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August 30 Poll Results
OES Modulars

The temporary modulars at Orofino Elementary, which were added in the late 1960’s, are coming down. When did you attend class in one of the modulars?

38% 1960’s (9)
34% 1970’s (8)
  8% 1980’s (2)
17% 1990’s (4)
  4% 2000’s (1)

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  • Camping information for Labor Day visitors to Clearwater, Nez Perce Forests
    You’ll find plenty of places to camp, picnic and play on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests over the Labor Day holiday.  However, fire danger is high and there are numerous closures due to fire activity. For current fire information and closures, please go to:  www.fs.us da.gov/nezperce or www. inciweb.org/.  Or call your local forest service office for more information.  With the continuation of hot, dry conditions throughout central Idaho, the Clear-Nez Perce National Forests will be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective Tuesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 12:01 a.m.

  • Weippe man killed in logging accident
    Vernie Ray Sinclair, 51, Weippe, died in a logging accident around 11:48 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Sinclair was hit by a tree in the Smith Creek area north of Kooskia. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • New discipline system in place at Timberline Schools
    Shaun D. Ball is the new principal at Timberline Schools. He is a family man who enjoys hunting and fishing. When asked what he was going to change about the school, he said “not much.”  He said, “I inherited a veteran staff who has taken the elementary and secondary schools to five and four star ratings (the best scores in the state), so I don’t need to change much.  The one thing that I am changing is how the discipline system is managed.” According to Mr. Ball, this new point system will help the student and parents keep track of their behavioral referrals. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Downed power line starts wildfire
    A wildfire started around 4 a.m. Monday, at the intersection of Stoddard Road and Upper Fords Creek road when a power line was knocked down by a falling tree. Orofino Volunteer Fire Chief said a quarter of an acre burned. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Maniacs lose season opener to McCall, 26-22
    The 2012 Orofino football season got underway Friday with the McCall-Donnelly Vikings paying the Maniacs a visit. The two teams have paired-off for their season openers for a number of years and it always makes for a pretty good game… sometimes a little sloppy with first game jitters, but always a close contest. This year was no exception. Orofino led early in this one, holding a 22-14 advantage at the half, but penalties and poor tackling allowed two third quarter Viking touchdowns. The Maniacs were unable to complete a near comeback after a 60 yard drive put them on the 10-yard line with a first-down with just enough time remaining. Four attempts failed and their opponent took over on downs and took a knee to run out the clock. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • School District news
    The temporary modulars at Orofino Elementary School are near the end of their very productive educational life. Two local men have begun their removal this week. The last hold up was a lack of Vehicle Identification Numbers that made getting licenses difficult. Diane Russell provided some background that gave us insight into the missing VINs. This is Diane’s account on the OES modular. “They were built sometime in the late 60’s to accommodate the extra students from families coming to work on the dam. The metal frames were built by Milton Stanton. At that time his shop was not there (present site for Clearwater Press). He worked out of the basement of his home where he and his wife, Stella raised their family. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • From this Chair...
    The canyon Sunday was filled with smoke from surrounding wildfires. It had cleared out some by Monday morning. Our firefighter Darold Stanton was sent back to Idaho recently after working on the ‘Rush’ fire near Susanville, CA. It’s interesting how all the wildfires have names. Darold started as a wildfire fighter several years ago and since that time he and his bulldozer have been to numerous fires. Each time he brings back a sweatshirt with a logo and the name of the fire on it. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Ahsahka spaghetti feed and street dance
    The people of Ahsahka are trying to make their town a safer place. They hope to slow down traffic by purchasing a solar powered speed sign. To help realize this goal, a spaghetti feed will be served at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 in front of The Woodlot, and will be followed by a street dance at 6 p.m.
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  • OCS says "Owoooooooooo" Papa Luke!
    Early Sunday morning, Aug. 19, 2012, Clifford Leo Brazeau, known by many of us at the OCS Drop-In Center as “Papa Luke” or “Luke,” entered into his rest following an extended battle with respiratory illness. Luke “walked the walk” while showing others how to love one another unconditionally. He was a dependable friend, member and avid supporter of the Drop-In Center. With each seeming “set back” at the center, Luke would be there to encourage and support those of us who also believe in the Drop-In’s vision and mission here in Orofino, yet were temporarily wavering in the faith that we could really do this. It was in these times Luke would remind us that we can’t give up; that we owe this chance for those folks new in recovery who desperately need a safe place to learn how to live without drugs and alcohol in order to reunite with their families and friends; live life. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Kermit's Corner
