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There are plenty of worries. The worrisome thing that most recently captured the headlines has been strife. Strife has been what sells airtime, and headlines. Whether it is a bowl game, a terrorist activity, or the war of philosophies that show up in various ways (Democrat-Republican, people…

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Rebecca Vaage was the lucky winner of the quilt raffled by Ascension Lutheran Church. The quilt was made and donated by Audrey Steiner. The raffle was held Dec. 21.

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I recently celebrated a milestone birthday. It wasn’t the beginning of a new decade birthday, and obviously not a “landmark” type birthday like 18 or 21. It was my first birthday without my mom physically here.

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The LCSC Orofino Outreach Center is offering a workshop on using smart technology to market yourself and business. It will teach you how to use Facebook and Instagram to their full potential.

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Well, it’s been August since I’ve visited these pages, so I haven’t kept up with all the news. I’ve been asked many times what’s happened to me, and the answer’s always the same, “We don’t know.” It’s an auto-immune thing that has several branches, like the flu, so we have to sort out all th…

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Do you know there is no other book like the Bible? The Bible says, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times” (Psalms12:6KJV).

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The Bureau of Land Management has published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to consider proposed revisions to the agency’s grazing regulations. The BLM currently manages livestock grazing on 155 million of the 245 million acres of publi…

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My second week here in the Capitol was spent working on rules, connecting with the movers and shakers here and beginning the budgeting process. Here are some of the highlights.

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Herman “Les” Eaves, former Clearwater County Ambulance Director, entered an amended plea agreement of guilty Jan. 21, in District Court at Clearwater County Courthouse before Judge Gregory FitzMaurice.

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It’s been a productive two years since North Idaho Whitetails Forever (NIWF) was founded by a handful of local sportsmen who came together to discuss the declining populations of whitetail deer. They talked to others and found they had many supporters who believed that not only the numbers w…

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Thanks to the Orofino VFW Harold Kinne Post #3296 members, the “Welcome to Orofino” signs, located at the east and west entrances to town on Highway 12, have been replaced with new signs.

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest with the assistance of Idaho Fish and Game and various agency staff have been working on updating the future forest management direction. The draft revised forest plan and environmental impact statement (DEIS) is now available for public comment.

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If ever the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” was relevant to the situation, it is now.

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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 fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 14.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 15.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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Ever dreamed of writing that special story or being published? Join the Clearwater Writers Guild at their next meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, to become a part of the collaboration toward those goals.

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Snow and ice recently caused us some issues but we made the adjustments and moved forward. Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we continue to make the best decisions we can on cancellations or delays based on the data we have.  Mother Nature tends to do what she wants…

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The City of Elk River is holding a public hearing for public input on the proposed sale of a parcel of land containing 0.18 acres, adjacent to Lot 4 of the Old School House Subdivision.

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Congressman Fulcher has announced the candidates nominated for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA); the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA); the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). The fifth service academy, the…

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Matt Sartini races as a St. Jude Hero in a 4-day series of fun races that cover a distance across Walt Disney World Resort of 48.6 miles. The run starts with a 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile - 1/2 Marathon and 26.2 mile - Full Marathon. The race hosts over 25,000 people from all over the world- some tou…

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The Board of Clearwater County Commissioners reviewed and approved the liquor license renewals for Mary Ann’s Groceries, Oasis, China Palace, Gold Rush Saloon, Riverside Lanes, Elk River Lodge & General Store and The Shot Glass Bar at their Jan. 13 meeting.

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The Board of County Commissioners of Clearwater County, as governing board, will hold an open public hearing on Monday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Office located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, in Orofino, for final decisions on the following Action Items:

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You’re driving down the highway and suddenly you see the lights and hear the siren of an ambulance rushing up behind you. You pull over to let them by wondering what the story is… saying a little prayer for the occupants inside. You go about your day making note to check into the backstory later.

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Marie Vanderpool started bowling at the age of 74 in 1999 when she moved from Pierce to Orofino. She loves to play bridge and pinochle. She goes to the First Baptist Church in Orofino and she says she absolutely loves the people at Riverside Lanes. And they report they love her too!

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The winter season still has a grip on our Fraser Community. The 10 to 12 inches of snow has settled down due to the temperature during the day warming up into the 40 degree range.

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The Orofino Chamber’s President, Ashley Steinbruecker greeted membersfor the first meeting of 2020, Jan. 8. Connie Robison thanked members and the board for their support in re-electing her to serve as Vice President, (again) for the Chamber, She good-naturedly noted being the one board memb…

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You may notice an increase in Fish and Game activity in game management units (GMU) 1, 6 and 10A associated with capture and monitoring efforts. Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) plans to continue a multi-year research project in these units within the Panhandle and Clearwater regions. The project …

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Feeding that cute deer fawn in your yard may seem helpful, but Idaho Fish and Game says that well-intentioned people often feed deer, elk and other wildlife without realizing the problems it can create.

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Announcing an Evangelism Training class on a new way of reaching people with the Gospel. The invitation is extended area wide. It will be hosted by Orofino Baptist Church, located at 291 – 118th Street in Orofino. The date is Saturday, Jan. 18 will start at 10 a.m. and last about 2 hours.

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The “Class of 54” luncheon will be held at Krystal Café on this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 12 noon.

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What is joy? Is it a feeling? An attitude? An emotion? Is it something we “get” or “discover” or “find” on the road to life? Is it temporary or permanent? Can it be passed from one person to another?

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Idaho Fish and Game enhances recreational shooting ranges through its Shooting Range Development Grant program to assist organizations or agencies to establish, upgrade, expand or otherwise improve public firearms and archery ranges in Idaho.