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June 23 Poll Results
Boeing Plant Location
Do you agree with the federal NLRB lawsuit against Boeing, filed because the company opened a plant in
South Carolina instead of Washington State?

27% Yes. (15)
73% No. (41)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Honor your family serving in the military
    The Clearwater Tribune would like to recognize the active military family members of local residents. If you live or used to live in Clearwater County, Peck or Lenore and have a family member currently serving in any branch of the armed forces, please share their brave efforts with our readers. We plan to publish this information for the Fourth of July edition, but any servicemen and women submitted after that will be published as soon as possible afterward. Please send us their name, rank, and which branch of the armed forces they are part of, along with your name, town of residence (and, if you no longer live in the area, please include when you did live here) and how they are related to you. You are welcome to include a photo of them. There is no fee. Read this article on last week's front page or on our Facebook page at

  • Wild Weippe Rodeo committee in search of lost royalty
    Several years ago school children across America played the game “Where in the World is Dora the Explorer.” The Weippe Rodeo Association is asking where in the world are four of our past royalty. We have not been able to locate Mary Wilson (1973 Queen), Julie Fry (1971 Princess), Debbie Bradley (1982 Princess) and Jessa Laird (1996 Queen). The search for the royalty has been an interesting task. Many are still in Idaho while a few are scattered through out the USA and even in Japan. If you could help us find those last remaining past royalty please call Carolyn Lage (435-4845) or Sherry Schlader (435-4793). To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CVHC patient records go electronic
    Clearwater Valley Hospital’s Phillip Petersen visited the Wednesday Chamber of Commerce meeting along with Drew Johnson, IT Manager and Lenne Bonner, CFO, in what turned out to be one of the most interesting programs concerning the electronic standardization of medical records the hospital is undertaking. Since the hospital is in transition between the old paper records and the electronic ones, Dr. Petersen said that currently they are experiencing the disadvantages of both. But he hopes that will not be the case in the near future as record keeping becomes streamlined. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Deyo Reservoir groundbreaking July 7
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Friends of Deyo Reservoir invite the public to the groundbreaking of the Deyo Reservoir and Wetlands Project Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. The Deyo Reservoir site is located on Schmidt Mill Road, half a mile off State Highway 11 between 4 Mile Road and 3 Mile Road just West of Weippe. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • Letter to the Editor: Ed Galloway
    Just to set the record straight, and set my mind at ease as to different folks’ intentions. Last week’s (June 6) Clearwater Tribune contained a letter penned by Commissioner Stan Leach, in it he accused Chris and Karen Jensen of using his mother’s sudden illness to “score political points for Commissioner Carole Galloway,” a quick call to Chris and Karen (they are in the phone book) confirmed my suspicions, they neither know Commissioner Leach’s mother nor knew she was ill. If they had, I assure you, they would have put her on their prayer chain. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Dr. Chuck Colas joins CVHC medical staff
    Dr. Chuck Colas will begin seeing patients at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics shortly after Labor Day. He completed his Family Practice Residency in 1999 through Tucson General Hospital in Arizona and has practiced medicine for over 10 years in clinic, emergency room and hospital settings. Currently he is working at Modoc Medical Center in Alturas, CA, which is a critical access hospital with a rural health clinic similar to CVHC. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • City appreciation grant program
    The Clearwater Soil and Water Conversation District has discovered a city appreciation grant program that we wish to share with the residents and businesses of Orofino and area code 83544. This program is sponsored by the company Intuit, and has two parts. Part one allows for individuals to nominate the businesses of the town that they love. As fans of the local businesses we nominate the business using the online site: This is the easiest way a company can make $5,000 just by being nominated. The city with the most businesses nominated by June 30, wins $50,000. This money is then distributed to 10 businesses randomly selected by Intuit and each business is provided $5,000. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Police Department to crack down on drunk drivers over July 4
    July 4 celebrations often include cook-outs, picnics, boating, time spent with family and friends and, of course, fireworks.  But for too many Americans, the nation’s annual celebration is filled with tragedy, as it is one of the deadliest holidays of the year when it comes to alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities. That’s why Orofino Police Department will be out in force during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, cracking down on impaired drivers with aggressive Drunk Driving. Over the Limit; Under Arrest enforcement. Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the past 25 years show that, on average, nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes over each year’s July 4 holiday involved some level of alcohol. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Poor weather pushes up North Central Idaho’s unemployment rate
    Poor weather conditions slowed logging, construction, agricultural, transportation, and retail activity in May. It also delayed job creation that would normally happen between April and May. This May, Clearwater County had the highest unemployment rate of Idaho’s 44 counties. The increase was due largely to unemployed loggers. Between April and May, Valley County traded places with Clearwater County. In May its unemployment rate was 16.3 percent, the highest rate then. Now, its rate is higher—17.2 percent—but Clearwater's is higher. Boundary County had the highest unemployment in May 2010 at 15.9 percent. Its unemployment rate this May was 14.6 percent. Valley County had the third highest rate a year ago at 14.8 percent, while Shoshone County at 15.3 percent ranked second highest. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Birth announcement: Lincoln Duffy Haynes
    Lincoln William Duffy Haynes arrived on May 31, 2011, weighing in at 6 lbs. ¾ oz.  His parents are Sunny and Darrin Haynes of Lewiston.  He joins a 1½ year old sister, Harper. Proud grandparents are Mike and Debbi Duffy of Lenore and Tom and Melanie Haynes of Paul, ID.
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  • ITD issues permits for transport of overlegal loads on U.S. 95, Interstate 90
    The Idaho Transportation Department June 17 issued the first two permits for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil to transport overlegal loads on U.S. 95 and Interstate 90. Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil will work with the city of Moscow to coordinate the trimming of 25 trees in the community before beginning transports to allow the loads to pass safely. The city requested the company to have an overlegal permit from the transportation department before tree trimming starts. Read this article in its entirety on our blog,

