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Affordable Care Act Upheld
What do you think of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act?

65% Boo to the U.S. Supreme Court! (54)
25% I am happy with their decision. (21)
  7% I wish they would have axed some of the bill, but not all. (6)
  2% Undecided. (2)

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  • Clearwater County designated “storm ready”
    Two representatives of the national Weather Service in Missoula, MT visited the Clearwater County Courthouse Monday to present commissioners with a plaque in recognition of being designated “Storm Ready.” The county achieved that distinction by taking a number of steps for emergency preparedness. the designated community must: establish a 24-hour center for receiving National Weather Service warnings and have an emergency operations center; have redundant ways to receive weather forecasts and the ability to alert the public; promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars; and develop a formal hazardous weather plan for training sever weather spotters and holding emergency exercises. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 16A.

  • Orofino Show & Shine is July 21
    The Orofino Show & Shine Planning Committee (OSSPC) will host the 9th Annual Show & Shine Scholarship fundraiser Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Orofino City Park. The public is invited. The participant entry fee is $10. Spectators are admitted free of charge. The OSSPC is selling raffle tickets which offer great prizes to the first, second, and third place winners. Les Schwab is donating a large gift package and the OSSPC is providing two $100 gas cards. Tickets are available for a $5 donation, with the winning tickets drawn at the end of Show & Shine on July 21. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Idaho soldier begins fourth year in captivity
    June 30 marked the beginning of U.S. Army Soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s fourth year of captivity with the Taliban. Sgt. Bergdahl, an Idaho resident, is being held in Easter Afghanistan. “June 30 marks the end of three years captivity for our son. We remain hopeful for the release of our son and we will continue to work to make that happen,” said the family in an official statement. “We would like to thank the organizers and participants in a number of events around our nation who have rallied to bring awareness to our cause of bringing Bowe home. The yellow ribbons we see all around our own community remind us that our son has not been forgotten here at home or around the world.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 15A.

