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June 28 Poll Results
Texting While Driving
Idaho’s texting while driving
ban goes into effect July 1.
What do you think of the ban?

94% I approve! (71)
  5% I don’t like it. (4)
  1% Undecided. (1)

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  • Dworshak Reservoir almost full; July 4 outdoor fun awaits visitors
    Dworshak Reservoir measured within two feet of full pool on Friday, June 22, and is on track to reach full-pool elevation—1,600 feet—by Wednesday, July 4, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers announced today. Corps water managers plan to maintain full pool at Dworshak Reservoir through the July 7-8 weekend, subject to downstream needs to maintain healthy river temperatures for outmigrating ESA-listed fish species. Dworshak Dam and Reservoir offers a variety of outdoor summer fun opportunities during the July 4 holiday – boating, camping, water sports, swimming, fishing, hiking and more. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 2B.

  • Teen stranded in Clearwater River
    A 17-year-old juvenile was stranded in the Clearwater River on June 22, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). At approximately 4:19 p.m. that day CCSO received a call from 19-year-old Philip Bunch of Orofino. Bunch reported that he and a 17-year-old male were stranded in the Clearwater River, near Tunnel Pond. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • P&Z to hear subdivision requests
    Two subdivision requests will be heard Monday, July 16 at the Clearwater County Planning and Zoning Commission meet. A Class S Subdivision request will be heard by Alvin Litostansky to divide 10.31 acres into two lots of 9.30 acres and 1.01 acres. The property is zoned Medium Density Rural and is located near Trails End Dr. in Ahsahka. A Class S Subdivision request by Cory Supak will be heard to divide 21.09 acres into two acres, of 5.00 acres and 16.09 acres. The property is zoned Low Density Rural near Wilson Rd in Weippe. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Bob Vian, new School Superintendent
    Bob Vian visited the regular chamber meeting June 20. Mr. Vian will officially take over as new School Superintendent of Joint District #171 in the fall of 2012 but has begun the leadership role with several changes made already. Mr. Vian served last year as the Principal of Timberline Schools. Mr. Vian gave an overview of his goals, what he wants to see the school district achieve, and what steps he’s already undertaken to get the school year off to a positive start. Please read the in depth interview with Mr. Vian on the front page. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • From this Chair
    I heard on the news my former home state of Colorado is going up in smoke! One of the 11 fires burning is close to where I grew up in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. It forced the closure of the beautiful Garden of the Gods a historic scenic attraction just outside Manitou Springs. The Waldo Canyon Fire has burned 5,165 acres and 11,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes. It was still going strong as of Monday. The Phantom, Darold and Marcie Stanton and I visited this area just a year ago this week. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Silver Creek Road closure
    Silver Creek Road will be closed at mile marker 19.5 for logging activities, beginning this Wednesday, June 27. The road’s tentative re-opening date is scheduled for July 13. Access to the Granddad Bridge area will still be available through Granddad Bridge RoadTo read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Summer at the Weippe Library
    The Weippe Public Library is introducing their Digital Literacy Coach for this summer. Morgan Newcome will be helping patrons for FREE, who need support with their computer skills. She is available for one-on-one instruction from opening up an email account for the first time, basic computer skills, resumes, downloading pictures, using a flash drive, computer vocabulary, to using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Morgan is also familiar with IPods and E-books. The library now has the latest in E-Readers, a Kindle Fire and a Nook Touch. Morgan can introduce you to these new tech toys and help you download free books from the Internet. She is eager to help you with your computer requests and questions. She will be on hand Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can stop by anytime, or schedule an appointment. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Barb Hulett
    As I passed by the Riverside Cemetery on Memorial Day, I saw the many flags set in place by our veterans to honor the men and women of valor who have given their lives for our freedom. To those who don’t believe in fighting these wars, I want to say: None of us believe in this awful terror, but it exists, and because of these men and women’s sacrifice, we are free to live our comfortable lives and beliefs, so far. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Letter to the Editor: Jack Stratton
    Approximately 500 pro-homosexual and radical homosexual activists attended the reception on Friday, June 15, marking “LGBT Pride Month.” Obama touted his administration’s work to advance their agenda, including repealing the ban on homosexuals openly serving in the military. Then the chief executive took a shot at those Americans who oppose homosexual “marriage.” On June 22, gays from Philadelphia posed for pictures while displaying the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan during a recent trip to the White House. This is disgusting and these people are degenerates. These are the types of reversion the White House embraces. Do you want four more years of this America or have you had enough yet? To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Tribune offers new advertising service
