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April 25 Poll Results
Acts of Terrorism
Do you think acts of terrorism committed on
U.S. soil will be a
part of life well into future?

62% Yes, I think they will. (42)
34% I hope not, but I could see it happening. (23)
  4% No, I don’t think they will. (3)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Forest's restoration project may yield large timber volumes
    According to Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Supervisor Rick Brazell, the Clear Creek Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is now available for public review and comment. The plan is proposing a schedule of work that would, among other goals, produce large timber volumes. This is a result of a restoration project that is the outcome of a five-year-old collaborative process. A draft of the Clear Creek Environmental Impact Statement proposes to restore forests and streams in a 44,000 acre area five miles southeast of Kooskia. The project would include timber harvesting, road obliteration, culvert replacement and prescribed fire. According to the site District Ranger Joe Hudson says the Clear Creek proposal is notable because it represents a new way of doing business as prescribed by the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Picnic in the park to honor Cedar Street fire victims
    A potluck picnic will be held on Friday, April 26 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the Orofino City Park, after the memorial service for the Cedar Street fire victims. The potluck is open to the public. Please bring or donate a potluck dish. Contact Debbie Espinosa at 208-860-1962 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for more information.
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  • Fire victims' cause of death determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning
    Clearwater County Coroner Will Rambeau confirmed that Allen West, 31, Rosemary Wooster West, 39, Trevor Wiley, 17, Zachary Wooster, 13 and Colby Stedman Lombard, 13, died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire at 261 Cedar Street Saturday, April 13. The autopsies were performed at Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman. Two dogs also died. The autopsy report confirmed that the cause of death for the five people was carbon monoxide poisoning and a small amount of smoke inhalation. An insurance investigator reported that smoke detectors were found on the property. It could not initially be determined if smoke detectors were in the home, due to the extent of damage.
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  • Essential Idaho exhibit kicks off a year-long celebration
    The Idaho State Historical Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Idaho Territory with a special exhibition entitled Essential Idaho. The exhibition features “things that make the Gem State unique” with contributions from every county. The territory’s sesquicentennial celebration features rare artifacts, hands-on learning stations, and compelling stories about Idaho’s history, geography, and culture. It is one of the largest exhibitions ever shown at the museum. Lin and Merk Cannell, Orofino, as contributors to the project, were invited to a kick off reception in Boise March 15. Lin had the distinction of being one among hundreds of contributors who was chosen for her nomination of William and Isabel Craig as an important part of Idaho history. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Orofino Community Choir concerts May 3-5
    The Orofino Community Choir will present the Spring concert series Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. The choir consists of 37 members for this concert series. Woody Bausch is the director and Susan Sparano is the accompanist. The concerts will open with a traditional spiritual “There’s Room for Many-a More!” and will include several new arrangements.  “Graduation Day,” “Deep River,” “Song of the River” and “Hallelujah,” with words and music by Leonard Cohen, will be presented. “Ave Maria,” “Bonse Aba,” a traditional Zambian folk song, “Uncle Joe,” an American Folk Song, “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay,” arranged by Kirby Shaw, two patriotic pieces, “America!” a medley arranged by Lon Beery and “God Bless The U.S.A.“ by Lee Greenwood will also be performed. A fun piece, “Beethoven’s Wig,” with music written by Ludwig Van Beethoven, words by Richard Perlmutter and arranged by Michael Geiger, is included in the performance. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Highway 12 traffic delays start May 6
    Beginning Monday, May 6, the Idaho Transportation Department says drivers can expect delays due to paving operations along US 12 in both directions, between the Orofino bridge and Greer bridge. The highway will be reduced to one lane, and drivers should watch for flaggers and loose gravel. A pilot car will be in operation, and there will be a width limit of 12 feet. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Prescription drug take back Saturday
    Clearwater County Sheriff's Office will again be partnering with the DEA to do a prescription drug take back on Orofino’s Community Cleanup Day Saturday, April 27. The turn-in location will be at the intersection of Michigan and Riverside Avenues, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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  • Sally O'Brien retires after 35 years with USPS
    Sally O’Brien has retired from service with the United States Postal Service, after 35 years of service. Sally began her career substituting for Marshall Geidl in 1977-1978 and got her first contract in July of 1979. On her route, Sally carried mail from Orofino to Weippe, Pierce and Headquarters and returned to Orofino. We will miss seeing her on the road, but welcome our new mail carrier, Kelly Brewer. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • New Orofino Junior Senior High School principal announced
    The school board of trustees accepted the recommendation of the OHS principal interview team and me to offer a contract to Dan Hull. Dan comes to Orofino from Salmon, Idaho. He has been their High School Principal since 2008. In calls to the community, I heard repeatedly that he is a very active principal, and popular in the community. Dan started a Career Pathway Program in 2009 that provides an organized approach for students who compete in technical and vocational programs and leave high school with a head start on a career. Students who complete the pathways are awarded honor cords to wear at graduation. He also started a class for students who want to learn how to be leaders in the school and community. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Timberline student's senior project: 1860 Days bake sale and Mother's Day drawing
