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Construction and installation of a new bridge and water line across Garden Creek on Third Street is moving along on schedule, the city’s mayor and the project contractors say.

The 1907 forced removal of the Agaidika from their homeland near Salmon is to be commemorated at the annual Shoshone-Bannock Agaidika Gathering Aug. 16 and 17 at the Sacajawea Center in Salmon.

Challis quadrupled in size last week, as it does for one weekend in August every year, for the Braun Brothers Reunion music festival.

Construction and installation of a new bridge and water line across Garden Creek on Third Street is moving along on schedule, the city’s mayor and the project contractors say.

The first sockeye salmon of 2019 returned to the Redfish Lake Creek trap near Stanley on Aug. 2, according to Brian Pearson of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Custer County’s unemployment rate increased in June, to 4.4 percent, up from 4.2 percent in May and up from 4.1 percent recorded in June 2018.

Brandyn Knight, who now lives in Rupert, was ordered to pay $507 in fines and court costs, received a withheld judgment, a suspended 90-day jail sentence and is on unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to using money that belonged to a search and rescue unit for his personal expenses.

Challis and Salmon anglers can try to catch a giant trout in Blue Mountain Pond in Challis or Hayden or Kids Creek ponds in Salmon, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Biologist Mike Demick said.

While it didn’t result in an individual state title, placing fourth in pole bending at the conclusion of the Idaho High School Finals Rodeo on June 15 was a victory in its own right for Jessi Farr.

Grady Klingler, a Stanley Taekwando Club student, earned a gold medal in forms and a silver medal in sparring at the June 15 Mile High Open Tournament in McCall.

Kelli Ann and Lane Strand of Challis both came home with first-place trophies from last week’s Idaho Golf Association Junior Golf Tournament in Rexburg.

Kelli Ann Strand of Challis came home with the first-place trophy from the John Dropping Invitational Junior Championship golf tournament held June 9, 10 and 11 in Boise.

Results in grade-level proficiency scores for Challis students covering the last five school years range from a low of 4 percent on the math section for one cohort to highs of 50 percent in reading and 57 percent in science for two other age groups of students, Superintendent Lani Rembelski …

You could tell that Challis school board members were a bit jealous of fifth-grade students in Stephanie Strand’s class who reported on their BaseCamp experiences at the board’s June 12 meeting.

Challis students involved with the Custer County Coalition lunch and learn program are bound for a four-day Idaho drug-free youth leadership summit in Coeur d’Alene June 18-21.

There have been seven dropouts at Challis Junior-Senior High School this school year, Student Council President Charlie Bullock told Challis school board members last week. And, he’s been denied a student meeting about it and other issues, he said.

Calvin and Jenna McGowan of Challis welcomed a daughter, Macie Jo Jean McGowan, on Feb. 16, 2019.