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June 12 Poll Results
Size "Fat"
Would you buy a clothing brand whose sizes included “Fat” and “Jumbo?”

29% Yes. (10)
56% No. (19)
15% I’m not sure. (5)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Remembering the flood of 1964: Part II
    Click the link above to read the Cleawater Tribune's second installment of "Remembering the flood of 1946."

  • The Savvy Senior: Everything you need is right here
    This month’s Savvy Senior, Laurella Frazier Miller, was born April 10, 1934, at the Burns Hospital (above where Augie’s is now located) at a little after 8 a.m. Dr. Robertson was the attending physician and announced to her mother, Mabel Comnick Frazier, that her daughter “was here in time for school!” Laurella’s mother would cook for Dr. Robertson to pay for the bill. The room where Laurella was born looked down on the current location of Frontier Foods. Helms Service Station sat at the corner of the street. That location later became Rod’s Drug (now currently Stereo Vision.) Her parents were living in the apartments located on Canada Hill at the time. Laurella’s brother, Darrol Glen, was 18 months older. During the Depression her father worked for the forest service out of Coeur d’Alene blazing trails, taking supplies out to camp and doing whatever was necessary. As the kids grew and their parents worked hard providing for the family Laurella’s brother Darrol would often look after her. “He mostly told on me,” Laurella says with a chuckle.
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  • Vandals hit Dworshak's Little Meadow ATV Camp
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir need help obtaining information about recent vandalism and theft that were discovered at the Dworshak Reservoir Little Meadow ATV Camp. On June 1, Corps rangers discovered the lock on the traffic-counter box was cut and the unit was stolen. The camp entrance sign and bathroom door were riddled with bullet holes. The total damages to facilities and the replacement of a new traffic counter is expected to exceed $1,000.
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  • Young Eagles Fly-In Saturday at Orofino Airport
    Attention youngsters living in the vicinity of Orofino! This Saturday, June 14, is International Young Eagles Day, meaning that it is a free flight day for young folks ages 8-17. There are a lot of activities this weekend, and those wanting to include a free 15-20 minute flight with a local pilot are encouraged to register at the Orofino Airport for a flight between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday. A parent or guardian must be present to sign waiver at registration. The older a Young Eagle is at the time of first flight, the more likely that young person is to become a pilot. Young Eagles ages 13 and up are especially more likely to pursue a pilot certificate, and the more flights a young person takes the more likely that person will become a licensed pilot. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12A2.

  • Celebrate Idaho Free Fishing Day June 14
    No fishing gear or experience? No problem! Saturday, June 14th is Idaho’s annual Free Fishing Day.  Idaho Fish and Game invites residents, nonresidents, as well as veteran and novice anglers of all ages to celebrate the day by fishing anywhere in Idaho without a license. Even though a fishing license is not required for this special day, all other rules, such as limits and tackle restrictions, still remain in effect. Make sure to grab a copy of the fishing regulations before you head out on the water. Free fishing day does include salmon fishing; anglers do not need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits. Staff and volunteers will be available at seven locations around the region to help novice anglers learn the basics of fishing. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 12B.

