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July 26 Poll Results
Yard Sales

It’s yard sale season!
Do you shop at yard sales?

22% Yes, all the time. (11)
43% Once in a while. (22)
35% No, I don’t. (18)

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  • City workers undertake a noble project and need your help
    Dan Connor, a Boise man, originally planned to build a home in Orofino. Due to health issues he was unable to do so. He left a lot of equipment and supplies in Orofino which he told city workers they could sell and use the proceeds for a worthy project. That gave the kickoff to the idea of a gazebo. City workers have been busy building a covered area above the playing fields at Orofino Elementary School. The gazebo is designed to give parents and family members a place, in the shade, to watch school athletics and events. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 3A.

  • Show & Shine winners
    Orofino’s 9th annual Show ‘N Shine was held Saturday at the Orofino City Park. The crowd attending this year’s event was treated to great weather and a large variety of entries. This year’s winners are as follows: #55 Mike Gwinn of Pomeroy, WA with his 1953 Ford F-100; #118 Mary Tarlton of Lolo, MT with her 1936 Ford Panel Van; #56 Bert Obenland of Pomeroy, WA with his 1937 Ford 2-door Coupe; #19 Mike Charlo of Milton-Freewater, WA with his 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2; #69 Sheri Reiswig of Touchet, WA with her 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible; #86 Mike and Judy Callahan of Lewiston with their 1954 Ford F-100; #110 Bob Bumgarner of Genesee with his 1929 Ford; #91 Kyle Latham of Orofino with his 1958 Chevy Impala; #90 Anlen Rogers of Lewiston with his 1937 Ford Coupe; and #15 Michael Ryan of Orofino with his 1967 Dodge Charger. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6B.

