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June 26 Poll Results
Pet-Friendly Rentals
If you couldn’t find a rental that
would allow you to keep your pets, would you give them up?

10% Yes. (5)
10% I would try to give them to a friend or family member. (5)
69% No, I would figure something else out. (33)
10% It would depend on the situation. (5)

This is not a scientific poll.

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

  • It's not what you think
    In May of 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition left St Louis to find the most direct and practicable water communication across the continent to the Pacific coast. That winter, they set up camp in the Mandan nation’s territory. It was here they met a French-Canadian fur trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau and his young Shoshone wife, Sacagawea. Charbonneau served as the expedition’s translator. It was also here, a little known history fact, that another French-Canadian fur trapper joined the expedition. His name was Charles Dumbass, pronounced Doom-Bass. Charbonneau was insistent that Charlie also join the expedition. Lewis and Clark were very reluctant at first because they did not need another mouth to feed. Finally Lewis and Clark gave in when Charbonneau assured them that Charlie was an avid fisherman and would be a great addition to the expedition because of the fish he would catch along the way.
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  • Twenty-two weeks to success
    On June the cadets of the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA) left their home of 22 weeks to go to Boise in preparation for their commencement ceremony. The last days at the academy were a little rocky, with emotions running high and a sense of anxiousness that could be felt by all. Twenty-two weeks is a long time to spend anywhere, but especially for these 77 youth who were able to hang in for the whole five and a half months away from their families, friends, and surroundings that they came from. In January the IDYCA started out with 99 cadets from 24 counties. As was expected, some of those who came were not prepared to stay the course. It took a lot of dedication and hard work to stay in the program.
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  • More to the story on "private" boat docks
    I am guessing your poll about houseboats in last week’s paper was based on a Lewiston newspaper article about moorage on Dworshak. The information in that Lewiston paper article was incomplete and contained numerous errors and misconceptions. Just as the old story goes, a newspaper reporter just doesn’t seem to print what they are told; they print what they want to hear or thought they heard in the interview. It was determined about 10 years ago that the Big Eddy Marina was not designed to handle larger boats like houseboats. The Corps of Engineers designed a single buoys system to moor a large boat in the Merry’s Bay area and the Dworshak State Park managed the moorage under a lease agreement with the Corps. The state collects a yearly moorage fee for the buoy, like they do the moorage slips at the marina. To keep a boat on a buoy requires a substantial yearly moorage fee paid to Dworshak State park.  Twelve buoys were approved for installation. After six were in place for a few years it was determined that a flaw in the initial Corps buoy design was getting the cables from the buoys entangled when the reservoir drops and as the water rose, the buoys were hanging up. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4A.

