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Annual 10-week shoot starts this Sunday

The annual 10-week Camas Prairie Trapshooting Association's telephonic shoot will begin this Sunday, Jan. 10. There are 22 teams ranging from Boise to Kellogg in this year’s competition.

The shoot culminates with the Camas Prairie Handicap which will be held at the Walla Walla Gun Club March 18-20.

The Grangeville Gun Club will open at 1 p.m. Saturday for practice, with shooting on Sunday to begin at 9 a.m. The kitchen will be open.

“The public is welcome to come out to watch or to shoot, if anyone would like to try their skills with a shotgun,” organizer Mark Kurruk said.

Prairie Pee Wee Basketball program sign-ups due Jan. 9

COTTONWOOD — The Prairie coaches, Teel Bruner and Lori Mader, along with their staff and many high school players, are offering the Prairie Peewee basketball program again this year.

This is an opportunity for our area youth grades 2-4 to learn fundamentals in a low-key atmosphere. The clinics will be held Jan. 9 and Jan. 16. The games will be held Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13. Cost is $25 to participate.

This program will be held at the Prairie Auxiliary Gym (old Prairie Elem. Gym). Those interested may contact Lynn Rehder at the Prairie Elementary School at 962-3521 or Megan Rambo at 962-2403. Registration deadline is Jan. 9.

Input sought on the 10-year revision of the Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking for public input on the 10-year revision of the Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan. Fish and Game officials are interested in tapping local knowledge and experience to improve Idaho’s plan.

All guidance, strategies, and actions suggested in the Action Plan are voluntary and will help prevent future endangered species listings.

The Action Plan describes key conservation targets (fish and wildlife species and their habitats), threats to those targets such as noxious weeds and wildfire, and recommended actions to address the threats.

Submit your input by going online to the Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan page on Fish and Game’s website at

Big Eddy Trail hike slated Jan. 16

AHSAHKA — The Clearwater Trekkers hiking club will be starting off the new year by returning to the Big Eddy Trail.

“We will meet at 7:30 a.m. and set out at 8 a.m.,” organizer Todd Holcomb noted on the group’s Facebook page. “We'll hike out to the five-mile campsite and back. This is an easy to moderate hike following a well-worn, but often narrow hillside trail. Bring sturdy trail shoes or hiking boots (the trail will be very wet with snow and rain), plenty of water, and food for lunch and snacks along the way. Poles are optional, but don't forget your camera. Meet us in the park, next to the rest rooms, at the trail head.”

Contact Holcomb, 704-9739, Shelli Clement, 253-278-8910, or find the group online at


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