  • From this Chair...
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    his day of freedom was founded July 4, 1776 when the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England and eventually became the United States of America. Also known as Independence Day the Fourth of July will be celebrated in Orofino Wednesday, July 4 with a patriotic parade, BBQ, live music and a fantastic fireworks display at the Orofino City Park. There is free admission to the park and all else is free except the BBQ, which was started 14 years ago by a handful of persons belonging to the now long-gone Orofino Progressive Merchants Assn. Orofino’s first Fourth of July BBQ at the city park was held in the bingo booth with officers Marion Thompson, Nancy Norman and Cloann McNall spearheading the event, which pretty much fizzled like a wet Fourth of July fire cracker. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Mystery Dinner Theater one week away
    A play filled with local humor and a spoof on football, combined with an all-you-can-eat barbeque dinner awaits lucky fans in just another weekend! You won’t want to miss this year’s mystery dinner theater presentation; the last one was a sell-out with patrons missing out on tickets! This year’s play was extended to a four-night run to accommodate those who had wished they could attend the popular event two years ago. Each night’s presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and complimentary appetizers, while guests find their seating in the lovely Sunken Garden of the High Country Inn. The play and dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., and will end before it gets dark. The dinner menu will include chicken, country-style ribs, and sausages; several hearty salads, cowboy beans, garlic bread, dessert, and beverage. The “tailgater style” buffet dinner will be served during the course of the play, and guests will be entertained the whole time, guessing at some football trivia while wondering about “who dun-it?” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Sgt. Vincent Frazier departs for Afghanistan
    Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson announced the resignation, effective July 9, of Sgt. Vincent Frazier at the June 26 Orofino City Council meeting. Frazier has served OPD since 2010 and was promoted to Sergeant January 1. (See the full story on the front page.) To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Nannie Carrico to celebrate 93rd birthday
    Happy birthday to Nannie B. Kelley Carrico. She turned 93 on Sunday, July 1. Nannie will celebrate her birthday at the Senior Citizens Mealsite dinner July 5 with family and friends. She was born in Nobility, TX, July 1, 1919 to Marshall and Nannie Gentry Kelley. Nannie came to Idaho with her family in 1925. She attended all of the Orofino schools. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Justin Gering will deploy to Afghanistan
    Justin Clark Gering, a 2009 graduate of Orofino High School has been called to serve his country in Afghanistan. Justin will be deploying next week with the 5th Battalion; 11th Marines Division Sierra Artillery Battery. Justin is a Corporal with the United States Marine Corps stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. While in Afghanistan his job will be a Field Radio Operator with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.
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  • Duffer Madness golf tournament is July 21
    The Orofino Maniac Boosters is proud to again sponsor the annual Duffer Madness golf tournament. This 18-hole tournament is a four-person scramble held at the Orofino Golf and Country Club on Saturday, July 21. Sign up begins at 7:30 a.m. in the clubhouse with tee off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided and each golfer will also receive a goody bag and special Maniac ball marker. The Hole in One contest offers prizes including $5,000, your choice of premium golf equipment, your choice from a premium electronics package and airline tickets for 2 to your destination. We would love to give away these prizes and invite you to win!
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  • O-Stars Cheerleading carwash fundraiser
    O-Stars Cheerleading will be hosting a carwash on Saturday, July 7, starting at 9 a.m. in the Edward Jones parking lots on the corner of Riverside and Michigan avenues. The group will also be taking pre-orders at the carwash for Krispy Kreme donuts (orders must be paid for at the time the order is placed). Come support local youth cheerleading. O-Stars Cheerleading is accepting new members for the 2012-2013 All-Star Cheer season, ages four to 14 years of age. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Ted to be honored on Walk of Champions
    Ted, Chesapeake Pacesetter’s Equinox, a setter, once belonging to Mike and Lynn McCarthy of Orofino, is being honored this week with a marker on the Walk of Champions at the National Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, TN. When Ted was still running field trials, the McCarthys submitted his exploits for publication in the Clearwater Tribune. “At one time, Ted was listed as one of the top five setters of all time! We were lucky to have him as our dog!” said Mike and Lynn. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Road #540, Musselshell Creek, to close for construction
    Starting July 9, road realignment and stream restoration projects will impact travel on Musselshell Creek Road 540. The road will close to all traffic at milepost 3.65, and drivers should expect heavy truck traffic between the construction site and the junction with Hemlock Road 535. The work will take six to eight weeks to complete. For more information and updates on road and trail conditions, contact the Clearwater National Forest Information Desk at (208) 476-8267. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • Clearwater County Democrats to host picnic in the park July 19
    The Clearwater County Democratic Central Committee is hosting the Claude Judd Democratic Picnic in the Orofino City Park on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. This year the picnic is honoring Nick Albers, former Clearwater County Sheriff. Speakers will include candidates who are running in the general election in November, and Carrie Bird will provide musical entertainment. Several candidates for the November election will speak. Clearwater County Commissioner candidates Don Ebert and John Allen will present their views.
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  • Republican meeting July 9
    Clearwater County Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 at the Senior Center in Orofino. This is their regular monthly meeting. Reports will be given by the delegates to the district convention. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Letter to the Editor – Kathy Richmond
    I am disappointed to learn that the Idaho Legislature is putting a constitutional amendment (HJR2) on the ballot this November to guarantee forever the rights of Idahoans to hunt, fish, and trap. While most people in Idaho are not opposed to hunting and fishing, many do not support trapping. This Constitutional amendment has included hunting and fishing in order to enlist the support of those that hunt and fish. They know that protecting just the ability to trap animals would never stand on its own as trapping is a cruel way to kill animals. An animal caught in a leghold trap can suffer for days trying to wrench itself free before the trapper comes back to kill it. About 40,000 fur-bearing animals die in Idaho this way every winter.
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  • Weippe Top Shot Shoot
    Who has watched on TV the History Channel show Top Shot? John and Sally Marks on Three Mile Road outside of Weippe sponsored their version on Father’s Day weekend. There were two teams, a blue team and a red team with five people on each team. Each team player received a red or blue T-shirt with the Lego of an AR-15 in front of a target designed by the Marks’ son Josh and produced by neighbor Toby Cox of Recognition Express and Bev Bailey from Creative Gifts. The overall goal was to be the top team and the top shooter. Each member on the Top Team received a Lego Coffee Cup also purchased from Recognition Express. The Top Shooter received a Cabela’s $100 gift card provided by John and Sally Marks. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Pierce news
    Our new granddaughter, Madalynn Kathrine Scherf, arrived at 5:29 a.m. on June 27. She weighed 7.2 lbs, was 20.5” long. Madalynn was born at Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach in Florida. Her parents are Renee and Kyle Scherf; grandparents are Bob and Leslie Potratz from Pierce; great grandma is Bonita Potratz of Orofino and grandparents are Mark and Teresa Brand of Spring Lake, MI. Pierce Gem Team and Xi Alpha Nu Sorority hosted a relaxed, easy-going time Saturday evening at the Wine Tasting in Pierce! Approximately 50 guests enjoyed six hand-picked wines and learned about each one from our Sommelier, Noel Beck of Lewiston.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for July 5
    Idaho Fish and Game has opened another section of the upper Salmon River to Chinook salmon fishing. The Ellis area is now open from the posted boundary about 100 yards upstream of the mouth of the Pahsimeroi River upstream to the Highway 75 Salmon River bridge about 250 yards upstream of the mouth of the East Fork Salmon River. The Stanley area of the upper Salmon opened June 23. Both areas remain open until further notice.

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