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August 8 Poll Results
Bus Driver Obligation
If children are fighting or being attacked on a school bus, should the bus driver be required to get involved physically?

76% Yes, the driver should have to at least try. (31)
22% No, I don’t think the driver should “have” to stop a physical altercation. Not all drivers are physically capable of doing so. (9)
  2% Undecided. (1)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • The Wild Weippe Rodeo...it's a family tradition
    If you’re looking to add some fun and excitement to your schedule this month plan on attending the Wild Weippe Rodeo Aug. 16-18. You won’t have to look too hard to spot this month’s Savvy Senior couple, Les and Clairrene Heywood, and their family. The couple has been attending the rodeo since it began 52 years ago, with Les even competing in the rodeo in the early years before it became a sanctioned event with professional cowboys. The Heywoods, who eloped to the Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene Sept. 15, 1959, passed on their love of the rodeo to their children, son Rocky Heywood, who now lives in Napavine, WA, with wife Sharon, and daughter, Lori Heywood McMillen, who is married to Mike McMillen and is the postmaster at the Pierce Post Office. Les and Clairrene were honored to be the Grand Marshals for the 2008 Weippe Rodeo and, even though the couple had to be coaxed into agreeing to be the Grand Marshals, Les enjoyed it so much he said he wanted to do it again the next year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4-6A.

  • Forest Service response to megaload permits on Highway 12
    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is moving ahead with a social science study of the intrinsic values and how people may be impacted by so-called “megaload” shipments through the Highway 12 corridor across national forest system lands as part of their authority to review Idaho Transportation Department mega-load permits. The Forest Service is also consulting with the Nez Perce Tribe to better understand the tribal values potentially affected by the over-sized loads. On Friday, Idaho issued one permit to Omega Morgan for a single “megaload” shipment. It will take a total of four days, moving at night, to make the entire trip along the Idaho portion of Highway 12 and over Lolo Pass into Montana. Montana has already issued a permit for the shipment. In a July 26 letter from Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell to the ITD, Brazell states, “I would like to reiterate that the Forest Service does not support ITD permitting oversized loads…” until the impacts of that use on the corridor values is better understood. Brazell says the social assessment study should be completed in the next few months. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Queries or quarry for Orofino?
    Many questions were raised and a few were answered in the Orofino City Council chambers Aug. 1, regarding the Lime Mountain quarry. The mine is encompassed on 25 acres of land owned by the state, approximately six miles east of Orofino, A plan to reopen a lime quarry has temporarily been suspended by the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL). Of particular interest to area residents is not necessarily what will come out of the mine but that fact that the quarry holds the prospects of creating work for 35 to 50 potential jobs, with a $2.5 million annual payroll. The amount of limestone anticipated over a 20- to 30-year period, is 10 to 13 million tons. Eric Klepfer of Klepfer Mining Co. (KMC) in Hayden Lake, is working closely with Lime Mountain Mining to explore the options. His company is known for taking on the more difficult mining excursions. KMC offers many services including acquiring permits for Air Safety, and Open pit mines, crushing facilities, grinding circuits, stormwater issues, etc. Klepfer explained that his company has not had a chance to discuss the matter with IDL officials and is hopeful a resolution can be found for everyone. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • Baby Ian Altmiller makes dramatic entry into the world
    “I thought I was just having false labor because I wasn’t due for seven more weeks,” Shawna Altmiller laughs as she relates how the beginning of the dramatic arrival of Ian Richard Altmiller into this world began. “I went to work and put in a full day. It never crossed my mind that I could be in real labor,” she laughs again. Dr. Kelly McGrath remembers sitting across from Shawna at a tele-psychology meeting at Clearwater Valley Hospital, where Shawna works as a Registered Nurse Case Manager. “I was watching her grimace,” Dr. McGrath remarked. “I even asked Shawna if she was okay and she smiled and said, ‘I’m fine, it’s fine.’” However, the tough 29-year-old Registered Nurse and first time mom was in labor. “I took some Tylenol and went to bed that night,” Shawna says, shaking her head, but by early the next morning she knew something was not right and she visited the Clearwater Valley Hospital emergency department. There she was examined by Dr. McGrath, who set in motion a complex set of events and a team of trained individuals prepared to take care of just such a medical emergency.
