Public Notice for Pierce Community Pool As everyone is aware, sadly, they were unable to open on their targeted date of July 1. They have moved their next hopeful open date this Thursday, July 8. This is contingent on several things, the contractors getting their portion completed in enough time for the electrician to complete his portion in time for the inspection by the Health Department on Wednesday.

They are asking that you please call Wednesday afternoon to make sure we are given the go-ahead to open.

They are still asking that people stay out of the way of the construction area to make the contractor’s jobs easier. The pool may possibly stay open longer into the summer than normal, even into the first part of September, to make up for missed time. PLEASE CALL AHEAD BEFORE COMING TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ABLE TO OPEN AS PLANNED!

Please be patient and kind when calling, messaging, or posting to the staff, management or board. Leaving rude or unkind messages on their answering machine will not get the pool open any quicker.

A huge thank you to our wonderful and amazing community. You all have been so extremely supportive. The overwhelming support you have shown in filling the wish list of things the staff has come up with to make the “new” Pierce Pool welcoming and fun. You have helped make sure our vision really does happen.

Thursday, July 8 is the new date for the “Meet and Greet” for swim lessons. They are hoping this will not have to be delayed due to the inability to open.

This is to give our instructors the opportunity to see what class your child will be placed in based on their level of swimming skills, release forms filled out, and classes paid for prior to the first day.

The Orofino bus still does not have any parents that have come forward to let the Pool know they can move forward with making arrangements. This will include the week of swim lessons. No chaperones, no bus. The Pierce Pool has been in contact with the School District regarding a bus from Orofino to Pierce.

Arrangements are being made to continue to provide this service to our Orofino kids and parents. After speaking with the bus superintendent, they have advised us of changes regarding the use of Joint School District 171’s busses and drivers for non-school district activities.

They are no longer responsible for the children’s safety on the bus, while at the activity and making sure they are back on the bus for the return trip. They are now requiring that for all trips, it will require two chaperones EVERY time. If two chaperones are not on the bus, they bus cannot make the trip. The Pierce Pool has no way providing these chaperones or knowing who will or will not be using this service.

If you are an Orofino parent, grandparent, or an adult; over 18 and not still in school, that is willing to chaperone pool bus from Orofino to Pierce and back, please contact the Pierce Community. This will require a commitment for the entire season, no chaperone, NO BUS!!! We cannot come up with a schedule without knowing we have chaperones.

Pool Schedule

Monday – Friday: Morning lap swim (adults ONLY- membership is required) 6 a.m. - 8 a.m., Open Swim 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Evening Adult Swim (adults only, no membership required) 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday ONLY: Open Swim 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pool Price Rates

Daily Fees

Children 6-12 years old - $3

Children 13 and up to Adult - $4

Children under six, accompanied by an adult 18 or older, swim free.

Adult age will be strictly enforced with zero exception, this includes younger siblings who are not 18.

Season Passes

Open Swim Sessions for children 6-12 - $60

Open Swim Sessions for Children 13 and up to adult - $65

Adult Lap Swim Sessions - $65

Open Swim Sessions Family Membership (up to 4 family members) - $135

$15 for each additional open swim session members (only immediate household members qualify)+$20 for each adult lap swim sessions add-ons.

There is a no refund policy that is strictly followed. This includes a swimmer that is ejected for breaking pool rules, etc. Morning lap swim MUST be pre-registered to swim. Copies of current rules can be obtained through the Pierce Community Center and will be strictly enforced.

Please remember our pool is now an outdoor heated pool, so PLEASE remember to bring/wear sunblock, the pool is not responsible to provide sunblock to their patrons.

They are looking forward to amazing year back with the new pool makeover, but just as any other pool or water park, the Pierce Pool is not responsible for sunblock, towels, etc., just having fun and making sure you are safe in doing so.

Timberline Schools

HELLO SUMMER!!! Have a safe, fun, and wonderful summer break kids!! Timberline Junior High is looking for a Head Football Coach, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, and Assistant Volleyball Coach. Again, these are all for Junior High, not High School. Applications are available at the www.jsd171.org

NGYCP- Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy

We are busy filling spaces for Class 21-2, which starts July 17. If you know anyone that needs a Second Chance, please share. For more details visit www.idyouthchallenges.com

Pierce News

The Xi Alpha Nu Sorority- would like to remind everyone that it is the time of year to order your community calendar. This year the Pierce and Weippe Community Calendars are being combined into the Hilltop Community Calendar. If you received your order form in the mail (turquoise paper) please return it with any changes, total number of calendars required and the fee for each by July 10 to the address listed on the sheet.

If you are a new customer and would like your birthdays and anniversaries and In Memory of included, please call Cindy at 208-435-4691 or message the Xi Alpha Nu Sorority Facebook page, or contact any Xi Alpha Nu member.

Faith Lutheran Church of Pierce Food Pantry at 611 South Main in Pierce has summer walk-in hours. Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also, monthly food distribution continues the first Sunday of every month from 12-12:30. For more information please phone Pastor Donna Zipp at 208-827-2660.

Mark your calendars for the Headquarters Annual Renuion Labor Day Weekend in Headquarters, Idaho. Events are planned for Friday through Sunday. For further questions regarding events, fees, or registration forms send an email to headquartersreunion@yahoo.com

Weippe News

The Hill Top Senior’s Center in Weippe serve meals inside Mondays and Thursdays at noon. This is open to EVERYONE, not just seniors. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tressa at 208-827-6925.

The Weippe mobile food pantry provides food to those in need each month on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The truck arrives around 9 a.m. and we are distributing food as early as 9:30 a.m. The next food distribution will be July 27.

Any events, news, or information you would like to share in the Clearwater Tribune under the Pierce/Weippe news, please be sure to contact Brandy Denison by social media or email at mrsfs24@gmail.com prior to the deadline on Monday to make the following Wednesday paper.

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