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April 5 Poll Results
Bad Sugar
Should sugar be considered a controlled substance and
treated as such?

  3% Yes, if it's really that bad for our health. (2)
68% No! What’s next, water? (40)
29% Sugar is worse for us than we realize, but I don’t believe it’s in the same league as drugs and alcohol. (17)

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  • Credit card fraud update
    Since the first week of February the Orofino Police Department has been investigating numerous reports of perpetrated or attempted credit card fraud. The Police Department, with assistance from the Secret Service, and banking institutions began attempting to identify a common point of purchase on the credit card accounts that had been compromised. It has recently been determined that the common point of purchase on those compromised accounts was Glenwood IGA. Since that time the management at IGA has been fully cooperating with law enforcement to determine how credit card information could have been compromised. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • April 27 CVHC Wine Tasting features Spain
    “Viva el Vino!” is the theme of the 38th Annual Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Auxiliary and Foundation Wine Tasting on Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Janet Burnham will once again work her decorating wonders when she converts St. Theresa’s Little Flower Room into a festive Spanish getaway complete with brightly colored decor, piñatas and lots of fun surprises. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Peck man seriously injured in I-84 crash
    John Elsbury, 57, Peck, was seriously injured on I-84 near Glenns Ferry on Tuesday, March 27. According to an ISP report, Elsbury was parked on the shoulder of the emergency lane in his Dodge pickup truck, when for unknown reasons, Amos Rodriguez, 54, Pocatello, driving a Volvo tractor-trailer rig, drove off the roadway onto the shoulder and side-swiped Elsbury’s pickup. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Dworshak announces early spring recreation opportunities
    Enjoy early springtime in picturesque north Idaho at outdoor recreation facilities operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir. Big Eddy Day Use Area, open year-round, offers a playground, picnic shelters, barbecue grills and a swim beach (water level permitting). The Big Eddy hiking trail is open all the way to Dworshak State Park. Take a hike along the Big Eddy trail and have a picnic or camp at one of several mini-camps along the way. Bruce’s Eddy, also open throughout the year, offers two boat ramps (one with year-round water access), picnic tables, a restroom and access to the Merrys Bay and West Ridge trailheads. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Airport improvements
    In the regular meeting of Orofino City Council, held March 27, progress was reported from the Airport Committee which met on March 20. Bids were opened March 28 for the Airport Water Line. Eleven bid packages went out. When the project is complete, it will provide each hanger with its own water service line and water meter. The FAA is requesting preliminary engineering design for the new access road, specifications on rehabilitation for the runway, taxiway, and drawings on the new apron areas. City Administrator, Rick Laam informed the committee that the grant offer will most likely come in June or July. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Timberline graduate receives national recognition
    Paragon Corporate Housing earned a coveted double victory at the Corporate Housing Providers Association Annual Tower of Excellence Awards Dinner in Miami, Florida. Paragon was named Company of the Year for companies with less than 300 corporate housing units and Doreen (Heinrich) Compton-Breish, the company’s Vice President of Business Development and a 1983 graduate of Timberline High School, was named CHPA’s Individual of the Year. Doreen graduated from Boise State University in 1987, and is the daughter of Bill and Sandra Heinrich of Orofino. Doreen resides in Boise with her family and oversees the business development for the corporation. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Clearwater County history: Statehood Part IV
    Three events converged to enable statehood. Republican Benjamin Harrison was elected president in 1888. The South Idaho establishment bribed a North Idaho county into abandoning the annexation movement and joining the statehood campaign. And, the Mormon Church retreated from its plural marriage doctrine. Also important was Fred Dubois’ election as the territorial delegate to congress in 1886. The election of a Republican delegate to the House of Representatives and the election of Republican Benjamin Harrison as president, allowed Republican Dubois to use his considerable political skills to husband the statehood bill through congress. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Timberline track competes in Kamiah meet
    Mattlyn Brouwers was the point leader for the Spartans at the track meet in Kamiah March 29. Mattlyn took first in the 200m dash, second in the triple jump, and helped the 4x200m relay team of Lacey Bonner, Morgan Willett, Mattlyn Brouwers, and Aspen Jared to a first place finish. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Orofino Maniac Dodge Ball
    There will be a Dodge Ball tournament at the OHS gym on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m.; and anyone in the community can sign up and join the fun. Teams consist of five members at $15 per team. There will be a $1 admission fee to come and watch. All proceeds will go the OHS prom and the senior class of 2013. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Hernandez named Mr. OHS
    Drake Hernandez was awarded Mr. OHS at the competition held at the Orofino High School March 29. Hernandez, son of JJ and Ringo Hernandez, performed a skit. Second place went to Karl Vaage, son of John and Becky Vaage, and he did a rap for his talent. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Letter to the Editor: Pat Baxter
    Several people attended the County Commissioner meeting March 26 regarding the conditions of the county roads. The largest contingent of taxpayers were from the Sunnyside area but Gilbert, Grangemont, Peck, Lenore and other areas were represented. The main question asked: are tax dollars being wasted by the road department? Commissioner Ebert said that additional money for roads would require cuts in the sheriff and prosecutor budgets. Factual and justified complaints ranged from potholes, ditches, slides and culverts to grading and snow removal on school bus routes. Pictures were available. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • “Moving Ag to the Classroom” visits Orofino Elementary
    Third and fourth graders at Orofino Elementary milked a cow, made butter, ground wheat, and ate pancakes on March 26. Idaho Farm Bureau’s agriculture program, “Moving Ag to the Classroom” visited the school to provide the experiences. Bob Smathers, District 5 Regional Manager, with volunteers John Schlader, Nezperce, and John and Judy Gilliam, Lenore, brought the presentation to life for the students. Maggie, a life-sized Holstein reproduction, let the students milk her. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6B.

