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  • A funny thing happened on the way back home...
    You may know her as your local Avon lady, Lyn, but she was named Lyndyce Nivala by her parents of Finnish descent. Lyn said that in school she was sometimes called Lindy. At camp they misspelled her name and called her Linda Snivala, which she did not like at all. She finally settled on Lyn. Born in the town of Rosemount, MN, Lyn said she was always active as a child. "In my neighborhood, it was mostly boys, so you played baseball if you wanted to play at all." She remembers roller skating, and playing with marbles as well. "I never played with dolls, I was always outside doing something," she said. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Tickets still available for Orofino Chamber Auction
    Tickets are still available for the 2012 Orofino Chamber of Commerce Auction that is being held on March 16 at the Best Western Plus Lodge at River's Edge. "Ticket sales are slow so far this year, but that just means better odds for those that attend to win one of our fabulous prizes!" says Chamber Director Stephanie Deyo. The Chamber reports that so far they have over 250 different items that attendees  will have the chance to purchase. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Benefit auction Saturday for Ron Drapeau
    Orofino's Ron Drapeau is receiving treatment for a brain tumor, and to help with medical expenses, his friends and family are putting on a benefit auction with a chili and taco salad feed. The auction takes place Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at the Orofino VFW on Michigan Avenue. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • Leap year baby born at CVH
    Nate and Amber Wiese are the proud parents of a daughter, Emersyn Marie, born at Clearwater Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, leap year day. Her parents stated, "The hospital staff did a tremendous job with the delivery and aftercare. We did not arrive at the hospital until 10 p.m., and Emersyn was born at 2:30 a.m." To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • “Curb Appeal" coming to Orofino
    In the regular meeting of Orofino City Council, held Feb. 28, Don Gardner, chair of the Community Beautification Committee, proposed a friendly and fun competition to spruce up Orofino - a "Curb Appeal" competition (inspired by the television show of that name). The proposed competition would award prizes and plaques for gardening efforts that beautify the neighborhood. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 15A.

  • Conservation groups appeal Forest Service Travel Plan Record of Decision
    Earlier this week, Friends of the Clearwater and other organizations filed a joint appeal of the Clearwater National Forest Travel Plan Record of Decision. While both groups were happy to see the agency finally address off-road vehicle abuse on the public lands, the project decision came up short in closing off motorized access to readless areas like Weitas Creek and Pot Mountain, which contain critical wildlife and fisheries habitat for native species like wolves, elk and bull trout.
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  • Take the Clearwater Community Concert Association survey
    The Clearwater Community Concert Association (CCCA) board is seeking feedback from concert members and the community regarding future concert seasons. Memberships have declined the past two years, resulting in fewer funds to book artists for the upcoming season. We are asking the community and our current members to tell the CCCA board how you would like to see this concert association continue in our community.

  • Upcoming ICARE events
    The "Wacky-Tacky" Tea Party will be held on March 24 at Krystal Café in Orofino. The time will be from 3 to 6 p.m. This event is the second of its kind and many people are looking forward to it again. Orofino's Spring Round-Up, hosted by the Clearwater Valley Chapter of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, will be held as usual on the second Saturday of April, which, this year, is April 14. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Orofino Elementary School hosts district spelling bee
    The spelling bee for District 171 was held at Orofino Elementary School on Feb. 28. All district schools were represented, with students from grades four through seven. Representing Timberline Elementary School were fourth grade student Balin Deaver and fifth grade student Kyle Miller. Top speller for Timberline Junior High School was Erin Sellers. Mariah Wheeler represented  Peck Elementary and connor Shockman represented Cavendish Elementary. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Gun Club's Registered Shoot dedicated to life member
    The Orofino-Pierce Gun Club held its annual Registered Shoot last Saturday. This year, the club decided to dedicate the shoot as a memorial to long-time life member Bob Thomason. Bob was an active member of the club for over 30 years, and passed away earlier this year. Bob had a good sense of humor about a lot of things, including himself. Urban Legend has it that that's a good way to maintain your sanity.
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  • Clearwater County History: Crime and Punishment Part II: The Punishment
    Sam persisted in his story that he had seen the two old men leaving the Fraser store at 4 o'clock in the morning. The vigilance committee did not believe Sam and took him to a tree at the end of the street and suspended him with a rope by the neck to try to scare him into the truth. He would be let down and then suspended again, but to no avail. Finally they laid him on the ground and covered him with a blanket and brought his colleague to the site. He, seeing what he thought to be Sam's dead body, accused Sam of the murder. Sam, hearing the accusation, rose from the blanket and accused his accuser of the killing. The committee then put them both in the jail with other suspects. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Fire Academy March 16-18
    Clearwater Fire Chiefs Association will hold its seventh annual Fire Academy March 16-18 in Orofino. The academy has over 220 volunteer firefighters registered to attend from all over the region. The academy starts on a Friday evening and finishes Sunday evening. At this academy they have 13 different classes. Academy registration packet and pictures from past academies can be seen at www.orofinofire.com. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Letter to the Editor – Jeanne Drewery
    My husband and I had to make a trip to Emmett, Idaho a few days ago, and while there he picked up their local newspaper. Emmett is close to the same size as Orofino, maybe a little larger, so when he brought the newspaper home, I thought there would be some interesting reading...It was the most boring newspaper I've ever read. That's when I realized what a good job you're doing at the Clearwater Tribune. There's such a variety, covering so many different topics and points of interest.
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  • Letter to the Editor – Don Ebert
    This is concerning the letter written by Joy Hall saying that she could not run against me in the upcoming November election because the Commissioner districts had been changed. The districts were indeed changes, but only because we have to follow the law. The new districts are as nearly equal in population as possible. We had it on our agenda for several weeks so there was ample opportunity for comment for those who were interested. Of the three member board Stan made the motion and Carole seconded it. I voted in favor.
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  • Facsimile phone number changed for public comments about Dworshak Nutr. SEA
    The facsimile phone number has changed for submitting public comments about the Dworshak Nutrient Supplementation Pilot Study Environmental Assessment by March 17, 2012. The new fax number is 509-527-7804. The U.S. Mail and e-mail address remain the same.
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  • Pierce news
    ALS has reserved the Community Center for Tuesday, March 20 for their logger training/safety class, so mark your calendars. Seventeen kids and their families headed to McCall for the big annual Judy tournament this past weekend. We will have placing in next week's news. This weekend, March 10, some of the kids will be heading to Boise Valley for the tournament held there. Then on March 17 they will travel to Spokane.
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  • Fraser's first buttercup
    Spring is on the way, and the buttercups are heralding the news. On Sunday, March 4, Ron Larson stopped by the Brand ranch with two buttercups he found while he was out for a walk. Norma photographed them with a quarter to show how petite they are. Jason and Diane Cochrell just returned home from a trip to Red River, New Mexico. They toured the Kit Carson Homestead and looked into the museum. They alos had time to drive to the town of Taos; Diane was interested in the unusual fences they construct around the homes in the town. Ask her about them the next time you talk to her.  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Jamie Cahala had surgery this week. She would like to thank those who helped her in her recovery and who drove her home. She is feeling much better and appreciates the community for the help; as well as her friends and family. The Weippe Explorers 4-H Club met on Feb. 13. Guests present were Marie Armitage and Bill Warren, from the Clearwater Co. Extension Office. After the meeting the kids enjoyed a Valentine party with finger foods, and made cards.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for March 8
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2012 big game hunting seasons are available online for public review and comment. Beginning this year, wolf hunting and trapping seasons will be set along with hunting seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bears and mountain lions, and will be included in the 2012 big game seasons regulations booklet.

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