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November 15 Poll Results
Return of the Luna Laws?

Do you agree with Idaho Supt. of Schools Tom Luna’s decision to
re-introduce the education reform legislation that was voted down in the Nov. 6 election?

23% Yes, I do.
66% No way!
11% Undecided.
(44) votes received

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • KLER, Key Club Stuff the Bus hauls in 1.5 tons of food
    This past weekend, a generous community gave to those who are struggling by donating 3,000 pounds of staple food items and paper products to the second annual Stuff the Bus. KLER Radio and the Key Club of Orofino hosted the event for the second consecutive year with big results Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, a School District #171 bus was set up at local grocery stores Glenwood IGA and Barney’s Harvest Foods. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Pierce Gem Community Annual Festival of Trees
    To continue the holiday season in grand tradition, the Pierce Gem Community Team is once again presenting its Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., at the Pierce Community Center. This fun event features a wide array of beautiful decor for gifts and the home, all created by talented community volunteers. These decorated trees, swags, wreaths, stockings and gift baskets will be auctioned to the highest bidders that evening. Our auctioneer will again be Leroy Kuykendall, so there will not be a dull moment! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • Polaris Ranger RZR 800 drawing to be held Nov. 29
    All the tickets have been sold for the Polaris Ranger RZR 800 that is being raffled to raise money to build a much needed pool in Orofino. The drawing will take place at a fundraiser spaghetti dinner that will be held on Nov. 29 at the VFW from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the meal. All proceeds will go towards the pool fund. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Lenore author at book signing Nov. 17
    Authors Lin Tull Cannell of Lenore and Dr. Chad S. Hamill of Northern Arizona University will discuss and sign their books at the Spalding Visitor Center at Nez Perce National Historical Park at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Lin Cannell, author of The Intermediary; William Craig among the Nez Perces, will present an illustrated talk about William Craig and sign her book. William Craig was a native of Virginia who became a mountain man, a fur trader, operated a trading post in Colorado, married into the Nez Perce Tribe and became the first Indian Agent for the Nez Perce. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Maniac Mudd Ball this weekend
    The first annual Maniac Mudd Ball Tournament will be held in the Orofino City Park this weekend, Nov. 16–18. All money raised from this event will be donated this year to two very deserving organizations. The first is Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort (ICARE). They help people in the Clearwater valley area who are actively receiving treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses. The other organization to receive monies from the tournament will be Christmas 911. The Orofino Police Department provides full Christmas dinners and gifts to families in the area. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Janet Owsley
    I had the privilege to attend the Veterans Day assembly at Orofino Jr. Sr. High School on Monday. It was a great tribute to our veterans. The choir and band did an excellent job under the direction of Cathleen Tetwiler. Ms. Montgomery did a great reading of Jim Claffey’s poem. The media students put an emotional slide show together of the veterans of all wars. The veteran speakers were both educational and entertaining. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Opera House Has Talent finals Dec. 1
    The finals for Kooskia’s Old Opera House’s “Opera House Has Talent” competition will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:3 0 p.m. Finalists will compete for up to $1,000 in prize money. The following contestants were named to the finals: Sammi Hanchett of Lewiston; Crown Valley of Kendrick; Brandi Higgs, Kooskia; Flight Edition, Lewiston; Zach Knopes, Clarkston, WA; Kymberlee, Kooskia; Petriciah Williams, Kooskia; Crawford Graham Band, Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • America: Get out onto open waters
    America has historically been the place where only the terms hope, optimism, and impossible dreams matter. However, over the last half-century we have become divided by the skewed definitions of the words conservatism and liberalism largely with the advent of television and the byproduct of unfair and dishonest propaganda. Propaganda, that is a term we don’t like the sound of; however, what else do you call communication that is aimed at influencing people towards one side of an issue by withholding the complete story through lies of omission or purposeful deceit?  How convenient that the same light boxes that urge us to pick one fabric softener over another are used in like manner to influence the direction of who operates our government. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Christmas program
    It is time for applications for the “Toys for Tots” program to go out in order to reach as many families in need as possible. Applications are being sent home through Orofino Elementary School, Orofino Jr./Sr. High School, and the local Head Start program. For families who do not have children attending one of these schools, applications and return boxes will be placed at the following locations around town: Clearwater Memorial Public Library, Idaho Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Health and Welfare, the Post Office, and the Pizza Factory. These boxes are for applications only. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Down Memory Lane
    40 Years Ago: Construction was progressing well on the ultra-modern bank building which would house the Orofino office of First Security Bank (where Wells Fargo is now). The total valuation of the building was in excess of $230,000. It was designed by the Idaho Falls architectural firm of Sundberg and Associates, Inc. The projected completion date was March of 1973. 90 Years Ago: John Swanson purchased the stumpage on a small 1922 burn on the North Fork, across from the mouth of Silver Creek, from the Clearwater Timber Company, and was then engaged in moving in supplies and equipment for logging. Swanson was expected to cut nearly a million feet of white pine logs and upwards of a thousand cedar poles. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Christmas tree permits available at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
    It is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family Christmas tree.  Permits are required for each tree you are going to cut.  Permits are $5 each and are limited to three per family. The permits can be purchased from any of our Forest offices or at the following local vendors:  Harpster Store in Harpster, Tom Cat’s Sporting Goods in Kooskia, Rae Brothers Sporting Goods and Tackett’s Saw Service in Grangeville, Cloningers Harvest Foods in Kamiah, Helmer Store and Cafe in Helmer, Idaho Rigging in Potlatch, and Southside Chevron and Woodland Enterprises in Moscow. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Clearwater Human Needs Council to meet Tuesday
    Clearwater Human Needs Council will hold their annual networking and elections meeting at noon Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Krystal Café. This will provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and learning more about the services that the various groups and individuals in CHNC provide to improve the lives of people in the community. At the October meeting of the group, Alaina Capeopman, Community Relations Coordinator from the YWCA spoke about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 15A.

