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January 10 Poll Results
Armed Guards at Schools
Would you feel safer about your child being in school if armed guards were present?

56% Yes (35)
34% No (21)
10% Undecided (6)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • They wouldn't trade a minute
    Don Ostrander was a kid from Orville, California. Shelda, his wife, was originally from Fairbury, Nebraska – a town of which she says she misspelled the name for years. How these two got together is quite a story. Over coffee at the Krystal Café one morning, they began to relate their backgrounds. And the way they interrupted each other had me laughing so hard, I begged them to let me tell it to the rest of the world. Don was one of those guys who read the slogan, “Join the Navy, and see the world,” and took it seriously. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4-5A.

  • William and Betty Cole celebrate 65 years
    William and Betty Cole of Weippe celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at their home in Weippe on Dec. 29. Their grandson Matthew Cole, great grandson Zachary and Matt's former wife, Karen, prepared a turkey dinner. They were assisted by daughter, Ellen, her husband, Roger and great grandchildren, Conner, Makena and Alex. They were pleasantly surprised by a visit from Betty's brother, Clayton and his wife, Doreen, the Patterson family and long-time family friends, the Zipse family of Orofino, Juliaetta and Lewiston. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Leo and Dee Crane, Zeke West honored by IOGA
    Three longtime members of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, (IOGA) Leo and Dee Crane of Orofino and Zeke West of Grangeville, were honored as Lifetime Members at the annual IOGA meeting last week in Boise. Grant Simonds, executive director of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, said the honor is the equivalent of a “lifetime achievement” award because of the many contributions that the Cranes and West made to their communities, IOGA and Idaho’s recreation industry. Leo and Dee Crane operated Clearwater Outfitters, based in Orofino, for nearly five decades before selling their big game hunting business and starting a business they now operate on Dworshak Reservoir called “Lake and Leathers.”
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  • Forest Service announces 2013 fee-free days
    The U.S. Forest Service joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands in 2013, beginning Jan. 21 in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That day marks the first of four fee-free days the Forest Service is offering the public in 2013. “Your national forests and grasslands are a bargain any day of the year, but even more so on fee-free days,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “Whether you stay for a few hours or a few days, your public lands are some of the best travel bargains in the nation.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Christmas Day Dinner serves a full house
    Attendees at Orofino’s Fifth Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner filled St. Theresa’s Little Flower Room to near capacity. Organizers estimate that they again served over 140 meals at the free sit-down dinner. “It’s hard to get an exact count,” explained Mary Ann Dangman of the Cavendish United Methodist Church. “Many people came a little later than last year so we started out slowly and then quickly filled all available seats. This year we served five turkeys and two hams, with very little left over. In fact, we had to make additional gravy and ran a little short of green beans at the end,” Dangman noted.
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  • One-vehicle accident puts truck in river
    Travis D. Chandler of Whitebird and his female juvenile passenger were involved in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 12 last Wednesday, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). Chandler, 39, and his passenger were eastbound on Highway 12 Jan. 2, in a 2000 Peterbilt Tractor semi truck hauling a load of lumber. At 3:11 p.m., near milepost 76, Chandler was negotiating a left-hand curve and lost control of the truck, according to ISP. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Down Memory Lane
    40 Years Ago - The outlook of the American economy was the topic of a talk given by D.T. Strickfaden, manager of the downtown branch of the Idaho First National Bank, to the local Kiwanis club. His review broached many facets of study, with his summation predicting a “Strong first half this year, moderating during the second half,” an outlook which he described as “reasonably optimistic.” He explained that in recent years wages had outstripped the increase in productivity, which was part of the cause of higher prices to consumers. 70 Years Ago - Reports that Clearwater County beer parlors have been lax in enforcing restrictions against the sale of beer to minors was cited by Sheriff Jack Conard in announcing plans for more rigid enforcement of the state law covering such sale. “We are going to insist that sale of beer of minors is stopped,” the sheriff said, asking for voluntary cooperation from beer license holders in such action. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 16A.