  • Ready to skydive? Jump days are July 12-13
    For all of you who wanted to skydive last year, but were still contemplating the first big step, you’ll have another opportunity this year. The Sober Skydive Jump Days will be Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, at the Orofino Airport off of Hwy. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. There is an age limit of 16 and up, and 16 and 17-year-olds must have the SkyDown form signed by their parent and notarized. To download the form, simply contact Dennis at: The cost to tandem jump (jump from the plane attached to a professional skydiving instructor) is $225. For more information contact Jason at (208) 816-1510 or SkyDown (208) 455-2359.
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  • Digital Hygiene: Part 1
    Digital hygiene is like personal hygiene: once you start doing it, it becomes second nature, and you’re better off. Bad digital hygiene, like not brushing your teeth, can lead to gunk. Whereas the gunk in your teeth from failing to brush regularly will put you in the dentist’s chair, the gunk from failing to protect your mobile phone or computer could ruin your credit and, sometimes worse, compromise the security of friends and colleagues around you with whom you communicate. It could be inadvertently opened emails, that link you clicked but that didn’t go anywhere. The Internet is a cesspool of viruses, trojans, back doors, worms, and more, and whether you realize it or not, every day you wade through it to get to the content you really want. Identity thieves will steal your personal information from many sources. They can damage your credit status and cost you time and money restoring your good name.
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  • Local grief group helps to ease the pain
    It began a little more than a year ago, at Sunday school at First Baptist Church, formed between three friends and a daughter; four women who were struggling with the agony of losing a loved one. The church community was extremely supportive, but there can be some very difficult days ahead. What about those who have no family in the area? “Often, a person doesn’t know what to say to a person dealing with the loss of a loved one, afraid they may start thinking about the one lost; but it’s likely that the person thinks of them all the time, but no one wants to talk about it – they just don’t know how to respond, it almost makes one feel the person didn’t exist.
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  • Merchants sweep St. Maries in season opening doubleheader
    JIn the season opening double header against the St. Maries Savages the Orofino Merchants walked away with two wins 12-2 and 7-1 on their home field on Friday, June 6. In the first game Orofino put the mercy-rule into effect after scoring six runs in the second inning and added to that in the fifth, even though St. Maries scored twice in the top of the fourth. Scotty Lee only had to throw 62 pitches to get the win from the mound. Due to an injury during pre-game warm-ups to Walker Reggear there was a little position moving for the Merchants who had to put Tanner Schwartz in as the starting catcher. In the second game of the evening Schwartz took the mound striking out 13. Tory Knapp and Schwartz both had two doubles. “He is only going to get to play in three more doubleheader, then he will be lost for the season due to a surgery next week on his throwing hand,” said Wilson of Schwartz. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 11A.

  • Men escape injury in swift Clearwater River
    Levi Carson and Mark Broncheau were able to swim to shore after their drift boat capsized in the Clearwater River near the Lenore Bridge at about 5:36 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. According to a news release from the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, Carson and Broncheau were fishing in the swift current just east of the Lenore Bridge when a gust of wind and the strong current swept the boat sideways. The anchor line moved to the side of the 16-foot boat, where it pulled downward on the port gunwale and swamped the craft. The two men were ejected and swam to the north side of the river near the Lenore Boat Ramp.
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  • Clearwater County receives elk restoration grant
    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $276,584 in funding to Idaho for a handful of wildfire restoration efforts as well as habitat enhancement projects and research focused on a declining elk population. The 2014 grants will positively affect nearly 76,000 acres in Ada, Adams, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Camas, Clearwater, Elmore, Idaho, Owyhee, Shoshone, Teton and Valley Counties. There is also one project of statewide interest. RMEF volunteers in Idaho raised the project funding through banquets, membership drives and other activities. In Clearwater County, the RMEF grant will provide funding for extensive landscape and elk habitat restoration in the Clearwater Basin of north-central Idaho where elk populations continue their steadily decline over the past three decades because of a substantial loss of early-serial habitat, human pressures and the reintroduction of wolves (also affects Idaho County); and provide Torstenson Family Endowment (TFE) funding for a multi-year elk nutrition study in the Clearwater Basin that includes capturing and collaring wild elk, establishing a land use habitat matrix and applying the new Oregon-Washington elk nutrition and habitat models for a monitoring program (also affects Idaho County).  To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6B.

