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White Bird Rodeo throws 25th celebration

WHITE BIRD — In conjunction with the town’s annual White Bird Days celebration, the 25th White Bird Rodeo will go at 6:30 p.m. this Friday night and at 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 13-14. At the gate, tickets are $8 (adult) or $6 (kids ages 6-12) and ages five and younger enter free. Programs $1.

Calf scrambles for ages 3-7 and 8-12 are set both days. 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 ride at the Saturday rodeo and at the parade 11 a.m. June 14 in White Bird.

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

Read about White Bird Days grand marshall Keith Ray on page 6A.

CVRA Rodeo local entries open June 16

KAMIAH — The Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) will be hosting the 51st annual Kamiah rodeo on June 21-22.

Entries for local events open June 16-18, 3-9 p.m. PDT. Call Jody Brown at 935-5821 to enter.

Border Days local books to open June 15

GRANGEVILLE — Before the Border Days Committee can have a rodeo, they need cowboys to sign up.

Local team roping and local barrel entrants are asked to call Brad Arnzen, 845-1372, after June 15.

The rodeo will feature $12,800 in added money for the main events; pro entries open June 23 at 845-2051, 10-5 p.m. MT, or online at

The 103rd running of Border Days Rodeo starts with a 7 p.m. show on July 2 and continues at 7 p.m. July 3 and 2 p.m. July 4. Slack is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 2.

Border Days is sanctioned by Idaho Cowboys Association, Pro-West, and NPRA. Rodeo stock by Gold Buckle Rodeo, Roosevelt, WA. Details online:

Women’s shooting clinic set June 21

KAMIAH — Camas Prairie Friends of NRA are sponsoring a Women On Target program to be held on June 21 at the Flying B Ranch near Kamiah.

Women On Target instructional shooting clinics create more opportunities for women to learn all about firearms, and to gain confidence in newly acquired shooting skills.

Trainers will provide pistol and rifle instruction.

Registration and orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. and events start at 9 a.m.

Cost for the day, lunch included, is $45. Sign-up and information at Rae Brothers or Kooskia Feed.

After hang up at ‘Slide,’ chinook running strong

RIGGINS — Idaho Fish and Game reported eight chinook were caught at the mouth of the Little Salmon River in 10 minutes last Monday night, June 9 — not counting those hooked and lost.

According to, anglers were using “tuna balls, eggs wrapped in moline and plain corkies” weighted with graphite to keep bait near the bottom. The White Bird gauge reading dipped from an above average streamflow of nearly 50,000 cfs on June 5 to a near-average 42,000 cfs on June 9. Forecasts call for 30,000 cfs on Sunday, June 15.

The June 9 afternoon peak temperature edged up to nearly 55 degrees.

The mainstem Salmon River was “still a little muddy” according to Fish and Game last Monday, but the Little Salmon River was “clearing.”

IDFG personnel visited the “Slide” rapid on June 2 and observed migrating salmon were delayed there by the Salmon River’s strong flow.

Lindsley throws long in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — In a field that included Idaho’s reigning 5A discus state champion, Drew Lindsley, a soon-to-be senior at Grangeville High School, fired the discus 168 feet, seven inches last Saturday, June 7, and placed second only to Rocky Mountain’s outbound senior, Jake Knight.

Knight, who previously has exceeded 182 feet, threw 170-9.

Lindsley’s throw edged out two other out-of-staters who had previously thrown 185 feet. Lindsley’s throw topped Idaho 2A state runner-up Logan Feasline’s throw by a foot.

Lindsley is Idaho’s reigning 2A discus state champion.

Winchester Open Rodeo entries open June 16

WINCHESTER — Winchester Open Rodeo entries will be taken June 16-17, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 924-6247.

Kids can enter Mutton Bustin (60 lbs. & under) and Jr. Calf Riding both days of the rodeo. Added money and belt buckles will be awarded both days.

Organizers recommend entering on the dates above as some events have a limited number of contestants.

Winchester is an Open Rodeo, which means anyone can enter. Entries are open to the world.

Fund-raiser fun run slated

COTTONWOOD — St. Mary’s Hospital will be sponsoring a “Fun in the Sun Looped til’ You’re Pooped” fun run on June 18. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with the race beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $10. Proceeds to SMH Relay For Life. Entries will be accepted until the day of the race; children 12 and under will be free.

Registration forms are available at the Cottonwood Clinic or at the hospital front desk.


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