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28
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Thu
21
Sep
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Wildfire price tag exceeds $2 billion

The cost to battle wildfires this year has already exceeded $2 billion, according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

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21
Sep
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BLM interested in buying middle school

The federal government isn’t usually in the business of buying real estate, but trustees of Challis Joint School District No. 181 learned at their Sept.

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21
Sep
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Commissioners have no plans for jail operations levy

Custer County Commissioners have no plans to ask voters to approve an operations override levy to fund staff salaries and other costs for the proposed jail, they told The Challis Messenger

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