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New fee proposed for Snake River boaters

Forest managers at the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are proposing a new recreation fee associated with the Wild and Scenic portion of the Snake River.

The “special recreation permit” fee would be $5 to $10, depending on public feedback received. The proposed fee would be per-person, per-trip and would be collected from all boaters and passengers. This fee would also include individuals using outfitter/guide services on the Wild and Scenic portion of the Snake River. The area subject to the proposed fee is the Snake River beginning at Hells Canyon Dam to Cache Creek Ranch (approximately 70 miles).

An open house will be held July 6 in Riggins, 6-8 p.m. at the HCNRA Riggins Office Conference Room.


Members of the Victory Karate Club in Grangeville, June 2016.

Karate kids compete

GRANGEVILLE — Victory Karate Club reported recent results from member participation in the Shiai of Champions tournament held June 11 in Orofino.

In the kata competition: Mark Boehmke, 1; Jolene Mallory, 2; Elijah Rauzi, 3; Ian Wymer, 4. Belt promotions were announced June 16. Promoted to purple: Oscar Grobey; green: Mary Crousser, Amanda Crousser and Jackie Crousser; and brown: Kelly Turney.

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.

Border Days Rodeo slated to run July 1-3

GRANGEVILLE – The Border Days Rodeo is July 1-3. That Friday, July 1, is family night, and Sunday, July 3, is “Pink Out the Stands” cancer awareness night. For details, check weekly Free Press coverage or go online at

Mountain to Meadow runs slated June 25

LOLO — The ninth annual Mountain to Meadow event will be held on June 25 this year. This scenic run, organized by Discover Your Northwest, will begin at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (elevation 5,225) on Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana border. The half marathon winds for 13.1 miles through forests of Englemann Spruce and sub-alpine fir. Courses take participants along Packer Meadows, a historic site along the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark trails.

Registration for the race is online at

Contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, 942-3113.

F&G board to meet in Jerome July 6-7

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 6 and 7 at Fish and Game’s Magic Valley regional office in Jerome.

A public hearing will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Members of the public who want to address the commission on any topic having to do with Fish and Game business may do so at the public hearing. All testimony will be taken into consideration when the commission makes decisions on agenda items at the meeting the next day.

The commission meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 7. Routine agenda items include nonresident deer and elk tag quotas; nonresident deer and elk tag outfitter set-aside; release of bighorn sheep tags for auction and lottery; expenditure of Animal Damage Control funds; legislative proposals; and set the proposed fall chinoook salmon season.

A full agenda will be posted on the Fish and Game website when it becomes available. Contacting the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director's Office at 334-5159.


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