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April 21 Poll Results
Wolves a Disaster?
Should Idaho Gov. Otter have signed a bill declaring the federal government’s introduction of wolves to
Idaho a state disaster?

64% Yes (42)
34% No (22)
  2% I don’t know (1)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • He lures me in with butterflies...
    For those who follow my articles in the Clearwater Tribune, you know I have an ongoing loathing of bugs, spiders, scorpions, and all their ilk. I try not to discriminate; I don't like animals with teeth bigger than mine, either. Our local specialist on arthropods and crustaceans is the distinguished entomologist, Richard Whitten. Richard is a well known and respected scholar who has donated the world's largest insect collection the University of Costa Rica. His interests are widespread, from the macrocosm (astronomy) studying the stars and constellations, to the microcosm (micro biology) studying the tiniest protozoa, bacteria, and algae, and to everything in between. It reminds me of a line from the movie Ghostbusters, "I collect spores, molds, and fungus" - all good things to Richard Whitten. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/clearwatertribune, later this week.

  • Urban Forests of Orofino legacy tree program
    Urban Forests of Orofino (UFO) has implemented the Legacy Tree Program. The first legacy tree in the city’s new program was planted earlier this month at Lewis Clark Park in honor of Leola Stoneback.  Members of the Urban Forests of Orofino Committee for the City of Orofino were on hand to plant a tree in memory of her. A granite monument was also placed at the base of the tree in her honor. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • “One people – that is Christ in the making,” an interview with Father Sipho Matabela
    Before coming to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orofino, Father Sipho Matabela lived and worked in what he called “the religious life,” at the Monastery of Ascension in Jerome as a Benedictine Monk. “The religious life” meant a life where all things were shared in common with other monastics. One does not own personal property such as a car, or individualized clothing. In his new life as a perish priest, he now owns a car, buys his own food, and lives more independently. Father Sepho’s homeland is the tiny, landlocked nation in Africa called Swaziland, or Ngwane, which is bordered on the north, south and west by the country of South Africa and on the east by Mozambique. One of five children in an impoverished situation, he was fortunate enough to be taken in by the Salesian Fathers who ran the Catholic school which was the beginning of his lifelong commitment to the church and to God. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • “A Night of Blues” is Orofino Chamber Auction theme
    “A Night of Blues” is the theme for this year’s Annual Orofino Chamber of Commerce Auction. On Friday, May 6, join your friends at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge for some “Blues and Jazz” inspired fun. New this year the Chamber will be featuring jazz music by Mark Holt and beer tasting fun sponsored by RiverPort Brewery in Clarkston. Up for bid will be lots of items to get you in the mood for spring: Patio furniture, golf packages, lawn and garden tools and more. Plus, the chamber has secured original artwork and some fun specialty items. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Idaho Youth Challenge becomes official
    Nearly a dozen citizens from Pierce witnessed the historic signing of Sen. Bill 1208, which authorizes the creation of the Idaho National Guard "Youth Challenge Program." The bill passed the legislature on Thursday, April 7, and Governor Otter called for a public signing in his ceremonial office on April 13 at 12 noon.
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  • CVHC participates in major incident drill
    On Friday, April 15, eleven ‘patients’ arrived at staggered times to the Clearwater Valley Hospital Emergency Department, some via ambulance and one via Life Flight helicopter.  The ‘patients’ were drama students from Lewis Clark State College participating in a drill arranged by the Orofino Police Department involving a mock shooting incident at Orofino High School. On hand to treat the victims who began arriving mid morning were Dr. Michael Meza who managed ‘victim’ triage and coordinated the medical, nursing and ancillary personnel. Dr. Peter Crecelius, Dr. Vanessa Brown, Dr. Charity Robinson, Dr. Christopher Jenkins, John Beeh, PA-C, Wendi Richardson, CRNA, Mary Curtis, Respiratory Therapist and nursing staff began treating the ‘students’ who, prior to the drill, were given wound descriptions and asked to enact their injuries. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • New business complex coming to Orofino in the fall
    Lori Turner and her husband Darren found shop space scarce in Orofino and decided to build their own. Darren’s business – Alpine Heating and Sheet Metal, has been helping customers with their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) needs in Clearwater County for the past five years. During that time, Darren has had to operate his office from his home and store equipment in rented units in town. Not having a drop-off location for equipment deliveries has necessitated frequent trips to Lewiston to pick what he needs – adding up to a lot of wasted time and extra expense. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs sweep Kamiah Kubs
    Orofino pounded out 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Kamiah, and had solid pitching as the Maniacs yielded just seven hits in the Central Idaho League opener for both teams played in Orofino, April 12. The scores were 10-0 and 15-3. Damon Isbelle allowed just four hits in five innings in the first game and his offense finally came to life, scoring nine runs in the last two innings to end the game by the mercy rule. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County unemployment rises in March
    Between February and March, Clearwater County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went from the fourth highest of Idaho’s 44 counties to second. Clearwater County’s rate was 15.0 percent in March, up four-tenths of a percentage point from February. Some loggers were prevented from working in the woods. The high unemployment in the area also is contributing to general weakness in retail and service, which have reduced jobs somewhat. The county’s rate was 14.3 percent in March 2010. It peaked at 17.7 percent in July, and has edged down over the last few months. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Kathy Dill
    I have been witnessing something happening here in Pierce that has just torn up my inner soul. The week of March 28, Pierce City officials contracted a logging operation to log our Chinese Cemetery. They were running the logging equipment right over the grave sites, with no regard at all for the meaning of this historical place. I researched this cemetery with the Idaho State Historical Society, and found that, despite the number of bodies of Chinese who were returned to China according to custom, there are still occupied graves in the cemetery. Most of these, it is supposed, are women and children, and those whose families could not afford the transportation costs to China. What gives the city this right to desecrate these graves? To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • In a word: Forgetfulness
    I have a photographic memory. Even in my most untidy moments I can usually tell you that the item you are looking for is, say, on the second shelf of the cupboard, on the left, near the back, behind the whatever. I may not be able to give you chapter and verse, but I can tell you which side of the page something is on and what color the book is. Still, I forget things all the time. There are days when I wonder if I’m the only one who hasn’t caught on that my mind is going! Days when I know I’ve asked the same question more than once, and promptly forgotten the answer. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Lorene Wright
    I have noticed in the Clearwater Tribune, over the last couple of months, the concern of our community over the drug and alcohol usage by our young people. It is truly a cause for concern for all of us. Our young people are precious - to their own parents and really to all of us. Their young lives are being started - which direction will they head? To a life that is productive and happy and fulfilling? Or to a life that is filled with heartache and misery and broken dreams? What are we doing, the older ones that should be watching out for them, to help them make the right choices? Is our example one that they can safely follow? To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Full slate of business April 25 for school board
    At the school district board meeting to be held at 6 p. m. Monday, April 25 at Timberline School resignations will be submitted by Heather Odell, as Orofino High School (OHS) sophomore class advisor and Kaye Weller as OHS National Honor Society Advisor. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

