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June 30 Poll Results
Summer Foods
Which of these traditionally summertime foods is your favorite?

26% Watermelon (25)
  3% Snow cones (3)
17% Ice cream (16)
31% Grilled or barbequed meats (30)
13% Corn on the cob (12)
  1% Baked beans (1)
10% Potato salad (9)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Camping on the Nez Perce, Clearwater National Forests for Fourth of July weekend?
    June 21 marked the first day of summer; it’s time to celebrate! The sun is shining, the snow is melting and many people are looking forward to recreating on the Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests over the long 4th of July weekend. So dust off your favorite fishing rod, break out the camping equipment and top off the tank in your ATV. The Forest Service would like to share road, trail and campground information to help you plan your trip; some of Idaho’s best and most beautiful backcountry awaits your arrival!

  • We honor our loved ones who serve
    Click on the link above to see the Clearwater Tribune's first salute to active military, published in the June 30 issue. Future installments are planned, so even if you missed this month's, we welcome your submission. Thank you to everyone who shared information about their active military family member(s)!

  • Herrick rocks country at Orofino’s Fourth of July celebrations
    The Fourth of July celebrations in Orofino City Park will provide some rousing “Country Rock” by a group called Herrick. Originally from Spokane, the group now is based out of Nashville, Tennessee and will be performing songs from their 14-cut CD, New Dance, co-produced by Michael Bonagura (Baillie & the Boys) and Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney and Willie Nelson). Herrick, headed by Kerry and Donna Herrick, who write their own music, said some of their music influences are “Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Heart, and too many to mention.” They laughingly referred to their music “Fleetwood Mac meets country.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair...
    I received two responses on the recent column about “ee-dah-how.” One was from Gary Graham of Wood Village, OR and the other was from Mrs. Charlotte J. Choate of Meridian. Graham writes in part…”I graduated from good ‘ol’ OHS in 1965, one hundred and forty-five of us. The largest graduating class from OHS at that time. I don’t know if that record still holds or not.” “Reading the second article” Graham writes “in From this Chair about “ee-dah-how” I remember in the early ‘60’s in school the teacher taught us that. She said “sun coming over the mountain from the Indians.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Goodbye James Arness
    For those of you too young to remember, Festus is not a disease cured with Vitamin C. Miss Kitty had nothing to do with the cat on the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. And Matt Dillon was not the uni-browed star of the Outsiders with Patrick Swayze. For those who are old enough to remember those characters, no more need be said – you know that legendary actor and star of Gunsmoke, James Arness passed away June 3. Our Matt Dillon was the sheriff who kept the peace in Dodge City on the long running television series Gunsmoke (1955-1975). What began first as a radio show ended up on television for 20 seasons. It ran for a record, live-action drama, with 635 episodes and was the United States' longest-running prime time show.  Beginning July 1, read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • School board approves new hires
    Six new hires approved by School District #171 board members include: Ryan Norland, Orofino High School (OHS) Industrial Arts teacher; Brandi Mael, OHS assistant secretary; Jacob Schilling, Orofino Elementary School(OES) custodian; Dr. Carl Morgan, special education director; Robert Vian, Timberline School principal; Pam Boller, OES special education teacher. Resignations were accepted by: Lila McDade, Orofino Elementary school instructional aide; Kurt Savage, OHS teacher; Brandon Workentin, OHS teacher; Valerie Armichardy, Timberline High School track head coach. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Ask the conservation officer
    Question: "I heard about someone that found an orphaned deer fawn and raised it to an adult. I'd like to do this, what kinds of permits are required?" Answer: The short answer is, only under very rare circumstances would the Department authorize anyone to possess a wild fawn deer or calf elk. In the past it may have been common in Idaho to allow a "Good Samaritan" to raise an orphaned fawn and "release it back into the wild." When Idaho's human population was sparsely distributed, deer that were habituated to humans were often released on large ranches and farms. Gracious landowners tolerated these deer that often lived out their lives within the security of the ranch.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • “If it leaves the ground or blows up, it’s illegal”
    Fire Chief Mike Lee warned of illegal fireworks, which pose danger to structures and wild lands. Basically, “If it leaves the ground, or blows up,” he said, it’s illegal. He added, “Save your money and donate to the professional shows,” which put on the big firework displays. The fireworks law applies to the entire state of Idaho. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Three Dworshak docks damaged
