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Mackay woman gets probation for meth charge

Judge Alan Stephens sentenced a Mackay woman to four years of probation and drug treatment on a felony possession of methamphetamine conviction.

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NASA offers tips to ready for eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA officials are preparing to share the Aug. 21 experience of a lifetime.

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Inmate dies overnight in Custer County Jail

An inmate at the Custer County Jail was found dead in his cell early Sunday morning. He was alone in the cell, officials said.

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Choral Rendezvous celebrates 23rd year

Savannah Welch sings her heart out with her version of “Lucky” at the Choral Rendezvous concert in the Challis city park bandshell Saturday night. See more photos inside. Todd Adams photos

Although it was the smallest group of singers since Choral Rendezvous began in Challis in 1995, there were some talented voices among both adults and youths, organizers, singers and audience member

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Fire chief orders burn ban

North Custer Fire District Chief Launna Gunderson has ordered a ban on all open burning within the district’s boundaries due to high fire danger.

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Cowboy art is beautiful and functional

Rawhide braiding master Jeff Minor. left, and apprentice Amy Ellis, both of Salmon, and Steven Hatcher, folk arts director for the Idaho Commission on the Arts, look over bridles and rawhide braidings at a demonstration of traditional cowboy arts event at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park Saturday. See more photos inside. Todd Adams photos

Cowboy art is both beautiful and functional, boot and saddle makers and rawhide braiders showed the Challis public at a demonstration of traditional cowboy arts at Land of the Yankee Fork State Par

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Contractor to finish Forest Service seasonal housing by eclipse

A Mountain Home contractor has hired local workers to help erect two modular homes for seasonal employee housing at the Forest Service compound in Challis. Above, Supervisor Ray Lierke of Hamilton Builders (orange T-shirt) and Randy Thomas, Salmon-Challis National Forest facilities engineer, watch as workers pour concrete for steps on the east side of one building. Todd Adams photos

Two new modular homes to house Forest Service seasonal workers are scheduled to be completed by Aug. 21, a Salmon-Challis National Forest facilities engineer said last week.

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Hung jury results in mistrial for alleged sex offender

The three-day trial of a man accused of four counts of sexually abusing his then 15-year-old stepdaughter ended with a hung jury and Judge Alan Stephens declaring a mistrial just before midnight la

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Sheriff’s office arrests Challis man in shooting

A Challis man has been charged with aggravated battery in connection with the shooting of another man last week on private property near Grandview Canyon south of Challis.

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NFL player Chris Carr jumps from football to law

Chris and Sarah Carr pose with their children for a family portrait. Their children are Octavian, 5, Scarlett, 3, and Kelly, now 8 months old. Kelly was 7 days old when the photo was taken. The children’s grandmother is Anne Lane of Challis and great-grandparents are Aileen and the late Tom Chivers of Challis. Photos courtesy of Sarah Carr

Chris Carr, the NFL player who finished his football career as cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens, has joined an elite group of former professional NFL players who have gone on to second careers

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