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January 16 Poll Results
Antibiotics in Animals
Do you think the amount of antibiotics used on animals raised to be eaten is contributing to antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

46% Yes, I do. (23)
  7% I think the overuse of antibiotics by humans is responsible. (4)
27% I think the antibiotics in animals and the overuse by humans are responsible. (14)
10% No, I don’t. (5)
10% Undecided. (5)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Vehicle over embankment on Upper Fords Creek
    Virginia Ellsworth, 74, of Orofino, was inside a vehicle that drove over the edge of Upper Fords Creek Road Jan. 9 near milepost 6.6, Orofino, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). CCSO received the report about Ellsworth at 9:39 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, it was determined that the vehicle, a 2010 Toyota RAV 4, was approximately 400 feet down the hillside. Ellsworth was transported to Clearwater Valley Hospital with unknown injuries, after a Rescue UTV brought her to the ambulance. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Camper fire causes damage to house
    A camper trailer parked between two houses caught fire on 122nd St. in Orofino, Monday, Jan. 13, around 10:50 a.m. The cause of the fire started inside the camper but with the amount of damage done there was no way of knowing exactly how it began. Firefighters arrived on the scene just in time to stop the fire from causing too much damage to one of the homes. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 2B.

  • Ask the mayor
    Question: If Tri-Pro shuts down because of the annexation, which they have suggested they might do if annexed, wouldn’t that make the annexation not worth it, the loss of wages and money spent in the town? Answer: This is a tough question to answer. Of course I want every business in and around Orofino to succeed and prosper. I have a hard time believing a business that appears to be busy and successful would consider closing or moving simply on whether or not they are annexed into the city. All households and businesses pay taxes no matter where they are located, including Tri-Pro; however, people in the Konkolville area pay only county taxes while receiving the benefits of city services such as water, sewer, fire protection, streets, schools and community lighting.
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  • Black and Gold Timberline Student Art Show Jan. 15-18
    The 8th annual Black and Gold Timberline Student Art Show is this week beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, and continuing on through Saturday, Jan. 18. This year 23 students will be displaying their creative endeavors at the Studio 205 Art Gallery in Pierce, on Main Street. This is year number eight for the show. Along with paintings, photography, poetry, clay sculpting, creative writing and pencil and charcoal drawings, this year the medium line up has expanded to include fiber art weaving, personalized containers made of pine, walnut and purple heart tree, geometric design, candle wax painting and a sophomore has designed and sewn a fashion garment. In this contemporary time crunch age, no matter what is on the “To Do List” you would be highly satisfied to make a quick tour of the student’s work on center stage. If you are one with some time to spare then you will definitely enjoy the warm familiarity of the young people’s expertise and brilliantly used past times.
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  • Poachers don't take a holiday
    While most of you were enjoying the holidays and spending time with family, some poachers were still out stealing your wildlife. Sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Day two elk were shot and left to waste on the hill above the Glenwood road. On Friday, Jan. 3, concerned citizens called to report seeing the dead elk. Fish and Game investigated and confirmed that both the young bull and a healthy cow had been shot. Evidence indicated that the poachers most likely shot across the canyon, from the Beaver Slide road, and no attempt was made to retrieve either elk. On Friday, Dec. 27, three elk were poached at the top of Gilbert Grade, right near the Clearwater and Lewis County line. Evidence showed that poachers likely shot from the vehicle and never tried to get to the elk. Responding deputies and Fish and Game officers were able to salvage the meat from these animals. Then, on Jan. 1, call reported a deer shot on Upper Fords Creek Road, near Weippe.
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  • Defibrillator upgrades aproved for ambulances, patrol vehicles
    Clearwater Sheriff Chris Goetz, Marine Deputy Mike Gladhart and Les Eaves, Ambulance Director met at the Jan. 6, Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting to discuss the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for the ambulances and patrol vehicles. They also reviewed the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation WIF grant application. The budget for upgrading the AEDs is set at $30,000. The ambulances and patrol vehicles will all receive the new equipment for a cost of approximately $900 each. It is more cost effective to replace all the AEDs at this time. The patrol vehicles are first on the scene in some emergencies and all the deputies are trained and certified in the use. The existing AEDs in the ambulances are now obsolete and are due to be upgraded. By consensus the Board approved the purchase of the new AEDs.
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  • Chili feed at OCS
    Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 6 p.m., Orofino Clean and Sober (OCS) family-style community center is presenting its first event of the new year by serving a screaming chili bean dinner! The best part? It's an all you can eat chili feed. Bring the whole family. The cost will be $3.50 single, $6 couple, and $15 for a family of five. The meal will be served with crackers and an ice cream cone. The OCS Drop-In Center will have on hand 'free' water to go with your meal. The snack counter will be open for other drinks as well. After your meal, hang around a bit and watch our weekly double elimination pool tournament, play which begins at 7:15 p.m. The Drop-In stage will be vibrating with live music and a silent auction will be available to take your bids throughout the evening with winners to be announced at 8 p.m. sharp. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Maniac Mudd Ball tournament meeting Jan. 20
    Maniac Mudd Ball Tournament planners are excited to say they are getting ready to plan this year’s 3rd Annual Maniac Mudd Ball Tournament. The first planning meeting will be Monday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Fiesta En Jalisco Restaurant. Planners hope anyone interested in helping will be there.To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • State applications and résumés workshop
    The Dept. of Labor is offering a new workshop Thursday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to assist customers in completing State applications and résumés for state applications. In addition, the Dept. of Labor regularly offers workshops on creating a winning resume and updating your interviewing skills. Call the Idaho Department of Labor at 476-5506 x3611 to sign up or stop by our local office at 410 Johnson Ave. Emergency extended unemployment insurance benefits ended on Dec. 28, even for those who have existing extension balances in their accounts. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Down Memory Lane
    60 Years Ago - Burglars unhooked a locked screen door at the side of the Orofino Creamery about midnight Wednesday and made off with an unlocked office safe that contained no money. William J. Philpot, Chief of Police, listed the job as being done by amateurs. He claimed they had rolled the safe out to the loading dock on the east side of the building, and loaded it into a pickup. Philpot urged residents to keep a lookout for the safe, which was probably abandoned somewhere. Creamery manager Jack Delaney, who lived next door to the creamery, said he heard some noise about midnight, but was half asleep and thought it was a crew coming to work. 70 Years Ago - A group of school-aged lads were set to appear in a series of boxing matches in Clearwater County this weekend. Returning veterans included Johnny Anderson, Darrel McEvers, Wilbur George, Vern Stephens, Johnny Pinkston, and Cliff Philpot. Unusual this year was the appearance of a second Wilbur George—a grade school student in the 80 pound range, who would open a preliminary against Junior Anderson. In one of the main card matches, Don Anderson would meet Hubert Stanton in the 95 pound range. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • LCCU delivers hams to local food banks
    Lewis Clark Credit Union (LCCU) on Jan. 9 delivered approximately 450 hams to local food agencies. The donations were divided between the Idaho Food Bank in Lewiston, the Asotin County Food Bank in Clarkston, and the Lifeline Food Bank in Orofino. The donation was made possible by the Ham-a-Palooza food drive sponsored by LCCU during the month of December. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Red Cross calls for blood and platelet after severe winter weather impacts collections
    As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood drive cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly 8, 400 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2. Platelet donors, as well as blood donors with the most in-demand blood types — O positive and negative, A negative and B negative — are urgently needed to give blood in the days and weeks ahead to offset the shortfall. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5A.

