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The last two years have made a striking change in the lives of Bruce Bradley, 13, and his family as his talents as a trapshooter have soared. His parents, Levi and Tess Bradley, have been traveling with him and his younger brother, Keith, to trap shoots on an almost-every-weekend pursuit. As…

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Charlotte Townsend, a resident of Brookside Landing in Orofino, celebrated her 101st birthday July 22.

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We are still on! We had to change the course due to extreme fire danger and closure of certain lands. However, we have been able to find an equally beautiful (or dare we say even more beautiful) course with the help of our amazing community members.

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Gary Bessent, John Erbst and Mike Bessent are shown in this photo (l to r). Bonnie Bessent, Gary and Mike’s mother and former longtime Tribune employee, submitted the picture, and said it was from sometime in the late 50’s or early 60’s. The Tribune would like to share your photos with their…

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Avista urges customers to be alert to anyone pretending to be from Avista. If you receive a call or email from someone claiming to be an Avista representative demanding immediate payment or mentioning that your power would proactively be shut off, immediately end the call or delete the email.

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During our lifetime we meet many people who should be recognized as good assets to the community. David Jackson is one of those people. He’s not a boaster, quietly doing his part in life, serving his family and loving God.

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Thank you to these young ladies for volunteering to help Tammy Gilmer and Orofino Lumberjack Days, by putting up the posters advertising Lumberjack Days.  They ran out of posters, so if your business didn’t get one on Thursday, the girls will be back out again, when the additional copies are done.

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After a very successful event in 2020, the Bald Mountain Triathlon is back for its second year. It is an opportunity for physical activity, encouraging triathlon as a sport and athletic outlet, and showcase this beautiful place in Clearwater County and the best little ski hill in Idaho – Bal…

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Orofino Celebrations Inc. (OCI) members will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. at the White Pine Building. Plans are moving forward with Orofino Lumberjack Days to be held Sept. 15-19.

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Mark Saturday, August 7th on your TO DO list for the DAVID and SUZY KLUDT MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT at the Orofino Golf Course. The first ball is usually sliced at 9 a.m. so be there a bit before that to get signed in. You are responsible for your own green fees and cart, plus we all throw $1…

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The Browns Ridge fire is now estimated at 70 acres. We have crews, equipment and air support when needed to suppress this fire.

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City Council members approved the letter drafted by Clearwater County Economic Development Specialist Chris St. Germaine, responding to the Columbia Basin Initiative proposed by Congressman Simpson, at the Orofino City Council meeting held July 13. The letter has also been endorsed by the Cl…

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Clearwater County Emergency Management Coordinator Don Gardner provided an update on the Disaster Declaration for the wildfires at Monday’s Board of Clearwater County Commissioners’ meeting. On Wednesday, July 14, the Clearwater County Commissioners declared a disaster due to the wildland fi…

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A fire started along Idaho Highway 11, Greer Grade, last Wednesday, July 21 at about 5:30 p.m., according to Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA). C-PTPA responded along with Weippe, Orofino, Greer, Pierce and Upper Fords fire departments and Idaho Department of Lands p…

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The two-day Weed a Thon at the Orofino Elementary School Community Garden was a lightly attended event, but greatly productive thanks to a few adult volunteers and a handful of wonderful students!

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One of the best parts of living in Idaho is access to the great outdoors. As we spend time outside this summer (still the safest place to gather with COVID cases on the rise), we want to make sure we take appropriate measures for sun protection.

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The Weippe Farmers Market, along with a Community Yard Sale that starts at 12 noon and goes to 5 p.m., will be held at the Weippe Mini Park, E 2nd Street, this Friday, July 16.

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Officials at Dworshak Dam, in coordination with local wildfire authorities, have enacted an immediate ban of all fires on Corps of Engineers property at Dworshak.