    Brookside Landing residents are very pleased with the improved sidewalks surrounding the facility. Resident Kermit Perkins requested certain areas be improved in order for his wheelchair and the walkers of other residents to travel more safely and smoothly when they are on the “Walk Around the Block” activity. Always looking for ways to help the residents maintain their independence and abilities, Brookside Landing jumped at the opportunity to follow-up with his request. Thanks to Kermit being proactive for himself and all the Brookside residents, the front corner will be named, “Kermit’s Corner” from this point forward. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Commissioners learn about Forest Plan Revision
    The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met Aug. 20 with the Forest Service Team Leaders Carol Hennessey, Linda McFadden and Marty Gardner for information on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Plan Revision. Ms. Hennessey explained that the Forest Plan is draft revision form including recent information from the 2007 study. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest was selected as one of the first to go through the Forest Plan Revision process. Both forests have successful collaborative efforts and draft revision documentation from 2007 prior to joining of the two national forests into one. Collaboration is the essential element of the new Forest Plan Revision planning rule and the Forest is committed to creating a collaborative atmosphere for land management planning with all parties wishing to interact with the Forest during the planning process. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Ike Fackenthall celebrates 90th birthday Sept. 8
    Come share in helping Ike Fackenthall celebrate his 90th birthday. A potluck will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at his dance barn in Ahsahka. Memories, stories, and pictures are welcome.
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  • Tahoe Road #286 to close for construction
    A section of Tahoe Road 286 will reopen Aug. 24 from junction of Road 470 to the junction of Trail 723 that was previously closed for the construction of an aquatic organism passage pipe. A closure will still remain in effect on the section of Road 286 between Road 1129 and Road 9730.  It is estimated that it will be closed for two to three weeks.
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  • A Tribune Glimpse of the Past
    Long-time Clearwater Tribune employee Bonnie Bessent is pictured with the late U.S. Senator Frank Church in 1973, inside the Tribune. Senator Church sent Bonnie this signed photograph of his stop at the Tribune. With it was a note, dated Feb. 11, 1974, that read, “Dear Bonnie: It was a pleasure to meet you when I was in Orofino over the holidays. I thought you might like to have the enclosed photograph which was taken during our visit. With best wishes, sincerely, Frank Church.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Construction at BLM's Lucile Recreation Site may cause delays
    Construction of a turn lane from Hwy. 95 into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Lucile Recreation Site along the Lower Salmon River is expected to begin next week. The improvement will provide easier and much safer access for users of the popular site along the River. Construction is planned to begin on Sept. 4 and will be completed within two months. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected for travelers heading north on Hwy. 95.
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  • Fraser news
    Bev Bailey reported that Creative Gifts was given a special honor; they were asked by Nez Perce County to do the 100th year 4-H logo. They are in the process of printing this 4-H logo on T-shirts and polo shirts. Creative Gifts donated the setup fee for this project. Congratulations to Bev and her crew for this special honor. Marie Judd Green, Clarabell Judd Brown, Claud Judd and Elvita Green Judd were long time members of the Fraser 4-H Club. They will be remembered for their dedication to this special organization. On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 25, the weather station at the Brand’s home on Lower Fords Creek Road recorded a low temperature of 46 degrees. The gardens at the Kinney Farm showed the effects of a light frost on this same day. Elizabeth reported that the leaves on the cucumber and the spaghetti squash vines were hit by this drop in temperature. The garden at Wes Stuart’s home was also hit by a light frost. We hope this isn’t an indication of an early winter. Our gardens got a late start because of the cool, wet spring and we are just now starting to enjoy fresh vegetables. The zucchini plants are in full production, so now is the time to bake some cakes and breads to freeze. The Timberline Track Team cookbook, “Gold Metal Recipes” has some tasty recipes to try. I made the Chocolate-Zucchini Cake submitted by Rea Dobson that is featured on page 86. It was moist and oh-so-good! If you don’t have your copy yet, call Sue Wyatt at 208-435-4542 or Janice Hartig at 208-464-2253. The cookbooks are also available at Timberline Schools.
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  • Pierce news
    The Pierce Gem Team thanks Lonnie and Nancy Cowger and all of the Timberline Lions Club former members for their generous donation to our organization. The Gem Team will utilize this donation to the best of our wonderful community. We also thank Autumn Cann and all of the Coed Softball Tournament of 1860 Days for their donation to repair our lawn mower. This softball tournament is a standard every 1860 Days, and we appreciate their involvement in Pierce. The Gem Team invites all interested community citizens to our meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6pm at the Pierce Community Center. We will be discussing various new and ongoing projects.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for August 30
    The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season opens throughout the state on Thursday, Aug. 30. The wolf hunting season runs through March 31, except in the Beaverhead and Island Park zones, which close Jan. 31, 2013, and in the Lolo and Selway zone which close June 30, 2013. The 2012-2013 wolf hunting season opened July 1 on private land only in the Panhandle Zone, but no wolves have been reported harvested to date.

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