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May 23 Poll Results
Extreme Weather
Do you think the increasingly extreme weather of the last several years is evidence of global warming?

35% Yes, I do. (23)
62% No, I don’t. (41)
  3% Undecided. (2)

This is not a scientific poll.

UPDATED - Bomb threat Orofino Junior senior High School
Late-breaking news updated Tuesday, May 28 at 5:45 p.m.

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  • Chambers filled, standing room only to discuss fate of pound animals
    Fifty-four people and one dog filled the City Council Chambers for the meeting on May 14, many of them in attendance to address the emotional issue of putting an animal down for those left for extensive periods of time at the pound. In a separate meeting among council members and police prior to the council meeting it was decided that each situation was different. In light of the Clearwater Humane Society and the community’s support, euthanizing abandoned animals would not be an option, and that the humane society would be notified in each case. In the past Clearwater Humane Society has gone to great lengths to assist the police department with loose/stray/injured animals. At present the shelter is filled to capacity, housing animals rescued in pending neglect/abuse cases, one in the city and the other within the county.
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  • Property assessment notices to be mailed June 3
    Clearwater County Property Assessment Notices will be mailed out June 3. Please review them carefully and contact the Assessor’s office at 208-476-7042 by June 24 with any questions regarding the value, accuracy of information, or if further clarification is needed. The changes in assessed value are a result of either physical appraisals or sales analysis throughout the county, using sales reported prior to 2013. Value changes can be affected by: market adjustments applied each year, changes made at reappraisal, any construction not previously appraised or the removal of structures, and land use changes.
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  • Century-old Weippe farm to win award
    On May 24, the farm of Frankie P. Larson, 26 Dairy Road, Weippe, will be designated an Idaho Century Farm by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The award will be presented at a ceremony at the Camas Festival in Weippe by Dr. Earl Bennett, a trustee of the Idaho State Historical Society. The ceremony will take place after the Dutch Oven Cook-off and before the Melodrama. The award recognizes agricultural property owned and operated in Idaho by the same family, at least forty acres of which must have remained in agricultural use for 100 years or more.
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  • Lady Maniacs take third at state tourney
    The Orofino Maniacs, hosts of the Idaho Class 2A state softball tournament May 17-18, took third place in the tournament. In their first game they pummeled New Plymouth, 13-3 by mercy rule, then soaked Soda Springs 16-8, in the initial rounds of the tournament. Madison Parks had 10 RBI on the day and scored two home runs, the second a grand slam. Kyla Cobb finished the day with six strikeouts. Maniacs Taylor Erbst and Shania Odell stole six and five bases respectively. Courtney Adams added four RBI.
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  • Memorial Day on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
    Snow-laden landscapes are giving way to green grass and wildflowers – a sure sign that spring has finally arrived.  An early season getaway to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is the perfect way to celebrate the long Memorial Day Weekend. Welcome, warmer weather!

