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  • State agencies differ over Forest Service plan
    One of 20 entities, including Clearwater and Lewis Counties, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is appealing the new Forest Service ruling which calls for the closure of over 200 miles of backcountry trails to motorized vehicles. IDPR questioned in its appeal elk habitat analysis performed by the Forest Sevice, which asserts that motorcycle use in the backcountry has a negative effect on elk herds. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • SHN receives slight increase in funding
    State Hospital North (SHN) will see a slight increase in funding in fiscal year 2013, as will State Hospital South in Blackfoot. The increase includes $110,600 for projects in the two facilities. SHN will receive $17,000 for new exterior lighting and $24,000 for safety improvement in the patient seclusion room. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Weippe Elementary sells for $32,000
    The school distrct accepted an offer of $32,000 for Weippe Elementary School from Brian Wray and Loveta Lou Cochran. This is the only offer made on the school. Funds from the sale will go back into the district's building fund unless used otherwise, according to Supt. Dale Durkee. The facility had been appraised at $32,000. Terms include 10% down at closing with the balance to be paid at $250 for 24 months at 7 percent interest and the remaining balance at the end of the 24 month period. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • A virtual business, developed out of thin air
    Upon retirement from 21 years at Idaho Job Service, Judy Summers vowed she would never have a computer in her home. Never say never! Her three sons, who all work in the computer industry, insisted that she take one of their older, reconditioned computers, "Just use it so you can send us e-mail," they said. Of course, one thing led to another as Judy found that her home system was vastly different from her former job site's. Not only could she send e-mail, but it gave her access to a multitude of interesting and invaluable information and resources. The next step for her was purchasing a printer, followed by a scanner. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Timberline tracksters bring home medals
    With their home track still covered in snow, all eight athletes on the Timberline track team brought home medals from the Central Idaho Invitational in Lapwai on March 17. Even though they have primarily trained in the parking lot and halls of Timberline High School, their great attitude and hard work paid off as they earned 16 medals, six of them gold. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Letter to the Editor - Ed Galloway
    Jim Moore, whose credentials remain a mystery, in a Letter to the Editor March 15, questions the integrity of Clearwater County Commissioner Carole Galloway. Having worked closely with Commissioner Galloway over the years I can assure the residents of Clearwater County they are extremely blessed to have her leadership abilities and vision at their disposal. Fulfulling my duties as GOP Chair of Clearwater County, I would like to set the record straight on Mr. Moore's accusations. As to the reference of the chemical additive program being "experimental," in the USACE and IDFG initial presentation both in the media and at public meetings, they named the project as an "experimental Pilot Nutrient Enhancement."
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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.

  • Gentle Event celebrates a grand opening
    Gentle Event is a new store opening in downtown Orofino. The store is a collection of dealers displaying their unique wares in an indoor mall setting. Each vendor has a customized booth or wall space ranging from fine art to antiques, crafts, toys, and photography. One may also find unusual items such as hand-sewn fabric bowls, stone candle holders, jalapeño jam, custom walking sticks, birdhouses, and glass insulators, to name a few. Gentle Event is located at 249 Johnson Avenue, in the former Style Shop building. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Gem Grant applied for on woody bio-mass project
    In the regular meeting of Orofino City Council, held March 13, Clearwater County Economic Development (CCED) Coordinator Loren Whitten-Kaboth filled the council in on recent projects. Mike Hoffman joined here in reporting on the woody bio-mass project. A GEM Grant application has been completed, through the Idaho Department of Commerce, which, if awarded, will help with the match for the U.S. Forest Service grant at the proposed Orofino facility. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Family Fun Night at OES
    Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 28, for Family Fun Night from 5:30-7 p.m. at Orofino Elementary. Family Fun Night is in replacement of the traditional spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you would like to schedule an individual conference with your child's teacher, please call or e-mail to schedule one for Thursday, March 29 between 3:45 and 7 p.m. Other times during the week are available depending on individual teachers' schedules.
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  • Clearwater County History: Statehood Part 2 - The Church
    Another dominant factor in the campaign for statehood was the battle over the role the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should play in the political life of Idaho. Founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., in New York State in 1830, he and several hundred converts, commonly known as Mormons or Saints, moved to Missouri the next year. Hostile neighbors and an unfriendly government prompted the church to move to Illinois in 1838, where it founded the city of Nauvoo. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Youth ChalleNGe, not out of the hangar yet
    First it's up, then it's down - welcome to the reversed aeronautics of government funding. The folks in Clearwater County have been awaiting eagerly the announcmenet that the Idaho National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program will become a reality, but first it has to get it out of the hangar. The project, originally targeted to open in September 2011, has received its share of political and budgetary hiccups as backers seek funding approval. Utilizing the former Pierce Elementary School building, the program would provide approximately 56 direct jobs and 40 indirect jobs. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • It's Girl Scout cookie time
    Girl Scouts from local Troop #3719 will be at three Orofino locations this Friday, March 23, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a variety of cookies for sale. You will find them at AmericanWest Bank on Main Street, the Orofino Post Office on Michigan Avenue, and Barney's Harvest Foods on Riverside. Cookies cost $4.25 per box.
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  • Boat Safety Class March 31
    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office is hosting a "Boat Idaho" safety class Saturday, March 31 in the conference room at the Best Western Lodge at River's Edge, located at 615 Main Street, Orofino. The class begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m., with a break for lunch. Attendees must attend all six hours of the class in order to receive a completed certificate from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
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  • Clearwater County Soil and Water Conservation presents budget, project overview
    The Clearwater County Soil and Water Conservation District Board presented the proposed FY 2012/2013 budget at the Clearwater County Commissioners' March 12 meeting. Attending the meeting were Terry White, Mike Hoffman and Bruce Hanson. Hanson presented an overview of the board and district staff happenings for 2011. There was an overview of the current projects. These projects were funded from federal funding and grants that were expended in the county. The Soil and Water Board requested that the county again contribute $8,500 towrad their operating budget. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Pierce news
    The exciting Pierce-Weippe Chamber Auction is Saturday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Weippe Community Center.
    Our camo shotgun tickets are sold out! Just a few of the tempting items up for auction are: a handcrafted walking stick with an elk head sculpture, 20 percent off a truss package, a load of gravel, a complete car detail, a birdhouse and birding guide, and loads of gift certificates. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Fraser community news
    Mike and Linda Beard are back at their ranch. They drove to Ogden, UT, Reno, NV and then on to their home in Sun River, OR. They joined in on a 76th birthday celebration for a friend and visited with their daughter, Sharon Cape, and her family, before returning to Fraser. The ski area at Sun River had lots of snow but it was too windy to enjoy a day on the slopes, so they spent time playing with granddaughter Elizabeth. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Weippe Fire Department members attended the Clearwater Fire Academy in Orofino this past weekend. Classes varied in subject, from Wildland Arson Investigation to SCBA training and propane emergencies. We all came back with great new skills and information that we can use for our community. Auditions for the Weippe Camas Festival Melodrama this year will be Tuesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 5 at Weippe City Hall, 6:30 p.m. both nights. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 22
    The deadline to enter the first Super Hunt drawing is May 31. With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands. The first drawing in June will pick 26 lucky hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags - eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt; and one "Super Hunt Combo" entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

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