Campers face higher fees at local sites

Regional forester Faye Krueger recently approved the recommendation from the Coeur d’ Alene Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee (BLM RAC) to increase recreation fees for several sites on the Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests.

Ski Patrol plans OEC certificate course in 2015

Anyone interested in learning outdoor emergency medicine may sign up for a 100-hour training course to be held on Thursday nights at the Soltman Center in Grangeville starting in January 2015.

Trapping course offered Jan. 10

Are you a new trapper or interested in learning about fur trapping in Idaho?

Chess tourney slated Dec. 27

A chess tournament will be held Dec. 27 at the Kamiah Welcome Center.

Ski Scoop

Reports for Snowhaven and Cottonwood Butte.

Tease photo

PHS girls bounce back after loss at Lapwai

Prairie led the girls game by as many as nine points during the fourth quarter, but saw host Grangeville make a late charge after Hailey Sullivan sank a trey with about two minutes remaining. Despite playing a tough game the previous night — a physical 49-44 loss at Lapwai — the PHS girls held on to win their Idaho County Shootout game last Friday night, Dec. 12.

Wrestlers hit the mat

Grangeville scored two individual titles at the Dick Griswold Memorial Invitational last Saturday, Dec. 13. Prairie’s Hunter McWilliams (145) won out in his bracket, as did Bulldogs Frankie Zumwalt (132) and Shaydn Wassmuth (195).

Bruner nabs top honor

Jake Bruner keyed Prairie’s potent offense and dominant defense and for the effort was named 1A “player of the year” by the Idaho Statesman last Sunday, Dec. 13.

Bulldogs receiver, linebacker named ‘all-Idaho’

Michael Wilson anchored Grangeville’s defense and sparked Grangeville’s offense throughout the 2A football season.

Congress advances gun range

A bill backed by Rep. Raul Labrador to establish Idaho County’s first public shooting range took a step forward last week; it was tacked on to unrelated legislation President Barack Obama may sign this week.

Basketball camp on deck

The GHS boys basketball team will be hosting a day camp for third-through-eighth graders at 10 a.m. Jan. 3. Register at the gate for $10, including a T-shirt.

‘Women With Bait’ fishing derby slated

The 2015 “Women With Bait” fishing derby will run Feb. 1-March 14. Each year, hundreds of women sign up for guided fishing trips intent on catching the most and the biggest fish.

IDFG seeks comments on trophy hunt regulations

Fish and Game is drafting proposals for the 2015 hunting season, and is seeking public input on proposals to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat.