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Challis stores report solid holiday shopping season

Greg Webster, owner of The Bent Rod Outdoors, chats with a customer during the Christmas shop hop held in early December in Challis. The Bent Rod was one of a handful of Challis shops that reported strong 2017 Christmas sales. Todd Adams photo

Christmas shoppers in Challis spread their shopping around for most of the month of December at a handful of Challis businesses, owners and managers of three stores said in recent interviews.

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County’s unemployment up

Custer County’s unemployment rate increased in November compared to the month before, according to data from the Idaho Department of Labor.

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HUB gives $30,935 to community in 2017

Maggie Savage, 5, went to shop at the HUB with her grandfather, Dennis Savage, on Jan. 2, the day the downtown thrift store reopened after a holiday break. She’s standing on the new sidewalk at the HUB, poured in 2017. She didn’t buy that car seat at the HUB, because the thrift store doesn’t sell used car seats due to liability issues. Todd Adams photo

From sales revenue at its Challis thrift store, the volunteers of the HUB awarded $30,935 in grants for 2017 to benefit scholarship funds, volunteer emergency services, schools, non-profit and civi

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CHS senior shares his love of reading

Wyatt Naillon is shown with a copy of “Scythe,” one of the books given away to fellow Challis High School students. Naillon, a senior, and members of the student council collected money to pay for the book project. Shelley Ridenour photo

Every Challis High School student headed home for Christmas vacation with a new book, courtesy of the student council.

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Locals happy with longer forest plan comment period

Local leaders are pleased that Salmon-Challis National Forest officials listened and granted a six-month extension to the comment period for an assessment of current trends and conditions on the fo

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2017 was a year for the skies

The closing night of the 2017 Braun Brothers Reunion in August saw its biggest crowd ever. Todd Adams photo

The sky was a key factor in Challis during 2017.

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Local leaders expect 2018 to be productive

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A new county jail, infrastructure in Challis, housing and trails development in Stanley and more tourism are on the top of the lists of predictions and wishes for 2018 by four local leaders.

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Dec
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Grassroots group forms to comment on forest plan update

A new group of Challis and Salmon advocates for multiple use in the Salmon-Challis National Forest has formed to comment as Forest Service personnel revise plans for the Challis and Salmon forests.

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Stanley designated part of first US dark sky reserve

The International Dark-Sky Association has certified the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, creating the first such reserve in the United States and the third-largest, by area, in the world, according

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Tennis court work advances with $30,000 grant

One of the two dilapidated tennis courts in Challis will be rebuilt to accommodate tennis and pickleball with a $29,814 grant award to the city from the CHC Foundation.

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