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November 3 Poll Results
Holiday Decorations
Is November 1 too soon to start the holiday promotions and decorations?

70% Yes, it’s silly to start the instant Halloween is past. (39)
16% No. I appreciate the early sales, and enjoy the decorations. (9)
14% I don’t care either way. (8)

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  • It’s goodbye to one of the area’s best known and loved pastors
    The Weippe community and surrounding area will soon say goodbye to one of the best-known and loved families when the Rev. Don Blain’s resignation from the Weippe Wesleyan Church becomes effective Dec. 1 after 25 years of service. Blain and his wife, Patty, are moving to Rapid City, SD to be near his parents, Elmore and Phyllis Blain, as Elmore has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. A farewell potluck dinner will be held at 12:30 Sunday noon, Nov. 20 at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. Another farewell dinner will be held at the church after services on Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 27 when the couple’s four sons are present. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • New weather radio installed in Clearwater County
    After five years of working with the National Weather Service, Clearwater County now has a NOAA weather broadcasting station on Norton Knob. This station will broadcast official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Clearwater County Extension Office welcomes Bill Warren
    Bill Warren is the new Extension Educator working together with Marie Armitage and Tami Wayt at the Clearwater County Extension Office. He began his work in that position on Oct. 3. As an employee of the University of Idaho, Warren says his job description, at present, is somewhat flexible and may change somewhat as he finds out where he is best needed. His current areas of responsibility include community and economic development, natural resources, and youth development. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Ascension Youth, a unique group of kids
    The likenesses of the Ascension Lutheran youth group are each represented on the picture board displayed in the foyer of the church located at 215, 115th St. Orofino. Their Sunday School class meets at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings, followed by worship service with Pastor Marsha Hendrickson at 10 a.m. The Sunday School group leaders are: Gwen Gasaway and Bonnie Miller who are co-teachers of the 12 children and young adults ranging in ages from eight years old to 20. Four of the older youth are in their two-year confirmation class, but they help mentor the younger kids. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • An update on Taylor Tondevold
    According to an e-mail Oct. 28 from Taylor Tondevold‘s family, she had an MRI in October. At this point it doesn’t appear that more cancer cells are growing. Taylor is the daughter of Chad Tondevold and the granddaughter of Bob and Marsha Tondevold, also of Orofino. In June of this year Taylor had surgery to remove a brain tumor. She had been experiencing severe headaches, and an MRI June 2 revealed the tumor. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
    Little ones, big ones, fat ones and skinny ones. Maybe you have noticed all the children in town running around with pumpkins. Or maybe you have seen the decorated pumpkin display at IGA. Whatever the case, it is all due to the generosity of Charlie’s Produce and IGA. Charlie’s Produce started the pumpkin rolling by offering to donate pumpkins to IGA for a pumpkin decorating contest. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Geo-Tech to inspect Grangemont Road slide
    Rob Simon reported on the road crew work at the Oct. 24 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting. Greg Gifford, FHWA, met with the Board to discuss the Grangemont Road. The slide at MP 4.75 was discussed. It will need to be inspected by Geo-Tech for an opinion on a repair design.  Greg Gifford submitted a plan for the alignment for Four Day Corner on the Grangemont Road. It will be surveyed this week. Geo Tech will be on site this week also. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Just Brew It Coffee House and Internet Café now open
    If your idea of heaven is munching on a delicious onion breakfast bagel with your morning Americano, or enjoying “Nutty Chick,” “Mad Cow,” or “Hawaiian” sandwich at lunchtime while sipping on a fresh, hot latté – you’re in luck. Mary Ann Mattson, and her husband Doug, have just opened a coffee house and internet café, complete with cozy seating in front a fireplace or seating at decorative round tables. The location is 12740 Hwy. 12, Orofino next to the forest service building. They offer complementary Wi-Fi internet to their customers while they enjoy breakfast, lunch, or on their coffee breaks. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Maniacs tromped by Trojans 63 – 8
    It has been a season with a lot of lopsided scores, and last Friday was no exception. The Maniacs quickly found that the top flight of southern Idaho, 2-A football is just as tough as it is in their own Central Idaho League as they were no match for the (now) 8-1 Western Idaho Conference champion, Nampa Christian Trojans. The Maniacs, down 20-0 in the second quarter had a chance to get back in it. Following a nice 19 yard run by Ryan Schlieper and two receptions by Bryce Pippenger, Orofino was then unable, in four attempts, to punch it in from seven yards out, making it to the one yard line before handing the ball over on downs. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Athens Guitar Trio opens the Clearwater Community Concert season Nov. 10
