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June 5 Poll Results
Potatoes in WIC
The USDA’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritional program does not allow white potatoes to be purchased with WIC vouchers at grocery stores. Should they begin allowing this?

73% Yes. (35)
21% No. (10)
  6% Undecided. (3)

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  • Remembering the flood of 1964
    Click the link above to read the Cleawater Tribune's first installment of "Remembering the flood of 1946."

  • Anything but the "A" word
    The regular meeting held by Orofino City Council took place on May 27. It was another full house, most of the faces familiar in the opposition of the annexation issue of the past dozen or so meetings, but very little was mentioned of the subject that evening, except the question “Will annexation be discussed?” The answer in several instances was “No.” It is time for the council to move forward. There were other things to discuss, such as a resident’s request to build a ten foot fence, the results of the city’s audit for 2012, and the acquisition of a matching grant to replace the reel to reel projector at the Rex Theatre with the latest digital technology. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Idaho corporation fined for criminal asbestos violations in Orofino
    Owyhee Construction Incorporated, a Boise-based corporation, was sentenced last week to three years of probation for violating the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Owyhee Construction Inc., was the successful bidder on a $3 million waterline renovation project in Orofino. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also fined Owyhee Construction $100,000, ordered it to implement a compliance and ethics program, and pay restitution. Two employees of Owyhee Construction were previously sentenced to prison terms for acts related to the disposal of asbestos. The renovation contract documents warned Owyhee Construction that the company might encounter up to 5,000 linear feet of cement asbestos pipe (CAP) during the renovation. CAP is a non-friable form of asbestos that is encapsulated in a cement matrix. When the CAP is broken or crushed by heavy equipment or subjected to cutting and grinding by machinery, it becomes subject to regulation because of the threat to public health from airborne fibers.
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  • Jason Mechling, 23 years of service at Les Schwab, and counting
    Getting an interview with Jason Mechling wasn’t easy, who is currently the manager at Les Schwab, since the beginning of this year. (Mechling replaces Gary Wessels, who retired in December of 2013.) His priorities and schedule revolve around doing whatever he can to keep the customers satisfied at Les Schwab, and that is exactly what he’s been doing for the past 23 plus years. Mechling was hired by Wessels and began working for Les Schwab here in Orofino in 1990, right after graduating from high school. He worked here until 1994, when he was transferred to Kennewick, WA, and worked there for five years. He then worked for Les Schwab in Post Falls also for five years, where he was promoted to Assistant Manager. Next, the company transferred Mechling to Moscow, where he spent three years as an Assistant Manager in a little larger facility. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Debris dumper(s) sought
    Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or persons responsible for dumping a large amount of construction debris at approximately mile marker 5, off of the Shang-Hi Road outside of Pierce. The debris was discovered Tuesday, May 20. Based on the contents of the debris, it appears someone removed damaged construction materials, and repaired or remodeled a building. It also appears the person or persons may have installed green asphalt roofing that rolls out. The roofing is approximately three to four feet in height. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Golf rally June 24 benefits ICARE
    Have fun, play golf or bridge, and help a cause at the ICARE events sponsored by the Orofino branch of AAUW at Kayler’s Bend Golf Course on Tuesday, June 24. The golf rally will begin with registration at 8:30 am. Tee off will be 9 a.m. The costs of the golf event include: $20 entry fee (ICARE) and $5 (payable to AAUW); greens fees of $15 for nine holes, a cart fee of $10 per nine holes (payable to Kayler’s Bend Golf Course). Lunch will be provided by AAUW. Sign-up sheets are posted at the Orofino Golf Course and Kayler’s Bend Golf Course. Golfers are encouraged to sign up by June 15. To sign up or for additional information, please contact Patty Reggear at 208-476-7364 or Kitty Geidl at 208-476-4709. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Tribal Unit 45 receives $199,978 in Brownsfield funding
    Two re-development projects on Tribal lands in Idaho will receive a total of $399,978 in Brownfields funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This includes the Nez Perce Tribe, which will receive $199,978 in grant funds to conduct a Phase II environmental site assessment on Tribal Unit 45. The assessment will include soil vapor sample screening and groundwater monitoring well sampling. Tribal Unit 45 is a 38.9 acre site on the northern boundary of the Nez Perce Reservation in Orofino, located off Highway 12, on the opposite side of the river from Orofino.
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  • Haskett named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete two years straight
    For the second-straight season, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named Bellevue University senior Frank Haskett a Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athlete. In order to be nominated, the student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. There are a total of 257 NAIA student-athletes that earned this award. Haskett graduated from Orofino High School in 2009, after high school he went on to play baseball at Grey’s Harbor Community College in Aberdeen, WA. After two years in Aberdeen, Haskett transferred to Bellevue University in Omaha, NE to continue his dream of college baseball. Haskett scored 22 runs while playing 40 games this season. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Letter to the Editor: Dennis Fuller
