Andrew Ottoson

Sports/Outdoors Editor

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Pittsburg Fire update: Crews holding at 8,000 acres

When lightning struck a few miles north of Pittsburg Landing 10 days ago, it hit a sore spot for locals who lost property when fire surged over Pittsburg Saddle seven years ago. That fire – the Poe Cabin Fire – claimed more than 58,000 acres and no fewer than two residences as well as much private timber and stored hay.

Bridge project funds locked in; work starts 2015

Funding has been locked in and a Boise-based contractor will be carrying out the nitty-gritty details of engineering a replacement for the aging Manning Crevice Bridge, with planners pushing back the anticipated start of construction to late next summer.

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Dredging in protest: Miners find ‘pay streak’ on the South Fork Clearwater; defy EPA

West of old Golden, the South Fork Clearwater River bent around the feet of mountains.

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Border Days 2014: Eggs, parades and rodeos – Oh, my!

Hot weather, good food, friends and family – it must have been Border Days.

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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.

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Timely rain keeps region’s crops on track

Boosted by this spring’s rain, area crops are on track – and many are in excellent shape, according to University of Idaho’s Lewis County ag extension agent Ken Hart. Winter wheat crops are doing “about average,” Hart said Tuesday, July 1.

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GHS football camp: Airing it out in Boise

Bulldogs make their annual passing camp another big hit

The Grangeville High School football squad took to the famous blue turf at Boise State University for the football camp the Bulldogs have attended annually under head coach Jeff Lindsley.

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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.

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25th White Bird Rodeo: Stock steals the show

Superior. That’s one word for the rough stock that ran the cowboys ragged at the 25th Annual White Bird Rodeo held last Friday and Saturday, June 13-14.

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Helmets In The Haystack

River runners steered a wide variety of watercraft around and sometimes through the “Haystack Wave” in the Lake Creek Rapids east of Riggins during the Big Water Blowout last Saturday, June 7.

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