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Airport runway, taxiway sealing completed

Pete Nelson, Middle Fork Aviation owner and Challis Airport Advisory Board member, takes off with a full load of passengers in his 1954 de Havilland Beaver, a workhorse of an airplane. Todd Adams photos

The city of Challis has a newly sealed, striped and smoothed airport runway, taxiway, airplane tie-down parking areas and ramps to individual hangars, and it only cost the city $9,550.

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Music in Park kicks off 8th season

Brian Walton plays the bass guitar in the bandshell as the crowd watches. Music in the Park takes place every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the city park off U.S. Highway 93. Todd Adams photos

Brian Walton (bass), Travis Hardy (drums) and Chris McDonald (guitar) of the Travis Hardy Band kept a crowd of Challis locals and their dogs entertained at the first performance of Music in the Par

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School district needs new board members, employees

The 2016-17 academic year has ended, and while the students and teachers are gone, Challis Joint School District No.

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Jun
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Correction

A poor word choice in a Page 1 headline in the June 22 issue of The Challis Messenger led to a mistake.

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Jun
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Failed lightning arrestor causes power outage

A failed lightning arrestor at Salmon River Electric Cooperative’s Spar Canyon switch station caused an hour-long power outage Thursday morning, June 22.

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Jun
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Challis amends budget to spend $375,000 on water project

Challis City Council members unanimously adopted an amended 2017 budget at a special meeting earlier this month to allow the city to spend $375,000 that is already set aside to start a long-planned

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Jun
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Valley Creek Preserve plan finished

The final plan is done, with goals, action items and estimated costs. The next step is to prioritize and make some things so.

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Jun
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Music and dogs

Various and talented local musians, under the band name Whiskey Dogs, took to a new stage at S&W Junction south of Challis last Thursday evening. Above, S&W owner Wanda Swigert was first to take the stage with fellow Whiskey Dogs Tom Yacomella and Ron Butts. Todd Adams photos

Various and talented local musians, under the band name Whiskey Dogs, took to a new stage at S&W Junction south of Challis last Thursday evening.

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Volunteers respond to three fires

North Custer and Sawtooth Valley volunteer firefighters from Challis and Stanley, respectively, responded to three fires in the past week, prompting North Custer Fire Chief Launna Gunderson to warn

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Jun
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Summertime tradition

The Stephens siblings, McKenzie, 7, Dane, 9, and Elizabeth, 6 (left to right), got into an age-old American entrepreneurial tradition by offering fresh-squeezed lemonade along with punch at their stand in front of the family home on 10th Street in Challis recently. They are the children of Crystal and Derek Stephens. This reporter discovered the Stephens’ stand after Elizabeth crashed her bicycle near his house and ran home to her mother, leaving red-headed older sister McKenzie holding two bicycles and wondering how to get both home. Todd Adams photo

The Stephens siblings, McKenzie, 7, Dane, 9, and Elizabeth, 6 (left to right), got into an age-old American entrepreneurial tradition by offering fresh-squeezed lemonade along with punch at their s

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