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Fish and Game commission to meet Aug. 25 in Boise

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet Friday, August 25 at Fish and Game’s Headquarters office, 600 S. Walnut in Boise.

Hunters plan for warm weather

Early season big game hunts have started and hunters are already in the field to take advantage of what looks to be another great season. But with daytime temperatures reaching the mid-90’s and the high risk for wildfires, Idaho Fish and Game encourages early season hunters to plan ahead and keep these weather-related precautions in mind.

Fish and Game closes steelhead harvest to protect small run of fish

An extremely small number of steelhead returning to Idaho so far has prompted Fish and Game to reduce the bag limit on adipose-clipped hatchery steelhead to zero – closing all rivers to harvest for the fall steelhead season.

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Skillz uncrushed in softball finale

The summer softball season came to an end last Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Skillz holding off Kooskia Krush 19-17 in the trophy game. brief

Fall soccer sign-ups offered this week; Squires to be honored Sept. 1; KHS sports complex to be named; SuperHunt draws 24K entries, nets $164K.

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Raspberry Runners

This was the scene at the starting line as about 40 runners took their first few strides during the Raspberry Festival held at the Monastery of St. Gertrude west of Cottonwood.


Golf and swimming results.

Adkison, Twins headed to Legion’s national tournament

The 2017 American Legion World Series tournament this week brings the last eight of the thousands of Legion baseball teams across the country together to determine who is the nation’s best. As a member of the northwest regional champion LC Twins, one Grangeville standout — Chase Adkison — is among the relatively few athletes who qualified.

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KORT sports play-by-play man gets Idaho Broadcasters’ 2016-17 award

Radio honor goes to Church

It’s a proud moment for a man who has made a moonlight career of vividly describing others’ proud moments in real time: last Saturday, Aug. 5, Jim Church and KORT radio were honored for having delivered the Idaho State Broadcasters Association best play-by-play sports broadcast of 2016-2017. brief

Mandatory GHS volleyball meeting set for Aug. 9; Fall chinook fishing season opens Aug. 18.

Bulldog football kids camp Aug. 8-9 cancelled due to poor air quality

The 2017 Bulldog Football Camp for grades 4-8, which had been scheduled for Aug. 8-9, is cancelled due to poor air quality. Fees will be refunded to those who had already paid.

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Tucker to play basketball at Treasure Valley C.C.

Next Level Athlete

Salmon River basketball standout Maddy Tucker is headed to Treasure Valley Community College this fall. It’s a big step her family has helped her take.

California man wins bighorn sheep tag lottery; ticket drawing raises $83K for IDFG bighorn programs

John M. Taylor of Arroyo Grande, California was the lucky winner of a hunting tag from the 25th Annual Bighorn Sheep tag lottery drawing July 26 at Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters.

Craig Mountain fire closures lifted; 50K acres burned

With the Idaho Department of Lands announcing the Craig Mountain Complex Fire 100 percent contained, Fish and Game's Craig Mountain Wildlife Management area south of Lewiston is now open to the public.

IDFG touts eclipse fishing opportunity; midday darkness may advantage anglers

Many visitors will travel to Idaho to catch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but there’s more for them to catch in Idaho.