The Challis Vikings evenly split their last four games, losing to Salmon and West Jefferson, but grabbing two wins against Taylor’s Crossing.

Challis High School hosted the first boys high school basketball game of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 4, playing the Watersprings Warriors from the Idaho Falls area.

Skiers, snowshoers and other winter recreationists can now get daily forecasts for the Sawtooth National Forest from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

Matt Dungan’s highly successful ice fishing gear business started when he was a boy trapping possums in the woods of Tennessee.

Anglers are limited to keeping just one steelhead per day during the spring steelhead season that opens Jan. 1 along sections of the Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers. 

The loop road at Craters of the Moon will close when snow falls, but employees at the national preserve will hold several activities and events through the holiday season.

BOISE — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it back to central Idaho this year.

The Challis High School wrestling team will bring 16 boys to its annual Challis Take-down Tournament against the Salmon Savages at 6 p.m Tuesday, Dec. 3, to kick off the season.

The Lost Rivers Pirates beat the Wilder Wildcats 36-6 in the second round of the 1A, Division 1 football playoffs, maintaining their undefeated record and qualifying for the state championship game to be held at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 22 in Moscow’s Kibbie Dome.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s wild steelhead monitoring infrastructure has been improved with the addition of a fish-detection system in Marsh Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Salmon River.

The Lady Vikings ended their volleyball season with losses at the High Desert conference tournament.

Anglers can no longer keep any unclipped adult fall Chinook salmon caught on the Salmon or Snake rivers, according to a news release from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Two pheasant hunting opportunities for kids in Salmon and Challis are planned on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Challis runners competed with cross country competitors from around the area in a Sept. 14 meet at Challis Hot Springs. The Challis middle school girls finished second as a team.

With recent approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service for Idaho’s fall Chinook fishing season, anglers should be aware of some changes on the Clearwater River and modifications to the daily and possession limits in all of the state’s fall Chinook fisheries.

The Challis Lady Vikings played their first full match of the season against the Salmon Savages on Sept. 5 and won 3-1, with set scores of 25-16, 25-18, 17-25, 25-16.

Most years Idaho Fish and Game’s hatchery managers wait patiently for Chinook salmon to return to hatcheries, but this summer, they gave them a helping hand at the Sawtooth Hatchery.

First-time hunters have a final opportunity to complete a mandatory hunter education course before the fall big game seasons begin.

Kelli Ann Strand of Challis wrapped up her summer golf season by being chosen the Idaho Diamond Line Player of the Year by the Idaho Golf Association for 15-18-year-old girls.

Kelli Ann Strand ended up with a three-day total of 209 — 7 under par — to win the season-ending Idaho Junior Amateur golf tournament earlier this month.

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.