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April 19 Poll Results
Raise the Titanic?
Should the Titanic be raised?

19% Yes, let’s bring it up! (13)
81% No – let it rest where it’s been for the last 100 years. (56)

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  • Clearwater County’s next course of action on trail closures
    Deputy Regional Forester Jane Cottrell upheld the travel management decision, Plan C, which defines and limits motorized use in Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests. The decision was made April 12, and received at Clearwater County offices April 13. When asked if the county intends to file suit against the Forest Service as the next step, Commissioner, Stan Leach said the county has 45 days, from notification, to file suit if they decide to do so. Leach said the commissioners met yesterday to gather information to make an informed decision. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Changes in Idaho Primary Election May 15
    As Idaho voters go to the polls for the May 15 Primary Election there are a number of changes to keep in mind. As a result of a federal court decision, the 2011 Legislature closed Idaho’s Primary Elections, meaning an elector may only vote in one party’s Primary Election. Parties, however, were given the option of selecting to open their Primary Election. In 2012, the Democratic Party opened their election to all registered voters, while the Republican Party chose a closed primary. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Nutrient supplementation questions answered
    A meeting, co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Game, was held April 12 at the Lodge at Rivers Edge. The purpose of the meeting was to inform people about the controversial nutrient supplementation project that has taken place at Dworshak Reservoir and to answer questions. Several booths were set up to display data and demonstrations about the program. The program was temporarily suspended in 2011 while the Corps worked on completion of a new Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA will be finalized in April and the program will get underway again in May. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Weippe Camas Festival speaker knows birds!
    Kathleen Cameron, Idaho birder, who will present at Weippe Camas Festival on May 26. She will show and explain the migration pattern of numerous Idaho birds, using amazing photo show and pictures. Title: Bird Migration the Tiny Heroes Journey! This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the tanagers, grosbeaks, buntings, orioles, and flycatchers who migrate to Idaho every spring to breed and raise their young in Idaho. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • City granted funds for improving CVH access road
    The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met April 9. Commissioner Leach contacted Pat Watkins regarding funds for improving the access road to Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics. The City was granted $100,000 from LHTAC for widening the access road. The road work will need to be completed this year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Clearwater County History: The Homesteaders Part II
    Under the Homestead Act 160 acres of free land were available to “any person who is the head of a family or who has arrived at the age of 21 years and is a citizen of the United States, or who have filed his declaration of intention to become one.” A homesteader earned his right to the land by paying a filing fee and filing his declaration of intention, if required, and by living on and farming the land for five years. The rancher or farmer would get title to the property by submitting proof of compliance, called “proving up,” at the local land office. You don’t have to wonder very long where the phrase “doing a land office business” came from.
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  • Photo contest entries due by May 18
    There are only a couple of weeks left to enter your photos of Birds Along the Trail, the theme for the photo contest of the 12th annual Weippe Camas Festival. Entries must be received by May 18 to qualify for prizes. Entry forms can be printed from www.weippe.com or from www.pierce-weippechamber.com. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • ICARE indoor community yard sale
    This is the time of year when many folks are thinking about cleaning out some of the old things and earning a bit of money in the process. If this is you, then, call and reserve your space in the ICARE (Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort) indoor community yard sale on April 28-29. ICARE is hosting this fourth annual community yard sale at the National Guard Armory in Orofino on Highway 12 on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be hunting, fishing, camping, tack, household items, antiques and much more! The event attracts several hundred people because of its great location. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • OHS senior class seeks donations for yard sale
    Orofino High School’s Class of 2012 is accepting donated items and baked foods for their April 21 fundraiser. The rummage sale will be held this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – indoors – at the vacant Mountain Motor Sports building, 11520 Highway 12 in Orofino (a short distance west of Subway.) Proceeds from the sale will be used to cover the cost of a safe, alcohol- and substance-free, all-night graduation party, slated for June 2. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Lifeline Food Bank
    Lifeline Food bank is continuing to make headway in putting food on the tables of those who are hungry. In its first full month of operation Lifeline Food Bank supplied food to 235 people. This included 61 children, 114 adults and 60 senior citizens. With a one time or monthly tax deductible donation, you can partner with Lifeline Food Bank to impact your neighbors for the better. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6A.

