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July 11 Poll Results
Greek Yogurt as Meat Substitute
The State of
Idaho is considering offering Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in schools. What do you think of this?

  9% I think it’s a great idea. (5)
63% So long as it is a choice for the students, not a mandate, I can support it. (34)
28% I don’t like the idea. (15)
  0% Undecided. (0)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Jumpers flock to Orofino skydiving event
    This weekend’s Sober Skydive, July 6-7, sponsored by ChangePoint, was a huge success. People from Orofino and surrounding communities came to jump or to enjoy watching the skydiving event. SkyDown Skydiving out of Caldwell provided the jumps. Skydivers leaped out of the planes at 10,000 feet and landed at the Orofino Municipal Airport. Jumpers were from Orofino, Kamiah, Kooskia, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Lewiston, Clarkston, and Peck. Sober Skydive was started to help promote sobriety and to encourage recovery for those who want to change their lives.
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  • They're not yin and yang
    This month’s Savvy Seniors, Doris Peterson and Tommy Atkinson, came from the proverbial opposite sides of the track. According to Tommy, “We aren’t yin & yang!” But this couple, in spite of coming from vastly different upbringings, knows how to have fun. If you attend this year’s Show & Shine, set for Saturday, July 20 at the Orofino City Park, you’ll be sure to notice their sharp looking cars that will be entries in the annual show. Tommy’s is a red 2009 SRT8 Dodge Challenger and Doris’ is a purple 2010 Dodge Challenger with the same racing package. Though they both share a love for hot rods, hunting, fishing, long range shooting, archery, painting and rock tumbling, this couple’s backgrounds have many differences.
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  • Transformer explodes with a big bang
    On Monday, July 8, at approximately 8 a.m. a transformer behind Orofino Physical Therapy and Wellness exploded with a big bang. Employees from the businesses in close proximity ventured outside to see what caused the loud noise. The Orofino Fire Department reported that the explosion was caused from an electrical problem in an Avista transformer. Some places in the general vicinity were without power for a short period of time. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • LTML Rendezvous set for July 26-28
    Grab your black powder gear and the family and come join the Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club (LTML) for its 37th Annual Rendezvous July 26-28 at Wilson’s Rudo Road Ranch, located at 2766 Rudo Road, Orofino (follow the mountain men signs). This is a family-oriented occasion with a great main course and other special events for all ages, whether shooters and non-shooters. Bring your camper, tent, tepees, or just drive up for the day. Pets are welcome but must be on leashes. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • One killed, three injured in back country rollover
    A 31-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman, Hannah Galloway, was killed Tuesday, July 2 in a one-vehicle rollover near milepost 40.5 on Forest Service Road 250, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). A total of five individuals were in the vehicle, a red 1994 Dodge Ram, including Galloway’s six-year-old daughter, Madison Clarke, and Galloway’s brother, Logan Galloway, 32, of Superior, MT, who was the driver. Also in the vehicle were Anthony Clarke, 30, of Coeur d’Alene, and Leandra Baldwin, 20, of Deborgia, MT. Baldwin was the only person not injured in the crash. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Will Wiese
    I would like to inform your readers that a bill was reintroduced in the US House of Representatives by Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27). It is co-sponsored by Representatives Steve Israel (D-NY-03), Allyson Schwartz (D-PA-13), Tom Cole (R-OK-04), Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) and Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam). This legislation is called the Open Fuel Standard Act (H.R. 2493) which would require 30 percent of new automobiles in 2015, 50 percent in 2016, and 50 percent in each subsequent year, to operate on non petroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels. The bill allows the full array of existing technologies – including flex fuel, natural gas, hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, plug-in electric drive, and fuel cell – as well as a catch-all for new technologies. This is a mandate on ‘New’ vehicle manufacturers that sell new vehicles in the USA. The cost to improve the vehicles is minimal, mostly software and in some cases different plastics in the fuel system. Here is a link to this story- http://www.openfuelstandard.org/2013/06/the-open-fuel-standard-has-been.html. In addition to this letter to the editor, I contacted our US Representative, Mr. Raul Labrador, and asked him to support this bill. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Orofino Rotary Club offers $1,500 scholarship
    The Rotary Club Foundation of Orofino is accepting applications for the Orofino Rotary’s 2012 Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is in honor of those Orofino Rotarians who have exemplified Rotary’s motto: “Service Above Self” and who have passed away. As a living tribute to their memory, the Orofino Rotary Club Foundation awards a $1,500 scholarship to a returning college student annually. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at a college or university, and must have been a graduate of School District #171. Applicants must apply through the Orofino Rotary Club Foundation no later than Aug. 1. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Wild weather ushers in Orofino Farmer's Market
    Orofino Farmer's Market has started off their 2013 season with a wild variety of weather. After two weeks of windy market days, we next had a torrential downpour that sent our vendors under cover to the park cabana and Rotary booth. Loyal customers braved the elements to wade around and buy their weekly produce and eat delicious tacos cooked by Barbara Grimshaw. Then, in the space of one week, we had soaring temperatures that sent our customers seeking out scraps of shade under the cool city park trees. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • A new way to donate to Christmas 911
    Orofino Police Department (OPD) has arranged a new donation method for those wishing to give to their annual Christmas 911 fundraiser. There is a secure website, called giveforward.com, where donors may submit their donation right at the site. OPD’s specific link is https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/2tn2/christmas911. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • O-Stars carwash fundraiser Saturday
    O-Stars Cheerleading will be having a carwash Saturday, July 13, in the Edward Jones parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your donations will help O-Stars Cheerleading compete at a Nationals Competition in California in March 2014.  O-stars is also selling candy bars to help raise money. Stop by any of Orofino’s local banks to purchase candy bars. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Orofino Creek Bridge project
    The Orofino Creek Bridge project public meeting was held June 27. There were engineers from LHTAC, HDR Engineering, Mr. Simon and Commissioner Allen to explain the project to landowners.  It was a well attended meeting and with lots of good questions and answers discussed. Mr. Bruce followed up with comments on the design. The engineers explained that they could narrow it up. The project will take approximately three months and the road will be closed with a detour around the hill. The landowners asked for the County to provide access to emergency services while the construction takes place. The bridge design was made to accommodate the property owner’s request. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Motorcycle wreck near Elk River
    A 58-year-old Potlatch man was injured in a motorcycle wreck near Elk River Friday, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred July 5 on State Highway 8 at milepost 52, at about 5:12 p.m. Ricky Bidlake of Potlatch was eastbound on the highway on a 2007 United Motors motorcycle.
