Carla Hillman of Peck perished in this house fire Jan. 15.
This video shows the demolition of a giant boulder at the Highway 14 landslide 10 miles west of Elk City.
Between 8 and 9 a.m. this helicopter began dumping water on the hill above Orofino Creek, next to Michigan Avenue and the Orofino Tabernacle. It is still circling even now, focusing on hot spots where flames are still spreading. It started across from Carney Drive, on the other side of the hill (Upper Fords side), and is now working on the hill above the Orofino Tabernacle.
A welcome respite from the hot, dry summer, the rainstorm July 7 in Clearwater County brought a freshness to the air that was most welcome.
Audioburn performed at the 2015 Orofino Firework Show at Orofino City Park. This is them singing Kung Fu Fighting.
Orofino's 4th of July fireworks show was spectacular, as always, with the explosions echoing over the river canyon like massive cannons.
A whitetail doe nurtures her newborn twin fawns. Sadly, these fawns were killed later the very same day, by a mother coyote hunting for her young pups.
The prosecution alleges jealousy and rage over a boyfriend led to the murder of Samantha Fignani on May 22, 2017. Clearwater County Prosecutor E. Clayne Tyler alleges Jessica Colpitts, 33, shot and killed Fignani in a jealous rage over her involvement with Colpitts’ former boyfriend, Savij “Jojo” Walker.
The first degree murder trial began this Wednesday, March 13, for Jessica L. Colpitts, of Orofino. Colpitts is accused of shooting Samantha S. Fignani, 23, also of Orofino, on May 22, 2017. Judge for the jury trial is Gregory FitzMaurice, with the trial being held in the Idaho County Courthouse in Grangeville.
Michael James Green died at 67 of cancer March 12, 2019 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Colleen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital of pneumonia Thursday, March 14, 2019.
The common comment about David E. Statler is he lived life as he wanted. He lived a life of kindness and doing right by the “pack”, those that were either family through relation or like family through relationship. And let’s not forget the dogs he had over the years who were his best buddies, his constant companions and ever loyal to him. Those of us who knew David were lucky. We have years of great stories to tell thanks to the life he led. Quite suddenly he departed us February 27, 2019.
Chris St. Germaine presented the Proposed Rural Community Development Block Grant (RCDBG) application for public review at a special public hearing called March 7. The proposed project is to help provide improvements and expansion of the Orofino Business Center to meet the needs of SJX Jet Boats Inc.
Scott Godfrey, Vegetation and Stewardship Staff Officer on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, was recently recognized alongside USDA Forest Service colleagues with a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award for efforts to advance the Good Neighbor Authority in the state of Idaho.
According to an Idaho State Police report on Saturday, March 16, at approximately 7:02 a.m. a fatal crash occurred on US 12 at milepost 58, seven miles west of Kamiah.