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Challis source water protection plan gets update

If he’s this nice to animals, it’s no wonder Corey Rice won the Idaho Rural Water Association’s humanitarian of the year 2018 award. The award will be presented during the association’s annual meeting March 21-23 in Boise. Rice is pictured holding “Gabby,” a wild but tame and friendly turkey that was wandering around the golf course in 2015. Behind Rice is a fence that limits access to one of the city’s water wells. Rice family photo

Challis is updating its source water protection plan for the first time in about a decade, and a representative of the Idaho Rural Water Association who is helping with the effort introduced hersel

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Commissioners get updates from state, federal officials

A mule deer doe and what appears to be her yearling fawn relax on a Challis lawn last weekend. Fawn-doe ratios are down in the wilds of the Salmon River region, probably due to last year’s tough winter, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials.

Mule deer fawn-doe and elk calf-cow ratios are down in the Salmon River region due to last winter’s harsh conditions, about 50 runners plan to race up Mount Borah in August, and numbers of cattle g

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School board allocates $1,000 for CHS student council trip

Challis High School students are in Boise this week for the student council state conference.

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Sawtooth firefighters extinguish roof fire

A roof fire on a cabin across the street from the Stanley Fire Hall was quickly extinguished Feb. 13 by Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department volunteer firefighters.

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North Custer Museum expands display space

Volunteers helped move this display case into North Custer Museum’s new addition earlier this month. Pictured are James Savaria, Wyatt Naillon, Larry Sidlo and Clint Clark.

With an addition to the south side of the building, North Custer Museum has added more than 500 square feet of display space and moved in artifacts that had been gathering dust while stored in a ga

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February water supply outlook changes little

Fresh snow fell on Challis and Round Valley last weekend, briefly flocking trees with the white stuff before warming temperatures starting melting it. The weekend snow was one of few storms this winter to leave much accumulation behind. Todd Adams photo

The second water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year shows watersheds across Idaho range from 70 percent to 130 percent of normal, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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County whittles $1 million off jail bond proposal

Custer County has trimmed the proposed price tag to build a new jail from about $7.6 million to about $6.6 million and will ask voters to approve a bond issue for somewhere between $3.9 million and

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Challis High School student in custody after making threats

The front entrance to Challis High School, like all other sets of double doors on the building, has an electronic access control system. The school board has discussed additional security for the entrance, such as an intercom and buzzer in the foyer to open the inner doors. There’s already a security camera there.

A Challis Junior-Senior High School student was suspended from school and taken into custody after making verbal threats to classmates on Feb.

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Mackay firefighters contain house fire

South Custer volunteer firefighters contained flames to a small stack of firewood near a wood stove inside the William and Amber Hulse residence off Houston Road near Mackay on Feb. 9.

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School trustees, students, teachers debate 2018-19 calendar options

Challis Joint School District No. 181 trustees, students and teachers discussed several options for the 2018-19 academic calendar but didn’t reach a final decision at last week’s meeting.

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