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DISCLAIMER: Compilation of this report requires interpretation and manual data entry. As a result, this report is not a substitute for the actual source documents and the Court cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of all information contained herein.

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Cassidy Leidheiser from the Orofino High School presented the Clearwater County Ambulance District a check for $1,023.87 for her Senior Project “The Maniac Challenge” (Non-Traditional Obstacle Race) at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Nov. 16 meeting. The Board thanked her for he…

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The Clearwater County Ambulance District Board met in the Commissioners’ Office Nov. 23, to report that they are still interviewing applicants for the position of ambulance director. They hoped to fill the position soon.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated nationally and locally in the past three weeks. In fact, in the US, Covid has already has killed more than 6.5 times the number of Americans that die in a typical flu season. Unfortunately, unlike our experience in spring 2020, Clearwater County is no…

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The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Orofino Fire Department Rescue 3 responded to Lakeview Road for a vehicle accident on Monday, Nov. 23 at 11:21 a.m. Tye Barnett, 44, of Orofino was driving his GMC pickup truck pulling a cargo trailer down Lakeview Road. The road was snow cov…

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Idaho families face many obstacles that could interfere with their Thanksgiving travel plans this year, but expensive gas prices won’t be among them. AAA says that Gem State drivers are on track for some of the biggest savings on turkey day fill-ups since 2015.

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On Monday, Nov. 23, at approximately 11:07 a.m., Clearwater County Deputies, Rescue Three, and Orofino Ambulance responded to mile post 45.9 on US Highway 12 for a report of a vehicle accident. A black 1986 Chevy Blazer S10, owned by Andrew Douglas and operated by Lorraine Montgomery, 44, bo…

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Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney, along with the other members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, and Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth conducted the official state canvass for the 2020 General Election. The canvass of votes is the officia…

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It’s Thanksgiving Week and the snow is falling as I write this.  We gave out quite a few Family Fun and Game bags last week at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library, we hope you are enjoying them. We have more available if you missed out last week.  Remember, each child will receive a new b…

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One of the goals set out for Christians is to, “Be completely humble and gentle.” (Eph. 4:2) This seems perfectly within reach … when we do not have another human being to consider. When we start adding humans this be-comes more difficult. Yet that is what Paul had in mind when he offered th…

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The Clearwater Valley Fire Districts Auxiliary (CVFDA) first ever raffle fundraiser is coming to a close with the drawing for two lucky winners to take place on Dec. 3.

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Clearwater County Commissioners as governing board, will hold an open public hearing on Monday, Dec. 14. 2020, in the Commissioner’s Office located in Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, for the final decision on the following Action Item:

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Eighth grader, Evan Simpson, celebrating his 14th birthday, arrived at school (Orofino Junior/Senior High School) on Monday morning with his partner Slim. He rode from Cavendish and arrived early for the first-period class.

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Clearwater County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission will hold an open public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m., in Courtroom I located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue in Orofino.

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Thanksgiving Day will be very different this year due to the pandemic restrictions that have been placed on everyone. We still have a lot to be thankful for so let’s take time to focus on our blessings as we enjoy our traditional meal of turkey and all the trimmings.

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According to the Orofino Junior Senior High School, Declan Denver Crockett should have been included on the Highest Honor Roll for seventh grade.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Everyone has their own idea of Thanksgiving, what it means, why they give thanks, gather, or the reason they celebrate. I wanted to share with all of you a little more than the history of the first dinner shared with native ancestors we all learned …

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Long-term repairs to the US-95 slide south of Riggins are complete. The failing slope above milepost 188 has disrupted traffic on the state’s primary north-south route since it first fell July 3 and then again on July 10.

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KLER’s Stuff the Bus was a huge success; reporting 5510 pounds of food collected during the two day promotion with an additional 500 pounds of product purchased with funds received after the event. “I am always humbled by the depth of generosity of this community,” said Jeff Jones General Ma…

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The weather for the first part of the month of November has remained on the cool side with very few days of sunshine. We have had snow, night time temperatures have been in the 20 – 30 degree range, and several days have been very windy.

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DISCLAIMER: Compilation of this report requires interpretation and manual data entry. As a result, this report is not a substitute for the actual source documents and the Court cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of all information contained herein.

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Our fast paced lifestyles demand instant gratification. We expect the good things to arrive shortly. When the good does not come our way as we think that it should we get frustrated and usually start looking for someone to blame.

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Do you know what God meant when He said, “…for in the day you eat of it, ye shall surely die” (Genesis2:17). Adam and Eve were created by God as free moral agents. That means that they had free choice, as we do, to obey or disobey God. God made them to live eternally and if they were obedien…

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Idaho mayors hit the sidewalks, trails and anywhere they could walk in October to earn money for their community during the annual Mayor’s Walking Challenge, sponsored by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health (the Foundation). This year’s challenge attracted a record number of partic…

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the official Canvass of ballots from the Nov. 3 election at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners Nov. 9 meeting. The results were reviewed.

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Idaho Fish and Game’s Project WILD workshops have traditionally been a great way for educators to discover fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation and ecological concepts in a classroom. With many learning and training opportunities shifting to online formats during the COVID-19…

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Continuing its longstanding commitment to honor veterans, military and their families, AARP Idaho today shared free new career tools that are especially designed for older veterans and military personnel. The Gem State is home to some 122,000 vets, according to the latest data from the Natio…

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With snow and ice back in the forecast, many Idahoans are taking a few safety precautions. They’re checking the condition of their tires, batteries, and windshield wipers, and they may even toss a flashlight and a couple of blankets into the trunk, just in case.

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet in Lewiston on Nov. 19-20, with the public hearing starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street.

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It’s a sign of the times – AAA projects that the number of Thanksgiving travelers will be reduced by at least ten percent this year due to the effects of the pandemic. It’s predicted to be the lowest travel volume since the Great Recession, and the end of 11 straight years of travel growth f…