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The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed the 75th celebration of the Mackay Rodeo off by a year, but organizers say “Idaho’s wildest rodeo” will deliver on its promises.

Drought conditions across Idaho are expected to intensify and persist as summer advances because of “abnormally warm and dry spring conditions” in the state in May, according to the June 1 water supply outlook from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

After a recent visit to Kids' Park with his grandson, Mackay Councilman Greg Blackwell told the rest of the council the playground equipment needs to be replaced.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed the 75th celebration of the Mackay Rodeo off by a year, but organizers say “Idaho’s wildest rodeo” will deliver on its promises.

New hangars might be allowed at the Mackay Airport soon if City Council members come up with a contract and fee schedule for potential lessees, according to Mayor Wayne Olsen. Requirements, setbacks and fees are under review because the city has been getting more requests related to airport …

Admitting he hadn’t made it to Challis in a few years, Idaho Transportation Department worker Brad Cook said he’ll be back later this month to finish applying new crosswalks on Main.

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More steelhead have returned to the Lochsa River in Idaho so far this year than the past three years on average, which Fish and Game Biologist Marika Dobos said is an encouraging example for the state.

Admitting his bias because his young children play the game, Mackay baseball and softball coach Travis Drussell is excited for the next season of spring baseball because the new Mackay field should be ready.

Several local athletes, a team and a coach can now call themselves stars after earning the titles and receiving trophies in the Post Register Sport Stars contest.

For $95,000 a year, plus a mileage reimbursement when she uses her auto to conduct official school business outside the district, Lani Rembelski will continue to work as the Challis schools superintendent and elementary school principal.

The Idaho House rejected $40.3 million in federal COVID aid funds for voluntary COVID-19 testing in public and private schools next year, with opponents decrying testing as unneeded and one falsely claiming that children can’t carry the COVID-19 virus.

Although graduation usually occurs on June 1, Salmon School District Superintendent Chris Born said school board members pushed this year’s ceremony back because of the coronavirus.

The Mackay School District could only have just two regular bus drivers next year, half the number Transportation Supervisor Mike Winters would like.

While plans are far from final, Challis School District administrators want to hold a traditional graduation ceremony in the high school gym at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

Challis High School academic team members competed in the regional competition on March 12, along with 20 other teams from throughout Idaho.

Gyer and Latimer plan weddingJason Gyer and Brenda Gyer and Kathleen Latimer and the late E.L. Latimer announce the engagement of Taylor Gyer and Kaleb Latimer.

Sorority selects valentine queenPeggy Redick of Challis has been chosen the 2021 valentine queen for the Beta Phi Sorority.

Local students make honor rollEric Tarkalson of Salmon earned a spot on the president’s list at Lewis Clark State College for the fall semester. To be on the honor roll, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.75 on a minimum of 12 graded credits.