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Pirates take title

Prairie 72, Valley 18

Behind four first half touchdowns by Jake Bruner, the Prairie Pirates won the 1AD1 state football championship Friday night.

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Power outage: Bulldogs’ season ends in a flurry of turnovers

“ the common degree of the moral, there is no virtue. Virtue is excellence...” — Adam Smith, 1759

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Sad GHS Superfan

Grangeville’s superfans — including (pictured) Zoey Alm, 3 — shrugged off cold weather and made the drive to Moscow to root for the Bulldogs during the quarterfinal football game held last Friday night, Nov. 14, against West Side.

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Thursday Night Special: Schlader spurs semifinal victory, spikes three TDs

For the second week in a row, Prairie overcame a slow start. For the second time this playoff season, Prairie dominated a Thursday night game. For the first time since winning the 2008 eight-man football championship, the Pirates advanced to the 1AD1 title game.

Snowhaven hiring workers

Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area is in search of lift operators, a cook, kitchen help, and ski school help, of which the cook and the lift operators must be 18 years or older. Pay is dependent on experience.

Ski swap set for Nov. 22

Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area’s annual ski swap has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Grangeville High School cafeteria.

Night Shoot: Uhlorn closes in on Jungert

With temperatures below freezing for the fifth week of Cottonwood Gun Club’s six-week night shoot, Riener’s Grocery maintained its cumulative team scoring lead (1,033) with Winchester Gun Club (1,005) in second and Quality Heating (1,003) in third.

Wolf derby faces court challenge

Defenders of Wildlife will ask the courts to reverse a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision granting a permit for an Idaho anti-wolf group to hold a hunting contest annually for the next five years in eastern Idaho.

Board moves to mandate trapper class

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has elected to choose education over restriction concerning the use of Conibear and similar body-gripping traps in Idaho. Use of these body-gripping traps came into question after the two dogs were killed last year in Idaho. The Commission feels these are isolated incidents.

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Report harvest by Dec. 1 to enter tag drawing

Idaho Fish and Game will mail out more than 100,000 postcards reminding hunters to file harvest reports on their deer, elk and pronghorn hunts. Though most deer, elk, and pronghorn hunts are closed now, a few hunts are still open; especially late archery and muzzleloader hunts, as well as white-tailed deer hunts in northern Idaho. Hunters are required to file

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Sharp Shots

Ryan Wilson of Grangeville marked this deer during an after school hunt with IDFG district conservation officer George Fischer.

Pigskin Prognosticators: Courtright, Schlader nab prizes

The final week of the picks contest was rough on all the pickers.

Girls basketball roundup: Season begins with a Clearwater Valley win

Clearwater Valley, a year removed from a 10-12 overall record last year, returned to the floor last Saturday, Nov. 15, and thumped visiting Nezperce 48-31. Paced by senior guard Savannah McHone, who scored 20 points, the Rams led by four after the first quarter, by eight at halftime, and by double-digits the rest of the way.

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Poachers hit Clearwater Valley

Several deer and elk have been shot and left to waste in the Clearwater valley this fall. All of the cases started with calls from concerned citizens, and investigating Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers found some evidence at the scene, but they still need help to solve these crimes.

House passes public shooting range bill

A bill introduced by Rep. Raúl Labrador, H.R. 5040, the Idaho County Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act, passed the U.S. House late Monday.