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It’s a win-win situation for Robert Lashly, former owner, and incoming Shawn and Marlene Prall in the recent transaction which took place on Sept. 1 this year. The Pralls will be the Riverside Lanes fourth owners since it was built in 1956.

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As cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Idaho pass 50,000 and deaths in the United States approach a quarter of a million, the search for useful treatments for this infection continues. One of the frustrating (and confusing) issues around coronavirus infections has been the lack of c…

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The members of the Orofino American Association of University Women Branch that sponsors the annual Patchwork Bazaar have decided not to plan for this year’s Bazaar, based on the Covid-19 virus pandemic threat.

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Big Canyon Fire Department’s Randy Maas and Mike McNees are seen removing propane tanks very close to flames on Sunday, Oct. 18, about 3 p.m., when a camper caught fire in downtown Peck. The camper and a pickup were destroyed in the fire. There were no injuries.

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Despite the periodic closure of some of the area schools due to Covid-19, the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen essay contests are still being held for 2020/2021, but please be aware that the deadline for entry submission is fast approaching. The deadline for submission is Oct. 31.

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According to the Orofino Fire Department (OFD), on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1:56 p.m., OFD Rescue 3, Clearwater County Ambulance and Orofino Police Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Michigan Avenue. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated. The driver w…

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) report, Clearwater County Deputies responded to the area of East 3rd Avenue, in Weippe on Monday, Oct. 12 at 11 p.m., for an injury collision involving a UTV. Derrick W. Vargovich, 25, of Weippe, was operating a UTV, while traveling Ea…

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If ever there was a question regarding the accuracy of every ballot submitted in an election, it is now. Covid has definitely influenced the way people will be voting this year, add to that the public’s concern of the post offices being shut down, and one of the most controversial elections …

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Due to coronavirus restrictions and concerns we are sorry to tell you that St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Orofino Methodist Church have had to cancel the free Community Meals usually offered each Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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I was lucky that my first week in town three years ago just happened to be during Lumberjack Days. I made my way to the middle of Orofino-taking in the beautiful sights and sensations of fall-with one goal in mind: to sink my teeth into a delicious steak sandwich at the fair.

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Trustees of Joint School District 171 will meet virtually via Zoom and YouTube for their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Orofino Junior/Senior High School cafeteria for those who wish to attend in person,

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This is the last issue (Oct. 14) that political letters to the editor will run in the Clearwater Tribune for the upcoming election.

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Robert Nichols was reported missing to the Lewiston Police Department on Sept. 29, after he failed to show up to a job site on Sept. 28 and has been unable to be reached by family. He was employed by Cuddy and Associates, a surveying company.

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Our apologies to Rusty and Kim Johnson for the Tribune’s mistake in last week’s city council article, concerning the new skate park. In reporting on Ryan Smather’s statement of appreciation of those in the community that were instrumental in making the park a reality, the article should have…

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Construction on the new Orofino Creek Bridge has been slightly delayed due to the boulders they encountered and had to drill. LaRivierre will be working longer days and during the weekends to get caught up.

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This photo of the 1961-1962 Orofino Grade School Second Grade Class, taught by Mrs. Thomsen, was submitted to the Clearwater Tribune by Patty Swenson McLeod, formerly of Orofino and now of Oklahoma.

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Darold and I had our own private concert last weekend, hosted by our grandson, Braylon, on his saxophone, and our dog Saint, joining in with vocals. Braylon seated himself on the guest bedroom bed and said, “I’ll perform a concert for you, GiGi and Papa.” We were thrilled at the invitation.

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The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be installing the new Gem system in the DMV Office located at 2200 Michigan Ave, Orofino and will go live on Oct. 13, 2020. 

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The last issue that political letters to the editor will run in the Clearwater Tribune will be in the Oct. 14 issue. After that date, only political advertising will be accepted.

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The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office has two missing people cases that are still open, one from June and one from September of this year. They are asking hunters and anyone recreating in Clearwater County this fall to keep an eye out for them.

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The Clover Fire, which broke out near Ahsahka on Labor Day, left many homes and outbuildings destroyed. The inferno barely left people time to escape as it flew from ridge to canyon, across fields, and left some areas and homes completely untouched. It was driven by a strange wind, swirling,…

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Orofino High School’s Football Homecoming was held Friday, Sept. 25.

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The last issue that political letters to the editor will run in the Clearwater Tribune will be in the Oct. 14 issue. After that date, only political advertising will be accepted.

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Cindy and Fritz Fliger, of Juliaetta, are very thankful that there was a wheelchair accessible ramp at the Clearwater Historical Museum in Orofino, and have a big thank you to Tia Pomponio, member of the Clearwater Historical Society, for being such a great tour guide. Fritz enjoyed touring …

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Clearwater County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission will hold an open public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., in Courtroom 1 located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, in Orofino.

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Rotary members began the damp but beautiful morning Sept. 26 removing litter from the roadsides of Hwy. 7 between Orofino and Ahsahka. It’s just one of the “Dirty Hands” projects Rotarians take on to benefit the community. Fully suited in orange for the occasion are, from left to right: John…

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James Jordan (right), Rotary President for 2020-21, received his second Paul Harris pin from Mike Hedrick at the Orofino Rotary meeting held in the City Park on Sept. 18. Congratulations James, the Rotary members so appreciate all you do.

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The Board of County Commissioners of Clearwater County, as governing board, will hold an open public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Office located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, Orofino for the final decision on the following action items:

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This fall and winter we will face a viral enemy that has the ability to kill tens of thousands of Americans in a short period of time. Some of the deaths will be due to the direct impact of the virus while other associated deaths will be due to heart attacks, severe pneumonias and other illn…

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Fire Chief Jon Hoyt, for Orofino Fire Department (OFD) described the last time the department’s brush truck responded to a call during the Whitetail Loop Fire. With assistance, the 1987 Chevy 3500 truck made it back into town, but was promptly parked at Station 3, and officially retired at t…

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The Orofino Chapter of CMA, the Christian Motorcycle Association arrived at the Orofino Elementary School bright and early Friday morning to lend a hand in preparing the school garden for the crops to come, replacing the weathered flower beds and making room to include a greenhouse.