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  • Fall comes to Orofino
    Enjoy these photos of Orofino in autumn. They were taken Oct. 16 by Alannah Allbrett. Included are images of Johnson Avenue, Orofino Creek, Kiwanis Park, and the Clearwater River.

  • Fire restrictions lifted in central Idaho
    Due to rainfall easing the dry conditions and fire danger throughout central Idaho, local wildland fire protection agencies have lifted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Stage 1 restrictions apply to campfire use and smoking. Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests said, “We encourage public land users to continue to be careful with any activity that could cause a fire.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Wildland fire on Upper Fords Creek
    Upper Fords Creek Rural Fire Department responded to a wildland fire Oct. 9 at around 5:45 p.m., according to Upper Fords Fire Chief Belinda Routh. The fire, located about five and a half miles up Upper Fords Creek Road, was contained to approximately five acres below the road.
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  • C-PTPA fire update
    The Fall Carnival in Pierce will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Pierce Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  “Please come join us for a fun evening of games, face painting, cake walk and costume contest for the kids,” said Jennifer Billups of the Community Center.
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  • Fall Carnival at Pierce Community Center Oct. 25
    In their first-ever (??) football game played against a JV team, the Orofino Maniacs' experience and maturity proved to be over-powering. The Maniacs put together a strong defensive effort and an offensive blend of running and passing that was more than the Lewiston Bengals JV could bomb their way out of. Orofino jumped out to a 16 – 0 first quarter lead and then, despite a couple miscues, steered their way to a 42 – 32 win at home. The Maniacs made it look easy, as they first scored on a 19 yard pass to Ryan Schlieper and then, on their second possession, chewed up 50 yards in three running plays to score on a one yard run by Tanner Schwartz. To read the rest of this article, pleasee subscribee. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • OCS/CSAW Town Hall meeting Oct. 24
    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the OCS Drop-In Center and the Clearwater Substance Abuse Workgroup (CSAW) will again merge for an evening of free tacos and an enlightening program entitled “Recovery Speaks.” The program focuses on the young adults/ youth in recovery from substance abuse in Orofino and our surrounding area. The Taco Feed begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow, starting no later than 6:30 p.m.
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  • Letter to the Editor – Deniece Osterberg
    Friends, I ask you to support Trever Heighes in his quest for Clearwater County Commissioner. I find Trever to be energetic, enthusiastic and a genuine leader. He has great leadership abilities and has innovative and refreshing ideas in business to bring to the office of Commissioner. Trever has a straightforward and cheerful outlook in his approach to people and is attentive to their concerns. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • From this Chair
    This weekend we received our first rain in weeks and the air is finally clear of smoke. Once again the Clearwater valley is beautiful with the trees and foliage sporting magnificent fall colors and the air is moist and sweet smelling. Catch and Keep steelhead season opened Monday, Oct. 15 on the Clearwater River. The Phantom was driving Hwy 12 along the river around 8 Monday morning and counted between Orofino and the Clearwater Casino 96 fishermen and 40 boats. Some boats had four or five fishermen aboard and others were standing in the river to fish.

