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As members of the Challis Farmers’ Market cooperative get ready for opening day, June 6, they have two warm-up events planned for Saturday, May 30.

North Custer Rural Fire Chief Launna Gunderson has spent more than four decades fighting fires, and now it's time to give that up and move to the next part of her life.

Fish and Game offices across Idaho, including the Salmon office, are now open to limited foot traffic in phase 2 of the Idaho Rebounds plan.

BOISE — Self-employed residents will be able to tap into the $300 million in grant money Idaho has set aside to help small businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Brad Little announced last week.

South Custer Rural firefighters spent more than five hours fighting a brush fire on Houston Road in Mackay May 9 after someone tried to conduct a controlled burn.

A box of century-old dynamite was found near Seven-Mile Canyon outside Salmon by a hiker who was on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Using a recently installed passive integrated transponder array, Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers tracked four adult wild steelhead salmon returning to Marsh Creek to spawn.

Forest Service staff will reopen parts of the Salmon-Challis National Forest on May 16 with new rules in effect, stemming from the coronavirus.

As summer comes and the state slowly reopens, many Idahoans are looking for ways to get outside, and Idaho Fish and Game workers suggest they go fishing.

In a 2-1 decision, Custer County commissioners voted to allow camping at the North Custer Rodeo Grounds May 22 and 23 if rodeo participants follow physical distancing guidelines.

The cancellation period for float permits on the Main Salmon and Middle Fork Salmon rivers has been extended until May 15, Salmon-Challis Forest officials said last week, because of continued coronavirus concerns.

All national forest lands in Idaho have a 10-person group size limit for outdoor recreation, following an April 29 directive from the Forest Service’s Intermountain Region office.

Developed campgrounds and most recreation sites within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area are closed until June 5, according to Julie Thomas with the Sawtooth National Forest.

If remote schooling continues for the fall semester, Challis schools Food Service Director Sara Jones said her staff will be ready with hot meals for students, no matter how far they live from Challis.

Seniors graduating from Salmon High School have to wait until June 5 for their commencement ceremony, but Superintendent Chris Born thinks it will be worth the wait.

Members of the Challis High School class of 2020 will celebrate their graduation with a parade, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the intersection of Second and Main streets. It will end at the park at the bottom of Main.

There may be very little that’s traditional about this year’s Challis High School graduation but precautions being taken because of the coronavirus make it likely to be one of the most memorable celebrations in the community.

With nine seniors graduating this year, Mackay schools Superintendent Susan Buescher said there is a possibility Mackay families might get a graduation ceremony that complies with social distancing guidelines.

Justin Jay and Harley Marie Hansen of Idaho Falls have announced the arrival of their first child, Lexus Marie Hansen.