  • Truck driver charged in vehicle fatality
    A Lewiston truck driver has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter as a result of his involvement in a two-vehicle crash in January that killed 50-year-old Greg Challinor of Orofino. Walt Dugger Jr., 66, was charged last week in Lewiston’s 2nd District Court for his role in the Highway 12 collision, which occurred in January. Two passengers in Challinor’s vehicle sustained injuries, and part of the highway was closed for six hours, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). Dugger has pleaded not guilty to the vehicular manslaughter charge. A pre-trial hearing was held Tuesday in Lewiston.
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  • Jack-knifed pickup with trailer blocks Highway 12
    An Orofino man driving a pickup with a trailer attached lost control of the vehicle and eventually caused it to jack-knife, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). This partially blocked U.S. Highway 12 for about two hours, according to ISP. Kyle Mercer, 26, was eastbound on U.S. 12 in a 1979 Dodge Pickup June 21. The pickup was towing a trailer.
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  • Chautauqua Festival invites local musicians to join parade
    A parade will be held in downtown Orofino on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. to kick off the last day of the Chautauqua Festival in Orofino. The Chautauqua group is inviting all local musicians to perform with them in the parade. The “Keep the Faith” Chautauqua festival will be held July 31-Aug. 3, and will feature performers, musicians and educators from around the world. The special thing about the tour is that is honoring an Orofino local who recently passed away, Faith Petric. Also the festival has not been to Orofino in over 100 years; and it will be welcomed back as the final stop for the 60 member touring group in honor of Faith, who played a major part in the festival for many years. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Nannie Carrico birthday celebration June 29
    Friends and family of Nannie B. Kelley Carrico are invited to her 95th birthday celebration, scheduled for Sunday, June 29, at Orofino City Park, from 1 to 4 p.m. Birthday cards are more than welcome, but no gifts, please. This celebration is a potluck, so please bring a dish and your own lawn chairs.
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  • Orofino Merchants finish weekend against Owyhee County
    The Merchants closed their three-day stretch road trip against Owyhee County splitting the doubleheader 5-3 and 4-8. Scotty Lee went the distance in the first game, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out eight to lead Orofino to a 5-4 win. “He was the only healthy arm we had left so it was nice to see him go the distance,” said Coach Jeff Wilson. In the game, Lee, Walker Reggear, and Hayden Wilson all collected a pair of hits, and the Merchant starter helped his own cause with three RBIs. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Hear songs about Idaho next week after the Farmer's Market
    All the songs about Idaho you could ever want to hear will be performed Tuesday, July 1, at 6 p.m. at Orofino City Park, immediately after the Orofino Farmer’s Market ends. Gary Eller has been researching songs about Idaho for 10 years, specifically seeking songs written before the advent of radio. These are historically based songs, which Eller will bring to life with stories and instruments. This event is free to the public, and presented by the Clearwater Historical Society.
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  • Letter to the Editor: April Allen
    I’m writing this to everyone who drives Grangemont Road (including my truck driving friends). I’m asking you to please slow down! The impact we are having on the game is incredible: eleven deer off our corner in a three-year period, in a one-mile stretch. In addition to the deer there was a horse, a bull, and a yearling calf! That’s in only a one mile stretch! This year we have already seen two deer and two cow elk, one with her baby knocked out of her, killed. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • Construction on Grangemont Road underway
    The Four Day Corner Project on the Grangemont Road has started. Construction is scheduled to happen Monday through Thursday with delays up to 45 minutes. Starting near the end of July the Grangemont Road will be closed for starting at Cow Creek Road to Campbell’s Pond for approximately six weeks to allow the contractor to complete installation of the culvert and alignment. The alternate route from Orofino to Greer and up Hwy 11 is recommended during the road closure phase. The Board of County Commissioners at their June 16, meeting held a public hearing on the New Hope Water Improvement Project status of funded activities for the Community Development Block Grant funds and Rural Development loan.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    40 Years Ago - In the crime reports this week, Robert Werner, Mrs. James Buchanan, and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson each reported to city police that hoses in their yards had been cut the previous night. Mrs. Rocky Baker reported that a chainsaw valued at $219 was taken from her car on Michigan Ave. Also in the reports, Peggy Profitt reported that a 10-speed bicycle was stolen from her home on Tamarack Ave. R.C. Hughes, of Spokane, reported that sometime during the last month, $500 worth of tools were taken from his vehicle parked near the Shell bulk plant. Mrs. Keith Wilson reported that a bicycle had been stolen sometime last week from her Weippe home. 80 Years Ago Albert Reynolds and Engolf Snortland, who served five years in the state prison here for kidnapping the late Lt. Gov. W.B. Kinne of Orofino, were arrested by Boise police immediately after their release on pardons from the penitentiary this week. Arrest and expulsion of released convicts was in line with the policy of the police department, T. C. Cribbins, police chief, said. On July 7 last year the state board of pardons reduced the men’s sentences from a 12 and a half to 25-year term to just five years.
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  • Dworshak Reservoir almost full; July 4 outdoor fun awaits visitors
    Dworshak Reservoir will likely reach full pool elevation by the end of June, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers announced today An above-normal snow pack throughout the Clearwater sub-Basin challenged water managers to balance the need to maintain space in the reservoir for any unexpected water inflows with the desire to have the reservoir close to full pool (1,600 feet in elevation) in time for the July 4 holiday weekend, said Steve Hall, reservoir manager for the Corps' Walla Walla District. Hall and other Corps water experts conducted an observation flight on June 10 to visually confirm how much snow-covered area remained in the basin, and came back with good news for Dworshak holiday visitors: only about five percent of the area was still covered by snow, allowing water managers to continue safely filling the reservoir. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Fraser news
    Steve and I stopped at the Greer Yard Sale on Friday, June 13. While looking over the items for sale we visited with Everett and Barbara Martin. Everett recalled an interesting fact about Marvin Brown. He recalled that Marvin was left handed and he taught himself to play the fiddle with out changing the position of the strings. Everett has such a good memory about events that have happened over the years, he could write a book. Thanks for that information about one of our pasted Fraser residents, Everett. There will be two celebrations on the hill this weekend; one in memory of Glen Erickson, and another in honor of Elwin Hutchins. The first one is on Saturday, June 28. Friends and family are invited to the Fraser Park at 1 p.m. to celebrate the life of long time Fraser resident Glen Erickson. Glen passed away on Oct. 14 2013; his family decided to hold this celebration of his life during the summer at one of his favorite places. Glen enjoyed the time he spent as park ranger for Fraser Park. He even places a mail box for guests of the park to sign in. He enjoyed reading their comments and discovering where they came from. This is a potluck picnic so bring your favorite dish and join in as stories about his life are told during the sharing time. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Local cadet, Daniel Supple, graduated with a diploma after spending 22 weeks at the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy. Daniel's rank at the IDYCA was that of an Airman. While at the academy, he earned a placement ribbon and a ribbon for physical fitness.  Daniel says that he would recommend the program to anyone who is having a hard time with school or dealing with life. He said that he learned a lot about himself at the academy. Before his stay, he feels like he had been taking his life and family for granted. In the last five months, he learned how to get along with others and he feels that he is a much stronger person after being away from home. After graduation, Daniel is going to work as diesel mechanic apprentice at Mangum Trucking in Pierce. Daniel is the son of Dan Supple and Debi Miller. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Pierce news
    Timberline Spartan boys’ basketball team is in dire need of new uniforms and is asking for your help. In order to remain competitive within the league, they need to purchase some much needed equipment. If possible they would like enough money to also attend a team camp at Gonzaga University. The team is grateful for the support their community has provided in the past. Donations can be sent to: THS Basketball, 132 Timberline Drive, Pierce, Idaho. 83546.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for June 26
    Fishing for Chinook salmon in the Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers will be closed at the end of fishing hours on Sunday, June 29. This closure marks the end of the spring Chinook fishery in the Clearwater Drainage.

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