  • CVHC Celebrate the Season tickets still available
    Have you purchased your tickets yet? Only 200 will be sold and this event typically sells out! Tickets are available by calling Jamie Wilson at CVHC at 476-8000 or by visiting Johnson’s Jewelers in person and purchasing them there. The Celebrate the Season Committee is busy working on collecting the final donations from local businesses for the infamous beer/wine tree. Tickets are sold at the event to raffle off sections of the tree. Each tier of the tree holds a selection of wine and beer and this year is featuring a whole tier of fine whiskeys donated by Freeman Creek Transmission and Car Care Center. “I felt that the tree would be more balanced with an offering of hard alcohol… and may also be more appealing to the male audience,” says Chuck Ruland, Owner, Freeman Creek Transmission and Car Care Center. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Veterans Day celebration at Clearwater Health and Rehab
    A brief celebration was held Sunday, Nov. 11, honoring the residents of Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation who were veterans. Social Services Director Ali Statler opened the festivities with a rousing version of The Star Spangled Banner, after which Clearwater Quilt Guild members Penny Raddon and Rosan Monaghan presented lap quilts to the veterans, and a beautiful welcome banner to the staff for the entry. Following the presentation, everyone enjoyed cookies. Several veterans were unable to attend the ceremony, but were presented with a lap quilt as well. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Fraser news
    Terry Lashly reported that another great grandchild has been born in the family. Her father, Glen Erickson now has eight great grandchildren. Tucker Maxwell Kohler was born on Nov. 8 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Tucker weighed seven pounds 12 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. His parents are Max and Jessica Kohler. His sister, two year old Allie, will be a big help in caring for Tucker. Congratulations to Glen and his family. Tina Ball made a trip to Fraser on Sunday. She visited her parents and Peggy gave her Chuck the duck, Mamie the Bantey hen and another hen to add to her flock. Tina then purchased a ton of hay for her horses and goat at the Brands before heading back to Clarkston. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 13A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Derrik Opresik is an electrician journeyman living in Great Bend, KS. His parents are Melissa and Lester Opresik of Weippe. Melissa says Derrik has been working along the East Coast the last two and a half weeks helping get electricity up and running after the storm. Tom Clark was an area resident for many years. Tom died recently at home in Priest River.  According to friends, he was a cowboy who had done many things. Among them being; a paratrooper in the military, log hauler for different gyppos and a bullrider. Our condolences to family. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Pierce news
    Andie Wendt and her family would like to give a special thank you to Lindsey and Donna Allers of The Flame Bar, Pierce, for hosting her Cancer Benefit on Oct. 20. We would like to express our appreciation to all who made it a great success from all who worked hard with set up and all who showed up to support her on this long hard road. Thanks to all local businesses for your generous gift donations. Bless you all for the cards of warm thoughts and prayers and monetary donations. We also offer special thanks for the Raffle items. They were a big hit. You have all made a difference in her life and we are very thankful to live in such a wonderful caring and giving community. This community raised over $8,000 with all the cash donations and the benefit. All money went to Andie’s ongoing medical bills. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for November 15
    Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a three-year fishing sea-sons and rules brochure on Nov. 8. The rules would cover 2013 through 2015. The change is based on 11 months of public interaction and responses to an angler survey conducted in 2011, state fishery manager Jeff Dillon told Commissioners. One other statewide change sets Free Fishing Day for 2013, 2014 and 2015. The new rule book also includes several regional changes. For the first time since 1999, anglers will again be allowed to harvest kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille as a result of the success of the Lake Pend Oreille fishery recovery program. Anglers will be allowed to harvest six kokanee per day in Pend Oreille in 2013.

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