  • Walnut disease draws researchers to northern Idaho
    A tree disease has scientists tracking the movements of a tiny beetle and its hitchhiking fungus through northern Idaho. Thousand cankers disease is caused when walnut twig beetles (WTB, or Pityophthorus juglandis) carry the fungus Geosmithia morbida into the bark of walnut trees. USDA-Forest Service and the University of California are studying the timing of the seasonal flights of WTB as well as its dispersal patterns in an effort to develop a national early detection and trapping procedure for this pest. The research group has already discovered the WTB aggregation pheromone and is using it to lure beetles to funnel-shaped traps, removing them from the local population. Traps are being deployed in Lewiston, Orofino, Sandpoint, and at multiple sites in Coeur d’Alene. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Community Clean-up Day at Transfer Station April 28
    A person doesn’t have to wait until the clean up day to rid themselves of most unwanted waste. The Transfer Station takes almost everything, every day that we are open. Items that we do not accept any day are hazardous waste. First let’s clarify the meaning of solid waste: not liquid. But we have become sufficient in our reuse program, we will receive your over the counter hazardous supplies. There are a few waste items that we will not take: antifreeze, vehicle bodies and asbestos. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • Pierce news
    The Pierce half of the club is invited by the Weippe half for a ride to the Lolo area. Bring your lunch and beverages on April 8 at 8 a.m. at Community Hall by the Mini Park. See ya’ there. Hilltop Food Pantry’s next give out will be Friday, April 13. The Crazy Blockers Quilt Club wishes to thank all quilters who attended the Cancer Quilt Retreat last month. Fourteen quilts were put together in a very successful weekend.
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  • Fraser's April Fools Day
    April first was an unsettled day here in the Fraser community. Mother Nature had quite a few tricks up her sleeves. One minute she decided to load the clouds with large snow flakes that floated down so thick it was almost zero visibility and the next minute the sun popped out. Clarabell Brown enjoyed a visit from her son Robert and his two children, Conner and Sidney. They came on Thursday after visiting with family in Moscow. Donna, Danny and Cory joined the family for lunch at the Edge Restaurant. Clarabell used her electric wheelchair to get from Brookside Landing to the restaurant. Cathy Walker found a wood tick on one of their cats last week, so be aware and keep a look out for these pests. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Katie Weyerts celebrated her twelfth birthday on March 31. Friday she had a family dinner and on Saturday she had a party at the Weippe Fire hall with family and friends. A multi family yard sale will be held Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Creative Gifts, 4118 Three Mile Road Weippe 435-4189. Lots of great items from Camping items, cutlery, children clothing too much to list. Great buys! Check out the new items for Mothers Day gifts at Creative Gifts.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for April 5
    The application period for elk controlled hunts, as well as controlled hunts for deer, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey runs from May 1 through June 5. Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5 or 1-800-554-8687; or online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.

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