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August 14 Poll Results
Bombing Iraq
Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to launch airstrikes at parts of Iraq?

71% Yes, I do. (32)
22% No, I don’t. (10)
  7% I don’t know. (3)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Born to fly
    This month’s Savvy Senior, Charles (Charlie) Nation, knew at a young age he was destined to fly. It was 1958 when he saw the movie “The Bridges at Toko-ri” with William Holden and Grace Kelly. The movie was set during the Korean War and was about a Navy jet fighter pilot flying combat. “That movie was the single motivating factor. That’s when I decided I wanted to be a Navy pilot,” says Charlie. It was around 1960 when he would decide he wanted to attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. The young Charlie was heavily influenced by watching Navy football players and Heisman trophy recipients Joe Belino and Roger Staubach and their outstanding performances. Charlie was born in New York City on Nov. 24, 1946, to Charles and Alice Nation. His father was employed by Grace Line, a steamship line that ran passengers and cargo from New York to South America and the Caribbean. A year after Charlie’s birth, his parents moved to South America. His sister, Mary, was born in 1947. After living in South America for three years the family moved back to New York City, then to Staten Island and eventually to New Jersey. Charlie completed second through fifth grades in Staten Island schools.. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read pages 4-7A.

  • Head-on collision sends three to hospital
    A head-on collision on Highway 12 Aug. 5 sent two adults and one child to the hospital, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). The accident occurred after 11 a.m. that morning. Robert J. Jacobsen, 70, of Kamiah, was driving a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on State Highway 7 (known locally as Gilbert Grade). Jacobsen failed to stop at the stop sign at Highway 7’s junction with Highway 12, at approximately milepost 44.5, half a mile from the Orofino bridge, according to the Idaho State Police. As a result, Jacobsen collided head-on with a 2009 Ford Focus driven by 53-year-old Tammy E. Stewart of Kamiah, who was eastbound on Highway 12, leaving Orofino. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 3B.

  • Weippe resident in vehicle rollover
    A Weippe resident was involved in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 11 Aug. 6, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Linda C. Cox, 67, was traveling from Weippe to Pierce on Highway 11, driving a 1999 Ford F250. At 3:19 p.m., near milepost 27.3, Cox lost control of the pickup, according to CCSO. The pickup left the roadway and stuck in the ditch, rolling and coming to rest on its driver’s side approximately eight feet from the roadway, according to CCSO. After being extricated from the pickup, Cox was transported via Life Flight helicopter to Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
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  • No annexation in current plans - people and council need a break
    City Council convened for a work session Aug. 5, in Council Chambers. Council member Sean Simmons was unable to attend. Four items on the agenda were up for discussion.  Of the dozen or so in attendance, it was a rather safe bet that they did not come to hear about the budget, the splash pad or the no dogs in the park signs, but more likely concerned with the topic “future annexation.” The council discussed the specific wording for the signs in the park to keep dogs off the grassy areas of the park. Four would be ideal to replace the three that are currently posted at the cabana, the entrance to the park by the bridge and at the entrance by the trestle. A fourth one would be posted by the arena area. Mayor Ryan Smathers said he had talked with others about the possibility about installing a bag dispenser for pet waste removal near the signs, for optimal cooperation and cleanliness of the park. Public Works Supervisor John Barton reported that the signs could be ordered to say anything the council chose; however he thought that “No dogs on grass area” should be sufficient.
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  • Derek Newland, Director of NGYCA and the academy's second class of students
    It is known that the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy actively utilizes almost every waking minute of the day, I’d expect no less of the director, Derek Newland and made sure I was on time and well prepared for our interview. He, afterall had made time from one of the most difficult weeks of school to answer a few questions for the Clearwater Tribune. I met with Newland for an update on the new group of students who began classes on Aug. 4, and for a brief summary of last year. But first, let’s reacquaint ourselves with the director. Newland is from Boise. He attended Boise schools and graduated from Boise State University with a degree in business management. He worked for a spell in banking, before becoming a pilot and serving 30 years in the National Guard. He jokes he was retired for all of 21 days before he was invited to direct the academy in Pierce.  Prior to arriving in Pierce, Newland spent a lot of time with youth, he was involved in youth sports, and similar types of activities. He recalls, “Our kids were grown and I thought it would be fun.”
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  • Two-vehicle accident on Highway 12
    A two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 12, Orofino, near 139th Street, near Deano’s, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). A report of the accident came in Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Mary E. Lycan of Kamiah, driving a pickup hauling a trailer, was attempting to turn into a nearby gas station when she was struck from behind by Kelly N. Burch of Orofino, also driving a pickup that was hauling a trailer, according to CCSO. Burch advised responding officers that he was driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of him, and tried to stop in time, but couldn’t, according to CCSO. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9B.