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As I thought about today’s article, I just could not decide what to write.  I’m sitting in the heat watching the aircraft circling, as smoke coming from Orofino fills the sky from Hells Canyon. I’m watching boats and RVs driving down the road, I’ve got a list of school supplies to gather, I …

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The Twin Ridge Rural Fire Department (TRRFD) wants to encourage residents within the Fire District to inspect their homes for fire hazards.  As Department fire personnel toured the District last Saturday, they noticed a lot of buildings with an excessive accumulation of pine needles on their…

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Mike Hedrick, the newly elected president for the Orofino Rotary Club announced that the club will resume weekly Friday noon meetings at the Ponderosa beginning in August.  

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Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) is pleased to announce the arrival of 10 automated external defibulators or AEDs for use in various vehicles and in camps.

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The 18-acre Canada Fire Hill started near Dewey Avenue in Orofino on Sunday, July 11. At one point the fire threatened 75 structures. Firefighters on the ground and in the air responded to the blaze, which was first reported around 6 p.m., to fight the fast moving fire. Crews from Clearwater…

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This 1954 Mercury, owned by Lanny and Angie White, of Orofino, was a hit at the 2019 Show & Shine. The 18th annual Show & Shine will be held this Saturday, July 17, on Johnson Avenue. The Hottest Little Car Show in Idaho will feature music, automotive displays, food vendors, prizes, …

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Fees for standard Idaho driver’s licenses, identification cards and instruction permits increased by $5 on July 1.  A $2 fee increase for knowledge tests will also take place.

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Firefighting resources are actively engaged in full suppression operations on the Dixie fire, located 40 miles southeast of Grangeville and 15 miles South of Elk City near the community of Dixie. The fire is estimated to be between 1,000 and 2,500 acres as of 7 a.m. (PDT) on July 6. Aviation…

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According to a Clearwater County Shefiff’s Office (CCSO) report, on Saturday, July 3 at 2:30 a.m., officers with CCSO and the Orofino Police Department were dispatched to Cold Springs Road off of Loseth Road for a camper on fire.

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The “Old Fashioned Sunday” will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11, at the Orofino City Park. There will be an Ice Cream Sundae Fundraiser to benefit the Clearwater Valley Fire Districts Auxiliary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they run out of ice cream, on Saturday and Su…

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Clearwater Valley Fire Districts Auxiliary members Barbara-Lee Jordan, grant writer and Pam White, president, awarded a $4,000 check to Janet Boyer, Fire Commissioner Sunnyside Rural Fire District (l to r) as part of the matching funds from a $10,000 grant from the Innovia Foundation. The gr…

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Uncle and niece wearing the same outfit around the same age, two months old, 35 years apart--Jared Blake is shown in the left photo in a US Mail outfit in 1986. He is the son of Jay and Tracey Blake, of Orofino, who both work for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Charlotte Ballew is s…

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) report, on Thursday, July 1, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Clearwater County Deputies, Weippe Fire Department, and the Weippe Ambulance, responded to 620 W Pierce Avenue; #5 (Durant’s Trailer Park), in Weippe, for the report of a trailer…

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Staying cool and hydrated may be a bit tough when we have multiple days above 100 degrees, but here are some tips to keep yourself healthy in the heat.

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The LoggerXross was back for 2021 and joined with the IRC Tires Endurofest for a two-day event in on June 25-26 in Orofino. The long-running LoggerXross, held in the Orofino City Park Arena, includes some of the most unique obstacles found anywhere with over-under bridges and difficult log s…

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It is estimated that over half of Americans will experience some mental health issues during their lifetime, which can include depression and anxiety.

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The Sixth Grade Forestry Tour for 2021 has been canceled due to lack of enrollment.  Organizers have noted that other organizations and programs that address both youth and adult participants are having issues with low participation, so they don’t see this as isolated to the Sixth Grade Tour.

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The 21st Orofino Rotary Log Drive is set for July 9 this year, but tickets are on sale now, available through Rotary members. You’ll also be able to purchase them at Orofino’s Fourth of July celebration in Orofino City Park.