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  • From slugs to bugs, a printer devil’s story
    John Rhodes was still a student at OHS back in the early 70’s when a friend at school told him of a job at the newspaper. The Clearwater Tribune was looking for part time help as a “printer’s devil,” and John became the new rookie in the print shop located on Main Street where the paper is today. His first job had been working on a farm, but working for the paper began his career as a pressman. Though the printing industry, in 1972, was starting to move towards offset printing, the Trib was still using the hot lead linotype machines to set copy. Like anyone, new to a trade, John said the breaking-in period of learning it was the hardest part. Typically, John said printers spent a lot of alone time with their “noses in their jobs.” So, when they got time to look up and look around, it wasn’t uncommon to joke around or become talkative with the other employees. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Orofino man dies in back country
    Jim Willis, 64, of Orofino, was found deceased in the back country Saturday, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). It occurred at the Larch Butte trail, near the Weitas Creek Guard Station. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Orofino city budget ready for public hearing
    A unanimous motion was passed to adopt the tentative fiscal 2012-2013, budget for Orofino, in the amount of $12,705,000. A public hearing is scheduled for August 28, 2012. Seal coat bids were submitted from three competing companies: Knife River; Herco, Inc. Asphalt and Paving; and POE Asphalt and Paving. A motion was passed to accept the lowest bid of $92,646.34 from Poe Asphalt for 17,106 feet of paving. Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson reported that many of the burglaries from last fall are winding down, with suspects named and prosecution moving forward. He noted that any tribal matters have to be handled through the Attorney General’s office. Wilson said these cases were largely solved through the tenacity of city officers who acquired evidence piece by piece. Affected businesses may possibly receive some restitution in the future. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Chip sealing on Freeman Creek, Transfer Station Roads
    It was announced at the July 23 Clearwater County Commissioners meeting that the road crew will start chip sealing on Freeman Creek on July 30. Transfer Station Road will also be chip sealed, once Freeman Creek Road is completed. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Oregon man dies in head-on collision
    A head-on collision just outside of Orofino resulted in the death of an Oregon man, according to a news release by the Idaho State Police (ISP). Douglas Terry, 63, of Enterprise, OR, was killed while driving on U.S. Highway 12 July 26. Terry was traveling west on the highway in a 2002 Dodge Caravan. With him was Carol Terry, also of Enterprise. At 1:17 p.m., near milepost 38 (approximately six miles from the Orofino bridge, towards Peck), an eastbound 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Gregory Munson, 64, of Orofino, crossed left of center and struck Terry’s vehicle head-on, according to ISP. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Fate of Henry Nelson discovered
    Retired Norwegian reporter Pelle Nilssen has learned the fate of his grandfather, Henry (Nilssen) Nelson. In December of 2011, Pelle, a resident of Oslo, Norway, contacted the Clearwater Tribune requesting aid in tracking down his grandfather, who left Norway for the United States in 1909. Just when it seemed like he had hit a dead end, Pelle’s daughter-in-law came upon evidence that Henry worked for Schmidt Bros. Mill in Weippe in about 1935. The exact time he was employed there is unknown. This evidence included a social security number, and the information it yielded verified Henry’s identity. Henry Nikolai Nelson married the widow Ethel Poole Crim in Nezperce in 1939. While married they lived in Weippe as well as Nezperce. Ethel died of cancer in January of 1962. Henry died of a heart attack just three weeks later. They are both buried in Nezperce. Pelle was able to find and connect with one of Ethel’s grandchildren, a man named Norris Young. In September of this year, Pelle is visiting this area to see where his grandfather spent the last several years of his life. He also plans to spend time with Norris, plus meet the people who helped him.
