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Kayak course slated

RIGGINS – Dare To Kayak will be offering a program July 20-22 and Aug. 13-15 introducing kids to the opportunities for paddling as a means to live a healthy, drug-free life. They will be joining the Salmon River Dive Team. Using a beach and river eddy, students may learn to paddle in a controlled environment. Class size is limited; contact Devon Barker-Hicks at 208-413-0319 or for details and registration.

Youth Volleyball Day coming up July 25

KAMIAH — Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is providing a free volleyball day 1-4 p.m. July 25 at Kamiah Riverfront Park. Participation is for youth, grades 4-12.

Contact Jasmine Huerta, 208-743-0392 or

GHS Soccer sign-ups meeting is July 26

GRANGEVILLE — A player/parent meeting will be held at the GHS Library on Thursday, July 26, for all high school athletes interested in playing soccer for GHS this fall. The girls meeting will be from 5:30-6 p.m. and the boys meeting will be from 6-6:30 p.m. The first practice for both squads will be Aug. 6. The first games for both teams will be against McCall on Aug. 18.

Questions? Girls can contact coach John Cuffe, 208-983-5964. Boys can contact coach Joel Gomez 208-451-3987.

Kooskia Days softball game scheduled

KOOSKIA — The Diehard Sports Association is sponsoring an old-fashioned “Home Town Coed Softball Game” as part of the 2018 Kooskia Days Celebration. Kooskia Days is once again being held on the last weekend in July, July 27-29.

The coed softball game will be played at 6 p.m. July 27 in Kooskia City Park.

All interested guys and gals ages 16-plus are invited to play in the game. Player registration is at 5:30 p.m.

Area residents are invited to play or come and watch. Contact Ruth Mohr, 208-926-7203.

JAKES Day set Aug. 4

GRANGEVILLE — The annual National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Day for children ages 6-14 will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Camas Prairie Bowmen range. Preregistration is required. Cost, $10, includes lunch and T-shirt. Activities include shooting and outdoors demonstrations.

Forms are at B&B Bargain and United Country Realty. Contact Tammy Nail, 208-653-6326.

Football Camp coming up Aug. 6-7 at GHS

GRANGEVILLE — GHS football coaches are once again putting on a summer camp for athletes entering grades 4-8, with two days of activity scheduled 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at the GHS football field.

Cost is $35. Register before Aug. 3 to guarantee T-shirt. The camp is non-contact and features fundamentals development in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. Lunch is included.

Contact Jeff Lindsley, 208-983-1040 or 208-983-8276, or Todd Marek, 208-983-2100 or 208-507-1240.

Sprague wrestling camp tour coming to Kamiah this summer

Famed wrestling coach Marc Sprague has scheduled wrestling camps July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9. Call Sprague, 503-596-7022 or see:

Raspberry Festival fun run scheduled Aug. 5

A 10K Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk kicks off the day of family fun at the Raspberry Festival. Beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, the course follows an out-and-back route on a quiet, paved country road. The event will be chip-timed by Cyrus B. Hall, Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Coach of Lewis-Clark State College.

The Raspberry Festival Fun Run & Walk is part of an annual fund-raiser to benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho.

Football officials association recruiting refs for fall season

LEWISTON — Recruitment is under way for football officials for high school and junior high school football in Idaho’s District 2. The first meeting, which is an introductory meeting for coaches and officials, touches on rules changes from last season and points of emphasis for this season. It will be held Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Lewiston High School Auditorium.

Additional meetings for officials will take place throughout August, usually on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. The full schedule of meetings will be provided to officials in early August.

Games are played late August through mid-November.

Officials in District 2 work junior high up to varsity level games at schools stretching from Grangeville to Potlatch. Games take place nearly every night of the week with most varsity games reserved for Friday nights. Officials can expect to work 2-3 games per week, depending upon other commitments.

To register online, visit the Idaho High School Activities Association website at, click on the Officials tab and follow the instructions. Registration is open from July 10 through Aug. 13 and is $40 if registration is completed by Aug. 13. After Aug. 14, cost is $65.

Contact commissioner Corky Fazio at or (208) 791-6433.

Or contact assistant commissioner Mike Tatko at or (208) 791-2332.

Bear breaks into zoo

Conservation officers had a unique situation on their hands when a bear broke into the Idaho Zoo in Pocatello.

Early morning on July 3, a wild black bear was discovered inside the zoo perimeter by zoo staff conducting the morning rounds. The 120-pound, 3-year old black bear quickly climbed a large tree in front of the black bear exhibit.

Fish and Game conservation officers found the bear perched at least 70 feet up a conifer; they caught it and released it in a remote part of southeast Idaho. The bear was fitted with a radio collar and an ear tag to help identify it if it is observed again.



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