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The Upriver Youth Leadership Council Youth Advisory Board (Y.A.B.) will be hosting a movie night under the stars at Riverfront Park on Highway 12 in Kamiah on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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It was a fun filled day of golf at the first annual Orofino Chamber Golf Classic Tournament held Saturday August 8th, 2020 at Orofino Golf Course and Country Club. The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our Title Sponsor, Edward Jones and our Platinum Sponsor, LCCU for sponsoring this f…

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Orofino Farmers Market welcomes new vendor Meghan Vanderpas of Scibek Family Farms of Lewiston, bringing farm fresh market produce, eggs, and fresh-cut flowers and herbs. Market boxes also available. Stop by Orofino Farmers Market for a variety of produce, fresh baked goods, and crafts from …

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The Orofino High School Class of ‘54 will meet for lunch at Krystal Café at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug 20.

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According to an Idaho State Police (ISP) report, on Sunday, Aug. 2, at approximately 4:00 p.m., ISP responded to a two vehicle serious injury crash. The crash involved a blue 2004 Dodge pickup pulling a white and red boat, driven by Nathan L. Dreyer, 38, of Grangeville, and a black 2006 Harl…

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The Veteran’s Advocate will be in Kamiah on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 518 Main St.  (Chamber of Commerce building). He will be available to veterans and their dependents between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the purpose of answering questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims…

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Construction on the new Orofino Creek Bridge is continuing. Driving the pilings continued through Aug. 1 and 2 and will continue through most of the following week. Work hours will be between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The Idaho Transportation Department has opened US-95 at the slide area south of Riggins for nighttime travel. Moving forward, the temporary road around the base of the highway will be open 24/7 unless closures are required for safety concerns or future repairs.

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From entrees to desserts, breakfast to dinner, a slow cooker enables you to make a variety of flavorful dishes that will save time, energy, and money. First, its use requires only basic cooking skills, making it possible for anyone to safely cook a meal. Second, it is convenient. Planning ah…

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The Clearwater County Republican Central Committee will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m. in the Ponderosa Banquet Room, 220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino.

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Anyone who knows me well, knows that personal columns/editorials are not my most comfortable form of writing, so chalk this up as rare, but I feel the topic is that important.

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Now that the warm weather has finally come, the summer seems to be flying by! We continue to be busy in the office and are excited that Katie Brown has finally joined our team and is a wonderful addition to our front desk!

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We are happy to welcome August with the first of our weekly themes and craft kits for kids! This week’s theme is all about Animals of Idaho.  Included in the kits are materials needed to make the kit and a black and white copy of what the finished product will look like.  Also included is a …

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The Clearwater County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold an open public hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in Courtroom I located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue in Orofino.

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In order to protect our animals and volunteers we will not be accepting any blankets, comforters, dog beds or any type of linens due to Covid-19. We do need cat (canned) food and dry dog food (unopened). We have to cancel one of our large fundraiser because of Covid-19. This has a large impa…

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Construction on the new Orofino Creek Bridge is continuing. As soon as the drill arrives, pilings will resume through the week. There is a high potential that work will continue through Aug. 1 and 2 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The Idaho State Police, in conjunction with the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office, have charged Sean L. Anderson, 52, Idaho County, with felony Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, with a firearms enhancement, following a pursuit that resulted in shots fired July 18 in Idaho County.

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For some reason, there are many Idahoans who think that the Census Bureau is only conducting phone interviews, which is incorrect. The Census Bureau has Census Takers going door-to-door for the 2020 Census. The confusion might be that the Census Bureau is conducting other surveys by phone in…

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The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is sharing information for Idahoans who have received unsolicited packages of seeds from China.

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Book lists are available NOW so you can request books along the same theme as the weekly crafts.

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Artisans at the Dahmen Barn hosts “The Wood Show 2020” over twenty wood artists from the Inland Northwest display woodwork from traditional to the avant-garde. the month of August, the Exhibit Opens Saturday Aug. 1, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. some of the artists will be present. The Exhibit continues t…

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For the first time in over three months, volunteer fire fighters from Sunnyside Rural Fire District (RFD) got together for two hours of wildland fire training on Tuesday, June 21. Under normal conditions, Sunnyside RFD meets the fourth Tuesday of each month for training. Because of the COVID…

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In order to protect our animals and volunteers we will not be accepting any blankets, comforters, dog beds or any type of linens due to Covid-19. We do need cat (canned) food and dry dog food (unopened). We have to cancel one of our large fundraiser because of Covid-19. This has a large impa…

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The multi-agency investigation is continuing into an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 18 in Idaho County. A driver reportedly fled from a traffic stop.

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Clearwater County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 92 Wells Lane for a vehicle accident. Deputies found a gray 2016 Jeep Cherokee in the ditch. According to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, the driver, William Brittle, 62, Salem, OR, said he was watching quail and drove in to th…

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

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Craft Kits for Kids! Starting Aug. 3, each week Monday-Friday, we will be offering a craft kit along with a booklist that will relate to the craft for that week at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library. 

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The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will be organizing a drive-in movie night at a privately owned location, 2114 Hill Street, Kamiah on Thursday, July 30. They will be showing Scoob starting at dusk.  This event is presented by UYLC, YAB, and Mini YAB in partnership with Ted’s Valley Auction and…

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Hello from the Library! As we see the number of COVID cases continuing to increase within our state, and now our county, the library will remain closed to patrons.

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After falling for the first time in 10 weeks, the national average price of gasoline has rebounded in the last week, rising 1.1 cents per gallon over the last week to $2.19 today according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas …