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33% I love going to the movie theater. (16)
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  • Forest Supervisor says the location of Supervisor’s Office is a “tough call”
    The location of the Supervisor’s Office is a tough call; no perfect answer. Things change. Not so long ago the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests were separate units comprised of twelve ranger districts. We are on the verge of merging into a single Forest with seven districts. These Forests have many high profile issues: the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange, the Clearwater National Forest Travel Plan, Nez Perce National Forest DRAMVU, plummeting recreation budgets and now the location of a combined Supervisor’s Office. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Orofino native turns 100
    Orofino can now claim a new centenarian with the recent birthday of Irene Austin Hall. She was born on April 20, 1912, in Orofino, the daughter of Bessie Crockett Austin and Oscar Austin. Irene first married Art Westfall in 1931, and later Harold Hall. They had one child, Lee Hall, who lives close to her in Marietta, California. Irene and Harold spent many vacations with her cousins John Crockett, Gayle Crockett Hayden, and Ruth Crockett Drew at the family ranch in Lowell. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Off Center Dance Project presents Ball Change!
    Off Center Dance Project, an Idaho based dance company, will perform Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Orofino High School Auditorium Theatre. The show is sponsored by the Idaho Commissions on the arts. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com for online purchase. Dancer and company choreographer Katie Ponozzo premiers here new work, guaranteed to leave you feeling up! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Weippe Rodeo plans are up and running
    The Weippe Rodeo Association is up and running for the 51st annual Weippe Rodeo, the third weekend of August. A work night will be held for maintenance and improvements Friday, April 27, starting at 5 p.m. A potluck will follow at sundown, or when we’re too hungry to continue on projects. New members are always welcome to join us anytime. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • “Bustin’ Out,” the story of a survivor
    The following is the story of Linda Gehrke and her fight with breast cancer. “I had never felt better in my life. There were no symptoms, no lumps. I had my routine mammogram in December. On Dec. 22, I got the call. After further tests I was diagnosed with State Two breast cancer. I did not have a family history; I had none of the risk factors. The routine mammogram saved my life. Now I want to give back. I want to help others be able to receive the early diagnosis and treatment that I received.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Clearwater County History: The Towns Part I
    The first town to prosper and grow with the arrival of the homesteaders was Greer. It became the shipping and commercial center for both the mines and the farms and ranches. It was the funnel through which all of the freight trains and wagons had to go to haul supplies into Fraser, Weippe and Pierce City. But it also was the natural place to haul and store the grain that was grown on the prairie and was destined for market. In 1890 John Greer and some homesteaders built a new road to the prairie that provided better access than the old Pierce City road. John Greer was born in Pennsylvania to Irish immigrant parents in 1836.
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  • Letter to the Editor – Kathy and Jerry Coles
    In an effort to clarify the principles and goals of the National Guard Youth Challenge program and dispel and lay to rest preconceived erroneous opinions, here is information taken directly from the National Guard Youth Challenge website, www.ngycp.org. The information presented has been condensed but not changed, and is available to anyone. You may also visit the new Idaho website, www.youthchallengeidaho.org. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • CVHC patient makes full recovery from colorectal cancer
    Nellie Clifford is what you would call a true “gogetter.” Her strait forward approach hints of a life rich in real experience and overcome hardships. Add one more accomplishment to her 74 years; proud cancer survivor. “And, I’ve got the certificate to prove it,” she points out, “99.9% cancer free.” She does not mince words either, “I tell it like it is even though my words aren’t right sometimes. I only was schooled to the eighth grade.” Despite her admitted lacking in formal education, she is engaging and entirely pleasant. Her still thick east coast accent adds a bit of mystique to the conversation. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Orofino Community Choir concerts May 4-6
    Orofino’s Community Choir will present three concerts the first weekend in May. Concerts will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. A reception, hosted by the Women of St. Theresa’s and choir members, will follow each performance in the Little Flower Room. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Farewell open house for Jim Richards
    Maintenance Supervisor Jim Richards is retiring from the City of Pierce. Jim has been a loyal employee of the City for the past 20 years. Jim will be missed at the City not only for his experience and knowledge, but for his enjoyable personality. Please stop by City Hall on Friday April 27, from 11 a.m. - 1.p.m. to wish Jim Richards farewell. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Design on a dime
    Come help us pick the new layout and design scheme for the Weippe Public Library. Join us Wednesday, May 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Weippe Public Library, located at 204 Wood Street. Browse the designs, meet and visit with the 18 students from the University of Idaho Interior Design class. Free chili and chocolate will be served. There will be 18 designs from which to choose, featuring new seating, new laptop areas, new children’s area, new floor plan and paint colors for the walls.
