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May 12 Poll Results
Osama bin Laden's widows
Should the
U.S. be given rights to question Osama bin Laden’s widows?

84% Yes (46)
16%
No (9)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Orofino City Council news
    The firm of Presnell Gage completed their regular audit for the City of Orofino. Mitchell Marx reported there were no irregularities or problems with the city’s finances. The General Fund, Street Funds, Sewage and Sanitation funds were all up over last year, but that is not unexpected. Mitchell pointed out the city is losing income from water leakage. More water is being pumped, than is being sold. Rick Laam stated that much of the water loss occurs at the water treatment plant. John Barton (Public Works) stated that it is easy to lose a great deal of water quickly when a street leakage occurs. Brownie Troop 3719 submitted a request that the city consider putting more trash cans around town. They feel more trash receptacles might encourage people not to litter and possibly pick up trash when they see it lying on sidewalks and streets. The matter was referred to the Beautification Committee. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/clearwatertribune.

  • Weippe Yard Sale is Saturday
    Weippe is holding a community wide yard sale on Saturday May 14, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. These will be sales held at individuals’ homes or businesses. There will be maps available at participating yard sales and at the main intersection of Highway 11 in Weippe. This map will give a brief description of what that particular yard sale is featuring. Some of the items for sale include camping gear, tents, fishing gear, horse tack, air conditioner, air compressor, building materials, tools, trash burner, basket collection, musical instruments, old piano, key board, plants, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, swinging cradle, bedding, garden hoses and reel and much, much more. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Community Concert Association presents Bonus Concert on May 15
    The Clearwater Community Concert Association (CCCA) will present a bonus concert for its members on Sunday, May 15. The Lewis Clark Community Band, under the direction of Garry Walker, will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Orofino High School. Remember to bring your season membership ticket. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Aretha Chilton, first Brookside Landing resident
    Aretha Chilton was born April 8, 1913, in Harrisburg, north of Kamiah. Aretha was blessed by having four brothers and two sisters. After high school, she attended the University of Idaho for 3 years, where she earned her teaching certificate, then followed her career path and taught elementary school in Orofino. Aretha was also the Orofino City Librarian! She retired in April of 1976 but has never been forgotten by her students. Aretha married Lee Chilton August 12, 1939. Together, she and Lee had three terrific children: Kay, Carol and Dick. Each has stories of laughter and adventure they love to share. Aretha is also very proud of all her grandchildren and great-grandsons. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Michelle S. George
    It’s May in Clearwater County and that means it is again time to pass Jt. School District #171’s supplemental levy. I think it’s incredibly important that all patrons understand what this levy pays for, and why it is so important that it passes.  Our supplemental levy pays for the day-to-day operation of the school district.  It equals approximately 24% of the operating budget.  These dollars pay for heat in our buildings, books, salaries, gas for the busses, all of the necessities. I know that with today’s economy, most people believe that we should “tighten our belts.”  Believe me, we have. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Friends of Deyo Reservoir provide update
    Marge Kuchynka has been an active “Friend of Deyo” for 20 years. She came to last week’s Chamber of Commerce to give an update on progression of building this new family recreation/fishing reservoir. Mary Deyo donated 92.5 acres of land to Idaho Fish & Game for the purpose of having a reservoir and wetlands area, family camping, and picnic areas which would attract visitors and provide family recreation. Also in attendance, as guests, were Iris and Wally Schmidt who came in support of Deyo Reservoir. Contractors Motley & Motley (Pullman WA) are ready to turn the earth and begin the project which has which has passed environmental water and evaporation tests and also received the sanction of the Nez Perce Tribe. No significant historical or cultural artifacts were found on the site. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/clearwatertribune.

