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2015 Border Days Queen tryouts slated

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Border Days 2015 queen tryouts will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 26 at Border Days Arena. The queen’s luncheon will be held at noon on July 4 at the Eagles Lodge. Contact Scott Eldridge, 983-1004, for details.

3-on-3 b-ball tournament set

COTTONWOOD — The second annual Grangeville Border Days 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at 9 a.m. July 5 at Cottonwood’s elementary school, organizer Shiann Dreadfulwater said. “It's an all men's tournament with the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-14, 15-18, and open.”

Cost is $50 for early registration (before June 20) and $60 after. Participants will receive an entry gift and winners will receive T-shirts. Contact Dreadfulwater, 507-1679.

Mutton Bustin’ championship entries sought

WINCHESTER — Mutton Bustin’ at the Winchester Open Rodeo will be held both days of the rodeo, July 5 & 6. The three top qualifiers from both days will automatically be entered in the Lewiston Roundup Championship.

The Lewiston Roundup "4 County Wool Riding Championship" will be held on Sept. 4, during the main rodeo performance. Six Mutton Bustin qualifiers from the Lewiston Roundup will be joined by the winners of the Asotin County Rodeo, Winchester Open Rodeo and the Clearwater Valley Rodeo.

Self-defense course offered

GRANGEVILLE — “Raising Cane” is an adult exercise and conditioning class, training to use the cane as a self-defense weapon. It’s offered in The Gym on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:45-7:30 a.m. Contact Judy Porter at 983-0112.

Softball tourney sign-ups sought

GRANGEVILLE  — The Warbird Weekend Softball Tournament will be Saturday, June 28, at the Grangeville Lions Park. Ten teams will compete in a single elimination tournament from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be a beer and wine garden, food from The Twisted Cellar, and concessions and ice cream from Yummyz.

To sign up your softball team and help support Warbird Weekend, contact Leah Roberg at (509) 499-1671.

Border Days entries opening

GRANGEVILLE — The 103rd Border Days 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

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Super Hunt drawing complete

The results of the Super Hunt drawing are in, and once again, Idaho residents picked up most of the tags.

With eight tags available for each of deer, elk, and pronghorn drawings, more than 35,000 entries came in. For a single moose tag, more than 6,000 entered.

More than 11,000 applied for the deer drawing, and about 13,500 applied for the elk drawing. An additional 2,212 entered the “super combo” drawing.

By state and species, here’s where the tags went:

Six for deer to Idaho and one apiece to South Dakota and Nevada; six for elk to Idaho and one apiece to Texas and California; six apiece for pronghorn to Idaho and one apiece to California and Hawaii; the moose tag went to New Mexico and the super combo tags stayed in Idaho.

10-year-olds can hunt under rules effective July 1

Beginning July 1, hunters as young as 10 years old will be able to hunt big game in Idaho, more organizations can assist disabled veterans to apply for special big game tags and the Fish and Game Commission is authorized to add turkey and bear tags to the Landowner Appreciation Program.

July 1 is the date new laws passed by the Idaho legislature and signed by the governor take effect. Three laws concerning Fish and Game were passed this year, and will take effect July 1.

House Bill 399 lowers the age to hunt big game in Idaho to 10 years of age. It specifies that youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied in the field by a licensed adult.

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