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July 7 Poll Results
Casey Anthony Verdict
Should Casey Anthony have been found guilty of murder?

38% Yes! I can’t imagine why that jury didn’t convict her. (27)
19% I think the manslaughter charge would’ve been the most appropriate. (14)
28% No. The prosecution didn’t convince me, either. (20)
15% I don’t know. (11)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Unusual visitor surprises diners
    Lunch diners at Orofino’s Krystal Café July 5 were surprised by the appearance of a very unexpected visitor. A chipmunk, or perhaps a young squirrel, calmly hopped inside the establishment’s open front door a few minutes before 12:30 p.m. and ventured about three feet inside. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • Over 90,000 young summer steelhead destroyed at Dworshak Hatchery
    Dworshak National Fish Hatchery was forced to destroy over 90,000 young summer steelhead in June due to the IHNV virus. Mark Drobish, who has been the Hatchery Manager for approximately three years, said the juvenile fish (not yet at the smolt stage when they are ready to be released) were tested on site by the Idaho Fish Health Center – part of the Dworshak complex. In April a total of 332,000 fish were euthanized. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • Katherine Jabbora Reilly celebrates 90th birthday
    Katherine Jabbora Reilly will celebrate her 90th birthday July 11. She is the daughter of Tom and Effie Jabbora, raised in Orofino and a graduate of the OHS class of 1939. She was the school’s first female Drum Majorette in the high school band and very musically talented playing the violin, trombone, and also the piano. Katherine was the next to oldest child in a family of eight children. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Dog killed, vehicles damaged in reckless driving incident
    A dog was killed and three vehicles were damaged or totaled during a reckless driving incident at Bruce’s Eddy boat ramp near Orofino, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). At 5:30 p.m. June 27 CCSO was dispatched to the boat ramp to investigate a three-vehicle accident. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Greg Grimshaw
    I have been upset over the past several weeks considering the direction our country is heading. Many in our community voted for our President and this concerns me. I am amazed at what a horrible job he has done. All you have to do is look at the price of fuel, food, the uncertainty of our national safety, and our economy, the worst economy since the great depression, to realize we are in deep deep trouble. In two years of being in office, the President has spent more than all the presidents back to George Washington combined, and doubled our national debt. How will we ever get out of this fix they have put us in? When Barrack said I will give you “Change,” I have to say he kept his promise on this one issue. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Down Memory Lane
    40 years ago: “Hayes Riverside Store robbed at gunpoint by masked man,” said the headline of a front page article about a 27-year-old former Orofino resident who was arrested as the suspected masked criminal. The arrest happened after the suspect answered a traffic summons, and a search warrant was issued for his vehicle, where police found a substantial sum of money underneath the seats. 50 years ago: “The best way to measure the success of a vacation is by how glad you are to get home; and, boy, were we glad to get home!” Red McCollister was quoted as saying when he appeared during a nation-wide television appearance in New York on the CBS show called “To Tell The Truth.” The object of the show was for panelists to guess which of three contestants was the real Red McCollister. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • OPD reminds recreational vehicle owners to observe city parking ordinances
    Drivers of campers, RVs, boat and ATV trailers, and other recreational vehicles are asked to be mindful of how and where they park in Orofino city limits. Orofino city officials lately have been receiving complaints about recreational vehicles being stored on streets or in city right-of-ways. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • New state driver’s license by end of the year
    The Clearwater County Driver’s License department has upgraded equipment to issue the new State Driver’s License. The State implemented the new license to better protection from identity theft. By the end of this year all 44 counties will be issuing the new license. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Front lawn book sale is next week
    Thanks to an overwhelming response to the Friends of the Library’s Book Drive last February, a huge supply of gently used books will be on hand at the Summer Book Sale, slated for next Friday, July 14, on the front lawn of the Clearwater Memorial Public Library. Patrons are invited to shop in the shade of tents from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and pick up some really great buys for summer reading. On hand will be all genres of books, to please all ages and tastes, promises Karri Alderson, chairperson of this year’s event. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • 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.

  • C-PTPA Fire Update
    As temperatures rose considerably this past week, the Clearwater Region entered moderate risk of fire danger, in a report from Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA). Cameron Eck, Fire Program Manager for C-PTPA asks that extra care and awareness be used in the coming weeks, as the vegetation dries out and temperatures rise. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • One-vehicle accident near Weippe
    A one-vehicle accident on Highway 11, near Weippe, resulted in approximately $3,000 in damage to the vehicle involved, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). At 7:05 a.m. on the morning of June 28, Dylan Ford was driving a 1968 Ford Galaxie on Highway 11. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Suicide thought to be cause of Orofino man’s death
    The gunshot wound that killed a 65-year-old Orofino man is thought to be self-inflicted, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Robert Decoria on June 28 was found by authorities in his shop on Grangemont Road. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Weippe Hunter Education course begins July 19
    A hunter education course is being offered at the Weippe Discovery Center beginning Tuesday, July 19. Walt Harney is the instructor. For more information or to sign up, please contact Walt at (208) 435-4762. This class is limited to 12 students. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser news
    On the evening of Wednesday, June 28, the Fraser community was hit with a rain storm. In about six minutes the rain gauge at the Brand ranch measured 6/10th of an inch of water. During the brief deluge the water didn’t have time to run off, so the drive way and yard were standing in water. Oreta Stuart reported that she watched the storm approach their ranch on Green Road. When it reached their home it was raining so hard, she couldn’t see Danny and Donna Browns house on Cottonwood Road. The water reached over half inches in their rain gauge also. This storm was so intense for such a short time, we wondered if anyone remembered anything like this from the past.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    This coming up week’s theme is Nez Perce and Alyse Cadez from the National Park Service will be doing the presentation at the library at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, followed by crafts. Next week’s theme will be on Russia and Yuri Kazantsev will be doing the Thursday presentation. On Friday, July 22, the library will be hosting a Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. You're invited to bring your favorite game and snacks to share for an evening of fun! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for July 7
    It's time to apply for a second chance at the hunt of a lifetime. Entries in the second Super Hunt and Super Hunt Combo drawing must be received at the Fish and Game headquarters by Aug. 11 with the drawing set for mid-August. A "Super Hunt Combo" entry and entries for two elk, two deer, and two pronghorn hunts along with one moose hunt will be drawn. The entry period for the second drawing is June 2 through Aug. 11.

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