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BLACKFOOT — Rob Johnson, an orthopedic spine doctor, is taking a month-long bicycle ride across the U.S. before joining the staff at Bingham Memorial Hospital to raise funds for a hospital employee.

SEATTLE (AP) — The killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington to protect cattle is producing death threats for people on both sides of the emotional issue, The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2ceSsb9) reported Wednesday.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters in Yellowstone National Park are now actively fighting a large wildfire that has been burning for the last three weeks.

With archery season starting next week, there is a lot of talk “around town” about the use of lighted nocks. In fact, this talk has spread throughout southern Idaho, carrying with it the rumor that lighted nocks on arrows are legal for archery hunting of big game in Idaho. Not so.

My wife Katy periodically calls me the eternal tightwad. I then patiently remind her that I’d prefer to be called thrifty.

With archery season starting next week, there is a lot of talk “around town” about the use of lighted nocks. In fact, this talk has spread throughout southern Idaho, carrying with it the rumor that lighted nocks on arrows are legal for archery hunting of big game in Idaho. Not so.

Lindsay Christensen recently returned home from the 777 Ranch in Hondo, Texas, where she competed against five other female finalists in the “Extreme Huntress” competition.