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STORMY WEATHER is the perfect description for the first week of January 2022. Old Man Winter showed his true colors and sent strong winds along with lots and lots of snow. The turbulent weather caused power outages; the first one on Wednesday, Jan. 5 lasted nine hours, the second one started…

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The Fraser Community received snow every day during the last week of 2021. Temperatures ranged from a low of 12 degrees during the evening hours and topped out at 18 to 26 degrees during the day. On Saturday, Jan. 1 of the new year, we woke up to a “frigid” one degree with partly cloudy skies.

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We are one week into the “Winter Season” and Old Man Winter has taken up residence in our community. He sent snow showers on Monday and Tuesday and topped it off with cold temperatures. We woke up to 17 degrees on Monday morning. The NOAA weather station has predicted more of the same for th…

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Old Man Winter made an appearance over the weekend, on Saturday. We were hit by a strong wind storm and the next day it started snowing. We ended up with around six inches of snow and our world took on a Courier and Ives look. It was amazing the way the storm pulses came through. At times th…

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The snow that fell on Tuesday, Nov. 23, amounted to over five inches here in the Fraser Community. We traveled down to Orofino that morning and found treacherous conditions on Highway 11. Travel was very slow due to the icy pavement on the Greer Grade.

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This year the temperature during the month of November has been warmer than last year. My records show that it was 2020 the Fraser Community had daytime temperatures during the first half of the month that ranged from 29 degrees to 53 degrees. Snow started falling on Saturday, Nov. 7 and con…

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The hilltop area had several days of rain during the past week. We woke up on Saturday, Oct. 30, to find that Jack Frost had covered everything with a heavy layer of frost. Our nighttime temperature had dropped to 32 degrees.

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The Fraser Community has been blessed with wonderful autumn weather. We had daytime temperatures that ranged from 42 degrees on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to 71 degrees the following Saturday. No moisture has fallen but the forecast is for possible showers toward the end of the week. Each day that …

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The temperature during the daylight hours has started to cool down. The Fraser area had a high of 59 degrees on Saturday, Oct. 9. The rest of the week 54 was as warm as it got.

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The busy work of the Autumn season is well under way. Everything from processing the abundance our gardens have produced, to the farmers seeding the fields for next year’s harvest.

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The tomatoes in our garden are almost ready to be harvested and processed into juice and spaghetti sauce. I have removed lots of small tomatoes from the vines to help the rest of the crop ripen and it looks like we will have a good harvest. Steve pruned both of the old Barlett Pear trees thi…

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It’s the first day of Autumn season and this means we will probably not see any more temperatures in the 90 to 100 degree range. Rain started falling on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 18. The next morning there was ½ inch of rain in our gage. The rain cleared the smoke and haze out of the …

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The weather here on the hill has been sunny with temperatures in the 80 degree range during the day and then it drops into the 40’s after dark. All weather forecasts predicted a beautiful weekend for the Labor Day holiday. Camping was on the agenda for several people we visited with.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the cooler weather that had been predicted finally arrived in our area of Idaho. Our daytime temperature was 75 degrees and then it dropped to 52 degrees over night. We had rain showers during the rest of the week and our gage collected over 4/10ths of an inch of Saturda…

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The big concern for everyone in Clearwater County is the Bedrock Creek Drainage fire at Lenore, Idaho. The fire started at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, and from the last report it still hasn’t been contained as of Monday. The temperature in Fraser remained in the 90 plus degree range …

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The daytime temperatures in the Fraser Community have continued to be in the high 90 degree range from last Wednesday through Friday, and then on Saturday the thermometer topped out at 106 degrees.

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The air in Fraser Community remains very smoky, which causes the sun to appear red. It is amazing to see this big red ball appear in the eastern sky in the morning, and then in the evening to watch it drop over the horizon. The smoky atmosphere has cut down on the intensity of the sun’s rays…

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A thunderstorm hit the hilltop area on the morning of Wednesday, July, 7. Very little moisture fell in our area, but Weippe receive a good downpour. Our area is very dry and reports have been coming in on the fires around Headquarters and the area around the town of Dixie.

