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A permit that allows steelhead fishing in Idaho waters was issued to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game last week, which means two more river stretches are now open for steelhead fishing.

Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary netted about $4,000 from last Saturday’s annual dinner and auction held this year in Mackay to make it easier for animal supporters there to show their support for Custer County’s only nonprofit animal shelter near Challis.

A proposal to increase the rates charged for trash collection in Challis under a franchise agreement with Blue Mountain Refuse was discussed last week by the Challis City Council.

A permit that allows steelhead fishing in Idaho waters was issued to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game last week, which means two more river stretches are now open for steelhead fishing.

Charles Edward Varney, 19, received a withheld judgment and was placed on probation for three years on a charge of felony injury to a child stemming from a Sept. 7, 2018, accident.

A Mackay man, halfway into a four-year probationary term for felony battery of a police officer, will have to remain on probation for at least another six months and pay his fines before being considered for early release, Judge Stevan Thompson decided.

Six Challis Blackheart wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament, slated for Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at Holt Arena on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello.

The perennial topics of sports and activity bus travel occupied Challis school trustees at their Jan. 9 meeting, as did board reorganization, a discussion of possible new career technical education classes and approval of an overnight natural resource education trip for fifth graders.