    On Saturday, May 11, the Pierce 1860 Days Committee, along with the help of Timberline Student Danielle Hope will hold a Bake Sale to raise money for this year's 1860 Days. The more money they raise, the more activities they can offer. Danielle is helping arrange the Bake Sale as part of her Senior Project, as well as raising money for ill children. These projects allow her to help her local community, as well as others outside of the community. At 3 p.m. a drawing will be held at the bake sale for two Mother's Day baskets, put together by Danielle. All proceeds from the baskets will go to Sacred Heart Children's Center. Tickets will be available at local businesses on the hilltop. Ticket prices are one for $2 or six for $10 and will be sold throughout the bake sale. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Community Cleanup and Arbor Day celebration is Saturday
    Saturday, April 27 has been designated as Orofino’s Community Clean Up and Arbor Day. The community is rolling up its sleeves for this spring fling event. Individuals and organizations are asked to clean up around their homes and work places. In addition, groups and individuals are encouraged to sign up and clean an area in need in their neighborhood or community. The committee would like to clean up abandoned vehicles within the city limits. People are encouraged to call and let the committee know about any abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods. To sign up, or for more information, or if anyone needs assistance in cleaning up call Mike Dugger at 208-476-5661. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Weippe Community Club receives $1,000 IHC grant
    The Weippe Community Club was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), to help support this year’s Camas Festival, which takes place May 24-25. The 2013 Camas Festival theme is “The Rendezvous,” focusing on the fur trade era of the early 1800’s. Speakers will explore the diverse heritage and traditions of early western life and participants will experience activities of the early fur traders, including those at the annual Rendezvous. Marge Kuchynka is the project director. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Best Weigh program a huge success
    A highly successful 10-week program of both nutrition and weight management concluded this past Sunday at the Orofino Seventh-day Adventist church. Most of the people who attended wanted to lose weight, and they did! The combined weight loss of the group at the end of the program was 99.9 pounds. Participants learned principles and facts about nutrition that were based on numerous scientific studies. They learned that to lose weight and keep it off, they needed to eat less and move more. The course also included details about what specific foods to incorporate into their diet that would help protect against heart disease and cancer. They discovered that there are foods that can be reduced or eliminated in order to increase longevity. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Lady Spartans compete in Kamiah track meet
    The eight-member Lady Spartan track team claimed 53 points and a seventh place finish in the track meet at Kamiah on Thursday, April 18. The meet included fifteen area teams including athletes from Lewiston and Moscow. Aspen Jared charged to a first place finish in the 300m hurdles, second in the triple jump, and third in the 100m hurdles. Annika Cook led the field at the finish of the 800m run and jumped to an eighth place finish in the long jump.
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  • Fraser news
    Jerry and Sandy Linvile are finally settled in their home on Thornton Road. They still have lots of projects ahead but they are very happy to be in the neighborhood. Reggie and Peggy Ball and the Brands stopped in for a visit on Sunday. Welcome to Fraser Jerry and Sandy. Carl and RoseAnna Thornton enjoyed a visit from Dale and Bonnie Cochrell over the weekend. The Cochrells also stopped in Lenore to visit with Jean Bennett and Darrel Hesler. Donna and Danny Brown enjoyed a visit from their daughter, Danette McIntosh, her husband Josh and their daughters Grace and Lydia. They arrived at the farm on Wednesday; they visited Grandma Clarabell at Brookside Landing in Orofino on Friday morning, and attended Abby Brown’s birthday party on Saturday before they returned to their home in Nampa on Sunday. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    While visiting the Hilltop Heritage Museum last week, I noticed an old newspaper under some glass. Doris said her cousin had given it to her, but they were unable to find anyone that knew anything about it. She kindly gave me a copy to read. It is called The Weippe Herald, Volume 1, December 31, 1915. Some of the advertisers were W. H. Simmons, General Merchandise; Weippe Studio, Photographs, Enlargements a Specialty; Jordan’s Billiard Parlors (Barber shop in connection) and MEATS, fresh and cured, Weippe Meat Market Durant Bros., Proprietors, Weippe, Idaho. Many remember Durants. Some of the news items: “The masquerade dance given last Thursday in the hall was well attended and all report a good time. Elizabeth Arth and Walter Bennett each received the grand prize for the best sustained characters.” “Weippe has a nice little brass band and if noise cuts any figure they are improving rapidly.” Joseph Larson, a farmer of the Weippe prairie is building a large barn and we understand that Herman Nelson is doing the carpenter work.” “Joe Battles and Delbert Cook were in Weippe last week from the Savada Meadows.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Pierce news
    On Saturday, May 11, the Pierce 1860 Days Committee, along with the help of Timberline Student Danielle Hope will hold a bake sale to raise money for this year's 1860 Days. The more money they raise, the more activities they can offer. The bake sale will be held in front of A Blue Moose on Main Street, and will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be cakes, cookies, and delicious treats. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for April 25
    The deadline for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunt applications is fast approaching. Hunters have until April 30 to apply for these hunts. In response to moose population changes, primarily in the Clearwater and Panhandle regions, the 2013 seasons include 46 fewer bull tags but 11 more antlerless tags.

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