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  • Remembering the Clearwater Tribune Letterpress Era
    Visiting Orofino again on March 24 for the Nancy Noble memorial service certainly brought flooding back memories of how I got my start in printing and newspapering at the Clearwater Tribune—in this its centennial year. My dad published it from 1942 to 1969 when he sold it to Cloann and John McNall. In those days the newspaper was printed by the letterpress method. The same way Guttenberg printed when he invented movable type back in 1450. That is, type is set, then locked into a frame or “chase,” put on a press, inked, and impressed directly onto the printing paper, thus the name “letter-press.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • 2012 Clearwater County Primary and Consolidated Elections
    Clearwater County will hold Primary and Consolidated Elections Tuesday, May 15. Polls will be open (at the designated polling places listed below) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The consolidated election is for the following taxing districts, for the following purposes: Orofino Joint School District #171 – Levy Election, $1,940,000.00 for one year. Whitepine Joint School District #288 – Levy Election, $706,637.00 for one year. Nez Perce Joint School District #302 – Levy Election, $445,000.00 for one year. The last day for an application for a mail-in Absentee Ballot, to be received by the clerk, is May 9, 2012, by 5 p.m. In person absentee voting for this election is available through May 11, 2012, until 5 p.m., at the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Ave., Orofino, Idaho. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Thirteen school district staff members receive innovation mini-grants
    It was announced at last week’s school board meeting that 13 certified staff members received $1,000 Innovation Mini-Grants. These grants which target ways to improve student learning are funded through the district’s Title 11 Allocation. Recipients are: Valerie Armichardy, Cindy Beck, Katie Bird, Elaine Cook, Sharon Deitrick, Michelle George, Tammy Gilmer, Sandra Goffinet, Jim, Gustin, Cathy Moore, Peggy Polito, Carol Robinson and Vicky Stewart. During the meeting conversation centered around the possibility of moving the seventh graders to Orofino Junior/Senior High School (OJSHS) for the 2012-13 year. Plans are to get the junior high back as one unit. OJSHS Principal Alversons wants to run the junior high as a junior high and the high school as a high school. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Annexation not on city agenda
    A number of citizens from the Riverside and Chases Flats neighborhoods were present at the regular meeting of Orofino City Council held April 24. All guests had one primary concern – that of the possibility of annexation into Orofino’s city limits. Some people are concerned that such a step would increase their property taxes substantially. Mayor Smathers thought it appropriate to have a discussion about annexation, since rumors have been circulating affirming annexation would take place. Smathers had the discussion added to the “New Business” section of the meeting agenda. It was pointed out that each time annexation talk has arisen, it has been at the Planning and Zoning meeting level, and never discussed at the City Council level. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Free Kid’s Fishing Day May 12
    Dworshak National Fish Hatchery will partner with Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries to hold their 22nd annual Kid’s Fishing Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Tunnel Pond near Orofino. All fishing gear and bait is provided and there will be ice to chill your catch. As in years past, parking at Tunnel Pond is limited so there will be a shuttle from the parking lot below Orofino High School, Riverside Ave, to the pond. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Clearwater County History: The Towns Part II
    For many years a non-Nez Perce Indian from Montana named Hale Moody had lived and claimed about 140 acres of the land in the valley at the mouth of Oro Fino Creek. Before the area was opened up to homesteading Moody transferred the land to Benjamin Hines, who was married to a Nez Perce woman. Another Nez Perce woman named Kalas-poo selected as her allotmenta major part of the bottom land. When the Dawes Act opened the area to homesteading in November of 1895, Clifford C. Fuller homesteaded the remaining strip of land along the Clearwater River and Oro Fino Creek. That didn’t leave anything for a town site.
