Open house set for trophy hunters’ input

Idaho Fish and Game is currently in the process of setting seasons for trophy species (moose, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep) for the 2017-18 seasons.

Poaching charges filed

While following up on a barking dog complaint on Spotted Eagle Lane Dec. 7 in Kooskia, Idaho County deputies Sam AuGello and Craig Hoodman observed several untagged deer and a partial elk hanging in the barn.

Snowhaven to open Saturday, Dec. 17

The Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area will open for the 2016-2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Snow grooming begins

The Salmon River and Red River Ranger Districts are grooming snow trails for both horse-powered and people-powered winter recreation.

Ski Patrol offering course, Dec. 21 meeting scheduled

There will be an organizational meeting to confirm interest in an Outdoor Emergency Care Class sponsored by the National Ski Patrol.

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Wrestlers compete in Cottonwood

Prairie will host that school's only home wrestling event of the season starting at 5 p.m., and tonight's dual will mark the first Central Idaho League event of the season. Clearwater Valley/Kamiah co-op and Grangeville wrestlers will be competing, as will Orofino and Potlatch. Elsewhere, in girls basketball action, tonight holds the Grangeville league opener, a cross-county contest with Prairie at Kamiah and, perhaps, CV's first win of the season. In boys basketball action, Grangeville visits Clearwater Valley and Prairie travels to Troy.


December high school sports schedules, basketball, wrestling and bowling results.

Aerial game surveys slated

Beginning in early December, Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer numbers, including through low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state.

Bringing home the bull: managing elk and your mojo

Ask Bwana

Hey there, Thomas! You have a couple of good questions, so let’s tackle your manly troubles first.

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Freshman Dreadfulwater starts, scores team high

Bulldog of the Week

Grangeville freshman guard Trey Dreadfulwater missed much of the previous basketball season with an arm injury and missed much of the track and field season after hurting it again last spring.

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Bowing Out

Grangeville’s football squad honored players and coaches during the football banquet last Thursday night, Dec. 1, at GHS.

Owens, Gonzalez power CV to first; Rams win Griswold Invitational tournament


Kieran Owens, reigning 2A heavyweight champion, picked up right where he left off. So did the Rams, who again won this event — the first big gathering of the season. brief

Winter rec season opens Dec. 10 at Lolo Pass Visitor Center; Hunters reminded to report their results.

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Grangeville thumps McCall

The visiting Vandals trailed 14-0 and the Bulldogs went on to win 67-42 Tuesday night at GHS. After the game, Grangeville coach Kelcey Edwards said his players all hit goals they set before the contest: rebounding for the forwards, assists for the guards.

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Prairie sweeps 'Shootout'

Event nets $16K in money and food donations

The Idaho County Shootout raised $16,648 in donations, and Prairie won both of the basketball games Saturday night at GHS.


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