  • School board to meet May 18
    The OHS Senior Art Show will have an opening reception at the ManiYAC Teen Center, Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7:30. Featured senior artists and photographers include Tom Windham, Harley Stanton, Myrissa Wolfe, Monique Stamper, Joe Montambo, Nathan Mangum, Gabbi Hill, Sammy Gustin, Raymond Fisher, and Tyler Meeks. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: John Schwartz
    Residents of Joint School District No. 171 and especially those residing in Zone 3, I am seeking your support in the upcoming trustee election scheduled May 17 as well as your support on the supplemental levy. As federal and state support declines and new legislation requires more local control it becomes more evident that your involvement is needed and that your votes do make a difference. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Governor Otter requests federal disaster assistance for flood damaged areas in Idaho
    Governor Otter has made a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a federal disaster declaration. If approved, federal disaster funding would be made available to help repair the damage caused by flooding and landslides in north and north central Idaho. Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone, Clearwater, Nez Perce and Idaho counties as well as the Nez Perce Tribe are currently under a state disaster declaration. From March 31 through April 11, the area saw significant rainfall combined with high amounts of snowmelt which damaged roads throughout north and north central Idaho. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Guiding Good Choices classes begin this week
    Parents of children in grades four through eight are invited to attend a series of five Guiding Good Choices classes in Orofino, Kamiah or Lapwai beginning as early as this week. To register and for seminar locations, call (208) 935-4110 or (208) 621-4612. Class size is limited. Meal and incentive cards will be provided. The Orofino dates are May 11, 13, 18, 20 and 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Kamiah dates are May 16, 18, 20, 23, and 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., and Lapwai dates are May 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    Since I‘m always running late I like living at a location where I can drive 50 miles per hour to work. And that is on Hwy 12. I’ve been doing this for 40 years now and it came in handy again Tuesday. I was rushing off to the Tribune…traveling 50 miles an hour when a block from my house I saw a dog running back and forth across the busy highway. I turned around in a private parking lot to look for the dog, which was no longer along the highway. Instead it had made its way into our neighborhood. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Timberline Student aces the Idaho State Trig-Star contest
    Some of you may remember the joys and frustrations of mastering the cosine, sine, and tangent. As math goes, these three words still cause trickles of sweat to run down the back until the phrase “Sally Can Tell…” pops back to help sort them out.  Leon Wehrhan, a senior at Timberline High School, is the 2011 Idaho Trig-Star Champion. Leon is an exchange student from Bonn, Germany. His host parents are Julie and Mitch Jared of Pierce and his math teacher is William Knapp. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Dyan Spence
    Danielle Hardy is running for the school board for district zone 3. I have worked with Danielle for many years, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! She is delightful, approachable, sincere, honest, and has a never-ending smile. As long as I have known Danielle, she has been involved in many facets of the school system and the public arena. She is a devoted, hard worker who looks out for others and cares deeply for our schools and community. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

    Interior Department announces wolf delisting rule
    Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior announced May 4 that it will be issuing a final rule to remove protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. Prompted by a provision tacked on by Congress to the latest must-pass budget bill, the Interior Department will be publishing tomorrow the same 2009 delisting rule that was struck down by a federal court in August. The rule will return management authority over wolves to the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Utah, while retaining federal control in Wyoming until an adequate state management plan is developed. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Teenager dies in collision
    An 18-year-old woman from Winchester was killed Monday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 95, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). At 10:16 a.m. May 9 Stephanie K. Hendren was eastbound on Westlake Road in Lewis County, approaching U.S. 95, in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. According to ISP, Hendren failed to stop at a stop sign on Westlake Road and entered U.S. 95, where she struck the trailer of a 2000 Peterbilt semi truck driven by Michael A. Hanson, 51, of Ferdinand, who was southbound on U.S. 95, at about milepost 273. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    I went to the council meeting on Monday night as I knew there was going to be a large crowd there known as the Friends of Chinese Cemetery. I was right, it was standing room only with 40 people packed into city hall. Only a few people had questions for the council, although you could feel the tension in the room. In my opinion both sides conducted themselves well as some of their questions were answered. It seems the general consensus was that the people felt the city didn’t communicate their intent very well.
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  • OHS Senior Art Show is Wednesday
    The OHS Senior Art Show will have an opening reception at the ManiYAC Teen Center, Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featured senior artists and photographers include Tom Windham, Harley Stanton, Myrissa Wolfe, Monique Stamper, Joe Montambo, Nathan Mangum, Gabbi Hill, Sammy Gustin, Raymond Fisher, and Tyler Meeks.
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  • Fraser Community news
    Diane Cochrell called to report on her very special Mother’s Day gift. Her first grandson was born at 10:39 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. His name is Tanner Scott Musgrave, his mother is Diane’s daughter, Danielle, and his daddy is Nathan Musgrave. Tanner was born at the Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, he weighed 8 pounds 3 ½ ounces and is 21 ¼ inches long. Tanner was welcomed into the world by his Daddy and his grandmothers, Diane and Loretta Musgrave. His aunt Cristi Cochrell, a nurse at CVH was on call and tended Danielle during the birth. Grandma Diane says he is perfect, ask to see his pictures the next time you see her and Jason. Congratulations to Danielle and Nathan.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 12
    Idaho Fish and Game has started selling wolf tags - $11.50 for resident hunters and $186 for nonresidents, vendor fees included. Tags are available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices. A valid 2011 Idaho hunting license is required to buy a tag.

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