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Steve and I first became aware of the tower that was to be constructed on Howard and Joyce Bird’s property on Monday, Dec. 12. It was a very cold and foggy day.

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Attention landowners! Idaho Department of Fish & Game is calling for applications for landowners to participate in the Access YES! Program within the Clearwater Region.

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Sydnie Zywina highlighted the women’s field events with a Lewis Clark State College (LCSC) record in the triple jump at the Spokane Indoor Challenge held recently. Sydnie, a sophomore at LCSC and the daughter of Kevin and Tanna Zywina of Orofino, leapt a distance of 10.89 meters to finish se…

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An anonymous reader sent this photo and letter to the Clearwater Tribune, “Going for a drive after a fresh snow to see the beauty of the area, this is what I found alongside the road. Burnt tires, pallet and beer cans. What kind of people do this kind of thing? Inconsiderate, litterers lack …

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The Clearwater Valley Fire Districts Auxiliary (CVFDA) will be presenting checks totaling over $6,000 to ten area Fire Departments and Districts at the upcoming First Responders Appreciation Night on Feb. 11. A check for over $600 each will be presented to the Orofino, Pierce and Weippe Fire…

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Clearwater County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a hit and run crash at approximately mile marker three on Lower Fords Creek Road on Friday, Jan. 20, around 6:24 p.m. The reporting party stated he had been rear-ended and the suspect had pulled a gun on him before fleeing the scene.

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The Clearwater Tribune is working on its annual Vacation Guide special edition. This year’s Guide will come out in the March 22 edition of the Tribune. It is a tab-sized special edition, and will be filled with ads from local businesses and organizations, along with photos and articles on th…

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The Clearwater Tribune has recently started running a column called, “Inquiring Minds Want to Know.” We invite readers to send us questions that they would like answers to. We run them in the paper, and hope to receive answers to the inquiries.

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According to the Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department, the Lenore Bridge will be closed Jan. 16 and 17 for final repairs to the bridge dock. Temporary steel deck plates will be removed and broken bridge deck plating will be replaced with new decking.

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Re-elected and newly elected Clearwater County officers were officially sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Clearwater County Courthouse. From left are: Dawn Erlewine, Treasurer; JoAnn Davis, County Clerk; Rick Miller, County Commissioner, Third District; Dennis Fuller, Coroner; Vince Frazier, C…

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The Hilltop Senior Center filled 30 boxes of Christmas cheer, the boxes were picked up by families at the Senior Center in Weippe. We chose families in Weippe and Pierce to receive these gift boxes.

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There was about two feet of snow in the lower elevations of the North Fork of the Clearwater canyon around Kelly Forks on Dec. 12. The snow was fluffy and soft in the top foot. No recent snowmobile tracks were seen on the 250 road from about Bungalow to Kelly Forks. No building has slid exce…

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Harold Kinne Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3296 and Auxiliary held Wreaths Across America ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 17 to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families and teach the next generation the value of freedom.

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Trustees of Joint School District #171 met for the regular School Board meeting Dec. 19, at the Timberline School Library.

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This holiday season, Jt. School Dist. 171 food pantry decided to send out 55 very special holiday meals district wide to local students and their families over the holiday season.

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The hardship of winter motivates some well-meaning people to set out food for deer. The truth is, they’re wild animals adapted to winter, and feeding them can quickly create a variety of problems significantly affecting their health and survival.

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According to Roy Hill, director of the Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department, the downgraded weight limit will be permanent on the Lenore Bridge.The Idaho Transportation Department recently determined that the bridge along U.S. Highway 12 is not adequate for carrying current legal load…

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Councilwoman Jennifer Dunaway presided as Mayor Pro Tem at the Orofino City Council meeting held Dec. 13, as Mayor Sean Simmons was unable to attend.

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(Publisher’s Note: Dr. Duane Wolverton has been a longtime, much-loved veterinarian for the pets and livestock of Clearwater County residents. The Clearwater Tribune is happy to bring you articles from his journal.)

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Driver’s license (DVM) will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 thru Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

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The new Tractor Supply Store, located at 429 Michigan Avenue in Orofino, opened on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Harold Kinne Veterans of Foregn Wars, Auxiliary and community members commemorated Pearl Harbor Day at Cannon Park Dec. 7 with a ceremony to honor those who lost their live in the Japanese attack on Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.

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Annie Varnes captured this photo of a Quail couple at her home on Upper Fords Creek Road. (Have a photo you’d like to share with the Clearwater Tribune? E-mail it to cleartrib@cebridge.net or stop by the office at 161 Main Street.)

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2023 Wild Weippe Rodeo Queen Kailey Keller, right, and Princess Lexie Allpress participated in the Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce Lighted Christmas Parade held Friday, Dec. 2 in Orofino.

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President Belinda Stockton presents a check for $500 on behalf of the Rotary Club of Orofino, to Orofino Police Chief Vince Frazier to help support this year’s Christmas 911. For the last 13 years the department has been providing full Christmas dinners and gifts to families in the area who …