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  • Bassmasters Magazine ranks Dworshak in top 100 best bass fishing spots
    Of the thousands of fishing holes across the nation, two locations managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District made the Bassmaster Magazine Top-100 list of best places to fish for bass, according to an April 24 release by B.A.S.S. Communications at www.bassmaster.com/news/bassmaster-magazine-crowns-100-best-bass-lakes. Bass club and other outdoor recreation groups frequently choose Dworshak for group events and tournaments, according to Corps park rangers at the dam. If your group is interested in scheduling an event at Dworshak, call the visitor center at 208-476-1255 to find out how to apply for a special use permit. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • From this Chair
    Woody Woodpecker has not been back to the house in 10 days now. But there is one hole left to be patched on the west side of the house. The mechanical owl we put on the fence post by the wall must be doing its job or else the woodpecker met its fate elsewhere in the neighborhood. At any rate the Pug, Mary Jane was no assistance whatsoever in getting rid of Woody in spite of my efforts earlier to get her help. She’s now found a hiding place in the house and that’s behind a recliner in the living room. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • OCI assembles new arena bleachers
    Orofino Celebrations, Inc. has been busy assembling the new aluminum bleachers that have been purchased and are replacing the old bleachers that were between the log arena and the city park. The total cost of the project is about $52,000. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • THS track rocks at Lapwai
    The Timberline track team brought home nine gold medals and 16 total medals from the Whitepine League Championships in Lapwai, April 24. The girls’ team placed third overall. Mattlyn Brouwers broke her own school record by 5.5” with a second place finish in the triple jump of 32’ 9”. Mattlyn also took first in the 200m dash and first in the 400m dash. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club 2012 Spring Fling results
    On Sunday, April 15, a beautiful spring day, we had 35 shooters participate in our annual muzzleloader shoot. We had our first moving target the “Running Deer” this year. It was a dollar buy in to attempt to shoot the deer in the “vital signs” and you had to hit it to keep on going. The goal was for whom ever hit the deer the most would get half the pot. We have a few more details to work out before next year to see who actually was the closest to this goal. Everyone participating was having so much fun just shooting at the moving target, that they donated their money to the club without a winner declared. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Sue (Mattson) Brown fundraiser includes auctions
    A live and a silent auction will be held during the benefit auction fundraiser for Sue (Mattson) Brown Friday, May 18 beginning at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Michigan Avenue. Items up for auction include: two 12-yard loads of gravel from Tripco, gift certificates to Just Brew It, The High Country Inn, and Orofino Body Shop, a salmon fishing day courtesy of Levi Bradley, a magazine subscription courtesy of Dirk Durham, a Carhartt gift basket from Creative Gifts, a cord of firewood from F&F Logging, an elk painting from Sarah Triano, ammunition and Blackhawk gear from ATK, an outdoor fire pit courtesy of Alpine Heating, and a handmade quilt from Christine Sinclair. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • “Bustin’ Out” to erase breast cancer forever
    Four women from the Idaho Correctional Institution - Orofino and from the community have taken on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day challenge: Deputy Warden Noel Barlow; Lieutenant Brenda Layne; Corizon Administrator, Linda Gehrke, and Charlene Brewer, of Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation have set a great goal; “To erase breast cancer forever.” They recently held a team naming competition at the Orofino prison and Tammy Cochrane won the prize with her submission of “Bustin’ Out.”
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  • Walk for Life is May 12
    Mark your calendar to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and celebrate moms this Mother’s Day weekend at the 2012 Walk for Life event in Grangeville! The Walk will be held on Saturday, May 12, from the Grangeville City Park to Grangeville High School. The festivities will include giveaways, prize drawings for adults and kids, and post-Walk celebration and rally at the GHS Cafetorium with free hot dogs, chili, chips, cookies, and beverages for participants and supporters. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the City Park (across from Les Schwab), and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12B.

  • Pierce news
    Remember Saturday, May 12 - Gem is holding the Pierce Clean-Up Day from 9 a.m. – 12 noon; meet at the Pierce Play Park Pavilion. Volunteers are needed to help fix the fence at the Play Park, refinish bleachers, and general clean-up. Aitco will have a container at the Kiosk for appliances, etc. and the city garbage truck will be there for debris and household trash, etc. This is a good day for getting out and enjoying the fresh air and sprucing up the town (don’t even think about rain). Rob is grilling hot dogs for the potluck at noon for all volunteers, so we hope to see everyone out and about.
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  • Fraser’s Prime Rib fundraiser
    The Mother’s Day Prime Rib dinner is a fundraiser to benefit the maintenance of the Fraser Community Center. The remodeled kitchen is ready for Chef Mike Beard and the members of the board to serve another tasty meal to the community. The menu is prime rib, baked potato, corn or green beans, salad, rolls, and punch or coffee; chicken will also be available. Reservations can be made with any of the board members; Marie Armitage at (208) 435-4695, Donna Brown at (208) 435-4459, Oreta Stuart at (208) 435-4477 or Linda Beard at (208) 435-4806. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    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. The members of the cemetery board are all volunteers. Please mark your calendar and come help. If you have any questions you may call Don Tews, at 435-4506, Jim Stewart, at 435-4638.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 3
    Summer in Idaho means camps for youths. Youths 10 to 12 years old who want to learn outdoor skills, become certified in hunter education, and experience a wide variety of other fun, outdoor activities, should consider attending the Youth Conservation Camp, Aug. 13-17, at Trinity Pines Camp and Conference Center in Cascade. Idaho's Youth Conservation Camp is unique because it is sponsored and directed by the conservation officer association and Idaho Fish and Game - the same people who manage Idaho's fish and wildlife.

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