  • Paul Pippenger given Hometown Hero award
    Mike Tatko from Avista presented Paul Pippenger with the Hometown Hero award. The award was presented on behalf of Inland Northwest Partners (INP) for his numerous contributions to make our community a better place to live. The award was originally accepted by Loren Whitten-Kaboth in November in Boise. Paul was unable to attend the original presentation. Sam Martin, Russ Davis, and Bob Tardidf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented the program at the Jan. 8 Chamber of Commerce meeting. They shared some of the reasons why they love their job as well as some of the responsibilities associated with their respective positions. Dworshak Reservoir contains 30,000 acres of natural resources. Management of those resources includes trail access, fire, forest, road, weed and wildlife habitat management. The Corps works with C-PTPA for fire suppression. They work with the Forest Service for prescribed burning.
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  • USDA Conservation Stewardship Program application due date extended to Feb. 7
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS through Feb. 7, for fiscal year 2014 funding. “Extending the enrollment deadline will make it possible for more farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to apply for this important Farm Bill conservation program,” NRCS Chief Jason Weller said. “Through their conservation actions, these good stewards are ensuring that their operations are more productive and sustainable over the long run.”
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  • Fraser news
    Rhonda Stuart reported that all of their children and grandchildren were home for the holidays. Their son Josh, his wife Samantha and daughter Addyson come from Orofino. Their daughter Nicole, her son Justin and Austin Deal and their daughter Riley are residents of Fraser. Rhonda and Erik’s youngest daughter, Alice, her husband Jesse Opresik and their son Liam traveled from Salt Lake City. They all converged on the home of Great Granddad Wes Staurt one day for a family visit. The Opresik family returned to Salt Lake City where Liam is under going chemo treatments at Children’s Hospital. The funeral services for Lazetta Cochrell were held on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. Jason Berreth officiated and a slide show of the life of Lazetta and her family, composed by Lazetta’s grand daughter Kelsey Cochrell, was shown during the service. Everyone was invited to a potluck dinner after the service at the Fraser Community Center.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    FI’d like to invite all the people on the hill to come out and attend our Timberline home games. It's always uplifting and encouraging having people in the stands, and I don't just mean a few people. This week the high school boys will be playing at home on Jan. 16, against the Logos and on Jan. 21, against Summit. The girls have away games. Please come support our kids. Jr. Varsity games begin at 6 p.m. and Varsity games begin at 7:30 p.m. Head Start has arranged for CPR training by local EMT, Helen McFeron. CPR training will be on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 a.m. in the Weippe Wesleyan Church Basement (the Head Start Classroom). This training and certification is open to all. If you would like to sign up or would like more information call Sandy Moore at 208-435-4289.
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  • Pierce news
    Bald Mountain is now open! We will be running weekend days and holidays, so come on out and ride the snow with us. For those of you keeping track of the Bald Mountain saga: on opening day at 5 a.m. I got a call that the groomer threw a track and was on Sunshine, which is not an easily accessible place to be working/fixing things. The Bald Mountain team pulled together, rounded up tools, called a local for expert help - thanks Jeff Fleming - and by mid morning trails were again being groomed. Skiers and boarders alike got to experience real winter conditions on our first day; we had sleet, hail, wild wind and then by mid-afternoon the wild weather settled and we had some great snow riding conditions. Day two we enjoyed great snow conditions all day and without a glitch!
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  • Sportsmen's Report for January 16
    The application period for spring black bear controlled hunts opens Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 15. This year, the spring turkey controlled hunt application period opens Feb. 1, and runs to March 1. Spring turkey and spring black bear seasons start April 15, with some controlled hunts opening later. Turkey youth hunts open April 8.

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