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May 8 Poll Results
Prayer at Town Hall Meetings
Should prayer be allowed
at town hall meetings?

55% No, it should not. (115)
40% Yes, I think it should. (85)
  5% It shouldn’t be banned, but I don’t feel it’s needed at town meetings. (10)
  0% Undecided. (0)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Marvel's mission
    A good many of the Clearwater Tribune’s Savvy Senior articles are known to be quite in depth, featuring some of the community’s more seasoned residents, but 99 year old Marvel Hathaway just wouldn’t have it. It took a great deal of persuasion to convince her that she was not only newsworthy, but indeed a vital part of the community, with much to share. The paper has received more than a few requests to feature her story in the attempt to learn more about her. Marvel Fast was born on Jan. 24, 1915, near Montpelier, Ohio. She grew up on a farm that had belonged to her grandparents. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4-7A.

  • Peck man charged with second degree murder out on bail
    Christopher J. Partee, 27, the man accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Coby Bloodsworth in Peck in February, posted bond last week and was released Wednesday, April 30. Partee’s bond amount was $250,000. Partee is charged with second-degree murder in Bloodsworth’s death. Earlier in the week, on April 28, Partee’s attorney, Richard M. Cuddihy, filed to a motion to further reduce Partee’s bond, but the motion was denied. Partee’s bond started at $1 million, and Cuddihy’s motions successfully reduced it to $500,000, and later to $250,000.
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  • Candidate profiles for candidates in local elections
    Clearwater County residents will vote for county officers in the Primary Elections which are scheduled to take place May 20, 2014. The Clearwater Tribune will publish information concerning the location of the county’s 14 precincts in our next issue, May 15. The following candidates will appear on the ballot and are listed according to the office sought.
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  • P1FCU to sponsor "The Best Dam Race in Idaho"
    The Orofino Chamber Of Commerce announced this week that Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the t-shirts and winner prizes for The Maniac, The Best Dam Race in Idaho, to be held Saturday, May 31. “We could not be more pleased,” said Chamber Director Kim S-Browning. “P1FCU is not only sponsoring the t- shirts, but are also providing the drinks and rejuvenation snacks at the end of the race.” This partnership allows this community event to expand and grow upon the 150 athlete event that took place in 2012. The race offers runners and walkers two unique choices: you can choose either a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or a 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk experience. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Ready for her first turkey
    After accompanying her grandma, Elk River resident Becky Patterson, on a turkey hunt April 26, nine-year-old Patience is eager to bag her own turkey. “It was really boring at first, and then the turkeys came in and Grandma shot the gobbler,” Patience is purported to have told anyone who would listen to her story of the hunt. She said it was so exciting, “I almost cried!” Patience also told them she planned to get her first turkey “with Grandma” next year. Earlier in the month, Patterson helped her grandson, Chandler, who is Patience’s brother, bag his first turkey. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Orofino grad thanked for military service
    Mitchell Bresnahan, a 2013 Orofino graduate now serving in the Air Force ROTC, was the surprised and grateful recipient of a stranger’s generosity last month in Grangeville. Bresnahan, 19, was having dinner with 18-year-old Haley Morgan at The Twisted Cellar restaurant. The couple were headed to prom, but first stopped by the restaurant to eat. Bresnahan was wearing his Air Force ROTC uniform. “A very nice gentleman talked to them for a short time. Then he paid for their dinner and told my son thank you for serving,” said Sandy Bresnahan of Orofino.
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  • Forest Road 100 closed due to "slump"
    Forest Service engineers have determined that a portion of the Kamiah-Pierce Road 100 is unsafe for motorized vehicles, prompting the Forest Supervisor to close the road. On April 14, while performing a springtime inspection on the road, a crack in the road surface was detected at mile post 22.7. A week later at the same location, the crack in the roadway had grown both sideways and vertically making it unsafe to cross over.
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  • Dworshak Reservoir makes list of top 100 bass lakes
    Bassmaster Magazine’s third annual ranking of America’s best bass fisheries has been announced, and Dworshak Reservoir was ranked 47 this year. Lake Michigan’s Sturgeon Bay is the new number one. Texas and California tied for the states with the most entries on the list; both have eight lakes ranked in the top 100. Some stalwart lakes fell out of the rankings completely, new lakes were added, and Lake St. Clair, last year’s number one, fell out of the top 15. Months of research, catch-rate data and countrywide polling by the publication’s staff created the ultimate bucket list for anglers looking to fish the most productive waters in the nation. “The Bassmaster 100 Best Bass Lakes project spawned from our desire to not only identify traditionally good bass fisheries, but also to spotlight lakes that are red hot right now,” says  Bassmaster Editor James Hall. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12B.

