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Pierce/Weippe ATV Trail riders Club meeting minutes from Feb. 2; Club Members in attendance: Bill Young, Alison Ott Young, Kathy Wilson-Dill, Matthew Hagele, Stacy Ann Hagele, Bud Wilson, Katie Wilson, Mavis Vargovich, Adam Vargovich, Dan Bullock, Heida Osvold McDonald, Nathan McDonald, Dena…

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Congratulations to Cayuse Hanes-Miller, 10, of Orofino, son of Amber Hanes-Miller and Hugh Miller, for finding this year’s Clearwater Tribune’s first buttercup! Cayuse, along with his papa, Ron Hanes, also of Orofino, found the buttercup on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, on Dent Bridge Road.

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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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Idaho gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 21.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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At the Orofino City Council meeting held Feb. 11, North Central Idaho Jurisdictional Alliance (NCIJA) reached out to the City of Orofino and other local governmental entities within Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties concerning re-organization of the alliance.

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Public scoping has been extended for a U.S. Forest Service project that is designed to improve wildlife habitat, forest health, and ecological function through timber harvests and prescribed burning in the Upper North Fork Clearwater sub-watershed in Clearwater County, Idaho.

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The Clearwater County Road Department reports that according to IDAPA 30.03.14 as adopted by the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners by Resolution, Special Permit Policy during Spring Breakup, there are speed restrictions on sections of highways that are posted for a maximum load. Truck…

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The Clearwater Co. Free Library District is looking for residents interested in serving on its board of trustees. An opening was created with the resignation of Kim Cox. The district is especially focused on residents residing in the Weippe area, but all applicants will be considered.

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It’s Shoebox time in November/December, but we at First Baptist Church are preparing now. We are collecting items through the year for the Christmas project.

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The Nazarene Church Compassionate Ministry clothing giveaway is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 153 Johnson Ave.

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Do you know what it means to have light? Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John8:12KJV).

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Who is God? If God is the living God, who is righteous, loving, and is right now seeking to have a good relationship with us, then what is found in the New Testament is life and peace. On the other hand if God is only subjective, or non-existent then all “sacred” writings are irrelevant and …

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I know you’re like me, you’ve received many of those annoying telemarketer phone calls. Darold and I receive them on the weekends, and at all hours of the day at home. The most frequent one is a very pleasant young woman’s voice urgently saying, “Please, DO NOT hang up the phone…..” And then…

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AARP Safe Driving classes will be offered in March 2020. Idaho and Washington drivers 55 and over may receive a multi-year discount on their auto insurance. These classes focus on updating driving skills and reinforcing best practices.

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The Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Auxiliary’s annual Valentine’s Day card and pie social was held Wednesday, Feb. 12. The annual event is held at the Orofino Harold Kinne VFW Post 3296.

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According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), CCSO, Clearwater County Ambulance and Orofino Fire Department responded to milepost 46 on Highway 12 at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, for a one injury vehicle crash. Terry Kleinsmith, 56, of Weippe, was driving west in a 2006 Mazda …

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A request for a road name for James and Lorraine Briggs, requesting a road name of Sasquatch Drive was heard by the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Feb. 10 meeting. The Board approved and signed the request for the road name.

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Lewis-Clark State College Adult Learning Center can help you with information about getting your GED.

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Kathleen Tetwiler, seventh and eighth grade Band and Choir instructor for Orofino Junior/Senior High School and the 6th grade Orofino Elementary School Band instructor was recently awarded the 2020 Idaho Music Educator of the Year award by the Idaho Music Educators Association.

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is excited to be joining the Zootown Arts Community Center, Missoula Parks and Recreation, and Discover Your Northwest to host a snow sculpture competition on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located off U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho…

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A bit of housekeeping this week as we have several things happening in the near future here in the clinic. As Dr. Nico becomes more familiar with our patients and the operation of the office he is now seeing more patients on a routine basis. This is great news for all of us, to be able to ad…

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The Clearwater County Assessor’s Office announces you may now sign up for the Property Tax Reduction Program, sponsored by the State of Idaho. You must apply for this reduction every year. It is based on the previous year’s income (2019) to be applied to the 2020 Tax Bill. The reduction amou…

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The weather for the month of February has continued to be on the wet side. Last Wednesday and Thursday, we were blessed with two days of sunshine, by 9 p.m. on Thursday evening rain stated to fall.

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Idaho gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.53/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 9.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 20.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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Clearwater County Road and Bridge employees Rudy Knapik and Ted Brown reported on the road crew work at the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners meeting held last week. The load limits were discussed on all county roads. The Board approved for load limits to be imposed on all county road…

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) report, CCSO, Orofino Ambulance and Rescue 3 all responded to a single vehicle injury accident involving a car hitting a tree which had fallen into the roadway on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4:46 p.m.

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Our first bake food sale for 2020 will be this Friday, Valentine’s Day, at the Weippe Hilltop Museum starting at 10 a.m. Truckers call 208-435-4200 and we will meet you on Hwy 11 corner in Weippe and deliver to you.

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Sure seems like spring to me! My sister in Oregon City says her lilac and maples are budding out already, an unheard of occurrence. I’m just hoping the creek stays in its bed this year; but I hear rolling rocks out there.

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The “Class of 54” luncheon will be held at Krystal Café on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 12 noon.

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Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. View the 2018-2019 state winners or all th…

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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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This topic is far from black and white, yet the answer is simple, YES most definitely food choices can either help heal you or cause you grave harm! There are many things to consider when looking at food and basic health. Everything from your genetic makeup (heritage) to where you live, your…

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Here we are again with another busy week under our belts.  The weather is teetering on winter and spring and so far we have been fortunate that the roads have been in good enough shape for buses thanks to the road crews.  I am sure that winter is not over yet so keep in tune as we coordinate…

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This week the groomer will concentrate our efforts out of the Musselshell Trailhead and hope to get out to Rocky Ridge, across the 500 between Pete’s Fork/Canyon Junction, down Middle Creek, and possibly through Belle Creek.

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As part of its efforts to implement the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public assistance in identifying lands managed by the agency on which the public is allowed to hunt, fish, or use the land for other recre…