  • Stale chocolates and people-watching
    In the June 5 Clearwater Tribune, we published a Glimpse of the Past picture that featured five men who were members of the Orofino Gun Club in the 1930s. Two of the men pictured had not been identified, and only the last name of a third man was known. Harry Cummings of Orofino called to inform us that Jimmy Crawford was the man in the center, not J.R. Hughes. B.J. Kinne is thought to be in the picture, but it is still unknown which man he is. Harriet Reece and Fred Kelley, both former Orofino residents, both named the center man as Jimmy Crawford. “He and his wife lived at the corner of Michigan and B Street, where the bank is now,” said Reece. “They were good friends of my Walrath grandparents, and as a child I was fascinated by them. I visited them whenever I could.” Crawford had been a professional boxer, said Reece, and there was a room in their home that contained his many trophies, and some stale chocolates. The Crawfords would share the chocolates with Reece whenever she visited their home.
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  • First annual "Diggin the 4th" Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
    The first annual Diggin the 4th co-ed volleyball tournament will be held on Friday, July 4, at the Orofino City Park. Cost is $70 per team and you must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Co-ed teams must consist of at least three females on the court at all times. You can have an all-female team but you must designate three females to follow the male rules while on the court. Rules and regulation meeting starts at 7:45 a.m. There will be vendors at the park during and after the tournament. Deadline for sign-ups is June 23.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    30 Years Ago: Orofino Post Office’s building was undergoing a $37,000 project designed to meet strenuous federal health restrictions, by removing all of the asbestos wrappings and insulation covering the steam pipes and boiler, and the pipe extensions in hidden ceiling and wall areas. Following the month-long operation would be installation of a new boiler (estimated at $15,000). The current boiler had been in service for 45 years. 40 Years Ago: Robert Hoyt, an 83-year-old Weippe man, maintained that bicycling kept him fit. Hoyt was a long-time fan of bicycling outdoors. Recently he decided to ride his bicycle all the way to Pierce (24 miles round trip) in order to pick up his prescription at Kimball Drug. Hoyt said he was unsure he could complete the trip, but did, in just four hours. This included a stop to rest on the return trip. Hoyt rode his bicycle to work at Hutchins Mill for 22 years. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Fraser news
    This Sunday is Father’s Day and the Fraser Ladies Get Together Club will be serving their annual Father’s Day breakfast at the Fraser Community Center. The serving starts at 8 a.m., it’s an “all you can eat” meal, the cost for adults is $5, ages six to 12 is $2.50 and children under six years old are free. Dolores Watson will be at the door ready to visit with you and tally up your costs. Judy Berreth and Lydia Undem will be scrambling the eggs, Donna Brown will be making biscuits, Steve Brand will be flipping pancakes and Peggy Ball and Norma Brand will handle the sausage gravy, sausages and the beverages of coffee and orange juice. There will be butter, maple syrup and home made jams and syrups for your biscuits and pancakes. We know that some people like to slather their biscuits with honey so it will be available also. This is a great time to bring your family out for a great breakfast and you will have time to visit with your neighbors. This summer the Fraser Community Center is getting a new look; the old wood shed has already been removed, and a new wood shed will be added on to the north side of the building by 4 Stem Construction.. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Joe Stanley, son of Don and Molly Stanley, is a 2014 High School Graduate. Joe has been home-schooled for his entire life of education. His cumulative GPA was 3.2.  After graduation, Joe will be attending the University of Idaho where he will be studying Electrical Engineering. He is also interested in radio, theater, and sound and light production. Joe's extracurricular activities include being an active member of 4-H since he was six years old. His favorite project has been swine.  Joe's hobbies and interests are writing, trains and inventing things, such as quiz boards. He has also been part of creating haunted houses and working with special effects for the last five years, mostly for the community, but one was a for profit haunt for the 4-H group in California. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Pierce news
    I know there are a lot of new people in town who may not be aware of the fact that Pierce is very fortunate to be home to a full size pool, the only one in Clearwater County! It is an indoor pool with diving board and outside patios. There are lifeguards on duty full time. Any child under the age of five must be accompanied by a paying adult that is present the entire time their child is in the pool. Ages six and over are welcome. Children wanting to use the diving board must first pass a “swim test” with the lifeguard. There are shower and changing rooms available, snacks for the kids and a whole lot of fun. The pool is scheduled to open on Thursday, June 12 (the last day of school) for a free 1 to 4 p.m. swim. Swim lessons will start on Monday, June 16, so please call and get signed up, 464-2443.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for June 12
    At the end of fishing hours on Thursday, June 12, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game have implemented a closure to the harvest of adult Chinook salmon (24 inches or longer) on the Clearwater River between the Orofino Bridge and the South Fork Clearwater River.

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