    John Gilliam’s letter of last week echoing my respect for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and our shared disdain for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its use of military-style weapons against nonviolent protestors is much appreciated. Mr. Gilliam is spot-on with his assessment that we are not provided the truth by today’s subjugated media. Even more significant than the lies we are told is the truths that are withheld from us. Including such realities as the collusion and cooperation between many federal agencies and the environmental lobby, which planned decades ago to drive all the ranchers off the “public lands” by 1993. You may recall the enviro-slogan “Cattle Free by 93.” Part of that plan was revealed at a “Public Interest Law Conference” held in March of 1991 at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene. A key presenter at that confab was counsel for the National Wildlife Federation, Roy Elicker who explained that ranchers could be driven off the range by gradually increasing costly fees and regulations. Elicker noted that “if they’ve got to go out and move that cow around six times, by the time they’re done, they’ve lost their shirt. You can win a lot more victories by promulgating unnecessary regulations and making it so expensive for him to continue to run cattle on public lands that he goes broke.” The tree/turtle huggers have been winning ever since. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Revolver, knife, and birdhouse - CCRW July 4 drawing kicks off
    Clearwater County Republican Women kick off sales for their July 4 prize drawing beginning this week. Tickets are $10 each for a chance at winning one of three great items. First prize is a Charter Arms Stainless Steel Target Bulldog 357 Revolver. This is a quality weapon suitable for guys or gals and has a retail value of about $450. Second prize is a large knife engraved with the Second Amendment. A case is included. Retail value is approximately $180. Third prize is a handcrafted wood birdhouse made by John’s Birdhouses. This beautiful birdhouse retails for $50. Tickets are available at The Stitchery, 245 Main Street, Orofino, as well as from any member of CCRW.
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  • Orofino Gun Club articles from the 1930s
    From the March 14, 1930 Clearwater Tribune: GUN CLUB LOSES. Last Sunday was a dark stormy day for the Orofino Gun club. After hanging up straights for three previous weeks, they fell down to 72 and thereby lost ties to Boise 75, Chewelch 75 and regular matches to Metaline Falls-Ione 75, Okanagan 73 and Winchester 74. The only win made was in a tie with Colton-Uniontown 70. Next week the locals shoot against Pasco, Pateros and Pullman. In making the 72 score Sunday Stonebraker went straight, Swantek made 24 and Wann Crawford and McCarthy made 23. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Down Memory Lane
    30 Years Ago - Grangemont PTO parents and their children picked up a staggering 1,430 pounds of trash along Grangemont Road, between 13-mile hill and the Vern Bretz residence. The project doubled as a community spring clean-up campaign and fundraiser. Donations from community residents would be used to purchase items for Grangemont School that were not covered in the school’s budget. When donating, residents guessed how much litter would be picked up. The low guess was 50 pounds, and the high guess, by Bill Gilmore, was 950 pounds. 40 Years Ago - Eva Wolfe’s Weippe news column this week included this cheeky paragraph: “For everybody who complains that there is nothing for their children to do in the summer time, don’t forget to help sponsor a children’s activity for the summer. The ‘Little League’ is in need of sponsors and assistants. ‘If you don’t help you won’t have a gripe!’ Call Don Webster for further information.”
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  • Meredith Thompson graduates from Ketchum Community School
    Meredith Lee Thompson, daughter of Todd and Susan Thompson and granddaughter to Marion Thompson graduated from the Community School in Ketchum on Sunday, June 1. Thompson is a native of Orofino and a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. She was fortunate to be sponsored by members of the Sun Valley Community to attend her senior year at the exclusive private school in Wood River Valley where she boarded with the Sun Valley ski team.
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  • Orofino Community and Clearwater County blood drive
    The American Red Cross is holding the Orofino Community/Clearwater County blood drive on Wednesday, June 11, 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 13610 Freemont Ave. To schedule your appointment contact Jim McCann at 476-4952 or Len Anderson 476-5908 or schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Fraser news
    On Memorial Day Sandy and Jerry Linvile and the Balls joined the Brands for a BBQ. The weather did not cooperate so the meal was eaten inside at the dining room table instead of on the patio. It was a fun day and everyone enjoyed visiting. Valerie Armichardy and another chaperone will be taking eight Timberline Schools students on a trip to Costa Rica for two weeks in December and January. Each student will do a research project for their class of Environmental Science and give presentations when they return. The students are working on fundraisers for the trip. They are currently selling enchiladas for $12; the orders need to be in by June 6. Contact Timberline Schools at 208-435-4411 for more information or Valerie Armichardy at 208-435-4297. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    As a proud mom, I would like to tell you all a little bit about my son, Jacob Mayberry. Jacob, age 16, left last week to go spend his summer in South Dakota to work at Cedar Canyon Christian Campground. He drove about 850 miles all by himself! He began working this week by making beds and getting the camp ready for campers. During his stay he will be doing a wide range of jobs from camp maintenance to supervising the ropes course. This is such a great opportunity for him to meet new people and to see a part our country that he's never been to before. Over the next 10 weeks I will be missing my son like crazy, but I am so grateful that he will be getting this experience of a lifetime! To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Pierce news
    The Pierce/Weippe ATV Trailriders will be sponsoring their June Annual Fun Run this weekend in Pierce. Signups are Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Courtyard Park in Pierce (next to Pierce Hardware). There will be our usual BBQ (by donation) at some point along the trail which is approximately 35 miles this year. The drawing for the Henry 22 Long Rifle Golden Boy will be at 5 p.m. at the Courtyard Park as well as the prize drawings for the Fun Run. Dust off your ATVs/UTVs and come join us. For more information please call Bill or Alison Young at 208-464-2379. This Saturday, June 7, will be 1860 Days’ second and last bake sale this year, and we thank everyone in advance for contributing! This kind of “grass roots” fundraising is so vital for any group, and for us, it’s also a lot of fun getting together for a few hours. From 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m., in front of Blue Moose, we hope we break our last record set in April. We look forward to seeing everyone at the booth.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for June 5
    Hunters who have applied for controlled hunts for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat tags can see if they were chosen by going to the Fish and Game web page: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/controlledhunt/results.asp

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