Reviews of data captured in 15 screw traps operated throughout the state by Idaho Fish and Game personnel helps them understand fish migration patterns, Fisheries Technician Kaitlyn Wauhkonen said.

Challis High School senior Kelli Ann Strand is putting her golf expertise to good use as she tackles her senior project.

BOISE — An emergency trap-and-truck operation of sockeye salmon in danger from high water temperatures in the Snake and Salmon rivers netted enough fish at an eastern Washington dam to sustain an elaborate hatchery program, wildlife officials said.

The journey of salmon and steelhead back to Marsh Creek on the Middle Fork Salmon River near Stanley is being tracked this summer via an instream detection system.

Idaho Fish and Game officials are considering changes to some fishing rules in the Salmon region and are seeking input from the public.

With all the usual roadblocks and this year’s added concerns of dangerously high temperatures and low water levels, Idaho Fish and Game was worried no sockeye salmon would return from the ocean without some help.

Getting the film footage documenting the 850-mile migration of salmon from the Oregon coast to central Idaho looked to be in serious jeopardy after Kris Millgate nearly destroyed her main camera 200 miles into the trip.

LEWISTON (AP) — Sockeye salmon at risk from high water temperatures will be captured at an eastern Washington dam to save as many of the endangered fish headed for Idaho as possible, wildlife managers said.

Three restoration projects in the Upper Salmon area have been allocated funding through the new Upper Salmon Conservation Action Program.

Jessica Sheehan Zettel of Challis placed fourth in the women's 108K race in the June 19 River of No Return Endurance Runs with a time of 17:05:01. She was the only Challis resident to complete the 67-mile race.

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.

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A sportsman visited the Salmon Fish and Game office in late May with a video and still photographs he wanted the local biologists to see. He thought he had images of a grizzly bear in an area they normally aren’t seen: In Idaho just southeast of Salmon.

Five Challis Middle School girls qualified to compete in the YMCA Invitational in Boise on June 5 by meeting qualifying standards for the track and field meet.

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.

With 21 children to line the bench, ranging from age 8 to 12, Challis Little League coach Bryce Jones said with some help they all have the potential to be impressive baseball players.

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.

The Challis Vikings had an outstanding day at the district track meet in Arco May 11, with five athletes qualifying for the state championship meet.

Challis High School golfer Kelli Ann Strand won the girls individual title at the May 10 district golf tournament held in Challis. Strand shot 2 under par.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats won all four games they played last week, defeating the Salmon Savages, West Jefferson Panthers and North Fremont Huskies.

More fish will be stocked in ponds around Challis and Salmon in early May, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

The Challis-Mackay RiverCats faced Firth in a conference game last Tuesday and played North Fremont in another conference game Saturday.

A guide for land-based outfitters and guides in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is being developed and public input on the plan is welcome, according to the Forest Service.

The Viking athletes had a strong showing at their home track meet on April 9.

About 100 steelhead were released in Blue Mountain Meadow pond in Challis last week, according to Idaho Fish and Game.

The spring season for Chinook salmon on the Lower Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers opens April 24 and is expected to run through Aug. 8.

With six mats running during a Blackheart Wrestling Club open tournament last week, youths from across the state got a chance to show off their burgeoning skills.

The March 25 doubleheader between the Challis-Mackay RiverCats and the Malad Dragons was played in chilly weather, with cloudy skies threatening to rain and a stiff breeze sometimes.

A new baseball field in Mackay should be ready to play on by August, according to Justin Ivie with the Mackay Baseball Association, after construction workers rehab a 70-year-old piece of city property near Tourist Park.

While fish stocking around the state tapers down during winter, Idaho Fish and Game hatchery crews spend the colder months producing the next generation of fish for Idaho anglers.

A bull elk and a buck mule deer were shot and left to waste near Salmon and officials with Fish and Game are asking for the public's help to find the poachers.

The number of people allowed inside the Challis High School gym has increased to 276, following a change in Gov. Brad Little’s COVID-19 sporting events plan.

After 115 mallard ducks died last month near Salmon, most likely from a fungal infection, Idaho Fish and Game officials say they believe the worst has passed.

Navigating the high school wrestling season will be tricky, Challis head coach Bill Bradshaw said, but his Blackhearts are ready for any tribulations.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in unp…