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Sports...in brief

Jet boat races to run April 18-20

RIGGINS — American and Canadian drivers and navigators are making final preparations for the 30th Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races, which will open with a boat show and welcome barbecue at Salmon Rapids Lodge April 18.

Racing will go all day that Saturday, April 19, and the following morning, April 20.

Riggins Rodeo goes May 3-4; books to open next Monday

RIGGINS — The 66th annual Riggins Rodeo will feature a new event on May 3-4 — ranch bronc — along with the usual slate sanctioned by the Salmon River Cowboys Association: saddle bronc, calf roping, team roping, bull riding, bareback riding, wild cow milking, barrel racing, steer riding and local girls barrels.

Books — $50 plus fees for main events — open at 10 a.m. April 14 and close at 6 p.m. April 23. Call 628-4084.

25th White Bird Rodeo on tap

WHITE BIRD — The ICA books for the 25th annual White Bird Rodeo, Friday and Saturday of Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 13-14, will open June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 845-2051. Local entries for team roping, youth barrels and steer riding will open June 5 until full at 983-7701. Mutton Busters call 839-2500.

Tickets are $8 (adult) or $6 (kids ages 6-12). Ages five and younger enter free. Programs $1. Anniversary shirts and hats are for sale.

Calf scrambles for ages 3-7 and 8-12 are set both days. A stick horse race is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.

Steer riding at 6:15 p.m. Friday and 4:45 p.m. Saturday will lead into the rodeo each evening.

The Eh Capa Bareback Riders will perform at the Saturday rodeo and at the parade 11 a.m. June 14 in White Bird. Parade entries call 839-2500.

The arena is six miles south of town; exit U.S. 95 onto Rodeo Drive at Twin Bridges.

Pre-order FNRA fund-raiser tix: numbers limited

GREENCREEK — The Camas Prairie Friends of NRA annual event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the Greencreek Community Hall.

Camas Prairie Friends of NRA is a chapter of the Friends of NRA, which gives earned money in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations to help promote shooting sports and gun safety.

This past year the Idaho County Sheriff’s office was awarded $1,350 for a shooting safety program; the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center received $16,798 for a Hunter Education Challenge Program. The past year saw forty grant applications for the $324,000 the Idaho FNRA had to disburse. Organizations from Lewiston to Riggins have benefitted from this program.

“Our committee volunteers will be out asking for underwriting, contributions and local support for this worthy event,” Camas Prairie FNRA secretary said. “Each contributor will be highlighted on a power point display as well as on item cards during the auctions and games because all the support we get is truly appreciated. We will be seeing people from the Camas Prairie to Riggins to Orofino, Kooskia, Kamiah, Nezperce, Craigmont and beyond.”

Tickets are not available at the door and the number available is limited.

Tickets are for sale at Rae Bros. Sporting Goods, Kooskia Feed or through www.friendsoffnra.org/id.

Border Days slated July 2-4

GRANGEVILLE — In 12 weeks, July 2-4 this year, the Border Days Rodeo will celebrate 103 years.

Entries in the local events — team roping, barrels and steer riding — will open June 15.

Golf tourney set, men’s league teams forming

Men’s league golf teams are forming to compete at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting the first week of May at Grangeville Country Club.

Sign up individually or as a team at 5:30 p.m. April 23, or contact the clubhouse at 983-1299.

During the interim, weekly scrambles will give old hands and newcomers opportunities for casual weekly matches.

GCC’s tournament season opens this Sunday, April 11, with the Master’s Tourney. Local members and guests will be teamed with a Masters Tournament pro for an 18-hole event starting at 9 a.m.

Contact the clubhouse at 983-1299.

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