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According to an Idaho State Police (ISP) news release, on Monday, Sept. 13th, at approximately 4:38 a.m., ISP investigated a two-vehicle crash approximately 10 miles east of Orofino. Tara R. Russum, 43, Orofino, was driving westbound on US Highway 12 near milepost 54 in a silver 2004 Chevrol…

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Idaho North Central District received positive laboratory results for a rabid bat in Idaho County. Rabid bats have been identified in almost all regions of Idaho over the years, and north central Idaho is no exception.

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 0.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.32/g higher than a year ago.

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Recently I reflected on my life and the promise of my youth. I remembered the eagerness with which I set out to find my place, my love and, yes, even my fortune. I deeply believed it was my great fortune to have been born in the “Land of the Free” into a caring and loving family. I was born …

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The Clearwater Grange annual chili feed is almost here. The date is Saturday, Oct. 2. On the menu is chili, cornbread, beverage and dessert. There will also be a silent auction to bid on. Donations will be taken for the meal.

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Before Herb Collins retired, he owned a pawn shop up in the city. A successful pawn shop. And one of the ways he likes to repay society for his good fortune is to speak to the fifth graders at our local elementary school during Career Week.

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The Clearwater County Fair is here. Please join the 4H kids and leaders to celebrate a year of hard work and great results. As of this date the barns will be open so check out all of the projects that so many have done, from the young to the seniors. I have not been in Clearwater County long…

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The Veterans Service Officer will be available to assist veterans and their dependents with VA Benefit claims, VA Medical Center enrollment and various other types of VA processes, Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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It looks like Fall is here to stay for a bit, HOORAY! This month’s crafts at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library have been featuring our forests and woods and beauty all around the Clearwater County. 

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The Orofino Rotary 3K/5K Fun Run and Walk is coming up Saturday, Sept. 25, and begins at 8 a.m. To pre-register, entry forms for the race can be found on the Orofino Rotary Facebook page, and Orofino Rotary website (www.orofinorotary.com).

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Fall is definitely in the air, and we are busy making plans for our Open House to be held on Friday, Oct. 8 here in the clinic. Our new sign is up on the highway and is getting lots of attention! We will be moving on to some of the other projects we have to do, the top two are painting the o…

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This is an invitation for anyone who is interested in improving their health to join us in a CHIP program that is being introduced here in Orofino for the first time ever.

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Idaho gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.75/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are unchanged versus a month ago and stand $1.30/g higher than a year ago.

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Myrna DeHass of Grangeville won the Quilt raffle at the annual Wagon Road Days held in Clearwater July 17-18. This is the second time Myrna has won this special raffle in the past few years. What a lucky lady! 

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P.L.A.Y. will be having a special meeting this Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Banquet Room.

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Once again, I got my date mixed up and apologize to all who came to the meal site for the Birthday Party. I forgot Labor Day. You know it happens because, to most of us, every day is a day off. But our sweet Wanda and the volunteers need time off. They work tirelessly.

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With the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon us, and as we all watch the disaster of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its aftermath unfold, it is time to reflect somberly on the war, and render a salute to all those brave heroes who fought in our nation’s longest war.

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The Veterans Property Tax Reduction benefit reduces property taxes for qualified 100% service-connected disabled veterans.

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.35/g higher than a year ago.

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Sweet transition from the heat, from the work, from the hard, rough edges of life. On we go now to autumn, to black, lacy leaves and twigs standing out against an orange sky. The mornings now have that coolness, that chill that tells us we once again have made it through the heat and toil an…

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We’re very sorry to announce that the O.H.S. 65th Class Reunion that was scheduled in Orofino for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 has been cancelled at this time.

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The Clearwater Valley Fire District Auxiliary (CVFDA) will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. at the Fiesta En Jalisco Mexican Restaurant. A drawing will also be held at that time to determine the lucky winner of the beautiful handmade quilt donated by Mary Margret Da…

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School has started and that means the County Fair is right around the corner. Fair means lots of 4-H kids have worked very hard on projects and on raising animals, so we should be willing support in any way we can.

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Our Clinic class held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, continues to be well attended. We see a good mix of familiar and new faces each time, and although we center around a series of six different topics, each time we present we always achieve greater depth, and find different areas of emphasis within e…

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Please know that we ARE still planning to go forward with preparing for a Christmas concert, but that is depending on the number of people who are interested!

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Clearwater County Deputies, Rescue 3 and Orofino Ambulance responded to a single vehicle rollover accident at milepost 14 on Grangemont Road on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m., according to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) report.

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The Idaho Division of Veteran Services – Office of Veterans Advocacy will have a Veteran Service Officer in Orofino on Sept. 8 at the VFW Hall, 330 Michigan Ave., Orofino.

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This week at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library our weekly craft is all about bumblebees! Stop in for a kit or two.  We still have a few Whirylgigs from last week as well.

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Joint School District #171 will conduct a free developmental screening for 3-5 year old children during the month of September. Child Find is a service of the State Department of Education and Joint School District #171. Speech and developmental screenings will be conducted to identify child…

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The coyote, ruffled grouse and camp robber “Grey Jay” were sure glad to get some rain Friday night out at camp near Bovill. (The Clearwater Tribune would like your photos to share with their readers. E-mail them to cleartrib@cebridge.net, mail them to P.O. Box 71, Orofino 83544,

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Celebrating the return, Timberline Alumni Foundation (TAF) members were in attendance at last Thursdays “back to school night” hosted by Timberline Schools. TAF members served hotdogs, chips and drinks provided by the school in this annual meet and greet event with parents, children, staff a…

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Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) Friends of the Library continue to accept donations of gently used fiction, as well as non-fiction books, to add to their store of recently published books, which in turn will be offered to avid readers at a nominal price.

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September is not only back-to-school time, it’s also Library Card Sign-Up Month. Marley Dias, author, executive producer and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Dias will join the American Library Associatio…