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  • P&Z Commission works on commercial zone changes
    The Orofino Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a meeting May 20, in the Orofino City Council chambers. Attendance by comparison of the past few months dwindled considerably. The commission deliberated for more than two hours over changes and corrections to be considered for C-2 and C-3 zones. Their discussion will continue at their next regularly scheduled meeting in June. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Barney's bids farewell to Manager Emmett Bartman
    Forty years ago, Emmett Bartman accepted the position at Barney’s Harvest Foods as the new manager in Orofino. On Friday, May 23, Bartman will walk in to work for the last time. He will retire after 40 years service with Barney’s in Orofino and 50 years with the company, as he transferred here from their store in Coeur d’ Alene. Tony Wilson will be the new manager to follow. Bartman, a native of Bonners Ferry, actually started in the grocer’s business in Newport, WA, when he was 15. He worked at Safeway for awhile before moving to Poletown, where he worked at a grocery store until he finished high school. Bartman shared that it was right about this time that “One of my goals was to become the manager before I turned 21.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • The New Old Time Chautauqua seeks local musicians
    The New Old Time Chautauqua (NOTC) is a group of volunteers comprising of performers, musicians and educators who have since 1981, been touring the Northwest from Alaska to Northern California and Oregon to Montana. The group will be here in Orofino a little later this summer, July 31 – Aug. 3. Typically the group makes a three day visit to each community they tour. The first day of their arrival a huge pot luck dinner is shared to enable everyone to meet, greet, eat and share a few laughs. The second day of their tour is comprised of community service. The band, performers and educators will visit State Hospital North, the prison, and the Teweepuu Center on Highway 12 outside of Orofino.
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  • Boys baseball faces girls softball this Thursday
    LCCU is sponsoring an event this Thursday, May 29, that is sure to be entertaining. It’s called Pack the Park, and is a sports event pitting the Orofino High School boys baseball team against the Orofino High School softball girls team. The game begins at 6 p.m. at Orofino City Park. Food vendors will be on hand, and Pack the Park T-shirts will be for sale. State Farm Insurance will provide a bouncy house for the kids, and the National Guard Armory will have an obstacle course set up. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8A.

  • Mike Reggear named new Resource Forester for Tri-Pro Forest Products
    Tri-Pro Forest Products of Orofino Idaho is pleased to announce our newest member of our management team. Mike Reggear will take on the duties of Resource Forester for our mill in Orofino. The former Konkolville Lumber Mill was purchased by Tri-Pro Forest Products in 2007. Since the retirement of Alex Irby, (Konkol Lumber’s long time resource manager) the mill has relied on Mike Boeck, headquartered at its corporate offices in Oldtown to handle all the resource procurement for the Orofino mill. Reggear will assume his new duties May 27. A lifelong resident of the Orofino area, Reggear brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the forest products industry and the forests and people of the Clearwater valley. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3A.

