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June 6 Poll Results
Organs for Children
Should organ transplant rules be changed to allow children in need
of a transplant better access
to adult organs?

65% Yes. It should depend on who is sickest, not the person’s age. (24)
16% No. The organ transplant rules are fairest as they exist now. (6)
19% Undecided. (7)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Three-vehicle crash sends two to hospital
    A three-vehicle crash near the entrance to Green Things Nursery May 20 sent two people to the hospital, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred at 10:25 a.m., when Marlene Meyer, 79, of Kendrick, in a 2005 gold Toyota Highlander, attempted to enter the Green Things Nursery parking lot, near milepost 40 on U.S. Highway 12. Meyer, in the left lane coming from the direction of Lewiston, tried to merge into the right lane in order to reach Green Things, according to ISP. Two logging trucks were already in the right lane, and when changing lanes, Meyer clipped the rear left tire of the first truck, a 2009 Kenworth belonging to D&D Logging of Orofino and driven by Thomas Mosher, 57, of Orofino.
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  • Review and discussion held on committee budget proposals
    Todd Perry reported that results from the ITD traffic study concerning the new CVHC clinic on Hwy. 7 were to be discussed in the near future. Other news included the wheelchair accessible corners installed in front of Valley Motor Parts and near Hanson’s Garage were both in compliance with ADA rules. Perry also explained that the city’s noxious weed ordinance was placed in the legal section of the Clearwater Tribune notifying the community to cut or clear any noxious weed or rank vegetation from their property. The notice gives property owners 10 days to comply. Any property owner found to be in violation will have another 10 days after site has been posted to respond. Should it be necessary for the city to clear or cut, the owners will be charged for the services. Perry also provided an update on the house fire on Cedar St. Family members wish to inspect the property before demolition of the house begins. It is expected to take place in the near future.
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  • Larson farm wins Century Farm award
    Frankie and Susie Larson of Weippe were presented a Century Farm award to by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Department of Agriculture. The award celebrates a farm that has been owned by a family for 100 or more years, and with at least 40 acres of the original farm in continuous use. The plaque and certificate were presented in Weippe on May 24 at the Dutch Oven cook-off that is part of Weippe Camas Festival. About 200 people at the dinner in the Community Center helped the Larson family celebrate their outstanding achievement. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Pierce-Weippe Chamber meets June 12
    The Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce will have their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m., at the Weippe Discovery Center.  The “Happy Half Hour” social begins at 5:30 p.m. Marge Kuchynka/Friends of the Deyo Reservoir will be discussing the grand opening of the Deyo Reservoir, scheduled for Saturday, June 29. Chamber meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in encouraged to attend.  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • City will consider Special Use requests at June 25 hearing
    The City of Orofino will hold a special hearing June 25 to consider three Special Use Requests. They are: A Special Use Request to use their commercial property and building for a single family dwelling. The property is located at 830 Michigan Ave. Residential living units are not a permitted use outright in a C-2 Zone (Sales and Service) which this property is located in. A Special Use Request application of George and Betty Brown to have a two space self-contained RV park on property located at 207 Lower Fords Creek Road. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Ducati motorcycle among exciting auction items at CVHC fundraiser
    “We are very grateful for any and all donations that we receive. Our community has been very generous and I’m excited to announce a big donation from the Ehlinger family; a 1999 Ducati 748s/853s Desmoquattro SuperBike!” says Ashley Steinbruecker, CVHC Foundation Director. The bike will be up for silent auction at CVHC’s Foundation/Auxiliary Wine and Micro Brew Tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge. The bike features Ducshop 853cc high compression big bore kit, Ducati Race Team R/RS cams (the largest that can be ran on the street) and 170+MPH as its top speed. “The bike has been well taken care of and at least $10,000 invested in it since its purchase,” says Steinbruecker. A sheet with all of the bike’s specifications will be posted at the event and is available upon request from Ashley Steinbruecker at the foundation office, (208) 476-8033.  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Winchester man pleads guilty to second degree murder
    Kenneth D. Broncheau, 48, of Winchester pleaded guilty last week in federal court to one count of second degree murder and one count of using a firearm in a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. According to the plea agreement, Broncheau, admitted that on the evening of June 21, 2012, he intentionally shot and killed his mother, Carol Haskell, at their residence located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.  According to the plea agreement, Broncheau fired two shots from a Savage Arms .243 rifle; the first bullet missed Haskell, the second struck her in the torso causing a mortal injury. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Autopsy report confirms Cedar Street fire victims died of carbon monoxide poisoning
    According to Clearwater County Coroner Will Rambeau autopsy results have confirmed that the cause of death for all five of the Cedar Street fire victims was carbon monoxide poisoning. The coroner, after receiving the lab work from the autopsy report, stated, “All five victims died conclusively of carbon monoxide poisoning. The case is now closed.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7B.

