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

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The public is invited to a fun filled evening of Bunco at the Lenore Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 6 p.m. Bring a friend or neighbor and enjoy an evening of laughter and have a great time. There are always lots of great snacks. Everyone is welcome. 

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On Monday, Jan. 20, the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is having Tween Time at the Teen Center, 413 Main Street in Kamiah!

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U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced the nomination of 45 young Idahoans to the nation’s military academies. The students’ applications will receive consideration by the U.S. service academies that will make final decisions on admittance.

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As we all begin to recover from the Holidays and what felt like three Mondays in one week we are excited to let our readers know that Dr. Nico has passed his FSMCA Examination and is now licensed to provide DOT physicals for our patients!

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Winter weather conditions have delayed the delivery of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit focusing on rural America, called “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” forcing Lewis-Clark State College officials to postpone the opening celebration for a week.

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 19.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 11.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to come for a morning of information about the grain industry and a complimentary lunch.

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This is a late start for the Orofino High School Class of 1965 luncheon for the New Year. The lunch will be held at the China Palace Restaurant, 214 Johnson Avenue, Orofino, on Thursday, January 16. at 11:30 a.m.

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“We need names,” I said, “to call each other. Code names, so no one will know, except us, who we are when we talk on the radio.”

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A chart of the 2019-20 flu season from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a red arrow rising like a stomach-churningly steep roller coaster on its way to the top. It shows the flu activity level for the start of this historically bad flu season – but when will it crest?

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CEDA is holding a workshop on Funding for Value-Added Ag Products: $37 million in grant funding available nationally.

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The winter dog obedience class, taught by Kathy Deyo and Demetra Stewart, begins Jan. 21 at the Orofino Armory. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and class is from 6 to 7 p.m. The class will meet every Tuesday until March 10, from 6 to 7 p.m.

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“Fish on!” From what I’ve been hearing around town, that is a common phrase on the Clearwater River lately. After closing the steelhead fishing season this fall on the Clearwater, Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted to reopen the season for 2020, starting New Year’s Day. A pretty good way t…

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 18.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 13.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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As we begin a new month, a new year, and yes believe it or not a New Decade, that is a real wake-up call, much more so than “just another year”, which leaves many of us with a rather lack luster feeling. It doesn’t carry the same connotation, the same sense of urgency, or excitement to start…

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 20.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 10.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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On Friday, Jan. 10, the Youth Advisory Board (Y.A.B.) will be hosting their monthly $5 lunch fundraiser. They will be serving homemade Mac N’ Cheese as a main dish. Baby Carrots and ranch, water, and a freshly baked cookie will also be included.

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Senator Carl Crabtree will hold a tele-news conference on Friday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. PST. The Senator from District Seven will discuss his major priorities heading into the 2020 Legislative Session and take a look at some of the big issues that he and his fellow colleagues could face.