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“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Hanson

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The Senior Center at 930 Michigan Ave. in Orofino will be the venue for a very special occasion this Friday, Sept. 20. Friends and family are invited to join Cliff Smith in celebrating his 100th birthday from 3 to 5 p.m.

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The general membership meeting for the Orofino Chamber of Commerce took place Sept. 3, as all the finishing touches were discussed for the upcoming Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days.

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The 2019 Clearwater County 4-H Fitting, Showing and Quality awards were presented Friday at the Orofino Fairgrounds during the Clearwater County Fair.

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The Clearwater County 4-H Awards presentation was held at the 4-H Livestock Barn. Award recipients are, back row, (l to r), are Cami Henderson, Brittney Krahn, Alia Coil-Defoe, Sam Naden, Macoy Boyer, Breyer Boyer and Ava Goetz. Front row, Danielle Brabandt, Jil Brown, Alina Paul, Ella Goetz…

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The OCI Big Parade was held Saturday in Orofino with a large crowd lining the streets to watch the 72nd annual event. Results are as follows:

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Candidates running for City Council in the Nov. 5 elections were publicized at the Orofino City Council held Sept. 10. Mayor Ryan Smathers runs unopposed, as four new candidates join incumbents Jennifer Dunaway and Josh Tilley for three open positions. Challengers are Jon Isbelle, Gerald “Gu…

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The 2019 OCI Championship log load trophy was presented at the OCI Auction on Saturday. Shown (l to r) are Billie Lee, OCI co-auction chairperson; Jonathan Walker and Aaron Walker of Walker Enterprise; and Tammy Davis, OCI co-auction chairperson. The log load was hauled by Walker Enterprise,…

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A 13-year-old Orofino boy is recovering from injuries he sustained following an accident during Saturday’s parade in Orofino. The boy, who is hospitalized at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, was run over by a truck during the Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days parade.

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, the body of Luis Diaz, a 16-year-old Bovill boy who was a Deary High School student, was recovered at Elk Creek Falls on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. On Sunday, Sept. 8 at approximately 3:23 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a repo…

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office media release, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Norman G. Bond, 61, turned himself in at the Clearwater County Sheriff’s office. Bond had three felony warrants involving the incident in Weippe that had occurred on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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On Sept. 8, at approximately 3:23 p.m. the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person that had gone into Elk Creek Falls, near Elk River, and has not been seen since.

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Preparation begins early each year. So much takes place behind the scenes to bring such an event to fruition. We begin with a salute to the many volunteers between Orofino Celebrations Inc., (OCI) and the Fair Board who have dedicated hours and hours which are often unacknowledged. It is lar…

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The public is invited to join Ronatta and Ryan Norland Thursday, Sept. 19, to celebrate their tenth sweet year of business. Ronatta’s Cakery first opened their doors to the community 10 years ago in the shop right next door to their present location of 235 Main St. in Orofino.

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Everyone who is old enough to remember the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 can tell you exactly where they were when the events happened. Thousands of lives were lost that day and thousands more were permanently altered.

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In March of this year a jury trial found Jessica Colpitts guilty of first-degree murder in the May 22, 2017 shooting death of 23 year-old Samantha S. Fignani. The sentencing for Colpitts, 33, was held Sept. 10 at Clearwater County Courthouse, with Judge Gregory FitzMaurice presiding.

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Members of the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) Foundation Board were delighted to receive a  check for $20,000 from the Steele Reese Foundation this last week, to be used toward Phase 3 of the library’s expansion project.

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According to the 1969 OCI poster, OCI Queen Patti Neumayer (top photo, center) and Princesses Sandy Bonnalie, left, and Kris Stark, right, will reign over the 1969 celebration. Their bright smiles will welcome you to the big three day festivities. Bottom photo, Patti Neumayer participates in…

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4-Hers are getting ready for the Clearwater County Fair. This year we have 180 4-Hers enrolled in over 400 projects. It will be an exciting fair! They have been showing their cats, horses and dogs throughout the summer to complete those projects.

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An anonymous donor purchased this headstone for Casandra Lynn Alldrin, who died in May of 2016, when she was 28 days old. It has been placed at her gravesite in the Orofino Cemetery on Riverside. Judge Gregory FitzMaurice sentenced Casandra’s father to life imprisonment with 10 years fixed i…

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Orofino Mayor Ryan Smathers presented a Letter of Appreciation to Betty Burnham at the PEO-CD luncheon on Friday, Aug. 16. She has given accounting services as treasurer for an accumulated 113 years for community organizations. They include the Clearwater Memorial Public Library, 28 years 19…

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Four Resolutions and an ordinance were passed at the Orofino City Council meeting Aug. 27. One resolution in particular deserves a little fanfare. The Clearwater Tribune has always held a soft spot for our four-legged friends,

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According to a report from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputies, Clearwater Potlach Timber Protection Agency, and both Pierce and Weippe Fire Departments were dispatched to four small fires off of HWY 11 between mile markers 25 and 26 on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.

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The Orofino Community Choir is looking for new members and hopes you will join them for their 2019 Christmas Concert, Gloria Aleluia, Forevermore. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Little Flower Room at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church located at 406 Brown Ave and C St.

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office report, on Saturday, Aug. 31 at approximately 12:48 p.m., law enforcement was dispatched to a report of someone being shot in the face, at a residence in Weippe.

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The Clearwater County Livestock Sale Committee invites everyone to attend the 2019 4-H Livestock Auction on Saturday, September 14 at 3:00 pm at the Fair Barn in Orofino. The auction is a culmination of a year’s hard work focused on personal growth and responsibility. Our 4-H members come fr…

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Idaho Public Health is pleased to announce the selection of Don Gardner as chairman of the newly created North Idaho Healthcare Coalition. Currently Don Gardner serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator in Clearwater County.

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According to a Clearwater County Sheriff’s Ofice report, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at about 5:39 p.m., Clearwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, Rescue 3 and Clearwater Valley Ambulance crews responded to the area 1129 View Point Road, Ahsahka, for a report of a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle was…

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The 72nd annual Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days will be held September 12–15 which is only fifteen days away.The big weekend event takes place in Orofino City Park with exhibits, activities, events and rides that are interesting, fun and can be very exciting. The theme for…

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A reminder and re-invite to all OHS graduates from a generation ago, the class of 1969 will have their 50th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. with pictures at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. in the Ponderosa banquet room. All are invited.