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May 2 Poll Results
Street Parking
What, if anything, do you think should be done about the street parking situation in downtown Orofino?

57% I don’t think anything should be done. There is nowhere else to park in that cramped downtown area. (43)
  9% Limit the length of time people can park downtown. (7)
  7% Put up parking meters, or find some other means of charging people to park downtown. (5)
11% Find somewhere to put a parking structure and/or parking lots. (8)
  0% Only allow parking on one side of the street. (0)
17% None of the above. (13)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Prickly parking problems
    The Orofino Street Committee met on April 16, to review work they’ve been doing for several months concerning downtown parking issues. The committee made a recommendation to the council to “reestablish two hour parking signs in the downtown business district.” They further recommended that the city traffic ordinance be amended to include two hour parking. Several visitors were present at the council meeting and presented opinions, objections, and ideas in consideration of the parking problems. Some of the concerns expressed: two hour parking signs might prohibit customers from parking as long as needed; would cause expense and time for police; be costly to install; might be ignored; might be perceived as unfriendly to customers who might go on to shop or have a meal after doing their errands. The estimated figure, including installation of signs, might be $7,000. An alternative suggestion is that of angled parking and perhaps one way streets downtown. Pros for that measure might be: increased parking spaces; ease of parking without as much risk of auto damage from bumps. Cons might be: prohibitive costs; lack of space if spaces are marked to accommodate 8’-10’ long vehicles. One person suggested angled parking might be in excess of $7,000. The dollar amount was disputed.
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  • Deb Manfull retires from State Hospital North
    Deb Manfull will be retiring as the Assistant Administrator of State Hospital North (SHN), Tuesday, April 30. Deb was one of the “transplant” kids who came to Orofino in 1968 when her father David (Pete) Enevold became the electrical superintendent during the construction of Dworshak Dam. Deb feels fortunate because her dad’s work usually moved them on to the “next place” whenever a job was completed. This time was different, however. Her parents liked Orofino and purchased the Konkolville Steakhouse and Lounge, allowing Deb and her brother and sister (Randy and Valerie) to complete their schooling here. Deb was an OHS graduate of the class of 1974 who continued on to college at the University of Idaho – earning an MBA Degree in Business Administration.
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  • Orofino couple in ATV crash
    Gertrude (Sharon) Baugh, 72, and Norman Baugh, 73, of Orofino were involved in an ATV crash Friday, April 26, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The accident occurred at 3:22 p.m. near the White’s Creek area in Clearwater County. Norman had been driving a 2009 Suzuki ATV, with his wife, Gertrude, riding behind him. Norman attempted to steer the ATV up a trail, and the machine rolled over backwards.
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  • Extensive damage, no injuries in house fire
    The likely cause of a residential fire at 1st Ave. West Thursday morning on Riverside was a heat appliance located in the living room of the home, according to Assistant Fire Chief Clay Hesson with the Orofino Volunteer Fire Department. The house is owned by Dawn Frost. Frost’s son was the only resident home at the time of the fire and was sleeping in a detached bedroom. He was uninjured, according to Hesson. The fire caused extensive damage to the dwelling.
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  • Where have all our children gone?
    There is no Mystery Child for this week. If anyone stumbles across a candidate for next week, it would be greatly appreciated. Everyone loves those baby pictures, please keep them coming! Last week’s Mystery Child was Emily Jo Hardy. Emily Jo is married to Todd Perry and they have three children. She stays busy with the family as well as working full time in the offices at CVH, and helping her husband find a Geo-Cache or two in a variety of places they are hiding in Clearwater County. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • 52nd Annual Johnson's Mill XC Race May 11
    The Orofino Motorcycle Club members will be sponsoring the 52nd Annual Johnson’s Mill XC Race, Idaho State Championship, on Saturday, May 11. Classes include Pro, Amateur Light and Heavy, 85A-85B, 65, 50, Powderpuff, Vet 40+ and Masters 50+. The mini riders meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The meeting for the big bikes will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 11 a.m. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Great storytelling at Camas Festival May 24-25
    This year’s Camas Festival, held May 24-25, features Bill Rossiter from Kalispell, MT, who has been singing and telling tall tales from ranch life to fur trade era scandals for many years. Bill is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. at the Weippe Community Hall on Saturday, May 25.  Bill has been playing traditional finger-style guitar, autoharp and old-time "clawhammer” banjo music in bars, concert halls and back rooms for a really longtime. About his singing, reviewers have raved, “Yikes!” as well as “Hmmmm,” and “What the…?” Sharon, Bill’s wife, often joins him in his performances. She sings, sometimes plays bass, and helps keep Bill on subject (he tends to ramble).
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  • One Day at a Time
    Over the past four years I’ve gotten to interview everyone from judges and state senators to the men who fight the big fires. From nurses and teachers to someone who came to Idaho in a covered wagon. Whether it’s been writing about the loggers and pioneers through things I found at the museum, touring inside the dam or an old homestead, or taking your picture at a flag raising or VFW Valentine Social, it has always been interesting. I never knew what a day at the Clearwater Tribune would bring (and that was the fun of it). I might have just had my first cup of coffee and then shortly after be in a Sheriff’s boat speeding across Dworshak Reservoir. On arriving back at the office, windblown but no worse for the wear, someone would bring me a photo of a buttercup to scan. Now I’m stepping away from the newspaper business and looking forward to new endeavors. Thanks to my publishers for having faith in my writing. I had the honor of writing their biographical stories as part of a year-long project of chronicling 100 years of the Trib’s existence.
