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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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City readies for fall move to new home

Mayor Michael Barrett and his daughter Brooke pose on the sidewalk outside the new City Hall. Todd Adams photos

City of Challis officials have set a target date of Sept. 1 to move into the new City Hall on upper Main Street, Mayor Michael Barrett said.

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Flippin’ for Family Fun Night

A little girl turns heels over head as she does a flip in the bouncy castle that was part of Family Fun Night sponsored by Southern Baptists known as the Challis Changers last Friday night. For older youth, an airsoft gun tournament was the fun in family fun night. Challis Changers, in town last week for its eighth summer, also does community service projects, such as helping disabled and senior citizens remodel their houses and hosting a youth soccer clinic. As a group, Challis Changers is made up of members from Challis Community Bible Study, Salmon Valley Baptist Church and Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Todd Adams photos

A little girl turns heels over head as she does a flip in the bouncy castle that was part of Family Fun Night sponsored by Southern Baptists known as the Challis Changers last Friday night.

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Mountain lion kills two dogs at East Fork ranch

An adult female mountain lion killed two ranch dogs up the East Fork of the Salmon River last month and was found the next morning in a greenhouse next to the ranch house.

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Forest Service approves Stanley-Redfish trail

A kite flies above Pioneer Park in Stanley with the Sawtooth Mountains in the background. Pioneer Park is the northern terminus of the 4.5-mile Stanley to Redfish Lake trail, while the entrance road to Redfish Lake is the southern terminus. Anna Means photo

The long-awaited Stanley to Redfish trail has the green light and Sawtooth National Recreation Area officials are now seeking money for design and construction of a non-motorized summertime trail t

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