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Thursday November 19, 2015

Abused horse recovering - BY TODD ADAMS
One of two abused horses abandoned south of Challis last month is gaining weight and expected to make a full recovery. Bureau of Land Management officials are still searching for the abuser(s).The agency has followed up on five leads and is checking into a sixth, said BLM Ranger David Spain. "We're chipping away," he said this week. "We're hopeful ...

Veterans honored last week - BY TODD ADAMS
Veterans Day 2015 was a busy, bittersweet day in Challis with three events honoring veterans for service to their country. They remembered good times and bad with smiles, laughter and a few tears.The eleventh day of the eleventh month kicked off with an eleventh hour ceremony by American Legion members at the Veterans of Custer County Memorial; ...

Bear cub captured, released into wild - BY TODD ADAMS
The black bear cub hanging around Challis Hot Springs Resort early last week returned after disappearing for a while, was captured and by Thursday, November 12, transported and released into suitable habitat by Idaho Fish and Game officials.The cub came back and was eating all the bacon and apples in the trap, but was too light to trip the bear ...

HUB volunteers tired of trash - BY TODD ADAMS
The problem of people dumping trash outside The HUB secondhand store in Challis is growing worse and volunteers have had enough of sorting through torn, dog-hair-upholstered sofas and loveseats, obsolete computers and TVs, worn, torn and soiled clothing to find a few gems worth selling to the public.Sometime Sunday night, someone did it again, ...

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