By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Dillon McCandless of Blackfoot was identified as the suspect in the Sage Hill Casino robbery.
Fort Hall Police, Bannock County Sheriff’s and Idaho State Police apprehended McCandless the night of July 23 on Interstate 15 north of milepost 74. He is currently in Jefferson County on federal charges of robbery.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Sage Hill Casino was robbed at approximately 2:25 a.m. July 23 when the suspect McCandless walked in with a shotgun and demanded the casino cashier to put money into a bag.
After a large amount of money was placed inside the bag, he allegedly walked out of the casino and got into a truck. No staff or patrons were harmed Fort Hall Police said and the truck left the casino parking lot headed south on Interstate 15.
Fort Hall Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.
Tribal members walk the river near Buck Horne bridge.
By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock Fisheries biologist Ryan Blackadar said salmon fishing/hunting is currently open in the entire Salmon River basin and conditions are good.
The water levels have dropped and water clarity has increased so he said to expect good condition to continue for several weeks.
Salmon fishing/hunting curtailment on the South Fork Salmon River is effective Monday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. All other fishery management areas in the Salmon River Basin will remain open until spawning commences or the harvest guidelines are reached.
In addition, all of northeast Oregon including the Imnaha River, Wallowa/Listine Rivers, along with Lookingglass Creek were curtailed on June 18 for the remainder of the season.
Blackadar said the best return of hatchery-origin Chinook salmon is the upper Salmon River from the confluence with Valley Creek upstream to 100 feet below the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery weir. In addition, Marsh Creek and Bear Valley Creek have the best forecast return for natural-origin Chinook salmon.