  • Junior high boys track wins YMCA Middle School Championships
    The Orofino Junior High boys track team finished off a fantastic track season by winning the YMCA middle school championships held at Mountain View High School track in Meridian May 24. This meet required that athletes have qualifying marks/times to be able to participate in the meet. Orofino qualified eight male athletes for this meet, and the team members were Dustin Howell, Matt West, Dartagnan Romero, Eli McKnight, Kenny Miller, Justin Zweifel, Colton Jensen, and Luke Peterson. Orofino used very strong and solid performances in their qualifying events to win the 30 team meet by three points.
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  • Princess Shriver, double sprint champion at the YMCA Middle School Championships
    The Orofino Junior High Girls track team had Princess Shriver qualify in the long jump, 100 meter dash, and 200 meter dash for the YMCA Middle School Championships held at Mountain View High School’s track in Meridian May 24. Princess had a fantastic track meet, winning the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash. Princess also broke the Orofino Junior High seventh grade girls record in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Princess’s 100 meter dash time of 13.27 broke the record time of 13.38 held by Chelsea Lundgren, set in 2005. Princess’s 200 meter dash time of 27.74 broke the record of 28.4, also held by Chelsea Lundgren and set in 2005.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Randy Lee
    I would like to say great job to the OHS baseball teams. I knew a long time ago what a special group of young boys they were. Not only were they a good baseball team, but simply good boys. From years ago in our first Trevor Haag Tournament, when we were down 12-0, hearing Johnny say “strike him out Scotty, then we’ll whip it around real quick” until watching Kolby make the great catch to seal the deal on being state champs, it has been extremely fun watching you young men grow up.
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  • Letter to the Editor: John Gilliam
    Three cheers for Dennis Fuller for saying it like it is. It’s about time the people knew the truth about the BLM and of their Federal controlled land. I was raised on cow outfits in northern Arizona and southern Nevada and what Cliven Bundy said about the people in North Las Vegas was absolutely true. It’s obvious he wasn’t an urban educated city dude; he told it in plain cowboy lingo. The truth sometimes is hard to understand if you have been fed a constant diet of what the liberal media is putting forth.
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  • Cody McCarthy to appear on EWU football posters
    Eastern Washington University (EWU) Eagles Linebacker, Cody McCarthy, along with two other Eastern football players, has been selected to appear on EWU's fall football posters. The athletes will appear on the university’s advertising posters and football schedule cards for the upcoming 2014 season, which kicks off on Saturday, August 23, with ESPN's first College Game Day broadcast of the year from Roos Field on the Red Turff in Cheney, WA.
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  • From this Chair
    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. At least that’s what Mary Jane, the pug, said after she overheard me talking to the Phantom about sending her to school. Obedience school, that is, the one put on in June by Kathy Deyo and Demetra Stewart. I told Mary Jane, “You know the teacher so what’s the big deal?” She said, “I’ll be the oldest one there and the puppies will tease me about my graying hair and missing teeth. “Look, even my paws are turning gray. They’ll wonder why this old dog is trying to learn new tricks she should have learned eight or so years ago.” My main reason for sending Mary Jane to obedience school is to teach her to stop when I say “Stop.” To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Down Memory Lane
    50 Years Ago: A safe was stolen from the Orofino VFW and hauled out the building’s back door this past Friday night. Inside the save was $384 in cash. This was the second safe stolen within one week. The first was an empty safe whisked away from Riverside Market. Police Chief William Philpot believed the thieves entered from the library, by sticking a hand through the book drop so they could reach and unlock the door. Small change was also stolen from the VFW bar’s cash register. Several VFW members’ discharge papers were stored in the stolen safe.
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  • Retreat to Weippe 2014 race results
    The 14th annual Retreat to Weippe began with ominous looking skies, but no one got rained on, and the cool weather made ideal walking and running conditions. Overall and age division winners received awards, and many door prizes were given our at the post race party. Team winner was Team Creative Gifts (Bev Bailey) with 24 team members. Other teams were Broken Toe Gang (aka Jeff Dugger) 17, GBS (Green, Bradley, Southerland) Team with 10, and Team Deyo with 10 members.
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  • ITD hearing in Lewiston to take comments for 129,000 pound truck route applications
    A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 in Lewiston to take comment on two applications allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on state highway routes, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The proposed shipments are known as “reducible loads,” meaning cargo or goods can be removed to make the shipments lighter. The hearing will be held on Thursday (June 26) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Idaho Transportation Department’s offices in Lewiston, 2600 Frontage Road. The purpose of the meeting is to take comment on applications to allow 129,000-pound trucks on: U.S. 95 - from Grangeville to Lewiston (milepost 241 to 312); U.S. 12 – from where U.S. 12 joins U.S. 95, across Clearwater Memorial Bridge to Mill Road (milepost 3 to 1.49). To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Truck passes pickup hauling camper, pickup crashes
    The camper attached to a Clarkston man’s pickup began to sway after the pickup was passed by a truck on the four-lane near the Clearwater River Casino, causing the driver to lose control and the pickup to crash last Friday afternoon, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). Lonnie Ells, 45, and Kimberly Ells, both of Clarkston, were southbound on US95 in a 2001 Dodge pickup May 23. Attached to the pickup was a camper with an extended trailer, according to ISP. At 3:54 p.m., near milepost 306.4, a tractor trailer (truck) passed Ells, and Ells’ camper and trailer began to sway. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Those celebrating birthdays next week are Dawn Hesler, Braelynne Goodman, Patti Heywood and Calla Heywood on June 1, Brandi Bower, Deana Lange, and Kara Olson on the 4, and Natasha Stewart on June 7. Anniversaries being celebrated are those of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brown on June 1, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schlader on June 3, Mr. and Mrs. Michael West on June 6, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Wyatt on June 7, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Daniels on June 7. Wishing you all happy days of celebration! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Fraser news
    The old wood shed at the Fraser Community Center has been removed. It was built in 1904, and it was finally time to take it down before a good wind blew it over. The Community Center Board gave Jake Armitage permission to salvage the building. He started the demolition on Wednesday, May 14, and by the following Saturday he had completed the job. Jake’s brother Buck helped with some of the work. Thanks Jake, we appreciate everything you have done. The new wood shed will be built some time during the summer. Jake was also hired to mow the grass around the Center. The Armitage family enjoyed a day at the Deyo Reservoir on Friday, May 16. Marie reported that the younger members of the family proved they could handle a fishing rod. They were catching trout while Grandpa Gerry had more luck with the smaller fish. The grand opening of the Deyo Reservoir Campgrounds will take place on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be 25 camping sites available; call 208-435-4406 for reservations. The charge for the West Camp will be $18 and the East Camp will be $8 per night. The campgrounds opened on May 23, it looks like this is going to be a favorite destination for the people in this area.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for May 29
    Time is running out for hunters interested in applying for controlled hunts for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall bear and fall turkey. The application deadline is June 5. Controlled hunts are hunts with a limited number of tags in a specific area for a specific species. They are like general season hunts, but the number of hunters is limited. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and timing; and success rates are usually higher than general season hunts.

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