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Updated September 19 at 5:00 p.m.


Updated September 19 at 5:00 p.m.

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September 11 Poll Results
Senate Control
Do you think Democrats will keep control of the U.S. Senate in November’s election?

25% Yes, I think they will. (11)
64% No, I don’t think they will. (29)
11% I’m not sure. (5)

This is not a scientific poll.

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  • Food vendor regulations leave bad taste in the mouths of city council
    Greg and Brenda Grimshaw spoke to the council in hopes to open a drive through type of business selling their food which they found to be highly favored during their time working at the Orofino Farmers Market. The location they had hoped to utilize was located on a private lot next to Becky’s Nail Salon on Michigan Ave. and owned by the Atkinsons. The Grimshaws were planning to construct a modular unit at their residence on Upper Fords Creek Road and transfer the unit to the site downtown. “We have been highly successful during the Farmers market for the past two years. We want to move to the next business level, which would be operating more hours and more days per week. We have been working with Jacob from the Health Department conforming to all the laws that the state requires of us. During the process we have run into several roadblocks in our pursuit. We’re here to resolve any concerns or problems to move on with our future plans.” The Grimshaws had contacted the state inspector who regulates the construction of modular units, to include framing, plumbing, heating, electrical and all structural areas before the structures are complete.
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  • Some areas on Riverside left without electricity after car collides with power pole
    Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in a crash on Riverside Monday morning in which a vehicle struck a power pole next to Barney’s Harvest Foods, according to Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). The wreck occurred on 130th Street. CCSO received the report at 10:19 a.m. Sept. 15, and responded to the scene. Eleanor R. Thomason, 75, of Orofino, had been driving a 2011 Toyota Highlander when she left the roadway and sheared off a power pole, according to CCSO. Power was lost to Barney’s, to King’s Discount Store nearby, and to several Riverside residences.
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  • Minimal damage is caused by electrical fire
    Orofino Fire Department responded to an electrical fire just off of Indio Ave. in Plank’s Trailer Park on Friday evening, Sept. 12, between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. The fire could have caused a lot more damage due to all the electrical being inside the walls of the old trailer. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • Missing item from AAA Precision Tool construction site
    Part of AAA Precision Tool’s new building, currently under construction on Highway 7 (not far from the turnoff to Orofino High School), is missing. The item, called a curb, is used to mount an air conditioner on a metal roof. It is believed to have gone missing between Friday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 8. The curb is worth about $1,100, according to Orofino Police Department, except if it is sold as scrap; then it is only worth about $5. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 10B.

  • "Capital for a Day" in Lenore
    Please join Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter for “Capital for a Day” in Lenore on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lenore Community Center. State officials joining Governor Otter include: First Lady Lori Otter; Lt. Governor Brad Little; Administrator Sam Haws, Idaho Commission on Aging; and Board Member Bill Goesling, Idaho State Board of Education.
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  • Commissioners tour Dent Bridge Road, Wells Bench
    The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) earlier this month toured Dent Bridge and Wells Bench Roads to examine the road surface’s condition with all the extra truck traffic, as these roads are the detour around some of the Grangemont Road construction. The speed limit has been dropped to 20 mph and 15 mph for trucks through the narrow part on Wells Bench Road. Road crews will be working on patching on the Dent Bridge Road. Trucks on Wells Bench Road have been reminded to adhere to the new speed limits.
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  • Orofino residents injured in wreck
    Two Orofino residents were injured in a collision near Royal City, WA Sept. 11, according to the Washington State Patrol. Gary Beck, 61, and his passenger, 68-year-old Fukuko Beck, were westbound on Highway 26 at 10:45 a.m. in a 2013 Honda Accord. About one mile east of Royal City, a 2006 Honda CRV, driven by 91-year-old Nellie Sheriff of Othello, WA, failed to yield the right-of-way as it was northbound on Road E SW.
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  • Letter to the Editor - Evelyn Wells
    I would like to express my sincere thanks to the staff of Lodge at River’s Edge for finding and returning my center diamond stone. Words cannot express my appreciation enough. To the Pippengers, you have provided a group of Tri-Citians as well as transplanted “Maniacs” an outstanding facility in which to stay. To read the rest of this article, please subscribe. If you already subscribe, log in and read page 5B.

  • Moonlite Magic Ladies Shop Hop Oct. 4
    The first annual Moonlite Magic Ladies Shop Hop in Downtown Orofino will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature 25 participating vendors and merchants, with some of the merchants and vendors donating a portion of their proceeds to the Cindy Grimm fund. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket, with money raised going to the fund. Tickets for the drawing can be purchased at Krystal Café. The event will have gifts, a grand prize, shopping, drawings, drinks, food, chocolate and lots of fun. There will also be a Vendor Punch-card, with completed cards being eligible for the grand prize.
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  • Maniacs intercept the win over the Wildcats
    Friday night, Sept. 12, the Orofino Maniacs went head to head with the Kellogg Wildcats, coming up victorious on the night 41-13. Even though the Clearwater County Fair was in town the stands were still loaded with the town supporters to watch this Maniac team jump all over the Wildcats. The Maniacs were off to a slow start in the first half, taking almost the whole first quarter to score, but then came alive as the game went on. The Maniac defense was heads up when it came to Kellogg’s passing game, collecting six interceptions on the night, five of which were caught in the second half alone. Josh Walker and Brendon Judd accounted for five of the six interceptions. While Tyler Schwartz led the team with 12 tackles. Orofino only allowed the Wildcats two touchdowns and stopped them from getting too close to their goal line the rest of the evening.
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  • Spartans fall to Clearwater Valley Rams
    The Timberline Spartans faced the Clearwater Valley Rams in