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Mar
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Custer County Coalition does more than anti-drug assemblies

Arthur T. Dean, CADCA Chairman and CEO, poses with Custer County Coalition Director Laura Hunt; Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; and Carlton Hall, Deputy Director, Training and Technical Assistance for CADCA in Washington, D.C. Hunt and Rose Cheff, CCC Grant Coordinator, graduated from a yearlong training and were awarded their drug and alcohol abuse prevention certifications recently.

The public face of Custer County Coalition (CCC) may be hosting anti-drug and alcohol abuse assemblies at area schools, but the group does much more behind the scenes with the goal of changing the

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02
Mar
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North Custer volunteers win at fire academy

North Custer volunteer firefighter Jahndra Gilbert cuts through a steel door frame to simulate entry into a burning building at the recent Southern Idaho Fire Academy in Burley. Cobalt Richardson photo

It was a win-win for North Custer volunteer firefighters at the annual Southern Idaho Fire Academy in Burley recently, where eight volunteers learned new skills and two won a race of skill and fitn

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02
Mar
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City has oral agreement to demolish dilapidated house

A little over 10 inches separates Fran Stark’s chimney from an addition on John Salazar’s house. Todd Adams photos

Challis Mayor Michael Barrett has reached an oral agreement with absentee property owner John Salazar to deed Salazar’s property to the city so it can demolish a dilapidated house that sits just 10

Thu
23
Feb
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Avalanches keep highways closed around Stanley

Another week, another three highways closed leading out of Stanley.

Thu
23
Feb
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State hopes to pull car from Salmon River soon

Sheldon and Angel Worth’s car has become a landmark in the Salmon River above Cottonwood. During the weeks of cold weather after they crashed and were rescued on December 21, snow covered it and ice formed around it, making it part of the landscape. It’s more of an eyesore now that snow and ice have melted.

“There’s a car in the river!”

Thu
23
Feb
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New prosecutor promises to handle each case on its merits

Prosecutor Justin Oleson poses for a photo in the Custer County Courtroom. Todd Adams photo

Justin Oleson has been on the job as Custer County’s Prosecuting Attorney since he was sworn into office January 9.

Thu
16
Feb
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Mackay man gets probation for felony DUI

Judge Alan Stephens has sentenced a Mackay man to five years of supervised probation plus mandatory and discretionary jail time on a felony DUI charge.

Thu
16
Feb
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New Steele Memorial Clinic opens to public

Steele Memorial CEO JeanieGentry applauds as COO Abner King (center) cuts the ribbon in front of the New Steele Memorial Clinic last week. Also pictured are: Samuel Gardner, DO; Jim Peterson, CFO; Beth Miller, clinic manager; Dennis Lile, past chairman, SMMC Board of Directors; King; Paul Moody, engineering manager; Kevin King, senior design manager; Reid Bruehl, project manager; and Matt Guho of general contractor, Guho Construction. Todd Adams photos

Steele Memorial Medical Center (SMMC) in Salmon has grown to the point that when you pull into one of its several parking lots, you might think you’re in the Wood River Valley.

Thu
16
Feb
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As the snow slides

Two of the slides in the Narrows Section of Highway 75, Salmon River Canyon below Stanley and Yankee Fork.

The annual February thaw triggered avalanches that closed highways in several places in the past week, once again stranding Stanley and some Salmon River Canyon residents.

Thu
16
Feb
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Correction

The photo in last week’s edition of Shay Doll Wilton skiing was incorrectly attributed to Todd Adams.

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