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Two weekend rodeos bring bulls, thrills to Challis

Ruger Piva rides to a first-place finish in the bull riding event at the Spank Martiny Broncs and Bulls Rodeo Saturday as a bullfighter looks on and prepares to help him avoid a mad bull after he dismounts. Brandi Jo Bennetts photo

Challis Rodeo Grounds was the scene for two rodeos over the weekend.

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Second pulse of runoff peaks higher than first

Buzz Pfeiffer and Ruby Swigert watch as Garden Creek once again threatens to overflow the Third Street culvert. The structure has been closed due to erosion and is scheduled to be replaced this fall by a concrete bridge that will better allow floodwaters to pass beneath it. Todd Adams photos

Hotter temperatures and tons of snow in the high country combined for a second, higher pulse of runoff for Custer County and all of central Idaho this week, causing more damage to some roads, closi

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Two Dog Day

It seemed everyone and their dog was at Challis Classy Chassis’ annual Show ’n Shine car show at the Y-Intersection Saturday. Above, a young couple walks their dog past some of the entries, while another dog tries to get away from its boy. See more photos and results in next week’s issue of The Challis Messenger. Todd Adams photo

It seemed everyone and their dog was at Challis Classy Chassis’ annual Show ’n Shine car show at the Y-Intersection Saturday.

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Challis cowboys compete in two rodeos

Kurtis Koeppen and son Kao Koeppen take off their hats during the “Star Spangled Banner” at Saturday night’s Austin “Spank” Martiny Broncs and Bulls Rodeo. Along with the national anthem opening the annual event, a riderless bull is turned loose to honor the late Martiny. Brandi Jo Bennetts photo

Challis cowboys put on a good show for hometown rodeo fans in two events at Challis Rodeo Grounds over the weekend, with Ruger Piva winning the bull-riding event at the annual Austin “Spank” Martin

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Challis remembers fallen vets on Memorial Day

Tom Pettit

Slightly larger and respectful crowds attended a flag-raising ceremony at Challis Cemetery and a program at Veterans of Custer County Memorial to commemorate Memorial Day 2017 and to remember those

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Beware of phone scam

A local woman recently received a scam message on her telephone answering machine supposedly from Wells Fargo Bank.

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City may auction former Salazar house by end of June

A gaping hole remains in the west side of John Salazar’s abandoned house where the city crew tore off an addition earlier this year. Fran Stark’s blue house is a few feet to the west (right).

Eight people have now expressed interest in buying the city-owned dilapidated house (formerly John Salazar’s) that sits next to Fran Stark’s house on the corner of Third Street and North Avenue in

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Small, smart class of 2017 graduates

Co-Valedictorian Tara Chamberlain and friend Keaton Kikuyama hug outside after graduation ceremonies at Challis High School for the Class of 2017 Sunday afternoon. Nineteen members of the small but smart class graduated. See more graduation photos on Page 9.

Nineteen members of Challis High School Class of 2017 received their diplomas and headed out into the world Sunday after a short but sweet graduation ceremony.

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Challis health fair sees fun, success

Lily Fife, 2 almost 3, daughter of physician assistant Danny Fife, tries on helicopter flight nurse Krystal Causey's helmet, with a little help. She didn't want to wear the heavy headgear for long. Lily and dozens of other children got to sit in the back seat of the Portneuf Air Rescue helicopter. Members of the Air Methods contract crew showed attendees at the annual Challis Area Health Center's health fair the ins and outs of their air ambulance, and a lucky few got to fly. See more photos on Page 13.

Organizers and probably most participants would agree that the 2017 Challis health fair was both successful and fun, since more blood and health tests were available and it had more activities for

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Coon gets minimum 5 years on meth charges

Judge Alan Stephens last week sentenced Damian A. Coon, Mackay, to a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 years in prison on three separate Custer County methamphetamine cases.

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