    The Athens Guitar Trio kicks off the Clearwater Community Concert 2011-2012 season Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Orofino High School. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for members to pick up their membership tickets. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Season memberships will be sold at the door for those who have not purchased their tickets. With a clear sound and a fresh approach to the classical ensemble, the Athens Guitar Trio is an emerging force in the world of guitar. The Trio – Dusty Woodruff, Rylan Smith, and Matthew Anderson – is in its fourth year together. You don’t need to head to Greece to look for the Athens Guitar Trio; they hail from Athens, Georgia, a city renowned for its music. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • State road closures
    The Maggie Creek Supervisory Area of the Idaho Department of Lands in Kamiah will be closing roads accessing portions of state land in the vicinity of Weippe on Nov. 4. The closure will include the Fidler Road and the Browns Ridge/Mosquito Creek Road. Closures will remain in effect through May 2012. This is an annual closure designed to reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, minimize road damage and maintenance expenses, and protect wildlife wintering in the area. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • In Clearwater County, 13.4 percent of all income comes from Social Security
    If Clearwater County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 13.4 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $34,549,469 in 2009. Clearwater County is more dependent on Social Security payments than is the rest of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came from Social Security payments. In Idaho, 6.6 percent of all income comes from these payments. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Blue Cross of Idaho and Life Flight Network announce contract
    As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members with the best value in health insurance, Blue Cross of Idaho today announced the addition of the Life Flight Network (LFN) as a contracting provider for Blue Cross of Idaho’s preferred provider organization (PPO), traditional and managed care networks, effective Sept. 1. “Our members can have even greater peace of mind knowing they have in-network coverage for air transportation if they have serious accidents and emergencies,” said Ray Flachbart, President and CEO of Blue Cross of Idaho. “Blue Cross of Idaho has the most comprehensive healthcare provider network in Idaho and we are pleased when we can make it even better for our members.” To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Pierce news
    The 32nd annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9-3 p.m. Come do some early holiday shopping with local crafters, artisans, and social and youth groups. There will be the fabulous soup and salad luncheon from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m with many different salads donated by local volunteers. We also have the Hilltop Merchant Turkey Giveaway. The cans will be going out this week, so shop your local merchants and fill out a ticket for the Turkey Giveaway! We still have a few tables available so if you would like to get one please call Jennifer at 464-2443. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Fraser community news
    On Monday, Oct. 31, the residents of the Fraser community woke up to the sound of rain hitting on the windows. In fact it had rained off and on through out the evening hours. As the day progressed, the wind played with the solid gray skies, and left huge, dramatic clouds floating around in a background of blue. The temperature dropped to 43 degrees in the afternoon, so the ghost and goblins had to dress warmly as they made their rounds. Donna and Danny Brown are back at the farm. They spent six days in Kelso, WA at the home of their son, Kevin and his wife Katy. They enjoyed playing with the twins Natalie and Spencer and attended the wedding of their niece. Neil and Sherry Brown’s daughter Jessica was married on Saturday, Oct. 15. Her husband’s name is Eric. Donna reported the weather was wonderful, it only misted one day. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Weippe Fire hall had its Halloween Carnival on Sunday. Many children from the community attended.  Weippe Fire Department had its Halloween Carnival on Oct. 30. We would like to let everyone know that donated candy and apples that it was very much appreciated. All who attended had fun. The members of the fire department had a fun time seeing the kids dressed up in the variety of costumes from dinosaurs, to witches, and some that were to scary to remember. To read the rest of this article, subscribe or log in.

  • Sportsmen's Report for November 3
    Salmon fishing in Idaho was over for the year when the Chinook harvest season on the Snake and Clearwater rivers ended Monday, Oct. 31. As of Oct. 23, anglers had caught 16 marked adults and 19 jacks and caught and released 69 unmarked fish in the lower Clearwater River. They caught and kept 166 adults and 387 jacks in the Snake River, for a total of 553 fish. This year, more than 25,000 fall adult and 19,000 jack Chinook salmon crossed Lower Granite Dam.

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