  • Try the Orofino Chamber community calendar
    The Orofino community is very busy, and sometimes it is hard to attend the many different events because of the lack of unified communication. Our local media organizations are excellent at getting the word out about local events in a timely manner. If you contact KLER Radio, the Clearwater Tribune or Window on the Clearwater, they are extremely helpful and willing to publish events. The problem begins before the weeks leading up to the event. When picking the date and scheduling the location, there is always the question – will there be a conflict with folks wanting or needing to attend events scheduled on the same day? To help with this situation, the Orofino Chamber of Commerce has a community calendar on its website at www.orofino.com. If you email, mail, or drop off a flyer with the event name, date, location, and time, the Chamber will put the community event on the calendar. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Orofino Farmer's Market meeting May 14
    It’s time to get ready for the 2014 Orofino Farmer’s Market season! Join us next week at our annual meeting Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the school district meeting auditorium (the Washington Water Power room), 1051 Michigan Ave., across from Orofino Elementary School. Are you interested in becoming a market vendor this year or have you been one in the past? Attend this meeting to find out about selling at the market, or get answers to questions you might have. New vendors are always welcome and booth fees are only $5 per week, with a season discount available.
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  • Community invited to 'Living Ready' preparedness fair Saturday
    Orofino Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting people of the community and surrounding area to ‘Living Ready,’ a preparedness fair Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their meetinghouse, 13610 Fremont Ave.  Orofino Fire Department will do a demonstration of the equipment and techniques they use to extricate people who are trapped following vehicle accidents at 1 p.m. in the west corner of the parking lot. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Dworshak Dam spigot tightened
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tightened the spigot on Dworshak Dam through last weekend, in an effort to refill the reservoir. The corps had planned to begin lowering flows from about 10,700 cubic feet per second to about 5,000 cfs starting last Friday night. Late last Saturday, flows were reduced until they reach about 2,400 cfs. The corps has been releasing water from the 55-mile reservoir to make room for runoff from mountain snow packs, which feed the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The reservoir is about 110 feet below full pool. Corps officials would like the reservoir to reach the full pool elevation of 1,600 feet by the Fourth of July weekend.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Staci Taylor
    The YWCA Outreach office in Orofino as well as Clearwater County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Task Force would like to express our gratitude and say thank you for those who participated in the awareness to end sexual assault in our community. A personal thank you to Koala Kaffe, Just Brew It, and Augie’s Deli for their willingness to put labels on lattes; and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, LCCU, and AmericanWest Bank for participating on Denim Day to raise awareness about the myths of sexual assault.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Dennis Fuller
    Taking a break from his campaign for Lt. Governor, Jim Chmelik returned to his “Sagebrush Rebellion” roots last Friday to train and inspire a small crowd at an event sponsored by the Clearwater County Republican Women in Orofino. With all the news and controversy over the Nevada showdown with Cliven Bundy and the Federal BLM, the timing was perfect for a little reality check and Jim was happy to share where Mr. Bundy is right and where he is wrong. After disclosing a complete history of the Fed’s land grab and the decades long fight by the states for their property and rights, Jim proved how “we’re every bit as capable of managing the lands within our boundaries as the states east of Colorado,” adding that land managed by states or private landowners were in much better condition than forests and rangelands controlled by the US Federal government. Indeed most of the gargantuan fires we’ve experienced in the West recently are directly attributable to the negligence of the bureaucratic overlords.
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  • Fraser news
    The Midnight Sun Welsh Pony Farm has another filly to add to their herd. The mare, Drama Queen delivered her first baby early Sunday morning. Sharon and Mike and their granddaughter Karlie were out in the barn at 3 a.m. for the birth. Karlie’s dad, Jeff, was on his way home from work and stopped to get acquainted with the new filly before heading home. On Wednesday, April 30, several neighbors visited the Pony Farm to meet the newest addition to their herd. Drama Queen and her new baby were in the big pasture, while Whisper and her 11 day old filly were in the pasture by the house. Peggy Ball and Sandy Linvile came on the Ball’s ATV, the Brands drove down in their truck, and Belinda Smith and her dog walked down from their home. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    With Mother’s Day being this Sunday, I would like to wish all of you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! As a mother myself, I am honored that we have a day to celebrate our children and our own mothers. Mothers are a symbol of our beginning. My mother has always been someone who is a constant in my life. The thought of her gives me comfort. She gives me a sense of security. She is the one that I always want to be near me when I feel ill or have 'issues' that only she will listen to with a nonjudgmental ear. I love her laugh and her smile! I have so many fond memories of life with her growing up. She was so wonderful to put up with me and my 'odd' ways! I was a total tomboy and she had to deal with dirty clothes, all the bugs, snakes and lizards that I brought home, and lots of scrapes and broken bones! She is and always has been one of the most kindhearted people I have ever known. I thank God for my mom. I wish I could see her more often.To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Pierce news
    The Pierce Gem Team wishes to thank everyone who participated in the community clean-up on Saturday. Volunteers were up early scouring streets for every bit of litter and general trash. A big thanks goes out to the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy, who showed up 60+ to help out. This magnified our efforts to beautify the town! It was nice to meet a few cadets, and enjoy some one-on-one chats. Also thank you to the County Waste Management for the container, and the City of Pierce for the garbage truck. The day was a great success. After clean-up, the flower barrels were placed around town with the help of two of the Youth ChalleNGe Cadets, Tanner and Glenn, and their Commandant, Pete Glick. Without their help, our day would have been much longer. These two Cadets were so positive and enjoyed contributing to the community. We thank them and their Commandant for their time.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 8
    Fisheries managers are optimistic about a strong Chinook salmon season in Idaho after recent increases in the number of fish being counted in the Columbia River, including more than 30,000 counted passing Bonneville Dam in two days. Most of the Idaho bound salmon counted in the front half of the run are headed to the Clearwater River basin, the Hells Canyon reach of the Snake River and the Rapid River Hatchery in the Salmon River basin near Riggins. There are already enough spring Chinook over Bonneville Dam to support good fisheries in the Clearwater and Lower Salmon rivers and more are on the way.

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