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.
Idaho fish managers have found another way to track juvenile Chinook in the Salmon and Lemhi rivers.
Challis High School senior Lane Strand organized and hosted the Dan Strand Viking Memorial golf tournament on Sept. 21 at the Challis Golf Course.
Stanley youth Grady Klingler won two medals at an Oct. 5 competition at the Idaho Taekwondo Training Center tournament.
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.
The Challis Vikings (0-4) took on the Watersprings Warriors (2-2) Oct. 4 in Challis, with the home team losing 70-0.
A busy week of volleyball left the Lady Vikings still looking for a win.
The Challis Vikings had a tough homecoming football game Sept. 27 against the Raft River Trojans, falling 56-0.
The sea of pink in Dow Dean Gymnasium never ceases to impress all who are part of it and see it.
A bull moose was poached and left to spoil near Mackay and Idaho Fish and Game personnel are asking for help from the public to find the shooter.
The Lady Vikings met conference foe Butte County High School on Sept. 19 in a road game. Challis lost 0-3 with set scores 14-25, 13-25, 12-25.
Two pheasant hunting opportunities for kids in Salmon and Challis are planned on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Challis Vikings fell to the Oakley Hornets 70-18 in a home game Sept. 20.
The Challis Vikings fell 50-8 to the North Gem Cowboys on Sept. 13 in Challis.
Nine teams of golfers gathered at the Challis Golf Course to raise money, play golf and enjoy a beautiful day Sept. 14.
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.
People have until Sept. 25 to comment on rule changes proposed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
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.
The Challis Vikings hosted the Grace Grizzlies for the season-opening football game Sept. 6 and lost 56-6.
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.
Four area ponds are scheduled to be stocked with trout between Sept. 9 and 13, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Consider this. Challis lost two games by a total of eight points in 2018.
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.
An illegally killed pronghorn buck was discovered near Stanley Aug. 14 by Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers.
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.
A hunter education class is scheduled in Mackay from Wednesday, Aug. 21, through Thursday, Aug. 29.
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.
LEWISTON (AP) — Steelhead anglers hoping for strong returns this year on the Snake River likely will be disappointed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Three Chondo Martial Arts Academy students were recently promoted.
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.
The fundraiser tournament scheduled for Saturday, July 20 at Challis Golf Course, has been postponed.
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.
Challis siblings Lane and Kelli Ann Strand are in the midst of a busy summer series of golf competitions, coming off the spring high school season where they were both crowned champs.
Eight Chondo Martial Arts Academy students in Challis were recently promoted after undergoing testing.
Three Challis sixth-graders qualified for the YMCA track and field invitational held on Memorial Day weekend.
At state track Hannah Corrigan and William Ashley brought home the gold.
The lingering snowpack during March and April took its toll on eastern Idaho mule deer with below-average survival rates of fawns.
High water this Memorial Day weekend will likely put a damper on fishing many local rivers and streams, but fortunately, local ponds and lakes are a good bet for anxious anglers, Mike Demick with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said.
The Challis-Mackay RiverCats played their final game of the season at the state tournament on May 16 against the would-be state champs, the Melba Mustangs.
The Challis Chondo Martial Arts Academy Tigers were tested and promoted on March 8.
The Challis-Mackay RiverCats begin state tournament play at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16, against Melba, a top five-ranked team.
The Challis-Mackay RiverCats won the district tournament after playing five games in the last week. The title berth advances to the RiverCats to the state tournament.
Challis Middle School hosted the Frontier League middle school district track and field championships on May 2.
The Challis-Mackay RiverCats ended the regular season with three wins last week. They played two conference games against the Salmon Savages and the Firth Cougars and one non-conference game against the Gooding Senators.
Central Idaho lakes and ponds are scheduled to be stocked with rainbow trout during May, according to Mike Demick of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.