  • One killed in vehicle wreck
    A 22-year-old Culdesac woman died in a two-vehicle crash May 16 on Highway 12, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). Brandi M. Smith was westbound on Highway 12 in a 1989 Ford Bronco. At 8:22 a.m., near milepost 10.8, a possible vehicle malfunction caused Smith to lose control, and she drove off the left shoulder, where the vehicle rolled, according to ISP. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Does history repeat itself?
    Found near parks, playgrounds, or baseball fields, city swimming pools are often at the heart of a community’s recreational functions; they are an icon that beckons local youth. The city pool is a cornerstone of many good films illustrating summer break from the perspective of a kid who arranges their entire summer around the pool’s schedule for play and frolic, or, as suggested in the movie “The Sandlot,” for the purpose of “scamming the pool honeys.” The city pool is a backdrop in almost every American town, large or small, but when the pool no longer exists, its absence is sorely felt and the concept of a city pool takes on a whole new life. We know this is the challenge we face now, but did you know that in the not-so-distant past community members were faced with the same challenge and worked together to fund and build our last city pool? During the time period of 1951 to 1953, our former city pool was established.
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  • Dent Bridge Road slide repair bid moved to later date
    The Board met with Michelle Bly and Dave Witthaus, TD&H Engineering; New Hope Water Board members Richard Monaghan and Steve Laws, Clerk Carrie Bird and Rob Simon to discuss the slide repair at mm 1 on Dent Bridge Road and an update on the New Hope Water Improvement Project. The slide repair project is subject to the findings from the cultural review by the State Archeologist. The project is pushed back to bid later in the summer or possibly next year.
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  • From this Chair
    This column is about my granddaughter, Lacey (Codr) Johnson of Boise who received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing sciences and RN pin this past weekend at Boise State University (BSU). She was one of around 90 students being recognized and pinned at the BSU School of Nursing ceremonies Friday evening at Johnson Hall at BSU. Her husband Shane Johnson had the honor of placing the name and RN pin on her lapel. My story about Lacey begins some 30 years ago when I had suffered a painful divorce and decided my two young granddaughters, Ashley Stanton and Lacey needed to have a college education to support themselves in the future. I started small education trust funds for these two girls and two years later set up trust funds for their younger siblings, Cody Stanton and Bonney Codr. Back in the ‘80’s the interest rates were higher than now. I invested the money with the interest to compound. None of the four individual funds were large but they grew into substantial savings. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Sheriff's Department offers permanent drug turn-in box
    Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office now has a permanent prescription drug turn-in box located at the driver’s license department, located on the second floor of the Clearwater County Courthouse at 150 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. The box is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sheriff’s office has participated in the DEA’s drug take back program for the last several years. The take back program has shown that there is a need for a permanent drop box where people can properly dispose of unused, unneeded or expired prescription medication. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • OHS track finishes strong
    The Orofino High School track team finished the 2013 season with a strong performance at the state meet held at Middleton High School. The boys’ team, led by Kyle Sullings, finished ninth out of 20 teams, with 35 team points. The 4x100 and 4x200, teams consisting of Ian Sullings, Kyle Sullings, Luke O'Brien and Kevin Heckathorn, finished fourth and second, respectively. Freshman Tyler Schwartz finished eighth in the pole vault. Senior Garrett Senefsky placed third in the triple jump. Kyle Sullings was fourth in open 400 and was second by three hundredths of a second in the open 200, setting a new school record at 22.93 seconds. We finished a disappointing seventh in the 4x400. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Aspen Jared earns state track gold
    Timberline senior, Aspen Jared, concluded her last high school track meet with a gold medal finish in the 300m hurdles at the 1A State Track and Field Championships, Saturday afternoon, May 18, at Middleton High School in Middleton. Aspen was the defending champion in the 300m hurdles, and she was able to claim that title for a second year. The previous afternoon she had a gold medal finish in the triple jump and set the Timberline school record with a jump of 34’ 10-3/4”. Aspen also had a silver medal in the 100m hurdles. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Seatbelt law enforcement mobilization
    Orofino Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Idaho will step up efforts to get drivers to buckle up May 20 through June 2. More than 70 Idaho law enforcement agencies will participate in the high-visibility mobilization effort with officers dedicating extra hours to educate citizens and to strictly enforce the state’s safety restraint law during the 14-day period that includes Memorial Day. Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever introduced for vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Travelers welcome to treats at Lenore rest area May 25
    Memorial Day weekend travelers will find a special treat at the Lenore rest area on Saturday, May 25. Cookies, cupcakes and good hot coffee will be available to travelers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted. This is a community service project sponsored by the Clearwater County Republican Women’s club. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Fraser news
    On Saturday evening I stopped by the Timberline Café to pick up a Take and Bake Pizza for dinner. Bill McKinnon and his son Randy were just finishing up their evening meal and Bill mentioned he had planted some of his garden. The cabbage plants he had put in were doing fine until the deer found them. He had to replant several that the deer had pulled out but he thought they would be okay. Good luck, Bill. The members of Orofino P.E.O. Chapter CD traveled to the Fraser community for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 14. This meeting was held at the home of Norma Brand. Lynn McCarthy filled in as co-hostess for Margaret Whitten who had a memorial service to attend. During the meeting Lynne Swayne was initiated into the chapter. President Linn Cannell had attended the P.E.O. Idaho State Convention in Boise and shared her experience with the chapter. After the meeting the hostesses served slices of cheese cake topped with mandarin oranges, nuts and chocolate candy. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Erin Sellers will soon be leaving for Washington, DC as a contestant in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. In order to give her a hearty sendoff, all friends and family are invited to the Weippe Mini-Park Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. Cake will be served. Best of luck, Erin! Timberline Senior Aspen Jared went out with a roar at the 1A State Track and Field Championships Saturday. She won gold in the triple jump and silver in the 100m hurdle. The Spartan’s Track Team has had an outstanding year. Thanks to the coach and the students for all their hard work. Mike Kingen’s son Kyle moved to Orlando about a year ago. Kyle recently sent Mike a plane ticket to visit him in Orlando which became a family affair. Mike, his son Donald and Mike’s Sister Leslie Isbelle of Pierce all flew to Orlando. They spent six days there, went to Disney World (all four parks), Sea World, and Daytona Beach. Kyle’s friend works at Disney World and was able to get them free passes to all the activities in the parks. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Pierce news
    It is exciting to be able to watch progress in action. It is hard to miss the demolition and rebuild/remodel of the old Key Bar in Pierce. The only original pieces left are the frame of the outside and the pillar columns on the front porch recently unveiled from behind the cedar wood. It has entirely new wiring, plumbing, floors, walls, ceilings, windows, roof and siding. The front of the building is in the process of having in-laid brick. The downstairs will offer a smoke free family dining-lounge available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They plan to open on June 1. There will be live music that evening starting at 8 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening. In the months to come there will be three apartments and nine brand new “hotel” rooms with flat screen TVs, heating and air units, Wi-Fi, bathrooms and every amenity available, also a laundry room for guests. All work has been hired by local contractors who have been performing over the call of duty to achieve the June 1 opening. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for May 23
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission, Thursday, May 16, expanded Chinook salmon fishing to include additional reaches of the Clearwater main stem and South Fork Clearwater rivers. The Clearwater River main stem is open from the Camas Prairie railroad bridge at Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge and from the Lenore Bridge upstream to the Highway 11 Greer Bridge. The South Fork Clearwater River is open from its mouth upstream to the confluence of the American and Red rivers.

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