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The crowd lining Idaho Highway 75 for the annual 4th of July parade in Clayton wasn’t as dense as it has been some years, but a few hundred people spent the holiday in the small town enjoying a parade, barbecue, music and games.

Driving in Idaho with an electronic device in your hand for any reason became illegal July 1, after lawmakers earlier this year updated a 2012 law that outlawed texting while driving.

The weekly free summer Sawtooth forum and lecture series is scheduled to begin Friday, July 10 in Stanley, hosted by the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association.

The Howe Peak Fire, which started 4 miles southwest of Howe, was 70 percent contained Monday afternoon, according to Kelsey Griffee with the Idaho Bureau of Land Management.

The crowd lining Idaho Highway 75 for the annual 4th of July parade in Clayton wasn’t as dense as it has been some years, but a few hundred people spent the holiday in the small town enjoying a parade, barbecue, music and games.

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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.

The 10th installment of the Spank Martiny Memorial Broncs and Bulls, set for June 6, has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns.

Now that Forest Service workers have acquired the necessary amount of personal protective gear and cleaning materials, they will gradually reopen 26 campgrounds in the Sawtooth National Forest by Memorial Day weekend.

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

Because Challis students still aren’t allowed to congregate in large groups, Challis schools Superintendent Lani Rembelski said the end-of-the-year awards ceremony was postponed and will be held in the fall.

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.

Mackay High School’s nine graduating seniors will receive recognition for their achievements Saturday, June 27. A 2 p.m. commencement ceremony on the football field is planned.

Jodie D. Gadwa Callison of Stanley has completed the doctor of dental medicine degree at the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona of Midwestern University.