10 years – Aug. 2, 2012
June through August this year marks a once in a lifetime event for Dave and Kathy Daniels and Rick and Janet Burnham. Dave and Kathy are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary; Rick and Janet are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary; Kathy is celebrating her 50th birthday; and Rick is celebrating his 60th birthday.*
Gathering huckleberries is a popular summertime activity on National Forest land.
Currently, on the Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs, there are no regulations in effect for huckleberry picking. However, damaging and/or removing huckleberry bushes/ brush on National Forest lands is a violation and can carry a penalty of up to six months in jail and/or up to $5,000 fine.*
20 years – Aug. 1, 2002
CAVENDISH – Harold Kostenko was surprised last week when he reached for the water tap only to find a big rattlesnake lying in the grass, also looking for water. Harold disposed of the “fat” snake and cur off 10 rattles.
Harold related that he had gotten up during the night to check on the sprinkler he uses for his big garden, and although having a yard light, he opted also to take his flashlight. The flashlight, fortunately beamed in on the snake, and alerted Harold. “It’s going to be a little fearsome picking corn and cucumbers this week,” says Harold.*
30 years – July 30, 1992
A 28 year-old woman, Paula Walker, received emergency treatment at Clearwater Valley Hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
The snake was being kept as a pet in a cage in an aquarium, according to the City of Orofino Police Department (OPD) Chief Ferice Childers. The woman was petting the snake when it bit her finger and thumb. According to the records, an OPD officer killed the snake. It was taken from the residence and put in storage.
The incident is still under investigation.*
40 years – Aug. 5, 1982
A new event for Lumberjack Days will feature guessing on the time it will take a wooden ball to float from Greer to Orofino. The winners will receive silver bars in varying sizes. The theme this year is “Tomorrow and Forever.”*
Second major school administrative position for District 171 was filled at a special board meeting July 27, with trustees naming John Schwartz to succeed Levon Chase as Orofino High School principal.
The administrative change at Orofino High School will be the first in 28 years since Levon Chase was named to the position in 1954. Teaching staff at the school will remain at 28 faculty members.*
50 years – Aug. 3, 1972
John Richard Knowles, Hermiston, Ore., has been named resource manager for Dworshak Dam project by Col. Richard M. Connell, District Engineer. He will be responsible for the timber, water, recreational, wildlife and other natural resources on the reservoir area.
Rodger F. Colgan has been named operations manager for Dworshak Dam, a $297 million multi-purpose water resource project by the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Colgan will be in charge of operations as each feature of the dam is completed. He will be responsible for the operation of the powerhouse and dam, the reservoir and fish facilities.*
60 years – Aug. 2, 1962
Spencer Campbell came back to Orofino this week conqueror of three rivers in a 557 mile distance swim to the mouth of the Columbia at Astoria.
The Clearwater, the Snake, and the Columbia yielded to the former deep sea diver’s relentless ambition and after some 148 hours in the water in a 27 day endurance test, he climbed to the dock of Astoria to a tumultuous welcome from over 2,000 people.*
Long-awaited formal dedication of the Lewis-Clark Highway is just 16 days in the future, slated for Sunday, Aug. 19, at Packer’s Meadow on the Idaho-Montana border with around 5,000 expected to attend.*
70 years – July 31, 1952
Discussion of common road problems and exploitation of the advantages of the Lewis-Clark Highway brought Lewiston and Orofino Chamber of Commerce groups together for a meeting.
J. C. Jepson, road committee chairman, Lewiston, spoke to members reviewing the history of the east-west highway whish now lacks but 30 miles for completion. He said that pressures from other areas have always mitigated against getting congressional approval for a major contract to complete the Lewis Clark route in one or two big units, but that steady work by Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon has made progress each year in the work.
It was believed that a pilot road linking the two ends might speed construction accessibility.*
80 years – July 30, 1942
Silk stockings are precious items in milady’s wardrobe these days, but used silk hosiery also has an important use. Government experts have found a way of turning used silk hose to the manufacture of powder bags and other war purposes. For some time reclaimed silk could be used for military products when it was blended with long silk of which there has only been a limited amount. Experiments conducted during the past year developed a way of making war products entirely from discarded stocking silk.
The war production board froze all used silk hosiery in the hands of dealers, with minor exceptions, to be reclaimed for war purposes. However, the government does not contemplate a campaign for collecting old stockings from the general public.*
90 years – July 29, 1932
Construction of the Myrtle-Arrow link of the Lewis-Clark Highway, widening of the same highway between Orofino and Greer, and surveying of the Greer-Kamiah link may be undertaken this year, if plans announced in Orofino last spring by Governor C. Ben Ross are instituted.
On a visit here to talk over road matters the Governor stated that if the government came through with emergency federal aid funds these projects would be placed on the road program for the district. Last week, according to terms of an emergency appropriation bill passed by congress, Idaho has available $1,508,485 for federal projects and it is presumed here that the above jobs will receive attention.*