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.

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.

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.

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-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.

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.