  • Big Cougar Fire
    The wildland Big Cougar Fire burning 24 miles south of Lewiston was lightning caused and was reported Aug. 2. As of Tuesday, Aug. 12 it had burned 62,500 acres with nine structures lost. Another 200 structures are threatened and structure protection is ongoing. The fire was 70% contained as of Tuesday morning. Current resources include 408 fire fighters, 11 crews, five helicopters, 11 engines, five dozers, two jet boats and support personnel. Boaters, campers and other recreationists continued Sunday to enjoy the beaches along the Snake River even though the tall rocky hills alongside and above them were blacked from the fire. Headquarters for the fire fighters is at Craigmont where all personnel is required to attend a briefing each morning during breakfast. Rations for the day are provided for the workers. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 6B.

  • One vehicle accident leads to another
    A Kamiah woman rear-ended another vehicle Aug. 6 on Highway 12, after failing to notice that traffic ahead of her had stopped due to a traffic accident, according to the Idaho State Police (ISP). Ariel M. Logue, 20, was driving eastbound on Highway 12 in a 1990 Toyota Tercel. With Logue in the vehicle were 13-year-old Tristan C. Krieger Adrian M. Logue, age two and a half, and Arianna L. Trankle, age two, al of Kamiah. At 4:46 p.m., near milepost 63 in Lewis County, Logue didn’t notice traffic was stopped for a crash at milepost 63.5, and she rear-ended a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Alana R. Curtis, 27, of Kooskia, according to ISP. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 4B.

