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This is not a scientific poll.
October 20 Poll Results
Chewing Tobacco & MLB
Should Major League Baseball players be prohibited from using chewing tobacco on the field and on camera?

51% Yes. It sets a very bad example for their young fans. (31)
41% No. It’s a decades-old tradition and should be left alone. (25)
  8% Undecided. (5)

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  • Pierce Candidate Forum
    The Pierce Candidate Forum was held Tuesday evening at Pierce Community Center with 50 people attending. The forum was sponsored by the Pierce GEM Committee. Justin Karst and Carmen Syed are candidates for mayor. Mike Vaughn, Patricia Jacks, Harry Stenzel and Michelle Nelson are running for two positions on Pierce City Council. The evening was facilitated by Loren Whitten-Kaboth. Candidates were asked their background and goals for the city. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Max Kohler returns from Iraq
    Corporal Max Kohler, a 2007 graduate of Orofino High School, returned Sept. 27 from a year-long deployment to Iraq. Cpl. Kohler, who will soon be promoted to sergeant, is part of the 145th BSB Support Battalion with the Idaho National Guard, based out of Lewiston. He is Active Guard Reserve (AGR) full time. According to his “proud aunt,” Terri Lashly, Kohler was one of the last to return home—he trained at Fort Lewis for a while so that when he did get home, he could stay there longer. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Australian visitors enjoy first trip to America
    Australians Tom and Wendy Buvac just spent a month here in Orofino for their first taste of “American culture,” and it was an enjoyable treat for them. Even though the couple lives just outside a city of over a million inhabitants, their home is in the suburbs and near the “bush,” as they call  the woods. Tom was brought here to learn the scope of the NightForce operations based here in Orofino, and wife Wendy took her annual “holiday” to come with him, leaving her job as a bank branch manager near Adelaide, South Australia. Read this article in its entirety on our blog,

