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  • Man holds boy at knifepoint
    Roger Dale Ehler, 56, of Lewiston was arrested and charged with six felonies after holding a six-year-old boy at knifepoint and forcing the boy and two men into a minivan, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The incident occurred Saturday, July 14, near Cavendish. It was reported that Ehler allegedly held the child at knifepoint and forced him, his father, Nacsan Irby, 29, Lewiston, and Drew Leach, 22, Orofino, into a minivan, demanding a ride to Orofino. He is allegedly reported to be a friend of the child’s grandfather and showed up last week at the house needing a place to stay. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 7B.

  • Contests galore at Pierce 1860 Days
    What would a town celebration be without contests; games of skill and chance for everyone? 1860 Days will fill the bill this year on contests. Friday, Aug. 3, kicks off the fun at Pierce Community Center with the Berry/Cherry Bake-Off for all bakers, novice to the experienced. Bake your best berry or cherry bread, pie, cake, or any miscellaneous dish. Pampered Chef baking items are the prizes, for Grand Prize, Best Overall Taste and Best in Each Category. The winners will be announced Friday at the barbeque and concert at the Community Center. For more information or a registration form, please call Cheryl at 464-2201. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Bonner Mountain Music Festival July 28
    The Bonner Mountain Music Festival will be held Saturday, July 28, at the Robert Spence home, located at 12459 Upper Fords Creek Road, 12½ miles from Orofino. The festival is a variety show with country, rock, bluegrass, and gospel genres. Music will start with a jam session at 1 p.m. Performers are: Shilo Sharrad, Mark Holt, and local favorite talents from the Clearwater Valley. Music plays from 1 to 8 p.m., with a break at 4 p.m. for a potluck dinner. Coffee and soft drinks will be available. Bring your own table service, chairs, and a jacket. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • County ambulance in need of costly repairs
    Les Eaves, Clearwater County Ambulance Director, reported at the July 9 Clearwater County Commissioners meeting that Clearwater County did not receive the grant for the ambulance replacement. He also reported that Ambulance 621 has a four wheel drive transport broke down and the cost to repair it is $55,268 minus the tax as quoted by Hall Ford. The County can replace it or repair it and try for a replacement next year through grant funds. The new ambulance cost is $155,000. The consensus is to repair the County’s ambulance. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • 115-year-old Julian and Ina Dobson farm wins state award
    On July 14 the Julian and Ina Dobson Homestead, located on Dobson Road south of Orofino, was officially designated as an Idaho Century Farm by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The award recognizes agricultural property owned and operated in Idaho by the same family and includes at least forty acres that has remained in agricultural use for 100 years or more. About 65 friends and relatives of Kathy Dobson Warnock and husband Mike, current owners of the farm, attended the event on a beautiful July day. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Kudos all ‘round
    The City of Orofino held an Employee Appreciation Barbeque June 29. Though there was a light turnout this year, everyone had a wonderful time. Mayor Ryan Smathers said, “We have the finest employees possible, in every reach of the city. They do their best and make us proud.” Smathers said Orofino’s city staff has his and the community’s full support. Councilman Ted Brown expressed appreciation for the tireless work of a private citizen: Cassie Bansemer. Brown said that he would like to acknowledge Cassie, who regularly puts in hours keeping the horse arena clean when others don’t clean up for themselves. Brown said she uses her own fuel and time to keep the area well maintained.  Pastor Harv Nelson of Pierce was a guest at council proceedings and joined with others in extending thanks to city workers and officials. “There are a lot of people in the community who think you do an excellent job,” he said.
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  • Broken down boaters on Dworshak Reservoir could be in dire straits
    The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has had a large decrease to its recreation budget for 2012/2013 and plans to shorten its operating season at several recreation areas at Dworshak Reservoir. The Corps has also closed or transferred other sites to private management since Oct. 1, 2011. This included the elimination of the gate attendant and maintenance contracts at Dent Acres Campground and boat ramp. In addition, nine little used sites have been closed to date, and 25 additional sites have been identified as possible closures. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Kelli Banks, FNP, to begin seeing patients in Pierce
    Kelli Banks, FNP, Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics will begin seeing patients at the Pioneer Medical Clinic, 105 Carle Street, in Pierce. Banks came to CVHC from Anderson, Missouri and has been working in the healthcare field since 2005. Kelli is from the Eastern Oregon area and is excited to be moved back to the Northwest to be near her family. She previously worked in several rural hospital emergency departments and is excited to be starting a new career practicing in our Kooskia, Orofino and Pierce Clinics.
