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Pre-sale carnival tickets for this year’s Lumberjack Days and Clearwater County Fair are now available. The price is the same as last year, $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at Barney’s, Banner Bank, LCCU and P1FCU.

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The success of Shindig 3 has already been noted, but the CMPL Foundation Board would like to recognize many of the unsung heroes who pitch in and donate over and over to this community, with goods, services, and many times with just out and out labor and time! We realize that many businesses…

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The 16th annual Orofino Show & Shine is set for this Saturday, July 20, in the Orofino City Park. The event is a scholarship fundraiser organized by the Orofino Show & Shine Committee. There will be a large variety of automotive displays, food and music and live interviews with KLER.…

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City Treasurer Donna Wilson introduced the proposed budget for FY 2020 at the regular Orofino City Council meeting held July 9.

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Acting Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele has signed a final decision for the Lolo Insect and Disease project, located on the Lochsa–Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests approximately 16 air miles northeast of Kamiah. Steele has selected a modification of Alternativ…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $477 million in air-port infrastructure grants, the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the …

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Have you received a telephone call from Officer Marie Gomez of the Social Security Administration?

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The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) started their 2019 season the week of June 17. Now in the program’s third week, youth crews have been hard at work on projects across the Clearwater Valley alongside professionals with the USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

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Pre-sale carnival tickets for this year’s Lumberjack Days and Clearwater County Fair are now available. The price is the same as last year, $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at Barney’s, Banner Bank, LCCU and P1FCU.

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Trustees for Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) met July 1, Accountant Cathy Judge circulated CMPL reports of the Contract Funds and Corporate Account. Financial monthly bills were reviewed and approved.

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OCI Royalty helping at Saturday’s LoggerXross held at the Orofino City Park are (l to r) Princess Samantha Leidheiser, Queen Kennedy Howell, Princess Emily Nelsen and Princess Stephanie Melton.

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The weather was perfectly behaved, the food delicious, and the company grand! Guests listened to a good mix of folk and country music played by “Results May Vary” with Rosan Monaghan, Carl Stone and Quinn Davidson in the garden at the High County Inn for Shindig III, fundraiser held by the C…

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The weather on June 25 for the annual P.E.O. picnic was sunny and warm. This was a nice change from the cool rainy conditions this area had experienced during the past week.

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According to an Idaho State Police (ISP) report, Wayne, Ariel and Isabelle Thompson, of Kamiah, are considered Endangered Persons. The advisory was released Tuesday, July 2.

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The 16th annual show and shine will be held Saturday, the 20 of July, at the Orofino City Park. The show runs from 11 a.m. thru 2 p.m. with trophies being awarded about 2:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be awarded after trophies are awarded.

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Police Chief Jeff Wilson asked City staff and Orofino City Council at the regular meeting June 25, to help spread the news that as in previous years, no tolerance will be given to those setting off illegal fireworks.

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Come and join us for Orofino Chamber of Commerce’s All American 4th of July Celebration this Thursday, July 4. Before the fireworks show you can start your day off with the Orofino Community Float. This is not an organized event, just bring your life jacket, kick back, relax, and enjoy the b…

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Last Saturday’s Shindig 3 drew a capacity crowd of supporters to the High Country Inn, and it was a good-natured partying crowd who enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner, bid generously on almost a dozen homemade pies, appreciated Rosan Monahan’s new band, “Results May Vary,” and complemented the h…

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The Orofino Rotary Club and Clearwater Youth Alliance are proud to sponsor our 22ND annual golf team tournament (a four person scramble) as a fund raiser to support youth programs operated by Clearwater Youth Alliance.

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The Clearwater Valley Aero Club (CVAC) invites you to join them as they host this year’s annual Fly-In, this Saturday, July 6 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kamiah Airport!

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Residents safely escaped from their home located on Hanks Grade near Lenore as fire claimed the basement of their home during the early morning hours of June 27. Due to heavy storms, the family’s power had been disrupted the night before.

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After a series of thunder and lightning storms passed through the area last week, Orofino fared pretty well with no major damage to speak of, in spite of the National Weather Service issuing a severe thunderstorm watch for the first time since May 2017.

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) report, at or about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, CCSO, along with the Clearwater County Ambulance and Orofino Fire, responded to a two vehicle head on injury crash near milepost 42 on Highway 7. Clinton Praest, 29, of Orofino, and h…

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The Clearwater County DMV Office, 2200 Michigan Avenue, will be closed until approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10 for training.

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Members of the Fraser Boosters 4-H Club set the flags up on Monday, July 1, at the Fraser Cemetery for the Independence Day 4th of July weekend. Shown (l to r) are: McKenzie Morris, Courtney Morris, Breyer Boyer, (mom) Bobbi Boyer, and Macoy Boyer

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Shown in this five generation photo is: seated, Great Great Grandma Lucille Skinner (almost 104) holding Great Great Granddaughter Elena Clair Gilliam; Great Grandma Judith Skinner Gilliam (left), Grandpa Silas Kendall Gilliam (center), and Ethan Shane Gilliam (right), father of Elena.

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Summertime means softball at ICIO. Fresh cut grass and clear blue skies overhead, individuals can step up to plate to live out lifelong dream of being a ball player, even if just for a moment.  Ten against ten for seven innings, most runs wins. It is a simple game in essence, but the intrica…

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Marie Eich, Clearwater Canyon Pharmacy tech, is shown drawing the winning name, James Wolverton, of Lenore, for the dual charcoal and gas grill. The drawing was held at Clearwater Canyon Pharmacy’s grand opening last Saturday. Photo by Charlie Pottenger

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Baby Western Bluebird has its first look at the yard.

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June 21 and June 22, Orofino Youth Softball competed in the season tournament in Pullman. Orofino Blue, third through fifth grade, made it through the entire tournament undefeated and claimed the 2019 championship title. Pictured back row: (l to r) coach Morgan Renner, Carissa Lee, Logan Hen…

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Abby and Andy Pottenger, owners of Clearwater Canyon Pharmacy, appreciate the support shown to the new pharmacy during the grand opening held last Saturday. Photo by Charlie Pottenger