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Reading event takes on Dr. Seuss theme

Ross Sheppeard helps Alex Sarinana search for rhymes on green eggs during Read Across America Day. Debbie Sheppeard photo

Members of the Leah O’Keefe chapter of the National Honor Society at Challis High School hosted Challis second-graders March 1 for Read Across America Day.

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Snowfall lets Chipmunk Hill open

Stein Shaw and son Riley were among the Challis Ski Club volunteers who helped out during Chipmunk Hill’s opening weekend March 3 and 4. More photos are on page 3. Todd Adams photo

Chipmunk Hill finally opened for the season March 3 and 4 and drew about 35 skiers a day.

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School security conversation continues in Challis

Jeri D’Orazio speaks at last week’s meeting on school security in Challis. He praised the district’s fast action to enhance school security in the wake of threats a student made at Challis Junior-Senior High School on Feb. 15. Todd Adams photo

About 120 people attended last week’s special school board meeting to comment on school security in the wake of a student’s mid-February arrest for making verbal threats at Challis Junior-Senior Hi

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Emergency communication

Two emergency alert systems are in place in Challis and could be implemented in incidents such as the recent verbal threat situation at Challis High School.

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Primary election filing deadline is March 9

Candidates who want to be on the ballot for this year’s elections have a narrow window of time — until 5 p.m.

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Firefighters called out more in ’17 than prior year

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Volunteer firefighters in north Custer County responded to 40 calls in 2017, up from 37 in 2016, North Custer Rural Fire District Chief Launna Gunderson said.

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Recreation budgets down, feds tell commissioners

Recreation budgets for campground maintenance are down, managers from the U.S. Forest Service told Custer County commissioners in February.

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Custer Republicans to host candidates Saturday

Custer County Republicans are welcoming candidates for state, county and federal offices at a Lincoln Day luncheon Saturday, March 3.

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Auditor gives city of Challis finances clean bill of health

Accountant Gary Merkle has given the city of Challis a clean financial bill of health for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017.

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Challis firefighters contain chimney fire

North Custer volunteer firefighters contained a fire to the chimney of a house in Challis the evening of Feb. 23, preventing damage to the home’s interior.

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