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March turned out to be a drier month than a normal Idaho March, according to Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service, but February’s major storms almost guarantee adequate water for users this year.

A registered sex offender is violating state law by living within 500 feet of school property, Judge Stevan H. Thompson ruled last week.

March turned out to be a drier month than a normal Idaho March, according to Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service, but February’s major storms almost guarantee adequate water for users this year.

Challis City Council members approved garbage rate increases of between 1 percent and nearly 5 percent for customers who use Blue Mountain Refuse for in-town trash pickup.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats had two conference matchups last week against the Salmon Savages and the West Jefferson Panthers.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats beat the Soda Springs Cardinals in a March 27 game. The game was held at a neutral location — Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls.

Five local tae kwon do students were promoted at a March 20 testing and rank ceremony at Chondo Martial Arts Academy in Challis.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats played their first game of the 2019 season March 21 and left the field with a 15-1 win against the Gooding Senators.

Mackay High School has been awarded a $2,000 Northwest Farm Credit Services rural community grant for the cold water fish facility at the school.

Seven members of the Challis academic team competed at the March 14 East Idaho regional science bowl competition sponsored and organized by INL.

Challis and Mackay high schools will field a joint girls’ softball team for the next two years, with approval of a cooperative club sports team by trustees of the Challis and Mackay school districts.

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

Jace Jernberg of Mackay is a new member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society.