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  • Cyclists complete 1,900 mile long ride for ALS cure
    A few months ago, The Clearwater Tribune ran an article submitted by Dee Burgett of Lenore. In the article, her son, Eric Hyde, 42, and his friend, Jared Gibson, 31, both of Colorado Springs, CO, were just beginning their 1,900-mile journey, still in their first week of an anticipated three to four week bike ride from Colorado Springs to Edinboro, PA. Their journey was to generate awareness and donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. ALS is a progressive disease of the central nervous system which causes the gradual degeneration of nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement.
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  • Nez Perce Tribe gives $8,086 to LCECP
    On July 24, Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program’s application for a Local Education Program award was approved by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, in the amount of $8,086. The award will support LCECP’s effort to purchase, tear down and transport to Orofino, the modular classroom currently stored at the Plummer-Worley school district in Idaho. Twenty-thousand dollars in additional funding is needed from the local community to complete the purchase, and finance the remaining work necessary to place the classroom on Orofino Elementary school grounds. Friends will be holding a bake sale on Aug. 9, in front of the post office, inviting donations in exchange for delicious home baked treats. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • From this Chair
    For all the listeners in Scannerville Monday evening I am NOT the intoxicated female driver law enforcement officers were looking for on US Hwy 12. Marcie and I worked late at the Tribune Monday and just before I left around 8 p. m. we heard on the police scanner reports of an intoxicated woman getting in her car at a local business on Hwy 12. Shortly after that I was traveling west on Hwy 12, heading home, when I noticed a dark car following me. I slowed down hoping it would go into the passing lane and head on down river.  When the car kept following me I thought “Gee, must be a police officer looking for the intoxicated female driver.” About then he turned on his lights and I pulled over to the curb, stopped, turned off the radio and ignition, rolled down the window and put my hands on the steering wheel as I’ve read is the way to go when stopped by an officer. The officer approached my vehicle and shined a light in my face and said “How are you?” He asked “How many drinks have you had today?” I told him “None. I don’t drink.” And thought to myself Ho, Ho, lady he hears that all the time. He kept asking “Are you OK?” Well, I thought I was, but now I’m confused. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Bob and Evelyn Marsh celebrate 65 years together
    Bob and Evelyn Marsh are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a potluck picnic on Saturday, Aug. 10. The celebration will start at 1 p.m. at the concession stand on the upper field behind OES. All friends and family are invited.
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  • Orofino graduate heads to mission in Ukraine
    Lindsey Marie Staley has been called to serve a mission in Kiev, Ukraine for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lindsey left July 31 for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT, where she will learn the Russian language for nine weeks prior to her departure to Ukraine. Lindsey graduated from Orofino High School in 2010 as a valedictorian and was the Orofino Junior Miss that same year. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Down Memory Lane
    60 Years Ago - Two people drowned this past week, one at the Kamiah swimming pool and one in the Clearwater River. Thirteen-year-old Norma Mae Mannelein, a former Orofino resident, and her eight-year-old sister, Mary Ellen, snuck to the Kamiah pool while their foster mother was out and climbed a tree to get over the pool’s high fence. Mary Ellen reported hearing her older sister call for help once; then Norma went down and did not come up again. Mary Ellen ran and found help, but those she summoned were unable to save Norma. A Nezperce man, Joseph A. Leitch, 42, was discovered floating in an eddy about three-fourths of a mile north of Greer. Leitch had been swimming with a group of people, who didn’t notice his absence until they made preparations to leave. A pair of Lewiston motorists driving by spotted Leitch and contacted Orofino authorities.
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  • Nez Perce National Historical Park announces brief closures, including Canoe Camp
    Nez Perce National Historical Park will briefly close sites in August to facilitate asphalt repair, chip sealing, and striping of roads and parking areas, Superintendent Tami DeGrosky said Monday. One-day public closures will occur Friday, Aug. 9 at Joseph Canyon Viewpoint, located past Flora on Oregon State Highway 3. Canoe Camp site in Riverside, near Orofino on U.S. Highway 12, will close Thursday, Aug. 15. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • CYA in need of community support
    As a non-profit organization, Clearwater Youth Alliance (CYA) is in need of assistance from the community, either in the form of a financial contribution to their tax deductible 501 C3 organization or in the form of service. The new LEAP home will need a few more items completed before youth can attend and we can advertise. The goal is to have this open by the beginning of school. The CHEEP campus is also in need of some work. The board is organizing two weekend work parties and would ask that those interested in helping please lend a hand. Aug. 10 and Aug. 16-18 CYA members will be working at the location on C Street and at the CHEEP location on Riverside. The work will begin at 7 a.m. and will go as long as needed.
