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Editorial Policy: Letters to the Editor may be up to 250 words in length. A handwritten signature (unless emailed), address and telephone number must be included. Letters must be received by no later than Monday at noon. Letters should pertain to a local issue and not be libelous or distasteful. Letters may be edited for content and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Clearwater Progress.

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Buyers beware

     For those going outside our area looking for hot deals on big ticket items, BE ALERT AND KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE BUYING BEFORE YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

     I take full responsibility for signing the contract but within hours realized I had just bought a camp trailer that I wasn't comfortable with due to size.  I didn't take it with me when I left as I was concerned about the maiden voyage in traffic.  By the time I reached Coeur d'Alene I called the dealer to tell them that I had made a dreadful mistake and didn't want the trailer.

     Long story short, the owner finally called me and told me there is no three-day grace, cooling off period, or buyer's remorse in Washington State. I stopped payment on the down payment check and he threatened me with check fraud and the balance would be attached to my assets for payoff through their lending agency. Nothing I said made any difference to him; he had made a sale and that was what counted.

     Evidently the contract could have been broken as the trailer had never left their lot and he said they would work with me on something else if I chose but he was NOT letting this sale go. I will not shift the blame but again know if you change your mind after the paperwork is signed, there is NO leeway time.

Mary Lycan


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Written by Angela Broncheau   


     Oh my gosh, smoky hills all around us this week! Please take proper precautions during this fire season. Nez Perce Tribe now recruiting fire crews! The Nez Perce Tribe has already dispatched several fire crews this summer. August is the heart of the fire season and in anticipation of increased need for firefighting resources, the tribe is recruiting persons interested in working on these crews. They are looking for people who have had basic training and only need a refresher course. If you are interested, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fire Management office, (208) 843-2827 or email Sandy Holt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

     Presbyterian worship services will be at the Heart of the Monster, Sunday, Aug. 17 with Rev. Dr. Cecil Corbett. Everyone is welcome to attend.

     Special birthday blessings to my dear Uncle Wally Wheeler as he celebrated his 96th birthday Aug. 12.

     Birthday blessings to Emily Arthur, Ida Lee Moore, Travis Ellenwood, Leon Sedgewick, Leslie Moses, Lillisa Moses, Carter Lopez and to my precious granddaughter, Sayaqic Broncheau!

     Hope to see you all at the 38th annual Chief Lookingglass Pow-wow this weekend at the Wa-a'yas field/building. Come enjoy the dancing, the drumming, the huckleberry pancake breakfast, the Alex Cross 3 on 3 basketball tournament, the Lookingglass Fun Run, the Friendship Feast, the Gourd Dancing, the Lookingglass Pow-wow Main Street parade, and the arts and craft/food vendors, especially our Indian Tacos! Have fun!

Yox Kalo^ (That's all!)

Wolf Problems? Print E-mail

The following list of numbers is offered for anyone who experiences problems with wolves. 


Suspected Livestock Predation

Call USDA Wildlife Services, 1-866-487-3297 or contact Justin Mann, local Wildlife Specialist at 208-869-3297. Personnel will be dispatched to investigate.


Frequent Wolf Sightings

Contact the Nez Perce Tribe, Curt Mack at 208-634-1060. They will gather and record information, then provide advice.


Report Sighting of a Wolf

Go to Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game website to fill out a wolf report form: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/wildlife/wolves/


Health and Human Safety Concerns

A wolf may be killed if life and human safety is at risk. Contact Idaho Fish & Game at 208-799-5010 or call Nez Perce Tribe at 208-634-1061 or 911 Sheriff dispatch. All wolf kills will be investigated.


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