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June 2 Poll Results
Israel's Borders
Do you agree with President Obama’s statement that Israel should return to its pre-1967 borders?

52% Yes (37)
48% No (34)
  0% Undecided (0)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Orofino VFW Memorial Day Ceremony
    Harold Kinne VFW Post 3296 members participated in Memorial Day services in Orofino. Members honoring Veterans at the Weseman Cemetery are (l to r) Steven Lee, Roger Myers, Pete Curfman, Hubert Sims, Dave Owsley, Carl Cook, Gordon Bansemer, Dave Trainor and Allen Brockmann.

  • Driver's license office closure scheduled
    Idaho driver's licenses and identification (ID) cards will have a new look, state-of-the-art security features, and a new way of being issued beginning this summer. To prepare for the transition, the county licensing office in Orofino will close Monday, June 20 for staff training, equipment upgrades and installation. Schedules are subject to change. Similar equipment upgrades are happening at all of Idaho's 53 county driver licensing locations between May and July. Read this article in its entirety on our blog at clearwatertribuneorofino.blogspot.com

  • Appreciative patient shown in news report
    Shortly after Kay Stone made the statement “If there is anything I can do to sing the praises of Clearwater Valley Hospital please let me know,” she was featured in a recent KLEW TV news story about the hospital’s telemedicine program. “We knew KLEW was coming to Orofino to do a story about the use of the robot we use to connect our patients with distant specialists. We quickly asked Kay if she would mind being featured. She gave us an enthusiastic ‘yes’,” said her physician, Dr. Michael Meza. “Kay was in our hospital as a swing bed patient recovering from her second knee replacement surgery at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Emergency crews see weekend action
    The Orofino Volunteer Fire Dept. responded around 2:30 p.m. Monday to a chimney fire at a residence 13719 First Ave. West. According to Orofino Fire Chief Mike Lee the fire was contained to the chimney and no damage was sustained to the property. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Show & Shine Meeting Tuesday, June 7
    The Orofino Show & shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) has scheduled the next business meeting for Tuesday, June 7 at
    7 p.m. at the Orofino High School shop.

  • Accident on Hwy 12 leaves two injured
    Joshua M. Wheeler, age 16, of Peck, left a driveway on the eastbound side of US12 at milepost 37 on Hwy 12 Sunday, May 29. Wheeler made a U-turn to go westbound, drove across the double yellow line in front of Wayne Matthews, 56, who was driving a Dodge pickup traveling eastbound. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Nez Perce Tribe to receive $200,000 grant to benefit fish and wildlife
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Director Rowan Gould announced recently that more than $7 million in grants will go to fund 37 Native American projects that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitats.  Of those funds, $1,197,437 will be awarded to tribes in Idaho and Washington, including $200,000 to the Nez Perce Tribe. The $200,000 awarded to the Nez Perce Tribe will be used for restoration of Bighorn Sheep Populations and Habitats. In 2008, the tribe initiated a long-term Salmon River Bighorn Sheep Restoration Initiative that included research and monitoring, review of population threats to habitat, and restoration plan development.
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  • Volunteer ham operators donate time and equipment
    Clearwater Amateur Radio Emergency Services (Clearwater A.R.E.S.) is a group of volunteer ham radio operators from Clearwater, Idaho, and Lewis counties, who have gone the extra mile to gain extra training in Emergency Communications. We are a group of volunteers who donate our time and use our own personal equipment to help served agencies in natural disasters and other times of need such as search and rescue operations or when normal communications fail or become inadequate. Emergency disaster relief organizations may ask us to help in times of need. When asked, we will provide as much support as possible. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Mike Faler
    In regards to the Dworshak Nutrient Supplementation public meeting held on May 23, I found it extremely discouraging that our reservoir managers were unwilling to even mention the Microcystis (toxic blue green algae) blooms that have occurred in three of the four years that the project has been conducted.  When asked why, they had no response—at all.  When asked if their pictures of the blooms could be shown to the public, they refused. These were two of many incidents that evening that spoke volumes about their lack of credibility. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Deniece Osterberg
    I applaud County Commissioner Carole Galloway for standing up and representing the people of Clearwater County by bringing forth issues that concern our well being. We all need to be concerned about our water quality and how it affects our ecological systems. I am appalled at how Clearwater County has been abused by the lack of investigation by al of the various government bureaus concerning the algae, blue-green algae and E Coli bacteria at Dworshak Reservoir. The bureaus to include: National Park Service, EPA, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other bureaus that deal with water quality. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Commissioners hold meeting on Dworshak Nutrient Enhancement
    The Clearwater County Commissioners May 23 held a meeting with officials from Idaho Fish & Game (IDFG), concerning Dworshak Nutrient Enhancement. Joe Dupont, IDFG, gave a history of the inception of the nutrient program operated by IDFG and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Dworshak Reservoir. NOAA Fisheries and USACE manage the drafting of the reservoir for fisheries. Congressman Mike Crapo asked what is being done on behalf of the citizens of Clearwater County. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Elk Creek Meadows Stewardship Project nears completion
    Logging activities throughout the month of May will mark the completion of a three-year active timber harvest effort at the Elk Creek Meadows Stewardship Project on Dworshak Reservoir, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.  This multi-year effort is designed to enhance wildlife habitat, reduce wildfire fuel loading, and create a seedbed for the regeneration of Ponderosa Pine and Western Larch. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    We had a party Saturday night. So you are wondering what else is new with that family.  Is that all they do…eat and party? Marcie Stanton, daughter #3, and I hosted a birthday dinner that evening at her log cabin home for the Phantom and his son, Andy. Andy, who is in (pharmaceutical) graduate school at WSU, Pullman, turned 25 but the Phantom failed to mention his age. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Day June 4 with Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club
    The Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club will feature an Orofino Day at its range near Lapwai on Saturday, June 4. Residents of Orofino who are not club members can shoot at the member rate of $5 instead of the non-member rate of $10.  Proof of residence such as a driver's license is needed. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The pool will open Friday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m. with a hot dog lunch for the kids and a free swim from 12-3 p.m. The pool will be closed on Monday, June 6 for training purposes and then open for regular hours on Tuesday, June 7 with an 6 a.m-8 a.m. Lap Swim (M-F), 1-4 p.m.; Open Swim (M-F) and an 6-8 a.m. Open Swim (Tuesday- Thursday). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Congratulations to the two EMT’s here in Weippe. Keith Weyerts just tested for EMT Advanced and passed and Jesse Karn passed EMR. EMR was the First Responder class that is now called Emergency Responder.  Both are also members of the Weippe Fire Department. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    This column was written on Friday, May 27 because of the Memorial Day weekend. This only left four days to collect the news, so this column will reflect what went on in the Fraser community. The weather continues to be a rascal; we have had the whole gambit, rain, partly cloudy, sun, rain, rain and rain. Each time we check our rain gauges we find either another inch or maybe over one half inch. There are puddles standing in the fields, and the creeks are running full. Maybe we are lucky that this is all we have to complain about. I’m sure the Eastern part of our country would be happy to change places with us, so let’s enjoy the days one at a time.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for June 2
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reduced the number of tags in several mule deer controlled hunts because of high fawn mortality over the winter. The odds of drawing a successful hunt in the units listed below may be reduced significantly, depending on how many hunters apply for the hunts or seek refunds. Hunters seeking refunds must submit a request in writing to the Fish and Game licensing section. Anyone with questions should call licensing at 208-334-2592.

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