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14 Idahoans, 12 out-of-staters win Super Hunt tag drawings

Idaho’s first Super Hunt drawing of 2015 is complete and 26 lucky hunters have won the hunt of a lifetime.

Dams to spill to boost juvenile fish migration

This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will transition to summer operations for fish. Beginning on June 16, the Corps will begin summer spill for fish at Columbia River dams while the lower Snake River dams will start on June 21.

Trail bridge to close for work

The Salmon River Ranger District will be temporarily closing one of the bridges that access trails in the Rapid River drainage. In particular a bridge located on Trail No. 113 on the main stem of Rapid River will be closed beginning June 20.

Chinook season continues on Little Salmon

Anglers fishing the Little Salmon River for chinook salmon will continue to have the opportunity at least through this weekend.

Sports...in brief

Border Days local books open June 15; Youth golf camp set to run June 15-19; Register youngsters for White Bird Rodeo local events today; CVRA rodeo local entries open June 17; Basketball camp sign-ups due June 12; Softball league organizing.

78 finish White Bird Hill ride

Of the 83 riders who registered for the annual Syringa Hospice Just for the Hill of It Bike Challenge, 78 finished the June 6 race from Hammer Creek recreational area to the top of White Bird Hill.

Salmon seasons closing

The North Fork Clearwater River will close to all chinook salmon fishing the end of fishing hours today, June 10. In addition, all sections of the lower Salmon River downstream of Vinegar Creek will close to all chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Thursday, June 11.

Familiar foes on the docket for Whitepine League

The rippling consequences of the failure of a school levy in Troy are already being felt more than 130 miles to the south, as the Whitepine League bastion’s plans to visit Riggins for a Zero Week game at Salmon River High School may not hold up this August.

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Thrills, Spills Mark Rafting Season’s Opener

Many of those who passed through the Chair Creek rapids north of Riggins caught a big wave, but a few quite literally hit the Salmon River last Saturday afternoon, June 6, for the Big Water Blowout — an annual celebration of the start of the local rafting season.

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Grangeville’s Guards

Staffing Grangeville City Pool for the summer of 2015 are lifeguards (back row, from left) Sophia Bush, McKenzie Kennedy, Camron Killmar, Olivia Kennedy, Taylor Wilkins, Sarah Fischer; front row, Teresa Nummi, Jon Asker, Emily Kaschmitter, Wyatt Thanstrom, Noah VonDomelan, Katie Higgins and Ciarra Benton. Not pictured: Allycia Sonnen.

Deer hunting ‘Wildavore Workshop’ slated

Adults with a desire to learn big game hunting skills and participate in an actual big game hunt are invited to take part in an upcoming workshop tailored to give them the skills necessary to become successful hunters. The four-day Wildavore workshop – hosted by Idaho Fish and Game – will be held Saturday, July 18, Saturday, July 25, the evening of Friday, July 31, and conclude on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Chinook season to end June 7 in part of Lower Salmon River

Sections of the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge upstream to a posted boundary about 100 yards downstream of the Hammer Creek boat ramp and from the Lake Creek Bridge (first bridge across the main Salmon River upstream of Riggins) upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek will close to all Chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours Sunday, June 7. Chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream from the Orofino Bridge and the North Fork Clearwater; as well as the South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Lower Salmon from the Hammer Creek boat ramp to the Lake Creek Bridge, Little Salmon, Lochsa, and Snake rivers.

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Austin Blackmer Memorial Tourney: Fund-raiser nets $2K in GHS grad’s honor

Though the weather appeared primed for a rough turn during the early hours of championship day, last Saturday, May 30, the sun came out along with a sizable crowd of supporters for the little league tournament a number of Grangeville High School alums put on in memory of Bulldogs baseball standout Austin Blackmer.

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Schumacher Signs

Prairie’s Kayla Schumacher signed a letter of intent to put her basketball skills to work paying for her education at the next level.

GHS adds 4A Sandpoint to fall football schedule

A four-person scramble in support of GHS football is set for Sunday, June 7, at Grangeville Country Club, with tee-off set for noon.