  • Letter to the Editor: Staci Lee
    First of all I would like to thank Mrs. Tetwiller for bringing the Orofino Jr. High band to the Kiddies parade for Lumberjack Days. The Jr. High band has led this parade for many, many years. But this year we almost didn't get to have them in our parade. Our school district has seen many cuts and I am not sure that people are aware of where this has impacted our staff and students. This year OCI (Orofino Celebrations Inc.) paid Mrs. Tetwiller’s wage to bring the students down for the parade. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Jazzercise gets some new digs
    Did you know the lifespan of a good pair of exercise shoes is only about 100 hours? That you can burn 600 calories, on average, in 60 minutes of a Jazzercise workout? That cross training shoes are designed for lateral moves (front and back and side to side), whereas walking shoes are designed to propel one forward? All these facts and more were gleaned from Renné Schoen who is a fitness expert in Orofino. For the last six months, Renné and her husband David Schoen have been refurbishing a new, ground-level studio behind Camas Financial Services. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Local woman injured in wreck on Grangemont
    A local woman drove her vehicle into the ditch along Grangemont Road Oct. 5, which resulted in unknown injuries to her and significant damage to her vehicle, according to a news release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Denise Thornton, 54, of Cardiff Spur (near Weippe) was westbound on Grangemont Road at 6:15 a.m. Oct. 5. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • CVHC’S Ladies Night Out features free chair massages
    Sarah Nelson, a certified massage therapist, will provide free chair massages for interested women at the Tuesday, Oct. 25 Ladies Night Out at Clearwater Valley Hospital’s Orofino Medical Clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature information about women’s health issues, free goodie bags for everyone, door prizes for lucky winners and a variety of fun refreshments. “We applied for grant funds to underwrite the evening function and were given enough money to provide for 12 free female exams for women who are uninsured or underinsured. Those 12 slots were taken shortly after we began advertising, but we are encouraging women to call and be put on a wait list in the event we receive another grant. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • County Title III funds under review
    Lesley Rinner and Leigh White from the General Accounting Office were in to review the SRS Title III accounts at the Oct. 11 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. They are reviewing the County files with regard to how Title III funds are spent. The funds are appropriated for use for three categories under firewise community programs, emergency services reimbursement or development of wildfire protection plans. They are working on the behalf of the Senate Finance Committee to see how the Title III funds are expended, to report back to them for supporting documentation for the re-authorization of the SRS funds. Their study is to compile a questionnaire for the recipients of the funds. They are interviewing two Idaho counties and two Montana counties. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Promising start to district play ends sadly
    For the second straight season, the Lady Maniac soccer season has ended sadly at Lakeland High School of Rathdrum soccer field with an ankle sprain to a critical player. Last year, it was senior center midfielder and playmaker Monique Stamper who went down in the first half of a game against Kellogg. This year, another senior standout, speedster and second high season scorer Jessica Gutenberger, went down to an ankle sprain late in the Lady Maniacs first round 6-0 clouting of Priest River. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clarkston man dies in ATV accident
    Jeffrey D. Shafer, 48, of Clarkston, WA, was killed in an ATV accident in the Clearwater County back country Oct. 14, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The incident occurred near Camp 61, off of Silver Creek Road. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Community Education and Resource Fair
    The YWCA and Clearwater Human Needs Council invite the public to a community education and resource fair Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Orofino Elementary School; dinner will be provided. YWCA will have a presentation on teen relationships. Statistics show that on in three teens in a dating relationship have been verbally, emotionally, sexually or physically abused. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Letter to the Editor: Jean McCarter and Jackie Cram
    Regarding wolf hunting – There is an old saying among human beings, “Live and let live.” It’s okay to voice your opinion but very unethical to directly condemn someone else’s opinion or decision. Sometimes a person has an incident when they have to make a decision in only a matter of minutes, like when a vicious animal gets within 10 feet of you. You know what that animal’s decision is when they show their teeth and their hackles are up. You have to choose or be eaten alive. When a person has been in the woods and seen or heard about a wolf’s behavior, and when the wolf consumes its prey from the rectum up, while prey is still alive, put yourself in that person’s position, while hunting elk or deer. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Idaho Dept. of Commerce squelches rumors of a Chinese city in Idaho’s borders
    Randy Stroll, of Idaho Department of Commerce, Business Development, squelched rumors which have commonly been referred to as “China’s buying Idaho” theory.  Rumors and articles by some publications, that China is on the brink of building a 50-square mile self-sustaining city south of Boise, have understandably been upsetting to people. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Olin graduates from basic training
    Army National Guard Pvt. Steven J. Olin has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. Olin, a 2011 graduate of Cordell High School in Oklahoma, is the son of Stephanie Olin of Orofino and the grandson of Steven Olin of Bessie, OK. He is a 2011 graduate of Cordell High School, OK. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    Pierce Community Center will be helping THS again this year with putting on the Fall Carnival, Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at THS. This is a fun event for the kids and a chance to dress-up in their Halloween costumes and play games and win prizes. Fun for the whole family! The Elementary kids will be having the Classroom Candy Drive the week before the Carnival, with the winning class getting a special "treat. There will be pizza slices to buy; a cake walk and if you are brave enough...the Haunted House! To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    Mike and Linda Beard traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit with their daughter Sharon Cape and her family. Linda’s mother, Claudia Larson, joined them and they had four generation pictures taken. You know lots of pictures were also taken of the newest member of the family, Elizabeth Jean, who will be one year old on Oct. 23. The Balloon Festival in Albuquerque was held while they were visiting; Linda has some great photos of all the hot air balloons in flight.  The Capes are moving to Bend, OR soon so Grandma and Grandpa Beard will have more time to spend with their granddaughter. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    I had the chance to go to the Timberline Schools Homecoming Bonfire last Thursday night.  It was a fun and enjoyable night. The students had relays and the princes and princesses were crowned, as well as the King and Queen. It was nice to see all the parents and teachers that came out to show their support to our school. Thank You Weippe Fire Department for starting the bonfire and staying till it was out. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for October 20
    When you think of a parasite, what jumps into your mind? The October issue of Wildlife Express covers parasites, from ticks to tapeworms, including a section on how Idaho's Wildlife Health Laboratory helps keep humans and wildlife healthy. Parasitism is a relationship in which one organism gets benefits from another organism often causing some sort of injury. Ticks do this. Ticks feed on the blood of deer to the detriment of the deer.

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