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May 31 Poll Results
Controversial T-shirt
Should someone be allowed to wear to school a T-shirt with the phrase “Jesus is not a homophobe?”

48% Yes. I don’t see anything wrong with it. (28)
31% No, they should not. (18)
21% I don’t disagree with the shirt’s message, but school isn’t the place for it. (12)

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  • Mystery Dinner Theater to open up sales of tickets
    The date for the second Mystery Dinner Theater to benefit the Clearwater Memorial Public Library is just around the corner, (July 12-15) and the kickoff for sales of tickets will be June 11. In the next two weeks, sponsored tables are being solicited, and those who are interested in sponsoring a table, and who have not received a letter, are asked to contact Jo Moore, chairperson of the event, at (208) 476-7570. The cost of sponsoring a table is $100, this part is tax-deductible, plus the cost of tickets to the dinner and play, which is $75 a couple, or $40 per person. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4A.

  • New thrift store in Orofino helps the Discovery Children’s Center
    You may have driven by the corner of Main Street and College Avenue and noticed a lot of activity there. Rachel O’Brien has opened a new thrift store at 201 College Avenue (where 2nd Chance Animal, Inc. used to be). The new store, known as The Phoenix, is owned and operated by Rachel, a 2008 graduate of Orofino High School who is enthusiastic about the new project. Rachel designed the phoenix logo displayed on an attractive wooden sign, above the door, a sign created by Julie Kessinger. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • LCCU is 2012 Dam Race sponsor
    The Orofino Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Lewis Clark Credit Union (LCCU) has once again signed on to sponsor the June 9 Maniac Dam Race. “We could not be more pleased,” said Chamber Director Stephanie Deyo. “LCCU contributes not only the funds needed to purchase shirts, water and registration packet totes for our runners, but they show up in force to volunteer the day of the race.” The partnership will allow this community event to expand and grow upon the 169 athlete event that took place last year. The race offers runners and walkers two unique choices, you can choose either a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or a 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk experience. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Pierce-Weippe Chamber Profile: Clearwater Saw Shop
    Clearwater Saw Shop, located at 10 S. Main Street in Pierce, is a one-stop store for everything logging, from chain saws, related tools and timber harvesting supplies, to safety equipment and outdoor work clothing. Clearwater Saw Shop is an authorized Stihl Dealer. They service ATVs, offering limited pick-up and delivery. Lawn trimmers are also available in the store. Owned by Ken and Melissa Malone for just a year now, the family has found a business which they can work together. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Drug citations issued after rollover
    One of two occupants was cited on drug-related charges after a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 11 May 21, and charges are pending against the second occupant, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Duane J. Downing, 42, and Amanda Moore, 31, both of Weippe, each suffered unknown injuries in the rollover, which took place at 1:30 p.m. near Greer, according to CCSO. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • City proposes land exchange with Bill’s Auto Body
    At the May 22, regular meeting of the Orofino City Council, a public hearing was held concerning real property to be exchanged between the City of Orofino and Bill’s Auto Body and Exhaust. The exchange concerns 1.85 acres of land, located at 10266 Hwy. 12, owned by the city, said property to be exchanged for property owned by Bill and Denise Hall located on Main Street (where Bill’s Auto Body is situated). The purpose of the land exchange is to allow access and more land for construction of a new water treatment plant. Without the exchange, it would be necessary to build an access road costing approximately $200,000 and eliminating parking at Bill’s Auto Body.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Jerry Engblom
    Orofino gas prices are again out of step with area prices. Price for a barrel of oil on Friday, May 18 was $91.48 and according the Lewiston Tribune was down 17 percent this month. As of Sunday, May 20 here is a price list of regular gas I took note of on a trip; Orofino, $4.079, Kamiah $3.899, Kooskia $3.899, Riggins $3.859, New Meadows $3.979, and Cambridge $3.859. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Garold and Carol Choate 50th Anniversary
    Garold and Carol Choate of Lewiston will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Lenore Community Center along U.S. Highway 12. Carol S. Gentry and Garold Choate were married June 1, 1962, in Boise. She was a stay-at-home mother, and is a homemaker, grandmother and great-grandmother.
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  • Nettleton-McLaughlin engagement
    Mick and Mary Anne McLaughlin of Orofino are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle McLaughlin to Chad Nettleton, son of Pat Nettleton of Boise, and Paul Nettleton of Murphy. Michelle is a 1997 graduate of Orofino High School and a 2002 graduate of Lewis-Clark State College. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Clearwater County History: The Green Bonanza Part IV