  • From this Chair
    Orofino residents woke up Monday morning to a world covered with snow with possibly a total of two to three inches falling overnight and during the morning. We had a discussion in the Tribune office as to how much snow we received and the gals guess the above amount. I should have asked Marcie as she’s the one who shoveled it off the sidewalks by the Tribune. I told her this chore goes along with being publisher of the paper. And I’m happy it is no longer my responsibility! It’s days like Monday I miss the late John Loseth, who would cheerfully breeze along the sidewalks, in the business district, with his four wheeler-snow plow, clearing snow off the walks.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Dave Daniels
    Well, I’ve been waiting but I have not seen any other country offering to give foreign aide to people on the east coast affected by Hurricane Sandy. It seems like what goes around does not come around with the U.S.A. Since our country is broke it brings me to wonder about our congressmen and women that spend our tax dollars on whatever. As long as they get their full pay and benefits on time for not working 50 hours a week for the people, why should they be in a rush to fix our debt?
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  • Letter to the Editor: Aron Taylor
    These are my thoughts, I share them rarely and I keep many of them to myself for personal reasons. But they are my own and I hope if you read this you will respect they are mine and by speaking them I am not seeking to influence, change or condemn anyone for thinking differently, they are just thoughts of Aron and not religious rants, just rants of Aron. I believe our system of government was established to prevent tyranny and monarchical rule of law. Three branches. the Senate, the House, and the President (Judicial). Each branch of government is independent and sovereign governing bodies representing the will of the people to prevent imbalance. Separate from this we have an unbiased, independent "Supreme Court" striving to protect individual liberty and social responsibility. Each branch can vote for raises, changes within their own entity without approval of the opposing two branches of Government. From local, to state levels they are representatives of the WILL of the PEOPLE. It is only when a branch of government seeks to enact a national law that approval is needed first from the opposing House/ Senate does it then need a signature of the President to become law.For example, the House can vote the House a raise without Senate approval and without Presidential approval. But if the House decides to readjust the minimum wage law then they must have approval of the Senate and then, if approved by the Senate the approval of the President. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Upcoming ICARE events
    There are so many people in the small communities around us who are fighting the battle of cancer. The ICARE financial 'Gifts of Love' and prayer support help make a miserable time for them a bit easier knowing there are many people who care about what they are having to endure. The organization is a non-profit group that has helped 88 people and given out over $38,000. At nearly five years old, ICARE continues to grow and be ready to support anyone actively undergoing treatment for cancer. Support for the Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort has been amazing and the Board of Directors asks for continued support of the ongoing project. If you have items you'd like to give for our fundraising events, please give us a call. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 15A.

  • Orofino Community Church offers Child Protection Training
    Child Protection Training will be offered Sunday, Jan. 13 from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. at Orofino Community Church. Volunteer children’s/youth workers and staff from area churches are invited to attend. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided prior to the program. Child Protection Training has been implemented by OCC as a requirement for anyone involved in the OCC Children/Youth programs and is required by the church’s insurance carrier. Many church insurance companies are requiring documentation that child protection measures have been taken and that volunteers in the children and youth ministries are screened and trained. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • January wolf trapping classes scheduled in the Clearwater Region
    Attendance at an Idaho Department of Fish and Game wolf trapper education class is required for those wishing to trap wolves in Idaho. The eight-hour class provides students with interactive, hands-on training from experienced, certified, volunteer trapper instructors.  The class curriculum includes wolf management, wolf trapping regulations and ethics; wolf habits and behavior; making, rigging, and setting traps and snares; proper care for a wolf; and reporting requirements. 
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  • Rocky Mountain Regions enjoying lower gas prices than the rest of U.S.
    Motorists in the Rocky Mountain region are enjoying considerably lower gas prices than the rest of the U.S. and it’s due to healthy gasoline inventories; the availability of cheap Canadian crude and refineries that operate exceptionally well. “The Rockies region is doing very well as they are insulated from the higher price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil and can capitalize on the less expensive crude from Canada. On the last day of 2012, WTI closed at $91.82 per barrel while the Canadian crudes averaged $72.11 on the same day,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst, GasBuddy.com. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Fraser news
    As I look back over my records for the past year, I am reminded of what a busy year 2012 was for the residents of the Fraser Community. During the first part of the year there was enough snow and rain to fill the Deyo Reservoir. There was a seepage problem at the dam and in order to repair it, the collected water had to be released. After the repair was completed the gates were closed again and the reservoir was ready to refill, let’s hope for lots of snow to start the process. The pavilion and the boat docks are in place and three toilets have been installed. The volunteers and the contractors put in many hours to get the roads in and camp areas started. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Some more responses to the question, “What would you like to see in 2013?” Lorraine Elam - First I want to wish my friends a wonderful New Year of good health and happiness. On a much larger scale, I would hope for our country to come together to work on solving our enumerable social and economic problems and, while I'm at it, World Peace would be more than nice. Janelle and Andy Prawitz (co-pastors at Weippe Wesleyan Church) – In 2013 we would be overjoyed to see our church-Weippe Wesleyan, community and county grow in their love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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  • Pierce news
    We've all heard the saying a community will raise a child. Well, I'm here to say a community can rebuild a ski hill! This week, the first week of 2013 a local group of folks took a leap of faith that we could ski enough to pay a hefty insurance bill to open Bald Mountain, and open we have. The first day we were down three times and Avista had to come get power back to the rope tow. On the second day the T-bar was down twice and the third day only once but on the fourth day we learned we were really down; the T-bar cable had come off the main bull wheel at the top... what to do?! Well, in our part of the world, they also have a saying 'When things go whacky, call Maki' and thankfully Bill came! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for January 10
    To encourage potential new hunters to take to the field, Idaho Fish and Game's new Hunting Passport offers novice hunters the opportunity to hunt for one year before completing a hunter education course.  A Hunting Passport is a special authorization that allows anyone who has never held a hunting license in any state, resident and nonresident, age eight and older, to take wildlife only when they are accompanied by a mentor and participating in the Mentored Hunting Program.

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