  • Democratic meet the candidates next Wednesday
    The Clearwater County Democratic Central Committee is hosting an open house to meet the primary candidates, Wednesday, April 25, at the Ponderosa at 6:30 p.m. It’s time for a change for Idaho, and we welcome your attendance and support. Jimmy Farris, Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives will present his positions. Farris is bringing youthful energy and the team building ideals of the NFL to his pursuit for the Democratic nomination and victory in November. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Letter to the Editor: Georgia Martinell
    Thanks to all of the publicity in the Clearwater Tribune the last couple of weeks, we were flooded with offers to buy the thrift store! We sold the business to a local woman who will continue to run it as a thrift shop. Second Chance will hand the store over to the new owner at the end of this month. Donations made to Second Chance Thrift Store are welcome and will continue to support our charity until April 25. After that date, anyone with donations of dog houses, pet supplies, or pet food can call (208) 553-5357 to arrange pick-up. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Open house to be held to say goodbye to CVHC’s Mike Lounsbury, PA
    An Open House will be held April 20, at the Kooskia Medical Clinic to say goodbye to Mike Lounsbury, PA. “My wife and I will be relocating to Moscow, where I’ve accepted a position at Moscow Family Medicine, to be closer to family. This has been a difficult decision,” said Lounsbury. Lounsbury has been with Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics for the last eight years. He has staffed both the Orofino and Kooskia Medical Clinics. “I’ve truly enjoyed my time here and will really miss my patients and co-workers; I was very lucky to work with such a great team.”
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  • Summer driver education class at OHS
    Orofino Driver Education class begins Tuesday, May 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 18 at Orofino High School. The classroom teacher will be Jan Holzer. Students can register by bringing $125 to the office. Participants must be 14 1/2 years of age by May 21, 2012 to take the class.
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  • Pierce news
    A memorial for Tim Smith (Grandpa Tim) will be held at 1 p.m., April 21 at the Pierce Community Center. A potluck dinner will follow. The Pierce Rec. District and the Timber Inn are sponsoring the Deer Creek Fishing Derby this year on June 9. They are working on getting the prizes and looking for a group that may want to sell concessions. Please call the Center if you are interested. 464-2443.
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  • Fraser’s rainbow
    The Fraser area was hit by a heavy rain shower on the afternoon of Thursday, April 12. After the shower passed, the sun came out and a huge rainbow was visible to the east of Lower Fords Creek Road. April Eighth, the Brand’s 10 year old llama, had her picture taken with the rainbow in the background. Many of you know she was born on April 8, 2002 and that’s how she got her name. April’s mother, Molly, died shortly after she was born. Thanks to the advice of Dr. Duane Wolverton of the Clearwater Valley Veterinary Clinic in Orofino, and the milk from Terri Summerfield’s goat herd, she survived. She is just a big curious pet that is attracted to tractors, machinery and lawn mowers; the noisier the better. Wes Stuart and his dog Maggie stopped by for a visit last week; April tolerated Maggie’s attempt to get acquainted, but she didn’t understand what that barking dog was trying to tell her. Come back again Maggie, maybe next time she will be a little more social. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Congratulations go out to Linzy Brown and Eric Barger who had a baby girl - Kaylynn Ray. The little miss weighed 5 pounds 11 oz. Proud great-grandparents are Ray and Connie Mendenhall and first time great-great grandma is Minnie Weidner. Kaylynn was born on April 13, 2012. Marlowe and Vickie Jorgenson are still looking for team members to join them in this year’s Annual Retreat to Weippe - walk or run scheduled for May 26. You can contact them at 435-4234. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for April 19
    Though the fishing season for Chinook salmon opens on Sunday, April 22, in the Clearwater River, Snake River, Little Salmon and lower Salmon rivers, this year's run is appears to be one of the latest on record. No fish had crossed Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River as of April 15. Season closing dates will be announced by Fish and Game. In the Clearwater River drainage the daily limit is four Chinook; only two may be adults (24 or more inches long), but only one adult may be from the North Fork Clearwater. The possession limit is 12, only six may be adults.

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