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Trapped Wolf
What is your opinion of the photo depicting a hunter posing with a live wolf caught in a trap in the background?

35% He should have ended the wolf’s suffering before taking the photo. (21)
17% He shouldn’t have taken the photo at all. (10)
23% The wolf shouldn’t have been trapped in the first place. (23)
25% I haven’t seen the photo. (25)

Jet boats arriving at Orofino City Park
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  • Read the 2012 Vacation Guide
    The 2012 Clearwater County Vacation Guide is hot off the press! Read it online by clicking the link above; or you can find it by clicking on the blue Special Editions button just above, next to the Obituaries button.

  • World Jet Boat Races Orofino schedule
    Click on this link to see the Orofino schedule for the World Jet Boat Marathon races, which will race on the Clearwater River on Wednesday, April 18.

  • This month's Savvy Senior: Charlie Pottenger, a man with a plan
    I don’t know about you, but when I was going to college, chemistry was a subject to be avoided at all costs, and math was a horror. We liberal arts majors took classes like ‘energy for society’ and ‘anthropology’ to satisfy our science credit requirements. Hard core math classes were not to be contemplated. Yet, for Charlie Pottenger a Philadelphia boy, chemistry was a subject to be embraced wholeheartedly. With a love of engineering, machines, and chemistry, his long term objective was to become a chemical engineer. He had a plan, and he headed straight for it. He thought life worked better with a plan rather than to have to make up one’s mind each time you reach a cross roads. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Inland Harmony, Palouse Harmony Barbershop choruses perform April 15
    April 15 isn’t just the end of tax season, it is also the date for the final concert of the 2011-2012 season. The Clearwater Community Concert Association (CCCA) will present a lively afternoon of harmonious melodies performed by the Inland Harmony Sweet Adeline’s and Palouse Harmony Barbershop choral groups. The Inland Harmony Chorus and Palouse Harmony Chorus are award winning Sweet Adeline and Barbershop choral groups that perform regionally in the Inland Northwest. The Inland Harmony Chorus is a women’s four-part harmony show chorus. The concert will be held on Sunday, April 15, at the Orofino High School at 3 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. By special request, admission will be $20 per person for those who do not have a current season membership ticket. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Community Cleanup and Arbor Day Celebration
    Saturday, April 28 has been designated as Community Cleanup and Arbor Day. The community is rolling up its sleeves for this spring fling event. Individuals and organizations are asked to clean up around their homes and work places. In addition, groups and individuals are encouraged to sign up and clean an area in need in their neighborhood or community. The committee would like to cleanup abandoned vehicles within the city limits. People are encouraged to call and let the committee know about any abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods. To sign up or for more information, or if anyone needs assistance in cleaning up, call Moe Paré 476-3726. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Farmers Market to hold public meeting April 19
    The Orofino Farmers Market Board of Directors invites the public to an informational gathering on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m., to be held at the UI Clearwater County Extension Office, 2200 Michigan Ave. Orofino. Anyone interested in vending or participating in the 2012 Farmers Market should attend. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Wolf seasons closed in most zones
    Wolf trapping seasons closed March 31 in all wolf management zones, and hunting seasons have closed in all but the Lolo and Selway zones where hunting seasons remain open through June 30. As of April 2, hunters had killed 252 wolves, and trappers 123, for a total of 375 wolves. Fish and Game sold about 43,300 wolf tags for the 2011-2012 season. For the remainder of the 2011-2012 season, hunters may use two 2012 tags, and they may take only one wolf per tag. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Clearwater County History: The Homesteaders Part I
    While Idaho’s battle for statehood was raging, another battle over Indian lands was being waged in congress. Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts sponsored the General Allotment Act, commonly known as the Dawes Act, that provided the head of an Indian family would receive 160 acres, a single person or an orphan under the age of 18 would receive 80 acres and all other persons under the age of 18 would receive 40 acres, all of which would be held in trust for them by the government for 25 years. If selections were not made within four years, the government would make their selections for them and citizenship would be conferred on those who chose the “habits of civilized life.” After the Indians chose their allotments and a small amount of land was set aside for common use, the rest of the land could be purchased by the government and made available for homesteading. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • Davidson to run for State Representative
    On Friday, March 30, Andrea Davidson of Grangeville filed with the Secretary of State in Boise to run for State Representative, Position A, District 7. This district includes all of Idaho, Clearwater and Shoshone Counties, and the southeast portion of Bonner County. Davidson will run as a write-in candidate in the May 15 primary. She will then face off against the winner of the Republican primary: incumbent Shannon McMillan of Silverton, Rex Rammell of Kooskia, or Ed Galloway of Lenore. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Angela Martinell Pomponio
    The grant Second Chance Animal recently received was based on the actual practices of SCA and predicated by its dual Washington and Idaho operations. It resulted from hundreds of hours of work by Danielle Hardy and Georgia Martinell. It is from a private organization and not from tax payer dollars. It will help hundreds in our immediate area and prevent tens of thousands of unwanted births. The closure of the SCA store, while a loss for Orofino, actually will provide more funds to SCA’s mission—saving animals. The hard truth is that Orofino has more financial need than means. The non-profit organization and Pullman store will continue to support SCA’s work in the Orofino area, meaning there will be more money to help those in need. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • OPD topic of CHNC meeting Tuesday
    Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson will be the speaker at the Clearwater Human Needs Council meeting Tuesday, April 17, at noon at the Krystal Café. He will talk about the department in general, their mission and vision statements and guiding principles. He will also identify members of the department and discuss the types of cases/calls that keep them busy. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Letter to the Editor: Don Ebert
    Lately I have been asked by a number of people what the issue with our roads was all about and I have told them that the board of Commissioners was approached by a group of people who had taken exception with the way the roads are maintained and the way the snow is plowed. We heard many suggestions from this group ranging from we need better operators to we need to perform an audit. We appreciate the discussion. The Board of Commissioners realizes that our roads are less than adequate and we are constantly utilizing every external source of funds we can find. Since 2003 we have found money for Grangemont Road, Dent bridge repairs, Bruce’s Dairy Bridge, Cavendish chip seal, emergency state disaster money, federal money for the slide near Dent Bridge and various other slides. External sources of funding have amounted to well over 15 million dollars. Beyond that we have made do with what we have. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Warden Carlin gives update on Orofino’s correctional institution
    ICI-O Warden Terema Carlin was the guest speaker at the Orofino Chamber of Commerce luncheon held April 4. She gave chamber members an update on the facility, with an emphasis on what programs are currently in place at the Idaho State Correctional Institution Orofino (ICIO). Warden Carlin began by announcing the opening of potentially five correctional officer positions. The Idaho Department of Corrections will participate in a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13, at the Department of Labor. Applications may be found online at: www.idoc.idaho.gov. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Senator Nuxoll will seek re-election
    State Senator Sheryl Nuxoll announced that she will seek re-election to the Idaho State Senate in the May Republican Primary in the new District 7. “It is an honor to serve Idaho in the State Senate,” Nuxoll said. “I want to continue to use my business background as a conservative voice for rural and small communities. I thank those who have given me their support.” First elected in 2010, Senator Nuxoll represents District 8. The new District 7 encompasses all of Shoshone, Clearwater, and Idaho Counties, and divides Bonner County— all land south of Lake Pend Oreille and east of Highway 95 will be in the new district. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Free How to do Business with Government workshops in Orofino and Riggins
    Learn the basic rules of doing business with the government at two free workshops in North Central Idaho later this moth. The workshops will be held at Orofino, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT at Best Western Plus at River’s Edge, 615 Main St. Riggins, April 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MDT at the Best Western Plus, Salmon Rapids, 1010 S. Main St., Riggins. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6B.

