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Barger in as GHS girls basketball coach

As Michelle Barger steps in for longtime GHS varsity girls head coach Larson Anderson, the Grangeville youth program is leveling up.

Federal forests to help host Free Fishing Day events

The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests and various partners are hosting three free kids’ fishing day events this year, at Wilkins’ Pond, Karolyn’s Pond and Fenn Pond this Saturday, June 11. The events are free to all kids up to age 12 and an adult must accompany participants. There will be lots of fun and even a few prizes so grab your pole and please bring your own tackle. The ponds will be stocked by Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Cortez gets 30 days for shooting bighorn

Paul R. Cortez faced justice Monday in District Court.

Sports...in brief

Bud Crocker Memorial shoot set June 18-19; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Softball clinic slated; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set; White Bird, CVRA rodeos go this month.

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Golf, Just for the Hill of It results.

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Anglers will get bonus chinook fishing season on Clearwater River

Thanks to a good return of hatchery summer chinook to the Clearwater River, anglers will get a bonus fishing season starting June 10 with a special rule that allows the harvest of chinook with an intact adipose fin. This rule change only applies to the Clearwater summer chinook season.

Chinook fishing to close Thursday on Lower Salmon, Snake rivers

In his weekly fishing update, Clearwater Region fish manager Joe DuPont noted the end of the chinook salmon fishing season is nigh on two local rivers: the Lower Salmon and the Snake.

Sports...in brief

Bulldogs tennis camp coming up mid-month, June 14-16; Application period for big game controlled hunts ends June 5; KHS boys basketball camp is this month; Wrestling fund-raiser closing in on goal; GHS spring ball set to run June 6-18; Big Water Blowout hits Riggins Saturday; Bulldogs football fund-raiser coming up; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Softball clinic slated; ‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set; White Bird, CVRA rodeo entries open Monday, June 6.

Understanding turkey mating rituals is the key

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I would be glad to assist you, Mark.

Local chinook salmon fishing continues, for now

Last week, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed chinook salmon fishing on the lower Clearwater River from the Cherrylane Bridge upstream to the Orofino Bridge as well as the North Fork Clearwater River. Due to this year’s low jack return, there is no “Jack Only” harvest season this spring.

Wildlife workshop for teachers eyes elk

Idaho Fish and Game will host an elk-focused workshop designed to help fourth-12th grade teachers learn fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation in the classroom.

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Golf, Trapshooting.

Prairie track upgrade project enters next phase

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As many of you are aware, the Cottonwood School District has been in the process of raising money to build an all-weather track and field complex around the football field in Cottonwood. The project has been in the works for the past couple of years with a field drainage project being completed by Keely Schmidt’s senior project a few summers ago. Our next phase is to raise enough money to add an asphalt base and then ultimately to add an all-weather rubberized surface.

Sports...in brief

Chinook salmon seasons continue; Controlled hunt app deadline coming up; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Grangeville girls b-ball camp coming up; Softball clinic slated; ‘Hill of It’ bike ride scheduled for June 4; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set.

Region’s most-caught fish? Rainbow trout

Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Clearwater Region may be famous for its salmon and steelhead fishing and its pristine rivers with thriving cutthroat trout populations, but in most years more hatchery rainbow trout are harvested here than any other fish.

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