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Boaters die in accidents on Mackay Reservoir, Middle Fork

Two boaters died Saturday in central Idaho in separate accidents under differing circumstances.

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Scenery lures local woman into trail running

Gwen Cogley of Challis is seen on Big Hill above Challis. She’s one of 350 people entered in Saturday’s River of No Return endurance run. Shelley Ridenour photo

For Gwen Cogley, heading out on a 50K run this weekend seems a bit like a walk in the park.

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Custer County schools, roads get $1.37 million boost

Custer County roads and schools will soon receive $1,374,324 in federal Secure Rural Schools funding, Custer County Clerk Lura Baker said last week.

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Wild and scenic river celebrations planned

Several events are planned by Salmon-Challis National Forest officials and members of the Salmon River Outfitters Association and the Middle Fork Outfitter and Guide Association this summer to cele

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Dog on a hot tin roof

Bodhi chills in the shade while waiting for his owner to get him down from the roof. He hopped out a window and managed to get on the roof but couldn’t figure out how to get down.

A Challis dog jumped out of the second-floor window of his owner’s apartment last week and stranded himself on the metal roof of the house next door.

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Plentiful water supply expected this summer

Water supplies throughout Idaho are expected to be adequate for the summer, according to Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

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Burglar hits six businesses in Challis, Mackay

Video surveillance cameras at Challis Lanes and Drive-In caught several images of this man suspected of burglarizing six businesses in Mackay and Challis during the wee hours of Saturday, June 9.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for an unidentified man who stole about $4,000 from three Mackay and three Challis businesses after breaking into the sites early Saturday morni

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Better flood warnings could help property owners prepare

Berms of sand have been piled along the edge of U.S. Highway 93 to keep water off the highway as the Big Lost River has overflowed in the last couple of weeks. Stacey McCurdy, Idaho Transportation Department photo

At least one resident along the Big Lost River below Mackay Reservoir Dam believes Custer County commissioners, Big Lost River Irrigation District officials and emergency responders should better c

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Commissioners declare flood disaster

Custer County commissioners declared a flood emergency last Friday and passed a disaster declaration that will allow the county to be at least partially reimbursed by the state after it exhausts lo

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Garden Creek Road rebuild targeted for 2021

If all goes as planned and federal highway aid money stretches far enough, construction will begin the summer of 2021 on the first phase of reconstructing Garden Creek Road above Challis.

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