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March 28 Poll Results
Concealed Weapons
What do you think of Idaho’s proposed law to expand the number of non-deadly weapons that wouldn’t require a permit under Idaho’s concealed weapons rules?

53% I am happy with the law in its entirety. (23)
  9% I’m okay with pepper spray not requiring a permit, but not tasers or knives with four-inch blades. (4)
  7% I’m okay with pepper spray and tasers not requiring a permit, but not knives with four-inch blades. (3)
30% I don’t think any of the law should be passed. (13)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • County officials support Rep. Labrador's community forest plan
    Officials from Idaho counties stated their support for Representative Raul Labrador’s Self Sufficient Community Lands Act. Labrador’s legislation was introduced this week and will set up pilot projects to demonstrate how selected national forest resources might be managed in trust to benefit rural communities. “Idaho’s counties recognize the need to find alternative funding sources for county roads and schools,” said Dan Chadwick, Executive Director of the Idaho Association of Counties. “This alternative allows local counties to control their own destiny. The Idaho Association of Counties supports the establishment of a forest community trust program.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Orofino man seriously injured in collision
    An Orofino man was transported by Life Flight helicopter to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston Friday, March 22, after an accident involving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am and a 2011 Kenworth tractor/trailer on U.S. Highway 12 at mile post 17.5, 1.5 miles east of Arrow Bridge, according to Idaho State Police. Zachary S. Irby, age 22, of Orofino was traveling eastbound when he crossed the center line into the westbound lanes where he struck the tractor trailer combination driven by Dennis J. Smith, age 51, also of Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • New K9 and vests for Orofino Police Department
    The Orofino Police and Department of Corrections police K9 will be receiving new K9 vests thanks to a nationwide Groupon Event. The police department is also scheduled to receive a new K9 dog, Testo. Testo is a three-year-old male German shepherd, raised in Frankfurt, Germany for the majority of his life. He attended several months of training before being flown to Kansas. Testo was paired with Officer Mike Shore in February 2013 at K9 Working Dogs International, LLC. Officer Shore and Testo completed a 240 hour training course in Longford, KS, and will continue to train together even after Testo goes to work in Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Wendell Stark completes new book
    Wendell M. Stark of Orofino has just finished his new book which is now in print and available for sale. The title of his book is North Fork of the Clearwater River, The Almost Forgotten History. This book is not a story line book but is basically a research book of events that took place over a span of many years. Mr. Stark spent a little over two and one-half years researching local people and collecting photographs that he needed to document all of the information. The idea of the book came about from his work at Fish Lake helping to maintain the trail and the camping areas around the lake. It was at this time that he was told that at one time this was a Forest Service Ranger Station and became an administrative site. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Spring Fling is April 14
    The Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club (LTML) would like to invite everyone to our Annual Spring Fling black powder shoot. It all starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, at 2852 Wells Bench Rd. Go up the Grangemont Rd, turn left onto Wells Bench Rd. and follow the muzzleloader men signs to the first cabin on the left. Along with the black powder patch and round ball rifle and pistol shoot, there is a hawk and knife throw. Pre-1860 dress is encouraged, but not mandatory; just keep in mind everything will be held outdoors or dress accordingly. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Participate in Earth Day events in April
    Orofino, Kamiah, Lapwai, and Nezperce are hosting a series of Earth Day events this April. All events are free and open to the public. Bring unwanted/outdated chemicals to one of the collection days, where they may be safely disposed. Attend one of these workshops and learn more about household chemical cleaners and pesticides. The first is in Orofino at Orofino City Hall, 217 1st Street, on Wednesday, April 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The next is Thursday, April 4 at the Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority Building Classroom, 111 Veterans Dr. in Lapwai, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Spartans see more success at Kamiah Invitational
    The Timberline Spartans had another successful meet at the Kamiah Invitational on Saturday, March 23. Aspen Jared placed first in the 300m hurdles, third in the 100m hurdles, and fourth in the 800m run. Morgan Willett placed eighth in the long jump. Annika Cook placed eighth in the 800m run. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Local gymnasts place in Mismo Magical Gymnastics meet
    The Mismo Magical Gymnastics Meet took place March 8-10 in Missoula, MT. Close to 500 gymnasts and 17 teams from Montana, Idaho, and Washington. Local gymnasts Alexa Wilkins and RyLee Moffett competed with their team 360 Gymnastic and Cheer out of Clarkston, WA. RyLee, 13, placed third on beam and fifth in all around gymnast. Alexa, 6, placed first on bars, second on floor, and second in all around gymnast. Alexa’s bar score of “9.55” was also the highest of every Excel division and age categories (ranging from six to 18 years), making Alexa the Grand Champion in the bars division. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Rotary Club of Orofino accepting Outstanding Citizen nominations
    The Rotary Club of Orofino is now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Citizen Award. The award will be presented in April to an individual that illustrates the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.” To recognize a deserving person for their service to our community or area, please complete a nomination form and write a justification letter by Monday, April 15. Nomination forms are available at Walrath Insurance, Empire Realty, the Orofino branch of U.S. Bank, or at the Rotary Club of Orofino’s website, www.clubrunner .ca/orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk Saturday, May 18
