history of the Idaho National Guard. Orofino’s unit is the 16th Engineering Battalion of the state’s 116th Brigade Combat Team. The Guard, a group of citizen soldiers, gets its heritage name in honor of La Fayette’s Garde Nationale which originated during the French Revolution. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • County to conduct all elections
    With the passage of HB 372 the County Clerk is now responsible to conduct all elections in Clearwater County. The elections will now be held on the same dates as follows: the third Tuesday in May. Tuesday following first Monday in November. School bond and levy elections can also be held the second Tuesday in March and last Tuesday in August. Recall elections can be held on any of the above dates.  May 17, 2011, is the next election to be conducted by the Clearwater County Clerk.
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  • From this Chair…
    Saturday the Phantom and I, Marcie Stanton and Rhonda Rallis attended the Diamond Rio concert at the Casino in Lewiston. I saw several Orofino residents there including Renée and Keith Hedrick and Kathy and Tom Dougherty. Diamond Rio sang “One More Day with You” which the Phantom and I adopted as ‘our song’ when we first met going on five years now. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Commissioners sign Emergency Declaration for Clearwater County
    The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the motion to sign the Emergency Declaration as the result of flood waters and landslides caused by heavy spring rains and rapid snow melt that began April 2 at their April 4 meeting. Clearwater County and the communities of Orofino, Pierce and Weippe are affected by the flood waters and landslides that are threatening Orofino Creek in and around the City of Orofino, Whiskey Creek around Huckleberry Butte, and multiple roads including Old Peck Grade, Havelock, Harmony Heights, Huckleberry Butte and Sunnyside Bench. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater Human Needs Council to meet April 19
    John Papineau, Brandon McIntosh and Julie Castle, from Health and Welfare Family and Community Service will be the guest speakers at the Clearwater Human Needs Council general meeting at noon Tuesday, April 19, at Krystal Café. They will show a DVD that explains how all of the staff in their program are 'mandated reporters' and what that means. They will also answer questions about their programs.
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  • “The Big Guys Plus Two” Concert cancelled
    Due to illness, “The Big Guys Plus Two” benefit concert scheduled for April 15 at 7 at the Senior Meal Site has been cancelled. 
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    Weippe Library among Top 10
    Monday marks the start of National Library Week. "It's a place where stuff happens," says Rebecca Miller of Library Journal magazine. She shares 10 favorite locations in USA TODAY Friday, April 8 edition, including the Weippe Library. “This outpost in north-central Idaho serves many purposes. It's a visitors center, an exhibit space and a rare Wi-Fi spot in a remote wilderness area. It is everything for that community," Miller says. More info can be found at at To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OHS girls win at Kamiah track meet
    In a seven team-meet at the Kubs' venue April 7, Lady Maniacs win the meet with a 111 score, edging out Kamiah, which had a 1081/2 score. Orofino's Jess Gutenberger won the girls' 100 with a time of 13.3 seconds and in the 200 with a time of 27.8. Tabby Mikel of Orofino dominated the throwing events, taking first in the discus and the shot put. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Last Sunday the Timber Inn hosted the annual end of the year (2010-2011) pool league. There were five teams this year, they placed as follows: Timber 1 with 72 wins, Vug-68, Timber 2-62, Elkhorn 1-57, and Elkhorn 2-45. Two couples tied with 21 games for high scores, Dan Bullock and Lance Young of the Timber 1 team and Kathy Dill and Bud Wilson from the Vug. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop…
    Melissa Mayberry would like people to know about this great chance to fill your bellies. Attention all turkey hunters! Turkey season is beginning soon and The Weippe Wesleyan Women want all of you hunters and the rest of the community to stay nourished and well fed! They are having a chili & bake sale fundraiser in front of the Weippe Wesleyan Church beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16. They will be out there selling through lunchtime or until they are all out of items to sell. Don't miss out - they've got some great items.
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  • Fifth Annual Fraser Mother’s Day Prime Rib dinner May 12
    The Mother’s Day Prime Rib Dinner signs were installed on the back of the Fraser Welcomes You greeting on the east and west ends of the Fraser community, thanks to Steve and Norma Brand. They were greeted by Steve and Rhonda Shilling’s llamas as they finished hanging the one by Mike and Linda Beard’s driveway. The female, Molly, couldn’t resist nuzzling Steve’s cheek as they were getting in the truck. Llamas can be real escape artists; they seem to know when there is a weak area I their pasture fence. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for April 14
    Hunters who have finished with taxes before the deadline can expect to find Idaho's wild turkey populations in good shape. 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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