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Night golf scheduled

What’s night golf? It’s golf played on the course after dark with special glo-balls and other illuminated equipment — “the second most fun thing you can do in the dark,” according to organizers Lois Geary and Lynda Williams.

Controlled tag purchase deadline coming up

Big game hunters who were drawn in controlled hunt drawings for deer, elk, antelope and bear have only until Aug. 1 to purchase their tags. Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeited.

Sports...in brief

GHS football parents meeting slated Aug. 7; ‘Raspberry ’ fun run goes Aug. 3; Football camp set Aug. 11-12; ‘Riggins Salmon Run’ fun run set to go Sept. 13; City softball showdown scheduled; St. Mary’s Hospital golf scramble set; JAKES Day all set for Aug. 9.

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IDFG pursues Dixie-area whitetail deer waste

Someone picked the day the United States celebrates its freedom to mock another of the nation’s great traditions: hunting. And it wasn’t the first time.

Wilderness wolves win a reprieve

IDFG winter culling postponed until 2015

Faced with a legal challenge by conservationists and an imminent hearing before a federal appeals court, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (“IDFG”) has abandoned its plan to resume a professional wolf-killing program in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness during the coming winter.

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Locals lost, found in the Gospels

Just days after his famous sister visited the area, Dr. Jerad Pikus and three of his kids spent an unplanned night in wilderness.

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.