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  • Managing fire resource objectives
    Many times fire managers will say they are managing fires for resource objectives. What does managing fire for resource objectives really mean? Where are Resource Objective Fires used? What are the benefits or impacts? Managing a fire for resource objectives does not happen everywhere on the forest. Wilderness areas are a good example of where fires will be managed differently, also known as managing for resource objectives. The resource is the forest as a whole including the wildlife habitat. The objective is to bring back the historic stand structure that a natural forest would retain. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest has portions of four wilderness areas; together they constitute the largest contiguous area of wild country outside of Alaska. Management in these areas on all aspects is different from managing the other forested lands. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Summertime stingers - managing wasps and hornets at home
    No Idaho summer is complete without an al fresco meal. And perhaps no such meal seems complete without inevitable yellowjackets or other stinging insects buzzing your face and arms and dive-bombing your entrées and drinks. Why do they come, and are there ways to discourage such guests? Answers are in a new trio of publications by University of Idaho entomologists who tackle everything you want to know about stinging insects living in and around Idaho homes. While the purpose of the three 8- to 16-page color-illustrated bulletins is to help homeowners consider a variety of ways they can manage these insects, publications also offer a valuable guide to nesting habits and lifestyles of bees, hornets, wasps, yellowjackets, flying ants, mud daubers, and other common Idaho stinging insects.  “Most of these insects should be left alone because they are beneficial,” says lead author Ed Bechinski, University of Idaho entomology professor and coordinator of pest management for UI Extension. “They play important roles in controlling other insect populations like aphids, caterpillars, and grubs. And many of them serve the important role of pollinating plants,” adds Bechinski. “Control is needed mainly when nests are too close to places where humans hang out.”
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  • Fraser news
    Marie Green has been in St. Joseph Medical Center for several days. The Brands stopped in on Thursday for a visit. Her daughter Wilma was there and explained she has a contagious condition. We were required to put on gowns and gloves before we entered her room. Oreta Stuart also stopped by Marie’s room on Friday and visited with her and Wilma. Reggie and Peggy Ball drove to Pierce on Friday to enjoy some camping and to attend the Pierce All School Reunion. Peggy reported that it was so cold Friday night they were glad they had extra blankets to throw over their sleeping bags. Their son Randy and his wife Carrie joined them on Friday and their daughter Tina and her friend Jacque Massingale drove up on Saturday to spend the day. We hear that Reggie was presented with a new hammock for his birthday. Now between projects you will be able to enjoy that new gift, Reggie. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Clearwater County is leasing the container site and landfill on Hjalmer Johnson Road from AITCO. This new arrangement takes affect Aug. 12. Nancy Tschida spent two weeks in Anchorage recently visiting son Kelly, his wife Michelle Ann, and son Asher. Asher was only a few weeks old and still less than eight pounds. He's been growing and is nearly twice the size now. What a BOY. Last weekend Nancy went to Silver Creek Falls Park, Silverton, OR to attend the annual Burger Bash. It was a beautiful day, with great family members and long time friends. Good memories and stories were shared by all. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Pierce news
    Thanks to the efforts of our wonderful volunteers the Memorial Flags were raised Saturday morning, Aug. 3 and taken down that same evening! A very special thank you goes to Patricia and Darrin Jacks who took charge of the flags Saturday evening. The winner of the Memorial Flag drawing this year is Russ Thompson. Congratulations to Russ! Theresa Root won the contest for selling the most raffle tickets. She received a certificate for a dinner for two at the Pioneer Inn. Thank you, Theresa, and congratulations! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for August 8
    Archery pronghorn season opens Aug. 15 and continues through Sept. 15. In addition, in many units, archery seasons for mule deer, white-tailed deer and elk open Aug. 30 and run through September. In the warm weather of summer, hunters should consider hunting in the higher country. Hunters have an ethical and legal obligation to salvage the edible portions of their kill. But meat spoilage is an important concern during hot weather.

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