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Auction gets animal sanctuary closer to opening

Avena Parker was a bit shy and took to the dance floor with her doll, Mary, at the annual Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary fundraising dinner, auction and dance Saturday night. Tracy Barrett chats with Avena as Robert Hardy dances in the background to the music of local band Horsin’ Around. Later, Tracy’s shy son, Christian, was seen dancing with his mother and Avena. See more photos inside.

Despite an uncooperative Mother Nature, another $6,000 was raised toward opening the Heart of Idaho Animal Sanctuary (HIAS) north of Challis at a Saturday evening fundraising dinner, auction and da

Thu
09
Feb
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ICF opens new grant cycles

The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) has three grant cycles open for nonprofits in eastern Idaho.

Thu
09
Feb
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Good Old Days of Custer County

Carolyn Naillon A whiskey sour and a Hail Mary.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

February 6, 1992

Thu
09
Feb
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Challis athletes finish grueling 21-mile ski race

Although Challis is not known as a Mecca for competitive cross-country skiers, two athletes competed in the 21-mile (34K) Boulder Mountain Tour last weekend, and both posted respectable times in di

Thu
09
Feb
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Sheriff’s report

Incident log

January 30

Thu
09
Feb
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Five elk eat Japanese yew, die in Challis

A closeup view of this Japanese yew branch shows the toxic plant’s evergreen needles and red berries.

Five elk died on the Challis Golf Course recently after eating poisonous needles from Japanese yew, a shrub or tree growing on private property in the neighborhood.

Thu
09
Feb
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Firemen hold appreciation dinner

Johnny Gilbert (left, holding plaque) is the Challis Volunteer Fireman of the Year. He was chosen by a vote of his peers and awarded the top honor at the annual Challis Firemans Appreciation Dinner Saturday. Challis Fire Chief Ray Varney shakes hands with Gilbert. Todd Adams photos

Johnny Gilbert (left, holding plaque) is the Challis Volunteer Fireman of the Year.

Thu
02
Feb
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Irrigation ditch floods couple’s home

An ice jam in an irrigation ditch flowing with warm spring water flooded the basement of a couple’s home in the Challis Hot Springs area last Wednesday, with about two feet of water collecting in t

Thu
02
Feb
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Safe Haven sells

A few members of the staff at the Challis assisted living facility, once known as CALF, then Safe Haven and now managed by three partners under the name Diamond Peak Health Care, are (left to right) Timber Archer, Judy Brown, Shari Lambertz, Lisa Stucker (holding Byron Lopez, 3), Hiddie Beare and Justina Clissold (holding daughter Alyssa Lopez, Byron’s sister). Todd Adams photo

It seems the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Thu
02
Feb
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Teacher gets help for large third grade class

Challis School District No.

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