  • Letter to the Editor: Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll
    If you vote yes on Proposition 1, you will put the school boards and the parents who elect the boards back in control of the schools. Teachers’ unions will be limited to open one year negotiations for wages and health insurance, and must be backed by over 50% of the teachers. Parents can give feedback on teacher performance evaluations. If you vote no on Proposition 1, you will keep the teachers’ unions in control of schools as the teachers unions can continue to negotiate for all management decisions (even deciding when the bell rings) behind closed doors with less than 50% of the teachers. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Joshua Crosby to perform this weekend at Old Opera House
    Joshua Crosby and his Awesome Band will perform country music Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Opera House Theatre in Kooskia. Joshua has been on a road of professional growth and experience that has led him to the country music industry’s Promised Land, Nashville, TN, and back again. From early beginnings, Joshua learned the guitar basics from a hometown friend at age 15, and went on to develop his superb singing capabilities. This 32 year old performs country originals describing life’s experiences as well as other well known hits of eras both past and present, as he gains the praise of audiences far and wide. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Maniacs buried by Bulldogs
    The Maniacs didn’t get everything they wanted to make their Homecoming celebration complete. A victory would have been nice, or even a little closer loss would have made the event more memorable. Despite their home team getting buried 49 – 6, the big Homecoming crowd didn’t go home empty handed. The cheerleaders and band always put on a great show and there was the special halftime entertainment and ceremonies. And, if you were watching close, there was some pretty good football played as well…Just never mind the score! Orofino’s offense had several bright moments but was plagued with penalties and dropped balls going only 10 – 26 through the air in the first half. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Oct. 15 School Board meeting
    Judy and Dean Brandt were recognized for donation of bark mulch for OES clean up day. Pierce Recreation District donated $1,000 to the play shed at Timberline. Mr. Rex Robinson was thanked for his volunteer work. Mr. Vian reported that the district has enough money for the play shed at Timberline. Approximately $12,000 was raised for its construction. They hope to have it completed by the end of November. Mr. Vian reported virtually every school district is appealing the Pay for Performance decision and they are waiting on the results. The proposed National Guard Youth ChalleNGe school in Pierce is moving forward.
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  • ManiYAC Teen Center raffle benefit winner
    Amy Schicketanz of Casper, WY was the winner of a fund-raiser raffle held by Poppy and Linda Cummins of the Red Shed Fly Shop, to benefit the ManiYAC Teen Center. Poppy and Linda presented the Teen Center with $2,700 raised through a raffle for a Spey Rod and Reel that they donated. Tickets were sold online and at their annual event the Clearwater Spey Gathering held every September that draws hundreds of fisherman from around the country and the world to the area. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • CVHC staff attends SANE training
    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou. The previous quote is one that particularly resonated with Cheri Carter, RN, Manager OR/OB, after attending the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training in Portland, OR, Sept. 24-28. SANE training focuses on adult and adolescent sexual assault medical response for medical professionals nationwide. “I have a deep passion for advocating for patients who are in need. The training we attended gave me some great tools and the support to be able to do this at CVH,” says Carter. As the manger of Obstetrics and Operating Room services at CVHC, Carter is excited to begin implementing many of the things they learned at SANE training. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Fraser news
    Peggy and Reggie Ball invited friends to their home on Friday evening. Peggy made a birthday dinner for Jan Thornton. After dinner, birthday cake and ice cream were served and presents were opened. Jan’s childhood friend, Vickie, was a guest. Jan and Vickie had grown up together. As the years went by they lost touch with each other and recently came back in contact. What a treat it is to reconnect with long time friends. Do you remember, as a kid, carving jack-o-lanterns for Halloween? Jan Thornton and her friend Vicki supplied the group with three pumpkins, and after dinner a pumpkin carving contest was held. Three teams selected their designs and got down to the work of producing the finished product. When they were finished, Peggy gave each team two candles. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Pierce news
    A benefit for Andie Wendt will be held Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. till ? at the Flame Bar in Pierce. All monies raised will go towards the expense of her medical treatment. There will be an auction, a 50/50 raffle and lots of good potluck food. There are many items for the auction including a trip on the Snake River, an autographed ball and picture of Brett Favre and numerous other items. Raffle tickets are available for a full cougar mount and a handmade quilt.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Many of you remember Marlene and Bob Hyde, longtime residents of Weippe, now living in Lewiston. Marlene is a volunteer at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. I was pleasantly surprised to come upon her while visiting at the hospital last week. She said to tell everyone she can be found at the west entrance every Thursday and would welcome visitors and hugs. I received a couple of hearty hugs while there and they were most heartwarming. Lorraine Elam’s brother, Bob Hamilton, from Myrtle Point, OR is visiting. Hunting is on the agenda, along with cutting wood. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for October 18
    The fall Chinook salmon run is looking like it will be one of the best on record, with over 70,000 expected to pass over lower Granite Dam. The best fishing has been in the Snake around the mouth of the Clearwater and around Heller Bar. Anglers fishing the confluence are using flashers down deep with plug cut herring or super baits. Up the Snake, anglers are catching fall Chinook while fishing for steelhead. Don’t forget to review the fishing seasons and rules booklet before casting a line. The Fish and Game office in Lewiston (799-5010) can assist you with detailed information and your local tackle shop can help with equipment.

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