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Golf results.

Road users advised of logging action

Timber traffic picks up

Timber staff on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests reported there are currently many active timber sales and to expect heavy haul traffic while traveling on the Salmon River Ranger District.

Dworshak kokanee and bass providing steady action

Summer is almost here and a lot of folks have been taking advantage of the warm, sunny days by spending a day fishing out on the lake. Dworshak Reservoir is one of the most popular fisheries in the Clearwater Region and anglers have been busy chasing “bluebacks,” “smallies,” or whatever else may bite. Here’s the lowdown on the kokanee this year and how the fishery is shaping up.

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Free Fishing Day

It was a beautiful morning for the youths who showed up at Wilkins Pond last Saturday, June 11, as the rainbow trout stocked by Idaho Fish and Game proved hungry and strong.

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Dueling rodeos to feature many of the same entrants

CVRA, White Bird slates brim for Fathers Day

The upcoming Clearwater Valley Roundup Association and White Bird rodeos are going head-to-head this weekend, with White Bird to go on its traditional Friday-Saturday of Father’s Day weekend dates, June 17-18, and the CVRA moving up on the calendar to go on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19.

Adults can transfer their controlled hunt tags to their child

To enhance youth hunting opportunity and experience, holders of a controlled hunt tag for big game or a turkey controlled hunt permit are reminded they may transfer their tag or permit to their child or grandchild. brief

F&G weighing youth hunts, mandatory trapper education; Clearwater River chinook still running; Mountain to Meadow runs slated June 25; Entries open June 15 for Border Days Rodeo; Bud Crocker Memorial shoot set June 18-19; Softball clinic slated; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set.

Camping Season

Summer sports camps keep area kids busy, and the Grangeville girls led off with a good showing under direction from new GHS varsity head coach Michelle Barger (above, right) and prominent area coach Dave Snodgrass, who was decked out in his Nezperce High blues last Thursday, June 2.

Barger in as GHS girls basketball coach

As Michelle Barger steps in for longtime GHS varsity girls head coach Larson Anderson, the Grangeville youth program is leveling up.

Federal forests to help host Free Fishing Day events

The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests and various partners are hosting three free kids’ fishing day events this year, at Wilkins’ Pond, Karolyn’s Pond and Fenn Pond this Saturday, June 11. The events are free to all kids up to age 12 and an adult must accompany participants. There will be lots of fun and even a few prizes so grab your pole and please bring your own tackle. The ponds will be stocked by Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Cortez gets 30 days for shooting bighorn

Paul R. Cortez faced justice Monday in District Court. brief

Bud Crocker Memorial shoot set June 18-19; Free Fishing Day aims to hook new anglers; SRHS girls sports camps set for June; Softball clinic slated; Idaho State Field Archery Tourney set; White Bird, CVRA rodeos go this month.


Golf, Just for the Hill of It results.

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Anglers will get bonus chinook fishing season on Clearwater River

Thanks to a good return of hatchery summer chinook to the Clearwater River, anglers will get a bonus fishing season starting June 10 with a special rule that allows the harvest of chinook with an intact adipose fin. This rule change only applies to the Clearwater summer chinook season.

Chinook fishing to close Thursday on Lower Salmon, Snake rivers

In his weekly fishing update, Clearwater Region fish manager Joe DuPont noted the end of the chinook salmon fishing season is nigh on two local rivers: the Lower Salmon and the Snake.