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Jesus and Peter had a special relationship. Peter was often chosen to be in the top three who were the very closest followers of Jesus. When Jesus told his close followers that he was going to be betrayed, arrested, and face his death, Peter declared that even if all the others were to drop …

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Do you know what the Millennium is (Part Four)?

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Over the past year, Boy Scout Troop #536 has been collecting aluminum cans from the recycling trailers at the transfer station and bowling alley in Orofino. This resulted in a pile of cans about 70 feet long, 10 feet high and 10 feet wide. To deal with the monstrous task of crushing the cans…

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This last Friday was a wonderful day. The last item from the yard sale, a sofa we marked FREE and set out by the building was picked up. Whoever picked it up, “Thank you”. It was great because none of us could lift it to take it away. Enjoy the sofa but it does need a new leg.

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We watched the thunderstorm growing, building, off to the west. As we sat on our tailgates sipping coffee and wishing we could be inside at the Mule Barn counter, we just sipped and looked in awe.

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Orofino Junior-Senior High School can now boast about award-winning filmmakers in their midst. Three current seniors won Best Documentary Film in this year’s Kiwanis Teen Film Festival with their film, Special Olympics Documentary. Annie Vaage, Mattie Drobish, and Arie Sween won a trophy and…

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North central Idaho continues to recover from the Covid-19 economic downturn. Its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.0% in February to 3.3% in March. The rate remained above the near-record low of 3.0% a year earlier, in March 2020, but far below the coronavirus peak of 11.3% …

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Dworshak Dam will continue minimum releases of 1,600 cubic feet per second (cfs) as the reservoir refills. Discharges are expected to remain at 1,600 cfs until the last week of May.

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The May meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society will be held on Monday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in the Nezperce Community Center located at 602 4th Ave. 

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Employers across the U.S. report difficulties recruiting workers. The problem is especially intense in Idaho, where unemployment rates are lower and employers are trying to add jobs faster.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom, on YouTube and at the Orofino Elementary Library for their regular meeting on Monday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.

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News from Harper Chiropractic this week goes like this: We continue to be busy in the office, our Virtual Consultations are picking up and we are seeing patients from a distance coming to the area to seek treatment. It is a great option, not only for the patient at a distance, but it gives u…

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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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Drivers across the Eastern seaboard are bracing for higher gas prices in the aftermath of a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, but the effects aren’t likely to be felt here in Idaho. While demand is pushing pump prices higher across the country, AAA says that the Gem State doesn’t rely on…

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Clearwater County Economic Development Director Chris St. Germaine met with the Board regarding the County’s annual pledge towards her position. The Board approved and signed the document to support the Clearwater County Economic Development Director position with a pledge of $12,000.

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We are preparing for our opening of the Weippe Hilltop Museum on May 28. There are new displays, a new paint job and much more.  We will open Friday, May 28, from noon to 4 p.m. 

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The Clearwater County Road Department will be preparing roads for dust abatement in the Clearwater County Road Department Jurisdiction. If you would like dust abatement applied to the county road in your area, please submit a completed permit before June 1. Permits can be printed from our we…

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As we are approaching the second summer of this pandemic I am reminded of all the reasons we moved to Idaho, and probably the reasons you live here too, there is so much to do that is naturally physically distanced and outdoors.  Our hopes of things returning to what we want to consider comp…

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With thousands of people expected to get a burn permit in Idaho this year, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is making it easy to get a permit with a self-service website and a how-to video tutorial.

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The votes came in from all around the state. Eight young men from high schools all over the state were picked for a prestigious honor. It is time to celebrate the best football players in the Gem State with the All State Football Games.

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Spring is well under way and summer is knocking on the door. The temperatures are increasing and the sun is shining. This time of year brings many things with it as we head for the finish line of the 20/21 school year.

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The Clearwater Memorial Public Library is open regular hours, to all patrons, Monday through Saturday. Masks are required, and hand sanitizers are dispensed throughout the library for your use. We have three computers available for use, appointments are recommended, especially if you need th…

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Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District Tim Roehr gave the Board a Request for Funding Support Letter at the April 26 Board of Clearwater County Commissioners’ meeting. The District is requesting $10,000 from the County FY 2021 Budget for support of their General Operating Funds.

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At first glance, Idaho gas prices were stable this week, with the state average increasing by just two cents. But things were much more volatile at the local level, with significant price jumps in some areas and little or no movement in others.

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Spring is here, and so is the peak of baby wildlife season. People are bound to see young wildlife when they venture outdoors during the spring and early summer, and there is a pretty good chance that they will see a baby animal that appears to be alone, with mom nowhere in sight.