    “A Great Strides 10K Walk will be held on May 18 at the Orofino City Park beginning at 9 a.m.,” reports Mary Curtis, Respiratory Therapist, Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics. “We need you! Every day, approximately three babies are born with Cystic Fibrosis in this country, and every day at least one person with CF dies. Your help is urgently needed to ensure that the rapid pace of Cystic Fibrosis research continues. The cost of this research continues to escalate as sophisticated, new technology must be developed to save these precious lives. By investing in CF research, you are investing in the lives of those with the disease. Working together we can give the children and young adults with CF the quality of life and the future they deserve,” stated Mary Curtis. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Marriage rate in Idaho lowest in 60 years
    According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Idaho’s marriage rate in 2011 fell to its lowest point in the last 60 years. The agency’s annual Idaho Vital Statistics report says the marriage rate fell to 8.6 per 1,000 people in 2011. That’s down from 8.8 per 1,000 people in 2010. The agency also found a decrease in divorces and births. According to the report Clearwater County had 68 marriage and 43 divorces in 2011; 54 marriages and 38 divorces in 2010; 70 divorces and 43 marriages in 2009; 95 marriages and 21 divorces in 2008; 86 marriages and 38 divorces in 2007; 83 marriages and 57 divorces in 2006; 74 marriages and 43 divorces in 2005; 64 marriages and 39 divorces in 2004; 81 marriages and 21 divorces in 2003 and 62 marriages and 61 divorces in 2002. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Scam alert reminder - grandparent scam
    The Clearwater Tribune received a call this week from a local citizen who had recently been lured into a phone scam. The scam begins with the caller pretending to be a grandchild and tricking the victim into stating the name of one of their grandchildren. The caller then takes on that identity, making the victim think they are, in fact, speaking with that grandchild. In this case the caller stated they were planning on coming to see the grandparent but they had been involved in an accident and had been arrested for a DUI. The other party involved in the accident was from another country and wouldn’t press charges if they (the caller) paid for the damages. Of course, the caller doesn’t have enough money and is requesting help from the grandparent. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Being a good neighbor makes Dworshak Hatchery shine bright
    The Lower Snake River Compensation Program (LSRCP) awarded the Dworshak Fish Hatchery the Station of the Year Award for their assistance in saving 2.5 million spring Chinook salmon. On Aug. 15 the main water line from Dworshak Dam to Clearwater State Fish Hatchery was damaged. The water line needed to be shut down in order to investigate and repair the damage. This left Clearwater Hatchery in short water supply. In order to save their 2011 brood of Spring Chinook, 2.5 million fish, Clearwater needed to find some water. Since Dworshak Fish Hatchery is right across the river from Clearwater it was the logical place to look. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • This day in history - 100 years ago
    The following article was recently submitted to the Clearwater Tribune. It appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 issue of The Spokesman-Review. It reads: “Jim Kershner’s This Day In History, From our archives 100 years ago—The town of Orofino, Idaho was abuzz about its notorious new resident: Dora E. Doxey, an accused bigamist who had recently been acquitted of murdering one of her husbands with poison in St. Louis. Doxey came out west after the death of another of her husbands, Dr. Loren B. Doxey. Within three weeks, she met Fred Whitney, 32, an organizer for the Modern Woodmen of America. They were married shortly afterward and were living in a cabin on the Clearwater River.
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  • Fraser news
    Did you know that Bill Jackson’s father, Paul, was issued a Boxer’s License by the state of Nebraska in the year of 1924? Paul lived on a farm near St. Edwards, a small town about 30 miles northwest of the town of Columbus. Bill and Donna have pictures, letters and contracts about Paul’s boxing career. The American Legion, Norfolk Post No. 16 Department of Nebraska sponsored the boxing matches. A contract dated June 20, 1925 stated that Paul Kid Jackson agrees to enter into a boxing bout at the Athletic Park Street in the city of Norfolk on July 4, 1925, for three to six rounds to a decision with Teddy Cope of the city of Omaha. Both contestants were to weigh not over 135-138 pounds. Paul was to be paid $50 for this bout. He had to agree to deposit the sum of $12.50 with the department as forfeit money to guarantee his appearance, his making the weight as agreed and for his performance of his contract in all other respects. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Over a hundred people were served a Lasagna dinner Saturday night at the Wesleyan Church. There were 59 bidders at the auction which translates into a very nice sum for the memorial fund. The dinner planning was spearheaded by Tressa Soles, assisted by Danielle Naden, Minnie West, Ruth Stroup, Jeri Sinclair, Pastors Janette and Andy and the Youth Group at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. Auctioneer Jason Berreth brought enthusiastic responses from the bidders. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Pierce news
    The Community Center has added a new home gym to their workout room. We are still in need of a different treadmill, so if you are upgrading your machine or just wanting to get rid of one you are not using please let us know! Adults 18 years and over can use the workout room for just a $1 per day or you can buy a monthly membership for $15. You may call for more info. There are people wanting to play volleyball on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Due to skating this Thursday, Volleyball will be from 7 p.m. - ? It will cost $1 per person and is open to Jr. High and up. This is a co-ed game, so please join them for some fun and exercise! Get in touch with Minnie West for more info. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for March 28
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted 2013 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf, as proposed by Fish and Game biologists on Tuesday, March 19. The new seasons include an increase in elk controlled hunt and pronghorn tags and expanded wolf hunting and trapping seasons.

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