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January 16, 2017                   Vol. 13 Issue 14


Published daily, except Sunday, in Orofino, ID

Breaking news (1-18-17, 3 p.m.)
County road crews out, some activities cancelled, weather advisory issued
Clearwater County Road Department crews are out today, Wednesday, putting anti skid material on roadways in their jurisdiction after the freezing rain last night and this morning. See the info...

Breaking news (1-18-17, 11:55 a.m.)
A Road temporarily closed for safety; chains recommended on View Point Road
AHSAHKA - Vehicle access up A Rd. to Bruces Eddy recreation area, located on the shoreline of Dworshak Reservoir in Ahsahka is temporarily closed because of extremely hazardous road conditions, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) officials at the Dworshak Natural Resources Management Office announced, Wednesday. See the info...

Breaking news (1-18-17, 5:55 a.m.)
Joint District #171 schools closed
Schools in Joint District #171 will be closed today, Wednesday, due to slick road conditions, according to Transportation Supervisor Ben Jenkins. See the info...

Weather Bulletin (1-17-17, 10:30 p.m.)
NWS-Missoula issues Winter Storm Warning for Clearwater County
National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Clearwater County and other surrounding areas from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday Pacific Time. See the forecast...

Breaking news (1-17-17, 9:45 p.m.)
Historic Orofino building in danger of having wall collapse
One of Orofino's earliest brick buildings is in jeopardy of having its wall collapse due to the weight of the snow that has accumulated on the roof over the last few weeks. See the article...

Breaking news (1-16-17, 10:30 a.m.)
Homeowner dies in Peck house fire
One homeowner died in a house fire in Peck Sunday evening, according to Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office. See the report...

Clearwater River unusual in the way it freezes
Seeing ice in the Clearwater River is not unusual in the winter when temperatures drop low enough, but there is something unusual about how it forms. See the article...

Community invited to watch students present Mock Congressional Hearing
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Orofino Junior/Senior High School Library, the Advanced Placement Government students will present a Mock Congressional Hearing to judges. See the article...

Free winter clothing, coats being given away
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries will be giving away winter clothing and coats Thursday and Friday at their downtown Orofino location, 153 Johnson Ave., but they are asking for donations of shoes and boots, particularly for children. See the article...

Riverside Lanes reports bowling scores
Riverside Lanes has announced the bowling scores for the week Jan. 8. See the scores...

Average gasoline prices in Orofino on the rise
Average retail prices for a gallon of regular gasoline were on the rise this week to $2.52 in Orofino. See the report...

Need a fishing guide, faster Internet, a new roof, a heating system repair/install or lodging for guests?
Check out our revised 'Directory Page' and see who might have the remedies for holes in your roof, faster Internet and great places to stay. See the page...

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You Could Be a Winner!
Join us for our 527th Clearwater History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate Clearwater Country's history and heritage. See the clue...

We Have a Winner!
Join us for our 526th Clearwater History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate Clearwater Country's history and heritage. See the winner, answer and clue...

Clearwater Creations
We have started a service for Clearwater Country artisans and crafters that would like to advertise their creations on our site in a shopping cart format and for those who would like to purchase items uniquely from Clearwater Country. See the Creations page...

Catch up on 2016 Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days articles & photos
For those who would like to catch up all at once on Window on the Clearwater coverage of the Clearwater County Fair and Orofino Lumberjack Days, we are providing this page with links to articles, photos and information about happenings in 2016. We will continue to add to the archives on this page as we continue our coverage. See the latest on the home page each day. See the archives here...

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie, author

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Orofino, ID 83544
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