Orofino-Travel across the scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north central Idaho this week and you'll spot historical landmarks, the occasional picnic table and oh yeah, this thing:
From the small towns of Orofino to Pierce to Kooskia, the question was the same this morning: "Did you see it?"
Even the mega-loads' top opponents, Linwood Laughy and his wife Borg Hendrickson, told Citydesk that they hadn't seen the loads yet. But they're about to. The convoy should be rolling in front of their home on the banks of the Clearwater River right about 4 a.m. Thursday.
"We certainly lost a precious summer to spend time with our grandchildren," said Laughy. "Turning U.S. 12 into an industrial transport corridor will likely cost us $200,000 to $300,000 of our property value. It's costing us faith in our government. These are high prices to pay for a couple nearing their 70s who have been hardworking citizens and community contributors all of our lives."