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  • From this Chair
    Having grown up on the front porch of our house in Goodland, KS with my older brother and his buddies I learned to identify the model of cars and their features…good and bad. That interest has remained with me through the years. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to hear my son-in-law John Baldwin of Spokane recently purchased a 1954 Nash Metropolitan. I saw the car last week while in Spokane. 1954 is the first year the Nash Metropolitan was sold, initially in the US and Canada. John told me this is his fifth Nash Metropolitan, the first being purchased in the 1970’s. He later purchased two others, one a convertible and the other a hard top. His fourth Nash Metropolitan was the car he was driving when, to use his words, ‘I was courting my wife,’ (the former Diane McNall). The two met in 1980 while both were employed at the Spokesman Review in Spokane, John as district circulation manager and Diane in circulation and the library. They married in 1988 and have made their home in Spokane since that time. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Pierce-Weippe Chamber to meet May 8
    The next meeting for the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at the Pierce Community Center. There will be a "Happy Half Hour" social mixer beginning at 5:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Letter to the Editor - Richard Kerschbaum
    Recently, my 11-year-old daughter found our family dog (wearing an orange vest) and the neighbor’s Boxer shot, killed, and discarded together along the side of the road on Old Peck Grade, below the school bus stop. I thank LeeAnn Callear, Nancy Butler, the Frentheways, the two fine professional deputies from the County Sheriff’s Office for their support and the staff and students of Cavendish School for their kindness and caring for my daughter. Our dog spent time with them on pet days and both our pet and the students loved it. A special shout out to Nancy and Chris Werner on Sunnyside Bench.
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  • Timberline tracksters keep busy
    It was a busy week for the Spartan track team with competitions Tuesday, April 23, at the Whitepine Championships in Lapwai and Friday, April 26, at the Nez Perce Games in Kamiah. The Lady Spartans scored 54 points for a seventh place finish in the Whitepine Championships. Aspen Jared took had first place finishes in the triple jump and 300m hurdles and second in the 100m hurdles. Annika Cook finished fourth in the 200m dash, fifth in the 800m run, and seventh in the long jump. The medley relay team of Lacey Bonner, Cady Jared, Morgan Willett, and Annika Cook finished fourth. Kassi Jared finished sixth in the 3200m run. Cady Jared finished sixth in the 800m run and eighth in the 400m dash. Morgan Willett finished seventh in the long jump. The girls' 4x200m relay team of Kassi Jared, Nichole Foster, Cady Jared, and Lacey Bonner finished seventh. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Orofino Junior High track teams win first place at meet
    The Orofino Jr. High Girls Track team placed first in the Lapwai Invite on April 25. They competed against 11 area schools and scored 160 points. The Orofino Junior High School Boys track team also took first place overall, with solid performances by all track team members. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Missing couple found
    Orofino residents Basil Marvin Frye, 85, and Helen Geraldine (Gerry) Frye, 84, were found April 26 in Lewiston after being reported missing the day before. The couple had last been seen April 25 at 11 a.m. in downtown Orofino. Both had been expected to return home on the afternoon of April 25.
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  • Fraser news
    Bev Bailey reported that her mother-in-law Dolores Watson is still recovering from her knee surgery. She was hit by an infection that has thrown her recovery way off. We send you our positive thoughts and hope you are home soon, Dolores. An English Tea was held on Saturday in honor of the graduating senior girls at Timberline Schools. Sheryl Stenzel and Joni Eades took care of the table for the senior girls; there were a total of eight tables. Donna Brown reported she sponsored a table of six that included her daughter-in-law Michele and her four daughters Izzy, Caitlin, Abby and Samantha. Sherry Schlader also sponsored a table that included Caresse Brown, her daughter Emma, Kerry Gauthier, Linda Jackson and Sandy Lougee. The guest speaker was author Lynette Bonner. Lynette is married to Marty Bonner who is a Pierce native. She read the first chapter from her new book. The committee plans to make this English Tea a tradition for the graduating senior girls at Timberline Schools. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    The Weippe volunteer department brought a fire truck to the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program at the Wesleyan Church. A firefighter (Jordan Ahart) was suited up to show them what they could expect to see if there was a fire in their home. If you have questions about the program, please call the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program at 435-4289. They are currently taking applications for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be three by Sept. 1, 2013. Bob Blanke won high score during Sunday pinochle at the Lodge. Oreta Stewart had low score. Oreta and Minnie West won pinochle. The Weippe-Fraser Recreation district is offering Swim Free at the Pierce Pool, along with half priced swim lessons. Weippe City Council met April 8 at City Hall, with Norm Steadman, Ron Larson, Bill Barteaux, Millie Morris, Caralyn McCollum, David Thomson, and Ed Berreth present. After approval of agenda, minutes and bills, the clerk submitted the second financial statement for viewing Ed Berreth reported that some people have not purchased dog licenses. It was reported that a dog was running at large. Ed stated that he would speak with the owners. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Pierce news
    After a lot of demolition, the Pioneer Inn (old Cedar Inn or Key Bar) is starting to take shape! The new roof and windows are in place. The upstairs is framed in and the new tubs installed. Each room upstairs will have new bathrooms, heating/air, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi. Their plan is to have several suites and 8 rooms. The apartments will also be re-done as time allows. The downstairs is being completely rebuilt. The goal is to have the restaurant/ lounge open June 1. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for May 2
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Tuesday, April 30, approved a spring Chinook salmon fishing season to start Saturday, May 4, on parts of the Clearwater, Salmon and Snake rivers. Fish counts from Bonneville Dam suggest that the 2013 return of Chinook salmon to Idaho may be significantly lower than forecast but large enough to support fisheries. Projected returns for the Clearwater River are farther below forecast levels than returns to the Salmon and Snake rivers.

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