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Lottery
Do you play the lottery?

  7% Yes – I love the rush. (3)
44% Yes – I believe I’ll win it one of these days! (20)
42% No – just not interested. (19)
4% I don’t – I have a moral/ethical objection to it. (2)
2% I have played and won a lottery. (1)

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  • Konkolville’ Savvy Seniors
    This month’s Savvy Senior story is brought to you by the letter “K” – “K” is for Konkolville. In April, Joe and Sherry Chapman celebrated their five year anniversary as owners of the Konkolville Motel in the big town of Konkolville, three miles east of Orofino. Motel guests sometimes stumble over pronouncing the word Konkolville and ask what it means. The Chapmans explain that the town was named after the Konkol family and fill them in on some of the local history. Joe and Sherry married 39 years ago. They were both serving missions for the LDS church when they met. Sherry, at the age of 21, was serving in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4-5A.

  • Soldier sends American flag to Clearwater Tribune
    SSgt. David S. Taylor, with the U.S. Marine Corps, recently sent the Clearwater Tribune an American flag flown in Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the Tribune published an inspiring editorial written by SSgt. Taylor, and the flag was his way of saying thank you. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Weather makes Back Country Medics rescue a challenge
    Weather including low clouds, rain, snow and fog made a Back Country Medics flight to assist a cardiac patient in Warren a challenge Friday. Ronald W. Drake, 71, Warren, was experiencing cardiac issues when Back Country Medics was called in by Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. They launched from Orofino shortly after 8 a.m. and flew toward Warren. The weather, along with the mountainous terrain made the flight to Warren difficult. At one point, it was almost necessary to reverse course and land on the Salmon River until the snow, fog and clouds cleared sufficiently to allow the flight to continue, but they were able to get through; however, they found no one there. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • LCSC Outreach visits Orofino Chamber
    The chamber program May 2, was hosted by The Lewis-Clark State College Outreach. Program. Amber Hanes-Miller, Outreach Coordinator for the Orofino office, introduced the management team: Jack Peasley (Director of Summer School and Special Programs); Kathy Martin (Dean of community Programs), and featured speaker: Carmen Simone (Provost and Vice-president Academic Affairs). The group gave an overview of the various programs, with an emphasis on online classes which are available. One of the plusses of having online classes is that students at Orofino High School are often able to take college classes while still attending high school, giving them a jump-start on their college work and saving time and money for students and families. LCSC awards college credits for course work at $65 per credit. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Destination Dock assembly volunteers needed
    The new Dworshak Reservoir Destination Dock and the Dworshak State Park Access are scheduled to be assembled Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, at the Bruce’s Eddy boat ramp. Volunteers are needed to assist in the construction of the dock. The work begins at 7 a.m. both days and will include lifting and bolting dock sections together, moving tools and parts and installing cleats. You can stay all day or a few hours. Please bring a lunch if you plan on staying the day. The dock was acquired via a Water Ways Improvement Grant obtained by Clearwater and Latah counties. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Republican candidates are enthusiastic at Weippe Meet and Greet
    The Republicans held a “Meet and Greet” at the Weippe Community Hall on May 7. Carole Galloway, looking for re-election as District 1 County Commissioner, and Trevor Heighes, ready to be elected County Commissioner in District 3, gave those in attendance good reasons why they want to hold the Commission position. Damon Popovics shared some very eye opening information concerning wolves in our immediate area and the surrounding states.
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  • Democratic candidates present at Meet the Candidates event
    The Clearwater County Democratic Central Committee hosted an evening “Meet the Candidates” reception on April 25 in the Ponderosa Banquet Room. Candidates present were Don Ebert, John Allen, Andrea Davidson, and Jimmy Farris. Each candidate made remarks regarding their experience and interests in serving as an elected official. Don Ebert, candidate for Clearwater County Commissioner, District No. 1, stated that being a County Commissioner is a busy, complex job that takes a lot of hard work. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Letter to the Editor – SSgt. David S. Taylor
