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July 25 Poll Results
Dollar Coin or Dollar Bill
Could you support eliminating the dollar bill in favor of a dollar coin, if it saved on printing costs (an estimated $13.8 billion over 30 years, because coins last much longer than paper)?

28% Yes, I could. (13)
48% No, I would rather keep paper bills. (22)
17% I don’t like dollar coins, but could get past it if it would save that much money. (8)
  7% I’m on the fence about this! (3)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Toddler falls from third story window
    An Orofino toddler is in stable condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane after he fell out of his third story bedroom window and landed on concrete steps at the family home Friday morning. According to Kourtney Eckman, she had gone to the store for breakfast items and when she returned, 2˝-year-old Landon and his brothers were excited to see her. Landon pulled up the glass window and she yelled three times for him to close the window. “Not a second later he yelled mommy one more time and pushed through the screen and fell out,” Eckman says. The boy hit the third step from the bottom and rolled onto the ground below. His dad, Lance, was also standing outside as he prepared to leave for work and ran to his unconscious son.
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  • Log truck driver escapes serious injury
    Aaron Johnson, 25, escaped serious injury when the logging truck he was driving wrecked on Highway 11 early Friday morning, July 19, near Greer Grade. It was reported he hit the brakes of the truck while trying to miss elk on the road, causing the crash. Johnson, who was trapped inside the cab of the truck, was able to radio for help.
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  • Orofino Show & Shine winners
    Best in Show was Andy Longetieg of Lewiston with his 1946 Ford Coup. People’s Choice was Gary Housekeeper of Weippe with his 1941 Chevy Master Deluxe. Mayor’s Choice was Russ and Pam Woodworth of Coeur d’Alene with their 1940 Ford Pickup. Best Motorcycle was Michael Nixon of Orofino with his 1992 Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Local artist has open house
    Chet Billups, a resident of Pierce his whole life, has been drawing since he was a young boy. The public is invited to attend an Open House Saturday, July 27, at Studio 205 Art Gallery in Pierce from 1 to 9 p.m. All of Chet's prints, along with his new works will be displayed and for sale. Refreshments will be served. Fueled by the passion of the out-of-doors, his drawings would stir the senses of his schoolmates. Many of his classmates will deliver stories of what an awesome artist he was and everyone wished they could draw like he did.
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  • Public Health Coalition reactivated
    Don Gardner reported at the July 15 Clearwater County Commissioners meeting on the Emergency Management Department. He is on an advisory board for a Public Health Coalition for the region. The coalition has recently been re-activated with representatives from Public Health, Emergency Management and local hospitals. The advisory board has developed a new charter and bylaws. A training exercise is being set up for the use of a portable hospital as a region wide resource for during an emergency. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Letter to the Editor - Deanne Dawson
    I have this "Frog Wall" in my back yard along the deck.  It's just a collection of outdoor frogs of all shapes and sizes that people have given me over the years.  Every morning I go outside to water my plants and check on my frogs and then one morning last week, my two biggest and most favorite frogs were gone!    The fact that someone had the nerve to come onto our property and steal from us is bad enough but to think that some stranger was sneaking around the back yard is creepy to say the least. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Dworshak Fish Hatchery receives awards
    The Dworshak Fish Hatchery recently received the Department of Interior Hatchery of the Year Award and the Region 1 Environmental Leadership Award for Green Innovation for projects implemented through the BPA Energy Efficiency Program in 2012. The Dworshak Fish Hatchery rears and releases 2.1 million summer steelhead smolts, 1.5 million spring Chinook smolts, and 300K coho salmon smolts annually to fulfill various mitigation and restoration efforts. The hatchery has made significant infrastructure improvements since the spring of 2010. The majority of these changes have integrated energy and water efficiency improvements while also maintaining or improving fish rearing conditions. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Orofino Kiwanis Fun Run/Walk early registration ends Aug. 24
    The Orofino Kiwanis Club is sponsoring their 8th Annual Fun Run/Walk the Saturday before Lumberjack Days on Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. The 5K (3.1 mile) fun run/walk will begin at the Orofino City Park. The Fun Run will include individual and team competition. The team competition will be separated into two groups: Ax Teams of 3-10 members and Cross Cut Teams of 11-25 members. The team leader will need to identify which category their teams fall into and the names of the team members.
