July 4, 2015
Bayes leads bareback riding, plus other unofficial results
Grangeville Border Days is off and running, and some of the rodeo riders have put up strong results, most notably bareback rider Noah Bayes, tiedown roper Taylor Santos and breakaway roper Dally Sue Smith. Unofficially, Bayes leads his event with 78 points, while Santos leads his with a scorching time of 8.4 seconds, and Smith (5.5 seconds) leads hers.
Starting with slack time at 10 a.m. July 3, more than 200 rodeo pros affiliated with the Idaho Cowboys Association, Pro-West and NPRA will be taking their turns at Border Days arena, vying for $12,300 in added money.
Two local tandems snapped off times that would have made the money in the pro team roping, but by a bit more than a second, the best buckle time belonged to Jake Lish and Jim Lish.
A Chapman format couples golf tournament to start at 9 a.m. both days this July 18-19 at Grangeville Country Club will feature a $500 hole in prize among other contests.
The 2015 Camas Prairie Basketball Camp will be held July 6-9 at the Prairie school gyms. The camp, for incoming third- through ninth-graders will run 5-8 p.m. each day. Cost is $60.
The South Fork Salmon River closed to chinook salmon fishing last week, but chinook salmon seasons continue on the Clearwater River upstream of the Orofino Bridge, South Fork Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, Lochsa, Snake, upper Salmon, and Boise rivers.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 29-30 at Fish and Game’s Southeast Regional office...
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking public feedback on proposed fishing seasons and rule changes for 2016-2018.
The Grangeville Lions Club has added a batting cage to the facilities at Lions Park, complete with a pitching machine suitable for little league practice.
The single biggest pro event at this weekend’s Clearwater Valley Roundup Association rodeo will feature 23 barrel racers Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28.
20 youngsters turned out for the First Tee youth golf camp last week at Grangeville Country Club.
Grangeville High School grad Drew Lindsley will be among those competing at the 2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, which will be held in conjunction with the USATF Outdoor Championships June 25-28.
A new six-team Babe Ruth Baseball league brought together teams from the area as far south as McCall, and the young Prairie Pirates won the year-end tournament.
Hunters who applied for elk, deer, pronghorn, fall turkey and black bear controlled hunts can check online to see whether they were successful in the recent computerized drawing.
As the Independence Day holiday approaches, the Idaho Department of Lands is reminding Idahoans that fireworks are prohibited on forest and rangelands in Idaho during closed fire season (May 10-Oct. 20).