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  • World Jet Boat Marathon Champion tells about Snake River Crash
    Last Tuesday night in Orofino’s City Park the world’s top jet boat racers displayed their magnificent machines for the public to enjoy while the Orofino Chamber of Commerce hosted a BBQ feed. While examining the fabulous craftsmanship of all the boats a chance meeting with Mark Cromie, current World Jet Boat Marathon Champion [until the crash], led to learning a little of his spectacular crash near captain John rapids earlier Tuesday on the Snake River. At first, I watched and listened as the tall man climbed into the severely damaged Jet Boat named “The General” and spooled up and lit off the 1400 Hp turbine jet helicopter engine which thrilled me and everyone else in the park. Curious, I later managed to meet Mark Cromie, who runs a GMC dealership in New Zealand selling General Motors vehicles under the brand name “Holden.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Appaloosa Express requests letter of support
    In the regular meeting of Orofino City Council, held Tuesday, April 10, The Nez Perce Tribe, which operates the bus system called the Appaloosa Express Transit, is seeking funding through the Federal Transportation Administration. The tribe requested a letter of support from the City of Orofino to demonstrate the continued need for a local transit system. The transit system serves customers in Lenore, Greer, Orofino, Kamiah, Kooskia, Peck, Culdesac, and Lapwai. Many riders depend upon the service to commute to work in Lewiston. After a discussion about the number of regular users, a unanimous vote passed to provide the letter of support.
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  • School’s supplemental levy election May 15 is the same amount as last year
    School district 171 will submit a supplemental levy ballot for $1,940,000 to voters on May 15. The amount is the same as last year. More information on the levy will be published in next week’s Clearwater Tribune.
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  • Pierce news
    Maxine Selzler is proud to announce the birth of her great granddaughter, Paisley Jayne Miller, on April 10, 2012, daughter of Terra Selzler and Brandon Miller of Lewiston. Paisley weighed 7 pounds 4 ½ ounces and was 21 inches long. This is Terra’s dads, Bob Selzler II, first granddaughter. He already has three grandsons. Maxine’s granddaughter Neika Selzler, daughter of Kenneth Selzler of Lewiston and Brandy Denison of Kingston, ID, placed first in state DECA, and will be competing at the national level in Salt Lake City, UT. She leaves April 27. Michele Steadman won gold in Washington State’s Special Olympics and was chosen for the U.S. Special Olympics Ski team. She will compete in next year’s Winter Games in Seoul, South Korea. Michele is the granddaughter of Alice and the late Robert Rears. Her mother, Dana Chandler, was raised in Pierce. Go team U.S.A.!
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  • Fraser news
    On Wednesday, April 18 the remaining eight boats of the World Jet Boat Marathon Championship raced on the Clearwater River. The boats started at the Ahsahka boat ramp and raced 40 miles to the East End boat ramp in Lewiston, then returned to the starting point. Several Fraser residents joined the crowds at the boat ramp at Harper’s Bend to watch the event. Reggie and Peggy Ball and the Brands visited with John Gibson as they waited for the boats to power by. The Balls and John had a lot in common as they both had spent time in Alaska. It was a great place to view the race, especially when the rain stopped. Could it be that Mother Nature held up her huge umbrella so we didn’t have to? Scott Musgrave joined Kirk Gangewer and his daughter Jessica and Jake Armitage at another sight along the river. Loretta Musgrave was returning to Orofino when she spotted her husband as he watched the race. She parked the car in a turn out and took time to enjoy the last of the race with them. It was exciting to watch the action on the Clearwater River, we think the fishing boats look like fun; can you imagine how the drivers of the jet boats feel? To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Sheryl Nuxoll will be speaking at the Pierce Community Center May 9, 6 p.m., sponsored by the Pierce-Weippe Chamber. With Memorial Day approaching the Weippe Cemetery District will be having a work day at the cemetery on May 19, beginning at 9 a.m. Family members of those buried there are encouraged to come and help with several projects that will take place that day. Anyone in the community who is willing to lend a hand will be welcome.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for April 26
    The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts starts Tuesday, May 1, and runs through June 5. Hunters may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5; or online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications. Hunters must have a 2012 Idaho hunting license to apply.

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