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4-H Fraser Boosters members Rick and Justin took the flags down at the cemetery on July 5. On July 8 at 5 a.m. this crew got in three loads of firewood for the Fraser Community Center. The club was asked for a load of wood for meeting there. Mike Bird offered to donate the trees. Thank you t…

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Last week the temperature at our farm in the Fraser Community topped out at 107 on Tuesday and 109 on Wednesday and then it dropped down into the high 90 degree range for the rest of the week. The forecast is for temperatures to remain in the 90’s for the rest of this week .

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The heat of the summer season has arrived. The temperature topped out at 99 degrees on Sunday, June 27. The NOAA weather report is for more of the same for the next week. On Monday our thermometer hit 108 degrees!

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The Fraser Community received another 1/10th inch of rain on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jun 15. Since then, Mother Nature has turned off her sprinkler system. The forecast is for hot temperatures to return to our area this week. Let’s hope it doesn’t last too long.

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On the morning of June 10, the Fraser community woke up to the sound of rain falling. When we checked our gage it had collected ½ inch of rain. This is just what the farmers needed. Then on Saturday morning there was another ¼ inch of rain in the gage.

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The weather on Memorial Day weekend was perfect for all outdoor activities. The temperature during the day ranged from 60 to 76 degrees here in the Fraser Community. We did have three hot days last week. The temperature climbed to 87 on Tuesday, 93 on Wednesday and 87 on Thursday and then it…

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Decoration Day gradually became known as Memorial Day. This holiday originally honored those lost while fighting in the Civil War. It evolved to commemorate America Military personal who died in all wars including WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War, the Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The NOAA forecast last week was for a 20 to 50 percent chance of showers starting last Wednesday. Mother Nature did turn on her sprinkler system on Wednesday, May 19, and when I checked our rain gauge on Thursday it had collected almost three quarters of an inch of rain. The temperature has …

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The hill top area has had very little moisture since the first of May. The lack of spring rain is a concern for the farmers and for those of us who like to garden. The need to use our limited availability of ground water wisely guides us to use soaker hoses in our gardens so the moisture is …

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The weather in the Fraser Community has been pleasant. We have had sunny days and the temperature topped out at 82 degrees on Thursday, April 29. The next day we noticed our plum tree near the garden had turned white with blossoms. The pear and apple trees also showed signs of blossoming. If…

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The Fraser Community enjoyed five days of sunny weather last week. The clouds appeared on Saturday and we woke up to rain on Sunday morning. It was just what the fields and gardens needed.

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On April 12, we met at the Fraser Community Hall. The club members will be getting firewood in for the Hall. The Birdseye are donating some trees for this project.

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Spring weather has finally become a reality in the Fraser Community, the windy conditions have subsided, and we have enjoyed doing outside chores again.

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The weather during the past week has been interesting. We had five sunny days and two days when Old Man Winter decided to remind us that he is still around. Blizzard conditions erupted on Thursday and Saturday without much warning. It amazed us to look out the window and see the sun shining …

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The March Lion’s roar was NOT heard as the month of March came to an end. We had five days of sunny weather and then, on Monday April 5, we were hit by a brief snow shower in the morning.

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A strong wind blew through this area on Sunday evening and knocked out the power around 8 p.m. over a large portion of Clearwater County. Clearwater Power Company reported their crews were working on the situation and hoped to have the problems fixed by Monday afternoon.

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The first day of Spring arrived on March 20, but Old Man Winter decided to keep his grip on the hill top area. We woke up to fog on Saturday morning, then it started to rain. Before we knew it snow was falling. The flakes were huge and coming down with a vengeance. The winter weather pattern…

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The memorial service for Judy Esther Berreth was held at the Weippe Wesleyan Church on March 13 at 12 o’clock noon. Pastor Jim Head officiated, Kay Miracle and Andy Berreth provided the music. Jason Berreth read the obituary and told of some of the families experiences after she and Ed had m…

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The first week of March has flown by and this months “Lamb” is still frolicking around the Fraser community. Our day time temperatures have started to climb into the 50 degree range, but it drops back into the 20’s and 30’s during the evening.

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The first thing I saw when I got up on the morning of March 1 was the sun shining in all its glory. What a way to lift our spirits after so many dreary days when all we saw was snowflakes falling, and at times, the wind blowing it into drifts. The land in our Fraser Community had been sculpt…

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The weather for the past week has remained in the winter mode. On Thursday, the sun did appear in the morning for several hours, but then the snow showers took over again. The temperature warmed up over the week end which helped to melt some of the accumulated snow. The warming cycle caused …