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  • Lil Darlings special Valentine edition Feb. 9 in full color
    Can you believe it? It’s time again for the Lil’ Darlings special Valentine edition to be published Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Clearwater Tribune. This year’s Lil’ Darlings photos will be published in full color at no extra cost.

  • Graber stays on as school board trustee
    Alyce Arnsberg, a school district board member, told fellow board members Monday at a public hearing, that the board can’t pursue the issue of Theresa Graber’s questioned residency in this school district, due to lack of evidence. She added, “The board needs to try to accommodate Graber’s time schedule,” which reportedly led to Graber’s lack of regular attendance at board meetings. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16.

  • John and Carolyn Moxley, helping others is a way of life
    John Moxley has received more than the designated “fifteen minutes of fame” one is supposed to be allotted, but perhaps that is because he is such an interesting, caring person. Over the years, he has had articles in local newspapers covering stories on his furniture business, his bee keeping, and most recently a large feature article in the Lewiston Tribune telling of all of his volunteer activities. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8.

  • Broadband coverage for dead spots
    The Orofino Chamber of Commerce held its first regular meeting of the year January 4 at the Ponderosa Restaurant. Chris St Germaine, Project Development Leader for the Nez Perce Tribe, gave a presentation about recent developments erecting towers for a comprehensive broadband system over the Clearwater valley. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3.

  • Clearwater River oil leak still being monitored
    The underground petroleum leak discovered in the Clearwater River Dec. 26 is still under investigation. Earl Liverman, a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identified the leak as being located near Atkinson Distributing, Inc. That business includes an unmanned gas station as well as above-ground storage tanks. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10.

  • Request made to do away with Daylight Saving Time
    The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners at the Jan. 3 meeting met with Dennis Fuller of Orofino to discuss Daylight Saving Time repeal. Mr. Fuller presented information on why the county should consider his request to abolish Daylight Saving Time. His request includes the Board adoption a proclamation and dissolving Daylight Saving Time. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10.

  • THS student art show begins January 18
    The annual Timberline High School Student Art Show, held every year at Studio 205 Art Gallery in Pierce, opens Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. It continues through Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day after Wednesday. Seventeen students will be presenting to the public all different kinds of art forms and media. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3.

  • Letter to the Editor: Jack Stratton
    Rick Santorum is insisting the Social Security benefits must be cut. He is way off base and many folks on Social Security will be faced with homelessness. He, like everyone in the U.S. Congress, is fighting senior citizens. They have been using the S.S. trust fund as their personal pork barrel for over 20 years and over $2 trillion, and they refused to take action on the S.S. preservation bill that has been tabled for years. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10.

  • Clearwater Basin Collaborative open house Jan. 19
    The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) will be hosting an open house Thursday, Jan. 19 in the Ponderosa Banquet Room, to discuss their proposed North/South ATV Route which will provide access from Avery to Elk City. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5.

  • From this Chair…
    A challenging dilemma was solved for me during the past week since the fire at the print shop on Grangemont Road. The dilemma is something I’ve been wondering and worrying about since developing a serious and unexpected heart ailment, I call it the family legacy, nearly four years ago. I told an acquaintance, “If you want a challenge try leaving a long-time productive family business to a member of the younger generation and still be around to watch what happens.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16.

  • Idaho’s snowpack is less than average
    Snow surveyors from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) measured snowpacks around the state last week, verifying that snowpacks are below average. “We’ve been in an extended dry spell since around Thanksgiving Day,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho NRCS Water Supply Specialist. “The stagnant weather pattern gave us blue skies during the day and clear skies at night for nearly 30 days.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11.

  • Forest Service extends comment period for the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange
    Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce and Clearwater National forests, has extended the comment period for Upper Lochsa Land Exchange Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement an additional 30 days. The statement was released Nov. 10, 2011. The 60 day comment period was scheduled to conclude Jan. 17, 2012. With the extension, the comment period should end on or about Feb. 16. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12.

  • Lady Spartans blow out Highland
    Two Timberline players tallied double-doubles and four Spartans registered double-figure points as the Lady Spartans blew out Highland 64-29 in Whitepine League action Jan. 6. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 15.

  • Pierce news
    Mark your calendars for Jan. 28 for the annual rivalry of girls and boys basketball games with Orofino. There will be a varsity girls game starting at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m. This is a very important game and we need to have as many people from “the hill” as possible to fill the stands. There are Spartan pom poms on sale at local businesses. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5.

  • Fraser news and 2011 review
    Linda Beard reported there will be a pinochle party at the Fraser Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Marie and Gerry Armitage send happy birthday greetings to their granddaughter Rilee Avery Henderson on Jan. 14. Happy birthday greetings go out to Sandy Dahl on Jan. 15 and to Monte Vanderpool on Jan. 18. Happy anniversary greetings go out to Mike and Linda Beard on Jan. 17. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Alice Reynolds called with some news. Harry’s sister-in-law passed away in Spokane this week and Alice’s niece Janie Clark Dauterman passed away. She was from Duluth, GA. Condolences and prayers go out to the both of these families. Chris and Ashley Stamper were up this weekend to celebrate their son Gerad’s first birthday. His grandparents are Keith and Lisa Weyerts of Weippe and great-grandpartens are Frank and Shirley of Weippe. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16.

  • Sportsmen's Report for January 12
    Wolf hunting seasons have closed in the Beaverhead and Island Park wolf management zones. The seasons opened Aug. 30 and closed Dec. 31. Wolf hunting seasons remain open through March 31 in the Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Dworshak-Elk City, Middle Fork, Salmon, McCall-Weiser, Sawtooth, Southern Mountains and Southern Idaho zones, and through June 30 in the Lolo and Selway zones. Wolf harvest is limited in only three of the zones still open. The season limits are 40 wolves in the Salmon zone, 60 in the Sawtooth zone and 25 in the Southern Mountains zone. There are no limits in the remaining eight wolf management zones.

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