    The Clearwater Tribune is offering a new service to readers and advertisers. It is called an Advertorial and one can be seen on page 8A, Dan McConnell’s Cycle Parts and Trading Post. An Advertorial is a combination of advertising and news about the person, their business and services offered. The space is sold by the column inch. The one featured on this page is a 3x5, the recommended size for an Advertorial, but the advertisers may go larger if desired. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Shandra Madden is this year’s Winchester Rodeo Queen
    Shandra Madden, 14, daughter of Jim and Charlene Madden of Grangeville, is the 2012 Winchester Open Rodeo Queen. She has an older brother, Philip, and a younger sister, Alyssa. Shandra attends Grangeville Middle School where she is in the 8th grade. She plays volleyball and is a member of Student Council. Shandra’s favorite thing is riding horses. She is a member of the Rough Riders 4-H club and past queen of the Grangeville Triple Bar Drill Team. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • ICARE golf rally July 17
    The golf rally for cancer is fast approaching.  Save the date and plan to attend this year’s event that benefits I.C.A.R.E.  The rally is at Kayler’s Bend Golf Course on Tuesday, July 17. Signup sheets are at the Orofino Golf and Country Club Course and at Kayler’s Bend.  Registration is $25, $20 for I.C.A.R.E and $5 to the event’s sponsor, the Orofino Branch of AAUW.  Lunch is included with the registration fee. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Pierce Post Office celebrates Flag Day
    Pierce Post Office held a Flag Day celebration June 14. Over 50 patrons visited the office decorated red, white and blue. Giving flag handouts and serving refreshments was Tina Vaughan, PMR, Kathy Fleming, contract cleaner and Clairrene Heywood, mother of Pierce Postmaster Lori McMillen.
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  • 13th Annual Rotary Log Drive
    This 4th of July, for the thirteenth consecutive year, the Orofino Rotary Club will be floating six inch pieces of 2X2 lumber down Orofino Creek to raise money for the Orofino Rotary Foundation, Inc. It states in the first sentence of the bylaws that the foundation was established to “enhance the future of the youth of Orofino through education!” The Orofino Rotary Foundation has 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue service. Why is that important? It makes the foundation exempt from taxation and makes all of your contributions to the foundation tax deductible. When you buy a log drive ticket, that ticket is your proof of a $5 donation to a non-profit organization and therefore usable as a receipt for deduction on your income tax return if you choose to itemize. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Fraser news
    Cathy Walker’s garden is under attack by slugs and something has been eating her seeds. She has had to replant several times. Only time will tell if she will get control of this situation. Cathy’s parents, JC and Joyce Bell are here for a visit. Tina Ball and her son, Josh, spent Father’s Day at her Dad’s home on Thornton Road. The broccoli seeds she planted all came up so she shared them with Peggy, who in turn gave some to her neighbors. Thanks, Tina. If they produce we will have some good eating this summer. Marie Green has allowed her garden to be planted into wheat this year. She isn’t able to take care of it the way she used to. When she looked out of her living room window on Monday morning she saw a young deer sleeping under the maple tree next to the field.
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  • Pierce news
    In the evening this Saturday, join your friends at Timber Inn for this fun and interesting wine tasting event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. In Rob Harrell’s cozy and comfortable courtyard, one will learn about wine and wine tasting from Noel Beck, Lewiston. Well-versed in this art, Noel will guide tasters through six flavors of wine. There will be a wide assortment of delicious appetizers to compliment these wines, created by members of Xi Alpha Nu sorority. This will be a fun place to be with friends, and the cost is just $15, or $10 for appetizers only. The Gem Team and Xi Alpha Nu members look forward to seeing you. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Connie and Ray Mendenhall had company last week, their relative Fay Hawkins from Riddle Oregon. Fay visited for two days and was up for a family reunion. Weippe Fire Department will have a food booth at the Weippe Mini Park on the 4th of July. They will serve hamburgers and hotdogs. Come out and enjoy the fourth with the community. The Fire Department will also be having a car wash on July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for June 28
    The closing date in a public opinion survey about elk hunting in Idaho has been extended to July 1.  Idaho Fish and Game is in the process of revising its elk management plan, and is working with the University of Idaho on an elk hunting survey. The questionnaire has been mailed to a random sample of 6,200 people who purchased elk general hunting tags in Idaho in 2011. Anyone who received a questionnaire in the mail is asked to complete it and return it or go to the website it lists and complete it online.

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