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  • Greer and Ahsahka need your help
    Vehicles speeding through Greer and Ahsahka cause safety concerns for their citizens. I did some investigating and noticed solar powered speed signs have been very successful in towns like Riggins and Cottonwood in reducing speeding traffic. The sign tells you exactly how fast you are going and is an easy way to slow people down. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Once in a lifetime: 30-40-50-60 years
    June through August this year marks a once in a lifetime event for Dave and Kathy Daniels and Rick and Janet Burnham. Dave and Kathy are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary; Rick and Janet are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary; Kathy is celebrating her 50th birthday; and Rick is celebrating his 60th birthday. Dave and Kathy Daniels from Weippe were married June 12, 1982. They have three children, Jesse and his wife Alissa; Kaylin and her husband Clint; and Dusty Daniels. Kathy is celebrating her 50th birthday on Aug. 9. Rick and Janet (Claffey) Burnham were married Aug. 3, 1972 at the Little Flower Church in Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Second annual J.H. Bradbury Logging Museum Log Drive
    The J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum in Pierce is hosting its second annual 1860 Days Log Drive on Orofino Creek on Friday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. The cost to purchase your log is $3. The first numbered log to cross the finish line by the Community Center parking lot will win $100, second place is $50, and third place is $25. Proceeds raised will help to keep the museum open and share our local history. Logs can be purchased at S&S Foods, the Logging Museum (open 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday) or by contacting a museum board member. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • CVH Golf Scramble to benefit hospital
    Have you been practicing your golf form all summer and just waiting for an opportunity to see if you’ve perfected a winning swing?  If so, the Saturday, Aug. 18 Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Foundation seventh annual golf scramble at the Kayler’s Bend may be just the chance you’ve been waiting for. Openings are still available for golfers and sponsorship opportunities. It also is an opportunity to benefit local quality health care.  All proceeds benefit the programs and services of CVHC. “Our scramble format with up to 16 four person teams guarantees a good time,” said Ashley Nygaard, CVHC Foundation & Community Relations Manager. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Jeanette Gorman
    Clearwater County has been my home for the past 20 years. I enjoy the lifestyle, the people, and everything about this beautiful area.  Because I plan to spend the rest of my life here (I hope it’s a long one!). I am interested in having it remain a wonderful place to live, work and play. My long term friend, John Allen, is running for Clearwater County Commissioner.  I’ve never met anyone who cared more for this county than John. He’s lived here over 45 years in Orofino, Headquarters and Elk River.  He is a former County Commissioner and worked at C-PTPA for over 40 years. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • A plea for help
    I just paid the bills, something I’d not done in several years, ever since I gave the check-writing chore to Judy. It made me realize how fast we’re going to go under from all these medical bills. There are lots of little chores that are falling to me now.  Such as shopping, which again makes me realize how fast we’re going to go under from buying fresh organic fruits and vegetables and protein drinks and powders and vitamins and supplements to make sure my wife is getting the right nutrition to fight off the effects of her treatment and fight the cancer at the same time. For those who don’t know Judy, she is the sweetest, kindest, most generous and loving person that I know, and many will echo my sentiments.
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  • C-PTPA fire update
    In a report from Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA), one fire was reported July 30, believed to be man caused, burned one–tenth of an acre near Headquarters. The level of fire danger has moved from moderate to high in the last week. Burn barrel permits are still being issued, but the times are restricted! No burning between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. when chances of wind and higher temperatures are more likely.
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  • Lewiston toddler dies of unknown cause
    A three-year-old Lewiston child died at Clearwater Valley Hospital (CVH) early Monday morning of an unknown cause, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Jaxon J. Weldy was taken to the hospital at approximately 2 a.m. July 30. He had been camping with his family at Camp 60, near Headquarters, when he became ill, according to CCSO. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Fraser news
    Summer time is a great time for family visits. The residents of the Fraser community were busy entertaining their guests. Some family members came just to visit while others had projects to do as well as relatives to visit. The weather was perfect. There was sunshine every day and we even had breezes from the west to keep us cool. Bev Bailey reported she had lunch with her sister Christine Walsh at her home on the Smolinski farm. Christine’s granddaughter, Klysia, and Bev’s grandson, Conner Cox, and Loretta Judd joined them for lunch and an afternoon of visiting. Marie Green enjoyed several visits from her niece, Loretta Judd, last week. Loretta was vacationing at the Judd Ranch. She also had a list of chores to finish before heading back to her home in Spokane.
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  • Pierce news
    “Friends of the Pool” are sponsoring the BBQ at the Community Center on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning this weekend.  These proceeds will be donated to the Pierce Pool. Friday night, Aug. 3, the BBQ will start at 5 p.m. with pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans and coleslaw being served from the Community Center Fireplace Room until 7 p.m. Tables will be set up outside for people to enjoy the festivities as they eat. On Saturday morning, Aug. 4, breakfast will be served in the Community Center gym from 7:30-10 a.m. (Program lists until 11 a.m.).  French toast, ham, and scrambled eggs or biscuits and gravy will be served.  Beverages will be available for both meals.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The hilltop would like to give our condolences to the family of Gordon Hueth that passed away this past week. Gordon was loved by many in the community. Gordon was one of the first pioneers of the Weippe Fire Department. He told me a story a few months back about how they put out a fire at a house behind the Quonset hut off of Main St. in Weippe. He said how in those days they used a bucket brigade. We were also talking about how the old fire house used to look and the types of trucks we used to have. Gordon was a very interesting man to talk to. If you wanted to know a little Weippe history he was the one to talk to. Gordon, you will be missed by many.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for August 2
    Kokanee fishing on Dworshak reservoir has been fantastic recently. Some anglers are claim-ing the fishing is as good as they have ever seen it, with some reporting catching their daily limit of 25 fat, healthy fish in the 12-13 inch range. The best fishing seems to be in the Grandad area and upstream towards the upper reaches of the reservoir. Anglers fishing downstream, between Grandad are Dent Bridge, are also catching fish, but fishing seems to be better farther up the reservoir. 

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