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24% Yes, I would. I’ve nothing to hide from my boss. (16)
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  1% I would because my boss might take it personally if I refuse. (1)
22% I don’t have a Facebook account. (15)

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  • Northern Rocky Mountain wolf population increases to 1,774 wolves
    The 2011 Interagency Annual Report for the Northern Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment (NRM DPS), compiled by cooperating federal state and tribal agencies, estimates that the NRM population increased to 1,774 wolves and 109 breeding pairs. The NRM area includes all of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, the eastern one-third of Washington and Oregan and a small portion of north central Utah. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Clearwater County Democratic Caucus set for April 14
    Jerry and Janis Nelsen, Clearwater County Democratic Caucus Co-Chairmen, announce that on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. there will be a Delegate Selection Caucus at the School District #171 administrative office meeting room (WWP Auditorium) on Michigan Avenue to elect delegates to the Idaho State Democratic convention. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Orofino man pleads guilty in school burglary
    Joseph Walker of Orofino, 18, on March 20 pleaded guilty to felony burglary and grand theft after he was arrested for allegedly breaking into Timberline High School on Nov. 22, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office. Ryan Warren, 18, of Orofino and a 17-year-old boy, who were also allegedly involved in the break-in, have pending hearings, according to Clearwater County Sheriff's Office. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Over 30 racing teams, world champions to compete in World Jet Boat Marathon
    2011 Canadian World Champion driver and navigator Chris Zapesocki will be amoung the 33 elite racing teams competing in the 2012 Toyota Weaver Seed World Jet Boat Marathon Championship on four north central Idaho rivers next month. The race takes place over a nine day period, April 13-21 on select portions of the St. Joe River at St. Maries, April 14-15; the Snake River at Lewiston, April 16-17; the Clearwater River at Orofino, April 18 and the Salmon River at Riggins, April 19-21. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Water supply outlook remains bright due to good reservoir storage
    The latest water supply outlook report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service indicates good reservoir storage will offset this winter's low precipitation levels. Snowpacks across the state range from 60 to 100 percent of average. "This year there is a high degree of snowpack variability across the state," said Ron Abramovich, Idaho NRCS Water Supply Specialist. "Northern Idaho drainages have near normal snowpacks while basins in southwest and central Idaho are in the range of 60-70 precent of average." To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Letter to the Editor - Eric MacEachern
    Thank you to the person(s) who found my wife's wristwatch at the Clearwater County Transfer Station, and turned it in to the office. Thank you to the transfer station office staff for safely keeping it. The watch has sentimental value and it meant a lot to see it again. This is the second time in my 28 years of living here that I have carelessly dropped an item of value, and it was returned by the finder.
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  • Life on the home front
    My daugher Ashley and I were discussing the different types of Facebook personalities. I told her that I very rarely contribute anything anymore to comments or posting photos. I just peek into all my Facebook friends' updates. Ashley informed me that my Facebook personality would be a stalker. Not exactly the type of person I find admirable. I try, to no avail, to limit my Facebook time. I'll tell myself I can have 30 minutes at lunchtime to go stalking, but I usually catch myself after an hour has passed. I love seeing photos of our nieces' new adorable baby girls, reading about the fun wedding dress shopping expedition a co-worker's sister recently went on, seeing that my young great nephew is going "bording" with his family. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Students Taking Charge
    Since March of 2011, there has been a small group of students participating in a project called "Students Taking Charge." Students Taking Charge is a tool kit made available through a national group called Actions for Healthy Kids, hosted by Health and Human Services. Students were introduced to the project through the Nez Perce Tribe's Coordinated School Health Program that has been working in partnership with the school district since 2008. The school district has a School Health Council that is active and continues the efforts of the school district's health and nutrition council representation. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • School dress code at Orofino High School
    As we approach spring break and warmer weather, i would like to take this opportunity to remind evreyone of our school dress code. For health and safety reasons, shoes must be worn at all times at school. Hats/head coverings, including bandanas, are not allowed at school. Strapless tops, bare midriffs, spaghetti straps thinner than three fingers wide, short skirts/shorters shorter than mid thigh are not allowed at school.
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  • "Wacky-Tacky" Tea Party raises $1,500 for ICARE
    The March 24 "Wacky-Tacky" Tea Party event was attended by a variety of people in a variety of attire and was held at Krystal Café. For being a "wacky" three-hour evening, ICARE raised over $1,500. Money that is contributed to the non-profit organization is tax deductible and helps people in Clearwatre River communities who are undergoing treatment for cancer. This year so far, eight people have received money from ICARE. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • State of the city report
    In the regular meeting of Orofino Chamber of Commerce March 21, Orofino City Administrator Rick Laam gave an overview of projects for Orofino. Laam stressed that "things are changing in this city and state as more regulations are passed." He stressed that city plans, whether be for the airport, master water plan, comprehensive plan, water or wastewater plants, things will have to be updated to meet today's standards. Formal plans required to apply for grants are also very expensive. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • 12th Annual Spring Round-Up is April 14
    The annual Spring Round-UP is an area community fundraising event in its twelfth year and you wont' want to miss it! This event, held on Saturday, April 14 this year and beginning at 1 p.m., is hosted by the Clearwater Valley Chapter of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, and ICARE, Inc. It is a fun and relaxing day for all people to enjoy at Orofino City Park. There will be live, classic country music by BearGreass. They are awesome entertainment and everybody loves their music!
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  • Fraser meets to solve elk problem
    A meeting was held at the Fraser Community Center on March 24 to find a solution to the elk problem rather than hutning them. Jeff Huber organized the meeting and Randy Hollibaugh assisted him during the discussion. A large group of Fraser residents attended and participated in the meeting. The elk herd in the Fraser area has been a problem for the farmers. They gravitate to the wheat fields for food and cause damage to the crops. One of the solutions was to form a group of volunteers to haze the elk when they become a problem.
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  • Hilltop Players auditions April 3 and 5
    Hilltop Players will again perform a melodrama during the Camas Festival in Weippe. The play this year is Lost in Tumblerock by Katie Reed. This comic melodrama in two acts will delight audiences of all ages. Come audition for rowdy ranch hands and beautiful French cancan dancers on April 3 or April 5 at City Hall in Weippe at 6:30 p.m. Practices start April 10.  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Pierce news
    The pool at the Pierce Community Center will open on Thursday, June 4 with a free swim from 1-4 p.m. We plan on being open for eight weeks, until the Saturday of 1860 Days, if budgeting allows. With the rising cost of oil and an older boiler room unexpected expenses can come up! Swimming lessons will be the first two weeks after school gets out; June 11 (M-F) and June 18 (M-F). Please call 464-2443 to sign up your kids. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Spring weather in Fraser
    The spring season is now nine days old, and the Fraser community is getting hit with the typical weather that goes along with this time of the year. We had at least eight inches of snow when we woke up on Wednesday, March 21. The Brands have joined the crowds of curious people who have driven by the Deyo Reservoir. It’s wonderful to see all the water that has collected over the past several weeks. The snow that covered the ground last Friday made it possible to walk over to the edge of the reservoir without getting stuck in the mud. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Weekend visitors at the home of Connie and Ray Mendenhall and Minnie Weidner were Connie’s son and family, Monte Walsh from Boise. He is the grandson of Minnie. While here they all attended a baby shower on Saturday in Orofino at the home of Dan and Lisa Gunter. There were over 100 that attended the shower for Linzy and Eric Barger. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 29
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission set big game seasons for 2012 during a meeting Thursday, March 22. The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts, and added a few changes of their own.

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