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Royal Wedding
Will you/did you watching the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday?

26% Yes (16)
74% No (45)

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  • Peace Corps celebrates half-century mark
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Peace Corps (PC), established by President John F. Kennedy for the stated purpose of “Promoting peace and friendship around the world.” Many residents of the Clearwater Valley were part of that historic effort that has helped form who they are today. Many of your neighbors shared their amazing and colorful stories with the Clearwater Tribune and some return volunteers are displaying pictures and memorabilia of their years of service in the Clearwater Historical Museum. In the next few months, the Clearwater Tribune will feature some locals who went to exotic places which taught them more about their own country as well. Moe Paré is one such example. After graduating from high school, Moe Pare volunteered for the draft and served two years in the military. Read this article in its entirety on our blog,

  • Chad Easterbrook retires from 33 years of teaching
    “A whistle and a stopwatch, that’s how I teach and coach” - Some people wear badges around their necks when they go to work, with bar codes that can be scanned as they enter a secure area. Chad Easterbrook wears a whistle and a stopwatch. Mr. Easterbrook, or “Mr. E” as his students call him, will be retiring at the end of this school year. One student, with a play on words said, “You really are a mystery!” Since then, several kids have made the connection to the nickname mystery. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page,

  • SMH/CVH Clinics to provide new Medicare annual wellness visits
    In January of this year Medicare began providing an annual Wellness Visit benefit. This benefit is in addition to the ‘Welcome to Medicare’ exam benefit that occurs only in the first year of joining Medicare.  The goal of the wellness visits is to develop or update an individual prevention plan for each Medicare patient. The nine satellite clinics administered by Clearwater Valley and St. Mary’s Hospitals have designed internal systems and trained their staff in the Medicare guidelines for these wellness visits.
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  • Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce meeting includes Youth Challenge info
    Mark your calendars for the next general meeting of the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. The public is welcome. Loren Whitten-Kaboth, Clearwater County Economic Development Coordinator, will provide an update on the Idaho National Guard’s Youth Challenge program. Her PowerPoint presentation will detail how the program will help Idaho school students learn life skills and provide service to community and give academic preparation for a GED or high school diploma. In addition, the program is expected to provide an economic boost to the community by creating 50-60 jobs. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page,

  • Orofino City Council news: Orofino police to crack down on parking violations
    Chief Wilson reported multiple and frequent parking violations have been noted, especially in the downtown area, causing vehicular/pedestrian safety concerns. Drivers have been parking in crosswalk areas and in front of fire hydrants. Chief Wilson said if a car is parked (in the red zone) too close to a curb, it causes a driver to have to pull far forward into a street to see if it is safe to cross. Obviously, handicapped designated areas are to enable persons with disabilities ease of access. Chief Wilson said blatant parking violations, particularly in these areas, will not be tolerated. Officers will be enforcing parking regulations and issuing citations. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino’s National Guard, a proud history
    Dworshak State Park Assistant Manager Charlie Chase and Paul Pence, Natural Resource Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were on hand Wednesday, April 20 to give an update on both the park and the dam. Chase said the park did fairly well, surviving its first year after reopening. He said many people are still under the assumption the park is closed. They are trying to get the word out to people to increase visitation. 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.

  • Ascension Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor, Rev. Marsha Hendrickson
    Rev. Marsha Hendrickson has accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Orofino. She will be taking over for Pastor Stan Hoobing, who served in the interim while the church searched for a permanent minister. Pastor Marsha was born in Colorado, but when she was only five years old, her folks moved above the Artic Circle, 200 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, to the town Bettles Field, where her father was an F.A.A. Flight Controller. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sheriff’s Office taking back unwanted prescription drugs
    On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Idaho Health and Welfare and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are accepting unused prescription medications for disposal. Bring your expired and unused medications the cannon at the intersection of Michigan and Riverside Avenues in Orofino. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Studded snow tires need to be removed by May 1 in Idaho
    Studded snow tires must be removed from motor vehicles in Idaho before Sunday (May 1), the Idaho Transportation Department reminds drivers. The use of studded tires is legal in Idaho from Oct. 1 through April 30 each year. According to the Idaho State Police, a ticket would be a non-moving infraction with a fine of $62. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lady Maniacs inflict mercy rule twice over Grangeville
    Orofino’s Lady Maniacs got no-hitters from both Tabby Haskett and Ashley Schrader in mercy-rule-shortened victories over Central Idaho League opponent Grangeville played April 21. The scores were 18-0 and 17-0. Both were called on the 15-run rule, after the fourth and third innings, respectively. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Get hooked on Kids’ Fishing Day May 14
    Kid’s Fishing Day for kids ages 12 and under will be held from around 7:45 a. m. to 1 p. m. Saturday, May 14. The bus will run every half-hour. Poles, bait and ice will be provided. A shuttle bus will run from the parking lot (by the dentist’s office on Hwy 7) below the Orofino High School to the Nez Perce Tribe’s Tunnel Pond every half-hour. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    30 Years Ago: The Orofino Junior High girls took first place in a five-team track meet in Kamiah. Team member Tracy Kimberling was undefeated that year in the 440 yard dash. 40 Years Ago: Russell Construction Company submitted an ad that stated, “We are proud to have had a part in constructing Orofino Flower Shop. We wish Mel and Peggy Bryant and their staff continued success in their new location.” 80 Years Ago: According to news dispatches appearing in various papers, Elk River sawmill of the Potlatch Lumber Company would not run during the coming season, due to poor lumber market conditions. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

    Pierce Pool Auction is Saturday
    The Pierce Community Center is holding a pool fundraiser auction and spaghetti feed this Saturday, April 30 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the center. Spaghetti, green salad and garlic bread will be served. There will be a silent auction, and tickets will be sold for drawings every 15 minutes for special items. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sign up now for summer driver education course
    Orofino High School will be offering a summer driver education class to students who are 14 1/2 years old by June 8. The class starts on Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. in Mrs. Pomponio's room at Orofino Elementary. Timberline High School will be offering a spring/summer driver education class to students who are 14 1/2 years old by May 13. The class starts Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Mrs. Stacy's classroom at Timberline Schools. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Easter in Fraser
    This year, Easter was celebrated on April 24. The Fraser community woke up to sunny skies after many, many days of rain and snow. The sun also came out all day on Saturday, so we enjoyed a whole weekend of beautiful spring weather. I hope you were able to take advantage of those two sunny days, because Monday arrived and we were once again hit by rain and wind. Some neighbors did get their lawns mowed for the first time over the weekend, the rest of us are still waiting for dry weather.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop...
    Alice Reynolds reported that Harry had open heart surgery in Coeur d'Alene two weeks ago and is home recovering. Their son Ron and daughter Gale were there during the surgery and went home while Alice stayed until he was released. She said that Harry was doing well but still had a while until he was fully recovered.  She wanted to let everyone know how much she appreciated all the prayers for him.
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  • Fraser news
    Wallace Mining and Swilling, a social club from Wallace, will conduct its annual conference Saturday, April 30, in Pierce. The club will stay at the Outback and enjoy a prime rib dinner catered by Greg and Diane Gerot at Gallery 205. The group also plans to partake in the activities at The Vug later in the evening and conduct a search for the cheapest and best stinger in town. The club regularly meets monthly, and business includes investing in mining stocks and wine tasting. The former is the excuse for the latter. The club is conducting its annual meeting in Pierce to tour the first Shoshone County courthouse and to make a pilgrimage to a sister mining district. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • 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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