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October 9 Poll Results
Larry Craig Legal Woes
Should former Idaho Senator Larry Craig have to pay back the campaign funds he used to pay legal fees after his 2007 sex sting arrest?

91% Yes. (52)
  8% No. (5)

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UPDATED: Arson fire suspect arraigned
Late-breaking news updated Friday, October 17, at 4:00 p.m.

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  • Weippe man dies after firewood ATV run
    It isn’t difficult to imagine how Alex Irby and Julia Hogg were so impressed by the other from the beginning. Both are extremely outgoing, personable, dedicated, hard-working and caring individuals. Throughout our interview their conversation is lively and intriguing, their laughter contagious and frequent. During our first meeting over coffee and pie at the Ponderosa Restaurant, there is hardly anyone to pass by without a genuine and hearty “Hello,” hug or handshake and I am witness to the fact that they have acquired many dear friends over the years. In another interview session at their home, I receive a warm welcome, and an opportunity to view memorabilia of their lives together and the place they call home. We look through family albums. It is apparent that their family shared many happy memories and remain close. What an honor and a pleasure to hear and share their stories.
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  • Two-vehicle collision on Highway 12
    Shawn Paul Carr, 47, of Weippe, was seriously injured and later died after an ATV wreck Oct. 9. Carr had been using the vehicle to retrieve firewood, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The wreck occurred between 5 and 9 p.m. on Rock Pit Road, near Weippe. At some point the ATV flipped 90 degrees onto its side, which caused the trailer it was pulling to roll 180 degrees, onto its top, according to CCSO. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2B.

  • CVHC's Pink Pumpkins for Hope to provide mammograms for local women
    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that if you are a woman 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram. To raise awareness of the importance of mammograms and breast cancer screening the Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation Emergency Fund Committee came up with Pink Pumpkins for Hope. “Local businesses purchased pumpkins, which were largely donated to us by Barney’s Harvest Foods, Hayes and IGA, for $25. The businesses will then decorate the pumpkins in pink for breast cancer awareness. The pumpkins will be judged on Oct. 20, and the winning business will receive a prize!” says committee member Colleen Hall. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 2A.

  • Unemployment below double digits in Clearwater County
    Clearwater County’s August unemployment dropped to 9.1 percent, the lowest it has been in 2014, so far. In July it was 9.4 percent, and last August it was 11.9 percent. Nearby counties also saw a decrease from July. Idaho County also dropped from 6.3 percent to 6 percent, and was also down from last year’s August rate of 8.4 percent. Lewis County dropped to 4.1 percent, from July’s rate of 4.5 percent. Last August Lewis County’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent. Nez Perce County dropped from 4.3 percent to 4.1 percent. The figure was also down from last year’s August rate of 5.2 percent. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • This week's Grangemont Road construction update
    Paving and pavement markings have been applied on the road construction area of upper Grangemont Road. Guardrail installation began Oct. 10 and should be completed this week. Upper Grangemont is open to traffic, but motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes. The upper Grangemont project is scheduled to last through October. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests welcome hunters
    If you own a mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android (4.0.3 or newer), you can take the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forest Visitor Maps and Clearwater NF Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) with you. Download the Avenza PDFMaps app, available at http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps to your mobile device. Once you have Avenza on your mobile device, use your device to download the maps at pdf-maps.com while running the app select 'Get Maps' and search for "Nez Perce National Forest Visitor Map" for West and East side maps or “Clearwater National Forest Visitor Map” for West and East side maps.
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  • Lady Maniacs lose league title in a nail biter
    On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Lady Maniacs played host team for the tri-match against St. Maries and the Coeur d’Alene Charter. During the first match for Orofino they went head to head with St. Maries for the chance at the Central Idaho League title. Orofino was a little slow out of the gate 17-25 but during the second and third set of the match they came hard handling St. Maries with ease 25-10 and 25-11 but the fighting didn’t end there. During the fourth set St. Maries came back 19-25 forcing a fifth set to determine the winner. In a set to 15 the Maniacs and Lumberjacks saw many match points before St. Maries overcame Orofino with a final set score of 18-20. St. Maries went on and finished league play and clinching the Central Idaho League Champions title against Grangeville later that day after another five set match up. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10A.

  • Timberline Spartans at it again, beat Lewis County for the second time
    Timberline traveled to Craigmont on Friday, Oct. 10, to face off against Lewis County yet again this season but this time for a nonleague match up. The Spartans went into halftime leading 12-6 and as the game continued on up to 24-12 going into the fourth quarter and finished with a final score of 30-18. Colby Lineberry managed 93 rushing yards on 15 carries while Dakota Evans collected 83 yards on 10 carries. While freshman safety Colton Brouwers grabbed his second interception of the season. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 7A.

