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August 23 Poll Results
"Legitimate" Rape

Should Missouri Rep. Todd Akin resign, in light of the fallout inspired by his comment that “legitimate rape” almost never leads to pregnancy?

75% Yes. He’ll never be able to recover from such an ignorant remark. (43)
22% No. I understand what he meant, even if his choice of words wasn’t the best, and don’t think he should have to resign. (13)
  3% Undecided. (2)

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  • Vendor fees and spaces approved for fair week
    Orofino City Council voted unanimously to accept the Street Committee’s recommendation concerning vendor accommodations and fee structure during fair week. The city will take over all vendor placements on College and Main Streets. The closed area, reserved for outside grounds vendors, will include the areas between the railroad trestle and Main Street and between Main Street and First Street. Wisconsin Street will be blocked off. City staff will mark off the designated rental spots. No vendors will be allowed to set up on sidewalks. Vendors still have the option to set-up on private property as long as no public right-of-way is encroached upon. Twenty-one (21) vendor spaces (12’ x 25’) will be allowed in a designated area for a rental fee of $50 per day, plus an application fee and the purchase of a special business license for $35 (covering Thursday through Sunday during the fair). To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Katie Province, the new Weippe Rodeo Queen
    Katie Province, daughter of Shawn and Steve Province of Orofino was crowned by her sister as the 2013 Wild Weippe Rodeo Queen. Katie will travel to local rodeos and be a spokesperson for the celebration in the coming year. Katie is a freshman at Orofino High School. She loves to play volleyball. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Sheriff reports on Steep Corner Fire
    Sheriff Goetz briefed the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners on the fire at Steep Corner in the Clearwater National Forest at their Aug. 13 meeting. The department provided assistance on site. The fire started on Potlatch lands adjacent to Clearwater National Forest lands. C-PTPA had the fire under their jurisdiction until it became too large. On Saturday it was turned over to the Forest Service. The Search and Rescue volunteers took care of all the food preparation through the end of week until Monday then it was turned over to the Forest Service caterers. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • School District news
    Teachers and aides will be reporting back to their school buildings either Aug. 20 or 21 depending upon their assignment for the year.  Many teachers and staff worked on their own time this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year.  We have been working on several initiatives to improve student learning and teachers are excited about the possibilities. Nine teachers, Julie Jared, Tammy Gilmer, Michelle George, Deidre Jenkins, Cathy Moore, Joy Stemrich, Elaine Cook, Denise Pomponio, and Edna Brewer attended a week long PEAK Teaching for Excellence Conference in Pasco.  The group met last week to share what they wanted to implement in their classrooms and share ideas.  These ladies will help lead the district’s elementary schools in school improvement this year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Fire restrictions in effect on BLM Lands in North Central Idaho
    The Stage I fire restrictions that went into effect on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15 include some lands in Idaho and Adams counties that are managed by BLM’s Cottonwood Field Office.  Stage I restrictions prohibit fires, campfires or camp stoves in areas other than designated recreation sites with approved fire structures.  Stage I also prohibits smoking in open areas except when stopped in sites that are free of flammable materials with a radius of at least 3 feet of barren soil or in developed recreation sites.  Restrictions are in effect until further notice. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Letter to the Editor – Steve Green
    I attended the Weippe Rodeo last weekend. It is always a pleasure to go to my home town and visit with old friends. The Saturday parade was very entertaining. My wife and I put our chairs down on Main Street to watch the parade. Sitting beside us was a couple in their late fifties or early sixties who both had police scanners and appeared to be EMT’s. During the parade, many of the people on the floats threw candy to the crowd. Along with us, the lady beside us picked up the candy off the street. When the parade was over, they picked up their chairs and put them in their car, which was behind them. I was shocked to find they had left about a dozen candy wrappers, a Styrofoam cup, and cigarette butts on the street where they had thrown them under their chairs. My wife picked up the litter while they had to wait to back out into the street until she had cleaned up their mess. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Mechanical problem affects hatchery water supply
    A mechanical failure to the main water supply serving the Clearwater Fish Hatchery will not affect numbers of juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead to be released in the Clearwater Basin in 2013. No fish mortality occurred as a result of the Aug. 15 incident, but the failure prevents the hatchery from drawing optimum-temperature water from Dworshak Reservoir. To facilitate repair of the water supply, all juvenile Chinook salmon scheduled for release in April 2013, about 2.5 million, will be transfer-red to nearby Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, where they will be reared until release. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Marguerite McLaughlin to be honored at 2012 Andrus Banquet
    Former Idaho Legislator and current Orofino City Council member, Marguerite McLaughlin, will be presented with the Cecil D. Andrus Statesmanship Award at the 2012 Andrus Banquet to be held in Lewiston Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston. The Cecil D. Andrus Banquet is organized by the Nez Perce County Democrats and named after North Central Idaho’s favorite son and one of Idaho’s greatest statesmen, Governor Cecil D. Andrus. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • C-PTPA fire update
    In a report from Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA), two .5 acre fires were discovered Aug. 20. One fire was initially attacked out of the Orofino office in the area around Teakean Butte, the other fire was in the Dent area and crews from our Elk River office responded. The fires are lined and crews are currently mopping them up. Both fires are currently being investigated to determine the cause. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Whites donate money to school