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  • King's Dutch oven fundraiser a success
    The fundraiser for the food bank went fairly well for a first time event. We made about $500 and a big box full of canned goods, which was great for the first year out of the gate. Our three-burner drawing pulled in most of the money. Adele O’Leary of Moscow was the winner of the Camp Chef 3-Burner Stove. About 30 people provided canned food or donated money for their plates of food. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Library friends seeking sponsors
    The fourth annual major benefit for the Clearwater Memorial Public Library is drawing near, and all patrons of one of our most treasured institutions are asked to help in this year’s event. Table sponsors are needed for a tax-deductible donation of $100, as well as business sponsors who might be able to help. Fiesta del Sol will be held outdoors in the Sunken Garden of the High Country Inn, Saturday, Aug. 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Social Hour and a Cash Bar.  Mexican and other beers and fine wines will be available.
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  • Important student and parent athlete meeting
    There will be an important meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. for all parents and student athletes at the Orofino High School gym. The meeting is for all fall sports. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Two dead after passing mishap on Highway 12
    A pickup pulling a camp trailer didn’t clear the truck it had just passed, and both occupants of the vehicle died after the ensuing vehicle wreck, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred at milepost 223.5 on US95, in Idaho County, at 4:39 p.m. Richard Barnes, 68, and Prudence Barnes, 67, both of Meridian, were traveling northbound on US95 July 15 in a 2013 Ford Pickup. Mark Pottberg, 56, of Sanford, Colorado, was also driving northbound, in a 2001 Freightliner semi with trailer. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Motorists should expect short delays near Aquarius Campground
    Effective July 20, temporary traffic delays may occur on Road 247, Beaver Creek Road, approximately one-half mile to three miles northwest of Aquarius Campground. The delays are necessary to safeguard travelers while stabilization work takes place on roads located uphill from Road 247. Efforts will be made to minimize the frequency and length of the delays. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Firefighter injured on Nut Hill Fire west of Dixie
    At 10 p.m. Friday evening, July 19, a firefighter was injured on the Nut Hill Fire, three miles west of Dixie, on the Red River Ranger District. The Red River District had an evacuation plan in place that along with EMTs on the crew greatly facilitated getting the injured firefighter to the road where Elk City Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) assessed her injuries and determined that Life Flight should be dispatched.
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  • Fraser news
    Emma While Mason has her subscription to the Clearwater Tribune sent to her home in Wyoming. When she read the July 4 issue about the OK School she decided to give Norma a telephone call. She explained that her mother Mary While was a teacher there during 1948 and 49. She and her sister Laura, who was a year older, both attended first grade together. Laura was six years old and Emma was five. They lived at the school during the week then went home on the weekends. When the school was consolidated they attended the Weippe Elementary School from 1949 through 1957. It was a pleasure to talk with Emma as I continue to gather information about the one room schools here on the hilltop. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Gary Housekeeper of Weippe won the People's Choice award at Orofino Show and Shine last week. His entry was a 1941 Chevy Master Deluxe. Congratulations, Gary! Those who have birthdays next week include Fred Michalscheck, Edie Reddekopp, Ian Stemrich and Marvin Hutchins, all on Sunday, July 28; July 29, Casey Cooper and Scott Teem; and July 30, Jesse Daniels and Linda Jackson. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Pierce news
    Former Pierce resident Maxine Selzler, son Brian and grandson Carson Lee Selzler visited over the weekend In Pierce. They were house guests of Allen and Rosie Reichenberg. Carson got to see the oldest courthouse in Idaho; plus the place where his dad went to kindergarten. They also had a short visit with Delores Carver. On Saturday they dined at the Pioneer Inn. They thought it was an awesome place and a asset to Pierce. Carson is the son of Heather Selzler and Bob Selzler of Hamilton, MT. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for July 25
    The fall steelhead catch-and-release season is open on the Clearwater River and opens Aug. 1 on the Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers.

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