  • Clear-Nez Fire Zone update
    The 541 Fire located on the Red River Ranger District is now 75 percent contained. Resources continue to be demobilized from the fire, either returning to home units or moving on to other fires. The area closure for the 541 Fire remains in effect. The Moose Creek Ranger District picked up one holdover fire on July 20. The Eagle Fire is currently 116 acres and is being suppressed. Resources on the fire are the Selway Fire Use Module and the Palouse Type 2 Initial Attack Crew. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • C-PTPA fire update
    In a report from Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA), eight fires have been reported since July 19. All but one fire was believed to be lightning caused. The fires were relatively small; all but one of the fires reported were contained to one-tenth of an acre. Two fires were found on July 19. One was located on Harmony Heights, the second was at a shop on Crow Bench Rd. (Upper Fords Creek), where the cause of fire is still under investigation. Three fires were reported near Elk River July 20; Elk Butte, East Shattuck and Jericho fires. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Orofino woman sentenced in meth trafficking case
    April L. Lauby, 45, of Orofino, was sentenced July 17 in Coeur d’Alene to 12 months plus one day in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Lauby to serve five years of supervised release following her prison term. Lauby pled guilty to the charge on April 24, 2012. Judge Lodge noted at sentencing that although Lauby had no prior criminal history, the need for deterrence and the safety of the community required a prison sentence. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Red Cross volunteers respond to Weippe fire
    The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho responded July 21 to the victims of a trailer fire which happened on Friday in the 5000 block of Three Mile Rd. in Weippe. The trailer was a total loss. Disaster volunteers assisted two people from the home affected by the fire.
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  • Vehicle fire on Cemetery Road
    A 1991 Mazda SUV was destroyed by fire Monday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). CCSO received a report at 12:30 a.m. July 23 of a vehicle fire on Cemetery Road, Weippe. CCSO found the vehicle in the front yard of a residence at 851 Cemetery Road, and it was on fire. Jonathan Miles, 19, of Weippe, was the owner and driver, according to CCSO. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Ecko Larson, Eh Capa Bareback Riders 2012 queen
    This year’s Wild Weippe Rodeo will, for the second time, host the Eh Capa Bareback Riders, who, like the Weippe Rodeo, have a queen. Ecko Larson, this year’s Eh Capa queen, rides Durango, a six-year-old, 16- hands-tall, wild mustang she acquired two years ago and trained by herself in just four months. “The day I went to the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] on April 24, 2010 was the day I made the best decision of my life,” says Ecko of the day she adopted Durango. “I knew that he would be a challenge, but he was a challenge, bigger than ever, that I was willing to take.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Bruce Drews presents T2 Road Scholar awards
    Bruce Drews, Director of the T2 Center, met the Board at the July 16 Clearwater County Commissioners meeting to present the T2 Road Scholar awards to Jim Franklin and Dave Holland. Road Supervisor Rob Simon was presented with a Road Master Scholar award. The T2 Training Center is a part of the LHTAC department. He thanks the Board for attending one of the training sessions. Mr. Drews explained is has been with the Transportation Department for the past 35 years.
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  • Commissioners visit chamber luncheon
    Clearwater County Commissioners Stan Leach and Don Ebert were present to give updates on county projects and to answer member questions at the Orofino Chamber of Commerce meeting held July 18. Stan Leach said the recycling program, helped by local businesses, is doing well. The county has been able to hire an employee for that project, and they have been busy separating and selling materials. It costs $72 a ton to haul waste materials to Missoula. Instead, the county has been able to sell over $80,000 of materials this year – largely cardboard and paper. A cash expenditure has to come out of sold waste department to cover it, but they want to expand the program next year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Audrey Steiner
    What does home town shopping mean to me? Saturday my refrigerator died on me and Design Center was closed. I went to Orofino Builders Supply before they opened and told them of my problem. They only have a skeleton crew on Saturdays and still managed to open Design Center, let me purchase a refrigerator and delivered it by 9:30 a.m.—and got rid of my old one by loading it in my daughter’s pickup. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Back to School Supply and First Day of School Outfit Drive begins
    The Fifth Annual Back to School Supply and First Day of School Outfit Drive for school-age foster children runs now through Aug. 6. The event organized by Homes of Hope, a Christian non-profit organization, hopes to provide each school-age foster child in Asotin, Clearwater, Garfield, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Whitman counties a backpack filled with school supplies, a $35 value, and a first day school outfit, a $75 value.
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  • Casey Drews to run for District 7 House Seat A
    Shoshone County native Casey Drews announced her candidacy today for office in the Idaho Legislature. Drews will be running for House Seat A in the newly redrawn District 7 which encompasses Idaho County, Clearwater County, Shoshone County and parts of Bonner County. A Democrat, Drews said that she is honored to have Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander and Clearwater County resident, Connie Miller, cochairing her campaign. “The constituents of District 7 would be privileged to have Casey represent them,” said Sheriff Alexander. “I’ve watched her become a leader of this community. She understands the challenges we face and always keeps her word.”
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  • OHS class of 1982 reunion Aug. 10-11
    The Orofino High School class of 1982 is having their 30 year reunion Aug. 10-11. Friday evening will be a get-together at Dining on The Edge next to the Best Western Hotel in Orofino. Gathering starts around 7 p.m. For more information, call Karen Hunter at (208) 620-9423. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • NOSDA schedules training for August 23
    The Orofino chapter of The No One Shall Die Alone (NOSDA) program will hold local training for prospective members on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in becoming a NOSDA volunteer should call Paula Lohmeyer at (208) 476-9291 or Terry Lester at (208) 476-7428. Pre-registration for the class is required.
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  • Fraser news
    This is the time of year to watch for the deer and their babies. It is great fun to see the fawns as they scamper about after their mothers. Sharon and Mike McHone’s Welsh pony herd has grown by two little fillies. Reggie and Peggy Ball’s little dog, Ricky, gave birth to her first litter of four puppies early on the morning of Wednesday, July 18. One was stillborn but the other three are as cute as they can be. The Brands had dinner with Reggie and Peggy on Wednesday and had a chance to hold one of the puppies. Like any newborn baby they are so sweet and Ricky is a very attentive mother. Peggy probably has pictures of them on her Facebook page. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Pierce news
    The Pierce 1860 Days programs are out! Pick one up at various businesses in Pierce and Weippe. We hope you like these gems and frequent the businesses that are advertised in the program. 1860 Days has a good balance of events for everyone, young and young at heart...there are contests, kids’ games, music galore, and more kids’ games, and the big street dance featuring the Fabulous Kingpins where kids and adults both are entertained. The 1860 Days auction will offer at least one truckload of firewood logs from Empire Lumber, and a load of rock from Solid Rock Co. These companies donate generously to our auction which contributes to next year’s festivities.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for July 26
    The Clearwater River main stem, and the North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork Clearwater and the Snake River downstream of Hells Canyon Dam will close to Chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing Aug. 5.  The South Fork Salmon River closed to fishing for Chinook salmon at the end of fishing hours Thursday, July 19. And the Lower Salmon River and the Little Salmon River closed to Chinook fishing at the end of fishing hours Sunday, July 15. But some waters are still open to Chinook fishing.

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