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The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a Veteran’s Advocate in Kamiah, Orofino and Grangeville. Dates and locations are as follows:

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Are you tired of wildfire smoke as well? Yup, me too. Not so excited for more one hundred plus degree days? Same here. What I never get tired of talking about is a healthy gut. It has so many interesting areas to think about, from the mechanical digestion part of the stomach, to the complex …

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Winners of the 21st Rotary Log Drive received checks for first, second and third place. From left, is Rotarian Teri Bolling winning second place; Elizabeth Morgan, Log Drive Chairman; first-place winner, Jo Sharrai and Orofino Rotary President Mike Hedrick. Third place went to Jill Ballard o…

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Praise and Worship in the park was amazing, if you missed it, please put it on your calendar for next year in the month of July. There is awesome talent in our area and you could tell all of it from the heart, to be a gift to all of Orofino. Thank you to all the churches who help with this e…

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Recent purchases by Clearwater Memorial Public Library Foundation (CMPL) are bringing the newly expanded library into the ranks of up to date technology, with the addition of two newly arrived automatic check out stations.

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The Clearwater Memorial Public Library was awarded a grant of $10,400 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, which was granted through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

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It’s the last week of July already! Summer is flying by. This is the last week for the summer reading program, the last day participants can report is Saturday. Those who have completed all four levels, have been coming in to collect their finished custom bookmarks and bonus craft. In the ne…

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This year has been terrible in terms of hay and forage production. I have heard many reports of drastically reduced forage yields. Some of the best reports were hay crops that were 50% of normal, but most of the producers I have spoken to indicate that the yield is a quarter to a third of wh…

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Idaho drivers got more bad news as they filled up their cars this week. According to AAA, the state’s average price for regular increased by seven cents to $3.65 per gallon, the sixth highest jump in the country. High demand continues to drive prices at the pump.

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To help us save lives, we need foster care for those cats and dogs who have no homes. Some come from horrific situations. Some come from life situations where their owner has passed away and their family members can’t or won’t take the cat or dog. No matter what the situation, they need our help.

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Wagon Road Days was a fun filled day with lots of activites for all ages. Many people joined the festivities in Clearwater in spite of the heat and smoke.

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The celebration of Milton Lee Pritchard Snyder, PhD on Aug. 7, 2021 has been postponed until Oct. 2021. The heat and fires are of concern for Milton and family and many friends and relatives being of 90 plus years old. 

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Cayuse Hanes-Miller, 11, and Anson Hanes-Miller, 15, recently volunteered on the Clearwater Memorial Public Library landscape project. The brothers donated their 4-H pig compost to the project and came down early one morning to spread it on the ground. The boys’ parents are Hugh Miller and A…

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Summer reading program is quickly wrapping up at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library. Participants have until July 31 to complete as many levels as possible. Remember a minimum of four days of reading per level.

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This town is amazing, after being closed down for so long, it has sprung alive with something every weekend in to September. Show & Shine was amazing, it was great to see cars and trucks that were designed not to look like the one sitting next to it. Thank you for all the work that went …

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According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at approximately 5:09 p.m., a Clearwater County Deputy and Weippe ambulance responded to the area of Highway 11, mile marker 28, for a report of an unknown injury single vehicle accident.

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Road trip season is off and running, taking gas prices along for the ride. According to AAA, today’s price to fill up in Idaho is $3.58, which is nine cents more than a week ago and 30 cents more than a month ago. Meanwhile, the national average currently sits at $3.15, which is two cents mo…

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Welcome to July and the Dog Days of Summer... Whew it’s been hot so I hope you have been inside reading and feeding your imaginations! Summer reading participants at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library are doing great and some are entering Level 3. There is still plenty of time to registe…

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On June 30, 2021 at approximately 12:58 a.m., a Clearwater County Deputy, Orofino Ambulance, and Rescue 3, responded to the area of Hwy 7, near mile marker 0.5 for a report of possible vehicle accident.

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Idaho drivers just reached a sobering milestone – according to AAA, the state’s average price for regular gasoline hit the $3.50 mark today. The last time Idaho drivers paid that much to fill up was in October of 2014.

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Writing this small article is not as easy as one would think, especially when the news needs to get out a week before the upcoming one. Forgive me for not letting everyone know the Meal Site would be closed on Friday. If anyone made the trip I am extremely sorry. We know the fireworks went o…

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UYLC Recovery is proud to offer Alateen in Kamiah.Alateen will take place every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Hill St. Starting on June 30. 

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The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with bl…

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Entertainers to volunteer to perform at the Elk City Wagon Road Celebration in Clearwater on Saturday, July 17, are needed. Lunch is provided.

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Our June Clinic Class saw us with a full house, as Dr. Josh Morris talked about LDA (low dose antigen) Allergy treatments which are a homeopathic Allergy treatment. He also talked about the very latest treatment for Hashimoto’s disease (a thyroid disorder) which is affecting more people ever…

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Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) is issuing a public health advisory for extreme heat. Local and national weather services are predicting several days of triple digit temperatures across much of north central Idaho from June 28 to July 5.

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Clearwater County, including the incorporated cities of Elk River, Pierce, Orofino, and Weippe, has been working collaboratively with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Idaho State, and local communities to better identify flood risk in the County. This effort includes a new flo…

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It’s the last week of June, and what a hot week it’s been! Perfect for indoor reading! Speaking of reading, many Summer Reading Participants are moving into Level 2, Chinese Dragons and Dinosaurs. Registration is still open at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library, you can sign up anytime a…

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Idaho gas prices have risen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.35/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 19.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.07/g higher than a year ago.

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Weather was the topic of conversation this week with the concern about being out in it on Tuesday, and by Friday many who drive did not come. When it is so hot it is just harder to get motivated to come.

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Grab your Black Powder Gear and the family and come join the Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club for our 45th Annual Rendezvous on July 16, 17, & 18, at Reggear’s Tree Farm on 825 Loseth Rd, Orofino ID.

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Avista is asking its electric customers to reduce their use of electricity through Thursday, July 1 from 1 to 8 p.m. each day, as demand for energy has increased significantly with the unprecedented heat wave. Similar conservation requests may be issued throughout the week if needed.

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