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This is not a scientific poll.
September 15 Poll Results
American Jobs Act
Is the American Jobs Act a sound
plan for economic recovery?

17% Sounds good to me (9)
74% No way – it’s more of the same failed policies (39)
  9% Parts of it are okay, but I don’t like everything (5)

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  • EPA issues permit to resume nutrient enrichment in Dworshak Reservoir
    Click on the link above to read more, plus view the permit and a list of submitted comments along with the EPA's responses.

  • Clearwater County remembers
    See photos of Clearwater County's 9/11 remembrance parade.

  • FEMA funds frozen by Congress, no federal funding for slide areas
    The FEMA funds have been frozen by Congress because of the additional disasters in the nation, no money will come from the federal funding for the disaster projects at this point. There are some slides that need to be fixed that the County will have to pay for. The Orofino Creek Bridge Agreement and PSA No. 1 for the preliminary engineering were reviewed at the Sept. 6 Clearwater County Commissioners’ meeting. The overall budget for engineering is approximately $109,000 and this will require a seven percent match from the County. The funding for the bridge project is from the ARRA funds. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino City Council meeting news
    Issues concerning harassment or intimidation of people at the city park was discussed at length. The parking area across from the restrooms has become a designated meeting place for young adults and certain youth to congregate. Due to complaints, council gave OPD their backing to notify the group to move to another area of the park, which does not interfere with traffic flow or persons using the restroom. If this measure fails to alleviate the problems, the next step would be to deny this same group access to the park on a case-by-case basis. Chief Wilson said that his officers would begin that very night “educating” those involved in creating the complaints. Due to fair week starting, things will not return to a normal pattern until the fair activity is complete. New surveillance cameras may be placed in the park. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • ‘Dam Cruise 2011’ Saturday offers unique views from top of Dworshak Dam
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering a unique opportunity to drive across the top of Dworshak Dam – the tallest, straight axis, vertical, concrete dam in the United States – on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  “Dam Cruise 2011” begins at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center. Restrictions will apply. Read the full story on our blog,

  • Lady Maniacs soccer take lessons to heart and take league win at Priest River
    This past week, the Orofino High School soccer team had the agony and pleasure of playing excellent teams from larger schools at Clarkston and Moscow High School fields. Both those games ended with what might have been embarrassing nil to seven scores, until one takes into account the quality of the teams the Lady Maniacs faced and the limited roster that they had available due to injury woes. However, our ladies managed to pull themselves together despite the results and took the lessons provided by the more experienced squads to pull out a remarkable 2-0 win on Saturday on a long road trip to Priest River. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Stewarts to celebrate 71 years together
    In the spring of 1939 I (Leman) accompanied my father to look over some ranch and farmland he had rented. While he inspected the property with the current tenant I went with the young people to look at their pet horses. I looked over the back of a pinto horse into a beautiful pair of green eyes. Goldie Crammer and I were married Sept. 24, 1940. We spent the first years of our marriage farming and ranching. We spent a couple of years operating a lignite coal mine. We also did some contact work clearing land of brush and cottonwood timber. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Hear about early steamboats on the Clearwater and Snake Rivers
    The general public is invited to a meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society on Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. in Nezperce at the Nezperce Community Center located at 602 - 4th Ave. Participants will hear Carole Simon-Smolinski share her information on early steamboats plying the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. She is also the author of the book “Hells Canyon and the Middle Snake River. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs romp, skin Wildcats 48 – 13 sharpen up for Kubs
    The Orofino Maniacs had already put in a long day by the time they took the field Friday night at Kellogg. A long bus trip, sitting through the JV game, a low scoring offense, and special teams problems; oh my God, special teams! These are all things that make a coach worry. (Orofino won the JV game, 26 – 12.) It wasn’t that the Maniacs had not produced some offense in their two previous outings; it was just that they had not been able to convert much of it into scores, totaling only 18 points in their two previous non-league losses. That was the main concern of Orofino’s head coach, Galen Kuykendall, in the pre-game interview with KLER’s KC Miller. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Peck resident dies in electrical accident
    James C. Hussey, 38, Peck, an employee of DeAtley Crushing Service, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 13 after coming into contact with live electrical lines at a gravel pit near Oakesdale, WA, according to the Whitman County sheriff’s office. Hussey, a former Peck city councilor, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Medstar air ambulance flight nurse in consultation with doctors at a Spokane trauma center. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    It’s Fair time in Clearwater County and this is my favorite event of the year. I like the crowds of people, the smell of food, the carnival music and lights, exhibits, shows and parades. Let’s go back in time…imagine Fair time around 1959-1960 when teenager Reuby (Anderson) Curfman won the Clearwater County 4-H Style Revue. Her 4-H leader was possibly the late Mary Peterson, Reuby said. “It’s been a long time ago so it’s hard to remember the details.” Read the full story on our blog,