  • Letter to the Editor: Dennis Fuller
    What a superior sense of morality evidenced by Gary Hanes (CT 8/7/14), to contest the perceived “exquisite sense of privilege” advanced by an offending letter writer. Since I also had an editorial in the July 24 issue discussing the “immigration imbroglio,” I feel compelled to remark even though Mr. Hanes’ gripe was with another commentator. That other editorialist advocated a “legal” immigration system in opposition to the border mess we currently have. The writer takes exception to the American taxpayer funding of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have broken our laws, and contends that we simply cannot afford to “host” these children. Mr. Hanes would rather see the current residents of Clearwater County “cleansed” so we can take in more criminals from around the world. But my main criticism is how he has tortured the definition of “immigrant” to apply the “refugee” badge to all those entering our country.
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  • Letter to the Editor: Jeanette Gorman
    In reading the Orofino City Council report in your paper two weeks ago I was dismayed to hear that someone wanted the council to proactively prevent any immigrants from entering or staying in our community. I assume the petitioner was referring to the children who are fleeing from Central America where their lives and futures are in extreme danger due to drug wars and violence within their home countries. It is hard for me to comprehend being that cold-hearted.  We all know that Jewish parents used any means possible to evacuate their children from death at the hands of the Nazis. There are far too many similar examples of children dying during wars, civil unrest and genocide. Desperate times call for desperate measures. American parents, I believe, would do the same thing if they felt the lives of their children were at extreme risk.
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  • New Clearwater Valley Medical Clinic to open in January 2015
    “One of the main goals of the new clinic is that it will be a patient-centered environment. This means that patient needs and privacy were the top concerns taken into consideration when planning and design took place,” says Lenne Bonner, Chief Administrative Officer, St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics, about the new Clearwater Valley Medical Clinic, currently under construction on the lot between Hospital Drive and Dunlap Road. “The admitting desk and the waiting are will be much more private than they are at the current location. We’re very excited to be able to offer increased privacy to our patients through a new design,” says Bonner.
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  • Public Health issues wildfire smoke advisory
    As we move into late summer here in North Central Idaho, we are also moving into the time of year that wildfires continue to increase. That means that wildfire smoke and the impact on air quality is going to become a concern. People exposed to smoke may experience symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath. Older adults, infants, children and people with medical conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease are often more affected. People who use inhalers for asthma or other conditions should keep them close at hand. People are advised to seek medical treatment for uncontrolled coughing, wheezing, choking, or if they have difficulty breathing once they move back indoors.
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  • Log hauling active on Powell, Lochsa, and North Fork Ranger Districts
    Log hauling has begun on the Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for the Powell Divide Timber Sale from Granite Pass to Lolo Pass. Due to public safety concerns, the Crooked Fork Contour Road #595 will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday, from the junction of US Highway 12 at Lolo Pass to the end of the road, once log hauling begins. The road will remain open for public use outside of these hours and on weekends. Also, log hauling has begun on the Lochsa Ranger District from the Mex Mountain area down the 500 and 519 Roads to the 100 Road.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    60 Years Ago-The families of Wayne Pippenger and Melvin Garner narrowly escaped when their five-man rubber boat capsized in the North Fork at Big Riffle, a couple miles above Elk Creek. The boat, regarded by many as “untippable,” did a quick flop when it collided with a log and slipped one edge upwards. Wayne and Melvin came up from a whirlpool to find the boat too far away to reach, with Mrs. Garner and children George and Linda Garner hanging on to the capsized boat. They could find no trace of the two Pippenger boys, Paul and Joe, and Wayne and Melvin finally had to start for shore. Mrs. Garner managed to stop the craft against some other logs. It was then she discovered that the two missing boys were underneath the boat, breathing in the air space between the boat and the water.
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  • Fraser news
    The summer temperatures continue to remain in the high 80 and 90 degree range. Friday night it cooled down to 60 degrees, so we made a trip to Lewiston early in the morning. This was a wise move, because it warmed up to 92 again by the end of the day. The forecast is for cooler weather by the weekend. Anyone attending the Wild Weippe Rodeo will appreciate that. The Grand Marshals for this year’s Wild Weippe Rodeo are Fred Borders and Millie Morris. There was a great article in the July 31, issue of the Clearwater Tribune about this couple. Congratulations Fred and Millie. Reggie Ball celebrated his 71st birthday on Aug. 6. Peggy invited their neighbors Carl and RoseAnna Thornton, Sandy and Gerry Linvile and the Brands down for dinner to help him celebrate. Shirley Lutes was born on Aug. 6, she commented that it was too hot to celebrate her birthday. The memorial service for Elwin Hutchins was held on Friday, Aug. 8. When Steve and I stopped in at the Weippe Wesleyan Church for the viewing, I was pleased to shake hands with former Pastor Don Blain.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    Last week our hilltop lost a great man. Elwin Hutchins was a man who contributed so much to our community. He was often seen at the park taking care of the flowers, helping out at the museum, or at the community hall. He was always working on something. He had the sweetest spirit and he will be missed by all who knew him! There will be a celebration of life for Elwin on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Weippe Mini Park at 11 a.m. The community is invited to come pay their respects and be part of the fellowship. Following the service in the Mini Park will be a potluck lunch. Elwin's family will have a private graveyard service at the Weippe Cemetery and will then rejoin the group in the park. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page2B.

  • Pierce news
    If you would like to enter the Weippe Rodeo parade, pick up a sign up sheet at either the Weippe or Pierce Library, Mary Ann’s Groceries, or Sherry’s Cakes and Bouquets. The parade starts at noon on Saturday, Aug. 16. Applications will be taken up until 11:30 a.m. on the day of the parade, however, it is better to get them in ahead of time. For more information, you can contact Heather at 435-4408.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for August 14
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and limits for waterfowl for 2014. The 2014-2015 season looks to be a productive one for Idaho hunters, as waterfowl populations are thriving in North America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes frameworks for season setting, and within that framework, Idaho Fish and Game will allow hunters to enjoy the maximum number of hunting days and the maximum bag limits allowed under that framework during the 2014-2015 season.

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