    Three Dworshak Reservoir docks have been damaged by anchors and cables as reservoir levels rose during recent record inflows. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed the Freds Bay safe harbor dock due to safety concerns. Drift Creek and Indian Creek docks are being monitored after they sustained lesser damage. Both docks are still useable, though parts of them may be submerged. As the reservoir rises, dock anchors and cables can get hung up. Sometimes water levels rise as much as 6 feet in a 24-hour period.  If the docks are deemed unsafe for the public, Dworshak maintenance staff may pull the docks out of service until repairs can be made. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • Hearing officer recommends ExxonMobil be issued megaload permits for U.S. 12
    A hearing officer has recommended that ExxonMobil be issued permits to transport overlegal loads on U.S. 12. The company proposes to move approximately 200 large loads from the Port of Lewiston to the Montana border on U.S. 12. Opponents argued against the issuance of the permits before retired judge Duff McKee during an April hearing in Boise. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Plan ahead for summer trips to the North Fork Ranger District
    In 2010, the Clearwater National Forest awarded many construction and maintenance contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Much of the contracted work is still underway on the North Fork Ranger District. The projects involve bridge repair and maintenance, road resurfacing, culvert replacements and recreation site improvements. Short traffic delays, detours and road closures can be expected, but once the work is completed, access to recreational destinations will be safer and more enjoyable to forest visitors. The improvements will also help to lessen impacts on the environment. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • IDFG seeks comments on proposed fishing rules
    Idaho Fish and Game seeks public comments on a series of proposed changes to fishing rules.  All proposed rules are available on the Fish and Game website at: Comments may be submitted at the links on the web page.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • U of I football coach at Farm Bureau event in Orofino
    What do the
    Idaho Farm Bureau and Coach Akey have in common? The answer is they both work with teams. Clearwater/Lewis County Farm Bureau sponsored a dinner for area residents on May 13 at the Best Western in Orofino to promote Farm Bureau. The keynote speaker for the event was Robb Akey, coach of the University of Idaho Vandal Football Team. Robb Akey gave attendees a real treat as he spoke of his past football experiences and his philosophy on team building and what constitutes a successful team. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happy Independence Day from Fraser
    The 4th of July celebrations will be held all over our country, and the residents of the Fraser community are planning their gatherings. Many plan to watch the fireworks displays in Orofino and the surrounding areas. We are fortunate to live in the United States of America, so let’s remember to salute our flag and thank God for our freedom. It’s a precious item indeed, especially with all the unrest in the other countries around the world. Here it is the last day of June and the hay season hasn’t begun. We have had several days of dry weather, but the ground is still wet to start swathing the hay. Mike and Linda Beard returned to Fraser on Sunday, June 26 after attending their family reunions. Mike’s family met at Sun River over the Father’s Day weekend. Twenty one members attended this years gathering. Among these were three babies; eight month old Elizabeth Cape; two month old Tyler Beard and six month old Simon Slick. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The newly formed troop of Cub Scouts would like to thank everyone for their support in helping them raise money to purchase their uniforms. They recently held a 50/50 drawing and raised $350. The winner was Reid Mintonye and he graciously donated his share of the money back to the scouts. They will be helping the Historical Friends of the Cemetery raise the flags on the 4th of July. They hold their meetings every other Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club. The next meeting is this Thursday June 30. Cub Master is Chris Rukavina, you can contact him @ 464-1362 for questions. New members are always welcome.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    There is a weekly contest going on at the library called "Where is the Gnome in Weippe?" The roaming Gnome has been all over Weippe, and every week through the month of July, we are posting a photo of the Gnome in a different location. Can you guess where he's at this week? If you can, your name will be put into a weekly drawing for an ice cream from Mechells Cafe! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for June 30
    Once again fishing was good in the Clearwater River drainage, as over 600 adults were caught and catch rates were below 10 hours per fish in most river sections. The harvest of adult Chinook ended June 27 on the Clearwater River downstream of Orofino Bridge and in the North Fork Clearwater River; however, you can still keep six Jacks in this area and I expect fishing pressure should be low and action could be good at times.


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