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“Haunted 5K” set for Oct. 2

COTTONWOOD — St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring a 5K & Poker Run on Oct. 2 at the elementary school parking lot.

Registration is 6 p.m. and the race starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds for this event go toward the HOSA program. Registration forms will be at the front desk of the hospital or clinic. Or contact Trina Geis, 962-3251, to register.

Morgan hits hole-in-one at GCC

GRANGEVILLE — Helen Morgan, 67, of Kamiah, was surprised and elated to get a hole-in-one Friday, Sept. 20, at Grangeville Country Club. She found the mark with a driver on 18 — the first hole-in-one she has ever had.

Morgan has been golfing for four years. She and her husband regularly make the trip up to golf at GCC.

“Dig for a Cure” match slated for Oct. 14 at CV

KOOSKIA — The yearly "DigPink"/ICare volleyball event between Grangeville and Clearwater Valley will be at CVHS this year. It’s set for Oct. 14, with C, JV and varsity volleyball action set to start at 4 p.m.

It’s a fund-raiser that will return 100 percent of donations (made through sponsorships and auctions) to the ICare cancer charity.

Those attending are encouraged to wear pink or lavender, the colors of cancer awareness.

Contact Marty Lytle, 926-0119 or 507-1420 for more information.

Bird hunting seasons to openA youth pheasant season opens statewide Saturday, Oct. 5, and runs through Oct. 11 for all licensed hunters 15 years old or younger. The regular season opens Oct. 12 through Dec. 31 in our area.

The waterfowl season opens with a two-day youth hunt on Sept. 28 and 29 for licensed youths aged 10 to 15.

Duck and Canada goose seasons will run from Oct. 12 to Jan. 24 in our area, with scaup seasons from Nov. 2 to Jan. 24.

Sage Grouse numbers up

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game found hunter numbers and harvest of sage-grouse were up slightly over the opening weekend, compared to the past two years.

From the six check stations held throughout southern Idaho, where seasons are open, 620 hunters checked in 308 birds, compared to 563 hunters with 270 birds in 2012, and 615 hunters with 277 birds in 2011.

On average, 0.5 birds were harvested per hunter per day and it took about 6.1 hours for a hunter to harvest one bird.

The 2013 sage-grouse hunting season runs Sept. 21-27.



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