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February 16, 2019                  Vol. 15 Issue 39


Published nightly, except Sunday, in Orofino, ID

Breaking news (2-20-19, 5:30 a.m.)
Joint District #171 schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 20
All schools in Joint District #171 (Orofino, Timberline, Peck, Cavendish), except Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy, are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, according to Transportation Supervisor Ben Jenkins. See the info...

Weather Bulletin (2-19-19k 5:45 p.m.)
Snow expected to continue, accumulate through Wednesday afternoon
National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Orofino/Grangeville region from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. See the info...

Breaking news (2-19-19, 11:30 a.m.)
Timberline releasing students at 1:30 Tuesday due to weather
Timberline Schools will be releasing students at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, due to the weather and visibility issues, according to Transportation Supervisor Ben Jenkins. See the info...

Love in the air at Orofino Junior/Senior High School
Love was in the air with lots of Valentine deliveries at Orofino Junior/Senior High School on Valentines Day, Thursday. See the photos...

County Commissioners approve groomer operating plan
During their regular session Jan. 28, the Clearwater County Commissioners approved and signed the Special Use Permit/Annual Operating Plan 2018-2019 between Latah County and Clearwater County for the purpose of grooming and maintaining a recreational snowmobile trail system utilizing existing roads on and across lands that are owned by PotlatchDeltic Forest Holdings, Inc. See the report...

UI Extension offering: 'Natural Resource Planning for Rural Landowners' workshop
University of Idaho Extension is offering a workshop 'Natural Resource Planning for Rural Landowners' Thursday, March 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Orofino extension office, 2200 Michigan Ave. See the article...

Nez Perce National Historical Park extends winter hours at Spalding Visitor Center
LAPWAI, - Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center will maintain winter operational hours through March. See the article...

Bighorn sheep capture planned in Hells Canyon
An interagency effort is planned between Idaho Fish and Game, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to capture 80 bighorn sheep in five Hells Canyon herds Feb. 19-28 as part of the ongoing Hells Canyon Initiative to restore bighorn sheep populations. See the article...

Lenore man indicted for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
COEUR D'ALENE - Manuel Villalobos, 42, of Lenore, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury sitting in Boise on one count of felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. See the info...

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Check out our 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 572nd Clearwater History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate Clearwater Country's history and heritage. See the clues...

We Have Winners!
Join us for our 571st Clearwater History Trivia, a special feature to celebrate Clearwater Country's history and heritage. See the answer, winners and cluea...

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 2018 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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