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Outdoors...in brief

Fire breaks out in Hells Canyon

The first lightning-caused fire reported in the area this season started at 7:52 a.m. on July 14, in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

This fire — the Pittsburg Fire — is located on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon north of Pittsburg Landing between Jones Creek and Big Canyon Creek. It was estimated at 1,000-2,000 acres (mostly grassland) and anticipated to grow as firefighters mobilize.

Football camp set Aug. 11-12

GRANGEVILLE — A Bulldog Football Fundamentals Camp for kids entering grades 4-8 is scheduled to run 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-12.

Cost is $30 each for all kids from any schools in our area. The camp will teach basic fundamentals of football. Lunch and a T-shirt are included. Sign-up forms are available at Northwest Insurance and Lindsley’s Home Furnishings.

For details contact Jeff Lindsley at 983-1040.

Couples golf tournament coming up

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Country Club is looking to fill the remaining entries during the course’s couples golf event slated for July 19-20. The GCC Couples Tourney features mixed-chapman format play and special events beginning that Friday evening.

The $120 entry fee includes greens fees, lunch and continental breakfasts and contests during the weekend rounds.

For information or help finding a playing partner, e-mail organizers at tkhelmich@gmail.com, landgeary@q.com or call the course at 983-1299.

Little Salmon River season closes July 27

Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore has signed an order preparing to close the Little Salmon River to chinook salmon fishing at the end of fishing hours on July 27.

Until then, anglers fishing downstream from the Pollock Bridge may harvest adipose-clipped jacks (chinook less than 24 inches in length). Anglers fishing upstream from Pollock Bridge may harvest adipose-clipped adults and jacks.

Fall chinook seasons set

Fall chinook salmon fishing seasons are set to go on parts of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon rivers. Forecasters are anticipating more than 57,000 fish.

The Snake River will open Sept. 1, from the Washington-Idaho border upstream to within a mile of Hells Canyon Dam.

Parts of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers will also open Sept. 1.

Find details on rules at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/fish/chinook/rules

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