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Updated September 24 at 3:20 p.m.


Updated September 24 at 3:20 p.m.

September 19, 2013 Front Page
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September 19 Poll Results
Juvenile Offenders
Are you more likely to attend
a fair if you do not have to
pay an admittance fee?

68% Yes – if they commit “adult” crimes, they should be tried like adults. (44)
  0% No – juveniles are not adults, no matter their crimes. (0)
32% I think whether they are tried as adults should be decided on a case by case basis. (21)
  0% Undecided. (0)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Photos of the Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days
    See photo collages of events from last weekend's Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days.

  • Two-hour parking not a solution
    Discussion of the proposed two-hour parking  on Main St. dominated much of Sept. 10 Orofino City Council meeting. The Street Committee met on Sept. 3 and had considered placing signs for two hour parking as a trial basis on Main St.  Most of the dozen or so in attendance were strongly opposed. A petition of 43 signatures was submitted to the council by Tina Harper of behalf of the merchants to oppose the proposed two-hour parking limit until a more suitable option is derived. Tristan Harvey asked the council to seriously investigate the diagonal parking, as it would almost double the number of parking spaces downtown to benefit all businesses. The police department would not need to spend their limited resources to enforce timed parking limits. The project doesn’t need to be costly, just well planned and deserves more consideration. The committee listened for well over an hour to comments before deciding that more information is required, and they were willing to wait on the two-hour parking limits to see if a better solution can be put together with the help of the merchants. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Federal judge blocks megaloads
    RCCI, a subsidiary of GE, is disappointed that the federal District Court of Idaho has granted a preliminary injunction to prevent large loads on U.S. Highway 12, according to a press release issued by the company. Federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued an injunction and ordered the U.S. Forest Service to close Highway 12 until the Forest Service has conducted its corridor review and consulted with the Nez Perce Tribe, which sought the injunction. “The plaintiffs are not seeking damages; they are seeking to preserve their Treaty rights along with cultural and intrinsic values that have no price tag,” wrote Judge Winmill in his injunction. RCCI stated that this decision delays delivery of water purification vessels to the company’s customers.  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Orofino Lumberjack Days log show 2013 results
    Here are the results of the 66th annual Orofino Lumberjack Days log show, held Sept. 15 at the fairgrounds arena at Orofino City Park. All Around Jack: Rob Waibel, West Linn, OR. All Around Jill: Brenda Pouchnik, Viola, ID. Championship Jack and Jill Sawing: Annette Moses and David Moses, Jr., Snoqualmie, WA, 12.75. Brenda Pouchnik and Derek Pouchnik, Viola, ID, 13.39. Christine Ramsey, Naches, WA, and Alvie Marcellus, Spokane, WA, 14.75. Jackie Jaskowiak, San Diego, CA, and Dane Joseph, San Diego, CA, 1:09.92. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Big parade winners
    Winners in Saturday’s big parade are as follows: Vehicle – Commercial: 1st – Puppy Has Lost His Name. 2nd – Clearwater Tribune. 3rd – Debco Construction. Vehicle – Non-Commercial. 1st – VFW Post #3296; 2nd – Pomponio’s Wine Truck; 3rd – Dworshak State Park. Float – Commercial: 1st – Ronatta’s Caker;. 2nd – Orofino Builder’s Supply & Design Center;. 3rd – Lewis Clark Credit Union. Float – Non-Commercial: 1st – Gerri Lemmon Riding Her Harley; 2nd – Red Hatitudes of Kamiah; 3rd – Clearwater Health & Rehab. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A.

