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Powerboat permit system coming to Salmon River

In 2015, private power -boaters will have the opportunity to utilize an online reservation system for the Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River.

Risch backs public shooting ranges

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch trumpeted the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 with a press release last Thursday, Feb. 5, coinciding with the legislation’s introduction to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The bill reprises some provisions of a 2014 bill which the Senate voted to kill at the amendments step of the legislative process.

Steelhead move up Clearwater; best ‘yet to come’

This winter has been a good one for steelhead anglers in Idaho; especially on the Clearwater River. IDFG has seen catch rates of about five hours per fish.

RMEF calls out pro-wolf group’s reversal on state management “balanced recovery levels”

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation last week called on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations.

GHS girls bust Orofino

Led by Central Idaho League "player of the year" Hailey Sullivan, the Grangeville girls took one step closer to a district tournament title.

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Bulldogs get even in CIL showdown

Grangeville found itself in foul trouble early in the fourth quarter, but St. Maries had no answer for the 16-6 run GHS used to lock up a share of the Central Idaho League lead.

District III girls basketball tournament brackets announced

Salmon River's district tournament offers the Savages two potential pathways to state.

Boys basketball roundup: Prairie extends win streak

An auspicious week for the Pirates completed a perfect run of eight games in January. For the Prairie High School boys, who hadn’t allowed 40 points since Dec. 31, Grangeville proved the strongest competition they’ve seen in weeks. Still, the Pirates prevailed over the Bulldogs by 17 points, 57-40, on Jan. 27 — matching the smallest margin of victory PHS has faced since meeting out-of-state competitors in Coeur d’Alene in late December.

Fishing rules may change in 2016

During the next few months, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be collecting public input and ideas for fishing rules that will be in effect from 2016 – 2018 and also asking where anglers need new or better access facilities.

Spring-like weather welcomes tourney’s start

In its February Fishing Report, Exodus River Adventures attributed “very good” fishing to “the incredibly mild January we just experienced.”

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Girls basketball roundup: Grangeville crushes Charter, targets district title

Less than five minutes into Friday's 49-20 win, Grangeville had a point total it would take Coeur d'Alene Charter most of three quarters to match.

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Elks’ Shooters

The Grangeville Lodge’s area placed five shooters among the region’s top 12 during the state qualifier stage of the annual Elks Hoop Shoot.

Hunter Ed classes set

Hunter education started this week in the Clearwater Valley, and a course will be held in Kamiah in March.

Gutzman plots Valentine’s Day 5K

Clearwater Valley Elementary School will be the location and Feb. 14 will be the day of a 5K fun run Clearwater Valley High School junior Shalynn Gutzman is helping organize.

Four locals shoot their way to state

At the North Central Idaho Elks District Hoop Shoot held at Lincoln Middle School on Jan. 31, contestants representing the top free throw shooters ages 8-13 among more than 3,000 who competed at the school level had their day at the regional level. Six students represented the Grangeville Lodge competition and five of them placed. Four placed first in their division, and each of them qualify for state-level competition.