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.
Orofino High School’s class of 1966 met the Saturday of the fair (Sept. 17) for their 50th reunion.
The 2019 AMA Endurocross Series has selected Orofino and the Orofino LoggerXross Event as the open round of their 2019 Season. Lee Collins WHR Motorsports owner of Endurocross and Jim Engle owner of Orofino LoggerXcross came to an agreement to bring the National Event to Orofino Idaho after the reorganizing of Endurocross earlier this year. “We are extremely excited about this opportunity and looking forward to continuing with our already world class event. We will be the starting point for the best off-road riders in the world to battle it out for the red plate and AMA Endurocross Championship points lead heading into the 2019 Series.”
Samantha Shea Fignani, 23, of Kooskia, was taken from us Monday, May 22, 2017, in Orofino. She was a loved daughter, sister, mother and friend. Her sweet smile and infectious laugh will be dearly missed.
December through February, F&G crews and volunteers trap and collar fawns to track winter survival.
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin today introduced S. 754, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA), to leverage public-private partnerships and authorize annual funds for fish habitat restoration and protection projects supported by regional Fish Habitat Partnerships.
Spring moved fast upon us on March 20 and, unfortunately, fire season preceded it by a week. On March 13 there were two human–caused fires outside our community on lands protected by the Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association.
Due to the government shutdown this year, there was little to discuss with either the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) or Bountiful Grain and Craig Mountain (BGCM) Railroad, regarding the proposed rail line from Jaype to Lewiston. The last meeting took place in December of 2018.
Francis Huntley passed away at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, NV, March 7, 2019. He was born in Cottonwood, Idaho on July 30, 1941 to Guy and Ada Huntley and spent most of his life in the Central Idaho Area.
10 years – Mar. 10, 2009
Orofino Wellness Center is proud to announce the addition of their third licensed massage therapist, Krystal Knewbow, LMT. Krystal was raised in Orofino, and moved to Lewiston in 2009. She graduated from Altura College of Massage, Pullman, WA in December of 2018 and is trained and experienced in Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone Massage, and Cryotherapy.