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As of May 15, Nimiipuu Health has tested 137 individuals for the COVID-19 virus. Of those tests, 17 have returned positive.  All positive tests were from persons tested at the Lapwai clinic located in Nez Perce County. The ages of the individuals that tested positive range from ages 1 – 80. …

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I’m writing to you from what we affectionately call the “Bunker.” The Bunker is the base from which, under normal circumstances, we coordinate the massive undertaking that is required to pull off an election at hundreds of polling places, each processing hundreds, if not thousands, of voters.

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As we enter our phase two reintroduction in Orofino, we begin to look at what has happened as well as where we go from here.

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Good news, the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) will resume curbside service beginning Monday, June 1! We will also accept returns beginning June 1 as well, not before.

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As you can imagine, COVID-19 has not left my mind for the past three months. Because of my age and medical conditions, I am at higher risk of a bad outcome if I am infected. As such, I have been fairly compulsive about checking the stats for this disease in our state on a daily or twice dail…

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Brookside Landing in Orofino welcomed back The Big Guys on Wednesday, May 13, for an afternoon of toe-tapping entertainment.

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I called the Orofino VFW Post on Tuesday to ask if the Post and the Ladies Auxiliary would be doing any observance ceremonies for Memorial Day. I was told that the only event for this year’s Memorial Day observance would be the placing of the flags at the cemeteries, because, you guessed it,…

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, on Monday, May 11, after the conclusion of a five month long narcotics investigation, Clearwater County deputies arrested Debra Billups, 58, of Weippe for possession of methamphetamine.

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I am thrilled to report that the National Day of Prayer, May 7, was a huge success with over 30 in attendance.

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Paige and Reece Deyo and Jake and Brooklyn Renner (l to r) recently enjoyed a trip to the North Fork of the Clearwater River, along with their parents, Matt and Stephanie Deyo and Sam and Morgan Renner. Submit a photo of your fun homeschooling outings or projects to us at cleartrib@cebridge.…

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The Weippe Hilltop Museum had an executive board meeting this last week and it was decided by the board that we are not comfortable opening on May 22, due to the Virus. We have cancelled all plans, fun-raisers and meetings. We will not have a yearly raffle, nor will there be any calendars fo…

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Our state, along with the rest of the world, is experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not something we had a great deal of time to prepare or plan for, and we have seen healthcare facilities in some areas being stretched to their limits of capacity.

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The Idaho Department of Lands (Clearwater Area Office) in conjunction with the Clearwater Area Highway District (Elk River Management Unit) will be conducting road oiling activities on the Tomho road (Jct. with the Dent Bridge-Elk River road to the Lower Cranberry Road). The work is tentativ…

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Every 10 years the federal government engages in the Census to count every person living in the U.S. This count determines congressional representation, informs hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provides data that impacts communities for the next decade. Getting a compl…

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Across the state, nearly 600 Idahoans with permanent physical disabilities are members of CAF (Challenged Athletes Foundation)-Idaho. Their stories not only inspire communities to pursue an active lifestyle, but they serve as powerful reminders that Idaho’s rivers, trails, lakes and mountain…

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Orofino Physical Therapy is very happy to announce that we will be reopening the gym on Monday May 18! Due to COVID 19 there will be some modifications in the gym until the “All Clear” is given by the governor, and all COVID restrictions are lifted. Initially there will be some modifications:

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Due to the coronavirus the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) remains closed. HOWEVER, starting this week, we are offering FREE Grab Bag of Books!

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In the past, this time of year my mom and Darold would be having a lot of discussions about the arrival of the hummingbirds. Mom hoped every year that she would be graced with the first little visitor, beating Darold’s first visit from the colorful little flutterers for the season.

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Upriver Youth Leadership Council  asked aspiring Teen shutterbugs in Kamiah and Kooskia to snap and submit images that that depicted some aspect of teenage life during COVID19 quarantine—and they delivered in a big way! The judges were floored by the talent, thoughtfulness and technical abil…

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.77/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 39.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 129.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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With the library being closed, lots of work has gone on behind the scenes!

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Beginning May 10, Idahoans must obtain a fire burn permit from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) before starting debris burning activities. Closed fire season takes place annually between May 10 and extends through Oct. 20.

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Hear that sound? It’s so unfamiliar to me, as I’m sure it is for many people. It took me awhile to figure out what it was exactly. I’ve grown so unaccustomed to it, it made me uncomfortable at first. Like the song title, it’s the sound of silence.

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The renewal dates on all materials at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) have been extended through May, so PLEASE DO NOT return any books to any of the Valnet libraries until further notice.  The library hopes, in the coming weeks, to once again be able to offer curbside service …

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The annual Twin Ridge Rural Fire District Roadside Cleanup day on April 25, brought 16 members and friends of the Twin Ridge Fire Department together to clean-up the Fire District. This ambitious group picked up 25 garbage bags of roadside trash and aluminum cans totaling 500 pounds along ro…

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While Valnet libraries including your local Prairie River Library District branches work on a plan to safely resume services to our valued patrons, our community can access numerous digital resources via our website, www.prld.org. Using the Libby app, patrons can download ebooks and audioboo…

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Yes, yours truly, Bald Eagle likes ‘taters and eggs. Sure, I have other things for breakfast, but potatoes, sliced, diced, or shredded and fried, along with fried eggs is my favorite. Annie says she gets tired of ‘taters and eggs.

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.83/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 46.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 115.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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The Twin Ridge Rural Fire Department (RFD) is sorry to announce that its annual Cleanup Day Potluck planned for Saturday April 25 has been cancelled for this year due to concerns about spreading the Covid-19 virus. 

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Idaho gas prices have fallen 7.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.90/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 stations. Gas prices in Idaho are 51.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 98.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Greetings from the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL)! Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy and enjoying this beautiful spring weather that we have been having, at a safe social distance.