  • Eric's promise to Matt
    The following story is one that brings awareness to a fatal illness called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. My husband Matt Burgett was a Vietnam Veteran and was diagnosed with ALS in October 2007. As the illness progressed into the final stages and his care became 24/7 our children came to his side and mine to help care for him for several weeks. During his care giving, our son, Eric made a promise to Matt (who was his step-father) that he would try to make a difference and bring awareness to this horrific disease. Eric chose to bicycle cross country from his home town of Colorado Springs, CO to Edinboro, PA where Matt was a police officer for 25 plus years, to raise awareness for the ALS Chapter here in Idaho. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho
    This year, Saturday, June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Idaho, and Idaho Fish and Game invites veteran and novice anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents alike, to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect. Free fishing day includes salmon; anglers don’t need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits. Free fishing day provides a great opportunity for novices to give fishing a try and perhaps develop it into a life-long pursuit. Parents are encouraged to bring their children out for a day of fun fishing excitement.
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  • Haskett named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
    Orofino graduate Frank Haskett, a junior at Bellevue University and catcher for their baseball team, the Bruins, has been named to the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete team. The announcement came last week in conjunction with the Avista NAIA World Series. Haskett has a double major in psychology and sports management. He appeared in 10 baseball games on the season, finishing with a .444 batting average and three RBIs. A total of 266 student-athletes were named to the Daktronics list. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Democratic women to meet June 11
    Democratic women in Clearwater County will host a meeting on June 11 at 12 noon at the School District Office meeting room, 1051 Michigan Avenue. Sally Boynton Brown, the Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker. Her visit will inform local women who have formed a group in Orofino to discuss issues of interest to Clearwater County and the state.
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  • OHS class of 1993 reunion
    The 20-year reunion of the 1993 Orofino High School class will be held the weekend of July 19-21 in Orofino. There will be events all three days, and classmates can choose which events they want to participate in. Classmates are invited to bring their families.  Class of 1993 members are welcome to join the class Facebook page. For more information, e-mail reunion organizers at orofino.maniacs.1993@facebook.com. More information may also be obtained from Michelle Platt-Bess at 615-394-5361, or michelle4242@yahoo.com. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • IDFG plans Kids Kokanee Fishing Clinic on Dworshak
    Idaho Fish and Game will host a first annual Kid’s Kokanee (land-locked Sockeye Salmon) Fishing Clinic on Dworshak Reservoir on Saturday, June 22. The one-day clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff members will be available to take kids on the water and teach them the basics about Kokanee fishing. The fishing adventures will be followed by a Dutch oven dinner starting at 4 p.m. 
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  • Fraser news
    The old outdoor privy at the Green farm had served many a person over its estimated 80 years. According to legend, when a homestead was established it was probably the first structure that was built. As the years took its toll on the one at the Green farm, this important structure was rendered unusable. The building tilted to one side and the door couldn’t be opened. An old catalog was still visible on the seat. Marie’s oldest son, Steve, decided it was time to put the torch to it. So, on Sunday, May 26, he invited family and friends to witness this historic occasion. The resulting fire turned this once necessary building into ashes as everyone watched and commented on its demise. After the flames had consumed the wooden privy it was time to settle in around the fireplace by the house. Joe Green had built an outdoor fireplace from stone many years ago. A fire had been built in the structure before everyone arrived and its warmth was welcomed as the weather was cool. A picnic of hot dogs, chips, salad, and s’mores was enjoyed as the day came to an end. Pictures were taken of this unusual Memorial Day event and can be viewed by contacting Steve.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Help was gratefully accepted from Brodi Woodworth and Ed Berreth last week during sheep shearing at the O’Brien’s (picture above). Thanks to many hands, everything went smoothly with little pain to either the sheep or the people moving them down the chute. Ellen Platt had two great grandchildren graduate this year. Aspen Jared graduated Valedictorian of her Timberline class, and Tanner Jared graduated from the U of I with a Civil Engineering degree. Kaden Jared, who is a linguist in the USAF stationed in Maryland, returned for Aspen’s graduation. Their parents are Mitch and Julie Jared of Pierce. The Jareds were the host family for Leon Wehran, a German exchange student at Timberline two years ago. Leon enjoyed the area while here, recently returned for a visit. Janet OCrowley had visitors last week, long time friends Donna Payne and Steve Holmgren of Hailey. They helped Janet reorganize her household and completed some tasks Janet needed done. Good friends are priceless. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Pierce news
    The community has suffered another loss of a great person. Dean McClellan lost his courageous fight against cancer on May 21. Join his family and friends Saturday June 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pierce Community Center. A potluck will also be served. Dean was well known for his outdoor enthusiasm, 45 years of archery hunting, and fishing. He was a very generous friend who would always be finding ways to help anyone out. Condolences to his family. Joey Myers has recently left for a six month deployment. He would love to hear from you! MSgt Joey Myers 380 AEW/XP APO, AE 09853. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Sportsmen's Report for June 6
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Tuesday, June 4, reopened the Little Salmon River to fishing for Chinook salmon effective Friday, June 7. The Little Salmon will be open from a posted boundary about fifty yards upstream of the Little Salmon River mouth to the U.S. Highway 95 Bridge near Smokey Boulder Road. The season will be open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. Fishing hours are from 5:05 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.

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