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  • C-PTPA fire update
    The Clearwater Region remains at the moderate level risk of fire danger, according to a report from Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA). Five fires were reported during the July 9-17 time period. The first was July 9 on Squaw Creek, located four miles west of Elk River. The fire is .1 acres and was human-caused. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • “Fatal Football Fever” a smashing success
    Last weekend’s Mystery Dinner Theater held for the library was a rollicking, side-splitting experience each night as the seven performers kept the audience enthralled with their actions, antics, and ad-libs, often poking fun at local politics. The outdoor Sunken Garden at the High Country Inn was the perfect setting, enhanced by the clever “stadium wall” constructed by Eric and Tauna Tyler. The players strolled in and out of the “entrance” to the stadium as they completed different scenes, and when a shot was heard, the victim, played by Will Wiese, staggered out to fall on the ground. After Mayor Paula Tishen (Jeanne Hood) threw police tape over the “body” a stretcher was hauled out to get rid of the corpse, and then for one breathtaking moment everyone thought they saw the murdered victim’s body flying over the hill! (But it was only a dummy loaned to the cast by Sheriff Chris Goetz!) To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • ICARE projects tops $35,000
    The ICARE project (Cancer Assistance & Recovery Effort) helps people in Clearwater River communities who are actively undergoing treatment for cancer and at just 4 years old, has helped 81 people and given out $35,500.00. Last year there were 21 people who received help from ICARE and this year we are at 19 and it’s only July! These people live in many towns locally including Kooskia, Kamiah, Stites, Orofino, Peck, Pierce, Weippe, Lenore, and others. When people give us the name of someone needing help from ICARE, we get in touch with them and get a simple application to them. When it comes back to us, the five member Board of Directors makes the decision to give a ‘Gift of Love’ which is money and prayer support. The amount is $350 or $500 depending on available funds at the time of a request.
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  • Duffer Madness golf tournament is Saturday
    The annual Duffer Madness golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at Orofino Golf and Country Club. Sign up begins at 7:30 a.m. in the clubhouse, with tee-off at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided and each golfer will also receive a goody bag and special Maniac ball marker. This 18-hole tournament is a four-person scramble and is packed with contests and prizes. Please come out and participate in this important event. Your contribution on behalf of the student athletes and Orofino Maniac Boosters will be greatly appreciated.
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  • Wild Weippe Rodeo news
    Members of the Wild Weippe Rodeo Association have been busy this summer preparing the grounds, building improvements and getting ready for the Rodeo Aug. 18-19. While the men re-enforced the bull pens behind the chutes and replaced the siding on the secretary’s office the women have been cleaning, painting and planning for the concession stand. It will only be a few weeks and entries will be taken for the local and ICA events. Queen Elizabeth Salzman will be selling ads for the program book in the next few weeks. If you would like to show your support by advertising and are not contacted, call rodeo secretary JoAnne Schlader at 435-4142.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Andrea Davidson
    Thank you to everyone from Clearwater County who supported me in the May 15 primary election with your write-in vote for Andrea Davidson.  Shortly after winning the Democratic nomination for House seat 7A, I spoke with the leaders of District 7 and asked them to make sure there weren’t someone with a greater knowledge of law-making and a desire for legislative office who might wish to accept the candidacy for State representative. About a month later a youthful, well-informed and inspired Democrat stepped forward and expressed her interest in serving the people of Idaho. This letter is a brief introduction of Casey Drews from Shoshone County who has her own story to tell in an upcoming press release to the Clearwater Tribune.
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  • Pierce news
    Hard to believe we are coming up on the third weekend in July; this marks the monthly volunteer day at Bald Mountain in Pierce. The gate will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Bald Mountain workday plan:  We have the parts to fix the water line leak. We hope the bleach treatment from last week killed the moss plugging the line. If anyone has a snake that would go in a 3/4” line please bring it; we are going to try to clear the line to the storage tank.
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  • Fraser news
    Hay season and sunshine are the ideal combination for this time of year; but Sunday morning a thunder storm dumped almost 3/10 of an inch of rain on our ranch in Fraser. The forecast calls for more showers during the week. A positive side is that it washed the dust off and everything looks fresh and clean. The gardens do respond to a natural bath provided by Mother Nature, but don’t let up on watering them with soaker hoses. Alice and Harry Reynolds enjoyed a visit from their daughter Gale and her husband Larry Harral. Before they returned to their home in Vancouver, WA they helped get things ready for the winter. The Reynolds great-grandchildren, Katy and Richard Reynolds, recently came for a visit. They are the children of their grandson Cory. They also live in Vancouver, WA. While they were here they flew to Post Falls with their grandparents, Larry and Laura Davis, to visit other relatives. Ed Berreth is at home waiting for the results of some medical tests. Ed, the Fraser Community sends you their best wishes for a quick recovery. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    I had a great week, my oldest daughter delivered her daughter, Annaliese Nicole Stamper, on Saturday, July 14, 8:01 p.m. at CVH. Our little princess weighed 6 lbs, 14 oz and is 21 inches long. Annaliese is the daughter of Chris and Ashley Stamper of Orofino. She joins big brother Gerad. Ashley is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Weyerts of Weippe and the granddaughter of Frank and Shirley Walsh of Weippe. Ashley’s sister Katie is very excited to have a new niece to go with her nephew.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for July 19
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved the limited use of legally salvaged wildlife as bait for trapping wolves in Panhandle wolf management zone.  The rule will apply only to units 1, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7 and 9 in the Panhandle wolf management zone, which are open to trapping during the 2012-2013 wolf trapping season. Fish and Game staff had recommended holding the proposed rule while evaluating the results of the first year of wolf trapping.

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