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The chambers of commerce in Challis, Stanley and Salmon, and the Salmon economic development organization, received grants from the Idaho Travel Council in its latest round of grant awards.

A dozen entities in Custer, Lemhi and Butte counties received loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program to keep their employees working throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

BOISE — July was not a good month for Idaho on the coronavirus front, with two-thirds of all Idaho’s COVID-19 infections to date reported since July 1, and the month’s tally of deaths surpassing April’s high, making July the deadliest month for the virus in Idaho

About 75 jack Chinook salmon were released in Blue Mountain Pond near the Challis Golf Course last Friday, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

After about a year of regular meetings, officials say Idaho Gov. Brad Little’s work group on salmon and steelhead recovery is moving into a new phase of drafting policy recommendations as it works toward a December deadline.

Chinook fishing on the Upper Salmon River from the South Butte boat ramp upstream to the posted boundary about 100 yards below the Sawtooth Hatchery was closed last week.

A full list of COVID-19 recommendations for high school fall sports in Idaho won't be released until July 1, but the virus has already prompted some changes, according to Challis schools Superintendent Lani Rembelski.

Challis students and teachers are hoping they can return to their classrooms in the fall, but the superintendent said that will come with strings attached.

While the Challis School District will get less money from the state because of the coronavirus-caused recession, it received a bump from the federal government in response to the virus.

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