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Wilkins Pond to host Grangeville-area Free Fishing Day event

Saturday, June 14, is Idaho’s annual Free Fishing Day.

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Golf, "Just For The Hill Of It" bike ride results.

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Fortin Summits St. Helens

Grangeville native AJ Fortin, an avid mountain climber, sent a photo of himself taken on the afternoon of June 5 at the Mount St. Helens summit.

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Hill ride raises $4,200

Spotless weather for the “Just for the Hill of it” challenge bike ride last Saturday, June 7, brought out riders from across North Central Idaho to White Bird.

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Careful Cruisers

While others aimed right at heart of the Lake Creek rapids on Saturday, June 7, this group took a relatively cautious line — but, in part perhaps by their guide’s design and in part because of the Salmon River’s strong flow, not all of the soaking thrills were avoidable.

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White Bird Rodeo’s silver anniversary: Neal recounts rodeo’s 25-year history

It’s one of history’s secrets: The first time anyone ambitious enough to pursue such a bold idea thought to hold a rodeo here.

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Bucket List Bear Hunt: Swansons host Wounded Warriors

The Lucas Swanson family of Powell hosted two Washington State Army veterans for a very special bear hunt this past weekend. Prior to becoming an Idaho Fish and Game Conservation Officer, Swanson completed a tour with the U.S Marines. It has been a goal of Lucas’s to give back to soldiers who have given so much to protecting our sacred American way of life.

Exploding targets banned

A ban on “unpermitted explosives” aimed at exploding targets was signed on May 20 by USFS Northern Region regional forester Faye Krueger. According to the Forest Service, exploding targets caused 16 wildfires in the western states during the past two years, costing taxpayers more than $33 million for firefighting.

Women’s shooting clinic set June 21

Camas Prairie Friends of NRA are sponsoring a Women On Target program to be held on June 21 at the Flying B Ranch near Kamiah.

Lower Clearwater River salmon season closes

Chinook salmon harvest on the Lower Clearwater River was closed at the end of fishing hours (8:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 16. The closed section extends from the Camas Prairie Railroad Bridge near Lewiston upstream to the Cherry Lane Bridge.

Memorial Weekend on the Nez Perce–Clearwater National Forests: Facilities prepped for camping season

Snow-laden landscapes are giving way to green grass and wildflowers — a sure sign that spring has finally arrived. Early season visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are sure to arrive for Memorial Day Weekend.

Big Water Blowout set

RIGGINS — The Big Water Blowout River Festival organizers will mark their 16th year on June 7 with what they always do: offering discounted whitewater rafting trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to anyone willing to brave huge flows over Class III and IV rapids upstream of Riggins.

25th White Bird Rodeo on tap

The ICA books for the 25th annual White Bird Rodeo, Friday and Saturday of Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 13-14, will open June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 845-2051.

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Orofino Reclaims Traveling Trophy

Eighteen players with the Orofino Men's Association took back the traveling trophy with their three top low gross and net scores totalling 444 points at the men’s exchange golf series against Grangeville and New Meadows last Sunday, April 27. Grangeville (447 points) and New Meadows (490) fielded 18 and 11 golfers, respectively. Pictured are the Grangeville men.

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Nice Shots

Youth turkey hunts.