  • Pierce news
    Our T-shirt design contest is progressing – remember that the deadline is Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m. at A Blue Moose in Pierce. Entry forms and rules may be downloaded from the Pierce-Weippe Chamber website. pierce-weippechamber.com, or picked up at A Blue Moose. Please call Kathy for any information, (208) 464-1083. The drawings this year are special! A ‘Backyard Barbeque Package’ including a custom-built picnic table, a six-burner barbeque and a picnic basket filled with all the equipment for a backyard bash. The 1/2 oz. gold miner charm is offered again by Gold Pan Dan’s, and if you see what gold is going for now, this charm will be coveted as a collector’s item.
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  • Fraser's Easter news
    Buck Armitage and his son Jackson drove up to the farm on Saturday afternoon so 15 month old Jackson could color eggs with Grandma Marie. He had a great time; he took the evidence of his afternoon fun home with him so his Mom could see. His hands and the eggs were a kaleidoscope of colors. The kitchen counter at the farm was a sight to see; Marie said the food coloring went everywhere, but Jackson loved every moment of it. He will have lots of fun memories to add to his baby book. On Sunday, Marie and Gerry spent the day at the home of their daughter Bobbi, her husband Clint, and children Macoy and Breyer in Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Marlowe and Vickie Jorgenson are looking for team members to join them in this year’s 12th Annual Retreat to Weippe - walk or run scheduled for May 26. They have dubbed their team the Prairie Hot Footers – and hope some of you will join them in this fun event. Their team will include young, not so young, and really not so young – hoping to attract those return walkers and new walkers. They have registration forms available – simple mark “yes” team member and Prairie Hot Footers team name. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for April 12
    Steelheading is always a mixed bag this time of year. While fishing is slowing down on the Snake, Salmon and Lower Clearwater, anglers in other areas are still enjoying a great spring season. Steelhead are still being caught in the upper Clearwater around Kamiah and Kooskia, and on the North Fork Clearwater at Orofino.  Anglers drifting baited jigs, corkies, and bobbers are doing the best.  Anglers fishing the South Fork Clearwater River up to and above Golden are also doing well.

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