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Longtime Idaho state legislator Marguerite McLaughlin died in Orofino on Thursday at 91.
After successfully spelling two words correctly in the second and third rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Orofino student Julia Grimaldo learned Wednesday she will not move on to the final round of the competition after she didn’t achieve the cutoff score required to advance.
An Orofino man accused of binding two women with rope and robbing them at gunpoint of jewelry and prescription medications has been charged with three felony counts.
The St. Maries football team had a special group of seniors last year.
An Orofino man was arrested Wednesday and charged with five felony counts of possession of sexually exploitative material.
An Idaho woman has denied killing a woman who became involved with her former boyfriend.
An Orofino woman is scheduled for a June 5 preliminary hearing on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Samantha S. Fignani of Orofino.
The shooting death of a 23-year-old Orofino woman is being investigated as a homicide, the Orofino Police Department reported Tuesday.
The 17-year-old Orofino teenager who ran away after his prom earlier this week died Wednesday afternoon after a car crash on Sunny Side Bench Road near Lenore, Idaho.
The Orofino, Idaho high school student who went missing after prom Saturday night has been located, the Orofino Police Department announced.
An Orofino High School student in Orofino, Idaho, has been missing since Saturday evening when he didn’t return home after high school prom.
Now 65 years since the discovery of Lonnie Jones’ body, his death remains the only unsolved documented murder case in Clearwater County.
Two Idaho teenagers were injured in a crash Sunday morning outside of Orofino, the Idaho State Police said. A dog jumped into the lap of an 18-year-old driver, causing the one-vehicle crash, the ISP said.
After hearing from advocates for the mentally ill and people who suffer from mental illnesses that an “Orofino Maniacs” specialty license plate would be offensive, Idaho’s House Transportation Committee on Thursday backed amending the specialty plate bill to remove its four references to the word “maniacs,” but still authorize a special plate with the emblem. Orofino is the location of State Hospital North, the state mental hospital; Orofino High School has had “Maniacs” as its school mascot since the 1920s.
A new fire bore down on the north-central Idaho town of Orofino on Friday, cutting power to some homes and sending firefighters scrambling to fight the wind-driven flames. Clearwater County Commissioner Don Ebert said Saturday there isn’t a clear picture of what has burned in the Municipal fire. “There have been homes lost,” he said. “I don’t know how many. Some places are not safe to go into.”
A new fire bore down on the town of Orofino Friday night, cutting power to some homes and sending firefighters scrambling to fight the wind-driven flames.
Lightning strikes and aggressive winds Friday afternoon in Washington and Idaho delivered a one-two punch that forced fire evacuations in scenic Chelan, Washington, blinded highway drivers with dust and ushered smoke into Spokane from faraway flames in Oregon. The chaos was especially intense in Chelan, which was surrounded by fire, and Orofino, Idaho, where officials were scrambling late Friday.
Officials in Orofino, Idaho are scrambling tonight to stop fires that are spreading fast. “We understand there are parts of the fire in the city limits,” said Clearwater County Commissioner Don Ebert. “We don’t know how big it is.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Maud DeLaney was a former Spokane laundry worker turned “girl pioneer.”