    Katie Nemeth to play soccer at Concordia University
    Orofino's Katie Nemeth has signed to play soccer at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, Golden Bears coach Steve Bellis announced. "I have been impressed with (Katie's) stats and particularly her goal-to-game ratio. She has shown that she has natural knack of being in the right place at the right time," Bellis said. Nemeth has four letters in soccer, three in track and one in basketball at Orofino High School. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Saturday, May 7 is the date to be involved - Pierce Gem Team invites everyone to get out and enjoy the great outdoors (weather cooperating) and clean up Pierce once again. Gathering at the Kiosk at 9 a.m. there will be jobs for everyone; picking up trash, pulling weeds, painting signs, collecting appliances, tires, etc. Aitco will have their truck at the Kiosk for drop-off, and the City truck will also be available for trash, etc. There is a limit of four tires per household. Wood and metal will be accepted. Please call ahead to Rob at Timber Inn (464-2736) if you wish something large picked up. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs sweep Kamiah Kubs
    Orofino pounded out 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Kamiah, and had solid pitching as the Maniacs yielded just seven hits in the Central Idaho League opener for both teams played in Orofino on April 12. The scores were 10-0 and 15-3. Damon Isbelle allowed just four hits in five innings in the first game and his offense finally came to life, scoring nine runs in the last two innings to end the game by the mercy rule.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop...
    Delores Watson reported that there were four tables this week at pinochle. Bill Barteaux received high score; Janet Kingen received low score and LaDonna Chapman and Tim Reid won the game. Pinochle will resume May 1 with a break for Easter. Weippe Fire is starting to gather items for the fire sale. In honor of Spring Cleaning will will try to have someone there each Saturday until the sale, then have people there starting the first week in May. If you have items to donate you can drop them off or call to have firefighters to pick them up. For information call James Cahala at 435-0136, Lisa Weyerts at 435-4007, or leave a message at the hall at 435-9075. Raffle tickets will soon go on sale. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser news
    Wednesday, April 13 was the Fraser Get Together Club's monthly meeting. There was a great turnout. The ladies enjoyed a delicious lunch of sloppy joes, several different salads and carrot cake for dessert. The hostesses were Bev Bailey, Charlotte Bonner, and Karen Fowler. The theme for the meeting was Easter. Mike and Linda Beard are sharing the wonderful news of a new grandson born to Mark and Ann Beard, Mike and Linda's son, who live in Bremerton, WA. Tyler William Beard was born on Sunday at 4:11 p.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz and was 20 ¾ inches long. Congratulations to Mark and Ann.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for April 21
    Idaho anglers will be able to start fishing for Chinook salmon on Saturday, April 23. But this year's return of Chinook salmon appears to be late, and anglers shouldn't expect many fish to be in Idaho waters when the season opens. River fishing is really slow right now. Be safe - many rivers are flooding.

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