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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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Sometimes you can fall in and out smelling like a rose! That is what Mary Margret did Saturday afternoon playing pinochle. When she got up to the head table she refused to move. Mary Margret was high for the ladies and Donna Booth was second. Judy Smith was the winner of the 300 pinochle prize.

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The Fraser Community has been experiencing some beautiful autumn days. The rain that fell on Sept. 23 – 24 helped clear the air of any smoke that remained from the wild fires that burned in Idaho and west of here. The night time temperatures have been in the 40 – 50 degree range, while our d…

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Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce would like to welcome Pastor Donna Zipp and husband Rodney who will be arriving in Pierce this week from Texas. Pastor Donna will serve Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce as their Pastor, her first service will be Oct. 4 at the 10 a.m. worship. All are welcome to att…

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The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be installing the new Gem system in the DMV office located at 2200 Michigan Ave, Orofino and will go live on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.  The DMV office will not be able to process title work after Oct. 7 close of business until the new system is up…

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Paul Nelson has submitted an application to Orofino City Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission for a Special Use request at 1229 Michigan Avenue and/or 1230 Vida Avenue. Pursuant to Established Procedure, Orofino City Code 11-2-13 Special Uses, the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold…

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There I was, pinned down, with my rifle laid across the stump I was hiding behind. No, this isn’t a “war story”. I was pinned behind the stump by a spike whitetail buck that I had called in with a grunt tube. I was waiting for the deer’s big brother to make an appearance, therefore, I wasn’t…

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Orofino High School’s Football Homecoming was held Friday, Sept. 25.

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Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy.

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Do you know what the most fearful warning in the Bible is (Part 1)? It is a warning regarding a choice we have to make.

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The last issue that political letters to the editor will run in the Clearwater Tribune will be in the Oct. 14 issue. After that date, only political advertising will be accepted.

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Cindy and Fritz Fliger, of Juliaetta, are very thankful that there was a wheelchair accessible ramp at the Clearwater Historical Museum in Orofino, and have a big thank you to Tia Pomponio, member of the Clearwater Historical Society, for being such a great tour guide. Fritz enjoyed touring …

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Clearwater County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission will hold an open public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., in Courtroom 1 located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, in Orofino.

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The photo credit name that appeared with the trail camera photos of the Clover Fire, printed in last week’s paper, should have been Mark Klinke. Mark’s name was incorrect in the photo cutline.

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Clerk Carrie Bird presented the Clearwater County levies to the Board of Clearwater County Commissioners at their Sept. 21 meeting. The Clerk is prepared to certify the levies for the County.

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According to AAA, Idaho gas prices dropped two cents this week, even as the national average increased by half a penny. It’s good news for Gem State drivers who are looking forward to the seasonal savings that normally occur at this time of year.

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We are happy to announce, beginning Tuesday Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, the Clearwater Memorial Public Library will be open for senior (above 55) patrons ONLY!!

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Greg Siefner was pictured in the photo on last week’s front page of the Clearwater Tribune, with the TLC from CMA article. His name was incorrect in the photo cutline.

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Rotary members began the damp but beautiful morning Sept. 26 removing litter from the roadsides of Hwy. 7 between Orofino and Ahsahka. It’s just one of the “Dirty Hands” projects Rotarians take on to benefit the community. Fully suited in orange for the occasion are, from left to right: John…

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James Jordan (right), Rotary President for 2020-21, received his second Paul Harris pin from Mike Hedrick at the Orofino Rotary meeting held in the City Park on Sept. 18. Congratulations James, the Rotary members so appreciate all you do.

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Forest Service Road #317, commonly known as Coolwater Road, has been reopened and is now accessible for hunting season and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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As we rush headlong into fall we are excited about the momentum that our monthly classes are gaining! Last Tuesday saw us with about 15 people in attendance, we discussed the different uses of ozone as well as the benefits. Everyone got to try a sample of ozonated water during the evening, a…

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Members of the CVHC Auxiliary will be practicing social distancing when they meet next Monday, Oct. 5, in the back room of the Ponderosa Restaurant.  This year’s programs will focus on learning more about the various departments of the hospitals and a better acquaintance with the hospital’s …

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Pastor Donna Zipp and husband Rodney will be arriving in Pierce this week from Texas and will be serving Faith Lutheran Church, Pierce.

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Do you know that the fall of Babylon is still in the near future (Part five)? The Bible says, “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (Revelation14:8KJV).

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When Jesus was asked about the upcoming destruction of the temple about forty years before it happened, his first words (according to Mark 13) were, “Watch out that no one deceives you.” 

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On Monday morning the Fraser community enjoyed another sunny day and no smoke was visible from the wild fires that have plagued our area. The rain that fell on the evening of Friday, Sept. 18 was a welcome relief. By the next morning our gage measured 1/3 of an inch. We certainly appreciated…

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Weippe Community Hall will be hosting an event called “The Return” on Saturday, Sept. 26. This is a National and Global day of prayer and repentance and those attending will be joining people from all over the world in prayer from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Idaho Fish and Game is taking public comment on a variety of proposed fee rules that would affect fees for refunds, hunter education, and more. Deadline to comment is Oct. 7, and people can comment via email to