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  • Child kicked by horse in Winchester
    A five-year-old boy was kicked by a horse in Winchester July 6, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). LCSO received the report at 2:06 p.m., and Nezperce Ambulance was dispatched to the location, a private residence not far from Winchester’s Arena in the Pines rodeo grounds. The Winchester Open Rodeo was in progress at the time. After being injured, the boy had been taken from the residence to the Winchester Quick Response Unit (QRU) booth at the rodeo grounds, but the injury did not occur at the rodeo.
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  • Lewiston man pinned in ATV wreck
    A 67-year-old Lewiston man was pinned between an ATV and a tree July 3 after he lost control of the vehicle, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Richard Bowden had been riding ATVs with family members. He attempted to drive the vehicle down a steep hill and lost control, and became pinned after that, according to CCSO.
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  • Fraser news
    Haying season is underway in the Fraser community. The weather had been perfect with the sun shining and the wind blowing. We woke up Monday morning to cloudy skies and the sound of thunder. There had been a brief shower, but not enough rain fell to cause any great delay. The Lutes family held their annual family reunion on Saturday, July 6. Rex Lutes and his son Joe arrived at the ranch on Monday to help Keith with the hay. Dory Ramsey and her friend Jerri drove out from Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday and Joe’s wife Cristi and his son Brylan came later in the week. Jeniffer and Dylan Robinson and their children BreeLynn and Sean spent the weekend at the ranch. Tony Konkol, her husband Andy, son Tucker and her neighbor Eileen, Tina Marshall, her husband Kelly and Kelly Lutes and his wife Vicki enjoyed visiting with everyone. The Brands were invited to spend the day with the family again this year. A trip to the Deyo Reservoir took place in the afternoon for some of the family members. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    There is a group that meets at Cyndy’s First Stop Java every morning for coffee. While having coffee a couple of days ago I visited with Rose Opresik. Rose said her family came from Eagle Butte, S.D. in 1926. Her father ran a creamery there. She said with a chuckle, “One winter when the cows froze up, her mother had had enough,” so they left S.D. Rose has lived here for most of her life and has many memories and friends in this area. A couple of months ago she visited her oldest son, Jim Opresik, in Myrtle Creek, OR with the thought she might move there. Two granddaughters, Valerie and Leah also live in that area. Rose said it was fun visiting relatives, the area was nice and she would recommend anybody that wants to travel to visit there; nonetheless, Rose decided to stay in Weippe. She missed her friends, among them the group at Cyndy’s, and of course her relatives that have helped her so much in the past. She did get to know her granddaughter better and Valerie will be coming up in September to visit. We’re glad you decided to stay, Rose! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Pierce news
    Former Pierce resident Maxine Selzler is proud to announce the birth of her new great granddaughter, Aiden Jayne Forsman, daughter of Aubree Selzler and Nick Forsman. Grandparents are Bob Selzler and Heather Selzler of Hamilton, MT. Stacy and Tom Golden of Amidon, ND. Great Grandma Maxine Selzler of Lewiston and Robert Selzler of Clarkston. Aiden was born at 9 a.m. July 4. She was 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. Now they have their own little firecracker! By the way, she is absolutely beautiful verified by great grandma. Great grandparents are Larry and Jane Bumgarner of Covallis, MT.  Another great grandmother Marilyn Smith of Amidon, ND and Grandfather Richard Forsman of Deer Lodge, MT.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for July 11
    Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing. Applicants can enter their hunting license number to find out instantly how they did in the drawing. But traffic on the website may be heavy at times, so please be patient. Postcards will be mailed to successful applicants around July 10. Winners must buy controlled hunt tags by Aug. 1. Unclaimed and leftover tags from the first drawing will be available in a second application period from Aug. 5 through Aug. 15.

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