April 30, 2014
A shooting bench and a group of pack mules are the most prominent presence at a potential Riggins Gun Club site north of Time Zone Bridge. A complicated plan to deed the BLM ground to the club — a long-sought golden opportunity — is snagged: the Riggins Gun Club’s membership has dwindled down to just Rodger Laughlin and his wife, Terry. “We’re not prepared to take possession of the property,” Laughlin said.
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Congressional Rep. Raul Labrador today, July 9, is introducing legislation to set up a permanent county-operated shooting range on about 31 acres north of Time Zone Bridge.
RIGGINS — Boom, gone.
If the Riggins Gun Club — once a 32-member outfit — can’t find more members, the area may misfire on a golden opportunity to establish a permanent hub for shooting sports: shotgunning trap or skeet, sighting in hunting rifles, or passing all the how-tos to the next generation. At stake, according to Rodger Laughlin, one of the club’s last two members, is a long-sought chance to acquire the shooting grounds north of Time Zone Bridge, two miles north of Riggins, which is presently owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).