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July 21 Poll Results
Debt Deadline
Which of these plans do you think Congress and President Obama will settle on before the Aug. 2 debt deadline?

  9% Cut, Cap and Balance (5)
13% Gang of Six (7)
13% Raise the debt ceiling (7)
23% A plan different from any of the above (12)
42% I think they’ll miss the Aug. 2 deadline (22)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • See photos of the Orofino Show & Shine
    Click on the link above to view photos of last Saturday's Orofino Show & Shine and Dam Cruz.

  • My Favorite Memory
    In celebration of Clearwater County’s 100th Birthday, the Clearwater Tribune would like to publish our readers’ favorite memory of their time in this area. Here are the latest submissions. My name is Eunice Weinmann Kincaid. I live in Damascus, Oregon, now, but I lived in Orofino from 1938 to 1956, with a couple of summers back there while I was in college in Lewiston. I have no photographs of my 18 years in Orofino, and I have a thousand memories. Read this article in its entirety on our blog at clearwatertribuneorofino.blogspot.com.

  • Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament this weekend
    The Trevor Haag Memorial Baseball Tournament takes place this Thursday through Sunday, July 21-24. The tournament kicks off Thursday at 6 p.m. at the VFW field. Read this article in its entirety on our Facebook page beginning Friday, at www.facebook.com/clearwatertribune.

  • Orofino Police Blogger: Happenings in the Park
    I want to take this opportunity to provide some information regarding Orofino City Park. As many of you well know, the city park is intended to be an enjoyable, peaceful setting for a variety of daily activities as well as special events, for people of all ages. Over the last couple of months Orofino Police Department (OPD) has received numerous, well-founded disorderly conduct complaints regarding a variety of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviors in the park. There is an increasing element of unacceptable behavior there that is causing many good citizens to simply avoid the area entirely. There is an increasing presence of late teens and young adults, who frequent the park, who often demonstrate a general disregard and lack of respect for others present. This inappropriate behavior and lack of respect for others consists of using foul language in a loud and boisterous manner, littering, speeding, deliberately blocking the thoroughfare with no intent to move, and a variety of other intimidating behaviors. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • E-911 System rates may increase by 25 cents
    The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met Monday, July 11. The E-911 hearing for the increase of $.25 was set for July 18. The Request for Proposals for the E-911 System will be ready for publication if the fee increase passes. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Recycling Program
    The Clearwater County Recycling Program has been a great success. Recent gains in market prices for recyclables have turned in great returns for the program. Sales of scrap metal collected over a one year period brought a check for over $37,000 from Sutton Salvage. Read this article in its entirety on our blog at clearwatertribuneorofino.blogspot.com.

  • Hailey Hulett spends a week in London
    Hailey Hulett, former of Orofino, spent a week in London and four days in Paris with the girl scouts. The girls went to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and other places. They went to see the play Wicked and did a day of community service. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino man injured in motorcycle crash
    A 45-year-old Orofino man was injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Deputy Lee of CCSO on July 17 responded to milepost 2 on Grangemont Road for a motorcycle crash.  
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  • School district gets windfall from state funding
    Because of increased State revenues, Joint School District #171 has received an additional $279,508 to meet the federal maintenance of effort requirements of ARRA and federal jobs. Because of the additional funds the five furlough days without pay that were planned for staff during the 2011-12 school year will not be implemented, it was announced at the  school board meeting Monday. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Full contact alumni football games coming October 2011
    Do you miss the game? Always dreamed of playing football one last time? This is your chance! Alumni from Orofino, Timberline, Kamiah, Kooskia, Kendrick, Grangeville, Potlatch, and any other area high schools are invited to participate in the first annual set of full contact alumni football games. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino teacher among 37 to spend week exploring 1950s Cold War history
    Pam Danielson, a teacher at Orofino Junior Senior High School, was among 37 teachers from around the state selected to attend the Idaho Humanities Council’s 2011 weeklong summer institute, titled Are You Now or Have You Ever Been…Fear, Suspicion, and Incivility in Cold War America, scheduled for July 24-29 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino Kiwanis Annual Lumberjack Fun Run/Walk date set
    The Orofino Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its 6th Annual Fun Run/Walk the Saturday before Lumberjack Days. Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk will begin at the Orofino City Park. This is your opportunity to get in shape for the Fair and have fun while doing it. Registration for the event is $15 with a t-shirt and $10 without, before Sept. 1.  Late registration is accepted after Sept. 1 and the day of the race but the cost goes up $5. The Orofino Kiwanis Lumberjack Fun Run has a Facebook page. Information about the registration can be accessed there as well as going to the Orofino Kiwanis webpage or by picking them up at the Eye Clinic of Orofino, Goffinet & Clack or Harper Chiropractic. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Nimipuutímt Léeheyn: Nez Perce Language Day
    Local Nez Perce language after school program students are hosting Nimipuutímt Léeheyn, Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Teweepuu Community Center on Highway 12, located about a mile outside of Orofino. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    I wanted to take some space to thank Wendy (fundraiser /coordinator) for the Pierce/ Weippe ATV Trailriders and the Hilltop Food Pantry for the incredible hard work and planning that went into the rummage sale that she held in Renton, WA on July 17. With the current state of the economy, grants and donations are hard to come by right now and this was one of the creative solutions she came up with to get some funds into the Hilltop Food Pantry account. As you can see from her announcement below, it was a good one. The rummage sale was a success. We raised $1,204 despite being rained out for the first several hours! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser remembers Janet Kingen
    A huge gathering of family and friends attended the funeral services of Fraser resident Janet Kingen on July 13. Janet passed away on July 9, 2011 at the Clearwater Valley Hospital. Pastor Don Blain officiated over the services at Pine Hills Chapel and the Fraser Cemetery. After the services a dinner was held at the Fraser Community Center. On Tuesday, Shirley Lutes, Donna Brown and Steve and Norma Brand arranged the tables and chairs and set the building up for the dinner. They arrived early the next day to start the coffee, make the lemonade and to take the food as it arrived. Oreta Stuart joined the committee to help in the kitchen.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Amy Rouleau called this week. She is the daughter of John and Betty Maloney of Weippe. Her son John was home from being deployed in Iraq for a year. He was home for 15 days.  On June 25, they had a large family and friends’ barbeque at Amy’s house in Sandpoint. Everyone was excited to have John and Betty come all the way from Weippe.  John really appreciated having his grandparents there. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for July 21
    Some early elk hunts open Aug. 1, most of them antlerless "green-field" hunts. The early "green-field" hunts in seven elk management zones - Palouse, Weiser, Lemhi, Beaverhead, Pioneer, Snake River and Owyhee-South Hills zones - are meant to help landowners reduce crop damage. Early archery hunts also start Aug. 1 in the Snake River elk zone, and controlled green-field hunts also open in the Dworshak and Hells Canyon zones.

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