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Good Old Days of Custer County

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

May 7, 1992

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Commissioners declare flood emergency

Mike Sheppeard of Custer Telephone Cooperative uses the co-op’s backhoe to protect a Custertel utility cabinet from Morgan Creek floodwaters running across Morgan Creek Road earlier this week. Steve Cobbley photo

Flooding is the big story around central Idaho this week as hotter weather starting late last week combined with rainstorms to rapidly melt heavy snowpack and push the Salmon and Big Lost rivers an

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May
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Garden hose, rapid firefighter response save trailer

North Custer volunteer firefighters survey the damage to the kitchen of Clay Jones and Paula Hays’ mobile home last week. Thanks to a garden hose, friends and neighbors and a fast response by firefighters, the trailer did not burn to the ground and some guns and other items were salvaged. Vicki Armbruster photos

Thanks to a garden hose, help from friends and neighbors and a rapid response from North Custer volunteer firefighters, Clay Jones and Paula Hays’ trailer along Highway 93 at Morgan Creek didn’t bu

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May
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April 15 was Tax Freedom Day in Idaho

Americans work several months a year to earn enough income to cover the federal, state, and local taxes they owe.

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May
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Envirothon celebrates 25 years

Challis Team A members are Pam Wilson (advisor), Laura Parkinson, Merritt Philps, Rebecca Auwen, Katie Hewitt, Lily Verhoeven, and Kacie Hewitt.

Idaho Envirothon celebrated a quarter century in this year’s event hosted at Living Waters Ranch above Challis last Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25.

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SREC voters reject mail-in ballots, district change

Sandy Johnson holds the ballot box while Salmon River Electric Cooperative members drop in their ballots. That’s Madge Yacomella’s arm. Sitting next to her is son Tony Ray Yacomella, sister Linda Curtis and friend Shannon Munson McGhee. Voters turned down proposals to allow mail-in ballots and to redraw SREC district boundaries. Todd Adams photos

Change never comes easily.

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04
May
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Commissioners revisit eclipse, roads with Feds

Sometimes, it appears there truly is nothing new under the sun.

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04
May
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Comissioners, Salmon Valley Stewardship discuss forest issues

A Salmon Valley Stewardship (SVS) representative updated the Custer County Commissioners on her group’s role as facilitator between the public and Forest Service in the sometimes-confusing revision

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04
May
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Arbor Day in Challis

Lake Myers was one out of a steady stream of Challis residents who stopped by the local Salmon-Challis National Forest Office on Friday to pick up two free blue spruce seedlings for Arbor Day.

Lake Myers was one out of a steady stream of Challis residents who stopped by the local Salmon-Challis National Forest Office on Friday to pick up two free blue spruce seedlings for Arbor Day.

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Apr
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City makes progress on dilapidated house

After getting title from an absentee landowner last month, the City of Challis is getting closer to resolving the problem of an abandoned, dilapidated house a neighbor has complained about as a fir

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