    Since returning from Afghanistan I have a few thoughts to share on the perceived struggles of the modern American. I submit for your consideration that our nation is comprised of standing generations who have cut their teeth and proven their worth continually in the face of adversity. Tragedy has always preceded our triumph; failure has always come before our success. We are the descendents of those poor few who stood and met the bar of history continually in order to overcome imperialism, slavery, a great depression, fascism, and communism. America today is comprised of young and old who have chosen willfully to engage the hard road and nothing has ever come easy for us; we have always faced down the mightiest of challenges and been defined by the magnitude of our courage. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Clearwater County History: The Green Bonanza Part 1 – The Discovery
    Charles O. Brown became interested in Idaho when he met his Civil War acquaintance Idaho Governor William McConnell in 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair. McConnell’s raving about the majestic timber stands in Idaho caught Brown’s ear. Brown was born in Maine in 1842. He joined the Union Army as a lieutenant in 1861 and wasted away to 80 pounds as a Confederate prisoner. Following the war he married Clara Edwina Scribner and together they ventured to Pennsylvania and then Michigan in 1887 where he worked as a cruiser, scaler, and buyer and seller of timberland. His son Nat Brown started helping him cruise timber at the age of 15 and then worked as a scaler in the Michigan logging camps.
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  • Pierce 1860 Days news
    The first ever Pierce 1860 Days T-shirt Design Contest is now decided. The 1860 Days committee thanks the judges for their time and labor for this important event. The winners were: first place, Samantha Opdahl, Lewiston, $100; second place, Cyndy Koerling, Weippe, $75; and third place, Diana Leachman, Lewiston, $50. Thank you all for your participation, and the committee hopes this will become more popular every year. Look for this T-shirt soon! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Lady Spartans break two records at track meet
    The Spartan Ladies’ track team broke two school records at the Meet of Champions in Lewiston on Thursday, May 3. The medley relay team of Lacey Bonner, Morgan Willett, Mattlyn Brouwers and Aspen Jared placed first with a time of 1:56.23, breaking the 1988 school record by 1.27 seconds! Mattlyn Brouwers’ third place triple jump finish of 33’9” broke her own school record again by 12 inches! Mattlyn also placed third in the 200m dash. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Boy Scout Troop 536 Cedar Creek campout
    Boy Scout Troop 536 spent the weekend of April 27-29, camping at our Boy Scout camp at Cedar Creek. After setting up camp, our troops participated in planning meals, cooking, cleanup and learning about our surrounding area. The mission of Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Artist Showcase June 30
    This is an invitation to all artists in Clearwater County to participate in a First ever Artist Showcase, Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of A Blue Moose Mercantile, 104 S. Main St. in Pierce. There are many fine artists in the County, and this gives all an opportunity to show and sell their handcrafted wares for the day. There is no fee for entry, just please contact Kathy Coles at 464-1083 to reserve your space.
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  • "Butterflies in the Garden" quilt show May 19-20
    The Clearwater Quilt Guild will be presenting their bi-annual quilt show “Butterflies in the Garden” on May 19-20 at the Orofino National Guard Armory from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Quilts and quilted items for display will be accepted at the armory building from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Entries are open to all, and everyone who quilts is invited to participate. This year’s featured quilters are Pat Charpentier and Meladi Page. 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 news
    Colleen Fahy and Monte Vanderpool hosted a Cinco de Mayo party at their home on Saturday, May 5. A Mexican potluck dinner was enjoyed before the musical entertainment started. You will have to ask Monte for his explanation of the history of Cinco de Mayo, it was a very interesting story of a ship wreck. Now that the day, May 5, is gone, you may have to wait until next year to hear this story. The hilltop Clearwater Tribune reporters for the Pierce and the Fraser news were present. Norma and Leslie Potratz were finally introduced by Linda Smith. Thanks for hosting this fun party Colleen and Monte; also thanks to the members of the DEM for the great entertainment.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Tammy Trieb, with her parents Maryalice and Gordon Hueth, went down to Payette the end of April to spend time with Tammy’s granddaughters Sydney and Olyvia. Their parents Travis and Renee were in Newport, OR for the week. Tammy, Maryalice, and Gordon went to Sydney’s school for Grandparents Day and watched the girls in a gymnastics competition. They had fun and enjoyed the time with their granddaughters. Friday Tammy took Gordon to Coeur d’Alene for some medical tests. Gordon was released on Saturday. He is feeling much better now.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 10
    Saturday, June 9 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.

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