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City library staff gets salary boost

Short-term salary increases for librarians at Challis Public Library were approved last month by the Challis City Council.

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Chief offers fire prevention tips

It’s that time of year again when people are burning weeds, ditches and fields, North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson said.

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City prepares to award water project bid

Challis city officials are nearly ready to award contracts for a big water project years in the making, now scaled down to a smaller size that the municipality can handle without borrowing money.

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Commissioners hear about invasive species

Timber sales are planned in areas of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area where wildfires burned recently, SNRA Stanley Deputy Ranger Brian Anderson reported to Custer County commissioners recentl

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Appeals court upholds spill ruling for dams

Dam operations measures that were designed to help prevent extinction of salmon and steelhead in Idaho were upheld April 2 by a federal appeals court.

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New internet infrastructure allows higher speeds

Ellie Corrigan smiles as she accepts one of the two grand prizes awarded at the annual Custer Telephone Cooperative meeting last week: a year’s package of high-speed internet worth $839.40. Myla and Will Naillon won a year’s worth of smartphone service worth $990.

Custer Telephone Cooperative and its subsidiary, Custer Telephone Broadband Services, had a windfall year financially, General Manager Dennis Thornock told members at last week’s annual meeting.

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County considers changes to mapping services

Custer County commissioners are looking to save money by placing the database for the county’s rural addressing system in the hands of the Wyoming company that created the geographic information sy

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Judge releases 2 defendants from probation

Judge Stevan Thompson has released two defendants from probation early for good behavior in felony drug cases.

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Wilderness area name changed to honor Andrus

Five lakes in the Big Boulder Creek drainage of the White Cloud Mountains can be seen in this view looking south from an unnamed ridge. Counter-clockwise from bottom right are Cirque, Saphire, Cove, Hook and Walker lakes. The White Clouds have been renamed the Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness following congressional action last month. Todd Adams photo

A central Idaho wilderness area will be renamed after the late Gov. Cecil Andrus, despite a last-minute attempt to block it by Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.

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Fewer Idahoans belong to unions

The number of Idaho workers who belonged to a union in 2017 dropped to 35,000, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That was down from 10.2 percent in 2016.

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