  • Kiddie parade winners
    The annual Fair and Lumberjack Days Kiddie Parade was held Sept. 13. The results are as follows: Pre-school costume: 1st-Mini Maniac Twirlers; 2nd-McKinley, Payten and Brian riding bikes, Grace, Sarah, Ella, Jade and Peyton.Pre-school vehicle: 1st-Jacy Ray and Brooks Silva; 2nd-Lily and her jeep. Pre-school pet 1st-Sadie Olive and Blue the goat.2nd-Avabelle Jackson and Vinnie the goat.
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  • No injuries in vehicle fire
    No one, including owner and driver Mike Riccomini, 36, of Orofino, was injured when this 1992 Ford Explorer was completely engulfed in flames Thursday (Sept. 12) on Dent Bridge Road, Orofino, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The incident was reported at 12:55 p.m. Orofino Fire Department extinguished the fire.
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  • Two injured in wreck on Grangemont
    An Orofino man and woman were injured in a wreck on Grangemont Sept. 12, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The accident occurred at 12:55 a.m., near mile marker 4.9 on Grangemont Road. Deanna Hess, 32, and her passenger, Deb Proffitt, 49, were found in a 1999 Toyota. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Letter to the Editor - Katrena Johnson
    Do you know your candidates for city council? Be sure you know who you are voting for. To the young man who wrote the letter to the editor about the skateboarding ordinance, you may not be able to vote, but your parents can; and until we all stand up to the city council nothing will change. One council member who is running is partly responsible for the ordinance. A previous council member is also responsible. One candidate who was present at a council meeting to discuss the skate ordinance said that children had enough to do in this town.
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  • Maniacs scratch Cats, look to step up
    The Maniacs traveled to Kellogg last week and were not about to let anything, even their “star player” being sidelined, slow them down. Orofino’s offense made the necessary adjustments and their defense rallied when they had to, defeating the 3A Wildcats 40 – 30. Tanner Schwartz, the team’s leading rusher with a seven yard-per-carry average, was out with a groin injury. He also leads the team in tackles from his linebacker position. However, the Maniacs have a host of talented backs to choose from, so likely the biggest obstacle was filling his role as team leader. This was the first time the Maniacs trailed their opponent this year, as the Wildcats gambled successfully on their opening possession. With a fourth and 12 at the 40 yard line they managed a first down and completed a 72 yard drive for a score. The Maniacs responded with solid offense as quarterback, Drake Kuykendall, took it around the right end for 6 points. The first quarter ended with Orofino down 7–6. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Ridiculous destruction
    It appears that some individuals have nothing more to do than perform a stupid, ridiculous act of destroying one of our historic land sites in the Clearwater National Forest. Will the “Clark Mountain Lookout” be restored? The district ranger does not know at this time; however, it will be stabilized for the oncoming winter. It baffles me that some people can wantonly, through stupidity, create such an act in this manner. What this could very much accomplish is more lockup of motorized access in our national forest. Because of your stupid act of destruction you are providing more fuel for the anti-motorized factions that want access completely stopped.
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  • Local Airman completes first half-marathon
    Master Sergeant Joey Myers, a 1998 graduate of Timberline High School recently completed his first Half-Marathon. Joey is the son of Bob and Leslie Potratz of Pierce and Dennis Myers of Orofino. Joey is a Flight Engineer on the largest cargo plane in the Air Force, the C-5 Galaxy and is stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. He is currently deployed to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
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  • Trevor Haag motorcycle race Oct. 5
    The 11th Annual Trevor Haag 2 Man Team Race, sponsored by the Orofino Motorcycle Club, takes place Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bald Mountain Ski Hill north of Pierce. Rider sign-up starts at 8 a.m. Minis race at 9 a.m., and big bikes race at 11 a.m.
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  • Orofino Chamber President's Cup Golf Tournament this weekend
    The Orofino Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Cup Golf Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Orofino Golf and Country Club. The $300 entry fee includes: Greens fees for Saturday and Sunday, entry into Saturday’s putting contest, entry into skins games, the hole-in-one contest, closest to the pin, longest putt, and lowest score day. It also includes one mulligan to be used on Saturday, breakfast pastries and coffee, dinner Saturday night, and two drinks. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Fall prescribed burning on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will be conducting multiple prescribed fires this fall and plan to burn when weather and environmental conditions are favorable to meet resource objectives. Fire Managers will be utilizing prescribed fire to meet ecosystem management objectives in the following areas: Palouse Ranger District - Burning is planned near the communities of Bovill, Princeton and Deary. Approximately 470 acres of burning is planned - a majority of these areas are of piled material. For more information, please contact Lisa Spinelli or Alan Carlson at the Palouse Ranger District at (208) 875-1131
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  • Pierce news
    Spartan parents are hoping that with your help we can pack the stands for Timberline's homecoming game on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. If you have been attending our games you have recognized a real decrease in the numbers on our Home side. We need and want your support - family, friends, community and alumni! I know this is early but please put the date and time on your calendars and come join us! Share this with every alumni on your friend list and anyone else you choose; from near and far! I will start including the sports scheduler starting next week in the Pierce news so hopefully support can be given to all sports. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Fraser news
    We don’t want a storm like the one that hit the Boulder, CO area this past week. Steve and I lived in Arvada, CO, in 1976 when a big rain storm stalled out in the area around Estes Park and caused the Big Thompson Canyon disaster. Our prayers go out to all the people that have been in the way of this present disaster, the loss of loved ones and property is devastating. One thing about living in a small community, when something happens there are neighbors around to help and to give much needed support. In a more populated area it takes a concerted effort to get to know your neighbors, and most of the time it just doesn’t happen. Face to face contact is replaced by the Internet. So, take time to realize how fortunate you are to live in a country setting and you have neighbors to visit with.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Hi, my name is Melissa Mayberry and I am excited to share that I am now the writer for this Hilltop News section! I am a photographer and I have been a contributor to the paper for several years; contributing both news and pictures. I have always enjoyed writing, and being part of the community is very important to me. One great thing that I love about Idaho and this newspaper is how much good news we have to report here. I welcome you to email or call me if you have news that you would like me to include in this section. I would like to pay tribute to Judy O'Brien for her years of writing! She's done a great job of keeping us informed of what is going on in the area. Thank you, Judy! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Sportsmen's Report for September 19
    Seasons for chukar, quail and partridge open Saturday, Sept. 21. Hunters need only a valid hunting license to hunt quail, chukar and gray partridge. Chukar and gray partridge seasons run from Sept. 21 through Jan. 31, 2014 throughout the state. The daily bag limit is eight chukar and eight gray partridge, and the possession limit is 24 chukar and 24 gray partridge.

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