  • Idaho Marine Law Enforcement Officials set to crack down on impaired boaters
    Clearwater County Marine law enforcement officers will participate in the Operation Dry Water and will be out in force June 24-26 looking for boaters who’s Blood Alcohol Content exceeds the state limit of .08 percent.  Operation Dry Water will include increased patrols and OUI checks as well as boater education. Impaired boaters can expect to be accountable for their actions. In Idaho they include fines, jail and loss of boating privilege. We intend to stop intoxicated boaters and to educate as many boaters as possible about the hazards of Operating under the Influence (OUI),” says Cpl. Mike Gladhart. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Crop reporting deadline June 30
    The annual requirement of reporting all cropland on a farm, whether idle or planted, must be completed and signed by Thursday, June 30. Filing an accurate and timely report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent a loss of benefits on a variety of Farm Service Agency programs, such as Direct and Counter-cyclical Programs, Conservation Reserve Program, Marketing Assistance Loans, and Loan Deficiency Payments.
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  • Father's Day in Fraser
    The weather on June 19, Father’s Day, started out with light rain. As the day progressed it became cloudy and the temperature warmed up 61 degrees. Oreta and Dale Stuart traveled to the home of Oreta’s brother on Sunday. Howard and Diane Holt live at Boville and they host the family’s traditional Father’s Day picnic. Oreta reported that because of the rainy conditions they decided to have the gathering at the house. Several cousins from Lewiston and Kendrick joined them this year along with Lisa and Don Curnutt, Dustin Denison and Tessa Brown. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum is in need of funding to rebuild the covered pavilion in the courtyard park as well as funding to keep the museum open. They will be hosting a "log drive" on Friday evening of 1860 Days week-end. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match up to $500 raised at this event. Sign-up sheets to purchase your log will be available soon. The other fundraising event being planned is a membership drive. Local support of both events will be appreciated. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Branden Allpress stopped by with the news and to invite friends and family to His and Heather’s wedding this Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. at the Fraser Park. There will be a potluck reception to follow. Congratulations go out to Branden and Heather. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for June 23
    Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing. Controlled hunt drawing results are now available for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey hunts at:

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