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Orofino High School Tennis coaches Lupe Sims and John Hughs asked to be placed on the agenda and appeared before Orofino City Council members at their June 23 meeting.

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Clearwater County Road & Bridge Foreman Rudy Knapik reported on the road crew at the Clearwater County Commissioners June 29 meeting. Knapik also gave an update on the construction that is underway on the Orofino Creek Bridge. He presented the sale order for the 2002 Caterpillar 143H Gra…

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The Clearwater River Casino in Lewiston and the It’se Ye-Ye Casino in Kamiah began mandating on June 26 that all customers wear masks while in the establishment. This precaution is being taken due to the increase of positive COVID-19 cases in both Washington and Idaho.

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Construction on the new Orofino Creek Bridge is continuing as scheduled. During construction traffic will have to go around Harmony Heights Loop via the Deer Creek Road side.

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Clearwater County had one person last week test positive for active COVID-19 infection. The Idaho North Central Public Health District released a statement on June 26, confirming the first positive case in Clearwater County. The public health office has been contacting people that came into …

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The Rainbow Family of Living Light has chosen a site on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest for its 2020 national gathering. The event will coincide with the Fourth of July holiday and participants have already begun arriving. The forest will experience the highest concentration of visi…

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We are staying remarkably busy here in the office and are grateful to be able to serve our regular patient’s needs! We are seeing many new patients as well and are excited to be able to introduce them to the services we have to offer!

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This week’s Sources of Strength Community Compass profile pick is Terri Kiele. Terri is the manager of US Bank, a member of both Rotary and Kiwanis, and has been a long-standing Chamber of Commerce member. She’s often seen out and about in the community volunteering for various events or act…

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The “First Day of Summer” did bring more sunny days to our hill top area, and our Fraser Community had a reprieve from the rainy spring weather. Our sighs of relief were cut short when clouds moved in on Saturday. The next afternoon the heavens opened up and it poured all night. Tuesday morn…

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Valley Motor Parts-NAPA has been a lifetime career for Clay Hesson, but, as of July 1, a new life is beginning for him and his wife, Ellie. They have sold the business.

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It saddens me to write this article to inform the community The Weippe Hilltop Museum will not open for the 2020 season. We had a board meeting last week and it was decided that with the increase in Corona-Virus cases it would be detrimental for us to open with the possibility of spreading t…

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The Orofino Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on July 21, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 217 First Street in Orofino, to offer a recommendation to the city council on a proposed zone change and zoning district boundary change.

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On June 6, the Idaho State Police investigated a crash on US12 at milepost 71.6. At approximately 5:51 a.m., Connie Williams was travelling eastbound on US12 in a 1994 Toyota Corolla when she left the roadway and went into the Clearwater River.

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After 13 years of working for the Clearwater County Treasurer’s office, Wendy Ray is retiring. The Clearwater County Commissioners presented a plaque to Wendy on Monday, June 29 for her service to the county.

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Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in an adult in their twenties in Clearwater County. The investigation into this new case is in the preliminary stages. The patient’s healthcare provider acted appropriately, discussin…

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 15.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 67.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Matthew, Mark, and Luke have the story of the man who came to Jesus asking “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” They describe the man as a rich ruler.

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Like a doctor removing something important, Herb Collins gently peeled the wrapper back from the root ball and tenderly placed the baby tree in the hole. Then he stood and walked around it to see which way he should align it. Actually, looks pretty good just the way it is.

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A small, but determined group of cadets gathered at Gowen Field in Boise Saturday to celebrate their graduation from the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy, with a vehicle procession commencement ceremony hosted by Gov. Brad Little. When Class 20-1 began on Jan. 18, with 128 Idaho students, offic…

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As we approach the final quarter of my first term in Congress, I’d like to highlight some of the work we have been doing, as well as what can be expected to dominate the agenda in Congress during the coming months.

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronav…

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Do you know why angels were expelled from heaven? The Bible says, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that…

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How do we love God with our whole selves? We start with respect and that means acting as though God is always present rather than God gets to come into our lives when we decide to invite God to pay attention to us.

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Commissioners for Orofino Planning and Zoning Department met June 16, to discuss the possibilities for re-zoning the property above the Orofino Elementary School and the new Clearwater Historical Museum to the left of the top of Bartlett Street.

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After more than a month of skyrocketing gas prices, drivers were finally able to catch their breath this week. The national average went up just three cents in the last week, while prices in Idaho were up just two cents. Across the country, 30 states saw an average increase of only a penny o…

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Unemployment rates in North Central Idaho fell from 11.3 percent in April to 9.1 percent in May as many people returned to work as the lockdown began ending. The rate remained more than three times higher the 2.7 percent in March.