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Good Old Days of Custer County

Elise Faike You bet. Definitely. Especially if I can jump from a balloon or off the bridge at New River Gorge in West Virginia.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

August 13, 1992

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Telescopes, art exhibit, music, special stamps among eclipse events

Challis Observatory is silhouetted against a wildfire-enhanced sunset the summer of 2006. That’s the year construction of the observatory was completed. A jet contrail blazes a trail across the scene.

With thousands of people expected to come to Challis in the next few days to stake out their spots to watch the Aug.

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School board forced to raise school lunch prices

School lunch prices for elementary and secondary students will increase by a dime when school starts later this month, following action by the trustees of Challis Joint School District No. 181.

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Braun concert maxes out with 3,500 fans Saturday

Braun family patriarch Muzzie Braun gets a hug from son Willy as he joins Reckless Kelly on stage near the end of the 2017 Braun Brothers Reunion Saturday. Muzzie’s son Cody, left, and bass player Joe Miller, right, point to the pair. Drummer Jay Nazz is in back. Todd Adams photos

They’ve been creeping up on the number for the past few years, and on Saturday the annual Braun Brothers Reunion music festival hit the maximum number of visitors the Braun family feels comfortable

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Seefried family plays ‘Steer Wars’ at fair

Alyssa Pehrson was one of several non-Seefrieds who practiced with their steers in the show arena at the county fairgrounds. Todd Adams photos

For years now, Custer County Fair fans have become accustomed to seeing mostly red-headed girls from the William and Jamie Seefried family of Mackay showing steers with some quirky names, complete

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School district makes one bus route change

After a public transportation hearing that no members of the public attended, Challis Joint School District No. 181 trustees approved bus routes for the 2017-18 academic year with one change.

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Aug
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Powerline Fire keeps pushing smoke into Challis

The 52,000-acre Powerline Fire burning southwest of Pocatello on the edge of the Fort Hall Reservation continues to spread smoke throughout Idaho, including Challis.

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Humanities council grant deadline nears

The deadline to apply for grants from the Idaho Humanities Council is Sept. 15.

The council awards grants to teachers and for research, in addition to its mini and major grant programs.

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Ride Idaho tour

A bicyclist crosses Challis Bridge over the Salmon River just south of town during the 2017 Ride Idaho tour. The group of about 300 cyclists rode from Mackay to Challis on Monday, went to to Salmon and are back in town for another stay in Challis tonight, Thursday, Aug. 10, camping at Challis Elementary School. Todd Adams photos

A bicyclist crosses Challis Bridge over the Salmon River just south of town during the 2017 Ride Idaho tour.

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Volunteers rescue Boise hiker with broken ankle

Custer County Search and Rescue’s Sawtooth unit in Stanley was activated Sunday, Aug.

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