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Salmon River Road projects could cause traffic delays

Three projects are underway along Salmon River Road which could result in traffic delays, according to Amy Baumer with the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

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Eclipse brings revenue boost to businesses

Photographer Rick Bush of Helena, Montana, chased the total solar eclipse to Challis and photographed this series of the diamond ring effect from his watch post at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. Rick Bush photos

Word of the special eclipse burger being served at Challis Lanes Drive-In spread as far away as Arco, owner Bill Baker said.

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Challis 4th-graders happy to be back at school

Cheri Webster walks sons Hunter and Parker to class the first day at Challis Elementary School. Hunter is a sixth-grader and Parker is in third grade. Todd Adams photos

While nearly all the Challis Elementary School students in Kari Alexander’s fourth-grade class said they were excited to be back at school on the first day Monday, some said their older brothers an

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Public lands popular with eclipse chasers

Amanda Binkley of Northern Arizona University watches as one of many eclipse observers takes a cellphone photo through one of the two NAU telescopes set up at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park on Aug. 21. Todd Adams photo

Figuring out a way to lure as many people back to Land of the Yankee Fork State Park as descended on the site during eclipse weekend is sure to be a challenge, park Manager Joni Hawley said.

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Ibex fire drops ash, reaches nearly 12,000 acres

Ibex Fire put up a big smoke plume as seen from Sherman Peak the afternoon of Aug. 27. U.S. Forest Service photo

The Ibex fire continues to burn 21 miles west of Challis in tributary streams in Loon Creek drainage.

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Challis groups do well at Braun Brothers

Members of the Challis-Mackay Rivercats baseball team pose backstage with members of the Braun family and other musicians at the Braun Brothers Reunion earlier this month. Todd Adams photos

Three Challis groups did well with their fundraising efforts at the 2017 Braun Brothers Reunion festival, leaders from the Challis Golf Association, Beta Phi Sorority and the Challis-Mackay Riverca

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Sheriff’s Report

Investigated accident

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Chinook salmon air survey planned

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to monitor Chinook salmon spawning areas throughout the upper Salmon River drainage with helicopters and drones in early September.

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History Days debut in Stanley

A new monthly event dubbed History Days starts Thursday, Aug. 24, in Stanley.

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Challis man pleads guilty to aggravated battery in shooting

A young Challis man has pleaded guilty to shooting another man with a pistol while he was “way too drunk” last month.

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