  • New chamber website up and running
    Stephanie Deyo and Christopher Merry presented the new version of the chamber’s interactive website Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the chamber’s regular meeting held at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The website was designed by Clearwater Technical Group of Orofino. In an online demonstration Chris demonstrated how one may navigate the various pages of the website and how a chamber member may register and then log into their personal account. Once the member has registered and created a password, the account will be approved by the chamber office via an email.
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  • Two resignations and several new hires at Monday’s school board meeting
    A Joint School District 171 school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Timberline Schools. Items on the agenda include resignations submitted by Karen Ilagan and Julie Howard as Orofino Elementary School (OES) aides. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Carole Galloway
    Reading Joe DuPont's letter to the Editor last week, I shook my head at the "1/2 truths, no truths" and so many "cold-hard" facts they always seem to avoid regarding this "nitrogen-based liquid fertilization" experiment. True, blue-green algae is in our reservoir because it is everywhere on this planet. But, they will not mention the fact that before this "experiment" there were never any toxic blue-green blooms seen. I will have a petition to sign to at our fair booth and info on this subject. I hope to be at the fair almost the whole time. I would love to visit with you about anything.  Thank you so much for the honor to serve the wonderful people of Clearwater Co. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Ariel Jared’s senior project this year is dedicating a wall at Timberline High with framed photos of all our Veterans that have graduated from Timberline High School. Send your photos of graduates that have served or are serving in the Military. You may contact Ariel or Robyn Bonner at the school, 435-4411.
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  • Fraser celebrates Labor Day
    The sun continued to shine over the Labor Day weekend. Our temperatures in the Fraser community started out with 69 degrees during the day on Saturday, and then climbed to 83 on Sunday and 86 on Monday. It was a hot week, but the forecast says it is to cool down by the time this article appears in the Clearwater Tribune. That would be perfect for the activities at the Lumberjack Days and the Clearwater County Fair. The Vanderpool family, Andy Petrusky, Jackie Choate, Monte Vanderpool, Peggy Ball and Robin Marquis, held their annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the home of Colleen Fahy and Monte Vanderpool. They also helped Colleen celebrate her retirement. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop...
    Weippe Fire and Ambulance honored 9-11 with a silent parade. Weippe Fire Department and Weippe Ambulance participated in a silent parade down Main St. Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon. The parade was led by Lorna Hubler and Katie Weyerts carrying the U.S. flags. We wanted to show our appreciation to the many civilians, Fire and EMS personnel that lost their lives on that tragic day. For a small community we can stand tall together. Thank you all who shared this memorial with us. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for September 15
    Labor Day weekend was good for salmon in the Clearwater area. Morning hours when temperatures are low seem to yield the best fishing. In the Potlatch area, lighted lures are catching quite a few fish. Trout are abundant in the Lochsa and Clearwater Rivers. Bugs such as caddis are out - the fish are hungry. Fishing is slow in the Orofino area, but smallmouth bass are being caught on the Clearwater River. Bass fishing at Dworshak Reservoir is good.

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