Thu
05
Oct
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Three men take plea bargains on felony charges

Three defendants reached plea agreements with Custer County Prosecutor Justin Oleson on felony charges last month, one on a single battery count reduced from two counts, one on an amended charge of

Thu
28
Sep
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Fire sale

North Custer Fire Department wants to sell this 1983 GMC fire engine. It’s parked outside the Challis Fire Hall, so potential buyers can check it out. It has a 1,000 gallon tank and a pump with a 1,000 gallon per minute capacity, according to Fire Chief Launna Gunderson. It’s listed as surplus, and no bids to buy it have been submitted. The truck runs but needs some work to fix gauges on the dashboard. The department has no room to store the engine inside and would like to sell it before winter sets in. Bids can be submitted to North Custer Fire Department, P.O. Box 916, Challis, ID 83226. Gunderson can be reached at 208-879-2932 for more information. Todd Adams photo

North Custer Fire Department wants to sell this 1983 GMC fire engine. It’s parked outside the Challis Fire Hall, so potential buyers can check it out.

Thu
28
Sep
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Volunteers rescue a pair of hikers with snowcat

Volunteers from the Sawtooth unit of Custer County Search and Rescue borrowed a snowcat and driver from Custer Telephone Cooperative last Thursday, Sept.

Thu
28
Sep
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Forest Service plans prescribed burns

Prescribed burns are planned on the south zone of the Salmon-Challis National Forest in the next few days, according to a press release from the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District.

Thu
28
Sep
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Court retains jurisdiction over teen shooter

Everyone who spoke last week at the sentencing hearing for Marcos Ruelas Hertz, 19, of Challis, who shot friend and former Challis classmate John Scott Farr last summer, said that they were glad Fa

Thu
28
Sep
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A visit to the pumpkin patch

Madeline Hinkle hugs her pumpkin as she and fellow second-grade students harvested pumpkins from the Challis Community Garden last week. The students planted the seeds for the pumpkins last spring. The youngsters learned about gardening from the husband-wife team of Steve Axon and Helen Winegarner. They harvested potatoes and tomatillos and checked out the carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables and herbs. Todd Adams photos

Madeline Hinkle hugs her pumpkin as she and fellow second-grade students harvested pumpkins from the Challis Community Garden last week.

Thu
28
Sep
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Card sharks

Four ladies stayed after lunch at the William Cobbley Senior Citizens Center recently to play cards. Clockwise, starting with the card shark in red wearing a visor, are Elma Bradbury, Peggy Jeffcoat, Peggy Parks and Debra Dikeman. Todd Adams photos

Four ladies stayed after lunch at the William Cobbley Senior Citizens Center recently to play cards.

Thu
28
Sep
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Blackfoot man found dead near Mackay

Custer County Search and Rescue volunteers contracted a helicopter from Reeder Flying Service to search for Kerry Poole, a 56-year-old Blackfoot man who disappeared from his camp south-southwest of Mackay Saturday night. He was found Monday morning, dead, near his ATV in the Sawmill Canyon drainage, about a mile and a half from his camp in the Alder Creek drainage. The cause of death is under investigation by Custer County Coroner Chad Workman. Photo by Justin K. Mitchell

A 56-year-old Blackfoot man died last weekend after apparently getting lost Saturday night on his ATV in the Sawmill Canyon area 5 miles south-southwest of Mackay.

Thu
21
Sep
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Cool, wet weather keeps Ibex Fire activity minimal

This view of the Ibex Fire area, looking west into the Yankee Fork drainage from Summit Rock near Mill Creek Summit around noon on Sept. 10, shows no smoke or flames. Recent rains and some snow have considerably dampened the 17,256-acre Ibex Fire, although fire managers will not call it contained until a season-ending snowfall occurs.

A week or more of cooler weather, rain and some snow means another week of minimal activity within the 17,256-acre perimeter of the Ibex Fire, which has scorched parts of the Salmon-Challis Nationa

Thu
21
Sep
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Sawtooth volunteers rescue injured horseback rider, motorcyclist

Volunteers of the Sawtooth unit of Custer County Search and Rescue rescued a 68-year-old Kuna woman who fell off her horse on a ride in the Sawtooth Mountains south of Stanley.

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