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July 14 Poll Results
Obese Children
Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody of them?

18% Yes (13)
82% No (58)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Stu and Emma Jean, savvy where it makes sense
    A lot of city people fantasize about “living off the land” but wouldn’t have a clue how to go about it. Stuart (Stu) and Emma Jean Kestner would be the people to see. They are a retired couple who live only six miles out of town – but it’s mostly vertical. They are indeed mountain people who have acquired almost forgotten skills necessary to furnish a lot of their own food and find fun while doing it. Stu and Emma Jean were both raised in Montana. They lived on ranches and call themselves country kids. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Downsizing national forests, Clearwater and Nez Perce to combine
    Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests comprise four million acres that are shortly to be combined and managed as one unit. Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor, said due to dwindling budgets, it’s been heading in that direction for more than three years.  The two forests had 30 million dollars in combined budgets in 2010. In 2011 that number dropped to $27.9 million, and is expected to drop to $26 million by 2012 as the president and Congress continue to reduce the deficit. Brazell said they have been trying to stay afloat by “thinking ahead.” Their goal still, is to offer services to the public, despite dwindling resources. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page at

  • City Park is for everyone
    Chief Jeff Wilson said the city park in Orofino is for the enjoyment of everyone, and various age groups and functions must be tolerant of each other. He sought guidance from council members concerning the Police Committee’s discussion on trespassing issues and exercising authority to maintain citizen rights. Council members stated harassment in the park, which prevents all persons from enjoying the facilities, will not be tolerated. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • EhCapa Bareback Riders highlight 50th Wild Weippe Rodeo
    The EhCapa Bareback Riders are coming to Weippe Rodeo! EhCapa is a family oriented group promoting team work, citizenship, and community involvement for youth from eight to 19. The riders control their horses without saddles or bridles, using leg cues, voices and a tack rein. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CVHC RP7robot brings the doctor to you
    Clearwater Valley Hospital’s Dr. Michael Meza visited the Wednesday Chamber of Commerce meeting and gave a presentation about the hospital’s use of the RP7 robot created by InTouch Health Telemedicine Technology. The robot was purchased and provided by St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Sandy Bresnahan
    I am writing to address a problem in our neighborhood. Today we found a little black and white kitten.  Approximately three weeks ago my daughter found one just like it. Going around to neighbors to see if one was lost, down the street someone else had found a black and white kitten of the same age. We will be calling Sherrie Chambers and turn this one into her also. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • School board has full agenda for July 18 meet in Orofino
    School board agenda for the July 18 meeting includes reorganizing the school board to elect board chairman, elect board vice-chairman, clerk of the board, board treasurer and federal programs officer. Resignations will be heard by JaNean Kikuyama as Timberline Schools assistant secretary and Ken Lamé as Orofino High School girls’ head soccer coach.
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  • Duffer Madness golf tournament is July 24
    The Orofino Maniac Boosters is proud to again sponsor the annual Duffer Madness golf tournament. This 18-hole, 4-person scramble tournament will be held on Sunday, July 24 at the Orofino Golf and Country Club. Sign-up begins at 7:30 a.m. with tee off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Each golfer will also receive a goodie bag and special Maniac ball marker. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • F.I.S.H. Community Thrift store policy changes
    F.I.S.H. Community Thrift store would like to thank the community for its support.  Due to the changes in the laws of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) we will no longer to able to sell used toys, stuffed animals and baby furniture (older than a year). Any product liquid or solid must have their new safety seals intact. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County removing flammable vegetation
    Last year Clearwater County received a grant to remove flammable vegetation within the Sunnyside Fire District. After the bidding process Clearwater County awarded the project to Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA). Working with homeowners and once the weather cooperated C-PTPA began to remove excessive fuels in the prescribe area earlier this year. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Annual Packgoat Rendezvous held in Weippe over the weekend
    Enjoy hiking? Backpacking? Animals? If so, you would have enjoyed the four-day Pack goat Rendezvous held at Musselshell Meadows July 7 thru 10. Fifty participants, members of the North American Packgoat Association, came from California, Kansas, and other points to camp out and participate. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Gospel Bluegrass Concert July 17
    First Baptist Church is planning a return concert with Higher Ground 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17. The group was a hit last year! The church is located at 291 118th Street, Orofino. Higher Ground is a traditional Bluegrass band. Their selection of music spans from Gospel to the new tunes of today's Bluegrass. The five piece band includes Orofino’s own Kristi Stephens. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    Time passes so quickly. It’s been three weeks ago that my family and I made a trip back in time to my former home in Colorado. I had forgotten how beautiful it is around Colorado Springs and Denver. This was the first time the Phantom had spent time in this part of Colorado. He especially enjoyed seeing the Garden of the Gods where as a young girl my classmates and I spent many Sunday afternoons waiting to grow up and graduate from high school. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The descendants of the Calvin and Bessie Woods family held a family reunion at Lewis Clark Trail RV Park near Kamiah on June 25. The surviving children that attended are Rosie Reichenberg of Pierce; Dorothy Kiele of Lewiston; Norman Woods of Wickenberg AZ. and Fran Woods of Clarkston, WA and Orval Woods of Craigmont; niece Betze and her husband Jubul Ahlstrom also of Wickenberg. There were 75 -100 relatives in attendance from Canada, Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington and Oregon. A great time was had by all and they plan another reunion for next year. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser celebrates the 4th of July
    Keith and Shirley Lutes had a big family gathering at their farm on Cottonwood Road. They made the decision to have their potluck dinner at noon on Saturday, July 2. Their son Rex and his friend Dori Ramsey, and Joe and Cristi Lutes drove to Fraser from Coeur d’Alene for the weekend. Bertys Smolinski and Betty Crutcher came from Orofino and the rest of the family came from Lewiston; this included Kelly Lutes, his wife Vicki and their family, Tony and Andy Konkol and Tucker, Tina and Kelly Marshall, their son Aaron and his girlfriend, and Jeniffer and Dylan Robinson and their children BreeLynn and Sean. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Plan to attend the Family Fun Day at the Weippe Mini Park from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, Come play with water balloons, and if you want to bring water guns, baseball bats, gloves, balls, or anything else you can think to play with, please do! Minnie Weidner came by to announce that her grandson. Monty Walsh, Sarah and their family were in Weippe visiting the family, Ray and Connie Mendenhall. Minnie had a wonderful time.  The Walsh's went back home to Weiser to spend time with family there and celebrate Fourth of July fireworks in Weiser Park.  Everyone had a great time. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for July 14
    Idaho Fish and Game managers have released proposed wolf seasons that would use hunting and trapping to reduce the population to a level that is sustainable, meets federal recovery goals and reduces conflict levels statewide. Fish and Game will survey randomly selected hunters and members of the public about the proposed wolf season, starting Tuesday, July 12. The survey questions will also be posted on the website along with an opportunity to comment. The deadline is July 25. The results will be presented to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission at the July 27-28 meeting in Salmon.

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