  • Maniac defense shut out Panthers once again
    On Friday, Oct. 10, the Orofino Maniacs faced off against the Asotin Panthers once again for another nonleague matchup. It was also the Orofino High School 2014 homecoming. Orofino’s defensive line held the Panthers to 27-0 victory for the Maniacs. Tyler Schwartz led the defense with 14 tackles on the night, while offensively, Josh Walker was at it again, leading with a total of 115 yards in the first half alone on 14 carries. Walker scored the first touchdown for the Maniacs with a 10 yard run with seven minutes remaining in the first half. Then, shortly after, the Maniac defense forced Asotin to kick the ball away, giving Orofino the ball one more time before the half ended.
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  • School Board meets Oct. 20
    The Joint District 171 School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Orofino High School. Topics under the consent agenda include the approval of minutes, the payment of bills, financial reports for Timberline, surplus items, and resignation if Harold Smith custodian OJSHS. The last item under consent agenda are new hires Steven O’Brien three hour PSR at OES (replacement), Zack Strong Jr. High Football Assistant Timberline (replacement), Loni Bower Jr. High Basketball Timberline (new), Doug South Athletic Director OJSHS (new), Tami Schuman three hours PSR (new), Stacy West seven hour Title I Aide OES (replacement due to staffing adjustments resulting from C. Brooks departure), Cathy Moore stipend Title One, Denise Pomponio stipend Title One and Lynette Dobson-Merry stipend Title One.
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  • Patchwork Bazaar set for Dec. 6
    The Patchwork Bazaar, the annual arts and crafts show, will be held at Orofino High School Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you would like to sell something at the Bazaar, remember that items to be sold should be handcrafted or homemade. The Clearwater Memorial Public Library will be having a used book sale in conjunction with the Bazaar. The American Association of University Women is sponsoring the event. Former participants will be receiving their booth reservation applications shortly. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 8B.

  • Clearwater Community Concert membership campaign continues through Oct. 20
    The membership campaign for the community concert 2014-2015 season continues as members send in their membership forms and payments. Letters and or phone calls have gone out to inform current members of the campaign. However, we are in the process of still trying to reach all members. If you have not gotten a call or received a letter, please contact Barbara-Lee Jordan, membership chair, at 208-476-3113. For those of you who are not members but would like to join, we encourage you to also get in touch with Barbara-Lee or any other board member you might know.
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  • Down Memory Lane
    80 Years Ago - Work fixing Clearwater County’s half of the Peck bridge began this week, after parts of it fell in the river recently. A crew of four men did some preliminary work, such as getting timbers on the site. Some equipment, including winches, etc., was expected this week from Spokane. Other materials were being ordered. The repair was expected to take 40 days. The workers were employed through J.F. Michel’s office, Clearwater County’s branch of the federal reemployment service. Work on Nez Perce County’s half of the bridge had also started. An I.E.R.A. crew cleaned up debris from the river, planning to salvage any metal found in the debris.. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 1B.

  • No-Shave November: How long can Brian Crecelius go without shaving?
    I will be taking donations for No-Shave November this year. Last year, 31 members from our community helped me raise $775 in donations for the American Cancer Society. This year, I will be raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Here’s how it works: you can give a flat donation or you can make a pledge. The pledge is an amount that will add up for each day I don’t shave. If you pledge 25 cents, and I go the entire month without shaving, it will add up to $7.50.
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  • Fraser news
    Norma stopped at Derek and Caresse Brown’s home on Friday to gather information on an article about Emma and her horse Blue. Nathan was playing with his kitten, Sharky, when I arrived so I snapped his photo. He thought it would be ok to include it in this week’s Fraser News column. Danette McIntosh, her husband Josh and family drove to the Brown Farm on Thursday. Josh spent the weekend hunting while Danette, Grace, Lydia and the newest member of the family, seven week old Aaron, stayed at the farm. I couldn’t resist the temptation to stop by and meet Aaron. He was given a stellar report and we hear that his big sisters are taking good care of him. The family returned to their home in Nampa on Monday. On Friday, Brad Brown made a trip to the farm from his home in Pullman, WA. He and his wife Debbie have returned from their stay in the Phoenix, AZ area and are now living back in their old stomping grounds. Welcome back, Brad and Debbie.
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  • Happenings on the Hilltop
    I don’t know how many of you out there are hunters, but I’d like to tell you my story. I moved to this wonderful state of Idaho a little over 10 years ago from a big city. I did not grow up around hunting and the only wild animals that I ever really saw were birds. I’ve always been an animal/nature lover and was considered to be a ‘Tom-boy’ when I was growing up. I loved to search for bugs, snakes, lizards, and any other creature I could catch. That was the extent of my hunting. When we moved here, I had no idea how my life would change! My husband and I found ourselves to be surrounded by friends who enjoy to hunt. We were introduced to game meat. We got to firsthand experience and help with skinning and processing meat. My husband, Chris, started hunting as soon as he was able. Most years have been successful. I, on the other hand, had no desire to kill an animal.... until about four years ago. I came to the realization that I love game meat and hate it when we run out! I also decided after hitting a deer with my van and constantly seeing dead deer on the road that we need to aid in population control. I am now a total enthusiast of the hunt and can’t imagine going a hunting season without at least trying to get some meat in my freezer. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 9A.

  • Pierce news
    Interested in working on the ambulance? An informational meeting about emergency medical technician (EMT) classes will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Weippe. Classes will be starting in November and run through April. For more information or if you can't make the meeting contact Nick Rhoads, 435-4288. Saturday, Oct. 18 is going to be a great workday; the weather is turning and fall is definitely on the mountain! If you have a favorite line, or a hide-a-way that was too overgrown to ride, now's the time to come on up and help clear them. Sooner rather than later we will be relishing in powder; and if your favorite stash is not cleared you'll be swishing with the rest of us... runs cleared to date: Cowlick, Face, with touch ups on The Gut and Sunshine planned we expect nice groomed run lines this season.
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  • Sportsmen's Report for October 16: First ever Coho Salmon season

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved an historic fishery for the Clearwater River. For the first time ever, a specific season for Coho Salmon will open in Idaho. The season will run from October 17, 2014 to November 16, 2014 on the Mainstem and Middle Fork Clearwater River from the mouth upstream to Clear Creek, and on the North Fork Clearwater River downstream from Dworshak Dam.

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