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Trail Retrace: Rider takes on Nez Perce historic route a second time

Twenty years ago, Hetty Dutra ventured out on the proverbial thousand-mile journey from Wallowa Lake, Ore. to the Bear Paw Mountains in Montana. This year, she is once again tracing the path taken by the non-treaty Nez Perce during the war, which broke out in White Bird during June 1877.

Taylor lands LEAP rafting guide gig

Salmon River High School 2014 graduate Fred Taylor will be joining LEAP, an Oregon-based mental health nonprofit. He will be guiding lower Salmon River trips for Orange Torpedo Trips.

Sports...in brief

2015 Border Days Queen tryouts slated; 3-on-3 b-ball tournament set; Mutton Bustin’ championship entries sought; Self-defense course offered; Softball tourney sign-ups sought; Border Days entries opening; Super Hunt drawing complete; 10-year-olds can hunt under rules effective July 1

Chinook harvest below Vinegar Creek to close

At the end of fishing hours on Thursday, June 19, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will implement closures to the harvest of both adult and jack chinook salmon in the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge Upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge and from the mouth of Short’s Creek upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek.

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Free Fishing Day draws 50

The annual Free Fishing Day kids fishing derby held at Wilkins Pond last Saturday June 14, brought out volunteers from the Wilkins Family, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management-Cottonwood office and the local Lions Club chapter.

Sports...in brief

White Bird Rodeo is this weekend; Lindsley throws long; Riggins-area salmon season heats up; women's shooting clinic slated; Winchester, CVRA rodeo books open June 16; Fun run goes next Wednesday; Border Days looming, books open June 23.

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.