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.

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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…

Anglers won’t be able to keep as many steelhead in the spring season as they have in some past years, following action by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

A trapper education course is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Idaho Fish and Game office in Salmon, 99 Highway 93 North.

Each year in late summer and early fall, Chinook travel more than 800 miles from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in the small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs.

BOISE — A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.

Each Challis youth who competed at the season-ending cross country meet in Arco on Oct. 9 set a personal record, coach Peggy Redick said.

The clubhouse at Challis Golf Course has a new coat of stain after Senior Geezer Golf League members volunteered to stain the building on Sept. 28.

Salmon residents have reported multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the city to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

At the end of the epic 850-mile journey that Chinook salmon make from the ocean to the central Idaho wilderness, the fish are beat up, decaying and will soon die.

Two new nearby sites are scheduled to be stocked with pheasants beginning next month, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

An application deadline for grants offered to groups operating in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is Sept. 30. A second round of the grant program has a Dec. 31 application deadline.

Having their temperatures checked and being asked, "Do you have any COVID-19 symptoms?" before every practice is annoying, Challis junior high football players admitted, but it beats the alternative.

The virtual process to issue permits for reserved float boat launches on the Salmon River will continue through the spring of 2021, Salmon-Challis Forest officials said last week.

About 4,500 rainbow trout averaging 11 inches are scheduled to be stocked in bodies of water in Custer and Lemhi counties later this month.

Anglers can now keep fewer steelhead they may catch on the Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers.

Calling it a “big deal” for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, ground was broken Aug. 12 for a fish weir on the outlet stream of Pettit Lake in Stanley Basin in the ongoing effort to restore sockeye salmon runs.

About 30 miles from the nearest road, in the middle of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, staffers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are learning more about salmon and steelhead in one of the most wild places in the lower 48 states.

More than 13,640 rainbow trout, averaging 11 inches long, are to be stocked in bodies of water around Custer, Lemhi and Blaine counties in the next month.

Steelhead anglers are asked to watch for tagged steelhead and report any they catch to Idaho Fish and Game.

A young mule deer buck was shot within the city limits of Salmon on July 24, according to Mike Demick with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.