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January 5 Poll Results
2011's Top Story
What was the top story of 2011
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Clearwater County?

21% Rene Anderson shoots charging wolf (16)
11% Clearwater County’s 100th birthday (9)
12% Dent Bridge Road landslide (10)
13% The passing of Roy Clay (11)
15% Megaload shipments (12)
11% Konkolville walkway destruction (9)
  1% Deyo Reservoir groundbreaking (1)
  2% Youth Challenge in Pierce (2)

  2% Dworshak Nutrient Enrichment controversy (2)
  2% Weippe Rodeo’s 50th anniversary (2)
  4% Weippe Library wins national award (3)
  6% The retirement of several well-known community members (5)

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  • Fire forces change in Tribune’s format
    Due to a fire Monday in the printing plant on Grangemont Road, the Clearwater Tribune has a new look this week. The page size is smaller, as readers will notice.

  • Oil leak in the Clearwater River
    An oil leak, described as an “underground leak” was discovered in the Clearwater River near the bridge entering Orofino. The exact source is unknown, but Don Gardner, of Clearwater County Emergency Management, describes the approximate location as between the county shop, and the tribal crossing (horse sculptures). Clearwater County Sheriff, Chris Goetz, reported the petroleum leak which was found Thursday, Dec. 29, to the State Communication Center in Meridian. County sources report the area that is bubbling is approximately 20 feet long with a new bubble coming to the surface about every 15 to 30, seconds, causing a sheen on the water. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9.

  • Pierce Winter Festival set for Feb. 3-4
    The Pierce Winter Festival will take place with or without snow. Mark your calendars for Feb. 3 and 4 and plan to be in Pierce for the fun. Enjoy live music both Friday and Saturday nights. Kids will love the games, crafts and goodies and all can take part in the tractor-pulled hayrides, delicious food and chances to win Cabela’s gift cards or prize baskets. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8.

  • Letter to the Editor: Theresa Graber
    To the Patrons of Joint School District #171: I have been a trustee in Zone 5 for eight and a half years. I feel I have represented not only my zone but the entire district well. Many of the current board members are questioning my residence in Zone 5. A special meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 9, 7 p.m., at the District Office on Michigan Avenue, to discuss my residency. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10.

  • CVHC receives Flex grant
    Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics was recently awarded Flex grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility grants are available for Critical Access Hospitals to help improve the quality of patient care and to enhance the performance of small hospitals. CAHs are rural facilities with 25 beds or less. The goal of the $25,000 grant is to reduce the number of hospital re-admissions by automatically referring high risk patients to the Visiting Nurse Services program when a patient is discharged from the hospital. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 13.

  • Year End Review: Part II
    July: Lunch diners at Orofino’s Krystal Café July 5 were surprised by the appearance of a very unexpected visitor. A chipmunk, or perhaps a young squirrel, calmly hopped inside the establishment’s open front door a few minutes before 12:30 p.m. and ventured about three feet inside. September: After fifteen and a half years in business Dennis and Kim Browning announced the closing of Mountain Motor Sports. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8.

  • Pierce resident reports phone fraud scam
    Last week a resident in Pierce, Marvin Matthews, informed the Clearwater Tribune of a potential telephone scam in which the fraudster impersonated a telemarketer from Dish Network. Matthews explained that the caller was very convincing, possessing sensitive information about his account, including how long he had been a customer with Dish Network. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10.

  • From this Chair…
    We had excitement at the Tribune Monday when a call came in and a voice at the other end of the line said “The print shop’s on fire.” The emergency response to the scene on Grangemont Rd., where the shop is located, was tremendous with fire trucks and personnel responding from three fire districts. One emergency responder said, “When I heard the fire was at the print plant I thought ‘with all that paper this will be an all nighter.’” Thanks to the immediate, efficient response of emergency personnel the fire was brought under control within a short period of time. We are so grateful. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3.

  • Down Memory Lane
    70 Years Ago: A young Orofino man, Roy Senter, wrote his parents to let them know he had survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Senter was there on defense work. He wrote that he saw most of the attack, as he was smack in the middle of it—one man only 18 inches from him was killed, but Senter survived uninjured. Before his letter arrived his family had presumed him to be dead. 90 Years Ago: At this time the Clearwater Tribune was still named the Clearwater Republican. The top of the front page of 1922’s first issue was a description of the movie showing at the Rex Theatre. It was based on Zane Grey’s novel “The Man of the Forest,” a western boasting an “accurate portrayal of life in the Western plains.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4.

  • Festival of Trees winners announced
    Brian and Sarah Johnson are the high bidders on the first Festival of Trees. In the spring, a 12-foot root ball tree will be delivered to their door curtsey of Reggear Tree Farms. All funds raised during the Christmas Festival Events go directly back to the community in the form of Christmas Decorations and event planning for our annual Christmas Festival. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3.

  • ManiYAC Teen Center news
    The ManiYAC center is excited that school is back in session and that the center will once again be open after school. We will now be open Monday -Thursday after school - 6:30 p.m. We will be offering some fun activities in January so be sure to check out our schedule at the ManiYAC center or look us up on Facebook! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9.

  • 4th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner was a huge success
    Attendees at Orofino’s fourth Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner agreed it was a huge success. Organizers estimate that they served over 140 meals at the free sit-down dinner. “It’s hard to get an exact count,” said Margaret Cook, a volunteer marking her fourth year on the serving line. “I know we started out with 120 plates and had to quickly restack the line as people kept coming." To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5.

  • Pierce news
    The Pierce Winter Festival will be Feb. 3-4, snow or no snow. For more information contact The Outback at (208) 464-2171 or harvandcolleen@hotmail.com. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9.

  • Happy New Year from the Fraser community
    On Dec. 16 another Fraser family started their Christmas holiday early. Mike and Katie Bird and their children, Shelby and Cody, and Katie’s parents Margo and Evan Anderson boarded a plane to fly to Scotland for Christmas. The first leg of their journey took them to Salt Lake City, then on to Paris, France. The journey ended in Abedeen, Scotland, where Katie’s brother, Matt Anderson, his wife Amanda and children, Emma and Carter are living. Aberdeen is located on the North Sea; on a sight seeing trip to the harbor they saw a big ship. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Well, we have started the New Year. I still can’t believe there hasn’t been much snow yet. I took a ride to Pierce yesterday and it looked like they hadn’t received much either. I think Old Man Winter is taking a vacation this year. The Rebekahs are asking anyone that has borrowed a wheelchair, if you are finished with it, to please return it. There are others needing them. If you have one and need it to be picked up please call Delores Watson at 435-4481. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9.

  • Sportsmen's Report for January 5
    A sure cure for cabin fever, the spring steelhead season opened Jan. 1, and anglers will need a 2012 fishing license and steelhead permit.

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