    In 1903, just three years after Clearwater Timber Company bought its land in the Clearwater drainage, Charles Weyerhaeuser, Frederick’s son, and his partners in the Pine Tree Lumber Company, who included William Laird’s son Allison Laird, Matthew Norton and Peter Musser’s son Drew Musser, incorporated the Potlatch Lumber Company. The Pine Tree Lumber Company had just got its Minnesota mill going when the depression of 1893 hit the country. Weyerhaeuser and Musser ran the Pine Tree Lumber operation and they struggled through the depression and were frugal in everything but buying timber, which their fathers had taught them usually paid off. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • CVHC nurses complete certification in fetal heart monitoring
    Keeping in line with Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics improvements to their OB program 13 nurses recently completed The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring Course. “We had two AWHONN Certified instructors here from Spokane who presented the course materials. It was a very valuable training opportunity for our OB nurses. This, combined with the newly designed OB classes offered on Monday nights at CVHC and our brand new deluxe birthing bed, which we were able to purchase through a grant, we are off to a great start for our OB program in 2012!” says Sharon Moriarty, RN, head of CVHC nursing department. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Dworshak recreation improvements
    A cooperative effort between Clearwater County, Latah County, Corps of Engineers, Idaho State Parks and Dworshak Reservoir Association local volunteers completed assembly of two new dock facilities for the reservoir May 15. Clearwater County Water Ways Committee working for the county commissioners obtained three grants in the fall of 2011 to purchase parts for two new docks and items to maintain and repair the existing docks on the lake. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • P&Z to hear two requests June 18
    At the June 18 meet of the Clearwater County P&Z a conditional use request by Bridgette Heighes and a Class C Subdivion request by Michael Myren will be heard. The meeting starts that day at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Clearwater County Courthouse. A Class C Subdivision request by Michael Myren to divide approximately 20.01 acres into four lots of five acres and one 5.01 acre parcel. The property is located off Lacey Meadows Rd., a Weippe address in Clearwater County.
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  • From this Chair
    The other day I was at Johnson’s Hallmark looking for a birthday card for the Phantom when I heard a voice say “Hello, Cloann, how are you?” I turned around and saw Mary Nedoma standing there. She is a former residence having transferred with the Dept. of Lands several years ago from Orofino to Kellogg. During the conversation I recalled my grandson, Cody Stanton now 25, talking years ago about how good Phillip’s Mom’s huckleberry pancakes were. She fed them to the boys who stayed overnight for Phillip’s birthday parties at the Nedoma home on Grangemont Road. Cody was wishing his ‘Mom could make them! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Pierce news
    Timberline Judo Club is trying to raise money to go to Junior Nationals; they are selling tickets for fire wood. Tickets are $5 or $20 for five tickets. This team has done a phenomenal job this year and is sure to do well at Nationals! Lindsey Rukavina has tickets for sale at the White Pine Credit Union or you may contact the center or any judo member. Ed and Laurie (Tribe) Jones and family from Georgia will be in Orofino the week of June 3. They will be staying at her folks’ house on Riverside. They are both graduates of Orofino High. Ed is the brother of Leslie Potratz.
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  • Fraser news
    The Memorial Day weekend draws family members together to visit and to remember those who have passed away. They will travel to the local cemeteries to place flowers by the headstones as way of saying, “You are not forgotten.” The cemeteries will glow with real or artificial arrangements reminding everyone that we remember those have gone before us. It is a very special day; everyone in the Fraser community wishes you a Happy Memorial Day. Several families in Fraser have been given huge tomato plants from our neighbor on the Greer Grade. Mike Kinzer’s green house has sheltered and produced the most beautiful plants you can imagine, and thanks to his generosity the gardens of the Lutes and Brand families will be enjoying the fruits of his labor. Thanks again Mike and Sally Kinzer.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Hopefully summer is on its way. Not very many community members out and about. The rain has most of us staying indoors by the heat. Gardens are starting around town with many waiting to let the soil dry out a bit. It would be nice to get fresh garden vegetables this year. Hope all had a great Memorial Day Weekend.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 31
    Idaho Fish and Game is participating in a survey about elk hunting in Idaho, and what elk hunters like and don't like. The survey is being conducted by the University of Idaho. Participants are being asked about their experiences hunting elk, and how they feel about Fish and Game restrictions on elk hunting.

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