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Squires to be honored Sept. 1; KHS sports complex to be named

KAMIAH — The Kubs are planning to name the high school sports facility — including the football field, track, and softball field — the Bob Squires Sports Complex in honor of the man who has helped advance KHS athletics since 1965.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, before the Kamiah football game that night. The Kubs’ football season kicks off at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 against Valley.

Kamiah ‘track attack’ scheduled Sept. 2

KAMIAH — A 5K fun run KHS students are organizing this as a facility improvement fund-raiser is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Registration forms are available at Higher Grounds Coffee or the Log Yard.

Preregistration cost is $10 for adults or $5 for youth up to age 12, or cost is $15 the day of the event. Add $10 for T-shirt.

Fun run slated Sept. 9

RIGGINS — The Riggins Chamber of Commerce’s annual Salmon Run fun run is Sept. 9. Fees are $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K and $45 for the half-marathon.

Register at

This family-friendly event takes place on the Big Salmon River Road along the banks of the Salmon River.

Board holds off on high-tech hunting limits, wolf baiting

Wolf baiting proposal and proposed restrictions on game cameras and radios will not proceed.

At their meeting on Aug. 26, Idaho Fish and Game commissioners unanimously decided to suspend rulemaking to allow using bait to hunt wolves.

Commissioners also discontinued rulemaking to restrict use of game cameras and two-way electronic communications as aids to taking big game. 

Those were among several other proposals the commission considered. The following proposals were approved and must be upheld by the 2018 Legislature before they can be implemented:

The board approved a drawing in which special big game tags can be allocated through a random drawing for organizations representing disabled military veterans and children with life-threatening medical conditions. 

Commissioners modified the hunting unit will expand the hunt area for bighorn sheep auction and lottery tag holders to include units 11, 13 and 18. 

They also directed staff to proceed with a proposal to limit nonresident tags in unlimited controlled hunts, and they reclassified red squirrels as a game animal, which could allow Fish and Game to open a hunting season in the future.

Why steelhead have a poor A-run this year

“After sending a recent e-mail about our poor steelhead A-run, one of the most common questions I got was, why would this run be so poor?,” Clearwater Region fisheries biologist Joe DuPont said in his Aug. 23 newsletter. “I am pointing at poor ocean conditions for the reason this year’s steelhead A-run is extremely low.  However, I need to emphasize that continued improvements to spawning and rearing habitat and the migratory corridor can make a difference.



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