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Summer Chinook season opens June 21
Salmon fishing on the South Fork Salmon River and upper Salmon River opens June 21.Limits on both rivers will be four fish per day. Only two of those fish may be adults. The possession limit will be 12 fish. Only six of those fish may be adults. The season limit for spring/summer Chinook salmon in Idaho is 20 adult salmon. The season limit ...

Forest and university partner to better understand rabbit habitat
The Salmon-Challis National Forest and the University of Idaho have been working under a cooperative agreement to conduct research and better understand pygmy rabbit habitat since 2003. June 15-23, scientists will be conducting fly-overs of sagebrush cover by small unmanned aerial vehicles in hopes of enhancing the survival of pygmy rabbits by ...

Scholarship applications due
Applications for Challis School District Alumni scholarships will be accepted until June 19, 2014. Forms and information are available at the School District Office located at 721 East Main Avenue, Suite 6. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Applications will be accepted if postmarked on or before June 19, 2014. ...

Card of thanks
I would like t thank each and every one of my family and friends for my 80th birthday surprise party. It was just fantastic. My love to you all.Gerry Woolley Phillips

The Challis School District Board of Trustees would like to gratefully acknowledge receipt of a donation from the Outlaw Theater for the Outlaw Theater Scholarship Fund.A donation has been received from Dennis and Cindy James to the Challis School District Scholarship Fund in memory of Rick Malone.A donation has been received from Wayne and ...

The Clayton Area Historical Association has received donations in memory of Michael Kalenik from Nancy and Dave Gasser, and also in his memory from Myron and Frenchie Combs. We have also received a donation from Jean Woollen, and one from Linda Campbell in memory of Evelyn and Johnnie Bradshaw.We are a registered nonprofit 501-C organization.

Music in the Park to return
It is June, the weather is warm and folks want to know, 'Where is the music?'"Well, with any luck the (Music in the Park) season opener will be on Thursday June 26," says Jack Hardy.Each Thursday evening, beginning in June and continuing throughout July and August, people gather at 7 p.m. to enjoy free music performances in Challis city park.Jack ...

Services in Stanley to be led by Pastor Reinke
The Stanley Christian Fellowship will hold Christian services this Sunday, June 15, at the Sawtooth Valley Meditation Chapel in Stanley. Pastor Jerry Reinke will be officiating.Pastor Reinke grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho where he and his wife, Karen, farmed for many years and they raised their two children, Langdon and Cheryl. In 1985, Jerry, Karen ...

Class of '69 to hold reunion
The graduating class of 1969 is planning a 45-year reunion for July 5 and 6 this summer. We will be having a no host-dinner at the Y-Inn Cafe Saturday evening starting at 6 p.m. and a no-host picnic at the Challis city park on Sunday around lunchtime. Graduating classes before and after are invited to attend, but we will need advanced notice and a ...

4-H News
Salmon River Livestock Club has been very busy in the last few weeks. Kade, Vanessa, Jessi and Jacey all went out to the Beef Quality Assurance class out in May, Idaho.The class had a lot of great information and the kids had a good time with a hands-on demonstration. We all enjoyed a great beef dinner at the Cowboy Up Cafe. On June 5, the whole ...

Hats Off

Siblings graduate. Kristina James and Brett Rembelski both graduated from Idaho State University on May 10, 2014. Kristina received a Bachelor of Science, Nursing and was also awarded high honors. Brett earned a Certificate of Completion as a Welder - Fitter. Both Kristina and Brett also earned places on the Dean's List. Kristina and her husband ...

Hats Off
Derek McDowell graduates from BSU. Derek McDowell graduated cum laude May 17 from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Health Science, pre-medical studies degree. He has been accepted into medical school in Missouri. Derek’s parents are Roy and Debra McDowell, former residents of Challis.

Car races set for this weekend
Hardtimes Racing invites everyone to come to Salmon Valley Speedway this Friday and Saturday night to take in stock car races and cheer on local IMCA modified drivers David Soulek and Sue Futral.

Fly a kite in Stanley for Fathers Day

Come fly a kite and spend Father's Day at the 7th Annual A.J. Silva Cup Kite Festival on Sunday, June 15, at 11 a.m. in Stanley Pioneer Park in Stanley, Idaho. This free event is has become a Stanley tradition growing every year no matter the weather."Almost every year, we get wind," said organizer Jane Somerville. "We've never had a year that at ...

Junior High students rodeo, one headed to finals
Challis Junior High Rodeo contestants competed May 30-June 1 in the Idaho State Rodeo in Filer, Idaho.Four students competed and represented their communities well. Sixth grader Bruin Bradshaw finished the weekend with the title of champion in the saddle steer riding, a new event in the rodeo this year. He also competed in chute doggin' and Jr. ...

Baker graduates from Leadership Idaho Agriculture Class

University of Idaho Extension Educator Sarah Baker recently graduated from Class 34 of the Leadership Idaho Agriculture (LIA) Program. LIA brings young industry leaders together for intensive training geared to helping them better understand the complexity, size, diversity and needs of Idaho agriculture. Each year, class participants are taken ...

Water supply deemed adequate for irrigation, more precipitation would be nice
The water supply outlook for Snake River irrigators looks adequate according to the June Water Supply Outlook Report just released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. However, there will be shortages for irrigators in central and southern Idaho. Most of May's moisture came early and the area that needed it most - Central Idaho's Big ...

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