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Women in the Military
Should women become
eligible for the military draft?

55% Yes – if they can serve in the same roles as men in the military, they should be eligible. (31)
29% No, absolutely not. (16)
16% I think women should be able to serve in the same roles as men in the military, but that shouldn’t include the draft. (9)

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  • Search is on for second suspect in credit card fraud
    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office reports a felony arrest warrant was issued Feb. 25 for Cody Allen Keffer, 19, of Orofino, in connection with a credit card fraud case in Clearwater County. The warrant was issued based upon a criminal complaint filed by the Clearwater County Prosecutor's office alleging grand theft and criminal poosession of a financial transaction card by Keffer on Feb. 23. Sheriff Chris Goetz reports this case is regional in nature and unrelated to the larger case involving multiple credit card thefts. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Counties challenge forest travel plan
    Clearwater and Idaho County officials filed appeals last week of the Clearwater National Forest's travel plan that, if implemented, would limit motorized vehicle access to areas designated as wilderness. The counties had until Feb. 26 to file an appeal of the plan, which was signed Nov. 10 by Clearwater/Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor Rick Brazzell. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Dynamite false alarm on Wells Bench
    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) on Feb. 21 received a report of a suspicious box, labeled as dynamite, found in a house on Wells Bench Road, Orofino, at 12:09 p.m. The house was being cleaned out when the suspicious box was discovered. A CCSO deputy first investigated, finding that the box had metal bands and a date of 1954, and the phrase "high explosives" stamped all over it. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • Tile your support for Timberline
    The Timberline High School ceiling is starting to fill up with decorated tiles, which have come from a fundraiser produced by the Timberline student council officers. Currently, the tiles lining the hallway have been decorated by many businesses and several individuals; we encourage anybody to buy one. You can decorate them however you want, as long as they're school appropriate. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • “Wild Women” heat it up for concert members
    Clearwater Community Concert members were treated "famously" at the Feb. 23 concert held at OHS. Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey, aka the "Wild Women" from Tuscon, AZ, livened up the evening with their sultry vocals and Lisa's red-hot piano playing of blues, jazz, and boogie-woogie tunes. Diane and Lisa are individually accomplished vocalists. Together, their beautifully blended voices "rock" the house. They put their hearts and souls into each song they sang and the fun they exuded on stage was infectious as it engulfed the audience. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Orofino man arrested for video voyeurism
    An Orofino man was arrested Tuesday for video voyeurism, according to the Orofino Police Department (OPD). Roger L. Stanton, 47, was taken into custody without incident following a year-long investigation by OPD.
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  • Workforce Investment Act could provide funding for job skills and work experience
    Monica Jones, Idaho Department of Labor, presented information to the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners at the Feb. 21 meeting regarding the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program and internships. These can provide funding to employ individuals to learn job skills and work experience. This training is for unemployed adult workers, displaced workers and low income youth that need to acquire work skills. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Letter to the Editor – Keith Lunders
    Desiring to see Barack Obama (and everything he stands for) dumped down Orwell's Memory Hole as a bad - no - really, really horrible - experiment in government, and not wanting to waste another vote in a long series of wasted voice for "the lesser of two evils," I was pretty much undecided who would get mine until a recent (1-4-12) editorial attacking everything - and I do mean everything - about Ron Paul apepared in the Huffington Post. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Life on the Home Front
    My twin grandsons, Braylon and Kaden, are two years old today (March 1). They are both lively, happy little guys that we are all so thankful for. They spent 69 days in the NICU at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane following their premature births and each came home with their own equipment. I try to make a trip to Lewiston once a week to see the boys. I love to sit and watch them run, ride their wheelie bugs, play and interact with each other. Sometimes the play turns rough and the end up getting in trouble with their momma. That’s when I have to go to their defense. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Father Son Cake Bake
    Orofino Cub Scout Pack #536 celebrated their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 16 with a Father Son Cake Bake Contest. Pack Leader Stan Leach and Assistant Pack Leader Chris Gerhart led the program with a celebration of five Cub Scouts becoming Boy Scouts in the Arrow of Light ceremony. The Father Son Cake Book contest required that all those who entered must bake and decorate their cakes entirely with the help of their fathers, uncles, brothers or grandfathers - with no female help.
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  • Clearwater County History: Crime and Punishment Part I: The Crime
    Despite the fact that there had been a county courthouse since 1862 and an active territorial government had been in place since 1863, and the Plummer gang had been chased out of the territory, the court system still was not always the first choice for resolving disputes. Claim jumpers in the diggings were viewed the same as cattle rustlers on the plains, and the disputes were often settled on the spot. Why waste time with a lot of legal formality? And summary proceedings were not limited to mining claims. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Public candidate nights for new school superintendent set for April 12-14
    A Meet the Candidates night for a new school district superintendent will be held April 12 at Timberline Schools and April 14 at Orofino High School, with both meetings starting at 7 p.m. The new superintendent will replace Sept. Dale Durkee, whose resignation is effective at the end of this school year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Letter to the Editor – Kathy Dougherty
    Sorry, but it's that time of year for a letter about our horrible roads, Sunnyside Bench and Old Peck Grade. I don't even have the time to count the thousands of potholes this year. Grading without gravel is no doing the job; it lasts about three days, and if it rains, not even 24 hours. We need to have it paved, please. If someone (the law) would like to make a few bucks, come see us drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid the potholes.
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  • Cold weather in Fraser
    Winter has returned to the Fraser community. We woke up to heavy fog Monday morning, with a temperature of 16 degrees at the Schlader home on Lower Fords Creek Road. Sherry Schlader reported that her granddaughter, Sophie Rae Haworth, had a great visit with her family while her parents were in Hawaii. She spent time with her Aunt Dianna Funck and her great grandparents Bill and Donna Jackson, and went to the shop with Grandma Sherry several days. Grandpa Larry had taken some vacation days off from work so he could enjoy her. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    I know I can't wait for the donkey basketball game, it is always a blast. This year I even get to ride for the Fire Dept. No matter who wins fun is had by all. Weippe's thoughts and prayers go out to the Trieb family this week with the passing of Russell. Russell was a familiar face around town and he will be missed.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for March 1
    The new upland game, turkey and furbearer seasons and rules books are back from the printer and will available later this week. The 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Upland Game, Furbearer and Turkey seasons and rules brochure includes some changes that affect some spring turkey controlled hunts. The new rules book includes several changes to turkey seasons.

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