    A regular school board meeting was held Aug. 20 at Orofino High School at 7 p.m. An executive session preceded it at 6:30 p.m. Ed and Laurie White donated $10,000 to Timberline School. The money is in memory of Ed and Fay White. They asked that $4,000 be used to build a storage area for athletic equipment and $6,000 be distributed among the individual sports. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Edith Webb Vannoy writes book
    Edith Webb Vannoy has written a 90-page true story about the family of her husband, Allie Vannoy, his boyhood years in North Carolina and his family as they traveled to, and lived in, North Central Idaho in the early days. The couple lived many years at Cavendish and now lives in Lewiston.  For a number of years they were snow birds to Apache Junction, AZ and traveled around the country in their motor home.  Allie, who likes to be called Al, recently celebrated his 100th birthday to an overflow crowd at the Community Center in Lewiston and now approaching 101 in September, is still going strong.  Edith will be 97 a few days later. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • From this Chair...
    The snake story, I wrote about last issue, spooked the gals at the Tribune. I think the Phantom may have found the snake’s entry to the toilet tank by way of the laundry room in the downstairs of my house. As he said, “It’s just a harmless, little garden snake.”  But still it was a snake! He spared its life and turned it loose. The Phantom and I went outside the house this weekend, checked around the basement window, and discovered the nearby water faucet area had “a hole in it big enough to let in a huge snake” or so he said. We pumped the hole full of spray-on concrete, fast acting to say the least, so hopefully there will be no more snakes in the house, large or small, harmless or not.
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  • Chanel Hernandez serving in U.S. Air Force
    Airman 1st Class E 3 Chanel Hernandez, an Orofino graduate, has joined the United States Air Force. Earlier this year she finished basic military training (BMT) in San Antonio TX, and excelled in it, earning the expert marksmanship award, PT excellence (physical training), and the Honor Flight distinction. After basic training, Chanel attended personnel and administration training in Biloxi, Mississippi for two months.
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  • One Day at a Time
    Well, if lack of mosquito bites is the mark of a good campsite, we did alright. Our family of five, Dad, Mom, Boys (ages 8 and 2) and Grandma (me) embarked on a three day campout along the North Fork of the Clearwater River last week. I took along diet food, which mostly got ignored in favor of a fling with roasted marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Oh yeah, some campground coffee – that mysterious elixir that one stumbles out of their tent for – the whole reason for getting up. Hopefully, someone has already made it for you before you get up. Boiled up in an old fashioned percolator that one can brew over a fire or propane stove. We heat it until it starts to boil over, turn it down and let it perk, then shut the stove off and let it get strong.
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  • Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)
    This year Joint School District 171 will be serving breakfast in the classroom (BIC). This will enable all students to have a meal. There is no cost to parents or students. Research shows that children who have eaten a nourishing breakfast have improved math grades, vocabulary skills and memory.  They also perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast. Other benefits to eating breakfast are improved school attendance and discipline. Bottom line is, breakfast helps students do their best. All students at Timberline, OES and OJSHS will participate in BIC. Why not Cavendish and Peck?  At the time our district applied for the provision 2 breakfast, the Cavendish and Peck schools were not participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) so they were not included in the number counting that established the rate of reimbursement the district receives for each breakfast served. Breakfast could be served to those students but they would be charged. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Fraser news
    The harvest season started the second week in August here in the Fraser Community. No rain has fallen and the farmers are thankful that it has remained dry. The weather forecast says there is a possibility of rain this week. Our gardens and lawns are in need of water but we hope the rain will hold off until harvest is done. It’s been a pretty hot week. Temperatures have been in the 90 degree range during the day with night time temperatures finally falling into the low 60’s. RoseAnna and Carl Thornton traveled to Kodiak Island, AK on July 25 and returned home on Aug. 9. They visited their daughter Sarah Zurflueth and her family. Carl’s sister, Jean Bennett, and Darrell Hesler accompanied them on the trip. Sarah’s husband, Jamie, took them halibut and salmon fishing; and one day they went crabbing.
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  • Pierce news
    This past weekend I traveled to Sioux City, IA, a long trip in just three days. It was great to see family and to put my mother to rest. I especially enjoyed spending those days with my brothers, Ed Jones, formerly of Orofino and Dave Jones of Spokane. The Pool is 40 years old this year! Many years of memories for lots of people. I wish I could have known the pool “back in the day,” when it was open year round and had school swim meets. If you would like to share a memory of the pool you can email me at jenn83546@yahoo.com I would love to read them! We will be having a fundraiser for next year’s season, on Saturday, Oct.  6. If you would like to contribute in some way, please call 464-2443. More details with times and places are coming soon!
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  • Sportsmen's Report for August 23
    Fishing for channel catfish in the Snake River along the Lewiston levees has been good, especially in the early morning or at night.  Recent reports indicate that most anglers are catching fish in the 3-5 pound range. Reports from Dworshak Reservoir indicate excellent kokanee fishing above Grandad Bridge, about 1½ hours from the dam. Boat anglers trolling standard flash gear in front of a corn or maggot baited wedding ring seems to be the ticket.  Most fish caught are running shallow, in the 12 to 20 feet range.

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