Outdoors...in brief

Fire breaks out in Hells Canyon; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; Couples golf tournament coming up; Little Salmon River season closes July 27; Fall chinook seasons set

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Mountaintop Man: Lookout looks back at 30 years

You can see it all from here and Gary Dutcher has seen a whole lot.

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Right Backhand, Right On

Dawson Palm, visiting his Krogh and Frei cousins who live in the Grangeville area, finished No. 8 on the Lions Park disc golf course with a flourish Monday afternoon, July 14.

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Labrador: county shooting range in the works

Congressional Rep. Raul Labrador today, July 9, is introducing legislation to set up a permanent county-operated shooting range on about 31 acres north of Time Zone Bridge.

Fish and Game news: Little Salmon River fishing continues through July 27

Angler surveys indicated that sport anglers will have harvested the non-tribal share of hatchery chinook salmon for 2014 in the South Fork Salmon River by Wednesday.

Controlled hunt rule change in process

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to hear from the public about a proposed rule change to allow the Fish and Game Commission to designate specific unlimited controlled hunts as "first-choice only" during the controlled hunt application process.

Wolf board filled

Gov. Butch Otter has filled out the new Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board with three appointments: Hamer rancher and former Idaho Cattle Association president Richard Savage, Carl Rey of Meridian, and former Idaho Fish and Game commissioner Tony McDermott of Sagle.

Fish and Game commission to meet in Salmon

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will meet July 9-10 at the Salmon Region Office, 99 Highway 93 North in Salmon.

Lolo Pass Visitor Center to host half-marathon this weekend

Lolo Pass Visitor Center would like to invite employees, friends and families up to the pass this weekend for a variety of activities.

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Trail Retrace: Rider takes on Nez Perce historic route a second time

Twenty years ago, Hetty Dutra ventured out on the proverbial thousand-mile journey from Wallowa Lake, Ore. to the Bear Paw Mountains in Montana. This year, she is once again tracing the path taken by the non-treaty Nez Perce during the war, which broke out in White Bird during June 1877.

Taylor lands LEAP rafting guide gig

Salmon River High School 2014 graduate Fred Taylor will be joining LEAP, an Oregon-based mental health nonprofit. He will be guiding lower Salmon River trips for Orange Torpedo Trips.

Sports...in brief

2015 Border Days Queen tryouts slated; 3-on-3 b-ball tournament set; Mutton Bustin’ championship entries sought; Self-defense course offered; Softball tourney sign-ups sought; Border Days entries opening; Super Hunt drawing complete; 10-year-olds can hunt under rules effective July 1

Chinook harvest below Vinegar Creek to close

At the end of fishing hours on Thursday, June 19, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will implement closures to the harvest of both adult and jack chinook salmon in the Lower Salmon River from the Rice Creek Bridge Upstream to the U.S. Highway 95 Time Zone Bridge and from the mouth of Short’s Creek upstream to the uppermost boat ramp at Vinegar Creek.

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Free Fishing Day draws 50

The annual Free Fishing Day kids fishing derby held at Wilkins Pond last Saturday June 14, brought out volunteers from the Wilkins Family, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management-Cottonwood office and the local Lions Club chapter.

Sports...in brief

White Bird Rodeo is this weekend; Lindsley throws long; Riggins-area salmon season heats up; women's shooting clinic slated; Winchester, CVRA rodeo books open June 16; Fun run goes next Wednesday; Border Days looming, books open June 23.