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Saturday blowup doubles Tepee fire size

‘It was a low roar ... you could actually hear and feel it shaking the ground’

The Tepee Springs fire claimed another 15,000 acres to a total of roughly 40,000 last Friday, and it more than doubled in size after last Saturday’s winds pushed it north of the Salmon River. The fire reportedly totaled 91,000 acres – 142 square miles – as of Sept. 1.

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Barbecue Days to proceed, despite fires

“The chamber felt that it was important to have a time for the community to come together and have a respite from all the chaos of the last month,” said Kamiah Chamber of Commerce President Robert Simmons.

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Commission coordinating post-fire restoration, long-term assistance

‘The biggest challenge is the human component; that needs to be on top’

“We want to gather as much information as we possibly can and start formulating a strategic plan,” said commission chair Jim Chmelik.

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Fixed-wing, helicopters provide range of duties from center centrally located to tackle region’s many wildfire incidents

‘one of the busiest places in the region’

Operating out of the Idaho County Airport, GAC provides rapid response to wildfires with more than 30 smokejumpers along with approximately 10 fixed-wing aircraft and five helicopters that can provide reconnaissance, supply drops, personnel transport and medivac, and water and retardant dumps.

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Bears blast Bulldogs

Moscow 40, Grangeville 21

The host Bears returned Grangeville’s first kickoff of the season 85 yards for a touchdown, then stopped the GHS offense three-and-out despite committing an encroachment penalty on the game’s first snap. Then Moscow’s Devin Carscallen completed a 52-yard strike to Collin Niehenke on their first play from scrimmage, putting Grangeville behind by a 13-0 score less than two minutes into the game.



    Sports...in brief

    “Women on Target” clinic slated Sept. 12; Octoberfest co-ed softball mixer set; Second Salmon Run cancelled by fire; Fall soccer sign-ups slated Sept. 10; Second tags still available; discount prices ended Sept. 1.

    Some elk hunters can exchange tags due to fire closures

    Idaho Fish and Game is extending the deadline to exchange tags for some early elk hunts that are about to start, or have already started, in the Panhandle, Clearwater and McCall areas that have large land closures due to wildfires.

    Kubs smoke Oakley; most teams open this Friday

    Football roundup

    Chris Pethtel’s impact at end was felt immediately, as the Kamiah senior housed a 42-yard completion from quarterback Parker Whipple early in the Kubs’ 38-0 blowout of Oakley last Friday night, Aug. 28.

    Pirates split at Lewiston

    Volleyball roundup

    With a trip to the tournament last Saturday, Aug. 29, in Lewiston, the Pirates opened earlier than most local volleyball teams — and picked up a solid victory over the host Bengals in pool play.