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  • Board votes to support nutrient project
    The Board on Sept. 26 met with members of the Chamber of Commerce, Joe Pippenger, Stephanie Deyo, Matt Sartini and Loren Whitten-Kaboth, CCED; Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune, and members of the public, Ron Hanes and Ed Galloway. Also County elected officials, Sheriff Chris Goetz, Clerk Carrie Bird, Treasurer Dawn Erlewine, Prosecutor Clayne Tyler and Social Services Director Laurie Stifanick. Stephanie Deyo, Chamber of Commerce explained that they ask the Board to make a decision concerning the nutrient program. Deyo read the mission statement from the Chamber of Commerce. Clearwater County Economic Development Council Loren Whitten-Kaboth also appeared to request the Board to take a position on the nutrient program in order to support the economic development of the area.  To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs get rolled by Bulldogs 58 – 20
    The top ranked Grangeville Bulldogs may have still been watching the “streaming ramparts,” or making some equipment adjustments after Katherine hit that high note; whatever, they along with a lot of others, were in disbelief as the Maniacs marched the ball from their own 35 yard line for a score on their opening drive. Orofino went on to tally 274 yards of offense and score two more times behind solid running from Cannon Lanier and Tanner Schwartz and some nicely timed passes from freshman quarterback, Drake Kuykendall. Read the full story on our blog,

  • Locals get “dirty”
    Wendy Ray of Orofino and her two daughters recently got very “dirty.” Ever hear of The Dirty Dash? It’s a fundraising mud run obstacle course at Boise’s Bogus Basin. According to the website,, The Dirty Dash “is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then…man to swine.”  Read the full story on our blog,

  • “See you at the Pole” draws 16 OHS students
    Sixteen students from Orofino Junior Senior High School participated in an international event Sept. 28. The event is called, “See you at the Pole.” The last Wednesday of every September, Christian youth from around the world gather at their school’s flag pole to pray for their country, their school, their teachers, their fellow students and to dedicate the year to God. The students at OHS chose to meet at 7:30 a.m. until the bell rang for classes to begin. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Community invited to Eagle Scouts’ Court of Honor
    Boy Scout Troop 536 of Orofino is proud to invite all of you to an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Orofino Methodist Church. Two Scouts, Ben Palmer and Steven Elsbury, will be awarded the scoutings highest rank during the ceremony. There will be a potluck dinner served downstairs in the church basement afterward. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lack of funds put Pierce youth challenge on hold
    The National Guard sponsored Youth Challenge program at Pierce has been put on hold due to lack of funding. The school was intended to go into the vacated Pierce Elementary School which is owned by the School District. The program would have employed about 50 persons and could serve 100 youth at a time in two 22-courses per year. Read the full story on our blog,

  • Blue-green algae blooms dissipate at Dworshak Reservoir
    The blue-green algae blooms along the shoreline near Bruce’s Eddy that caused an earlier advisory have dissipated, reports the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). DEQ advises the public to be cautious where blue-green algae blooms are visible and avoid drinking, swimming in, or coming into contact with water surrounding the blooms. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • From this Chair…
    It finally happened. One of ‘the tweets’ as we call the Howland twin boys, now 18-months-old said “Gi Gi’ for the first time last week. I promised the tweets months ago that the first one to say ‘Gi Gi’ (for great grandma) would get $50. I walked up to Braylon, the twin that is two minutes older than his brother Kaden, and said, “Hi, give Gi Gi a kiss.” He waved his hand as if to say ‘get out of here.’ To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Dworshak Reservoir loaner life jackets missing
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers need help finding life jackets that are missing from loaner boards located near boat ramps on Dworshak Reservoir. In an attempt to prevent drowning fatalities on Dworshak Reservoir, five different life jacket loaner boards stations were installed on Corps property – two at Bruces Eddy, two at Big Eddy and one at Dent Acres. Jacket sizes varying from infant to extra large adult were stocked for public use and many were originally donated by local businesses and organizations. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Orofino man arrested for assault, discharging weapon
    A 42-year-old Orofino man, Curtis A. Reeves, was arrested last Tuesday for felony aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of discharging a weapon in the city limits, according to Orofino Police Department (OPD). At 9:12 p.m. Sept. 27, OPD received a report of shots fired in the area of 510 N. Bartlett Street. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Annual CYA/Community Halloween Carnival
    CYA is making plans for the annual Community Halloween Carnival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Orofino Elementary School gym for children ages two through grade 7. If you can help out in any way, please call 476-3966 or 476-5505. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor – Jo Moore
    I hope that the Clearwater Tribune’s readership took notice of the Lewiston Tribune’s editorial of this last Monday, Oct. 3, (“In Orofino Andrus’ Legacy is Fading Away”) which, aside from blaming Republicans for some of the problems early on, did cite the deplorable conditions in which our school district finds itself. The article states that Orofino could have passed the bond to build new classrooms, saving over 2 million dollars, if it had not been for the law that demands a two-thirds majority!  (Idaho and Kentucky are the only two states in the union which have this requirement; otherwise the bond levy would have passed!) To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Lady Maniac booters twice fall behind, fight back
    The Orofino High School girls’ soccer team dropped one, then drew one in their past two games in league play as they approach the class 3A district tournament. Playing at Timberlake High School in Spirit Lake on Sept. 24, the Lady Maniacs took an early lead on a sixth minute goal by senior Jessica Gutenberger, but then proceeded to quickly fall behind on quick goals by Timberlake in the 8th and 12th minutes, and trailed 1-2 at the half. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • 90th birthday celebration to be held at Orofino VFW Hall
    Hazel D. Burnett of Kamiah is celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orofino VFW Hall. The event will begin at 2 p.m. along with music and a potluck dinner at 4 p.m.  All friends and family are invited to join the celebration. Hazel was born October 7, 1921, in Fletcher, to Joe and Effie Denny and grew up in the Craig Mountain area with her four brothers and four sisters.
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  • Pierce news
    The day was considered a success, over 70 former employees of the mill spent the afternoon sharing memories, enjoying a wonderful potluck and the Blue Grass music. A huge thank you to Robbie Harrell of the Timber Inn for organizing and sponsoring the day.
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  • Fraser mourns Elvita Judd
    A message of great sadness came to the Fraser Community on Saturday, Sept. 24. Long time resident Anna Elvita (Green) Judd passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. Her family spent the last several days at her bedside, and was there for her last minutes. Steve Green graciously took over the task of delivering the message of Elvita’s passing to her neighbors and friends, and they spread the word. Elvita came to the Fraser Community in January of 1939; she was 17 and a-half years old. She lived at the Reed Place with her mother Josephine, brothers Joe, Lewis and Edward and her sister Rosie. In the fall of 1941 she and Claud Judd were married. The story of her life is covered in Claud Judd’s book, “Judd’s in Fraser, Idaho” written in 1995. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program at the Weippe center is back in full swing.  School started Sept. 19 and children are making friends and having fun exploring their new classroom.  Hilltop senior meal site is having a breakfast Oct. 15 from 5 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and juice and coffee. The address for the senior center is 115 W. First St. in Weippe. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for October 6
    As hunters venture into the woods this fall, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking them to be mindful of their food and garbage. The same cautions apply to homeowners in bear country. Most bear complaints happen in later summer and early fall when bears are traveling, searching for food in preparation for hibernation. Anyone who leaves food out is actually baiting in hungry bears, Fish and Game officials say. Bears have a tremendous sense of smell, and once they get used to finding an easy food source, they'll keep coming back and problems will occur.

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