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White Bird, CVRA rodeo entries open Monday, June 6

For the first time in recent memory, two local rodeos fall on the same weekend.

The White Bird Rodeo has been held annually the Friday and Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, which lands on June 17-18 this year.

In Kamiah, the annual Clearwater Valley Roundup Association Rodeo has typically gone on a Saturday and Sunday later in the season, but this year has stepped up to June 18-19.

Both events are sanctioned by the Idaho Cowboys Association and Pro-West, and both are listed as “prime” on the website, where links to online entry through can be found. Entries for both rodeos are open Monday, June 6, through 6 p.m. MT.

Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set

GRANGEVILLE — The Idaho State Field Archery Tournament will be held July 9-10, to be hosted by the Camas Prairie Bowmen.

Registration is that Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. and 7-8 a.m. that Saturday. Shooting will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s shooting time to be announced on Saturday. Shoot fees are: adult/senior/master senior, $35; young adult/youth/cub, $25; family, $95; guest (non-competitive), $15.

Camping is allowed on the range with several sites available. Contact Barney Mowery at 983-0287.

‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4

WHITE BIRD — The annual “Just for the Hill of It” bike challenge will be held Saturday, June 4, on the old White Bird Grade.

It is sponsored by Syringa Hospice in Grangeville.

For information call Cindy at 983-8550 or Judy Salisbury at 507-0211 or go to

Softball clinic slated

Fishback Fastpitch will hold a girls softball clinic June 20-23 in Lewiston. It’s open to girls 7-18. Cost is $40. Register at or contact Haylee Fishback, 227-4019.

SRHS girls sports camps set for June

RIGGINS — Salmon River High School volleyball and basketball camps have been scheduled. Coach Paula Tucker will be running sessions for girls grades 1-12 next month.

The volleyball camp will go June 6-8 in the following sessions: grades 1-4, 9-10 a.m., cost $10; grades 5-8, 9-noon, $20; high school grades 5-7:30 p.m., $20.

The basketball camp will run June 13-16, breaking down as follows: grades K-2, 9-10 a.m., $10; grades 3-8, 9-noon, $20; high school grades 5-7:30 p.m., $20.

Contact coach Paula Tucker at

Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers

Saturday, June 11, has been designated as Free Fishing Day in Idaho.

On that day, anyone can fish without having to possess a valid fishing license. And that covers non-residents as well as residents.

Though fishing license requirements are suspended for this special day, all other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions remain in effect. Free Fishing Day includes salmon fishing.

Anglers don't need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits.

Contact the IDFG Clearwater Region office in Lewiston at 799-5010.

Bulldogs football fund-raiser coming up

GRANGEVILLE — A golf tournament benefitting the GHS football team will be played at noon Saturday, June 4 at Grangeville Country Club.

Lunch will be provided. Prizes include a raffle for a new golf bag; the tournament will pay out three places. Entry: $50 per person. All proceeds to Bulldogs football.

To sign up for the four-person scramble, contact GHS head football coach Jeff Lindsley at 983-1040.

Big Water Blowout hits Riggins Saturday

RIGGINS — The annual Salmon River rafting season kickoff is on tap starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, June 4.

River guides will be running the rapids around town and spectators can find views of the whitewater mayhem from vantage points like Lake Creek Bridge above town or Chair Creek below.

Evening events include live music and a dutch oven meal at 7 p.m. at City Park.

GHS spring ball set to run June 6-18

GRANGEVILLE – GHS football spring practices are set to run 6:30-8 p.m. each day June 6-9 and June 13-14, with the squad’s annual Boise State University camp to run June 15-18.

The BSU camp squad departs for Boise at 8 a.m. June 15, to return to Grangeville that Saturday evening.

Wrestling fund-raiser closing in on goal

KOOSKIA — Shortly after his squad’s strong finish at state, Clearwater Valley wrestling coach Carlos Martinez launched a project to raise $20,000 to bring key equipment up-to-date, including new mats ($9,500) wall padding ($7,250) and a heating system upgrade.

The fund-raiser has now gathered more than $17,000, on the strength of two big donations — $7,000 from Simmons Sanitation and $2,000 from Flying B Ranch — and 42 others of $100 or more.

“Funding this project will give us a clean and safe environment for our kids to wrestle in,” Martinez said. “It would be amazing to give these children a facility they could be proud of.”

As of May 31, the fund-raiser — CVHSwrestling — had raised $17,055 towards the goal with a total of 87 contributions, the majority ranging from $5 to $50.

KHS boys basketball camp is this month

KAMIAH — The Fred Mercer basketball camps grades three through 12 are scheduled 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-23 for girls and June 27-30 for boys.

Preregistration deposit is $30 of total fee $95.

Contact coach Fred Mercer at 935-2401 or

Application period for big game controlled hunts ends June 5

Hunters have until midnight Sunday, June 5 to apply for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear and turkey controlled hunts.

Hunters with a valid 2016 Idaho hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any hunting and fishing license vendor, Fish and Game office; with a credit card by calling 1-800-55HUNT5; online at, or by mail to Fish and Game's License Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than June 5. An additional fee is charged for telephone and Internet applications.

All Idaho Fish and Game regional offices will be closed on Sunday, June 5.

Bulldogs tennis camp coming up mid-month, June 14-16

GRANGEVILLE — A three-day tennis camp is scheduled to introduce and hone basic tennis skills for students entering grades six through 10, with a focus on those seriously considering taking tennis next spring.

The camp will run 1-3 p.m. each day June 14-16 at the GHS tennis courts.

Participants should bring the following gear: shorts, T-shirt, athletic shoes, water bottle and a tennis racket.

“We have extra rackets you can borrow if you can’t come up with a racket of your own,” coach Kerry McCulley said.

Players will also need a release form signed by parent/guardian in order to participate.

Camp size is limited to 16, cost is $20 including a camp T-shirt or $15 without.

Contact McCulley at for information and details.


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